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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC docks man for N33.5 million forex scam in Uyo

The Uyo Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, arraigned one Okoro Chukwudi Goodluck before Justice Charles Ikpe of the State High Court, sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, on a seven-count charge bordering on conspiracy, obtaining by false pretence and stealing to the tune of N33,560,000 (Thirty-three Million, Five Hundred and Sixty Thousand Naira).
Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi

Enugu commences decontamination of all court premises, offices, fuel stations

The Enugu State Fire Service, today, commenced the decontamination and fumigation of all court premises and offices in the state, starting from the State Judiciary Headquarters complex at the Independence Layout, Enugu.
A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered Air France to pay N500,000 damages as compensation to a Lagos State High Court judge, Mrs Oke Lawal, and her husband, Chief Bayo Lawal, over alleged breach of contract of Carriage by Air.

Court ordered Air France to pay Lagos judge, husband N500,000 damages

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered Air France to pay N500,000 damages as compensation to a Lagos State High Court judge, Mrs Oke Lawal, and her husband, Chief Bayo Lawal, over alleged breach of contract of Carriage by Air.
Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike has ordered the closure of largest beef and livestock market in the State located in the Trans-Amadi area of Port Harcourt indefinitely.

Rivers governor splashes N5 million on community which reported unlawful entry of cattle, bearers

Governor Nyesom Wike on Friday rewarded Rumuigbo community, Obio Akpor Local Government Area, Rivers state, with N5 million for providing information which resulted in the arrest of trucks, cattle, and passengers who sneaked into Port Harcourt in breach of the state’s COVID-19 restriction orders.

Man bags two years for fraud in Kaduna

Beegu’s sojourn to prison, he noted began some months ago following an Intel-driven covert operation of the Commission on his fraudulent activities, one of which was the impersonation of a first generation bank staff, through which he defrauded one Daniel Osayande, a retiree.

Cross River PDP crisis worsens as court orders status quo maintained

The crisis rocking the Cross River state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has continued to fester as some aggrieved members have approached the court seeking for redress in the just-concluded ward and local government congresses.
National Judicial Council | NJC

NJC suspends two judges for falsifying age, failure to deliver judgement

The National Judicial Council on Friday recommended two High Court judges for compulsory retirement for age falsification and failure to deliver judgment for four years.
An Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti has sentenced two septuagenarians and four others to death by hanging for the murder of one Sola Adeniyi.

Two septuagenarians, four others to die by hanging in Ekiti

An Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti has sentenced two septuagenarians and four others to death by hanging for the murder of one Sola Adeniyi.
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission - EFCC.

Former Adamawa finance commissioner arraigned for N379 million fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Gombe Zonal Office, has arraigned one Sanda Lamurde before Justice Nathan Musa of the Adamawa State High Court on 21 counts bordering on criminal breach of trust, forgery and parading fake documents.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Kaduna Zonal Office has arraigned one Alhaji Modu Ali Kotoko on a two-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust, obtaining by false pretences and cheating.

Fake Atiku Abubakar’s aide docked for collecting N100 million from businessman

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Kaduna Zonal Office, has arraigned one Alhaji Modu Ali Kotoko on a two-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust, obtaining by false pretences and cheating.

Court jails former Adamawa Christian pilgrims boss for fraud

The Adamawa State High Court sitting in Yola has sentenced a former Executive Secretary, Adamawa State Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board, Bishop Jingi Mayo, to five years imprisonment.
Sequel to the directive of the Kogi State Government ordering civil servants on grades level one (1) to thirteen (13) to work from home and the ban on gatherings of up to thirty (30) people, the Chief Judge of Kogi State, Hon. Justice Nasiru Ajanah, CON, has directed that only urgent and criminal matters be entertained by all the divisions of the High Court of Justice in the state.

Kogi high court to hear only urgent, criminal cases

Sequel to the directive of the Kogi State Government ordering civil servants on grades level one (1) to thirteen (13) to work from home and the ban on gatherings of up to thirty (30) people, the Chief Judge of Kogi State, Hon. Justice Nasiru Ajanah, CON, has directed that only urgent and criminal matters be entertained by all the divisions of the High Court of Justice in the state.

Court refuses to recall Kaduna governor to testify in N2 billion defamation suit

The Kaduna State High Court on Thursday refused the application of the Union newspaper to recall Gov. Nasir el-rufai, the fifth witness, in the libel suit filed against the newspaper to testify in the matter again.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC arraigns ex-Bauchi accountant general, finance director over N258 million fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned the ex-Accountant General of the Bauchi State government, Yusuf Ibrahim Gokaru and the State Director of Finance, Ibrahim Muhammed Lele.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC: How Mama Boko Haram, others diverted N111 million contract funds

A prosecution witness, Olaleye Isma’il, has told a Borno State High Court, sitting in Maiduguri, presided over by Justice Aisha Kumaliya that Aisha Alkali Wakil (aka Mama Boko Haram) connived with two others to divert N111,650,000 contract funds.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Court orders police to pay N50 million in damages over suspect’s death

A Plateau State High Court on Thursday ordered the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), to pay N50 million in damages to the family of a suspect, Henry Dokotri, who was killed by five police officers.

Man bags four months imprisonment over N1.8 million fraud

Justice Darius Khobo of the Kaduna State High Court on Wednesday sentenced one Abdulrasheed Imam (aka Alkanun Da Woru) to four months imprisonment for impersonation and fraud.

Court affirms Adisa Shokunbi as Olu Ijoko-Lemode

Justice O.S. Olusanya of Ogun State High Court, Ijebu-Ode, at the weekend ruled that only the descendants of Ogunshina Lemode can lay bona fide claim to the Oba stool of Olu Ijoko-Lemode.

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