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Supreme Court fixes date to decide true winner of Osun governorship election

The Supreme Court has fixed July 5 for judgment in the suit by the Peoples Democratic Party challenging the election of Gboyega Oyetola as Governor of Osun State.
Senator Ademola Nurudeen Adeleke

Osun guber: Supreme Court hears Senator Adeleke’s appeal Monday

The Supreme Court has scheduled hearing for Monday in the appeal filed by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ademola Adeleke, in the September 2018 governorship election in Osun State.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

EFCC probes why convicted pension thief is not in jail

A former Assistant Director in the Federal Civil Service, John Yakubu Yusuf, who was sentenced to six years imprisonment last year by the Court of Appeal for stealing about N24 billion from the Police Pension Funds, is reportedly enjoying his freedom.

Supreme Court sacks Senator David Umaru

The Supreme Court on Friday declared Mohammed Sani Musa the winner of the last election for the Senate held in the Niger-East Senatorial District of Niger State.
Abubakar Malami

Disciplinary panel dismisses petition against ex-AGF Abubakar Malami

The Disciplinary Panel of the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee on Thursday dismissed one of the two petitions against the immediate-past Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami.
Adamu Bulkachuwa

Appeal Court refuses to sack Senator Bulkachuwa

The Abuja division of the Court of Appeal has refused to nullify the election of Senator Adamu Bulkachuwa representing Bauchi North, Alhaji Adamu Bulkachuwa, over allegation that he was not the proper candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the senatorial seat.
Ahmed Ouyahia

Algeria sends former premier to prison for corruption

The Algerian Supreme Court has sent to prison former Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia, the latest chapter in an unprecedented anti-corruption campaign in the history of the country.
Adamu Bulkachuwa

APC chieftain faults Appeal Court’s failure to sack Senator Bulkachuwa

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Usman Tuggar, has faulted the refusal of the Court of Appeal in Abuja to uphold his appeal against a judgment affirming the election of Alhaji Adamu Bulkachuwa, husband of the court’s President, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa.
Senator Victor Umeh

Senator Umeh: Why I’m challenging Uche Ekwunife’s declaration

The immediate past senator representing Anambra Central senatorial district, Chief Victor Umeh, has said that for Nigeria to evolve, there must be strict adherence to the rules governing the country.
Asif Ali Zardari

Pakistani ex-president arrested over fake bank accounts

Former Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has been arrested by the country’s top anti-corruption body in a case involving fake bank accounts.
Abubakar Malami

Ex-AGF Abubakar Malami faces disciplinary panel over alleged professional misconduct

The immediate past Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mallam Abubakar Malami, will on June 14, 2019 face the Disciplinary Panel the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee over a prejudicial statement made against the detained former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki.

Land dispute claims 70-year-old man’s life in Anambra

A 70-year-old man, Anthony Okongwu, has reportedly lost his life to a land feud between the Ikenga Ogidi and Umusiome Nkpor communities in the Idemili Local Government Area of Anambra State.

1 killed, 3 injured as Anambra communal clash

Alleged clash between Ogidi community in Idemili North local government of Anambra State and their counterpart from Umusiome village in Nkpor community of the same council over land boundary has left a 70-year-old man dead and three others injured.
Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole

APC state chairmen pass vote of confidence on Adams Oshiomhole

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Forum of State Chairmen on Thursday in Abuja passed a vote of confidence on Mr Adams Oshiomhole, the party’s National Chairman, saying he is the best man to lead the party.
President Buhari swears In Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed in State House on 25th Jan 2019-3

Justice Tanko justifies suspension of ex-CJN Onnoghen

Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad has justified President Muhammadu Buhari’s suspension of erstwhile CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen upon the January 25, 2019 ex-parte order of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Unending ‘war’ between Nigerian politicians and judges

There are three arms of government, no doubt: the executive, the legislature and the judiciary. They are very pivotal to sustainability of any democracy. Other institutions of democracy include the Election Management Bodies such as the Independent National Electoral Commission and State Independent Electoral Commission, Civil Society Organisations, the media and the political parties. Members of political parties are called politicians.
President Buhari swears In Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed in State House on 25th Jan 2019-3

President Buhari had powers to sack Justice Onnoghen, appoint me – Justice Tanko tells...

The Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad, on Monday, challenged the competence of the suit seeking to declare him as unfit to head the judiciary.

PDP asks NBA, LPPC, LPDC to withdraw Itse Sagay’s privileges as SAN

The Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos State has charged the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee and the Legal Practitioners’ Disciplinary Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association and the courts to withdraw all the privileges that Prof Itse Sagay enjoys as a Senior Advocate of Nigeria.

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Sales reps in court for allegedly stealing biscuits

The police in Ekiti State on Monday arraigned two sales representatives, a 27-year-old man, Segun Olayiwola, and 22-year-old lady, Rashidat Musa, before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing packs of biscuits valued at N108,000.
The National Executive Committee (NEC) and the National Think Tank Committee (NTTC) of Action Alliance (AA) party rose from several hours meeting in Abuja and clamped an indefinite suspension on the National Chairman and National Secretary of the party, Kenneth Udeze, and James Vernimbe respectively.

Action Alliance suspends chair, scribe indefinitely for alleged anti-party, fraud

The National Executive Committee (NEC) and the National Think Tank Committee (NTTC) of Action Alliance (AA) party rose from several hours meeting in Abuja and clamped an indefinite suspension on the National Chairman and National Secretary of the party, Kenneth Udeze, and James Vernimbe respectively.
Phone SMS is used for more than just text messaging in Africa

119.5 million Nigerians now using internet

Internet users in Nigeria increased marginally to 119,506,430 million in April 2019, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said.
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Manchester City prepared to trigger €12 million Angelino buy-back clause

Manchester City are prepared to trigger the €12 million (£10.7m/$13.5m) buy-back clause in Angelino’s PSV contract.