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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it is ready to commence the retrial of former Governor Orji Kalu immediately.
The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay, SAN, has expressed his displeasure at the Supreme Court’s judgment nullifying the trial of a former governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu, and others, who were in December convicted and sentenced for a N7.1bn fraud.
The Supreme Court in Abuja on Friday nullified the conviction and sentencing of a former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor-Kalu, for corruption because the trial judge, Justice Mohammed Liman, lacked the powers to deliver judgment in Kalu’s trial as at the time he did.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, said it is prepared for re-trial of former governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu , his firm, Slok Nigeria Limited, and Jones Udeogu, a former Director of Finance and Account of Abia State Government as directed by the Supreme Court on Friday.
Mr Orji Kalu, a former governor of Abia state has reacted to nullification of his conviction by the Supreme Court on Friday.
The Supreme Court, on Friday, quashed the judgement that convicted and sentenced the former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor-Kalu, to 12 years imprisonment.
A woman in Oklahoma opened fire on McDonald’s staff after being told the restaurant’s dining area was closed during the coronavirus pandemic, police said.
Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, restrained the Federal Government from extraditing Buruji Kashamu, a Nigerian senator, to the U.S. to answer drug charges.
Facebook’s new content oversight board will include a former prime minister, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and several constitutional law experts and rights advocates among its first 20 members, the company announced on Wednesday.
“So what?” said Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday when a journalist asked him about the fact that more than 5,000 Brazilians had died of the coronavirus.
Nearly 10,000 prison inmates have been released in the Philippines as the country races to halt coronavirus infections in its overcrowded jails, a Supreme Court official said Saturday.
The Muslim fasting month of Ramadan will start on Friday in Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, and most Arab countries.
Some lawyers in Lagos, on Wednesday, described Chief Richard Akinjide’s passing as a big blow to the legal profession.
Imo State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has accused Governor Hope Uzodinma of looking for the legitimacy that has eluded him since he stole the mandate given the party and has been spreading falsehood against his predecessor, Emeka Ihedioha, and the seven-month administration that many still remember with some nostalgia.
ALGON warns Oyo governor over inauguration of council secretaries, caretakers amid court injunction, pandemic
The Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON), Oyo State chapter, has warned the governor of the state, Mr Seyi Makinde to desist from what it termed illegal inauguration of council secretaries and caretaker members amid court injunction and COVID-19 pandemic.
Akwa Ibom State Police Public Relations Officer, CSP. Fredrick Nnudam, disclosed this in a statement, Thursday in Uyo, the state capital.
UEFA has confirmed that the outstanding Champions League and Europa League last-16 second leg matches will be hosted by the clubs who were scheduled to play at home.
Power Distribution Companies (DisCos) have advocated a Central Bank-funded massive meters roll-out project, to ensure that electricity customers were adequately metered.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed that 17 out of the 18 registered political parties will be contesting the October 10, 2020 Ondo state governorship election.
International Federation of Women Lawyers, FIDA, Nigeria; Women in Politics and National Council for Women Society, Nigeria, among others civil society organisations, have described the refusal of Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State and members of the state House of Assembly to confer Justice Akon Ikpeme as the Chief Judge of the state, as gross injustice.
Former Watford star Michel Ngonge has advised the club to sign Nigeria forward Emmanuel Dennis this summer.
Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic says that he is “very, very confident” as the Red Devils push to end the season in third place in the Premier League.
Leroy Sane will wear the number 10 shirt, previously belonging to Philippe Coutinho, when he plays for Bayern Munich next season.
Ghana’s president has gone into self-isolation for two weeks as a precautionary measure despite testing negative for coronavirus, the government said, after one of his contacts was confirmed to have the illness.
Heritage Bank Plc said it has closed down an Experience Centre- EC (branch) at Allen Avenue; Ikeja over “unconfirmed case” of Coronavirus for deep hygiene clean up after an employee took ill last week.