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Court Orders Final Forfeiture Of ₦284 Million Belonging To Ex-Gov Yari To FG
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Court Orders Final Forfeiture Of ₦284 Million Belonging To Ex-Gov Yari To FG

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday ordered a final forfeiture of about N284, 306, 294.04 linked to a former governor of Zamfara, Abdulaziz Yari, to the Federal Government. The money was said to have been lodged with Zenith Bank Plc and Polaris Bank. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the FHC who gave the final forfeiture order said that Yari could not show how he made the huge sum of monies while or before serving as governor of the state (between May 29, 2011, and May 29, 2019). Yari and two companies belonging to him (Kayatawa Nig. Ltd and B.T. Oil and Gas Nig. Ltd) were indicted for alleged fraud and were dragged to the court by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other-Related Offences Commission. Justice Taiwo Taiwo, who had granted an interim order on those monies on Au...
Court Orders Prison To Release Zeenat, El-Zakzaky’s Wife For COVID-19 Treatment
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Court Orders Prison To Release Zeenat, El-Zakzaky’s Wife For COVID-19 Treatment

A Kaduna state high court has asked the Kaduna correctional service to release Zeenat, wife of Ibrahim El–Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), for COVID-19 treatment. In the ruling delivered on Monday, the court asked that Zeenat be moved to a government isolation facility to begin treatment immediately. Last Thursday, Mohammed, son of the IMN leader, said his mother, Zeenat, tested positive for COVID-19 at the Kaduna correctional centre, but that the authorities refused to release her for treatment. El-Zakzaky and his wife have been in detention since 2015 after his followers clashed with soldiers in Zaria, Kaduna. The IMN leader is standing trial for alleged culpable homicide, unlawful assembly, and disruption of public peace.
Court Discharges Atiku’s Lawyer, Uyiekpen Giwa-Osagie Over Alleged $2m Fraud
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Court Discharges Atiku’s Lawyer, Uyiekpen Giwa-Osagie Over Alleged $2m Fraud

A Federal High Court in Lagos has dismissed a $2million money laundering charge filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against Uyiekpen Giwa-Osagie, a lawyer to former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar. Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke held, among others, that the EFCC failed to establish that the money said to have been delivered to former President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2019, was illegal.
After court ruling, Uganda’s Bobi Wine still waiting for army to vacate home
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After court ruling, Uganda’s Bobi Wine still waiting for army to vacate home

Ugandan presidential candidate Bobi Wine has told Eyewitness News that he was still waiting for the army to leave his home but nothing has happened yet. The Uganda high court on Monday ruled that the army must vacate his house where they have kept him and his wife under house arrest. His lawyers filed a human rights violation application, demanding that the army must vacate and that he should be presented to the court to show that he was still in good health. Images of his wife being dragged by police went viral and he said that she was trying to get food from their garden. Meanwhile, Wine has called on African Union (AU) chair President Cyril Ramaphosa and the East African community to intervene. He is disputing the victory of long-time president, Yoweri Museveni. "I a...
₦544m Grass-Cutting Fraud: Court Admits More Exhibits Against Babachir Lawal
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₦544m Grass-Cutting Fraud: Court Admits More Exhibits Against Babachir Lawal

A high court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting at Jabi, on Thursday, admitted more exhibits in evidence against the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Babachir Lawal. Trial Justice Charles Agbaza admitted the exhibits which the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, tendered through its second witness, Mr Hamza Buwai. The former SGF is answering to a 10-count charge the EFCC entered against him and however pleaded not guilty. The Prosecution alleged that the charge is bordering on diversion of funds, criminal conspiracy and official corruption before Justice Charles Agbaza, on November 30, 2020, following the demise of Justice Jude Okeke, the previous trial judge. It will be recalled that Lawal is standing trial alongside his younger bro...
Abuja Court Reinstates Pondei-led NDDC Interim Management
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Abuja Court Reinstates Pondei-led NDDC Interim Management

A Federal High Court in Abuja has reinstated the interim management committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) led by Prof. Daniel Pondei. In a judgement that struck out the lawsuit against the IMC by the Incorporated Trustees of Forum for Accountability and Good Governance on January 13, 2021, the court denied ever sacking the Pondei-led IMC. Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had on December 12, 2020 directed the NDDC IMC to step aside for an interim sole administrator to take over the affairs of the interventionist agency on the strength of the purported court injunction against the Podei-led IMC. However, the Court reiterated that the NDDC IMC was never dismissed, stressing that “that there was no order for interim injunction (against the IMC)...
Cristiano Ronaldo becomes all-time leading goalscorer in footballing history after scoring his 760th-career goal
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Cristiano Ronaldo becomes all-time leading goalscorer in footballing history after scoring his 760th-career goal

  Cristiano Ronaldo has made history by becoming the all-time top goalscorer in football history after scoring his 760th-career goal. The 35-year-old Portuguese striker reached the stunning landmark after scoring the first goal for Juventus in their 2 - 0 win against Napoli to win the Italian Super Cup on Wednesday night. It was his 1,040 games as a professional footballer. The new record moved him above Josef Bican - with the Austrian-Czech striker scoring 759 goals between 1931 and 1955. On January 3, Ronaldo moved above three-time Brazil World Cup winner Pele (757 career goals) into second on this list following a brace in a 4-1 Serie A home win over Udinese. The former Real Madrid and Manchester United striker now has 760 goals in his storied career. SEE DETAILS ...
Deeper Life School: Court commences trial under closed-door
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Deeper Life School: Court commences trial under closed-door

The trial of the Deeper Life High School sexual abuse case commenced on Wednesday in Uyo, with the magistrate court holding its proceedings under closed-door. Two students of the school, both of them 13 years old, accused of sexually molesting a fellow student, an 11-year-old boy, are being prosecuted by the police. Five officials of the school, including a suspended principal, are also on trial. An official, said to be the court registrar, asked people, including lawyers, who were not parties in the case, to leave the courtroom before the proceedings began. Reporters were asked to leave too, as a court official began closing the doors and windows in the courtroom. A lawyer, who was not part of the case, explained to people, mostly reporters, that it was necessary to hol...
Ohanaeze Faction Asks Court To Stop Obiozor From Parading Himself As President
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Ohanaeze Faction Asks Court To Stop Obiozor From Parading Himself As President

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has asked a High Court sitting in Bwari Abuja to restrain Professor George Obiozor, who was elected by the Nnia Nwodo-led Ohanaeze from parading himself as the President General or be sent to jail. Obiozor, a former Nigerian ambassador to the United States, Israel and Cyprus, was on January 10 declared President of the group after an election held at Dan Anyim Stadium in Owerri, the Imo State capital. However, in a motion on notice number FCT/HC/BIU/M/14/21 brought against him and the incorporated trustees of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the applicants sought an order restraining the professor and his proxies or any other parading himself pending the determination of the substantive suit. “An order of this honourable court restra...
Cross River Acting CJ Withdraws 29 Protesting Magistrates From Sitting In Court
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Cross River Acting CJ Withdraws 29 Protesting Magistrates From Sitting In Court

The Cross River State Acting Chief Judge (CJ), Justice Effiom Eyo-Ita, has withdrawn the 29 protesting magistrates, who on Monday and Tuesday last week took to the streets of Calabar to protest the non-payment of their two years’ salary by Governor Ben Ayade, from sitting. It would be recalled that Senior Magistrate Safiya Iyeh Ashipu of Odukpani Magisterial Division, had on Monday, January 4, led her two sons to the Government House, Calabar, with placards of various inscriptions, asking the governor to pay her 24-month unpaid salary. The following day, 28 other magistrates in the same plight as Ashipu, donning their full regalia stormed the Governor’s Office in protest against the non-payment of their salary for 24 months. During the protest, one of them, Richard Bassey, collap...
#Endsars: Court Stops Trial Of Davido, Adeyanju, Yesufu, 47 Others
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#Endsars: Court Stops Trial Of Davido, Adeyanju, Yesufu, 47 Others

An FCT High Court in Kubwa, Abuja, has granted an application for stay of proceedings in a case between controversial lawyer Kenechukwu Okeke and 50 prominent Nigerians accused of championing the historic #EndSARS protests last year. Justice Bello Kawu in his ruling on Wednesday, granted the prayers of the applicants who had, among other things, sought an order of the court restraining the Nigeria Police Force, and the Abuja police commissioner from arresting or taking further steps against them on the matter. This followed an application filed by one of the counsels to the applicants, Samuel Ihensekhien Jnr. Mr. Okeke, the controversial Abuja-based lawyer had last November filed a criminal complaint against rights activists Deji Adeyanju and Aisha Yesufu, as well as popular s...
Lagos police arrests owner of Club Victoria, to arraign him in court
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Lagos police arrests owner of Club Victoria, to arraign him in court

The police in Lagos state have arrested the owner of Club Victoria located in Victoria Island Lagos. Recall that over the weekend, the state police commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu, led a team of officers to raid the club and arrested the clubgoers. They were arrested for violating the COVID19 protocols. The state government in December announced a ban on all clubbing activities in the state as part of measures to contain the second wave of the COVID19 pandemic. According to the spokesperson of the state police command, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, the owner of the Victoria club will be arraigned at the Magistrate court Yaba this morning, January 12. He said the idea is to use the club owner as a scapegoat to serve as a deterrent to other defaulting club owners.
Court Sentence Nigerian Soldier To Death By Firing Squad For Killing His Colleague
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Court Sentence Nigerian Soldier To Death By Firing Squad For Killing His Colleague

The court-martial sitting in Maiduguri, Borno State capital has sentenced Trooper Azunna Maduabuchi to death by firing squad. Maduabuchi was sentenced for killing the adjutant of his unit, one Lieutenant Babakaka Ngorgi. Trooper Maduabuchi was arraigned for murder after shooting Lieutenant Ngorgi in July 2020 at close range in Bama Local Government of Borno State for refusing to grant him a welfare pass. He was on Tuesday sentenced to death by firing squad after he was found guilty at the court session held at the Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri. Four other soldiers arraigned for manslaughter were sentenced to various years of imprisonment. Sergeant Sani Ishaya was sentenced to four years, Bidemi Fabiyi sentenced to two years while Private Musa Bala and Private Abdulraheed Ad...
Court grants Sowore N20m bail
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Court grants Sowore N20m bail

A magistrate court sitting in Wuse Zone 2, Abuja, has granted bail to Omoyele Sowore, convener of the Revolution Now Movement, in the sum of N20 million. Sowore, Peter Williams, Sanyaolu Juwon, Emmanuel Bulus and Damilare Adenola were arrested on New Year’s eve during a procession organised and led by Sowore. The police had arraigned the five persons last Monday on a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy, unlawful assembly, and incitement. Mabel Segun-Bello, the magistrate, had ordered that they be remanded at the Kuje correctional centre. But last Tuesday, they were transferred to the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (FCIID) after Sowore reported that they were denied access to healthcare, food, and water. Marshal Abubakar, counsel to the defen...
New Year Protest: Court Grants Sowore Bail
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New Year Protest: Court Grants Sowore Bail

Court grants Omoyele Sowore bail in the sum of N20 million, with 2 sureties one of whom must be a civil servant not below grade level 12 The 2nd to 5th defendants were also admitted to bail in Sum of N1 million each and 1 surety in like sum
#JusticeforDonDavis: Let’s Allow The Court Handle It – Deborah Okezie
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#JusticeforDonDavis: Let’s Allow The Court Handle It – Deborah Okezie

Deborah Okezie has reacted to being cautioned by a Chief Magistrate in Uyo, Winifred Umohandy, against discussing her son, Don Davis' case on social media. Recall that Deborah had called out the management of Deeper Life High School over the alleged maltreatment and sexual abuse her 11-year-old son suffered in the school. However in court on Thursday, the Magistrate asked her to cease further discussion on the case on social media following a complaint from the lawyer to the Deeper Life High School, Fidelis Igwe. Umohandy said; “Let the media stay off, let the court do justice on the merit of the case." On Friday January 8, Deborah informed her Facebook friends, fans and supporters she would no longer discuss her son’s case on the social media site, apparently in obedien...
Lagos State police Command Parade 237 Clubgoers arrested for Violating COVID19 Protocols, Charge them to Court
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Lagos State police Command Parade 237 Clubgoers arrested for Violating COVID19 Protocols, Charge them to Court

Lagos state police command today Saturday, January 9 paraded 237 clubgoers who were arrested for violating COVID19 protocols. The clubgoers were arrested on Friday Night January 8 and Saturday, January 9 in the Surulere and Victoria Island axis of the state. The state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, while parading them, said In continuation of the vow and commitment of the command to enforce COVID-19 orders and protocols , the command has not relented on its oars in making sure that there is total compliance with covid-19 orders with a view to reducing or halting the spread of the pandemic. On Friday, 8th January, 2021, during a night operation, that was coordinated and commanded by the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, the Command pounced on some deviant night clu...
Obaseki Reacts To Court Victory, Thanks Buhari, Nigerians
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Obaseki Reacts To Court Victory, Thanks Buhari, Nigerians

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has hailed the ruling of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on the certificate forgery case brought against him by the All Progressives Congress (APC). Justice Ahmed Mohammed had on Saturday dismissed the case filed by the APC and a chieftain of the party, Williams Edobor, against the governor. In reaction to the victory, Obaseki said the judgement is a triumph of the rule of law and a testament to the fact that truth would prevail ultimately no matter how vehemently detractors push lies in the face of incontrovertible evidence. According to the governor, “The verdict of the Federal High Court, delivered by Honourable Justice Ahmed Mohammed is well-received and a victory for the rule of law. It was a most needless attempt by desperate in...
Don Davis: Court Grants Bail To Deeper Life High School Principal, 6 Others
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Don Davis: Court Grants Bail To Deeper Life High School Principal, 6 Others

The Magistrate’s Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State capital has granted the Principal of Deeper Life High School Uyo and six others bail in the sum of N500,000 each. Also, two minors who were involved in the case of alleged sexual abuse and molestation of an eleven-year-old student of the school were released to their parents. The school’s principal, Mrs. Ndidi Solomon, and others including Joseph Nseabasi, Akpan Johnson, Egor Wilson, Joseph Ikenna were arraigned on Thursday at the Magistrate’s Court in connection with the case. When the case was read, counsel to the accused applied for bail for them, noting that the alleged offence is bailable. The Magistrate in charge of the Court then granted all the accused person bail in the sum of N500,000 each while the two minors a...
Nigerian Woman Charged To Court For Murdering 4-year-old Son In UK
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Nigerian Woman Charged To Court For Murdering 4-year-old Son In UK

A Nigerian woman has been charged with murdering her four-year-old son in the UK, a court has heard. Oluwakemi Badare, 36, is accused of killing Kingswealth Bayode at her home in Plumstead, south-east London by allegedly drowning him in a bath. The child was reportedly discovered "lifeless" on Sunday, December 27. Badare, who is being held at Bronzefield Prison was represented by a lawyer for the 10-minute administrative hearing at the Old Bailey last week. The court was told that emergency services were called to the address in Invermore Place on Sunday shortly before 8am, where the boy was found dead. Badare was arrested at the scene and taken into custody before being charged. She subsequently appeared at Bromley Magistrates' Court on Monday and was remanded in custod...
Obaseki’s Certificate An Incomplete Photocopy, University Of Ibadan Tells Court
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Obaseki’s Certificate An Incomplete Photocopy, University Of Ibadan Tells Court

The University of Ibadan, on Tuesday, confirmed to the Federal High Court in Abuja that it issued a Bachelor of Arts certificate to Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State in 1979, but that the photocopy he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, was incomplete. The University, which was summoned through a subpoena issued on it by the court, said it was not true that Obaseki forged the certificate he attached to Form EC9 (Nomination Form) he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for the purpose of the gubernatorial election that held in Edo State on September 19, 2020. The institution, which appeared as the second witness on the day Obaseki opened his defence to the certificate forgery suit the All Progressives Congress, APC, ins...
₦10.9 Billion Fraud: Court Jails Ex-Finbank MD, Nwosu, Three Others
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₦10.9 Billion Fraud: Court Jails Ex-Finbank MD, Nwosu, Three Others

Justice Lateefa A. Okunnu of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja, on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, convicted and sentenced Okey Nwosu, a former Managing Director, Finbank Plc, to three years imprisonment for over 10bn fraud. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, had arraigned Nwosu alongside Dayo Famuroti, Agnes Ebubedike and Danjuma Ocholi on a 26-count amended charge bordering on stealing and illegal conversion to the tune of N10,934,704,402. The defendants, who perpetrated the fraud while they were directors of the bank, pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against them, thereby leading to their full trial. In the course of the trial, the prosecution counsel, Rotimi Jacobs , SAN, called witnesses and also tendered several documents that were admitted...
China Jails 17 People for Smuggling Pangolin Scales Worth $28 Million from Nigeria
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China Jails 17 People for Smuggling Pangolin Scales Worth $28 Million from Nigeria

A court in east Zhejiang Province on Tuesday sentenced 17 people to prison for smuggling more than 23 tons of pangolin scales into the country from Nigeria. The scales, worth more than 180 million yuan (US$27.9 million), were smuggled by the gang from Nigeria in three batches in 2018 and 2019, according to the intermediate people's court in Zhejiang's Wenzhou City. The two main suspects, surnamed Yao and Wang, were sentenced to 14 and 13 years in prison, respectively. Other suspects received jail terms ranging from one year and three months to 12 years. The China Daily reported in December 2020, that in September last year custom authorities in Wenzhou found two people selling pangolin scales, which are often used in traditional Chinese medicine, in a black market in the Guang...
Sowore, Others Arrive Abuja Court For Bail Hearing (Photos)
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Sowore, Others Arrive Abuja Court For Bail Hearing (Photos)

Publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore on Tuesday arrived at the Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Wuse Zone 2, Abuja in handcuffs. MCI reports that Chief Magistrate Mabel Segun-Bello is expected to hear Sowore’s bail application. The former presidential candidate was on Monday arraigned alongside four others by the Federal Government on three charges of criminal conspiracy, unlawful assembly, and attempting to incite others. The prosecution alleged that the defendants were arrested in Abuja on New Year eve with placards calling for a violent revolution against President Muhammadu Buhari. Sowore and the others pleaded not guilty.
Court Remands Abdulrasheed Maina At Kuje Correctional Centre
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Court Remands Abdulrasheed Maina At Kuje Correctional Centre

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the remand of Abdulrasheed Maina at Kuje Correctional Centre pending the conclusion of his trial. At the resumed trial on Friday, the counsel representing Maina, Adaji Abel formally withdrew and the counsel engaged by Mr Maina asked for a short adjournment to enable him to study the facts of the case. Justice Abang granted the application for adjournment on the ground that the defendant who is presumed innocent is entitled to legal representation. He subsequently adjourned the case to the 8th of December for a continuation of trial.
Court Orders Final Forfeiture Of Invictus Obi Okeke’s N235 Million
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Court Orders Final Forfeiture Of Invictus Obi Okeke’s N235 Million

Justice A. M. Liman of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos, has ordered the final forfeiture of N235,451,969 traced to the account of a convicted fraudster, Obinwanne Okeke, to the Federal Government of Nigeria. Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Wilson Uwujaren, announced this in a statement on Thursday. Okeke, the Chief Executive Officer of Invictus Group, pleaded guilty to two charges: computer fraud and wire fraud. DAILY POST reported his arrest in August 2019 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Okeke, who made it into Forbes Africa’s Under 30 List in 2016, was nabbed for $11 million fraud after an official account belonging to a steel company’s CEO was hacked. The FBI was contacted about the scam by the representatives of Unatrac Holding Lim...
Court Sacks Pondei, NDDC Interim Leadership
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Court Sacks Pondei, NDDC Interim Leadership

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday sacked Prof. Kemebradikumo Pondei, Mr Cairo Ojougboh, Dr Joi Nunieh and others from functioning on the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC). In suit numbered ABJ/CS/617/2020, Justice Ahmed Mohammed, in a ruling on an application by a Civil Society Organization, Forum for Accountability and Good Governance, the court restrained them from parading themselves as Board members of the NDDC. The court also granted leave to the applicant to apply for judicial review of the power of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria or the Minister of the Niger Delta to appoint Pondei, Ojougboh and others in an interim capacity as members of the NDDC Board. The judge also granted leave to the applicant to apply for judicial ...
Police Ask Court To Stop Probe Of Abuses By Judicial Panels
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Police Ask Court To Stop Probe Of Abuses By Judicial Panels

The Police have initiated a move to stop various panels probing allegations of rights abuses and other acts of impunity against police officials, particularly operatives of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). State governments have raised the panels to investigate alleged infractions by SARS operatives, following nationwide #EndSARS protests by youths. The panels have since been sitting in almost all the states. But, the Police have approached a Federal High Court in Abuja, seeking among others, an order restraining the Attorneys-General of the 36 states and the panels of inquiry they constituted, from proceedings with their investigation of the activities of the police and their officials. The suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/1492/2020, filed for the NPF by its lawyer,...
Court Dismisses Obaseki’s Application Seeking To Stop ‘Forged Certificate’ Case
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Court Dismisses Obaseki’s Application Seeking To Stop ‘Forged Certificate’ Case

'A federal high court sitting in Abuja, on Wednesday, dismissed the Peoples Democratic Party and Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki‘s motion seeking to stop a suit against the governor bordering on 'forged certificate, thereby granting accelerated hearing for Dec 3. Igbere TV recalls that last month, the same court had adjourned the hearing of the suit filed by the All Progressives Congress against the governor from November 16th to November 18th which was subsequently adjourned again. The adjournment followed the submissions by counsel to Obaseki, Mr Ken Mozia, that all pending motions relating to pleadings must first be resolved before going into the substantive matter. Mozia specifically asked the court to allow him move his motion challenging the competence of the reply filed by ...
Court Summons Rarara For ‘Camping Married’ Woman
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Court Summons Rarara For ‘Camping Married’ Woman

The Upper Shariah Court at Kofar Kudu in Kano has summoned President Muhammadu Buhari’s praise singer, Dauda Kahutu Rarara, to appear before it on December 22, 2020, for allegedly camping a married woman, Maryam Muhammad. In a written complaint filed before the court by her husband, Abdulkadir Inuwa, he alleged that the singer used his wife in a recent music video “Jihata, Jihata ce”. Inuwa also alleged that for three months the whereabouts of his wife was unknown and prayed the court to intervene and do justice to the issue. The judge, Ustaz Ibrahim Sarki Yola, fixed December 22, 2020, for continuation of the case and a summon be issued to Rarara to appear on the said date for the case.
Nigerian man convicted of stabbing 24-year-old man to death in London over second-hand Gucci bag
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Nigerian man convicted of stabbing 24-year-old man to death in London over second-hand Gucci bag

A 24-year-old Nigerian man, Samuel Odupitan, who stabbed a stranger to death in order to steal his second-hand Gucci bag in Croydon, London was convicted on Tuesday, December 1, 2020.   Odupitan, of Longheath Gardens, Croydon, killed 24-year-old Tyler Roye on February 26 in Bywood Avenue, Croydon.   Convict   He appeared at Croydon Crown Court on Tuesday, December 1, where he was found guilty of murder following the vicious attack, which took place just minutes away from the victim’s home.   He will be sentenced at the same court on Monday, 7 December.   Tyler, who worked as a hotel concierge in Stratford was stabbed five times in the back and abdomen. He was treated at the scene and on arrival at the hospital but later died in the...
CBN Asks Court Not To Unfreeze EndSARS Campaigners’ Accounts
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CBN Asks Court Not To Unfreeze EndSARS Campaigners’ Accounts

THE Central Bank of Nigeria has asked Justice Ahmed Mohammed of a Federal High Court in Abuja not to unfreeze the accounts of #EndSARS campaigners because they are still under probe for terrorism financing. The CBN said this in a counter-affidavit in opposition to a motion on notice filed by Gatefield Nigeria Limited, a company that sponsored freelance journalists to cover the #EndSARS protests in October. The apex bank had through an ex parte order frozen the account of Gatefield Nigeria Limited and 19 other persons who played a role in the protests. However, Gatefield opposed the CBN’s action in court, insisting that the act was illegal because the apex bank had frozen the accounts even before the court order to do so was obtained. In a counter-affidavit filed by a lawyer...
Court To Restrain GTB From Deregistering As A LLC To Avoid ₦32 Billion Debt
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Court To Restrain GTB From Deregistering As A LLC To Avoid ₦32 Billion Debt

As Innoson seeks an order restraining GTB from transmuting to a Private and a Financial Holding Company until GTB pays it over N32Billion Judgement debt The Supreme Court of Nigeria has struck out GTB’s motion filed to set aside its earlier decision/order made on 27th February 2019 dismissing GTB’s appeal against Court of Appeal judgement of 6th February 2014 in favor of Innoson Nigeria Ltd Recall that The Federal High Court, Awka Division on March 27th, 2019, pursuant to Supreme Court dismissing GTB’s appeal, granted leave to Innoson Nigeria Ltd to enforce and execute the judgment and Garnishee Order Absolute made by the court coram Shakarho, J at the Ibadan Judicial Division on the 18th of May 2010 and the 29th of July 2011 respectively. This order was concurrently affirmed by th...
“Jack Must Pay” – Adamu Garba Explains His Absence In Court Against Twitter CEO
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“Jack Must Pay” – Adamu Garba Explains His Absence In Court Against Twitter CEO

Adamu Garba, a former presidential aspirant under the All Progressives Congress, APC, has explained why he and his team were absent at the hearing of his suit filed against the founder and CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey. Adamu Garba said that his lawyers received the notice for the hearing late hence why they requested for an adjournment. Recall that Tope Akinyode, a Nigerian rights lawyer who filed a lawsuit challenging the criminal complaint administered by former Presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba against CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, said Garba and his lawyer’s failed to show up for hearing at the Federal High Court on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. Speaking on his decision to not appear, Garba took to his Twitter account to reveal the reasons, while also stating that his team ...
Adamu Garba Absent In Court For $1 Billion Suit Against Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey
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Adamu Garba Absent In Court For $1 Billion Suit Against Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey

Garba had dragged Dorsey to court for endorsing and supporting the recent #EndSARS protest in Nigeria. Former presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba, has absented himself from court in a suit against Twitter Chief Executive Officer, Jack Dorsey. Garba had dragged Dorsey to court for endorsing and supporting the recent #EndSARS protest in Nigeria. Tope Akinyode, a lawyer, who joined the suit to defend Twitter, revealed that both Garba and his lawyer were not in court, forcing the judge to adjourn the case. Announcing his joining of the suit against Twitter and its CEO, Akinyode said, I've filed court processes to challenge @adamugarba's lawsuit against @jack and @Twitter. Jack's support for Nigeria's cause is commendable. We'll protect our freedom of expression and resist the mov...
Chinese leader Xi Jinping finally congratulates Joe Biden on winning the US presidential election
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Chinese leader Xi Jinping finally congratulates Joe Biden on winning the US presidential election

Chinese President Xi Jinping, has finally sent a congratulatory message to US President-elect Joe Biden, more than two weeks after the Democratic candidate was projected the winner of the US presidential election.   After the election, some major leaders like Russia's Vladimir Putin, Brazil's Bolsanario and China's Xi Jinping refused congratulating Biden saying they were waiting for Trump's legal challenges to play out in court.   Most of Trump's challenges against the electoral results have been tossed out of court and Jinping has now sent his wishes. "Promoting the healthy and stable development of China-US relations is not only in the fundamental interests of both peoples, but also meets the common expectation of the international community," state-run Xinhua ne...
Court Revokes Bail Of Faisal Abdulrasheed Maina
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Court Revokes Bail Of Faisal Abdulrasheed Maina

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja revokes bail of Faisal Abdulrasheed Maina, in accordance with the application of the prosecution, judge also orders the arrest of the defendant anywhere he may be found @officialEFCC @PoliceNG @alindume @nassnigeria
Embattled Kannywood actress Rahama Sadau charged for blasphemy, to appear in court Monday
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Embattled Kannywood actress Rahama Sadau charged for blasphemy, to appear in court Monday

The embattled Kannywood actress, Rahama Sadau, was on Saturday charged for blasphemy and will be appearing in a sharia court in Kaduna on Monday over allegations of blasphemy leveled against her after sharing racy photos on social media. Rahama Sadau is allegedly under police investigation after the open back photos she shared triggered blasphemous comments. It was gathered that the investigation is linked to the blasphemous comment on the Holy Prophet Mohammed the racy photos incited. According to a press release signed by Lawal Muhammad Gusau on behalf of the Concerned and Peace-Loving Muslim Ummah, listed some conditions that must be met before she defends herself. It was also noted that the case against her “is a matter relating to the Hadiths of the Prophet and the Glo...
Lawyers seek court to disband the Lagos Judicial panel on Endsars
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Lawyers seek court to disband the Lagos Judicial panel on Endsars

Lawyers seek court to disband the Lagos Judicial panel on Endsars and nullify all its proceedings in order to set up trustworthy independent panel . . Two lawyers, Adekunle Augustine and Semion Akogwu, have gone before the Federal High Court in Lagos seeking an order disbanding the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry set up to look into complaints of human rights abuses by men of the disbanded police Special Anti-Robbery Squad. . The judicial panel, headed by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, also has the mandate to probe the alleged shootings at #EndSARS protesters by soldiers on the night of October 20 at the Lekki tollgate. But the lawyers, in their fresh suit, are asking the court to disband the panel and nullify all its proceedings so far. . The plaintiffs are contending...
Toke Makinwa Lose To Her Ex-Husband, Maje Ayida In Court, To Pay 1 Million Naira In Damages
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Toke Makinwa Lose To Her Ex-Husband, Maje Ayida In Court, To Pay 1 Million Naira In Damages

The Lagos State High Court at the Tafawa Balewa Square has ordered popular On-Air Personality, Omotoke Makinwa, to pay her ex-husband, Maje Ayida, N1m damages for defamation. . The court, in a judgment by Justice Olukayode Ogunjobi, said Makinwa and the publisher of her biography titled, ‘On Becoming’, in which she defamed Ayida, should each pay N500,000 to Ayida. . The judge ordered Makinwa and Kachifo Limited to pay the money to “any charity organisation of the claimant’s choice.” . The judge added that the defendants must within 30 days of the judgment expunge from the unsold copies of “On Becoming” portions containing defamatory words against Ayida. . The judge identified the defamatory portions of the book to be expunged as “Page 54, Line 11-16 and Page 83, Line 1.” . Th...
Court Grants Endsars Protesters N50000 Bail Each In Abuja After 5 Days In Prison
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Court Grants Endsars Protesters N50000 Bail Each In Abuja After 5 Days In Prison

A magistrate court sitting in Abuja has admitted six #EndSARS protesters arrested in front of the National Assembly complex, Abuja, to bail five days after they were thrown in prison custody. Magistrate Abdulrazak Eneye while ruling on the bail application filed by the defence counsel, Tope Akinyode, on Wednesday, granted the defendants bail of N50 ,000 each and one suerty in like sum. The surety must be a citizen of Nigeria with a verifiable means of identification. The court also held that the sureties must deposit the N50, 000 and copies of their identity and show means of livelihood to the court. Those arrested includes Oluwatosin Adeniyi, Paul Akinwumi, Davo Chomo Abdulsalam Zuberu, Kabiru Gasali , Yasiru Bashir The court had last Friiday denied the defendants bail ...
2Face Idibia Reacts After He Was Dragged To Court Together With 49 Nigerian Celebrities For Their Roles In The #EndSARS protest
Celebs

2Face Idibia Reacts After He Was Dragged To Court Together With 49 Nigerian Celebrities For Their Roles In The #EndSARS protest

Nigerian music legend, Innocent Idibia seems unconcerned about the lawsuit slammed at his face. It could be recalled that we made a report about an activist dragging 50 Nigerian celebrities to court for the roles in the #EndSARS protests. 2Baba had his name in the list and reacting to it in a recent statement by his manager, he said; “There’s no comment yet. We have not been served any paper. We have not received any formal summon. We can’t respond to what is merely trending on social media until we receive a summon we can’t respond.”
Court Orders Kogi To Pay Impeached Deputy Governor, Simon Achuba N180m
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Court Orders Kogi To Pay Impeached Deputy Governor, Simon Achuba N180m

The National Industrial Court in Abuja has ordered the Kogi State Government to pay the former Deputy Governor, Simon Achuba, N180 million. The sum represents outstanding security votes from April 2018 to August 2019. Mr Achuba was impeached by the state House of Assembly in 2019 and was replaced by Edward Onoja, who was reelected last year with Governor Yahaya Bello. Mr Achuba’s impeachment followed the submission of a report of the committee set up by the former State Chief Judge, late Nasir Ajana, to investigate an allegation of gross misconduct against him. However, a high court in Kogi declared that the subsequent nomination of Mr Onoja and his inauguration as the deputy governor did not follow due process. Mr Achuba also dragged the state government before the Nati...
Court dismisses Timothy Omotoso’s latest bail application
Crime

Court dismisses Timothy Omotoso’s latest bail application

The bail application of Pastor Timothy Omotoso, who is accused of a series of crimes, has been dismissed. The Port Elizabeth High Court found that the defence had not put forward any exceptional circumstances to warrant granting Omotoso bail. He and two women are facing numerous charges, among them rape and human trafficking. Judge Phillip Zilwa was not convinced that the defence had proven beyond a reasonable doubt that Omotoso should be released on bail. Zilwa did not believe that the televangelist was not a flight risk. Through the course of this case, Omotoso has been declared a prohibited person and could be deported if released from custody. The court believes the State has a strong case. The defence has indicated that it will appeal this latest ruling. Th...
Inmate Who Fled In Edo Killed Neighbour Who Testified Against Him In Court
Crime

Inmate Who Fled In Edo Killed Neighbour Who Testified Against Him In Court

One of the 1,993 inmates who escaped during the jailbreaks at Oko and Benin prisons in Edo state has been arrested for murder. MCI had reported how the inmates fled the prisons during the crisis that trailed the #EndSARS crisis. While parading 126 suspected criminals on Wednesday, Babatunde Kokumo, Edo commissioner of police, said 10 of the suspects were the inmates who escaped earlier. He said the inmates immediately returned to crime and were re-arrested by the police. “We have commenced actions against the criminal elements. It will interest you to know that 10 of the criminal elements who escaped from Oko Correctional Centre on Airport Road, Benin and the Correctional Centre on Sapele Road, Benin were also arrested,” he said. “One of them, after having escaped from O...
Papers containing fraud charges filed against Tinubu and Alpha Beta were burnt in Igbosere court — Lawyer
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Papers containing fraud charges filed against Tinubu and Alpha Beta were burnt in Igbosere court — Lawyer

Mr. Tade Ipadeola, the lawyer to former Managing Director of Alpha Beta Consulting firm, Dapo Apara has disclosed that court papers containing fraud charges filed against former governor of Lagos, Bola Tinubu and the tax consultancy firm were reportedly burnt after the Lagos State High Court in Igbosere was set on fire in the wake of the #EndSARS protests.   Speaking to Punch on Tuesday October 27, Ipadeola disclosed they will have to file the case afresh at the Ikeja High Court where the case was moved to.   He said;   “Everything in Igbosere High Court got burnt including the registrar’s copy of our application. In fact, the whole building was burnt to ashes. So, we will have to file again. The registry has been moved to Ikeja. “We may have to file the...
Fraud Case: Filmmaker, Seun Egbegbe Appears In Court
Crime

Fraud Case: Filmmaker, Seun Egbegbe Appears In Court

Film Maker, Seun Egbegbe was filmed arriving The Federal High Court in Lagos today, October 6. The former socialite, is facing charges for a series of alleged fraud activities. He is charged alongside his alleged accomplices – Oyekan Ayomide, Lawal Kareem, Olalekan Yusuf and Muyideen Shoyombo. He was first arraigned before Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo in February 2017. The police had assembled no fewer than 30 Bureau De Change operators to testify in the case. Following the close of the prosecution’s case, all the defendants, except Egbegbe, who is having difficulty paying legal fees, filed no-case submissions. They contended that the police prosecutor, Innocent Anyigor, failed to establish a prima facie case or prove the charges against them. But their no-case submiss...
Fake Lawyer Arrested While Defending Case In Court
Crime

Fake Lawyer Arrested While Defending Case In Court

A 47-year-old man, Tajudeen Olufemi Idris, was on Friday, arrested by the police in Ogun State for allegedly parading himself as a legal practitioner knowing-full well that he is not. The Ogun State Police Spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, revealed that the suspect was arrested at Magistrates Court 6 Ifo while appearing before Chief Magistrate I.A Arogundade in a civil trial between one Ifeanyi Chuckwu and Ayo Itori. At the court, the suspect was said to have claimed to be a legal counsel from Tajudeen O. Idris & Co Chamber, representing one of the parties. “His conduct and presentation before the Chief magistrate rose suspicious about his qualification as a lawyer and this prompted the Chief Magistrate to ask him of the year he was called to the bar, which he claimed to be ...
Seek Redress In Court, Witnesses And Evidence Readily Available – FFK To Wife
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Seek Redress In Court, Witnesses And Evidence Readily Available – FFK To Wife

Former minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has dared his estranged wife to head to the courts to prove her allegations of physical abuse. Fani-Kayode disclosed this on his official Twitter handle on Sunday in reaction to an online viral video which showed the former minister exchanging words with his estranged wife, Precious Chikwendu. The couple recently fell out with the wife accusing Fani-kayode of physical abuse while the he has rebuffed such claims. He alleged to have caught his alienated wife in bed with a  married man. He said, “I have chosen to take the high horse and I refuse to allow my estranged wife to turn the affairs of my personal life into a public circus. If she has any issues let her use the right medium as a responsible adult and mother and stop secretly fe...