Ondo: Court throws out suit challenging Akeredolu’s reelection

January 13, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court Abuja has thrown out a suit that challenged the primary election that produced Rotimi Akeredolu as the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress in the Ondo state governorship election held on October 10, 2020. While dismissing the suit in a judgment on Wednesday, Justice Ekwo held that the case instituted by Read More

Covid-19 scare, flight delay stalls ex-AGF Adoke’s trial

January 11, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria SAN, Mr Godwin Kanu Agabi has told a federal high court in Abuja that former Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Malam Mohammed Bello Adoke, got stranded in the United Arab Emirate (UAE) and could not keep up a date with his trial. According to Agabi, Adoke tested positive for the Read More

INEC vs Uduk: Court adjourns case over lack of witness statement

January 11, 2021 Uko Etim 0

The state High Court sitting in Uyo on Monday adjourned the case between Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Professor Ignatius Uduk. The Court presided over by Justice Archibong Archibong said the adjournment became necessary as prosecution counsel to INEC did not include his witness statement. Professor Uduk, who was the Returning Officer at Esesien was said to have allegedly Read More

Breaking: At last, Court grants Sowore bail

January 11, 2021 Editor 0

A Chief Magistrate Court in Abuja on Monday granted former presidential candidate Omoyele Sowore N20 million bail. Chief Magistrate Mabel Segun-Bello while ruling on the bail application on Monday filed admitted Sowore to bail in the sum of N20million and two sureties in like sum. Four other activists, who were arrested with Sowore on New Year’s Eve in Abuja for Read More

PDP mourns rights activist, Esther Uzoma

January 10, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed dismay over the sudden death of rights activist, Esther Uzoma. In a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP described the death of the human right activist and social crusader as “a huge loss to the nation and humanity at large.” The statement added, “the late convener of Nigerian Civil Read More

Non-payment of C’River magistrates worrying – NBA

January 10, 2021 Ise-Oluwa Ige 0

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), has described the failure by the government of Cross Rivers State to pay newly employed magistrates for about 24 months as disgraceful and worrying. The umbrella association of Nigerian lawyers in a statement signed by its President, Olumide Akpata however assured that the association would do everything within its powers to resolve the issue amicably. Read More

Alleged Protest: Police frustrate Sowore’s bail application

January 10, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The bail application filed by the Publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore and four others Friday suffered a temporary setback following the failure of the Nigeria Police Force to produce the defendants in court. While lamenting the development in a chat with newsmen at the Chief Magistrate Court in Wuse Zone 2, Abuja, Sowore’s lawyer, Marshal Abubakar said the Police Read More

Edo/Ondo governorship polls: The place of the judiciary in democratic polls

January 10, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The nation’s judiciary like every other sector under President Muhammadu Buhari had its share of challenges and triumphs in 2020. One of such triumphs, for instance, was the swearing-in of 85 Judges to preside over election tribunals in various states including Edo/Ondo States where elections held lately. Stakeholders including the Chief Justice of Nigeria took advantage of the appointment to Read More

APC, Obaseki: Court fixes Jan 9 for judgment in alleged forgery scandal

January 7, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court, Abuja will on Saturday January 9, 2021 deliver judgment in the alleged certificate forgery charges level against Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state. The judge fixed Saturday for judgment after lawyers to parties adopted their written addresses as their arguments for and against the suit. The judgment would be coming barely 24 Read More

New FCT acting Chief Judge set for swearing in as Justice Bello retires

January 6, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

Following the retirement of Hon. Justice Ishaq Bello on Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Hon Justice Salisu Garba as acting Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory. Garba will be sworn-in on Wednesday by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Hon. Dr Justice Ibrahim.Tanko Muhammad by 2.00 pm. A statement by the Director of Information, National Read More

Sowore: SERAP demands immediate release, orders probe

January 5, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) hasdemanded the release of the Publisher of Sahara Reporters andactivist, Omoyele Sowore, and others from police custody. This was contained in a complaint letter sent by SERAP to the UnitedNations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on Tuesday. The organisation also ordered a probe into the activist’s arrest and detention.Sowore alongside Juwon Sanyaolu, Peter Read More

Sex Scandal: FCMB board probes MD over alleged misconduct

January 3, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Board of Directors of the First City Monument Bank (FCMB) has disclosed that it is probing allegations of unethical conduct against its Managing Director, Adam Nuru. The bank chief has been at the centre of a marriage scandal involving Moyo Thomas, a former employee of the bank, and his late husband, Tunde Thomas. A petition initiated by friends of Read More

Alleged N21m Fraud: Court fixes date to hear defence of ex-NBA boss

January 3, 2021 Ise-Oluwa Ige 0

A Lagos State Special Offences Court sitting at Ikeja has slated January 20, 21, and 22, 2021 to hear the defence of former Ikeja branch Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association(NBA), Mr Adesina Ogunlana and two others, in a N21m fraud charge brought against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The two others standing trial with Ogunlana Read More

Governor Sule appoints Justice Bashir as Nasarawa acting Chief Judge

January 3, 2021 Ise-Oluwa Ige 0

Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule has appointed Hon. Justice Aisha Bashir as the first female Chief Judge of the state. The appointment, though in acting capacity, followed the retirement of Justice Suleiman Umaru Dikko, who bowed out of the service having clocked 65 years in service. Governor Sule, at the swearing in ceremony held at the Government House in Lafia, Read More

Police arraign man in court for biting girlfriend’s breast during a fight

January 3, 2021 Ise-Oluwa Ige 0

The police have arraigned a 25-year-old man, Chibuike Njokwu, who allegedly bit his girlfriend on her left breast during a fight before a Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti. Njokwu, who until the incident, lives in Surulere Area, off Basiri road in Ado-Ekiti, is charged with assault and causing grievous hurt. The Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Oriyomi Akinwale, told the court Read More

Nasarawa: Sule swears in new acting Chief Judge

December 31, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state, Thursday, sworn in the new acting chief judge of the state, Justice Aisha Bashir Aliyu.This marked the exit of Hon. Justice Suleiman Umaru Dikko as the chief Judge of the state whose appointment ends on  December 31, 2020, following his meritorious service in the Nasarawa state judiciary.  At the occasion, Lafia, governor Abdullahi Sule charged Read More

Nasarawa: JUSUN to shun Dikko’s valedictory session Thursday

December 30, 2020 Moses John 0

The Nasarawa Staff Chapter of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) on Tuesday vowed to stay away from the planned valedictory session in honour of the outgoing Chief Judge of the state, Justice Suleiman Dikko Thursday, 31st December 2020 over what they described as “his sin against the workers”. Chairman of the union in the state, Comrade Jimoh Musa Read More

‘Forgery’: Court admits documents in prove against Obaseki

December 29, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court on Tuesday dismissed the suit filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) seeking the disqualification of Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu from the September 19 governorship election in Edo state. Justice Mohammed dismissed the suit on the grounds that it “has become an academic exercise” having been overtaken by events.The Read More