Court remands Doctor Olaleye over alleged rape

November 30, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

An Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court has detained Dr. Olufemi Olaleye of Optimal Cancer Care Foundation, over an alleged defilement of his wife’s 15-year-old niece. The court confined him after he took his plea on a two-count charge bordering on the defilement of a child and sexual assault by penetration preferred against him by the Lagos state government. Read More

30 years after CSP Okoli’s sack: Judge slams 3-month jail term on IGP, Police not aware of court order

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba has been sentenced to three-month imprisonment for contempt. Justice Mobolaji Olajuwon of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja gave the verdict Tuesday in a matter involving a dismissed police officer, CSP Patrick Okoli. The IGP was slammed with the sentence for disobeying a valid court order. In his ruling, Justice Olajuwon held that the Read More

‘Political comment’: Police disperse anti-CJN protesters in Abuja

November 29, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

A detachment of anti-riot policemen of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command of the Nigeria Police Tuesday dispersed some protesters who thronged the Unity Fountain in protest of an alleged ‘political comment’ by the Chief Justice of Nigeria CJN, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola. The protesters christened Coalition of Civil Societies of Nigeria (CCSN) had begun their protest from the Unity Fountain Read More

Our client not land grabber, fraudulent – Solicitors 

November 29, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

Solicitors to Ambassador Kingsley Ifeanyi Abazie, Akunebu and Co, a legal Firm, has described as libelous and scandalous a publication dated November 22, 2022 where Abazie, the Managing Director of Ifedi Homes Limited alongside Mshel Homes were allegedly linked to land grabbing and fraudulent acquisition of people’s  land. Against the backdrop, the legal outfit has therefore called for an immediate Read More

Pandemonium as Police teargas protesters for demanding CJN’s resignation 

There were high tension and pandemonium in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Tuesday as Police teargassed and dispersed hundreds of protesters staging protest to demand resignation of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Tajudeen Ariwoola, over his alleged partisanship comment recently made in Rivers state. The protesters who brandished several placards and banners while marching towards the Federal Ministry Read More

CJN Ariwoola commissions digitised courtroom in Abuja

November 28, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

As a way of addressing spate of cases’ congestion in Nigeria’s courts, the National Judicial Council, (NJC) Monday in Abuja, made delivery of a fully retrofitted courtroom to the Supreme Court of Nigeria. The move was to further the apex court’s quest for quick delivery of justice to the populace. The retrofitted courtroom is designed to ease the challenges militating against the Read More

Nigerian Laws protect foreign Investment – Malami

November 21, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

The  Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN has said Nigerian Laws provide one of the best legal protection for foreign investors in the world. Malami made the assertion as he received the leadership of the Rice Farmers’ Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) together with the visiting delegation from Egypt National Service Project Authority (NSPA), Cairo, led Read More

Supreme Court orders fresh trial in Ogun PDP governorship tussle 

November 21, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal brought before it by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on the lingering legal battle concerning the nomination of its governorship candidate in Ogun State. The Apex Court sitting in Abuja Monday ordered that the suit instituted by one Jimi Adebisi Lawal, a governorship aspirant, be remitted to the Federal High Court for a Read More

Jigawa: Court confirms Dogonyaro as Reps candidate, sacks Aminu Kanta 

November 21, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

Justice Emeka Nwite of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, has declared Alhaji Isa Dogonyaro, as the lawful candidate for the the House of Representatives of the All Progressives Congress (APC) representing Babura/Garki Federal Constituency of Jigawa state, in the 2023 general elections.  The court sacked Aminu Kanta who was declared the winner of the primary election in the Read More

UNESCO Laureate, Aremu, tasks SAN on societal impact

November 18, 2022 Tope Sunday 0

The UNESCO Laureate and World Grand President, International Chartered World Learned Society (ICWLS), Professor Bashiru Aremu, has tasked a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN),  and the Director-General of Hon. Justice L. O Aremu’s Academy For Executive Diploma Studies, Barrister (Mrs) Connie Jean Aremu, on the need to constantly impact positively  on the less-privileged citizens. Connie, a Ghanaian  legal guru, married Read More

Relief as FG orders immediate implementation of enhanced salary, welfare for judiciary workers

November 18, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday approved the immediate implementation of the enhanced salary and welfare scheme for judiciary officers. The President further directed that measures be taken to strengthen the capacity and independence of the judiciary. He gave the order at the official commissioning and handing over ceremonies of the Nabo Graham-Douglass Campus of the Nigerian Law School, Port Harcourt, to Read More

After nullifying Akwa Ibom APC guber primaries, court gives fresh order

A Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital, has nullified the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary election of Akan Udofia. The election of the business mogul said to have been held at 6 Ekpo Obot Street, Uyo May 26, 2022, was at the beginning, rejected by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the inability of the Read More

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Nnamdi Kanu heads to Supreme Court over stay of execution order

November 3, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

The detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has filed an appeal at the Supreme Court of Nigeria, challenging the October 28, 2022, decision of the Court of Appeal. In the verdict, the appellate court granted a stay of execution of it’s order discharging and acquitting him. Blueprint recall that the appellate court had on Read More

2023 general elections: Sack Adamu-led APC’S NWC, Tinubu, all APC candidates

November 2, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

In a fresh suit, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to sack the Abdullahi Adamu led National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progresdives Congress (APC). The opposition cited illegality in the process that produced the party’s national officers and candidates as grounds  PDP in the new suit demanded that all candidates produced Read More

Breaking: Court nulifies, orders fresh APC senatorial primary election in Nasarawa west

November 2, 2022 Mohammed Yangida, Lafia 0

A Federal high court sitting in Lafia, Wednesday, nullified  the All Progressives Congress, (APC) primary election in Nasarawa west senatorial district and ordered the party to conduct fresh election in the zone within 14 days. While delivering the Judgement Justice Nehezina Afolabi gave the order in Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital in a suit filed by one of the APC aspirants Read More

Disposal of pre-election cases: CJ sets up special task force 

November 2, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Federal High Court of Nigeria has constituted a special task force of Judges to swiftly hear and determine all Pre-election cases before it. It was contained in a Press release signed by Assistant Director Information, Catherine Oby Christopher Tuesday November 2, 2022. According to the CJ, the move became necessary so as to designate a team of Judges to Read More

FG committed to ending violence against Journalists – Malami 

November 1, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Attorney General of the Federation AGF and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami SAN has said that President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government is committed to bringing to an end to undemocratic and uncultured activities in the country. The feat according Malami, would be achieved through the administration of legally justifiable approaches on the perpetrators in order to serve as deterrence Read More

[Breaking] Umahi, deputy: Appeal court reverses sack order

October 28, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

March 8 judgement of the Federal High Court which sacked Ebonyi state David Umahi and his deputy for defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been reversed by the Court of Appeal. The judgement by a three-member panel of the appellate court on Friday held that the nation’s Constitution did not provide any Read More

FG renames legal aid council headquarters after Ikeazor 

October 25, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Federal Government, Tuesday, in Abuja, held a formal ceremony to mark the renaming of the Legal Aid council Headquarters. The building was renamed after Late Chief Chimezie Ikeazor, SAN, as an honour to him, for his pivotal role in the establishment of the Legal Aid Council. Speaking at the ceremony, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Read More

Nnamdi Kanu: Appeal Court opens up on transfer of 21 Justices

October 25, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Court of Appeal headquarters in Abuja has clarified that the transfer of its 21 Justices to various divisions in the country has nothing to do with the judgment of the Court that discharged and quashed the terrorism charges against the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu. Contrary to a report in a section of Read More

Nnamdi Kanu a security risk, freedom will harm nation – FG

October 24, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Court of Appeal in Abuja Monday reserved judgment in an application by the federal government seeking a stay of execution of the judgement that ordered the release of leader of the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu. Justice Haruna Tsanami who presided over the hearing of the application announced that a date for delivery of judgment would be Read More