Diezani’s extradition: FHC turns down EFCC’s plea to issue arrest warrant

October 28, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

Plea by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to issue an arrest warrant for the extradition of ex-Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke was Wednesday turned down by the Federal High Court, Abuja. While declining the EFCC’s application, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu held that an affidavit with evidence in support to prove that the earlier court summon granted the agency had failed Read More

Lagos-based firm battles AMCON over ‘takeover’ of hotel

October 27, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

The management of a Lagos-based firm, Suru Worldwide Venture Nigeria Limited, has accused the management of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) of “illegal takeover” of its hotel in Lagos despite the pending court case. The Best Western Hotel, which is situated at No. 12 Reverend Ogunbiyi Street, G.R.A, Ikeja, Lagos State is in dispute over a N10bn loan. The firm in Read More

Judiciary role key to securing transactions, movable assets – AGF

October 27, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Attorney General of the federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN Tuesday told stakeholders in the judicial parlance that it has a crucial role to play in securing transactions in movable assets and credit reporting. The AGF further reiterated that it has become a collective duty to ensure that the potential and prospects of credit delivery are optimally Read More

Asset forfeiture: Justice Taiwo absence stalls ex-NSITF Chair, Olejeme’s trial

October 26, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

  The absence of Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja Monday, stalled the asset forfeiture case of former Chairperson, Board of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Mrs. Ngozi Juliet Olejeme. The matter with suit number: FHC/ABJ/CS/538/2020 borders on alleged fraud. This medium recalls that the court had, in July, granted an order of interim forfeiture Read More

Court dismisses Odinkalu’s case against KDSG

October 22, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna has dismissed the fundamental human rights case instituted by Chidi Odinkalu against the Kaduna state government and ordered the applicant to pay N500,000 to each of the four respondents.The respondents are the Director of Public Prosecution, Kaduna state, the governor of Kaduna state, the Commissioner of Police in the state and the Inspector-General Read More

‘Money laundering’: Judge clears Shekarau

October 22, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Kano Division of the Court of Appeal Wednesday cleared former governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau of money laundering charges. The trio of Shekarau, Aminu Wali and Mansur Ahmed, were accused of conniving to collect N950 million as part of the $115 million allegedly distributed by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Deizani Madueke, ahead of the 2015 general Read More

‘Treason’: Court refuses to revoke Sowore, Bakare’s bail

October 21, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court Abuja Wednesday refused to revoke bail granted the Convener of #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare. After turning down the request of the AGF’s Counsel, Kayode Alilu, the trial judge adjourned the matter until December 10 and 11, 2020, for continuation of trial. Justice Ojukwu then ordered parties to appear Read More

Court orders re-arraignment of 7 men over Delta Killings, fixes Oct 30

October 21, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court Abuja Wednesday ordered for the re-arraignment of seven persons, charged with alleged terrorism acts over Delta state. The trial judge has since fixed October 30 for hearing of the application and amendment of charges. At the resumed hearing, the prosecution counsel, Mr Shuiabu Labaran, told the court that although the business of Read More

Judge’s absence stalls Oyo-Ita’s alleged fraud trial

October 20, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

The trial of former Head of Service (HoS) of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita, was again stalled on Tuesday due to the absence of the trial judge, Justice Taiwo Taiwo. The alleged fraud trial which is being heard at the Federal High Court Abuja is for a continuation of trial. Oyo-Ita was, on March 20, arraigned before the court by Read More

#EndSARS reforms: NHRC submits report to AGF, calls for prosecution of 35 indicted police officers

October 19, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Presidential Investigation Panel on allegations of human rights violations Monday submitted its report to the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN. The panel also called for the prosecution of 35 police officers indicted in a report of the Presidential Investigation Panel on allegations of human rights violations against the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad Read More

Alleged Pension Scam: Group seeks end to Maina’s persecution

October 19, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

A Non-governmental Organisation, Legislative Watch,  has called for an end to what it termed as persecution of former Chairman of the Pension Reformed Task Force Team (PRTT), Mr Abdulrasheed Maina, in the court of law. The group which was led by its executive secretary, Hon.Elder Ngozika Ihuema, insisted that there must be an end to judicial harassment, rascality and any Read More

Defamation: Abuja lawyer slams N1bn suit against Sun newspapers

October 19, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

An Abuja-based legal practitioner, Barrister Joni Icheka, has dragged the Sun Publishing Limited, the Managing-Director, the Editor and one of it’s correspondents in Abuja, Fred Itua to court over alleged libelous publication.  The matter which is pending at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), was filed by Barr. Paul Ekwueme of Petphil Associates (Excel Chambers), Abuja.  Specifically, Read More

Customer sues electricity distribution coy over ‘exorbitant bills’

October 16, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

A customer who is also former Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the National Association of Social Work Students (NASoWS) at the University of Jos, Henry Chike Okonkwo, has dragged the Jos Electricity Distribution Company (JEDC) to court over alleged exorbitant estimated bills. The customer, in a letter by his counsel, moved the motion on notice before the High Court 2 Read More

Haulage pact: DANA faces court contempt over subpoena

October 16, 2020 Aideloje Ojo 0

A Minna High Court has issued form 48, the first stage of contempt of court process, against DANA Pharmaceutical Company in Minna for disobedient of its subpoena to produce haulage documents in its possession in a case involving its business partners instituted at the court. The court, according to documents made available to Blueprint Weekend, has subpoenaed the company, its Read More

Rights violation: Judge refuses to compel FG, NIS to pay Onnoghen N130m

October 15, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

A Federal High Court in Abuja, Thursday,  refused to grant ex-Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen’s request for N130 million damages from the Federal Government and Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) for violation of his rights. The presiding judge, Justice Taiwo Taiwo, has subsequently dismissed the suit. The suit is marked FHC/ABJ/CS/16/2020. In his judgment, Justice Taiwo Taiwo, held that the suit had no Read More

Court reinstates sacked NIA director, awards him N1m

October 15, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Abuja Division of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria, Thursday, reinstated Ambassador Mohammed Dauda, who was dismissed as the acting Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) as the substantive director in the agency. Dauda, who was dismissed on March 6, 2018, was also awarded one million against the defendant. In an originating summons filed through his counsel, Kanu Read More

Breaking: Court reinstates dismissed NIA director, awards him N1m

October 15, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Abuja Division of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria, today, reinstated Ambassador Mohammed Dauda, who was dismissed as the acting Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) as the substantive director in the agency. Dauda, who was dismissed on March 6, 2018, was also awarded one million against the defendant. In the suit marked: NICN/ ABJ/136/2018, Dauda had asked Read More

AGF inaugurates National Arbitration Policy Committee

October 14, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, Tuesday, inaugurated members of the National Arbitration Policy Committee. Among other things, the committee is expected to come out with a comprehensive policy that will ensure that domestic transactions originating and terminating in Nigeria are arbitrated in the country. In a statement issued by Special Assistant on Media and Read More

Senate elevates 8 as Supreme Court Judges

October 13, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Senate Tuesday elevated the status of Justice Helen M. Ogunwumiju and seven other justices of the apex court. While Ogunwumiju was nominated as a Justice of the Supreme Court from the South West geopolitical zone, others who were confirmed alongside were Hon. Justice Lawal Garba (North West); Hon. Justice Addu Aboki (North West); Hon. Justice I. M. M. Saulawa Read More

Aniocha north killings: FG files charges against 7 over alleged terrorism

October 8, 2020 Editor 0

The federal government has filed criminal charges against seven persons alleged to have been involved in the 2017 killing of indigenes of Idumuje-Ugboko community of Aniocha North Local Government Area (LGA) of Delta state. The seven accused persons were said to have connived with others now at large within and outside ldumuje-Ugboko community, Aniocha North LGA of Delta state, to Read More

Again, Maina, son’s trial stalled, defendant claims attack

October 6, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

Maina’s son, Faisal Tuesday escaped assassination by the whisker when he was attacked by unknown gunmen on his way to the court. Faisal who showed up around 2pm alleged that he was attacked around Gwarimpa, by some men who were wearing police uniforms at about 8pm on Monday. He alleged that the men who occupied 5 police Hilux vehicles and Read More

You have kept the wheel of Justice rolling – CJN lauds Judges, workers

October 6, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, SAN Tuesday lauded workers in the judiciary for keeping the wheel of Justice rolling through collective efforts. The CJN also describe as a clear demonstration of the dignity of labour the contributions of judiciary judges and its workers in nation building. Muhammad heaped the praises while giving a goodwill message Read More