Fraud: Court sends NYSC corps member to prison

August 12, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

A Kwara state high court judge, Justice Ibrahim Yusuf, has sentenced a corps member serving in Ogbomosho, Oyo State, Adetuberu Adetoyese, to two years imprisonment over internet fraud-related offenses. The court, Thursday, found the 28-year-old corp member guilty of theoffenses of cybercrime preferred against him by the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The EFCC, Read More

Court fixes Oct 4 for suit against Army General over property

August 11, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

An Abuja High Court has adjourned till October 4, the trial in a suit filed by FEMASON LIMITED against an Army Officer, Major General A. B. Ibrahim. In March, 2022, the Presiding Judge, Honourable Justice A. A. Fashola, had dismissed the Preliminary Objection brought by the Army General and granted an order of Interlocutory Injunction restraining the Army Generalfrom further Read More

Court jails cleaner, 32, for stealing

August 8, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

A 32-year-old cleaner, Peter Calistus, was on Monday sentenced to eight months imprisonment by a DeiDei Grade I Area Court in Abuja for stealing a laptop bag. Calistus, a resident of Gwarinpa village, Abuja pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal trespass and theft and begged the court for leniency. Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Mr Chinedu Ogada, told the court Read More

SERAP, CJID sue FG over N5m fines on Trust TV, others

August 7, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and the Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development (CJID) have dragged the federal government to court, asking the court to “declare arbitrary and illegal the N5 million imposed on Trust TV, Multichoice Nigeria Limited, NTA-Startimes Limited and TelcCom Satellite Limited, over their documentaries on terrorism in the country.” Joined in the suit as defendants are Minister of Read More

2023: Lawyer sues INEC over ‘refusal to release Tinubu’s nominations forms, documents’

August 6, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

A legal practitioner, Mike Enahoro-Ebah, has dragged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to court over its alleged refusal to furnish him with the certified true copies (CTCs) of the nominations forms submitted by the All Progressives Congress’s (APC) 2023 presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, in the previous and forthcoming elections. In a motion on ex-parte dated and filed August 5 Read More

Fraud: Appeal Court sets aside acquittal of ex- Air Chief, Umar

August 5, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal, Thursday, 2022, set aside the judgment of a Federal High Court, Abuja which discharged and acquitted a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Mohammed Dikko Umar of money laundering charge to the tune of N66 million. Head, Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, in a press statement in Abuja, said: “The former Read More

Court convicts ex-Registrar of veterinary college for receiving 11 years double salaries

August 4, 2022 Editorial III 0

A High Court in Jos on Thursday ordered former registrar of the Federal College of Veterinary Medical Laboratory Technology, Vom, Muhammad Ambursa to return salaries he enjoyed for 11 years to the federal government. Delivering judgement, Justice Christine Dabup, held that the total amount the convict received as salaries and allowances during his wrongful period of employment was illegal and Read More

NHRC boss decries insurgency in North-east, seeks Transitional Justice

August 1, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The Executive Secretary of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Chief Tony Ojukwu, (SAN) has lamented the destruction caused by a decade of insurgency in North-east, saying “we cannot continue the war forever.” According to a statement by deputy director, public affairs NHRC Fatimah Agwai Mohammed, he stated in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital during the second meeting of the Borno Read More

Release El-Zakzaky travel documents now, group tells Buhari

July 28, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

One year after a Kaduna State High Court ordered the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to release Sheikh El-Zakzaky’s travel documents, the court verdict is yet to be carried out. In a judgment delivered by Justice Gideon Kurada of the Kaduna State High Court in 2021, the Judge had ordered for the return of El-Zakzaky’s travel documents and that of his Read More

NBA President shuns Body of Benchers’ meeting

July 26, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

The President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Olumide Akpata, was on Tuesday conspicuously absent at the meeting of the Body of Benchers (BOB) held in Abuja. The meeting, which was held at the Body of Benchers Complex in Jabi, Abuja was well attended by key stakeholders in the legal profession, including the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Read More

Alleged forgery: University don, others get October 6 date

July 20, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has adjourned for report a suit filed against Prof. Obiajulu Obikeze and four others to October 6, 2022. The Judge is specifically waiting to get a report on the takeover of the matter by the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF). Justice Inyang Ekwo fixed the date on Wednesday following a Read More

Court stops Enugu from collecting uniform exam fees 

July 19, 2022 Chuks Nweze 0

An Enugu State High Court sitting at Obollo Afor, Udenu local government area, has issued an interlocutory injunction stopping the state Ministry of Education from imposing, demanding or collecting fees for basic education examinations in the state. The fees the court banned the state from collecting include Common Entrance Examination, First School Leaving Certificate Examination, State Uniform Examinations and the Read More

Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu APC primaries: Olobatoke asks court to disqualify Kogi speaker

July 18, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

An aspirant in the May 27 Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu federal constituency house of representatives primary election of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Segun Olobatoke has asked the federal high court to disqualify the Speaker, Kogi state house of assembly, Matthew Kolawole from contesting 2023 general election. Olobatoke has also approached the court to order APC to accept and submit his name Read More

Gwagwalada NBA honours jurists, members at 10th anniversary celebration

July 18, 2022 Emmanuel Ologun, 0

Gwagwalada branch of the Nigeria Bar Association [NBA] recently honoured some eminent jurists in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) for their outstanding contributions to the growth of the judiciary, the dispensation of justice and the defence of democracy. The investiture ceremony was part of the 10th year anniversary celebration. It attracted prominent judges and other legal luminaries including the Chief Read More

Late Vanguard correspondent’s widow drags FG to ECOWAS court in $17m suit

July 17, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

Widow of the late Vanguard newspaper’s House of Representatives’ Correspondent, Mrs Deve Bossua Salem, has instituted a rights enforcement suit against the Federal Government of Nigeria at the Community Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The suit marked ECW/CCJ/APP/32/22, dated July 7, 2022, was filed on behalf of Mrs Salem (Plaintiff), by Chief Sebastine Read More

Deputy governor’s impeachment: Oyo CJ inaugurates 7-man panel

July 15, 2022 Blueprint 0

Chief Judge of Oyo State, Justice Muntar Abimbola, has inaugurated a seven-man panel to investigate the allegations levelled against the state Deputy Governor, Rauf Olaniyan. It was gathered that Justice Abimbola inaugurated the panel on Thursday. The inagauration followed a letter received from the speaker directing him to constitute a panel to investigate the deputy governor. It was gathered that Read More

Osun 2022: Court voids Adeoti’s move to stop Oyetola’s return

 A Federal High Court in Abuja Thursday struck out a suit seeking the disqualification of Osun state Governor Adegboyega Oyetola as the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in Saturday’s governorship election holding in the state. Delivering the judgment, Justice Inyang Ekwo, declared that the suit filed by an APC chieftain, Alhaji Moshood Olalekan Adeoti, against Oyetola was an abuse of court process. Justice Read More

Threat to life: Absence of Magistrate stalls retired NAF officer Bilal’s arraignment

July 7, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

‘ The scheduled arraignment of retired Group Captain Peter Bilal at the Magistrate Court 13, Wuse Zone 2, Abuja, on Thursday, was stalled due to the absence of the presiding Magistrate, Oluwakemi Ariwoola. Although counsel for the plaintiff, Dr Oluwaseyi Leigh, and lawyer to the defendant, Luka Haruna, were in court, the magistrate was conspicuously absent. Also the plaintiff, Dr Read More

Court takes stand on ex-Imo governor’s request to travel abroad

July 6, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted permission to former Imo State Governor, Anayo Rochas Okorocha, to travel to the United Kingdom for medical attention. Justice Inyang Eden Ekwo who granted the permission Wednesday also ordered the Registrar of the Court to release the traveling passport of the former governor to him to undertake the medical trip. The order Read More

N1.3bn fraud: Court adjourns trial of 2 federal staff

July 5, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

Justice Babangida Hassan of High Court of the Federal Capital Territory has adjourned the criminal trial of a former President of the Joint Federal Staff Cooperative Thrift and Loans, Mr Sunny Antai, to November 14, 2022. The matter was adjourned after the first prosecution witness, Mr. Ndukuba Joseph, concluded his evidence and was discharged. Upon cross-examination by counsel to the Read More