17 hoodlums arraigned in court

May 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Police have arraigned 17 hoodlums, whom they said had been terrorizing Lagos residents before an Igbosere chief magistrate court. The accused persons were arrested on May 3, 2020, at Layeni, allegedly for conspiring to commit felony by going about in public, armed and threatening violence. The police prosecutor, Superintendent of Police Innocent Jimoh, told the court that virtually all the Read More

SERAP tasks Buhari on rule of law, enforcement of court orders

May 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has again tasked President Muhammadu Buhari on the need to adhere and respect the rule of law and constitutionalism of the country, by enforcing court judgments. The Rights group listed some of the judgments it accused Buhari of not enforcing. They included the judgment by Justice M. Idris ordering his government to publish Read More

FG’s asset: I do not engage personal debt collectors – AGF

May 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN) on Friday denied engaging the service of recovery agents or debt collectors as being portrayed by some media. Making clarification in a statement, the Special Assistant to the minister on Media and Public Relations, Dr Umar Gwandu stated that Malami in his personal capacity, does not have Read More

Virtual proceedings legal, constitutional – Falana

May 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Lagos lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) has said that virtual proceedings introduced to prevent a total shutdown of the country’s judiciary system as a result of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) is constitutional and legal. He spoke against the backdrop of fears expressed by some lawyers that the Supreme Court of Nigeria may quash virtual proceedings for being inconsistent with the constitution. Read More

Ex-Supreme Court judge, Justice Adolphus Karibi-Whyte, dies at 88

May 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A former justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Hon. Justice Adolphus Karibi-Whyte is dead. He was aged 88. The late jurist was an epitome of knowledge and a Professor of Law who hails from Abonnema, Rivers State. Justice Karibi-Whyte was born in 1976, appointed as a Judge of the Federal Revenue Court where he began his illustrious judicial career. Read More

At last, President Buhari signs Executive Order 008

May 21, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

After undergoing necessary scrutiny,the 2018 Amended Executive Order 008 on Voluntary Offshore Assets Regularization Scheme (VOARS) was Thursday signed by President Muhammadu Buhari. Special Assistant to the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice on Media and Public Relations, Umar Gwandu, made the disclosure while speaking to newsmen. The Executive Order 008 as amended mandated the Attorney-General of Read More

Court sentences Ese Oruru’s abductor to 26 years in prison

May 21, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

After almost five years of her widely reported ordeal in the hand of her alleged abductor, Yunusa Dahiru 55, justice has finally come the way of Miss Ese Oruru when a Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State Thursday convicted and sentenced her abductor. Blueprint reports that Oruru, the Bayelsa girl was allegedly abducted into forced marriage in Kano where Read More

Breaking: Natsha Akpoti loses again in Kogi

May 18, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Kogi state Election Tribunal Monday, dismissed a petition filed by Mrs Natasha Akpoti, the candidate of the Social Democratic Party ,(SDP) in the November 16, 2019 governorship election held in the state.  The three-man panel led by Kashim Kaigama gave the verdict five months after it was filed. Details loading…

Sealing of rice factory: IGP, Kano commissioner risk jail

May 17, 2020 Ameh Ejekwonyilo 0

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Kano state government and the Inspector-General of Police to immediately vacate the premises of a rice processing factory, Tiamin Rice Limited in Kano state.The presiding judge, Justice Okon Abang, gave the order on May 4, 2020, in a court proceeding predicated on Form 48 Order IX Rule 13 bordering on notice Read More

Woman docked for ‘stealing’ Pastor’s phone in Edo

May 15, 2020 bodeemen 0

The police in Edo state has arraigned one Blessing Chuks, 27,  before an Ogbeson Chief  Magistrates’ Court  for allegedly stealing a pastor Itel W5504 Phone valued at N58,000. The defendant who was charged for stealing, however pleaded not guilty, adding that she picked the phone on the floor.Police Prosecutor, Insp. Charity Asemota told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Feb 15, at Read More

Court jails psychiatrist staff, wife for assault

May 11, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

Magistrate, (Mrs) Florence Aghedo of Egor Magistrate court in Edo state has convicted a couple, Monday Johnson and Patience Johnson for assaulting one Mrs. Hope Ughabugo and her daughter.  The husband and wife were convicted after the presiding Magistrate found them guilty of one, out of the two-count charges filed against them by the police prosecutor, Sgt. Daniel  Ifidon, and Read More

AFAN drags ex-President, NWC to court over assets

May 11, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

  The All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) has dragged Kabiru Ibrahim and his dissolved National Working Committee (NWC) before an Abuja court over alleged refusal to hand over association’s assets and property. In the suit which was filed before Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court by counsel to AFAN, Modibbo Bakari, the national president, and his dissolved Read More

COVID-19: Buhari canvasses speedy court trials, decongestion of custodial centres

April 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for urgent measures towards the speedy trial of cases and decongestion of custodial centres in the country in view of COVID-19 pandemic. In a letter to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, the president drew His Lordship’s attention to the recent call by the United Nations on all countries “to consciously reduce Read More

Buhari seeks speedy trials of 52,226 inmates awaiting trial

April 22, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for urgent measures towards the speedy trial of cases and decongestion of custodial centres in the country in view of COVID-19 pandemic. In a letter to the Chief Justice of Nigeria Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, the president drew His Lordship’s attention to the recent call by the United Nations on all countries “to consciously reduce the Read More

Court convicts man for impersonating Nigerian Senator

April 7, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Gombe Zonal Office, has secured the conviction of one Prince Musa, who impersonated Senator Bulus Amos, representing Gombe South Senatorial District and used his name to defraud several prominent persons by soliciting for various sums of money. The acting EFCC spokesperson, Mr Tony Orilade, in a press statement, Tuesday in Abuja, said the Read More

Breaking: Police arraign Funke Akindele, husband in Court

April 6, 2020 Editor 0

Popular Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele, and her husband, Abdulrasheed Bello popularly known as JJC Skillz, has been arraigned in court by the Lagos state Police. They were brought before the court for organising birthday and invited celebrities, an action which flouted the lockdown order in Lagos state. Details loading…

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Covid-19: Court grants bail to curfew violators

March 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A  Kaduna Chief Magistrate Court on Monday granted bail at the sum of N1 million each to the two clerics and their followers who allegedly violated curfew by conducting congregational prayers last Friday.The 10 defendants, led by Malam Aminu Umar Usman from Malali and Malam Umar Shangel from Ungwan Kanawa, were accused of criminal conspiracy and disobedience to public orders, charges to which they Read More