Court of Appeal turns back Lawyers over new rules

January 17, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal has turned back more than five lawyers for not appearing before it with a copy of the new rules of the Court. President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensen, who led a three-man panel of Justices during a special sitting last week, declined to entertain their cases and directed them Read More

Police calls first witness as trial of ‘invaders’ of Justice Peter-Odili’s house begins

January 17, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Federal High Court Abuja Monday commenced the trial of 15 persons arrested by the Nigeria Police Force over their involvement in the invasion of the residence of Supreme Court Justice, Mary Peter-Odili, sometimes last year. At the Monday sitting, the prosecution called its first witness, ASP Madaki Chidawa, who is a serving police officer. Led in evidence by prosecution Read More

Absence of prosecution counsel stalls Ohakim, Chinyere’s trial

January 17, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

The absence of the prosecution counsel from the Federal Ministry of Justice Monday stalled the scheduled arraignment of a former Governor of Imo state, Ikedi Ohakim and Chinedu Okpaleke. The duo are before Justice Taiwo Taiwo the Federal High Court in Abuja. At the resumed proceeding, the trial judge, Justice Taiwo Taiwo, was told by the counsel representing Lady Chinyere Read More

Anambra: Court disqualifies APC, Andy Uba, orders refund of N22.5m nomination form fees to Moghalu

December 20, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Federal High Court Abuja has disqualified the All Progressives Congress (APC) from participating in the just concluded Anambra governorship election. Justice Inyang Ekwo gave the verdict on Monday, in the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/648/21. In a judgement, Justice Ekwo also held that the APC cannot field any candidate, in the November 6 governorship poll in Anambra State, having failed to Read More

Secondus: NJC hammers 3 Judges for granting conflicting ex parte

December 16, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The National Judicial Council (NJC) Thursday hammered three Judges of Courts of concurrent jurisdiction who issued conflicting ex parte Orders from promotion to higher Bench. The erring judges were barred for a period ranging from two to five years by the NJC which was chaired by the CJN. A statement issued by the council Director, information, Soji Oye, NJC reads: Read More

Appeal Court affirms final forfeiture of NNDC Director, Omatsuli’s N1.8bn property

December 16, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

A three-man panel of the Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, has dismissed the application filed by one Francis Momoh and affirmed the final forfeiture of property worth N1.8 billion recovered from a former Executive Director, Projects, Niger Delta Development Commission (NNDC), Tuoyo Omatsuli, to the federal government. A press statement by EFCC Head, Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, Thursday in Read More

Embrace digital technology for effective justice delivery, CJN tells stakeholders

December 16, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, Thursday, charged stakeholders on the need to embrace digital technology. According to the CJN, the move would enhance effective and efficient justice delivery in the country. The CJN stated this while ommissioning a digital courtroom for the federal high court. The digital courtroom is one of the nine pilot projects Read More

Court adjourns Rivers govt Vs SAIPEM SPA case, warns parties to respect court order

December 16, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The criminal case between the Rivers State Government vs. SAIPEM SPA and six others have been adjourned till January 11, 2022 for further hearing. At the proceedings, the Judge cautioned parties against disrespecting court orders. The case came up on December 14, 2021 before Justice Okogbule  Gbasam of the Rivers State High Court Chief Godwin Obla, SAN, D. G. Adeyemi Read More

Court remands sanctuary worker for ‘defiling a minor’

December 14, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

A church worker, Patrick Ekene, 34, who allegedly defiled a minor, was Tuesday ordered to be remanded at an FCT correctional centre by Justice Bello Kawu of the FCT High Court Kubwa. Ekene, who resides in Kubwa in Abuja, was charged by the police for raping an eight-year-old girl. The offence contravened the provisions of Section 31 (1) and was Read More

Judiciary must assert, liberate itself – BOSAN

December 13, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

For the uptenth time, the Body of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (BOSAN) has again charged the Judiciary to assert and liberate itself through the protection of it’s decisional independence. BOSAN spoke through Chief Chris Uche, SAN, saying Nigerians needed judiciary that will protect it’s independence by itself and the freedom of the people it serves. The body made the appeal Read More

CJN talks tough: Enough of judges’ harassment, let no one test our will

December 9, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Tanko Muhammad has warned that the judiciary would no longer tolerate harassment and embarrassment of its officials from anyone or agency of government. He also said testing the will of judicial officers would come with dire consequences to bear. CJN Muhammad sounded the warning Wednesday at the special session marking the official commencement of the Read More

My husband is impotent, assaulted me for 6 years, estranged wife exposes Fani-Kayode

December 8, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

Precious Chikwendu, the estranged wife of former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has told a Customary Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja that the later has erectile dysfunction.  According to Chikwendu, Fani-Kayode never consummated his six-year relationship with her because he is impotent.  The petitioner stated this in her November 29, 2021 “Application for issuance of civil summons/plaint” against Read More

Court of Appeal unveils new rules, delivers 528 judgments in 2020/21

December 8, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The court of appeal on Tuesday unveiled new rules for the court, a Protocol for efficient dispensation of justice. Launching the court of Appeal Rules 2021 at the Justice 2nd Working Retreat/ Annual Conference, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, described the initiatives as an appropriate instrument that would help in discharging justice efficiently in the Read More

CJN swears in new SANs, rues JUSUN strike, invasion of Odili’s residence

December 8, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, Wednesday, carried out the swearing in of 72 newly conferred Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) in Abuja. Rank of Senior Advocate is conferred on deserving lawyers in both the advocate and academic categories. The eminent legal practitioners have been thoroughly screened, examined and found worthy in character and practice to be Read More

At Supreme court, suspended PDP Chairman, Uche Secondus suit stalls

December 6, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

. Hearing in a legal battle involving suspended national Chairman of the People Democratic Party (PDP) Prince Uche Secondus was abruptly adjourned on Monday by the Supreme Court in Abuja. Secondus in the suit is challenging his suspension from office before the expiration of his four years tenure. The suit slated for hearing December 6, 2021 by the apex court Read More

72 lawyers set for SANship rank Dec 8.

December 5, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

A total number of 72 senior lawyers will on December 8, 2021 gets honour/conferment as Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN). The Chief Justice of Nigeria CJN, Hon. Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, will carry out the task of bestowing the highly coveted rank on successful legal practitioners. A statement by the Director of Media and Information of the court, Dr Akande Read More

Nnamdi Kanu: Court gives fresh orders to DSS

December 2, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

Justice Binta Nyako of the federal high court in Abuja Thursday brought down the trial of the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafran (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu from January 19 to 18 2022. The Judge also gave an order that the Department of State Service operative (DSS) should allow Kanu to practice his faith, change his clothes and be Read More

Breaking: Again, Soludo wins in Anambra governorship election as court passes crucial judgement

December 1, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The governor-elect of Anambra State, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, on Wednesday, escaped from being stopped to be sworn-in come March, 2022. This is after the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, declined to nullify his election.  In a judgement delivered by Justice Taiwo Taiwo, the court dismissed a suit that sought to void Soludo’s election on the allegation that he supplied false information to Read More

NBA petitions Ebonyi CP over alleged murder of members’ wife

December 1, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

         …. Fingers DPO, IPO, others Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Onueke branch Tuesday petitioned Ebonyi State Commissioner of Police (CP) Aliyu Garba over the alleged murder of Mrs. Amechi Gloria Enyi, wife of Barr. Amechi Shedrack Enyi. Mrs Eni was said to have been murdered in her residence, no 1 Enyi Street Nkaliki Road Abakaliki, Ebonyi state. The petition dated Read More

Court nullifies Ganduje’s ward congress, affirms Shekarau’s faction in Kano

November 30, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The ward congresses of All Progressives  Congress (APC) conducted by the faction of Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, was Tuesday voided by a Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Maitama, in Abuja. “The congress conducted by the faction led by former Governor Ibrahim Shekarau and lawmaker, Sha’aban Sharadaas, is the authentic exercise”, Justice Hamzat Muazu declared. By the pronouncement, Read More

[Breaking] Banishment: Court pronounces fresh judgement on deposed Emir Sanusi

November 30, 2021 Editor 0

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday declared as illegal, unlawful and unconstitutional, the banishment of the deposed Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi to Awe, a remote community in Nasarawa State. The court presided over by Justice Anwuli Chikere held that the restrictions placed on Sanusi after his deposition on March 9, 2020, on allegations of insubordination are Read More

Affirmative action: Again court adjourns case against FG

November 29, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The case involving Nigerian women against the federal government of Nigeria has been adjourned again to 24 January 2022. This was contained in a statement jointly signed by nine Co – Plaintiff Organisations led by the Nigerian Women Trust Fund (NWTF) on behalf of Nigerian women and critical stakeholders. According to the statement, the hearing which was scheduled for Wednesday Read More

CJN to newly sworn-in Judges: Imbibe good conduct

November 24, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

Again, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, Tuesday, charged Judges in the country on the need to Imbibe good conduct in the discharge of their responsibilities. The CJN gave the advise in Abuja, while swearing-in 22 Judges of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory. He further charged them to rise above temptations and trials Read More

FHC releases activities for vacation, valedictory for late Judge

November 22, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Federal High Court has announced its 2021/2022 Legal Year/Annual Judges’ Conference and End of the Year Get-Together ceremony. In a circular signed by the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Hon. Justice John Terhemba Tsoho, the event will officially commence from Tuesday, December 14, to Thursday, December 16, 2021. According to the programme of events, signed Read More