In Ebonyi, Judiciary workers embark on indefinite strike

August 13, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Ebonyi state Judiciary Workers Thursday, embarked on indefinite strike in order to drive home their demand for improved welfare packages. The strike according to a notice signed by zonal vice President South-east comrade Mark Ifezue and the secretary Nwachukwu Christian was to compel the state government to implement the Consolidated Judiciary Salary Structure a demand which they have been making Read More

Group writes DSS, wants online platform probed over publication against IGP

August 13, 2020 John Oba 0

The Coalition of Civil Society Organisations in Nigeria (COCSON), Monday, condemned a publication by an online medium against the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, alleging millions of naira raised for construction of a training school in Endehu, Nasarawa state. The group in a statement signed by the convener, Hon Ikechukwu Chukwumere, and director administration, Tijani Ali Danjuma, described Read More

Judiciary key to democratic success – Pam

August 13, 2020 Adoyi M. Aba 0

Executive secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam, has noted that the judiciary “plays very important role in our democratic experience.” He stated this recently when members of the Plateau state judiciary led by His Lordship, the Chief Judge, Justice Yakubu Dakwak, paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja. According to a statement issued by the Read More

Flying Officer Arotile: Police arraign driver, owner of killer vehicle

August 13, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Nigeria Police on Wednesday arraigned the driver and owner of the vehicle that killed Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile at a Magistrate Court in Kaduna.Tolulope, Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot, was killed in a road crash at the Nigerian Air Force Base, Kaduna in July. The suspects, Nehemiah Adejo and David Adejo, were arraigned before a Kaduna State Magistrate Court on four count Read More

Breaking: Another man sentenced to death in Kano

August 12, 2020 Bashir Mohammed 0

NGF ON B/HARAM, BANDITRY … Says Mailafia’s allegation on gov’s B’Haram membership weighty …DSS grills, releases ex-CBN boss over comments …I didn’t corroborate my claim – Mailafia …Banditry in North-west reducing – El-Rufai, Bello …Gunmen kill one, kidnap 2 in Katsina, police kill one in Delta By Muhammad Tanko Shittu, Jos, Hamidu Sabo, Katsina, Musa Umar Bologi, Abuja and Amaechi Okwara, Asaba  The Read More

FCT court convicts Naira Marley over Covid-19 violation

August 7, 2020 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The FCT Mobile Court sitting in Abuja on Friday sentenced the music superstar, Azeez Fashola, aka Naira Marley, for violating Covid-19 regulation, 2020, made by Presidential Order pursuant to Section 4 of the Quarantine Act, Cap. 02, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004. Naira Marley pleaded guilty to the four-count charge pressed on him by the prosecuting team. Reading Read More

Breaking: Abuja court convicts, fines Naira Marley over lockdown concert (Pictures)

August 7, 2020 Solomon Arowolo 0

Abuja mobile court has just convicted popular musician Azeez Fashola otherwise known as Naira Marley weeks after being a guest artist at a concert held at Jabi Lake mall within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Naira Marley was convicted by Magistrate Idayat Akanni after he pleaded guilty to a four-count charge preferred against him by the Federal Capital Territory Administration Read More

Buhari hails new NBA President, Akpata

August 2, 2020 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday congratulated the new President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Olumide Akpata, on his emergence. The president, according to his media adviser, Mr. Femi Adesina, wished Akpata success on the mandate given to him to lead Nigerian lawyers to chart a path of professional development and fulfilment. Buhari said he believed that the new NBA Read More

Police arraign 24-yr-old for raping grandmother

August 2, 2020 Ise-Oluwa Ige 0

The Ondo State Police Command has arraigned a 24-year old farmer, Haruna Mohammed, before an Akure Magistrate Court for allegedly raping a 50-year old woman simply identified as Ibukun Akinlo. Haruna is facing a lone count charge of rape. He was said to have committed the offence on July 8, 2020 along Lalepa/Akinfosile road at Igbotako area of Ondo State. Read More

2020 NBA election, a sham – Prof Odinkalu

August 2, 2020 Ise-Oluwa Ige 0

The immediate past Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, Prof. Chidi Odinkalu has dismissed the just concluded election of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) as a sham. Odinkalu, in a statement, said the election was not only deeply flawed but that it also failed the test of transparency. He specifically lambasted the electoral body which conducted the poll, saying Read More

Breaking: EFCC secures warrant of arrest against ex-NASS clerk

July 28, 2020 Editor 0

A warrant of arrest has been issued against the immediate past Clerk of the National Assembly, Sani Omolori by a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).. Justice Suleman Belgore gave the order while ruling on an ex parte motion filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). In the motion, marked: M/8728/2020, the EFCC claimed that Omolori Read More

Court sends man to Kirikiri for allegedly defiling his 12-year-old daughter

July 26, 2020 Ise-Oluwa Ige 0

A Lagos State Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ikeja has sent a 42-year-old man, John Jester, to Kirikiri Correctional Centre over alleged defilement of his 12-year-old daughter. The trial Chief Magistrate A.A. Oshoniyi, ordered the remand of the defendant in Kirikiri pending issuance of legal advice on his case by the state Director of Public Prosecution. Oshoniyi adjourned the matter Read More

Army has no powers to stop, demand ID cards from civilians – Court

July 26, 2020 Ise-Oluwa Ige 0

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has stopped the Nigerian Army from going ahead with its planned ‘Operation Positive Identification’ (OPI) exercise. OPI was launched by the Nigerian Army in October 2019 to stop and demand identity cards from citizens anywhere, anytime across the country in a bid to stem rising insecurity in the country. The trial high court Read More

N97m Fraud: How court sent ex-LG chairman to jail

July 26, 2020 Ise-Oluwa Ige 0

A Federal high court sitting in Gombe has sentenced a former Chairman of Shongom Local Government Area of Gombe State, Samuel Bulus Adamu to a seven-year imprisonment without an option of fine That was after he was convicted by the trial judge, Justice N I Afolabi on a seven- count charge bordering on fraud, cheating and money laundering involving N97, Read More

Alleged Cybercrime: Court quashes charge, frees Madonna students, officer after 17-month trial

July 26, 2020 Ise-Oluwa Ige 0

Following an entry of nolle, a Federal High Court sitting in Awka, Anambra State, has freed six students of the Madonna University, Okija, and a deputy director of students’ affairs of the institution. The presiding judge, Babatunde Quadro, on Thursday struck out the matter after the prosecuting counsel, Mr Arthur Obi-Okafor, said he had the approval of the Attorney General of Read More

Examining the legality of FIRS’ newly prescribed stamp duty rates

July 26, 2020 Onyejekwulum Ebube 0

In this piece, a legal practitioner and Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Onyejekulum Ebube examines the Stamp Duties Act 2004 as amended by the Finance Act 2020 to critique the legal basis of FIRS’ imposition of stamp duty rates on certain dutiable instruments/documents under the SDA which, he argues, are inconsistent with the provisions of the applicable statute. Introduction Following Read More

SGBV grave violation of human rights – Malami

July 23, 2020 Tope Sunday 0

The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami SAN, has described Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) as grave violations of the human rights of victims. The AGF made the declaration on Thursday in Abuja, while inaugurating the Inter-Ministerial Management Committee on Eradication of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence. According to the Minister, Sexual and gender-based violence Read More

Tension as Bayelsa governorship tribunal schedules case for judgement

July 22, 2020 Ameh Ejekwonyilo 0

All is now set for the Bayelsa State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja to deliver judgement in a petition filed by the candidate of the Liberation Movement (LM) in the  November 16, 2019, governorship poll in the state, Mr. Vijah Opuama, challenging the academic qualification of the deputy governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo. At the resumed proceedings of the tribunal, Read More

Man, 35 bags life imprisonment for raping 2-year-old girl in Ogun

July 22, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

An Abeokuta High Court, Tuesday sentenced a 35-year-old man, Adekunle Olalere to life imprisonment for raping a two years old girl. Olalere was convicted on a one-count charge of having sexual intercourse with a minor after pleading not guilty to the charge against him. Delivering his judgment, Justice Abiodun Akinyemi held that all evidence presented before the court by the Read More

Group files N2bn suit against SaharaReporters over Malami’s alleged scandal

July 20, 2020 Tope Sunday 0

A Civil group, Incorporated Trustee of Global Integrity Crusade Network, Monday, instituted a N2 billion suit against Sahara Reporters, Vanguard Media Limited and two others over an alleged defamatory publications made against the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN). Joined in the suit are Omoyele Sowore and Barrister Kabiru Akingbolu. The group is praying Read More

Certificate Forgery: APC begins fresh battle to disqualify Obaseki

July 20, 2020 Ise-Oluwa Ige 0

   Prominent Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Wole Olanipekun, is leading four other members of the inner bar at the Federal high court in Benin in cases of certificate forgery and perjury instituted to disqualify Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State and his deputy, Philip Shaibu from the September 19, 2020 gubernatorial election in Edo State. The All Progressives Read More

COVID-19: FHC Chief Judge suspends annual transfer of judges

July 20, 2020 Ise-Oluwa Ige 0

The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice John Tsoho, has temporarily halted the annual redeployment of the court’s judges. Justice Tsoho blamed the suspension on the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic. The CJ, in a July 13 circular, directed judges to resume hearing of all cases pending before them. Many cases have been stalled and many judges have Read More

SERAP writes Buhari, demands a special presidential panel to probe alleged N81.5b fraud in NDDC

July 20, 2020 Ise-Oluwa Ige 0

 The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has requested President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently set up a special presidential investigative panel to probe grave corruption allegations in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The organisation specifically wanted the panel when constituted to unravel the veracity of the claims that the commission illegally spent N81.5 billion, on travels, ‘condolences’, consultancy and Read More