Oil theft: FG changes tactics, employs military, NSCDC services

September 23, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The federal government has said that operatives of the Nigerian Army, Navy and Civil Defense Corps would be effectively used in the fight against crude oil theft in the Niger Delta Region.The change of tactics may not be unconnected with  menace of endless crude oil theft in the Niger Delta region.The government has therefore set up an Inter Ministerial Committee Read More

Unlawful banishment: Sanusi to know fate Nov 30

September 23, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

Justice Anwuli Chikere of the Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed November 30 for judgment in a suit instituted by the deposed Emir of Kano Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.The Judge Thursday fixed November 30 for judgment after taking final arguments from lawyers representing parties in the fundamental rights enforcement suit.In the suit, Sanusi is challenging his banishment to Awe, a Read More

Why FG can’t name, shame Boko Haram financiers – AGF Malami

September 23, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The federal government Wednesday restated that no stone would be left unturned in its quest to prosecute Boko Haram financiers and the fight against terrorism in the country. The government also explained reasons it was yet to name and shame the alleged financiers of terrorism in the country. The UAE list   Last week, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) listed six Nigerians and Read More

N50m suit against Ethiopian Airlines gets Nov 2 date

September 20, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

A Federal High Court in Abuja has adjourned till November 2, 2021 the continuation of trial in the N50 million suit filed against Ethiopian Airlines over lost of luggage with items worth $13, 550. In the suit numbered, FHC ABJ/CS/1445/2018, the plaintiffs, Abdulwahab Malumfashi, Suleiman Lawal, Umar Lawal and Kofarsauri, through their counsel, Peter Okwoli are praying the court to Read More

(Breaking) Igboho’s ‘illegal’ house raid: Court slams N20bn on DSS

September 17, 2021 Editor 0

Oyo State High Court on Friday slammed N20 billion on the Department of State Security (DSS) for illegally invading Sunday Igboho’s house in Ibadan some months ago. Justice Ladiran Akintola who delivered the judgement directed DSS to pay the huge sum to Igboho whose name is also Sunday Adeyemol Akintola awarded the sum as exemplary and aggravated damages against the Read More

VAT war: Appeal Court stops Rivers, Lagos, Southern govs kick

September 17, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The bid by the duo of Rivers and Lagos state governments to stop the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) from collecting the Value Added Taxes (VAT) experienced a setback of sort Thursday at the Court of Appeal, Abuja. Specifically, the appellate court declined their requests to stop the federal agency pending the resolution of all legal disputes in the matter. The FIRS Read More

Court of Appeal affirms Soludo as APGA flag-bear, awards N10m against appellant

September 10, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Court of Appeal Abuja Division, Thursday affirmed Prof Charles Soludo as the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in the November 6 governorship election in Anambra state. While dismissing the appeal marked CA/AW/256/2021 by Chief Edozie Njoku against Sylvester Ezeokenwa, the court described it as constituting an abuse of court process. The three members of the appellate court led Read More

There must be an end to this nonsense, CJN warns judges

September 7, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

 Chief Justice of Nigeria Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad has read riot act to the seven invited Judges at a crucial closed door meeting held in Abuja Monday evening. The CJN was quoted as saying, “there must be an end to this nonsense.  You shall henceforth take absolute charge in assigning cases or matters, especially political, personally.” At the meeting which held Read More

Orders restraining DSS, AGF from arresting Igboho extended

August 30, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

An interim order restraining the Department of State Services (DSS), and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami (SAN), from arresting, killing, or harassing Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, was, Monday, extended by an Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan. Adeyemo’s lead counsel, Yomi Aliyu (SAN), confirmed the development to newsmen after the ruling on Monday. Also Read More

Appeal Court okays NIA’s appeal against judgement reinstating sacked acting director

August 26, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Federal Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja Wednesday okayed the application of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) to appeal the judgment of the National Industrial Court which ordered the reinstatement of dismissed former acting Director General of the Agency, Ambassador Mohammed Dauda, as a substantive director. A three-member panel of Justices of the Court of Appeal led by Justice Read More

Anambra guber: Again, Court declares Umeoji APGA candidate

August 19, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The battle for the governorship ticket of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) on Thursday took a different turn, as the High Court sitting in Owerri ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to recognise Hon. Chukwuma Umeoji and Chief Jude Okeke as the governorship candidate and National Chairman of the party respectively. The Owerri High Court struck out a Read More

SGBV: Stakeholders renew calls for establishment of special court 

August 19, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

Stakeholders have again pushed for the establishment of special courts for Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) cases in Nigeria. The programme is supported by Actionaid, WoldiAfrica Nigeria, British Council and the Canadian government. Participants at the high level stakeholder’s meeting christened ‘Moving Forward Actions Towards Establishment of Social Courts for SGBV cases in Nigeria’, were decision makers, political leaders, Read More

Judge to sign Igboho aides’ release available – Abuja FHC

August 18, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Federal High Court Abuja has said it has a judge on ground to sign the warrant of release of Sunday Igboho’s associates granted bail recently by the court. Chief registrar of the Federal High Court, Emmanuel Gakko, in a statement clarified that Justice Obiora Egwuatu, who admitted the 12 detainees to bail early in August did not disappear as Read More

Operate above primordial sentiments, CJN charges new CJ, Khadis

August 16, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, (CJN) Justice Ibrahim Muhammad Tanko Monday charged newly sworn-in Judge and Khadis to be above primordial sentiments that might blind their tenure. The CJN gave the admonition at the Supreme Court in Abuja while administering a oath on the new Federal Capital Territory Court Justice, Hon. Justice Hussein Yusuf Baba, and the newly appointed five Read More

IPOB: Despite court order, Army ‘keeps Enugu gov’s aide in detention’

August 15, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

Despite a Federal High Court order that the Nigerian Army should release unconditionally a Nigerian citizen, and Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Security matters to the Enugu State Governor, Tochukwu Cornelius Okeke, the Nigerian Army has allegedly refused to obey the order. The order was given seven days ago via a court verdict by Justice AT Mohammed of the Portharcourt Division. The Read More

New FCT High Court acting CJ emerges

August 14, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Hon. Justice Husseini Baba-Yusuf as the Acting Chief Judge of the High Court of Justice of the Federal Capital Territory on the recommendation of the National Judicial Council. In a press release issued by the Director, Information Supreme Court of Nigeria, Mr Soji Oye, the new acting Chief Judge would be sworn-in Read More

Caramelo: Police, AEPB ordered to pay damages to 6 women

August 11, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Federal High Court in Abuja Wednesday awarded millions in damages to six women who were arrested and sexually abused in Abuja. The alleged abuse happened during a 2019 raid by officers of the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) and the Nigerian Police. While it lasted, about 34 female nude dancers were arrested when the popular nightclub, called Caramelo, was Read More

Again, Judge’s absence stalls Baba Ijesha’s trial

August 11, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The trial of Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James, alias Baba Ijesha in the alleged rape scandal could not hold on Wednesday due to the absence of the presiding judge, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo. Blueprint recalls that after granting him bail at the last sitting, the Ikeja Special Offences Court Wednesday adjourned his trial till September 27, 2021.  The presiding Judge this Blueprint learnt is currently attending a Judges Retreat Read More

Oil spillage: Shell to pay Ogoni people N45.9bn compensation

August 11, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

After defying court orders for 10 years, Shell Petroleum Company (SPC), one of the International Oil Companies (IOC) operating in the Niger Delta, has accepted to pay a N45.9bn compensation over oil spillage that ravaged communities in Ogoniland between 2008 and 2009. The judgment was delivered on Wednesday by Justice Ahmed Ramat Mohammed of the Federal High Court in Abuja. Read More

Don’t harm, impede judicial process, CJN warns Court officials

August 11, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, has warned Directors and Inspectors of Area/Sharia Customary Courts not to harm judicial process, urging them to imbibe best practices in their supervisory roles. The CJN gave the warning in a key note address at the virtual opening ceremony of the National Workshop For Directors and Inspectors of Area/Sharia/Customary Courts Read More

NJI Administrator tasks judicial workers on best practices

August 10, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The new administrator of the National Judicial Institute (NJI), Justice Salisu Garba, Tuesday, tasked Directors and Inspectors of Area / Sharia Customary Courts on the need to imbibe best practices in their supervisory roles. Garba stated this in his welcome address at the virtual opening ceremony of the National Workshop For Directors and Inspectors of Area/Sharia/Customary Courts held in Abuja. Read More

Anambra Guber: Fallout of Kano Appeal Judgment ‘ll confirm Umeoji as APGA candidate-Ike

August 9, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Jude Okeke-led All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has said that one major fallout of the forthcoming Kano Appeal Court judgment, will furtherconfirm Honourable Chukwuma Umeoji, as the governorship candidate of the party in the election slated for November 6. This was contained in a statement by the APGA Deputy National Chairman, Mazi Iloabanafor Daniel Ike. Ike also said that Read More

30-yr-old man docked for defiling 2-year-old minor in Adamawa

August 5, 2021 Editorial IV 0

A high court sitting in Yola, presided by Justice Helen Hammanjoda has remanded a 30-year-old suspected rapist, Ali Ibrahim, in prison custody for defiling a 2-year-old minor at Kwacam ward, in Mubi north local government area of Adamawa state, Wednesday. The suspect, a firewood seller was arranged before the court on a two-count charges bordering on defilement and molestation. While Read More

Certificate saga: Group asks court to order arrest of Adeosun

August 5, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

A group, the Incorporated Trustees of Global Integrity Crusade Network (GICN) Wednesday asked court to order the arrest of Mrs Kemi Adeosun over the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate saga hovering around the former minister of finance. GCIN had dragged Adeosun before a Federal High Court in Abuja, over the issue in a new suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/732/2021 between Incorporated Read More