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… High Court Judge Sukola dies at 57

October 26, 2017 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

By AbdulRaheem Aodu Kaduna A Kaduna state High Court Judge, Justice Bashir Sukola is dead. Officials of the state Ministry of Justice and family sources, who confirmed his passage said he died at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH), Shika, Zaria, Tuesday night after a brief illness. Late Sukola, who is survived by a wife and many children, has Read More

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Evans lawyer’s application stalls his second arraignment

October 24, 2017 Blueprint Newsroom 0

By Jerry Uwah Lagos– An application by the defence counsel seeking the dismissal of fresh charges slammed on suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans, yesterday stalled his fresh arraignment before a Lagos High Court in Igbosere. Lagos state government brought fresh charges against the suspected kidnap kingpin, but the arraignment was stalled as his lawyer brought an application asking Read More

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Breaking: Justice Abang summons former president Jonathan to appear in court Wednesday

October 24, 2017 Online Editor 0

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday confirmed that he had signed a subpoena compelling former President Goodluck Jonathan to appear in court on Wednesday to testify in defence of a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh. This confirms The PUNCH’s exclusive story published on Tuesday that the judge signed the subpoena to be served on Read More

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Agbakoba sues Buhari over oil minister’s role

October 24, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Olisa Agbakoba, has asked an Abuja Division of the Federal High Court to determine the constitutionality of President Muhammadu Buhari serving as petroleum minister and president at the same time. The application is one of the reactions to the controversy trailing a recent confrontation between top officials of the nation’s oil industry: the Minister Read More

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Court grants bail to Benue lawmaker, 4 others

October 20, 2017 Daniel Agbo 0

Daniel Agbo   Makurdi   A Federal High Court sitting in Makurdi, the Benue state capital, yesterday granted bail to a serving member of the state House of Assembly representing Logo state constituency, Kester Kyenge and four others to the sum of N100 million each Those granted bail alongside Kyenge were the former chairmen of Ado, Ukum and Gwer West Read More

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Changed plea: Judge fixes Evans’ trial for Nov 3

October 20, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Justice Hakeem of the Oshodi   Ikeja Division of the Lagos state High Court yesterday fi xed November 3 for the trial of Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike (popularly known as Evans) and fi ve others Th e defendants – Evans, Uche Amadi, Ogechi Uchechukwu, Nwachukwu Okwuchukwu, Chilaka Ifeanyi, and Victor Aduba – pleaded not guilty to an amended two-count charge of conspiracy and Read More

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Atiku’s son remanded on contempt charge

October 19, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

  For disobeying a court order, Aminu, son of former VicePresident Atiku Abubakar, was yesterday remanded in the transit cell of Tinubu Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos. Aminu was alleged to have disobeyed an order made by Chief Magistrate Kikelomo Ayeye on October 11, over the custody of six-year-old Amir Abubakar, who he was alleged to have taken away from the Read More

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Arms possession: Dasuki asks court to suspend trial

October 18, 2017 Vivian Okejeme 0

By Vivian Okejeme   Abuja   Former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.),  yesterday asked Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court, Abuja, to suspend further hearing on his trial. Dasuki is being prosecuted by the federal government on a charge of alleged money laundering and illegal arms possession. At the resumed trial yesterday, Dasuki asked the Read More

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Man jailed for beating government officials

October 17, 2017 Lateef Dada, Oshogbo 0

A 36-year-old man, Nicholas Ighomudo, was on Tuesday remanded at Ilesha prison custody by an Osun State Magistrate’s sitting in Osogbo for allegedly beating two Osun health workers to comma. The accused was said to have molested the officials while they were on an official assignment. The prosecutor, Mr. Sunday Ajayi, told the court that Ighomudo committed the alleged crime on the 14th of Read More

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Diezani finally loses 56 more houses to FG

October 12, 2017 Blueprint Newsroom 0

By Jerry Uwah Lagos A Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday ordered the permanent forfeiture of 56 houses in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja valued at $21, 982, 224 (about N3.3 billion) allegedly linked to a former minister of petroleum resources, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke to the federal government.   The property aff ected by the permanent forfeiture ordered by Justice Read More

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JUSUN tackles govs over judicial autonomy

October 10, 2017 Aideloje Ojo 0

By Aideloje Ojo   Minna   Th e Niger state chapter of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), has expressed worry over the non-compliance of state governors to the Federal High Court judgment on the autonomy for judiciary across the country. Th e state chairman of JUSUN, Barr Mahmud Muye, stated this yesterday in Minna during a meeting with Read More

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Detained Kaduna journalist Binniyat granted bail

October 10, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Usman Ibn A.  Lapai Kaduna– Kaduna High Court judge, Justice Bashir Sukola, yesterday, granted bail to detained journalist, Luka Binniyat, after spending over three months in prison custody. Shortly before granting the bail to the ex-Vanguard reporter, Sukola had given 15 minutes break in the proceedings and advised both prosecution counsel, led by Abdulhakeem Mustapha (SAN) and defence, Barr Read More

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Osun court remands 2 for ‘breach of peace’

October 10, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Lateef Dada Osogbo An Osun State Magistrate court sitting in Osogbo, the state capital, yesterday remanded one Suraju Adeniyi and Lateef Olaitan, in Ilesha prison for allegedly causing public disturbance. Th e accused persons, Adeniyi, 39, Olaitan, 25, were alleged to have caused troubles under the infl uence of drug. Th e Prosecutor, Sergeant Sunday Ajayi, alleged that the Read More

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Court rules against NIWA over control of Lagos waterways

October 9, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A Federal High Court in Lagos last Friday affirmed the power of Lagos State Government to legislate and control the inland waterways within the territory of the State. The Court, in a judgment on a suit with reference number FHC/L/CS/1098/07 filed by fishermen operating in Eti-Osa Local Government Area of the State, held that the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) Read More

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‘Corrupt’ charges: Court refuses Judge stay of execution application

October 9, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

  Justice Adedayo Akintoye of a Lagos State High Court, Igbosere, has dismissed an application by a serving Federal High Court Judge, Hyeladzira Ajiya Nganjwa, seeking to stay proceedings in his trial for alleged N81,705,000 corrupt practices. Nganjiwa is facing a $260,000 and N8.65 million totalling about N81,705,000 corruption charge, brought against him last June 23 by the Economic and Read More

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Court orders media firm to pay ex-workers

October 9, 2017 Vivian Okejeme 0

Stories by Vivian Okejeme Abuja The National Industrial Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, has ordered Western Publishing Company Limited, publishers of Compass Newspapers, to pay former employees all their entitlements, including pension, running into N7million within 30 days. The suit no: NICN/LA/143/2014, has Victor Asowata, Azuka Christopher Nwokocha, Usoro Ndianobong, Moses Abel Hope, Ayodele Kolawole, Emmanuel Ukudolo and Sebastine Enyinna Read More

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Court remands suspected IPOB members in prison

October 9, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

An Aba North Chief Magistrate, Ogbonna Adiele, has ordered the seven suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra arraigned over alleged murder, arson, use of offensive weapons and theft be remanded in prison. The Magistrate, directed the Police, to transfer the case file to Director of Public Prosecution, (DPP), stating that the court has no jurisdiction to hear the Read More

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Court orders Oyo official in Ladoja’s trial

October 9, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court, Lagos, has ordered Oyo State Government to send one of its officials, to tender a document in the trial of former Governor Rashidi Ladoja over alleged conversion of N4.7billion from the state treasury to his personal use. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission re-arraigned Ladoja alongside oneWaheed Akanbi on an eight -count Read More

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Alleged corruption: Ngwuta illegally uses two passports – NIS

October 9, 2017 Vivian Okejeme 0

Stories by Vivian Okejeme Abuja A prosecution witness, Tanko Kutana, has revealed to the Federal High Court, Abuja, how the Nigerian Immigration Service replaced the lost passport of Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, because the organization had no cause to doubt the affidavit evidence deposed to by the defendant when he reported the loss of the document. The Supreme Court Justice is Read More

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Court orders 3 men whipped for loitering in Abuja

October 6, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A Karmo Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, yesterday, ordered that three men, who loitered at the Hill Top Garden, Abuja, be given six lashes of the cane. Daniel Lucky, Aliyu Ahmed and Badiru Lawal were arraigned for constituting “nuisance” at a black spot. The judge, Abubakar Sadiq, warned them to desist from crime. Abubakar imposed the punishment, following admission of Read More

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Judge Re-assigns ex-gov. Babangida Aliyu’s case

October 6, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court, Abuja, yesterday, returned the criminal case file against former Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger state to acting Chief Judge, for re-assignment. In his ruling, Dimgba ordered that the case file be returned to the Acting Chief Judge of Federal High Court, Justice Abdul Kafarati, for re-assignment to Minna Division of the court Read More

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Fighting corruption, special court to the rescue’

October 6, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, the Chief Judges of the States, and the Federal Capital Territory should be directed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria to issue Practice Directions to accelerate the determination of corruption cases. “In addition, the Supreme Court (Criminal Appeals) Practice Directions 2013, Court of Appeal (Criminal Appeals) Practice Directions 2013, and Court of Appeal (Fast Read More

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Corruption: How far can Salami’s c’ttee go?

October 6, 2017 Tope Sunday 0

Recently, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, influenced the appointment of a 15-man committee, headed by former President, Court of Appeal, Justice Isa Ayo Salami, through the NJC, to try looters in special anti-corruption courts. TOPE SUNDAY, in this piece examines how far the committee can go in its mandate of fighting corruption Nigerians have commended the step Read More

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Court dashes NOUN law graduates hope for Law School admission

October 6, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Martin Paul Abuja– A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, has dashed the hope of law graduates of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) from being admitted into the Nigerian Law School Th e Court, on Wednesday squashed a suit instituted by law graduates of the NOUN on the ground that only the Council of Legal Education Read More

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Witness reveals banks used in 2014 NIS recruitment

October 5, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Vivian Okejeme Abuja Th e fi fth prosecution witness, Augustine Ugorji, in the trial of former Interior Minister, Abba Moro and three others, yesterday, revealed banks used by Drexel Nigeria Ltd, in the 2014 online recruitment exercise into Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS). Anesthesia Nwobia, an exPermanent Secretary in the Ministry and a Deputy Director in the Ministry, F.O.  Alayabami Read More

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