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Promotion: Para-military board dragged to Industrial Court

By Bode Olagoke Abuja Aggrieved offi cer of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Daniel Makolo, has dragged the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Board to the National Industrial Court over the refusal of the NIS to promote him for over 10 years. Makolo, in a motion ex parte is seeking an order restraining the […]

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Alison-Madueke: Affi davit shows how Aluko, Omokore laundered $1.7bn

By Jerry Uwah Lagos An affi davit fi le at a Federal High Court in Lagos by a lawyer from the Federal Ministry of Justice has shown how oil businessmen, Kolawole Akanni Aluko and Jide Omokore, diverted into their pockets the sum of $1.7 billion from questionable oil swap transactions between them and the Nigeria […]

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Omokore: FG’s witness varies evidence upon cross examination

Idris Agiri, third prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of Jide Omokore, and fi ve others, has varied earlier evidence he gave on July 4, when he was led in evidence by prosecution counsel, Rotimi Jacob. Agiri, an accountant with the National Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), under cross examination by counsel for the 4th defendant, […]

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Court order: INEC suspends Melaye’s recall

By Emeka Nze Abuja Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it would comply with the order of the Federal High Court, Abuja, stopping it from acting on the petition by the registered voters of Kogi West Senatorial district to recall Senator Dino Melaye. According to INEC, the Federal High Court, Abuja, dated July […]

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Court grants ex-Jigawa Gov Turaki bail

By Vivian Okejeme Abuja A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Maitama, yesterday, granted bail to a former Governor of Jigawa state, Ibrahim Saminu Turaki from the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Th e anti-graft agency had arrested Turaki on July 4, at a public function in Abuja, based on a […]

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Industrial Court judge arraigned for unlawful enrichment

By Jerry Uwah, Lagos A serving judge of the National Industrial Court (NIC), Justice Agbadu Fishim was yesterday arraigned before a Lagos state High Court for unlawful enrichment to the tune of N3.5 million. Th e NIC judge was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a 19-count charge before Justice Raliat […]

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Senate okays compulsory treatment, care for gunshot victims

By Ezrel Tabiowo Abuja Th e Senate yesterday passed the Compulsory Treatment and Care of Victims of Gunshots Bill. Th e Bill, which was sent to the Senate for Concurrence, sought to establish a law that ensures that victims of gunshot receive necessary treatment from medical workers and assistance from security agencies. Speaking on the […]

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Court remands 2 for energy theft

By Muhammed Tanko Shittu Jos A Federal High Court sitting in Jos, Plateau state, has remanded two accused persons: Abubakar Salihu Zakari and Pam Vincent Joseph, in prison custody for energy theft. Zakari and Pam popularly known as Habu Gali and Vinny respectively were charged to court for by-passing meters installed by Jos Electricity Distribution […]

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MTN, Heritage Bank officials in police net over N150m ‘fraud’

By Chizoba Ogbeche Abuja Police Special Fraud Unit (PSFU) yesterday arrested 11 suspected fraudsters, including three Heritage bank offi cials, and two MTN employees over N150 million fraud. Th e suspects allegedlysiphoning money from bank accounts using phone numbers linked to customers’ accounts said to have been obtained from shady MTN workers. Police investigation which […]

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Businessman jailed 6 months for breach of trust

By Chizoba Ogbeche Abuja A Grade 1 Area Court in Karu, Abuja, on Monday sentenced a 35-year-old man, Friday Maigida, to six months imprisonment for failing to supply timber worth N330,000 to his client. Maigida was charged for criminal breach of trust, cheating and criminal misappropriation punishable under sections 312, 329 and 309 of the […]

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2 in court for defrauding coy 17million frozen fi sh

By Tope Musowo Lagos Two men, who allegedly defrauded a company of N17 million worth of fi sh, were on yesterday arraigned before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court, setting in Lagos. Th e accused, Bayo Iloba, 56, and Gbenga Atoyebi, 41, are facing a nine-count charge bordering on obtaining money under false pretences, stealing […]

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Jigawa police nab man for defiling 4 minors

By Muhammad Aliyu Dutse Th e police in Jigawa state have nabbed a 40 year-old-man for allegedly defi ling four minors in Kangire Village of Brinin Kudu local government area of Jigawa state. Investigation conducted by Blueprint in the area revealed that the man lured the girls, who are aged between 9 and four years, […]

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It’s now maximum of 5 lawyers per client, CJN rules

By Vivian Okejeme Abuja Th e Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, has ordered that the number of lawyers that could appear for a party in court must not be more than fi ve, including the lead lawyer. Justice Onnoghen announced this yesterday shortly before the Supreme Court opened proceedings in the two appeals […]

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Hello PMAN?

By BALLASON Gloria Mabeiam Readers discretion is advised in this piece and with the kind permission of the writers and their producers, the following song or their excerpts are herein reproduced: Just like the sun, lights up the earth, you light up my life Th e only one, I’ve ever seen with a smile so […]

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72-year-old man docked for ‘assaulting’ police officers

A 72-year old man, Mr. Emmanuel Ugba was docked before a Magistrate Court in Makurdi, for allegedly resisting arrest and assaulting two police offi cers. Th e prosecutor, Inspector Michael Iorundu, said Ugba, a native of Idye, in Makurdi, on July 1, assaulted Sgts. Shange and Joy Abah, who served him a warrant to report […]

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Alleged $40m contract: GEJ’s cousin didn’t receive N650m for safe house – Witness

David Mkpe,the tenth prosecution witness in the trial of Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s cousin, Azibaola Robert, has told the Federal High Court, Abuja, that Azibaola and his wife, Stella, did not collect any money for a ‘safe house’ from the Offi ce of the National Security Adviser (ONSA). Robert, his wife, Stella and his fi rm, […]

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Alleged money laundering: EFCC re-arraigns Lamido, sons

Stories by Vivian Okejeme Abuja Th e Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has re-arraigned former Jigawa Governor Sule Lamido, his two sons, and fi ve others before Justice B.O. Quadri of the Federal High Court, Abuja. Th e defendants were rearraigned alongside Aminu Abubakar, Batholomew Agoha and three companies on an amended 43-count charge […]

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Court remands ex-VC, bursar in EFCC custody

Stories by Vivian Okejeme Abuja Justice David Olademeji of an Osun State High Court, Ile–Ife, has ordered that the immediate former Vice Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Anthony Elujoba, be remanded in Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s custody.. Th e court also gave a similar order in respect of the institution’s former bursar, […]

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Court dismisses El-Zakzaky’s N2bn suit against Army, AGF

By AbdulRaheem Aodu Kaduna Th e Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna, yesterday, dismissed the suit brought by leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem ElZakzaky and his wife, Malama Zeenat El-Zakzaky, against Nigerian Army, the Chief of Army Staff , Lt.-General Yusuf Tukur Buratai, the Attorney General and Minister of justice, Abubakar […]

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Group sues FG over PenCom boss’ sack

By Vivian Okejeme Abuja A group, Registered Trustees of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Institute, yesterday, dragged President Muhammadu Buhari, the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, and four others before the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, over alleged unlawful sack of the Board Chairman of the National Pension Commission PenCom, […]

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Ngwuta used 2 int’l passports interchangeably – Witness

By Vivian Okejeme Abuja A prosecution witness, Tanko Nuhu Kutana, in the ongoing trial of Supreme Court judge, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, yesterday, told Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court in Abuja, that Justice Ngwuta used two valid diplomatic passports interchangeably on trips to diff erent countries. Th e federal government is prosecuting Justice […]

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Court fines Dame Patience, dismisses suit against EFCC

By Our Correspondent Justice S. Seidu of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, yesterday imposed a fi ne of N50, 000 on former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, for withdrawing a suit instituted against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Jonathan had, in February 2017, instituted a suit against the […]

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Certificate forgery: Court dismisses case against Andy Uba

Justice Valentine Ashi of a Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Apo, Gudu District, has dismissed a certifi cate forgery suit fi led by one Uchenna Nnadi against Senator Andy Uba. Th e trial judge, said the law says that ‘he who asserts must prove’; and that the plaintiff had failed to lead the […]

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Judge’s absence stalls Dasuki’s trial

Th e absence of trial judge, Justice Hussein Baba Yufus, stalled the trial of former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (redt) in the alleged $2.1billion arms deal. Th e federal government prosecuting Dasuki in the alleged fraud also failed to produce him in court as at the time the trial was shifted […]

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Court orders Sahara Reporters to pay N4bn as damages to Saraki

Justice Adeyinka Oyinloye of an Ilorin High Court, Kwara state has ordered the publisher of online news platform, Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, to pay the sum of N4 billion as damages to Senate President Bukola Saraki, over a series of libellous stories published on the news platform from September to December 2015. Saraki through his […]