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JUSUN condemns Rivers court attack, wants culprits punished

May 14, 2018 Moses John. Abuja 0

President of Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), Comrade Marwan Mustapha Adamu, has condemned last Friday attack on High Court complex in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital by unknown hoodlums. The attack, according to the president, disrupted court proceedings and destroyed government properties. In a statement, Comrade Adamu described the act as barbaric and called on security agencies to Read More

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NJC recommends sack of Adamawa judge, investigates 25 others

May 11, 2018 Kehinde Osasona .Abuja 0

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has recommended the sack of one judge and commenced investigation of 25 others. The council, the highest decision making in the judiciary, made the decision at its meeting held on Tuesday and Wednesday in Abuja. The council also recommended 21 Judges for appointment as Chief Judges, Grand Kadi, High Court Judges, Sharia Court Kadis, President, Read More

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N2.1bn fraud: Dokpesi rearraigned, pleads not guilty

May 10, 2018 Kehinde Osasona .Abuja 0

  The federal government yesterday re-arraigned Chief Raymond Dokpesi and his company, DAAR Investment Company Ltd, and preferred a seven-count amended charge against him. Dokpesi and his company, DAAR Investment, are standing trial before Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court, Abuja, over the N2.1 billion received from the office of the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki. The Read More

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Judge’s absence stalls arraignment of Sen Adeleke’s ‘killer’

May 10, 2018 Lateef Dada. Osogbo 0

Absence of the presiding judge, Justice Ayo Oyebiyi, in the case of the nurse who treated Senator Isiaka Adeleke before his death, Alfred Aderibigbe yesterday stalled the arraignment of the nurse. Magistrate Olusegun Ayilara-led coroner inquest had recommended the nurse for prosecution, having established that he administered a drug overdose on the late senator, thus causing his death. Aderibigbe had Read More

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Bayelsa: Court reinstates sacked APC chairman

May 7, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Bayelsa state High Court sitting in Yenagoa, has reinstated the sacked Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Chief Tiwei Orunimighe. It was gathered that the decision of the court generated fresh tension in the party casting doubts over the APC’s ward congresses that held across the country on Saturday. The National Working Committee (NWC) of APC, Read More

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Man, 23, arraigned in court for stealing

May 7, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A 23-year-old man, Abiodun Olasunkanmi, has been arraigned before an Osogbo Magisterate court in Osun state over alleged theft of catfish valued at N800,000. The accused person, Olasunkanmi is currently facing a count charge bordering on theft. The Prosecutor, Inspector Fagboyinbo Abiodun, told the court that the accused committed the offence on April 25, 2018 at about 5:30am at Rinsayo Read More

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N700m fraud: Ex-banker Ayi jailed 7 years

A former relationship officer, Coronation Merchant Bank, Nsa Ayi has been sentenced to seven-year-imprisonment for diverting clients’ N700 million meant for federal government bonds, treasury bills and fixed deposits. He was sentenced by Justice Mojisola Dada of the Lagos State High Court, Ikeja, Lagos. The convict, who was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on February 26, 2018, Read More

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Impeachment threat: Is President Buhari guilty or not?

May 7, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Last week, some lawmakers made moves to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari over the withdrawal and spending of $496,374,470.00 million on war planes. By their affirmation, his action was tantamount to anticipatory approval. Has the President usurped the powers of the lawmakers by his action? Legal practitioners speak to KEHINDE OSASONA, HALIMAT OZOMATA and ROSEMARY MORIBIRIN. Buhari has committed an impeachable Read More

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Benue killings: Court grants motion to try Miyetti Allah leaders

May 5, 2018 Daniel Agbo. Makurdi 0

A Makurdi High Court presided over by Justice I. A. Tyonyiman, yesterday granted the motion exparte brought before it by Benue state government against the leadership of Miyetti Allah Kauttal Hore and others over the killings in the state. In the case number MHC/694M/18 between the State against Abdullah Bello Bodejo, Huseini Yusuf Bosso, Saleh Alhasan, Alhaji Lagogi, Mallam Mumini Read More

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Illegal passport: 2 Camerounians bag 18 -year-jail term

April 30, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, has sentenced to 18 years imprisonment each, two Cameroonians, Ebwe Michael and Ngu Tiku Sanni, for illegally acquiring Nigerian passports. The presiding judge, Justice IM Sanni, nevertheless gave the defendants an option to pay N500,000 each as fi ne. The judge, while sentencing the convicts, said that the court was Read More

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Polls sequence ruling: NASS may head for S/Court

April 30, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The recent ruling of an Abuja High Court over poll sequencing has been described as an attempt to obstruct legislative process. A member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Peter Akpatason (Edo-APC), who made the observation at the weekend, expressed optimism that Supreme Court would upturn the ruling. According to him, the court’s ruling negates the provisions of the law, Read More

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$9.7m stashed money: Yakubu loses appeal, cash remains forfeited to FG

April 30, 2018 Kehinde Osasona .Abuja 0

The Kaduna Division of the Court of Appeal has affirmed the decision of the Federal High Court Kano, which ordered the interim forfeiture of the money found in a house in Kaduna belonging to former Group Managing Director of NNPC, Engineer Andrew Yakubu. Blueprint recalled that On 3 February, 2017, when operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission stormed Read More

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Anti-corruption: How feasible is establishment of special courts?kehinde

April 30, 2018 Kehinde Osasona .Abuja 0

Early in the year, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo announced plans by the federal government to designate specific courts to handle corruption cases. Months after the pronouncement, critics have continued to argue that the establishment of special courts would distend the judicial system, or that the judges could be easily compromised. KEHINDE OSASONA looks at the possibilities and likely challenges ahead Read More

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You lack power to re-order polls sequence, court tells NASS

April 26, 2018 Kehinde Osasona .Abuja 0

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja yesterday declared as illegal the controversial section 25 of the Electoral Act Amendment bill, 2018, dealing with the reordering of the 2019 election sequence. It would be recalled that Accord party had in a suit filed before the court challenged the constitutionality of the proposed amendment of the Electoral Act by the National Read More

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Court grants 22 Shi’ite protesters bail

April 25, 2018 Donald Iorchir. Abuja 0

Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in-charge of Mabushi, CSP Adamu Saidu Mu’azu, has said the “situation policemen have found themselves in the discharge of their duties calls for commendation and not condemnation.” He said the task of securing lives and property was not an issue that will be regarded as a common thing, but should be appreciated by both the government Read More

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Between Bachelet & Buhari

April 23, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Even those who had never heard of Bachelet were moved by the exit from presidency video which went viral. Veronica Michelle Bachelet Jeria left the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women to contest and take over office as the President of Chile between 2014 and 2018. It was not the U.N. or her advocacy for Read More

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Should journalists divulge source of information?

April 23, 2018 Kehinde Osasona .Abuja 0

Recently, the Chief Judge of Niger State, Mariam Zukogi docked two journalists in the state-owned newspaper ‘Newsline’ for declining to divulge the source of their information over a story bordering on NJC and judges in the state. KEHINDE OSASONA sounds out some legal practitioners on the issue The CJ should be reported to NJC – Chuks Kalu It is a Read More

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Court grants 22 Shi’ite protesters bail

April 21, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

An Abuja Magistrate’s Court has granted 22 suspected members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) (Shi’ites) bail yesterday. The Shi’ites were arrested by the Police on Monday and accused of criminal conspiracy, unlawful assembly, rioting, causing grievous hurt, amongst other charges. The spokesperson of a human rights group, Concerned Nigerians, which protested alongside the IMN for the release of Read More

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2 remanded for cruelty to donkey in Sokoto

April 21, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A Sokoto Magistrates’ Court yesterday ordered the remand of two men, Abdulkarim Muhammad and Ibrahim Ibrahim, over alleged cruelty to a donkey. The accused persons are facing a two-count charge of criminal conspiracy, riding and neglecting an animal. The Chief Magistrate, Nuraddeen Bello, ordered the remand of the accused persons after they pleaded not guilty to the charge. Bello adjourned Read More

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Lawyers threaten Buhari’s aide over Uwajeh’s appointment

April 21, 2018 Blueprint Newspaper 0

  ‎Controversy has continued to trail the appointment of the self-acclaimed private investigator in the United Kingdom, Victor Uwajeh, by the federal government. Uwajeh is said to have been appointed consultant to trace and recover undeclared assets and proceeds of fraud as part of the ongoing fight against corruption. Already, aggrieved lawyers have queried the appointment by the Chairman of Read More

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Omokore: Court threatens case close over EFCC witness absence

April 21, 2018 Kehinde Osasona 0

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has threatened to close the federal government case against Jide Omokere, an ally to Diezani Allison-Madueke, former Minister of Petroleum Resources in the $1.6bn fraud levelled against her and others. Omokere is being tried alongside Victor Briggs, former managing director of the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC); Abiye Membere, former Group Executive Director, Read More

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