Alleged N1.7bn theft: Court remands First Nation MD Odukoya

March 20, 2018 Kehinde Osasona .Abuja 0

An Ikeja Special Offences Court has ordered that Kayode Odukoya, Managing Director, First Nation Airlines be remanded over alleged theft of N1.7 billion. According to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Odukoya committed the offences of forgery, use of false document and perjury on March 21, 2013. Justice Mojisola Dada had, in her ruling, ordered that the accused be remanded Read More

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Recall: Melaye rejects Appeal Court ruling, moves to S/Court

March 20, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The member representing Kogi West Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Dino Melaye, has rejected the judgement of an Appeal Court on his recall process by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Melaye, who faulted the judgement on Friday hours after it was delivered, vowed to appeal the ruling at the Supreme Court. Following series of legal tussles between Read More

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Metuh’s trial: PDP youth vanguard calls for investigation

The Peoples Democratic Party National Youth Vanguard has demanded for investigation into the alleged plot by the All Progressives Congress and the Presidency to elevate the media trial of the former National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh. The Youth Vanguard, in a statement through its National Coordinator, Amb Ibrahim Bala Aboki, described the statement by the APC Read More

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71-yr-old man docked for ‘fraud’

March 16, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A 71-year-old farmer, Sunday Fakorede, who allegedly obtained N80, 000 under false pretenses yesterday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court. Fakorede, who resides at Agboyi Road, Ketu, on the outskirts of Lagos, is facing a charge of fraud. The accused allegedly committed the off ence on February 19 at 11.45 p.m. at Ojodu Berger area of Lagos, Police Prosecutor, Edet Read More

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Osun court remands man for ‘killing his police-officer wife’

March 16, 2018 Lateef Dada. Osogbo 0

An Osun state Magistrate’s Court sitting in Osogbo, the state capital, yesterday, remanded a 41-year-old man, Abiodun Akeem Oladebo in prison, for allegedly killing his police-officer wife, Opeyemi Ojo. He was alleged to have committed the crime on February 25, 2018 about 5pm in Osogbo. The accused was said to have allegedly hit his wife’s head on the wall, thus Read More

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Court fixes March 27 for hearing on APC tenure elongation suit

March 15, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Adewale Hameed, has urged a Federal High Court in Lagos to declare the purported tenure elongation of the APC’s national officers as unconstitutional. Hameed, who approached the court yesterday, listed as the defendants – the National Chairman of APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, Deputy National Chairman (South), Chief Segun Oni and Deputy Read More

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Woman acquitted of assault charges

March 13, 2018 Chizoba Ogbeche. Abuja 0

  A Kubwa Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, yesterday discharged a 24-year-old woman, Favour Nwaneri, accused of inflicting injuries on one Jennifer Agusi. The Judge, Mohammed Marafa, discharged Nwaneri, following application by the complainant to withdraw the case, while the prosecution Counsel, Ikem Uchegbulam, also made an oral application to that effect. Marafa granted the application relying on Section 355 Read More

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Court orders PSC to reinstate 95 dismissed staff

March 13, 2018 Chizoba Ogbeche. Abuja 0

  National Industrial Court, Abuja, yesterday, ordered the Police Service Commission (PSC) to reinstate 95 dismissed staff of the commission. The claimants had joined the PSC Chairman, IGP Mike Okiro (retd.), as co-respondent in their suit. Justice Sanusi Kado, in his judgment, held that due compliance with the provisions of the law regulating the commission was not followed in the Read More

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Woman remanded over murder of her baby

March 13, 2018 Sidi A. Umar. Sokoto 0

  A Chief Magistrate Court in Sokoto, has order a business woman, Rabiat Mustapha, 30, to be remanded in prison custody over alleged murder of her baby born. Rabiat, is said have had the baby out of wedlock, is facing a two-count charge of criminal conspiracy and preventing a child from being borne or causing its die after birth. The Read More

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Rariya Produced by Rahama Sadau

March 10, 2018 Muhsin Ibrahim 0

Movie review: Rariya Production: Sadau Pictures Producer: Rahama Sadau Director: Yaseen Auwal Year: 2017 Cast: Ali Nuhu, Rahama Sadau, Hafsat Idris, Fati Washa, Maryam Booth, Rabi’u Rikadawa, Sadiq Sani Sadiq and others By Muhsin Ibrahim The mobile phone has, since its introduction and ensuing popularity, been playing double-edged functions in many cases and instances. This the case in the ‘conservative’ Read More

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EFCC re-arraigns Alao Akala, two others over ‘N11.5bn fraud’

March 6, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday re-arraigned a former governor of Oyo state, Adebayo AlaoAkala, and two others in an Oyo state High Court sitting in Ibadan over alleged N11.5 billion fraud. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the other defendants are a former Oyo state Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Senator Hosea Agboola; and Read More

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Man in court over phone theft

March 6, 2018 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Abuja The Police in the FCT have arraigned a 23-year-old businessman, Emeka Nnate, before a Wuse Zone 2 Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, for allegedly stealing a cell phone. The defendant is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and theft. Police Prosecutor, Mr Kufreabasi Ebong, told the court that the accused committed the offences on October 31, 2018, at 10 am. Ebong Read More

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Court remands teenager, 3 others for ‘stealing’ from church

March 6, 2018 Lateef Dada 0

Osogbo A Magistrate Court, sitting in Osogbo, has ordered that a teenager, identified as Ogunniran Opeyemi, 19; Fatai Mumuni, 40; Rafiu Akeem, 20; and Omisakin Sunday, 20; be remanded in Ilesa Prison for allegedly stealing from a church. The accused reportedly stole a guitar, valued at N150,000; one Plasma television; four DVD players; two laptops; two key boards; one DSTV Read More

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Man kills teenager in Kwali

February 27, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

An FCT High Court, Apo, yesterday, ordered the remand of a 28-year-old man, Abdulkarim Zubairu, in Kuje Prison, for allegedly killing a 13-year-old Umaru Hussini. Zubairu, a resident of Pangu village, Kwali, is standing trial on a charge of culpable homicide, an offence he denied committing. The prosecutor, Simon Lough, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Read More

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Osun court remands 7 robbery suspects

February 27, 2018 Lateef Dada 0

Osogbo The Chief Magistrate, Osogbo, the Osun state capital, yesterday remanded seven persons who were suspected to be armed robbers. The accused persons are: Olorunnisomo Gbenga (21), Dada Ayomide (20), Yisa Mufutau (23), Adeoti Saheed (22), Rasheed Suleman (20), Kehinde Olanrewaju (27), and Badmus Kayode (21). The Prosecutor, Mr. Mustapha Tajudeen, told the court that the accused persons committed the Read More

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Local content law devt: NJI holds workshop in March

February 27, 2018 Kehinde Osasona 0

Abuja National Judicial Institute (NJI) in collaboration with Juris Law Office and the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) will hold a national workshop for justices of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal as well as Federal High Court Judges. The workshop is on the role of the Judiciary in the development of Local Content Law in the Oil Read More

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‘N136m NIMASA fraud’: Accused weeps as court revokes bail

February 27, 2018 Jerry Uwah Lagos 0

A Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday revoked the bail of Alu Dismas, the second accused person in the ongoing trial of a former acting Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), following his late arrival in court. Dismas broke down in tears as a visibly displeased Justice Mojisola Olatoregun, ordered that the accused person be Read More

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Nine years after, S/Court reinstates C’Appeal CR Thomas

February 26, 2018 Kehinde Osasona 0

  Abuja The Supreme Court has reinstated former Chief Registrar of the Court of Appeal, Mr. Bode Thomas, nine years after he was compulsorily retired in 2009. The apex court re-absorbed Thomas to his former position on the grounds that he was denied fair hearing in the circumstances that led to his being pushed out of office by the Federal Read More

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Man bags 11- years for possessing human skull

February 24, 2018 Lateef Dada 0

  An Osun state High Court, sitting in Osogbo, the state capital, yesterday, sentenced a middle- age man, Moshood Babatunde, to 11 years imprisonment for unlawful possession of human part. The convict was arraigned on a four- count charge bothering on conspiracy, unlawful possession of human part, among others. The charges preferred against the convict is contrary to, and punishable Read More

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Gang leader to die by hanging over land dispute

February 24, 2018 Oyibo Salihu 0

  A Kogi state High Court, yesterday, sentenced a leader of a six-man gang, Mohammed Sani Audu, to death by hanging for stabbing one Hussein Isa to death over land dispute. The convict, who hails from Adavi local government area of the state, was charged with Culpable Homicide punishable with death contrary to section 221(a) of the Penal Code Law. Read More

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N650m fraud: EFCC rejects Akinjide’s out-of-court settlement

February 23, 2018 Jerry Uwah 0

Lagos Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has rejected the proposed out-of-court settlement filed by a former Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Jumoke Akinjide, and others, who are standing trial over alleged N650 million fraud. Akinjide, alongside Senator Ayo Adesheun and Mrs. Olanrewaju Otiti, is standing trial before Justice Muslim Sule Hassan of a Federal High Read More

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Borno justice commissioner urges Bar, Bench cooperation

February 21, 2018 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Maiduguri Borno state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Kaka Lawan, has said only mutual cooperation between the Bar and Bench in the state will guarantee accessible justice and rule of law. The Bench and Bar have also been assured of government’s support and assistance to create a conducive working environment for the judiciary to remain vibrant and effective. This Read More

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Man remanded in prison for ‘murder’

February 20, 2018 Rotimi Ojomoyela 0

Ado Ekiti An Ado Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court has ordered the remand of one Friday Apata, 34, in prison for the alleged murder of a 40-year-old man, Sesan Akinrinmade. Apata on arraignment pleaded not guilty to a one-count charge of murder. The Prosecutor, Inspector Olasunkanmi Bamikole, told the court that the accused committed the offence on January 30, 2018, at Read More

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Court orders man flogged for intimidation

February 20, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A Karmo Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, has ordered that one Safiyanu Abdullahi was given six strokes of the cane for criminal intimidation. Abdullahi who resides at Jabi Garage, Abuja, had earlier pleaded guilty to a one-count charge of criminal intimidation. The judge, Abubakar Sadiq, gave the order after the convict pleaded guilty and begged the court to tamper justice Read More

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2 arraigned for assault, illegal electricity connection

February 20, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

An electrician, Kazeem Tajudeen, 51, and a civil servant, Oluwaseyi Akintunde, 38, have been arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly reconnecting illegally after being disconnected by an Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company (IKEDC). The defendants, who were charged to court, yesterday, are facing a three-count charge of misdemeanour, assault and breach of peace. The Prosecutor, Sergeant Mike Unah, said Read More

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