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Court orders NDU to reinstate rusticated final year student

By Joy Emmanuel Yenagoa A high court sitting in Yenagoa has set aside and declared null and void, the rustication of one Micah Diniprema, a 27-year-old final year student of the Faculty of Education, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa state and ordered the authorities of the institution to reinstate and allow him to graduate. […]

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2 civil servants jailed 105 years for fraud

By Chizoba Ogbeche Abuja Two former officials of the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation, Mohammed Dongoyaro Audu and Yahya Yusuf Ayodeji, were, yesterday sentenced to a cumulative jail term of 105 years by a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. The convicts, who were brought before the court by the […]

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Mass sack: NULGE drags El-Rufai to court

Stories by Moses John The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) has dragged the Kaduna state government to the National Industrial Court, Abuja. The union is challenging the Kaduna state Local Government Councils (Restructuring and Staffing Order) tagged K.D.S.L.N. 2017, which sets out the maximum staffing level for all local government and provides that […]

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Breaking: Court voids Senator Ndume’s suspension

  The Federal High Court, Abuja, has declared the suspension of Ali Ndume by the Senate as illegal and ordered that he be paid all his outstanding salaries and allowances. Justice Babatunde Quadri in his judgment on Friday, set aside the suspension and ordered that Mr. Ndume be allowed to resume his duties in the […]

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Court orders forfeiture of Ikoyi flat where $43.4m was recovered

By David Agba Abuja A Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, yesterday, temporarily forfeited to the federal government of Nigeria Flat 7B Osborne Towers, Ikoyi where the sum of $43.4 million and N23,218,000 were recovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) recently. The EFCC had earlier named Mrs. Folashade Oke, wife of […]

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Ex-FCT minister’s son spent over N1bn to acquire property –Witness

By Vivian Okejeme Abuja A prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of Shamsudeen, Sen. Bala Mohammed’s son, Ishaya Daudu, yesterday, gave details of how the defendant spent over N1billion to acquire properties in Abuja. Shamsudeen was re-arraigned on a 15-count charge on May 30, 2017, alongside four companies, Bird Trust Agro Allied Ltd, Intertrans Global […]

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Court orders Police to pay Peace Corps N12.5 million, unseal headquarters

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday ordered the Nigeria Police to unseal the headquarters of the Peace Corps. Justice Gabriel Kolawole ordered that the building be unsealed within seven days. The court also ruled that N12.5 million be paid to the controversial group as damages. Security agencies led by the Nigeria Police stormed […]

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5 minors arraigned for stealing noodles in Ogun

By Peter Moses Abeokuta Five minors have been arraigned before a Magistrate’s Court III, Isabo-Abeokuta, Ogun state capital, for allegedly stealing three cartons of indomie noodles and other goods worth N19, 000. They were also accused of stealing five packets of spaghetti, 10 packets of nylon, one packet of bottled coke, one packet of chicken […]

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Ogun CJ frees 82 inmates

By Peter Moses Abeokuta The Chief Judge of Ogun state, Justice Olatokunbo Olapade, yesterday, freed 69 inmates as part of moves to decongest prisons in the state. Olopade, who visited Oba and Ibara prisons both in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital, explained that the development followed an order given to the Chief Judges across the […]

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Misau: Court summons Saraki, others over IGP probe

By Vivian Okejeme Abuja A Federal Capital Territory High Court has ordered the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, the Senate and eight others to appear before it to show cause why it should not grant the request of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris, seeking to stop the planned probe by the Senate. In […]

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Kogi CJ charges judicial officers on competence

By Oyibo Salihu Lokoja Chief Judge of Kogi, Justice Nasir Ajanah, has charged the newly appointed judicial officers to maintain professional competence and keep standard behaviour in order to protect the system. Ajanah, who gave the charge in Lokoja yesterday during the opening ceremonies of a two-day induction training for newly appointed Magistrates and Area […]

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Man bags 5year jail for biting neighbour’s ear

Justice Raheem Siyanbola of an Osun state High Court sitting in Ile-Ife, on Monday sentenced a middle age man, Olaniyan Isaiah to five years imprisonment for attempted murder. The convict was arraigned before the court on 10th October, 2016 on three counts charge bothering on attempted murder, grievous harm and unlawful injury. The offence, according […]

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Coy MD in court over unregistered products

The Managing Director of Tasty Time Nigeria Ltd, Isaac Kole, has been arraigned before a Federal High Court in Lagos over alleged manufacture of fake and unregistered products. The accused, alongside his company, Tasty Time Nigeria Ltd, is been prosecuted by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on a four-count […]

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Court stops Adamawa PDP exco dissolution

Justice Binta Nyako of a Federal High Court, Abuja, has ordered Peoples Democratic Party to hold on in its decision to suspend the Adamawa State Executive Committee, pending a judicial review on the outcome of the party’s National Executive Committee, NEC, meeting which held on August 12. The court’s decision is premised on the fact […]

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Oct 1st bombing: Okah denies knowing MEND

Charles Okah, the alleged mastermind of the October 1, 2010 bombing of Eagle Square, Abuja, has denied knowing the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND). Okah, a defence witness in his own trial, also denied knowledge of the group as a militant organisation or not. He said his knowledge of MEND does […]

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False assets declaration: CCB arraigns 33 civil servants tomorrow

By Vivian Okejeme Abuja The Code of Conduct Bureau, will tomorrow, arraign before the Code of Conduct Tribunal two directors and 31 other civil servants on charges of false assets declaration. The charges filed through the office of the Attorney-General of Federation (AGF), is bordering on breach of codes of conduct of public officers. Head […]

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Babachir, Oke as test case of Buhari’s anti-graft stance

Last week, President Muhammadu Buhari sacked Babchir David Lawal as Secretary to the Government of the Federation, as well as the Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Ayodele Oke, over alleged corruption. VIVIAN OKEJEME looks at the development vis-à-vis the accompanying reactions In the build-up to the 2015 general elections, the Peoples Democratic Party-led government came under […]

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Normalcy returns to CCB as Acting Secretary resumes after presidency intervention

Normalcy seems to have returned to the national headquaters of the Code of Conduct Bureau after the initial confusion during the week, checks has revealed. Our correspondent who visited the CCB office in Abuja on Friday, saw staff of the agency going about their normal duties even as it was gathered that the Acting Secretary, […]

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Metuh: I can’t testify without records – Dasuki

By Vivian Okejeme Abuja The former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), yesterday, declined to testify in the ongoing trial of the former Publicity Secretary of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisah Metuh, before the Federal High Court, Abuja. The detained former NSA boss, was finally produced in court by the Department of State […]

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EFCC, PICA arraign 9 over N338.57m payroll scam

Benjamin Umuteme Abuja The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Presidential Initiative on Continuous Audit (PICA) yesterday dragged nine people before an Abuja High Court for embezzlement of N338.57 million by inserting ghost workers into government’s payroll. The nine men are alleged to have conspired and inserted fake workers in the payroll of […]

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Breaking: DSS produces Dasuki as Metuh’s witness in Court

The Department of State Services has finally produced the detained former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, in compliance with an order of the Federal High Court in Abuja, that the ex-NSA should appear as a witness in the ongoing trial of a former Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Olisa Metuh. He was […]

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Metuh: Dasuki asks court to stay execution

By Vivian Okejeme Abuja Detained former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd), through his counsel, yesterday, asked a Federal High Court, Abuja, to hands off proceedings in the on-going trial of former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) spokesperson, Olisah Metuh, pending a current application at the Appeal Court. Also, the defence asked the court […]

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Corruption cases monitoring c’ttee: NJC replaces Salami with Galadima

By Vivian Okejeme Abuja The National Judicial Council(NJC), yesterday, announced Justice Suleiman Galadima, a retired Supreme Court Justice, head of Corruption and Financial Crime Cases Trial Monitoring Committee, following Justice Ayo Salami’s withdrawal. The statement signed by the Director of Information of the NJC, Mr. Soji, said that the Galadima-led 16-man committee would be inaugurated […]

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Osun court remands man for stealing cable wire

By Lateef Dada Osogbo A Magistrate’s Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun state capital, yesterday, remanded a 22-year-old man, Idris Adebisi, for allegedly stealing cable wires. The accused was arraigned on a two-count charge of felony, to wit, stealing and theft. He pleaded guilty to the first charge and not guilty to the second charge. The […]

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Ondo guber: Court assures of accelerated hearing

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of a Federal High Court has adjourned the suit by a governorship contestant of the All Progressives Congress, Dr. Segun Abraham, against the Ondo state governor, Chief Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), pending the determination of an appeal on substituted service at the Supreme Court. The judge, while adjourning on the matter, gave an […]