Keren’s rape case: AI writes Gbajabiamila, demands probe of Premiere Academy

August 10, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Two hundred and twenty-three (223) days after failing to commence investigative public hearing into the rape and death of 14 year old boarding student of Premiere Academy Lugbe, Abuja, Keren-Happuch Aondodoo Akpagher, Amnesty International has written to the speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamilla to comply with its resolution by commencing forthwith the public hearing.  Following a motion Read More

Man arraigned for using customer’s money to play bet

June 10, 2022 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A 32-year-old man, Olatunbosun Sowumi, who was arraigned for fraud before a magistrate court in Osogbo, Osun state, Friday, told the court that he used N370,000 customer’s money to play bet. Sowumi was arraigned on two count charges of fraud and stealing, contrary to sections 419 and 390(9) of the Criminal Code Cap 34, law of Osun State. The prosecutor, Read More

Court stops banks, individuals from tampering with Imo workers’ salaries, pensions 

A High Court sitting in Owerri, Imo state capital, Friday, restrained five commercial banks from tampering with salaries of Imo workers, their gratuities and pensions of the senior citizens, pending the determination of a suit before it. The banks affected by this order are Zenith Bank, Access Bank, Union Bank, United Bank for Africa (UBA) and First Bank. The Presiding Read More

Keren: Court fixes June 22 for hearing, refuses Premier Academy’s request

June 2, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Federal High Court, Abuja Division has struck out the application filed by Premiere Academy, Lugbe, seeking to stop Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) from investigating the circumstances, which led to the alleged rape and death of one of its student, Keren-Happuch Aondodoo Akphagher. Instead, the court ordered an accelerated hearing of the substantive suit, fixing it for Read More

For For killing wife, daughter, court sentences Danish man to death

May 21, 2022 Editor 0

A Lagos High Court on Friday sentenced a Dane, Peter Nielsen, to death by hanging for killing his Nigerian wife and daughter. Nielsen, who had pleaded not guilty on two counts of murder brought against him by Lagos State Government, lost his case and is to hang by the neck until pronounced dead by a doctor, Okikiolu-Ighile, said. The Dane, Read More

Ochanya: CSO, FGGC old students charge Benue govt to appeal rape case

May 5, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

A leading organisations working against rape in Nigeria on the aiges of Make A Difference Initiative (MAD) and Federal Government Girls College (FGGC) Gboko Old Students Chapter have asked Benue State Government to Appeal the court judgement of Benue State High Court in Makurdi, which acquitted Andrew Ogbuja, a lecturer at the Benue State Polytechnic, Ugbokolo, of raping and causing Read More

[Breaking] ‘Money laundering’: Court acquits, discharges ex-NNPC GMD Yakubu

March 31, 2022 Kehinde Osasona, Abuja 0

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja Thursday acquited and discharged former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr Andrew Yakubu. Justice Ahmed Mohammed gave the verdict while delivering his judgment on the matter. Before the recent pronouncement, Yakubu was facing a money laundering charge instituted against him by the Economics and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Read More

[Breaking] Defection: Court shifts judgement on Ayade

March 25, 2022 Editor 0

The suit seeking to sack the Cross River Governor, Ben Ayande and his Deputy, Ivara Esu, over their defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been postponed by the Federal High Court in Abuja. Justice Taiwo Taiwo had earlier planned the judgment for March 25, 2022, but April 6 has been picked as Read More

[Breaking] Kidnapping: Court convicts Evans, 2 others

February 25, 2022 Editor 0

Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike also known as Evans and two others Uchenna Amadi and Okuchuwkwu Nwachukwu have been convicted of kidnapping by a Lagos High Court in Ikeja. The sitting presided over by Justice Hakeem Oshodi declared Evans and two other guilty of kidnapping the Managing Director of Maydon Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Donatus Dunu on February 14, 2017, and collecting 223,000 Euros as Read More

Breaking: Aphrodisiac seller, Jaruma , remanded in prison over ‘defamation, falsehood’

January 25, 2022 Ahmid Lawal, Abuja 0

Controversial aphrodisiac seller, Hauwa Saidu Mohammed, popularly known as Jaruma, has been remanded in Suleja prison. She was arraigned on Tuesday at the Upper Area Court, Zuba FCT Abuja by the Police on four-count charge of defamation of character, injurious falsehood, criminal intimidation and publication of false news with Intent to cause offence against the public peace. During the hearing, Read More

Breaking: Again, Soludo wins in Anambra governorship election as court passes crucial judgement

December 1, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The governor-elect of Anambra State, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, on Wednesday, escaped from being stopped to be sworn-in come March, 2022. This is after the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, declined to nullify his election.  In a judgement delivered by Justice Taiwo Taiwo, the court dismissed a suit that sought to void Soludo’s election on the allegation that he supplied false information to Read More

Court sentences militants to death by hanging

November 27, 2021 AFP 0

An Egyptian court has sentenced to death by hanging 22 Islamist militants for 54 attacks including the attempted assassination of a former interior minister, a judicial source told AFP. The men were found guilty of committing 54 “terrorist operations” across Egypt, including the murder of a senior police officer as well as trying to kill former interior minister Mohamed Ibrahim. Read More

Nnamdi Kanu: Court gives security agencies fresh marching order

November 20, 2021 Editor 0

Abia State High Court sitting in Umuahia, Friday, issued an order restraining security agencies from deploying their personnel to the court premises any time Nnamdi Kanu’s case comes up for hearing before the court. The court, presided over by Justice Benson Anya, also restrained security agencies from arresting anybody who attends the court to witness Kanu’s proceedings. The court order Read More

The implications of ‘cars are parked at owners’ risk’

October 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

Anyone that has a car or rides in a car should have seen this sign that is always conspicuously placed in parking lots or parking spaces ‘cars parked are at owners’ risk’ and you may be wondering what are the legal implications of this sign, what if something goes wrong with your car; it gets damaged, burgled or the whole Read More

Secessionists infiltrating Nigeria’s judicial system, CSOs allege

September 22, 2021 Agi Onda 0

A coalition of civil society organisations under the aegis of the Conference of Harmonised Civil Society Organisations in Nigeria (COHCSON) has said it suspects strongly that secessionists are infiltrating the nation’s judicial system. The group’s allegation is coming on the heels of a recent court judgement of an Oyo State High Court presided over by Justice Ladiran Akintola delivered in Read More

Natives protest demolition, seizure of land in Nyanya-Gwandara

August 12, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

The Gbagyi natives of Nyanya – Gwandara in Karu local government area of Nasarawa state, Thursday protested the demolition of some of their houses and seizure of ancestral land located at Nayanya – Gwandara by the state government. Blueprint reports that the protesters, who carried placards with inscription, ‘Gov AA Sule, leave our land’, ‘Gov Sule stop invasion and unlawful Read More

Jegede vs Akeredolu: A wake up call for APC

August 9, 2021 Sani Danaudi Mohammed 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) is a product of three political parties that came together in February 2013 and regrouped under a banner of changing the narratives in our democracy. President Muhammadu Buhari’s Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) originated from The Buhari Organisation (TBO) formed in 2006 by the incumbent Nigerian leader and his political allies, the Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s Read More

APC CECPC: Supreme Court validated Buni’s appointment – govs

August 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have declared their support for the National Chairman of the Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Mai Mala Buni with regards to his appointment into such capacity by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party. The governors made their position known in a statement issued Thursday in Abuja and signed by their Read More

Congresses: APC releases timetable, grants waivers to new members to contest

July 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has released the approved schedule of activities and guidelines for the conduct of the party’s nationwide ward congresses scheduled for Saturday July 31, 2021. The party has also granted waivers to new members and returning executives to contest. According to the notice released Sunday in Abuja by the National Secretary of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Read More

NYSC and Kemi Adeosun’s ‘victory’ dance

July 11, 2021 Oluwabunmi Ogunmola 0

These are indeed interesting times with the recent acquittal of the former minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun, by a federal high court in Abuja. In its ruling, the court averred that the ex- finance minister, being a British citizen, was not qualified to take part in the NYSC as she graduated at the age of 22.The court held that since Read More