ICPC moves against APC candidate, Abazu over alleged bribery allegation

January 27, 2023 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has dragged the APC candidate for the Ideato North and South Federal Constituency Mr. Abazu Chika Benson to the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja over alleged bribery and corruption levelled against him. The Appeal seeks to upturn the no case submission ruled in his favour recently by a Federal Read More

2023: Court bars Senator Abbo from contesting

January 10, 2023 Rosemary Moribirin 0

An Adamawa state High Court sitting in Yola, has nullified the nomination of the senator representing Adamawa North, Ishaku Abbo, over an alleged anti-party activity. The presiding judge, Justice Mohammed Danladi, held that the senator, having been expelled at his ward, was not entitled to enjoy the privileges of membership to seek nomination under the party or re-election. Danladi noted Read More

Terrorism: Yoruba youths hail FCT judge for voiding trumped-up charges against Emefiele 

January 4, 2023 Lekan Shehinde 0

Yoruba youths, under the aegis of the Oduduwa Youth Forum, has commended Justice M.A. Hassan of an Abuja High Court over the Thursday judgment that barred the Department of State Services from inviting, arresting, detaining or charging the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, with any allegation of terrorism or fraudulent act. The Yoruba youths’ commendation was contained in a statement issued Read More

Group hails Buhari, Court for quashing charges against Emefiele

December 30, 2022 Lekan Shehinde 0

Ohanaeze Youths Movement has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari and CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, over court judgement quashing the move by the Department of Security Services, DSS to charge CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele with trumped up charges of terrorism financing. Justice M.A. Hassan had in a judgement Thursday barred the DSS from inviting, arresting, detaining or charging the CBN Governor with Read More

Breaking: In Kano, court sentences popular cleric to death over blasphemy

December 15, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abduljabbar Kabara, has been sentenced to death by hanging by Upper Shari’a Court sitting at Kofar Kudu in Kano State. Mr Kabara was standing trial over blasphemous statements against Prophet Muhammad, PBUH, in some of his preaching sessions. Delivering the judgment, Justice Ibrahim Sarki -Yola said he is convinced with all the pieces of evidence tendered by prosecution counsels, declaring Read More

2023: Appeal Court reinstates Rivers APC candidates

December 15, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, has reversed the initial judgement banning the All Progressive Congress (APC) from participating at the upcoming general elections in the state. The court on Thursday December 15, 2022 upturned a judgement of the Federal High Court. The Federal High Court, presided over by Hon. Justice Emmanuel Obile, had while delivering Read More

Court reinstates all APC candidates in Rivers

December 15, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

An Appeal court in Port Harcourt has reinstated all the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state, after a Federal High Court (FHC) judgement nullifying their primaries. Recalled that Blueprint reported On October 25 2022, that Justice Emmanuel Adema Obile of the FHC in Port Harcourt nullified all primary elections conducted by the Party in Rivers state Read More

In Umuahia, Court sends ex-minister to prison over alleged forgery

December 9, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

An Abia State Magistrate’s Court, has convicted the immediate past Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Dr Uche Ogah, over forgery. The court sitting in Umuahia, on Thursday ordered his arrest and committal to the nearest custodial centre in the state. In suit no. UMSC/362/2022, the All Progressives Congress had brought a criminal complaint against Ogah that he Read More

Subsidy scam allegation: Court discharges, acquits directors

December 8, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Abuja Thursday discharged and acquitted Origin Oil & Gas Limited and its directors over an alleged subsidy scam. They duo of Abiodun Ponnle and Adetoye Adegbite were leveled with allegations bordering on fuel subsidy scam preferred against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC). In a suit marked: CR/50/2016 filed by Read More

Breaking: Court sends popular gubernatorial candidate to 42 years in prison over corruption

December 1, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

A Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, has jailed the governorship candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), Senator Bassey Albert. The court sentenced him to 42 years in prison for corruption. He was convicted on Thursday December 1, 2022 after being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). He has been taken to Ikot Ekpene prison, Akwa Read More

Court orders arrest of COAS

December 1, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

A Federal High Court sitting in Minna, Niger State has ordered the arrest of the Chief of Army Staff, General Farouk Yahaya, for alleged contempt.Delivery the judgement, justice Halima Abdulmalik, who issued the warrant and presided over the case, said the order followed notice brought before the court in pursuant of order forty two rule ten of the Niger State Read More

Court remands Doctor Olaleye over alleged rape

November 30, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

An Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court has detained Dr. Olufemi Olaleye of Optimal Cancer Care Foundation, over an alleged defilement of his wife’s 15-year-old niece. The court confined him after he took his plea on a two-count charge bordering on the defilement of a child and sexual assault by penetration preferred against him by the Lagos state government. Read More

Trouble looms as APC chairman bags jail term

November 30, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

For illegal possession of over 300 Permanent Voters’ Cards, the chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Yautar ward, Kano state, has been convicted by a Magistrate court. Faroukh Ibrahim Umar who presided over the court sentenced Aminu Ali to two-year imprisonment for unlawful possession of 367 permanent voters cards (PVCs) bearing different names. It was gathered that Read More

Breaking: Court sends IGP to prison

November 29, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, Tuesday, sentenced the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, to three months in prison for disobeying a court order. Delivering the judgment, Justice M. O. Olajuwon held that the IGP should be kept in prison and detained in custody for a period of three months, until he obeys an order it made since Read More

Breaking: Court declares Osun LG election illegal, unconstitutional

November 25, 2022 Lateef Ibrahim, Osogbo 0

The Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State, has declared the local government election held on October 15, 2022 as illegal, unconstitutional, null and void. Justice Nathaniel Emmanuel Ayoola sacked all the chairmen and councillors elected into the local governments across the state. He held that the election conducted by the Osun State Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC), was in Read More

Appeal court returns Binani as Adamawa APC governorship candidate

November 24, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

An Appeal Court sitting in Yola, Adamawa state has reinstated Senator Aishatu Dahiru Binani as the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Adamawa. A Federal High Court had in October 14 2022, nullified the APC primary that produced Binani as the party’s governorship candidate after Nuhu Ribadu petitioned Binani candidacy over an alleged vote buying and illegal delegates list Read More

Breaking: Court sacks APC governorship candidate in Rivers

November 24, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has disqualified the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state, Tonye Cole. Justice Emmanuel Obile in his judgment, Thursday, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to delist the name of Tonye Cole from the list of eligible candidates for the 2023 gubernatorial election for alleges dual citizenship. Read More

Court stops Nigeria Air

November 15, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

A Federal High Court in Lagos has granted an interim injunction restraining the Federal Government and Ethiopian Airlines from proceeding with the establishment of a proposed national carrier, Nigeria Air Limited. Justice Ambrose Lewis-Allagoa gave the order on Tuesday November 15, 2022, following Thursday, November 10, 2022, motion ex parte in suit FHC/L/CS/2159/2022 filed by The Registered Trustees of the Read More

Akwa Ibom: Court sacks Akpabio as APC senatorial candidate

November 15, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has sacked Senator Godswill Akpabio as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), for Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District. A judgment of a three-member panel of justices, read by Justice Danlami Senchi on Monday, held that Akpabio failed to file proof of arguments within the time provided by the rules. The panel Read More

Court sacks sitting lawmaker for defecting to APC

November 11, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

A Federal High Court sitting in Jalingo, Taraba State has sacked Senator Emmanuel Bwacha representing Taraba South for defecting to the All Progressives Congress. Delivering the judgement in a suit marked FHC/JAL/CS/9/2022 brought before the court by the Peoples Democratic Party, Justice Simon Amobeda ordered Bwacha to immediately vacate his seat as a Senator. He said, “The judgement delivered ruled Read More

Ideato Rep Seat: Appeal Court upholds Ikenga’s nomination

November 2, 2022 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Appeal Court in Owerri has again upheld Barr. Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere as the validly nominated candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the Ideato Federal Constituency’s House of Representatives election next February. The court dismissed the appeal filed by Hon. George Igbo for grossly running foul of extant laws and the practise direction. The court described the appeal Read More

Again, court fixes new date for Nnamdi Kanu’s extraordinary rendition suit against FG

October 25, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

A Federal High Court sitting in Umuahia, Abia State has announced a new date to give judgement on the extraordinary rendition suit filed by the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu against the federal government. The court shifted the judgement to Wednesday, October 26, and not Thursday as earlier announced. Aloy Ejimakor, special counsel to Kanu, announced Read More