NICON: Court orders contempt criminal proceedings against AMCON, others

March 12, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

A Federal High Court, Abuja has ordered committal proceedings against the Managing Director, Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Ahmed Lawal Kuru, over alleged takeover of companies belonging to the businessman, Jimoh Ibrahim, against court order. Justice Okon Abang, in a ruling on an ex-parte motion moved by Victor Ogbonna, counsel to Mr Ibrahim and others, also directed the plaintiffs Read More

Breaking: Court rules on detained Novak Djokovic ahead Australian Open

January 10, 2022 Skysports 0

Novak Djokovic has won a court battle to stay in Australia to contest the Australian Open despite being unvaccinated against COVID-19, but the government has threatened to cancel his visa for a second time. Judge Anthony Kelly has quashed the visa cancellation, and ordered the Australian Government to pay legal costs and release Djokovic from detention within half an hour 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

Oluwo, league of Imams at war over installation of Grand Mufti

October 29, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, and the League of Imams and Alfas in Yorubaland, may have set for power show, Saturday, over the installation and turban of the founder of Jama’atu Ta’awun Muslimeen, Sheik Daood Imran Molaasan, as the Grand Mufti of Iwoland. While the Muslim group warned Oluwo to shelve the plan for the installation, the monarch Read More

Court orders Ugwuanyi to investigate killing of 22 unarmed youth in Emene

September 30, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

The Enugu state High Court has ordered Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state to constitute a judicial commission of inquiry into the gruesome murder of twenty-two unarmed youth by the Nigerian security agencies in Emene, Enugu state. On August 23, 2021, no fewer than 22 unarmed youth were extra-judicially killed by combined security operatives, made up of Nigerian Army, Nigerian Read More

VAT: Status quo remains as Court of Appeal joins Lagos in suit

September 30, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has formally joined Lagos state government as the third respondent in the ongoing legal battle against the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) over the collection of Value Added Tax (VAT). The court held Thursday that Lagos state has established beyond doubt that it has substantial and sufficient legal rights and interest to protect in Read More

N1.7bn ‘fraud’: Court stops Kalu’s retrial

September 29, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja Wednesday ordered the federal government and its agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) not to retry the former governor of Abia state, Orji Uzor Kalu. Before the verdict, Kalu was facing a N1.7 billion fraud case for which he was earlier allegedly convicted. Justice Inyang Ekwo made the order while delivering Read More

FG dismisses media report, insists suspected Boko Haram financiers still in custody

September 26, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Federal Government has debunked a media report that it ordered or facilitated the release of suspected Boko Haram financiers in government custody. The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN gave the assurance via a statement issued to newsmen on Friday 24th September, 2021. According to the Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Read More

CNPP, PDP youths disown party over call for Emefiele’s sack

September 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP) has disowned the call by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the resignation of Mr. Godwin Emefiele, the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), from office. This is even as the PDP Youth Movement (PYM) support group, berated the leadership of the party for calling for the resignation of Emefiele. In a Read More

CJN set to quiz 6 CJs over conflicting ex parte orders

September 6, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Chief Justice of Nigeria and chairman National Judicial Council (CJN), Dr. Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, will on Monday quiz six chief judges over the conflicting court orders that emanated from their states. The CJN has demanded for the records of proceedings in all the suits from which conflicting ex parte orders emanated. Those to be quizzed include Chief Judges Read More

PDP caucus schedule convention for October 30, 31

August 27, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

… David Mark chairs committee to interface with aggrieved members Despite Kebbi state High Court reinstatement of Prince Uche Secondus as the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and his arrival at the party headquarters, Friday he was still barred from attending the national caucus meeting of the party. Secondus arrived at the Wadata Plaza, national headquarters of Read More

Breaking: As Secondus steps aside, PDP deputy chairman takes over, postpones NWC meeting indefinitely

August 24, 2021 Editor 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Deputy National Chairman (South), Elder Yemi Akinwonmi, has taken charge of the party’s affairs, day after the National Chairman Prince Uche Secondus was restrained by the High Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers state. The court had with suit number PHC/2183/ CS/ 2021 dated August 23, 2021, Honourable Justice (Dr), O. Gbasam “granted restraining order on Read More

IPOB: Despite court order, Army ‘keeps Enugu gov’s aide in detention’

August 15, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

Despite a Federal High Court order that the Nigerian Army should release unconditionally a Nigerian citizen, and Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Security matters to the Enugu State Governor, Tochukwu Cornelius Okeke, the Nigerian Army has allegedly refused to obey the order. The order was given seven days ago via a court verdict by Justice AT Mohammed of the Portharcourt Division. The Read More

Elzakzaky‘s acquittal: The Imperative of counter-narratives

August 4, 2021 Blueprint 0

The news of Elzakzaky’s acquittal by the Kaduna State High Court and his subsequent release greeted people in different ways. While IMN adherents and some other self-proclaimed human rights and justice advocates welcomed the news with felicity, others who are majorly former victims of Elzakzaky’s IMN’s terror and people in ground zero (Gyallesu community and Zaria at large) received the Read More

Breaking: PDP, Soludo removed as INEC releases list of candidates for Anambra guber poll

July 16, 2021 Editor 0

Candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been removed from the list of those cleared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for November 6 governorship election in Anambra state. Also, a candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Charles Soludo is also missing. Incidentally, the Commission cleared the candidate of Read More

Oyo LG polls: OYSIEC flouting Appeal Court judgement – SPN

April 7, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) on Wednesday accused the Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission, (OYSIEC ) of flouting Court of Appeal judgement with its exclusion as one of the registered political parties to participate in the planned May 15 local government election in the state. In a letter dated April 7, 2021 addressed to the Oyo State Independent Electoral Read More