2023: Enugu PDP governorshp candidate faces disqualification over ‘forged NYSC certificate’

February 6, 2023 Lekan Shehinde 0

Barely 20 days to the presidential and National Assembly elections, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Enugu State, Mr. Peter Ndubuisi Mbah, faces disqualification from the race over allegations of forgery of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Certificate, which he presented to Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). This development was disclosed at a joint press conference by Read More

Again, Oyetola floors Adeleke

February 3, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) seeking to restore the nullification of the participation of Osun state’s former governor and his deputy, Gboyega Oyetola and Benedict Alabi, respectively in the July 16, 2022 governorship election. Justice Emeka Nwite of the Federal High Court in Abuja had, in a judgment on September 30, 2022 Read More

Emefiele: 6 SANs, ex-AGF, others warn against constitutional crisis 

January 15, 2023 Lekan Shehinde 0

Six Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice and Defence and Constitutional Lawyers have also condemned move to arrest and frame the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele for terrorism insisting that rule of laws must prevail.  In a letter addressed to the Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami (SAN), Read More

Court bars DSS, Police, Code of Conduct from investigating INEC boss over Asset form

January 4, 2023 Lekan Shehinde 0

The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory has quashed the allegations of fabricated false assets declaration against him. The Court went ahead to bar security agencies from investigating him over his valid assets declaration. In an Originating Summons marked FCT/HC/GAR/CV/47/2022 by Somadina Uzoabaka against the Attorney General of the Federation and the Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Claimant sought among Read More

Terrorism: Court decision on Emefiele ‘ll deepen human rights principle – Lawyers 

January 3, 2023 Lekan Shehinde 0

Some lawyers, under the aegis of Lawyers in Defence of Human and Economic Rights, have said that judgment of an Abuja High Court that barred the Department of State Service (DSS) from inviting, arresting and detaining the Cental Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele, over fabricated allegations of terrorism funding, will further deepen the fundamental human rights principle of Read More

Court sends Police Commissioner to jail

December 17, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu Awka 0

A Delta State High Court has sentenced Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr Echeng Echeng, and an inspector Kingsley Umeh to Correctional Services over refusal to comply with the order of the court to release a kidnapped child to his parents. Pastor Henry Osah, a plaintiff had in a suit No: HCO/44/2021 filed before the court, urged the court to Read More

Court voids charges against CUPP spokesman, Ikenga  

December 16, 2022 Lekan Shehinde 0

A Federal Capital Territory High Court has voided the plot by the Imo State Government and some security agencies to frame opposition coalition spokesperson, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere and proffer some trumped up charges against him. In an application for the enforcement of his fundamental rights, the opposition spokesperson Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, who is also the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Read More

AGF petitioned to commence criminal prosecution of Senator Abba Moro

December 15, 2022 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Attorney General of the Federation and minister of justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, has been urged to immediately withdraw all the no- prosecution notice on the Senator representing Benue South, Senator Abba Moro to pave way for fresh criminal prosecution against the Senator  Achepa Oche Francis, in a petition submitted to the office of the AGF and dated 12th December,  Read More

Breaking: Court vacates IGP ’s conviction order

December 14, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Wednesday vacated its November 29, 2022 order committing the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Baba to prison for contempt. The court presided by Justice Bolaji Olajuwon, ruled that there was evidence before the court that the IGP has substantially complied with the court’s earlier order directing the reinstatement of an officer, Read More

Again, court sacks Ebonyi council chairmen, 171 councillors

December 9, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Abakaliki Division of the Federal High Court has nullified the Ebonyi local government elections and sacked all the 13 Council chairmen in the state again. The court also sacked all the 171 ward councillors elected on the same day with the chairmen. The court on August 25 nullified the council polls of May 31. Ruling on the matter with Read More

16-days activism: Stakeholders call for adequate budgeting to end GBV

December 3, 2022 Ene Oshaba 0

COMENTUM Country and Global Leadership (MCGL), a global partnership for health and resilience, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that works to end Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) has called for adequate budgetary allocation to reduce or totally eradicate the menace in the country.  Its Project Director, Chioma Oduenyi, made the call in Abuja at a Colloquium and Round Table Discussion 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 restrains FCDA, others from frustrating Centenary City Project

November 30, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

A Federal High Court sitting in the Federal Capital Territory FCT has granted an interim order restraining the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA), its sister agency Federal Capital Territory Authority (FCTA), FCDA as well as Arab Contractors from further encroachment and destruction of the Master Plan of Centenary Economic City Free Zone (CECFZ). This is as activists and investors berated Read More

Sylvester Oromoni: One year after, Activist, NUJ, others demand justice

November 30, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Activists and friends have gathered to renew the call for justice for late 12- year-old student of Dowen College, Lagos, Sylvester Oromoni Jnr. who died owing to injuries allegedly sustained from bullying and assault by some senior students.  They gathered at the instance of two leading Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Abuja – Men Against Rape Foundation (MARF) and Make Read More

Court declares Osun LG poll illegal, unconstitutiona, Tribunal orders INEC to produce Adeleke’s certificates

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. Consequently, Justice Nathaniel Emmanuel Ayoola sacked all the chairmen and councillors elected into the local governments across the state, saying the election that produced them was in contravention of the law. He held that Read More

Court fixes Dec 1 for judgment on Ogun PDP guber ticket

November 25, 2022 Kehinde Osasona Abuja. 0

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has fixed December 1 for judgment in the legal battle over the governorship ticket of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun state. Justice Inyang Edem Ekwo fixed the date Thursday after taking arguments from parties in the disputed ticket. Otunba Jimi Adebisi Lawal and Oladipupo Adebutu are laying claim and counterclaim to Read More

Premier Academy: Court okays CSO’s request for public hearing on death of Keren

November 18, 2022 Editorial II 0

The Federal High Court, Abuja Division has granted leave to Men Against Rape Foundation (MARF) to commence legal process to compel the speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamilla and members of the House of Representatives to comply with its own resolution to conduct investigative public hearing into the rape and death of 14-year old boarding student of Premiere Read More

Kanu: Ripples over Appeal Court judges’ transfer

November 11, 2022 Blueprint 0

The recent judgment and ‘controversial’ transfer of Appeal Court judges who gave the October 13 judgment that discharged the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has continued to generate ripples and buzz, KEHINDE OSASONA writes. World over, seekers of justice have always held on to the saying that the ‘court is the last hope of the Read More

Filipino seafarer jailed 20 years for brutal murder on MSC Ravenna

November 11, 2022 Blueprint 0

A Filipino seafarer, who fatally stabbed a fellow crew member on the 14,000 TEU containership MSC Ravenna en route from Shanghai to Los Angeles, was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison. Michael Dequito Monegro, 44, a resident of the Philippines, was sentenced by United States District Judge Dale S. Fischer, who said in court at a hearing on 7 Read More

2 housewives in police net for ‘bypassing electricity meters’

November 5, 2022 Patrick Ahanor Benin City 0

Two women, Mrs. Bright Isibor and Mrs. Evelyn Eriamator, are currently cooling off at the Edo state Police Command headquarters’ cell for allegedly bypassing prepaid electricity meters in Benin City. The women were said to have committed the infraction at their business premises around Ekiosa market between 3rd Circular and 2nd East Circular roads. The women were reportedly apprehended on Read More

Court upholds Uba Sani as APC gov’ship candidate

November 4, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu Kaduna 0

The Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna has re-affirmed the candidature of Senator Uba Sani as the flag-bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 governorship election in Kaduna state. This is just as the Uba Sani Campaign Council lauded the judgement describing it as a hallmark of justice. An APC governorship aspirant, Sani Mahmood Sha’aban, had approached Read More