Man arraigned in Osun over attempt to kill his daughter for ritual 

March 21, 2018 Lateef Dada, Osogbo 0

A 38-year-old man, Odesola Odedokun, has been arraigned before the Chief Magistrate Court, Osogbo, Osun State for attempting to kill her daughter, Mary, for money ritual. The accused was arraigned alongside his friends, Isaac Ajao (40) and Kazeem Ibrahim (42), for conspiracy, unlawful possession of criminal charms, attempt ritual and murder. The police prosecutor, Mustapha Tajudeen, told the court that the Read More

8 ‘cultists’ remanded for robbery

February 20, 2018 Lateef Dada 0

Osogbo An Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court, yesterday, remanded eight men in Ilesa Prisons for allegedly robbing people of their motorcycles, phones and other valuables at gun point. The accused: Ogunosun Timieyin, 18; Adeleke Shina, 21; Olawopo Daramola, 20; Abidoye Semiu, 20; and Nkemko Steven, 23. Others are Olayiwola Gbolahan, 29; Azeez Lawal, 30; and Owonifari Samson, 24. The Magistrate, Mrs Read More

Osun court remands 3 for alleged robbery, illegal possession of arms

February 12, 2018 Lateef Dada, Osogbo 0

An Osun state Magistrate court, sitting in Osogbo, the state capital, on Monday, remanded three persons in Ilesa prison custody for alleged armed robbery. The accused persons, Bayo Ajisafe (27), Wale Makinde (29), and Olatoke Taiwo (32), are facing a seven-count charge bothering on conspiracy, theft, unlawful possession of fire arms, armed robbery and attempted killing. The Prosecutor, Mr. Joshua Read More

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Osun LGs allocations, poll: Court fixes Jan 24, for ruling 

January 11, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Thursday fixed January 24, for ruling in an application seeking the setting aside of an interim order withholding Osun state Local Governments’ allocations from the Federation Account. The suit was filed by three plaintiffs/applicants, namely, Chief Kolawole Osunkemitan, Chief Douglas Adeyinka Oyinlola and Prince Aderemi Adeniran Adelowo, The Read More

Don’t discuss matters pending in court, Onnoghen warns

January 11, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Vivian Okejeme Abuja Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Nkanu Onnoghen has warned against unguarded comments on matters before courts with regards to issues concerning the Anambra Central senatorial district dispute. The CJN reiterated that discussing matters before the court is contempt of court which could attract punishment. In a statement released by his Special Assistant (Media), Awassam Read More

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Anambra Central: Okonkwo commences contempt proceedings against INEC

December 31, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate for Anambra Central Senatorial District of Anambra state, Dr. Obiora Okonkwo, is to commence contempt proceedings against Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, over alleged disobedience of the order of the Federal High Court directing him to issue Certificate of Return to him as winner of the senatorial seat. The plaintiff, Read More

Bayelsa government dragged to Court over N30million

December 21, 2017 Emmanuel Joy, Yenagoa 0

An indigenous sand dredging firm in Bayelsa State has dragged the Bayelsa State Government to Court over alleged claim that it owed the state N30 million due to non-remittance of taxes. According to the Azikel group, ‎the allegation was false and had no substance of truth in it and described the decision of the officials of the State Board of Read More

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Ex-Plateau speaker, colleagues attack New Nigerian reporter

December 14, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Muhammad Tanko Shittu Jos Jos Bureau Chief of New Nigerian newspapers, Buhari Bukar Bello, was yesterday attacked by a former speaker of Plateau state House of Assembly, Hon. Istifanus Mwansat, and his colleagues at the Jos High Court premises. The journalist was at the state high court 5, with his colleagues over a suit by the Independent Corrupt Practices Read More

Court remands robbery suspects in Osun

November 16, 2017 Lateef Dada, Osogbo 0

Two persons were on Thursday remanded in Ilesa prison custody over alleged armed robbery.  The accused persons, Hammed Sunday aged “19” and Seun Ogbeye aged “20” were arraigned before Magistrate Adijat Oloyade on a three count charge of conspiracy, armed robbery and possession of dangerous weapons. The Police Prosecutor, Mr. Duro Adekunle, told the court that the duo of accused, Read More

The return of Justice Galadima

November 11, 2017 Clement Oduwole 0

By Clement Oduwole I became a family friend of the Galadimas way back in the late 80s when I was the editor of the SUNDAY STANDARD newspaper of Jos. This is what led to the friendship. Mrs. Mary Galadima was the commissioner for Information and her ministry oversaw the Plateau Publishing Company (PPC). My paper had run into a problem Read More

Breaking: Court voids Senator Ndume’s suspension

November 10, 2017 Blueprint-Nats Odaudu 0

  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 senate as a senator. “The Read More

2016 bank robbery: Osun Court begins hearing Thursday

November 1, 2017 Lateef Dada, Osogbo 0

Barely two years after the bank robbery that led to the death of two policemen and seven other people in Ikirun, Ifelodun Local Government Area of Osun state, the prosecution have set to properly arraign the suspects before the state High Court. The suspects, Nuhu Jimoh, Ndubisi David, Aderibigbe Oluwaseun and Ogundunmade Kayode, were charged for conspiracy, armed robbery and Read More

Breaking: Justice Abang summons former president Jonathan to appear in court Wednesday

October 24, 2017 Blueprint-Nats Odaudu 0

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday confirmed that he had signed a subpoena compelling former President Goodluck Jonathan to appear in court on Wednesday to testify in defence of a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh. This confirms The PUNCH’s exclusive story published on Tuesday that the judge signed the subpoena to be served on Read More

Agbakoba sues Buhari, asks Court to bar President from petroleum ministry

October 16, 2017 Blueprint-Nats Odaudu 0

Foremost Maritime lawyer and former President, Nigerian Bar Association, Olisa Agbakoba on Monday dragged the President Muhammadu Buhari before an Abuja Federal High Court in Abuja for allocating the position of the Minister of Petroleum to himself. Agbakoba, in his suit, wants the court to determine the constitutional qualification of the President to hold executive office as Petroleum Minister. In Read More

Osun court remands hotel manager for abduction, attempted rape

October 11, 2017 Lateef Dada, Osogbo 0

A Magistrate Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun state capital, on Wednesday, remanded a 52-year-old hotel manager, George Morakinyo, for alleged abduction and rape. The accused person who is the manager of Morack Hotel in Osogbo, was said to have abducted one Rotimi Elizabeth and attempted to rape her. The Prosecutor, Mr. Rasaki Lamidi told the court that the accused committed the Read More