Breaking: Court set to hear Ndume’s bail application

November 25, 2020 Editor 0

Senator Ali Ndume, currently at Kuje prison will on Thursday know his fate when the Federal High Court in Abuja hears his bail application. Ndume has been detained in prison since Monday over his surety role for former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reformed Task Team Abdulrasheed Maina who allegedly jumped bail. Maina, is being prosecuted by the Economic and Read More

Breaking: Maina’s trial begins in absentia

November 24, 2020 Editor 0

The trial of erstwhile Chairman of the defunct Pension Reformed Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina has just begun in his absence by the federal high court. Maina was again absent at the resumed hearing in the case on Tuesday. Details loading…

Strike: Law students drag ASUU, FG to court, demand N10bn compensation

November 23, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

ABUJA–Law Students Association of Nigeria on Friday dragged the Federal Government, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), its President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi and three others before a Federal High Court, Abuja, over the on-going strike action embarked upon by the union. Joined as defendants in the suit filed by the plaintiff, Mr. Blessing Agbomhere, who sued on behalf of Read More

Ex-Kogi lawmaker sues LPPC for elevating Abdulwahab Mohammed to SAN rank

November 23, 2020 Ise-Oluwa Ige 0

ABUJA–A former member of Kogi State House of Assembly, Hon. Friday Sani Makama, on Friday, filed a lawsuit at the Federal High Court, Abuja, challenging the elevation of Barrister Abdul Wahab Mohammed to the prestigious rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN). Mohammed is one of the 72 lawyers recently okayed by the Legal Practitioners and Privileges Committee (LPPC) for Read More

Breaking – Maina: Court sends Senator Ndume to Kuje prison

November 23, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

Justice Okon Abang of the federal high Court Abuja Monday ordered that Senator Ali Ndume be remanded at the Kuje Correctional facility for failing to produce Mr Abdulrasheed Maina. Ndume stood as surety for the ex- pension boss, Maina who according to court has jumped bail. Although in his bench ruling, the trial judge gave some conditions under which Ndume Read More

Bank manager petitions CJN over ‘malicious prosecution’

November 18, 2020 Blueprint 0

The managing director of Taraba Micro Finance Bank, Mr. Nasiru Audu Baba, has petitioned the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad, against the Taraba state Chief Judge, Justice Filibus Andertur, the state’s Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Mr. Sam Adda and others over alleged malicious prosecution, damage, false information and contempt of court. Baba also alleged that the chief Read More

Court grants lawyer’s application in suit on Judge’s appointment

November 12, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

An application filed by an Abuja-based lawyer, Mr. Oladimeji Ekengba over the delay in appointment of the 33 judges nominees was granted  Wednesday by Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja.  The appointment of the 33 nominees was recommended by the National Judicial Council (NJC).  President Buhari had in April, appointed 11 of the nominees on the NJC’s list Read More

Delta North killings: FG arraigns 7 alleged terrorists

November 2, 2020 Editor 0

The federal government has arraigned seven persons on a three-count amended criminal charge alleged to have been involved in the 2017 killing of indigenes of Idumuje-Ugboko Community of Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta state. The seven accused persons were arraigned before Justice Okon Abang of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja. All the accused pleaded not guilty Read More

I may close Orosanye case, judge threatens

October 29, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court Abuja, Wednesday threatened to close the prosecution’s case in the ongoing trial of ex- Head of Service, Mr Stephen Oronsaye, should the prosecution fail to bring witnesses at the next adjourned date. Ekwo stated this during the Wednesday proceeding after the prosecutor, Mr O.A Atolagbe failed to call a witness on Tuesday Read More

CJN, CBN gov, over 70 Judges for e-workshop on movable assets

October 24, 2020 Editor 0

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad is expected to lead over 70 other judges across the country for an e-worksop on secured transactions in movable assets and credit reporting reforms in Nigeria. Also, in attendance at the workshop will be the Governor of Central Bank (CBN) Mr. Godwin Emefiele and the administrator of the National Judicial Institute (NJI) Read More

Delta North killings: FG amends charges against 7 alleged terrorists

October 21, 2020 Editor 0

The federal government has filed a three-count amended criminal charge against seven persons, alleged to have been involved in the 2017 killing of indigenes of Idumuje-Ugboko Community of Aniocha North Local Government Area (LGA) of Delta state. The initial charge had involved three persons but following a bench warrant issued by the Federal High Court, Abuja, four additional defendants were Read More

Breaking – Electricity tariff/fuel price hike: Judicial workers go on strike

September 25, 2020 Editor 0

Day after a court injunction stopped the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) from going on strike, Judicial workers of the Federal High Court across the country declared their intention to commence a two-week strike as from Monday September 28, 2020. The workers made their intention known via a circular seen within the High Court premises. The circular indicated that the strike Read More

Lessons of two parties participating in Nasarawa bye – elections

August 11, 2020 EMEKA NZE 0

EMEKA NZE writes that more political parties may be laying foundation for their de-registration for failure to participate in the Nasarawa Central state constituency bye-election. Election during COVID 19 The Independent National Electoral Commission must have had a swell time conducting the last bye-election in the Nasarawa Central state constituency held last Saturday, especially as the first election held in Read More

Court strikes out suit seeking forensic auditing of NSIA

August 11, 2020 Tope Sunday 0

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja Monday struck out a suit seeking an order suspending Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority, Uche Orji, as well as an order for a forensic audit of the organisation’s accounts from inception. Justice Ahmed Mohammed struck out the case consequent upon an application for the withdrawal of the suit by the Read More

Breaking: At last, ex-Pension Boss Maina walks free from Kuje prison

July 28, 2020 NAN 0

Former chairman, Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina, has been released from Kuje Correctional Centre nine months after his detention, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) has confirmed. Maina, who was arraigned before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on October 25, 2019, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) alongside his son, Faisal, and Read More

Party deregistration: More judgments affirm INEC’s position

July 25, 2020 Eleojo Idachaba 0

For the second time in 72 hours, a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has dismissed a suit filled by some political parties challenging the powers of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to de-register them. In the Suit No. FHC/CS/127/2020 filed on February 10, 2020, five de-registered political parties, the Democratic Peoples Congress (DPC), Liberation Movement (LM), Movement for Read More

EFCC drags 2 to court for ‘rigging’ NBA elections

July 23, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), is set to arraign the duo of Sarah Omeigha Ajibola and John Ozovehe Demide before a Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, for allegedly conspiring to rig the 2018 general elections of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA). The EFCC Head, Media, and Publicity, Dele Oyewale, in a press statement, Wednesday in Abuja, Read More

Breaking: Dbanj hits back, sues rape accuser, demands 1.5bn

July 3, 2020 Editor 0

D’banj, whose real name is Oladapo Oyebanjo, has sued a Nigerian lady, Seyitan Babatayo, who accused him of raping her. The Nigerian singer sued his accuser for N1.5 billion. This was contained in a suit signed on Friday by Mike Ozekhome, his lawyer, and brought before a federal high court in Abuja. In the suit, D’banj is demanding N1 billion Read More

Breaking – Ochanya: Wife, mother of alleged rapists ‘ve case to answer – Court

June 25, 2020 Ameh Ejekwonyilo 0

The Federal High Court in Makurdi, Benue state capital, Thursday, dismissed the no-case-submission of Mrs. Felicia Ochiga-Ogbuja over the rape and death of 13-year-old Ochanya Ogbanje by the defendant’s husband and son, Mr Andrew Ogbuja and Victor Ogbuja, respectively. Little Ochanya died on October 17, 2018 due to complications arising from the alleged sexual molestation she suffered at the hands Read More

Breaking: Orji Uzor freed from Kuje prison…see pictures

June 3, 2020 Editor 0

A former Governor of Abia state Orji Uzor Kalu has been finally released from Kuje custodial centre, barely two days after a federal high court in Lagos ordered his release. Uzor Kalu was released shortly before 8pm, on Wednesday weeks after the Supreme Court ordered retrial of his financial corruption case. Details loading…

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Breaking: 8 months after, Police arraign suspected kidnap kingpin Wadume

March 16, 2020 Editor 0

You still remember Bala Hamisu popularly known as Wadume whose chase and eventual capture led to death of special Inspector General of Police squad in Taraba last year. He and 18 others have finally been arraigned before a Federal High Court in Abuja by the Nigerian Police Force for terrorism, murder, kidnapping and illegal arms running before . Wadume arrived the Read More

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Breaking – Fundamental rights suit: Court keeps Sowore, Bakare waiting

February 19, 2020 Editor 0

The Federal high Court, Abuja, has adjourned the application seeking the enforcement of fundamental rights filed by human rights activists, Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare, to March 25, 2020 for hearing. Justice Inyang Ekwo adjourned the matter after the regularisation of the processes by all parties involved in the case. The activists had on November 15 and 20, 2019 filed Read More

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Breaking: Court stops INEC from deregistering 31 political parties

February 17, 2020 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been barred by the Federal High Court from deregistering 31 political parties. Justice Anwuli Chikere, in her ruling, said having failed to counter the application by the applicants, the affected political parties had the legal right which must be protected. In an interlocutory motion with suit number: FHC//ABJ/ CS/444/19 between Advanced Congress of Read More

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Breaking: Fresh trouble for ex-Customs boss as Court orders his arrest

February 17, 2020 Editor 0

For failing to appear before the court, the Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the arrest of former Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Abdullahi Inde Dikko. The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) had charged him for fraud and two others. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, who ordered for Dikko’s arrest on Monday, said his Read More