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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

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Alleged fraud case against Suswan: I lied to court – EFCC Witness

February 13, 2020 Editor 0

The fourth prosecution witness for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in the trial of Senator Gabriel Suswam former Governor of Benue State, Abubakar Umar, has informed an Abuja Federal High Court that his earlier evidence before the court were lies told by him in other to get relief from pressure put on him by unknown persons. At the resumed trial Read More

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Breaking: After 6 months in detention, Court frees Agba Jalingo on bail

February 13, 2020 Editor 0

After spending barely six months in detention, Journalist and human rights activist Agba Jalingo has been granted bail by the Federal High court in Calabar, Cross River State. The court session presided over by Justice Sule Shuaibu after taking over from Justice Simon Amobeda who pulled himself out from the case following condemnations that trailed refusals to grant the Journalist Read More

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Missing money: EFCC probes El-Rufai

November 30, 2019 Editor 0

The Federal High Court, Abuja, says Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, cannot stop the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from investigating him. Justice Binta Nyako said this while delivering the judgment, on Friday, in a suit no: FHC/ABJ/CS/60/09 filed by Mr El-Rufai. The governor was seeking the court’s determination whether as the then minister of the Federal Capital Territory Read More

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Alleged Treasonable Felony: Court orders Sowore’s release

September 24, 2019 Editor 0

A Division of the Federal High Court in Abuja presided over by Justice Taiwo Taiwo on Tuesday ordered with immediate effect the release of the detained publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore from the custody of the Department of State Service. The court took the decision after taking judicial notice of the information insisting that Sowore’s investigation had been concluded. Read More

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Updated: Justice Tsoho succeeds Kafarati as FHC Chief Judge

July 26, 2019 Editor 0

Justice John Tsoho on Friday took the oath of office as the acting chief judge of the federal high court headquarters. Tsoho is the next most senior judge in line. The ceremony which was presided over by Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, took place at the Ceremonial Court of the Supreme Court in Abuja. It came 24 hours Read More

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Tsoho, Olaturegun in race for FHC CJ as Kafarati bows out

June 17, 2019 Editor 0

The succession battle for the plum position of the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court has begun as the incumbent; Justice Abdul Adamu Kafarati retires about the end of June. Since the coming of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration, elevation to the headship of federal judiciary has always been ‘turbulent’ because of the perceived corruption within the third arm of Read More

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Updated: Justice Ajumogobia hospitalised amidst money laundering allegations

May 31, 2019 Editor 0

A Federal High Court in Lagos was on Friday informed that embattled Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia facing money laundering charges is currently on admission in the Hospital. A Federal High Court in Lagos had fixed May 31, for hearing in a motion filed by embattled Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, challenging her trial in the court. The Read More

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Alleged money laundering: I’ve no knowlege of money paid into bank account, Belgore tells court

March 6, 2019 Editor 0

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Dele Belgore, Tuesday, told a Federal High in Lagos that he thought the N450 million was sent from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 2015 presidential campaign headquarters in Abuja and not part of 115 million dollars, doled out by former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke. Belgore was being led in evidence by his counsel, Mr. Read More

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Breaking: Anxiety heightens as Court bars PDP from Guber poll in Kano

March 4, 2019 Editor 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Abba Kabir Yusuf has been barred from taking part in the Saturday’s governorship election in Kano state by a Federal High Court sitting in Kano. The court presided by Leis Allagoa nullified the primary election that led to emergence of Yusuf. The judge ruled that the PDP did not conduct governorship primary election in Read More

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Presidential Amnesty ‘fraud’: From Boroh, 16 others; EFCC secures final forfeiture of N732.85m to FG

March 4, 2019 Editor 0

Justice James Tsoho of the Federal High Court in Abuja, has granted the application of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), seeking the final forfeiture of N732.85million to the federal government. The forfeiture includes a plot of land situated at Katsina Road by Ogbomosho Road, Kaduna North Local Government, worth N190million, all believed to be proceeds of unlawful activities. Read More

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Breaking: Court grants Babachir Lawal N50m bail

February 13, 2019 Editor 0

The Federal High Court in Abuja has granted bail to the former Secretary-General of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal and two others. The court granted them bail in the sum of N50m each with one surety. Lawal had been charge to Court by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) over financial fraud. Before then, President Muhammdau Buhari suspended the former SGF Read More

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Breaking: Supreme Court nails APC’s hope of fielding candidates in Rivers

February 8, 2019 Editor 0

At last, Supreme Court has laid to rest the expectation of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as long as fielding candidates in the forthcoming general elections is concerned. Just a while ago on Friday, the apex court in Abuja, upheld the decision of the lower courts barring the party from fielding candidates. Only on Thursday, the party, particularly, one of Read More

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Intrigues, reactions over Onnoghen’s CCT trial

January 15, 2019 Editor 0

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, has stopped move by the federal government to drag the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, before the Code of Conduct Tribunal over alleged non-declaration of assets. In her ruling, Justice Evelyn Maha restrained the federal government from going ahead with the planned arraignment, following two ex-parte applications that were moved by Read More

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SDP: Falae’s ‘no-show’ order‎ rattles Gana’s camp

December 28, 2018 Editor 0

The Prof Jerry Gana Campaign organisation has expressed shock  at what he called the National Chairman’s sudden shifting of position” in the party’s promise to obey the ruling of the Federal High Court, Abuja. A statement on Friday by the Director General of the Campaign Organisation, Ike Neliaku, said they were worried that Chief Falae, “our National Chairman would prefer an Appeal Read More

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Vandal bags 5-year jail term in Kaduna

December 24, 2018 Blueprint 0

A Federal High Court, Kaduna Division, has sentenced a middle aged man, Surajo Mohammed to five years imprisonment for vandalising power supply equipment belonging to Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company. A statement by the Head, Corporate Communication of Kaduna Electric, Abdulazeez Abdullahi, disclosed that the convicted felon was caught sometime in September 2016 at Unguwar Rimi area of Kaduna metropolis, vandalising Read More