Breaking: Again, DSS bars Journalists from covering Sunday Igboho aides’ trial, coalition demands arrest of operatives

August 4, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The operatives of Department of State Security (DSS) have again barred Journalists from covering proceedings at the trial of associates to Yoruba nation activist Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho. This is happening on Wednesday inside the federal high court arena in Abuja. The court had adjourned the trial of Igboho’s associates till August 4, 2021. Meanwhile, the Coalition in Defence Read More

Justice Barnett seeks ECOWAS support for AU job

August 2, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

A Sierra Leonean Judge, Justice Tonia Barnett has said war is a reaction to jeopardised rights, even as she stated that it is only those who have not witnessed war that call for it. Barnett was in Nigeria, weekend, to seek the support of ambassadors from the West African sub-region for a position at the African Commission on Human and Read More

Breaking: FCT Chief Judge resigns, takes over as NJI administrator

August 2, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

Board of Governors, under the chairmanship of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad (OFR), has announced the appointment of Justice Salisu Garba as the Administrator of the National Judicial Institute (NJI). The decision was taken at its meeting held on the July 15, 2021. This was contained in a press release dated 2nd August, 2021which was issued Read More

‘Why Appeal Court sacked Odey, declared Jarigbe winner of Cross River north senatorial bye-election’

July 30, 2021 Joseph Obung 0

The Appeal Court sitting in Calabar has given reasons why it declared Hon Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe the senator-elect of the Cross River north senatorial district after months of legal fight between Jarigbe and Senator Stephen Odey. Both had laid claims o the People’s Democratic Party’s ticket. The three-man Appeal Tribunal, headed by Hon. Justice Chioma I. Nwosu had, in Suit Read More

Breaking: Court acquits El-Zakzaky, wife of criminal charges

July 28, 2021 Editor 0

From Kaduna state comes a report that Justice Gideon Kurada of Kaduna High Court has discharged and acquited the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) otherwise known as Shi’ites, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat. Counsel to Zakzaky, Marshal Abubakar, who spoke after the secret trial in Kaduna, said the court upheld their no-case submission and agreed Read More

Navy hands over convicted pirates to correctional Services

July 28, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Navy has handed over the 10 pirates convicted by Federal High Court Ikoyi for the hijack of FV HAILUFENG II to the Nigeria Correctional Service, Kirikiri, Lagos. A statement by the spokesman of the Nigerian Navy, Commodore Suleman Dahun, said the convicts are, Frank Abaka, Jude Ebaragha, Shina Alolo, Joshua Iwiki, David Akinseye, Ahmed Toyin, Shobajo Saheed, Adeola Read More

Breaking: Produce detained Sunday Igboho’s aides, Court tells DSS

July 23, 2021 Editor 0

In Abuja, the Department of States Services (DSS) has been ordered by the federal high court to produce the detained aides of Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Igboho, on July 29, the next day of adjournment. The DSS had raided the residence of Igboho in Ibadan on July 1 and arrested 13 of his aides. Lawyer to the detainees O. Pelumi, on Read More

Kanu: Nigeria turning into a pariah state – Igbo group

July 10, 2021 Editor 0

The Igbo National Movement has alleged that the current leadership in Nigeria “is quickly turning the Federation into a pariah state, known only for lawlessness and corrupt purpose”.   In a statement jointly signed by the group’s Executive Director Anthony Olisa Okolo, Executive Secretary Onyemuche Mbachu, Director Media/Mobilisation, Chief Peter Agba Kalu, Legal Adviser Barr. Eze Eluchie and obtained by Read More

Anambra Guber: We must purge APGA of bad eggs – Edozie

July 7, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

The factional National Chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Chief Edozie Njoku, has said the party must purge itself of “bad eggs and hypocrites”. He stated that the bad eggs lacked the commitment required to ensure that APGA retained its progressive ideals and not flounder in the November 6, governorship election in Anambra. Njoku, who spoke on Wednesday at Read More

Court sentences hemp seller to 2-yr jail in Osun

June 30, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Justice Peter Lifu of a Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun state, Wednesday sentenced a 25-year-old man, Makinde Gbolahan, for illegal possession of 11kg hemp, otherwise known as cannabis sativa.  The prosecutor, Ogaga Azugo, said the convict was arrested by the operatives of Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, on April 11, 2017 at Gbongan in Ayedaade local government area Read More

Have mercy on my 3 wives, 14 children, convicted herder pleads

June 28, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A 46-year-old herder, Amuda Usman, Monday prayed the Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun state, to consider his three wives and 14 children in sentencing him for the offence of advance fee fraud he was convicted for.  The convict who was said to have defrauded one Dr. Afolabi Babatunde of 45 cows that valued N4.5million, appealed to the court Read More

On-going EFCC fraud case predates Nami’s appointment, says FIRS

June 23, 2021 David Agba 0

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has commenced the hearing of a case of fraud involving some ex-directors and some members of staff of the Federal Inland Revenue Service(FIRS). The members of staff are answering charges concerning embezzling Duty Tour Allowances (DTA) approved by the erstwhile management. They were arraigned on a 42-count charge bordering on corruption, fraud and Read More

Breaking: For receiving bribe, Court sends ex-Reps member, Farouk Lawan, to jail

June 22, 2021 Editor 0

A former member of House of Representatives, Farouk Lawan, has been convicted by the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Apo, Abuja for receiving $500,000 bribe from a businessman, Femi Otedola.          Justice Angella Otaluka who convicted Lawan from Kano state announced a seven-year jail term on three count charges preferred against him by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Read More

Court restrains Olajide from parading self as Oba of Olla

May 26, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

An Ilorin High Court has restrained one Dr. Stephen Billy Olajide from parading himself as the Olala of Olla town in Isin local government area of Kwara state. Ruling on the motion on notice filled before the court, Justice Muhammed Abdulgafar, ordered Olajide not to preside over meetings of Olla traditional council or perform any traditional or statutory functions of Read More

Entire criminal justice system faulty, Bauchi chief registrar laments

May 17, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The chief registrar of the Bauchi state high court Barrister Emmanuel Danjuma has declared that the entire criminal justice system in Nigeria is faulty. He made the declaration Monday during the inauguration of the Administration of Criminal Justice Monitoring Committee (ACJMC) in the state created by a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) called’Rule of Law and Empowerment Initiative and inaugurated by Read More

AESID condemns dastardly attacks in Ebonyi, cautions perpetrators

April 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in Diaspora (AESID) has strongly condemned the recent dastardly attacks on several communities in Ebonyi state, even as it cautioned the perpetrators to give peace a chance. The group described  as “traumatic” for citizens and residents of Ebonyi state following reported cases of attacks on individuals and public facilities by some unknown gunmen.  In Read More

Lawan swears in Ibezim as Senator representing Imo North

April 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday, swore in Chukwuma Frank Ibezim to represent Imo North Senatorial District. Ibezim took the oath of office at exactly 11:02am during the start of plenary. The oath was administered by the Clerk to the Senate, Mr. Ibrahim El-Ladan. Recall that the Appeal Court sitting in Abuja had on February 16 affirmed the Read More

I wasn’t detained, has no reason to bribe EFCC boss – Akpabio

April 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has reacted to what he called a defamatory article written by an online medium, titled: “How EFCC detained Godswill Akpabio for two hours after attempting to bribe Agency Chairman with $350,000.” He said the report “is false.” The Minister according to a press statement signed Saturday Anietie Ekong, his Chief Press Read More