Updated: Ajanah, Kogi Chief Judge is dead

June 28, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Chief Judge of Kogi State, Nasir Ajanah, has died from suspected COVID-19 complications. It was learnt that Ajanah died shortly after being moved from Lokoja to the isolation center in Gwagwalada, Abuja. Ajanah who is an accomplished judge died at the age of 64. He was first appointed a High Court Judge by the Kwara State Government in 1990 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

Guber primary: Edo APC rejects Uzodinma C’tee

June 20, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

The leadership of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state, Friday, rejected the Hope Uzodinma-led committee constituted by the Party’s National Working Committee (NWC) to conduct their governorship primary in the state.  Uzodinma is the incumbent governor of Imo state. The state party chairman, Anslem Ojezua, in a statement said the inauguration was reported to have been done “while a 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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N41m fraud: EFCC fails to arraign Okonkwo

February 6, 2020 Editorial IV 0

In what looked like a drama, Wednesday at the Enugu State High Court, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission  (EFCC), again failed to arraign the former Anambra governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP), Mr Ifeanyichukwu Okonkwo over an alleged fraud.    EFCC accused Okonkwo of stealing by conversion N41 million from one Onyishi Maduka Samuel, an offence said Read More

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Bayelsa APC hails Appeal Court judgment dismissing Lokpobiri’s pre-election suit

January 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa has applauded Saturday’s judgment of the Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt, which dismissed the pre-election suit filed against the Governor-elect, Chief David Lyon. Delivering its judgment in the suit filed by the former Minister of State for Agriculture, Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri, challenging the candidacy of Lyon, the court said that it was Read More

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Ambode: Assembly committee bows to court order, adjourns probe

October 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The joint committees of the Lagos State House of Assembly probing the activities of former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode over some of his expenditures has bowed to the ruling of a state high court to stay action on the matter and adjourned the matter until further notice. Following state high court ruling on Wednesday October 30, in response to the prayers Read More

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Sowore: Falana seeks date for hearing of application

August 22, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, on Thursday approached a Division of federal high court Abuja and prayed it to give him a date for hearing in his application regarding Omoyele Sowore’s, Convener, #RevolutionNow protests detention. Presidential Candidate, African Action Congress (AAC) in the Feb. 2019 general elections, was arrested in the early hours of Aug. 4 by the operatives 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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Breaking: Court strikes out suit on defection of Saraki, Dogara, others

May 17, 2019 Editor 0

Federal High Court has struck out the suit filed by the Legal Defence and Assistant Project (LEDAP), challenging the defection of 53 lawmakers for lack of locus standi to file the suit. Delivering judgment on Friday, Okon Abang, the presiding judge, held that the Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP), the body which instituted the suit,  lacked the legal right Read More

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Corruption allegation: Court frees Ofili-Ajumogobia, EFCC re-arrests her

April 16, 2019 Editor 0

Officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, a dismissed judge of the Federal High Court, after corruption charges against her were struck out. According to NAN, about 10 officials of the EFCC surrounded Ofili-Ajumogobia as she attempted to leave the courtroom at about 10:24 am on Tuesday after the ruling by Justice Hakeem Read More

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Corruption: Court discharges, acquits Wabara, 2 others

April 1, 2019 Editor 0

Former Senate President Adolphus Wabara and two others Ibrahim Abdulazeez and John Azuta Mbata – former senators have been discharged and acquitted by a high court in Abuja over allegations of bribe for budget leveled against them by the federal government. The development comes 14 years after the suit was filed. In his ruling, the presiding judge S.E Aladetoyinbo said Read More

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Breaking: Court orders INEC to conduct supplementary poll in Adamawa

March 26, 2019 Editorial II 0

A State High Court sitting in Yola, Tuesday vacated it’s earlier order restraining the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from conducting the governorship supplementary election in Adamawa. The court presided over by Justice Abdul’Aziz Waziri has also ruled that it has the jurisdiction to adjudicate on the case filed before it by the political party Movement for the Restoration and 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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Attempted suicide, escape: Melaye docked, granted bail

March 5, 2019 Editor 0

The Senator representing Kogi West at the National Assembly, DinoMelaye, was on Tuesday docked before an FCT High Court, Apo, Abuja ona six-count bordering on attempted suicide and attempt to escape fromcustody. The senator however, denied committing the offences preferred against him. At the hearing on Tuesday, the presiding judge, Sylvanus Oriji saidthat he was aware that the court had Read More

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Breaking: Courts cancels EFCC charges against Badeh

March 4, 2019 Editor 0

Charges laid up against late former Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have been ended b an Abuja Division of the Federal High Court on Monday. The court presided over by Okon Abang in its judgement found Iyalikam Nigeria Limited, the company which is standing trial with Mr Badeh, guilty of the Read More

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Breaking: Akwa Ibom AGF, finance Commissioner, 2 others in soup as Court orders their arrest

March 1, 2019 Editor 0

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has granted a bench warrant for the arrest of the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Akwa Ibom State, Uwemedimo Nwoko, Commissioner of Finance, Nsikan Nkan, Accountant General, Mfon Udomah and a Cashier of the State governemt, Margaret Ukpe. Justice Rilwan Aikawa granted the bench warrant at the instance of the Economic Read More

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Breaking: After 2 months, Deji Adeyanju regains freedom

February 18, 2019 Editor 0

Popular ActivistDeji Adeyanju has been granted bail by the Kano State High Court after spending 67 days in detention. Mr Adeyanju was freed on bail a while ago on Monday when his matter came up, with a condition that he must provide sureties and N500,000, according to his lawyers. Mr Adeyanju was arrested on December 13 over allegations he was Read More

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Breaking: Ex-NIA DG in fresh trouble as court orders his arrest

February 7, 2019 Editor 0

After failing to make himself available, the Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the arrest of former Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ayodele Oke, and his wife, Folashade. Chukwujekwu Aneke, the judge, gave the order after hearing an application to that effect from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. “I have carefully considered the oral application for Read More

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Imo: Okorocha’s inlaw in shock as INEC confirms Uzodinma ‘authentic’ APC Guber candidate

November 10, 2018 Editor 0

Uche Nwosu, much talked about Son-in-law to Imo state Governor, Rochas Okorocha is currently counting the cost of sticking with his God-father after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) confirmed that Senator Hope Uzodinma is the preferred governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of 2019 elections. Spokesperson of INEC, Emmanuela Ben Okpara who spoke from Owerri confirmed Uzodinma’s Read More

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We were not satisfied with that and went to the Supreme Court.

July 22, 2018 Blueprint 0

Since 2016, on the 27th of April this year, the Chief Judge of the Federation wrote the lead judgement saying that the Federal High Court did the right thing by restoring the orders. That’s to say that the nullification of election, the recognition and so on have come back to life. Legal intrigues et al The matter that was before Read More

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I won’t vacate Kogi East seat despite court verdict – Aidoko

July 7, 2018 Blueprint 0

Senator representing Kogi East, sacked by the Federal High Court in June this year, Atai Aidoko Ali, has insisted he would not vacate the senatorial seat until an appeal of the case, which he recently filed, is determined. Aidoko said a stay of execution on the High Court judgement has been issued rendering it unenforceable. A Federal High Court presided Read More