Improper conduct of APC registration exercise may mar national convention – Buni

April 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned that improper handling of the on-going membership registration, revalidation and update exercise may make or mar the forth coming national convention of the party. Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni while inaugurating Membership Registration Appeal Committee of the party Thursday in Abuja, advised the panel Read More

Nigerian Ambassador to Spain laments non-implementation of trade treaties

April 14, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The newly appointed Nigeria’s Ambassador to Spain, Chief Ademola Seriki has expressed worry over the lack of personnel in charge of implementing trade treaties between the country and Spain. Seriki who spoke in Abuja at a dinner recently organized by Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) said implementation continues to pose a challenge for Nigeria in international bilateral relations. He said he Read More

Obuah congratulates Wike, wife on Tiv chieftaincy titles

April 13, 2021 Godwin Egba 0

The sole administrator, Rivers State Waste Management Agency (RIWAMA), Felix Obuah, has hailed River state governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, and his wife, Justice Suzzette Nyesom-Wike, on their conferment of chieftaincy titles of ‘The Eagle of Tiv Nation’ and ‘Nest of Eagle of Tiv Nation’ respectively. He described the honour as well deserved and a proof of the governor’s mettle as Read More

ADF suit over Justices’ appointment set for accelerated hearing

March 29, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Abuja division of the Federal High Court has ordered for an accelerated hearing in suit filed by Alaigbo Development Foundation, (ADF) against the National Judicial Council (NJC), the President of the Court of Appeal and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF). In the suit, the Foundation alleged injustice in the recent appointment of some justices to the Court Read More

Jailed Professor didn’t work for me or APC, Akpabio blasts PDP

March 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio has said that the claim by the Peoples Democratic Party that the jailed Electoral Officer Prof Peter Ogban was convicted for allegedly rigging an election in favour of the All Progressives Congress and Senator Akpabio is spurious, unfounded and malicious. Akpabio was reacting to the news making the rounds about a Read More

Human trafficking worst form of slavery – NHRC boss

March 26, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Executive Secretary National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Tony Ojukwu Esq. has described human trafficking as the worst form of slavery in Nigeria. Mr. Ojukwu made the remark while speaking on the theme “Ending Slavery Legacy of Racism: A Global Imperative to Justice,” during this year’s ceremony marking the International Day of Remembrance of Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Read More

Osun lecturer in trouble for standing surety for unknown person

March 23, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Justice Peter Lifu of a Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun state, has ordered the remand of a lecturer, Engr. Emmanuel Tayo Owolabi, for failure to produce the defendant he stood surety for.  Owolabi stood surety for one Oladele Ezekiel who has allegedly refused to stand his trial after securing bail.  The prosecutor, a principal state counsel, Bankole Awoyemi, Read More

Stop drawing public sympathy, face justice, KNSG tells activist Bugaje

March 22, 2021 Adoyi M. Aba 0

Kano state government has said a legal practitioner and activist, Barr. Sa’ida Sa’ad Bugaje, dragged to court for allegedly defaming Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and his family, is trying to draw public sympathy instead of facing justice. In a statement Saturday, the state commissioner for information, Malam Muhammad Garba, dismissed the claim of harassment by Bugaje who is also accused Read More

Imo North: As parties await S/Court, High Court declares Ararume winner

March 19, 2021 Baba Yusuf 0

A  Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to declare Chief Ifeanyi Ararume as winner of the December 5, 2020, bye-election for the Imo North Senatorial District of Imo state.  Handing down the ruling, Justice Taiwo Oladipupo Taiwo declared Ararume as  the authentic candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the election as at Read More

PRAWA urges A/Ibom govt to domesticate criminal justice act

March 18, 2021 Uko Etim 0

The Prisons Rehabilitation And Welfare Action (PRAWA) has urged Akwa Ibom state government to domesticate the administration of criminal justice act of 2015 excluding the errors there in. It stated that such a move would ensure that the justice system works for everyone as the 2015 act had made provisions for non custodial measures in administration of justice. The executive Read More

SGBV: WOLDI Africa, stakeholders’ renew campaign on access to justice

March 17, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

Women Law and Development Initiative (WOLDI) Africa and other stakeholders Tuesday restated their advocacy against all forms of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV). They also agreed to provide free access to justice to women survivors of SGBV. The lead advocate and President/Founder, Dr. Hauwa Evelyn Shekarau gave the assurance at a one day consultative meeting on COVID-l9 related sexual and Read More

Breaking: UK set to repatriate £4.2m stolen by Ibori

March 9, 2021 Editor 0

The United Kingdom (UK) is set to repatriate monies stolen by former Delta state governor James Ibori. Already, UK has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to return the sum of £4.2 million of stolen assets stolen by the former governor. The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, disclosed in Abuja, during the signing of the MoU at the Conference Read More

Man to die by hanging in A/Ibom for hacking father to death

March 8, 2021 Uko Etim 0

Akwa Ibom State High Court sitting in Ikot Ekpene and presided over by Justice Augustine Odokwo Monday sentenced a 31-year-old man, Edidiong Pius Ototi, to death for killing his father, late Pius David Ototi, whom he accused of being a wizard.  Odokwo, who passed the judgement, found Ototi guilty of murder, which is punishable by death, under section 326 (1) of the Read More

Kafarati’s death a great loss to Nigeria – Gwamna

February 27, 2021 Editor 0

The Gombe renowned politician and philanthropist, Dr Jamil Isyaka Gwamna, has described the death of a former Chief Judge of the federal high court, Justice Abdul Kafarati, as a great loss to Nigeria. In a statement by his aide, Sani Abubakar Banki, Gwamna said the late jurist was a great patriot who served the nation meritoriously especially during his days Read More

Kafarati was a distinguished member of Bench – Gombe gov

February 26, 2021 Auwal Ahmad 0

Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state has expressed sadness over the demise of a renowned jurist and retired Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Adamu Abdul Kafarati, on Friday in Abuja at the age of 67 years. Yahaya, in a message of condolence, by his the director of press affairs, Ismaila Uba Misilli, in Gombe on Friday, Read More

Dantata: Court adjourns over fourth defendant’s absence

February 19, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has adjourned to April 15, 2021, the case between the federal government of Nigeria and Dantata Success and Profitable Company and four others. The company and its promoters were last year charged before the Federal High Court in Abuja for investment fraud amounting to over N2 billion. Those charged along with the company Read More

Restructuring: Making Nigeria work

February 18, 2021 Abachi Ungbo 0

It goes without saying that mutual suspicion runs deep amongst the ethnic groups, with significant exchanges of hate poisoned arrows flying routinely across the divide. In effect, instigating enormous tear on the fabric of our unity. Thus, making attempts at stitching a mammoth task. Undoubtedly, spats between members of a family cannot be foreclosed but flag of caution needs to Read More

Man arraigned for kidnapping, raping neighbour’s wife in Bauchi

February 18, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Bauchi state Ministry of Justice has arraigned one Rabo Muhammadu of Guggu village in Nabordo district of Toro local government area of the state before Justice Aliyu Baba Usman of state High Court number four over alleged kidnapping and raping of married woman several times. Deputy Director in charge of litigations of the ministry Sabiu Gumba told the court that Read More

Judge to EFCC: Produce Diezani in court

December 4, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

A Judge of the Federal High Court in Abuja, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu Thursday granted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission more time to produce a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke. Diezani’s money laundering trial is presently before her court. Diezani this medium reports was accused among others charges that she unlawfully took into her possession, the sums 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