A federal lawmaker, Uju Kingsley Chima, who was accused of raping a woman, Nkeiruka Cynthia Kamalu, in 2015 has denied the allegation. Mr Chima, the House of Representatives member for Ohaji/Egbema, Oguta and Oru West Federal Constituency of Imo State, said Kamalu was a liar and serial fraudster out to...
The Incorporated Trustees of Digital Rights Lawyers Initiative has sued the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria over the latter’s planned regulation of Internet advertisements. In a suit filed before the Federal High Court in Lagos by two lawyers, Solomon Okedara and Olumide Babalola, DRLI is seeking a court declaration that...
Ebonyi State has repealed all hitherto existing laws and procedures in the administration of criminal justice. This followed the effectual commencement of a new law on Administration of Criminal Justice delivery, tagged: “Administration of criminal justice law of Ebonyi State, otherwise known as law 014 of 2019.” The State Attorney...
Femi Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has agreed with the tribunal over its judgment on the 2019 presidential election involving President Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party. This paper had reported earlier that the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) on Wednesday dismissed the petition...
The Presidential Election Tribunal sitting in Abuja on Wednesday struck out the application of the All Progressives Congress accusing the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, of being a Cameroonian. Justice Garba Mohammed warned the APC not to divert the attention of the court because Atiku was qualified...
Mrs Busola Dakolo, wife of Nigeria’s inspirational singer, Timi Dakolo, has finally dragged the Founder and Senior Pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Biodun Fatoyinbo, to court over her rape claims. An FCT High Court in a writ of summons obtained on Monday by the News Agency of Nigeria...
The Supreme Court on Monday struck out an appeal seeking the disqualification of President Muhammadu Buhari as a candidate in the February 23 presidential election. The case was based on the allegation that Buhari submitted false information regarding his educational qualifications to the Independent National Electoral Commission. A five-man panel of...
A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered a temporary freezing of accounts and seizure of immovable property belonging to a retired judge and a director with the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The judge, identified as Maegaret Igbetar Movihinze, was said to have recently retired from the service of...
Former second Vice President of the Nigerian Bar Association and a human rights activist, Monday Ubani, has condemned the arrest of Publisher of Cross River Watch, Agba Jalingo, by the police in Cross River State on Thursday. The legal practitioner described the incident as an infringement on the right of...
An FCT High Court has nullified the election of Omar Tata of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Zaki Federal Constituency in Bauchi state. The court ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue certificate of return to the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Jatau Muhammad Auwal,...