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,...
Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa has recused herself from the Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja. The People's democratic party had asked Justice Bulkachuwa to recuse herself because she is married to a senator-elect of the All Progressives Congress. Counsel to Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the PDP, Livy Ozuokwu asked the Chairman...
Up and coming musician, Azeez Fashola, popularly called Naira Marley, has pleaded not guilty to an 11 count charge of alleged credit card fraud. The charge was filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)before Justice Nicholas oweibo of the Federal high court sitting Lagos. According to the anti-graft agency,...
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has preferred 11 charges bordering on fraud against upcoming musician, Azeez Fashola, aka Naira Marley, for alleged credit card fraud. The musician effectively risks seven years in jail if found guilty, as Section 33 (2) which he was accused of breaching, reads: “Any...
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) ON Monday alleged that Dame Patience Jonathan, wife of former President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, continued receiving her N700, 000 monthly salary seven months after she retired as a civil servant. It said the former First Lady, who effectively retired from the Bayelsa State...
…Court adjourns hearing till June 3 President Muhammadu Buhari, the Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), and the Senate on Monday failed to send legal representatives to the Federal High Court in Abuja for the scheduled hearing of the suit challenging the appointment of Justice Tanko Muhammad as...
Hon. Justice A.M. Lawal of the High Court of Lagos State, sitting at Tafawa Balewa Square Complex, Lagos delivered Judgment in the case of Mr Adeola Olusodo v. Multichoice Nigeria Limited with Suit Number LD/ADR/147/2013 on 30 April 2019, awarding the sum of N2,000,000 (Two Million Naira) only...
Walter Onnoghen, former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), has appealed his conviction for fraudulent assets declaration by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). On Thursday, having found Onnoghen guilty, the three-man panel of the tribunal chaired by Justice Danladi Umar removed him from office as Chief Justice of Nigeria, as...