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BREAKING: Court orders arrest of Abdulrasheed Maina

The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Wednesday, ordered the arrest of former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, following his repeated failure to appear for continuation of his trial on money laundering charges.

‘I’m helpless’, Ndume tells court as Maina keeps evading proceedings

The Senator representing Borno South, Ali Ndume, who stood as the surety for the embattled ex-chairman of the Pension Reform Task Force, Abdulrasheed Maina, has cried out over his inability to compel Mr Maina to appear before the court.

Alleged pension fraud: I don’t know Maina’s whereabouts, Sen. Ndume tells court

Senator Ali Ndume, on Friday, told the Federal High Court, Abuja, that he did not know the whereabouts of ex-Chairman, Pension Reformed Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina.

BREAKING: Abdulrasheed Maina released from prison

Abdulrasheed Maina, ex-Chairman, Pension Reformed Task Team, PRTT, has been released from Kuje Correctional Centre nine months after his detention, the News Agency of Nigeria has confirmed.

Court grants Maina’s plea for further bail variation as Ndume insists on standing as surety

A Federal High Court on Monday granted an application by Abdulrasheed Maina, ex-Chairman, Pension Reform Task Team, PRTT, for further variation of bail conditions.

Maina denies plot to escape by assassinating EFCC official, prison warder

Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman, defunct Pension Reformed Task Team, PRTT, on Thursday said that he did not plot to assassinate the Economic Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, counsel or witnesses in his ongoing trial.

Alleged N40bn fraud: I have no case to answer, Nyako tells court

Murtala Nyako, former Adamawa Governor, on Wednesday, told the Federal High Court, Abuja, that he had no case to answer in the alleged N40 billion charge filed against him and others by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

EFCC files fresh charge against Abdulrasheed Maina’s son, Faisal 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday, filed an amended three-count charge against Faisal Maina, son of Abdulrasheed, former Chairman, Pension Reform Task Team.

Suswam transferred N3.1bn into my account, BDC operator tells court

An Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC’s star witness on Friday alleged that Gabriel Suswam, former Governor of Benue, transferred N3.1 billion into his account.

Court refuses to reject EFCC’s documentary evidence against Maina

Justice Okon Abang of the Abuja Federal High Court on Monday overruled Abdulrasheed Maina’s plea to reject documented evidence presented against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Pension scam: Maina’s sister, Fatima, distance self from bank accounts linked to her

Fatima Abdullahi, younger sister to Abdulrasheed Maina, ex-Pension Reform Chair, on Wednesday, told the Federal High Court, Abuja, that she was not aware of the companies and bank accounts opened in her name by her brother.

Alleged P&ID scam: EFCC kicks against Briton’s plea for bail variation

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has called on the Federal High Court, Abuja, not to grant the application for bail variation by the British national, James Nolan.

Court grants Faisal Maina N600m bail

A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted bail to the 20-year-old Faisal, son of former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, PRTM, Abdulrasheed Maina.

Pension fund scam: Court grants Maina N1bn bail

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, admitted Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman, defunct Pension Reform Task Team, PRTM, to a bail in the sum of N1 billion.

Alleged P&ID scam: Court to hear Briton’s plea for bail variation on November 27

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday, adjourned the hearing on the application for bail variation of James Nolan, a Briton, until November 27.

Alleged P&ID scam: EFCC files fresh charges against Briton

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, filed fresh charges against James Nolan, a Briton, at the Federal High Court, Abuja.

NCS to brief court over Maina’s ‘deteriorating’ health condition

Deputy Comptroller General, DCG, Health and Social Welfare, Nigerian Correctional Service, H.B. Kori, on Thursday, appealed to the Federal High Court, Abuja, to give him a week, to respond to the court order on the true health status of Abdulrasheed Maina, former Pension Reform boss.

‘Maina critically ill’ as court fixes Thursday to consider his bail application

The trial of former Chairman, Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina and his son, charged with 12 counts bordering on “money laundering, operating fictitious bank accounts and fraud”, was stalled on Tuesday, due to his ill-health.

Court okays EFCC’s move to tender documents against Suswam’s alleged N3.1bn fraud

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, overruled former Governor, Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, on his objection to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC’s tendered documents.

N3.1bn fraud: EFCC re-arraigns ex-Benue governor, Gabriel Suswam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, re-arraigned former Governor of Benue, Gabriel Suswam on a nine-count charge bordering on money laundering at the Federal High Court Abuja.

Metuh defends Dasuki in court, says Jonathan gave me N400m

A former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Olisa Metuh, on Thursday, defended the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki at the Federal High Court in Abuja, saying that the N400 million project fund in which he is standing trial was paid to him by former President Goodluck Jonathan and not the former NSA.

Alleged N400m fraud: Absence of Metuh’s counsel stalls proceedings

The ongoing trial of former Peoples Democratic Party Spokesman, Olisa Metuh over alleged N400 million fraud was on Wednesday stalled at the Federal High Court, Abuja due to the absence of his counsel in court.

Metuh disengages 2 SANs defending him on N400m alleged money laundering case

A former spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, has disengaged two Senior Advocates of Nigeria leading his defence in his N400m money laundering case before the Federal High Court in Abuja.

Amidst eulogies, Justice Abang adjourns late Badeh’s case until February 26

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, described the late Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh, as a man who had tremendous respect for the judiciary. Justice Abang, was the presiding judge over Badeh’s trial.

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