Sunday, April 18, 2021



Supreme Court justices’ retirement age should be 100 years – Afe Babalola

A legal luminary, Chief Afe Babalola, SAN, on Wednesday proposed 100 years as retirement age for Supreme Court Justices from 70.

Pantami threatens legal action against DAILY INDEPENDENT over Boko Haram link story

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has written to the publishers of Daily Independent newspapers demanding public apology and retraction of...

Acting IGP Baba: Buhari Northernising Nigerian police – Ozekhome

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Mike Ozekhome has picked holes in the appointment of Usman Alkali Baba as the new acting Inspector General of Police, IGP.

I was tricked into admitting N127m theft, says ex-Lagos Scholarship Board boss tells court

The former Executive Secretary, Lagos State Scholarship Board, Stephen Oshinowo, has said that he was tricked into writing a statement admitting stealing N127million belonging to the Board while in the custody of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Nigerians can now declare their assets online – CCB

Nigerians can now submit their asset declaration forms online, the Chairman of Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB, Danladi Umar, has said.

Igbo group drags NJC to court over alleged lop-sidedness in appointing appeal court justices

An Igbo socio-cultural group, on Monday, called on a Federal High Court, Abuja, to stop the ongoing appointment of justices of the Court of Appeal over an alleged lopsidedness of the exercise.

Prosecutor tenders $1.3m cash recovered from member of Buhari’s arms probe panel

The Federal Government prosecutors at the Federal High Court in Abuja have tendered a cash sum of $1.3 million recovered from retired Air Commodore Umar Mohammed, a member of the Jon Ode led Presidential Investigative Committee on Arms Procurement.

Tinubu Colloquium: Ganduje cajoling the cynics to peeve the president?, by Bala Ibrahim

Barring any last minute changes, on Monday, March 29, 2021, President Muhammadu Buhari will chair the 12th colloquium to celebrate the 69th birthday of...

Prosecutor tenders $1.3m cash recovered from member of Buhari’s Arms Probe Panel

The Federal Government, on Thursday, tendered before the Federal High Court, Abuja, different currencies of dollars stashed in three bags as evidence in the money laundering charge against retired Air Commodore Umar Mohammed.

I handed over $15.8m to Suswam at his Residence in Maitama – Witness Insists

Abubakar Umar, the fourth prosecution witness in the trial of a former governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, before Justice Ahmed Ramat Mohammed of the Federal High Court, narrated how he handed over the sum of $15.8m to the former governor at his Maitama residence, Abuja.

NHRC panel orders IGP to hand over 4 policemen fingered in alleged extra-judicial killing

The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, panel on Monday ordered the Inspector-General of Police to arrest of four officers mentioned in alleged extra-judicial killing.

Alleged N69bn debt: AMCON challenges vacation order against Jimoh Ibrahim’s assets

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, fixed May 25 to hear a motion brought by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON, seeking a stay of execution of orders it granted the businessman, Jimoh Ibrahim, over alleged N69 billion debt.

N359m fraud: EFCC witness presents evidence against ex-FSMLT Provost, Sunday-Etukudo

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has tendered additional documents before the Plateau State High Court against the provost of the Federal School of Medical Laboratory Technology, Jos, FSMLT, Dr. Nkereuwem Sunday-Etukudo and four others over an alleged money laundry to the tune of N359m.

Alleged Taraba kidnap kingpin, Wadume, others to open defence May 18

Alleged Taraba kidnap kingpin, Bala Hamisu, aka Wadume, will open his defence in the terrorism charge preferred against him at the Federal High Court, Abuja, on May 18.

Nigerian govt to establish specialised courts for gender-based violence – Malami

The Federal Government is working towards the establishment of specialised courts and judicial divisions that will focus on sexual and gender-based violence, GBV.

Malami describes late Justice Ngwuta as great jurist

The Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, has described the late Supreme Court Justice Sylvester Ngwuta as a great man who rendered selfless service that contributed immensely in nation-building, with particular reference to the judiciary and justice Sector.

Pollution: Court orders Kano coy to pay N5m to host community as compensation

A Federal High Court sitting in Kano, on Wednesday ordered the Nigeria Pipeline and Storage Company, NPSC, Limited to pay N5 million in damages to Kosawa Community in Kura Local Government Area of Kano state.

Alleged N1.2bn fraud: Bala Mohammed’s son denies charges, makes no-case submission

Shamsudeen Bala Mohammed, son of a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, on Thursday, told the Federal High Court in Abuja that he has no case to answer in the15-count money laundering charge.

Nigerian who allegedly defrauded Brazilian Bank $242m denies source of funds

Emmanuel Nwude, a businessman, who was convicted of defrauding a Brazilian bank of 242 million dollars, has denied knowing the source of the funds while testifying on Thursday before an Ikeja Special Offences Court.

Court adjourns suit seeking IGP Adamu’s removal

The Federal High Court Abuja on Wednesday adjourned until March 16, a suit seeking the removal of the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, from office.

Oto-ge: Why Gov. Abdulrazaq enjoys massive support in Kwara

By Anjolaoluwa Folajimi For several years, late Chief Olusola Saraki, Waziri Ilorin reigned supreme in the Kwara State politics. From the second republic down to...

Alleged 69.4bn debt: Court vacates order against Jimoh Ibrahim’s assets 

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, set aside the interim order through which the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON, seized property belonging to a businessman, Jimoh Ibrahim, for an alleged N69.4 billion debt.

Court rejects EFCC’s prayer to inspect money seized from ex-NNPC GMD Yakubu

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, refused to grant an application file by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to inspect the money seized from the former Group Managing Director, GMD, of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Andrew Yakubu.

Farmer/herder conflicts require real-time solution – Malami

Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami, SAN, says farmer/herder conflicts require a real-time, practically-oriented solution.

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