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Lagos Governor, Ambode [Photo: Today.ng]

Prompted by Lagos govt. lawyer, judge orders journalists out of court

A judge of the Lagos Division of the Lagos State High Court Friday ordered journalists out of the courtroom during the hearing of a suit filed against the Lagos State Government and five others by the Incorporated Trustees, Association of Waste Managers of Nigeria, otherwise known as Private Sector Participation…

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EFCC arraigns federal judge over alleged unlawful enrichment

A serving judge of the Federal High Court, Hyeladzira Nganjiwa, was on Friday arraigned before Justice A.A. Akintoye of the Lagos State High Court, Igbosere, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, for alleged unlawful enrichment to the tune of $260,000 and N8,650,000. Mr. Nganjiwa, who is attached to the Bayelsa…

Otodogbame demolition by the Lagos State Government

Court orders Lagos govt to stop further demolition of Otodogbame

Justice Surajudeen Onigbanjo of the Lagos State High Court, Igbosere, on Wednesday ordered the Lagos State government to refrain from carrying out further eviction of the settlers at the Otodogbame waterfront, describing the government's previous actions as unconstitutional. Mr. Onigbanjo had twice postponed giving judgment on the matter, citing issues…

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Corruption: Nigerian lawmaker detained as ex-minister jumps bail

A Lagos State Magistrate Court in Igbosere has ordered that the lawmaker representing Edu/Moro/Patigi Constituency of Kwara State at the House of Representatives, Aliyu Pategi, be remanded in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The court, presided over by Afolashade Botoku, made the order on Friday…

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Nigerian docked for allegedly defrauding Canadian firm of $20,906

A Nigerian identified as Taiwo Quadri allegedly defrauded a Canada-based company, Allan Dodds, of over $20,906, an Economic and Financial Crimes Commission witness, told an Ikeja Division of the Lagos State High Court on Friday. Mr. Quadri allegedly conspired to defraud the company alongside one Oladeji Ramoni and Modupe Adekunle,…

Joseph Nwobike

Why I transferred N750, 000 to Justice Yinusa’s account – Senior lawyer

A senior lawyer, Joseph Nwobike, has narrated how he transferred N750, 000 to a serving federal judge, Justice Nasiru Yinusa, saying the money was to help the judge pay for his mother’s medical treatment, and not to bribe him. Mr. Nwobike said this Wednesday at his ongoing corruption trial before…

N13Billion Ikoyi money

Court orders permanent forfeiture of N13 billion recovered from Ikoyi property

Justice Muslim Hassan of the Federal High Court, Lagos, on Tuesday ordered the permanent forfeiture to the Federal Government the sums of $43,449,947, £27,800 and N23,218,000 recovered from No. 16, Osborne Road, Flat 7B Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos. The funds had been stashed in iron cabinets and "Ghana-must-go" bags in…

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Abducted Lagos students: We won’t negotiate with kidnappers – Police

In the wake of the alleged N1 billion ransom demanded by abductors of six students from Igbonla Model School, near Epe, Lagos, the Lagos State Police Command has said it would “not negotiate with the kidnappers.” The police spokesperson, Olarinde Famous-Cole, told PREMIUM TIMES on Monday that “it is the…

Court

Again, Court postpones judgment in suit challenging Lagos waterfront communities demolition

Justice Surajudeen Onigbanjo of the Lagos State High Court, Igbosere, on Thursday postponed judgement in a suit brought by residents of several waterfront communities against the state government to June 21. Mr. Onigbanjo said he “would deliver judgment if the court finds that it has jurisdiction to hear on the…

Ifeanyi Ubah

Court orders Ifeanyi Ubah’s ‘release’

Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court, Lagos, on Thursday ordered the release of the chairman of Capital Oil and Gas limited, Ifeanyi Ubah, held by the State Security Services for alleged "economic sabotage". The court directed the SSS and its director general, Lawal Daura, to release Mr. Ubah…

Dame Patience Jonathan

Appeal court fixes date to hear application seeking final forfeiture of Patience Jonathan’s $5.8 million

A Court of Appeal in Lagos on Monday fixed July 5 to hear an application seeking final forfeiture of former first lady, Patience Jonathan’s $5.8 million to the Federal Government. Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of the Federal High Court, Lagos, had earlier today adjourned to September 20, a suit seeking final…

The money

Court orders final forfeiture of N450 million found in Lagos plaza to Nigerian govt

Justice Rilwan Aikawa of the Federal High Court, Lagos, on Friday ordered the formal forfeiture of N449,597,000 (about N450 million) found by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in LEGICO Shopping mall, Victoria Island, Lagos to the Federal Government of Nigeria. The EFCC had on April 8 said it…

Ifeanyi Ubah

Ifeanyi Ubah committed economic sabotage, NNPC says

The Chairman of Capital Oil and Gas Limited, Ifeanyi Ubah, is in the custody of the State Security Service because he committed economic sabotage by diverting petroleum products stored in his tank farm, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has said. Kabiru Turaki, counsel to the NNPC, told a Lagos…

Governor Ambode [Photo: www.bellanaija.com]

Court to decide on contract tussle between Lagos govt, private waste operators

Justice Oyekan Abdullahi of the Lagos Division of the Lagos State High Court has fixed June 22 for ruling on whether there is a binding contract existing between the Lagos State government and the private waste operators (known as Private Sector Participant, PSP). At the resumed hearing on Wednesday, counsel…

Ifeanyi Ubah

Court sets date for Ifeanyi Ubah’s right application ruling

A Federal High Court in Lagos has fixed May 25 to rule on whether it has jurisdiction in hearing the suit involving the Chairman, Capital Oil and Gas Limited, Ifeanyi Ubah, and the State Security Service alongside others. Justice Idris Mohammed adjourned the matter after hearing counter affidavits filed by…

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Family of child with medical disorder, Kate Henshaw clash over raised funds

The family of Michael Alvarez, a two-year-old child diagnosed with “Ulcerated Infantile Haemangioma”, has accused Nollywood actress, Kate Henshaw, and Project Alert, a non-governmental organization, of misinformation and a "deliberate campaign of calumny" over funds raised for the treatment of the disorder. Ms. Henshaw and the NGO had come to…

Ifeanyi Ubah

Court orders continued detention of Ifeanyi Ubah for 14 days

A  Federal High Court, Abuja, has granted a request by the State Security Service, SSS, to keep the chairman, Capital Oil and Gas Ltd, Ifeanyi Ubah, in custody for another 14 days pending the completion of its investigation of the charges against him. Efforts by Mr. Ubah’s counsel to have the…

Ifeanyi Ubah

SSS seeks Court order to detain Ifeanyi Ubah for another 14 days

The State Security Service (SSS) has approached a Federal High Court, Abuja, to detain the chairman of Capital Oil and Gas Ltd, Ifeanyi Ubah, for another 14 days pending the completion of its investigation, counsel to the businessman told a federal court in Lagos on Friday. The Lagos division of…

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Former bank worker arraigned for stealing N40 million from customers’ account

A former staff of Fidelity Bank PLC, Friday Yahaya, was on Monday arraigned before Justice Hakeem Oshodi of the Lagos State High Court for stealing N40 million in total from several customers of the bank. Mr. Yahaya was arraigned on a 16- count charge bordering on stealing, impersonation and forgery.…

Ifeanyi Ubah

UPDATED: Judge orders SSS to produce Capital Oil’s Ifeanyi Ubah on Friday

Justice Muhammed Idris of the Federal High Court, Lagos, has ordered the State Security Service, SSS, to produce the detained Managing Director of Capital Oil and Gas Limited, Ifeanyi Ubah, on Friday, May 12 to show why he should not be released unconditionally. Mr. Idris gave the ruling in favour of an…

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How We Were Defrauded In Ponzi Scheme, Witness Tells Court

A prosecution witness in a N6.9 million Ponzi Scheme fraud trial on Monday told an Ikeja Division of the Lagos High Court how one Darlington Agomuo, and several others were defrauded by one Chibuogum Oraelosi under the pretext that the sum will qualify them to a profitable investment under the scheme, named Convenient Options Multilevel Scheme.…

Lagos State governor, Akinwumi Ambode

Lawyer drags Lagos govt to court over new environmental law

A Lagos based lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has approached the High Court of Lagos State, challenging the legality of the newly signed Environmental Management and Protection Bill into law. In his suit, the lawyer is “seeking an order and perpetual injunction restraining the Lagos State Government in the person of the…

Ikeja Computer Village

UPDATED: Lagos govt demolishes shops near Ikeja Computer Village

Officials of the Lagos State Government, accompanied by heavily armed police officers, on Wednesday demolished at least 18 shops located at the Ikeja New Garage near the popular Computer Village in Ikeja. A shop owner who did not want to be named told PREMIUM TIMES they were informed that Governor…

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Drama in court as wrong suspect is arraigned for armed robbery

There was a mild drama at the Ikeja Division of the Lagos State High Court on Wednesday when prosecution lawyer, Adebayo Arun, wrongly arraigned a suspect before Justice Sedoten Ogunsanya for allegedly dispossessing one Oyedele Akintunde of his unregistered Toyota Camry car at gun point along the Oshodi-Abeokuta expressway in…

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1004 Estate residents protest poor facilities, accuse management of corruption

The residents of the 1004 Estate in Victoria Island, Lagos, on Wednesday protested the alleged mismanagement of the estate by the Home Owners and Residents Association, HORA. The protesters accused the current management of the estate of being deceitful and corrupt and demanded the building be returned to its former…