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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…

Michael Alvarez and Kate Henshaw [Photo: Instagram - @K8henshaw]

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…

Court

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…

Justice court law

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…

Court

74-year-old denies impregnating teenager, claims weak erection

A 74-year-old man accused of raping a 13-year-old girl (names withheld) denied the claims but admitted he "had fun" with her, a prosecution witness, Femi Adesumo, told an Ikeja Division of the Lagos State High Court. Testifying before the court on Wednesday, Mr. Adesumo said the defendant, Opeyemi Adepoju, admitted…

Otodogbame demolition by the Lagos State Government

Court postpones judgment in Otodogbame community, Lagos govt suit

Justice Surajudeen Onigbangbo of the Lagos State High Court, Igbosere, has postponed judgement in the suit by residents of Otodogbame community. The repeated demolition of the rural waterfront settlement by Lagos government agents has been condemned by local and international right groups. On Tuesday, the judge said he was postponing…

Folorunsho Alakija

‎How Folorunsho Alakija’s employee allegedly duped her of N3 million – Witness

An operative of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ganiyu Wasiu, on Monday told an Ikeja Division of the Lagos High Court how one Vincent Ayewah, an employee of the Rose of Sharon Foundation, allegedly connived with his friends and siblings to forge the identity card of the foundation with…

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‘Nobody is clean’ at LEGICO Plaza where EFCC uncovered N500 million

Normalcy has returned to LEGICO Plaza in Victoria Island, Lagos, two weeks after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, said it uncovered N448,850,000 suspected to be laundered money in a shop. A visit by PREMIUM TIMES on Thursday showed Bureau de Change operators, who occupy most of the shops…

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Nigerian Air Force provides free medical services to mark 53rd anniversary

Hundreds of Lagos residents on Thursday received free medical check-ups and medication which included free drugs, free eye, HIV and dental services from the 561 Nigeria Air Force hospital medical team. The free medical outreach programme, which held at the Sam Ethan Air Force base in Ikeja, was organised by…

Otodogbame demolition by the Lagos State Government

We did not destroy Otodogbame, we only went to pack debris – Lagos govt

The Lagos State government on Wednesday told a court that contrary to evidence available to the public, its officials did not carry out further demolition of homes in Otodogbame, but only went to the community to pack debris. The government also offered insights into the cause of the stalemate in…

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Court strikes out Otodogbame community’s contempt suit against Ambode

Justice S. A. Onigbangbo of the Lagos State High Court, Igbosere, has struck out contempt proceedings against the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, stating that "the court lacks the jurisdiction to charge the governor of the state because of the immunity he enjoys." The judge further said that "if the…

Orji Uzor-Kalu

Witness testifies in Orji Kalu’s corruption trial

A prosecution witness in the ongoing criminal trial of former Abia State governor, Orji Kalu, on Tuesday told a Lagos Division of the Federal High Court that she doesn't know the names of the Abia state government officials who came to the Umuahia branch of the United Bank for Africa…

Joseph Nwobike

Senior lawyer’s ‘bribe’ to judge was for library upgrade, mother’s treatment – Witness

A prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of Joseph Nwobike, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, on Tuesday told an Ikeja Division of the Lagos High Court that the funds transferred by the lawyer into the bank account of a serving federal judge were meant for purposes which included a library…

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How 7-year-old suffered ‘multiple sexual assaults’ from neighbour, gynaecologist tells court

A medical doctor at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) Ikeja, Shodipo Olanrewaju, on Tuesday told an Ikeja Division of the Lagos State High Court how a 7-year-old girl (names withheld) suffered multiple sexual assaults, on several occasions, from her neighbour, Momodu Mutairo. Mr. Olarenwaju, a prosecution witness and…