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Chinese men arrested for Importing fake tyres

Nigerian Court grants two Chinese nationals accused of importing substandard tyres bail

Two Chinese Nationals and their Nigerian partners charged for importing fake and substandard tyres worth N5 billion have been granted bail. A Federal High Court in Lagos, on Tuesday granted Tailung Shen, 36, Xu Jimg Yao, 22 and Chinedu Madubuike, bail of N10 million each and two sureties in like…

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Men jailed two years for smoking, selling marijuana

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday sentenced two men, Usman Abdullahi, 33, and Ibrahim Sadiq, 32, to two years imprisonment for possession of 350 and 650 grammes of cannabis, respectively. The judge, Mojisola Olatoregun, however, gave the convicts, who pleaded guilty after they were arraigned by the National…

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Court remands Lagos estate residents’ association president

The president of 1004 Estate Residents Association, Lagos, Tayo Soetan, and three others charged with felony offences have been remanded in prison on the orders of an Igbosere Magistrate Court, pending when they are able to perfect the bail conditions admitted to them. Mr. Soetan, alongside Bosun Sosanya, 47, and…

Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia

Federal judge, Ofili-Ajumogobia, got $.5 million from Delta govt, Witness tells Court

A prosecution witness, Uchenna Okaranwolu, in the ongoing trial of Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia has narrated how the federal judge received $579,300 as well as N57, 096,000 in tranches between 2007 and 2014. Mr. Okaranwolu, an insurance sales man, was previously the account officer of Mrs. Ofili-Ajumogobia between 2008 and 2009…

Nenadi Usman and Femi Fani-Kayode being arraigned in court

Why judge withdrew from Fani-Kayode’s corruption trial

Justice Muslim Hassan of the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court on Friday declined further hearing of the case involving former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, Nenadi Usman, and Danjuma Yusuf over a N4.7 billion fraud levelled against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC. Mr. Hassan…

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Judge withdraws from Fani-Kayode’s corruption trial

Justice Muslim Hassan of the Federal High Court, Lagos, has declined further hearing of the case involving former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode. According to the judge, "this court will decline hearing this case further and refer the case to the chief judge of this honourable court." Mr. Fani-Kayode was…

Orji Uzor Kalu

Alleged N3.2 billion fraud: Judge rules in Orji Kalu’s favour

A federal judge in Lagos on Thursday ruled that a second prosecution witness in the criminal suit against former Abia State Governor, Orji Kalu, and others was not fit to give evidence. Justice Mohammed Idris upheld the argument of the defence counsel who argued that Christina Ohiri, a bank manager,…

Orji Uzor-Kalu

Alleged N3.2 billion fraud: EFCC calls more witnesses against Orji Kalu

A prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of former governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu, on Wednesday told a Lagos Division of the Federal High Court that the former governor did not, between 2001 and 2005, issue bank drafts or pay anyone any amount. The witness said the only money…

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N5 billion fake tyres: Absence of interpreter stalls trial of two Chinese importers

The inability of the prosecution to produce an interpreter on Wednesday stalled the planned arraignment of two Chinese and a Nigerian accused of importing fake tyres into the country. Taolung Shen, 36, Xu Jing Yao, 22, and Chinedu Madubuike alongside their companies, Sino Nigeria Import and Export Ltd and Nedeca International Limited, were charged with…

Orji Uzor-Kalu

Again, Court rules against former Abia governor Orji Kalu

A federal court in Lagos has ruled that documents tendered by a prosecution witness in the trial of former Abia State governor, Orji Kalu, and others are admissible. The defence lawyers had objected to the document, tendered by Onkvah Ovenevoh, a staff of Fidelity Bank Plc, on the grounds that…

Orji Uzor-Kalu

Alleged N3.2 billion Fraud: Why judge rejected Orji Kalu’s objection to EFCC witness

Justice Mohammed Idris of the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court on Tuesday turned down the objection raised by the lawyers to Orji Kalu, a former governor of Abia State, and two others, to the witness summoned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to give evidence in…

Orji Uzor-Kalu

Court rules against Orji Kalu

A federal court in Lagos has ruled that a prosecution witness in the corruption trial of former Abia State governor, Orji Kalu, be allowed to give evidence in the trial. The witness, Onovai Oghenevoh, had been subpoenaed by the court, but the defence counsel objected to his evidence because his…

Patience Jonathan

$15 million: Why court adjourned Patience Jonathan’s suit against EFCC

A Lagos Division of the Federal High Court on Monday adjourned till April 6 the suit filed by former first lady, Patience Jonathan, seeking to unfreeze bank accounts she claims belong to her. Justice Mohammed Idris adjourned proceedings after counsel requested for more time to study an affidavit filed by…

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Police ‘still investigating’ death of four officers in deadly trailer accident

The Lagos State Police Command has said it is still investigating the death of its officers involved in a fatal accident in Ikorodu, Lagos, on Sunday. Olarinde Famous-Cole, the police spokesperson, said four police officers from the X-Squad died after their patrol van collided with a lorry. "Investigation is still…

Dame Patience Jonathan

Again, Court adjourns Patience Jonathan’s suit against EFCC

A federal court in Lagos has, again, adjourned the suit filed by former first lady, Patience Jonathan, seeking to unfreeze bank accounts she claims belong to her. The judge adjourned proceedings to April 6 after counsels requested more time to study an affidavit filed by Mike Ozekhome, counsel to the…

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How Ladoja bribed Oyo lawmakers with 22 cars to avoid impeachment

An ex-aide to former Oyo State Governor, Rashidi Ladoja, on Thursday told a Lagos Division of the Federal High Court that his former boss allegedly bribed the state's lawmakers with 22 vehicles to avoid impeachment. Adewale Atanda, a former Senior Executive Assistant to Mr. Ladoja, who was appearing as a…

Bolaji Abdullahi

I have not abused, attacked anyone as APC spokesperson – Bolaji Abdullahi

The National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC, Bolaji Abdullahi, on Tuesday said he intends to organise a workshop for party spokespersons across the country to enhance political communication between parties and Nigerians. Mr. Abdullahi, who spoke during the ongoing Social Media Week in Lagos, said the…

Lagos State governor, Akinwumi Ambode

Court gives Lagos govt, waste operators two weeks to settle dispute

A Lagos Division of the Lagos High Court on Tuesday directed the state government and the private waste operators (known as Private Sector Participant, PSP) to settle their dispute within two weeks. Justice Oyekan Abdullahi gave the directive after listening to counsel for the PSP operators, human rights activist, Ebun-Olu…

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How Muslim cleric shaved pubic hair, digitally penetrated teenager – Gynaecologist

A medical doctor at the Department of Family Medicine at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Monday, told an Ikeja Division of the Lagos High Court how a Muslim cleric, Akeem Ibrahim, shaved the pubic hair of a teenager, applied concoction on her, and digitally penetrated her vagina. Shodipo Olanrewaju, a…

Former junior minister of Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro

How ex-minister Obanikoro lost in Court against PREMIUM TIMES, Sahara Reporters

A former junior minister of Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, on Friday lost out in a defamation suit he filed against PREMIUM TIMES and Sahara Reporters. Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye of the Ikeja Division of the Lagos High Court ordered Mr. Obanikoro to settle the matter against the media organizations at the Alternative…

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Court gives ex-minister Obanikoro seven days to settle defamation suit against Premium Times, Sahara Reporters

A Lagos High Court has ordered Musiliu Obanikoro, a former junior minister of defence, to settle before the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), within seven days, a defamation suit he filed against PREMIUM TIMES and Sahara Reporters. The judge said Mr. Obanikoro should give a progress report on the suit on…

Women group storms court to protest Patience Jonathan's 'harassment'

UPDATE: Again, women storm court to protest Patience Jonathan’s ‘harassment’ over frozen $15 million

A group of women called "Nigeria Women", on Monday thronged the premises of the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court to protest former First Lady, Patience Jonathan's  "harassed and maltreatment." The women, numbering up to 100 and led by Kate Onyejere, sang solidarity songs in support of Mrs. Jonathan.…

Dame Patience Jonathan

$15 million: Court adjourns Patience Jonathan’s suit

A federal court in Lagos has adjourned to March 6 the suit filed by former first lady, Patience Jonathan, seeking to un-freeze bank accounts she says belong to her. The judge adjourned the matter following requests for more time by some of the defence counsel - those representing companies linked…

EFCC Operatives

Man jailed five years for defrauding Nigerian govt of N20 million

Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye of the Ikeja Division of the Lagos High Court on Friday sentenced a clearing and forwarding agent to five years in prison for defrauding the federal government of N20 million.   Okoronkwo Ugwu, a staff of Front Park Nigeria Limited, a clearing and forwarding company, conspired with…

Nenadi and Fani-Kayode

UPDATE: Ex-minister accused of N38 billion fraud fails to secure court permission to travel abroad

A former minister of finance, Nenadi Usman, is at the risk of losing her life to breast cancer if not granted urgent leave to travel abroad, Abiodun Owonikoko, her lawyer, told a federal court in Lagos on Wednesday. Mrs. Usman is facing a 17-count charge bordering on conspiracy, stealing, and…