okakwu

Posts by okakwu:

Nnamdi Kanu

Nnamdi Kanu denies rejecting bail, pledges to meet conditions in 48 hours

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has denied a media report that he rejected the bail granted him on Tuesday by the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court. Mr. Kanu and three others, David Nwawuisi, Benjamin Madubugwu and Chidiebere Onwudiwe, are facing trial before the…

Nnamdi Kanu [Photo: TODAY.ng]

Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu granted bail

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has been granted bail. The bail is the first since the commencement of his trial for alleged treason. Mr. Kanu and three others are facing trial on allegations of treason among others. The presiding judge, Binta Nyako, gave the…

Colonel Abubakar Dangiwa Umar

Presidency, Abubakar Umar trade words over corruption fight

The presidency has condemned a recent statement by a retired colonel, Dangiwa Umar, against the ongoing anti-corruption campaign of the Muhammadu Buhari administration. A presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, made the condemnation in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday. Mr. Shehu was reacting to a statement issued by Mr. Umar…

FILE PHOTO: Code of Conduct Bureau Court

Again, Saraki’s false asset declaration trial postponed

The trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki, earlier postponed from April 18 to April 25 has again been shifted till the 27th of this month. Mr. Saraki is facing trial on an 18-count charge for alleged false declaration of asset at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT. The trial which…

quintuplets2

Abuja Quintuplets: Head of Service explains accommodation for family, job for dad

The Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, on Monday said her statement on a job for the father of a set of quintuplets was misreported. In an interview with PREMIUM TIMES on Monday, the Director of Information at the service, Haruna Imrana, said his principal only pledged…

Senate President Bukola Saraki CCB Trail

Again, CCT pledges daily trial for Saraki, Ngwuta, others

The trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki, a Supreme Court Justice, Sylvester Ngwuta, and others currently before the Code of Conduct Tribunal will continue on a day-by-day basis, the Tribunal has said. Messrs. Saraki and Ngwuta are among the most prominent of those charged with false asset declaration by the…

EFCC Operatives

EFCC arraigns former Enugu chief judge for alleged false asset declaration

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arraigned a former judge, Azubuike Umezuilike, for alleged corruption. Mr. Umezuilike, a former Chief Judge of Enugu State, was arraigned by the EFCC at the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, for false declaration of asset. He was charged with four-counts…

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo[Photo Credit: aitonnline tv]

Presidential Committee releases operational guideline for probe of SGF Lawal, NIA DG, Ayo Oke

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday released details of how the committee raised by President Muhammadu Buhari to probe the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, and the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ayo Oke, will operate in carrying out its mandate. Mr. Osinbajo said…

Herdsmen

Stop making excuses, stop herdsmen attacks, CAN tells Nigerian govt

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has tasked the Nigerian government to ‘stop making excuses’ for what it regarded as government’s failure to curtail the menace of herdsmen attacks in the country. Speaking with journalists in Abuja ahead of a five-day national programme of the Nigerian Baptists Convention at the…

Supreme Court of Nigeria

Nigerian Govt arraigns Supreme Court judge for false asset declaration

A Supreme Court Justice, Sylvester Ngwuta, was on Thursday arraigned on an eight-count charge of false declaration of asset. Mr. Ngwuta, who is also facing fraud charges at the Federal High Court in Abuja, was arraigned by the Federal Government at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Abuja. He pleaded not…

Pope Francis waves to crowds as he arrives to his inauguration mass on 19 March 2013.

At Easter, Pope Francis, Nigerian leaders preach hope amidst challenges

The Catholic Pontiff, Pope Francis, has enjoined Christians to remain hopeful in the face of challenges. The cleric said this in his Easter message delivered at the Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome. "When the High Priest and the religious leaders, in collusion with the Romans, believed that they could calculate…

Nnamdi Kanu [Photo: TODAY.ng]

FACT CHECK: Is Nigerian govt violating court orders by detaining Biafra leader Nnamdi Kanu?

On February 28, some prominent Nigerians led by former Central Bank Governor, Charles Soludo, addressed a press conference where they demanded the release of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, who has been in detention for over one year on allegations of treason. Mr. Soludo’s…

Timi Frank

My party, APC, is more disorganised than PDP – suspended deputy spokesperson says

The suspended Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Timi Frank, has said that there is currently no ruling party in the nation, citing disorganisation of the party as reason for his stance. Speaking at an interview with journalists in Abuja, Thursday, Mr. Frank said the APC…

Andy Uba

Andy Uba’s former private investigator accuses him of certificate forgery, £1.8 million debt

A private investigator accused of attempting to extort money from a senator, Andy Uba (APC-Anambra), has dismissed the allegation as false and baseless, saying the dispute between them was over the refusal of the senator to settle his professional fee. Mr. Uba had in a petition published in the media…

Mohammed-Abacha

Malabu Scandal: Abacha’s son wants court to stop Nigerian govt, Shell, Agip from operating block

Malabu Oil and Gas Ltd. has asked an Abuja Division of the Federal High Court to stop the sale of a $13. 5 billion deep water project located in the controversial oil block, OPL 245. The OPL 245, regarded as one of Africa’s richest oil blocks with an estimated over…

Bello Haliru Mohammed, former PDP Chairman

Court stops ex-PDP chairman’s son, accused of corruption, from travelling abroad

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday refused an application by the son of former Peoples Democratic Party chairman, Bello Haliru. Mr. Haliru and his son, Abba Mohammed, alongside their company, Bam Project and Properties Limited, are facing trial, for alleged diversion of N300 million from the office of…

Former Benue State governor, Gabriel Suswan in court over corruption charges

Court orders SSS to produce ex-Benue governor Suswam in court

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has ordered the State Security Service to produce former governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswan, in court on May 11 for arraignment on allegations of fraud. Mr. Suswam and two others were accused by the Nigerian government of fraudulently diverting N9.7 billion…

Nnamdi Kanu [Photo: TODAY.ng]

Biafra: Again, Nnamdi Kanu opposes hiding identity of witnesses

The leader of the indigenous People Of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has again asked the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court to vacate an order it previously made for the protection of witnesses in his ongoing trial. Mr. Kanu and three others, David Nwawuisi, Benjamin Madubugwu and Chidiebere Onwudiwe, are…

Justice Adeniyi Ademola

Why court freed Nigerian judge accused of corruption

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory on Wednesday discharged a judge of the Federal High Court in Abuja of all 18-count charges of fraud brought against him, his wife and a senior lawyer. The judge, Adeniyi Ademola, and his wife, Olabowale, as well as Senior Advocate of Nigeria,…

Justice Adeniyi Ademola

Court clears Justice Ademola, wife of wrongdoing in corruption allegations

A High Court in Abuja has cleared Justice Adeniyi Ademola and his wife, Olabowale, of charges of corruption brought against them by the Attorney General of the Federation. Mr. Ademola, a judge of the Federal High Court, was among the judges arrested last October in a late night raid by…

Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen

CJN pledges to tackle infrastructural deficit in lower courts

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, has pledged to address poor infrastructural facilities, currently militating against the smooth flow of judicial proceedings in lower courts across the country. Mr. Onnoghen made this known at a national workshop for judges, in Abuja with the theme: “Enhancing Administration of Justice in…

Mohammed Adoke

$1.1 billion Malabu deal: EFCC wants former Attorney General, Adoke, arrested

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has approached the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, with a request to compel former justice minister, Mohammed Adoke, to attend his ongoing trial for alleged fraud. Mr. Adoke and a former minister of petroleum, Dan Etete, and other defendants are currently…

Supo Ayokunle, CAN President

CAN protests detention of members by SSS, demands apology

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has demanded a public apology from the State Security Service over the recent interrogation of its leaders. In a statement signed by CAN’s director of legal and public affairs, Kwamkor Samuel, the association described the arrest of four of its members by the SSS,…

PDP Crisis: Ali Modu Sheriff vs. Ahmed Makarfi

PDP Crisis: Supreme Court to determine Makarfi’s application May 4

The Supreme Court has fixed May 4 for the continuation of hearing in appeals concerning the ongoing leadership crisis of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. The apex court gave the date on Thursday, after listening to counsel’s arguments in the appeals challenging the February 17judgement of the Appeal Court which…

Eni

Malabu Scandal: Court returns OPL 245 to Shell, ENI

An Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has reversed its previous ruling which retrieved the control of one of Nigeria's richest oil blocks, OPL 245, from Shell and ENI. The court had on January 26, issued an order, based on a motion by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,…