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Sandra David

Medical Negligence: Family sues, demands N500 million from Nigerian hospital for allegedly causing death of woman

The family of Sandra David has sued the Nigerian government and the Federal Medical Centre for N500 million over the death of the 29-year old woman at the centre due to “medical negligence”. In a suit, number FHC/ABJ/CS/74/2016, filed by Ms. David's mother, Portia Sambo, the family is also demanding…

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu (Photo credit: thewillnigeria.com)

Supreme Court to rule on Abia governorship May

The Supreme Court has reserved ruling on applications relating to the Abia State governorship tussle for May 12. A five-member panel of the apex court presided over by the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, gave the date after hearing arguments from counsel on the matter. A businessman, Samson…

Shell

Malabu $1.1 billion Fraud: Shell, Eni want Nigeria’s richest oil block back

Two multinational oil firms have challenged the propriety of the Nigerian government withdrawing a major oil block from them. Shell and Eni, through their Nigerian subsidiaries, asked a Federal High Court to reverse an order that revoked the award of OPL 245 to them. Justice John Tsoho of the Federal…

ICPC Chairman Ekpo Nta

ICPC filed 70 cases, secured 11 convictions from 1, 569 petitions in 2016

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, ICPC, has said it secured 11 convictions out of 70 corruption related cases it filed in 2016. Speaking during a media round table organised by the commission in Abuja, its chairman, Ekpo Nta, said the commission received a total of 1,569…

Cardinal  John Onaiyekan

INTERVIEW(Part One): What Nigerians, govt must do to stop herdsmen, other killings – Cardinal Onaiyekan

In this first part of an interview early January with PREMIUM TIMES’ Evelyn Okakwu, the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja Diocese, John Onaiyekan, spoke extensively on violent conflicts across Nigeria and the danger to nation-building. The cardinal also advised Nigerians on collective actions to ensure security of lives and property. PREMIUM…

Justice Sylvester Ngwuta

Prosecutor in trial of Nigerian Supreme Court Judge steps down

Adeogun Phillips, the prosecution counsel in a federal lawsuit against a Supreme Court Judge, Nwali Ngwuta, who is accused of corruption, has stepped down from the case. Mr. Phillips withdrew from the case at the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, the News Agency Nigeria reports. Reasons for the decision…

Justice Sylvester Ngwuta

Nigerian govt files fresh charges against two senior judges accused of corruption

The Federal Government on Wednesday filed two separate charges against Supreme Court judge, Sylvester Ngwuta, and his Federal High Court counterpart, Adeniyi Ademola, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, for alleged violations of the Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB, Act. Mr. Ngwuta is already facing a separate corruption charge…

Senate President Bukola Saraki

UPDATE: Why we amended false asset declaration charge against Saraki – CCB

The Code of Conduct Tribunal has adjourned the trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki to allow the defendant time to peruse the amended charge against the defendant. The prosecution counsel, Rotimi Jacobs, had on Wednesday informed the tribunal of its decision to amend the 16-count charge brought against Mr. Saraki.…

Senate President Bukola Saraki CCB Trail

Again, Nigerian govt moves to amend Saraki’s false asset declaration charge

The Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB, has again amended the charges brought against Senate President Bukola Saraki. Mr. Saraki is facing trial on a 16-count charge for alleged false asset declaration at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Abuja. The trial, which began in September 2015, was earlier amended in 2016,…

Supo Ayokunle, CAN President

CAN replies Information Minister on ‘Islamisation’ claim

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has expressed disappointment with the remarks by Information Minister, Lai Mohammed, condemning religious leaders for spreading “incendiary messages” through the media. In a statement on Tuesday, the CAN President, Samson Ayokunle, denied the claim by Mr. Mohammed that religious leaders spreading such messages were…

Former Member of House of Reps, Chidi Duru

Former Rep docked for alleged N16.1 million fraud

A former member of the House of Representatives, Chidi Duru, was on Tuesday arraigned before a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on allegations of diversion of N16.1 million pension funds. Mr. Duru, a lawyer, was said to have committed the offence while serving as Vice Chairman of…

Supreme Court of Nigeria

N2.2 billion fraud: Why Nigeria dropped charges against Supreme Court Registrar, others — Official

The Nigerian government says it withdrew the charge against the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court based on information provided during a plea bargain between the prosecution and the defendants. The Federal Government on Tuesday withdrew all charges brought against the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, Ahmed Saleh, and two others.…

Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen

Three days to go, Presidency may still confirm Onnoghen as Chief Justice – Official

Three days to a constitutional deadline to confirm Walter Onnoghen as substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria, the presidency has given the clearest indication yet that it may still confirm the judge. The spokesperson to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo,  Laolu Akande, gave this indication on Monday in an interview with PREMIUM…

Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed [Photo credit: Daily Post]

Allegation of Islamising Nigeria false – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has condemned the statements by some religious leaders alleging that President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is planning to Islamise Nigeria. In a statement by the minister's special assistant on media and publicity, Segun Adeyemi, Mr. Mohammed said the allegations were a campaign of…

MAKE-SHIFT MARKET IN MPAPE DEMOLISHED

Amnesty International calls for halt to mass forced evictions in Nigeria

Global rights group, Amnesty International, has called on the Nigerian government to stop forced eviction of persons from their homes and demolition of communities in the country. “Forced evictions are prohibited under international law in all circumstances and even evictions ordered by a court must be conducted according to due…

Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen

Nigeria’s Acting Chief Justice Onnoghen speaks on Buhari’s inaction

The Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, has appealed to Nigerians not to pressure President Muhammadu Buhari into appointing him the substantive Chief Justice. Mr. Onnoghen made the appeal in a statement by his media aide, Awassam Bassey. Mr. Buhari has come under criticism for not submitting Mr. Onnoghen's…

Symbol of law and justice, law and justice concept, focus on the scales

Seventh witness testifies in corruption trial of Nigerian judge

The trial of a Federal High Court judge, Adeniyi Ademola, continued on Wednesday at a high court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, with the seventh prosecution witness giving her testimony. Mr. Ademola and his wife, Olubowale, are facing trial for alleged fraud and abuse of office, alongside a senior…

A Nigerian Prison

Order killing of death row inmates now, Judge tells Nigerian governors

A judge has urged state governors to sign the death warrant of over 1,600 inmates on death sentence in order to decongest the prisons. The Chief Judge of Delta State, Marshal Umukoro, spoke on Wednesday in Ibadan during the 2017 Aquinas’ Day colloquium of Dominican Institute. At the lecture titled…

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Witness contradicts self in trial of accused judge

There was drama in court on Tuesday when a prosecution witness, Shuaibu Teidi, contradicted himself during cross-examination after submissions he made during examination. Mr. Teidi, a former director of Pension Fund at the Office of the Head of Service, was testifying in court against a Federal High Court judge, Adeniyi…

Apostle Suleiman Johnson

SSS frees Apostle Suleman after questioning

The founder of the Omega Fire Ministries, Johnson Suleman, has been released and has left the office of the State Security Service, SSS, where he was questioned by officials of the service. Speaking in an exclusive interview with PREMIUM TIMES, Mr. Suleman's spokesperson, Phrank Shuaibu, confirmed his principal was released…

Apostle Johnson Suleman

Apostle Suleman questioned by SSS

The Edo State based preacher, Johnson Suleman, was still at the headquarters of the State Security Service, SSS, at 10 p.m. on Monday. Mr. Suleman is being questioned for statements he made asking his church members to defend themselves by killing Fulani herdsmen. His spokesperson, Phrank Shuaibu, said on Monday…

Symbol of law and justice, law and justice concept, focus on the scales

Judge warns Nigerian govt counsel on poor handling of Justice Ademola’s corruption trial

An Abuja Division of the Federal High Court on Monday warned the prosecution to refrain from delaying the ongoing trial of a judge, Adeniyi Ademola, currently facing corruption charges. The trial judge, Jude Okeke, gave the warning on Monday after the prosecution counsel representing the Attorney General of the Federation,…

Johnson Suleman, Founder Omega Fire Ministries

CAN won’t accompany Apostle Suleman to SSS – Official

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has restated its support for the founder of the Omege Fire Ministries, Johnson Suleman, after he was invited by operatives of the State Security Service, SSS. The security agency summoned the controversial cleric after a video surfaced showing him calling on his congregation to…

Johnson Suleman, Founder Omega Fire Ministries

CAN defends controversial pastor, slams Osinbajo’s ‘silence’

The Christian Association of Nigeria has vowed to defend the founder of Omega Fire Ministries, Johnson Suleman, after operatives of the State Security Service tried to arrest him on Tuesday. The group also criticised Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, saying he has failed to speak up against attacks on Christians. Fiery…

Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen

Buhari under fire over inaction on Acting Chief Justice Onnoghen

Two weeks to the expiration of the three months tenure of Walter Onnoghen as acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, there is growing disquiet over the failure of President Muhammadu Buhari to forward his name to the Senate for confirmation as substantive head of Nigeria's judiciary. The National Judicial Council had…