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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,…

Former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC, Andrew Yakubu

UPDATED: $9.8 million: Ex-NNPC chief Andrew Yakubu remanded in prison after EFCC arraignment

A former Group Managing Director of the state oil firm, NNPC, Andrew Yakubu, was on Thursday arraigned on a six-count charge of fraud at the Federal High Court, Abuja. The former oil chief was charged by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission after he admitted owning over $9.8 million cash…

Justice court law

Buhari appoints Acting Grand Kadi, Sharia Court of Appeal, Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Ibrahim Imam as the Acting Grand Kadi of the Sharia Court of Appeal, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. A statement from the Director of information, National Judicial Council, Soji Oye, which was made available to journalists in Abuja on Wednesday, said Mr. Rufai’s…

Nenadi and Fani-Kayode

Trial of former aviation minister, Fani-Kayode, stalled

The trial of a former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, for alleged diversion of N26 million from the office of the National security Adviser, was stalled on Tuesday due to the absence of the prosecution witness in court. Mr. Fani-Kayode is facing a five-count charge for the alleged diversion of the…

Boko Haram

Nigerian govt. arraigns Boko Haram suspects for 2011 murder of foreigners

The Nigerian government on Tuesday arraigned seven Boko Haram suspects for the killing of five foreigners who were abducted from a construction site in Kebbi state in 2011. The suspects were also accused of culpability in the murder of seven other foreigners in Borno State, who were abducted from another…

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Rivers rerun: 23 INEC staff appear in court for trial

The federal government on Tuesday presented 23 staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for arraignment for alleged misconduct during the December 10, 2016 parliamentary rerun election in Rivers State. The election for state and federal lawmakers was marred by violence and resulted in the death of at least…

Shell

Malabu Scandal: Court ruling on Shell, Eni’s bid to take over OPL 245 stalled

Ruling on two applications seeking the return of OPL 245 to two multinational oil companies, Shell and ENI, has again been adjourned, following a fresh application on the matter. The oil firms, through their Nigerian subsidiaries, had challenged the propriety of the Nigerian government withdrawing the oil block from them,…

Apostle Suleiman Johnson

Sex Scandal: Apostle Suleiman, Keyamo in war of words over Stephanie Otobo

The embattled General Overseer of the Omega Fire Ministries, Johnson Suleman, on Friday traded words with Festus Keyamo, a human rights lawyer, over the latter's client who accused the preacher of forceful abortion of pregnancy. Stephanie Otobo, a Canadian-based singer, had also accused Mr. Suleman, through her lawyer, of failing…

Johnson Suleman, Founder Omega Fire Ministries

Marriage Scandal: Apostle Suleman demands retraction, N1 billion from Keyamo

The overseer of the Omega Fire Ministries, Johnson Suleman, has threatened legal action against the lawyer representing a Canada-based Nigerian, Stephanie Otobo, for alleged slander. The cleric also demanded N1 billion from the lawyer “for all the injuries inflicted” on him. Mr. Suleman stated these in a statement on Thursday…

Picture of President Muhammadu Buhari with Anglican Church and Bishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby [Photo: Twitter - @MBuhari]

Buhari meets global leader of Anglican Church

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday received the world leader of the Anglican Church and Bishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. Mr. Buhari posted pictures of Mr. Welby’s visit to the Abuja House in London on his twitter handle, @MBuhari, Thursday afternoon. Accompanying the picture on the twitter page was a statement:…

Apostle Suleiman Johnson

‎Apostle Suleman Controversy: Father of woman in sex scandal speaks

The father of Canada-based Nigerian, Stephanie Otobo, has denied her claim that the general overseer of the Omega Fire Ministries, Johnson Suleman, went to his house for introduction as her suitor. Benson Otobo also said the controversy between his daughter and Mr. Suleman came to him as “a huge shock,”…

Apostle Johnson Suleman

Apostle Suleiman denies amorous relationship with Canadian-based Nigerian woman

The general overseer of the Omega Fire Ministries, Johnson Suleman, has denied having a relationship with a Canadian-based Nigerian, Stephanie Otobo. In a statement on Monday, by Mr. Suleman’s spokesperson, Phrank Shaibu, the pastor denied ever meeting the woman in person, or making any marriage proposal to her. He also…

Former Minister Dan Etete, the man behind Malabu

Malabu: Why EFCC filed corruption charges against Shell, Eni, Adoke, others

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday filed a three-count charge against two multinational oil firms, Shell and ENI, for their roles in the $1.1 billion Malabu oil scam. The EFCC had in December filed related charges against two former Nigerian ministers, Mohammed Adoke and Dan Etete, and…

Nnamdi Kanu

Biafra: Court strikes out six charges against Kanu, others

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court on Wednesday struck out six of the 11-count charges brought against the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu. Mr. Kanu and three others, David Nwawuisi, Benjamin Madubugwu and Chidiebere Onwudiwe, are facing trial for alleged treason. The matter continued…

Nnamdi Kanu

Why we’re demanding Nnamdi Kanu’s immediate release – Soludo, Utomi, others

Former Central Bank governor, Charles Soludo, and some key leaders of the south-east region on Tuesday said their demand for the release of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, was based on the yearning for “national cohesion”. Speaking at a press conference in Abuja, Mr. Soludo…

Nnamdi Kanu

Soludo, Utomi, other South East leaders demand immediate release of Nnamdi Kanu

Some Igbo leaders have demanded the unconditional release of the leader of Indigenous People Of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu. Addressing journalists on the detention of Mr. Kanu, a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Charles Soludo, described the continued detention of Mr. Kanu as unacceptable and an abuse of…

Shell

Malabu $1.1 billion Scandal: Court to decide Shell, Eni’s request March 13

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court will on March 13 decide on an application for the retraction of a January 26 order withdrawing control of an oil block, OPL 245, from two multinational oil companies. The oil firms, Shell and Eni, through their Nigerian subsidiaries, challenged the propriety…

Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky

Not interested in releasing El-Zakzaky, wife, Nigerian government appeals court judgement

The Nigerian government has approached the Appeal Court to challenge a High Court ruling that mandated the release of the leader of the Shiite Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. Mr. El-Zakzaky was arrested in December 2015, by soldiers, following a clash between the Shiite movement and the army…

olisa Metuh

Court turns down Metuh’s application to invite Dasuki, travel abroad

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has refused Olisah Metuh's application to compel Sambo Dasuki, a former National Security Adviser, NSA, to testify in his matter. The court also declined Mr. Metuh's request to allow him go to the United Kingdom for eight weeks of medical treatment. Mr.…

Olisa Metuh

DasukiGate: Court to rule on Metuh’s application for Dasuki’s appearance as witness

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court will on Thursday rule on an application for the appearance of former National Security Adviser, NSA, Sambo Dasuki, in the trial of embattled former publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh. Mr. Metuh is facing trial for alleged diversion of…

President Muhammadu Buhari during the  Campaign prior to the 2015 Presidential election

Buhari’s lawyer speaks: Why I gave Justice Ademola N500,000

A counsel to President Muhammadu Buhari has absolved the president of any role in money the lawyer gave to a judge accused of corruption. A witness stated in court on Tuesday that the State Security Service, SSS, was told that Kola Awodein, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, gave Justice Adeniyi…

President Muhammadu Buhari

UPDATED: Why Buhari’s lawyer sent N500,000 ‘gift’ to judge accused of corruption, Court told

A witness in the ongoing trial of a Federal High Court judge, Adeniyi Ademola, has told the court that operatives of the State Security Service did not investigate an alleged gift of N500, 000 given to Mr. Ademola by President Muhammadu Buhari’s lawyer. Mr. Ademola is facing trial for alleged…

President Muhammadu Buhari campaigning at the last presidential election

Buhari’s lawyer gave ‘corrupt’ Nigerian judge N500,000 during certificate controversy, Witness tells court

A witness in the corruption trial of Justice Adeniyi Ademola has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari's lawyer gave the embattled judge N500,000 while his certificate controversy was pending before Mr. Ademola. Some persons had filed a suit challenging Mr. Buhari’s candidacy prior to the 2015 elections, alleging the president had…

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

How we investigated, charged Justice Ademola for corruption, arms possession – SSS official

A witness in the ongoing trial of a Federal High Court judge, Adeniyi Ademola, has explained how the State Security Service, SSS, conducted its investigations before charges were drawn against the defendants. Mr. Ademola is facing trial alongside his wife, Olubowale, who is the immediate past Head of Service of…