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Abdulrasheed Maina

Maina gave me N150 million cash, in dollars, to pay for property – Brother

Khalid Aliyu, a younger brother to the former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina, on Thursday, told the Federal High Court in Abuja how he paid for a N150 million property at Life Camp District, FCT. Mr Maina, who is accused of diverting pension funds worth…

Nyako’s Trial: Court dismisses defendant’s plea asking EFCC to produce witnesses

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja, on Thursday, dismissed a plea by a defendant, Zulkifik Abba, to stop the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from closing its case, in the ongoing trial of a former Adamawa Governor, Murtala Nyako. Mr Zulkifik, who is the third…

INEC issues certificate of return to Hooe Uzodinma (Photo Credit: Channels Tv)

INEC issues certificate of return to Hope Uzodinma as Imo governor

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Wednesday issued a certificate of return to Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressive Congress(APC) as the governor-elect of Imo State. Mr Uzodinma received the certificate in Abuja barely 24 hours after a Supreme Court judgement nullified the election of Emeka Ihedioha of the People's…

Hope Uzodinma in, Emeka Ihedioha out in Imo

Why Supreme Court sacked Ihedioha, declared APC’s Uzodinma winner in Imo

The Supreme Court on Tuesday nullified the election of Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the governor of Imo State. The apex court declared Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the March 9 governorship election in the state. In the unanimous…

Hope Uzodinma in, Emeka Ihedioha out in Imo

Supreme Court sacks Imo governor, declares APC winner

The Supreme Court has nullified the election of Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party as the governor of Imo State. The apex court declared Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressive Congress (APC) as the winner of the March 9 governorship election in the state. Mr Uzodinma originally came fourth…

Supreme Court says Hope Uzodinma should replace Emeka Ihedioha as governor of Imo State

Supreme Court sacks Imo governor Ihedioha

The Supreme Court has nullified the election of Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party as the governor of Imo State. The apex court declared Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the March 9 governorship election in the state. The seven-member panel of the…

Emeka Ihedioha, Governor of Imo State.

UPDATED: Imo Governorship: Supreme Court dismisses Nwosu’s appeal

The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal filed by Uche Nwosu of the Action Alliance (AA), challenging the election of Governor Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). This followed the withdrawal of the appeal by Mr Nwosu's lawyer, Solomon Umoh. The respondents in the matter, including Mr Ihedioha…

Supreme Court of Nigeria

Supreme Court fixes date to decide Ganduje’s fate

The Supreme Court on Tuesday fixed January 20 to deliver judgement in the governorship appeal challenging the re-election of Abdullahi Ganduje as the governor of Kano State. The apex court, consisting of a seven-member panel led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria(CJN), Tanko Mohammed, gave the date after taking arguments…

Supreme Court of Nigeria (judge)

LIVE UPDATES: Supreme Court rules on Sokoto, Kano, other governorship appeals

The Supreme Court is set to give judgements on five governorship election appeals today. They are those of Imo, Bauchi, Sokoto, Kano, Plateau and Benue States. In the March 9 elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared governors Emeka Ihedioha of Imo, Bala Mohammed of Bauchi, Aminu Tambuwal…

Abdulrashid Maina

Maina tells court he can’t meet bail conditions

The former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina, on Monday, told the Federal High Court in Abuja that he could not fulfill the conditions of the bail granted to him. Mr Maina is accused of diverting N100 billion of pension funds, and is facing trial for…

Supreme Court of Nigeria (judge)

Supreme Court adjourns Sokoto, Kano, Imo, three other governorship appeals

The Supreme Court on Monday suspended the hearing of the governorship appeals from six states of the federation, due to sudden illness of one of the judges hearing it. The appeals are from the governorship elections in Imo, Bauchi, Sokoto, Kano, Plateau and Benue states. The Independent National Electoral Commission…

Olusegun Runsewe [PHOTO: NCAC]

Court jails Council for Arts DG, Runsewe, for contempt

A Federal Capital Territory High Court in Maitama on Thursday convicted and sentenced the Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture, Olusegun Runsewe, to jail for contempt of court. The judge, Jude Okeke, who gave the order on Thursday, said Mr Runsewe should be kept in the facility of the…

Elisha Abbo at the Chief Magistrate’s Court in Zuba

Police’s absence stall Nigerian Senator’s assault trial

The Nigerian Police's absence on Thursday stalled the trial of a senator, Elisha Abbo, who was caught on camera assaulting a woman in Abuja. The senator, who represents Adamawa North senatorial district, was arraigned at the Magistrate Court in Zuba, Abuja, after a video which showed him physically assaulting a…

Supreme Court of Nigeria

Supreme Court affirms election of four governors

The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the elections of governors of four states across the federation. The governors are Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, Darius Ishaku of Taraba State, Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State and Abubakar Bello of Niger State. The seven-member panel of the Supreme Court in its series…

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu

Supreme Court affirms Ikpeazu’s election as Abia governor

The Supreme Court on Wednesday affirmed the election of Okezie Ikpeazu as the governor of Abia State. Justice Paul Galinje, a member of the seven-member panel, read the court's unanimous judgement. He said the appellant's reliance solely on the smart card readers in proving the alleged over-voting was fatal to…

Edo State House of Assembly

Edo Crisis: Court stops INEC from conducting by-elections to replace Oshiomhole’s loyalists

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, restrained the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from conducting by-elections to fill 14 seats of the Edo State House of Assembly. Justice Ahmed Mohammed made the order following an application filed by Damian Dodo on behalf of the elected members, whose seats were…

House of Representatives plenary on Tuesday, 17th September, 2019. Photo credit: Speaker’s Media Office

Nigeria yet to ratify 400 treaties, international protocols — House Committee

A member of the House of Representatives, Ossai Ossai, on Tuesday, said the National Assembly is yet to ratify over 400 treaties, protocol and other agreements with other nations and global bodies. Mr Ossai, who is the Chairman, House Committee on Treaties, Protocols and Agreements, disclosed this on Tuesday in…

Code of Conduct Bureau Court

Order suspending Corporate Affairs Commission boss not final — Tribunal

The Code of Conduct Tribunal on Monday said it may vacate the order it made asking Azuka Azinge to step aside as the acting Registrar-General of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), pending the determination of her trial. A member of the CCT three member-panel, Julie Anabor, made this known on…

Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (Photo Credit: DailyPost)

How Nigeria’s justice ministry spent billions of Naira without due process – Audit Report

A total of N10.4 billion was released for judgement debt without due process by the Ministry of Justice in 2017, an audit report by the Auditor General of the Federation has revealed. Judgment debt refers to a monetary award issued by a court to a party in a suit. In…

Code of Conduct Bureau Court

CCT orders suspension of CAC boss, Azinge Azuka

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has ordered the suspension of the Acting Registrar General of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Azinge Azuka. According to a statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES, Friday night, Ms Azinge is to remain on suspension pending the conclusion of her trial on charges bordering…

FILE PHOTO: Former NSA Sambo Dasuki and others arraigned over misappropriation at the FCT High Court in Abuja

Review: Sambo Dasuki’s long road to ‘freedom’

Sambo Dasuki, the former National Security Adviser, regained his freedom on Christmas eve, after four years of detention by officials of the State Security Services (SSS). Mr Dasuki, a retired Nigerian Army colonel, had been held by the SSS since December 2015 when he was arrested on allegations he diverted…

New SSS DG Yusuf Bichi

Sowore: Explain why you shouldn’t be sent to prison, court tells SSS DG

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday asked the Director-General of the State Security Service (SSS), Yusuf Bichi, to give a reason why it should not make an order sending him to prison. Court documents seen by PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday stated that this was a result of the…

Omoyele Sowore

Judge recuses self from Sowore’s suit against SSS, AGF

Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court in Abuja, on Monday, recused himself from the fundamental rights suit filed by Sahara Reporters Publisher, Omoyele Sowore. He made the decision during the hearing of the fundamental rights suit filed by the detained activist. Mr Sowore had in his suit dated…

Woman accused of issuing fake passports arraigned

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Friday, arraigned a woman, Rabbi Okpara, before a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Maitama for allegedly issuing fake international passports to people. Ms Okpara was arraigned on a four-count charge of using her travel agency, Green Valley Concept Limited, to…

Former Attorney-General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke (Photo Credit: Punch Newspapers)

Court grants EFCC permission to detain Adoke for 14 days

A court has granted an application by the anti-graft agency to detain Mohammed Adoke, a former attorney-general, for 14 days. The Federal Capital Territory HIgh Court, Abuja, granted the 'exparte' request of the EFCC Friday. An exparte application is that sought in the absence of the other party, in this…