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Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.

Rivers APC Crisis: Appeal Court fixes date for hearing

The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Monday fixed July 8 to hear an appeal filed by a former chairman, caretaker committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Isaac Ogbobula. The appeal, which ought to be heard in the state but transferred to Abuja last week, is…

Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello

Appeal Court affirms Yahaya Bello as Kogi governor

The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Saturday dismissed four appeals brought against the re-election of Yahaya Bello and affirmed him the governor of Kogi State. The appeals were filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Actions People’s Party (APP), the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and the Democratic People’s…

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole [PHOTO CREDIT: ThisdayLIVE]

Court dismisses suit against Oshiomhole

A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Jabi on Thursday dismissed a suit filed against the former chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, and three others. The January 16 was filed by the party's national vice-chairman North-East, Mustapha Salihu, and five others. They had through their…

Suspended Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Moddibo Kawu

Alleged N2.5bn Switchover Fraud: ICPC rearraigns suspended NBC boss

The anti-graft agency, ICPC, on Wednesday, re-arraigned the suspended Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Moddibo Kawu, on a five-count charge bordering on fraud and abuse of office. Mr Kawu was re-arraigned alongside two other defendants, Dipo Onifade and Pinnacle Communications Limited, due to an amendment to the earlier…

Suspected Taraba kidnap kingpin Hamisu Wadume

Wadume: Why I withdrew charges against killer soldiers – AGF

Nigeria's attorney-general, Abubakar Malami, has defended his decision to withdraw charges against soldiers indicted for the killing of police officers who arrested an alleged kidnap kingpin, Bala Hamisu, popularly called Wadume. Mr Wadume was first arrested in Ibi, Taraba State, on August 6, 2019, by policemen from the Intelligence Response…

The suspect, Hamisu Bala (Alhaji Wadume)

Court rejects Wadume’s bail application

The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Wednesday, rejected the bail applications filed by the suspected kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Bala, popularly called Wadume, and six others. Following this, Justice Binta Nyako ordered that the defendants be immediately moved from the custody of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the police to…

Members of the House of Representatives at a Special plenary on Tuesday 28/4/2020 (Photo: Speaker’s Office)

Court dismisses suit against controversial infectious disease bill

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday dismissed a suit filed by a former Kogi senator, Dino Melaye, seeking to stop the passage of the controversial Control of Infectious Diseases Bill 2020 into law. Sponsored by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, the bill seeks to,…

Abdulrasheed Maina

Again, court adjusts Maina’s bail conditions

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday further varied the bail conditions granted the former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina. The court on November 25, 2019 had admitted the former pension chairman to bail at N1 billion. Justice Okon Abang, who gave the ruling,…

Godwin Obaseki [PHOT: Edo Govt. house]]

Edo 2020: Court strikes out certificate forgery suit against Obaseki

The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Monday, struck out a suit seeking the disqualification of Governor Godwin Obaseki from contesting the governorship election in Edo State for allegedly forging his university certificate. The plaintiffs, Edobor Williams, Ugesia Godwin and Amedu Anakhu, filed the suit marked, FHC/ABJ/CS/553/2020, on May 29.…

Abdulrashid Maina

Pension Fraud: Maina gets Ndume as surety — Lawyer

The senator representing Borno south, Ali Ndume, has agreed to act as a surety for the former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina. Mr Maina said this to a Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday. Mr Maina is accused of diverting N100 billion of pension…

The Acting President of the Court of Appeal, Monica Dongban-Mensem. [PHOTO CREDIT: Thisday Live]

Why Buhari hasn’t confirmed Dongban-Mensem as Appeal Court President – Official

President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to confirm the appointment of Monica Dongban-Mensem as the President of the Court of Appeal because relevant security agencies are yet to conclude her screening, a presidential aide said Sunday. Garba Shehu, Mr Buhari's spokesperson, in a statement, said Mr Buhari was not a 'rubber…

Senator Ademola Adeleke [Photo: TheCable]

Adeleke’s continuous absence frustrates his trial for exam malpractice

The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Friday, discharged a former governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, over allegations of examination malpractice and certificate forgery. He was discharged after the prosecution withdrew the charge against him following his repeated refusal to appear for…

The Police Inspector-General (IGP), Mohammed Adamu. [PHOTO CREDIT: @toluogunlesi]

IGP, Kano govt obey court order, unseal rice company

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Adamu Mohammed, and the Attorney-General of Kano State, Ibrahim Mukhtar, have unsealed the Tiamin rice company as ordered by the Federal High Court in Abuja. The Kano state government had sealed the rice company on April 18 for allegedly being situated close to a COVID-19…

Winnifred Oyo-Ita

Alleged Fraud: EFCC lawyer’s absence stalls Oyo-Ita’s trial

The trial of the immediate past Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, was on Wednesday stalled due to the absence of the lawyer to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mohammed Abubakar. On March 23, the EFCC arraigned Mrs Oyo-Ita on an 18-count charge of…

NSIA Managind Director, Mr. Uche Orji (Photo Credit: Ezekiel Oyero)

Lawyer asks court to declare NSIA illegal

An Abuja-based lawyer, Johnmary Jideobi, on Friday, filed a suit before the Federal High Court in Abuja, seeking the suspension of the Managing Director of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), Uche Orji. Mr Jideobi also wants the court to order a forensic audit of the organisation’s accounts from inception…

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello [Photo Credit: The News Nigeria]

Kogi Governorship: Yahaya Bello hails tribunal judgement affirming his re-election

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has reacted to the Tribunal judgement that dismissed a petition by Musa Wada, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), challenging his re-election. Mr Bello of the All the All Progressives Congress (APC) said the judgement is a re-affirmation of his "landmark victory" of the November…

Yahaya Bello [PHOTO: Twitter @Yahayabello]

Tribunal dismisses Wada’s petition, affirms Bello as Kogi governor

The Kogi State Governorship election tribunal sitting in Abuja has dismissed a petition brought before it by Musa Wada of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), challenging the re-election of Yahaya Bello as governor. Mr Wada had approached the tribunal to challenge the re-election of Mr Bello and the All Progressives…

President Muhammadu Buhari signing 2020 budget

Buhari signs Executive Order on financial autonomy for state legislature, judiciary

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, signed into law an Executive Order to grant financial autonomy to the legislature and the judiciary across the 36 states of the country. The order also mandates the accountant-general of the federation to deduct from source amount due to state legislatures and judiciaries from the…

Orji Uzor Kalu

Court fixes date to hear Orji Kalu’s application seeking release from jail

Justice Mohammed Liman of the federal high court in Lagos has fixed June 2 to hear an application filed by a former Abia State governor, Orji Kalu, seeking release from prison. In his application, the former governor asked the court to order his release from the custody of the Nigerian…

Ese Oruru (Aisha Chuwas)

Court sentences Ese Oruru’s abductor to 26 years in prison

The Federal High Court in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, on Thursday convicted and sentenced Yunusa Dahiru for the abduction of Ese Oruru. Miss Oruru is the Bayelsa girl who was allegedly abducted into forced marriage in Kano. The teenager, who was 13 years old when she was abducted, is the youngest…

Natasha Akpoti (Photo Credit: This Day)

Kogi Governorship: Tribunal dismisses Natasha Akpoti’s petition, affirms Yahaya Bello’s victory

The Kogi State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja, on Monday, dismissed the petition filed by the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and its candidate, Natasha Akpoti, on the election held last year. SDP and Ms Akpoti had filed the petition to challenge the return of Governor Yahaya Bello of…

Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad

There’s ‘urgent need’ to decongest Nigerian prisons, CJN tells judges

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad, has written to the chief judges of states on the 'urgent' need to decongest Nigerian prisons due to the coronavirus pandemic. Mr Muhammad, in a circular dated May 15, said "the inmates population at various custodial centres across the country presently stands at…

Arik Air

Court orders Arik Air to pay passenger N10m over delayed flight

A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court on Wednesday ordered Arik Air to pay N10 million to a passenger whose flight was delayed. The passenger, Isa Modibbo, who is diabetic, reportedly missed an appointment with his doctor in Sokoto after his flight from Abuja which was scheduled for 10:30 a.m.…

Federal High Court Headquarters, Abuja

Coronavirus: FCT Chief Judge orders reopening of courts

The Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Ishaq Bello, has ordered all courts in the FCT to resume regular proceedings from Monday, May 11. In a statement on Friday, Justice Bello said all courts in the FCT must resume on Monday. In March, the Chief Justice…

Orji Uzor Kalu

Orji Kalu speaks after release from prison

Orji Kalu, the former governor of Abia State, has released the following statement after his release from prison on Friday. Mr Kalu, who was jailed in December 2019 for allegedly stealing public funds, was released after the Supreme Court voided his conviction and ordered a retrial of the case. Read…