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Orji Uzor Kalu

Alleged N7.6 billion Fraud: Go and face trial, Appeal Court tells Kalu

The Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal on Wednesday upheld the dismissal of the ‘no-case submission’ filed by a former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, in his trial for alleged corruption. Mr Kalu, who was a state governor between 1999 and 2007, is facing a N7.67 billion…

Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed, Chief Justice of Nigeria

Lawyer files suit to stop confirmation of Justice Tanko as CJN

A lawyer, Malcolm Omirhobo, has dragged the National Judicial Council (NJC) before the Federal High Court in Abuja, seeking an order halting the appointment of the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad, as the substantive chief justice. The applicant in the suit with number FHC/ABJ/CS/420/2019 alleged that Mr Muhammad…

Gboyega Oyetola, Governor of Osun State.

Appeal Court reserves judgment on Osun governorship election

The Court of Appeal on Wednesday in Abuja reserved judgment in the appeal filed by the Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola, challenging the declaration of Ademola Adeleke as the duly elected governor by the state election petition tribunal. The appellate court also reserved judgment in the two other appeals…

Court of Appeal Headquarters

2019 election petitions across Nigeria increase to 766

The Court Of Appeal on Tuesday said the number of petitions challenging various results of the 2019 general elections has risen to 766. The number of petitions was initially 736 as of April 4. In a statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES, the Deputy Chief Registrar, Election Petitions Tribunal, Court…

adoke

Malabu Scandal: Adoke tells court to cancel arrest warrant

A former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke, has asked a Federal Capital Territory High Court in Jabi, to vacate a bench warrant issued against him. The court had ordered the arrest of Mr Adoke alongside former Minister of Petroleum, Duazia Louya Etete (aka Dan…

Former CJN, Walter Onnoghen in CCT on Monday.

How lawyers reacted to Onnoghen’s conviction

Some Nigerian lawyers have reacted to the conviction of the embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, by the Code of Conduct Tribunal. The CCT, led by Danladi Umar, convicted Mr Onnoghen for his failure to declare some of his assets. The tribunal also ordered his immediate removal as…

Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen, Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) [Photo Credit: The Guardian]

Onnoghen: SERAP writes CCB, seeks asset details Buhari, others since 1999

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent a Freedom of Information request to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) Chairman, Muhammed Isah, urging him to provide information on asset declarations submitted by successive presidents and state governors since the return of democracy in 1999. SERAP is specifically seeking…

Director-General-of-Securities-and-Exchange-Commission-Mr-Mounir-Gwarzo

ICPC to appeal ruling that freed suspended SEC-DG Gwarzo

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has said it would appeal the ruling on the 'No Case Submission' in the trial of the suspended Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Mounir Gwarzo. Mr Gwarzo and the Executive Commissioner, Corporate Services of SEC, Zakawanu Garuba,…

Ishaq Modibbo Kawu

Defendant’s absence stalls arraignment of NBC boss

The scheduled arraignment of the Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Modibbo Kawu, was on Wednesday stalled due to the absence of one of the defendants, Dipo Onifade. The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences (ICPC) is prosecuting Mr Onifade and the Chairman of Pinnacle Communications Limited, Lucky…

Former Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, Munir Gwarzo. [Photo credit: Business Eye]

Court acquits, discharges suspended SEC DG, Gwarzo

A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court on Tuesday discharged the suspended Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Mounir Gwarzo, of the charge of fraud filed against him. Mr Gwarzo's co-defendant, Zakwanu Garba, who was the Executive Commissioner of the commission, was also discharged and acquitted. The Independent…

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

Court orders SSS to produce Dasuki

A Federal Capital Territory High Court on Tuesday issued a warrant on the Department of State Security (DSS) to produce before the court a former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki. The so-called production warrant is a warrant issued when a trial judge needs an accused, who is already in custody…

Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen, Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) [Photo Credit: The Guardian]

Tribunal fixes date to deliver judgement on charges against Onnoghen

The Code of Conduct Tribunal on Monday fixed April 18 to deliver judgment in the charges of false and non-declaration of assets instituted against Walter Onnoghen. Mr Onnoghen, in a letter on April 4, notified President Muhammadu Buhari of his decision to vacate office as Chief Justice of Nigeria. On…

WSCIJ trains PREMIUM TIMES staff on newsroom gender policy, practice

The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) on Friday held an in-house training for staff of PREMIUM TIMES in Abuja. The training tagged, ‘House to House Media Chat on Gender Policy and Practice’, was organised to show the importance of having stronger gender policies and practice in newsrooms. During…

Senate President, Bukola Saraki

Saraki, 51 National Assembly members “arrest” court judgment on legality of their defection

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court on Thursday suspended its decision regarding the status of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and 51 other lawmakers who defected from their various parties ahead of the 2019 general elections. The court’s decision followed an application by Mr Saraki and the affected…

@8:37am, Ward 02 PU 012, Shomolu Lga Lagos East. The PO Is addressing the voters, confirming that the ballot boxes are empty.

Firm wants court to stop INEC’s ‘illegal’ use of transparent ballot boxes, PVCs, others

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has slated May 27 for hearing in a suit seeking among other reliefs, to stop the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from further use of transparent ballot boxes, permanent voters’ card and related devices for elections. The suit, filed by a firm…

court of appeal

Court strikes out application by Bauchi PDP senatorial candidate

An Abuja Division of the Federal High Court on Wednesday struck a suit by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last senatorial election, Garba Dahiru. Mr Dahiru asked the court to declare him the winner of the election in Bauchi South Senatorial District and issue him…

FILE PHOTO: Murtala Nyako stepping into the court

Alleged N29bn Fraud: Absence of Nyako’s lead counsel stalls trial

The trial of a former governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, was on Wednesday stalled at an Abuja division of the Federal High Court due to the absence of his lead counsel, Kanu Agabi. Mr Agabi, through Pat Ogah, a counsel in his defence team, wrote a letter to the…

Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Bawa Bwari. [Photo credit: BusinessDay Media]

Zamfara Mining Ban: Human lives more important than economic concerns – Minister

The Nigerian government has defended its decision to ban mining activities in Zamfara and to expel foreigners involved in the activities in the area. The government on Monday gave the foreigners 48 hours to leave the country. Speaking on the development on Monday, the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Abubakar Bwari,…

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

Malami wants 2.5% of recovered sums for justice ministry

The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, has made an appeal to the House of Representatives Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters to approve 2.5 per cent of recovered sums for the justice ministry. This, he said, should serve as a requisite commission from recoveries arising from stolen…

PTCIJ holds training for journalists on criminal and anti-corruption sector

Why fact-checking is now critical to journalism – Olorunyomi

A group of journalists on Saturday ended a weeklong training on fact-checking and investigative journalism with a pledge to commit themselves to factual reportage. The programme was organised by the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) for journalists in the criminal and anti-corruption sector. The exercise began on Monday…

FCT High Court (Photo Credit: The Metro Lawyer)

You have case to answer, court tells alleged husband killer, Maryam Sanda

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Maitama, on Thursday, struck out the no-case submission filed by Maryam Sanda who is standing trial for allegedly killing her husband, Bilyaminu Bello. Ms Sanda was charged with the murder of Mr Bello, a son of former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairman,…

PDP candidate Ademola Adeleke

Alleged exam malpractice: Adeleke not in examination hall – Witnesses

Two prosecution witnesses in the ongoing trial of Ademola Adeleke, a Nigerian senator, for alleged examination malpractice and certificate forgery Wednesday said he was not in the hall on the day the National Examination Council (NECO) held. Odesola Emmanuel and Adigun Akintayo were presented by the prosecution to the Federal…

President Muhammadu Buhari and President of CAN, Sampson Ayokunle shaking hands

Visit To Buhari: CAN replies Christian elders’ forum

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has described the National Christian Elders Forum, NCEF's condemnation of its visit to President Muhammadu Buhari as "baseless." The association said this in a statement signed by its Director Legal and Public Affairs, Samuel Kwamkur. The statement was made available to PREMIUM TIMES on…

Senator Ademola Adeleke [Photo: TheCable]

Alleged Exam Malpractice: Prosecution absence stalls trial of Adeleke

The case of alleged examination malpractice and certificate forgery filed against a senator, Ademola Adeleke, was on Tuesday stalled due to the absence of the prosecution. Mr Adeleke is a senator and the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Osun State governorship election of last year. The…

Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen

Alleged False Asset Declaration: CCT summons CCB director

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has subpoenaed a director of the Code of Conduct Bureau, Theresa Nwanfor, in the trial of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen. The Chairman of the tribunal, Danladi Umar, issued the subpoena on Monday at the request of the defence team led…