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Supreme Court of Nigeria (judge)

Supreme Court to re-entertain appeal challenging Buhari’s re-election, fixes date

The Supreme Court has fixed October 28 for a fresh hearing of an appeal filed by the Hope Democratic Party HDP to challenge the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of the February 23 presidential election. The apex court agreed to a fresh hearing of the appeal following…

Court

Court orders remand of Maina’s son

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday ordered the remand of Faisal Maina at the police special tactical squad in Asokoro after he pleaded not guilty to a three-count charge of fraud against him. Mr Maina is the son to Abdurasheed Maina, the former director of the federal government…

Abdulrashid Maina

Alleged N100b Pension Fraud: Maina pleads not guilty, remanded in prison

A former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina, on Friday pleaded not guilty to the 12-count charge of a N100 billion pension fraud brought against him. The presiding judge, Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja, said Mr Maina should be remanded in prison…

Abdulrasheed Maina in court

EFCC set to arraign Maina, son

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set to arraign a former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina. Mr Maina will be arraigned before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday. The anti-graft agency spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed this in…

A Nigerian activist, Chido Onumah. [PHOTO CREDIT: Sahara Reporters]

Activist Chido Onumah sues SSS, wants N150 million

A Nigerian activist, Chido Onumah, has filed an N150 million suit against the State Security Service over his arrest and detention on September 29. Mr Onumah is asking the court to compel the agency to issue a public apology to him for the arrest and prosecute the officers involved in…

The IGP of Police, Mohammed Adamu. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official twitter handle of the Nigerian Police]

Police Recruitment: Court orders PSC, IGP to stay action

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday ordered parties in the suit challenging the recruitment of 10,000 police constables to stay any action in the interim. The judge, Inyang Ekwo, held that this is necessary since parties have submitted themselves to court for settlement of the matter. "Stay within…

NFF Chairman and CAF VP, Amaju Pinnick

Alleged $9.5m FIFA Grant Misappropriation: Court gives AGF date to harmonise charges

The Federal Capital Territory ( FCT) High Court in Maitama, on Tuesday, fixed December 16 for the office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) to report on the harmonisation of the cases against some Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) officials in the alleged misappropriation of $9.5 million FIFA grant.…

Abdulrasheed Maina

Court orders temporary forfeiture of 23 properties linked to Maina (See Properties List)

The Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered a temporary forfeiture of 23 properties linked to a former Chairman of Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina. The judge, Folashade Ogunbanjo, gave the order on Tuesday while ruling on a motion filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).…

Lai Mohammed [Photo: BBC]

Again, Lai Mohammed’s absence stalls NBC boss fraud trial

The trial of the Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Ishaq Kawu, was on Monday stalled due to the absence of the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed. Mr Kawu is standing trial for alleged abuse of office and laundering of N2.5 billion. Mr Mohammed was scheduled to appear as…

Omoyele Sowore

Court varies Sowore’s bail conditions

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday reviewed the bail conditions earlier granted to the publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore. The court on October 4 granted bail of N100 million to Mr Sowore and and his co-accused, Olawale Bakare, N50 million. Ms Ojukwu said Mr…

Nigeria Human Rights

El-Rufai: Ex-Human Rights Commission chief Odinkalu challenges court jurisdiction over trial

A Nigerian human rights advocate, Chidi Odinkalu, has challenged the jurisdiction of the Chief Magistrate hearing the case of “injurious falsehood” and incitement instituted against him by the Kaduna State Government. The Chief Magistrate’s Court in Kaduna has been hearing the matter since the charges were filed in March. However,…

Senator Dino Melayein Plenary

Dino Melaye loses again, Appeal Court upholds sack from Senate

The Court of Appeal has upheld the August 23 judgment of an election tribunal which nullified the election of Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi West. In a judgment delivered Friday morning the appelate court agreed with the lower tribunal which ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct…

Nigerian Army fighting Boko Haram

Compulsory Retirement: Widow, 37 retired soldiers sue Nigerian Army

Ruth, the widow of O.A Baba-Ochankpa, a Lieutenant-Colonel, and 37 other retired army generals and colonels have asked the Community Court of Justice of ECOWAS in Abuja to declare as unlawful their compulsory retirement from the Nigerian army. The 37 retired army officers and the widow filed the suit through…

Momoh Usman

INTERPOL: One year after, wife of missing mechanic says ‘husband may have been used for rituals’

Still, in pains, a year after her husband, who was on an INTERPOL assignment was declared missing husband, Lubabetu Momoh, still hopes he would one day walk through the gate. Mrs Momoh was feeding her two-year-old baby when this reporter stepped into their two-room apartment. She told the reporter how…

The victim, Mr. Haliru Bello and Wife, Maryam Sanda

Alleged husband killer Maryam Sanda to open defence October 16

Maryam Sanda, who is standing trial for allegedly killing her husband, Bilyaminu Bello, will open her defence on October 16. The Police had charged Ms Sanda before the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Maitama, Abuja with the murder of Mr Bello, a son of former Peoples Democratic Party…

Court symbol used to illustrate the story.

Court discharges man accused of killing pregnant wife

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Maitama on Tuesday discharged a 39- year- old man, Matthew Ankyoor, who was charged with the murder of his eight months pregnant wife. The Police had arraigned Mr Anykoor on a three-count charge bordering on culpable homicide punishable with death. In previous…

Sambo Dasuki

N19.4bn corruption trial of Dasuki, Bafarawa, others continues

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court on Tuesday fixed December 11 to hear a Motion on Notice filed by the anti-graft agency, EFCC, in the corruption trial of a former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, and Bashir Yuguda. Both men are accused of misappropriating N19.4 billion arms funds.…

Jones Abiri

Court reduces Jones Abiri’s bail conditions

The Federal High Court on Monday in Abuja reduced the conditions of the bail it granted a Nigerian journalist, Jones Abiri. The court presided over by Ijeoma Ojukwu had on June 24 granted Mr Abiri bail in the sum of N100 million with one surety in like sum. The surety…

The Managing Director of the Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET), Marilyn Amobi. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official website of NBET]

Again, Court refuses to block whistleblower’s motion against NBET

The National Industrial Court in Abuja again on Friday refused an oral application by the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading (NBET) for a stay of proceedings in a motion brought against it by a whistleblower, Sambo Abdullahi. The NBET lawyer, Olayinka Arase, had made the oral application before the trial judge,…

Supreme Court strikes out suit challenging Buhari’s re-election

The Supreme Court on Thursday struck out the appeal filed by the presidential candidate of the Hope Democratic Party (HDP), Ambrose Owuru, seeking nullification of President Muhammadu Buhari's re-election. The five-member Supreme Court panel, led by Mary Odili, struck out the appeal on the grounds that Mr Owuru and his…

Aminu Tambuwal

Tribunal affirms Tambuwal’s electoral victory

The Sokoto State election petition tribunal has upheld the election of the state governor, Aminu Tambuwal, as the validly elected governor in the 2019 general elections. A three-member panel on Wednesday said the All Progressives Congress and its candidate, Ahmed Aliyu, failed to prove the allegation of election malpractices against…

A Nigerian activist, Chido Onumah. [PHOTO CREDIT: Sahara Reporters]

Why we detained Chido Onumah — SSS

The State Security Service (SSS) has said it did not arrest the Nigerian activist, Chido Onumah, but only "engaged him in interaction" over an inscription on his shirt. Mr Onumah was held on Sunday evening by SSS agents after at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja, as he arrived from Spain.…

The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore,.

Sowore: Why SSS cannot report Justice Taiwo to NJC – Falana

The lawyer representing the detained publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, says the State Security Service (SSS) cannot report Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court to the National Judicial Council (NJC) for granting bail to the publisher. In a statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES Sunday afternoon, Femi…

Babatunde Fowler, FIRS Chairman

Lawyer asks court to sack FIRS chief Fowler

A lawyer, Stanley Okwara, has sued the Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Babatunde Fowler, at the Federal High Court in Kano. The lawyer wants the court to sack Mr Fowler from office for allegedly overstaying his tenure. The suit with number FHC/KN/CS/141/2019, seen by PREMIUM TIMES on…

Winnifred Oyo-Ita

Court orders forfeiture of money ‘linked’ to Oyo-Ita

The Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the permanent forfeiture of some money returned by a suspect linked to the suspended Head of Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, Punch newspaper reported. The report said the judge, Folashade Ogunbanjo-Giwa, made the order of final forfeiture of the monetary assets…