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National Commandant of the Nigerian Peace Corps, Dickson Akoh

Fraud trial of Peace Corps boss Akoh adjourned

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday adjourned the trial of the Peace Corps commandant, Dickson Akoh, to May 8 due to an earlier application for adjournment filed by the prosecution counsel. Mr. Akoh is accused of fraud by the police. He has denied the allegations. When the case came…

UPDATED: 2010 Independence Day Bombing: Charles Okah sentenced to life imprisonment

Charles Okah, a former militant leader, will spend the rest of his life behind bars after being found guilty of plotting the 2010 Independence Day bombing that left at least 12 people dead in Abuja, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday. Gabriel Kolawole of the Abuja Division of the Federal…

Senator Dino Melaye seated in court room

Court grants Dino Melaye bail

A Federal Court in Abuja has granted Dino Melaye, a Kogi state senator, N100,000 bail after he was arraigned for allegedly making false claim about an assassination attempt. The Court on Thursday in Maitama adjourned the trial to March 16 and 17. Mr. Melaye was arraigned by the federal government…

Senators, protesters throng court for Dino Melaye’s trial

Dozens of placard carrying protesters thronged an Abuja court on Thursday to declare support for a senator, Dino Melaye. Mr. Melaye is being charged for allegedly providing false information of an assassination attempt. Some senators including Ben Murray-Bruce were also in court in solidarity with the Kogi senator. Details later……

Suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen

Nigeria’s chief justice sets new rules for judges

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, has ordered judges to resume at 9 a.m. and close 4 p.m. daily in all courts. Mr.Onnoghen said this at a function on Tuesday at the presidential villa, Abuja. The event was organised by the Itse Sagay-led Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption. Mr.…

Bukola Saraki

CCT adjourns Saraki’s trial to March 8

The Code Of Conduct Tribunal on Tuesday adjourned the trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki till March 8 to enable the defence reply to the prosecution's written address. Mr. Saraki was arraigned in 2015 by the federal government for alleged false declaration of asset after he served as governor of…

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

Abacha loot: Court hears suit seeking to compel Malami’s response to FOI

An Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has adjourned hearing into a suit filed by the Cable Foundation against the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, following the latter's failure to comply with the provisions of the Freedom of Information, FOI Act. The Cable Newspaper Journalism Foundation, a…

University of Lagos (UNILAG). [Photo credit: Students Nigeria]

Ambode to speak on values of inclusion as statecraft at UNILAG convocation

The four-day event to mark the 50th Convocation of the University of Lagos is set to start on February 19 with a lecture on "Inclusion: The Path to a New Nation” to be delivered by the Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode. Renowned biologist, Anya Anya, distinguished for his work…

Maryam Sanda

Why court refused Maryam Sanda’s second bail application

The Federal Capital Territory High court has refused an application for bail brought by Maryam Sanda, the daughter-in-law of former Peoples Democratic Party chairman, Haliru Bello. Mrs. Sanda is facing a two-count charge of homicide for the alleged murder of her husband, Bilyamin Bello. The deceased was the son of…

Maryam Sanda

Again court refuses bail to Maryam Sanda, accused of killing ex-PDP chairman’s son

The Federal Capital Territory High Court has struck out an application for bail by daughter-in-law of former Peoples Democratic Party chairman, Haliru Bello. The daughter-in-law, Maryam Sanda, is facing trial on allegations of homicide for the alleged killing of her husband, Bilyamin Bello. The deceased was a son to former…

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

Homicide: Former PDP chairman’s daughter-in-law makes second attempt at bail

Maryam Sanda, a daughter-in-law of the former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Haliru Bello, accused of killing her husband, has told a high court of the Federal Capital Territory that she is pregnant and pleaded for bail. Maryam Sanda is facing a two-count charge for the alleged murder of…

Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido

Find solutions to northern challenges, Sanusi charges women

The Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido, has urged northern women to ensure they proffer through their actions, credible solutions to social issues afflicting the region. Mr. Sanusi was speaking at an event to mark the launch of a book titled: “An Abundance Of Scorpions,” which was written by wife of…

Former spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic, Olisah Metuh.

Court refuses application to suspend Metuh’s trial

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has dismissed an application by a former Peoples Democratic Party’s spokesperson, Olisa Metuh, asking the court to adjourn his trial. Mr. Metuh had asked the court to adjourn his trial on the grounds that he has health challenges.   He presented a medical…

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo

IPOB speaks on Obasanjo’s letter to Buhari

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOP) has commended former President Olusegun Obasanjo for speaking out against the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. Mr. Obasanjo had on Tuesday issued a 13-page public statement in which he condemned the administration’s stance on key issues. Mr. Obasanjo, who accused the government of condoning…

metuh

Alleged N400 million fraud: Court to consider revoking Metuh’s bail

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court will on Wednesday rule on an application seeking the revocation of the bail it granted former Peoples Democratic Party’s spokesperson, Olisa Metuh. Mr. Metuh is facing trial for alleged diversion of N400 million from the office of the former National Security Adviser,…