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Expectant mothers speak on strike by hospital workers

Expectant and nursing mothers in Abuja on Thursday expressed concerns over the ongoing strike by nurses, midwives and other health workers in Nigeria. Nurses at public hospitals in the Federal Capital Territory told Premium Times that although they were not part of the strike, they were worried about its effect on health…

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu. [Photo credit: Daily Times Nigeria]

Nnamdi Kanu challenges court order declaring IPOB terrorist organisation

The leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has challenged the court order proscribing his group and declaring it a terrorist group. In a statement on Friday, Mr. Kanu's lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, said the motion challenging Wednesday's court order was filed on Friday. According to the motion,…

Wife of Rivers State Governor, Justice Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom-Wike, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, Archbishop of Niger Delta Province, Most Rev Ignatius Kattey and  Primate of Anglican Church, Most Rev Nicholas Okoh  during the 12th General Synod of the Church of Nigeria at the Saint Paul's Cathedral in Port Harcourt on Wednesday.

Educate Nigerians on restructuring, Anglican Church leader charges govt

The Primate of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Nicholas Okoh has called for increased education on the possible impact of restructuring to enable Nigerians make an informed decision regarding the matter. Mr. Okoh was speaking at an event to mark the 12th General Synod of the church in Port-Harcourt…

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu. [Photo credit: Daily Times Nigeria]

IPOB: Nnamdi Kanu ‘abducted, probably killed’ — Lawyer

The lawyer representing the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, says he has not communicated with his client since September 14, when Mr. Kanu's Abia State home was "invaded" by soldiers. The lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, was reacting to reports that Mr. Kanu had gone into hiding. In…

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed [Photo Credit: The Guardian Nigeria]

Govt accuses IPOB of sharing fake videos to deceive Nigerians

The Nigerian government has accused the separatist group, the Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB, of using ‘’fake videos’’ to mislead the public into believing that the army is killing its members in the ongoing military exercise in the South-east region. A statement signed by Segun Adeyemi, special assistant on media…

Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen [Photo: Guardian Nigeria]

Nigeria’s Chief Justice outlines radical reforms in Judiciary

Nigeria's Supreme Court handed down 243 judgements, out of a total of 1,362 cases it treated within the 2016/2017 legal year, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, has said.  Mr.  Onnoghen also outlined major reforms in the judiciary. He was speaking at an event to mark the opening of…

Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen [Photo: Guardian Nigeria]

Nigeria to swear in 29 new SANs, including professor indicted for sex scandal

Twenty-nine of the 30 lawyers nominated to be sworn in as Senior Advocates of Nigeria, SANs will on Monday take their oaths of office, despite allegations of unethical practices made against three of them. According to the Legal Practitioner's Privileges Committee, LPPC, the swearing-in exercise will involve all those shortlisted…

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IPOB: Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer dismisses military, South-east governors’ declarations

Ifeanyi Ejiofor, lawyer to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has criticised the Nigerian Army for branding it a terror group.   He said the declaration was like ''a building not laid upon any foundation.''    The Nigerian Army had in a statement signed by…

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Lawyers speak on military declaration of IPOB as terrorist group

Nigerian lawyers on Friday night expressed divergent views on the legality of the military’s declaration of separatist group, IPOB, as a terrorist organisation. While some said the military’s action was in order, others said it was not done in a constitutional manner. A senior lawyer, Mike Ozekhome, in a statement…

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IPOB: Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer writes UN

A lawyer to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has written to the United Nations regarding the ongoing tension in Nigeria’s South-east. In a letter dated September 14 and signed by Mr. Kanu's lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the IPOB leader is asking the UN to intervene to…

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After military invasion, Nnamdi Kanu’s whereabouts unknown – Lawyer

The lawyer to Nnamdi Kanu has alleged that men of the Nigerian Army invaded the home of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra on Thursday afternoon. In a statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES, the lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, accused the Nigerian Army of declaring war on Mr. Kanu…

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EFCC confirms moves to extradite Diezani Alison-Madueke

The anti-graft agency, EFCC, on Wednesday confirmed that plans were in place to extradite a former petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke. Several Nigerians have called for her extradition from the UK, after different corruption allegations were levelled against her. Properties worth billions of Naira linked to her have since been forfeited…

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Nigeria risks expulsion from Egmont group over Senate’s decision, NFIU warns

The Director of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit, Usani Francis, has warned that Nigeria may be expelled from the Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence over the country's move to create a new agency on financial intelligence. Mr. Francis said this during a meeting with stakeholders in the country’s war against…

Dino Melaye

Recall: Melaye files appeal challenging court judgement

Senator for Kogi West, Dino Melaye, has appealed the judgment of an Abuja Division of the Federal High Court which on Monday gave the green light for the process for his recall from the senate. The court, presided over by Nnamdi Dimgba, decided that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC,…

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu. [Photo credit: Daily Times Nigeria]

Nigerian Army “Places Nnamdi Kanu Under House Arrest” – Lawyer

The Nigerian Army has again laid siege to the residence of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, in Abia State, his lawyer has claimed. In a statement on Tuesday, Mr. Kanu's lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, accused the Nigerian government of placing the separatist agitator under house arrest. He…

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Court refuses to nullify report indicting Anyim, others over centenary project

An Abuja Division of the Federal High Court on Monday dismissed an application seeking the nullification of a report which indicted a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim, Pius Anyim, of fraud. The report put together by Nigeria’s House of Representatives had regarded the centenary city project,…

Senator Dino Melaye [Photo: dinomelaye.com]

Dino Melaye To File Appeal Against Recall Tuesday – Lawyer

The embattled senator, Dino Melaye, has vowed to file an appeal on Tuesday against Monday's judgement by the federal high court ordering continuation of the process for the recall. The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, presided by Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, ordered the continuation of the recall process after…

Dino Melaye, Senator representing Kogi West. [Photo Credit: Punch Newspapers]

Why court ordered continuation of Dino Melaye’s recall

An Abuja Division of the Federal High Court on Monday dismissed an application filed by a senator, Dino Melaye, against his planned recall. Mr. Melaye had approached the court in July to challenge a decision of Nigeria's electoral body, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to commence a process for…

Senator Dino Melaye [Photo: dinomelaye.com]

Court orders continuation of Dino Melaye’s recall

An Abuja division of the Federal High Court has dismissed an application filed by the representative of the Kogi West Senaorial constituency, Dino Melaye, seeking to nullify his recall. Mr. Melaye had approached the court presided by Justice Nnamdi Dimgba ahead of his recall exercise earlier scheduled to begin in…

Nigerian Army. [Photo credit: Pulse.ng]

Police react as soldiers ‘storm’ Nnamdi Kanu’s residence

Two conflicting accounts have emerged about the incident that played out at the home of separatist leader, Nnamdi Kanu, in Abia State on Sunday.   While Mr. Kanu said the soldiers stormed his residence and injured occupants in an attempt to take his life; the police said military personnel were…

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu. [Photo credit: Daily Times Nigeria]

Suit seeking revocation of Nnamdi Kanu’s bail may not be heard till October

Despite the government’s application for the revocation of the bail of the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, the case may not be heard till the next adjourned date on October 17, PREMIUM TIMES can report. The justice ministry in August announced it had filed an…

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Justice Ministry fumes, accuses EFCC of false allegations

The Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has reacted to a statement by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, that information about its ongoing investigations were leaked after the commission made same available to the justice ministry. In a statement on Friday signed by Mr. Malami’s special assistant on media…

Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen

I am ready to submit myself for investigation – CJN Onnoghen

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, has said he is willing to submit himself for investigation for alleged corruption by the federal government.   Mr. Onnoghen stated this while reacting to a media report that he and some prominent persons were being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes…

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Sallah: Let’s avoid another civil war, CAN president tells Nigerians

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has urged Nigerians to avoid a second civil war in the country, saying no country has ever survived two civil wars. In its Sallah message to Nigerian, the association's president, Samson Ayokunle, urged Muslims to imbibe the qualities of piety exemplified by the Prophet…

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EFCC working with UAE, others to check corruption in Nigeria – Magu

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has said that the commission has started taking steps towards implementing international agreements recently reached with the governments of other countries. Mr. Magu made this known at a meeting with journalists on Wednesday in Abuja. “I met with…