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IGP Idris Ibrahim

Court punishes Police for prolonged detention of man accused of robbery at Magu’s residence

An Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has awarded a fine of N50 million against the Nigeria Police for the illegal detention of Inalegwu Ochife, a man accused robbery. Mr Ochife was arrested in January by members of the Special Anti-robbery Squad in Abuja for alleged involvement in a…

Arrested Shi'ite members packed in a police van that brought them to court

Nigerian police arraign 120 Shiites after Abuja violence

At least 130 members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria were brought to a Magistrate court on Thursday. They were to be arraigned for alleged unlawful assembly. The Shiite members were recently arrested following clashes between the group and soldiers in Abuja. About 120 of them, all men, were arraigned…

IMN Kaduna

Nigeria arraigns detained Shiite members

The Nigerian government has arraigned some Shiite members arrested during one of the the recent clashes with the army in Abuja, the nation's capital. About 400 members of the group were arrested and detained after the group clashed with the officers during an inter-state rally which ended in Abuja on…

Bello Haliru Mohammed

Court refuses to order arrest of former PDP Chairman

A Federal High Court in Abuja has refused an application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to arrest and detain a former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman, Haliru Bello. Mr Bello is facing trial on alleged diversion of funds from the office of former National Security Adviser, Sambo…

Senator Ademola Adeleke,[Photo: Pulse.ng]

UPDATED Osun PDP governorship candidate, Ademola Adeleke, arraigned for alleged impersonation

An Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has slated December 17 for the continuation of the trial of a senator, Ademola Adeleke, for alleged impersonation. Mr Adeleke, who was the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in the September, 22 election in the state, was accused of faking his…

A wounded member of Shi'ite

Again, Shiites clash with soldiers in Abuja

At least five people were feared dead Tuesday in a fresh clash between soldiers and members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria in Abuja. A spokesperson for the group, Abdullahi Musa, told PREMIUM TIMES the group's members were killed, “after they repeatedly tried to avoid military attacks” around central parts…

High court

Abuja courts treat 25,488 cases in one year — Chief Judge

The Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Ishaq Bello, has said that the court disposed of 11, 302 cases out of 25, 488 cases treated in the last judicial year. Mr Bello was speaking at the opening of session for the 2018/2019 judicial year, in Abuja on…

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose (M) arrives the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) office in Wuse, Abuja on Tuesday (16/10/18). Fayose arrived the EFCC office, wearing a t-shirt with the inscription, ‘EFCC, I am here’. 05029/16/10/2018/Anthony Alabi/NAN

Fayose released after two weeks in EFCC custody

Former Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, has been released from prison, after meeting his bail condition, his lawyer, Mike Ozekhome, said on Monday. Mr Ozekhome, a senior advocate of Nigeria, told PREMIUM TIMES in a telephone interview that his client was released Monday evening. “Yes he has been released. He…

IMN protesters

Nigerian Shiites plan more marches after killings by soldiers

Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria have vowed to continue their protest within the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on Monday, despite the killing of its members by soldiers on Saturday. The group began an annual arbaeen trek across parts of the country on Thursday, but clashed with the Army…

Nigerian journalists at the Saudi Arabian Embassy protesting the killing of Jamal Khashoggi

Khashoggi: Nigerian journalists, CSOs protest at Saudi embassy

A group of media rights activists on Friday protested at the Saudi Arabian embassy in Abuja to demand justice over the gruesome murder of Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi. Mr Khashoggi was assassinated on October 2 at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Turkey when he had gone to receive some documents…

Olisa Metuh

Alleged Fraud: Metuh blames ordeal on Buhari, former SGF

Former spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Olisa Metuh, on Thursday accused the former secretary to the government of the federation, Babachir Lawal, of threatening to imprison him ahead of his trial. Mr Metuh spoke on Thursday at an Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, venue of his…

Olisa Metuh

Prosecutor protests Metuh’s ‘prolonged testimony’ that has lasted three days

The prosecution counsel in the trial of former Peoples Democratic Party spokesperson, Olisa Metuh, has objected to what he described as the overstretching of needless detail by the defendant in his trial. Mr Metuh is facing trial on alleged diversion of N400 million from the office of former National Security…

EFCC operatives

N170m Contract Fraud: EFCC begins trial of suspects

More than five years since an Ibadan-based computer retail firm, Citadel Oracle Concept Limited, began the search for restitution over alleged N170.3 million contract fraud against it, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Wednesday arraigned two suspects over the scam. Onny Igbokwe and Princess Kama are members of a…

National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, (APC), Adams Oshiomhole (m), addressing State House Correspondents after a meeting with the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari at the State House Abuja on Monday (23/7/18). With him are Spokesperson for President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 Campaign, Festus Keyamo (L) and former member of the House of Representatives from Birnin-Kudu in Jigawa State. Hon. Farouk Aliyu Adamu. 03946/23/7/18/Ismaila Ibrahim/NAN

EFCC speaks on suit seeking Oshiomhole’s prosecution

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reacted to a suit filed by an Edo State-based activist, Osadalor Ochie, challenging the failure of the commission to file fraud charges against former governor Adams Oshiomhole. Mr Oshiomole was governor of Edo State from 2008 to 2016. In the suit, Mr…

Maryam Sanda

Alleged Murder: Maryam Sanda’s trial stalled again

The trial of Maryam Sanda, who allegedly killed her husband, suffered yet another setback on Tuesday following the absence of prosecution witnesses in the matter. Ms Sanda was accused of killing her late husband, Bilyaminu Bello, a son of former Peoples Democratic Party chairman, Haliru Bello. She was charged alongside her mother, Maimuna…

Maimuna Aliyu

Ex-Aso Savings boss, facing two separate trials, arrested again

The anti-corruption agency, ICPC, on Wednesday arrested a former Executive Director of Aso Savings and Loans, Maimuna Aliyu. Mrs Aliyu was arrested outside the court premises by officials of the ICPC, at the end of her daughter’s trial on Wednesday. Mrs Aliyu, who is facing a current charge by the…

Olisa Metuh

Alleged Corruption: Metuh continues testimony

A former spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, continued his testimony on Tuesday after an Abuja Division of the Federal High Court refused an application by the defence team, for adjournment. Having exhausted his list of defence witnesses, Mr Metuh began his personal testimony before the court, in…

Nigerian Army on patrol in Borno, Boko Haram

Illegal Dismissal: Nigerian Army punished for failing to present witness

The National Industrial Court on Tuesday ordered the Nigerian Army to pay N20, 000 for failing to produce its witness in a matter challenging the 2016 illegal dismissal of several military officers. The court made the order, after a prosecution lawyer, Folayinka Adedeji, accused the lawyer representing the army of…

Gov. Rochas Okorocha‏

Imo APC Crisis: Judge withdraws after party accuses him of bias

A Federal High Court judge has recused himself from a case involving two All Progressives Congress’ governorship aspirants in Imo State after the party accused him of bias. The judge, Othman Musa, announced his decision to withdraw on Tuesday after reading a petition written by the state’s APC leadership, dated…

Olisa Metuh in court

Metuh’s corruption trial witnesses intense legal arguments

It was a war of words on Monday as lawyers in the ongoing trial of the former Peoples Democratic Party spokesperson, Olisa Metuh, struggled to canvass their arguments in court. Mr Metuh is facing trial on alleged diversion of N400 million received from the office of the former National Security…

Rotimi Amaechi [Photo: NigerianReviews]

Supreme Court nullifies Rivers APC Congress

The Supreme Court has nullified the May 19 to 21 congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State. In a ruling on Monday, the apex court described the conduct of the congress as a "serious violation of court order" and berated the Court of Appeal which nullified a…

Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen

CJN Onnoghen, Atiku mourn late Kutigi

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, has commiserated with the family of late former chief justice, Idris Kutigi, who died at a London hospital on Saturday. The former CJN died after a brief illness, his son, Sani Kutuji was reported as saying, on Sunday. In a statement by Mr…

APC National Secretariat in Abuja

2019: How APC made over N6.9 billion from sale of forms to aspirants

Nigeria's ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) made at least N6.9 billion from the sale of forms for the presidential, governorship, senatorial, and House of Representative aspirants, PREMIUM TIMES can report. The ruling party is yet to declare how much it made in total from sale of forms and is only…

Nnamdi Kanu

Nnamdi Kanu confirms new video showing him in Jerusalem, lawyer says

Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the separatist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra, has confirmed a video showing him praying in Israel 13 months after he disappeared, his lawyer has said. The video appeared in the media on Friday, but its authenticity could not be immediately ascertained. Now, Mr Kanu's…

Two years after Nigerian hospital accused of negligence, court hearing yet to commence

Two years after a case of alleged medical negligence was brought against a Nigerian hospital, the matter is yet to witness its first hearing by an Abuja Division of the Federal High Court. After several adjournments, the case, involving an aged mother, Portia Sambo and the Federal Medical Centre Abuja,…