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Supreme Court bars APC from fielding candidates in Rivers State

The Supreme Court has nullified a ruling of the Court of Appeal which allowed the All Progressives Congress to field candidates in Rivers State in the general elections. In a decision on Friday, the court said the appellate court failed to invoke relevant sections of the law in voiding the…

Nigeria Police logo[photo credit: thepolitico]

Police arrests suspects who assaulted lady in viral video 

The Edo State Police Command says it has apprehended suspects involved in a barbaric video of a young lady who was recently assaulted by a group of young men in the state. In the video, seen by PREMIUM TIMES, the lady who appeared to have been considered a robbery suspect…

Mr Ogbuja, sitting to the far right, is awaiting the start of trial.

Ochanya Ogbanje: Benue govt’s inaction may free suspected rapist

Despite informing the court that it had established a case of culpable homicide against suspended lecturer of the Benue State Polytechnic, Andrew Ogbuja, the state government is yet to amend the charge to include the allegation, one month after. The Benue government's inaction was used by Mr Ogbuja's lawyer as…

National Stadium Lagos

Group accuses sports ministry of denying access to stadium after paying N100,000

A group, Tap Initiative, has accused the sports ministry of denying it access to a football stadium, after collecting N100, 000 from the group. In a statement seen by PREMIUM TIMES, the group said it was denied access by officials of the ministry to the Legacy Pitch of the National…

The swearing-in of the board members of the ICPC by President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari swears in new ICPC chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a new chairman for the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC). Bolaji Owasanoye is taking over from Musa Abubakar who was appointed in an acting capacity to head the ICPC in March 2018. In a statement by the commission's head of media…

The helicopter of Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo involved in a crash

How Adeboye prayed for me before helicopter accident – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has narrated how the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Enoch Adeboye prayed for him before his accident on Saturday. The helicopter conveying Mr Osinbajo and his team to a campaign rally in Kogi crash-landed on Saturday. No one was hurt in…

Suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen

Drama as CCT accuses Onnoghen’s lawyer of ‘delay tactics’

There was drama at the Code of Conduct Tribunal on Monday, after a senior lawyer representing the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, was confronted with allegations of delaying the proceedings by the tribunal chairman, Danladi Umar. Mr Umar was reacting to a request by the lawyer, Adegboyega Awomolo,…

Voters queuing to cast their votes at ward 102, Adereti, Olode village, during the Osun State Governorship Re-run Election on Thursday (27/9/18). 05168/27/9/18/Timothy Adeogodiran/ICE/NAN

Election: Interfaith forum raises alarm over insecurity

The Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace has raised an alarm over rising insecurity in the country, as Nigeria approaches the elections. In a communique issued at the end of its second general assembly in Abuja, the forum called on the Independent National Electoral Commission to demonstrate neutrality. It also urged…

Femi Falana (SAN)

Falana asks Malami to stop Onnoghen’s trial at CCT

A senior Nigerian lawyer, Femi Falana, has asked the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, to facilitate the withdrawal of false asset charges against suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen. In a letter to the AGF dated February 3, Mr Falana is demanding that the charges against Mr…

Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen

Onnoghen: Senior lawyers collaborate to salvage Nigeria’s judiciary

A group of senior lawyers has established a separate intervention in response to the recent suspension of Nigeria's Chief Justice, Walter Onnoghen. The senior lawyers, numbering up to 20, said their intervention is borne out of an urgent need to restore the lost glory of the Judiciary without aligning with…

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

Code of Conduct Tribunal sets date for continuation of Onnoghen’s trial

The Code of Conduct Tribunal says it will resume hearing in the case of alleged false asset declaration brought against suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen. Mr Onnoghen was charged by the Code of Conduct Bureau for allegedly omitting details of his domiciliary accounts in one of two forms…

Court

Court dismisses fraud charges against ex-Taraba governor

The Federal High Court, Taraba State division, has discharged the case against a former acting governor of the state, Abubakar Danladi, and two others accused of diverting N450 million. The court presided over by Stephen Pam gave the ruling on Wednesday. It declared that the allegations against the accused lacked…

Acting CJN, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad

No names of dead persons included in election tribunals – Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal has denied media reports that some names of dead persons were included in election tribunals recently inaugurated by the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Ibrahim Muhammad. The court, in a statement signed by its media officer, Sa'adatu Kachalla, said the reports were false. The court said…

PRESIDENT BUHARI SACKS SGF BABACHIR LAWAL

EFCC files corruption charges against Babachir Lawal, Ayo Oke

The anti-graft agency, EFCC, has filed corruption charges against a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal. The EFCC filed the 10-count charge against Mr Lawal at an Abuja High Court. A separate charge was also filed against Ayodele Oke, the former head of the Nigeria Intelligence…

Suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen

Why appeal court ruled against Onnoghen

The Court of Appeal On Wednesday rejected a request by suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen seeking to stop his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). It did this after deciding that the request was not in line with provisions of the law. In a ruling, the…

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

Appeal Court rejects Onnoghen’s request to stop trial at CCT

The Court of Appeal has dismissed a request brought by suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, for a stay of proceedings in his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal. The court in a ruling on Wednesday said the request brought by Mr Onnoghen "was brought in a vacuum,"…

The late magistrate, Abdulwahab Mohammed

Magistrate’s death stalls trial of PREMIUM TIMES’ journalist

The ongoing trial of a PREMIUM TIMES journalist, Samuel Ogundipe, was stalled on Wednesday after the presiding magistrate died and no replacement was announced, several weeks after. Mr Ogundipe, the newspaper's general assignment correspondent, was arrested by the police on August 14, 2018, and was subsequently charged before Abdulwahab Mohammed…

Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen

NJC gives Onnoghen, Acting CJN seven days to respond to petitions

The National Judicial Council has given seven days to the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, to respond to a petition written against him. The NJC also gave the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Ibrahim Muhammad, seven days to respond to a separate petition written against him. The NJC…

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

Onnoghen: Lawyers in Kano, Yobe ignore boycott, Ebonyi obey

The directive given by the Nigerian Bar Association for lawyers to boycott the courts on January 29 and 30 was ignored in some states and honoured in others. PREMIUM TIMES reported how lawyers in Lagos State expressed divergent views on the matter on Tuesday. In Abuja, lawyers appeared to have ignored the…

Acting CJN, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad

Acting CJN to abstain from NJC meeting, as council debates Onnoghen’s suspension

The Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Ibrahim Mohammed, will not be at the sitting of the National Judicial Council later today, as the council is set to debate issues around the suspension of his predecessor Walter Onnoghen. Mr Mohammed was appointed in controversial circumstances by President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday.…

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

Onnoghen: NBA sets up three-member panel to liaise with lawyers in Buhari’s govt

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has set up a three-member committee to review the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen. The NBA made this known in a communique released to highlight its resolutions after a meeting of its National Executive Council members on Monday. The NBA also…

Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed, Chief Justice of Nigeria

Group demands access to acting CJN Mohammed’s asset form

A group, the African Centre for Media and information Literacy, has asked the Code of Conduct Bureau for the details of the asset declaration submitted by the newly appointed acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Ibrahim Muhammad. In a statement signed by AFRICMIL's coordinator, Chido Onumah, the group said its request…

Dr Kayode Fayemi, newly elected governor of Ekiti State [Pic: Pulse.ng]

Ekiti governorship tribunal upholds Fayemi’s election

The Ekiti State election tribunal has dismissed a petition by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state challenging the outcome of the July 2018 governorship election. The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Kayode Fayemi, was declared winner, after he polled 197,459 votes in the election. The tribunal, led by…

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Onnoghen: Nigerian lawyers to boycott courts for two days – NBA

The Nigerian Bar Association has resolved to embark on a two-day boycott of courts to protest the suspension of Nigeria's Chief Justice, Walter Onnoghen. The NBA arrived at the resolution at its National Executive Council meeting held on Monday. "The Nigerian Bar Association rising from her NEC meeting has decided…

Femi Otedola after Court session

How I got $500,000 I gave Farouk Lawan as bribe – Otedola

A businessman, Femi Otedola, on Monday told a court that he received the $500,000 used to bribe a former House of Representatives member, Farouk Lawan, from the State Security Service. Mr Otedola said this during his cross-examination by a defence lawyer, Mike Ozekhome, at the Apo Division of the FCT…