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Ikole Ward 3 Unit 4. An attempt was made by Sunday Owoeye, Segun Oni and Adewunmi (a.k.a. Pepper) to snatch ballot box at Ward 3 unit 4 Ikole LGA. The three are said to be suspected APC thugs.

EkitiDecides2018: Isolated cases of ballot box snatching reported

There have been at least two cases of ballot box snatching witnessed by PREMIUM TIMES observers in the Ekiti State election. One of the cases was successful with no suspect arrested, while in the other case, security operatives stopped the thugs from snatching the box. Yet to be identified persons…

APC Candidate, Kayode Fayemi voting.

Ekiti Decides: Fayemi votes, speaks on election

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Kayode Fayemi, arrived his polling unit in his hometown in Isan-Ekiti, some minutes to 11 a.m. Mr Fayemi, who was led through a dense crowd to the polling unit, cast his votes and had a brief discussion with journalists. He said it was…

Okoi Ofem Obla

Presidency to publish list of 200 corrupt persons

The Presidency has announced its plan to publicise a list of 200 individuals alleged to have corruptly enriched themselves with public properties. The Special Assistant to the President on Prosecution Okoi Obono-Obla made this known during the launch a software application for the tracking of illicit properties by a Civil…

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Legal Committee confirms SAN title on LASU VC, 30 others

The Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee has ratified the conferment of the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) on 31 lawyers, including the Vice-Chancellor of the Lagos State University, Olarenwaju Fagbohun. Addressing journalists on Tuesday, Secretary of the LPPC, Hadiza Mustapha, said it is also conferring the title on Mohammed…

Lai Mohammed

Nigerian govt launches campaign against ‘fake news’

Nigeria's Information Minister, Lai Mohammed, has attributed the escalation of the farmers and herders crisis in Nigeria to what he described as the efforts of ‘religious bigots.’ Mr Mohammed was speaking at a press briefing in Abuja on Wednesday on the launch of the federal government’s campaign against fake news.…

Supreme Court fines former Senate spokesperson N1 million over Enugu election

The Supreme Court has dismissed a request seeking to nullify the election of Enugu State governor, Ifeanyi Ugwanyi. The application was brought by a former senator, Ayogu Eze. Mr Eze, also a member Peoples Democratic Party, had asked the court to nullify the emergence of Mr Ugwanyi as the governorship…

Former Benue Governor, Gabriel Suswan (Photo Credit: Daily Post)

Former governor docked for alleged possession of firearms, gets N500 million bail

A former Benue State governor, Gabriel Suswan, has been arraigned for alleged possession of firearms. Mr Suswan was arraigned on Friday on a three-count charge by the office of the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami. He however denied any involvement in the allegation and was granted a N500…

Bukola Saraki

UPDATED: Supreme Court dismisses Saraki’s false asset charge

The Supreme Court has dismissed the three remaining charges of false asset declaration brought against the Senate president, Bukola Saraki. In a judgement on July 6, the court affirmed the June 2017 decision of the Code of Conduct Tribunal which ruled that the prosecution failed to prove the case against…

Bukola Saraki

Supreme Court clears Saraki of false asset declaration charges

The Supreme Court on Friday cleared Senate President Bukola Saraki of all allegations of false asset declaration. The Nigerian government filed 18 counts of false and anticipatory asset declaration charges against Mr Saraki in 2015. All the counts collapsed at the Code of Conduct Tribunal in 2017, and the government…

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Killings: CAN plans protest across Nigeria

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) says it is organising a three-day prayer and fasting to seek God’s intervention for an end to the growing rate of killings across the country. In a statement from the media assistant to the CAN President, Adebayo Oladeji, the association said it will also…

Olisa Metuh

Judge denies ‘sick’ Metuh travel permission, but allows Badeh travel to see family

The judge who denied Olisa Metuh's request to travel abroad for medical treatment has granted an ex-public official, accused of worse corruption, permission to travel abroad to see his family. By Nigerian law, granting of such permissions is usually at the judge's discretion. But the actions of Justice Okon Abang…

The Ministry of Justice official has been named in a fraud case involving Zinox

Why U.S. court gave $6.59 billion default decision against Nigerian govt – Official

The federal government has explained the legal proceedings which resulted in a default decision for the enforcement of the payment of $6.59 billion against Nigeria to a British firm, Process & Industrial Development Limited (P&ID). Addressing judiciary reporters in Abuja on Tuesday, the Solicitor-General of the federation, Dayo Apata, said…

President Muhammadu Buhari and Catholic Bishops

Buhari should resign if he can’t stop killings – Catholic Bishops

The Catholic Bishop’s Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has again demanded the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari over the killings across the country. CBCN had in a reaction to an attack on some Catholic worshipers at a church in Benue State accused Mr Buhari of negligence in his constitutional role of…

A former spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, arrived the Federal High Court, Abuja, venue of his ongoing corruption trial on a stretcher after being taken down from an ambulance

How Olisa Metuh’s trial triggered judge’s order for arraignment of Channels Television staff (FULL DETAILS)

The trial judge in the case of alleged fraud involving a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, has ordered the prosecution of three Channels Television staff. The judge, Okon Abang, also asked the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, to institute a case of…

Channels Television

Judge orders prosecution of three Channels Television staff

A judge presiding over the case of alleged fraud involving a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, has demanded the prosecution of three staff of Channels Television. The judge, Okon Abang, also asked the office of the attorney general to institute a case of alleged…

Pic 5. Olisa Metu appears in Federal High court in Abuja

Alleged N400 million Fraud: Olisa Metuh’s lawyer explains absence in court

A former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, has explained why he had no representation during the last hearing of the case of alleged fraud brought against him. Mr Metuh is facing trial on alleged diversion of N400 million from the office of the former…

Sambo Dasuki

UPDATED: Again court grants Ex-NSA Dasuki bail

An Abuja Division of the Federal High Court (FHC) has again granted a former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, bail. Mr Dasuki was arrested by operatives of the State Security Service in December 2015 and has remained in the detention facility of the secret police since his arrest. He is…

Kebbi State Governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu

Court dismisses suit seeking to remove Kebbi governor Bagudu

An Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has dismissed an application seeking to remove the Kebbi State Governor, Abubakar Bagudu. Mr Bagudu's emergence as candidate in the 2015 election was challenged by a governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Sarkin Yakima, who asked the court to cancel the…

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Court clears former Air Force director of fraud charges

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory has discharged a former director of administration in the Nigeria Air Force, Alkali Mamu. Mr Mamu was charged in June 2016 for allegedly receiving gratification while on duty. According to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, he received $300, 000 and another…

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

CJN orders monthly inspection of detention centres to prevent police brutality

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, has asked attorney generals across the country to direct magistrates in their states to inspect detention facilities and ensure that inmates do not face brutality. Mr Onnoghen’s directive is coming two days after the International Day for the Commemoration of the Support for…

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Plateau Killings: CAN says death toll higher

The Christian Association of Nigeria says it has confirmed that more people were killed in Plateau state during last weekend's unrest, than official figures show. Police said 86 people died. The figure had not changed as of Wednesday, the state police commissioner, Undie Adie, told PREMIUM TIMES. The victims were…

Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe

SSS releases Senator Abaribe

A senator, Eyinnaya Abaribe, who was arrested last week by the State Security Service, has been released. Mr Abaribe was arrested on June 22 by security operatives for his alleged links with the outlawed Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB). The senator who was one of the sureties for the IPOB…

Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe

IPOB: Judge refuses to order Senator Abaribe’s release

An Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has turned down a request for the release of Eyinnaya Abaribe who was arrested by security operatives on June 22. Mr Abaribe, a senator, is one of the sureties for the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamidi Kanu, when…

Femi Falana

Plateau Killings: NHRC, CAN, Falana, others demand justice

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Christian Assocaition of Nigeria (CAN) and a human rights advocate, Femi Falana, have demanded the arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators of Saturday’s killing in Plateau State. About 86 persons were killed by suspected herdsmen, according to figures from the police in Barkin Ladi, Plateau State.…

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

Ex-chief judge orders detention of guards allegedly for being rude

A former Chief Justice of Oyo State, Badejoko Adeniji, has ordered the arrest and detention of three guards, without trial for five days. Mrs Adeniji, who resides at the Kolapo Ishola Estate in Oyo State, allegedly called police officers to arrest and detain leaders of the security outfit in charge…