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Nigerian musician, Naira Marley. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Instagram page of Naira Marley]

Hours after holding Lagos concert, Naira Marley’s lawyer tells court client’s not in Nigeria

The counsel representing musician Azeez Fashola popularly known as Naira Marley in an alleged car theft case on Tuesday told a Lagos magistrate that his client was out of the country and therefore could not appear in court. Ayodeji Awokulehin pleaded with Chief Magistrate Tajudeen Elias not to issue an…

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo.

Nigeria risks bankruptcy under Buhari – Obasanjo

A former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has said that Nigeria's current debt situation is closer to the prevalent situation in the 70's and 80's that led the country and the African continent as a whole into unservicable debts. Mr Obasanjo said this on Friday in Lagos at the first edition of…

Pipeline explosion in Lagos

Victim of Lagos pipeline explosion receiving treatment – LASEMA

The Lagos State Emergency Management Authority (LASEMA) has said that one of the two victims of an oil pipeline explosion in Lagos on Thursday is currently receiving treatment in a hospital. In response to a PREMIUM TIMES' enquiry, the agency spokesperson, Nosa Okunbor, said the victim ''have been transferred to…

UPDATED: What judge said about Orji Kalu’s corruption

Justice Muhammed Idris on Thursday sentenced a former Abia State governor, Orji Kalu, to 12 years in prison for stealing public funds while in office. Mr Kalu, a serving senator, was jailed alongside Udeh Udeogu, his Director of Finance and Accounts at the Abia State Government House during Mr Kalu’s…

Orji Uzor-Kalu

UPDATED: Court sentences Orji Kalu to 12 years in prison for fraud

A Lagos Division of the Federal High Court, on Thursday, sentenced a serving senator and ex-governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu, to 12 years in prison for N7.65 billion fraud. Justice Mohammed Idris who delivered the sentence had earlier declared him guilty of the charge in the case that had…

Ifeanyi Ubah

Alleged N135bn Fraud: Ifeanyi Ubah’s absence in court stalls arraignment

The arraignment of politician and businessman, Ifeanyi Ubah, on Wednesday could not go on as planned due to his absence in court. Mr Ubah, who is currently a senator, was to be arraigned before Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos. The senator and his company,…

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Alleged killers of LASTMA official arraigned

The alleged murderers of an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) were on Monday arraigned before a Magistrate Court in Yaba. The LASTMA official, Ola Oyeshina, 31 years old, was attacked at Sifax-Iganmu area of Apapa on Friday allegedly by two drivers, Abdullahi Akerele, 31, and Nurudeen…

EFCC to arraign detained Naval Captain, Labinjo, in court

A naval captain, Dada Labinjo, who sued the Nigerian Navy over his protracted detention by the Nigerian Navy since last year September, is set to be arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court. Mr Labinjo had on August 8…

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How Nigerian police jail innocent citizens

Seated on his bed one sunny morning in October, Dolapo Samson laid out his plans for that Saturday – help serve drinks at a friend’s party, and then return home to finish his sewing, a vocation he embraced to keep himself busy after school hours. However, by evening of the…

A reporter at PREMIUM TIMES, Azeezat Adedigba, has been named the winner of the 2019 Female Reporters Leadership Program (FRLP) organised by Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ).

Premium Times journalist wins WSCIJ female reporters award

A reporter at PREMIUM TIMES, Azeezat Adedigba, has been named the winner of the 2019 Female Reporters Leadership Program (FRLP) organised by Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ). The award, which followed a six-month-long leadership training programme for 20 female reporters from Nigeria and Ghana, had 20 entries from…

Ismaila Mustapha (Mompha) being arrested by the EFCC

Alleged Money Laundering: Court remands Mompha in prison

The Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered that alleged internet fraudster, Ismaila Mustapha, popularly known as Mompha, be kept in the custody of the Nigerian Correctional Services until the hearing of his bail application. The court fixed the hearing for his bail for November 29 after he pleaded not…

court room at the Federal high court in Lagos

SPECIAL REPORT: Lagos court where tiny courtrooms impede justice

Israel Usman pushed his way through a mass of robed bodies at the door as he struggled to enter the courtroom of the Federal High Court in Lagos, early November. It was a few minutes past 11 a.m. and the registrar had called out, from a file he was clutching,…

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Alleged Money Laundering: I delivered $140,000 to unknown person at Obasanjo Library – EFCC witness

A witness of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Bashir Mohammed, on Wednesday told the Federal High Court in Lagos that he delivered $140,000 to someone at the Obasanjo Library in Ogun State but does not know the person's name. Mr Mohammed said this at the resumed hearing of…

Danny Young and Tiwa Savage

Copyright Infringement: Danny Young, Tiwa Savage discuss out-of-court settlement

The hearing of the lawsuit by a musician, Olumuyiwa Danladi a.k.a Danny Young, against Tiwa Savage, for alleged copyright infringement held at a Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos on Tuesday. At the resumed hearing, Danny Young’s lawyer, Justin Ige, informed the court that the respondents (Tiwa Savage & Mavin…

The EFCC wanted the suspects remanded in prison custody

Alleged Same-sex Offence: Lack of space in courtroom forces judge to adjourn arraignment of gay suspects

A lack of space in court on Tuesday stalled the arraignment of 57 persons the Nigerian police accused of engaging in homosexual activities. The planned arraignment before Justice Rilwan Aikawa of the Federal High Court in Lagos could not continue as the courtroom was too small for all the defendants.…

Tukur Buratai and the troops.

Operation Positive Identification: Court orders Nigerian army to suspend nationwide military exercise

A Lagos Division of the Federal High Court on Tuesday ordered the suspension of the military exercise tagged Operation Positive Identification which the Nigerian Army said it would begin this month across the country. A human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, had on October 25 filed a suit against the Nigerian…

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Fire guts shopping plaza in Balogun market

A five-storey building that serves as a shopping plaza at Balogun market was gutted by fire in the early hours of Tuesday. The fire started at a section on the fifth floor of the building. Efforts were ongoing to quench the fire at the time of this report. The fire…

Akinwunmi Ambode, former Lagos governor [Photo: BBC]

Ambode Probe: Lagos Speaker absent as court orders maintenance of status quo

The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, and others asked to appear before the State High Court in Ikeja by Justice Yetunde Adesanya were on Wednesday all absent in the court. They were instead represented by their counsel, Adenike Oshinowo. The court had on October 29…

Alleged N1.23bn Fraud: EFCC re-arraigns ex-INEC Chairman Maurice Iwu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Thursday, re-arraigned a former Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman, Maurice Iwu, before the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court on a four-count charge bordering on concealment of funds up to the tune of N1.23 billion. Mr Iwu appeared before Justice…

Nigerian singer, Naira Marley.

Naira Marley: I was not part of case investigation – EFCC witness

The first witness called by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in the trial of popular music act, Azeez Fashola aka Naira Marley, has denied being involved in the investigation of the matter. Nuhu Buhari, the head of the forensic department, EFCC, Lagos zonal office, said this during cross-examination by…

Nigerian musician, Naira Marley. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Instagram page of Naira Marley]

EFCC witness says stolen credit card details found on Naira Marley’s device

The first prosecution witness in the alleged fraud case involving popular music act Azeez Fashola popularly known as Naira Marley on Wednesday told the court that various stolen credit card information were retrieved from the musician's laptop. Giving witness before Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court in Lagos,…

Naira Marley leaving court premises after hearing of his case

Naira Marley: Court orders EFCC to produce witness statements

The trial of popular Nigerian musician, Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, resumed on Tuesday at the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court. During the hearing, the judge, Nicholas Oweibo, ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to furnish the defence counsel, Olalekan Ojo, with witness statements…

Orji Uzor Kalu

Alleged N7.5bn Fraud: After 12 years of trial, Court set for judgement in Kalu’s case

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday fixed December 2 to deliver judgement in the trial of former governor of Abia state, Orji Uzor Kalu, and two others for an alleged fraud of N7.65billion. The judge, Mohammed Idris, fixed the date at the court hearing on Tuesday after the…

Akinwunmi Ambode, former Lagos governor [Photo: BBC]

Ex-Lagos commissioner says Ambode ignored due process in procurement of 820 buses

A former Lagos State Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Olusegun Banjo, has washed his hands off any wrongdoing in the purchase of 820 buses by the administration immediate past governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, saying the ex-governor acted unilaterally and without recourse to due process. Mr Banjo made the claim on…

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Alleged 820 Bus Fraud: Ambode’s commissioner faults lawmakers’ claim

A commissioner under former governor Akinwunmi Ambode has disputed the claim by the State House of Assembly that some officials of that administration refused to appear before an investigative panel of the House. The House had set a nine-man ad-hoc committee to investigate the purchase of over 800 buses for…