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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…

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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…

Market on fire (Photo Credit: Saharareporters)

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…

LASTMA (Photo: channelstv.com)

Businessman pays fine. But LASTMA says impounded truck missing in own yard

When an articulated vehicle with plate number FST 811 XQ belonging to Freequest Nigeria Limited was impounded by LASTMA at the gates of Seven-Up bottling company at Ikeja Motorways, Lagos, on May 2, the owner had no idea that would be the last time he would see the truck. Speaking…

Some of the RevolutionNow activists in Abuja

#RevolutionNow members protest despite police siege, demand Sowore’s release

Members of the Coalition for Revolution on Wednesday held a rally in Lagos to demand the release of members of the movement despite a crackdown on the movement by the Nigerian police. In the early hours of the day, at least 25 armed police officers were at the national secretariat…

One of the two fully loaded police van stationed opposite civic media lab office where Sahara Reporters is popularly assumed to be domiciled at ikeja GRA

Why we laid siege to Sahara Reporters, CDHR offices – Nigerian Police

The Nigerian police on Wednesday laid a siege to the offices of news platform, Sahara Reporters; and rights group, Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR), in Lagos as rights groups condemned the development. Fully armed police contingents arrived at about 6 a.m. at the national secretariat of CDHR…

One of the two fully loaded police van stationed opposite civic media lab office where Sahara Reporters is popularly assumed to be domiciled at ikeja GRA

Armed policemen lay siege to Sahara Reporters, CDHR offices

Armed police officers on Wednesday laid siege to the offices of Sahara Reporters and CDHR in Ikeja, Lagos. The siege is believed to be to prevent a protest from being held in the area. A PREMIUM TIMES reporter at the scenes said the heavily-armed police officers prevented anyone from entering…

Dammy Krane

Nigerian musician Dammy Krane granted N50,000 bail

An Igbosere Magistrate court in Lagos has granted popular Nigerian musician, Johnson Hunga Oyindamola, also known as Dammy Krane, bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in like sum. The magistrate, A. F. O Botoku, also adjourned the matter till October 11 for the commencement of trial. The…

Former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke dragged by the EFCC.

Diezani: Court grants final forfeiture of $40 million jewellery

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday granted an application for final forfeiture to the government of jewellery reportedly worth $40 million seized from the premises of a former minister for petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke. The trial judge, Nicholas Oweibo, said Mrs Alison-Madueke had failed to prove that the properties…

Ikeja shoprite remains closed

Xenophobic Attack: Lagos Shoprite outlets remain shut

Several Shoprite outlets in Lagos remained shut Wednesday following a spate of attacks targeted at the South African store across the city on Tuesday. Protesters had trooped to several Shoprite outlets across Lagos as a reprisal to the string of xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other foreign nationals in South…

Dr Folorunsho Bodunwa, General Secretary of the Association of Resident Doctors at the Federal Neuro- Psychiatric Hospital, Yaba, Lagos

INTERVIEW: Why Nigeria’s main psychiatric hospital gravely lacks sufficient doctors – Official

In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES' Olamide Fadipe, the General Secretary of the Association of Resident Doctors at the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Yaba, Folorunsho Bodunwa, talks about the recent strike embarked upon by the doctors, their grievances with the hospital management, and the heavy workload on the resident doctors. Excerpts.…

Waripamo-Owei-Dudafa in Court premises

EFCC appeals acquittal of Jonathan’s cousin for corruption

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Friday, filed an appeal against the judgment of Mohammed Idris who on Thursday freed Warimapo-Owei Dudafa and Iwuejo Joseph of corruption charges. Mr Dudafa, a cousin of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, and Mr Joseph were charged with laundering N1.6 billion by the EFCC.…

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Court acquits Jonathan’s former aide of N1.6bn fraud allegation

A Lagos Division of the Federal High Court has discharged and acquitted Warimapo-Owei Dudafa, a former special adviser to ex-president, Goodluck Jonathan, of an alleged N1.6 billion fraud. Mohammed Idris, the judge, said the prosecution, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) failed to conduct a proper and in-depth investigation…

Diezani Allison-Madueke, Nigeria's Minister of Petroleum. [Photo: ynaija.com]

Diezani: Court adjourns hearing on final forfeiture of $40 million jewellery

A Lagos Division of the Federal High Court on Thursday adjourned till September 2 the final forfeiture hearing on the money laundering suit against former petroleum minister, Diezani Allison-Madueke. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in July secured an interim forfeiture order on hundreds of jewellery valued at $40…

Orji Uzor Kalu

Alleged N7.2bn fraud: I never had direct contact with Orji Kalu – Ex-commissioner for Finance

A former Commissioner for Finance in Abia State, Ude Udeogo, on Wednesday, told a Lagos Division of the Federal High Court that he had no direct contact with the governor except through the Chief of Staff at Government House, Umuahia. Mr Udeogo is the second defendant in the alleged N7.2billion…