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Uyi Giwa Osagie [PHOTO CREDIT: The Guardian Nigeria]

Again, EFCC arrests Atiku’s lawyer, son-in-law

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)has arrested two persons close to Nigerian opposition leader, Atiku Abubakar. Uyi Giwa Osagie, a longtime legal adviser to Mr Abuakar, and Abdullahi Babalele, the former vice-president's son in-law, were taken into custody on Thursday evening, according to multiple sources familiar with the development.…

Former INEC Chairman, Maurice Iwu

Former INEC boss arraigned, remanded in EFCC custody

A Lagos Division of the Federal High Court Thursday remanded a former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) pending the hearing of his application for bail. The EFCC had arraigned Mr Iwu before Chuka Obiozor, the judge,…

Some of the RevolutionNow activists in Abuja

#RevolutionIsNow: We won’t back down – Protesters

The Coalition for Revolution has vowed not to back down on its five-point demand. The co-convener of the group, Kunle Ajayi, said this at a press conference on Monday in Lagos while stating the position of the movement. He said "we want to state that the coalition for revolution will…

Officials of PACFaH@Scale and the Lagos State ministry of health at the meeting, Photo credit: Olamide Fadipe

Lagos govt’s low allocation to health, a challenge to maternal, child well-being – Group

The low percentage of the Lagos State government's budget allocated to the health sector has remained a huge challenge in tackling matters of maternal and child health, a health advocacy group, Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health (PACFaH@Scale), has said. Shina Ogunbiyi, a representative of the group, stated…

Ex Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose

Court re-arraigns Fayose, grants him bail

A Federal High Court in Lagos, on Tuesday, granted the former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, bail, after his re-arraignment before Justice Chukwujekwe Aneke by the Economic and financial crimes commission (EFCC). While moving the application for bail, counsel to the first defendant Ola Olaonipekun, a senior advocate of…

former First Lady, Patience Jonathan.

Court orders final forfeiture of N9.2 billion, $8.4 million linked to Patience Jonathan

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday ordered the final forfeiture of N9.2 million and $8.4 million dollars belonging to Patience Jonathan, wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC ) had, through its counsel Rotimi Oyedepo, in October 2018, moved a motion before…

AMCON

N12.9bn Debt: AMCON takes over debtor’s properties

The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) on Tuesday, took over Victory Park Estate, Lekki, Lagos, following a N12.9 billion judgment debt it won at the Court of Appeal in Lagos. After an appeal court upheld the judgment of a Federal High Court allowing the agency to take over properties…

Sunday Anani, Togolese who allegedly murdered his Nigerian employer, Ope Bademosi

Court sentences Togolese cook to life imprisonment for killing Nigerian employer

A Lagos State high court in Igbosere, on Tuesday, sentenced a Togolese, Sunday Anani, to life imprisonment for the murder of the CEO of Credit Switch Ltd, Ope Bademosi, who had employed him as a cook. Mr Anani had only been in the employ of the deceased for three days…

Russell Brooks with some of the students from different schools receiving their certificate of participation

U.S. alumni mentoring project trains 228 students

The Lagos State alumni chapter of the International Visitors Leadership Programme, an initiative of the U.S. Consulate, through its schools mentoring programme, on Thursday, graduated 228 secondary school students from public schools in Lagos. Omowale Ogunrinde, the programme coordinator, said the graduates comprised of students who participated in the weeks-long…

Evans

Evans: Absence of lawyer for suspect stalls trial

The trial of alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike alias Evans, and five others was stalled at an Ikeja High Court on Friday due to the lack of legal representation for one of them. When the matter was called before Justice Hakeem Oshodi, Okwuchukwu Nwachukwu, the fifth defendant in the matter,…

Sanwo-Olu appoints acting Chief Judge

The governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has appointed an Acting Chief Justice for the state. The current Chief Justice, Opeyemi Oke, has retired from service and is expected to leave office today, June 10. In the statement released to the press from the governor's office, Mr Sanwo-Olu said the…

Lagos High court

Court grants ex NBA chairmen bail

A special offences court sitting at Ikeja, Lagos, on Thursday granted a bail of N500,000 to ex officials of the Nigerian Bar Association including two ex-Chairmen, Adesina Ogunlana and Yinka Faroumbi, and a former financial secretary, Aderinola Kappo. The judge, Mojisola Dada, while delivering her ruling said the prosecution failed…

Calistus-Nwabueze-Obi

Ex-NIMASA D-G jailed seven years for fraud

A Federal High Court in Lagos has sentenced a former Acting Director-General of NIMASA, Calistus Obi, to seven years imprisonment for N136 million fraud. Justice Mojisola Olatoregun had last month convicted Mr Obi of fraud. Mr Obi was charged with N136 million fraud by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission…

EFCC asks court not to grant ex-NBA chairman bail

The EFCC’s prosecuting counsel, S. O Jaji, on Monday informed an Ikeja Special offences court that Ogunlana Adesina, a former president of the Ikeja branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) should not be granted bail as he not only jumped administrative bail, but is also actively tampering with prosecution…

Sanwo-Olu taking the oath of office

‘I will listen to friends and foes alike’ — Sanwo Olu

The governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, at his inauguration on Wednesday promised to listen to friends and critics and ensure his government is inclusive of all. He said this while delivering his maiden speech as the governor of Lagos State. "While one cannot help but hear the kind words…

Sanwo-Olu and family while he recites the oath of office.

PHOTOS: Sanwo-Olu inaugurated as Lagos governor

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Court remands man over alleged N492.5m fraud

A Lagos Division of the Federal High Court on Tuesday ordered the remand in the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission's custody of a man accused of a N492.5 million fraud. Olabisi Sulaimon was arraigned alongside four companies, namely; Labo entertainment Limited, Labo autos Limited, Labo group of companies Limited, and…

Lagos High court

Judge returns ex-NIMASA DG to prison after lawyer pleaded for leniency

A Lagos division of the federal high court on Tuesday returned a former director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Calistus Obi, to prison. Mojisola Olatoregun, the judge, ordered that Mr Obi stay in Ikoyi Prisons till June 3 when she would deliver sentencing in his case.…

Panelists seated for the Africa day celebration organised by UBA at its headquarters in Lagos

Those who expunged History from Nigerian schools deserve to be expunged from history – Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, has criticised those behind the de-listing of History from Nigerian schools' curriculum, saying he was disappointed at how the subject had been treated on the continent. Mr Soyinka, a professor of Comparative Literature, spoke Wednesday at an event in Lagos organised by the United Bank for…

Naira Marley being brought to court

Naira Marley arraigned, remanded in prison

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Monday remanded embattled hip hop artist, Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, over cybercrime and credit card fraud allegations. Naira Marley arrived at the court premises around 9.46 am, looking sober in his white T-shirt and black trousers. Justice Nicholas Oweibo…

Femi Fani-Kayode

Alleged N4.6bn Fraud: Court sets date for ruling on Fani-Kayode’s statements

A judge of the Federal High Court in Lagos, Rilwan Aikawa, on Tuesday set May 31 for ruling on whether the court will admit the extra-judicial statements made by two former ministers to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). This is in a case of conspiracy to retain proceeds…

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, after been granted bail at the Federal High Court in Lagos (24/10/018). 05230/24/10/2018/Olatunde Okoya/TA/NAN

EFCC lawyer’s absence stall former Ekiti governor, Fayose’s trial

A Lagos Division of the Federal High Court on Tuesday adjourned the case instituted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against a former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, and his company, Spotless Ltd. Mojisola Olatoregun, the judge, made the adjournment due to the absence of the prosecuting…

Sanwo-olu’s deputy loses father

The deputy governor-elect of Lagos State, Obafemi Hamzat, on Sunday lost his father, Mufutau Hamzat. The father was until his death, the Olu of Afowowa Sogade in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State. Prior to returning to his community to become the monarch, Mr Hamzat was a prominent chieftain…

Herbert Wigwe

Alleged $6.3 million fraud: Absence of defendants stall arraignment of Access Bank CEO, others

The arraignment of the Group Managing Director of Access Bank Plc, Herbert Wigwe, before an Ikeja Division of the Lagos State High Court was stalled Thursday due to the absence of the defendants. Joined in the suit are Cast Oil & Gas Ltd as the first defendant; Seyi Sanni, second…

Dangote factory [Photo taken by Umar Isa Ladu]

Judge adjourns suit by Dangote Flour Mills employees against company for ruling

A Lagos Division of the Lagos State High Court Tuesday adjourned for ruling a case of malicious prosecution and defamation brought by five employees of Dangote Flour Mills against the company and its group managing director, Thabo Mabe. The ruling will be delivered on an application filed by the defence…