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… High Court Judge Sukola dies at 57

By AbdulRaheem Aodu Kaduna A Kaduna state High Court Judge, Justice Bashir Sukola is dead. Officials of the state Ministry of Justice and family sources, who confirmed his passage said he died at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH), ...

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5 in court over N15m 40-foot container theft

A 70-year-old man, Othomor, alongside four other accomplices, are standing trial before an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, over theft of a 40-foot container loaded with building materials worth N15 million. Othomor, alongside Yusuf, 61; Adewale, 43; Adewale, 49, and Abdumaliki, ...

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Court stops arrest of bank boss

Justice Muslim Hassan of a Federal High Court, sitting in Lagos, has ordered that parties should maintain status quo in a suit filed by the Managing Director of Ecobank Nigeria, Mr. Charles Kie, against the Police, over allegations of intending ...

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Terrorism: Okah, son’s defence resumes

The terrorism trial of Charles Okah, the alleged mastermind of the October 1st Independence Day bomb blast near Eagle square Abuja, resumes tomorrow before Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court, Abuja. Okah and his son, Boloebi Charles at ...

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Court remands man who rapes 3-yr-old to death

A 50-year-old man, Abdullahi Sani, has been docked before a Katsina Senior Magistrate’s Court for allegedly raping his neighbor’s three-year-old daughter to death. Sani, a father of seven and resident of Jabiri Quarters, Funtua, was alleged to have committed the ...

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Atiku’s son remanded on contempt charge

  For disobeying a court order, Aminu, son of former VicePresident Atiku Abubakar, was yesterday remanded in the transit cell of Tinubu Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos. Aminu was alleged to have disobeyed an order made by Chief Magistrate Kikelomo Ayeye ...

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Man jailed for beating government officials

A 36-year-old man, Nicholas Ighomudo, was on Tuesday remanded at Ilesha prison custody by an Osun State Magistrate’s sitting in Osogbo for allegedly beating two Osun health workers to comma. The accused was said to have molested the officials while they were ...

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Suswam’s N9.7bn trial continues tomorrow

A further cross-examination of the prosecution witness by counsel to the third defendant in the trial of  former Benue state Governor, Gabriel Suswam, before Justice John Tsoho of a Federal High Court, Abuja, over alleged diversion of N9.7billin, Subsidy Reinvestment ...

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Probing the controversial N640bn NNPC contracts

More beans are being spilled in the controversial  N640billion NNPC contracts. VIVIAN OKEJEME asks senior lawyers how best to resolve the riddle. Since1999 when the country returned to democratic rule, successive administrations have made efforts to tackle corruption, which according ...

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Court orders media firm to pay ex-workers

Stories by Vivian Okejeme Abuja The National Industrial Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, has ordered Western Publishing Company Limited, publishers of Compass Newspapers, to pay former employees all their entitlements, including pension, running into N7million within 30 days. The suit ...

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Try me in Nigeria, Diezani tells EFCC

By Jerry Uwah Lagos — A former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani AllisonMadueke, yesterday urged a Federal High Court in Lagos to compel the Attorney-General of the Federation to facilitate her return to Nigeria to defend herself. Th e ...

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Nigeria’s toxic NGO regulation bill

Nigeria’s House of Representatives is presently considering what perhaps qualifi es as the most dangerous piece of legislation to come before the National Assembly since the return of civilian rule in 1999. It is the NGO Regulation Bill sponsored by ...

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