Court stops Bauchi APC chair from parading himself as substantive boss

December 1, 2023 Mohammed Lawal 0

The Bauchi State High Court 07 presided over by Justice Lamido Kabir Umar has granted an interim order that restrained the All Progressive Congress (APC) chairman, Alhaji Aliyu Babayo Misau, from parading himself as the substantive chairman of the party pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice. The suit No/BA/07/992/2023 between plaintiffs APC concerned citizens and defendants Read More

EFCC witnesses exoneration of Emefiele clear evidence he was being witch-hunted – Arewa Youths 

November 30, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Socio cultural group, Arewa Youths Movement has said that exoneration of former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Godwin Emefiele by witnesses of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC at the court, is clear evidence that he was being witch-hunted. The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Abuja on Tuesday commenced the trial of Emefiele, with Read More

Emefiele’s case adjourned till 2024

November 28, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The Federal Capital Territory High Court has adjourned the alleged procurement fraud suit against former Central Bank of Nigeria’s Governor, Godwin Emefiele till January 18, 2024. Emefiele is being arraigned for using his position to award a contract for the procurement of 43 vehicles worth N1.2 billion between 2018 and 2020 to Sa’adatu Yaro, a staff member of the CBN. Read More

Ogbomoso: Court grants motion for stay of execution on Soun’s case

November 27, 2023 Bayo Agboola 0

An Oyo state High Court sitting in Ogbomoso, Monday, granted the application for stay of execution on the nullification of the appointment of Oba Gbandi Afolabi Olaoye as Soun of Ogbomosoland. Justice Kareem Adeyimika Adedokun while issuing the order in suit no HOG/27/2022, directed all the parties to maintain status quo ante pending the hearing and determination of the appeal Read More

Appeal Court sacks Kaduna assembly Speaker

November 27, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The Court of Appeal, sitting in Abuja, has nullified the election of the Speaker of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, Hon. Yusuf Liman, and ordered a rerun in five polling units (PUs) in the Makera State constituency. Recall that the Kaduna State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal had on September 30, 2023 nullified the victory of Liman representing Makera State Read More

Rape: Court sends man to jail

November 24, 2023 Musa Mohammed 0

A High Court sitting in Birnin Kudu, Jigawa state capital, Thursday, convicted and sentenced a 25-year-old man, Israfilu Sagiru, of Zarena village, Birnin Kudu Local Government Area (LGA) to life imprisonment for rape offence. The convict was first arraigned on September 5, 2021, before the High Court on a two-count rape charges for luring and sodomising two ‘almajiri’ pupils aged Read More

Updated: Appeal Court affirms Alia’s election as Benue governor

November 21, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Court of Appeal in Abuja, Monday, upheld the election of the Benue state governor, Hyacinth Alia. Alia, a Roman Catholic priest, won the election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), defeating his closest challenger, Titus Uba, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Uba is the immediate past speaker of the Benue state House Read More

Appeal Court judgement temporary setback – Zamfara gov

November 18, 2023 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Zamfara state governor Dauda Lawal on Friday described the Court of Appeal verdict which declared the Zamfara March governorship election inconclusive as “a temporary setback.” In a statement issued Friday by his spokesperson, Sulaiman Bala Idris, the governor said he was elected due to the dissatisfaction with the status quo in the state. According to him, the outcome of the Read More

Court remands 13 ex-NUPENG officials for attempted murder

November 17, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory has ordered the remand of 13 members of the Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD) branch of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) in Kuje prison for the alleged attempted murder of the national president of NUPENG, Williams Akporeha, and two others. The 13 defendants were remanded in prison by Read More

Court bars Osun govt from removing CJ

November 16, 2023 Lateef Ibrahim, Osogbo 0

A national industrial court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo state, has barred the Osun state government from removing the chief judge of the state, Justice Oyebola Adepele-Ojo. In a motion ex-parte dated 15th November, obtained by Blueprint, the claimant, Justice Oyebola Adepele-Ojo, sought an order of interim injunction, restraining the defendants – Governor of Osun, Attorney General of Osun, Osun Judicial Read More

Court revokes former AGF Idris’ co-defendant’s bail

November 15, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court has revoked the bail previously granted to Geoffrey Akindele, one of the defendants in the trial involving former Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris. Akindele and the former AGF are on trial for the illicit diversion of public funds to the tune of N109.5 billion. Idris Mohammed, Kudu Usman, and Gezawa Commodity Market Read More

Court stops Anyanwu from parading as PDP National Secretary

November 14, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

An Abuja Federal Capital Territory High Court has ordered Senator Samuel Anyanwu to stop parading himself as the National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP). The order was sequel to a suit seeking for an order of interlocutory injunction restraining the PDP from recognizing Anyanwu as National Secretary of the party pending the determination of the substantive suit. The Read More

Court stops NLC, TUC from embarking on planned strike

November 11, 2023 Content Administrator II 0

The National Industrial Court of Nigeria has issued an order of interim injunction restraining members of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and their affiliates from proceeding with their planned strike scheduled to begin November 14. The president of the court, Justice Benedict Kanyip, gave the order Friday while ruling on an ex-parte application brought by Read More

Court orders end to Anyanwu’s plot to remain as PDP National Secretary

November 10, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

In a resolute move, the High Court of Enugu has, for the third time, issued orders to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its National Working Committee (NWC) led by Umar Damagum, commanding an end to Senator Samuel Nnaemeka Anyanwu’s pretense as PDP National Secretary. Despite the court’s directives, the Umar Damagum-led PDP has persistently shown disregard for the sanctity Read More

Breaking: At last, EFCC produces Emefiele in Court

November 8, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has produced the detained Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Mr. Godwin Emefiele before an Abuja High Court sitting at Maitama. Justice Olukayode Adeniyi had in a ruling on November 2, 2023 ordered the anti-graft agency to either release the erstwhile boss of the apex bank who has been in detention Read More

Mohbad: Court sends nurse, friend back to custody

November 7, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The Lagos State Magistrates’ Court in Yaba, on Monday, has again sent into custody the auxiliary nurse, Fisayo Ogedengbe, and Ayobami Sadiq arrested by the police in connection with the controversial death of hip hop artiste, Ilerioluwa Aloba, alias Mohbad. Recall that the nurse who was invited by Mohbad’s friend (Ayobami Sadiq) was alleged to have given the late singer Read More

Pray for me, Diezani Allison-Madueke begs Nigerians

November 6, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

Former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke has asked Nigerians to pray for her over the multi-million-pound allegations and charges of bribery and corruption instituted against her by the United Kingdom National Crime Agency (NCA). “I need prayers. Please pray for me,” she told members of the Nigerian community in the UK after the hearing on the fifth-floor courtroom. Allison-Madueke Read More

Police drag blogger to court for alleged cyberstalking, defamation of PAP leadership

November 5, 2023 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Nigeria Police Force, National Cybercrime Centre (NPF- NCCC), on Thursday, arraigned a suspected instigator, Mienapoma Saint, before a Federal High Court in Abuja, following his alleged involvement in cyberstalking and defamation of character of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), and its leadership. Saint, who is associated with Naija Live TV, reportedly disseminated information found to be false and likely Read More

Amidst fresh ultimatum to FG, Imo government secures another court order against NLC, TUC

November 4, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The National Industrial Court in Owerri has issued a fresh interim injunction restraining the Organised Labour from embarking on any kind of strike in Imo state until further notice. The court warned against disobedience of its order,saying that it would attract consequences. Justice N.C.S Ogbuanya gave the order after hearing the submissions of counsels to both parties that they were Read More

Breaking: Court orders Emefiele’s release from EFCC custody

November 2, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The Federal Capital Territory High Court has ordered the unconditional and immediate release of the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele. Justice O.A. Adeniyi made the order following an ex-parte motion filed by Emefiele. In the motion, the ex-CBN governor was seeking his release from the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) pending Read More

Delta concert: Pinnick drags Davido to court

November 1, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The former president of the Nigeria Football Federation, (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has sued famous Afrobeat singer, Davido over an alleged breach of agreement. Pinnick had on October 7, 2023, called out Davido over his failure to show up at the 19th edition of Warri Again Concert in Delta State. The concert was held on October 6 to celebrate entertainers who Read More

Beyond Tinubu’s Supreme Court victory 

November 1, 2023 Femi Oluwasanmi 0

“Supreme Court is final not because it is infallible; but it is infallible because it is final.” This finality laid to rest the accusations and counter accusations on the results of the 2023 presidential elections and opened a wide gate for the triumphant side to trumpet their victorious chorus to the crescendo. However, beyond the affirmation lies the questions on Read More