Emefiele-led CBN intervention programmes saved Nigerian economy — Lawyers

February 19, 2024 Bode Olagoke 0

Constitutional Lawyers under the leadership of Yusuf Ahmed Tijani, on Monday, rose in defence of the immediate-past Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr Godwin Emefiele, over growing allegations that he mismanaged the nation’s economy during his tenure as the number one banker.  The lawyers, in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja, said such claims that Read More

EFCC declares Emefiele’s wife, 3 others wanted

February 10, 2024 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has declared Margaret Dumbiri Emefiele, wife of embattled former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele wanted. Also declared wanted by the anti-graft agency were Eric Ocheme Odoh, Jonathan Omoile, and Anita Joy Omoile for allegedly conniving with the immediate past CBN governor to convert “huge sums of money” belonging Read More

Court bars FG, AGF, DSS, EFCC from re-arresting, detaining Emefiele, awards N100m damages 

January 8, 2024 Bode Olagoke 0

An FCT High Court sitting in Abuja presided over by Justice Olukayode Adeniyi has declared the arrest and detention of former CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele, as illegal and a clear violation of his human right. In a judgement delivered Monday, January 8,  2024, Justice Adeniyi also restrained the Federal Government, Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Read More

Emefiele: Northern Forum tasks Tinubu on Obazee, advises president to thread with caution 

January 2, 2024 Paul Okah 0

The Concerned Northern Forum has cautioned President Bola Tinubu over the use of the report before him submitted by Jim Obazee, the special investigator hired to check the activities of the country’s apex bank under its suspended Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele. In a statement signed by the  Chairman of the Forum, Aliyu Muhammad, the forum added that the President must Read More

CBN: Coalition urges Tinubu to order probe of indicted persons, entities

December 27, 2023 Admin III 0

A coalition of 259 anti-corruption, civil society and human rights groups, Coalition for Transparency and Economic Reforms (COTER) has called on President Bola Tinubu to order the immediate handing over of all the indicted persons and entities to the anti-graft agencies for immediate trial. COTER said the President should also initiate the urgent recovery of the country’s stolen funds and Read More

Obaze’s report against Emefiele laughable – Ohanaeze youths 

December 22, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Youths from the South Eastern part of the country, under the auspices of the Ohanaeze Youths Movement (OYM), Frday came down hard on the Special Investigator on the Central Bank of Nigeria and Related Entities, Jim Obazee, for his report which was leaked to some media houses in Abuja on Thursday. In the report, the investigator had among other allegations 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

CSO accuses EFCC of persecuting Emefiele as Reps begin probe

November 29, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate the alleged failed attempts by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to forcefully remove a former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, from the custody of Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) at its Kuje Custodial Centre in Abuja in defiance to a subsisting court order which granted him bail. Read More

You ‘ve up to November 8 to produce Emefiele, court tells EFCC 

November 7, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

. Justice Olukayode Adegbola Adeniyi of the FCT High Court has reaffirmed his earlier order that former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele be either released on bail or be produced in court. The court therefore ordered that the embattled ex-CBN helmsman be produced in court on Wednesday November 8 for the purpose of admitting him to bail. Read More

Emefiele to spend more days in detention

August 23, 2023 Admin III 0

The arraignment of suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, over an alleged procurement fraud to the tune of N6.9 billion, has again been put on hold. It is the second consecutive time that his arraignment will be stalled. The arraignment slated for Wednesday, October 23 at a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Abuja Read More

Emefiele’s siblings withdraw case against DSS, AGF

August 23, 2023 Admin III 0

George and Okanta, who are the siblings of the suspended governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Godwin Emefiele, have withdrawn their case against the Department of State Service (DSS). They notified the presiding judge, Justice E Okpe, of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, of discountenance of the case on Wednesday. The judge in turn struck out Read More

Lawyers frown at new charges against Emefiele

August 17, 2023 Lekan Olaseinde 0

A group of lawyers under the platform of Lawyers in Defence of Democracy (LDD) have condemned the endless use of fabricated charges by the director general of Department of State Security (DSS) to continue to hold Godwin Emefiele in illegal detention especially the new charges of breach of contract procurement law. “Mallam Bichi should be sacked now for pioneering the Read More

Rights group defends Emefiele, saysex-CBN boss innocent of procurement Act breach

August 16, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A civil society organisation (CSO), African Center for Justice and Human Rights (ACJHR), has said that the suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, was innocent of the fresh allegations of breach of Procurement Law and unfair advantages in award of contracts being levelled against him by the Federal Government. The Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Read More

Breaking: Court dismisses DSS application to keep Emefiele in detention

July 27, 2023 Admin III 0

The Federal High Court sitting at the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on Thursday, has dismissed Department of State Services (DSS) request seeking a 14-day “extended detention order” for the suspended Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele. The DSS had on Wednesday filed an application to keep the suspended governor for f the apex bank. The application was based on the new Read More

CSO kicks against re-arrest of Emefiele

July 26, 2023 Lekan Olaseinde 0

A Civil Society Organisation (CSO), African Centre for Justice and Human Rights (ACJHR), has described the rearrest of suspended CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele by the Department of State Services (DSS) on grounds of terrorism as “void and laughable”. The CSO wondered why the suspended CBN boss was re-arrested “after a court judgement has voided the terrorism allegations, barring them from Read More

Lawyers condemn re-arrest of suspended CBN gov against court order, assault on prison officials, others

July 25, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Human Rights Lawyers under the aegis of Lawyers in Defence of Democracy (LIDD) have berated the of Department of State Services (DSS), over the alleged assault on judiciary, lawyers, prison officials, and media by DSS operatives in a bid to stop prison officials from carrying out their job of taking the suspended CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, into custody as ordered Read More

Firearms allegation: Emefiele gets July 25 arraignment date

July 21, 2023 Admin III 0

Kehinde Osasona The suspended governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, would be arraigned on July 25 before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos. He would be arraigned on two-count charges of possession of a pump action rifle and 123, 000 rounds of live cartridges. The arraignment which would come up before Justice Nicholas Oweibo Read More

Emefiele: Arewa Lawyers kick over detention of Sarkin Hausawa of Lagos

July 21, 2023 Admin III 0

…Urges Tinubu’s intervention Legal Practitioners under the aegis of Arewa Human Rights Lawyers and Justice Center, have condemned the arrest and detention of a popular pro-Tinubu supporter and Sarkin Hausawa of Lagos, Alhaji Aminu Yaro Dogara, by Department of State Services (DSS). The group claimed the traditional title holder was arrested and being detained to allegedly implicate the suspended Governor Read More

Lawyers hail court judgment nullifying Emefiele’s arrest

July 14, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Renowned civil society group, Lawyers in Defence of Democracy (LDD) has hailed the Friday’s judgment of Hon. Justice Bello Kawu of the FCT High Court setting aside, quashing, invalidating and nullifying the arrest, detention and interrogation of the suspended Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele. In a release by the group in Abuja shortly after the latest Read More

Tinubu sets to replace dissolved appointees

July 14, 2023 Admin III 0

Nigerian government is set to replace dissolved federal government board appointees as President Bola Tinubu constitutes a special committee headed by the Chief of Staff, Hon. Gbajabiamila tasked with the responsibility to replace affected board appointments This committee which is tasked with the responsibility of creating selection and nomination modalities in line with the law governing the requirements and qualifications Read More

Court nulifies Emefiele’s arrest, orders immediate release

July 14, 2023 Editor 0

Another Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court sitting in Abuja has nullified the arrest, detention and interrogation of Mr. Godwin Emefiele, the former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, by the Department of State Services (DSS) barely 24 hours of similar judgement was delivered by another court. In a judgment upon an Originating Motion on Notice brought before the Court Read More

Emefiele: Lawyers, youth group hail judgement, task FG on compliance

July 13, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Some constitutional lawyers have hailed the judgement ordering the release of the suspended Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, from the detention of Department of State Services (DSS), describing it as victory for democracy and human rights. The lawyers in statement by their leader, Barr. Obe AG,urged the federal government to show respect for the rule of Read More

Emefiele: Reps member lauds DSS, carpets anti-campaigners

June 18, 2023 Lekan Olaseinde 0

The member representing Ado/ Okpokwu/ Ogbadibo Federal Constituency Chief Philip Agbese has backed the Department of State Services (DSS) over its handling of the suspended Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Godwin Emefiele. Agbese, in a statement on Sunday, said the secret police led by Alhaji Yusuf Bichi, has again demonstrated professionalism, patriotism, and dedication in the face of intimidation. The Read More