‘N54m land fraud’: Court orders police to release ex-Ikwo LG chair, one other

November 21, 2023 Amarachukwu Egwu-Agha 0

A Federal High Court sitting in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi state capital, has ordered the state police command to release a former chairman of Ikwo local government area, Chief Moses Onyema Nwekoyo and Nwabueze Alegu, who have been in detention for weeks over alleged conspiracy/forgery and advance fee fraud. The  command had on October 28, 2023, paraded  Nwabueze  Alegu and Moses Onyema  Nwekoyo Read More

Appeal Court sacks 3 PDP lawmakers in Plateau

November 20, 2023 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Court of Appeal, Abuja jurisdiction, Sunday, sacked three Plateau state House of Assembly, members. The court panel of judges, led by Justice Williams-Dawodu, in a unanimous judgement, sacked Hon. Happiness Akawu, of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), and returned Hon. Yakubu Sanda of All Progressives Congress (APC), to represent Pengana state constituency. The court further sacked Hon. Agbalak Adukuchill Read More

Lokulo-Sodipe: NBA Chief renews call for provision of health facilities in courts 

March 1, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

A Human Rights Lawyer and former Chairman Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ado-Ekiti branch Samuel Olakanmi Falade has called for the immediate provision of health facilities across courts in the country. The call followed the news of the sudden death of An Appeal Court judge, Justice Lokulo-Sodipe, while on duty in an Akure court of Appeal, Ondo State. Falade, who expressed Read More

Ortom swears in 3 High Court Judges

June 3, 2022 John Shiaondo 0

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state Thursday swore in three new High Court judges and charged them and all other judges in Benue state judiciary to remain above board. The governor also urged them to shun the temptation to pervert justice because of monetary or other inducements and not to allow sentiments to prevent them from taking fair, firm and Read More

Stop NASS from raising minimum qualifications for President, others, Aspirant tells court

February 25, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

A presidential aspirant, Julius Musa Lagware, has asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to stop the National Assembly (NASS) from proceeding with the proposed bill seeking to increase the minimum qualification for those aspiring to contest the presidential election and other offices. In a suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/ 222/2022, the Plaintiff listed as respondents in the fundamental rights enforcement suit Read More

[Breaking] Nnamdi Kanu: We have been instructed to bar Journalists from Court – DSS

November 10, 2021 Admin III 0

Journalists who arrived the federal high court on Wednesday November 10, 2021, date of an adjourned hearing on the trial of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu, have been shut out by Department of State Services (DSS). One of the DSS operatives told Journalists, “We are working on instruction. We can’t let you people in.” Some lawyers, former Read More

Happening now: Again, ex-governor storms Court for Nnamdi Kanu

November 10, 2021 Admin III 0

For the third time, former governor of Anambra state governor, Chukwuemeka Ezeife, is at the Federal High Court in Abuja in respect of the case of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu. The Federal High Court, Abuja, had last month scheduled November 10, 2021, to hear an application filed by Kanu challenging the competence Read More

Court bars vice chair, Reps member from voting in PDP’s convention

October 23, 2021 Patrick Ahanor, Benin City 0

Edo State High court sitting in Benin City has restrained the National Vice Chairman (South-South) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Dan Orbih, and the member representing Oredo Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, Hon. Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama, from participating in the  party’s convention scheduled for October 30, and 31, 2021. The court also barred the Edo state secretary of the party, Read More

Happening now: Nnamdi Kanu, Lawyers in Court (PICTURES)

October 21, 2021 Editor 0

Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) was on Thursday brought to the Federal High Court in Abuja where his trial is expected to resume amidst tight security. According  to reports, Kanu was brought to the Court on a black Sports Utility Vehicles at about 8am, although sitting had yet to commence as of the time of Read More

You are flouting court order, ALGON tells Alabi-led faction

October 16, 2021 Chamba Simeh 0

The Secretary of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), Mohammed Abubakar, has said, the third tier of government has suffered grave set back in its contributions towards cohesive national development.  He said in press statement on Saturday that regardless of its yearly support from the Paris Club with huge donations running into Read More

Chieftaincy: Osun court jails 6 for impersonation

October 13, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

An Osun atate high court aitting in Osogbo, Wednesday sentenced six persons to nine months imprisonment for impersonating kingmakers. The convicts were said to have paraded themselves as kingmakers and members of Ataoja in council to install one Chief Oladunjoye Abdullahi as Baale of Irepodun Community, Osogbo. The convicts are: Akande Suleiman, Chief Oladunjoye Abdullahi, Isiaka Balogun, Prince Lateef Jayeola, Basiru Read More

Niger: Court stops appointment of Sarkin Sudan Kontagora, restrains govt from issuing staff of office

October 12, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

A Minna High Court has ordered Mohammed Barau Kontagora to stop parading himself as the 7th Sarkin Sudan Kontagora by virtue of the selection purportedly held on 19th day of September 2021. The court gave the order Tuesday after hearing the motion ex-parte moved by Barrister W. Y Mamman on behalf of 15 plaintiffs. Presided over by Justice Abdullahi Mikailu, Read More

Court sacks all 16 Kwara LG TIC chairmen

October 9, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

A Kwara state High court sitting in Ilorin, Friday, sacked the Transitional Implementation Committees (TIC) chairmen and executive members in the 16 local government councils of the state. A judgement the state government said it would appeal. Delivering his ruling, the presiding judge, Justice H. A. Gegele, described the action of the governor (and the government) as “executive rascality and Read More

How Ajulo rescued teenager sentenced to death for stealing phone

October 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

An Abuja based lawyer, Dr. Kayode Ajulo, has confirmed that a Court of Appeal sitting in Ado Ekiti Judicial Division has discharged and acquitted a teenager Adeolu Bamiteko, who was sentenced to death by a High Court for stealing phone. Bamiteko with one Ayobami Ojo were arraigned in Charge No. HAD/15C/2014 before the High Court presided over by Justice J.O Read More

LG polls: PDP suffers setback as court dismisses suit against Plateau electoral body

September 30, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Plateau State High Court on Wednesday dismissed the suit of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), aganist the State Independent Electoral Commission (PLASIEIC), over an alleged exclusion of the party from participating in the forthcoming October, Local Government council elections. The court presided over by Justice Yakubu Kunda of High Court 5, in his judgement said the PDP cannot participate Read More

Legacy projects: Court rules in Plateau govt’s favour

September 24, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Plateau state High Court Friday struck out a suit instituted by Blenisson Services Limited which handles the Lalong Legacy projects of the state government. The judgement delivered by the chief judge of the state, Justice Yakubu G. Dakwak, declined jurisdiction as canvassed by the defendants’ counsel in the suit. The contractor Blenisson Services Limited, had in suit No: PlD/J144/2021, Read More

Breaking: Tonto Dikeh’s estranged lover, Kpokpogri, drags DSS, actress to court, demands N10bn

September 22, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Estranged lover of Tonto Dikeh, a nollywood actress, Prince Joseph Kpokpogri, has dragged the actress and the Department of State Services (DSS) before a Federal High Court in Abuja, seeking the enforcement of his fundamental rights. In the case dated 20th September, 2021 and filed today with Suit Number FHC/ABJ/CS/1092/2021, the Plaintiff prayed the court for a restraining order stopping Read More

64-year-old man jailed for impersonating lawyer in Osun

September 22, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Justice Peter Lifu of a federal high court sitting in Osogbo, Osun state, Wednesday, sentenced a 64-year-old man, Folorunsho Olayanju, to one year jail for impersonating lawyer. The convict who was said to be a political stalwart in Osun, was charged with six count charges bothering on fraud, impersonation and stealing. He was said to have defrauded one Hammed Bamidele, Read More

(Breaking) Igboho’s ‘illegal’ house raid: Court slams N20bn on DSS

September 17, 2021 Admin III 0

Oyo State High Court on Friday slammed N20 billion on the Department of State Security (DSS) for illegally invading Sunday Igboho’s house in Ibadan some months ago. Justice Ladiran Akintola who delivered the judgement directed DSS to pay the huge sum to Igboho whose name is also Sunday Adeyemol Akintola awarded the sum as exemplary and aggravated damages against the Read More

OAU dismisses another lecturer for sexual harassment

September 7, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The authority of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun state, has announced dismissal of another lecturer, Dr. Adebayo Mosobalaje, for alleged sexual harassment. This would be the second lecturer dismissed in the university for the same allegation.  A federal high court sitting in Osogbo, had convicted Prof Richard Akindele for sexual harassment and the university dismissed him in June 2018. A Read More

Breaking: DSS ‘release 2 more Sunday Igboho’s aides’

September 3, 2021 Admin III 0

Tajudeen Irinloye and Uthman Adelabu, two more aides of the Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo also knownasSunday  Igboho have been released by the operatives of Department of Security Services (DSS). The DSS released them on Friday after two months. The detainees’ lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi, confirmed their release Friday night. Last week, the DSS released eight of the 12 aides of the Yoruba Read More