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Senate Sends Delegation To London Over Ekweremadu’s Arrest

Senate Sends Delegation To London Over Ekweremadu’s Arrest

The Senate has disclosed that a high powered delegation would leave to the United Kingdom following the arrest of the former Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice following the alleged purported Organ harvest against [...]

July 5, 2022 Law
Nigerian senator jailed seven years for money laundering

Nigerian senator jailed seven years for money laundering

A Nigerian senator, Peter Nwaoboshi, has been sentenced to seven years in prison by the Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal. The senator, who represents Delta North senatorial district, was convicted on a two-count charge of fraud and money [...]

July 1, 2022 Law
Court Grants Bail To Dagogo After 62 Days In Detention

Court Grants Bail To Dagogo After 62 Days In Detention

Justice Chinwendu Nworgu of Rivers State High Court has finally granted bail to a member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Farah Dagogo after spending 62 days in Nigeria correctional centre. The lawmaker, who was former governorship aspirant of the [...]

June 29, 2022 Law
Malabu: Nigeria loses $1.7 billion JP Morgan case

Malabu: Nigeria loses $1.7 billion JP Morgan case

Nigeria on Tuesday lost its $1.7 billion claim against JP Morgan Chase Bank over the transfer of proceeds from the sale of OPL 245 in the controversial Malabu oil deal. Judge Sara Cockerill ruled Tuesday that the Nigerian government couldn’t [...]

June 15, 2022 Law
Nigerian Navy intercepts cannabis worth N500m

Nigerian Navy intercepts cannabis worth N500m

The Nigerian Navy (NNS) has intercepted 463 bags of Cannabis sativa worth over N500 million during a routine sea patrol off Lagos Fairway buoy. The Commander, Nigerian Navy Ship BEECROFT, Commodore Malami Haruna, who disclosed in a statement yesterday, signed by the [...]

June 10, 2022 Law
Okada Ban: Riders Sue Lagos Government

Okada Ban: Riders Sue Lagos Government

The Trustees of Motorcycle Transport Union of Nigeria (MTUN) has dragged the Lagos State Government before the Federal High Court in Lagos. MTUN and others are praying for a declaration that the ban on commercial motorcycles is illegal, unlawful and [...]

June 4, 2022 Law
EFCC arrests Okorocha after hours of siege

EFCC arrests Okorocha after hours of siege

Operatives of the EFCC have arrested the former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, after over six hours of a siege at his house. He was arrested on Tuesday evening at about 6:30 p.m. at his residence in the Maitama area [...]

May 25, 2022 Law
UK extradites Nigerian to U.S. for alleged email fraud

UK extradites Nigerian to U.S. for alleged email fraud

The U.S. government has announced the extradition of a Nigerian, Chibundu Anuebunwa, a suspect accused of a multi-million dollar business email compromise scam. Mr Anuebunwa was extradited from the United Kingdom to face criminal charges in the United States before [...]

May 24, 2022 Law
NDLEA Arraigns Basil Okafo For Possession Of 2.1kg Heroin

NDLEA Arraigns Basil Okafor For Possession Of 2.1kg Heroin

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, on Wednesday, arraigned Sir Basil Okafor, a knight of the Roman Catholic Church, and his cousin, Edwin Izuchukwu, before the Federal High Court. The two brothers were levelled with charges bordering on conspiracy, possession [...]

May 20, 2022 Law
EFCC detains ex-NDDC MD, Nsima Ekere

EFCC detains ex-NDDC MD, Nsima Ekere

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has detained a former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Nsima Ekere, over various corruption allegations. Sources with direct knowledge of the case told PREMIUM TIMES that Mr Ekere was detained after [...]

May 19, 2022 Law
Court Denies Nnamdi Kanu’s Bail Application

Court Denies Nnamdi Kanu’s Bail Application

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Wednesday, declined to grant bail to the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, pending the determination of the treasonable felony charge the Federal Government preferred against him. [...]

May 18, 2022 Law
Drug Baron Who Cooks, Sells Crack Cocaine Arrested

Drug Baron Who Cooks, Sells Crack Cocaine Arrested

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), said on Tuesday it had arrested a wanted drug baroness in Delta State. The agency, in a statement issued by its Director, Media & Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, titled ‘NDLEA arrests wanted drug baroness, [...]

May 18, 2022 Law
CAR war crimes trial postponed for second time

CAR war crimes trial postponed for second time

The long-awaited first trial of a court established to prosecute war crimes in the Central African Republic’s drawn-out conflict has been postponed for the second time. “The lawyers for the defence and those for the civil parties have asked the court for [...]

April 27, 2022 Law
Rwanda jails Chinese national for torturing mine workers

Rwanda jails Chinese national for torturing mine workers

A Chinese national has been sentenced to 20 years in jail for torturing local mineworkers in Rwanda after a video showing him whipping a man tied to a post went viral on social media. Sun Shujun, the manager of a [...]

April 22, 2022 Law
Jacob Zuma corruption trial postponed pending latest appeal

Jacob Zuma corruption trial postponed

The corruption trial in South Africa of former President Jacob Zuma has been postponed again pending the outcome of the ex-leader’s appeal to have the state prosecutor removed from the case. Zuma was not present in the Pietermaritzburg High Court [...]

April 12, 2022 Law
Buhari signs bill increasing retirement age for Nigerian teachers

Buhari signs bill increasing retirement age for Nigerian teachers

President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to four Bills recently passed by the National Assembly including Harmonised Retirement Age for Teachers in Nigeria Act, 2022. Others are, Nigeria Law Reform Commission Act, 2022; National Biotechnology Development Agency Act, 2022 and Federal Medical Centre, [...]

April 9, 2022 Law
NDLEA Arrests 5 Members Of Airport Drug Syndicate

NDLEA Arrests 5 Members Of Airport Drug Syndicate

A string of fresh offensives against drug cartels across Nigeria has led to the arrest of a fleeing drug kingpin heading a syndicate operating at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja Lagos and six other members of his gang. [...]

March 31, 2022 Law
Chad surrenders Central African ex-militia head to ICC

Chad surrenders Central African ex-militia head to ICC

Chadian authorities have handed over a former Central African Republic militia leader accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity, to the International Criminal Court On Monday, the Hague-based court said in a statement that Maxime Jeoffroy Eli Mokom Gawaka, [...]

March 16, 2022 Africa, Law
NURTW Suspends Mc Oluomo

NURTW Suspends Mc Oluomo

Musiliu Akinsanya, aka MC Oluomo, has been suspended as the Lagos chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) over insubordination and misconduct bordering on inciting members of the union against the national body. MC Oluomo’s suspension was [...]

March 11, 2022 Law
Abba Kyari Faces Dismissal By Police, Trial By NDLEA

Abba Kyari Faces Dismissal By Police, Trial By NDLEA

Few days after the Federal Government approved the request by the United States for suspended Commander of the Police Intelligence Response Team, DCP Abba Kyari, to be extradited over the $1.1million wire fraud allegedly perpetrated by Abass Ramon, aka Hushpuppi [...]

March 5, 2022 Law
Senate passes bill to grant LG financial, administrative autonomy

Senate passes bill to grant LG financial, administrative autonomy

The bills to grant full financial and administrative autonomy to local governments have been passed by the Senate. The bills seek to amend the Constitution to repeal the state joint local government account and provide for a special account where [...]

March 2, 2022 Law
Court sentences Evans, two others to life imprisonment

Court sentences Evans, two others to life imprisonment

An Ikeja High Court on Friday sentenced kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, popularly known as Evans, to life imprisonment for the kidnap of Donatus Dunu, the Chief Executive Officer of Maydon Pharmaceuticals Ltd. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Justice Hakeem [...]

February 26, 2022 Crime, Law
President Buhari Signs Electoral Act Amendment Bill Into Law

President Buhari Signs Electoral Act Amendment Bill Into Law

President Muhammadu Buhari has finally signed the Electoral Act Amendment Bill into law. The President assented to the bill at past midday on Friday at a brief ceremony held at the Council Chamber of the Aso Villa in Abuja. The [...]

February 26, 2022 Law
Court gives NDLEA 48 hours to reply Abba Kyari’s bail request

Court gives NDLEA 48 hours to reply Abba Kyari’s bail request

The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Thursday, ordered the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to respond to a bail request filed by Abba Kyari, a suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, who is being held by the anti-narcotics agency [...]

February 25, 2022 Law
Mali parliament approves five-year democratic transition plan

Mali parliament approves five-year democratic transition plan

Mali’s lawmakers on Monday approved a plan allowing the military government to rule for up to five years, AFP journalists said, despite regional sanctions imposed on the country over delayed elections. The army-dominated legislature also decided that the country’s interim [...]

February 22, 2022 Africa, Government and politics, Law
Senate approves Law School for Ihiala, others

Senate approves Law School for Ihiala, others

Following approval of additional Law School campuses for each geopolitical zone of the country, the Senate has approved a campus of the Nigerian Law School in Okija, Ihiala Council of Anambra State. The locations for the new campuses as contained [...]

February 10, 2022 Law
Court Sentences 11 Landgrabbers To Death By Hanging In Niger

Court Sentences 11 Landgrabbers To Death By Hanging In Niger

A High Court sitting in Minna, Niger State has sentenced 11 persons to death by hanging after being found guilty of nine counts brought against them. The convicts are Mohammed Mohammed, Baba Mohammed, Mohammed Isah (aka Madu), Abubakar Saba, Mohammed [...]

February 9, 2022 Law
Court Jails Cow Thief Arraigned By Anti-graft Agency, EFCC In Bauchi

Court Jails Cow Thief Arraigned By Anti-graft Agency

A Bauchi State High Court sitting in Bauchi has sentenced a cow thief, Mohammed Magaji Ali, to two years imprisonment. The convict was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for an offence bordering on criminal breach of [...]

January 29, 2022 Law
Lagos NURTW Leaders Kunle Poly, Sego Arrested Over Idumota Crisis

Lagos NURTW Leaders Kunle Poly, Sego Arrested

Two prominent members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in Lagos, Kunle Poly and Sego, has been arrested by the police, a report by PUNCH indicated. Commander of Rapid Response Squad, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, arrested the NURTW leaders on Monday. [...]

January 25, 2022 Law
Court Orders FG To Pay Nnamdi Kanu ₦1 Billion

Court Orders FG To Pay Nnamdi Kanu ₦1 Billion

An Abia State High Court presided over by Hon. Justice Benson Anya in Umuahia, the state capital on Wednesday awarded N1bn damage in favour of the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu against the Federal [...]

January 20, 2022 Law