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Absence of judge stalls re-arraignment of Olisa Metuh

Absence of judge stalls re-arraignment of Olisa Metuh

The absence of Justice Obiora Egwuatu of a Federal High Court, Abuja on Thursday stalled the re-arraignment of former National Publicity Secretary of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, over alleged N400 million fraud. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) [...]

October 15, 2021 Law
Kenya rejects ICJ’s verdict on Somalia maritime border row

Kenya rejects ICJ’s verdict on Somalia maritime border row

Kenya has rejected “in totality” the decision by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to favour Somalia in a years-long dispute over the two countries’ maritime border, adding that it is “profoundly concerned” over the decision and its implications on [...]

October 14, 2021 Law
91 private jet owners fail Customs’ verification test,

91 private jet owners fail Customs’ verification test

No fewer than 91 out of 147 identified owners and operators of private jets in the country have failed the verification test conducted by the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS). Of the number of defaulters released yesterday, a total of 62 [...]

October 14, 2021 Law, Transportation
Actor Chiwetalu Agu freed by DSS

Actor Chiwetalu Agu freed by DSS

Embattled Nigerian actor Chiwetalu Agu has been freed by the Department for State Services. Agu’s release was facilitated by the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN). “The National President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Ejezie Emeka Rollas, has yet again [...]

October 13, 2021 Law
Governor Abiodun Signs Anti-open Grazing Law In Ogun

Governor Abiodun Signs Anti-open Grazing Law In Ogun

The governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, has signed into law, the anti-open grazing bill in the state. On Thursday, the governor assented to the bill during a Security Council meeting at the state secretariat at Oke Mosan, Abeokuta. The [...]

October 1, 2021 Law
Senate Passes Bill To Scrap FERMA

Senate Passes Bill To Scrap FERMA

The Senate on Wednesday passed the Federal Road Bill which seeks to repeal the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency Act, Federal Highways Act, and the Control of Advertisement on Federal Highways Act. The proposed law is aimed at facilitating the establishment [...]

October 1, 2021 Law
Buhari Orders Prosecution Of Ex-Research Institute Director

Buhari Orders Prosecution Of Ex-Research Institute Director

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to commence prosecution of former Acting Director, Federal Institute of Industrial Research (FIIRO), Oshodi, Lagos State, Mr. Chima Igwe, for manipulating his educational status to [...]

September 29, 2021 Law
Rights groups demand release of DRC journalist

Rights groups demand release of DRC journalist

Rights groups have called on military authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to release a journalist arrested on “terrorism” charges for the possession of a video showing the killing of two United Nations sanctions monitors in 2017. Sosthene Kambidi, [...]

September 25, 2021 Law
Marwa advocates assets confiscation in drug war

Marwa advocates assets confiscation in drug war

Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Brig. Gen. Mohammed Buba Marwa (rtd), has urged counterpart agencies in Africa to target assets of drug cartels to weaken their networks. He added: “We are taking steps to tackle [...]

September 22, 2021 Law
‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero given 25-year sentence in ‘terrorism’ case

‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero given 25-year sentence in ‘terrorism’ case

Paul Rusesabagina – a one-time hotel manager portrayed as a hero in a Hollywood film about the nation’s 1994 genocide – was found guilty of being part of a group responsible for “terrorist” attacks and sentenced to 25 years in prison by [...]

September 21, 2021 Law
Court orders resident doctors to suspend strike

Court orders resident doctors to suspend strike

The National Industrial Court, Abuja, on Friday , ordered members of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) to suspend their 46-day-old strike and return to work immediately. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the court also ordered [...]

September 18, 2021 Law
UN withdraws Gabon peacekeepers from CAR

UN withdraws Gabon peacekeepers from CAR

Gabon’s defence ministry has said the United Nations will withdraw the country’s 450-strong peacekeeping contingent from the Central African Republic (CAR) over sexual abuse allegations. “In recent weeks, exceptionally serious acts that go against military ethics and the honour of [...]

September 16, 2021 Law
Two Nigerians In $3.3 Million House Rent Scheme In Nevada

Two Nigerians In $3.3 Million House Rent Scheme In Nevada

Two Las Vegas residents — Norbert Ozemena Ikwuegbundo (28) and Omniyi Jonathan Omotere (35), both citizens of Nigeria — have been indicted for defrauding people seeking to rent houses out of $3.3 million, through a scheme that involved using multiple [...]

September 11, 2021 Law
Reps Panel Queries Auditor-General Over ‘Reckless Expenses’

Reps Panel Queries Auditor-General Over ‘Reckless Expenses’

The House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts has directed the office of the Auditor-General for the Federation (oAuGF) to submit supporting documents for all the expenses it incurred from 2019 to date. The committee requested the office to submit [...]

September 10, 2021 Law
SSS charges two of Sunday Igboho’s aides with terrorism

SSS charges two of Sunday Igboho’s aides with terrorism

The State Security Service (SSS) has filed five terrorism charges against two associates of Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, at the Federal High Court in Abuja. Jamiu Oyetunji and Amudat Babatunde were accused of committing [...]

September 9, 2021 Law
Police Arrest Two Government Officials In Delta

Police Arrest Two Government Officials In Delta

Two officers of the National Drugs’ Law Enforcement Agency on a special duty from Ogwashi Uku command headquarters in Delta State have been arrested and detained at the Sapele Police Station over the death of a 50-year-old alleged drugs dealer, [...]

September 4, 2021 Law
Mali ex-PM Boubeye Maiga arrested over corruption claims

Mali ex-PM Boubeye Maiga arrested over corruption claims

Mali’s former prime minister, Boubeye Maiga, has been arrested for his role in the purchase of a presidential plane during the rule of deposed President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, his lawyer has said. The exact reason for the arrest was not [...]

August 27, 2021 Government and politics, Law
Okowa, Adebanjo, others harp on new constitution

Okowa, Adebanjo, others harp on new constitution

Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, leader of Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, Pa Ayo Adebanjo and other eminent Nigerians have insisted that until the country changes the current 1999 Constitution to a truly federal article, current challenges to its unity, economy [...]

August 26, 2021 Law
FG Blamed As Saudi Arabia Recruits Nigerian Doctors

FG Blamed As Saudi Arabia Recruits Nigerian Doctors

THE Federal Government on Monday feigned ignorance as a firm concluded arrangement to recruit Nigerian doctors for Saudi Arabia. The firm, Meed Consultants, is recruiting doctors in different specialities under a programme tagged, ‘Saudi Ministry of Health Doctors Recruitment August [...]

August 26, 2021 Law
Kenyan court rejects disputed bid to change constitution

Kenyan court rejects disputed bid to change constitution

Kenya’s Court of Appeal has rejected a government bid to make fundamental changes to the constitution in a new blow to President Uhuru Kenyatta, who had initiated the controversial proposals. On Friday, the court upheld a High Court decision in May that [...]

August 21, 2021 Government and politics, Law
Buhari approves review of Grazing Reserves in 25 states

Buhari approves review of Grazing Reserves in 25 states

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved recommendations of a committee to review “with dispatch, 368 grazing sites, across 25 states in the country, and to determine the levels of encroachment.” Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and [...]

August 20, 2021 Law
EFCC releases detained ex-governor on bail

EFCC releases detained ex-governor on bail

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has granted bail to a former governor of Abia State, Theodore Orji, earlier arrested by the operatives of the corruption-corrpution agency on Thursday. Mr Orji was granted an administrative bail after facing hours of interrogation at [...]

August 20, 2021 Law
Court Grants To Freeze Accounts Of Financial Technology Companies

Court Grants To Freeze Accounts Of Financial Technology Companies

A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted the request of the Central Bank of Nigeria to freeze the accounts of some fintech companies for 180 days.  The companies include Rise Vest Technologies Limited, Bamboo Systems Technology Limited, Bamboo Systems [...]

August 18, 2021 Law
31 Northern Lawyers To Defend Abba Kyari

31 Northern Lawyers To Defend Abba Kyari

No fewer than 31 lawyers from the northern part of the country have indicated interest in defending the embattled Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, who was recently suspended in connection with a $1.1m scam involving an internet fraudster, Ramon [...]

August 13, 2021 Law
Microfinance Bank MD jailed five years for fraud

Microfinance Bank MD jailed five years for fraud

The Bauchi State High Court, Bauchi, has convicted and sentenced Sarita Hello, Managing Director of Workman Microfinance Bank, to four years imprisonment for a fraud involving over N4.8 million. The microfinance bank is said to be based in Bauchi. The spokesperson for [...]

August 12, 2021 Law
Nigerian Investment Council's Boss, Sadiku Arrested

Nigerian Investment Council’s Boss, Sadiku Arrested

The Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Council, Mrs Yewande Sadiku, has been arrested and detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over alleged monumental fraud. The technocrat, who arrived at the headquarters of the anti-graft agency at [...]

August 10, 2021 Law
Adamawa Court Jails Youth Two Years For ‘Insulting’ Buhari

Adamawa Court Jails Youth Two Years For ‘Insulting’ Buhari

Justice Dimas Gwama of the Magistrates’ Court IV in Yola, Adamawa State sentenced a youth, Ikamu Hamidu Kato, to two years’ imprisonment for insulting president Muhammadu Buhari and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha. The [...]

August 3, 2021 Law
Nigerian court acquits Shia leader el-Zakzaky of all charges

Nigerian court acquits Shia leader el-Zakzaky

A Nigerian court has acquitted the leader of a banned Shia group Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) of all eight criminal charges against him, defence and prosecution lawyers said. Ibrahim el-Zakzaky had been in detention since 2015 when he was [...]

July 29, 2021 Government and politics, Law
New Charges Levelled Against Igboho In Benin Republic

New Charges Levelled Against Igboho In Benin Republic

Ibrahim Salami, one of the lawyers representing Sunday Adeyemo, Yoruba Nation activist better known as Sunday Igboho, says a new charge was brought up against his client on Monday. Salami said Igboho came to Benin through a back channel and the judge said [...]

July 28, 2021 Law
Discontent in Petroleum Industry Bill

Discontent in Petroleum Industry Bill

The restlessness that has greeted the passage of the much-talked about Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) by the National Assembly (NASS), the other day, has clearly counteracted the desired goodwill that the proposed law should ordinarily command. The bill ought to [...]

July 19, 2021 Law, Oil & Gas