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ASUU To Appeal Ruling, Parents Want Strike Ended

ASUU To Appeal Ruling, Parents Want Strike Ended

The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Wednesday said it will appeal the ruling of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria, which ordered the union to call off its ongoing nationwide strike and resume work. The PUNCH reports that ASUU has been [...]

September 23, 2022 Law
N712million Fraud: Court Okays Trial Of Ex-Jigawa State Governor

N712million Fraud: Court Okays Trial Of Ex-Jigawa State Governor

The Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, has declared that former Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido, has a case to answer before it in the N712 million fraud trial before the court. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is [...]

September 20, 2022 Law
Lagos APC Faults Jandor For Visiting Traffic Offenders

Lagos APC Faults Jandor For Visiting Traffic Offenders

The All Progressives Congress, Lagos State chapter, has faulted the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state, Olajide Adediran (popularly known as Jandor) and his running mate, Funke Akindele, over their visit to the owners of vehicles [...]

September 20, 2022 Law
Nigerian court rejects request to extradite top cop to US

Nigerian court rejects request to extradite top cop to US

A Nigerian court has rejected a request to extradite a suspended police officer to the United States after he was implicated by a social media celebrity in a fraud case. Deputy police commissioner Abba Kyari was suspended after he was implicated in [...]

August 30, 2022 Law
Ex-Lawyer Of Naira Marley Jailed Two Years In Lagos

Ex-Lawyer Of Naira Marley Jailed Two Years In Lagos

Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Ikeja High Court in Lagos State sentenced Taiwo Oreagba, a former lawyer to a Nigerian singer, Naira Marley, to two years in prison on Friday for inducing the operatives with N4million bribe. After a two-year [...]

August 27, 2022 Law
Nigerian Senate President Calls For Speedy Justice For Murdered Yobe-based Islamic Cleric

Nigerian Senate President Calls For Speedy Justice For Murdered Yobe-based Islamic Cleric

The President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan has urged the relevant authorities, particularly the police to ensure speedy justice for the Yobe-based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Goni Aisami who was killed last Friday. Lawan made the appeal on Wednesday while [...]

August 25, 2022 Law
US signs agreement to return $23 million Abacha loot to Nigeria

US signs agreement to return $23 million Abacha loot to Nigeria

United States (US) government has signed an agreement to repatriate $23 million looted by a former military head of state General Sani Abacha to Nigeria. Nigeria’s attorney-general and justice minister Abubakar Malami at the signing of the agreement in Abuja [...]

August 24, 2022 Law
X-raying issues in contentious water resources bill

X-raying issues in contentious water resources bill

Despite its earlier unfavourable transit-to-assent experience, the Water Resources Bill is currently before the National Assembly. Since it was presented, the bill has elicited negative responses from Nigerians. The drafting process of the bill began in 2004 and was completed [...]

August 10, 2022 Law
Ex-Governors Dariye, Nyame regain freedom

Ex-Governors Dariye, Nyame regain freedom

The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command has released two former governors, Joshua Dariye and Jolly Nyame, as well as three others from custodial centres. The Public Relations Officer, FCT command, Chukwuedo Humphrey, disclosed this to the News Agency of [...]

August 9, 2022 Law
Nigerian Monkeypox Patient Faces Jail Sentence, Deportation In Cambodia

Nigerian Monkeypox Patient Faces Jail Sentence, Deportation In Cambodia

Twenty-seven-year-old Nigerian, Osmond Chihazirim who fled from Phuket, Thailand to Phnom Penh, Cambodia after being infected with monkeypox will be charged with immigration offences in Cambodia and later deported.  According to Khmer Times, General Keo Vannthan, spokesman for the Immigration [...]

August 9, 2022 Law
Car dealers importing drugs, NDLEA alleges

Car dealers importing drugs, NDLEA alleges

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), yesterday, in Abuja, confirmed growing use and importation of hard substances in Nigeria. Addressing the maiden Auto CEO Forum, sponsored by GSCL Transport Media Group, NDLEA Chairman, Buba Marwa, said about one ton of [...]

August 6, 2022 Law
Mompha Accuses EFCC Of Blackmail, Intimidation

Mompha Accuses EFCC Of Blackmail, Intimidation

Social media celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha, known as Mompha, has reacted to being declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission as he accused the agency of blackmail and intimidation. The PUNCH had reported on June 30 2022 that Mompha’s [...]

August 5, 2022 Law
Oby Ezekwesili opposes water resources bill

Oby Ezekwesili opposes water resources bill

Oby Ezekwesili, a former Minister of Education, has opposed the Water Resources bill, saying the legislation has the potential to deepen over-centralisation of resources at the centre. In a thread of tweets via her verified Twitter handle on Thursday, Ms [...]

July 30, 2022 Law
University Workers’ Strike: NLC presents demands to National Assembly

University Workers’ Strike: NLC presents demands to National Assembly

The protesting workers led by the Nigerian Labour Congress President, Ayuba Wabba, on Wednesday presented a letter detailing their demands to the National Assembly. Hundreds of protesters had marched from the Unity Fountain, a popular protest ground in the Federal Capital Territory [...]

July 28, 2022 Law
ECOWAS court declares Nigeria Twitter ban unlawful

ECOWAS court declares Nigeria Twitter ban unlawful

A court of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has declared the ban on Twitter in Nigeria by President Muhammadu Buhari unlawful. The court, according to deputy director of Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) Kolawole Oluwadare, also [...]

July 15, 2022 Law
Seven Kano State Pilgrims Deported From Saudi Arabia

Seven Kano State Pilgrims Deported From Saudi Arabia

Seven intending pilgrims from Kano State, who departed to Jidda, Saudi Arabia, on Thursday, have been sent back over fake visas issued to them. Five of the deported pilgrims had travelled to Saudi Arabia for hajj through tour operators, while [...]

July 9, 2022 Law
Court Jails Captain For Life Over Lagos Boat Mishap Deaths

Court Jails Captain For Life Over Lagos Boat Mishap Deaths

Justice Josephine Oyefeso of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Eti-Osa has convicted and sentenced a boat driver, Elebiju Happiness, alleged to have caused the death of 13 of his passengers, including two children, in a boat mishap to life imprisonment. [...]

July 8, 2022 Law
US Court Postpones Sentencing Of Hushpuppi

US Court Postpones Sentencing Of Hushpuppi

The U. S. Central District Court in California has again postponed the sentencing of a Nigerian Instagram celebrity, Ramon Abass, popularly known as Hushpuppi, for the multi-million-dollar fraud charges he has pleaded guilty to. Arrested in Dubai, the United Arab Emirate [...]

July 6, 2022 Law
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