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Plea Bargain For Corruption Cases In Nigeria

Expert Criticises Use Of Plea Bargain For Corruption Cases In Nigeria

A professor of Criminology, Femi Odekunle has said that the use of plea bargain in the Nigeria judicial system has been inappropriately applied and that it has been used for offenses committed by those with powerful social and economic status. [...]

August 30, 2016 Law
Action Congress of Nigeria

Action Congress of Nigeria Advocates Criminal Court’s Probe into Baga Massa

The Action Congress of Nigeria on Thursday said the killing of 185 people in Baga, Borno State, would constitute crimes against humanity if the Federal Government failed to prosecute the perpetrators. In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Lai [...]

August 3, 2016 Law
Student To Die By Hanging For Robbing Colleague Of N2000

Student To Die By Hanging For Robbing Colleague Of N2,000

An Ogwashi-Uku High Court in Delta State has sentenced a 23-year old student, Aruhor Ezekiel, to death by hanging for robbing another student of N2,000 at gunpoint. The convict was arraigned on a four-count charge of conspiracy to commit armed [...]

July 26, 2016 Law
Bauchi Sharia Court Okays Amputation

Bauchi Sharia Court Okays Amputation of Man for N13,000 Theft.

The judgement of a lower court that ordered the amputation of the arm of Abdullahi Sale for theft has been upheld by an Upper Shari’a Area Court in Bauchi State.   A lower Shari’a Court in the area had earlier convicted [...]

June 15, 2016 Law

Herdsmen Terrorism: FG Sneaks N940m Into The Budget For Grazing Reserves

The federal government has budgeted N940 million in the 2016 budget  for the development of strategic grazing reserves to stem the tide of herdsmen and farmers clashes in the country. This is contained in the breakdown of the budget by [...]

May 15, 2016 Law
Grazing Re­serve Bill

Grazing Reserve not welcome in Niger Delta – Briggs

Ann Kio Briggs is a fiery Niger Delta activist passionate about issues with regards to her people. She kicks against the Grazing Re­serve Bill, allegedly presently before the National Assembly.     Niger Delta activist, Ann Kio Briggs has described [...]

May 3, 2016 General, Law
Buhari

Akwa Ibom Lawyers Drag Buhari, Saraki, Others To Court Over NDDC

  FOUR Akwa Ibom State-based legal practitioners have dragged President Muhammadu Buhari before a Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, over non-appointment of an indigene of Akwa Ibom as Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, after the sack [...]

April 26, 2016 Government and politics, Law, Video

Controversial evidence emerge against Danladi Umar

The CCT chairman Danladi Umar has been accused of fraud – Senator Bukola Saraki has reportedly filed a lawsuit against the CCT chairman – Saraki seeks that Mr Umar excuses himself from the Senate president’s case at the CCT – [...]

April 23, 2016 Government and politics, Law

Saraki’s Trial: Top Nigerian & International Lawyers Ask Indicted CCT Judge To Withdraw From Case.

Justice Salisu Alfa Modibo Belgore (former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice George Oguntade (CFR), former Justice of the Supreme Court; Justice Samson Odemwingie Uwaifo, former Justice of the Supreme Court; Prof. Ben Nwabueze, SAN; Chief Nnoruka Udechukwu SAN, Chief Mike [...]

April 23, 2016 Government and politics, Law
Saraki

Saraki: My Original Sin Was Opposing Muslim/Muslim Ticket In The APC

My dear brother Dele, let me thank you most sincerely for your article last weekend, “My Candid Letter to Saraki.” I take everything you said in that article to heart and I must commend you for your candidness indeed and [...]

April 23, 2016 Government and politics, Law, Video
Emeka Learn the Law

LEARN THE LAW: STEALING AND CORRUPTION ARE NOT THE SAME.. – Barrister Emeka Ugwuonye, USA.

  DPA is an opportunity to share information, to learn from one another. In DPA, I expect members to quickly identify potentials and resources within the group. If in the group, you are a person interested in the movies industry, [...]

April 22, 2016 Law
Saraki Case

I Should Have Jailed Saraki’s Lawyer For Challenging Me – CCT Chairman, Danladi Umar.

  Mr Danladi Umar, the indicted Chairman of Code of Conduct Tribunal have affirmed that he would have sent one of Bukola defense counsel, Raphael Oluyede, straight to Prison, but for the begging from some other lawyers.   The lead [...]

April 22, 2016 Government and politics, Law
Danladi-Umar

CCT Trial: Why Saraki cannot be allowed to go like Tinubu – Justice Umar

  President of the Nigerian Senate on Thursday, a day after he led the National Assembly to pass the 2016 Appropriation Act. The Code of Conduct Tribunal spoilt the fun for Saraki who has been receiving commendations from his party [...]

April 22, 2016 Government and politics, Law

$2.1bn arms probe: Allow me defend myself, Dasuki tells FG

Former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd), yesterday, accused the Federal Government of deliberately denying him the opportunity to prepare his defence to all the criminal charges preferred against him before three different courts.       Dasuki [...]

April 21, 2016 Government and politics, Law

Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, yesterday, declined to allow the Federal Government try the former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd) secretly.

Dasuki Sambo The four-count criminal charge pending against Dasuki before the court borders on money laundering and alleged illegal possession of firearms. While refusing the application by the Federal Government, trial Justice Ademola Adeniyi ordered that the defendant, who had [...]

April 20, 2016 Law

Saraki won’t benefit from amendment of CCB/CCT Law – Senate

The Senate clarified its position on the proposed amendment of the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act. It said under no circumstances can the amendment affect the on-going case of its President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki before the tribunal [...]

April 20, 2016 Government and politics, Law
Saraki Case

EFCC Recovers N1.8m Bribe Collected By CCT Judge Handling Saraki’s Case, Justice Umar.

The N1.8million part payment of bribe allegedly given to the Indicted Judge of the Code of Conduct tribunal, Justice Danladi Umar by an accused standing before him, Alhaji Abdulrasheed Taiwo Owolabi has been recovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes [...]

April 20, 2016 Government and politics, Law
Dasuki-sambo

Again, Court Turns Down FG’s Secret Trial Request For Dasuki

The Federal Government today lost its bid at the Federal High Court Abuja to conduct secret trial of former National Security Adviser, Colonel Muhammad Sambo Dasuki (Rtd) in the charges of unlawful possession of firearm and money laundering brought against [...]

April 19, 2016 Government and politics, Law

National Grazing Reserve Council Bill – Details You Must Know.

The proposed National grazing bill will create a council to be chaired by a Chairman to be appointed by the president. The council shall have the power to take your land anywhere the land is located in the country and [...]

April 18, 2016 Law
Biafran girl

19yr-old Biafran Girl Charged For Treason, Detained In PH Maximum Prison Since 5 Months

On the 12th of April,Miss AMUCHE DESTINY a 19yr Old Biafran girl from Orlu Local Governement Area Of Imo State, was arraigned in FEDERAL HIGH COURT 3 PORTHARCOURT. Miss Amuche was unlawfully detained on the 10th of November 2015, from [...]

April 13, 2016 General, Law
justice_aloma_mariam_mukhtar

Concern Over Quality of Judgments Delivered in Courts Across the Country

Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Aloma Mariam Mukhtar, is concerned about the quality of judgments delivered in courts across the country. She finds a relationship between the judgments and flagging public confidence in the judiciary. [covertplayersinglevideo trvideoid=”rDvWwZIyKfk” trdisplaytype=”5″ trnumbervideosdisplay=”” trvideoperpage=”36″ [...]

April 7, 2016 Law
charm in church

Man Arrested With Charms Inside Church in kano State

Charms Inside Church – A man,  Ali Haruna, 25, a native of Kano State, northwest Nigeria,  has been arrested by the police at the Maroko Police Division, Lekki, Lagos, southwest Nigeria, for allegedly entering the Redeemed Christian Church of God, City [...]

March 8, 2016 Law
LASU Cultist Sentenced

Four LASU Students Arraigned For Cultism

Four LASU Students Arraigned For Cultism   LASU – For allegedly belonging to cults, four students of Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, were on Thursday charged before an Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court. The accused — Jaiyeola Olaleye (20), Olalekan Olawuyi (23), [...]

February 26, 2016 Law
Adeyemi Ikuforiji

Money Laundering: Court Rejects Ikuforiji’s Plea

Adeyemi Ikuforiji – The Federal High Court in Lagos, southwest Nigeria, Monday morning refused to strike out or dismiss the criminal charge of money laundering preferred against the Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr. Adeyemi Ikuforiji and his personal [...]

August 4, 2015 Law
A bill on tobacco control passed its second reading at the House of Representatives on Thursday in Abuja.

Anti-tobacco Bill passes second reading at Nigeria’s House of Reps

The lawmakers unanimously adopted the bill. A bill on tobacco control passed its second reading at the House of Representatives on Thursday in Abuja. Leading debate on the general principles of the bill, Yakub Alebiosu (ACN-Lagos), said the bill provides a legal [...]

July 20, 2015 Health issues, Law
house-of-reps

Nigerians Oppose Immunity For Reps

Prominent Nigerians, political parties and professional bodies have asked members of the House of Representatives to forget their clamour for immunity and concentrate on the business of law making. Leaders of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) said the lawmakers’ quest [...]

July 8, 2015 Law
Dr. Josephine Obiajulu Odumakin's 1

Dr. Josephine Obiajulu Odumakin’s day with Michele Obama: In Pictures

The U.S. First Lady, Michelle Obama, with Secretary of state, John Kerry presented Joe’s award to her at a ceremony in the Dean Acheson Auditorium of the US State Department. The ceremony coincided with the International Women’s day. Joe Odumakin [...]

June 16, 2015 Law
judge_hammer

Police Arrest Oba In Court

There was a mild drama on Tuesday at Ota High Court, Ota, Ogun State, southwest Nigeria when the police stormed the court and arrested , as he was driving out of the court. According to an eyewitness, who craved for [...]

June 16, 2015 Law
38-year-old Sentenced To Death By Hanging For Killing Stepson

38-year-old Sentenced To Death By Hanging For Killing Stepson

38-year-old Sentenced To Death By Hanging For Killing Stepson – Mrs Ternenge Tersoo, a 38-year-old housewife, who strangled her stepson to death, was sentenced to death by hanging. The judge of a Makurdi Higher Court, Justice Jennifer Ijohor who delivered [...]

June 12, 2015 Crime, Law, Video
otunba-gbenga-daniel

Court Halts GbengaDaniel’s Corruption Trial

An Ogun State High Court sitting in Isabo, Abeokuta, on Friday halted the trial of former governor of the state, Otunba Gbenga Daniel Daniel is facing charges of corruption, stealing and conversion of public property preferred against him by the [...]

June 11, 2015 Law