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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
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Ripples as Uduaghan Refuses Assent on Death Penalty for Kidnappers

Although the menacing issue of kidnapping is not peculiar to DeltaState, there appears to be confusion especially between the members of the Delta State House of Assembly, who are constitutionally empowered to make laws for peace and good governance; and [...]

May 29, 2015 Law
Court Orders Drug Law Agency Out of Senator's Property

Court Orders Drug Law Agency Out of Senator’s Property

Court Orders Drug Law Agency Out of Senator’s Property – Justice Ibrahim Bubba of Lagos Federal Higher Court has ordered the employees of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, out of the property of fugitive senator-elect, Buruji Kashamu. Mr. [...]

May 27, 2015 Law, Video
Falana Calls For Probe Of The Killing Of Unarmed Students

Femi Falana Calls For Probe Of The Killing Of Unarmed Students Of Nasarawa University

Civil rights lawyer Femi Falana has said that the soldiers involved in Monday’s criminal killing of students of Nassarawa State University should be rounded up and tried in a court martial for conspiracy and murder, and called on the State Government [...]

May 26, 2015 Law, Video
Court Frees 7 Suspects - UNIPORT 4

Court Frees 7 Suspects – UNIPORT 4

Court Frees 7 Suspects – UNIPORT 4 – A Port Harcourt Magistrate Court in Rivers State today freed Seven suspects out of 18 charged with the murder of the four students of the University of Port Harcourt in Umuokiri, Aluu in [...]

May 24, 2015 Law
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Former Lagos NBA Chairman Passes On

Lagos NBA Chairman  – Former chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Lagos branch, Mr. Anthony Akin Akinbote, has passed on at his residence in Obanikoro, Lagos, after a brief illness, according to his wife, Mrs. Adenike Akinbote.   Lagos NBA [...]

May 11, 2015 Law
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NJC Recommends Justices Archibong, Naron for Retirement

The National Judicial Council (NJC) Thursday suspended Justices Charles Archibong of the Federal High Court and T. D. Naron of High Court of Justice, Plateau State and recommended that they should be compulsorily retired. The council has also set up [...]

May 6, 2015 Law
NIS Deports 201 Illegal Immigrants From Niger, Says Official

NIS Deports 201 Illegal Immigrants From Niger, Says Official

NIS Deports 201 Illegal Immigrants From Niger, Says Official – The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) reported on Sunday in Minna, it repatriated 201 illegal immigrants in Niger from February up to March. Mr Ezekiel Kaura, the Comptroller of Immigration in the state, [...]

March 22, 2015 Law
Why Child Bride Must Die for Liable Homicide

Why Child Bride Must Die for Liable Homicide

Why Child Bride Must Die for Liable Homicide -The prosecution counsel who’s canvassing for a death penalty fo Wasila Tasiu, 14-year-old youngster-bride, over culpable homicide, on Monday informed a Kano Higher Court in Gezawa the suspect can’t evade justice through the [...]

March 17, 2015 Law
Court Orders Board To Pay Member N50m Over Rights Violation

Court Orders Board To Pay Member N50m Over Rights Violation

Court Orders Board To Pay Member N50m Over Rights Violation –  Justice Adeniyi Adema of a Federal Higher Court in Abuja has ordered the Quantity Surveyors Registration Board of Nigeria (QSRBN) to pay a judgement amount of N50million granted against [...]

March 13, 2015 Law
Court Reserves Ruling On Yobe PDP Suit

Court Reserves Ruling On Yobe PDP Suit

Court Reserves Ruling On Yobe PDP Suit –  On Thursday, an FCT Higher Court set aside ruling till March 16 in a suit filed by 9 Yobe PDP aspirants demanding the result of the 2014 principal elections within the state. [...]

March 12, 2015 Law
Police Order 24-hour Security Surveillance In Oyo State

Police Order 24-hour Security Surveillance In Oyo State

Police Order 24-hour Security Surveillance In Oyo State – In an effort to avoid breakdown of law as well as order during and after the election in Oyo State, the Nigeria Authorities have directed a 24-hour security surveillance all over the [...]

February 25, 2015 Law
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Death Sentence Approved For Terrorists – National Assembly.

The Fight against terrorism in Nigeria received a big boost, as the National Assembly endorsed death penalty for culprits of terror and related offences in country. Earlier on the Senate proposed a Life Imprisonment, while their House of Representative counter-path [...]

November 24, 2014 Law

21-yr-old arrested by killing his father at Redemption Camp

A man named Tolani Ajayi, was arrested by the Ogun State police command for killing his father named Mr Charles Ajayi, within the Redemption Camp, on Tuesday at Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The suspect, a 300-level student of the Department of History [...]

July 7, 2014 Environmental issues, General, Law

NBA welcomes court decision, as Rivers State gets Acting Chief Judge

The President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Okey Wali, SAN, has described as welcoming the recent decision of the Federal High Court on the appointment of the most Senior Judge in the Rivers State Judiciary as Acting Chief Judge. [...]

February 27, 2014 Government and politics, Law

Ex-Speaker Bankole weeps as court frees him

Reprieve came the way of ex-Speaker, Dimeji Bankole, yesterday as a Federal High Court in Abuja discharged and acquitted him on charges bordering on fraud and abuse of office. Justice Evoh Chukwu, in a ruling on a no-case submission by Bankole, held [...]

February 15, 2014 Government and politics, Law

Judges lessen sentence handed to Gladys Chauke

It is said hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Two Pretoria High Court judges had some sympathy with a woman who, in a “crime of passion”, pulled her two-timing husband so badly by the testicles that he had [...]

February 5, 2014 Government and politics, Human rights, Law
140 Cultists Nabbed In Delta State

140 Cultists Nabbed In Delta State

No less than 140 young persons, among them 40 females, have been apprehended by the police with the Ughelli A Division, Delta State, for allegedly being involved in cult activities. The young people allegedly belonged to a Neo Black Movement (NBM), [...]

January 11, 2014 Law
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Michael Adebolajo – Trial Update December 2013

Michael Adebolajo who faces court for murdering a British soldier in London in May 2013, told at his trial on December 9, 2013, Monday that he loves Al-Qaeda and considers the Islamic militants to be his “brothers”. A 28-year-old murderer [...]

December 10, 2013 Law
ICPC Prosecutes 11 Visa Scam Suspects

ICPC Prosecutes 11 Visa Scam Suspects

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has charged 11 alleged visa scam suspects before a High Court of Lagos State, Ikeja Division for offences related to forgery of documents for the procurement of visas at various [...]

December 8, 2013 Law
Nigerian Military Urges Immediate Trial Of Over 500 BOKO HARAM Suspects

Nigerian Military Urges Immediate Trial Of Over 500 BOKO HARAM Suspects

A Joint Investigation Team set up by the Defence Headquarters on Wednesday recommended the immediate trial of over 500 Boko Haram suspects. The sect members were arrested during security operations carried out in Yobe, Borno and Adamawa States, the military [...]

December 4, 2013 Law
Lebanese Dealers Jailed for Life

Lebanese Arms Dealer Jailed For Life.

The Federal High Court in Abuja today sentenced one of the three Lebanese suspects arrested for illegal possession of weapons and connection with the Hezbollah. The suspects are Talal Ahmad Roda, Mustapha Fawaz, the owner of a popular Amigo Supermarket [...]

November 29, 2013 Law
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Comedian Julius Agwu Sues Etisalat For N100m

We are solicitors to Mr. Julius Agwu, one of Nigeria’s most sought after entertainers (hereinafter referred to as “our client”) and on whose behalf we write. Our client is the owner of the Etisalat GSM phone number 08189555555, which he [...]

November 27, 2013 Law
Egypt approves contentious law to ban protests

Egypt approves contentious law to ban protests

Egypt’s interim president Adly Mansour approved a controversial law Sunday that regulates demonstrations and gives authorities the power to ban protests deemed a “threat” to national security, officials said. The law also says protesters can be jailed for up to [...]

November 24, 2013 Law
Emergency Rule - Jonathan Presents Security Report to House

Emergency Rule – Jonathan Presents Security Report to House

BY NDUKA NWOSU AND MUHAMMAD BELLO President Goodluck Jonathan Tuesday sent a report on the security situation in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States to the House of Representatives to back up his request for the extension, by another six months, [...]

November 13, 2013 Law
Doctor Conrad Murray Released

Doctor Conrad Murray Released

The former doctor convicted of causing Michael Jackson’s death has been released from jail. Jail records confirmed Conrad Murray’s release on Monday and the sheriff’s office said he left a downtown Los Angeles jail at 12.01am (1800 AEDT). The former [...]

October 28, 2013 Law
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Court adjourns, awaits appeal – Farouk Lawan Bribery Case

BY IHUOMA CHIEDOZIE An Abuja High Court on Wednesday adjourned the trial of a former Chairman of the House of Representatives Ad-Hoc Committee on Monitoring of the Fuel Subsidy Regime, Farouk Lawan, to await the report of an appeal filed [...]

October 24, 2013 Law
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Unity Of Nigeria Should Be Main Agenda Of National Dialogue– Ekweremadu

Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu has tasked the Presidential Advisory Committee on National Dialogue to ensure that the unity of Nigeria remains sacrosanct as the nation prepares for the convocation of a national conference.   Senator Ekweremadu who gave [...]

October 23, 2013 Law
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Deported Igbos Sue Lagos State Government For N1bn

The 76 alleged miscreant that where deported by the Lagos State Government has taken the Lagos State Government to a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos. The suit was filed by seven of the deportees:Nnenna Ogbonna, Joseph Aniebonam, Osondu Mbuto, [...]

October 16, 2013 Law
Lawal Babafemi

Babafemi, Appears In U.S. Court For Allegedly Providing Support To al Qaeda

Lawal Babafemi, was on Friday arraigned in a U.S. Federal Court, Brooklyn, on charges of providing material support to al Qaeda and criminal use of firearms. Mr. Babafemi, 33, also known as “Ayatollah Mustapha’’, was arraigned on a four-count charge [...]

September 29, 2013 Law