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Ibori’s trial, Okiro’s camp rejects Ribadu’s claims

THE confiscation of assets hearing of former Delta State governor, Chief James Ibori, came to an abrupt end around 3.40pm on Wednesday ,when crown prosecutor, Sasha Wass,  asked Judge Anthony Pitts to adjourn proceedings in order to give the prosecuting [...]

September 26, 2013 Law
Former Speaker, Hon. Mu’azu Gangara

REVEALED: Gov. Yero Offered N10m Each To Lawmakers To Impeach Kaduna Speaker

Former Speaker, Hon. Mu’azu Gangara was impeached yesterday by the Kaduna State House of Assembly following a motion by Hon. Irimiya Kantiyok (PDP, Zonkwa Constituency), who accused  the Gangara- led leadership of masterminding the publication in some of the newspapers against them.   [...]

September 25, 2013 Law
Nigerian Senate to investigate security force killings in Abuja

Security force killings in Abuja -Senate to Investigate

Nigeria’s Senate has opened an investigation into the killing of at least seven people by security forces in Abuja in what authorities said was a gunbattle with Islamist militants but witnesses said was an attack on unarmed squatters.   Nigeria’s [...]

September 25, 2013 Law
Nigeria CJN Laments Decline in Judicial System

CJN Laments Decline in Judicial System

BY IKECHUKWU NNOCHIRI The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Aloma Mariam Muhktar, yesterday, urged the Federal Government to pay closer attention to justice administration in the country, saying courts were increasingly finding it difficult to effectively perform their day-to-day [...]

September 24, 2013 Law
Nwoye Court Case

Court Adjourns Nwoye’s Suit

Hearing in the suit filed by Tony Nwoye, seeking to be declared as governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the Anambra Governorship election could not go on  Friday because, his lawyer, Yusuf Ali, SAN applied for an adjournment. [...]

September 21, 2013 Law

National confab without sovereign powers okay, says Mark

SENATE President David Mark Tuesday cautioned against the convocation of a national conference with sovereign powers.   He advised advocates of sovereign national conference to be careful not to endanger the fragile security situation in the country at the moment. [...]

September 18, 2013 Law

Suntai vs Assembly – Court Adjourns to Sept 30

Jalingo — Justice Ali Andeyantso of the High Court in Jalingo, Taraba State, yesterday adjourned the suit brought by Governor Danbaba Danfulani Suntai against the state House of Assembly and Speaker Haruna Tsokwa to September 30. Our correspondent reports that [...]

September 18, 2013 Law
Falana vows to sue Lagos government over ‘illegal repartriation’

Falana vows to sue Lagos government over ‘illegal repartriation’

Lagos lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), on Friday disclosed that he was set to sue the Lagos State Government for “illegal repatriation of Nigerians”.   He said it was unfortunate that the state governor, Babatunde Fashola (SAN), gave such directive.   [...]

September 14, 2013 Law

How a Nigerian, Emmanuel Ekhator jailed in US stole $11m

ABUJA — Details emerged, yesterday, of how a Nigerian, Emmanuel Ekhator, successfully ripped off unsuspecting persons across the United States and Canada to the tune of $11 million (N1.782 billion) in a major mail and wire fraud.   Ekhator, who [...]

September 12, 2013 Law
Lagos High Court Grants Ajudua Bail

Lagos High Court Grants Ajudua Bail

Justice Ganiyu Safari has granted suspected fraudster, Fred Ajudua bail in the sum of N50 million with two sureties in like sum on the grounds of his failing health in a court sitting at the Lagos High Court in Ikeja. [...]

September 11, 2013 Law
Chuks Okocha and Tobi Soniyi A Federal High Court Monday in Abuja, granted a Lagos lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN),

Falana Begins Proceedings to Ascertain Status of Suntai’s Health

Chuks Okocha and Tobi Soniyi A Federal High Court Monday in Abuja, granted a Lagos lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), leave to commence a suit to compel the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Adoke [...]

September 10, 2013 Law
Police arrest 300 suspected criminals in Benue

Police arrest 300 suspected criminals in Benue

The Benue State Police Command said yesterday it arrested over 300 suspected criminals in the last three months.   Police Commissioner Adams Audu said the arrests were made between June and August, three months of his assumption of duty.   [...]

August 27, 2013 Law

Supreme Court Suspends Vacation to Hear Ondo Governorship Appeals

BY TOBI SONIYI The Supreme Court has fixed a new date for the hearing of multiple appeals against the judgment of the Court of Appeal which upheld the declaration of Governor Olusegun Mimiko as the winner of the Ondo State [...]

August 26, 2013 Law
IGP Consoles Family Of Slain Motorist

IGP Consoles Family Of Slain Motorist

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Abubakar, has condoled with the relations, friends and colleagues of the late Olalekan Ajayi, a commercial motorcyclist, who was said to have died by the hands of a police officer on Tuesday, August 20,2013. [...]

August 23, 2013 Law

Al-Mustapha: Lagos Heads to Supreme Court over Kudirat’s Murder

Gboyega Akinsanmi and  Akinwale Akintunde   The Lagos State Government has approached the Supreme Court to challenge a decision of the Court of Appeal that discharged and acquitted the former Chief Security Officer (CSO) to the late Head of State, General [...]

August 14, 2013 Law

Police complete Pistorius murder probe, runner to appear in court

Police said on Tuesday they had used forensic experts, ballistics experts, psychologists and technology experts to investigate the Feb. 14 death of Reeva Steenkamp, who was shot by Pistorius through a closed bathroom door at his upmarket Pretoria home. “It [...]

August 13, 2013 Law
Ondo State Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko yesterday said the ruling Labour Party has no plan to impeach his Deputy, Alhaji Ali Olanusi contrary to speculations in the state Speaking to newsmen, the governor said there was no truth whatsoever in the rumour. The governor said he was disturbed when some of his friends outside the shores of Nigeria called him that they heard it on the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) that his deputy was about to be impeached. “As I am talking to you now, Alhaji Olanusi remained the deputy governor of Ondo State and there is no plan to impeach him,” he said. The clarification also coincided with the statements of the Deputy Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Dare Emiola and that of the Chairman of the House of Assembly Committee on Information, Oyebo Aladetan. Aladetan said the report must have been a figment of the imagination of the people because there was no time such a matter was tabled for discussion on the floor of the House of Assembly. Also, Emiola, who is from the same Akoko South West Local Government Area with the deputy governor, said the House had been on recess for over two weeks and the issue was not discussed before the Assembly went on recess. Checks revealed that the speculations was induced by reports by a section of the media on the state of health of the deputy governor, suggesting that that he might no longer cope with the demands of the office.

No plans to impeach deputy gov – Mimiko

Ondo State Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko yesterday said the ruling Labour Party has no plan to impeach his Deputy, Alhaji Ali Olanusi contrary to speculations in the state   Speaking to newsmen, the governor said there was no truth whatsoever [...]

August 13, 2013 Law
EFCC Storms Rivers For Hon Chidi Lloyd And Others.

EFCC Storms Rivers For Hon Chidi Lloyd And Others.

Embattled Majority Leader of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Mr Chidi Lloyd who was arrested for allegedly hitting an anti-Amaechi lawmaker with a fake mace may be in for more trouble as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, [...]

August 6, 2013 Law
Lagosians React To Ban On Clothes Spreading

Lagosians React To Ban On Clothes Spreading

I am not sure of the exact reasons why the Lagos State Government would take such step against the people. But I’m not surprised, judging by the pedigree and past radical deeds of the state government.   Although the move [...]

August 4, 2013 Law

‘Why We Transferred Rivers Lawmaker From London Hospital

THE member of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Mr. Michael Chinda, who was hit with a mace by the Majority Leader, Mr. Chidi Lloyd, has been transferred from the Cromwell Hospital in London to an undisclosed hospital for security [...]

August 4, 2013 Government and politics, Law
Child Marriage The Imperative Of Judicial Interpretation

Child Marriage: The Imperative Of Judicial Interpretation

Given the emotional reactions to the retention of Section 29(4) b of the Constitution by the Senate and its implications on the legality of child marriage, it is perhaps necessary for stakeholders to approach the Supreme Court to seek judicial [...]

August 3, 2013 Law

ALUU 4: Plaintiffs Present Fresh Charges Against Suspects

Plaintiffs in the court case over murder of four University of Port Harcourt students in Aluu, Rivers State have withdrawn and presented fresh charges against suspects on trial over the incident.   A High Court presided over by Justice L.L [...]

August 1, 2013 Education, Law

Islamic Law Sanctions Marriage Based on Maturity not Age – Senator

Senator Ahmad Rufai Sani, ANPP, Zamfara West Wednesday said that under the Islamic law, a girl was considered ripe for marriage based on her physical and mental maturity and not necessarily age, just as he stressed that situations could arise [...]

July 31, 2013 Law
Nigerian Senators

34 Senators Made No Bill In Two Years But Still Collect 30 Million Naira Annually

Halfway into the tenure of the Senate, 34 senators have not sponsored any bill since coming to office, according to official records released by the Senate.     The Senate’s Mid-Term Assessment Report shows that of the total 109 senators, [...]

July 31, 2013 Law

FG Files New Charges Against Lebanese ‘Hezbollah Agents’

The Federal Government on Monday filed an additional 10-count terrorism charge against the three Lebanese suspects, Mustapha Fawaz, Abdullahi Thahini and Tahal Roda, accused of complicity in the illegal importation of arms into Nigeria.   The action of the FG [...]

July 29, 2013 Law

Fashola In Trouble Over Deportation Of Igbos

A human rights group has launched an investigation into the alleged deportation and dumping of 67 Igbos by the Lagos State Government, which reportedly dumped them in the famed commercial town of Onitsha, Anambra State, in the wee hours of [...]

July 29, 2013 Law
The ECOWAS Court in Abuja, on Tuesday, fixed May 7 for hearings in the case of two Nigerians sentenced to death by a Gambian Court.

ECOWAS Court To Review Death Sentence On Two Nigerians By Gambian Court

The ECOWAS Court in Abuja reviewed the death sentence case, this took place on  May 7 regarding two Nigerians sentenced to death by a Gambian Court. The case was filed by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) on behalf [...]

July 29, 2013 Law
Judge Nigeria

VIDEOS:Nigerian Judge Caught On Tape Negotiating Bribe To Skew Justice

A senior Nigerian judge serving as the Acting Chief Justice of the Gambia, Joseph Wowo, has been sacked for soliciting a N2.5 million (500,000 Dalasi) bribe from a Gambian-based Dutch businessman in return for a favourable judgment in a land [...]

July 28, 2013 Law

Senate To Pass Amended Budget Today …Approves One-year Salary For Sacked NIMC Workers

The Senate Committee on Appropriation, on Wednesday, formally laid its report on the amendments to the 2013 Appropriation Act before the entire house, preparatory to the passage of the amended budget on Thursday. The Chairman of the committee, Senator Ahmed Maccido, [...]

July 25, 2013 Law
CHILD MARRAIGE: ‘Mohammed Married Aisha At 9 – Senator Defends Teen Marraige (VIDEO)

CHILD MARRAIGE: ‘Mohammed Married Aisha At 9 – Senator Defends Teen Marraige (VIDEO)

Controversial Nigerian Senator and former governor of Zamfara State, Senator Ahmad Yerima, has defended his marraige to a 13 year old Egyptian girl. Telling Arabic news channel that if Prophet Mohammed (SAW) could marry Aisha at age 9 there was [...]

July 24, 2013 Law