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Nigerian, Italian jailed over Malabu oil deal

•As fraud claims first convicts   Samuel Ogundipe A Nigerian man and his accomplice in Italy were on Thursday sentenced to four years each for their roles in the controversial Malabu oil deal, marking the first victory for Italian prosecutors in the complex corruption case. The deal, struck in 2011 under President Goodluck Jonathan,

MTN Sues CBN, AGF Over Alleged $10.1b Infractions

Telecommunications firm, MTN Nigeria, has headed for the court over the alleged $10.1 billion financial malfeasance levelled against it by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF). The apex bank had asked MTN to refund $8.1 billion, said to have been illegally repatriated through

ICC is illegitimate, already dead to us – U.S

Threatens to Arrest ICC Judges Over War Crimes Probe   United States long-running reluctant relationship with the International Criminal Court ICC came to a crashing halt on Monday as decades of U.S. suspicions about the tribunal and its global jurisdiction spilled into open hostility, amid threats of sanctions if it investigates

Amid threats to national security there remains a national interest in the rule of law

Tani A. Molajo, SAN The title of this commentary is inspired by the sanguine affirmation made by Lord Atkin over 70 years ago in his dissenting judgment in Liversidge v. Sir John Anderson & another (1942) AC 266 @ 244, to wit: “In this country, amid the clash of arms, the laws

Allegations of Forgery: HEDA files suit to compel IGP to investigate Adeosun

Human and Environmental Development Agenda Resource Centre, a non-governmental organization in Nigeria, has filed a motion exparte before the Federal High Court sitting at Ikoyi, Lagos State, seeking for the leave of court to apply for an order compelling and mandating the Inspector General of Police to commence urgent investigations

SERAP drags INEC to court over ‘failure to put Ekiti vote buyers on trial’

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has dragged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to courtover the commission’s “failure to put Ekiti vote buyers on trial and do something about the allegations of vote buying by both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during recent governorship election in

NBA rejects Buhari’s statement on rule of law, national security

Godsgift Onyedinefu   The Nigerian Bar association (NBA) has strongly rejected President Muhammadu Buhari's statement subordinating the rule of law to national interest. Buhari made the assertion at the opening ceremony of 58th Annual General conference of NBA. But the NBA in its communique issued at the close of the meeting on Friday, stressed

Buhari’s assertion on “National interest” above rule of law, a legal profanity – SAN

Godsgift Onyedinefu     A senior advocate of Nigeria, (SAN) and human rights activist, Mike Ozekhome, has strongly disagree with President Muhammadu Buhari’s assertion that security and national interest should be elevated above the rule of law. Buhari made the assertion in his opening remarks during the 2018 NBA Annual General Conference currently going on

Nwodo to FG: You cant placate deadly Boko Haram, herdsmen and proscribe peaceful IPOB

•Salutes judiciary for freeing jailed 112 Igbo women •Warns against stretching the people's anger beyond limit •Expresses dismay over silence on threats by Fulani herdsmen   Godsgift Onyedinefu    The President General of the umbrella body of Ndigbo Worldwide, the Ohanaeze, Chief John Nnia Nwodo has reacted to the release of over 100 pro-Biafran women by

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