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IkoyiGate Recovery: Court to hear suit on Whistle-Blowing payment January 17, 2018

Babatunde Opalana  Following the payment of the first tranche of the Ikoyi Osborne Tower cash recovery saga, the Federal High Court, Abuja Division has fixed January 17, 2018 for hearing in a court action instituted against Finance Minister, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFFC), Office of the Attorney General of the Federation (OAGF),

Ex-Enugu Chief Judge loses appeal against forfeiture of account

Babatunde Opalana The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Thursday, December 7, 2017, at the Court of Appeal, Enugu secured a landmark  Judgement when the appellate court dismissed the appeal by former Chief Judge of Enugu State, Justice Innocent Umezulike challenging the interim forfeiture of the N50 Million in his

Sokoto Guber: A/Court dismisses suit against Gov Tambuwal

  Babatunde Opalana The Court of Appeal, Abuja division has dismissed an appeal, seeking to unseat Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state, on the ground that he was not validly elected as candidate of the All Progressive Congress APC, in the 2015 governorship election. The Appellate court in the judgment, delivered by

Court adjourns ex-Naval Boss, Jibrin’s trial to Dec 8

Babatunde Opalana    Justice A. S. Umar of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT High Court sitting in Maitama has fixed December 8 and 9, 2017 for further hearing in a case of N600million fraud involving a former Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral Usman Jibrin.   Jibrin is facing trial alongside Rear Admiral Bala Mshelia,

Army 38: Court backs Gen. Ijioma against Buratai, Nigerian Army

Fixes February 8 for hearing  Babatunde Opalana The National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) sitting in Abuja has ruled that Major General Ijioma Nwokoro Ijioma has the right to challenge his compulsory retirement from the Nigerian Army.   The trial Judge, Justice Edith Agbakoba on Wednesday, ruled against the preliminary objection to the

Alleged killer-wife arraigned, pleads “not guilty”

Jude Johnson  The wife of ex-PDP Chairman's son, Ms. Maryam Sanda, who stabbed him to death, was on Friday, arraigned by the police before a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Jabi, Abuja on charges of culpable homicide. Sanda was arraigned by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)  Police Command, for allegedly killing her husband,

Judge withdraws from Justice Nganjiwa’s N81m bribery case

Babatunde Opalana  The trial of Justice Hyeladzira Nganjiwa of the Federal High Court, Bayelsa Division could not continue today, Wednesday, November 22, 2017, as the trial judge, Justice Adedayo Akintoye of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Igbosere, disclosed that the case file had been transferred to another court. According to Wilson Uwujaren,

Shuaib vs Okonjo-Iweala: Court orders FG to reinstate NEMA Spokesperson 4 Year after undue layoff

•Also payment of salaries, allowances Justice David Isele of the National Industrial Court (NIC) has ordered the immediate reinstatement of former Spokesperson of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Yushau A. Shuaib back into the public service after forceful retired In 2013 over an opinion article he wrote on former Finance Minister,

ICPC seeks to prosecute corruption cases in Federal High Courts, others

Babatunde Opalana  The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has proposed to the National Assembly for an expansion of its options of courts for the prosecution of corruption cases to include Federal High courts.According to the Spokesperson for the Commission, Mrs Rasheedat A. Okoduwa, t his was contained in a

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