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Dead End| Supreme Court sacks Sen. Danladi, Hon. Hembe

Orders refund of all salaries, allowances collected so far ...Sumner Shagari     The Supreme Court has ordered the Senator representing Taraba North Senatorial District, Sani Abubakar Danladi to vacate his seat immediately and refund all salaries and allowances he received within 90 days.   Also, the Supreme Court in a unanimous decision delivered

$40m contract: EFCC’s attempt to inject fresh evidence stalls GEJ’s cousin’s trial

...Nneoma Ndibe      The prosecution in the trial of former President Goodluck Jonathan’s cousin, Azibaola Robert, wife, Stella and company, Oneplus, stalled the cross-examination of its witnesses for the second time in two days, by seeking abrupt adjournment.   This approach by the Prosecuting Counsel, Sylvanus Tahir, yesterday infuriated the trial judge, Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High

$40m contract: EFCC’s attempt to inject fresh evidence stalls GEJ’s cousin’s trial

...Nneoma Ndibe  The prosecution in the trial of former President Goodluck Jonathan’s cousin, Azibaola Robert, wife, Stella and company, Oneplus, stalled the cross-examination of its witnesses for the second time in two days, by seeking abrupt adjournment. This approach by the Prosecuting Counsel, Sylvanus Tahir, yesterday infuriated the trial judge, Nnami Dimgba of the Federal High

Governorship tussle: Tambuwal knows fate Friday

...Nneoma Ndibe    The Governor of Sokoto State, Mr. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, will on Friday in Abuja know his fate in the fierce legal battle challenging the propriety of his nomination by the All Progressive Congress (APC) for the 2015 governorship election in the state. A Federal High Court in Abuja will give a make or

Secret Trial: FG witnesses to testify behind screen on Dasuki

•But will not be shielded from Lawyers The Federal Government witnesses billed to testify against the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (rtd) in the charge of unlawful possession of firearms and money-laundering brought against since 2015 are to give evidence behind the screen. The screens are to be

Why CCT acquitted Saraki on false asset declaration charges

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Discharges him of all 18-counts charge Says evidence bereft of probate value ...Nneoma Ndibe   The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on Wednesday in Abuja discharged and acquitted the Senate President Dr. Bukola Saraki in the 18 count charges of false declaration of assets brought against him since September 2015 by the

N1.6bn Scam: Court grants Omokore leave to travel

Rules on application challenging jurisdiction July 5 ...Nneoma Ndibe    The Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court, Abuja has granted the embattled Chairman of Atlantic Energy Brass Development Limited and Atlantic Energy Drilling Concept Limited, Jide Omokore, who is standing trial for a N1.6 billion oil scam, the permission to

Court discharges Boko Haram suspect after 4 years in custody

•Cites lack of evidence  ...Nneoma Ndibe  A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has discharged a Boko Haram Suspect Usman Abubakar (a.k.a Mugiratu) over lack of evidence linking him to the charge of terrorism levied against him by the Federal government.  Abubakar was arraigned alongside six others on an 11- count charge, bothering

NJC recalls Justice Ademola, 5 others accused of corruption

•Warns 3 Judges, places 2 on "watch list" ...Nneoma Ndibe The National Judicial Council (NJC) has recalled the Federal High Court judge, Justice Adeniyi Ademola and five others that were previously suspended following corruption allegations levelled against them by President Muhammadu Buhari led administration. This was contained in a statement on Saturday by

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