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Supreme Court berates EFCC’s Lawyer over incompetent application

Jude Johnson  The Supreme Court has on Wednesday berated the counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Rotimi Jacobs (SAN) for filing an incompetent application in the appeal that emanated from false assets declaration suit brought against the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Saraki by government. The Counsel in a

Court orders Kanu’s separate trial, Abaribe to explain his whereabouts


Jude Johnson The Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the separation of trial of the self-acclaimed leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu from that of his three other co-accused persons. Kanu, Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi, are currently facing an amended 6 count charge

CCT to rule on Supreme Court Justice trial March 21, 2018

Jude Johnson The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) will on March 21, 2018 deliver ruling on the competence of the criminal charge brought against the Supreme Court Justice, Sylvester Nwali Ngwuta by the Federal government on charges of false assets declaration. The tribunal fixed the date after taking arguments from counsel to

Court orders release of 475 Boko Haram suspects

A Nigerian court has released 475 people allegedly affiliated with Boko Haram for rehabilitation, the justice ministry said on Sunday, as the country’s biggest legal investigation of the militant Islamist insurgency continues. The first person convicted for the kidnapping in 2014 of Chibok schoolgirls, sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment last week,

Malabu Oil Scandal: Court awaits Adoke’s extradition, adjourns to June 18

Babatunde  Abiodun  The Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court, sitting in Maitama, Abuja, has adjourned to June 18, 2018 for the arraignment of a former Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke and eight others over their alleged involvement in the sale of Oil

Asset Declaration: CCT blasts FG over poor trial of Justice Ngwuta 

•Trial Shifted to February 20, 2018 Babatunde Abiodun  The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) prosecuting a Supreme Court Justice Sylvester Nwali Ngwuta has lambasted the Federal Government over the poor and shoddy manner the judicial officer is been tried by the Federal Government. The Tribunal Chairman, Mr. Danladi Yakubu Umar threatened to strike out

Abuse of office: Judge discharges ex-President Jonathan’s Physician

 Jude Johnson    A No-Nonsense Judge of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court Abuja, Justice Peter Affen has dismissed the six-count charge bordering on alleged abuse of office preferred against Dr Fortune Feberesima, a Chief Physician to former President, Goodluck Jonathan.  The EFCC had accused Fiberesima of awarding contracts valued at N258.9 million

Boko haram member sentenced to 60 years in prison

A federal High Court sitting in Wawa, Niger State has sentenced a 22-year-old Boko Haram member, Abba Umar, to sixty years in prison. While delivering judgement on Tuesday, the judge found Umar guilty of four terrorism-related charges. On count one of being a member of the proscribed Boko Haram sect, the judge