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Rights Violation: Court orders Buratai to pay N11m damages 

•Army Chief indicted for illegal detention Jude Johnson   The Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen.l Tukur Buratai, to pay N11million as damages for the breach of fundamental rights of eleven Gombe State indigenes that were illegally detained by officers of the Nigerian Army. The court,

Courts restrains DSTV, GOTV from increasing subscription fees

  Federal high court sitting in Abuja has granted Interim Order Prohibiting Multichoice from Increasing Dstv or GOtv Subscription Rates Pending Further Hearing and Order of Court. The Federal Republic of Nigeria filed an action under prevailing law to restrain Multichoice from perverting regulatory process and the course of the law. Director General​

114 pro-biafra women to face court trial after protest in Owerri

The Nigerian Police has arraigned 114 pro-Biafra women in an Owerri Magistrate court on Monday The women were arrested Friday, August 17 during a peaceful protest to demand a date for Biafra referendum, and the whereabouts of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu who disappeared since September 14, 2017 after raid of his

DG NYSC dragged to court over Adeosun’s certificate scandal

Socio Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sued the Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Brigadier-General Sule Kazaure and the NYSC over failure to publish specific documents and information on Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun’s application for NYSC exemption. The suit number FHC/L/CS/1369/18 filed on Tuesday at the Federal

Military habits die hard as Nigeria’s Buhari defies court orders

Dulue Mbachu and Yika Ibukun— With assistance by Solape Renner Prolonged detentions for opponents seen flouting constitution Moves echo Buhari’s days as leader of 1980s  When a Nigerian high court ruled this month that a former national security adviser should be freed on bail, it was the sixth such judgment since

EFCC arraigns 3 INEC officials over alleged N179.8m fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)on Monday arraigned three Independent National Electoral Commission officials (INEC) in Ogun before a Federal High Court, Lagos, over alleged laundering of N179.8m. The EFCC arraigned Yemi Akinwonmi, Dickson Atiba and Ogunmodede Oladayo before Justice Sule Hassan on eight counts bordering on conspiracy, benefiting from crime proceeds,

Dasuki’s family drags AGF Malami to NBA over unprofessional conduct

•Wants AGF investigated, disciplined Jude Johnson  The family of the detained former National Security Adviser Colonel Sambo Dasuki (Rtd) has formally dragged the Attorney General of the Federation and Justice Minister, Abubakar Malami SAN before the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) praying for an investigation and sanction of the minister over his unprofessional