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Nigeria sues Alabama university

The Nigerian government has dragged a university in the United States, the Alabama State University, to court for allegedly mishandling the scholarship meant for students’ rent, books and food. According to a BBC report, Nigeria also accuses the university of charging them for accommodation they did not use and lessons they did not

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 deal: AGF, Malami writes Buhari to drop case against Diezzani, Adoke (full letter)

By Samuel Ogundipe The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, has written to President Muhammadu Buhari, urging him to back off on his administration’s legal battles against the principal actors in the controversial Malabu Oil deal. The raging scandal over the OPL 245 oil block began in 2011 when the Goodluck Jonathan

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