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I’m relieved Senate didn’t confirm me–Magu

•Testifies at libel suit against The Sun   Olu  Igbe The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)  Ibrahim Magu, said on Thursday that he was glad the Senate refused to confirm him as the substantive chairman of the anti-graft agency. Magu said if the Senate had confirmed him, perhaps he

FG has lost the right to prosecute me, Dasuki tells court

•Says the trial cant continue while govt disobeys court orders Jude Johnson    The former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (rtd), has insisted that the Federal Government has lost the legitimacy to prosecute him having denied him his fundamental human rights m. To this end, Abuja division of the Federal High Court

Rights Violations: Nigerian Army’s defence lawyer dragged before NBA, legal disciplinary C’ttee 

•Accused of obstruction of justice    Senator Iroegbu    Mr. Michael Owolabi, the Defence Lawyer in the case involving the Nigerian Army and Maj-Gen. Ijeoma N. Ijioma, one of the 38 senior officers contesting unjust retirement in 2016, has been dragged before the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee, for obstruction of justice.   Gen. Ijioma

ECOWAS may sanction  Nigeria, others for disobeying court judgments

The Economic Community of West African states (ECOWAS) has disclosed that plans have been concluded to punish member states that are in the habit of disregarding and disobeying judgments of the ECOWAS court of justice. Nigeria is one of the member countries that have consistently failed to obey ECOWAS Court judgements

NBA President, Paul Usoro in EFCC net over N1.4bn fraud allegation

Jude Johnson   The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has filed a N1.4billion fraud charge against the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr. Paul Usoro (SAN), at the Federal High Court in Lagos. Justice Muslim Hassan fixed December 10, 2018 for the EFCC to arraign Usoro. The anti-graft agency, in a

Court issues EFCC, DSS, police three-day ultimatum  to arrest Diezani 

The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, in Apo, Abuja, on Tuesday gave a three days ultimatum to  arrest of the immediate-past Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, who is currently under investigation for corruption allegations in the United Kingdom. The spokesperson for Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC),

How Ajudua defrauded me of $8.4m in prison – Bamaiyi

Lt.-Gen. Ishaya Bamaiyi (rtd), a former Chief of Army Staff, on Monda,y told an Ikeja High Court in Lagos how Fred Ajudua, allegedly defrauded him of $8.4 million. Bamaiyi said that the alleged fraud occurred while Ajudua and Bamaiyi were both incarcerated at the Kirikiri Maximum Prisons in Lagos. Bamaiyi gave the

Buhari appoints Musa Abaji as new supreme court justice

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Musa Abaji as a new Supreme Court Justice. This was disclosed in a letter sent to the Senate by Buhari, which was read during plenary on Wednesday, reveals the verified Twitter handle of the Senate, @NGRSenate. The tweet read, “Senate President read a letter from President Buhari on  “Appointment

Judge Orders Dasuki’s Trial in Absentia

Justice Ahmed Rahmat Mohammed has ordered the former National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki be prosecuted in absentia by the Federal Government following his resolve not to appear in court for further proceedings. The judge invoked section 352 (4)  of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) to issue the order

Appeal Court reduces ex-govs Dariye, Nyame jail terms

•Sentenced to 10 and 12 years respectively  •Jolly Nyame ordered to pay a fine of N500m Jude Johnson  The Federal Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has reduced the 14 years jail sentences handed over to the former governors of Plateau, Sen. Joshua Dariye and Taraba State, Rev. Jolly Nyame, to 10 and

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