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Court threatens to revoke shinkafi’s bail

Justice Fatima Aminu of the Federal High Court sitting in Gusau today threatened to revoke the bail she earlier granted to a former governor of Zamfara State, Mahmud Shinkafi, for his failure to appear in court. Shinkafi who is the second defendant in the charge,  was arraigned alongside three others;  Ambassador

EFCC Vows to Arrest Innoson Motors Boss, Chukwuma

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has vowed to arrest the Chairman, Innoson Motors Nigeria Limited, Innocent Chukwuma in order to face fraud charges in court. The Commission spokesperson, Wilson Uwujiaren gave the assurance in a statement on Wednesday after Justice Olusola Williams of the Special Offences Court sitting

Alleged 3.5bn fraud: court grants saraki’s aide, others N250m bail each

A Federal high Court sitting in Lagos on Tuesday granted N250m each bail to Gbenga Makanjuola, Deputy Chief of Staff to the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, and three others, who are being prosecuted for a N3.5bn fraud. Makanjuola is facing trial alongside Kolawole Shittu, cashier to the Senate President; Robert

Nigerian, Italian jailed over Malabu oil deal

•As fraud claims first convicts   Samuel Ogundipe A Nigerian man and his accomplice in Italy were on Thursday sentenced to four years each for their roles in the controversial Malabu oil deal, marking the first victory for Italian prosecutors in the complex corruption case. The deal, struck in 2011 under President Goodluck Jonathan,

MTN Sues CBN, AGF Over Alleged $10.1b Infractions

Telecommunications firm, MTN Nigeria, has headed for the court over the alleged $10.1 billion financial malfeasance levelled against it by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF). The apex bank had asked MTN to refund $8.1 billion, said to have been illegally repatriated through

ICC is illegitimate, already dead to us – U.S

Threatens to Arrest ICC Judges Over War Crimes Probe   United States long-running reluctant relationship with the International Criminal Court ICC came to a crashing halt on Monday as decades of U.S. suspicions about the tribunal and its global jurisdiction spilled into open hostility, amid threats of sanctions if it investigates

Amid threats to national security there remains a national interest in the rule of law

Tani A. Molajo, SAN The title of this commentary is inspired by the sanguine affirmation made by Lord Atkin over 70 years ago in his dissenting judgment in Liversidge v. Sir John Anderson & another (1942) AC 266 @ 244, to wit: “In this country, amid the clash of arms, the laws

Allegations of Forgery: HEDA files suit to compel IGP to investigate Adeosun

Human and Environmental Development Agenda Resource Centre, a non-governmental organization in Nigeria, has filed a motion exparte before the Federal High Court sitting at Ikoyi, Lagos State, seeking for the leave of court to apply for an order compelling and mandating the Inspector General of Police to commence urgent investigations

SERAP drags INEC to court over ‘failure to put Ekiti vote buyers on trial’

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has dragged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to courtover the commission’s “failure to put Ekiti vote buyers on trial and do something about the allegations of vote buying by both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during recent governorship election in