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N5B Libel Suit: DSS report on Magu inadmissible, court tells The Sun

Jude Johnson An Ikeja High Court on Thursday, April 18 rendered a copy of the Department of State Security (DSS) report to the Nigerian Senate on Ibrahim Magu, the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) inadmissible. It was garnered that Justice Doris Okuwobi in a ruling during

Breaking: CCT declares ‘ex-CJN’ Onnoghen guilty

•Banned from public office Jude Johnson The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on Thursday convicted the former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen of breach of Code of Conduct for Public Officers over failure to declare his assets. Onnoghen was reported to have resigned from his position as

$2.1bn Malabu scam: EFCC working with Interpol to arrest Adoke, Etete, four others

•Court approves arrest order Jude Johnson The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had said it is working with the International Police Organisation (INTERPOL) to apprehend the immediate-past Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr. Mohammed Adoke, a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Dan Etete, and four others who were involved in

Onnoghen: Lack of substantive CJN looms as Tanko Muhammad’s interim tenure expires

Senator Iroegbu  Nigeria may be heading to a constitutional crisis with a likely absence of a substantive Chief Justice as a result of sudden resignation of Justice Walter Onnoghen and expiration of the interim tenure of Justice Tanko Mohammed. A rights group, Intersociety in a detailed report on Wednesday pointed an impending

Court orders DSS to produce Dasuki

A Federal High Court in Abuja has issued a warrant against the Department of State Services (DSS) to produce the immediate past National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd). Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf gave the order following a request by the Prosecutor Oluwaleke Atolagbe who asked that the court grants an order to enable

Atiku’s Citizenship: Why Jonathan, PDP should be blamed – Ajulo

•Warns against attacks on APC counsel  Senator Iroegbu A legal practitioner and human rights activist, Dr. Kayode Ajulo, has added a new twist to the controversy the citizenship of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general elections.  According to him, the PDP and former President Goodluck

N450m PDP Campaign Funds: Security agencies exposed as Belgore exonerates self

Jude Johnson A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Dele Belgore, standing trial before a Federal High Court in Lagos for alleged N450 million fraud over campaign funds of the People Democratic Party (PDP) in 2015 has denied complicity in the money-laundering offence. Belgore, a former PDP Campaign Coordinator in Kwara

ICPC nabs Director for living above salary

Jude Johnson A Director in the Federal Ministry of Education, Mr. Victor Igboanugo, has been arraigned by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) over alleged contract frauds to the tune of N162m, and ownership of property valued way above his legitimate income. Igboanugo, who had worked at

PRAWA, FCT Chief Judge calls for decriminalization of petty offenders

 •Launches baseline report  Godsgift Onyedinefu  The Prisons Rehabilitation and Welfare Actions (PRAWA) has called for a review of the criminal laws  in the country to stop the treatment of minor offences as crime. The Executive Director of PRAWA, Mrs. Uju Agomoh, speaking at a dissemination workshop organised by the Non-Governmental Organisation in collaboration

Arresting petty traders, a recipe for more crimes – FCT Chief Judge

Senator Iroegbu The Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Chairman, Administration of Criminal Justice Monitoring Committee (ACJMC), Justice Ishaq Bello, has warned that the incessant arrest of traders by the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB), police and other security agencies will push them to higher crimes. Bello who is

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