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CCB formally Serves Charges on CJN Onnoghen

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) has formally served criminal charges on false asset declaration on the Chief Justice of Nigeria, (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen. Onnoghen is set to be arraigned January 22, 2019 at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). However, the Tribunal will have to contend with orders

Alleged Rapist of 11-year old granted bail, threatens victim’s family

..Victim Develops VVF Infection   Amid glaring evidence of sexual defilement, the Minna Chief Magistrate Court 3 has granted bail to one Zakari Yusuf, a serial rapist, alleged to have tormented and sexually abused an 11-year old girl, Safiya Muhammad.   The Court also adjourned hearing into the case till Tuesday 8 January, 2018. Safiya,

OAU sex-for-marks lecturer pleads guilty, bags 2-year jail term

A Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo has sentenced a former lecturer of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Professor Richard Akindele, to two years in prison. Justice Maurine Onyetenu sentenced Professor Akindele on Monday in Osun State, at the end of his trial for demanding sex in exchange for marks from one

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

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