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Coronavirus: Lawyer Withdraws Suit Compelling FG to Shut International Airports

•Cites Court's failure to enforce accelerated hearing  Senator Iroegbu An Abuja-based human rights lawyer, Mr. Johnmary Jideobi, has withdrawn as suit seeking to compel the Federal Government and Attorney General of the Federation to enforce immediate closure of Nigerian International Airports as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Jideobi in his

Chronicles of Maryam Sanda Trial: Alleged husband killer to Know Fate Monday

Jude Johnson Maryam Sanda, the woman who allegedly stabbed her husband to death will know her fate on Monday when justice Yusuf Halilu of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court is billed to deliver judgment on her protracted trial. The Nigerian police charged Ms Sanda for culpable homicide in November

Again, Court orders Nigerian Army to reinstate illegally dismissed officer

Godsgift Onyedinefu The National Industrial Court sitting in Abuja has again ordered the Nigerian Army to reinstate a senior officer, Lt-Col. Abdulfatai Mohammed, who was amobg the group of 38 Army officers dismissed from the service in 2016 in a controversial circumstances. The judge, Rakiya Haastrup who gave the judgement on

SERAP sues FG over failed Chinese $460m Abuja CCTV project

Senator Iroegbu The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has dragged the Federal Government of Nigeria to court to invesgigate and explain why the N166.75 billion worth Abuja Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) project awarded to a Chinese company in 2010 failed. To this end, the anti-corruption focused organisation filed a lawsuit against Mrs Zainab

Sowore: Alleged Court arrest order on DSS boss false, fabricated–Security Sources

Senator Iroegbu The reports making rounds that Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered for the arrest of the Director-General of Department of State Services (DSS), Mr. Yusuf Magaji Bichi, has been described as false and malicious attempt to tarnish his image. Security sources denied as total fabrication, the reports Bichi

Money Laundry: Court grants Maina N1b bail

•Maina fit for trial, says Prison doctor  Senator Iroegbu A Federal High Court, Abuja on Monday admitted former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team (PRTM), Abdulrasheed Maina to bail in the sum of N1 billion with two Serving senators as surety.  Maina is standing trial on 12 count charge bordering

Breaking: Tribunal upholds Buhari’s election, dismisses Atiku, PDP petitions

•Says Buhari eminently qualified to contest 2019 presidential election •Strikes out APC’s petition on Atiku’s nationality •Atiku’s petition valid, competently filed Senator Iroegbu The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) has upheld President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the February 23, 2019 presidential

Election Petition: Buhari shocks Tribunal, closes defence after seven witnesses…

Jude Johnson In a dramatic turn of event on Thursday, President Muhammadu Buhari abruptly terminated his defense in the petition filed by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Atiku Abubakar and his party seeking to upturn the declaration of Buhari as winner of the February 23 presidential

Election Petition: Confusion in Buhari’s camp as WAEC disowns Cambridge document

•We have no hand in Buhari's Cambridge documents, the exam body tells Tribunal Jude Johnson The West African Examination Council (WAEC), has told the presidential election Petition Tribunal in Abuja that the body has no hand in the issuance of results to President Muhammadu Buhari by the Cambridge University International Assessment