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Customs To Cough Out N3.8B, $4.9M Over Unlawful Rice Seizures

*As Appeal Court upholds N3.8b, $4.9m verdict. Kayode Lawal The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) is to cough out a whopping sum of N3.8B and another $4.9M for engaging in unlawful seizures of containers of rice legally imported into the country by a trading company. This followed the Court of Appeal in Abuja

Gov Bello, Wada, Akpoti Know Fate August 31 over Kogi Guber Poll

*Supreme Court to deliver final verdict Ayode Awal The Supreme Court on Tuesday in Abuja fixed August 31 to deliver final verdict in the long drawn legal battle that will determine the fate of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State and other contestants to the governorship seat of the state. A seven

Edo Guber: APC Opposes Swift Hearing of Suit Against Ize-Iyamu

*Petitions Judge, seeks suit transfer *Says he is close to Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike Ayode Awal The All Progressive Congress (APC) has raised strong opposition to the speedy hearing of a suit seeking disqualification of its governorship candidate Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu from the September 19, Edo state governorship election. APC in a

Investigation: 15 High-profile Corruption Case Files Missing

The case files of 15 high-profile individuals, including the Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodimma, Senator Peter Nwabaoshi, and others facing graft and other criminal charges have disappeared, findings have revealed. The missing files also included the non-declaration of assets and possession of foreign accounts cases against Anambra North senator, Stella

P&ID: FG Slams Fresh Six Separate Charges Against British National over $9.6b ‘Scam’

Ayode Awal The federal government yesterday in Abuja slammed six separate criminal charges against a British national, Mr James Nolan and six other companies over their alleged involvement in the $9.6B Process and Industrial Development (P&ID) “contract scam”. P&ID, an Irish engineering company, had secured a $9.6B award against Nigeria following

EFCC’s Failure to List Witnesses Stalls Adoke’s Trial in Corruption Charge

Ayode Awal The failure of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to supply names and particulars of witnesses yesterday stalled the trial of former Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr Mohammed Bello Adoke SAN in the corruption changes brought against him by the federal

Court Grants Orders Restraining Edo Govt, Officers from further Defaming Capt. Hosa Okunbo

▪︎Business mogul seeks N4b in damages Jude Johnson  An Abuja High Court, presided over by Justice Suleiman Belgore, has granted orders of injunction restraining the Edo State Government and its officers from making further defamatory publications about business mogul, Captain Idahosa Wells Okunbo (popularly known as Capt. Hosa). The defendants to the

Kano Sharia Court Sentences Man to Death for Blasphemy

By Hamza Ibrahim An Islamic court in northern Nigeria sentenced a 22-year old singer to death on Monday for blasphemy against the Prophet Muhammad in a song he circulated on the messaging platform WhatsApp in March. Kano state, in predominantly Muslim northern Nigeria, has Islamic sharia courts that function alongside civil

APC Declines Court Service as Ize -Iyamu Disqualification Case Begins

Godsgift Onyedinefu The All Progressive Congress (APC) has rejected summons from bailiffs of the Federal High Court in Abuja on behalf of it's candidate in the Edo September, 2020 election, Pastor Osagie Ize -Iyamu, as his disqualification case began. The National Rescue Movement (NRM) had gone to court to challenge the

Lawyer Accuses ‘Magu Boys’ of Demanding N75mn Bribery into Different Bank Accounts

Senator Iroegbu More troubles appear to be rolling in for the suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, following a petition on alleged extortion and criminal intimidation by Magu's Boy. In a fresh petition by an Abuja based lawyer, Mr Johnmary Jideobi, Magu and

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