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Appeal Court reduces ex-govs Dariye, Nyame jail terms

•Sentenced to 10 and 12 years respectively  •Jolly Nyame ordered to pay a fine of N500m Jude Johnson  The Federal Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has reduced the 14 years jail sentences handed over to the former governors of Plateau, Sen. Joshua Dariye and Taraba State, Rev. Jolly Nyame, to 10 and

EFCC recovers N510m from former Naval Chief Accountant

  A former Director of Navy Accounts, Rear Admiral Tahir Yusuf (rtd), has temporarily forfeited N510m to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The accounts include Bitmas Enterprises domiciled in Zenith Bank and Tahir Yusuf domiciled in Skye Bank. The sum, which is in naira, dollars and pounds, totalled N510m. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu

Dasuki vows to boycott trial over FG’s disobedience to court order

The former National Security Adviser Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) has berated the Federal Government over his continued detention and disobedience to various court orders that admitted him on bails.   Dasuki in a strongly worded letter he personally signed and addressed to the Registrar of the Federal High Court Abuja vowed to

Court revokes Orji Uzor Kalu’s bail

Jude Johnson    A Court has revoked the bail granted ex-Abia State Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, for failure to appear for proceedings after the expiration of the seven days ultimatum.   Hearing in the trial of Kalu for an alleged fraud of N7.65bn was stalled last Monday due to the absence of the ex-governor

Asset Declaration: You cant arrest Ekweremadu, court tells FG

Jude Johnson The Federal High Court in Abuja has ruled against plan by the Nigerian government to arrest the Deputy Senate President (DSP), Ike Kweremadu, barely 72 hours after surviving assassination attempt. The on Thursday refused to issue o8a bench warrant on Ekweremadu over his absence in court for his refusal to defend the

German health vacation: Court gives Orji Uzo Kalu seven days ultimatum 

•As EFCC accuses former governor of jumping bail   Jude Johnson  A  Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos State, has ordered the former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu to return to Nigeria within seven days to face his corruption trial. Kalu is facing trial for a N7.65 billion fraud and was to

Biafra: Abaribe, Fani-Kayode helped Nnamdi Kanu to escape–Lawyer

•Seeks their prosecution A Federal High Court in Abuja has been asked to hold Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe, PDP Chieftain, Femi Fani-Kayode and others responsible for the disappearance of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) from the country. The court was also told to order their arrest and prosecution

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