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Kashamu’s extradition suit resumes at Supreme Court June 10

•Also in three other courts Senator Iroegbu   The Supreme Court will on June 10 resume hearing in an appeal filed by Senator Buruji Kashamu in which he is praying the Apex Court to stop the federal government from extraditing him to the United States of America (USA) for trial in an alleged

Court orders INEC to issue Certificate of Return to Rochas Okorocha

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Federal High court in Abuja has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to issue a Certificate of Return to the former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, as Senator-elect The former governor is to represent Imo West Senatorial district. Justice Okon Abang ruled that having been declared by the

Breaking: Court orders reopening of AIT, Ray power

•NBC, AGF, other to maintain status quo ante bellum last Senator Iroegbu A Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday ordered the re-opening of Daar Communications Plc, owners of Africa Independent Television (AIT) and Ray Power, which was shut down by the federal government on Thursday. The National Broadcasting Commission (NB)

Could alternative justice help counter-terrorism?

•With overburdened justice systems in Mali, Niger and Nigeria, other options could be used for some terrorism cases. Romi Sigsworth Mali, Niger and Nigeria are under pressure to stop the ongoing terrorist attacks in their countries. How to achieve this is the critical question. Steps have been taken to use the criminal

ICC submission calls for prosecution of EU over migrant deaths

•Member states should face punitive action over deaths in Mediterranean, say lawyers Owen Bowcott The EU and member states should be prosecuted for the deaths of thousands of migrants who drowned in the Mediterranean fleeing Libya, according to a detailed legal submission to the international criminal court (ICC). The 245-page document calls for

Nigeria to lose over N4.1trn on inter’l legal charges against Buhari’s govt

•As UK-based P & ID seeks to enforce $9b damages  Senator Iroegbu Nigerian, which is already facing myriads ofeconomic challenges, budget deficit and huge external debt may lose over $13.3 billion, which amounts to N4.076 trillion in legal charges incurred by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. The money, which could rise

Criminal Justice: ACJMC urges FG to employ more court prosecutors

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Administration of Criminal Justice Monitoring Committee (ACJMC) has called on the Federal Government to employ more prosecutors in courts to facilitate the administration of criminal justice in the country. The Committee made this call on Friday during a capacity building Training workshop on Data and Financial Management of the

ICPC secures 24-year jail term for its ex-board nominee, other

ICPC Press Release  The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), has secured 12 years jail term for both Dr. Saad Alanamu, a former Chairman of the Governing Council of Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, and Salman Sulaiman, the Chief Executive Director of Namylas Nig. Ltd, for collecting and giving

Appeal Court to Adeleke: You’re qualified to run for Governor

•Slams N3m fines against plaintiffs Jude Johnson  The Court of Appeal, Abuja on Thursday held that Senator Ademola Adeleke is qualified to run and contest for the 2018 governorship election in Osun State, having possessed the basic qualification of School Certificate. The appellate court consequently set aside the decision of an Abuja High

Appeal Court reverses judgment sacking Nwaobashi as Senator Delta North

•Returns him as Senator-Elect Jude Johnson The Court of Appeal in Abuja has set aside the April 3, 2019 judgment of the Federal High Court, Abuja, which sacked Senator Peter Nwaoboshi as candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Delta North Senatorial District seat.   A three-man panel of the Court of Appeal,