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ACJMC chides FG for low support to prison welfare, decongestion

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Administration of Criminal Justice Monitoring Committee, (ACJMC) says the Federal Government has not been supportive of its efforts to decongest Nigerian prisons. The secretary of the ACJMC, Mr Sulayman Dawodu, made this allegation during an interactive session with journalists at the end of its sub-committee meeting in Abuja. Dawodu

Alleged N1.4bn fraud: NBA president, Usoro pleads not guilty, gets N250m bail

Godsgift Onyedinefu The President of the Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, Paul Usoro pleaded not guilty in a Federal High Court Lagos, to charges bordering on N1.4billion fraud, preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC. Usoro, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) was arraigned at a Federal High Court in Lagos,

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