Justice/Judiciary

Patience begs court to set aside $5.8m, N3.5b forfeiture order

Wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience ,on Thursday asked the Federal High Court, Abuja, to set aside an order which froze her bank accounts containing  $5.8 million and N3.5 billion. Jonathan asked the court to set aside the order it made on May, 30 on the grounds that it ...

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S/Court fixes February to deliver judgment on Metuh’s no-case-submission

The Supreme Court has fixed Feb.9 to deliver judgment on appeals of no-case-submissions brought to it by the former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),Olisa Metuh. The apex court also gave the same date to decide a similar appeal filed by Destra Investment Limited, a company owned ...

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Loot recovery suit: Court to hear FG’s $1.8bn case against Omokore, Aluko Nov. 23

A Federal High Court in Lagos will resume hearing of Federal Government’s suit seeking recovery of 1.8 billion dollars from two oil firms in Nigeria on Nov. 23. The companies are Atlantic Energy Drilling Concepts Nig. Ltd, (AEDC) and Atlantic Energy Brass Development Ltd (AEBD). Joined as co-defendants in the ...

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N15B Ikoyi Money: Court orders forfeiture of Osborne flat

Credit NewsmakersNG A Federal High Court, in Lagos, today ordered the temporary forfeiture of Flat 7B Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos, where the sums of $43,449,947, £27,800 and N23,218,000 were discovered in April. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had uncovered the money stashed in iron cabinets, following a whistleblower’s ...

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Dasuki finally speaks, says I never did anything illegal with Metuh

The Immediate past National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd) has said that in all his dealing in the office he was only answerable to the President of the Federal Republic Of Nigeria who then was Dr. Goodluck Jonathan. Dasuki who insisted at the Federal High Court in Abuja on ...

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Court turns down Allison-Madueke’s bid for trial in Nigeria

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday refused an application by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Allison-Madueke, seeking to be joined in a N500 million criminal charge. In his ruling on Wednesday, Justice Mohammed Aikawa held that the application by the ex-petroleum minister was not only ...

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Police dock Osun oba over alleged breach of peace 

The police on Monday arraigned a 60-year-old monarch in Osun, Oba Suleiman Oloyade, who allegedly conspired with others to breach the public peace. Oloyade appeared before an Osogbo Magistrates’ Court on a four-count charge of conspiracy, breach of the peace, malicious damage and false statement. The prosecutor, Sgt. Rasak Lamidi, ...

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Three teenagers in court for gang raping minor in Lagos

An Investigating Police Officer, ASP Adeyemi Adewale has told an Ikeja High Court how a 14-year-old minor was gang-raped by three teenagers in Mile 12, Lagos. The accused persons are Femi Olusanya,17, Jubril Yusuf ,16, Wale Oluwanifemi,15, and Wale Badejo, 32, were charged with unlawful sexual intercourse with a child in ...

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Metuh: Jonathan absent as court fixes Monday for appearance of ex-president

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday again fixed October31 for the immediate past President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan to appear before it as a defendant witness in the N400 million criminal suit filed against Olisa Metuh. Metuh, a former National Publicity of PDP is seeking the appearance of the ex-president ...

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Education minister, Adamu, son docked in Abuja for contract scam

The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, his son, Abubakar Adamu Adamu have been docked by the police in Abuja, the nation’s capital over contracting scam involving them and some other people. Those charged alongside the minister and his son, include Isa Hamisu and Impex Signature Consult Limited. They are ...

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