Justice/Judiciary

Senate adjourns Plenary due to broken AC

The Nigerian Senate has adjourned Thursday’s plenary after a fire outbreak in a technical room sent smoke through the air conditioning system. Senator Abdullahi Gobir had raised a point of order in the house lamenting the state of the air conditioning system. The room was not conducive for members of the ...

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EFCC Arraigns Son Of Former Governor For N92m Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on February 14, 2018 arraigned Nuraini Adamu, son of former Governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Adamu and one Felix Onyeabo Ojiako before Justice Farouq Lawal of the Kano State High Court on a 4-count charge of conspiracy, forgery and obtaining money by false pretense. ...

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Court sentences man to death for killing wife

An Ikeja High Court on Tuesday sentenced one Katungi Phillips to death for stabbing his wife, Justina James, to death for allegedly infecting him with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Justice Raliatu Adebiyi, sentenced Phillips after finding him guilty of murder. “The prosecution was able to prove by cogent circumstantial evidence ...

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Drama as Patience Jonathan begs EFCC for out of court settlement

Former First Lady, Mrs Patience Jonathan appears to be tired of fighting the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in court and has asked for out-of-court settlement. In a January 30, 2018 letter, titled “Proposal for out-of-Court Settlement of all cases related to Dame (Mrs.) Ibifaka Patience Jonathan,” she told the ...

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ANINI: WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT NIGERIA’S MOST NOTORIOUS CRIMINAL

In the Beginning Anini was born in a village about 20 miles from Benin City in present-day Edo State. Anini, dreadfully called ‘The Law’ or ‘Ovbigbo’. He migrated to Benin at an early age, learned to drive and became a skilled taxi driver. He became known in Benin motor parks ...

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Police dock Fulani herdsman for violating anti open grazing law

The Police on Thursday arraigned an 18-year-old herder, Abu Shagari, in a Makurdi Magistrates’ Court, for alleged open grazing. The prosecutor, Sgt. Abdulkarim Abubakar, had told the court that the accused person was arrested by a team of vigilance group, led by Gwaza Jacob. He said the accused person was ...

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N11b fraud: Supreme Court okays trial of ex-Katsina governor, Shema

The Supreme Court on Friday affirmed the judgment of Court of Appeal, Kaduna, which authourised the trial of ex-governor of Katsina State, Ibrahim Shema, on allegation of N11 billion fraud. Shema, who was governor of the state between 2007 and 2011 on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) ...

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‘REEKADO IS NOT ON THE RUN FROM ANY FRAUD CASE’- TEGA MAVIN

As Temi Solomon, brother and manager to Mavin Records artiste Reekado Banks cools his heels at the Kirikiri Prison for an alleged performance fraud; Tega ‘Mavin’ Oghenejobo (Don Jazzy’s brother) who also functions as a spokesman for the label has denied that the singer is on the run as alleged by ...

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Buhari mourns Dahiru Musdapher

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the government and people of Jigawa over the passing away of former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Dahiru Musdapher, according to a statement. Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, issued the statement in Abuja on Tuesday. Adesina ...

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Ex-CJN, Dahiru Musdapher, dies at 75

A former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Dahiru Musdapher, died on Monday evening at a London Hospital at the age of 75. A family member of the deceased, Hajiya Halima Sulaiman, confirmed the death to newsmen in Kano on Tuesday. She said that Justice Musdapher died after battling with kidney ...

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