Justice/Judiciary

Court dissolves coach Onigbinde’s 30 year-old marriage in Ibadan

A Customary Court sitting in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital has dissolved the 30-year-old marriage between a former Coach of the Super Eagles, Chief Adegboyega Onigbinde and his wife, Anne. The court sitting in Mapo Hall on Thursday ordered the dissolution of the marriage citing irreconcilable differences, saying there was ...

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Court gives FG temporary nod to ban IPOB

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Wednesday granted Federal Government’s request for an interim injunction proscribing activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Abdul Kafarati, granted the injunction in chambers. Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, had filed an ...

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Ambode hosts outgoing Lagos chief judge assures on welfare of judicial officers

By Olufunke Eluishakin, Lagos Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has assured that his government will to give priority to the welfare of serving and retired judges in the state. According to the governor, this is required so as to enable them continue to give their very best to the ...

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Court jails man in Kano 5 months for stealing transformer fuse

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja A Grade 1 Area Court sitting in Abuja, the nation’s capital has sentenced a 25-year-old man, Habibu Garuba, to five months imprisonment for stealing an electricity transformer fuse. The presiding judge, Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq, however, did not give the convict any option of fine but rather ...

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Virtual money scam: Police dock 2 in Lagos for obtaining N10m under false pretences

Two men, who allegedly obtained N10 million on the pretext of exchanging it for $30,000 worth of bitcoin, on Thursday appeared before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos. Bitcoin is a worldwide cryptocurrency and decentralised digital payment system invented in 2009. The accused, Ransome Ajom, 32, and Samson Nwite, ...

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Appeal Court strikes out pending PDP leadership tussle suit

A 3-man special panel of justices of the Court of Appeal on Thursday in Abuja dismissed all four leftover appeals that emanated from national leadership tussle of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) suits. Ruling in the applications for the withdrawal of the appeals, the Chairman of the panel, Justice ...

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Two pastors docked for allegedly stealing minor in Lagos

By Olunfunke Elushakin, Lagos The Police in Lagos have docked two self proclaimed pastors in Lagos in court for allegedly stealing a two year old minor. The two pastors, Dorothy Ekutosi, 51, and Asekameh Victor, 27, were on Wednesday brought before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates ’ Court by the police ...

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Hunger: Man pleads guilty for theft of foodstuffs, gas cylinder in Ibadan

By Ismaila Akanji, Ibadan An Ibadan based man, Peter Chinedu, 27 has pleaded guilty for stealing foodstuff and gas cylinder. Chinedu made the admission when he was brought before a Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on Wednesday and has been subsequently been remanded at Agodi ...

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Blames some women for domestic violence on them, Lagos commissioner

Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation (WAPA), Dr Lola Akande has blamed many women as cause of the high rate of domestic violence in Nigeria. Represented by Director of Women Development Department, Mrs Olushola Falana made the observation at a programme on Management of Domestic Violence, organised by the ...

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Ekiti probe panel to summon contractors via newspapers

The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by the Ekiti State Government to look into the state’s finances under the immediate past administration of Dr. Kayode Fayemi will summon through advertorials in national newspapers and other means to appear before it. According to the commission’s Chairman, Justice Silas Oyewole (rtd) ...

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