Court & Crime

Court Orders EFCC To Charge Sureties Of NSITF Ex-Chairman

By Talatu Bala The FCT High Court, Apo, on Tuesday ordered the EFCC to charge two persons standing as sureties for Ms. Ngozi Olejeme, who was the chairman of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund from 2009 to 2015 The court asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to charge an Abuja-based lawyer, Monday Ubani; and a former Senator, Christopher ...

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JUST IN: Court Orders INEC To Conduct Governorship Supplementary Election In Adamawa

By Biola Adebayo A High Court in Yola presided by Justice Abdulaaziz Waziri on Tuesday vacated the interlocutory injunction restraining the Independent National Electoral Commission from conducting supplementary governorship elections in Adamawa State. The court vacated the order following the inability of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct the poll in 44 polling units in the state. The ...

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JUST IN: Court Nullifies Kano PDP Guber Candidature, Abba Yusuf

By Editor  A Federal High Court in Kano on Monday nullified Peoples’ Democratic Party Governorship Candidacy for not conducting Primaries in line with lay down rules. The court presided by Justice Ambrose Lewis Allagoa ruled that the purported nomination of Abba Kabir as Governorship Candidate of the Peoples’s Democratic Party PDP is revalidated. Counsel to the Plantiff, Kabiru Usman says ...

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Second Judge Withdraws From NBA President’s N1.4bn Money Laundry Case

By Abiola Adebayo The presiding judge of a Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday withdrew from the trial of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) President Paul Usoro (SAN), charged with N1.4billion fraud. Usoro was first arraigned before Justice Muslim Hassan on a 10-count charge as he pleaded not guilty. Subsequent upon which Justice Hassan later withdrew from the case. Others ...

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JUST IN: Appeal Court Grants Zamfara APC Right To Field Candidates For Elections

By Umar Isa The Court of Appeal Sokoto Division on Wednesday dismissed the case filed by a member of the House of Representatives, Aminu Jaji, against the decision of a Zamfara High Court which recognised the primaries conducted by Zamfara APC for candidates in the upcoming general election. The appellate court dismissed the appeal after Jaji withdrew the case. Presiding ...

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JUST IN: CCT Orders Police, DSS To Arrest Onnoghen

By Fatai Abdullahi The Code of Conduct Tribunal has ordered both the Inspector-General of Police and the Director General of DSS to arrest the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen. Delivering a ruling of the three-man tribunal, the Chairman of the CCT, Danladi Umar, ordered the security agencies to produce Onnoghen at the tribunal on Friday. He dismissed ...

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JUST IN: Court Grants Babachir Lawal N50m Bail

By Biola Adebayo The Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday granted bail to the former Secretary-General of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal and two others. The court granted them bail in the sum of N50m each with one surety. Lawal had been charge to Court by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) over financial fraud. Before then, President ...

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JUST IN: Court Affirms Rafiu Ibrahim As PDP Senatorial Candidate For Kwara South

By Fatai Abdullahi A federal high court in Ilorin, has affirmed Senator Rafiu Ibrahim as PDP senatorial Candidate for Kwara south district election. The presiding , Justice Babagana Ashigar in his ruling directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to recognize Rafiu Ibrahim and include his name as a contestant.  INEC had recognized the kwara state governor Abdulfatah Ahmed as ...

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Supreme Court Strikes Out APC’s Appeal Against Judgment Barring Its Candidates In Rivers

By Biola Adebayo The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck out the appeal filed by the APC challenging the judgment of a high court in Rivers State, which barred the APC from conducting any primaries in the state to nominate candidates to represent the party in the forth coming election. In a unanimous judgment delivered by justice Aliyu Sanusi the Apex ...

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Supreme Court Decides Rivers APC Fate Today

By Biola Adebayo The Supreme Court will on Tuesday  deliver judgement on  the appeal filed by the All Progressives Congress against the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt barring the party from presenting candidates in Rivers State for the general elections. The appeal was filed against the judgment in a suit filed by one Ibrahim Umar and 21 others challenging ...

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