Onnoghen: Why I’ve no case to answer

ABUJA — With the Federal Government closing its case in the on-going trial of Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, where the prosecution failed to prove most of the allegation carried by the media against him, Onnoghen has opted to go for a no case submission. The Suspended Chief Justice of the Federation, Justice Walter Onnoghen consulting … Continue reading Onnoghen: Why I’ve no case to answer

Court: Kachikwu’s appointment absolves Buhari of blame as president/oil minister

The Federal High Court in Abuja has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari cannot legally double as the Minister of Petroleum Resources. The court made the declaration on Thursday while giving judgment in a suit filed last year by a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba (SAN). Agbakoba had, in the suit, urged the court to restrain Buhari from continuing to hold … Continue reading Court: Kachikwu’s appointment absolves Buhari of blame as president/oil minister

Alleged N7.65bn fraud: Court revokes Kalu’s 11-year bail

A Federal High Court in Lagos has revoked the bail it granted a former governor of Abia State, Mr. Orji Uzor Kalu in 2007. Justice Mohammed Idris made the order following Kalu’s absence without permission from his alleged N7.65bn fraud trial. The judge ordered Kalu, who is believed to be in Germany for surgery, to surrender his travel documents to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) upon … Continue reading Alleged N7.65bn fraud: Court revokes Kalu’s 11-year bail

Fayose regains freedom from EFCC custody

Immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has been released on bail from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) after spending 13 days in its custody. Fayose walked into the head office of the commission in Abuja on October 16 to answer questions based on alleged money laundering and abuse of office. Fayose was arraigned before a Federal High sitting in Lagos last week on … Continue reading Fayose regains freedom from EFCC custody

Nigeria Army: Why we deployed troops to Presidential Villa, N’Assembly, courts

The Nigerian Army has explained the reason for its deployment of troops troops to the Three Arms Zone area of the Federal Capital Territory, where the National Assembly Complex, Presidential Villa as well as law courts are located. The army said it was to prevent an invasion by members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN). Thursday saw a surge in the number of soldiers … Continue reading Nigeria Army: Why we deployed troops to Presidential Villa, N’Assembly, courts

Political thugs disrupt court from sitting in Umuahia

UMUAHIA—SCORES of suspected political thugs said to have been mobilised by a faction of the APC in Abia State yesterday, disrupted activities at the State High Court sitting at Okpuala Ngwa and stopped the court from sitting. The activities of the thugs alleged to be supporters of the Donatus Nwankpa faction of the party in the state, had arrived the court premises early in bus … Continue reading Political thugs disrupt court from sitting in Umuahia

Appeal Court voids arrest warrant issued against INEC chairman

The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal has nullified the arrest warrant earlier issued by the Federal High Court in Abuja against the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu. Justice Stephen Pam of the Federal High Court had on August 1, 2018, ordered the police to arrest Yakubu for allegedly refusing, on three occasions, to honour the court’s summons to … Continue reading Appeal Court voids arrest warrant issued against INEC chairman