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    Suspected case of coronavirus in Ondo tests negative

Suspected case of coronavirus in Ondo tests negative

A United States returnee who was suspected of having coronavirus in Ondo state has tested negative for the disease. David, the suspected case, who came into the state from Maryland, US, was on Wednesday taken to the Ondo State University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital after showing symptoms of coronavirus. On Saturday, Wahab Adegbenro, the state commissioner for health, said the test [...]

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    Oshiomhole’s suspension appeal adjourned indefinitely

Oshiomhole’s suspension appeal adjourned indefinitely

The court of appeal in Abuja, has adjourned indefinitely, proceedings in the appeal filed by Adams Oshiomhole challenging his suspension as the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC). A high court of the federal capital territory (FCT) had on March 4, ordered the suspension of Oshiomhole. The ruling was delivered following a suit filed by one Oluwale Afolabi, a member of [...]

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    PHOTOS: No screening, no entry at Abuja court

PHOTOS: No screening, no entry at Abuja court

A federal high court in Abuja has issued a directive that anyone who refuses to undergo temperature screening at the entrance should be sent back. In a notice pasted at the court entrance on Friday, all staff and court visitors (including lawyers, litigants, press, orderlies) were asked to comply with the directive. "Anyone who refuses will be sent back. Prevention is better [...]

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    Appeal court affirms Ifeanyi Ubah as Anambra south senator

Appeal court affirms Ifeanyi Ubah as Anambra south senator

The court of appeal in Abuja has affirmed Ifeanyi Ubah as the senator representing Anambra south senatorial district. Stephen Adah, the appellate court justice, held that the judgment of the lower court which sacked Ubah as senator is a nullity. Bello Kawu, judge of a federal capital territory (FCT) high court in Kubwa, had voided Ubah’s election on April 11, 2019 on [...]

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    DSS: Man who used former SIM card of Buhari’s daughter threatened national security

DSS: Man who used former SIM card of Buhari’s daughter threatened national security

The Department of State Services (DSS) has told a federal high court in Asaba, Delta state, that Anthony Okolie, the man arrested for using the previous phone line of President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter, was detained for 10 weeks because his offence threatened national security. Okolie, who was arrested in July 2019 in Asaba, Upon his release, Okolie sued the DSS, MTN [...]

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    Court orders Buratai to produce army officers who ‘aided escape’ of Wadume

Court orders Buratai to produce army officers who ‘aided escape’ of Wadume

A federal high court in Abuja has ordered Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, to produce for prosecution, the army officers who allegedly facilitated the escape of Hamisu Bala, a suspected kidnap kingpin better known as Wadume. Binta Nyako, a judge, gave the order following an application filed by the police in the case involving the attack on some of their [...]

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    Oshiomhole remains APC chairman, appeal court rules

Oshiomhole remains APC chairman, appeal court rules

A court of appeal sitting in Abuja has restrained the All Progressive Congress (APC) from executing the judgement of a federal capital territory high court which ordered the suspension of Adams Oshiomhole as national chairman of the ruling party. On March 4, Danlami Senchi, a judge of the federal capital territory (FCT) high court in Abuja, had ordered the suspension of [...]

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    Court suspends hearing of Oshiomhole’s appeal

Court suspends hearing of Oshiomhole’s appeal

The appeal court has suspended hearing of an appeal by Adams Oshiomhole against the judgment of a federal capital territory (FCT) high court suspending him as the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The court had scheduled Monday to hear the matter, but a three-man panel of justices rose at a session today to say a new panel would [...]

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    Sanusi sues IG, DSS DG, seeks release from detention

Sanusi sues IG, DSS DG, seeks release from detention

Muhammadu Sanusi, former emir of Kano, has filed a suit before a federal high court in Abuja, seeking an order for his release from confinement following his dethronement. Sanusi is praying the court for an interim order releasing him “from the detention and or confinement of the respondents and restoring the applicant’s rights to human dignity, personal liberty, freedom of association and movement [...]

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    Maina didn’t plot to assassinate anyone, says lawyer

Maina didn’t plot to assassinate anyone, says lawyer

Abass Sanni, lawyer to Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT), says his client did not threaten to assassinate, harass or intimidate any of the prosecutors involved in his trial. Maina, who is standing trial on 12 counts bordering on alleged money laundering, is asking the court to further vary the bail conditions granted to him to enable [...]

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    Maina plotting to assassinate me, EFCC lawyer tells court

Maina plotting to assassinate me, EFCC lawyer tells court

Mohammed Abubakar, a lawyer of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT), has perfected plans to assassinate him. While Maina has asked the court to further vary the bail conditions granted to him in the money laundering charges filed by the commission, the EFCC is asking the court to revoke the [...]

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    N29bn ‘fraud’: I have no case to answer, Nyako tells court

N29bn ‘fraud’: I have no case to answer, Nyako tells court

Murtala Nyako, a former governor of Adamawa state, has asked a federal high court in Abuja to strike out the N29 billion money laundering case filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). At the court on Wednesday, Nyako and some other defendants in a no-case submission told the judge that “no case has been made out by [...]

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    Court orders NBET to pay outstanding salaries to whistleblower staff

Court orders NBET to pay outstanding salaries to whistleblower staff

The national industrial court in Abuja has ordered the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading (NBET) to pay Sambo Abdullahi, a staff of the company, his salaries and other emoluments from December 22, 2017, till date. In a judgment delivered on Wednesday, Oyejoju Oyewunmi, the judge, said Abdullahi's suspension in 2017 was unlawful. She also condemned NBET's refusal to allow Abdullahi to enjoy his annual [...]

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    Falana tackles DSS’ witness for giving statement to ‘ambush’ Sowore

Falana tackles DSS’ witness for giving statement to ‘ambush’ Sowore

Femi Falana, lawyer to Omoyele Sowore, #RevolutionNow convener, on Wednesday, said the federal government intended to ambush his client with the evidence given in court by a witness. At the trial at a federal high court in Abuja, Ijeoma Ojukwu, the judge, ordered the federal government to call its first witness despite a pending application to mask the faces of witnesses [...]

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    Aisha Yesufu, Bukky Shonibare — Nigerian women creating change through advocacy

Aisha Yesufu, Bukky Shonibare — Nigerian women creating change through advocacy

Nigeria can arguably be said to be a patriarchal society where men hold primary power and predominate in roles of political leadership, moral authority, social privilege and other areas. But some Nigerian women in the civic space are pushing the limits, finding expressions, influencing political and social structures around them without fear. From Aisha Yesufu who has been leading the campaign [...]

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    Police officers’ wives demand husbands’ redeployment over Boko Haram killings

Police officers’ wives demand husbands’ redeployment over Boko Haram killings

Wives of police officers fighting Boko Haram in the north-east, on Friday, staged a protest asking the federal government to redeploy their husbands from the combat zone. Dressed in black attire and matching through some streets in Jos, the women accused the government of neglecting their husbands despite the constant killings by the insurgents. “Our hearts are troubled," a protester who identified herself [...]

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