Tag "Court"

    Sultan to political leaders: Disobeying court orders will lead to anarchy

Sultan to political leaders: Disobeying court orders will lead to anarchy

Sa'ad Abubakar, the sultan of Sokoto, says political leaders who disobey court orders are setting a dangerous precedent.Speaking on Thursday in Abuja at the fourth quarter meeting of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council, the sultan said disregard for the courts will lead to lawlessness.Abubakar said court orders must be obeyed to the letter.He also asked Nigerians to be law-abiding in the [...]

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    Court sacks ooni of Ife’s second-in-command

Court sacks ooni of Ife’s second-in-command

A state high court in Osogbo, Osun state, has sacked Idowu Adediwura, obalufe of Ife, and ordered his replacement within 21 days.Foluke Awolalu, a judge, gave the ruling on Wednesday.Obalufe, the traditional prime minister of Ife, is next in rank to the ooni.Abayomi Elugbuji, on behalf of himself and the Aga ruling house, had filed a suit challenging the installation [...]

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    ‘Money laundering’: EFCC re-arraigns Ikuforiji, ex-Lagos speaker

‘Money laundering’: EFCC re-arraigns Ikuforiji, ex-Lagos speaker

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) re-arraigned Adeyemi Ikuforji, former speaker of the Lagos state house of assembly, at a federal high court in Lagos on Wednesday.He was re-arraigned alongside Oyebode Atoyebi, his former personal assistant over alleged N338.8 million money laundering charges.The defendants were first arraigned on March 1, 2012, before Okechukwu Okeke, a judge, on a 20-count [...]

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    New emirates: You can’t usurp powers of kingmakers, court tells Ganduje

New emirates: You can’t usurp powers of kingmakers, court tells Ganduje

A Kano high court has ruled that the state government cannot take any action under the new Kano state emirates council law, 2019, without consulting the kingmakers. Granting the ex parte motion filed by some kingmakers led by Yusuf Nabahani, madakin Kano, on Tuesday, Ahmed Badamosi, the presiding judge, said the governor would have to consult with the kingmakers on any [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Millions of Nigerians not bothered about Sowore’s rearrest

Femi Adesina: Millions of Nigerians not bothered about Sowore’s rearrest

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says millions of Nigerians are not bothered about the rearrest of Omoyele Sowore, convener of Revolution Now.Adesina spoke on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme, on Monday.Sowore was rearrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) at a federal high court in Abuja last Friday -- less than 24 hours after he was released.This sparked off an [...]

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    Fake doctor who performed fatal surgeries on 15 patients jailed 54 years in Adamawa

Fake doctor who performed fatal surgeries on 15 patients jailed 54 years in Adamawa

A high court in Yola, Adamawa state capital, has sentenced Ibrahim Mustapha, a fake medical doctor, to 54 years in prison.In June, the Department of State Services (DSS) arrested Mustapha, who was employed as a doctor in the state with forged medical certificates.The convict was the principal medical officer at the cottage hospitals in Mayo Belwa and Fufore, and had [...]

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    Falana to DSS: Why deny court invasion after apologising to the judge?

Falana to DSS: Why deny court invasion after apologising to the judge?

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says officials of the Department of State Services  (DSS) are guilty of desecration of court. The secret police had invaded the federal high court in Abuja on Friday to rearrest Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow Movement,  barely 24 hours after he was released on the order of the court.Video clips making the rounds showed the chaos inside the [...]

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    NGO asks EU to blacklist DSS over rearrest of Sowore

NGO asks EU to blacklist DSS over rearrest of Sowore

Gavel, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has asked the European Union to blacklist the Department of State Services (DSS) over the rearrest of Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow Movement.Sowore was rearrested at the Abuja federal high court by the secret police on Friday - less than 24 hours after he was released on bail.Armed DSS operatives had stormed the court, forcing [...]

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    Court orders transfer of El-Zakzaky from DSS custody to Kaduna prison

Court orders transfer of El-Zakzaky from DSS custody to Kaduna prison

A Kaduna state high court has ordered the transfer of Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), and Zeenat, his wife, from the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) to a correctional centre in the state.In his ruling on Thursday, Gideon Kudafa, the trial judge, said this will enable their lawyers and doctors to have easy [...]

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    ‘Please, don’t handcuff me. I will follow you’ — Kalu befriends prison warders after jail sentence

‘Please, don’t handcuff me. I will follow you’ — Kalu befriends prison warders after jail sentence

Reality dawned on Orji Uzor Kalu, former governor of Abia state, on Thursday that he was not going to sleep at his home after his conviction for money laundering by a federal high court in Lagos.After the judge pronounced the 12-year jail sentence and warders moved towards him with handcuffs, the senate chief whip had to resort to diplomacy“Where are you [...]

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    Orji Kalu jailed 12 years for N7.1bn fraud

Orji Kalu jailed 12 years for N7.1bn fraud

A federal high court in Lagos has convicted Orji Uzor Kalu, former governor of Abia state and chief whip of the senate of N7.1 billion fraud.Mohammad Idris, the presiding judge, sentenced Kalu to 12 years in prison for money laundering.The judge also ordered that Kalu's company, Slok Nigeria Limited, be liquidated and its assets forfeited to the federal government.Kalu stood [...]

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    Court orders DSS to release Sowore in 24 hours

Court orders DSS to release Sowore in 24 hours

Ijeoma Ojukwu, a judge of the federal high court in Abuja, has awarded the sum of N100,000 against the Department of State Services (DSS) for disobeying an order for the release Omoyele Sowore, pro-democracy activist.The judge said the DSS cannot constitute itself as parallel court of law.She asked the DSS to release the activist within 24 hours.Sowore and Olawale Bakare, [...]

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    FRSC: Court has empowered us to fine motorists

FRSC: Court has empowered us to fine motorists

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says the court of appeal has empowered it to fine motorists who commit traffic offences.Bisi Kazeem, spokesman of corps, said this in a statement issued on Tuesday. He was reacting to the re-circulation of a report on social media which said the corps is not authorised to fine motorists.In 2014, a federal high court [...]

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    ‘I’m not aware’ — Allen Onyema dissociates self from suit filed in Abuja court

‘I’m not aware’ — Allen Onyema dissociates self from suit filed in Abuja court

Allen Onyema, chief executive officer of Air Peace, says he did not instruct Johnmary Jideobi, a lawyer, to file a human rights suit on his behalf.The US indicted Onyema of bank fraud and money laundering. He was charged alongside Ejiroghene Eghagha, the airline’s chief of administration and finance, who is said to have committed aggravated identity theft in connection with the scheme.He denied [...]

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    Court sacks emirs installed by Ganduje

Court sacks emirs installed by Ganduje

A Kano state high court has sacked four emirs appointed by Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state.Usman Na'Abba, the presiding judge, gave the order on Thursday.Na'Abba held that the creation of the emirates did not follow due process.He said the state house of assembly violated the provision of section 101 of the 1999 constitution which allows the assembly to make [...]

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    820 buses: Court to hear Ambode’s suit against Lagos lawmakers in January

820 buses: Court to hear Ambode’s suit against Lagos lawmakers in January

A high court in Ikeja, Lagos, has fixed January 2020 for hearing of the suit Akinwunmi Ambode, former governor of the state, filed against the house of assembly over the procurement of 820 buses.The lawmakers, who said the former governor acquired the buses without their approval, had set up a panel to probe him.The panel invited Ambode but he did [...]

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