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    Witness: How Shehu Sani asked me for N5m to bribe judges, EFCC

Witness: How Shehu Sani asked me for N5m to bribe judges, EFCC

Sani Dauda, a prosecuting witness in the trial of Shehu Sani, has told a federal high court in Abuja of how the former senator allegedly demanded N5 million bribe from him. According to a statement by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Dauda, who owns ASD Motors, said Sani told him when they met in November 2019, that the money [...]

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    My wife constantly denies me sex, says man seeking divorce

My wife constantly denies me sex, says man seeking divorce

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    Court dismisses certificate forgery case against Obaseki

Court dismisses certificate forgery case against Obaseki

A federal high court in Abuja has dismissed a suit seeking the disqualification of Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, from the upcoming governorship election in the state for alleged forgery.  Edobor Williams, Ugesia Godwin and Amedu Anakhu had filed the case alleging that the governor forged his academic certificate. But when the case came up on Monday, neither the legal representatives of [...]

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    EXTRA: Police charge man to court for ‘having sex with a pig’

EXTRA: Police charge man to court for ‘having sex with a pig’

Ayokunbi Olaniyi has been arrested and charged to court for allegedly having sex with a pig in Ibadan. Twenty-two-year-old Olaniyi, who resides in Elewi Odo area, Iwo road, was arraigned at a chief magistrate court in Iyaganku, Ibadan, Oyo state, on Tuesday. The police charged him with one count of unnatural offence. Olaniyi pleaded not guilty to the charge. Making his submission during the [...]

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    Court restrains online platform from publishing ‘defamatory materials’ against Isa Funtua

Court restrains online platform from publishing ‘defamatory materials’ against Isa Funtua

A high court of the federal capital territory (FCT) has ordered Jackson Ude, chief executive officer of Pointblank News, not to publish "defamatory materials" against Bulet International Limited and Abubakar Ismaila Isa Funtua, a businessman. The order was given by Yusuf Halilu, a judge of the high court, following an ex parte motion filed by Bulet International and Isa. After listening to [...]

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    Despite forfeiting assets to EFCC, PEF GM is back to work — and even attended NIPSS

Despite forfeiting assets to EFCC, PEF GM is back to work — and even attended NIPSS

Goddy Nnadi, general manager (corporate services) of the Petroleum Equalisation Fund (management) board, is back to his desk -- despite forfeiting illegally acquired properties  to the federal government, TheCable can report. He has even attended a senior course at the elite National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) -- after which the PEF executive secretary wrote to congratulate him "for doing us proud". TheCable [...]

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    APC crisis deepens as court reaffirms Giadom acting national chairman

APC crisis deepens as court reaffirms Giadom acting national chairman

A high court of the federal capital territory (FCT) has reaffirmed Victor Giadom as the acting national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The court also ruled that Mustapha Salihu, national vice-chairman north-east, should act as national secretary. The rulings of the court on Thursday were sequel to ex parte motions filed by Salihu. S. U Bature, the judge, held that his [...]

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    Court clears Melaye of false information charge

Court clears Melaye of false information charge

A federal capital territory high court in Maitama has discharged Dino Melaye, a former Kogi senator, of charges of false information. Melaye was arraigned on a two-count charge bordering on giving false information to the police. The federal government had alleged that Melaye deliberately gave false information to the police, implicating Edward Onoja, then chief of staff to Kogi governor, as the [...]

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    Court orders Orji Kalu’s release from prison

Court orders Orji Kalu’s release from prison

A federal high court in Lagos has ordered the release of Orji Kalu, former Abia state governor, from prison.  Mohammed Liman, judge of the federal high court in Lagos, had fixed June 2 to hear of a motion on notice filed by Kalu, seeking release from prison. In his application, the former governor asked the court to order his release from the [...]

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    Court jails six air force personnel over Badeh’s killing

Court jails six air force personnel over Badeh’s killing

A general court martial in Abuja has jailed six personnel of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) who were attached to Alex Badeh, former chief of defence staff (CDS). The late Badeh served as Nigeria’s chief of defence staff between January 2014 and July 2015. Badeh died from the gunshot wounds he sustained in an attack on December 18. He was returning from [...]

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    Two Chinese who ‘offered N100m bribe to EFCC’ granted N10m bail

Two Chinese who ‘offered N100m bribe to EFCC’ granted N10m bail

The Sokoto state high court has granted bail to two Chinese nationals arraigned for allegedly offering bribe to an official of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). He said the company received a payment of over N41 billion and allegedly diverted over N16 billion. [...]

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    Man arrested over former SIM card of Buhari’s daughter gives DSS 24 hours to pay N10m

Man arrested over former SIM card of Buhari’s daughter gives DSS 24 hours to pay N10m

Anthony Okolie, the man arrested for using the previous phone line of President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter, has asked the Department of State Services (DSS) to pay him N10 million in 24 hours. The sum was awarded to Okolie by the federal high court in Delta for breach of his fundamental human rights by the secret police. Okolie was arrested in July 2019 [...]

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    ‘Fraud’: Court orders interim forfeiture of N510m traced to ex-AVM

‘Fraud’: Court orders interim forfeiture of N510m traced to ex-AVM

A federal high court in Abuja has ordered the interim forfeiture of N510 million traced to Uko Etim Ebong, a former commander of the presidential air fleet. In his ruling on Monday, Ahmed Mohammed, the presiding judge, held that the money is suspected to be proceeds of unlawful activities. In an ex-part application filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the [...]

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    Court fines NUC, Airtel N703m over copyright infringement

Court fines NUC, Airtel N703m over copyright infringement

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    NBET appeals against court order on removed internal auditor

NBET appeals against court order on removed internal auditor

The Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading (NBET) Plc says it has appealed against the order of the national industrial court directing it to pay the outstanding salaries of Sambo Abdullahi, the company's former head of internal audit. The company said it had filed an application for a stay of execution on the judgment delivered on March 11, 2020. Abdullahi alongside Waziri Bintube, another [...]

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    EXTRA: Lawyers take cover as suspect coughs repeatedly in court

EXTRA: Lawyers take cover as suspect coughs repeatedly in court

A suspect, on Tuesday, caused mild drama during proceedings at an Osun state magistrate court in Osogbo, the capital. The suspect, identified as Ige, was said to have coughed while his two-count charge of assault was being read. Persistent cough is one of the known symptoms of COVID-19. The prosecuting lawyers, who sat close to the suspect, quickly moved away from him and [...]

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