Saturday, November 17, 2018

Tag "Court"

    A’court orders Nyame to pay N495m fine, reduces his sentence to 12 years

A’court orders Nyame to pay N495m fine, reduces his sentence to 12 years

The court of appeal in Abuja has ordered Jolly Nyame, a former governor of Taraba state, to pay a fine of N495 million.The court ordered the ex-governor to pay the fine for misappropriating funds while he was in charge of Taraba.In May, a high court of the federal capital territory (FCT) sentenced Nyame to 14 years in prison for fraud.He [...]

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    Dasuki: No need to submit myself for trial since FG won’t obey orders

Dasuki: No need to submit myself for trial since FG won’t obey orders

Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), says there is no need to submit himself for prosecution since the federal government does not obey court orders.His position was contained in a letter dated November 12, addressed to the court 5 registrar of the Abuja federal high court.The former NSA is standing trial for alleged illegal possession of firearms and diversion [...]

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    Kano assembly bent on probing Ganduje despite court ruling

Kano assembly bent on probing Ganduje despite court ruling

The Kano house of assembly says it will not stop its probe of Abdullahi Ganduje, the state governor, over a video of him allegedly collecting bribe.After videos of the governor allegedly receiving kickbacks went viral, the assembly set up a panel to investigate the issue.A high court in Kano had on Monday, ordered the ad hoc committee set by the [...]

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    Minimum wage: Court stops labour from embarking on strike

Minimum wage: Court stops labour from embarking on strike

The National industrial court has ordered the organised labour not to go ahead with the nationwide strike scheduled for November 6.At its sitting on Friday, Sanusi Kado, a judge, ruled that the planned strike by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) will cause huge economic loss to the nation.Kado ruled on an ex parte application [...]

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    Over 100 Shi’ites arraigned, granted bail

Over 100 Shi’ites arraigned, granted bail

The police have arraigned over 100 members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) before an Abuja magistrate court for alleged disturbance of public peace.Among the IMN members - better known as Shiites - arraigned before the court on Thursday were more than 10 women.They were arrested on Tuesday following a violent protest in Wuse part of Abuja. They had [...]

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    Yusuf sues Adewole, NHIS board over ‘administrative leave’

Yusuf sues Adewole, NHIS board over ‘administrative leave’

Usman Yusuf, suspended executive secretary of the National health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), has dragged the scheme's governing board to court over his suspension.In a suit filed at the federal high court Abuja, copies of which were seen by TheCable, Yusuf asked the court to nullify his suspension and declare that the board has no power to discipline him.Joined as respondents [...]

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    Ibori loses UK conviction appeal, heads for European court

Ibori loses UK conviction appeal, heads for European court

James Ibori, a former governor of Delta state, has lost the bid to appeal his conviction by a UK court.In a swift response, he has instructed his lawyers to file a case at the European court of human rights.A UK court had convicted Ibori and Bhadresh Gohil, his lawyer, of money laundering.Ibori, who served as Delta governor from 1999 to 2007, [...]

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    ‘Travel ban is barbaric’ — Lawyers challenge Buhari’s order on seized assets

‘Travel ban is barbaric’ — Lawyers challenge Buhari’s order on seized assets

Ikenga Ugochinyere and Keneth Udeze, both lawyers, have filed an appeal against the judgement upholding President Muhammadu Buhari's executive order 6.On July 5, Buhari had signed the executive order to restrain owners of assets under probe from carrying out further transactions on such properties.He explained that he signed the order to stop owners of the assets from using their proceeds [...]

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    Ekweremadu: I have no assets declaration case to answer

Ekweremadu: I have no assets declaration case to answer

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, says he does not have any case of assets declaration to answer.The deputy senate president said this in response to a suit filed against him  by the special presidential investigation panel for the recovery of public property (SPIP).John Tsoho, the judge handling the case, ordered that Ekweremadu be served through the clerk of the national assembly and fixed [...]

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    Watch list: Fayose slams N20bn suit on EFCC

Watch list: Fayose slams N20bn suit on EFCC

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has slammed a N20 billion suit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for placing him on watch list.The governor filed the suit at a federal high court in Abuja, following the commission's refusal to withdraw the notice placing him on watch list.The EFCC had in September written to the Nigerian customs service, [...]

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    Adamawa governor sued over ‘certificate forgery’

Adamawa governor sued over ‘certificate forgery’

Muhammad Jibrilla Bindow, Adamawa governor, has been sued over the alleged forgery of his West African Examination Council (WAEC) certificate.The governor was sued by the Global Integrity Crusade Network (GICN), a rights group.According to the originating summons, the group claims that the governor did not complete his secondary education at Government Secondary School, Mangu, Plateau state.GICN asked the court to [...]

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    Report: Leah Sharibu’s mother sues FG, demands N500m damages

Report: Leah Sharibu’s mother sues FG, demands N500m damages

Rebecca Sharibu has sued the federal government for failing to secure the release of Leah, her daughter.Leah Sharibu was among the 119 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, Yobe state, abducted by Boko Haram in February.All the abducted girls were subsequently released, except five who reportedly died in detention.Leah was held back by the insurgent group for “refusing to renounce [...]

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    Court orders APC to conduct fresh poll for office of national organising secretary

Court orders APC to conduct fresh poll for office of national organising secretary

The Abuja federal high court has ordered the All Progressives Congress (APC) to conduct a fresh election for the office of the national organising secretary within 30 days.Emma Ibediro, preferred candidate of Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo, displaced Osita Izunaso, former national organising secretary of the ruling party, at the APC national convention in June.Thereafter, Izunaso filed a suit [...]

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    Dokpesi, ex-FCT minister ask court to nullify Buhari’s executive order on corruption

Dokpesi, ex-FCT minister ask court to nullify Buhari’s executive order on corruption

Raymond Dokpesi, chairman DAAR communications, and Bala Mohammed, a former minister of the federal capital territory (FCT), have asked the federal high court in Abuja to nullify an executive order signed by President Muhammadu Buhari.Bello Mohammed, a former ambassador, is also a plaintiff in the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1012/2018.Apart from the president, Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), is [...]

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    Court halts Adeleke’s arrest

Court halts Adeleke’s arrest

Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Osun state governorship election, has obtained a court order restraining the police from arresting him.On Wednesday, the police summoned him for alleged examination malpractice and criminal conspiracy.Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, had said Adeleke and Sikiru, his brother, sat for the National Examination Council Examination (NECO) as internal candidates in 2017, [...]

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    Enemies fighting me over governorship ambition, says Hope Uzodinma

Enemies fighting me over governorship ambition, says Hope Uzodinma

Hope Uzodimma, senator representing Imo west, says political enemies are behind the story of his arrest because of his "rising gubernatorial chances" in the state.On Tuesday, a Kubwa grade 1 area court, Abuja, issued a bench warrant for the arrest of the All Progressives Congress (APC) senator after he was accused of issuing N200 million dud cheque.‎Uzodinma, Smiec Engineering and Chemical [...]

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