Friday, July 12, 2019

Tag "Court"

    EFCC arraigns Abuja pastor for ‘forgery’

EFCC arraigns Abuja pastor for ‘forgery’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned Francis Onuegbu, an Abuja-based pastor, before a federal capital territory (FCT) high court  for alleged forgery.Onuegbu was arraigned before the court on three count charges of alleged falsification of land documents “with the intent to defraud”.The EFCC accused him and one Oluwatosin Olowu, who is reportedly at large, of committing the [...]

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    Court rejects EFCC’s documents against Babachir Lawal

Court rejects EFCC’s documents against Babachir Lawal

A high court in the federal capital territory (FCT) has rejected documents the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) tendered against Babachir Lawal.The ex-SGF is standing trial for alleged fraud.Lawal was arraigned alongside Hamidu Lawal, his younger brother, and Rholavision Engineering Ltd and Josmon Technologies Ltd, two companies he owns.President Muhammadu Buhari sacked him in October 2017 - months after [...]

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    Court sentences man to death for killing girlfriend

Court sentences man to death for killing girlfriend

A high court in Yobe on Tuesday sentenced Muhammed Adamu, an applicant, to death by hanging for killing Hauwa Muhammad, his girlfriend.Delivering judgment, A. Jauro, the trial judge, held that he found him guilty of murder under section 221 of the penal code.Jauro also held that the prosecution has proved its case beyond reasonable doubt that Hauwa was intentionally killed [...]

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    Another court asks INEC not to issue certificate of return to Okorocha

Another court asks INEC not to issue certificate of return to Okorocha

A high court sitting in Imo state has directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to issue certificate of return to Rochas Okorocha as senator-elect for Imo west senatorial district.Ngozi Ukoha, a judge, restrained INEC from "departing from its decision not to issue a certificate of return in respect of Imo west senatorial district election."A copy of the judgement dated Tuesday, June [...]

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    Court adjourns FG’s $406.7m debt recovery suit against Shell until June 19

Court adjourns FG’s $406.7m debt recovery suit against Shell until June 19

A federal high court in Lagos has adjourned until June 19, hearing in a debt recovery suit filed by the federal government against Shell Western Supply and Trading Ltd, over alleged $406.7 million shortfall in crude oil shipment.The suit numbered FHC/L/CS/336/16, was filed by Fabian Ajogwu, the counsel to the federal government.It has as defendants, Shell Petroleum Development Company of [...]

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    Court grants Naira Marley N2m bail

Court grants Naira Marley N2m bail

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    Court nullifies Ned Nwoko’s emergence as Delta senator

Court nullifies Ned Nwoko’s emergence as Delta senator

An appeal court in Abuja has sacked Ned Nwoko as the senator representing Delta-north.Nwoko was pronounced senator after an Abuja high court sacked Peter Nwaoboshi, a serving senator, as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the October 2 primary election that held in Delta.The 59-year-old politician had filed a suit challenging the election of Nwaoboshi who won the [...]

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    Court sacks Imo APC rep-elect

Court sacks Imo APC rep-elect

Ugonna Ozurigbo, house of representative member-elect for Nkwerre/Nwangele/Njaba/Isu federal constituency of Imo state, has been sacked by a federal high court in Owerri, on Monday.Ozurigbo had recently resigned as the deputy speaker of the state house of assembly to enable him function well as a member-elect of the national house of representatives.Harrison Nwadike, a candidate who contested the ticket with Ozurigbo during [...]

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    Court fixes October 3 for arraignment of Alison-Madueke

Court fixes October 3 for arraignment of Alison-Madueke

A federal high court in Apo has fixed October 3, for the arraignment of Deziani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum, on five counts bordering on conspiracy and illegal act of accepting and giving gratifications.NAN reports that the court granted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) leave to arraign Alison-Madueke and Olajide Omokore, former chairman of Atlantic Energy Drilling Company, [...]

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    UK jails three Nigerians over ‘conspiracy to smuggle weapons’

UK jails three Nigerians over ‘conspiracy to smuggle weapons’

Three Nigerians have been sentenced to prison in the United Kingdom over conspiracy to "smuggle drugs and ammunition into the country.A Woolwich Crown court had convicted 28-year-old Kennedy Udo, 22-year-old Michael Mgbedike and 27-year-old Emmanuel Okubote and sentenced them to a total of 40 years in prison.The court sentenced Udo to eight years and six months, Mgbedike was sentenced to [...]

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Falana: EFCC respects rights of influential criminal suspects

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of only respecting the rights of influential criminal suspects.Presenting a paper on Wednesday at the 2019 law week of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Epe branch, Lagos state, Falana said Nigeria operates a double criminal justice system, one for the rich and the other for [...]

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    UI hijab crisis: Court fixes June 25 for hearing of preliminary objection

UI hijab crisis: Court fixes June 25 for hearing of preliminary objection

An Oyo state high court in Ibadan, on Tuesday, fixed June 25, for hearing of preliminary objection in a fundamental human right suit filed by Muslim parents of female students of University of Ibadan (UI) International School Ibadan (ISI).The suit was in connection to the school’s refusal to allow their children wear hijab on their uniform.NAN reports that the preliminary [...]

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    Court fixes June 3 to hear suit against acting CJN’s appointment

Court fixes June 3 to hear suit against acting CJN’s appointment

The federal high court in Abuja, on Monday, fixed June 3, for definite hearing of a suit challenging the appointment of Tanko Muhammad as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).NAN reports that Muhammad was made the acting CJN after Walter Onnoghen was suspended and later sacked as the CJN by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).The federal government had [...]

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    MTN vs FG: Court strikes out AGF’s objection to damages suit

MTN vs FG: Court strikes out AGF’s objection to damages suit

The federal high court in Abuja has struck out a suit by the office of the attorney-general of the federation (AGF) seeking to make null and void the damages demanded by MTN.MTN had sued the government on grounds that the AGF lacked the power to deal with issues around tax and customs duties.In September 2018, the AGF had demanded that [...]

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    Appeal court upholds Dapo Abiodun’s candidature

Appeal court upholds Dapo Abiodun’s candidature

The court of appeal in Abuja has upheld the candidature of Dapo Abiodun, flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun state gubernatorial poll.Abiodun defeated Adekunle Akinlade of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) to emerge governor-elect.But Abdulrafiu Baruwa, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, had appealed the decision of an Abuja high court dismissing [...]

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    Court sacks Adamawa rep-elect over forgery

Court sacks Adamawa rep-elect over forgery

A federal high court sitting in Abuja has sacked Abdulrauf Modibbo, winner of Yola south/Yola north/Girei federal constituency of Adamawa state in the 2019 general election.According to NAN, Inyang Ekwo, the presiding judge, nullified Modibbo’s victory on Friday while delivering judgment in a suit filed by Mustapha Usman, Moddibo's challenger in the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election of 2018.Usman had [...]

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