Thursday, September 13, 2018

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    Court dismisses suit against reconvening of senate without Saraki’s approval

Court dismisses suit against reconvening of senate without Saraki’s approval

A federal high court in Abuja has dismissed a suit kicking against the reconvening of the senate without the approval of Senate President Bukola Saraki.At its sitting on Thursday, Nnamdi Dimgba, a judge, struck out the suit after the lawyers representing the plaintiff failed to show up in court.Two senators loyal to Saraki – Rabiu Adebayo (Kwara south) and Isa [...]

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    EXTRA: Man burns credentials of  employer who refused to increase his salary

EXTRA: Man burns credentials of employer who refused to increase his salary

A Kubwa grade 1 area court, Abuja, has sentenced Abubakar Hussaini, a store keeper, to 12 months imprisonment for burning the credentials of his employer who refused to increase his salary.Hussaini said the complainant, Jack Jiang, a Chinese, promised to increase his salary, but failed to do so.‎Hussaini who pleaded guilty to charges of criminal trespass, mischief by fire and theft, [...]

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    HEDA asks court to compel IGP to probe Adeosun’s NYSC certificate

HEDA asks court to compel IGP to probe Adeosun’s NYSC certificate

The Human and Environmental Development Agenda Resource Centre (HEDA) has filed a motion exparte before the federal high court in Lagos seeking the probe of Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance.HEDA has requested an order compelling Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), to investigate the allegations of certificate forgery against the minister.Premium Times had reported that Adeosun forged an exemption certificate [...]

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    Abiri, journalist detained for two years, seeks N200m compensation from FG

Abiri, journalist detained for two years, seeks N200m compensation from FG

Jones Abiri, a Bayelsa-based journalist, has asked the Abuja federal high court to compel the federal government to pay him N200 million as compensation for spending two years in detention.In July 2016, Abiri, publisher of Weekly Source Newspaper, was arrested by Department of State Services (DSS) and accused of being the the leader of the joint revolutionary council of the [...]

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    Malami, IGP say Saraki not exonerated from ‘link’ to Offa robbery

Malami, IGP say Saraki not exonerated from ‘link’ to Offa robbery

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, says Senate President Bukola Saraki was never cleared of his alleged complicity in the robbery in Offa, Kwara state.Malami, alongside Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, countered insinuations that the director of public prosecution (DPP) exonerated Saraki of any role in the robbery incident, as contained in its interim report regarding it.According to The Nation, [...]

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    ‘I was accused of stealing secret documents’ — Premium Times journalist speaks from detention

‘I was accused of stealing secret documents’ — Premium Times journalist speaks from detention

Samuel Ogundipe, the Premium Times journalist arrested on Tuesday, says he was accused of stealing secret documents.Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, reportedly ordered his arrest over a story on Lawal Daura, sacked director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS).The police had reportedly asked Ogundipe to disclose how he obtained the letter IGP wrote to Acting President Yemi Osinnajo on [...]

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    INEC chairman must be arrested, court insists

INEC chairman must be arrested, court insists

A federal high court sitting in Abuja has insisted on the arrest of Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).This comes a day the Abuja division of the appeal court ordered stay of execution on the matter on Monday following a motion filed by Yakubu challenging it.At its sitting on Monday, the appellate court had ordered that [...]

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    Malami, DSS, senate sued over ‘plot’ to remove Saraki

Malami, DSS, senate sued over ‘plot’ to remove Saraki

Rafiu Adebayo and Isah Misau, senators representing Kwara south and Bauchi central, have sued Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, the Department of State Services (DSS) and the senate over an alleged plot to remove Bukola Saraki as senate president.Joined in the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/872/2018 are the senate president, deputy senate president, senate leader, deputy senate leader, minority leader, deputy minority [...]

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    ‘Gun running’: Melaye absent in court — second time in a row

‘Gun running’: Melaye absent in court — second time in a row

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, on Thursday failed to appear for his trial in court for a second time in a row.The senator was absent at the magistrate court in Lokoja, Kogi state, where he is being tried for alleged gun running.He was absent when the trial began last two weeks amid claims that he was kidnapped, prompting the judge to [...]

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    Offa robbery: Court orders ‘proper’ service of summons on Saraki

Offa robbery: Court orders ‘proper’ service of summons on Saraki

A court sitting in Abuja has served a service of summons on Senate President Bukola Saraki over the April 5 robbery incident in Offa, Kwara state.According to The Nation, Abdullahi Ogbede of the Grade 1 area court, ACO estate, issued the summons following a complaint made against Saraki by Oluwatosin Ojaomo, an Abuja-based lawyer and rights activist.Ojaomo filed the suit over [...]

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    INEC director on arrest warrant: I don’t think Mahmood Yakubu is in Nigeria

INEC director on arrest warrant: I don’t think Mahmood Yakubu is in Nigeria

Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, publicity director, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says he does not think Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the electoral body, is in the country.On Thursday, a federal high court sitting in Abuja, issued an arrest warrant on Yakubu over contempt of court order.Stephen Pam, the presiding judge, ordered Yakubu to be arrested after the INEC chairman failed to appear before [...]

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    Court orders arrest of INEC chairman

Court orders arrest of INEC chairman

A federal high court sitting in Abuja has ordered the arrest of  Mahmood Yakubu, chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).Stephen Pam, the presiding judge, issued an arrest warrant on Thursday after Yakubu failed to appear before him for the third consecutive  time.The judge asked the police to effect the arrest immediately.Pam had on July 5 ordered Yakubu to appear before [...]

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    Kaduna kicks as court frees 100 Shi’ites in detention

Kaduna kicks as court frees 100 Shi’ites in detention

The Kaduna state high court has discharged and acquitted about 100 members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) who have been in detention since December 2015.They were arrested following a clash between the Shi'ites and Nigerian army which left hundreds dead, with many injured.The Kaduna state government in March 2016, filed criminal charges ranging from conspiracy to culpable homicide [...]

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    Court halts swearing in of new Imo deputy governor

Court halts swearing in of new Imo deputy governor

An Imo state high court has halted the swearing-in of Calistus Ekenze as the new deputy governor of the state.This was announced as Pascal Nnadi, chief judge of the state, was about administering oath of office on Ekenze on Tuesday morning.Ekenze was to replace Eze Madumere who was impeached by the state house of assembly on Monday.The court had first [...]

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    ‘Forgery’: Court gives Adeleke six days to produce school certificate

‘Forgery’: Court gives Adeleke six days to produce school certificate

An Osun state high court has asked Ademola Adeleke, senator representing Osun west, to produce his primary school certificate within six days.Adeleke defeated his closest contender, Akin Ogunbiyi, to win the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship ticket for the September 22 election.Following his win, Rasheed Olabayo and Oluwaseun Idowu, members of the PDP, filed a suit to challenge his candidacy [...]

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    Melaye absent in court, his whereabouts remain unknown

Melaye absent in court, his whereabouts remain unknown

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi-west, was on Thursday absent at a magistrate court in Lokoja, Kogi state, where he is facing a gun-running trial.Ben Murray-Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east, had earlier tweeted that Melaye had been kidnapped.According to Bruce, his colleague was abducted on his way to court for the trial.Musa Shuaibu, one of the associates of the Kogi lawmaker, said [...]

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