Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Tag "Court"

    Dasuki’s absence yet again stalls trial

Dasuki’s absence yet again stalls trial

The trial of Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), could not take place on Tuesday owing to his absence.This is the fourth time the former NSA has failed to appear before court where he is facing charges of money laundering brought against him the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).The Department of State Services (DSS) has held Dasuki in [...]

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    Court grants Bala Mohammed N500m bail

Court grants Bala Mohammed N500m bail

Bala Mohammed, former minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has been granted bail.Abubakar Talba, justice of an Abuja high court, granted Mohammed bail in the sum of N500m with two sureties in like sum.He had spent two nights in Kuje prison before his bail.This followed the judge's adjournment of ruling on the application for bail to Friday.Talba had remanded [...]

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    Witness slumps, dies before giving evidence in Lagos court

Witness slumps, dies before giving evidence in Lagos court

An Ikeja high court was thrown into confusion on Thursday after an unnamed witness slumped and died just before testifying in a land case.O.A. Olayinka, a judge, presided over the case.“Before the case was called for trial, he started coughing and gasping and had to leave the courtroom," a witness said.“He was vomiting a lot of blood and onlookers were scared [...]

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    Judge foils Yakubu’s bid to retrieve forfeited $9.8m

Judge foils Yakubu’s bid to retrieve forfeited $9.8m

Zainab Abubakar, justice of the federal high court, Kano, has rejected an application filed by Andrew Yakubu, former group managing director (GMD) of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), seeking the retrieval of his forfeited monies.In February, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) recovered $9.8m and £74, 000 from an obscure building of the former NNPC chief in Kaduna.The [...]

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    Bala Mohammed, ex-FCT minister, to spend two nights in Kuje prison

Bala Mohammed, ex-FCT minister, to spend two nights in Kuje prison

Bala Mohammed, former minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), will spend two nights in Kuje prison.This followed Abubakar Talba's, justice of an Abuja high court, adjournment of ruling on a bail application filed by Mohammed to Friday.Talba remanded the former minister in prison pending ruling on the bail application.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday arraigned Mohammed [...]

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    Rivers rerun: Judge declares IGP probe panel illegal

Rivers rerun: Judge declares IGP probe panel illegal

Gabriel Kolawole, justice of the federal high court, Abuja, has declared the panel set up by the inspector-general of police to investigate allegations of violence and malpractice in the last Rivers state national assembly rerun election as unconstitutional.Kolawole made this declaration in a judgment on Tuesday.“Section 4 of the police act allows the police to set up such a panel [...]

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    Court refuses to unfreeze Patience Jonathan’s $15m account

Court refuses to unfreeze Patience Jonathan’s $15m account

A federal high court in Lagos on Monday refused a request by Patience Jonathan, former first lady, seeking to unfreeze her accounts, having about 15.5 million dollars.Mohammed Idris, the judge, ordered parties to file pleadings since issues had been joined as to the ownership of the money.The judge held that all the defendants formulated different issues from those formulated by [...]

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    Bayelsa community sues ENI, demands compensation for oil spill

Bayelsa community sues ENI, demands compensation for oil spill

The Ikebiri community in Bayelsa state has sued ENI, Italian oil gaint,  at a Milan court, seeking the cleanup of, and compensation for damages from an oil spill which has affected the community in the Niger Delta.In a statement issued on Thursday by Friends of the Earth Europe and Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria, the community called for adequate [...]

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    Court freezes accounts of Ekere, NDDC MD

Court freezes accounts of Ekere, NDDC MD

A federal high court in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, has granted an order freezing all bank accounts belonging to Nsima Ekere, managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).The order was granted by Ijeoma Ojukwu, a judge, following a case brought before the court by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).According to the court document obtained by NAN, Ekere [...]

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    Nnamdi Kanu’s family, lawyer disagree over bail

Nnamdi Kanu’s family, lawyer disagree over bail

The family of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), and Ifeanyi Ejiofor, his lawyer, are not on the same page regarding the bail which Binta Nyako, justice of the federal high court, Abuja, granted him on Tuesday.Nyako had granted Kanu bail on stringent terms. One of the conditions is that he must present a Jewish leader [...]

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    My husband denied me sex for two years, woman tells court

My husband denied me sex for two years, woman tells court

Bilkisu Lawal, a house wife, has told a Mararaba grade 1 area court in Nasarawa state that her husband, Shuaibu Yusuf, had denied her sex for two years.She is asking the court to dissolve the union which took place in 2012 and has produced a son.Lawal, 30, narrated how her husband has not been performing his duties as a husband.She [...]

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    Court orders forfeiture of $50m found in Ikoyi

Court orders forfeiture of $50m found in Ikoyi

A federal high court in Lagos has ordered the interim forfeiture of the $50m cash discovered in an apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos on Wednesday.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had raided the apartment, after it got a tip-off from a whistle-blower.But the monies - $43m, £27, 000 and N23m - have not been claimed by anyone. All the persons reportedly linked to [...]

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    Court clears Justice Ademola, wife on 18-count corruption charge

Court clears Justice Ademola, wife on 18-count corruption charge

Jude Okeke, justice of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) high court, Abuja has acquitted Adeniyi Ademola, a suspended federal high court judge, of corruption charges.The judge declared Ademola not guilty on an 18-count charge of corruption and illegal possession of firearm brought against him by the federal government.Okeke in his ruling on the no-case submission of the defendants, held that [...]

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    Court voids 2015 NBA constitution, ‘sacks’ Mahmoud as president

Court voids 2015 NBA constitution, ‘sacks’ Mahmoud as president

A federal high court in Abuja has voided the 2015 constitution of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA).The court gave the order on Thursday in a suit filed by Supo Ojo, a lawyer, challenging the procedure of amending the said constitution.Abubakar Mahmoud was elected president of the association in July 2016 on the strength of the voided constitution.The court order de-legitimises [...]

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    Court grants Yakubu N300m bail after four days in prison

Court grants Yakubu N300m bail after four days in prison

Ahmed Mohammed, justice of the federal high court, Abuja, has granted Andrew Yakubu, former group managing director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), bail in the sum of N300m.Yakubu, who has spent four days at Kuje prison, is also required to present two sureties.Last Thursday, the judge remanded Yakubu in prison after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) [...]

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