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    Court grants Fintiri, ex-Adamawa governor, N500m bail

Court grants Fintiri, ex-Adamawa governor, N500m bail

Ahmed Mohammed, justice of the federal high court, on Friday granted Umaru Fintiri, former Adamawa state governor, bail in the sum of N500m, and two sureties in like sum.According to the judge, the sureties must have property in Abuja, and Fintiri must submit his international passport to the registrar of the court.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had arraigned [...]

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    Fintiri, ex-Adamawa governor, remanded in prison over ‘N2.9bn fraud’

Fintiri, ex-Adamawa governor, remanded in prison over ‘N2.9bn fraud’

Ahmed Mohammed, justice of the federal high court, Abuja, on Thursday remanded Umaru Fintiri, former Adamawa state governor, in prison pending the determination of his application for bail.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had arraigned Fintiri and Mayim Construction and Properties Limited before the judge on a five-count charge of money laundering to the tune of N2.9bn.Fintiri, a former [...]

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    Court sacks Sheriff as PDP chairman

Court sacks Sheriff as PDP chairman

An Abuja high court has removed Ali Modu Sheriff as the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Justice Valentine Ashi, the judge, on Tuesday, nullified the 2014 amended constitution of the PDP through which Sheriff was appointed chairman.He held that the process of amending some sections of the party's constitution ran contrary to the Electoral Act, declaring the positions [...]

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    EFCC was right to detain you, court tells Fani-Kayode

EFCC was right to detain you, court tells Fani-Kayode

An Abuja high court has dismissed a fundamental rights suit filed by Femi Fani-Kayode, challenging his prolonged detention by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).Fani-Kayode, who was the spokesman of former President Goodluck Jonathan's campaign organisation,  was held in detention for at least 50 days before he was charged to court.On Tuesday, a federal high court in Lagos had [...]

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    Dasuki: God will judge those punishing me for old grievances

Dasuki: God will judge those punishing me for old grievances

Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), on Thursday, told a federal high court in Abuja that he was being punished by some persons in power for perceived grievances they have against him.Dasuki, who did not name any particular person, said that his prosecution was the fallout of a vendetta.Reacting to the government’s request for a secret trial, Dasuki who [...]

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    Ese Oruru’s parents barred from Yunusa’s trial

Ese Oruru’s parents barred from Yunusa’s trial

A federal high court in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state capital, on Wednesday barred journalists and parents of Ese Oruru from witnessing her testimony in court.Ese Oruru, 14, was allegedly abducted by Yunusa Dahiru, who is facing a five -count charge of criminal abduction, illicit sex, sexual exploitation and unlawful carnal knowledge of a minor.James Amate, the prosecuting counsel, had told the [...]

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    Witness confirms receiving N650m to buy property for Badeh

Witness confirms receiving N650m to buy property for Badeh

A prosecution witness in the trial of Alex Badeh, former chief of defence staff, on Tuesday, told a federal high court in Abuja that he was given N650m to buy a piece of property for the accused.Mustapha Yerima, the witness, said Salisu Abdullahi Yushau, a retired air commodore, gave him the sum, which he paid this to the owner of the [...]

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    Again, FG seeks ‘masking’ of witnesses in Dasuki’s trial

Again, FG seeks ‘masking’ of witnesses in Dasuki’s trial

The government has again applied  for the protection of witnesses who will  testify against Sambo Dasuki,  former national security adviser, in his trial for alleged unlawful possession of firearm and money laundering.In a fresh motion on notice brought to the federal high court in Abuja court on Wednesday, the government prayed for an order to shield the identities of its witnesses.It [...]

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    Dasuki: I’m not scared of trial but the right thing must be done

Dasuki: I’m not scared of trial but the right thing must be done

Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), says he is not afraid to stand trial.Dasuki said this through his lawyer Joseph Daodu (SAN) in court on Monday.He asked an Abuja high court to consolidate the two criminal charges bordering on alleged corruption and breach of trust brought against him by the federal government.He told the court that he was not [...]

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    ‘N8.5bn fraud’ lands serving army general in EFCC custody

‘N8.5bn fraud’ lands serving army general in EFCC custody

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned Emmanuel Atewe, a serving army general, before a federal high court, Lagos, on an 11-count charge of conspiracy, abuse of office and money laundering.According to Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman, Atewe, who was a former commander of guards brigade and ex-commander of the joint military task force (Operation Pulo Shield), was charged alongside Ziakedi Akpobolokemi, [...]

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    Saraki’s application stalled over ill-health of lawyer

Saraki’s application stalled over ill-health of lawyer

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    Detaining Jonathan’s cousin without trial is irresponsible, court tells EFCC

Detaining Jonathan’s cousin without trial is irresponsible, court tells EFCC

Justice Goodluck Olasunbor of the Abuja high court, says the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is being irresponsible for detaining Azibaola Roberts, ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s cousin, for over 65 days without trial. Roberts was taken in by the EFCC on March 23, for allegedly diverting $40 million meant for securing oil pipelines contract.Ruling on an application for the enforcement of [...]

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    Witness: How Badeh bought N650m property belonging to ‘one Fayose’

Witness: How Badeh bought N650m property belonging to ‘one Fayose’

"One Ayodele Fayose" is the original owner of a piece of property Alex Badeh, former chief of defence staff, bought for N650m, Mustapha Yerima, a witness, has claimed.Yerima, who is the fourth witness of the prosecution in the trial of Badeh at the federal high court in Abuja, however, failed to state in clear terms the identity of original owner [...]

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    Court remands ‘wife killer’ in Ikoyi prison

Court remands ‘wife killer’ in Ikoyi prison

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    Magu: Me? Disobey court order? Never!

Magu: Me? Disobey court order? Never!

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says he has not disobeyed any court order.Magu was reacting to reports that he had been slammed with a contempt charge over his refusal to obey a court order releasing Wolfgang Reinl, an Austrian businessman, in the custody of the anti-graft agency.“The attention of the Economic and Financial [...]

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    N3.1bn was paid into my account and I converted into dollars for Suswam, says witness

N3.1bn was paid into my account and I converted into dollars for Suswam, says witness

The trial of Gabriel Suswam, former governor of Benue state and his finance commissioner, Okolobia Okpanachi, continued on Thursday with the prosecution presenting its fourth witness, Abubakar Umar, who told the court how billions of naira were converted to dollars and given to the governor.Suswan and his co-accused are being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) on a [...]

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