Saturday, February 23, 2019

Tag "Court"

    Fashola asks court to dismiss Falana’s suit compelling FG to fix Apapa-Oshodi expressway

Fashola asks court to dismiss Falana’s suit compelling FG to fix Apapa-Oshodi expressway

Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, has asked a federal high court in Lagos to dismiss a fundamental rights suit filed against the federal government by Femi Falana, human rights lawyer.Falana had asked the court to compel the government to fix the Apapa-Oshodi expressway, which leads to the seaport in the nation's commercial capital.The poor state of the [...]

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    Deji Adeyanju granted bail after eight days in custody

Deji Adeyanju granted bail after eight days in custody

Deji Adeyanju, convener of Concerned Nigerians, has been granted bail after spending eight days in custody.Adeyanju was first arrested on November 28. He is standing trial on a two-count charge bordering on cyberstalking, inciting disturbance and criminal defamation.He was released on Monday but rearrested same day "based on a petition written against him" by Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff.According to the [...]

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    Otedola finally testifies in court over Farouk Lawan’s $500,000 ‘bribe’

Otedola finally testifies in court over Farouk Lawan’s $500,000 ‘bribe’

Femi Otedola, founder of Zenon Petroleum and Gas Limited, on Wednesday testified that Farouk Lawan, a former lawmaker, demanded $500,000 bribe from him.Lawan is a former chairman of a house of representatives committee probing the multi-billion naira fuel subsidy fraud.He chaired the probe committee in the seventh assembly.The former lawmaker is accused of receiving money from Otedola to remove Zenon [...]

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    Witness: How three aircraft were used to move N1.2bn to Ekiti for Fayose

Witness: How three aircraft were used to move N1.2bn to Ekiti for Fayose

Damola Otuyena, head of cash and transit services of Diamond Bank, says N1.2 billion was moved to Ekiti for Ayodele Fayose, ex-governor of the state, using three aircraft.Otuyena, who is a witness in the ongoing trial of Fayose, told the court that the money was sent to the ex-governor by Musiliu Obanikoro, a former minister of defence.The witness said this [...]

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    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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