Friday, September 21, 2018

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    Kwara APC crisis: Faction files suit against Saraki’s group

Kwara APC crisis: Faction files suit against Saraki’s group

A faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has filed a suit against the group of Senate President Bukola Saraki.Both groups held their congresses in Ilorin, the state capital, on Saturday.The faction is made of members from the legacy parties -- CPC, ANPP and a faction of ACN (including Lai Mohammed, minister of information), as well as GRS, a group [...]

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    After nine days in EFCC custody, court sends Jonah Jang to prison

After nine days in EFCC custody, court sends Jonah Jang to prison

A Plateau high court has remanded Jonah Jang, senator representing Plateau north senatorial district, in prison.Jang, who has been in custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), since May 7, was arraigned before the court on Wednesday.He was accused of misappropriating N6.3 billion while serving as the governor of Plateau state.Jang was arraigned by alongside Yusuf Pam, a former [...]

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    Court grants Melaye N10m bail

Court grants Melaye N10m bail

A Kogi state high court has granted bail to Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west senatorial district.At its sitting on Wednesday, the court granted him a N10 million and asked him to provide a surety.Nasiru Ajanah, the presiding judge, said the bail was necessitated by the senator's health challenge.Mike Ozekhome, Melaye's counsel, had argued that the continued incarceration of the [...]

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    Court dismisses suits challenging move to extend Oyegun’s tenure

Court dismisses suits challenging move to extend Oyegun’s tenure

A federal high court sitting in Abuja has dismissed two suits challenging a move by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to extend the tenure of John Odigie-Oyegun, its national chairman.The attempted tenure extension had also involved officials of the party at the national, state, local government and ward levels.In February, the national executive council of the APC added an extra [...]

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    Report: FG to file fresh extradition suit against Kashamu

Report: FG to file fresh extradition suit against Kashamu

The federal government will soon initiate a fresh legal action for the extradition of Buruji Kashamu, senator representing Ogun east, to the US.According to PUNCH, the suit will be filed against the senator as soon as the US government makes a fresh request.The move is coming after the appeal court set aside a restraining order Kashamu had obtained against the [...]

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    Court stops Rivers APC congress

Court stops Rivers APC congress

A high court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, has stopped the All Progressives Congress (APC) local government congress scheduled for Saturday, May 12.Chiwendu Nwaogu, a judge, gave the ruling in Port Harcourt on Friday after the police quelled a riot by unknown persons within the court premises.TheCable had reported that some youth chased judges away from the court, resulting [...]

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    Prosecution witness: How Yakubu, ex-NNPC GMD, hid $9.7m from EFCC

Prosecution witness: How Yakubu, ex-NNPC GMD, hid $9.7m from EFCC

Andrew Yakubu, former group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), concealed $9.7 million and £74,000 from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), according to Sambo Maina, a prosecution witness.In February 2017, the EFCC recovered the aforementioned sums in a fireproof safe at Yakubu's residence.He is alleged to have omitted the monies from the EFCC asset declaration form [...]

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    Witness: Dokpesi paid me N68m for renovation, studio works

Witness: Dokpesi paid me N68m for renovation, studio works

One of the witnesses in the trial of Raymond Dokpesi, former chairman of DAAR Communications, has spoken on how he allegedly received huge sums of money from the media mogul.Testifying at the federal high court, Abuja, on Wednesday, Ayobami Oluwarinu, a prosecution witness, said Dokpesi paid him about N68 million for renovation and building work.He told the court he became [...]

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    Onnoghen to prosecutors: Court not Father Christmas, you must prove your case

Onnoghen to prosecutors: Court not Father Christmas, you must prove your case

Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), says prosecutors must be able to prove their cases beyond a reasonable doubt because the court is not Father Christmas.Onnoghen said this on Monday while speaking at a workshop for investigators and prosecutors at the National Judicial Institute (NJI) in Abuja.The CJN said prosecutors must ensure that the Administration of Criminal Justice Act [...]

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    Court to hear Melaye’s bail application Thursday

Court to hear Melaye’s bail application Thursday

A high court in Lokoja, capital of Kogi state, has adjourned till Thursday, hearing in a bail application and counter motion brought by Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west.Nasir Ajanah, the judge, gave the ruling at the resumed hearing of the motions on Monday.Ajanah, who is the chief judge of Kogi, said the adjournment was to enable Melaye to file further and [...]

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    ‘They’ve been beating me in Kirikiri… no good food’ — Evans weeps in court

‘They’ve been beating me in Kirikiri… no good food’ — Evans weeps in court

There was drama at a high court in Igbosere, Lagos, on Monday when Chukwudumeje Onwuamadike, suspected kidnap kingpin better known as Evans, staged a protest.He refused to alight from the vehicle which conveyed him from the prison to court. After failing in the bid to convince the suspect to follow him to the courtroom, the prison official told the judge [...]

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    Crisis brews in APC ahead of convention

Crisis brews in APC ahead of convention

A high court sitting in the federal capital territory has been asked to issue an injunction, restraining the All Progressives Congress (APC) from holding its upcoming convention.In a suit filed before the court by one Udo Ibe, the plaintiff, also asked the court to issue a declaration to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to de-register the party.The plaintiff asked [...]

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    ‘Prosecution mustn’t be at the expense of death’ — Dogara breaks silence on Melaye

‘Prosecution mustn’t be at the expense of death’ — Dogara breaks silence on Melaye

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has asked the police to ensure the safety of Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west senatorial district.Melaye has been a running battle with the Nigeria police force since he was accused of supplying arms to some arrested suspects.The senator's attempt to escape from police custody landed him in hospital, and charges were [...]

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    Anenih, Secondus, Dokpesi… PDP bigwigs named in fresh 32-count charge against Dasuki

Anenih, Secondus, Dokpesi… PDP bigwigs named in fresh 32-count charge against Dasuki

The federal government has filed a fresh 32-count charge against Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), who is being tried for alleged diversion of $2.1 billion arms funds.The charges were filed before the FCT high court on Wednesday, almost three years after the government first arraigned Dasuki on an 18-count charge.Bigwigs in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are listed [...]

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    Melaye charged with attempted suicide as police insist on Kogi trial

Melaye charged with attempted suicide as police insist on Kogi trial

The police say they arrested Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west senatorial district, after he was granted bail in court as a result of pending charges against him.Melaye was arrested on Wednesday after he was granted bail in a magistrate court in Abuja where he was charged with attempted suicide, criminal conspiracy and causing damage to government property.The court granted him [...]

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    US revokes Dokpesi’s visa — after ‘receiving looters list from FG’

US revokes Dokpesi’s visa — after ‘receiving looters list from FG’

Raymond Dokpesi, chairman of DAAR communications, says the US has revoked his visa after he was accused of looting Nigeria's treasury.Lai Mohammed, minister of information, had listed Dokpesi, among other chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as those who looted public funds.The media mogul is currently standing trial for allegedly receiving N2.1 billion from the office of the national [...]

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