Friday, July 19, 2019

Tag "Court"

    Buhari’s supporter asks court to disqualify Atiku, says he’s Cameroonian

Buhari’s supporter asks court to disqualify Atiku, says he’s Cameroonian

A group known as the Egalitarian Mission for Africa has filed a suit before the federal high court in Abuja challenging the qualification of Atiku Abubakar to contest in the presidential election.The group's chairman is Olukayode Ajulo, former national secretary of Labour Party who recently declared his support for Atiku's opponent, President Muhammadu Buhari, in the presidential election.In the suit, a [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    EFCC to court: We are still looking for ex-NIA DG

EFCC to court: We are still looking for ex-NIA DG

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has again failed to arraign Ayodele Oke, former director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), and Folashade, his wife, before a federal high court in Lagos.The duo being prosecuted in connection with some monies reportedly recovered from a flat in Ikoyi, Lagos, were absent at the court last week Friday.The agency had filed [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Alfa asks Saraki to obey court and swear him in as Kogi east senator

Alfa asks Saraki to obey court and swear him in as Kogi east senator

Isaac Alfa, retired air marshal, has asked Senate President Bukola Saraki to obey the court order which affirmed him as the senator representing Kogi east.In January, the apex court struck out the appeal of Atai Aidoko, incumbent Kogi east senator, who had appealed the decision of the appeal court.The appeal court had upheld the decision of the trial court [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    ‘Thugs’ beat up NBA chairman in Rivers

‘Thugs’ beat up NBA chairman in Rivers

Suspected thugs on Wednesday reportedly beat up Sylvester Adaka, chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and other lawyers at the court of appeal in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.Adaka and the other lawyers had stormed the court to disrupt proceedings when the suspected thugs swooped on them.They had arrived to enforce the order of the NBA, calling on lawyers to boycott [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Falana tackles the 12 lawyers in Buhari’s cabinet over Onnoghen’s suspension

Falana tackles the 12 lawyers in Buhari’s cabinet over Onnoghen’s suspension

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says both the bar and bench have played into the hands of those sponsoring fascism in the country.Falana said this while reacting to the suspension of Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), by President Muhammadu Buhari.Falana said it is intriguing that the 12 lawyers in Buhari's cabinet (Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo inclusive) did not dissuade [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Melaye regains freedom after fresh arraignment

Melaye regains freedom after fresh arraignment

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, has regained his freedom after spending about two weeks in detention.The senator has been in custody since January 4. He surrendered to the police after a special team laid siege to his residence in Abuja for eight days.The police accused the senator of culpable homicide.It was alleged that some supporters of the lawmaker [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    IN DETAIL: All the new charges filed against Melaye

IN DETAIL: All the new charges filed against Melaye

The police have slammed a nine-count charge on Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west.The charges border on lying and resisting arrest.They were filed after the senator fulfilled the bail conditions a high court in Abuja granted him on Friday.In the charge sheet seen by TheCable, one Silas Omenka was named as a defendant in the suit filed by the [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Police refuse to release Melaye, move to arraign him on fresh charges

Police refuse to release Melaye, move to arraign him on fresh charges

The police have refused to release Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, despite meeting his bail conditions, TheCable understands.On Friday, a high court in Abuja granted Melaye bail on health grounds after about two weeks in detention.Yusuf Halilu, the judge, had granted the senator bail on health grounds.The bails conditions included presenting three sureties who reside and have properties in [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Melaye granted bail after 14 days in detention

Melaye granted bail after 14 days in detention

A high court in Abuja has granted bail to Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west.This development is coming about a day after the court asked the police to state reason why the senator who has been in detention since January 4 has not been released.The lawmaker had surrendered after the police laid a siege to his Abuja residence for eight [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Rivers APC suffers another setback as appeal court insists candidates can’t contest elections

Rivers APC suffers another setback as appeal court insists candidates can’t contest elections

A court of appeal sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, has ruled the All Progressives Congress (APC) cannot field candidates for the forthcoming elections.The state high court had in a ruling voided the party’s congresses. The court had said the party conducted its congress in outright violation of subsisting court orders. The judge described the said congress as a nullity.The [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    EFCC arraigns Okupe for ‘N702m fraud’

EFCC arraigns Okupe for ‘N702m fraud’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned Doyin Okupe, a spokesman of the Atiku Abubakar presidential campaign organisation, over allegations of fraud.The comission arraigned Okupe before a federal high court sitting in Abuja on Monday, on a 59-count charge bordering on alleged money laundering and diversion of funds to the tune of N702 million.Okupe, who was a media [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Court rejects Melaye’s request to order police out of his residence

Court rejects Melaye’s request to order police out of his residence

A federal high court in Abuja has refused to grant the request of Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi central, to order police out of his residence.Some police officers have been at Melaye’s residence in Abuja since Friday in an attempt to arrest him over alleged culpable homicide.He is accused of attacking some police personnel alongside armed thugs.The senator approached the [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Deji Adeyanju remanded in prison till 2019

Deji Adeyanju remanded in prison till 2019

A Kano magistrate's court has remanded Deji Adeyanju, convener of Concerned Nigerians, in prison till February next year.Hassan Fagge, a magistrate, ordered that Adeyanju be kept in prison following his arraignment by the Nigeria police force.The police had charged Adeyanju with alleged murder, an allegation he was acquitted of years ago.This was after he had been granted bail on two [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Exchange Rates

July 12, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS362475413
KANO361474413
PH361475412
ABUJA362476413
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement