Friday, November 16, 2018

Tag "Court"

    Reps panel asks NERC to reverse suspension of Ibadan DisCo directors

Reps panel asks NERC to reverse suspension of Ibadan DisCo directors

A house of representatives panel has asked the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to rescind its decision to suspend the board members of the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company Limited (IBEDC).The house committee on power gave the order during its investigative hearing on Wednesday.The NERC had in June suspended the board of directors and key management staff over over a N6bn [...]

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    Banks, offices, schools shut in Kaduna over Zakzaky’s trial

Banks, offices, schools shut in Kaduna over Zakzaky’s trial

Business and commercial activities were paralysed in Kaduna on Wednesday following the resumed trial of Ibraheem Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).Shops, offices, banks and schools in the city centre were closed as residents stayed away for fear of outbreak of violence.On Tuesday, messages were circulated on the possibility of the cleric follower's causing trouble during his [...]

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    I’ll remain at senate, says Kogi lawmaker sacked by court

I’ll remain at senate, says Kogi lawmaker sacked by court

Atai Aidoko, senator representing Kogi east, says the judgement of the Abuja federal high court sacking him from office is "unenforceable."On June 13, an Abuja federal high court said Aidoko was wrongly presented as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the December 2014 primary election of the party.The court directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to [...]

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    Again, court restrains EFCC, AGF from halting Aiteo’s operations

Again, court restrains EFCC, AGF from halting Aiteo’s operations

A federal high court in Abuja has ruled a stay of action in the case brought against Benedict Peters,  founder and chief executive officer of Aiteo Group.In February,  the group got an interlocutory injection restraining the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the attorney-general of the federation (AGF)  from interfering or obstructing its business operations.In suit number FCT/HC/CV0536/17, the [...]

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    EXTRA: Abaribe displays book on ‘Dirty Politics’ in court

EXTRA: Abaribe displays book on ‘Dirty Politics’ in court

When he appeared at a federal high court in Abuja on Tuesday, Enyinnaya Abaribe, senator representing Abia north, displayed a book that has a meaning beyond the surface.Clutched in his hands was the book titled 'Dirty Politics: Deception, Distraction and Democracy', written by Kathleen Jamieson, an American author.In what looked like he was showcasing the book to the cameras, the [...]

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    Evans’ lawyer withdraws from his trial

Evans’ lawyer withdraws from his trial

Olukoya Ogungbeje, lead counsel to Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, suspected kidnap kingpin better known as Evans, has withdrawn from his client's trial.In a statement he personally signed, Ogungbeje said he was withdrawing due to “personal reasons”.Evans is being tried by the Lagos state government for alleged offences ranging from conspiracy to kidnapping and attempted murder.Ogungbeje said his life had been under threat [...]

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    Court orders forfeiture of N2.2bn ‘recovered’ from Amosu, ex-air chief

Court orders forfeiture of N2.2bn ‘recovered’ from Amosu, ex-air chief

A federal high court sitting in Lagos has ordered that the N2.2 billion linked to Adesola Amosu, former chief of air staff, be temporarily forfeited to the federal government.Mojisola Olatoregun, the presiding judge, ordered the forfeiture on Tuesday, following an ex-parte application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).The EFCC informed the court that the money is suspected to [...]

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    Court adjourns Akoh’s trial indefinitely, berates police over sealed Peace Corps HQ

Court adjourns Akoh’s trial indefinitely, berates police over sealed Peace Corps HQ

A federal high court in Abuja has indefinitely adjourned the trial of the Dickson Akoh, commandant of Peace Corps of Nigeria.Akoh is standing trial for an amended 13-count criminal charge brought against him by the Nigeria police force.At its sitting on Tuesday, John Tsoho, the presiding judge, said the indefinite adjournment was because of the police’ refusal to obey its previous [...]

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    Saraki: I’m not interested in settling my CCT case out of court

Saraki: I’m not interested in settling my CCT case out of court

Senate President Bukola Saraki says he is not interested in settling his false asset declaration case outside the judicial process.Saraki said the matter was not brought up when Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and members of new Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) met on Monday.In a statement on Wednesday, Yusuph Olaniyonu, media aide of the senate president, qouted Saraki as saying that the [...]

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    JOHESU: Why we won’t resume work despite court judgement

JOHESU: Why we won’t resume work despite court judgement

The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) says it has appealed the ruling of the national industrial court (NIC) ordering it to end the ongoing strike and resume work.The union said before it received the court order, it had challenged the jurisdiction of the court to entertain the suit.The court had on May 17 ordered health workers — under JOHESU — [...]

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    Court nullifies Jibrin’s suspension, orders payment of his allowances

Court nullifies Jibrin’s suspension, orders payment of his allowances

A federal high court in Abuja has declared as illegal the suspension of Abdulmumin Jibrin, lawmaker representing Bebeji/Kiru constituency in Kano state, by the house of representatives.In 2017, the house suspended Jibrin for 180 legislative days after he alleged the padding of 2016 budget.He had accused Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house, and other principal officers of allegedly attempting to [...]

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    $15.5m accounts freeze: Judge’s absence stalls Patience Jonathan’s suit

$15.5m accounts freeze: Judge’s absence stalls Patience Jonathan’s suit

The suit filed by Patience Jonathan, former first lady, at the federal high court, Lagos, challenging the freezing of her account, has been stalled.The case which was slated for continued hearing on Tuesday, could not proceed following the absence of Mohammed Idris, the judge handling it.According to NAN, the judge's absence was as a result of a workshop he was [...]

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    Judge: Metuh was asked to sit but he decided to fall

Judge: Metuh was asked to sit but he decided to fall

Okon Abang, a judge of the federal high court in Abuja, says Olisa Metuh, former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), fell in court “on his own.”Metuh was said to have collapsed in the court while he was making his way to the dock on Monday.The incident made the presiding judge to rise briefly while Metuh received medical attention.But [...]

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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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