Saturday, February 16, 2019

Tag "Court"

    Dokpesi, ex-FCT minister ask court to nullify Buhari’s executive order on corruption

Dokpesi, ex-FCT minister ask court to nullify Buhari’s executive order on corruption

Raymond Dokpesi, chairman DAAR communications, and Bala Mohammed, a former minister of the federal capital territory (FCT), have asked the federal high court in Abuja to nullify an executive order signed by President Muhammadu Buhari.Bello Mohammed, a former ambassador, is also a plaintiff in the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1012/2018.Apart from the president, Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), is [...]

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    Court halts Adeleke’s arrest

Court halts Adeleke’s arrest

Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Osun state governorship election, has obtained a court order restraining the police from arresting him.On Wednesday, the police summoned him for alleged examination malpractice and criminal conspiracy.Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, had said Adeleke and Sikiru, his brother, sat for the National Examination Council Examination (NECO) as internal candidates in 2017, [...]

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    Enemies fighting me over governorship ambition, says Hope Uzodinma

Enemies fighting me over governorship ambition, says Hope Uzodinma

Hope Uzodimma, senator representing Imo west, says political enemies are behind the story of his arrest because of his "rising gubernatorial chances" in the state.On Tuesday, a Kubwa grade 1 area court, Abuja, issued a bench warrant for the arrest of the All Progressives Congress (APC) senator after he was accused of issuing N200 million dud cheque.‎Uzodinma, Smiec Engineering and Chemical [...]

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    Court dismisses suit against reconvening of senate without Saraki’s approval

Court dismisses suit against reconvening of senate without Saraki’s approval

A federal high court in Abuja has dismissed a suit kicking against the reconvening of the senate without the approval of Senate President Bukola Saraki.At its sitting on Thursday, Nnamdi Dimgba, a judge, struck out the suit after the lawyers representing the plaintiff failed to show up in court.Two senators loyal to Saraki – Rabiu Adebayo (Kwara south) and Isa [...]

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    EXTRA: Man burns credentials of  employer who refused to increase his salary

EXTRA: Man burns credentials of employer who refused to increase his salary

A Kubwa grade 1 area court, Abuja, has sentenced Abubakar Hussaini, a store keeper, to 12 months imprisonment for burning the credentials of his employer who refused to increase his salary.Hussaini said the complainant, Jack Jiang, a Chinese, promised to increase his salary, but failed to do so.‎Hussaini who pleaded guilty to charges of criminal trespass, mischief by fire and theft, [...]

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    HEDA asks court to compel IGP to probe Adeosun’s NYSC certificate

HEDA asks court to compel IGP to probe Adeosun’s NYSC certificate

The Human and Environmental Development Agenda Resource Centre (HEDA) has filed a motion exparte before the federal high court in Lagos seeking the probe of Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance.HEDA has requested an order compelling Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), to investigate the allegations of certificate forgery against the minister.Premium Times had reported that Adeosun forged an exemption certificate [...]

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    Abiri, journalist detained for two years, seeks N200m compensation from FG

Abiri, journalist detained for two years, seeks N200m compensation from FG

Jones Abiri, a Bayelsa-based journalist, has asked the Abuja federal high court to compel the federal government to pay him N200 million as compensation for spending two years in detention.In July 2016, Abiri, publisher of Weekly Source Newspaper, was arrested by Department of State Services (DSS) and accused of being the the leader of the joint revolutionary council of the [...]

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    Malami, IGP say Saraki not exonerated from ‘link’ to Offa robbery

Malami, IGP say Saraki not exonerated from ‘link’ to Offa robbery

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, says Senate President Bukola Saraki was never cleared of his alleged complicity in the robbery in Offa, Kwara state.Malami, alongside Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, countered insinuations that the director of public prosecution (DPP) exonerated Saraki of any role in the robbery incident, as contained in its interim report regarding it.According to The Nation, [...]

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    ‘I was accused of stealing secret documents’ — Premium Times journalist speaks from detention

‘I was accused of stealing secret documents’ — Premium Times journalist speaks from detention

Samuel Ogundipe, the Premium Times journalist arrested on Tuesday, says he was accused of stealing secret documents.Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, reportedly ordered his arrest over a story on Lawal Daura, sacked director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS).The police had reportedly asked Ogundipe to disclose how he obtained the letter IGP wrote to Acting President Yemi Osinnajo on [...]

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    INEC chairman must be arrested, court insists

INEC chairman must be arrested, court insists

A federal high court sitting in Abuja has insisted on the arrest of Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).This comes a day the Abuja division of the appeal court ordered stay of execution on the matter on Monday following a motion filed by Yakubu challenging it.At its sitting on Monday, the appellate court had ordered that [...]

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    Malami, DSS, senate sued over ‘plot’ to remove Saraki

Malami, DSS, senate sued over ‘plot’ to remove Saraki

Rafiu Adebayo and Isah Misau, senators representing Kwara south and Bauchi central, have sued Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, the Department of State Services (DSS) and the senate over an alleged plot to remove Bukola Saraki as senate president.Joined in the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/872/2018 are the senate president, deputy senate president, senate leader, deputy senate leader, minority leader, deputy minority [...]

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    ‘Gun running’: Melaye absent in court — second time in a row

‘Gun running’: Melaye absent in court — second time in a row

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, on Thursday failed to appear for his trial in court for a second time in a row.The senator was absent at the magistrate court in Lokoja, Kogi state, where he is being tried for alleged gun running.He was absent when the trial began last two weeks amid claims that he was kidnapped, prompting the judge to [...]

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    Offa robbery: Court orders ‘proper’ service of summons on Saraki

Offa robbery: Court orders ‘proper’ service of summons on Saraki

A court sitting in Abuja has served a service of summons on Senate President Bukola Saraki over the April 5 robbery incident in Offa, Kwara state.According to The Nation, Abdullahi Ogbede of the Grade 1 area court, ACO estate, issued the summons following a complaint made against Saraki by Oluwatosin Ojaomo, an Abuja-based lawyer and rights activist.Ojaomo filed the suit over [...]

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    INEC director on arrest warrant: I don’t think Mahmood Yakubu is in Nigeria

INEC director on arrest warrant: I don’t think Mahmood Yakubu is in Nigeria

Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, publicity director, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says he does not think Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the electoral body, is in the country.On Thursday, a federal high court sitting in Abuja, issued an arrest warrant on Yakubu over contempt of court order.Stephen Pam, the presiding judge, ordered Yakubu to be arrested after the INEC chairman failed to appear before [...]

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    Court orders arrest of INEC chairman

Court orders arrest of INEC chairman

A federal high court sitting in Abuja has ordered the arrest of  Mahmood Yakubu, chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).Stephen Pam, the presiding judge, issued an arrest warrant on Thursday after Yakubu failed to appear before him for the third consecutive  time.The judge asked the police to effect the arrest immediately.Pam had on July 5 ordered Yakubu to appear before [...]

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    Kaduna kicks as court frees 100 Shi’ites in detention

Kaduna kicks as court frees 100 Shi’ites in detention

The Kaduna state high court has discharged and acquitted about 100 members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) who have been in detention since December 2015.They were arrested following a clash between the Shi'ites and Nigerian army which left hundreds dead, with many injured.The Kaduna state government in March 2016, filed criminal charges ranging from conspiracy to culpable homicide [...]

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