Saturday, September 21, 2019

Tag "High Court"

    Court orders final forfeiture of Diezani’s $40m jewellery

Court orders final forfeiture of Diezani’s $40m jewellery

A federal high court in Lagos has ordered the permanent forfeiture of $40 million worth of jewellery seized from the residence of Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum resources, to the federal government. In his ruling on Tuesday, Nicholas Oweibo, the presiding judge, held that the former minister failed to show cause why the jewellery should not be permanently forfeited to [...]

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    Flood sweeps away high court finance director in Abuja

Flood sweeps away high court finance director in Abuja

Tony Okecheme, the director of finance at the federal high court in Abuja, has been swept away by a heavy flood.PUNCH reports that Okecheme was on his way to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in his official 2017 Toyota Camry when his car got stuck in the flood at Galadimawa roundabout, Abuja, on Friday.Galadimawa is about 15 minutes away from [...]

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    Power outage affects courts in Badagry

Power outage affects courts in Badagry

Court proceedings at the Lagos state high and magistrate's courts in Badagry have been marred by power outage.According to NAN, the lack of electricity have plunged the court rooms and offices into darkness since June 1.Judges and magistrates are said to be conducting proceedings with doors and windows to the courtrooms open in order to brighten the courtroom and aid [...]

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Court stops Kano assembly from investigating Ganduje

A Kano high court has ruled that the state house of assembly lacks the power to investigate or invite Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state, over any alleged criminal case.Ahmed Badamasi, a judge, gave the ruling on Thursday.He said the power to investigate criminal charges is vested in the police, Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices [...]

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    El-Zakzaky to remain in DSS custody as court denies him bail

El-Zakzaky to remain in DSS custody as court denies him bail

Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), and his wife will remain in custody as a high court in Kaduna state has refused to grant them bail.Gideon Kurada, presiding judge, denied the bail application on the ground that El-Zakzaky did not attach a medical report to it.El-Zakzaky is facing trial over allegations of culpable homicide, unlawful assembly, [...]

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    Looters’ list not a violation of your rights, court tells Dokpesi

Looters’ list not a violation of your rights, court tells Dokpesi

The federal capital territory (FCT) high court in Abuja has declared that the looters’ list released by Lai Mohammed, minister of information, is not a violation of the rights of those named.In a ruling on Tuesday, Olukayode Adeniyi, the presiding judge, said the suit filed by Raymond Dokpesi, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), lacked merit.Dokpesi had filed [...]

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    Supreme court refuses to sack Pinnick, NFF board

Supreme court refuses to sack Pinnick, NFF board

Amaju Pinnick, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president, has not been removed by the Supreme Court of Nigeria.According to a statement signed by Festus Ukpe and Arinze Egbo, lawyers at Festus Keyamo's chambers, the supreme court of Nigeria ordered the retrial of Chris Giwa's case at the high court in Jos."Just this morning, the Supreme Court of Nigeria delivered judgment in [...]

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    EXTRA: Melaye displays toothbrush, tissue paper in court, says ‘I’m ready for prison’

EXTRA: Melaye displays toothbrush, tissue paper in court, says ‘I’m ready for prison’

Many erupted in laughter at a high court in Abuja on Thursday when Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, displayed a bottle of coke, tissue paper, toothbrush and toothpaste to journalists after he was arraigned.The federal government arraigned Melaye on a two-count charge.The senator was accused of deliberately giving false information to the police to frame Edward David, chief of staff [...]

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    ‘False information’: Court grants Melaye N100,000 bail

‘False information’: Court grants Melaye N100,000 bail

A high court in the federal capital territory (FCT) has granted a N100,000 bail to Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west.The federal government arraigned the senator on a two-count charge of "framing" Edward David, chief of staff of Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, in an assassination attempt.Melaye had accused Edward of being involved in the alleged attempt to assassinate him.At [...]

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    Court awards N10m damages to minor molested by family friend

Court awards N10m damages to minor molested by family friend

Nuradeen Sagir, acting chief judge of Kano state, has ruled in favour of a minor over the violation of her fundamental human right.The minor was allegedly sexually abused by a close confidant of her family around May 2016, when she was only six months old.Muttaka Muhammad, the accused, was reported to the Kano state public defender’s office (PDO) in June [...]

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    After forgery case, Saraki wants FG to terminate CCT trial

After forgery case, Saraki wants FG to terminate CCT trial

Senate President Bukola Saraki and Ike Ekweremadu, his deputy, have commended the federal government for its courage in ending their criminal trial at the federal capital territory (FCT) high court.However, they have appealed for the other "politically-motivated cases" to be terminated as well.The presiding officers described the verdict of the high court dismissing the charges of forgery of the Senate Standing [...]

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    Uboh, Lamorde’s accuser, jailed for 3 years

Uboh, Lamorde’s accuser, jailed for 3 years

George Uboh, the man who accused Ibrahim Lamorde, former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of diverting proceeds of recovered assets, has been jailed.He was on Monday convicted and sentenced to three years imprisonment by S E Aladetoyinbo, justice of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) high court, Abuja.Uboh was convicted for his role in converting the property [...]

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    #BringBackOurGirls group ready to work with police

#BringBackOurGirls group ready to work with police

The legal representative of the #BringBackOurGirls group, Femi Falana (SAN), says the group is ready to cooperate with the police to achieve the common goal of maintaining law and order.At the hearing of the suit filed by Hadiza Bala Usman of the BBOG group against the FCT commissioner of police, Joseph Mbu, at the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Maitama, Falana argued [...]

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