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    OPL 245: Retired AIG testifies in Italian court, ‘contradicts self’

OPL 245: Retired AIG testifies in Italian court, ‘contradicts self’

The trial of Shell & Eni is ongoing in Milan, Italy, Valori.it, an Italian newspaper is reporting.  Italian authorities had asked prosecutors to produce Isaac Eke, a Nigerian witness who is a retired assistant inspector-general of police (AIG), in the ongoing probe of the $1.1 billion Malabu oil scandal. Eke was brought up by defendant Vincenzo Armanna, former Eni manager, who became [...]

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    ‘I witnessed the shooting’ — friends tell court how Lagos football fan was killed by SARS

‘I witnessed the shooting’ — friends tell court how Lagos football fan was killed by SARS

Three friends of late Kolade Johnson, on Wednesday, narrated how the 35-year-old man was allegedly killed by Ogunyemi Olalekan, a police inspector attached to SARS, at a viewing centre in Lagos state. The three friends – Ismail Folorunsho, Samuel Nana and Omotayo Dairo – were led in evidence by Yhaqub Oshoala, the state director of public prosecutions (DPP) at an Ikeja [...]

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    Evans: I estimated the financial worth of my victims from their looks

Evans: I estimated the financial worth of my victims from their looks

Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike, suspected kidnap kingpin better known as Evans, says from a short distance, he estimated the financial worth of his victims.  Evans spoke in a video played at his trial in an Ikeja high court on Friday. Evans is standing trial alongside Uche Amadi, Ogechi Uchechukwu, Chilaka Ifeanyi, Okwuchukwu Nwachukwu and Victor Aduba over the alleged kidnap of Donatus Dunu, chief [...]

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    Nigerian pastor ‘caught in sex trafficking’ ring to face trial in France

Nigerian pastor ‘caught in sex trafficking’ ring to face trial in France

Twenty-four Nigerians suspected to be members of a sex trafficking ring will face trial in France on Wednesday. The suspects, including one Stanley Omoregie, pastor, are accused of forcing Nigerian women into prostitution in Europe. Similar gangs have also been dismantled in Italy and Britain. The gang in Italy was busted after an investigation by the police in Lyon, following a tip-off accusing Omoregie [...]

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    Nnamdi Kanu: I’m ready to face trial in Nigeria if my safety is guaranteed

Nnamdi Kanu: I’m ready to face trial in Nigeria if my safety is guaranteed

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), says he is ready to face trial in Nigeria if his safety is guaranteed by the court. Kanu spoke through Ifeanyi Ejiofor, his counsel, on Thursday, at the federal high court in Abuja. Ejiofor told the court that they had filed an application to restore the IPOB leader’s bail so he could continue [...]

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    NCC: 5G technology to undergo three months trial before approval

NCC: 5G technology to undergo three months trial before approval

The Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) says the fifth-generation network technology (5G) would undergo three months trial before actual approval and rollout in the country. NAN reports that Umar Danbatta, the executive vice-chairman of NCC, made this known on the sidelines of the 2019 Mobile and Disruptive Technology (MoDITECH) Forum which held recently in Lagos. He said the pre-approval trial would enable the [...]

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    Sudan military: We won’t hand Al-Bashir over to ICC

Sudan military: We won’t hand Al-Bashir over to ICC

Sudan’s military council says it will not hand over ousted President Omar Al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for trial. Omer Zainal-Abdin, chairman of the political committee in Sudan’s transitional military council, spoke at a news conference in Khartoum, capital of the country, on Friday. Amnesty International had asked the Sudanese military to hand Al-Bashir over to the ICC because he had [...]

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    ‘You’re on a mission to please your masters’ — Onnoghen asks CCT chairman to hands off his trial

‘You’re on a mission to please your masters’ — Onnoghen asks CCT chairman to hands off his trial

Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), has asked Danladi Umar, chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), to hands off his trial. Onnoghen asked Umar to withdraw from presiding over his trial on the grounds of "real likelihood of bias". He described the CCT chairman as the "prosecutor, judge and jury who has constructively convicted" him without either hearing [...]

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    Appeal court rejects Metuh’s request to seek medical treatment abroad

Appeal court rejects Metuh’s request to seek medical treatment abroad

The appeal court has dismissed a suit filed by Olisa Metuh, former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to travel abroad for medical treatment. In a ruling on Wednesday, the appellate court maintained that Metuh's application was “an abuse of court process”, as he failed to disclose cogent reasons for him to seek medical attention abroad. The former PDP spokesman, through [...]

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    Court adjourns suits seeking to halt Onnoghen’s CCT case

Court adjourns suits seeking to halt Onnoghen’s CCT case

A federal high court sitting in Abuja has adjourned two suits seeking to stop the continuation of the trial of Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria. Evelyn Maha , the presiding judge, adjourned the cases till January 28 after Lawal Rabana, counsel representing the respondents, told the court on Thursday that his client had not been served. The plaintiffs, Incorporated ‎Trustees of [...]

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    FG might plunge Nigeria into needless crisis, says Ohanaeze on CJN’s trial

FG might plunge Nigeria into needless crisis, says Ohanaeze on CJN’s trial

John Nwodo, president general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, says the country might be thrown into political instability with the prosecution of Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria. The federal government had filed charges bordering on non-declaration of assets against the CJN. In a statement, Nwodo said Ohaneze received the news of the decision of the federal government to prosecute the CJN "with shock [...]

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    Judge’s absence stalls Evans’ trial

Judge’s absence stalls Evans’ trial

The trial of Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, suspected kidnap kingpin better known as Evans, was stalled on Friday owing to the absence of the judge in court. On Monday, Oluwatoyin Taiwo, the presiding judge at the Ikeja high court, Lagos, was also absent as she was attending an event to mark the new legal year. Evan's trial was also stalled on September 11 due to the absence [...]

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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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    Melaye absent in court, his whereabouts remain unknown

Melaye absent in court, his whereabouts remain unknown

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi-west, was on Thursday absent at a magistrate court in Lokoja, Kogi state, where he is facing a gun-running trial. Ben Murray-Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east, had earlier tweeted that Melaye had been kidnapped. According to Bruce, his colleague was abducted on his way to court for the trial. Musa Shuaibu, one of the associates of the Kogi lawmaker, said [...]

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South African police officers to face trial over ‘killing’ of Nigerian

South African authorities would soon arraign its police officers over the alleged killing of Ibrahim Badmus, says Godwin Adama, Nigeria’s consul general in South Africa. Badmus,  a 25-year-old Nigerian student in the Southern Africa country, was killed in October 2017 during a police raid in Vaal near Johannesburg The killing of Nigerians in South Africa has been on the increase in recent times. Adama, [...]

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    Court adjourns Jonah Jang’s trial till October 30

Court adjourns Jonah Jang’s trial till October 30

A state high court sitting in Jos, Plateau state capital, has adjourned the trial of Jonah Jang, former governor of the state, till October 30. Jang is standing trial for alleged misappropriation of N6.3 billion between 2007 and 2015 when he was governor. A 12-count charge of abuse of office and misappropriation of funds was brought against him by the Economic and [...]

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