News - Federal High Court

Peace Corp Wants IGP Idris Jailed For Contempt

10 hours ago /
Security 

The incorporated trustees of the peace corps of Nigeria has asked  the Federal High Court, Abuja to commit the inspector general of Police, Ibrahim Idris to prison for his persistent disobedience of court orders relating to the corps. The corps wants Idris committed for refusing to vacate the corporate headquarters of...

Corruption Charges: Arraignment of Justice Yinusa Stalled

1 day ago /
Nation 

The planned arraignment of a dismissed judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Mohammed Yinusa failed to go on at the Lagos High Court Sitting in Ikeja today. A Registrar of the court told the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) that Justice Mojisola Dada would not be hearing the case...

Misau Granted Bail On Forgery Charges

1 day ago /
Nation 

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday granted bail to senator representing Bauchi central senatorial district, Isah Misau on self recognition. Justice Anwuli Chikere in her ruling however ordered that the defendant deposit his international passport with the chief registrar of the court and can apply whenever he needs it. Misau,...

Oando Drags SEC To Appeal Court

1 day ago /
Nation 

Oando Plc has approached the Court of Appeal with a view to lifting the technical suspension imposed on its shares on the floor of the Nigerian stock market by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Oando wants the Court of Appeal to make an order “reversing the decision of Justice Rilwan...

N2bn Scam: Court Grants Oronsaye Leave To Travel

1 day ago /
Nation 

A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted a former Head of Service of the Federation, Mr Stephen Oronsaye, permission to travel to India for medicals and to return for the continuation of his trial in January 2018. Head, Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren in a statement on...

EFCC To Arraign Dismissed Judge, Mohammed Yinusa

1 day ago /
Nation 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set to arraign a dismissed judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Mohammed Yinusa before a Lagos High Court on Wednesday on 5 counts bordering on corrupt enrichment and attempts to pervert the course of justice. It was gathered that Justice Yinusa is...

EFCC Kicks Against Appeal Court Verdict On Judicial Officers

1 day ago /
Nation 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has said it will appeal against the ruling of the Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal, which today held that the agency lacked powers to investigate or prosecute serving judicial officials except where such officers have been dismissed by the National Judicial...

NJC Answers Justice Ademola

3 days ago /
Judiciary  

The National Judicial Council, NJC said it recommended the compulsory retirement of two Federal High Court Judges, Justice Adeniyi Ademola and justice Tokode, both of the federal high court. And gave serious warning to four other judges.

BREAKING: Federal High Court Judge, Ademola Retires

1 week ago /
Nation 

Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court has voluntarily retired. Earlier in the year, he was discharged and acquitted by an FCT High Court on charges of money laundering and abuse of office. This followed a raid on the homes of some judges by the Department Of State Services (DSS), which...

Court Sentences Adesina’s Impostor To Eight Years In Prison

1 week ago /
Nation 

A young man, Christian Efe Oyovweyho has been sentenced to jail for eight years by the Federal High Court in Kano for impersonating the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina. He was also convicted for attempting to fleece a Bayero University don of N300, 000 for...

Court Unfreezes 16 Accounts Belonging To Patience Jonathan

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Federal High Court in Abuja has reversed its order made on May 30, to freeze 16 accounts belonging to the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience. Justice Binta Nyako withdrew the order on Tuesday on the grounds that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) which secured the freezing...

Court Grants Nenadi Usman Permission To Visit US For Treatment

1 week ago /
Nation 

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has granted the former Minister of Finance, Mrs Nenadi Usman, permission to travel to the United States for medical care. Justice Rilwan Aikawa ordered that her passport be released to enable her travel from December 18. She is, however, to present herself for trial on...

BREAKING: Court Orders Forfeiture Of Diezani’s Properties Worth $4.760million

1 week ago /
Nation 

A Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos, has ordered the temporary forfeiture of two penthouses valued at $4.760million and linked to the former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke. Justice Mojisola Olatoregun, ordered that the two properties: Penthouse 21 building 5, Block C, 11th floor (Bella Vista Estate) Banana Island, Ikoyi, and...

Court Orders Arrest Of Former Enugu Governor

1 week ago /
Nation 

A Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of a former governor of Enugu State, Chimaroke Nnamani. Presiding Justice, Chuka Obiozor made the order of arrest following the failure of the former governor’s lawyer, to give any reasonable evidence as to why his client...

Metuh’s Trial: Court Adjourns Case Till December 5

1 week ago /
Nation 

A Federal High Court in Abuja has adjourned the trial of a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mr Olisa Metuh, till December 5 and 6, 2017. Counsel to Mr Metuh, Mr Emeka Etiaba, during the trial alleged that the life of his client was being...

Southwest PDP Leadership Tussle: Appeal Court Orders Stay Of Execution

1 week ago /
Politics 

The court of appeal sitting in ado-Ekiti on Monday ordered a stay of execution on all the pending orders and rulings from lower courts on the leadership tussle at the southwest zonal executive committee of the peoples democratic party, PDP, thereby paving the way for the participation of eddy Olafeso-Led...

Lawyer Claims Metuh’s Life Under Threat

1 week ago /
Nation 

Counsel to a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mr Olisa Metuh, in the ongoing arms deal trial, has told a Federal High Court that the lives of his clients Mr Metuh and the lead counsel in the case Dr. Onyechi Ikpeazu are been threatened. According to...

Federal Government Urges Ecowas Court To Dismiss Kanu’s Rights Suit

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The ECOWAS court has been urged by the federal government to dismiss a fundamental human rights enforcement suit filed by the leader of the proscribed indigenous people of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu. Kanu had filed the suit on march 3, 2016 demanding  $800m as general damages for what he called unlawful arrest and continued...

Judge Withdraws From Trial Of Justice Nganjiwa

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

A Lagos State High Court judge has withdrawn from the trial of a judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Hyeladzira Nganjiwa, following allegations of bias. Trial Judge, Justice Adedayo Akintoye,on Wednesday,  held that in the interest of justice, she had transferred the case file back to the Administrative Judge of...

Court Of Appeal Orders Conduct Of Anambra Central Senatorial Election In 90days

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The court of appeal has ordered the independent national electoral commission to conduct a re-run election for Anambra central senatorial district within 90 days.  The All Progressives Grand Alliance and its candidate, Victor Umeh had filed an appeal against the February 29, 2017, judgment of the federal high court which ordered the...


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