News - justice

Letter For Maina’s Reinstatement Didn’t Come From My Office – AGF

1 day ago /
Nation 

The Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami has denied having any involvement in the reinstatement of the former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina. He said the letter giving clear directives on the reinstatement of the former chairman, couldn’t have genuinely emanated from his office. He...

House Committee Commences Hearing On Maina’s Case

1 day ago /
Nation 

A House of Representatives ad-hoc committee set up to investigate the disappearance, re-appearance, reinstatement and promotion of the former chairman, Presidential Pension Reform Task Force, Abdulrasheed Maina, has commenced hearing. In attendance is the Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami; the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau; the Head of Civil Service,...

Judge Withdraws From Trial Of Justice Nganjiwa

2 days 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A Lagos State High Court judge has withdrawn from the trial of a judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Hyeladzira Nganjiwa, following allegations of bias.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...

Stop DSS, NIA From Obstructing Justice, SERAP Tells Buhari

2 days ago /
Nation 

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has condemned the standoff between the officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the State Security Service (SSS), and National Intelligence Agency, (NIA) on Tuesday. The group described the clash as counter-productive to the fight against corruption by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. SERAP...

PDP Convention: Bode George Asks Makarfi To Resign

2 days ago /
Politics 

Sharp divisions have again emerged in the troubled Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with leaders sharply divided ahead of the party’s December 9 convention. Prof. Tunde Adeniran, a chairmanship aspirant, has petitioned the party over the list of the panelists who will conduct the ward delegates’ election, saying they are Uche Secondus’...

BREAKING: Over 20 Killed In Fresh Adamawa Fulani/Farmers Clash

3 days ago /
Nation 

About 20 people were feared killed and several others injured following a clash between farmers and Fulani herdsmen in Numan Local Government Area of Adamawa State. The attack was said to have occurred on Monday night as a result of the killing of a farmer by suspected Fulani herdsmen resulting in a...

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

3 days 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...

Court Adjourns Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial For Treason

4 days ago /
Nation 

The trail of self-acclaimed IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu,  for alleged treasonable felony has stalled as he, as well as the trail judge Justice Binta Nyako were absent. Justice Binta could not be in court as he was to attend the All Judges Conference in Abuja. This is the second time the leader...

Buhari Speaks On 2016 Raid Of Judges’ Homes

4 days ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to last year's raid on the homes of some senior judges by security operatives saying the action taken by the executive was not aimed at intimidating the judiciary as portrayed in some sections of the media.  Speaking on Monday while declaring open the 2017 judges' conference...

Maina Files Suit To Stop EFCC From Arresting Him

4 days ago /
Nation 

Justice Tukur Aliyu of the Kaduna State High Court has fixed December 15, 2017 to hear the suit filed by the embattled former Chairman of the Presidential Pension Reform Task Team, Mr Abdulrasheed Maina to stop the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from arresting or prosecuting him over alleged...

Family Of Murdered SEC Director Calls For Justice

5 days ago /
Nation 

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice has been requested not to interfere with the prosecution of suspects handling the murder case of Louisa Umukoro, who was a director with the Securities and Exchange Commission sec. Speaking on behalf of the family Nosa Ukponwan alleged that the husband...

FG Probes Death Of 26 Nigerian Girls In Mediterranean

6 days ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has set up a cabinet committee to examine the circumstances of the death of 26 teenage Nigerian migrant girls found dead in the Mediterranean in early November. A statement by presidential Spokesman Garba Shehu debunked allegations that the government had not reacted to the death of the girls...

Dokpes’s Trial Adjourned Until January 19, 2018

1 week ago /
Nation 

A prosecution witness in the trial of the founder of Daar communications Plc, Raymond Dokpesi, over the n2.1 billion allegedly collected from the office of the former national security adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki has told the court that the  sum of two hundred and thirty million naira was paid into the account...

Patience Jonathan Asks Court To Set Aside Order Of Forfeiture Of $5.8m, N3.5bn

1 week ago /
Nation 

Former first lady, Patience Jonathan has  asked the federal high court in Abuja to set aside the court order of may 30,2017 that froze her 16 separate bank accounts containing the sum of $5.8million united states dollars and n3.5 billion on the ground that it has expired. Patience Jonathan also told the court...

Court Grants Bail To Suspected Military Pension Thieves

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court sitting in Jabi has granted bail to the two military officers accused of complicity in stealing monies meant for payment of death benefits of deceased officers. Justice D. Z. Senchi granted Ishaka Yakubu and Akinbamidele Odunsi bail on Wednesday following their arraignment by the...

House Of Reps Queries NUC Over NYSC Certificates For Foreign Graduates

1 week ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s House of Representatives wants clarification from the national universities commission on why Nigerian graduates of foreign universities are allowed to pursue their masters degrees without NYSC discharge certificate as against Nigerian university graduates. The house committee on justice was mandated to look into the issue and come up with recommendations...

Supreme Court To Deliver Judgement On Metuh’s Appeal Feb. 8, 2018

1 week ago /
Nation 

The supreme court has fixed feb.9 to deliver judgment on appeals of no-case-submissions brought to it by the former national publicity secretary of the peoples democratic party (PDP),Olisa Metuh and his company,  Destra Investment Limited. Justice Dattijo Mohammed, who led the five-man panel of justices, issued the date after counsel for both parties...

Youth Group Seeks Recovery Of Missing Pension Funds

1 week ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has been urged to ensure justice to the citizens especially pensioners by ensuring the recovery of the three trillion naira said to be stashed in the 97 pension offices and mini outfits. Some concerned youths from Borno state, in northeast Nigeria, gave the advice during a news conference...

IPOB Proscription: Court Reserves Judgement

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Acting Chief Judge of the Federal High Court Justice Abdul Kafarati  has reserved judgment in the application filed by the proscribed indigenous peoples of Biafra (IPOB), seeking to vacate its order of proscription till January 17, 2018. Justice Kafarati reserved the judgment after both counsel for the federal government, the solicitor general...

CCT Trial: Court Reserves Verdict On FG’s Appeal Against Saraki’s Acquittal

1 week ago /
Nation 

A Court of Appeal in Abuja has on Tuesday, November 14, reserved its judgment on an appeal filed by the Federal Government. The Federal Government has in the appeal challenged the dismissal of the 18-count criminal charges it preferred against the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, before the Code of Conduct...


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