News - justice

Fani-Kayode N4.9bn Money Laundering Case To Be Heared In Lagos – Court Rules

3 hours ago /
Nation 

Justice Rilwan Aikawa of the Federal High Court in Lagos has ruled that the money laundering case of N4.9 billion against Femi Fani Kayode will be heard in the Lagos Federal High Court. The court stated that the case cannot be transferred to Abuja because the Chief Judge had reassigned the...

Plateau Set Up Special Courts To Handle Corruption Cases

5 hours ago /
Nation 

The Plateau State Judiciary has designated two High Court judges to hear and speedily dispose of all corruption cases in the state. This follows the directives of the Chief Justice of Nigeria that special courts be established for hearing and speedy determination of corruption and financial crime cases. The Chief Registrar in...

FG Gazettes IPOB Ban, To Notify Banks, Embassies, Foreign Missions

7 hours ago /
Nation 

Despite criticisms from different quarters, the Federal Government appears not to be backing down in its decision to proscribe the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). As part of the requirement to finalise the process, the Federal Government has gazetted the order of the Federal High Court in Abuja proscribing and declaring...

Senate Highlights Priorities Ahead Of Resumption

7 hours ago /
Nation 

The 8th Nigerian senate has highlighted some of its legislative priorities as it resumes from its annual recess on Tuesday. In a statement signed by the chairman of the senate committee on media & public affairs, Sabi Abdullahi, the senate said it will look to prioritize the passage of the three...

Wave Of Protests Grip NFL After Trump Urges Fan Boycott

1 day ago /
Sports  

A wave of protests swept across the National Football League on Sunday as President Donald Trump escalated his feud with players who kneel during the US national anthem to draw attention to racial injustice. Trump ignited a firestorm of criticism after comments on Friday in which he described NFL players who...

PDP Suspends Ifeanyi Ubah

4 days ago /
Politics 

The People Democratic Party, PDP has suspended capital oil boss and one of its aspirants in the Anambra governorship poll, Ifeanyi Ubah over his stance on the recently concluded Anambra primaries. Senator Buruji Kashamu from Ogun state was also referred to the party’s disciplinary committee for necessary disciplinary action. Senator Dayo Adeyeye...

Federal Court Backs IPOB’s Proscription

5 days ago /
Nation 

Justice Abdul Kafarati of the Federal High Court in Abuja today endorsed the presidential order banning the Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB). Kafarati, who is the acting chief judge of the court, granted the injunction in chambers. The Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, had filed an exparte application urging the court to...

Justice Dimgba Rebuffs Alison-Madueke As A Defendant

5 days ago /
Nation 

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court Abuja, has dismissed an application brought by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, seeking to be joined as a defendant in the trial of Jide Omokore. The judge also struck out the eighth count in which her name was listed. Omokore, chairman,...

Kenya's Supreme Court Criticises Country's Electoral Commission

6 days ago /
International News 

Kenya's Supreme Court has blamed the country's electoral commission (IEBC) for its decision to annul the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta. The judges said the 8 August poll was "neither transparent or verifiable". Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu said the IEBC did not verify the presidential results before they were announced. Mr Kenyatta...

Civil Society Group Urges Federal Government To Report IPOB To UN

1 week ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s attorney-general, Abubakar Malami, will need to take the necessary steps in line with the terrorism prevention act of 2013, as amended to nationalise and gazette the decision taken by the governors of the south-eastern states on the indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB. This is the positions of the centre for...

Ekiti Judicial Commission Of Inquiry Tours 4 Project Sites, Express Dismay

1 week ago /
Nation 

The judicial commission of inquiry set-up by the Ekiti state government to investigate finances of the state in the four-year administration of former Governor Kayode Fayemi has expressed displeasure over the condition of the numerous uncompleted projects initiated during the period. The four projects toured by members of the judicial commission...

Chief Judge Of Abuja High Court Canvasses Legal Support For Albinos

1 week ago /
Nation 

The chief judge of the FCT high court, justice Ishaq Bello has called for support from lawyers and judges in enforcing the rights of those living with albinism. Ishaq made the call at the official launch of the albino foundation rights project. Speaking at the occasion, Canadian high commissioner to Nigeria Christopher...

CJN Onnoghen Calls For Adequate Funding Of Judiciary

1 week ago /
Judiciary  

The chief justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen has reassured Nigerians that judges and judicial officers will continue to perform their statutory functions in line with their oaths of office and constitutional provisions Justice Onnoghen who was represented by the president of the court of appeal, Justice Zainab...

2017/2018 Legal Year Begins In Abuja

1 week ago /
Judiciary  

Inter-denominational worships were held on Tuesday to mark the beginning of the 2017/2018 legal year in the Federal Capital, Abuja. This occasion provides an opportunity for the chief judge to reflect on the various developments in the judiciary over the years. The activities began with a ceremonial court session in the federal...

Senator Dino Melaye Loses Bid To Stop Recall

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday dismissed the suit filed by Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi west senatorial district, and cleared the way for his recall process to resume. The court in its judgement held that the petitioners who are constituents from Kogi west and INEC are not under...

CJN Onnoghen Promises Speedy Delivery Of Justice

2 weeks ago /
Judiciary   Nation 

Nigeria’s chief justice Walter Onnoghen has promised to ensure speedy delivery of justice in the country. Onnoghen gave this commitment on Monday, at the opening of a national workshop for judicial officers in Abuja. Onnoghen is known for his bluntness when it comes to issues of the judiciary. Since his appointment, he...

Kwankwaso’s Supporters Protest Police Handling Of Crisis With Ganduje’s Supporters

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Supporters of former Governor Of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso have petitioned the Kano state commissioner of Police Rabiu Yusuf. The group, popularly known as Kwankwasiya led by former secretary to government of Kano state, Rabiu Bichi is alleging that the state police command is not fair in its handling of the...

EFCC Denies Investigating CJN, Others

2 weeks ago /
Security 

The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission says it is investigating former finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, minister of solid minerals development, Kayode Fayemi and Justice Abdu Kafarati of the federal high court. In a statement issued by head, media and publicity of the commission, Wilson Uwujaren, in reaction to a newspaper publication titled, CJN, Okonjo-Iweala, Fayemi, Fayose,...

Exit From Economic Recession: Buhari Is Working For All Nigerians - Presidency

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The presidency says Nigeria’s exit from economic recession is a clear testimony that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is working for the progress and prosperity of all Nigerians. Senior special adviser to the president on media and publicity Femi Adesina said this on Tuesday in Abuja while addressing a solidarity rally for...

APDA Suit: Abuja High Court To Deliver Judgement September 8

2 weeks ago /
Politics 

Justice Yusuf Halilu of an Abuja high court has adjourned to September 8, 2017 for judgment in the suit asking the court to stop the former interim national chairman of advanced peoples democratic alliance, Mohammed Kabir Shitu and the former interim national secretary, Emeka Okengwu from parading themselves as officers of the...


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