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Legal Committee confirms SAN title on LASU VC, 30 others
The Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee has ratified the conferment of the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) on 31 lawyers, including the Vice-Chancellor of the Lagos State University, Olarenwaju Fagbohun. Addressing journalists on Tuesday, Secretary of the LPPC, Hadiza Mustapha, said it is also conferring the title on Mohammed.....
Ex-govenor gave me $2.2 million cash for property, witness tells court
At the resumed sitting today, June 26, 2018, under cross–examination by counsel to the defence, Awa Kalu, Mr Sule reaffirmed his relationship with Mr Ohakim, even though he told the court that the defendant has no relationship with the former owner of the property (Isa Maidabino) who purportedly sold the.....
Federal High Court announces annual vacation dates
The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Justice Abdullahi Abdu-Kafarati, Monday released the timetable for the annual vacation for the Federal High Court nationwide. Justice Abdu-Kafarati announced that the Federal High Court would proceed on its annual vacation for the year 2018 from Monday, July 9 to.....
APC denounces parallel congress, vows to reject result
The All Progressives congress (APC) has come open on the issue of parallel congress in some states as it declares that the ruling party would not accept results from any congress outside the one conducted by the authentic congress committees. The national publicity secretary, of APC, Bolaji Abdullahi, on Monday.....
Court orders arrest of Innoson Motors boss
  …to remain in custody till March 14   The Group Chairman of Innoson Motors Nigeria Ltd may be arrested anytime from now as an Ikeja Special Offences Court on Friday, issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Mr Innocent Chukwuma.  Justice Mojisola Dada issued the bench warrant.....
$1bn to fight B’Haram: Ekiti LG chairmen drags AGF, 36 governors to court
The ripples over the recent approval by the governors for the release of $1 billion towards fighting Boko-Haram in the North East is yet to die down as chairmen of the 16 Local Government Areas in Ekiti State have dragged the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.....
TSA: Court orders seizure of $793.2m hidden in banks
The Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday ordered seven commercial banks in the country to temporarily remit a total of $793, 200, 000 allegedly hidden with them in contravention of the Federal Government’s Treasury Single Account policy. Justice Chuka Obiozor ordered the seven banks to remit the various amounts.....
Pastor who defrauded me of N918 million was my `errand boy’, Titi Atiku tells court
Titi Atiku, wife of former Vice-President Abubakar Atiku, told an Ikeja High Court that Akpan-Jacobs, the pastor who allegedly defrauded her of N918 million, was her “errand boy”. Mrs. Atiku made this claim while being cross-examined on Wednesday by Amos Ibe, the defence counsel to Akpan-Jacobs. “I paid N49 million for the.....
Pastor jailed 13 years after raping church member’s daughter
An Abeokuta High Court sitting in Isabo, on Friday sentenced a cleric, Johnson Adeleke, to five years imprisonment for raping a 14 year-old member of his church. Mr. Adeleke, the pastor of a new generation church in Abeokuta, was docked on one-count charge of rape contrary to Section 258 (1).....
Nigeria Supreme Court gets new Chief Registrar
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, has approved the appointment of a new Chief Registrar for the Supreme Court. The newly appointed registrar, Hadizatu Mustapha, will assume office on July 1. She is to replace the current Chief Registrar, Ahmad Saleh, who has been appointed the new Secretary of.....
Supreme Court sacks Nigerian lawmaker, orders him to refund all salaries, allowances collected
The Supreme Court has removed Sopuluchukwu Ezeonwuka of the PDP from representing Orumba North/South of Anambra Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives. Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun gave the order on Friday in a judgment in an appeal filed against Ezeonwuka’s election by a member of the party, Ben Nwankwo. The.....
EKEUKWU OWERRI: Imo govt gets last chance
Posted by Admin An Imo State High Court presided over by Hon. Justice Sabinus I. Opara, has given the state government what it called “the last chance to appear before the court,” over the suit, HOW/380/2016, filed by Owerri indigenes on the planned destruction and relocation of Ekeukwu Owerri market......

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