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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......
Abia:Gov.Ikpeazu Supporters Jubilates as Appeal Court dashes Ogah’s hope
The hope of Samson Ogah taking over Abia State State Government House was Thursday dashed as Court of Appeal in Abuja delivered a stringent rebuke of Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court over his ruling annulling the election of Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia, accusing the judge of.....
Court Bars Police, DSS, INEC from Interfering with PDP Convention
  State chairmen seek unity to reposition party In yet another ruling from a court of concurrent jurisdiction, a Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has ordered the police, Department of State Security (DSS) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to interfere with the National Convention of.....
Ikpeazu: Appeal Court saves , orders Status quo
An Appeal Court in Abuja tuesday ordered that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State remain on seat pending the determination of suit challenging his earlier removal from office. A five-member panel of judges, led by Morenike Ogunwumiju, states that the parties in the matter must “remain as they were” before.....
Nigeria gets 22 new Senior Advocates, SAN
The Legal Practitioners Privilege Committee on Monday announced the elevation of 22 lawyers to the rank of Senior Advocates of Nigeria. The Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, Ahmed Saleh, who is also the Secretary of the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee, said the new senior advocates were picked at the.....
Ohakim Loses Round one as Judge Orders him to Open defence
Posted by Admin The no- case submission filed by ex-Imo State Governor, Ikedi Ohakim was Thursday thrown out as Justice Adeniyi Ademola ordered him to open his defence. Justice Ademola of the ‎Federal High Court, Abuja in a money laundering case instituted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission against.....
Forgery Charge: Saraki, Ekweremadu plead not guilty
  ….as FG opposes their bail request The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, were on Monday, docked before an Abuja High Court at Jabi over their alleged complicity in forgery of the Senate Standing Rules, 2015. The two lawmakers took turns and pleaded not guilty.....

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