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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.....
Alleged forgery: Court order on Saraki, Ekweremadu pasted in National Assembly
An order of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Jabi, trying a case of alleged forgery between the Federal Government and the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and three other alleged conspirators, has been served by substituted means. The court order was pasted on the notice board of the National Assembly,.....
Breaking: Buhari’s certificate suit adjourned indefinitely
Posted by Admin Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, indefinitely adjourned a suit challenging the academic credentials of President Muhammadu Buhari. President Buhari departs Abuja for London on a 10-day vacation Justice Adeniyi in his ruling said that the case was being adjourned indefinitely, following.....
N1.5bn contract scam: Former NIMASA DG, Omatseye jailed 5 years
A Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday sentenced a former Director-General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Raymond Omatseye, to five years in prison over a N1.5 billion contract. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had charged Omatseye on 27 counts bordering on bid rigging and.....
Lagos Court jails man 5 years for selling counterfeit drugs
A Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday convicted a business man, Ifeanyi Nwanoro, for dealing in counterfeit drugs. The court, presided over by Justice Ibrahim Buba, had found Mr. Nwanoro guilty and sentenced him to a five-year prison term with an option of N500,000 fine. The convict was dragged.....
How Ohakim paid $2.29m for Abuja property – Witness
A Federal High Court in Abuja heard on Wednesday how a former Imo State governor, Ikedi Ohakim allegedly bought a property in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) with $2.29m cash concealed in a “Ghana-Must-Go” bag. A prosecution witness, Abu Sule, who was cross-examined by Ohakim’s lawyer, Awa Kalu (SAN), said.....
NJC recommends sack of 2 judges over ‘misconduct’
Posted by Admin The National Judicial Council (NJC) has recommended the compulsory retirement of O. Gbaja-Biamila, a judge of Lagos state high court, and Idris Evuti of the Niger state high court. Soji Oye, NJC’s acting director of information, confirmed this in a statement, saying the actions was taken based.....

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