BREAKING: Court orders IGP, DSS to release Sanusi from confinement

A federal high Court in Abuja has ordered the immediate release of Muhammadu Sanusi II, deposed emir of Kano, from confinement. Sanusi had filed a suit against the inspector-general of police, the director-general of the Department of State Services over his detention after his dethronement on Monday. Anwuli Chikere, the judge, made the order in[...]

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Court affirms Ifeanyi Ubah’s sack from Senate

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting at Kubwa, on Friday, declined to set-aside its judgement that nullified the election of Senator Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young Peoples Party, YPP, for allegedly using a forged National Examination Council, NECO, certificate to contest the senatorial election that held in Anambra South on February 23,[...]

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Deji Adeyanju flown to Dubai for medical treatment after sustaining severe injuries from attacks from pro Buhari touts (photo)

Prominent human rights activists and "Our mumu don do" civil society activists Deji Adeyanju has been flown to Dubai for medical attention. Deji sustained injuries after he was attacked by Pro-Buhari group while protesting for the release of Omoyele Sowore and other politically motivated incarcerated persons. Deji's protest and Sowore's public malhandling in court and[...]

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Court Sentence Brothers To 1year Prison term or option of 1m fine for N98.7m Ponzi scheme Fraud, far better than punishment for hate crime and stealing a goat

Many victims and casualties of the grand fraud resorted to protesting the judgment of the court concerning the matter. It is rated curious that the two brothers would go away with such a light sentence having defrauded victims to such an alarming tune of money. What is the future of electronic fraud fighting? The present[...]

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Breaking: Court orders senators to refund pensions collected as ex-govs (see full list of ex-govs)

A federal high court in Ikoyi has asked the federal government to recover pensions and allowances received by former and serving senators as ex-governors. The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) disclosed the ”landmark judgement” in a tweet on Wednesday. The group sued the federal government in 2017 over its “failure to stop former governors from receiving[...]

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$9.6bn judgment: Nigeria ‘agrees to deposit $200m’ to P&ID

President Muhammadu Buhari has authorised the release of $200 million in the $9.6 billion awarded against Nigeria in its case with Process & Industrial Development (P&ID). In September, Christopher Butcher, judge of a commercial court in London, had ordered Nigeria to deposit the sum while granting the country’s request for a stay of execution in[...]

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El-Zakzaky, wife leave Nigeria for India for medical attention today

The leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) Ibrahim El-Zakyzaky is on his way to India for medical attention today. He said the duo, who had been under protective custody since 2015, would be leaving for India in a few hours. “Sheik Ibraheem El-Zakyzaky and his wife, Zeenat have arrived Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport[...]

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IGP: 54 Shi’ites members arrested so far over bloody protest in Abuja, Buhari has given us marching orders

On Monday, President Buhari received briefing from the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, over Shiites bloody protests in Abuja. The protest and resulting clash claimed almost deaths, including a channels reporter, NYSC Corps member and other civilians including the shitte members   At the closed door meeting, the president directed the IGP to take[...]

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Breaking: Outsed Egyptian President dies During Court Proceedings

Egypt’s former president Mohammed Morsi, who was ousted by the army in 2013, has died in court, state TV says He reportedly fainted after a court session where he was facing espionage charges and subsequently died. He was 67, BBC said. Morsi was overthrown following mass protests a year after he took office as the[...]

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In 9 months, Saudi Arabian Courts see 30,000 Financial cases

The majority of commercial cases were dealt with in Riyadh's commercial court. Saudi courts saw approximately 30,000 financial cases over the course of the last nine months, a 25-percent increase from the 22,700 cases dealt with the previous year, according to media reports. According to Saudi Arabi’s Al-Eqtisadiah newspaper, the Riyadh commercial court saw 13,400[...]

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Former NIMASA DG, Calistus Obi sentenced to seven years imprisonment

Calistus Obi, former acting director general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment. Mojisola Olatoregun of the federal high court in Lagos delivered the judgement on Monday. The judge, however, gave him the option of paying a N42 million fine. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission[...]

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Breaking: Industrial court orders reinstatement of Gwarzo, suspended SEC DG

The Industrial Court has ordered the reinstatement of Mounir Gwarzo, suspended director general of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The court also ordered that the federal government pay him all entitlements. In his judgement, Sanusi Kado, justice of the industrial court, held that the minister of finance, named as the second defendant in the[...]

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ICPC set to appeal ruling that acquitted suspended SEC-DG Gwarzo

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has said it would appeal the ruling on the ‘No Case Submission’ in the trial of the suspended Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Mounir Gwarzo. Mr Gwarzo and the Executive Commissioner, Corporate Services of SEC, Zakawanu Garuba, were tried by the ICPC.[...]

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Innoson to GTB: Allot shares to us if you can’t pay N8.7bn debt

Innoson Vehicles Manufacturing, an automobile company, has asked Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) for shares if the bank cannot comply with a judgement of the supreme court on a debt of N8.7bn. Last week, the company said the supreme court had refused to grant the bank an injunction to restrain Innoson from continuing to levy execution against[...]

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Breaking: Court nullifies sale of 9mobile to Teleology Nigeria

An Abuja high court has set aside matters on the sale of Etisalat Nigeria, the country’s fourth largest telecom network — which is now 9mobile — to Teleology Nigeria Limited. According to The Nation, Binta Nyako, the judge, in a ruling, invalidated all moves taken with respect to the exchange of ownership of Etisalat. “Any action[...]

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