FG gets new prosecutor for Justice Ngwuta’s trial as court adjourns till March 16

The Federal Government has hired a new lawyer, Olusegun Fakunle for the prosecution of Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, a judge of the Supreme Court  who is standing trial for corruption-related offences. At the last sitting, lawyer to the federal government, Charles Adeogun-Philips, who was engaged for the high profile case from the International Criminal More...

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By Bar and Bench On Friday, February 10th, 2017
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Only President can approve licence for gun found in Justice Ademola’s residence – Witness

ASP Tanimu Jeremiah, a prosecution witness in the trial of Justice Adeniyi Ademola, told the FCT High Court on Thursday that only the President could approve for use the type of gun found in Ademola’ s residence. Justice More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, February 10th, 2017
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Buhari’s counsel absent as hearing of suit over Onnoghen begins

 Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Thursday began trial of a public interest suit initiated by human rights crusader, Chief Malcolm Omirhobo to compel President Muhammadu Buhari to to activate the process More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, February 10th, 2017
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Witness admits Justice Ademola has several sources of legitimate income

The trial of Justice Adeniyi Ademola and two others continued yesterday with another prosecution witness confirming to the court that the Federal High Court Judge has several other means on earning legitimate income More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, February 9th, 2017
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FG’s chief counsel in Justice Ngwuta’s trial withdraws from case

The lead prosecution lawyer in the trial of Justice Sylvester Ngwuta of the Supreme Court, Charles Adeogun-Philips, on Thursday washed off his hands from the trial of the jurist. Adeogun who was in court to formally More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
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BREAKING: NJC writes Osinbajo to re-appoint Justice Onnoghen as Acting CJN

The National Judicial Council (NJC) on Wednesday wrote a letter to the Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo requesting him to re-appoint Justice Walter Nkanu Onnoghen as acting Chief justice of Nigeria (CJN) pending More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
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Acting President Osinbajo sends Onnoghen’s name to senate for confirmation as CJN

…As NJC plans emergency meeting today to forward Onnoghen’s name afresh to the executive for appointment Less than 48 hours to the expiration of the tenure of the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
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Alleged N75m Fraud: Court freezes Ozekhome’s account

A Federal High Court, sitting in Lagos, on Tuesday ordered that the sum of N75 million in the bank account of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mike Ozekhome be frozen. Justice Abdulaziz Anka made the order, while delivering More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, February 7th, 2017
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Alleged Money Laundering: My whole story about N75m allegedly seized from my GTB account, by Mike Ozekhome

It is with rude shock and personal sense of consternation that my attention has just been drawn to online publications with numerous calls from Nigerians, that my account containing N75 million domiciled with GTBank More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, February 7th, 2017
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N2.2bn Fraud: FG drops charge against S’Court chief registrar, others

The Federal Government has withdrawn a controversial N2.2billion fraud charge it slammed against the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court , Mr Saleh Gambo and two others. The two others were Muhammed Sharif, and More...