$2.1bn Arms Deal: Court rejects EFCC’s plea, re-affirms Dasuki bail

Justice Baba Yusuf of an Abuja High Court on Tuesday reaffirmed the bail earlier granted former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col Sambo Dasuki(rtd). That was after the trial judge turned down an invitation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) not to make any other order on the matter in vain. Recall that Justice Peter Affen of More...

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By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
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Fraud: Lagos court fixes judgment on temporarily forfeited N9.08b traced to Diezani by EFCC

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Tuesday fixed February 16 to deliver judgment in a suit by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) seeking forfeiture of funds linked to a former Minister of More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
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Alleged N2.9bn Scam: EFCC arraigns ex-NBC boss, 3 others

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, arraigned the former Director General of the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Mr. Emeka Mba, before the Federal High Court in Abuja over his More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
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Buhari clears Magu, Lawal of wrongdoing, seeks senate’s confirmation

President Muhammadu Buhari has sought for reconsideration of acting EFCC boss, Mr. Ibrahim Mustapha Magu and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Engr. Babachir Lawal. In the letters sent to the Senate More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
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Indictment: Why Buhari can’t fire SGF, Babachir Lawal–Presidency

The Presidency on Tuesday faulted the report of the Senate Ad hoc Committee on Mounting Humanitarian Crisis in the North-East “lacks the principle of fair hearing.” The Senate report had indicted the Secretary More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
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Brewing Crisis: Osun University shut

Authorities of the Osun State University (UNIOSUN) on Monday ordered students out of the campus. The authorities which said the school was not shut explained that its decision to order the students out of the campus More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
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UNICAL ex-bursar loses bid to reverse his sack in court

The National Industrial Court in Calabar has thrown out a suit filed by a former bursar of the University of Calabar (UNICAL), Peter Agi, challenging his suspension and eventual sack. The court held that the suit More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
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N6b Libel Suit: Court throws out Peterside’s request to ‘kill’ Odili’s suit

A Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt on Monday threw out a request by the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, to stop a N6 billion More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, January 23rd, 2017
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Ogun court condemns man to death by hanging for stealing motorcycle, phone

An Ogun State High Court sitting I Abeokuta on Monday sentenced one Kola Akanji to death by hanging for robbing one Fashola Moses of his motorcycle, phone and money with broken bottle. That was after the court found More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, January 23rd, 2017
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EFCC: Buhari re-submits Magu’s name for confirmation, wants indictment against SGF quashed

President Muhammadu Buhari has resubmitted the name of the Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, for confirmation as substantive chairman of the anti-graft body. A competent More...