Alleged N11bn Fraud: Ex-Gov Shema, three others get N4bn bail

A Katsina State High Court on Tuesday granted a former governor of the state, Ibrahim Shema and three others N1 billion bail and one reliable surety each. Others standing trial with the governor are former Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, Sani Makana, former Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Local Government Affairs, Lawal Safana and former More...

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By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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Senate begins action on confirmation of Onnoghen as Chief Justice of Nigeria

The Senate, on Tuesday, kick-started the confirmation process of Justice Walter Onnoghen as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). That was after the Senate President Bukola Saraki confirmed the receipt More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, February 20th, 2017
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Jonathan parts way with PDP stakeholders, endorses Sheriff as authentic PDP chairman

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday endorsed the judicially imposed Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff as the authentic leader of the party. The endorsement came after he More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, February 20th, 2017
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Ekiti court slams 7-year jail term on man for raping 80-year-old grandma in Ado-Ekiti

An Ado-Ekiti High Court on Monday sentenced a 45-year-old commercial driver, Lawrence Adedapo, to seven years imprisonment for raping an 80-year-old woman, Madam Grace Asaolu. The sentence on Adedapo has brought More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, February 20th, 2017
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Bail Abuse: Court issues arrest warrant against Osun monarch

An Osun Magistrate Court sitting in Osogbo, on Monday issued a bench warrant for the arrest of a traditional ruler, the Olokinni of Okinni, Oba Okanola Akadiri, and his secretary, Mr. Sulaiman Rasaki over their More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, February 20th, 2017
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Naira is Africa’s worst currency under Buhari’s govt, says Ekweremadu

Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, on Monday, carpeted President Muhammadu Buhari-led government on its management of the nation’s economy, saying the country had suffered more crises than More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, February 20th, 2017
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CBN empowers banks to sell more BTAs, PTAs

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Monday reviewed the foreign exchange policy, empowering banks to sell more forex to travellers and those paying school fees and medical treatment. The new foreign exchange policy More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, February 20th, 2017
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Money Laundering: How Justice Ademola’s trial stalls proceedings in Metuh’s case

Proceedings in the money laundering case against former spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, was stalled on Monday at the Federal High Court, Abuja, following the absence of his lawyer, More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, February 20th, 2017
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London police called to arrest The Guardian’s reporter over Buhari

Daughter, Saraki sighted at Abuja House Fayose flays APC leaders over president’s health Security staff at the Abuja House in London yesterday called in policemen to arrest a correspondent of The Guardian More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, February 20th, 2017
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Paris Club Loan Refund: SERAP gives FG 7 days ultimatum sue state govs over alleged diversion of  refunds

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) on Sunday advised the Federal Government to sue all the state governors that allegedly diverted and mismanaged the N388.304 billion London Paris Club loan More...