EFCC gets court order to confiscate 11 landed properties, others belonging to alleged fraudster

By Temitope Stephen A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has issued an order in favour of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to confiscate 13 landed properties, among others, belonging to a suspected fraudster, Haruna Isah, and temporarily forfeit same to the Federal government of Nigeria. Justice AbdulAziz Anka who presided over More...

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By Bar and Bench On Friday, August 18th, 2017
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SURE-P: Court orders interim forfeiture of huge funds found in perm sec accounts, Onubuogo

By Temitope Stephen A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered interim forfeiture of N664m (N664,475,246.6) and another $137,680.11 recovered from a serving Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Labour More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, August 17th, 2017
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Police, judges highest bribe-takers in Nigeria—UNODC

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on Wednesday released a damning report on the status of corruption in Nigeria, adjudging law enforcement agencies and the judiciary as the highest receivers More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, August 17th, 2017
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How TSA saved FG N56.4b overdraft charges in one year—AGF

The Federal Government on Wednesday said it had saved N56.4 billion for the nation through the application of Treasury Single Account (TSA). The Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, who made the disclosure More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, August 17th, 2017
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We are ready to die if FG won’t release El-Zakzaky—Shi’ites

Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) in Northern states on Wednesday took to the street in Kaduna to protest against the continued detention of their leader,  Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, by the Federal Government More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, August 17th, 2017
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Only 16, not 27 persons died in Borno triple suicide attacks—Police

The Borno State Commissioner of Police(CP), Damian Chukwu, on Wednesday said that only 16 people were lost to triple suicide attacks in Konduga town of the state. Three suspected suicide bombers had attacked a More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, August 17th, 2017
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Herdsmen Attack: International Criminal Court replies HURIWA

Promises to probe herdsmen attacks in Nigeria As SERAP seeks investigation of alleged missing N11tr power funds The International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague, Netherlands has promised to launch investigation More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, August 17th, 2017
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Congestion of our prisons, courts worrying—Ajimobi

Seeks partnership with judiciary to decongest prisons, courts Oyo State Governor Governor, Abiola Ajimobi on Wednesday expressed worry over court and prison congestion in the state. Ajimobi who said he has been More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, August 17th, 2017
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Why we reinstated Oye as APGA’s national chair—Appeal Court

By a unanimous verdict, a three member panel of the Enugu division of the Court of Appeal on Wednesday reinstated Victor Oye as the National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA). It would be recalled More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
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57-yr old headmaster in sex scandal with a 4-yr-old pupil, remanded in prison

A Katsina State Magistrate Court on Wednesday ordered the remand in prison custody of a primary school headmaster, Sule Yusuf, for allegedly engaging a four year old boy and pupil in his school in bouts of hot More...