$15.591 Seized Fund: Why EFCC must unfreeze my accounts–Patience

Former First Lady, Mrs Patience Jonathan on Wednesday told a Federal high court sitting in Abuja how she came about the four accounts from which a huge sum of $15.591million was confiscated, insisting that she owned not just the accounts but also the funds therein. She has applied to the high court to return ownership of the funds back to her by directing More...

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By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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N4.6bn Fraud: Fani-Kayode asks trial judge to hands off his case, alleges likelihood of bias

Former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode on Wednesday requested a Federal high court sitting in Lagos to hands off a lawsuit maintained against him and another ex- Minister of State for Finance, Senator More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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How armed robbery convict gets 21 years jail term, narrowly escapes death sentence

A Lagos high court sitting in Ikeja on Wednesday sentenced a 29-year old armed robber, Mr Nwajamba Nwauta, to a 21-year jail term. That was after the trial high court judge, Justice Sedotan Ogunsanya, convicted More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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Judge blasts EFCC over handling of Rickey Tarfa’s trial

A Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja, on Tuesday lashed out at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over its shoddy handling of the criminal charge maintained against a respected silk, Mr. Rickey More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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N632m Account: Why ex-Chief Judge Umezulike can’t travel out for now–EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday declined a request by the immediate past Enugu State Chief Judge, Innocent Umezulike, to travel out of the country for medical treatment. The former chief More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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Accidental bombing, a tragic mistake, says Chief of Air Staff

The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar has described the bombing of a civilian settlement by an Air Force fighter jet as a tragic mistake. Air Marshal Abubakar spoke at the 117 Air Combat More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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N1.7bn Fraud: Again, Lagos judge, Justice Okunu, fails to sentence fuel subsidy convicts

As court fixes January 26 tentatively for the sentencing For the third time in less than one week, Justice Lateefat Okunnu of the Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja on Wednesday failed to sentence three persons More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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EFCC impounds N948m aircraft linked with ex-governor

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has impounded a N948million aircraft allegedly linked with a former governor of Borno State who is under investigation. The aircraft was seized on Monday at More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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Why we broke into Justice Ademola’s house at midnight, DSS tells court

Gives details of what were recovered and how they were recovered How DSS’ account in court conflicted with Justice Ademola’s account of October 10, 2016 For the first time since he was arrested at an More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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Suspicion as armed robbery suspect escapes from Lokoja court

The Nigeria Prison Service in Kogi has confirmed the escape of a 29-year-old accused, Lawrence Urih, from prison custody. Umar Abubakar, the Public Relations Officer of the Prison Command, told the News Agency of More...