Battle for A’Ibom senatorial seat shifts to Aso Villa

As UN rights group asks Buhari to reject passed bills, resolutions by senate involving sacked Senator Akpan Demands immediate swearing-in of Bassey Etim Threatens to invalidate any legislation passed by senate from March this year A United Nations rights group—People’s Right to Life Development Foundation (PERLDEF) has written President Muhammadu More...

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By Bar and Bench On Friday, October 20th, 2017
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Patience battles EFCC over Abuja properties, foils forfeiture order proceedings

Proceedings in an exparte application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to secure an interim forfeiture order in respect of two Abuja properties allegedly owned by former First Lady, Patience More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, October 20th, 2017
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Kidnapping: Evans in court, says he’s no more guilty

Suspected billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike (a.k.a. Evans) on Thursday appeared before an Ikeja high court alongside five others to face an amended two-count charge bordering on conspiracy and kidnapping. Evans More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, October 20th, 2017
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$2.1bn: Why I rejected Bafarawas’ request to separate own trial from Dasuki—Judge

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday threw out a request by former Sokoto State Governor Attharu Bafarawa, and his son Sagir, to separate their trial from that of the ex-National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, October 19th, 2017
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Alleged N500m Fraud: Court sends Bishop Obi to prison

A Federal High Court sitting in Enugu on Wednesday sent a self-acclaimed Bishop of the City of Liberation and Comfort Ministry, Enugu, Ginika Obi to prison after pleading not guilty to an 82-count charge of conspiracy More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
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Fraud: Dasuki asks Abuja court to suspend his trial indefinitely

Former National Security Adviser under the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), on Tuesday asked a Federal High Court in Abuja to suspend and adjourn indefinitely his trial More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
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Why FG is after me—Senator Misau

The Senator representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District, Isah Misau  on Tuesday said he was ready to meet the federal government in court to defend allegations of forgery and perjury preferred against him. Misau, More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
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Agbakoba asks court to bar Buhari from serving as petroleum minister

One-time President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, has requested a Federal high court sitting in Abuja to issue an order barring President Muhammadu Buhari from serving as the nation’s More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
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N2.6bn Fraud Suit: NIMASA ex-DG, others lose legal bid to quash charge, terminate trial

As court fixes Nov 30 to hear Ajudua’s alleged $1m fraud case A Federal high court sitting in Lagos on Monday dismissed a request by a former Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, October 15th, 2017
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How corrupt police officers extorted monies, assets in hundreds of millions, from Evans—Ogungbeje

A Lagos based legal practitioner, Mr. Olukoya Ogungbeje, defending the suspected billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike (aka Evans) has requested the police authorities to sanction some officers of the More...