N30m Bribery: Court convicts INEC official, imposes N10m fine contrary to N500,000 agreed during plea bargain

A Federal high court sitting in Lagos has convicted an official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Christian Nwosu, who confessed to the court that he received N30 million from former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke, to rig the 2015 general elections. The conviction was based on the plea bargain Nwosu entered into More...

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By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
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Again, FG stalls Saraki’s false asset declaration trial

The trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki could not proceed today following a request by the prosecution for an adjournment. The lead counsel to the Federal Government, Mr Rotimi Jacobs (SAN) had sent words to More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
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Police arraign couple, five others for stealing one-year-old baby

A couple, Chizoba Ike Nwate, 35 and Ike Nwatemole, 40, was on Monday arraigned before an Ebute-Metta Magistrates’ Court in Oyingbo, for stealing a day- old baby. The couple was charged by the police with five More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
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HURIWA wants S’Court to quickly resolve PDP’s crisis

A pressure group operating as Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has appealed the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onoghen to ensure that the subsisting intra-party leadership crisis More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, April 23rd, 2017
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FG’s stance on continued detention of Sheikh El-Zakzaky indefensible–Shiites

Members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shiites, have described as indefensible the  Federal Government’s position on continuous detention of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
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How ex-Gov Babangida Aliyu stole the recovered N6bn loot from Niger State treasury—Gov Bello

As EFCC proceeds against Aliyu with a 95-count charge Strong indications emerged on Friday that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has proceeded against the detained former Niger State Governor, Babangida More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, April 21st, 2017
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Assets Declaration: FG docks S’Court judge, Ngwuta before CCT

The Federal Government on Thursday arraigned suspended justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on an amended eight-count charge of false asset declaration. Justice More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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EFCC gets court’s interim orders to forfeit N449m found in Lagos shop to FG

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday ordered the temporary forfeiture of N449, 750,000 found in an abandoned Bureau de Change shop on Victoria Island, Lagos. The trial judge, Justice Rilwan Aikawa, gave the More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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Kudirat Abiola’s Murder: Lagos State plans to arraign Al-Mustapha afresh

May implement Supreme Court’s verdict on ‘Rev King’ Emeka Ezeugo Although the 1999 Constitution forbids authorities from exposing its citizen to double jeopardy, Lagos State on Wednesday disclosed that More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
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Patience’s $15.5m Fund: Convicted firms make u-turn, hire Ozekhome to overturn their conviction

As convicts approach Appeal Court In what appears a dramatic turn, four companies convicted by a Federal high court Lagos after pleading guilty to the offence of laundering $15.591 million allegedly belonging More...