Court dismisses suit challenging PDP campaign funding

An Abuja high court has dismissed a suit seeking to challenge the campaign funding of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) in the 2015 presidential election. Justice Olukayode Adeniyi of the court threw out the suit filed by one Chief Akinmoju Jero. Jero, who is the plaintiff in the matter, joined a businessman, Benedict ‎Peters, and Northern Belt More...

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By Bar and Bench On Thursday, December 7th, 2017
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Supreme Court ‘ll rule on Dasuki’s bail request March 2018

The Supreme Court on Wednesday fixed March 2 for judgment in an appeal by former National Security Adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki, challenging his alleged indefinite detention. The panel of five Justices, led by Dattijo More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, December 5th, 2017
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Convention: Appeal Court stems S’West PDP crisis as Kashamu’s faction loses out

The Court of Appeal  sitting  in Ado-Ekiti, on Monday granted an interim order staying the execution of all orders granted by Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court, Ado Ekiti, restraining the Dr. Eddy More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, December 5th, 2017
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Alumni Association sues Kogi varsity, VC over alleged N10m fraud

The Kogi State University Alumni Association has sued the Vice Chancellor of the Kogi State University (KSU), Professor Mohammed Abdulkadir and the institution before a state high court sitting in Anyigba over More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, December 4th, 2017
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Court sentences two men to 32 months for stealing cell phone

A Masaka Upper Area Court in Nasarawa State on Monday, sentenced two men to 16 months imprisonment each for stealing cell phone. The convicts are Michael Onazi, 26 and Joseph Ali, 28. The convicts, who live in More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, December 4th, 2017
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N5.3bn Fraud: Court orders arrest of ex-Gov Chimaroke Nnamani

By Temitope Stephen A Federal High Court, Lagos, on Monday ordered the arrest of former Governor of Enugu State, Dr. Chimaroke Nnamani. The court presided over by Justice (Professor) Chuka Obiozor, made the order, More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, November 28th, 2017
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Why Yewande, husband killer, bags only seven years imprisonment—Court

Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan on Monday sentenced Mrs Yewande Oyediran to seven years imprisonment for killing her husband, Lowo Oyediran 21 months ago in Ibadan. That was after the trial Chief Judge, More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, November 26th, 2017
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A’Ibom Senatorial Seat: The jigsaw puzzle before Appeal Court for determination

Nine months after Mr Bassey Albert Akpan with the support of Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki had illegally remained in office in defiance to the judgment of a Federal high court which sacked him from the National More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, November 23rd, 2017
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$15.5m Loot: Lawyers fight over representation of Patience Jonathan’s firms

There was a mild drama at the Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday as two lawyers fought over legal representation of the four firms that pleaded guilty to laundering $15.5 million belonging to Dame Patience More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, November 23rd, 2017
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Illegal Firearms: Court remands herdsman in Benue

A Benue State Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Makurdi  on Wednesday remanded a 30-year-old herdsman, Gambo Ibrahim Mohammad in prison. Ibrahim is facing a multiple charge of culpable homicide, criminal conspiracy More...