A’ Ibom Senatorial Seat: Why Saraki must inaugurate Bassey Etim now —Group

Says refusal to swear in Bassey Etim 30 days after court order is a mockery of democracy, rule of law A pressure group—Akwa Ibom North East Senatorial District Elders Forum (ANESEDEF)— on Sunday wrote an open letter to Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, to express its worry over his failure to inaugurate their representative in the More...

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By Bar and Bench On Sunday, March 26th, 2017
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CCT: FG plans to further amend assets declaration charge against Saraki

Indications emerge at the weekend that the Federal Government (FG) might soon amend the charge of false asset declaration preferred against the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki. If the plan is indeed More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, March 26th, 2017
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Jail Threat: Sowore dares Melaye, says he’s prepared to die

Vows to expose and shame all dirty politicians in public office  Publisher of an online newspaper—SaharaReporters—Mr Omoyele Sowore, on Sunday dared Senator Dino Melaye regarding his (Dino) threat to jail More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, March 24th, 2017
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Guard jailed 14 years for raping 29-year-old virgin

A 32 year-old security guard, Kenechukwu Okonkwo was on Friday sentenced to 14 years imprisonment for raping a 29-year-old virgin. Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye while passing the sentence at an Ikeja High Court, Lagos, More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, March 24th, 2017
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BREAKING: Impeachment of ex-Ondo Deputy Governor Olanusi illegal—Appeal Court

The Akure division of the Court of Appeal on Friday declared as illegal, null and void the impeachment of former deputy governor of Ondo State, Alhaji Ali Olanusi illegal. Olanusi was deputy governor for six years More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, March 24th, 2017
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A’Ibom Senatorial Seat: Justice Dimgba hands off case over alleged offensive publication, petitions

A Federal High Court Judge, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba on Friday withdrew from a suit seeking to halt execution of a judgment delivered on February 27, this year by an Uyo Federal high court which sacked the Senator More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, March 24th, 2017
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After five years of trial, Lagos court sentences Cynthia Osokogu’s ‘Facebook friends’ to death

After five years of trial by the judiciary, a Lagos State High Court sitting in Igbosere on Thursday  pronounced a verdict of death by hanging on two men— Okwumo Nwabufo and Olisaeloka Ezike— for the gruesome More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
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N450m Fraud: Court admits critical document in evidence against Belgore, ex-minister Sulaiman

A Federal High court sitting in Lagos, on Thursday admitted in evidence a critical document which listed the identities of all those who allegedly benefitted from the $115 million slush fund distributed by former More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
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BVN Fraud: Court jails two fraudsters six months for stealing Diamond customer’s money

A Gombe State High Court on Thursday convicted and sentenced to six months imprisonment two fraudsters who specialised in duping innocent people by obtaining their bank verification numbers using the trick that More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
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Court awards N10 million damages to Onitsha trader

An Anambra State high court sitting in Ihiala has ordered two policemen attached to Zone 9, Umuahia, a businessman Mr. Joachim Obiagwu and a legal practitioner Mr. Anayo Ambrose Emejuo, both based in Onitsha, to More...