Yes, I gave N500,000 to Justice Ademola, but not at President Buhari’s behest—Awodehin (SAN)

Lagos lawyer and one of the lead counsel to President Muhammadu Buhari in the suit challenging his qualification to seek election to the Office of the President, Mr. Kola Awodein (SAN), on Wednesday dismissed as mischievous and ridiculous the allegation that that the N500,000 gift he gave to Justice Adeniyi Ademola for his daughter’s wedding was More...

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By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
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Court freezes Stella Oduah’s accounts in 21 banks

A Lagos Federal High Court has restrained Stella Oduah and Sea Petroleum and Gas Company Ltd., from making any withdrawal from its account and those of three other companies domiciled with 21 banks. The other companies More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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Corruption: FG closes case with how Buhari’s lawyer gave Justice Ademola N.5m ‘gift’

We have no case to answer—Justice Ademola, others The Federal Government on Tuesday closed its case in the on-going trial of suspended judge of the Federal high court, Justice Adeniyi Ademola on a day the More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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Alleged N11bn Fraud: Ex-Gov Shema, three others get N4bn bail

A Katsina State High Court on Tuesday granted a former governor of the state, Ibrahim Shema and three others N1 billion bail and one reliable surety each. Others standing trial with the governor are former Commissioner More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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Court frees Indian brothers, sets aside committal order

A Federal High Court sitting n Lagos has freed three Indian brothers, who were sent to prison custody for one month for disobedience of court order. Affected by the court’s order were Chandru Ganglani, Bharat More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, February 20th, 2017
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Ekiti court slams 7-year jail term on man for raping 80-year-old grandma in Ado-Ekiti

An Ado-Ekiti High Court on Monday sentenced a 45-year-old commercial driver, Lawrence Adedapo, to seven years imprisonment for raping an 80-year-old woman, Madam Grace Asaolu. The sentence on Adedapo has brought More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, February 20th, 2017
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Bail Abuse: Court issues arrest warrant against Osun monarch

An Osun Magistrate Court sitting in Osogbo, on Monday issued a bench warrant for the arrest of a traditional ruler, the Olokinni of Okinni, Oba Okanola Akadiri, and his secretary, Mr. Sulaiman Rasaki over their More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, February 20th, 2017
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Money Laundering: How Justice Ademola’s trial stalls proceedings in Metuh’s case

Proceedings in the money laundering case against former spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, was stalled on Monday at the Federal High Court, Abuja, following the absence of his lawyer, More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, February 20th, 2017
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Paris Club Loan Refund: SERAP gives FG 7 days ultimatum sue state govs over alleged diversion of  refunds

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) on Sunday advised the Federal Government to sue all the state governors that allegedly diverted and mismanaged the N388.304 billion London Paris Club loan More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, February 20th, 2017
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CBN ex-workers opt for plea-bargain over alleged N7.9 billion fraud, others prefer trial

Two of eight former employees of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in a case of an alleged N7.9 billion fraud preferred against them at a Federal High Court sitting in Adeoyo, Ibadan, Oyo State, have chosen the More...