$2.1bn Arms Deal: Court rejects EFCC’s plea, re-affirms Dasuki bail

Justice Baba Yusuf of an Abuja High Court on Tuesday reaffirmed the bail earlier granted former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col Sambo Dasuki(rtd). That was after the trial judge turned down an invitation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) not to make any other order on the matter in vain. Recall that Justice Peter Affen of More...

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By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
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Fraud: Lagos court fixes judgment on temporarily forfeited N9.08b traced to Diezani by EFCC

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Tuesday fixed February 16 to deliver judgment in a suit by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) seeking forfeiture of funds linked to a former Minister of More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
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Alleged N2.9bn Scam: EFCC arraigns ex-NBC boss, 3 others

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, arraigned the former Director General of the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Mr. Emeka Mba, before the Federal High Court in Abuja over his More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
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UNICAL ex-bursar loses bid to reverse his sack in court

The National Industrial Court in Calabar has thrown out a suit filed by a former bursar of the University of Calabar (UNICAL), Peter Agi, challenging his suspension and eventual sack. The court held that the suit More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
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UK court rules on Shell, Niger Delta communities’ feud Thursday

Barring any last minute hitch, a United Kingdom High Court is scheduled to rule Thursday on whether two Niger Delta communities whose environment and means of livelihood were destroyed by oil spills can ventilate More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
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N6b Libel Suit: Court throws out Peterside’s request to ‘kill’ Odili’s suit

A Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt on Monday threw out a request by the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, to stop a N6 billion More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, January 23rd, 2017
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Ogun court condemns man to death by hanging for stealing motorcycle, phone

An Ogun State High Court sitting I Abeokuta on Monday sentenced one Kola Akanji to death by hanging for robbing one Fashola Moses of his motorcycle, phone and money with broken bottle. That was after the court found More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, January 23rd, 2017
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N1.6bn Fraud: Why Lagos court should throw out EFCC’s case against me – Dudafa

Says EFCC tormented pressured him to indict Jonathan at all costs A former Senior Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Domestic Affairs, Dr. Waripamo-Owei Dudafa, on Monday requested a Federal More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, January 23rd, 2017
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Court discharges house help over theft of employer’s 3 smartphones charge

A Jos Magistrates’ Court on Monday discharged a 22-year-old house help, Monica Musa, who was alleged to have stolen her employer’s three cell phones valued at N97, 000. The Magistrate, Mrs Helen Danboyi, discharged More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, January 23rd, 2017
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EFCC asks court to dismiss Ex-NIMASA DG’s no-case submission

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday asked the Federal High Court in Lagos to dismiss a no-case submission made by former Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) acting More...