Misconduct: Again, court slams Evan’s lawyer, Ogungbeje, with N20,000 fine

Temitope Stephen A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Thursday berated a controversial lawyer, Mr Olukoya Ogungbeje over alleged professional misconduct in the handling of a fundamental rights suit involving  billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike a.k.a. Evans and the police. Ogungbeje was expected to appear in court on Thursday to move More...

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By Bar and Bench On Thursday, July 13th, 2017
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Court grants bail to ex-Jigawa governor, Saminu Turaki

By Toyin Akinfolajimi An Abuja high court on Thursday admitted former Governor of Jigawa State, Saminu Turaki to bail. The ex-governor was arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, July 13th, 2017
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Raid of Namadi Sambo’s House: ICPC arraigns fake whistle blower

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on Thursday arraigned a whistle-blower, Mr one Abubakar Sani on a two-count charge of providing false information that led to the commission More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, July 13th, 2017
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PDP Leadership Crisis: No victor, no vanquished in S’Court judgment— PDP Senators

The senate caucus of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Wednesday applauded the Supreme Court judgment which declared the Caretaker Committee Chairman of the party, Senator Ahmed Markafi as the substantive More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, July 13th, 2017
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Alleged $5.7m Fraud: Appeal Court judge withdraws from Patience Jonathan’s suit

As court adjourns case till September for mention By Temitope  Stephen The sustained legal move by the nation’s former First Lady, Dame Patience Ibifaka Jonathan, to halt the forfeiture of her $5.7 million, More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
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Police arraign 4 persons for allegedly hacking into WAEC website

As their lawyer agrees to drop his bar certificate to bail them The Nigeria Police Force on Tuesday arraigned four persons before a Federal high court, Abuja on a 13-count charge of hacking into the website of More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
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Alleged N3.5m Bribe: EFCC begins trial of National Industrial Court judge, Justice Agbadu-Fishim

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has finally filed a 19-count charge of unlawful enrichment involving a paltry N3.5million against a judge of the National Industrial Court, Justice James Agbabu-Fishim, More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
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Green Card Fraud: Lagos court grants $750,000 bail to suspected American fraudster

A Lagos high court sitting in Ikeja on Monday admitted to bail an American citizen, Marco Antonio Ramirez, who allegedly defrauded three Nigerians of the sum of $565,000 under the pretence of facilitating an American More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
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Alleged Misconduct: Abuja court bars NJC from probing Justice Ademola over withdrawn petition

A Federal High Court, Abuja, has barred the National Judicial Council (NJC) from going ahead with the probe of a high court judge, Justice Adeniyi Ademola over a withdrawn allegation of misconduct. The trial court, More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
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Edo Guber: S’Court okays Gov Obaseki’s election

As Ize-Iyamu accepts verdict, congratulates leader A full panel of the Supreme Court on Monday gave its legal imprimatur to the election of Godwin Obaseki as the governor of Edo State. That was after the seven-member More...