Andrew Yakubu kicks, sues EFCC, asks court to return his seized looted $9.7m, £74,000

Former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Andrew Yakubu has approached a Federal High Court sitting in  Kano with an application demanding immediate return of the controversial $9.7m and £74,000 seized from him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The EFCC had last week secured an order More...

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By Bar and Bench On Saturday, February 18th, 2017
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Why we upheld Ali-Modu Sheriff as PDP national chair—Appeal Court

By a split judgment of two to one, the Port-Harcourt division of the Court of Appeal  on Thursday pronounced former Governor of Borno State, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as the authentic National Chairman of the opposition More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, February 17th, 2017
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Court terminates lawsuit challenging girl’s conversion to Islam

Justice Baraka Wali of Katsina State High Court, on Friday struck out a suit filed by the Trustees of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) and Stefanos Foundation against the conversion of a girl, Habiba Ishaku, More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, February 17th, 2017
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N19.7b Fraud: How Bishop Oyedepo’s church got N35m loot from Army General Atewe

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Friday heard how Bishop David Oyedepo-owned Living Faith Church received a sum of N35 million from a former Commander of joint Task Force (JTF), Major-General Emmanuel Atewe More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, February 17th, 2017
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S’Court upholds two-month jail term for ABU lecturer, Prof Kolo

The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the decision of the lower court which sentenced a lecturer at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Prof Festus Kolo to two months imprisonment for enticing a married woman. The More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, February 17th, 2017
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Appeal Court verdict, not a barrier to PDP bouncing back– Ekweremadu

Deputy Senate President,  Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has warned faithful members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) not to be bothered over the ruling of the Court of Appeal, Port Harcourt, on the lingering party’s More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, February 17th, 2017
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Appeal Court’s pronouncement of Ali Modu Sheriff as PDP chair is a rape of Nigeria’s democracy– Fayose

Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has dismissed as unconscionable rape on democracy the Friday’s verdict of the Court of Appeal which pronounced Ali Modu Sheriff as the authentic Chairman of the Peoples Democratic More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, February 17th, 2017
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Alleged N75m Fraud: Ozekhome fights back, sues EFCC, wants his account restored

Lagos lawyer and fiery human rights activist, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN) has approached a Federal high court sitting in Lagos with an application seeking to  vacate an interim ex-parte order freezing his account More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, February 17th, 2017
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Lagos court finally forfeits suspected Diezani’s $153.3m loot to FG

  A Federal high court sitting in Lagos on Thursday issued a final forfeiture order to the Federal Government the sum of $153 million allegedly linked to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, February 17th, 2017
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Fraud: N558m monthly upkeep for Dikko not receipted–Witness

Air Commodore Salisu Yaushau who is the star prosecution witness in the on-going trial of former Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Mohammed Umar Dikko, on Thursday told a Federal high court sitting in Abuja More...