PDP Crisis: Makarfi’s appeal challenging Sheriff’s leadership competent—S’Court

The Supreme Court on Monday refused an invitation by the factional leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ali-Modu Sheriff to terminate, in limine, the appeal filed by his challenger, Ahmed Makarfi to upturn the decision of the Court of Appeal which made Sheriff national leader of the ruling PDP. Sheriff had prayed the apex court to refuse hearing More...

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By Bar and Bench On Saturday, May 20th, 2017
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Missing N70bn: Appeal Court sacks Katsina judicial panel chairman

The Court of Appeal sitting in Kaduna on Friday sacked the Chairman of the Katsina State Judicial Commission of Inquiry, Justice Muhammad Suraj. The panel convoked by the incumbent governor, Aminu Masari is investigating More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, May 20th, 2017
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Court orders final forfeiture of abandoned N449.597m found at Bureau de Change to FG

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, on Friday, issued an order of final forfeiture of the sum of N449.597million abandoned in a Bureau de Change shop in Victoria Island, Lagos by the Economic and Financial Crimes More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, May 20th, 2017
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Fashion designer arraigned for ‘damaging clothes worth N138k’, granted N150k bail

A fashion designer, Mohammed Dieng, was on Friday arraigned before a Karu Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, for allegedly damaging a customer’s clothes. The damaged clothes were said to be worth N138, 000. Dieng was More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, May 19th, 2017
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How Rickey Tarfa refused to disclose his age, assets—EFCC

A Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere, Lagos on Wednesday heard how Rickey Tarfa (SAN) allegedly refused to declare his age and assets to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The commission is More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, May 19th, 2017
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Malabu Oil Deal: Shell stalls trial

By Toyin Akinfolajimi A Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday could not go on with the scheduled hearing of the preliminary objections to the suit filed by Malabu Oil and Gas Limited against the Federal Government. The More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, May 18th, 2017
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Ex-AGF, Olujimi blasts FG for allegedly frustrating Dasuki’s trial

By Toyin Akinfolajimi Former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Chief Akin Olujimi (SAN), has accused the federal government of frustrating the trial of former National Security Adviser, More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
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Alleged N19bn Fraud: Again, FG fails to produce Dasuki in court

*Trial stalled as Court adjourns till today ‎By Toyin Akinfolajimi Again, the trial ‎of a  former National Security Adviser (NSA), Colonel Sambo Dasuki (Rtd) over alleged N19B fraud before an Abuja High Court More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
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Again, FG docks ex-Niger gov, Aliyu Babangida over alleged fraud

*Admitted to N200m bail By Toyin Akinfolajimi For the second time within a month, the Federal Government today arraigned a former Governor of Niger state, Babangida Aliyu before the Federal High Court sitting in More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
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How Badeh paid own companies over N157m without contract papers – Witness

By Toyin Akinfolajimi A witness of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Kenneth Uchechuchukwu Osokogu, on Tuesday  told Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, how the Defence Headquarters More...