Why I can’t give evidence in Metuh’s case now—Dasuki

Former National Security Adviser (NSA), Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd), on Wednesday appeared before a Federal high court sitting in Abuja and assured that he was ready and willing to give evidence in the trial of former National Publicity Secretary of the People Democratic Party (PDP), Mr .Olisah Metuh, who was accused of involvement in N400 million fraud. Although More...

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By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
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Lagos court jails mother of four 10 years over attempt to traffic 330g of cocaine

A Federal high court sitting in Lagos on Tuesday sentenced a 56-year-old mother of four, Oluwayemisi Owolabi, to 10 years imprisonment after the court convicted her of engagement in cocaine trafficking. Owolabi More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
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VP Osinbajo, AGF Malami, others set to discuss challenges of criminal litigation in Nigeria

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo and the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami are expected at a historic symposium on speeding up criminal litigation in Nigeria at Sheraton Hotel, Abuja today. It is More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
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Newswatch Ownership:  Appeal Court gives it to Jimoh Ibrahim

The Lagos division of the Court of Appeal has upturned the judgment of the Federal High Court delivered  on October 20, 2014 and affirmed Mr.  Jimoh Ibrahim as the legal owner of Newswatch. In a unanimous judgment More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, October 28th, 2017
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Illegal Detention: Maikori wins as court awards N40m against El-rufai, police

A Federal high court sitting in Abuja on Friday awarded N40million compensation against Kaduna State Governor Nasir El Rufai and the state’s Commissioner of Police. The judgment was in a N21billion fundamental More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, October 28th, 2017
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Dispute: Uwazurike runs to Appeal Court to stop his arrest, detention

Leader of Biafra Independent Movement (BIM), Ralph Uwazurike, has approached the Court of Appeal with a request to upturn the ruling of an Owerri High Court, ordering his arrest and detention till November 14, More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, October 27th, 2017
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$2.1b Arms Deals: Panel report indicting ministers, perm secs, others, gathers dust at the presidency—Source

Says FG appears to target Dasuki, Badeh, others Indications emerged Thursday that two ministers, three ex-ministers, six permanent secretaries and more military officers have been indicted in the $2.1billion More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, October 26th, 2017
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How a 52-yr–old father serially raped own daughter for five years—Police

The police on Wednesday narrated before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court how a 52-year-old man, Paul Akpederi serially raped own daughter at any time convenient for him between 2012 and 2017. The police, in a count More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, October 26th, 2017
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Convicted Coys: Court fixes Nov 22 to rule on Patience Jonathan’s controversial $15.5m fund   

A Federal high court sitting in Lagos, on Wednesday fixed November 22 for ruling on a request by a lawyer, Amajuoyi Azubuike Briggs, to set aside the guilty plea of four firms allegedly used to siphon the sum of More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, October 25th, 2017
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Metuh’s Trial: Jonathan must appear in court today—Judge

By Toyin Akinfolajimi A Federal high court sitting in Abuja has ordered former President Jonathan Goodluck to appear before him for the purpose of testifying in the criminal trial of the National Publicity Secretary, More...