Why I set aside judgment on Anambra Central Senatorial seat—Justice Tsoho

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Friday set aside its earlier judgement directing the swearing-in of Dr. Obiora Okonkwo as the senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial District. The trial court presided over by Justice John Tsoho held that his decision was informed by the emergence of fact that Dr Okonkwo misled the court into giving More...

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By Bar and Bench On Thursday, January 11th, 2018
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Kano court jails 67-yr old farmer 7 years for raping 12-yr old

A Kano State Chief Magistrate Court on Thursday sentenced a 67-year-old farmer, Lawan Umar, to seven years imprisonment for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl. The court passed the verdict after convicting More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, January 4th, 2018
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Appeal Court declares Okoronkwo IPMAN president

An Appeal Court sitting in Abuja has declared Elder Chinedu Okoronkwo as the President of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN). A statement issued after the National Executive Meeting More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018
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2018 Budget: Agbakoba threatens to sue N’Assembly over Appropriation Bill

Says bill is unconstitutional Lagos lawyer and member of the inner bar, Chief Olisa Agbakoba (SAN) has threatened to sue the National Assembly if it goes ahead to work on the 2018 Appropriation Bill as presented More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018
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Fraud: Why Appeal Court must upturn the acquittal of Zamfara ex-governor, three others—ICPC

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has requested the Court of Appeal sitting in Sokoto to reverse the judgment of a Zamfara State High Court which acquitted former governor More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, December 23rd, 2017
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Why I released 124 suspected ‘criminals’ in Oyo prisons ahead of Xmas—Chief Judge

The Chief Judge of Oyo State, Justice Munta Abimbola, has released a total of 124 suspected criminals awaiting their trials in some prison formations in the state. Oyo town. Justice Abimbola said the beneficiaries More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, December 23rd, 2017
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Innoson suspends plans to enforce rights against EFCC, GTBank

In what appears to be a dramatic u-turn, Innoson Nigeria Limited and its Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director, Mr. Innocent Chukwuma, on Friday withdrew a fundamental right enforcement suit filed against the More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, December 18th, 2017
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Anambra Guber Poll: Why court must upturn Gov Obiano’s victory–APP

About one month after the Anambra State gubernatorial election held statewide, the African Peoples Party (APP) has approached the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in the state, requesting it to nullify the More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, December 18th, 2017
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Okonkwo blows hot, says court decision on Anambra central a judicial miscarriage

Senator Annie Okonkwo, who represented Anambra Central and was the original candidate of the PDP in the 2015 general elections, has rejected the Abuja Federal High Court pronouncement purporting another person More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, December 8th, 2017
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Court dismisses suit challenging PDP campaign funding

An Abuja high court has dismissed a suit seeking to challenge the campaign funding of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) in the 2015 presidential election. Justice Olukayode Adeniyi of the court threw out the More...