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LEDAP urges FG to stop military operation in South East

Nigeria Army

The Legal Defense and Assistance Project (LEDAP) has urged the federal government to stop the operation python dance in the South East. The group wants the soldiers withdrawn from the streets while all the road blocks mounted by the security agencies are dismantled. In a statement signed by LEDAP’s National Coordinator, Chino Obiagwu, the group stated that the military is ...

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Appellate court dismisses remaining appeals in PDP leadership tussle

Ali Modu-Sheriff

The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, has dismissed remaining four appeals in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leadership tussle between Senator Ahmed Mohammed Markarfi and Ali Modu-Sheriff. The Justice Ibrahim Salauwa-led three-man appellate court panel dismissed all four appeals after counsels made submissions urging the court to strike out the cases because it had become academic. The applicant counsel all ...

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Firm files $45m suit against bank over alleged breach of contract

Federal High Court

An aviation firm, Topbrass Aviation Limited, has instituted a $45 million breach of contract suit against Diamond Bank Plc, before a Federal High Court, Lagos. Topbrass Aviation Limited, in the suit marked FHC/L/CS/1488/2017, is seeking an order of the court for special damages of the sum of $19.250 million against Diamond Bank for being the revenue or income it lost ...

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Outgone ICPC chair, Ekpo Nta, lists achievements

Mr. Ekpo Nta

Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Mr. Ekpo Nta, has successfully bowed out of office after six years at the helm. He handed over the reins of the Commission to Alhaji Abdullahi Bako, a Board Member, who will be acting pending the assumption of duty by the Chairman-designate, who is awaiting Senate confirmation. In ...

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How Tiv people were displaced, witness tells Presidential Panel

Yemi Osinbajo

The Presidential Investigative Panel to Review Compliance of the Armed Forces with Human Rights Obligations and Rules of Engagement, inaugurated on August 11, 2017 by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, when in acting capacity as the President, began its sitting in Abuja, on Monday, September 11, 2017. The sitting of the panel at the headquarters of the High Court of the Federal ...

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Lagos lawyer, Adegboruwa, kicks against military deployment in South East

Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa

Human rights lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has kicked against the deployment of military in the South East and the use of military to clampdown on the civilians in a supposed democratic government birthed under the rule of law. He said: “There is no insurrection going on in any part of the South East now, to warrant the display of military force ...

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Ortom slams FERMA, urges agency to ‘step up’


Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State on Monday, September 11, 2017 said the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) was ineffective in its operations. Ortom told newsmen at the Benue People’s House in Makurdi that the agency had proven over the years to be ineffective and needed to step up. The governor was reacting to reports that the agency had claimed ...

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NNPC: Government asked to implement federal character

Dr. Shettima Abba

The Human Rights Law Service (HURILAWS) has asked Federal Character Commission (FCC) to compel the Federal Government to implement Federal Character Principle in appointment of members of the Board of Directors of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), failing after seven days, it would initiate legal proceedings. A letter to the acting chairman of Federal Character Commission, Dr. Shettima Abba, ...

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Court adjourns Kalu’s trial to October 3

Dr Orji Uzor Kalu

Trial of former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, and two others over alleged fraud before Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court, Lagos has been adjourned till October 3. The matter was adjourned due to the absence of Justice Idris, who is currently in Abuja for official assignment. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on October ...

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Leo Stan Ekeh to chair News Express 5th Anniversary Lecture

Leo Stan Ekeh

Serial ICT entrepreneur, Leo Stan Ekeh, has been announced as Chairman of the News Express 5th Anniversary Lecture scheduled to hold at Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Ikeja, Lagos, on Thursday, September 28, 2017. The announcement was made via a statement issued on Saturday, September 8, 2017 in Lagos, and signed by News Express Publisher, Isaac Umunna. “We are honoured to have Chief Ekeh, Chairman of foremost ...

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