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Ebonyi gov commends ICPC for upholding human rights

David Nweze Umahi

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offence Commission (ICPC) has been commended for upholding the tenets of human rights in its operations in the fight against corruption in Nigeria. Governor of Ebonyi State, David Nweze Umahi, made the commendation while declaring open a two-day workshop organised by the Anti-Corruption Academy of Nigeria (ACAN), for top local government officials of ...

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IGP seeks restraining order against Senate Committee from investigating him

Ibrahim Idris

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has demanded an order of the FCT High Court restraining the Senate Committee set up for the investigation of allegations against him from hearing or reaching a decision. The fundamental rights enforcement suit, which was filed yesterday by his lawyers: Charles Ogoli, Emmanuel Anene and Solomon Ayangkong Ikongshul, joined Senate President Bukola ...

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Supreme Court to decide Dasuki’s bail appeal Jan 25


The Supreme Court has fixed January 25, 2018, to decide on the bail appeal filed by former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (retired). The appeal hinged on the alleged refusal of Federal Government to obey bail orders granted Dasuki by three different courts in the country. The apex court fixed the January 2018 date yesterday after counsel to Dasuki, ...

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ECOWAS court awards N18m in rights violation suit against government


The Community Court of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has imposed a N18 million fine against the Federal Government in judgment of a cases of violation of the fundamental human rights of one Dorothy Njemanze and two other Nigerians. The court judgment read by Justice Friday Chijioke Nwoke of the three-man panel, after over 25 minutes, rendered ...

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Court orders permanent forfeiture of N3.3b properties linked to Alison-Madueke

Diezani Alison-Madueke

A Federal High Court, Lagos on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 ordered the permanent forfeiture of 56 houses situated in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja valued at $21,982,224 (about N3.3 billion) allegedly linked to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke, to the Federal Government. The trial judge, Abdul-Azeez Anka, made the order in response to a motion by ...

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Court refuses to hear Evans fundamental rights suit

Evans kidnapper

Justice Abdulazeez Anka of the Federal High Court, Lagos on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 refused to hear a fundamental rights suit filed by suspected kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, also known as Evans, seeking N300 million damages for illegal detention. Justice Anka said the case file would be returned to the Chief Judge for further directive. The judge had earlier heard the ...

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Government begins trial of suspected pirates

arms importation

The trial of suspected pirates who were caught with arms and ammunition resumed on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at the Federal High Court in Lagos. They were arrested on a vessel by men of the Nigerian Navy for alleged piracy and dealing in petroleum products without authorisation. The defendants were accused of violating laws on money laundering and firearms prohibition. ...

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Funding state courts by governors is unconstitutional, lawyer says

Sebastine Hon (SAN)

A constitutional lawyer and author, Chief Sebastine Hon (SAN), has declared that the funding of State High Courts, Sharia Courts of Appeal and Customary Courts of Appeal by state governments are clearly unconstitutional. According to him, such funding exposes those courts to undue manipulation and near-asphyxiation by state governors, thereby compromising the rule of law and due process. He, therefore, ...

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Subpoenaed Oyo AG, director present documents in Ladoja’s trail

Rashidi Ladoja

The Attorney General (AG) of Oyo state, Oluwaseun Abimbola, and the Director of Investment, the Ministry of Finance, Yinka Fatoki, who were subpoenaed by Justice Muhammed Idris of the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, have appeared before the court to present vital documents in relation to the ongoing criminal trial of a former governor of the state, Chief Rasheedi ...

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EFCC arraigns two businessmen, firms over alleged bank fraud

Federal High Court

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday, October 9, 2017 arraigned two businessmen and at the Federal High Court, Lagos State, for allegedly inducing a financial institution to deliver to a firm, Danium Energy Services Limited, N1.5 billion under a false pretence. Also arraigned before Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo were two firms. The suspects had caused the banks to believe that ...

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