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Go and defend yourselves, court tells Akpobolokemi, others

Federal High Court

Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court, Lagos has dismissed the “no case” submission filed by the embattled former director general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Patrick Akpobolokemi, and others. The court instead held that they should go and defend themselves in the alleged N2.6 billion fraud leveled against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ...

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Shell donates labs, ICT centre to Ogun community school

Shell Gas

The Shell Nigeria Gas (SNG) has donated an ultra-modern ICT Centre and science laboratories to African Church Community Secondary School in Ewupe, a community hosting the company’s facilities in Ota area of Ogun State. The donation was the second phase of SNG’s intervention in the school to bring it to a competitive standard. The company had in 2016 donated a ...

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Biosafety agency donates relief materials to victims of terror attacks

relief materials

The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has donated some food items and relief materials to victims of terrorism and insurgency in the country. Director General/Chief Executive Officer of the NBMA, Dr Rufus Ebegba, while handing over the items to the Executive Director, Victims Support Fund (VSF), Sunday Ochoche in Abuja on Thursday, October 12 2017, said the issues of victims ...

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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

Supreme-Court-of-Nigeria

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

ECOWAS

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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