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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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Court adjourns Ladoja’s trial to October 9

Rashidi Ladoja

The Federal High Court, Lagos has adjourned further hearing till Monday, October 9, 2017  in the case of a former Governor of Oyo State, Chief Rashidi Ladoja, who is charged with N4.7 billion fraud. Ladoja is being tried alongside a former Commissioner for Finance in Oyo State, Waheed Akanbi. The trial judge, Justice Mohammed Idris, adjourned on Friday, October 6 ...

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Ex First Lady slams N2b charge against EFCC

Patience Jonathan

The immediate past First Lady and wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Dame Patience Jonathan, has slammed a N2 billion rights enforcement suit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The suit was brought pursuant to Order 2 Rule 1 of the Fundamental Rights Enforcement Procedure Rules 2009, and Sections 34(1), 36(1), 37, 42 and 44 of 1999 Constitution. The ...

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Court chides Police over shoddy prosecution of film maker, others

Federal High Court

Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo of the Federal High Court, Lagos on Thursday, October 5, 2017 chided the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) over its approach in the trial of a film maker, Olajide Kazeem, popularly known as Seun Egbegbe, who is facing a multi-million-dollar fraud charge. Other accused persons charged together with him are Oyekan Ayomide, Lawal Kareem, Olalekan Yusuf and Muyideen ...

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Charly Boy files N500m suit against Police

charly-boy

Entertainer and social crusader, Charles Oputa, also known as “Charly Boy” or “Area Fada”, has filed a N500 million suit against the Commissioner of Police, Federal Capital Territory Police Command, challenging, among others, the alleged use of teargas canisters, water cannons and police dogs against him by the Police during a peaceful demonstration at the Unity Fountain, Maitama, on August ...

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Diezani prays to defend herself in suit against SAN

Diezani Alison-Madueke

A former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 prayed the Federal High Court, Lagos to join her in the suit filed against a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Dele Belgore, and a former Minister of National Planning, Prof. Abubakar Suleiman, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The defendants were charged before ...

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NJC sets up panel to probe two chief judges, 13 others

Justice Walter Onnoghen

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has set up a total of 15 different committees to investigate various allegations contained in petitions against 15 Judicial Officers, including two Chief Judges. The Council, which is under the chairmanship of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, took the decision at its 83rd meeting, after considering the reports of the two Preliminary ...

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A’Ibom senatorial tussle: PDP lawyer writes IGP on alleged threat to life

Bukola-Saraki

The Akwa Ibom North-East Senatorial District seat tussle at the National Assembly has taken another twist as a lawyer in the legal unit of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Barrister Ochai Jacob Otokpa, has written the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, alleging threat to his life by Senator Bassey Albert Akpan. Otokpa, in the letter, said the threat ...

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