Judiciary

Court Sentences Ese Oruru’s Abductor to 26 Years in Prison_Ada Nkong

A Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, has sentenced Yinusa Dahiru to 26 years imprisonment for abducting and forcing into marriage a teenager, Ese Oruru.Newsannexonline recalls that Oruru was rescued by the police following a report that she was abducted and taken to Kano State where she was forced into marriage and later… Continue reading Court Sentences Ese Oruru’s Abductor to 26 Years in Prison_Ada Nkong

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COVID-19: Virtual Proceedings authorised for High Court Cases-CJ_Femi Ehiabhi

The adoption of virtual proceedings for court cases in all its judicial divisions has been authorised by the Chief Judge (CJ) of the Federal High Court (FHC) of Nigeria, Justice John Tsoho. Judges of the Federal High Court are expected not to hear more than nine cases in a day, according to new directive which became… Continue reading COVID-19: Virtual Proceedings authorised for High Court Cases-CJ_Femi Ehiabhi

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Orji Uzor Kalu: EFCC to Initiate Retrial_Ada Nkong

The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, says it is ready to set up fresh proceedings against former governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu .This follows a reversal of the 12 year sentence against him by the supreme court.A statement by Dele Oyewale ,Head Media and Publicity EFCC, says:"The attention of the EFCC has been… Continue reading Orji Uzor Kalu: EFCC to Initiate Retrial_Ada Nkong

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Orji Uzor Kalu Freed of 12 Year Jail Term By Supreme Court_Ada Nkong

The Supreme Court has reversed the 12-year jail term slammed on the former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor-Kalu. A unanimous decision by a seven-man panel of Justices led by Justice Amina Augie at the apex court held that the Federal High Court in Lagos lacked jurisdiction when it convicted Kalu, his firm, Slok Nigeria… Continue reading Orji Uzor Kalu Freed of 12 Year Jail Term By Supreme Court_Ada Nkong

CRIME · Judiciary · SCANDALS

Ex-JAMB Registrar To Forfeit Properties_Femi Ehiabhi

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the interim forfeiture of Gravity FM, Igboho and some properties belonging to Ex-Registrar of Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Dibu Ojerinde. According to the forfeiture order published, Justice Ijeoma L. Ojukwu ruled that each of the said properties was acquired with public funds which represents… Continue reading Ex-JAMB Registrar To Forfeit Properties_Femi Ehiabhi

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New Judges: NJC Approves 70 to different Nigerian Courts_Femi Ehiabhi

The National Judicial Council has approved the appointment of 70 judges to different courts in Nigeria. Four of the judges were appointed as heads of important courts in Nigeria. These are M.B. Dongban as President of the Court of Appeal, Muhammad Salihu as Grand Khadi of the Sharia Court of Appeal, Jigawa State; Muhammad Usman… Continue reading New Judges: NJC Approves 70 to different Nigerian Courts_Femi Ehiabhi

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Driver Who Nakeds Self to Protest Car Seizure, Sentenced 6 Months _Ada Nkong

The Abuja Magistrates Court has sentenced the driver who stripped naked in a viral video trending online,protesting the siezure of his car by the FCT Covid-19 Enforcement Team to 6-months in prison.Emmanuel Imhoudu has to serve 2 months in prison for each of the 3 offences or the option of a ten thousand naira fine… Continue reading Driver Who Nakeds Self to Protest Car Seizure, Sentenced 6 Months _Ada Nkong

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Court Slams One Hundred Thousand Naira Fine Each on Funke Akindele and Hubby, Sentences Them to 14 Days Community Service_Ada Nkong

Celebrity and producer of Jenifer's diary,Funke Akindele and her husband, AbdulRasheed Bello aka JJC Skillz, have pleaded guilty to a one-count charge of hosting a gathering of over 20 persons thereby, contravening the social distancing order of the Lagos State Government. The actress and her husband who were arraigned on Monday at the Samuel Ilori… Continue reading Court Slams One Hundred Thousand Naira Fine Each on Funke Akindele and Hubby, Sentences Them to 14 Days Community Service_Ada Nkong

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FG Sues Supermarkets for Hiking Prices of Sanitisers_Ada Nkong

Four supermarkets and their proprietors in Abuja have been sued by the Federal Government for alleged arbitrary hike of prices of sanitisers, handwash liquids, disinfectants, and other anti-bacterial hygiene products. Court documents made available to journalists by the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Council (FCCPC) listed the four supermarkets, which also include their pharmacies as… Continue reading FG Sues Supermarkets for Hiking Prices of Sanitisers_Ada Nkong