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Court Frees Lagos PDP Chairman Salvador Of Murder

1 day ago /

The chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos state, Moshood Salvador who was charged along with ten others for the alleged murder of the PDP chairman in Apapa local government area of the state, Adeniyi Aborishade has been set free by a Lagos high court.

Benue Lecturer Arraigned For Criminal Conspiracy And Rape Of 13 Year Old

2 days ago /

A Lecturer of the Department of Catering and Hotel Management Benue State Polytechnic, Ugbokolo, Andrew Ogbuja has been arraigned at the upper Area Court One in  Makurdi, the State Capital, for Criminal Conspiracy and Rape of a thirteen year old girl.

Court Restrains Benue Speaker From Legislative Sitting

2 days ago /

A Makurdi High Court has granted an Exparte Order, restraining the speaker of the Benue State House of Assembly, Titus Uba, and five others from carrying out any Legislative sitting and responsibilities, pending the determination of a substantive suit.

Court Summons EFFC Over Benue State Accounts

6 days ago /

Federal High Court in Abuja has summoned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission  ,EFCC to appear before it over the freezing of the Benue State Government Account.

Court Orders Arrest Of INEC Chairman

2 weeks ago /

A federal high court has issued a bench warrant against the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Yakubu Muhamud to show cause why he should not be committed to prison.

Court Of Appeal Affirms National Assembly’s Powers To Re-Order Election Esquence

2 weeks ago /

The court of appeal in Abuja has upheld an appeal filed by the national assembly seeking the declaration that it has the constitutional powers to amend the electoral act to re-order the election sequence

UK Declines To Block Death Penalty For Two Islamic State Members

3 weeks ago /

The UK will not block use of the death penalty by the US in the case of two men who are accused of being Islamic State members.


Ekiti Chief Judge Grants Pardon To 44 Prison Inmates

3 weeks ago /

The Chief Judge of Ekiti State, Justice Ayo Daramola has granted pardon to 44 inmates of the Federal Prisons, in Ado-Ekiti, the State Capital on Thursday.

Obono-Obla May Be Stripped Of His Law Certificate

1 month ago /

The chairman of the special investigation panel, Okoi-Obono-Obla, may be losing his law certificate.

LPPC Confers New SAN’s

1 month ago /

The Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee has conferred Thirty One legal practitioners with the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria signifying a mark of excellence to members of the legal profession who have distinguished themselves as advocates and academics.

The Controversy Over Order Six

1 month ago /

Corruption is a threat to Nigeria’s Economic well-being is a consensus. The point of divergence, however remains how best to tackle it.

Falana Demands Withdrawal Of Executive Order

1 month ago /

A senior Advocate of Nigeria and human rights Lawyer Femi Falana has asked the executive to withdraw the executive order number six.

Supreme Court Frees Saraki

1 month ago /

The Supreme court says senate president, Bukola Saraki has no question to answer on the false assets declaration charges against him at the code of conduct tribunal.

INEC Chairman Yakubu Risks Jail Over Contempt

1 month ago /

The Federal high court in Abuja has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission and its chairman Yakubu Mahmud to appear before it at the next adjourned date, to show a cause why they should not be committed to prison for contempt. 

245 Sacked NITDA Staff Lose Case At Industrial Court

1 month ago /

The National Industrial court in Abuja has dismissed a suit filed by two hundred and forty-five disengaged staff of the national information technology development agency, NITDA for lack of merit.

Disobedience of Court Orders: Senior Advocates Blames the Constitution

1 month ago /

The enormous power that the constitution gives to the executive arm of government is responsible for why it cannot be charged for contempt of court.

Court Summons Daily Times Publisher

1 month ago /

Justice Peter Affen of the high court of the Federal Capital Territory has ordered the publisher of Daily Times of Nigeria Fidelis Anosike and the managing director Noel Anosike to appear before his court on Friday.

Lawyers Threaten Boycott of Courts over Selective Obedience of Court Orders

1 month ago /

Some lawyers and rights activists are raising concerns over what they describe as the selective obedience to court orders by the presidency.

Court Adjourns Dokpesi's “Looters List” Suit Indefinitely

1 month ago /

An Abuja high court has adjourned its decision sine die, in the suit filed by Media Magnate, Raymond Dokpesi against the minister of information and Culture, Lai Mohammed and the attorney general of the Federation Abubakar Malami over  the inclusion of his name in the list of looters released in April 2018 by the federal government.

Special Anti-Corruption Courts Deliver Judgement in 324 Cases in 6 Months

1 month ago /

The special anti-corruption courts designated to try corruption cases in the country have delivered 324 judgements, struck out 12 cases and reserved 62 cases for judgement in the last six months.

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