Judiciary

NIWA Faults Lagos Attorney General On Waterways Jurisdiction

  …  Says Appeal Court judgement Didn’t Confer Any Jurisdictional Authority On LASG   The Federal regulatory agency on inland waterways in Nigeria, National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), has stoutly faulted the assertions of the Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Moyosoro Onigbanjo, SAN on the subsisting judgement of the Court of Appeal, […]

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Forgery: Court Issues Bench Warrant For Arrest Of Two Sri Lanka Nationals

  A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory High Court at Maitama, on Wednesday, issued a bench warrant for the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, to arrest two nationals of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. Vanguard reports that the Trial Justice Olasumbo Goodluck ordered that the two Sri […]


Lawyer To Dethroned Emir Sanusi II Vows To Challenge His Banishment, Detention In Court

    Abubakar Balarabe Mahmud SAN, Lawyer to dethroned Emir Muhammad Sanusi II has vowed to take legal action against the banishment and detention of the Emir. The lawyer, who described the banishment as illegal and unconstitutional based on the Kano State Emirate Council law that was just enacted by the state government. He made […]


Supreme Court Shifts Imo Gov. Dispute To Tuesday

  The Supreme Court, today, adjourned the hearing of the application seeking to restore Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as the Governor of Imo State, till Tuesday. A seven-man panel of Justices of the Apex Court led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria,Justice Tanko Muhammad, adjourned the matter at the request of […]


Supreme Court Fixes Jan 20 For Judgement On Kano Governorship Dispute

  The Supreme Court, on today, fixed January 20,2020 to deliver judgement on the appeal seeking to nullify the election of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State. A seven-man panel of justices of the apex court led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad, reserved its verdict on the appeal marked SC/1450/2019, […]


Appeal Court Upholds Joseph Nwobike’s Conviction

    The Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, today upheld the conviction and sentencing of Dr. Joseph Nwobike, SAN, to one-month imprisonment for attempting to pervert the course of justice. Nwobike was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), before Justice R.I.B. Adebiyi of the State High Court, Ikeja, Lagos on an 18-count […]


3 People Charged For Defrauding Celestial Church of N85.9M

Story by Gbenga Ogunbufunmi Two men, John Rotimi Omotosho and Boye Olaniyan and a woman, Folashade Ogundipe, have been charged before a Federal High Court, Lagos, for allegedly defrauding the headquarters of Celestial Church of Christ, Imeko Cathedral, Ogun State, of the sum of N85, 914, 500 million. Omotosho, Olaniyan and Ogundipe, were charged before […]


Alleged N6.9B Fraud: Court Permits Fayose To Travel Abroad For Medical Treatment

    Story by Gbenga Ogunbufunmi   The Federal High Court in Lagos has again granted permission to a former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, to travel abroad for medical treatment. Fayose is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for an alleged N2.2billion fraud. Following an application by his lawyer, Olalekan […]


House Committee On Aviation To Assist AIB In Fixing, Relocating Dilapidated Metallurgical Science Laboratory

    The Chairman of House of Representatives Committee on Aviation, Honourable Nnolim Nnaji has assured the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), Nigeria, that the committee would do everything within its powers to ensure that the agency’s Metallurgical Science Laboratory, which is in a bad state, is relocated. This is just as he commended the accident […]


Hearing Of Application On Final Forfeiture Saraki’s Ikoyi Properties Fixed For Feb. 6

      Story by Gbenga Ogunbufunmi   The scheduled hearing of applications for the final forfeiture of properties belonging the immediate past Senate President, Senator Bukonla Saraki, before a Federal High Court, Lagos, was yesterday  adjourned till February 6, 2020. Justice Muhammed Liman had on October 21, fixed today, for hearing of applications from […]