Court Adjourns Ruling on Shema’s Application Challenging Jurisdiction

Wilson Uwujaren, Abuja: Justice Maikaita Bako of the Katsina State High Court today February 7, 2017 adjourned for ruling on an application brought before him by the former governor of Katsina State Ibrahim Shehu Shema and three others challenging jurisdiction of the court and competency of the N11 billion criminal charge of abuse of office…

Re: US Court Ruling Against Me – Senator Kashamu

Senator Buruji Kashamu said it is most unfortunate that some mischievous elements are seeking to twist a suit I filed in the United States of America to stop my abduction and forcibly transportation to face trial for a case two British courts had adjudicated upon and found that it was a case of mistaken identity….

NPFL matches to go on this weekend despite court order

Matches in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), will go on as scheduled this weekend, despite a court order suspending the competition until further notice. Justice I.I Kunda of a Plateau State High Court, had delivered the ruling on Wednesday, in a suit brought by Giwa FC seeking reinstatement to the NPFL. Kunda stated that…

Ondo PDP: I’ve no time for your suit, Abang tells Jimoh Ibrahim

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court has asked Mr Jimoh Ibrahim to remit his suit back to the chief judge for reassignment as his time as vacation judge expires in days. Ibrahim, the Ali Modu Sheriff’s faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, for the coming Ondo State governorship election, had filed…

Ondo PDP: I’ve no time for your suit, Abang tells Jimoh Ibrahim

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court has asked Mr Jimoh Ibrahim to remit his suit back to the chief judge for reassignment as his time as vacation judge expires in days. Ibrahim, the Ali Modu Sheriff’s faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, for the coming Ondo State governorship election, had filed…

Okada rider gets N100,000 bail for disobeying traffic laws in Lagos

A 40-year-old commercial motorcyclist, Hameed Safaliu has been granted a N100,000 bail by an Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court for allegedly plying a prohibited route. The Magistrate, Mr A. Oshodi-Makanju, who gave the ruling on Thursday, ordered him to produce two responsible sureties. ‎ He said the sureties, who should be gainfully employed, should also show evidence…

19-year-old sentenced to 10 days community service for stealing

A 19-year-old man, Biodun Lukeman, was on Thursday sentenced to 10 days community service by a Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for stealing N61,000. The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Ipaye Nwachukwu, in her ruling, ordered that the convict must put two hours daily for 10 days in serving the sentence. The convict pleaded guilty to…

LMC ‘not aware’ of court order stopping NPFL

The League Management Company (LMC), has insisted that it is not aware of the court order, stopping the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). Justice I.I Kunda of a Plateau State High Court, had delivered the ruling on Wednesday, in a suit brought by Giwa FC seeking reinstatement to the NPFL. Kunda stated that the LMC…

Giwa FC vs LMC: Court suspends NPFL indefinitely

The Nigerian Professional Football League has been suspended indefinitely until the League Management Company fully complies with the earlier order of reinstating Giwa FC back to the league. Justice I. I Kunda in his ruling delivered at the Plateau State High Court which sat in Bukuru, Jos, Wednesday, 31st August, 2016, decried the delay tactics…

Funds for Ogoni clean-up are intact – Amina Mohammed

The Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed has insisted that the Federal government is not playing politics with the Ogoni clean-up exercise. Politicians, especially members of the ruling party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Rivers State are insinuating that the Ogoni clean-up was flagged-off in other to curry favor for candidates of the All Progressives…

Court Turns Down El-zakzaky’s Bail Application

Justice Okon Abang of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has turned down a request by the detained  Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, seeking his immediate release from detention by the Department of State Service (DSS).El-Zakzaky, who is the leader of the Shi’te movement in the country has been in detention since December last year with…

Catholic priest allegedly rapes minor in Abuja

A Gudu Upper Area Court, Abuja, on Monday remanded Rev. Fr. Anthony Ochigbo, Parish priest of Church of Assumption, Asokoro, in police custody for alleged rape of a 10-year-old girl. Ochigbo was arraigned on a one-count charge of rape. The Upper Area court judge, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, adjourned the case till Aug. 30 for ruling….

Top French Court Temporarily Suspends Burkini Ban

France’s highest administrative court has suspended a controversial ban on full-body “burkini” swimsuits, pending a definitive ruling. The State Council gave the ruling on Friday following a request from the League of Human Rights to overturn the ban in the Mediterranean town of Villeneuve-Loubet on the grounds it contravenes civil liberties. The court said in…

Ikpeazu vs Ogah: Justice Okon Abang should be punished – PDP chieftain

A Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Mr Ben Onyechere, has called for the punishment of Justice Okon Abang, over his recent ruling sacking Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu. This is as Onyechere, a former Special Assistant to ex-Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, described the ruling of the Appeal Court, setting aside Abang’s pronouncement…