Gov. Obaseki celebrates tribunal’s judgment

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo has said that the Election Petition Tribunal’s judgment is a clear testimony that his victory at the Edo 2016 Governorship election is free and fair. Obaseki said this while speaking with newsmen in Benin on Friday after the tribunal affirmed his victory at the Edo 2016 Governorship election. The governor……

EFCC must retract statement before Ashinze’s trial resumes — court

Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court, Abuja, says that EFCC must retract an offensive press statement against Nicholas Ashinze, a former aide to retired Col. Sambo Dasuki, before the trial can resume. The judge made the declaration at the resumed trial of the case in Abuja on Thursday. Kolawole on March 21 stopped……

Yemen’s Houthi court sentences veteran journalist to death

A Yemeni security court under control of Iranian-allied Shiite Houthi movement on Thursday sentenced a veteran journalist to death over charges of spying for neighbouring Sunni Saudi Arabia. Houthi-controlled state Saba news agency reported that the court convicted Yahya al-Jubaihi, 61, of “illegally establishing contact with a foreign state which is Saudi Arabia . He……

Court orders convict to pay N200 as compensation to complainant

A Grade 1 Area Court in Karu, Abuja, on Wednesday, ordered one Friday Ovoke, 34, to pay N200 as compensation to Ocheme Jennifer, a complainant in a case of theft. The court gave the order after convicting Ovoke for the offences of cheating and theft, contrary to sections 348 and 287 of the Penal code.……

N3.2bn fraud: Court adjourns ex-Gov. Kalu’s trial until April 12

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday adjourned until April 12 for continuation of trial of a former Governor of Abia, Orji Uzor Kalu, charged with N3.2 billion fraud. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had on Oct. 31, 2016 had slammed a 34-count charge bordering on fraud against Kalu and his former……

Okene: Kidnapper of Five-Months Old Baby Remanded in Prison

A Lokoja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Monday, remanded a 52-year-old man, Mohammed Salihu and his son, Sumaila, Salihu,23, in prison in Okene for allegedly kidnapping a five-month old baby (son). The Chief Magistrate, Alhassan Husaini, who gave the order in his ruling, also ordered that the case be transferred to Chief Magistrates’ Court, Okene where the…

Court orders remand of suspected killers of Jumia delivery agent

A Chief Magistrate’s Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has remanded in custody two of the three suspected killers of a Jumia delivery agent, Chukwuma Eleje, following their arraignment by the police. Eleje had gone to deliver some phones to the suspects identified as Sodienye Mbatumukeke and Excel Naabe when they allegedly killed him on…

Court upholds competence of EFCC’s witness on Kalu’s trial

A Federal High Court on Monday in Lagos upheld the competence of a witness, Christiana Ohiri, in the ongoing trial of a former Governor of Abia, Orji Uzor kalu, charged with money laundering. On Oct. 31, 2016, the EFCC preferred a 34-count charge bordering on N3.2 billion fraud against Kalu and a former Commissioner for……

Falae’s kidnap: 7 herdsmen bag life imprisonment

An Ondo State High Court sitting in Akure on Monday sentenced seven herdsmen to life imprisonment for kidnapping Chief Olu Falae,a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, (SGF). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the herdsmen had on Sept.21, 2015, allegedly invaded Falae’s farm, attacked his workers and kidnapped him to……

Corruption charge: Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia challenges court’s jurisdiction to try her

A Federal High Court judge, Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, has challenged the jurisdiction of an Ikeja High Court to hear the ongoing corruption charge brought against her by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Chief Robert Clarke, SAN, Ofili-Ajumogobia’s new lead defence counsel, challenged the court’s jurisdiction on Monday in an application brought before Justice……

Court throws out Mrs Obasanjo’s suit seeking to stop son’s wedding

The suit filed by Mrs Taiwo Obasanjo, wife of former President Olusegun Obasanjo seeking to stop her son’s wedding has been dismissed by a Lagos High Court sitting on Monday. Mrs Obasanjo saw her suit seeking the postponement of the wedding of her son Olujonwo to Tope Adebutu thrown out by Justice Lateefa Okunnu, on…