• Firm launches Hawk Eye application as a new strategy to curb crime

    Firm launches Hawk Eye application as a new strategy to curb crime

    A new crime reporting and security management system aimed at ensuring that criminal activities were promptly reported to security agencies and other relevant government agencies, has been launched in Abuja.

    The initiative, which involves sending security reports and complaints through Hawk Eye Application, was also intended to reduce the high-level of vandalism of power as well as oil and gas facilities which had negatively impacted the power sector.

    Speaking at the launch on Monday, the Chief Executive Officer of Hawk Eye, Kayode […]

  • court strikes out bail application in the N8 billion CBN currency scam trial

    court strikes out bail application in the N8 billion CBN currency scam trial

    Justice Nathaniel Ayo-Emmanuel of the Federal High Court in Ibadan, on Friday, struck out the bail application filed by Adeola Olaniran, the second accused in the N8 billion CBN currency scam trial.

    Ruling on the application, Ayo-Emmanuel held that the bail application had not met any of the cogent conditions that must be considered before he could grant bail to Olaniran.

    “There must be a positive, cogent and convincing medical report issued by an expert in that field of Medicine, among other […]

  • EFCC shuns Fayose’s application challenging seizure of his properties

    EFCC shuns Fayose’s application challenging seizure of his properties

    According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday abstained from a Federal High Court in Abuja where it was expected to show up to respond to an application by Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, who is challenging the seizure of his landed assets by the commission.

    Justice Nnamdi Dimgba expressed reservation over the absence of any lawyer representing the anti-graft agency and the failure of the commission to file any response to Fayose’s application despite being aware that […]

  • N8bn CBN scam: Fresh application for plea bargain stalls trial

    N8bn CBN scam: Fresh application for plea bargain stalls trial

    Justice Joyce Abdulmaleek of the Federal High Court, Ibadan on Thursday adjourned till December 6 hearing in the plea bargain process between Olunike Afolabi and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in the ongoing N8 billion Central Bank of Nigeria currency scam case.

    Afolabi, Kolawole Babalola, Adeola Olaniran, Philip Togun and Adewale Ademola along with others had since 2015 been standing trial over multiple charges bordering on conspiracy, forgery, stealing and recirculation of N8 billion, property of the CBN.

    Abdulmaleek adjourned the […]

  • FG rules out online application for poor, most vulnerable Nigerians

    FG rules out online application for poor, most vulnerable Nigerians

    It was gathered that the Federal Government on Thursday ruled out the need for the poorest and vulnerable Nigerians to apply online before they can benefit from the monthly N5,000 Conditional Cash Transfer.

    This was contained in a statement issued by the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s media office.

    The statement was responding to some misleading reports in the media regarding the implementation of the N500 billion Social Investment Programmes of the Buhari administration.

    It reads: “While we understand the need for an ongoing […]

  • $15.5m scandal: Court dismisses application to change companies in guilt pleas

    $15.5m scandal: Court dismisses application to change companies in guilt pleas

    A Lagos Federal High Court yesterday dismissed two applications seeking to change the guilty pleas of four companies linked to Patience Jonathan’s controversial $15.5 million USD.

    Justice Babs Kuewumi dismissed the application on the ground that it is an abuse of court processes. The applications had challenged the court’s jurisdiction to take the plea of the companies through their purported directors, and also wants the court to reverse the guilty pleas of the purported directors of the companies.

    The two applications were […]

  • Corps member launches distress call mobile application

    Corps member launches distress call mobile application

    A corps member serving in Minna, Niger State, Musa Bello, has designed a road safety awareness and distress call centre‎ mobile application that can be downloaded on the play store.

    At the launch of the application on Wednesday in Minna, Bello said the application would display the location of the caller so that emergency managers could come to his or her aid faster.

    The corps member, who is serving with the Nigeria Television Authority, said the project was part of his Community […]

  • Extradition: Justice Abang refuses Kashamu’s fresh application to stop DSS, Police

    Extradition: Justice Abang refuses Kashamu’s fresh application to stop DSS, Police

    A Federal High Court in Abuja has refused an application by Senator Buruji Kashamu to stop the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Nigeria Police from going ahead with his arrest and extradition to the United States.

    Kashamu is the Senator representing Ogun East in the National Assembly.

    Justice Okon Abang in his ruling on Wednesday held that the application was incompetent.

     

    He added that the security agencies deserved to be served notice to show cause before the order was granted.

    Kashamu’s counsel, […]

  • CCT Trial: Danladi Umar Announces Date To Rule On Saraki’s Application for Disqualification

    CCT Trial: Danladi Umar Announces Date To Rule On Saraki’s Application for Disqualification

    Danladi Umar, chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), has announced that he rule on Senate President Bukola Saraki’s application seeking the withdrawal of the judge from his trial, on October 5.

    Ibrahim Alhassan, spokesman of the CCT, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.

    In June, Saraki, who is facing charges of false declaration of assets at the CCT, filed an application asking Umar to disqualify himself from the

  • EFCC will no longer tolerate lawyers’ frivolous application, says Magu

    EFCC will no longer tolerate lawyers’ frivolous application, says Magu

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will no longer no longer condone lawyers who frustrate the fight against corruption through frivolous applications in court.

    Chairman of the commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, made the assertion yesterday at a lecture organised by the National Association of Democratic Lawyers (NADL) held in Ikeja, Lagos, with the theme, ‘The role of Nigerian lawyers in the fight against corruption.’

    He lamented the negative role of some lawyers he termed ‘rogue elements’ in frustrating the fight against […]

  • I will not grant any application until you obey my orders – Court tells DSS

    I will not grant any application until you obey my orders – Court tells DSS

    The Federal High Court, Abuja, has said it will not grant any application brought by the Department of State Services (DSS) until all orders of the court are obeyed.

    A vacation judge, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, made this known in Abuja on Monday when DSS Counsel GOA Agbadua brought an application for a remand warrant.

    Dimgba said it would be wrong for the court to grant an application of the DSS when it had no regard for orders of the court.

    He said that […]