• More trouble for Justice Ngwuta as FG increases charges to 14 counts

    More trouble for Justice Ngwuta as FG increases charges to 14 counts

    It is more trouble for Justice Sylvester Ngwuta of the Supreme Court, as the Federal Government, yesterday, expanded corruption charges against him from nine to 14. Government, through the office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, entered the amended charge marked FHC/ABJ/C/232, before the Federal High Court in Abuja.

    Ngwuta was in the charge signed by a Principal State Counsel, Hajara H. Yusuf, alleged to have among other offences, stashed foreign currencies […]

  • Court cleared me of corruption charges cooked up by Obasanjo, El-Rufai, Ribadu, says Atiku

    Court cleared me of corruption charges cooked up by Obasanjo, El-Rufai, Ribadu, says Atiku

    Atiku Abubakar, the former Vice President,  has given himself a clean slate from corruption tag, saying that court has cleared him of the corruption allegations “cooked up” by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and gazetted by a government white paper during the Olusegun Obasanjo administration.

    Atiku stated this in the interview granted to the editorial team of the EFCC, which was published in the latest edition of their in-house Magazine, “Zero Tolerance”.

    He noted that he is one of the […]

  • FG files charges against Justice Ademola, wife

    FG files charges against Justice Ademola, wife

    According to reports, the Federal Government has filed a charge against Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court.

    He has been accused of receiving gratification and an abuse of office.

    In the charge filed before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja yesterday, Justice Ademola was accused of acting with his wife, Mrs. Olabowale Toluwatope Ademola, who is the Head of Service of Lagos State.

    Mrs. Ademola, in the charge marked: CR/21/16, filed by the office of the Attorney […]

  • Dogara charges Dangote, entrepreneurs to tackle recession

    Dogara charges Dangote, entrepreneurs to tackle recession

    According to reports, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has charged the President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, captains of industries and entrepreneurs to make efforts to help Nigeria come out of the current recession.

    The speaker said this in Benin City, Edo State at the Governor’s Ball held in honour of the Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, to celebrate his inauguration.

    Dogara made the call in the presence of many heads of industries and players […]

  • Buhari charges ministers to work harder as exco marks one year

    Buhari charges ministers to work harder as exco marks one year

    President Muhammadu Buhari has charged his ministers to work harder to endear themselves to Nigerians.

    The ministers would have spent one year in office by tomorrow.

    The President gave the charged during the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting ‎where members took a look at the progress the administration has so far made, the sundry challenges among others and the commitments the government has to the people.

    The FEC yesterday gave approval for the purchase of 38 units of four-wheel Nissan Patrol at the […]

  • EFCC arraigns Fani-Kayode over fresh money laundering charges

    EFCC arraigns Fani-Kayode over fresh money laundering charges

    According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, will on Thursday (today) arraign a former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, for allegedly receiving N26m from the Office of the National Security Adviser.

    Some fresh money laundering charges were last month filed against Fani-Kayode by the EFCC before the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.

    Fani-Kayode is the sole defendant in the fresh charges numbered, FHC/ABJ/CR/140/2016, before Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court in Abuja.

    The EFCC in the […]

  • FG re-arraigns Kanu, as another IPOB leader faces terrorism charges

    FG re-arraigns Kanu, as another IPOB leader faces terrorism charges

    According to reports, the Federal Government on Tuesday re-arraigned leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, along with other accused on charges that include terrorism, before the third judge of the Federal High Court in Abuja.

    The accused were re-arraigned before Justice Binta Nyako on amended 11 counts, comprising terrorism, treasonable felony, managing an unlawful society, publication of defamatory matter, illegal possession of firearms and improper importation of goods.

    All the counts were in connection with the accused persons’ alleged […]

  • FG expands charges against suspended judges

    FG expands charges against suspended judges

    Reasons the Federal Government delayed the filing of charges preferred against judges suspected of corrupt practices in the course of their duties, emerged last night.

    It was gathered that the Federal Government shifted the filing of already prepared charges against the judges last week, following the discovery of new evidence that might be germane to nailing the suspects in court.

    Although the alleged offences of three of the judges were obtained last week, the new revelations against the suspects were not made […]

  • Police under pressure to drop charges against printers of fake INEC result sheet – Wike

    Police under pressure to drop charges against printers of fake INEC result sheet – Wike

    It was gathered that the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has alleged that the Police were already under severe pressure to drop charges against those already in its custody in connection with the printing of fake results sheets of the Independent National Electoral Commission.

    Wike said this against the backdrop of the arrest of four persons by the police in connection with the printing of the INEC result sheet by the police on Saturday.

    The Police on Saturday raided the printing press […]

  • Alleged N2.2b bribe: FG charges Supreme Court Chief Registrar, 2 others to court

    Alleged N2.2b bribe: FG charges Supreme Court Chief Registrar, 2 others to court

    According to reports, the Federal Government has filed a nine-count criminal charge against the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, Ahmed Gambo Saleh and two others over alleged N2.2 billion fraud at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

    Others named in the charge no. CR/13/2016  and dated November 3, 2016, are Muhammed Abdulrahman Sharif and Rilwanu Lawal all staff of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

    The defendants are specifically accused of conspiracy, criminal breach of trust and taking […]

  • Kalu pleads not guilty to money laundering charges

    Kalu pleads not guilty to money laundering charges

    According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday charged former Gov. Orji Uzor Kalu of Abia with money laundering before a Federal High Court in Lagos.

    Kalu is charged alongside his company, Slok Nigeria Ltd., and his former Commissioner for Finance, Jones Ude, on 34 counts bordering on money laundering.

    The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges.

    After the plea, counsel to the accused, Mr Mike Ozekhome (SAN), urged the trial judge, Justice Mohammed Idris, to allow the […]