• Yaya Toure to appear in court on drink-driving charge

    Yaya Toure to appear in court on drink-driving charge

    Yaya Toure will appear in court after police charged the Manchester City midfielder with drink driving.

    Police said that the 33-year-old Ivory Coast international was stopped in Dagenham on Monday night and charged the following day.

    Toure, of Macclesfield, Cheshire, was bailed and is due to appear at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on December 13.

    The midfielder came on as a substitute in Manchester City’s 3-1 defeat at home to Chelsea on

  • Shi ites: Court orders DSS to release EL-Zakzaky, family members within 45 days.

    Shi ites: Court orders DSS to release EL-Zakzaky, family members within 45 days.

    A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the Department of State Services, DSS, to free leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, as well as members of his family.

    Zakzaky has been detained by the DSS since December 2015 when IMN members, also known as Shi’ites, clashed with Nigerian army in Zaria, Kaduna state.

    According to the DSS, the Shi’ia leader was being kept in their custody for his own protection.

    But the Shi’ites have continued protests, demanding […]

  • “I used s*x to punish my stubborn wife” – Man tells court

    “I used s*x to punish my stubborn wife” – Man tells court

    A s*x-starved housewife, Sherifat Asimiyu, on Friday approached an Ibadan Customary Court sitting in Agodi to dissolve her 10-year-old marriage with Mr Saheed Asimiyu.

    Sherifat told the court that apart from starving her of s*x, Saheed was also in the habit of beating and biting her whenever they have domestic quarrels.

    The complainant said she could no longer cope without s*x, as her husband had not slept with her in the last six months.

    She said,

    “There is no doubt about his ability to […]

  • Court denies Nnamdi Kanu bail

    Court denies Nnamdi Kanu bail

    Pro-Biafra leader Nnamdi Kanu on Thursday appeared before the Federal High Court, Abuja in continuation of his trial. He was denied bail.

    The Leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, is being tried along three others on allegations of bordering on treasonable felony.

    The three accomplices are Mr. Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi.

    They were again denied bail by trial Justice Binta Nyako.

    Army members of Department of State Service, DSS, took the defendants away from the court premises after the case […]

  • 19-year-old boy appears in court for attempting abortion on his girlfriend

    19-year-old boy appears in court for attempting abortion on his girlfriend

    A teenager, Olamilekan Yusuf, 19, has appeared in court in Lagos for allegedly attempting abortion for his teenage girlfriend (names withheld).

    Reports say Yusuf had sex on several occasions with his 14-year-old girlfriend who was also his neighbour, and it was not long before pregnancy set in.

    “When the accused discovered that his girl friend was pregnant, he convinced her to take abortion drugs, since both of them were not ready to cater for a child.

    “The young girl started having severe stomach […]

  • IPOB leaders call for calm as Nnamdi Kalu knows fate in court today

    IPOB leaders call for calm as Nnamdi Kalu knows fate in court today

    Appeals have gone out to members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and other Igbos to accept the outcome of today’s  court ruling on the bail application of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu to avoid unnecessary killing of unarmed civilians by security agents.

    The appeal was made by IPOB leadership which said it was not expecting anything good from the court because the president had ordered the judiciary not to release its leader, during his media broadcast on December 30, 2015.

    A […]

  • Court insists Ekiti speaker must appear before it

    Court insists Ekiti speaker must appear before it

    Ekiti State House of Assembly Speaker, Kola Oluwawole may be in a fix as a Federal High Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, has insisted that he must appear before it on December 7.

    This action came as a result of his refusal to obey the order to swear in lawmaker-elect Toyin Obayemi.

    At the court’s resumed sitting yesterday, Justice Taiwo Taiwo ruled that the Speaker must comply with his order to inaugurate Obayemi as the member representing Ado Ekiti Constituency […]

  • Court asks EFCC to release ex-FCT minister, Bala, on bail

    Court asks EFCC to release ex-FCT minister, Bala, on bail

    Justice Baba Yusuf of the Federal Capital Territory High Court 4, has ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to release the former FCT Minister, Bala Mohammed, on bail.

    The erstwhile Minister had been in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission since October 24, 2016 when he honoured the invitation of commission.

    The Court granted him bail with two sureties who must have landed property within the Abuja Municipality with Certificate of Occupancy.

    In granting the application for bail filed […]

  • Court orders Ogunlewe, FUNAAB VC remanded in prison

    Court orders Ogunlewe, FUNAAB VC remanded in prison

    An Ogun State High court sitting in Isabo, Abeokuta, the state capital, on Friday ordered that the former Works Minister and Pro – Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture (FUNAAB), Abeokuta, Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe and the institution’s Vice – Chancellor, Prof. Olusola Oyewole be reminded in prison custody pending the perfection of the bail conditions granted them.

    Lead Counsel for Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe, Mr Wale Adesokan and that of Prof. Olusola Oyewole, Mr Benjamin Ogunmodede secured bail for the duo […]

  • Court strikes out Obla’s N1bn suit against EFCC

    Court strikes out Obla’s N1bn suit against EFCC

    A Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday struck out a N1bn fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Godwin Obla, against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

    Obla, who was detained by the EFCC for allegedly offering a N5m gratification to Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia of the Federal High Court, had filed the suit urging the court to declare that his detention beyond 24 hours by the EFCC was unlawful.

    He had also, through his lawyer, Mr. […]

  • PDP crisis: Supreme Court strikes out appeals against Jegede, Makarfi faction

    PDP crisis: Supreme Court strikes out appeals against Jegede, Makarfi faction

    It was gathered that the Supreme Court on Thursday further validated the candidacy of Mr. Eyitayo Jegede as the PDP flag bearer in Saturday’s governorship election in Ondo State.

    This was sequel to the striking out of all the pending interlocutory appeals filed by the Ali Modu Sheriff faction of the party.

    Justice Walter Onnoghen, leading four other justices of the apex court, held that Wednesday’s judgment of the Court of Appeal on the main appeals rendered the interlocutory ones academic.

    Onnoghen held […]