• Court declines making order on frozen $15.5m linked to Patience Jonathan

    Court declines making order on frozen $15.5m linked to Patience Jonathan

    Justice Mohammed Idris of a Federal High Court Lagos, on Tuesday, refused to restrain a brother judge from taking steps in relation to the frozen 15.5 million dollars allegedly belonging to Patience Jonathan.

    Idris declined an application by counsel to the former first lady, Mr Ifedayo Adedipe (SAN), who sought an order to restrain Justice Babs Kuewumi from taking further steps on the frozen sum.

    Adedipe had urged the court to stop Kuewumi from making any forfeiture orders, in respect of the […]

  • CBN declines support for 100,000 farmers in Adamawa – Governor Bindow

    CBN declines support for 100,000 farmers in Adamawa – Governor Bindow

    Governor Muhammadu Umaru Jibrilla Bindow of Adamawa on Thursday said the Central Bank of Nigeria denied about 100,000 farmers in the state participation in the “Anchor Borrowers Programme’’ because they did not have bank verification numbers.

    Mr. Jibrilla, who disclosed this while launching the distribution of farm inputs to farmers participating in the anchor borrowers’ initiative in Yola, described the development as “disturbing.”

    “I am worried and disturbed by how about 100,000 farmers captured in the national anchor borrowers initiative in the […]

  • Extradition: Court declines Kashamu’s fresh application

    Extradition: Court declines Kashamu’s fresh application

    The Federal High Court, Abuja, has directed, Sen. Buruji Kashamu, to execute the two previous court judgments he obtained stopping the Federal Government from extraditing him to the U.S.

    Kashamu, had in a fresh application, urged the court to prohibit the police and the Department of State Services from arresting and extraditing him to the U.S to answer charges on drug-related offences.

    The judge, Justice Okon Abang, declined the request, saying that the serving senator, representing Ogun West in the Senate did […]

  • Budget padding: Justice Abang declines Jibrin’s case against Dogara

    Budget padding: Justice Abang declines Jibrin’s case against Dogara

    A Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday declined hearing of a case filed by Hon. Abdulmumini Jibrin, seeking to stop his planned suspension by the Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara.

    The judge, Justice Okon Abang, held that due to the limited time, the court would not be able to hear and deliver ruling in the matter before the expiration of the vacation.

    Abang said it was proper for the court to return the case file to the Chief Judge […]

  • Bolivian Government declines Bill Gates’ donation of Hen’s

    Bolivian Government declines Bill Gates’ donation of Hen’s

    Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates recently said he would donate 100,000 chickens to countries with high poverty levels, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa and including Bolivia.

    However, Bolivia’s development minister, César Cocarico, told reporters in La Paz on Wednesday…

    No can do! The country respectfully declined the offer and advised Bill Gates to read up on the country’s thriving poultry sector. He told reporters:

    “How can he think we are living 500 years ago, in the middle of the jungle not knowing how […]