• Real reasons why Ikpeazu was sacked – Federal High Court explains

    Real reasons why Ikpeazu was sacked – Federal High Court explains

    The Federal High Court on Friday explained why Justice Okon Abang ordered the sack of Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu.

    The Court said the judge discovered that Ikpeazu allegedly submitted false tax information to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

    Chief Registrar, Emmanuel Gakko, said in a statement that the judgement had nothing to do with forgery of tax documents and that there were two different cases against Ikpeazu.

    He said one of the cases was filed by Sir Friday Nwosu with […]

  • Appeal Court endorses 25 years jail term for Boko Haram convicts

    Appeal Court endorses 25 years jail term for Boko Haram convicts

    The Court of Appeal in Lagos, at the weekend, af­firmed the judgment of a Federal High Court in the state convicting and sentencing three Boko Ha­ram members to 25 years imprisonment each.

    The Appeal Court, in a judgment delivered by Justice Y. B. Nimpar, re­jected the appeal filed by the convicts and upheld the judgment of the fed­eral court.

    Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court in Lagos had, on September 30, 2014, handed down the verdict after the La­gos State […]

  • Court adjourns Fani-Kayode’s trial on money laundering

    Court adjourns Fani-Kayode’s trial on money laundering

     

    Report revealed that, a Federal High Court in Lagos has further adjourned till February 24 and 25, 2015, the trial of a former Minister of Aviation, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, facing money laundering charges.

    Fani-Kayode’s trial was stalled on Monday owing to the absence in court of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s prosecutor, Mr. Festus Keyamo.

    The trial judge, Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, had adjourned till Monday for the ex-minister to open argument in his own defence against the charges of financial impropriety […]

  • Tambuwal Asks Court To Dismiss PDP’s Suit over declaring his seat vacant

    Tambuwal Asks Court To Dismiss PDP’s Suit over declaring his seat vacant

     

    In an application filed on February 19, 2015, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Waziri Tambuwal yesterday, has asked a Federal Court, in Abuja, to dismiss the suit seeking to compel him to declare Kebbe/Tambuwal Federal Constituency seat vacant. Tambuwal is the occupant of the seat, but the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), under whose ticket he won the seat, in 2011, wants him to vacate it since he had decamped to the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC).

    The […]