• EFCC fixes date to arraign Fani-Kayode

    EFCC fixes date to arraign Fani-Kayode

    It was gathered that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is to arraign a former Minister of Aviation and spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Council for the 2015 election, Femi Fani-Kayode, on new charges of fraud on November 10.

    The spokesman of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, disclosed this in Abuja on Tuesday.

    Uwujaren said that the commission had already served the former minister with court processes.

    He did not give further details.

    Fani-Kayode was re-arrested by EFCC operatives while emerging from […]

  • Court fixes date for FG’s suit against Shell over $406.7m crude oil theft

    Court fixes date for FG’s suit against Shell over $406.7m crude oil theft

    A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday fixed Dec. 8 for the hear of a suit filed by the Federal Government against Shell Western Supply & Trading Ltd over alleged 406. 75 million crude oil theft.

    The suit no. FHC/L/CS/336/16 was filed by FG’s Counsel, Prof. Fabian Ajogwu (SAN) before Justice Mojisola Olatoregun.

    Defendants in the suit are Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd and its subsidiary — Shell Western Supply & Trading Ltd.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports […]

  • Court fixes date to hear Major General’s suit against Army Council

    Court fixes date to hear Major General’s suit against Army Council

    According to reports, the National Industrial Court will hear Major General Ijioma Ijioma’s case against the Nigeria Army Council on October 24.

    Ijioma is challenging his retirement by the Nigeria Army Council through a letter dated June 9, 2016.

    When the mater came up for hearing, the court could not continue because it was not clear which counsel represented the defendant.

    The judge, Justice Maureen Esowe, said the adjournment would enable the counsel, Ibrahim Etsu and Michael Owolabi, to sort out the issues […]

  • Court fixes date to hear El-Zakzaky’s case on illegal detention

    Court fixes date to hear El-Zakzaky’s case on illegal detention

    Justice Gabriel Kolawole of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has fixed November 25 for judgement in the suit filed by the leader of the Islamic movement in Nigeria, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, for the enforcement of his fundamental rights.

    The court fixed the date after parties in the suit argued the processes filed.

    During the hearing on Wednesday, counsel to the IMN leader, Femi falana, told the court that the continuous detention of his client by the Federal Government his against his […]

  • Supreme Court fixes date to decide Tambuwal’s fate as governor

    Supreme Court fixes date to decide Tambuwal’s fate as governor

    According to reports, the Supreme Court will on December 9, 2016 deliver judgment in a legal action challenging the propriety of the nomination of Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal by the All Progressives Congress for the 2015 gubernatorial election in the state.

    The apex court will among others determine whether Tambuwal was nominated in compliance with the provisions of the Electoral Act 2010 and the APC 2014 guidelines for the nomination of candidates for elective offices.

    Specifically, the court will determine the issue […]

  • Court fixes date for judgment in suit challenging appointment of Customs boss

    Court fixes date for judgment in suit challenging appointment of Customs boss

    A Federal High Court in Lagos has fixed September 16 to deliver judgment in a suit challenging the appointment of retired Colonel Hameed Ali as the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service.

    The suit, which was instituted by a human rights activist, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, in November 2015, was argued before Justice Sule Hassan.

    Adegboruwa sought the interpretation of the court as to whether the President could appoint anyone as comptroller-general of customs without complying with Section 3 of the Official Gazette of […]

  • Court fixes June 20 to rule on bail application of Jonathan’s aide

    Court fixes June 20 to rule on bail application of Jonathan’s aide

    A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos will decide on Monday June 20 whether or not to grant bail to a former Special Assistant on Domestic Affairs to former president, Goodluck Jonathan, Dudafa Waripamo-Owei.

    Dudafa and one Iwejuo Joseph Nna are facing a 23 count charge bordering on fraud totaling about N5billion.

    Yesterday, they were arraigned before Justice Mohammed Idris, who subsequently fixed Thursday, June 16 for the hearing of their bail applications.

    When the case was called, counsel to the former President’s […]