• Court grants Justice Ngwuta N100m bail

    Court grants Justice Ngwuta N100m bail

    A Federal High Court in Abuja, on Monday, granted bail in the sum of N100m to a Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, who was earlier in the day, arraigned on 16 counts, including money laundering and offences relating to obtaining of multiple passport.

    The bail sum is to be guaranteed by self-recognisance of the defendant in his capacity as a serving Justice of the Supreme Court.

    It implied that Ngwuta would be released on bail after signing a bail […]

  • Fraud: Court grants 2 bureaus de change operators N1m bail

    Fraud: Court grants 2 bureaus de change operators N1m bail

    A Wuse Zone 2 Chief Magistrates’ Court on Thursday in Abuja granted two bureaus de change operators N1million bail each for allegedly defrauding a man of N17million.

    The defendants are Abdullahi Garba and Musa Abba, both of Wuse Zone 4, Abuja.

    The duo is facing a three-count charge of a joint act, criminal breach of trust and cheating.

    The prosecutor, Asa Oyeyemi, told the court that one Abuh Danjuma of Mararaba, Abuja, reported the case at the Wuse Police Station on November 1

    Oyeyemi, […]

  • Court of Appeal grants Jegede leave to appeal judgement

    Court of Appeal grants Jegede leave to appeal judgement

    According to reports, the Court of Appeal has granted a factional candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the Ondo State governorship election, Eyitayo Jegede, leave to appeal the judgement that shut him out of the election.

    The court said since the judgement of the lower court that recognized Jimoh Ibrahim as the candidate of the PDP affected him, Jegede has the right to appeal the ruling.

    While the Jegede belongs to the faction of Senator Ahmed Makarfi, Ibrahim is of the […]

  • Court grants Fani-Kayode N50 million bail

    Court grants Fani-Kayode N50 million bail

    James Tsoho, justice of the federal high court, Abuja, has granted Femi Fani-Kayode, spokesman of former President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign organisation, bail in the sum of N50m, and one surety in like sum.

    In his ruling on Thursday, Tsoho held that the offence Fani-Kayode was alleged to have committed was a bailable one.
    He, therefore, granted the defendant bail as requested by Afedayo Adedipe (SAN), his counsel.

    However, he ruled that Fani-Kayode be remanded in prison until he perfected his bail condition.

    The Economic […]

  • N2.2bn fraud: Court grants FG’s request for S’Court registrar’s arraignment

    N2.2bn fraud: Court grants FG’s request for S’Court registrar’s arraignment

    A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has granted a request by the Federal government for the arraignment of the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, Mr. Ahmed Saleh, and two other officials of the court on a nine-counts bordering on gratification and diversion of N2.2 billion belonging to the apex court.

    The F.G, through the office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), had on November 3, charged Saleh alongside Muhammed Abdulrahman Sharif and Rilwanu Lawal with […]

  • EFCC grants Jonathan’s ex-aide Reuben Abati bail

    EFCC grants Jonathan’s ex-aide Reuben Abati bail

    It was gathered that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has granted bail to the former Special Adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Media and serial columnist, Dr. Reuben Abati.

    Abati was arrested on Monday on allegations that he received money from former NSA, Sambo Dasuki, who is also being tried for misappropriating the funds amongst several other charges.

    The funds were allegedly used to prosecute the 2015 presidential election on behalf of the Goodluck Jonathan presidential campaign.

    He is expected to […]

  • Criminal defamation: Court grants Sylva’s former aide bail

    Criminal defamation: Court grants Sylva’s former aide bail

    A state High Court sitting in Yenagoa on Tuesday granted Barr. Jonah Okah, the former speech writer to the former governor, Chief Timipre Sylva, bail over alleged criminal defamation charge filed against him by the state government house accountant, Mr. Richard Etonye

    Okah, a civil servant in the state Ministry of Justice, was arrested in Yenagoa on August 31 by the police and detained at the state Criminal Investigation Department for allegedly defaming the Government House accountant, Mr. Richard Etonye, in […]

  • Court Grants Bail To 7 Members Of Shiite Group

    Court Grants Bail To 7 Members Of Shiite Group

    A Magistrates’ Court at Karu in Abuja on Friday granted seven persons from the Shiite group bail of N100,000 each on the three-count charges against each of them.

    The seven defendants were charged for the offences of criminal conspiracy, unlawful assembly and inciting public peace, contrary to sections 97, 102 and 114 of the Penal Code.

    The defendants are Ibrahim Dogo, Khadija Mohammed, Rukaiya Salisu, Mohammed Habib, Aminu Sani, Leminu Sani and Aisha Ameen, and all were arraigned for the same offences.

    The […]

  • Rivers government grants amnesty to cultists

    Rivers government grants amnesty to cultists

    An amnesty programme has been set up by the Rivers State government for cultists in the state to surrender their arms and turn a new leaf.

    This comes as recent battles for supremacy among suspected cult groups in the communities have resulted into many deaths and destruction of property with thousands fleeing their homes.

    Although, some of the youths have said that they were freedom fighters and not cultists, the state government has offered them an opportunity to start afresh.

    The Egi clan […]

  • Borno, UNFPA empower 100 women IDPs with skills, grants

    Borno, UNFPA empower 100 women IDPs with skills, grants

    According to reports, the Borno State Government in collaboration with United Nations Population Funds (UNFPA) has empowered 100 female Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) with skills in book keeping and trades with N700, 000 take-off grants.

    Presenting the cash grants after training session at Maiduguri Bakasi IDPs camp, the Commissioner of Women Affairs and Social Development, Fanta Baba Shehu, disclosed that the training of women IDPs was to address poverty and unemployment before they return to liberated communities in the state.

    She said […]

  • Uganda grants 8 oil production licenses to Total, Tullow

    Uganda grants 8 oil production licenses to Total, Tullow

    Uganda’s government has issued eight oil production licenses to two foreign companies, moving the East African country closer to becoming a producer of crude.

    Five of the licenses were granted to Britain’s Tullow Oil while France’s Total was given three, after years of regulatory delays and tax disputes.

    Representatives of the oil companies and Uganda’s government signed agreements in the capital, Kampala, on Tuesday.

    Each license is good for 25 years and can be renewed for an additional five years.

    The China National Offshore […]