• APC Legal adviser, Banire steps down over accusation of N500,000 bribe

    APC Legal adviser, Banire steps down over accusation of N500,000 bribe

    It was gathered that the National Legal Adviser of the All Progressives Congress,APC, Dr. Muiz Banire, has offered to resign from his post pending the conclusion of investigations into his alleged bribery of a judge.

     

    In a letter addressed to the party leadership, Mr. Banire said he was not only shocked but “extremely disturbed” by media reports claiming he paid a judge N500,000.

    “As surreal as I find the allegation to be, I will not stand by and watch it negatively affect […]

  • EFCC grills APC legal adviser, Muiz Banire for alleged bribery

    EFCC grills APC legal adviser, Muiz Banire for alleged bribery

    It was gathered that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday questioned the National Legal Adviser of the All Progressives Congress, Dr. Muiz Banire (SAN).

     

    The EFCC also seized his passport before releasing him on administrative bail after detaining him for several hours.

    The former Lagos State Commissioner for Transport, was quizzed for an alleged bribery of a judge.

    The senior advocate was said to have transferred about N500, 000 to Justice Terseer Agbadu-Fishim of the National Industrial Court.

    A source told […]

  • Trump used charity funds to pay legal settlements

    Trump used charity funds to pay legal settlements

    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump used funds from his charitable foundation to pay settlements in legal cases involving his businesses, an apparent violation of laws governing non-profits, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.

    The cases involved a combined $258,000 paid out by the Donald J. Trump Foundation — a charity almost entirely funded with other people’s money, the reports said — and follow a review of legal documents and the foundation’s tax records.

    The reports carried out a weekslong investigation into the charity’s […]

  • Installation of speed limit device legal – FRSC

    Installation of speed limit device legal – FRSC

    Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Tuesday said the planned installation of the speed limiting device on vehicles plying public roads by the FRSC on October 1 is not illegal as viewed in some quarters.

    The corps said the plan is in accordance with section 10 subsection (3m) of the FRSC Establishment Act 2007.

    Assistant Corps Marshall of the FRSC, Dr. Kayode Olagunju, made the remark while fielding questions from newsmen in Calabar.

    Olagunju who doubles as head of Policy, Research and Statistics in […]

  • AU passport needs legal framework to work – Onyeama

    AU passport needs legal framework to work – Onyeama

    Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, has said that the soon-to-be launched AU passport may not achieve the desired result if it does not have legal framework to support it.

    He said this in an interview with the News agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Kigali, Rwanda on the sidelines of the ongoing 27th Ordinary Session of the AU summit.

    Onyeama said that lack of a legal framework might impede the aim of the passport because member states of the […]

  • N2.5bn fraud: Stella Oduah threatens legal action against Sahara Reporters

    N2.5bn fraud: Stella Oduah threatens legal action against Sahara Reporters

    A former Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Adaeze Oduah, now a senator, on Thursday said she would take a legal action against the online medium, Sahara Reporters, for its publication linking her to an alleged N2.5 billion fraud.

    She said that the planned court action has become necessary so as to checkmate the excesses of Sahara Reporters and put it back on the right track of journalism in the interest of this country and those wishing to serve in government.

    Citing a […]

  • Barcelona’s Neymar insists he’s ‘not a criminal’ amid legal disputes

    Barcelona’s Neymar insists he’s ‘not a criminal’ amid legal disputes

    Barcelona star Neymar has defended himself against criticism of ongoing tax evasion cases brought against him and his father, claiming he’s “not a criminal.”

    The Brazil No. 10 made a much-scrutinised move from Santos to Barcelona in the summer of 2013 for a supposed fee of €57 million. However a closer look into the deal suggested the fee was closer to €100m, with Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu confirming the cost of the “operation” being more than that amount last week.

    Since […]

  • S*x scandal: Rep writes US envoy, threatens legal action

    S*x scandal: Rep writes US envoy, threatens legal action

    A member of the House of Representatives, Samuel Ikon, who was accused of illegally soliciting for prostitutes, alongside two other lawmakers while in the United States, has written to the US ambassador in Nigeria, James Entwistle, and threatened to seek legal redress in competent courts of law both in Nigeria and the US.

    He issued the threat in a letter addressed to the ambassador, explaining that he was ill during the trip and could not have had sex due to ill-health.

    He […]