• EFCC drags senior lawyer to court for giving judge N5m

    EFCC drags senior lawyer to court for giving judge N5m

    According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has commenced moves to remand a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Obla, for allegedly paying N5m into the bank account of a Federal High Court judge, Justice Rita Ofili–Ajumogobia.

    Obla, who has been in EFCC detention for the last two days, is also a former EFCC prosecutor.

    A source at the EFCC said, “We still need to keep him for interrogation. We will therefore approach a court to get a remand order.”

    It […]

  • NJC suspends senior judges accused of corruption

    NJC suspends senior judges accused of corruption

    Acccording to reports, the National Judicial Council, NJC, has suspended seven senior judges arrested in October by the Department of State Services (DSS) for alleged corruption.

    The NJC had initially refused to suspend the judges despite public pressure, saying the allegations against them had not been substantiated.

    It however said the judges had voluntarily stepped down from court sittings.

    The latest decision came after the council’s 7th meeting between Wednesday and Thursday.

    A communique issued at the end of the meeting, and signed by […]

  • EFCC quizzes senior lawyers over huge money in judges’ accounts

    EFCC quizzes senior lawyers over huge money in judges’ accounts

    In its efforts to get to the bottom of the corruption in the judiciary, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday quizzed three Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) for allegedly transferring huge sums of money to judges’ bank accounts.

    Their invitation by the anti-graft body is sequel to the recent interrogation of two Federal High Court judges, Justice Agbadu James Fishim and Uwani Abba Aji and another judge of the Industrial Court.

    A source close the EFCC disclosed that Paul […]

  • Corruption: DSS goes after senior lawyers, retired judges, politicians

    Corruption: DSS goes after senior lawyers, retired judges, politicians

    Undaunted by criticism trailing its clampdown on corrupt judges, the Department of State Services (DSS) has concluded plans to swoop on more judges and some identified Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) who allegedly aided and abetted corruption on the Bench, accoridng to report.

    Also, DSS, according to an impeccable source, would go after some retired judges who allegedly worked in tandem with the judges arrested at the weekend over allegations of bribery and corruption.

    Some of the judges recently sacked or retired […]

  • We have to fight senior lawyers protecting corrupt people – NHRC

    We have to fight senior lawyers protecting corrupt people – NHRC

    According to reports, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has “condemned senior lawyers and others in public service using human rights to shield corrupt people from prosecution and justice.”

    Professor Bem Angwe, Executive Secretary of the Commission said this at the launch of a report titled: Health in decline: Human Rights Impacts of Corruption in Nigeria’s Health Sector by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project in collaboration with the Ford Foundation.

    Prof. Angwe who was represented by Mr Wahab Oyedokun said: “The National […]

  • Nigeria promotes 57 senior police officers

    Nigeria promotes 57 senior police officers

    It was gathered that the Police Service Commission, PSC, has approved the promotion of 47 Assistant Commissioners of Police, ACP, to the next rank of Deputy Commissioners of Police, DCP.

    This is contained in a statement issued by Ikechukwu Ani, Head, Press and Public Relations of the commission in Abuja on Wednesday.

    Mr. Ani said the commission also approved the promotion of 10 Deputy Superintendents of Police, DSP, to Superintendents of Police, SP.

    The beneficiaries of the promotion to the rank of DCP […]

  • Falana accuses senior lawyers of frustrating anti-corruption war

    Falana accuses senior lawyers of frustrating anti-corruption war

    Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has accused some of the country’s senior lawyers of aiding corruption by frustrating the prosecution of corrupt individuals through “orders of interlocutory or perpetual injunctions in favour of treasury looters”.

    In a piece entitled ‘The fight against anti-corruption agencies by NBA’, Falana alleged that some of these lawyers have placed the rich and powerful individuals above the law.

    He said that in recent times, these lawyers, whom he also described as a “cabal” in the Nigerian Bar […]

  • Senior prisons officers retired from service

    Senior prisons officers retired from service

    Following the appointment of Ja’afaru Ahmed as the Controller-General of the Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS), the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board (CDFIPB) has approved the retirement of a Deputy Controller-General and an Assistant Controller-General of Prisons from the service.

    They are Aminu Suley, mni, and Ali Bala Salami, mni, respectively.

    The letter conveying the message and signed by the Secretary of the Board, Alh. A. A. Ibrahim, explained that the decision was taken due to the officers’ seniority in […]

  • Buhari urges senior military officers to respect rule of law, human rights

    Buhari urges senior military officers to respect rule of law, human rights

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday urged senior military officers to respect rule of law and human rights in the service to the nation.

    The President made the call at the graduation of Senior Course 38 at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji, Kaduna.

    According to him, the military must uphold highest standard of conduct vis-a-vis character, integrity, excellence, service and team work expected of military professionals.

    Buhari said: “You must therefore carry along these values and virtues wherever you find yourself.”

    The […]

  • EFCC arraigns senior Air Force officer for ‘receiving N40m and Landrover bribe’

    EFCC arraigns senior Air Force officer for ‘receiving N40m and Landrover bribe’

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday arraigned, AVM Rufus Ojuawo, in an FCT High Court, Apo, for collecting N40 million gift and a Range Rover sports car from Hima Abubakar.

    Mr. Ojuawo, a former Director of Operations, Nigerian Air Force, was arraigned before Justice Mahawiya Idris on a two-count charge.

    The charge says Mr. Ojuawo while in office in March, 2015, accepted a gift in the aggregate sum of N40 million from Abubakar of Societe D’ Equipments Internationaux Nig. […]