• Odumakin and Adegboruwa sue police, others over police recruitment

    Odumakin and Adegboruwa sue police, others over police recruitment

    Spokespersons of Afenifere Renewal Group (ARG), Yinka Odumakin, and human rights activist, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, have filed an action before the Federal High Court in Lagos, seeking to stop the proposed recruitment of 10,000 personnel into the Nigeria Police through local government quota.

    Respondents in the suit, marked FHC/L/CS/1602/2016, are the Nigeria Police Force, Inspector General of Police, the Nigerian Police Council, National Assembly, Senate, House of Representatives, Minister of Police Affairs and the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.

    The […]

  • Jibrin’s constituents sue Dogara, National Assembly over suspension

    Jibrin’s constituents sue Dogara, National Assembly over suspension

    Aggrieved by the suspension of their representative, Abdulmumin Jibrin Kofa, from the House of Representatives, electorates of Bebeji/Kiru federal constituency, have taken the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, House of Representatives and the House Clerk to court.

    Jibrin was suspended from the lower federal legislature for 180 days for his role in the alleged padding of the 2016 budget.

    Counsel to the aggrieved party, Barrister Bashir Muhammad Muqaddam, briefed journalists, yesterday, in Kano, after filing the case at the Federal High Court, Court 2.

    Muqaddam […]

  • 29 Kano constituents sue Speaker Dogara, others over Jibrin’s suspension

    29 Kano constituents sue Speaker Dogara, others over Jibrin’s suspension

    Twenty nine constituents from Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency in Kano state have dragged the Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, to court over suspension of their member, Alhaji Abdulmumin Jibrin Kofa.

    Addressing a press conference in Kano on Friday at NUJ secretariat, Counsel to the plaintiff’s, Mr. Bashir Muqaddam, said the court had fixed December 20, 2016 for mentioning.

    Barrister Muqaddam said the plaintiffs were challenging the legality of the suspension, saying Jibrin’s suspension was political witch-hunt.

    “The plaintiffs wanted a court interpretation […]

  • Col. Umar to sue MTN over fraudulent deductions, unsolicited SMS

    Col. Umar to sue MTN over fraudulent deductions, unsolicited SMS

    Former military Governor of Kaduna State, Colonel Abubakar Dangiwa Umar (retd), has decided to sue MTN over unsolicited messages and fraudulent deductions by the telecoms giant.

    Speaking on Saturday, Umar said he has briefed his lawyers to file the suit against MTN after complaining over unsolicited messages and deductions to no avail.

    He said despite assurances that it will not happen again, he has started receiving unsolicited messages accompanied by deductions of money from his telephone line.

    He forwarded two of the latest […]

  • Sue your governor if your rights are violated – Fashola tells LGAs

    Sue your governor if your rights are violated – Fashola tells LGAs

    Sue your governor if your rights are violated – Fashola tells LGAsA former Lagos State Governor and Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babtunde Raji Fashola, has advised local government chairmen and their executive committee members who may feel dissatisfied with the existing relationships between their councils and the state government, especially in terms of fiscal and political autonomy, should approach competent law courts for sound adjudication.

    Fashola said the abuse of local government autonomy by state governments in connection […]

  • Why I will sue Mimiko when elected as Ondo governor – Jimoh Ibrahim explains

    Why I will sue Mimiko when elected as Ondo governor – Jimoh Ibrahim explains

    According to reports, the Ondo State Government factional candidate of the Peoples Democratic Pary, PDP, Jimoh Ibrahim has threatened to sue the outgoing governor, Olusegun Mimiko if given the mandate to run the state.

    Addressing reporters in Akure, the state capital, the businessman said he doesn’t need the support of Mimiko, a fellow party member to emerge as governor of the state.

    He also said that he would neither participate in any reconciliation move with the governor nor beg him to emerge […]

  • Amaechi to sue Justice Okoro over bribery allegation

    Amaechi to sue Justice Okoro over bribery allegation

    Minister of Transportation and former Rivers State Governor, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has said he will take steps to seek legal redress over bribery allegation against him by embattled Supreme Court Justice, Justice John Inyang Okoro.

    This is as he said he had never met with Okoro to discuss any pending matter at the Supreme Court of Nigeria, saying the only time he met with the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Justice Mahmud Mohammed was during the commissioning of the […]

  • US s*x scandal: Nigerian lawmakers to sue American government for $1bn

    US s*x scandal: Nigerian lawmakers to sue American government for $1bn

    According to reports, the three members of the House of Representatives cleared of allegations of patronizing commercial sex workers in the United States of America few months ago have vowed to sue the country’s government for $1bn.

    The lawmakers are House Deputy Chairman, Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream), Mr. Terse Mark-Gbillah (Benue); Mr. Samuel Ikon (Akwa Ibom); and Mr. Mohammed Garba-Gololo (Bauchi).

    Recall that a former US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. James Entwistle, had accused the three lawmakers of committing the alleged […]

  • CBN loans: Falana threatens to sue EFCC over failure to investigate ex-governors

    CBN loans: Falana threatens to sue EFCC over failure to investigate ex-governors

    Worried by the suspicion that some loans running into trillions of naira ‎given out to some banks by the past governors of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) were not remitted to the federal treasury, a Human Rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has threatened to apply for an order of Mandamus to compel the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to commence investigation into it for possible prosecution of anybody found culpable.

    According to Falana, who spoke Sunday at the dinner […]

  • Abuja landowners sue ministers, army over alleged violent dispossession

    Abuja landowners sue ministers, army over alleged violent dispossession

    Landowners have sued the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory from further trespassing on plots of land located in Maitama Extension.

    A firm, Ogenyi Global Resource instituted the charge at the High Court Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on behalf of landowners in the area, through their counsel, Amobi Nzelu.

    They alleged that the minister has no right to encroach on their plots of land.

    Other defendants in the suit marked CU/2566/16 are the Chief of Army Staff, Army Council as well as the […]

  • Nigerian students sue Alabama University for treating them ‘like animals’

    Nigerian students sue Alabama University for treating them ‘like animals’

    Nigerian students namely Thankgod Harold, Success Jumbo, Savior Samuel, Godsgift Moses, Promise Owei and 30 others on full scholarships from a Nigerian government fund for four years have sued Alabama State University (ASU) for discrimination and treating them like animals, an Alabama news outlet, Daily Beast, has reported.

    The students complained that after collecting millions of dollars from the home government, the university started to discriminate against them.

    In their lawsuit, they alleged that the university overcharged them for books and meals, […]