• Court strikes out Obla’s N1bn suit against EFCC

    Court strikes out Obla’s N1bn suit against EFCC

    A Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday struck out a N1bn fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Godwin Obla, against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

    Obla, who was detained by the EFCC for allegedly offering a N5m gratification to Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia of the Federal High Court, had filed the suit urging the court to declare that his detention beyond 24 hours by the EFCC was unlawful.

    He had also, through his lawyer, Mr. […]

  • Man Dressed in Suit and Selling Tiger Nuts in Wheelbarrow Goes Viral (Photos)

    Man Dressed in Suit and Selling Tiger Nuts in Wheelbarrow Goes Viral (Photos)

    A new trend that shows menial workers dressing well to ply their trade seem to be on the rise in Nigeria as a man has been spotted wearing suit and tie to hawk in the streets.

    A well dressed man in suit and tie has been caught on camera selling tiger nuts at a local restaurant in Plateau State.

    The identity of the man was not ascertained as at the time of filing this report.

    Recall that few months ago, an Abuja-based tiger […]

  • Ecobank asks CJ to re-assign Honeywell’s suit to new judge

    Ecobank asks CJ to re-assign Honeywell’s suit to new judge

    Ecobank Nigeria Limited has asked the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Ibrahim Auta, to re-assign a suit filed against it by Honeywell Flour Mills Plc and its sister companies – Anchorage Leisures Limited and Silaom Global Services Limited – to another judge.

    The bank said it no longer had confidence that it would receive a fair justice from Justice Muhammed Idris who is currently handling the case.

    In a letter to the CJ by the bank’s Company Secretary/Chief Legal […]

  • $15 Million: Patience Jonathan’s suit illegal, says SERAP

    $15 Million: Patience Jonathan’s suit illegal, says SERAP

    A human rights group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, has described the suit filed against it by wife of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, as grossly incompetent and urged a Federal High Court in Lagos to dismiss it.

    A group, the Union of Niger Delta Youth Organisation for Equity, had on behalf of itself and Patience sued SERAP for allegedly championing a campaign of calumny against Patience.

    The group and Patience had accused SERAP of instigating the Attorney General of the Federation to […]

  • Court to hear Patience Jonathan’s suit against EFCC in December

    Court to hear Patience Jonathan’s suit against EFCC in December

    A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday fixed Dec. 7 to hear a suit by ex-First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, against the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, seeking to unfreeze her account.

    Other respondents in the suit are Skye Bank and a former Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Waripama-Owei Dudafa.

    Also joined in the suit are Pluto Property and Investment company Ltd, Seagate Property Development and Investment Company Ltd, Transocean Property and Investment Company Ltd and Globus Integrarted Service Ltd.

    The […]

  • Abia: Appeal Court adjourns Nwosu, Ikpeazu suit indefinitely

    Abia: Appeal Court adjourns Nwosu, Ikpeazu suit indefinitely

    A five-man panel of the Court of Appeal, Owerri Division, hearing appeals on the tax forgery suit filed against Abia Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu has  adjourned indefinitely.

    This appeal was to  determine  a pending  motion filed by Sir Friday Nwosu, which urged  the Supreme Court to take over the matter or order the panel to expeditiously determine it. Ruling on the suit, Presiding Judge of the Court of Appeal, Owerri, Justice R.C. Agbo told parties in the suit that he had to […]

  • Jibrin files fresh suit against Reps, seeks N1bn damages

    Jibrin files fresh suit against Reps, seeks N1bn damages

    Embattled Abdulmumin Jibrin, a former Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, has filed a fresh suit against the leadership of the House.

    Jibrin filed the suit at the Federal High Abuja on Friday shortly after he withdrew the one of Aug. 9 challenging plans to stop his suspension,

    The former chairman of appropriation committee is seeking one billion naira as damages for his suspension.

    He had made damning allegations against the Speaker, Rep. Yakubu Dogara, his Deputy, Yussuf Lasun; Chief Whip, Ado […]

  • Hon Jibrin withdraws suit against House of Reps

    Hon Jibrin withdraws suit against House of Reps

    According to reports, the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday struck out the suit of former Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin, challenging his suspension from the House.

    The judge, Justice John Tsoho, struck out the matter after Jibrin’s Counsel, Mr. Chukuma Nwachukwu, told the court that his client had filed a notice of discontinuance.

    Tsoho decline the request of the defendants for a N200, 000 cost, holding that the defendants were “strong institution and personality”.

    At the hearing, […]

  • Court strikes out suit against Oyedepo

    Court strikes out suit against Oyedepo

    A Federal High Court, Lagos, yesterday struck out N1.8 billion suit against founder of the Living Faith Church, Bishop David Oyedepo, by a stock brokerage firm, Valueline Securities and Investment Ltd.

    Trial judge, Jude Dagat, in his ruling, described the applicants’ suit as incompetent and dismissed it for lack of jurisdiction.

    Valueline Securities and Investment Ltd and its Managing Director, Samuel Enyinnaya, had in February 2015, sued Oyedepo and his family for an alleged breach of contract in a N9 billion stock […]

  • Senate President Bukola Saraki Disowns Suit Seeking to Stop His CCT Trial

    Senate President Bukola Saraki Disowns Suit Seeking to Stop His CCT Trial

    Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has dissociated himself from a suit reportedly initiated by one Timipa Jenkins Okponipare at the Federal High Court, Abuja, seeking to restrain the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) from proceeding with his trial at the Tribunal.

    In a statement signed by his lawyer, Mahmud Magaji, SAN, Saraki stated that he does not know about the suit which was reported in the media.

    Saraki also stated that he has never at any time instructed either, Okponipare, the […]

  • Court adjourns Islamisation suit against Buhari to October 19

    Court adjourns Islamisation suit against Buhari to October 19

    Accoding to reports, the Federal High Court sitting in Asaba, Delta State, yesterday adjourned hearing to October 19, 2016 in a suit over an alleged attempt by the present administration to Islamise Nigeria.

    The case is before Justice A.O Faji of Court 1.

    The suit, number FHC/ASA/CS/11/2016 was filed by Dr. Nwankwo Nwaezeigwe on behalf of Nigeria Civil War and Genocide Research Network.

    It alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari, Senate President Bukola Saraki and House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara, were out to […]