• New HIV vaccine to go on trial in SA, scientists say it could be the final nail in the coffin for HIV

    New HIV vaccine to go on trial in SA, scientists say it could be the final nail in the coffin for HIV

    A new HIV vaccine is set to be tested in a trial to be launched in South Africa Wednesday in what many scientists say could be “the final nail in the coffin” for the disease if it is successful.

    The study, called HVTN 702, aims to enroll 5,400 sexually active men and women aged between 18 and 35 at 15 sites across South Africa, and will be the largest and most advanced HIV vaccine clinical trial to take place in South Africa, […]

  • Former Ag. NIMASA DG, Jauro and others, get new trial date

    Former Ag. NIMASA DG, Jauro and others, get new trial date

    A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday fixed December 13 for the continuation of trial of a former acting Director General of NIMASA, Haruna Jauro, alongside others, facing a N304.1 million fraud charge.

    Jauro, who assumed leadership of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) in acting capacity in July 2015, is charged by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

    He is standing trial alongside Dauda Bawa and Thlumbau Enterprises Ltd on 19 counts, bordering on the offences.

    They were […]

  • court strikes out bail application in the N8 billion CBN currency scam trial

    court strikes out bail application in the N8 billion CBN currency scam trial

    Justice Nathaniel Ayo-Emmanuel of the Federal High Court in Ibadan, on Friday, struck out the bail application filed by Adeola Olaniran, the second accused in the N8 billion CBN currency scam trial.

    Ruling on the application, Ayo-Emmanuel held that the bail application had not met any of the cogent conditions that must be considered before he could grant bail to Olaniran.

    “There must be a positive, cogent and convincing medical report issued by an expert in that field of Medicine, among other […]

  • You’ve no power to stop trial of arrested judges, Buhari tells court

    You’ve no power to stop trial of arrested judges, Buhari tells court

    President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged the powers of the Federal High Court in Abuja to stop the prosecution of judges accused of engaging in acts of corruption.

    Buhari maintained that the high court was bereft of the jurisdiction to entertain a suit filed by a Lagos-based lawyer, Mr. Olukoya Ogungbeje, with a view to stopping the Federal Government from arraigning seven judges arrested after a “sting operation” the Department of State Services, DSS, conducted between October 7 and 8.

    It will be […]

  • Jonathan won’t testify for Dasuki in arms deal trial – Associates

    Jonathan won’t testify for Dasuki in arms deal trial – Associates

    Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan will not be appearing as a defence witness in the trial of former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), according to sources.

    It was gathered in Abuja on Friday that the former President had not indicated any interest in making an appearance in the ongoing trial of any of his former aides.

    The ex-President has so far not been named as a party in the case against Dasuki.

    Sources familiar with the case argued that the former President is […]

  • Corruption trial of Jonathan’s ex-aide stalled again

    Corruption trial of Jonathan’s ex-aide stalled again

    A Federal High Court in Lagos, on Thursday, fixed November 21 for continuation of the trial of Waripamowei Dudafa, a former special assistant to former President Goodluck Jonathan.

    Mr. Dudafa, alongside one Joseph Iwejuo, is facing 23-counts of conspiracy and concealment of crime proceeds, brought against the duo by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

    They had both pleaded not guilty to the charges during their arraignment.

    Justice Mohammed Idris on Thursday, adjourned the case for continuation on November 21 and December […]

  • Drama as Angry Man Strips Totally N*ked in Front of People During His Trial in Court (Video)

    Drama as Angry Man Strips Totally N*ked in Front of People During His Trial in Court (Video)

    A man has shocked people with a really bizarre display of protest in front of many people inside a court during his trial.

    This is the moment a South African man stripped himself n*ked in front of many people inside a court.

    According to reports, it was the man’s first court experience but he showed none of the fear first-timers usually show.

    Without any shame, the awaiting trial suspect from Tshwane, South Africa, shocked the people in court by stripping n*ked!

    The man, appearing […]

  • Man, 48, on trial for allegedly raping housewife

    Man, 48, on trial for allegedly raping housewife

    A taxi driver, Ikechukwu Onyia, 48, was on Monday arraigned before a Enugu High Court judge for allegedly raping another man’s wife.

    Onyia was earlier brought before an Enugu South Magistrates’ Court for forcefully having carnal advantage of another man’s wife.

    He was subsequently granted bail and the case transferred to the high court for trial.

    Narrating the incident, the accused said that on Sept. 20, 2012, his female friend of more than three years called him to pick her at the motor […]

  • N136m fraud: EFCC closes case in trial of ex-NIMASA boss

    N136m fraud: EFCC closes case in trial of ex-NIMASA boss

    Mr Wale Akoni (SAN), the counsel to Calistus Obi, who is standing trial on a N136 million fraud charge, says he will file a no-case submission against the charge.

    Akoni made the declaration on Monday at the Federal High Court in Lagos after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) closed its case against Obi, a former acting Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).

    Obi, who was also an Executive Director of NIMASA, was charged alongside one Alu […]

  • BREAKING!!! Appeal court dismisses Saraki’s CCT trial

    BREAKING!!! Appeal court dismisses Saraki’s CCT trial

    According to reports, the Court of Appeal in Abuja has again affirmed the jurisdiction of the Code of Conduct Tribunal to try the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki on charges bordering on assets declaration breaches before the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

    Delivering judgment in the appeal filed by Saraki, the Justice Abdul Aboki-led panel of the appeal court on Thursday affirmed the CCT’s jurisdiction after dismissing the appeal filed by Saraki challenging his trial before the tribunal.

    All the four other members […]

  • Allow Dasuki face his trial – PDP faction tells Jonathan

    Allow Dasuki face his trial – PDP faction tells Jonathan

    A faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under the leadership of Senator Ali Modu Sheriff has asked Jonathan to allow Dasuki to face his trial.

    The PDP said it was happy that neither Dasuki nor any other suspects claimed that they gave part of the money under investigation to it during the last general elections.

    Spokespersons for the Sheriff-led faction of the party, Mr. Bernard Mikko, stated this in an interview on Tuesday.

    Mikko stated, “We don’t want to take issue with […]