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Alleged N35m Fraud: Court Sets Aside Bail Granted Bizman, Ericbona Ushie, Over Grandstanding Video

JUSTICE O.O. Abike-Fadipe of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos, has set aside the bail earlier granted one Ericbona Ushie, a businessman and politician who is standing trial for an alleged N35 million fraud, and adjourned till June…

FOI Counsel Drags Federal Government To Court Over Barn On Disclosure Of Public Records By MDAs

FOI Counsel a specialized Freedom of Information law litigation and research firm has dragged the Federal Government to Court over the ‘traditional’ closure of public records. The Head of Service on the 20th day of February 2024 directed in a…

Supreme Court Gets Required 21 Justices, Ariwoola Urges Judges To Prioritize Justice

THE Supreme Court has met the legal requirement of having 21 Justices in place, following the swearing-in of 11 new Supreme Court justices. Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, on Monday urged the new Judicial Officers of the Court…

Court Fixes New Date To Rule On Nnamdi Kanu’s Bail Application

THE Federal High Court in Abuja has announced a new schedule to deliver rulings on the bail application and preliminary objection to the trial filed by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu. Trojan News reports that…

Court Of Appeal Upholds Jail Terms Of Yobe Auditor General

THE Gombe Division of the Court of Appeal, on Thursday, February 22, 2024 upheld the conviction of Alhaji Idris Yahaya, Auditor General for Local Government, Yobe State. He was convicted and sentenced to five years imprisonment on Monday, March 13, 2023 by Justice Muhammad…

Alleged N2bn FIRS Fraud: Defence Counsel’s Absence Stalls Ita’s Trial

THE ongoing trial of Emmanuella Eteta Ita, Head of Stakeholders Unit of the Federal Inland Revenue Services, FIRS and her Surestart School Limited was stalled on Monday, February 19, 2024 due to the absence of defence counsel, Paul Erokoro, SAN….

Legal View On The Recent 2024 APC Governorship Primaries In Edo State

WHETHER the duty of conducting primary election to select a party’s candidate is that of National Executive Committee or National Working Committee of the party. It is, true, however, that the duty of conducting primary election to select a party’s…

False Asset Declaration: Supreme Court Dismisses FG’s Appeal Against Ex-Minister, Orubebe

IN a decisive ruling on Friday, the Supreme Court dismissed the Federal Government’s appeal against the Court of Appeal’s verdict, which had exonerated the former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godsday Orubebe, of charges related to false asset declaration. Orubebe…

Sesugh Akume Defeats Supreme Court Chief Registrar In FOI Case: To Appeal A Part Of The Judgement

TODAY the Honourable Mr Justice Emeka Nwite of the Federal High Court (Court 10) sitting in Abuja held that the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court erred when a Freedom of Information (FOI) application made to the Supreme Court was…

Court Of Appeal Has Overruled The Payment Of Pension, Gratuity Or Severance Allowance To Political Office Holders

THE Court of Appeal has faulted the payment of either severance allowance, pension or gratuity to political office holders and political appointees, insisting that the practice was morally wrong. A three-man panel of the court, held that it as unjustifiable…