EFCC witness contradicts self in ex-Minister, Turaki’s trial

EFCC witness contradicts self in ex-Minister, Turaki’s trial The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)’s witness, Mr Umar Tahir, on Monday, contradicted himself in the ongoing trial of a former Minister in the President Goodluck Jonathan-led government, Taminu Turaki.The development occurred when Tahir, who was a Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Islamic Affairs in the same government, was being cross-examined by Counsel to Turaki, Joe … Continue reading EFCC witness contradicts self in ex-Minister, Turaki’s trial

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: US Supreme Court judge dies of cancer, aged 87

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an iconic champion of women’s rights, has died of cancer at the age of 87, the court has said. Ginsburg died on Friday of metastatic pancreatic cancer at her home in Washington, DC, surrounded by her family, the statement said. Earlier this year, Ginsburg said she was undergoing chemotherapy for a recurrence of cancer. She was a prominent … Continue reading Ruth Bader Ginsburg: US Supreme Court judge dies of cancer, aged 87

Court okays Okorocha’s plea to amend suit against EFCC, Imo probe panels

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, granted a request by the immediate-past Governor of Imo, Rochas Okorocha, to amend his suit filed against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and different panels set up by the state government to probe his eight-year administration. Justice Ahmed Mohammed, in his ruling, dismissed the objection by the Imo Government to the proposed amendment.Justice Mohammed, who noted … Continue reading Court okays Okorocha’s plea to amend suit against EFCC, Imo probe panels

Court jails 31-year-old man 3 years for possession of cocaine

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, convicted and sentenced one Bright Nduagu to three years in prison for possession of 6.2 grams of cocaine.Justice Taiwo Taiwo, in his judgment, held that in accordance with the provision of the law, “a trial court shall not pass a maximum sentence on first offender.” Justice Taiwo, who noted that Nduagu, a 31-year-old man, pleaded guilty of the … Continue reading Court jails 31-year-old man 3 years for possession of cocaine

Salami orders Magu’s lawyers out of panel sitting

There was drama at the venue of the presidential panel probing Ibrahim Magu, suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFFC), when Ayo Salami ordered some lawyers out of the session on Monday. Salami, head of the panel, asked security operatives to walk out Zainab Abiola and Aliyu Lemu, Magu’s lawyers, out of the presidential villa venue shortly after they were introduced. … Continue reading Salami orders Magu’s lawyers out of panel sitting

Fake Crude Oil Merchant Bags 21 Years In Lagos.

Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court, sitting in Ikeja, Lagos has convicted and sentenced a fake crude oil merchant, Adesanya Olufemi, to a twenty-one year imprisonment, for defrauding a lady, Oluwatoyin Akinwole, the sum of N33, 617.000.00 (Thirty-Three Million, Six Hundred and Seventeen Thousand Naira only). The convict was arraigned by the Lagos zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), … Continue reading Fake Crude Oil Merchant Bags 21 Years In Lagos.

SERAP sues Lawan, Gbajabiamila over ‘failure to publish details of corruption probes’

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit against the Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, and Speaker of House of Representatives, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila over “their failure to publish reports of all completed public hearings and corruption probes by the National Assembly since 1999, and failure to disclose the number of probes that have resulted in any indictment of suspects, and to name … Continue reading SERAP sues Lawan, Gbajabiamila over ‘failure to publish details of corruption probes’

Falana petitions African rights commission over the death sentence of Kano singer

Femi Falana, the human rights lawyer, has petitioned the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights in The Gambia over the death sentence handed down to Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, a musician in Kano state. Sharif-Aminu was sentenced to death in August after a Shari’a court in Kano found him guilty of committing blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad in a song. The Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria asked the … Continue reading Falana petitions African rights commission over the death sentence of Kano singer

NBA Confab: Real reasons we moved against Gov. el-Rufai – Onu, OBI convener

The legal profession in the country has been embroiled in controversy since the Nigerian Bar Association cancelled the invitation it had previously given to the Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, to participate in the NBA2020 Virtual Annual Conference. The Open Bar Initiative (OBI), convened by Silas Joseph Onu, spearheaded the agitation to disinvite the Kaduna State governor,  which was carried out by NBA.   In this … Continue reading NBA Confab: Real reasons we moved against Gov. el-Rufai – Onu, OBI convener

Former NDDC MD Forfeits N250Million To Government.

A former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission( NDDC), has forfeited a sum of N250,000,000( Two Hundred And Fifty Million Naira only) to the Federal Government. Justice R.M Aikawa of the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, recently granted the final forfeiture of the money, based on an application for final forfeiture of the fund by the Lagos zonal office of the Economic … Continue reading Former NDDC MD Forfeits N250Million To Government.