Absence of judge stalls Oyo-Ita’s trial

The absence of Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, again stalled the trial continuation of former Head of Service (HoS) of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita, on allegations bordering on fraud. Although counsel to the parties in the matter, including the defendants, were in court, Justice Taiwo was not in court. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the … Continue reading Absence of judge stalls Oyo-Ita’s trial

Court fixes March 11 for hearing in suit challenging election of AON’s executives

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, fixed March 11 for the hearing of a suit challenging the election of the new executive members of the Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON). Justice Ahmed Mohammed fixed the date after taking the arguments of counsel to the parties who were represented in court. Justice Mohammed, who fixed the date, ordered that hearing notices be served on the … Continue reading Court fixes March 11 for hearing in suit challenging election of AON’s executives

General Court-martial sentences soldier to death, jails five others for murder in Borno

The Nigerian Army 7 Division General Court Martial; has sentenced Private Azunna Mmadu-Abuchi to death, with the jailing of five others for assault and murder Mmadu-Abuchi of 212 Battalion shot and killed Lt. Baba Kaka Shehu Ggorgi on July 29, 2020, in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State. The other four soldiers to serve their jail terms of 1-3 years, including Sgt. Sani Ishaya, … Continue reading General Court-martial sentences soldier to death, jails five others for murder in Borno

Court Adjourns Adoke’s Trial Till March 1

The money laundering trial of a former minister of justice and attorney general of the federation, Mohammed Bello Adoke could not go on today owing to his absence in court. Counsel to the defendant, Kanu Agabi informed Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja that his client could not make it to court as he was held back in Dubai, United Arab Emirate … Continue reading Court Adjourns Adoke’s Trial Till March 1

Court grants Sowore, four others N20m bail each

A Magistrates’ court sitting in Wuse Zone II, Abuja, has admitted Omoyele Sowore, and four others bail in the sum of N20 million each. Recall that Sowore was arrested alongside other activists for leading a protest against bad governance in the early hours on New Year’s Eve in the nation’s capital. Following the development, the police had arraigned the five of them on a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy, … Continue reading Court grants Sowore, four others N20m bail each

Trump considering Giuliani and Dershowitz for the impeachment defense team

Staring down the barrel of a second impeachment, President Donald Trump is beginning to mull who would represent him in a Senate trial. He’s expected to be represented by his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, in the event of an impeachment trial, two sources familiar with the matter said, and is also considering hiring controversial attorney Alan Dershowitz for his impeachment defense team. Dershowitz declined to comment … Continue reading Trump considering Giuliani and Dershowitz for the impeachment defense team

Idahosa congratulates Obaseki, says distractions over

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Charles Idahosa, on Saturday, congratulated Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on his victory in the certificate forgery suit filed against him by the All Progressives Congress, APC. A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja dismissed the case as Justice Ahmed Mohammed held that the plaintiffs relied on the photocopied document presented by Governor Obaseki without … Continue reading Idahosa congratulates Obaseki, says distractions over

Edo Election: PDP Hails High Court Verdict on Obaseki

…Says It is Triumph of Justice The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) hails the judgment of the High Court, which upheld the qualification and election of Edo state Governor Godwin Obaseki. The party describes the verdict of the court as a triumph of justice, a victory for democracy, and a seal on Governor Obaseki’s landslide victory as the clear choice of the people at the September … Continue reading Edo Election: PDP Hails High Court Verdict on Obaseki

Court dismisses certificate forgery case against Obaseki

A Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed the alleged certificate forgery suit brought against Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and one of its members, Edobor Williams. Justice Ahmed Mohammed, in a judgment a moment ago, held that the plaintiffs failed to prove their claim that Obaseki forged his academic certificates that he submitted to the Independent National … Continue reading Court dismisses certificate forgery case against Obaseki

Dominion Voting Systems files defamation suit against Sidney Powell, lawyer who pushed Trump election conspiracy theories

Dominion Voting Systems filed a defamation lawsuit Friday against lawyer Sidney Powell, who has risen to prominence in the last two months by spreading conspiracy theories that Dominion was part of a scheme to rig the presidential election.  The company is seeking more than $1.3 billion in damages, saying Powell caused it “unprecedented harm” through repeated accusations that Dominion bribed officials, colluded against the president and … Continue reading Dominion Voting Systems files defamation suit against Sidney Powell, lawyer who pushed Trump election conspiracy theories