Pastor allegedly defrauds worshipper of N1.1m

A 40-year-old man, Femi Adewale, was on Thursday arraigned before Chief Magistrate  B. B. Adebowale  of an Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun State for allegedly collecting  N1.1 million under false pretences from ...

Malabu Scandal: Eni, Shell Ordered To Face Trial In Italian Court

An Italian federal judge has approved the prosecution of Royal Dutch Shell and Eni in the $1.3 billion controversial sale of OPL 245 oil block. The judge in Milan also said Eni executive, Claudio Descalzi, and his ...

Court Orders EKSU To Reinstate Student Expelled For Alleged Rape, Pay Him N10m In Damages

Justice John Adeyeye of an Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti has reversed the expulsion of a student, Adedotun Babalola by the Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado Ekiti following an allegation of ...

Lagos State Judiciary Releases 2018 Posting For Judges

The Lagos State Judiciary has released the 2018 posting for judges. The list and circular which was signed by the Lagos State Chief Justice, Hon. Justice Opeyemi O. Oke contains the present postings of the judges ...

Fake products: Absence of interpreter stalls trial of Chinese men

The absence of an interpreter on Wednesday stalled the arraignment of two Chinese nationals, Mr Zhoung Li Xin and Mr Zhoung Guomin at the Federal High Court, Abuja. The Standards Organisation of Nigeria’s ( SON ) ...

General Overseer forged documents to change trustees – Witness

One of the leaders of the Christian Charismatic Ministries, Mr. Innocent Nwangwu, has told an Enugu Magistrate Court that the General Overseer, Pastor Sabinus Onuigbo, forged documents to change the church’s Board ...

Uber suffers new blow as EU court rules it’s a taxi service

The EU’s top court ruled on Wednesday that Uber is an ordinary transportation company instead of an app and should be regulated as such, in a decision that is being closely watched around the world. Hailed by the ...

NGO Seeks Kafarati’s Confirmation as CJ

The Chief Justice of Nigeria NJC Justice Walter Onnoghen has been urged to liaise with the National Judicial Council NJC to  confirm Justice Adamu Kafarati as the substantive Chief Judge of the Federal High ...

JUST IN: Magistrate denies a Muslim counsel audience for wearing Hijab

Mr. Komolafe, the Magistrate of Court 11 Magistrate Court, Ogba, Lagos had earlier today been reported to have denied a female Muslim counsel audience in court for appearing before the court with her hijab covering ...

Ortom Makes Case for Judicial Autonomy

It is wrong for the judiciary to depend on the executive for funding, Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has said. To him, full autonomy would make judiciary truly independent. He spoke at a valedictory court session ...

Benedict Peters’ earnings, assets legitimately acquired – Court

A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court has declared that earnings and assets acquired by the Chairman of Aiteo Group, Benedict Peters, were from legitimate sources. This judgment followed the earlier ...

Court orders reinstatement of 6,000 dismissed students in A’Ibom

Seven years after 6,000 students of the defunct Akwa Ibom State College of Agriculture were dismissed, a state high court, Etinan Division, on Tuesday ordered their reinstatement. The students were sent away in 2009 ...

Bauchi Passes Private Partnership Law

Bauchi State has passed the Private Partnership Participation PPP law to boost investment. It has also reformed land acquisition processes so that investors can acquire land easily, Governor Mohammed Abubakar has ...

Appeal court declares Kogi East senatorial seat vacant

The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal, on Monday, declared vacant the Kogi East senatorial district’s seat in the National Assembly. Delivering the lead judgment in a pre-election case, the three-man bench led ...

PDP: Adedoja Goes to Court, Wants National Convention Cancelled

Former Minister of Sports and Youth Development Professor Taoheed Adedoja has filed a suit  before the Federal High Court,  Abuja, seeking cancellation of the December 9 national elective convention of the Peoples ...

Order monthly inspection of police stations, Falana tells Lagos CJ

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has written to the Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Opeyemi Oke, to designate Chief Magistrates to conduct monthly inspection of all police stations and other detention ...

NBA Sets Up Committee To Review Judgement In Justice Ngangiwa Appeal

In the quest to promote the rule of law and defend the independence of the judiciary President of the Nigerian Bar Association NBA Abubakar Balarabe Mahmoud, SAN, has constituted a Committee to review the judgment ...

‘The Nigerian Bar Association President Has Lost Credibility’ – By INIBEHE EFFIONG

The President of the Nigerian Bar Association NBA has brought utter shame and dishonour to the Noble legal profession and his prestigious office by his impulsive reaction to the arrogant behaviour of a bigoted ...

Benue Assembly Confirms New Chief Judge

Benue State House of Assembly yesterday confirmed the nomination of Justice Adam Onum as the new Chief Judge of Benue State. The confirmation followed a letter of nomination addressed to the Speaker and read on the ...

N1.8bn Subsidy Fraud: Supreme Court Dismisses Yanaty’s Appeal To Stop Investigation

The Supreme Court on Friday, December 15 2017 dismissed the appeal filed by Yanaty Petrochemical Limited seeking to set aside the decision of the Court of Appeal Abuja Division allowing the EFCC to continue ...