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Group Drags Enugu State Government to Court Over Abandoned Health Project

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A human rights organization, operating under the banner of Civil Rights Realisation and Advancement Network (CRRAN), has filed a suit against Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi led administration of Enugu state over an abandoned health facility. CRRAN filed the Suit at the Federal High Court Against Enugu State Government Over Refusal to Equip […]

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Drug Case: Court Restrains Nigeria from Extraditing Senator Kashamu to US

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, restrained the Federal Government from extraditing Sen. Buruji Kashamu, to the U.S. to answer allegation of his complicity in illicit drug trade. Delivering judgment, Justice Abang, held that neither the Federal Government nor any of its agents could validly initiate extradition […]

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Court Restrains IGP, Foreign Minister from Arresting Enugu APC Chairman

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A high court sitting in Enugu, South- East Nigeria,  has restrained the Inspector General of Police, (IGP), Adamu  Mohammed, from arresting the Enugu state  Chairman of All Progressive congress  ( APC) Dr. Ben Nwoye, over a petition written against him by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama. […]

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COVID-19: Court Sentences Additional 17 Lagos Residents

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The police in Lagos on Wednesday arraigned additional 17 residents who flouted the stay-at-home order of the state government. Those arraigned include: Adekunle Peter, 28; Rikwan Babajide, 18; Bukola Oyekola, 30; Kennedy Ubogu, 30; Yusuf Lawal, 25; Saheed Isiaka, 24; Olamide Wasiu, 17; Wisdom Edokpayi, 34; Michael Duyilemi, 34. Others are:  Francis […]

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Court Orders Sanusi’s Release From Confinement

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the immediate release of dethroned Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi from confinement/detention. Justice Anwuli Chikere made the order in an ex-parte ruling on Friday morning after listening to lawyer to Sanusi, Lateef Fagbemi (SAN) who argued a motion ex-parte to that effect. The order, made interim, […]

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Non-Assets Declaration: Court Strikes Out Charges Against Ekweremadu

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has struck out charges of non-declaration of assets instituted against a former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu. The charges were pressed against the Senator by the defunct Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery (SPIP) of Public Property, once headed by Mr. Okoi Obono-Obla. In her […]

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Wikileaks Founder, Assange Divulges Sources; Risks 175 Years Jail Term

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange has reportedly revealed the names of sources who subsequently “disappeared” after putting them at risk. A lawyer for the US government made the claim at Woolwich Crown Court, in London, on the opening day of Mr. Assange’s extradition hearing. The court was allegedly told that the Australian, 48, was guilty […]

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N12.8m Contract Scam: Court Issues Warrant Of Arrest On NIMC Manager

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of a Principal Manager with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Ms Jamila Muhammed, for alleged failure to appear in court over allegations of corruption. The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences commission (ICPC) disclosed this in […]

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Randy UNILAG Lecturer, Baruwa Bags 21-Years Imprisonment for Rape

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Lagos High Court, sitting in Ikeja has sentenced a lecturer at the University of Lagos, Akoka, Afeez Baruwa, to 21- year imprisonment for raping an 18-year-old girl admission seeker. Justice Josephine Oyefeso convicted Baruwa of a one-count charge of rape brought against him. The judge said: “the prosecution has proven his […]

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Egypt Sentences 37 People to Jail For Joining Islamic State

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An Egyptian court, on Monday sentenced 37 people to jail terms including life imprisonment for joining or supporting Islamic State’s Sinai Province affiliate, judicial sources said. Militants loyal to Islamic State have been waging an insurgency in the north of the Sinai Peninsula and other parts of the country that has killed […]

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Court Remands 2 Suspects For Raping, Murdering Maersk MD’s Wife

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ebute Meta, Lagos on Friday, ordered that two men who allegedly robbed and murdered the wife of the Managing Director of Maersk, be in Kirikiri Correctional Centre, pending legal advice. The police charge Olamilekan Oke and Adeyinka Akande, both electricians, with five counts bordering on conspiracy, murder, attempted […]

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Enugu LGA Chairmanship Aspirant Drags PDP to Court

From   Ignatius Okpara, Enugu  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Chairmanship aspirant under the platform of the  People’s Democratic Party (PDP),  in the forthcoming local government election in Enugu  State, South- East Nigeria, Mr. Agbo Amos Amadi, has dragged the party to court, following the alleged refusal of the party to sell nomination form to him. The chairmanship […]

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Man In Court For Beating Wife To Stupor

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A 33-year-old man, Banjo Babatunde, who allegedly beat up his wife to stupor, was, on Friday, arraigned before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court. The defendant, who resides at 6B, Abosede Kuboye Street, Surulere, Lagos, is being tried for assault to which he, however, pleaded not guilty. The Prosecutor, W/Sgt. Chekube Okeh, told […]

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Court Remands Man For Defiling 9-Year-Old Girl

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER)- An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Thursday ordered  that a 35-year-old carpenter, Timothy Olayiwola, who allegedly defiled a nine-year-old girl, be remanded in a correctional centre, pending legal advice. Chief Magistrate K.O. Ogundare, who did not take the plea of Olayiwola, ordered that he should be kept in Kirikiri Crectional Centre, pending advice […]

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Court Remands Pastor Over Alleged Impersonation, Breach Of Public Peace

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court in Osun, on Monday, remanded a 37-year-old pastor, Emmanuel Nwanosoke, in Ilesa Correctional Centre over alleged impersonation and breach of public peace. Nwanosoke is facing a two-count charge bordering on impersonation and breach of public peace. The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges. The defence […]

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EFCC Hands Over Forfeited Property to NDE

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 handed over a property, forfeited to the Federal Government to the National Directorate of Employment, NDE, which will serve as its headquarters. The property, located on Plot 1076 Cadastral Zone, Sector B 18, Gudu District, Abuja appeared in a case […]

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Fraud: Zamfara Uncovers 119-Year-Old Worker On Payroll; To Prosecute 108 Over Double Salary

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Zamfara state government says it has uncovered a 119-year-old (name withheld) on its payroll even as it planned to drag a total of 108 civil servants to court for receiving double salary in different ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) in the state. The state’s Commissioner for Finance, Alhaji Rabi’u Garba, disclosed […]

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Court Dismisses Orji Kalu’s Post-conviction Bail Application

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Justice Mohammed Liman of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Monday, December 23, 2019, dismissed an application for a post-conviction bail filed by a convicted former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu. Kalu had, on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, filed the application, following his conviction and sentencing to […]

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Corruption: Court Dismisses Joseph Nwobike’s Appeal

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Court of Appeal, Lagos Division Thursday dismissed an appeal by a former Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Dr. Joseph Nwobike. Nwobike had approached the appellate court in a suit challenging his conviction by the Lagos State High Court, presided over by Justice Raliat Adebiyi. Nwobike was convicted in April 2018 over attempting […]

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Landlord Drags APC to Court in Enugu Over 2 Years Unpaid Rent

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu A landlord, Mr. Victor Kanaychukwu Ani, has dragged the Udi local government area of Enugu state, South- east Nigeria, chapter of the ruling All progressive Congress APC to court over two years rent arrears owed him by the party. The Plaintiff, who filed the case with suit No. MUD\85\2019 at the Magistrate court (2) […]

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