Court refuses to stop Buhari, DSS & AGF from judges’ trial

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, presided by Justice Gabriel Kolawole, on Friday refused to grant an  application filed by a Lagos-based lawyer, Mr. Olukoya Ogungbeje Esq., seeking an order restraining President Muhammadu Buhari, the Department of State Services (DSS) and others from re-arresting or taking any “untoward action” against five of the eight… Read More Court refuses to stop Buhari, DSS & AGF from judges’ trial

Judicial and Legislative Matters in Nigeria

Alleged sex scandal: Reps to sue U.S. Govt for $1bn damages The three members of the House of Representatives exonerated of the sexual misconduct allegations leveled against them by the U.S. government – House Deputy Chairman, Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream), Mr. Terse Mark-Gbillah (Benue); Mr. Samuel Ikon (Akwa Ibom); and Mr. Mohammed Garba-Gololo (Bauchi)… Read More Judicial and Legislative Matters in Nigeria

Money Laundering Trial: A Legal dossier Linked To Nigeria’s Ex-First Lady

Legal Report has compiled a collection in the form of a legal dossier (in chronological order) detailing the money laundering case being tried, ongoing and pending at the Federal High Court sitting in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos, and the sudden and unexpected “claimed” linkage to the subject matter in the corruption case and subsequent litigation… Read More Money Laundering Trial: A Legal dossier Linked To Nigeria’s Ex-First Lady

Nigeria’s Judicial Watchdog retires judge for issuing order without sitting in court

The National Judicial Council (NJC) said on Friday that it had compulsorily retired a judge of the Cross River State of Nigeria High Court, Justice B.T. Ebuta. The NJC’s Acting Director (Information), Mr. Soji Oye, said in a statement that the sanction was imposed on Ebuta partly because he made an order based on ex-parte… Read More Nigeria’s Judicial Watchdog retires judge for issuing order without sitting in court

British detectives in Nigeria for Alison-Madueke’s case

As part of the ongoing probe and preparation for the arraignment of a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, some investigators from the United Kingdom have visited Nigeria to gather evidence. The ex-minister is under investigation over the missing $20billion oil cash, phoney crude oil lifting contracts,  $115million poll bribery money, the $1.092b… Read More British detectives in Nigeria for Alison-Madueke’s case

Nigeria’s senate president’s trial stalls, MTN offers to settle row

Nigerian Senate President’s alleged assets declaration trial stalled by a motion challenging jurisdiction of tribunal; South African telecoms giant, Mobile Telecommunication Network (MTN), offers to settle row over Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) fine with $1.5billon . . . Photo: Embattled Nigeria’s Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki Saraki’s CCT trial stalled The trial of Nigeria’s Senate… Read More Nigeria’s senate president’s trial stalls, MTN offers to settle row