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
EFCC may be preparing to prosecute Patience Jonathan; Lawyers’ group seeks perpetual injunction to stop judge’s arraignment; Arrested judges to be arraigned next week by DSS; Appeal court affirms CCT jurisdiction, dismisses Saraki’s appeal; Arms cash scandal: Panel submits final report, indicts top FG officials . . .
Badeh Laundered N1.4bn NAF Funds – Witness At the resumed trial of Air Chief Marshal Alex S. Badeh (rtd), Air Commodore Mohammed Lawal Sini, the 6th witness for the EFCC told the Court how N558million of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) funds was converted to personal use by Badeh. Badeh is being prosecuted by the… Read More Corruption Fight and Libel Suit
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
Judicial Corruption in Nigeria: Nigeria’s secret police, the Department of State Services (DSS) and their Gestapo-style arrest of Judges – Reports on sting operation, arrests, recovered cash and details of monies recovered from homes of Nigerian alleged corrupt justices and judges from some states in Nigeria . . .
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
EFCC agents on Tuesday froze a bank account allegedly belonging to a wanted ex-militant, Government Ekemupolo a.k.a. Tompolo. Reports say the agency found N3bn in the alleged account of Tompolo and froze it pending the outcome of court processes. Sources say the N3billion was discovered during investigations into the fraud at NIMASA (Nigerian Maritime Administration… Read More EFCC freezes Tompolo’s N3 billion account
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
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
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