A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered a multinational Global Satellite Mobile services, GSM, provider, MTN Communications Limited to temporarily forfeit to the Federal Government, the sum of N8billion in its account number 0012005379 domiciled in Ecobank Nigeria Plc, suspected to be proceeds of unlawful activity. Trial judge in the matter, Justice Abdulaziz… Read More Court Orders MTN To Forfeit N8Bn In Ecobank & Unclaimed Billions In Skye Bank Accounts To Nigerian Govt
Oil Spill: UK Court Decides Legality Of Suit Against Shell London (Leadership) — A London court is set to rule, in coming weeks, on whether Royal Dutch Shell can face trial in the UK over oil spill allegations in Nigeria. Some legal experts predict that such decision could attract more cases against multinationals in Britain.… Read More London Court To Rule If Shell Can Face Trial Over Oil Spill In Nigeria
Hissene Habre has refused to recognise the legitimacy of the African court which tried him. Chad’s former president Hissene Habre (1982 to 1990) will on Monday Jan 9 begin an appeal against his life sentence for war crimes and crimes against humanity. Reports say Habre refused to recognize the African-created court’s jurisdiction to try him… Read More War Crimes: Chad Ex-leader Habre To Appeal Life Sentence?
Abraka, Edo State, Nigeria – A Nigerian human rights lawyer has further exposed the (not so-secret) news that three convicted criminals have been “secretly executed” in the first hangings in Nigeria since 2013. The executions breach a seven-year ‘official moratorium’ on the death penalty in Nigeria . . .
African lawyers’ associations at war over Gambia election Banjul, Gambia (Premium Times) – Representatives of the Pan African Lawyers Union and the African Bar Association are engaged in a war of words over the resolution of the general election in The Gambia. While the AfBA says it had arranged a meeting with relevant parties in… Read More Pan African Lawyers Union & African Bar Association War Over Gambia Election
Grace Mugabe told to return property in diamond ring spat. Harare, Zimbabwe (TheGuardian) — A Zimbabwean court has ordered President Robert Mugabe’s wife to return three properties she seized from a local businessman in a messy dispute over a $1.35-million diamond ring, a lawyer said Thursday. Grace Mugabe was taken to court by Jamal Ahmed… Read More Court Orders Zimbabwean First Lady To Return Property In Diamond Ring Dispute
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