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Ondo Explosion :Afenifere calls for Inquiry

Ondo Explosion :Afenifere calls for Inquiry

Afenifere expresses our heatfelr sympathy with the government and people of Ondo State over the explosion that occurred on Akure-Owo road early this morning. All accounts so far indicate that the explosion occurred from a possible fire incident from a vehicle that was carrying explosives through the state. Though the identities of the movers have not yet been known, the ... Read More »

Appeal Court Sets Aside Judgment on Expulsion of Onanuga, others, from Ikoyi Club 1938

Appeal Court Sets Aside Judgment on Expulsion of Onanuga, others, from Ikoyi Club 1938

…Orders reinstatement By Demola Abimboye The Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, has set aside the ruling of a Federal High Court, Lagos, which affirmed the expulsion of Dr Olufemi Onanuga as a member of Ikoyi Club 1938. The court also ordered the reinstatement of Onanuga as a bonafide member of the prestigious club. Dissatisfied with the ruling of the lower ... Read More »

Court appoints Chief Registrar as provisional liquidator of Chicason Company

Court appoints Chief Registrar as provisional liquidator of Chicason Company

By Demola Abimboye In order to preserve the assets from being dissipated by the company’s owners or their agents, a Federal High Court in Lagos has appointed the Chief Registrar of the court as provisional liquidator of Chicason Nigeria Limited. He takes charge of all the identified /traceable assets and funds of the company in banks and other financial institutions ... Read More »

N13m Securities Fraud: Court Convicts One, Discharges Another 

N13m Securities Fraud: Court Convicts One, Discharges Another 

By: Owolola Adebola  Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of a Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, has convicted one Ekpe Sunday, a staff of Ecobank Plc who was prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on a two-count charge bordering on conspiracy, fraudulent diversion of funds, forgery and impersonation to the tune of N7,067,576.55 (Seven Million, Sixty-seven Thousand, ... Read More »

How Mompha Operates Unlicensed BDC, Witness Told Court

How Mompha Operates Unlicensed BDC, Witness Told Court

By: Owolola Adebola  The trial of Ismaila Mustapha aka Mompha continued today, March 18, 2020 before Justice A. Mohammed Liman of a Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, as a prosecution witness told the court that Mompha did not remit tax to the Federal Government for a period of seven months while his company was already in existence. Mompha ... Read More »

N2bn Fraud: Court Admits More Evidence against Maina

N2bn Fraud: Court Admits More Evidence against Maina

By: Owolola Adebola   Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, delivered his reserved ruling on the admissibility of a bunch of evidence sought to be tendered by the prosecution in the ongoing trial of the ex-Chairman of the defunct Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina. Justice Abang in his ruling noted that ... Read More »

Missing Child : Sotitobire Prophet, sent back to Prison

Missing Child : Sotitobire Prophet, sent back to Prison

Prophet Alfa Babatunde, founder of the Sotitobire Miracle centre was today sent back to the Olokuta Correctional centre till Thursday for continuation of his case. He was arraigned before Justice Olusegun Odusola who refused to grant his bail application sought by the defence counsel, Mr. Olusola Oke. The prosecuting team from the state ministry of justice led by the Attorney-General, ... Read More »

Euro 2020 POSTPONED until the summer of 2021

Euro 2020 POSTPONED until the summer of 2021

UEFA have officially decided to postpone the Euros until the summer of 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic decimating the football calendar. It has been decided that the showpiece Euros will now take place between June 11 to July 11 next year. During Tuesday’s meeting involving UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin, which included a series of video conferences, they decided to ... Read More »

Family accuses Obasanjo’s brother of intimidation

Family accuses Obasanjo’s brother of intimidation

Members of Adogun Atele family have told an Ogun State High Court how defendants in the suit are using the influence of former president Olusegun Obasanjo to harass and intimidate them over a family land located at Sogunro village, Itele Awori in Ado Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State. The allegation was contained in a motion on notice brought ... Read More »

Alleged N8.5bn Fraud: Former NIMASA Boss Bought 30,000 Units of Shares for N170m– Witness

Alleged N8.5bn Fraud: Former NIMASA Boss Bought 30,000 Units of Shares for N170m– Witness

  A prosecution witness, Howard Edafe, in the ongoing N8.5billion fraud case involving a former Joint Military Task Force Commander, Maj.-Gen. Emmanuel Atewe (retd.), on March 12, 2020 told Justice Ayokunle Faji of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos how Atewe bought 30,000 units of shares from MTN Links for N170,350,000.00 (One Hundred and Seventy Million, Three Hundred ... Read More »

Alleged $2m Fraud: You Have a Case to Answer Court Tells Ex-NHIS Boss, Femi Thomas

Alleged $2m Fraud: You Have a Case to Answer Court Tells Ex-NHIS Boss, Femi Thomas

By Owolola Adebola  Justice Ayokunle Faji of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on March 13, 2020, dismissed the no-case submission filed by a former Executive Secretary, National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, Dr. Olufemi Martins Thomas, to stop his criminal trial for alleged money laundering to the tune of $2,198,900. Thomas is standing trial alongside Kabiru Sidi, a Bureau ... Read More »

EFCC Nabs Bankers, Two others for Fraud in Sokoto

EFCC Nabs Bankers, Two others for Fraud in Sokoto

By Owolola Adebola  Operatives  of  the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, Sokoto  Zonal  Office on  March 4, 2020 arrested  Zaharaddeen Ibrahim, Micheal Alabi and Ngozi Agbonjari all staff of a new generation bank in Sokoto for an alleged conspiracy to steal the sum of N1,205,000 (One million, two hundred and five thousand naira). Describing the arrest as a huge success, Head of the Zone, Abdullahi Lawal ... Read More »

Alleged N1.4bn Fraud: Court Adjourns NBA President, Paul Usoro’s Trial To Mar 23

Alleged N1.4bn Fraud: Court Adjourns NBA President, Paul Usoro’s Trial To Mar 23

By:Owolola Adebola  Justice Rilwan Aikawa of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, has adjourned until March 23, 2020 further hearing in the alleged N1.4bn fraud trial involving the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Paul Usoro, SAN. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC first arraigned Usoro before Justice Muslim Hassan of the same court on December 18, ... Read More »

Alleged N450m Fraud: Court to Rule on Belgore’s Electronic Evidence, Mar 12

Alleged N450m Fraud: Court to Rule on Belgore’s Electronic Evidence, Mar 12

  Justice Rilwan Aikawa of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, adjourned until March 12, 2020 to rule on the admissibility of the Closed-Circuit Television, CCTV footage and its Certificate of Identification sought to be tendered in evidence by Mohammed Dele Belgore, SAN.   Belgore is standing trial alongside a former Minister of ... Read More »

Court Convicts Gombe SEMA Boss, One Other for Stealing IDP Building Materials

Court Convicts Gombe SEMA Boss, One Other for Stealing IDP Building Materials

By: Owolola Adebola The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Gombe zonal office on March 13, 2020 secured the conviction of Dr. Dallami Arab Rukuje and Isa Garba before Justice Abubakar Jauro of the Gombe State High Court on a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy, criminal misappropriation, aiding and abetting. Rukuje, the Executive Secretary of the Gombe State Emergency Management ... Read More »

BREAKING: Court orders IG, DSS DG to release Sanusi from detention

BREAKING: Court orders IG, DSS DG to release Sanusi from detention

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday ordered the release of the dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, from detention in Awe, a town in Nasarawa State, where he was banished to following his dethronement on Monday. Justice Anwuli Chikere granted the interim order following an ex parte application moved by his lead counsel, Lateef Fagbemi (SAN) on ... Read More »

ZULUM VISITS NDLEA OFFICE IN MAIDUGURI OVER SEIZURE OF 10,522Kgs ILLICIT DRUGS

ZULUM VISITS NDLEA OFFICE IN MAIDUGURI OVER SEIZURE OF 10,522Kgs ILLICIT DRUGS

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum on Thursday paid visit to State Command office of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) where he inspected 10,522 kilograms of cannabis seized by the Command before destruction. The Governor while commending efforts of the NDLEA officials and other security agencies in the fight against consumption of illicit ... Read More »

Kano Elders Vow To Challenge Sanusi Lamido’s Deposition

Kano Elders Vow To Challenge Sanusi Lamido’s Deposition

The elders of Kano State under the auspices of Advocates for a United Kano have condemned the dethronement of Muhammadu Sanusi II as the Emir of Kano by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, vowing to challenge what it described as the brazen acts of illegality perpetrated by the government of the state. Recall that on Monday, the governor, in a press statement ... Read More »

Court Orders Forfeiture of Bauchi Governor’s  Son’s Properties

Court Orders Forfeiture of Bauchi Governor’s Son’s Properties

  A Federal High Court, Abuja, presided over by Justice Taiwo Taiwo, has refused to set aside the order of interim forfeiture of some properties linked to Shamsudeen Bala, son of the Bauchi State governor, Bala Mohammed, who is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for money laundering offence.   Shamsudeen is facing trial before Justice ... Read More »

Sanusi Lamido challenges banishment in court

Sanusi Lamido challenges banishment in court

  PRESS STATEMENT BY THE LEGAL TEAM OF MALLAM MUHAMMADU SANUSI, II, CON ON HIS ILLEGAL DETHRONEMENT, DEPORTATION AND BANISHMENT TO NASSARAWA STATE BY THE KANO STATE GOVERNMENT Gentlemen of the Press, a very good afternoon. I thank you for coming to our offices this afternoon for the purpose of this press briefing on behalf of our client Muhammadu Sanusi ... Read More »