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Maryam Sanda sentenced to death for killing husband

Maryam Sanda sentenced to death for killing husband

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Monday found Maryam Sanda guilty of killing her husband, Bilyaminu Bello.   Ms Sanda was sentenced to death by hanging by the judge. The Nigerian police charged Ms Sanda for culpable homicide in November 2017, and sought the death penalty against the accused in a two count charge. The victim, Mr ... Read More »

Forfeited Ilorin houses: EFCC trying to scandalise me – Saraki

Forfeited Ilorin houses: EFCC trying to scandalise me – Saraki

Former Senate President Bukola Saraki on Tuesday told the Federal High Court in Lagos that a suit by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) seeking the forfeiture of his Ilorin houses is an abuse of court processes intended to scandalise him. Saraki, a two-term Kwara State governor, told Justice Rilwan Aikawa that the EFCC was merely attempting to review ... Read More »

Court of Appeal complex, Asaba ready February 3 – Gov Okowa

Court of Appeal complex, Asaba ready February 3 – Gov Okowa

Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, on Monday said the Court of Appeal Complex for the Asaba Division would be inaugurated on Feb. 3, 2020. Okowa who inspected ongoing work at the complex located at Mariam Babangida Way, told newsmen that finishing touches were being made to ensure that everything was in place before the inauguration. He expressed satisfaction with ... Read More »

Supreme Court affirms Tambuwal’s victory

Supreme Court affirms Tambuwal’s victory

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the election of Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State as the validly elected governor of the state. In a unanimous judgment, a seven-member panel of the court dismissed the appeal filed by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ahmed Aliyu, for lacking in merit. In the lead judgment, Justice Uwani Abba Aji ... Read More »

Amotekun, Nigeria restructuring begins.

Amotekun, Nigeria restructuring begins.

By: Ike Abonyi “Eneke the bird says that since men have learned to shoot without missing, he has learned to fly without perching.” Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart. When Anna Freud the Austrian born daughter of the foremost psychologist Sigmund Freud herself a psychoanalyst like her father said “I was always looking outside myself for strength, but it comes from ... Read More »

Afe Babalola backs Amotekun,says no law prohibits the operation

Afe Babalola backs Amotekun,says no law prohibits the operation

  THE Attorney General of the Federation was reported to have declared the regional community security outfit (Amotekun) illegal. I disagree with the Attorney General. On the contrary, it is absolutely constitutional and legal. The issue of Amotekun is an issue of Public Safety and Protection of property. There is no law in Nigeria which prevents citizens from being able ... Read More »

PDP Demands CJN’s Resignation, Reversal of Imo Judgment

PDP Demands CJN’s Resignation, Reversal of Imo Judgment

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) thursday asked the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Muhammad, to resign and also demanded a review and reversal of the Supreme Court judgment on the Imo State governorship election that nullified the election of its Hon. Emeka Ihedioha and ordered his replacement by Senator Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC). At ... Read More »

How The Blunders Of Ihedioha’s Lawyers Made Uzodinma Imo Governor

How The Blunders Of Ihedioha’s Lawyers Made Uzodinma Imo Governor

By:Kenneth Ikonne Hope Uzodinma may not have won the 2019 Imo State gubernatorial election, yet the Supreme Court, on the facts, was right in declaring him the winner of that election in law. The error was not the Supreme Court’s, but that of Governor Emeka Ihedioha’s legal team; and it was a crucially fatal error. What happened was this: during ... Read More »

Amotekun: Southwest governors will respond to Malami soon-Akeredolu

Amotekun: Southwest governors will respond to Malami soon-Akeredolu

The Ondo State Government said on Tuesday night it had not been officially informed about the Federal Government’s decision to brand the southwest security outfit, Operation Amotekun, an illegal entity. The Special Adviser to the state governor on Security Matters, Alhaji Jimoh Dojumo, said the government had not been informed of the development.He said: “We are yet to be informed, ... Read More »

Malami’s view on Amotekun,a joke,says Afenifere

Malami’s view on Amotekun,a joke,says Afenifere

Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere, has described the Federal Government’s announcement of southwest security outfit, Amotekun, as a joke taken too far. This is just as it called on the South-West governors to ignore the Attorney General of the Federation. Afenifere’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Yinka Odumakin said: “They are joking. Now they have exposed themselves that they are the ones ... Read More »

Gov. Makinde inaugurates Judicial Service Commission

Gov. Makinde inaugurates Judicial Service Commission

…charges it to fast-track judicial system Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, said on Tuesday that his administration would work with the judiciary to bring about the needed reforms that will make Oyo State greater. The Governor, who stated this while inaugurating the State’s Judicial Service Commission, maintained that the commission had the mandate to fast-track the judicial system in ... Read More »

Man Bags Two Weeks ‎Imprisonment For Making Phone Call In Court

By Joe Adedeji, Ilorin A man, Abdulwahab Adebayo has been sentenced to two weeks imprisonment by an Ilorin High Court in Ilorin for making a phone call in the courtroom. The man who perhaps unaware of the implication of his action was making the call right in the court room even when the court was in session. The Presiding Judge, ... Read More »