A Kaduna State High Court sitting in the state capital will today rule on the bail application filed by counsel to the leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El Zakzaky and his wife. The IMN leader is facing trial over allegations of culpable homicide, unlawful assembly, and disruption...
COURT OF APPEAL IN APPEAL NO: CA/A/278/2018 BETWEEN TIJJANI MUSA TUMSAH V. FRN & ANOR. NULLIFIES CHIEF OKOI OBONO OBLA’S PROSECUTORIAL POWERS AS CHAIRMAN OF THE SPECIAL PRESIDENTIAL INVESTIGATIVE PANEL (SPIP) Yesterday, in a unanimous decision of the full panel of the Court of Appeal (Coram: Hussein Mukhtar, C. E....
An Ibadan-based businesswoman, Mrs. Aminat Adeshina, on Monday sought the order of an Ile-Tuntun Customary Court, Ibadan, to dissolve her 22-year marriage to one Akeem Adeshina, for allegedly fondling their daughter. In her petition, Aminat, a mother of four, said that her husband attempted to rape their 16-year-old daughter. “After I...
The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee has withdrawn the nomination of a lawyer, Ikhide Ehighelua, for the coveted rank of the Senior Advocate of Nigeria and barred him from applying for the rank for the next five years starting from 2019. The decision taken at the LPPC’s emergency meeting on Thursday...
By Juliet Odey The Yobe governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam, on Monday, signed into law; life imprisonment and 25 years jail term for rape of minors and adults respectively. Gaidam while signing the law in Damaturu, said that government took a proactive action in view of the rampant cases of rape, kidnapping...
From Juliet Odey, Abuja The MD of Zenith Bank, Peter Amangbo has been held by anti-graft investigators over a series of transactions his bank allegedly carried out on behalf of Rivers State. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is alleging that the transactions, at least N117 billion in value, are suspicious...
Maryam Sanda, the wife who killed her husband on November 19, 2017 through multiple stabbing, has put to bed last week and named her newborn baby after her husband but the delivery was not formally announced by the family. Maryam Sanda was granted bail by Justice Yusuf Halilu based on...
From Fatima Bukar, Abuja The Presidential Committee on North East Initiative is committed to ensuring a safe and harmonious post conflict society through the provision of access to justice. The Vice Chairman PCNI Tijjani M Tumsah stated this at the launch of the NBA endowment fund in support of Access to Justice...
By Juliet Odey A court of appeal in Abuja, has on Monday, quashed an arrest warrant issued on the chairman of the Independent National, Electoral Commission (INEC), professor Mahmood Yakubu by an Abuja high court. Justice Abdul Aboki who gave the stay of execution order order, adjourned the hearing of the...
From Fatima Bukar, Abuja Wednesday 8, 2018 Abdullahi Saleh who live in Kubwa Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, was ordered to pay his former wife, Abubakar Rabi’s antenatal bills until she delivers her baby. ‎The judge, Abdulwahab‎ Mohammed, ordered Saleh to pay N27, 710 which was the amount his former wife,...