Litigations

Court Grants Ex-Miss Nigeria, Helen Prest-Ajayi 50% Of Late Hubby’s Assets

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday declared that a former Miss Nigeria, Helen Prest-Ajayi, is entitled to 50 percent of the net assets of her late husband, Dr Tosin Ajayi. Justice Tijjani Ringim gave the ruling in a suit by Miss Tomisin Ajayi and Mrs Helen Prest Ajayi as 1st and 2nd Applicants, …

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SSS Invasion: Court To Deliver Judgment On Igboho’s Suit Sept 17

An Ibadan High Court presided over by Justice Ladiran Akintola, Tuesday fixed September 17 to deliver judgment on the fundamental rights suit filed by Yoruba nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo (aka Sunday Igboho). The judge also ordered the extension of the injunction order restraining the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, …

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Nnamdi Kanu Demands N5bn Damages, Apology From Malami, SSS

Leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has asked the High Court of Abia State to compel the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN); the Department of State Services and six others to pay him N5bn in damages being monetary compensation for the “physical, mental, emotional, psychological and other damages” …

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Nigerian Police Finally Charge Enslaved 21-year-old Woman, Glory Okolie To Court

The Nigerian Police Force has charged Gloria Okolie, a 21-year-old young woman arrested and enslaved by operatives of the Inspector-General of Police’s Intelligence Response Team (IRT) in Imo State. The suit was in accordance with the court order issued by the Federal High Court Abuja on Friday 27th August 2021. The police had arrested Okolie …

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Kenechukwu Okeke Drags Media Houses, Ex-NBA Chairman To Court For Alleged Defamation

A human rights activist, KeneChukwu Okeke, has instituted a criminal defamation suit at the FCT Chief Magistrates’ Court, Kubwa, Abuja against Vanguard Newspapers including its reporter Onozure Dania, Omoyele Sowore, Sahara Reporters Limited, Sahara Reporters Media Foundation, and one Chukwuemeka Clement who was the former Chairman of Bwari, branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA). …

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Judgement On VAT: Court Dismisses FIRS Application For Stay Of Execution

Counsel for the Government of Rivers State, Mark Agwu addressing journalists at the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt after the court on Monday dismissed FIRS application for a stay of execution over the judgment empowering Rivers State to collect VAT, other related taxes. *Says Granting Stay Of Execution Will Negate Principle Of Equity A Federal …

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Super TV CEO Murder: Chidinma & Her Sister Chioma To Face Trial At High Court

A Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Monday ordered that Chidinma Ojukwu be charged with murder of the Chief Executive Officer of Super Television, Mr. Usifo Ataga. The court also said Chidinma would face the trial for murder at the Lagos State High Court. The court also ordered that one Adedapo Quadri and Chidinma’s …

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Nnamdi Kanu’s Lawyer Slams N50m Suit Against DSS Over Alleged Rights Violation

Mr. Maxwell Opara, who is among the team of lawyers defending the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, on Monday, instituted a N50million fundamental right enforcement suit against the Director General of the Department of State Services, DSS. Opara, who alleged that he was on August 30, subjected to various …

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Court Orders Judge Sued For Trespass To File Defence In N25million Suit

The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, in Maitama, Abuja, has ordered a serving judge of the National Industrial Court, Jeremiah Essien, to file his defence to a N25million property suit filed against him. A surveyor, James Olobo, filed the suit marked CV/950/2021, accusing Mr Essien of forcibly taking possession of his property at …

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Appeal Court Declares Valentine Ozigbo As PDP Candidate For Anambra Governorship Election

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has declared Valentine Ozigbo as the validly elected candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Anambra Governorship election slated for November 6, 2021. A three-man panel of justices led by the President of the Court of Appeal, Honorable Justice Monica Dongban- Mensem, made the declaration on …

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SSS Charges 8 Nigerians To Court For Printing Fake N98m, $1.5m Notes

A Gwagwalada Chief Magistrates’ Court on Thursday ordered that 8 Nigerians, who allegedly printed fake N98 million and US$1,487,700, be remanded in Suleja Correctional Centre. The Department of State Services (DSS) had charged the suspects – seven men and one woman to court. Musa Mayo, Bala Jatau, Ibrahim Dangana, Luka Daniel, Nnemeka Ude, Asebe Zainab, …

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N25.7billion Fraud: Court Freezes Francis Atuche’s N19.1b In 24 Banks

*London, Nigerian properties and firms forfeited  A Lagos State High Court in Ikeja has frozen assets and funds to the tune of N19,178,253050 billion allegedly kept in 24 banks by a convicted former Managing Director of the defunct Bank PHB, Francis Atuche. The banks include Access Bank Plc, Citi Bank Ltd, Ecobank Nigeria Ltd, Fidelity …

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Alleged Blasphemy: Court Orders Psychiatric Evaluation Of Kano Cleric

Sarki Yola, the presiding judge in the case of a Kano Controversial cleric, Sheikh Abduljabar Nasiru Kabara over alleged blasphemous statements, has ordered for the psychiatrist evaluation of the Sheikh after he remained permanently mute on a series of questions he was asked. Kabara’s counsel, Sale Bagoro, had ordered his client to remain silent on …

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Court Restrains Gov, Mai Mala Buni & Ors, From Parading Themselves As APC Caretaker Committee Members

…stops APC LGA Congress in Delta Delta State High Court sitting in Asaba, Wednesday, restrained Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State along with other members from acting or parading themselves as the All Progressives Congress, APC, Caretaker/ Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, CECPC until the determination of a substantive suit before the court. The presiding …

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Court Orders Interim Forfeiture Of Firm’s N5.3b

A Federal High Court in Lagos Wednesday ordered the interim forfeiture of the N5,318,517,789.48 warehoused in a new generation bank. Justice Tijjani Ringim made the order sequel to an ex parte motion filed and argued by counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Rotimi Oyedepo. Oyedepo linked the sum to a firm, Kaiser …

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Putin Says U.S. Presence In Afghanistan Ended In ‘Tragedies’

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that the United States’ 20-year campaign in Afghanistan ended in “only tragedies, only losses.” The Russian leader has a track record of criticizing Western countries for trying to impose their values on non-Western nations. Moscow has regularly slammed the U.S. policy in Afghanistan, which is now controlled by the …

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Office Of Deputy Clerk Not At The Pleasure Of The Speaker – Industrial Court Rules

-orders Edo House of Assembly Service Commission to reinstate Samuel Efezokhae as Deputy Clerk The Presiding Judge, Benin Judicial division of the National Industrial Court, His Lordship, His Lordship, Hon. Justice Adunola Adewemimo has set aside the purported compulsory retirement of Edo State House of Assembly Deputy Clerk, Mr. Samuel Efezokhae from office. The Court …

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Lawyer Threatens UBA Bank With Legal Action Over Alleged Illegal Deduction Of His Funds

*Demands Reversal Of The Money Within 48 Hours*Says He Is Disappointed With Action Of The Bank A lawyer, F. I. Nwodo has written the United Bank for Africa, UBA, over alleged illegal deduction of his money without crediting the recipient to whom he intended transferring the money. Nwodo, who is the principal and founder of …

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Enugu State Judiciary Commences Virtual Court Hearing, Records Three Virtual Sittings

The Enugu State Judiciary has commenced a virtual court hearing. TheNigeriaLawyer learnt that the cases were heard in High Court No. 7 presided over by Hon Justice C.C Ani, PhD The virtual sitting was said to be unprecedented in the entire Eastern region. The 3 cases that were heard in High Court 7 Enugu include Suit …

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Court Declines To Hear Maina’s Fresh Bail Application

A vacation judge of the Federal High Court, Abuja, Justice Ahmed Mohammed, on Tuesday, declined to hear a fresh bail application filed by former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina. The judge declined to hear the fresh application after it was introduced by Maina’s counsel, David Iorhemba and counsel to …

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