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Malami says no need to bring Diezani to Nigeria for trial

Malami says no need to bring Diezani to Nigeria for trial

Contrary to her wish, Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum resources, will not be brought back to Nigeria for trial as demanded by her, according to Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation. Malami said since she is already facing charges of money laundering in the United Kingdom, “it is important to face the charges

Controversially removed under Jonathan, Justice Ayo Salami returns to lead monitoring of corruption cases

Six years after he was controversially removed as the President of the Court of Appeal, Ayo Salami was on Wednesday appointed by the National Judicial Council, NJC, as head of its committee for monitoring corruption cases nationwide. The NJC approved the establishment of the Financial Cases Trial Monitoring Committee with Mr. Salami as its head.

Sagay: SANs frustrating corruption cases should be barred from courts

Itse Sagay, chairman of the presidential advisory committee against corruption, says senior advocates of Nigeria (SANs) frustrating high-profile corruption cases should be denied the right of appearance during the court hearing of such cases. Sagay said this on Wednesday at a media roundtable organised by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) in Lagos. Sagay, a

Suspended Nigerian judges recalled; three others placed on watch list

The National Judicial Council has recalled a Federal High Court judge, Adeniyi Ademola, who was suspended alongside seven other judges following allegations of corruption brought against them by the federal government. In a statement Saturday, the council said Mr. Ademola was recalled alongside five other judges. Mr. Ademola and seven other judges were suspended in

UPDATED: Federal Court declares Police panel on Rivers election illegal

The Federal High Court, Abuja, has declared as illegal, the joint panel constituted by the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to investigate alleged infractions in the December 10 re-run elections in Rivers. Justice Gabriel Kolawale, who delivered the judgment on Tuesday in Abuja, described the panel as a “strange illegal contraption unknown to law”. Mr.

Why court freed Justice Ademola

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory on Wednesday discharged a judge of the Federal High Court in Abuja of all 18-count charges of fraud brought against him, his wife and a senior lawyer. The judge, Adeniyi Ademola, and his wife, Olabowale, as well as Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Joe Agi, were accused of

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