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Justice Ngwuta to face fresh false asset declaration charge

Justice Ngwuta to face fresh false asset declaration charge

Justice Sylvester Ngwuta of the Supreme Court is to be arraigned before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, on April 20, an official said on Wednesday. The tribunal’s Head of Press and Public Relations, Ibraheem Alhassan, said in a statement in Abuja that Mr. Ngwuta would appear before a two-member panel over alleged false asset

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

Senior lawyer’s ‘bribe’ to judge was for library upgrade, mother’s treatment – Witness

A prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of Joseph Nwobike, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, on Tuesday told an Ikeja Division of the Lagos High Court that the funds transferred by the lawyer into the bank account of a serving federal judge were meant for purposes which included a library upgrade. Daniel Danladi, an operative

Lawyer indicted for fraud in the UK nominated as judge of Nigeria’s Court of Appeal

On February 22, the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, published the names of 12 lawyers it said had been shortlisted for appointment as Court of Appeal judges after an intensive two-day screening exercise that involved 187 lawyers. In a statement announcing the shortlist, the NBA explained that the exercise was in response to the call by

Jubilation as Court frees 35 Biafra agitators

A Magistrate Court sitting in Port Harcourt has discharged 35 Biafra agitators charged with conspiracy to commit treasonable felony, for want of diligent prosecution. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the accused were arrested on January 20 during a march to commemorate the inauguration of United States of America President, Donald Trump. Discharging

Court declares free primary, junior secondary education in Nigeria an enforceable right

A Federal High Court in Abuja presided by John Tsoho on Thursday declared that the every Nigerian child has the constitutional right to free and compulsory primary education, and free junior secondary education. The judge ruled that the federal and state governments have constitutional duties to provide adequate fund for such education. He said failure

Court turns down Metuh’s application to invite Dasuki, travel abroad

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has refused Olisah Metuh’s application to compel Sambo Dasuki, a former National Security Adviser, NSA, to testify in his matter. The court also declined Mr. Metuh’s request to allow him go to the United Kingdom for eight weeks of medical treatment. Mr. Metuh, a former spokesperson of

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