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September, 2020

  • 9 September

    Nigerian Elites Should Judge My Administration Fairly, Says Buhari

    President Muhammadu Buhari has asked Nigerian elites to judge his government fairly. Read Also: We Spend N400,000 To Treat One COVID-19 Patient, Says El-Rufai Buhari, speaking on Tuesday at the closing of the first-year ministerial performance review retreat held in Abuja, recounted some of the challenges his administration faced upon assumption of …

February, 2020

December, 2019

  • 20 December

    Prostitution Not A Crime – Judge 

    A Nigerian court has declared that sex work is not a crime since there is no law that forbids it. Justice Binta Nyako of the Abuja Federal High Court on Thursday declared that officials of a security task force acted outside the law when they broke into apartments in Abuja …

November, 2019

  • 28 November

    Judge’s Absence Stalls Fayose’s N6.9bn Fraud Trial

    former Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose

    The alleged N6.9 billion fraud trial of former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose at the Federal High Court, Lagos, was on Thursday stalled following the absence of the trial judge, Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke. The judge is said to be away attending a conference. Fayose is being prosecuted by the Economic …

  • 14 November

    Court’ll Determine What Happens To Your Life, Judge Tells Journalist, Agba Jalingo

    Simon Amobeda, a Federal High Court judge in Calabar, Cross River State, has told journalist, Agba Jalingo, that his life is in the hands of the court. Jalingo, publisher of CrossRiverWatch, is facing trial for alleged disturbance of public peace and treason for a write-up and social media posts about …

  • 5 November

    Tsoho Confirmed As Federal High Court Chief Judge

    The senate has confirmed the appointment of John Tsoho as the chief judge of the federal high court and that of Benedict Kanyip as the president of the National Industrial Court (NIC). Both judges were nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari. The president asked the senate to confirm their appointment following …

October, 2019

  • 23 October

    Gunmen Kidnap Federal High Court Judge

    Gunmen have kidnapped, Justice Abdul Dogo, a judge with the Federal High Court in Akure, Ondo State. Justice Dogo was abducted on Tuesday by unknown gunmen while he was returning to Akure from Abuja. A lawyer, on condition of the anonymity, confirmed this to our correspondent. Details later…

  • 21 October

    Your Friends Have Deserted You, Judge Tells Sowore


    Ijeoma Ojukwu, the presiding judge over the case of Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow Movement, has expressed concern that friends of the activist were unwilling to stand as surety for him. Ojukwu stated this on Monday, while reviewing the bail granted to Sowore. Femi Falana, Sowore’s counsel, had approached the …

  • 5 October

    Tribunal Upholds Wike’s Election

    The Rivers State Governorship Election Tribunal has dismissed the petition filed by the governorship candidate of Action Democratic Party (ADP), Victor Fingesi against the re-election of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike. The tribunal described the petition as an adventure to discover the non-existent. It declared that in the end, …

  • 4 October

    Video: Drama In Court As Accused Chases Judge With Stick

    Ex-convict Sentenced To Five Years Imprisonment For Theft

    Drama ensued in a Zimbabwe Court, after a man, alleged to be an accused person, was seen chasing a judge with a long stick. The defendant, whose name was not revealed, was said to have been pronounced guilty for an offence, upon which he appeared in court.    In the video, …

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