Court Orders CBN Not To Extend Deadline For Naira Swap

By Ogechi Okorie The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, on Monday ordered the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), President Muhammadu Buhari and 27 commercial banks not to extend the February 10 deadline for the swapping of old Naira notes with new ones. Recall that four political parties had gone to court to seek an injunction asking the CBN, Buhari and the banks from extending …

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Arrest EFCC Chairman, Remand Him In Kuje Prison – Court

By Chris Udochukwu The Kogi State High Court sitting in Lokoja has committed the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, to prison for disobeying a court order. The court also directed the Inspector General of Police to effect Bawa’s arrest and remand him in Kuje prison for the next 14 days until he purges himself of the contempt. Justice Rukayat …

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Court Remands Farmer For Alleged Arson

By Dorathy Aninge Makurdi, – A Makurdi Magistrates’ Court on Monday ordered that a farmer, Benjamin Num be remanded for alleged arson.The Magistrate, Mrs Erdoo Ter, did not take the plea of Num for want in jurisdiction.She ordered that Num be remanded in the Makurdi Correctional Centre and adjourned the case until Feb 28, 2023 for further mention .Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Sgt. Regina Ishaya …

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Man, 22, Docked For Alleged Breach Of Peace In Badagry

By Raji RasakBadagry (Lagos State), – A 22-year-old man, Chukwu Williams, was on Tuesday arraigned in Lagos for alleged threat to life, breach of peace and unlawful damage to property. He appeared before a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court on a three-count charge but pleaded not guilty. The prosecutor, ASP Clement Okuoimose, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on Jan. 8 at 2.00 …

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Court Remands 2 Over Alleged Possession Of Illicit Drug

By Patience YakubuKaduna, – A Federal High Court in Kaduna on Monday ordered the remand of two men over alleged unlawful possession of 203 kilogrammes of Cannabis Sativa. The defendants, Salisu Danjuma, 22 and Adekunle Farouq, 28, both residents of Malali area in Kaduna, are being prosecuted by the National Drug Law Enforcement Area (NDLEA) on a two-count charge of conspiracy and possession of illicit …

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Edo train attack: Police reveals suspects charged to court

The Police Command in Edo State has named the suspects arrested over the Igueben train attack. Gunmen on January 7 kidnapped passengers waiting to board the train to Warri in Delta State. The Edo government had confirmed the arrest of two village chiefs and release of two remaining captives, both railway workers. On Sunday, Police spokesperson, SP Chidi Nwabuzor said eight men already appeared in …

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Court To Deliver Judgment In Suit Challenging Powers Of Kogi Transport Authority Jan. 27

By Thompson Yamput Lokoja, – Justice Clement Kereke of Kogi High Court, Lokoja, on Friday fixed Jan. 27 to deliver judgment in a suit challenging the powers of the Kogi Traffic Management Authority (KATROMA). Kereke fixed the date after taking the addresses of both the plaintiff and the defendants in the case filed before him on July 11, 2022. The plaintiff, an Abuja-based Lawyer, Mr …

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Alleged Misappropriation: Court Remands Marketer

By Joy Kaka Abuja, – A Grade I Area Court, Kubwa, Abuja has ordered the remand of a cooperative society marketer, Kate Solomon in a correctional center for allegedly misappropriating N3.5million.The Judge, Yahaya  Sheshi said that releasing the defendant on bail would pose a risk to her life.Sheshi added that the defendant would be safer in custody, considering the crowd whom were in court regarding …

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Teacher, Truck Driver in Court For Alleged Reckless Driving

By Moronke BoboyeIkeja, – ) A truck driver and a teacher on Wednesday appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly causing a road accident which resulted in amputation of a pedestrian’s leg. The accident also damaged a Toyota Highlander worth N4.5 million, according to the police. The 31-year-old truck driver, Godspower Echi, resides at Sagamu, Ogun, while the 40-year-old teacher, Olaoluwa Faronbi, lives …

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Woman Drags Neighbour To Court For Allegedly Her House Removing Roof

By Glory Abuh-AdejohAbuja, – A 51-year-old woman, Theresa Bassey, on Tuesday dragged her neighbour, Yakubu Abubakar, before a Grade I Area Court in Kado, Abuja, for allegedly removing her house roof. Abubakar who resides in Jabi, Abuja is charged with mischief. The Prosecution Counsel, Mr Stanley Nwafoaku, told the court that the matter was reported at the Life Camp Police Station by the complainant on …

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Woman Drags Business Partner To Court Over N250,000 Failed Business Deal

By Aisha Gambo Kaduna, – A 48 year-old woman, Aisha Muhammad on Thursday dragged Maryam Yahya her business partner to a Sharia court sitting at Rigasa, Kaduna over N250,00 failed business deal.The complainant told the court that she gave Yahya the sum of N250,000 to invest in a business with the agreement to get returns  every month.She explained that the defendant gave her N25,000 for …

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Court Remands Man, 22, Over Alleged Murder

Funmilayo Okunade Ado-Ekiti, – An Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday ordered the remand of a 22-year old man, Emmanuel Owolabi, at the correctional centre in Ado-Ekiti over alleged murder. The defendant, whose address was not provided, is being tried for alleged murder. The police prosecutor, Insp Bamikole Olasunkanmi, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Nov. 22 in Ado-Ekiti.Olasunkanmi alleged that …

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Court sentences Senator Bassey Akpan to 42 years in prison without option of fine

By Chris Udochukwu Senator representing Akwa Ibom North-East (Uyo), and governorship candidate of the Young Progressives Party in Akwa Ibom State,Senator Bassey Akpan, has been sentenced to 42 years in prison for corruption by the Federal High Court in Uyo on Thursday. The presiding judge, Justice Agatha Okeke, convicted the candidate on six counts bordering on money laundering, including graft. The YPP candidate was taken …

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Alleged Defamation: Court Adjourns For Pre-hearing Trial

By Joshua Oladipo Osogbo, – An Osun High Court sitting in Osogbo on Thursday adjourned for pre-hearing trial over an alleged defamation by a popular private radio station, Rave FM, in Osun. The Presiding Judge, Justice Adepele Ojo, gave the order to allow counsel to both the plaintiff and the defendants serve the necessary documents after new application was filed by the defense counsel . …

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Court Remands Timber Operator Over Alleged N155,000 Fraud

By Dorcas ElusogbonIle-Ife (Osun), – An Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court, on Wednesday, remanded a 30-year-old man, Olalekan Boyenle, for allegedly fraudulently obtaining 200 pieces of planks worth N155,000. The Prosecutor, Insp Irewole Jimoh, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Sept. 15, around 11:40 a.m. at Ayetoro area of Ipetumodu. Jimoh stated that the defendant fraudulently obtained the sum of N155, 000 from …

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Court Nullifies Local Government Election Conducted By OSIEC In Osun

By Joshua Oladipo Osogbo, – ) A Federal High Court in Osun , on Friday, nullified the State Local Governments Election conducted by Osun Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC). The Presiding Judge , Justice Ayo-Nathaniel Emmanuel, held that the  election conducted by OSIEC on Oct. 15, was illegal , null and void , having not conducted in consonance with the Electoral Act of 2022. Emmanuel ordered …

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