A Kogi State High Court, sitting in Lokoja, yesterday fixed February 23 to rule on a suit brought before it by the former governor of the state, Capt Idris Ichalla Wada, challenging the composition of the commission of inquiry set up by Governor Yahaya Bello to probe past administrations in the state.
The National Industrial Court in Makurdi on Thursday ordered German construction giant, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc., to pay N2.1 million to its ex-staff, one Mr Innocent Num, as damages.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the N2.1 million awarded was against the N360 million damages the claimant sought following eye injuries he sustained while on duty.
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The police in Abuja on Wednesday arraigned Festus Obidozie and Magnus Miracle before Justice Ahmed Mohammed of Federal High Court, Abuja, over alleged fraud of N627 million.
The suspects pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge of conspiracy to defraud and obtain on false pretext with intent to defraud Cafon Lee Estate, Lugbe in Abuja.
Senator Nelson Effiong
Nelson Effiong, a senator from Akwa Ibom south, has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Effiong announced his decision to leave the PDP on the floor of the senate on Thursday, citing the crisis in the party.
Senate President, Bukola Saraki
Nigerian Senators worried over deployment of Nigerian troops to Gambia without Senate approval. Sen. Utazi raised issue.
Sen. Chukwuka Utazi raised the point of Order while reading Section 5, sub-section 4 & 5 of the 1999 Const. on troops deployment to Gambia.
Gambia's Vice President Isatou Njie Saidy
Gambia’s Vice President Isatou Njie Saidy, who has been in the role since 1997, has quit, a government source and a family member told our reporter on Thursday.
An Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court yesterday turned down the bail application of two suspects accused of stealing $50,000 from the Ekiti State Government House.
The Chief Magistrate, Adesoji Adegboye, said the court would not grant Temitope Bamidele and Sunday Afolabi bail because the prosecution has signified intention to try the case in the High Court.
President Muhammadu Buhari chats with Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo
President Muhammadu Buhari has written the Senate on his intention to go on ten days medical vacation.
In a letter addressed to the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, President Buhari said he was writing in line with Section 145 (1) of the 1999 constitution as amended.
The swearing in of The Gambia’s president-elect, Adama Barrow, will go ahead today in neighbouring Senegal.
A tweet from an account managed by Barrow’s staff disclosed that the ceremony will be held at the Gambian embassy in Dakar at 16:00 GMT.
Unconfirmed reports say tough diplomacy may have saved the West African sub continent from another war. News reaching Thenigerialawyer has just been informed that Jammeh has agreed to step down. The United States issued a strong worded statement to Jammeh asking him to step down or face a humiliating exit. The US refused to rule out military intervention.