*Says it was Disrespectful of the Constitution for him to Have Paraded Himself as Speaker when the tenure of Onofiok Luke was still intact
A High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State and presided over by Justice Ekaette Obot has today, the 18th day of April, 2019 nullified the purported emergence of Nse Ntuen as the Speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly. Continue reading “Court Nullifies The Purported Emergence Of Nse Ntuen As Speaker Of The Akwa Ibom State House Of Assembly”
A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja has ordered the attachment of funds in accounts owned by the Imo State Government in the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and 16 other banks in the country. Continue reading “Court attaches Imo’s accounts in CBN, 16 other banks over N1.5b debt”
An Ikeja High Court on Thursday rendered a copy of the Department of State Security (DSS) report to the Nigerian Senate on Mr Ibrahim Magu, the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) inadmissible. Continue reading “N5B libel suit: DSS report on Magu inadmissible, court rules”
She will be re-arraigned before Justice Rilwan Aikawa of the Federal High Court in Lagos, the Division she sat as a judge before she was sacked by the National Judicial Council (NJC). Continue reading “EFCC to re-arraign dismissed Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia Thursday”
The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Jabi, Abuja on Wednesday, ordered the arrest of the immediate-past Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr. Mohammed Adoke, a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Dan Etete, and four others.
The six are named in the charges filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in relation to the $2.1bn Malabu Oil scam.
Others affected by court’s arrest warrant issued on Wednesday are, Raph Wezels, Casula Roberto, Pujato Stefeno and Burrato Sebastino, and Aliyu Abubakar.
Justice Senchi issued the arrest warrant against the suspects following an ex parte application by the EFCC on Wednesday.
The commission through its lawyer, Mr. Aliyu Yusuf, informed the judge that it had not been able to apprehend the suspects since 2016 and 2017 when it filed two sets of charges against them before the Federal High Court in Abuja.
According to the EFCC, the charges bordered on fraudulent allocation of the Oil Prospecting Licence 245 and money laundering involving the sum of about $1.2bn, forgery of bank documents, bribery and corruption.
The alleged $1.2bn scam involved the transfer of the OPL 245 purportedly from Malabu Oil and Gas Limited to Shell Nigeria Exploration Production Co. Limited and Nigeria Agip Exploration Limited.
The three companies are defendants in the charges pending before the Federal High Court in Abuja.
An FCT High Court in Kubwa has fixed June 13, to hear contempt proceedings against the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, to enable the applicant, Godwin Emmanuel respond to a motion on notice served on him. Continue reading “Court to hear contempt proceedings against Emefiele on June 13”
* Drama as EFCC takes Ofili-Ajumogobia into custody in court premises
There was a drama at the premises of Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja, yesterday, as officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, re-arrested a former judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia after corruption charge against her was dismissed. Continue reading “Court Strikes Out Corruption Suit Against Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia As EFCC Re-arrests Her, Plans Fresh Charge”
A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Maitama has set free the suspended Director General of the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC), Mounir Gwarzo and a Commissioner of the commission, Zakwanu Garuba. Continue reading “Ex SEC DG, Mounir Gwarzo discharged and acquitted of fraud charges”
Officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission apprehended Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, a dismissed judge of the Federal High Court, after corruption charges against her were struck out. Continue reading “EFCC Arrests Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia As Court Strikes Out Corruption Charges”
* Businessman nabbed for duping investors of N7bn
A Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Zuba, Abuja, has ordered the forfeiture to the Federal Government of properties worth N124.5m said to have been illegally acquired by a principal accountant at the Finance and Accounts Department of the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, Daniel Obah. Continue reading “Civil servant forfeits N124.5m property to FG”