Court Ruling

Former deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, is due to go on trial in Britain on Tuesday along with family members for alleged organ harvesting. Ekweremadu, 60, will face trial at the Old Bailey court on Tuesday morning, accused along with his wife, daughter, and a doctor of bringing a 21-year-old man from Nigeria to have […]

The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Monday stopped the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and the National Broadcasting Commission from revoking the licences of 53 broadcast stations in the country, and shutting them down over the failure to renew their licences. The Nigerian Guild of Editors and the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability […]

A Federal High Court in Abuja has thrown out a suit by the Federal Government to extradite the suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, to the United States of America. In his ruling on Monday, Justice Inyang Ekwo struck out the suit filed by Abubakar Malami, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister […]

The Federal High Court in Abuja has granted bail to a presidential aspirant and former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha. He was granted bail on Tuesday by Justice Inyang Ekwo in the sum of N500 million and a surety in like sum. Justice Inyang Ekwo gave the order while ruling on the bail application […]

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, has deferred the trial of the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, till June 28. The court had on March 18, slated Thursday to continue further proceedings on the treasonable felony charge the Federal Government preferred against Kanu. However, lead counsel of the […]

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Godwin Emiefele has told a Federal High Court in Abuja that he can run for the post of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria without vacating his position as the CBN Governor. The CBN Governor through his Counsel, Mike Ozekhome, told the court that […]

Justice Emeka Nwite of the Federal High Court in Abuja has refused bail to the suspended deputy commissioner of police Abba Kyari. The court held that the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has placed sufficient evidence before the court enough for it to refuse bail. The NDLEA in its counter-affidavits to Mr Kyari’s bail […]

The ECOWAS Court of Justice has ordered the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) to amend Section 24 of the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention, etc) Act of 2015. The court said the modification would meet obligations under the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). The […]

Justice Inyang Eden Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday stopped President Muhammadu Buhari, Attorney General of the Federation, and the Senate President from tampering with the newly amended Electoral Act 2022. The judge in a ruling on an ex-parte application by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, agreed that the Electoral Act […]

Suspended police officer Abba Kyari on Monday pleaded not guilty to drug trafficking charges brought against him by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). The NDLEA had filed eight counts of hard drugs trafficking against Mr Kyari, who is also wanted in the United States for his relationship with convicted fraudster, Ramon ‘Hushpuppi’ Abass. […]

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