Court Ruling

A Kaduna State High Court has freed the embattled leader of the proscribed Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife. In a ruling that lasted over eight hours, the presiding judge, Justice Gideon Kurada upheld the no-case submission filed by Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife in an alleged culpable homicide, unlawful […]

The Lagos State Special Offences Court in the Ikeja area on Monday, adjourned till Tuesday, July 27, 2021, the alleged child molestation case against embattled Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, aka Baba Ijesha. The PUNCH gathered that Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo adjourned the matter till tomorrow after the counsel for comedienne, Adekola Adekanya, also known as Princess, […]

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has adjourned the trial of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Justice Binta Nyako adjourned the trial on Monday at the resumption of proceedings at the court in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The trial suffered a setback after the Department of State […]

Former Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, has reacted to the court’s ruling on the case involving her participation in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). In a statement issued on Wednesday, Adeosun said the ruling vindicates her after what she described as a very traumatic spell. She described the situation as victory not only for […]

South Africa’s top court has found ex-president Jacob Zuma “guilty of the crime of contempt of court” over his refusal to answer corruption charges.  He has been sentenced to 15 months in prison, DW reports.  South Africa’s Constitutional Court ruled against ex-president Jacob Zuma, 79, Tuesday, citing him for contempt of court prompted by his […]

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Federal Government to pay over $3 billion to Rivers and Akwa Ibom states, as part of their revenue shares from crude oil sales. The amount formed part of the $62 billion said to have been recovered from some oil companies by the Federal Government. Delivering the […]

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday rejected an application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for the arrest of a former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode. EFCC’s prosecuting counsel, Mr Mohammed Abubakar, had urged the court to issue an arrest warrant against the ex-minister following his absence from Wednesday’s proceedings of […]

A Federal High Court has ordered Senator Ali Ndume to be remanded at the Kuje Correctional Centre for failing to produce the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina. Ndume, who is representing Borno South, stood as surety for Maina’s bail, who is standing trial on alleged money laundering charges. However, Maina […]

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP),  and 261 concerned Nigerians, civil society organisations, and media groups have filed a lawsuit against the National Broadcasting Commission [NBC] and Minister of Information and Culture Mr Lai Mohammed over the fines the commission imposed on Channels Television, AIT and Arise TV for their coverage of the EndSARS […]

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting in Maitama, Abuja has awarded N50 million damages against the Senator representing Adamawa North, Senator Elisha Abbo, to be paid as compensation to Osimibibra Warmate, a female attendant at a sex-toy shop, whom he assaulted. Justice Samira Bature gave the order in her judgment on the […]


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