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February 15, 2018 9:35 AM Court Fixes March 15 For Arraignment Of CCT Chairman

An Abuja High Court has fixed March 15 for the arraignment of the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau, Danladi Umar,‎ over alleged corruption. The Federal Government had filed a two count corruption charge against Mr Umar. In the charge, Mr Umar is accused asking for a bribe to the tune of 10million naira only while presiding over a case with Charge 15

February 7, 2018 2:58 PM Anambra Election Petition Tribunal may be disbanded

Strong indications emerged, on Wednesday, that the Anambra State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal may be disbanded following allegations of partiality and incompetence leveled against the panel by the candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC). Dr. Paul Chukwudi Obianaso. The tribunal, headed by Hon. Justice H. A. Olisiyi, to entertain 29

February 6, 2018 4:46 PM Alleged False Asset Declaration: Saraki Closes Defence After One Witness

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki standing trial on allegations of false asset declaration at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT on Tuesday closed its defence after calling on its first witness, Dr Ademola Adebo. Although, Saraki, through his counsel, Paul Usoro SAN at the commencement of proceedings yesterday told the Tribunal that he has lined up four witnesses 21

February 2, 2018 7:36 PM EFCC files two corruption charges against CCT chairman, Umar

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has filed two charges of corruption against the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Danladi Yakubu Umar. The anti-graft agency filed the charges against the CCT Chairman on Friday at the High Court of the Federal CapitalTerritory, Abuja. EFCC is accusing Umar of asking for and receiving bribes 22

January 13, 2018 8:17 PM Gwagwalada re-run poll: APC beats APGA, PDP in narrow victory

Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdulkarim Mohammed, has been declared the winner of the just-concluded Gwagwalada Central Ward councillorship re-run election. Announcing the result, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) He narrowly defeated Ibrahim Anize of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, who had 1,588 votes 21

December 14, 2017 7:35 AM Court declares PDP candidate, Obiora Okonkwo as Anambra Central Senator

On Wednesday, a Federal High Court in Abuja, declared Obiora Okonkwo as the Senator representing Anambra Central senatorial district. At its sitting, the court ordered the immediate return of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate. Ever since the election tribunal sacked Uche Ekwunife who was sworn in as Anambra Central Senator in 2015, the seat has remained 28

October 31, 2017 1:14 PM NJC replaces Justice Salami on committee to monitor corruption cases

The National Judicial Council (NJC) under the chairmanship of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, has picked a retired Justice of the Supreme Court, Suleiman Galadima, as the new chairman of the Corruption and Financial Crime Cases Trial Monitoring Committee. He is to replace Ayo Salami, the retired president of the Court of Appeal who stood 19

October 28, 2017 6:02 PM I won’t contest as governor in 2019 – Ladoja declares

An ex-Governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Adewolu Ladoja on Saturday declared that he will not contest the 2019 governorship election in the state. The Osi Olubadan of Ibadanland who just returned to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made this declaration while speaking on an Ibadan-based radio station, Fresh FM live program tagged ‘Political Circuit’ 16

October 24, 2017 6:11 PM Falana, activists urge to present cases of right abuses

The panel was set up by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) to review compliance of the Armed Forces with human rights obligations and rules of engagement. Chairman of the nine-man panel, Honorable Justice Biobele Georgewill also urged counsels handling cases of abuses by soldiers to come before the panel. He stated this on the second day of the tribunal 18

October 24, 2017 3:57 PM FG panel on human right abuses call on Falana, Boko Haram suspects to present case

AN Investigation Panel set up by Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo, SAN to review compliance of the Armed Forces with Human Rights Obligations and Rules of Engagement, on Tuesday, called on Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana and other counsels representing Boko Haram suspects to come forward and present their cases before the panel. Chairman of the 9 man panel 19