A 36-year-old salesman, Imeh Edeme, on Wednesday appeared in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for over alleged thefts of table water and sachet water worth N250,000. The police charged Edeme, with conspiracy and theft, but pleaded not guilty. The Prosecution Counsel, ASP Benson Emuerhi, told the court that the defendant and...
Lack of legal representation has stalled the trial of an automobile mechanic, Yekini Bakare, and his friend, Rahmon Shele, for allegedly stabbing and stealing a cellphone worth N400, 000 from one Kwesi Mustapha. The defendants: Bakare, 24; and Shele, 24; whose addresses were not provided are standing trial before an...
An employee of BP Plc’s Australian refinery who was fired last year for mocking management online using a well-known meme of Adolf Hitler has been awarded more than A$200,000 ($143,100) in compensation. BP fired technician Scott Tracey from its Kwinana refinery in January 2019 for breaching its code of conduct...
An Upper Shari’a Court sitting at Hausawa Quarters in Kano has sentenced a 22-year old singer Yahaya Aminu Sharif to death by hanging for blasphemy against Prophet of Muhammad. In his ruling on Monday, the Shari’a court Khadi, Aliyu Muhammad Kani, found Sharif guilty of the one-count charge bordering on...
A Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, on Tuesday, dissolved a five-year-old marriage between one Bukola Agunbiade and her estranged husband, Taiwo, over alleged battery and adulterous lifestyle. Chief Ademola Odunade, the President of the court, said that he dissolved the marriage in the interest of peace and tranquillity. Odunade, however, granted...
The newly elected chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) Olumide Akpata has assured all members of the association that he and the executive committee members will serve and work for them all. Akpata, who polled 9,891 votes of the 18,256 cast, to defeat two senior advocates of Nigeria (SANs),...
A former Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law, (NBA-SBl) Mr Olumide Akpata, has emerged the 30th President of the NBA. Akpata polled 9,891 votes to defeat two senior advocates – Mr Dele Adesina and Dr Babatunde Ajibade. Ajibade polled 4,328 votes and Adesina 3,982 votes. The 2020 Elections...
Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi. has approved the appointment of Justice Henry Olusuyi as the acting Chief Judge (CJ), of the state. Mr Onogwu Mohammed, Chief Press Secretary to Bello, confirmed the appointment in a statement issued on Friday in Lokoja. Mohammed said Olusuyi would function in that capacity pending the...
An Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Friday fixed July 17, to hear the outcome of a psychiatric evaluation of a woman, Oluwafunmilola Adisa, 22, charged with drowning her one and a half-year-old daughter. The defendant was on May 27 arraigned by the police on a count charge of murder. The...
In a surprising turn of events, the Court of Appeal in Abuja has upheld the suspension of Adams Oshiomhole as the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC). An FCT High Court had, on March 4,2020, granted an application by six members of the APC in Edo State suspending...
The Senate has approved President Muhammadu Buhari’s nomination of Prof. Jummai Audi as the new chairman of the Nigerian Law Reform Commission (NLRC). It also approved the nominations of Bassey Dan-Abia as commissioners representing South-south and Mohammed Ibraheem representing Southwest for the NLRC. It, however, stood down the confirmation of Ebere...
New charges have been announced against all of the sacked police officers present at the death of African American George Floyd in Minneapolis. The charge against Derek Chauvin has been elevated to second-degree murder, court documents show. The other three officers, previously uncharged, face counts of aiding and abetting murder. Floyd's death...
The Federal High Court Abuja on Monday, fixed June 15 for definite hearing of the suit filed by Sen. Dino Melaye challenging the Control of Infectious Diseases Bill 2020. Melaye had dragged the sponsor of the bill – Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila and other lawmakers Pascal...

The Fijian Police are seeking further legal advice to charge the island nation’s ninth COVID-19 patient, who returned from India and infected several other persons. Fijian Police Commissioner, Sitiveni Qiliho, confirmed on Friday that their investigators will be seeking further legal advice before the 54-year-old man from the village of...
A Federal High Court  sitting in Abuja on Wednesday has fixed June 1 ti hear the suit brought before it against the National Assembly by Sen. Dino Melaye over the consideration of the Infectious Diseases Bill 2020, sponsored by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila. Justice Ijeoma...
The Federal High Court judge presiding over the case between the Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party (ARNP) and the Independent National Electotal Commission (INEC) has mulled transferring the case to a court handling similar cases,to prevent a clash of interest for the court. The judge made this position known when the...
Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman, defunct Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT), on Thursday said that he did not plot to assassinate the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) counsel or witnesses in his ongoing trial. Maina, who told Justice Okon Abang of a Federal High Court, Abuja, in a counter-affidavit to EFCC...