Supreme Court nullifies Orji Uzor Kalu’s conviction

Nigeria’s Supreme Court on Friday nullified the conviction of former Abia State governor Orji Uzor Kalu.

Senator Kalu was convicted of N7.65billion fraud perpetuated when he was Abia State governor between 1999 and 2007. He was convicted alongside his firm, Slok Nigeria Limited and his former Abia State director of finance, Ude Udeogu. Continue reading “Supreme Court nullifies Orji Uzor Kalu’s conviction”

Breaking: APC accepts court order against Oshiomhole

Acting National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chief Victor Giadom has declared the party will respect court order on the alleged suspension of its National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. Continue reading “Breaking: APC accepts court order against Oshiomhole”

Opinion: Time to shake up the supreme court of Nigeria

It is time to shake up the Supreme Court of Nigeria (and indeed the entire judiciary). That Court should be choked with analytical minds. This tradition of just moving people up the ladder as is the case in the civil service must be brought to an end. The highest court in Nigeria should be occupied by the sharpest legal minds, by highly intellectual Jurists. It has been done before. It can be done, and the Constitution allows it. At the moment, there are few analytical minds on the bench in the various courts of record in Nigeria. What is required is a major shake up, otherwise we should be prepared to continue on this down-hill journey. Continue reading “Opinion: Time to shake up the supreme court of Nigeria”

Breaking: Court convicts Olisa Metuh of Laundering N400m

The Federal High Court in Abuja today convicts Mr Olisa Metuh guilty of money laundering in the sum of N400 million.

The trial judge, Justice Okon Abang, found the former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) guilty on Tuesday while Continue reading “Breaking: Court convicts Olisa Metuh of Laundering N400m”

Breaking: Court orders release of Dasuki’s International passport

Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf of the Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Maitama has ordered the release of the International Traveling Passport of retired Colonel Mohammed Sambo Dasuki to him. Continue reading “Breaking: Court orders release of Dasuki’s International passport”

BREAKING: Court sentenced Maryam Sanda to death for killing husband

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja today found Maryam Sanda guilty of killing her husband, Bilyaminu Bello. She was sentenced to death by hanging by the judge.

The Nigerian police charged Ms Sanda for culpable homicide in November 2017, and sought the death penalty against the accused in a two count charge. Continue reading “BREAKING: Court sentenced Maryam Sanda to death for killing husband”

Breaking News: CJN escapes mob at court

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad has retired to his chambers over the congestion in the Supreme Court hall. Justice Muhammad, who is presiding over the determination of seven outstanding governorship appeals complained about the rowdy hall.

Supporters of the governors from Kano, Sokoto, Bauchi, Adamawa, Imo, Benue, and Plateau states had thronged the court premises since 6:00am on Monday.