By Abdulrazaq Magaji   < 234-805-138-0793>   From the quantum of high and not-so-high endorsements he has received so far, it is almost certain that Chief Joe-Kyari Gadzama is only waiting to be crowned the next president of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, next month. Within the learned circle of […]

Orders parties to maintain status quo Davidson Iriekpen   Justice Idris Mohammed of the Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday turned down an application from the federal government seeking to freeze the accounts of MTN Nigeria Communications Limited in Nigeria. The application, by way of a mareva injunction, was targeted […]

A Federal High court sitting in Lagos has threatened to order the arrest of Government Ekpemupolo, an ex-militant and also known as Tompolo, if he does not appear before it on Thursday. The court’s summons is in connection with allegations of fraudulent land contracts for the construction of Nigerian Maritime […]

Egypt’s top appeals court upheld on Saturday a three-year prison sentence for ousted president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons for corruption. It was not immediately clear, however, how long Mubarak would remain in detention. Both of his sons were set free in October with time served taken into account. […]

For allegedly raping a five-year-old boy repeatedly, one Ganiyu Amusat, 25, has been arrested by police operatives in Lagos. He was said to have lured the minor, who is said to be in a critical state at a hospital, with biscuits. The victim (names withheld) was said to have been […]

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc to pay a former Group Managing Director of Afribank Nigeria Plc, Patrick Olayele Akinkuotu, and his company, Longterm Global Capital Limited, the sum of N4.5 billion for breach of contract. The presiding judge, John Tsoho, also ordered […]

United States actor, Robert Downey Jr, has been granted an official pardon for a drug conviction that sent him to prison nearly 20 years ago. California Governor Jerry Brown announced pardons for 91 people who had been out of custody for 10 years and turned their lives around, the BBC […]

A subsistence farmer, Mr. Ubaka Omeke, has sued the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, over alleged illegal detention and harassment, following a land dispute. Joined as defendants in the suit are Assistant Inspector General, AIG, Zone 9, Umuahia, Abia State and Willian Onoja, Chukwudi Onoja and Sunday Onoja, both […]

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has affirmed the election of Ifaeanyi Okowa of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as governor of Delta State. The court, in a unanimous judgment by a five-man panel led by Justice Uwani Abba-Aji upheld the decision of the Delta State governorship election tribunal delivered […]