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Nigeria to hear all terrorism trials in secret, judge rules

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Federal High Court judge ruled on Thursday that all trials of terrorism cases in Nigeria will henceforth be held in camera. In a statement titled “new practice directions on hearing of terrorism cases”, Justice John Terhemba Tsoho also said coverage of any part of such proceedings would be prohibited. He said the new ruling Read More…

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CR Gov Ayade to know defection fate Friday

Reading Time: 2 minutes Police barricade C’ River Assembly gate Judgement will be delivered on Friday at a Federal High Court, Abuja, in a suit filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against Governor Benedict Ayade of Cross River. The PDP, through its counsel Emmanuel Ukala, SAN, had filed the suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/975/2021 before Justice Taiwo Taiwo to seek Read More…

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Fani-Kayode’s ex-wife docked for alleged attempted murder

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: BBC. Precious Chikwendu, was on Monday docked in a Federal High Court (FHC), Abuja for attempted murder of her former husband, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode. The police charged before Justice Inyang Ekwo with attempted culpable homicide . In a charge number: FHCABJ/CR/1/2022 filed by the Commissioner of Police, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), against Ms Read More…

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All receipts, contracts issued without NIPOST stamp denotation are now illegal

Reading Time: 2 minutes It is now illegal for receipts or documents to be issued without the stamp denotation of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST). This was declared on Thursday when NIPOST officially launched the stamp denotation implementation for traders at the Alaba International Market, Ojo, in Lagos, according to a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) report. Dr Ismail Read More…

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Lagos State to wait in application to join VAT appeal

Reading Time: 3 minutes The ruling has been reserved by the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal on the application filed by Lagos State Government seeking to join an appeal by the Federal Inland Revenue Service, (FIRS) challenging the judgement of a Port Harcourt Federal High Court. On 9th August 2021, the Federal High Court had declared that Read More…

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Citizen drags CBN, Emefiele to Court for incompetence, illegality

Reading Time: 3 minutes In what can be termed a peculiar legal case, an Abuja-based businessman, Sesugh Akume, has filed a suit at the Federal High Court, Abuja, asking the court to determine whether the Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele and the apex bank itself, have not been grossly incompetent by failing to provide price Read More…

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Parents now liable for children’s participation in cultism

Reading Time: 2 minutes New bill passed by Lagos State House of Assembly holds parents responsible for their children’s cult activities The Lagos State House of Assembly has passed the Unlawful Societies and Cultism (Prohibition) Bill 2020. The house passed the bill during the plenary session on Monday through a voice vote conducted by the Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa. Obasa Read More…

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4,630 appeals, 6,207 motions pending at Lagos Court of Appeal

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: Getty Images. More than  4,630 appeals and 6,207 motions were pending before the Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal as at Dec. 1. The President of  the Court of Appeal, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, gave the figures on Monday at the opening of the court’s first Working Retreat and Annual Conference of Justices Read More…

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Failed surgery case adjourned till February

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images. A Federal High Court in Lagos, on Wednesday, adjourned until Feb. 3, 2021, continuation of the trial of a Surgeon, Anuoluwapo Adepoju, standing trial over alleged evasion from investigation into a failed plastic surgery. The defendant is charged by the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC), alongside her Clinic, Read More…