‘Unfair prosecution’: ECOWAS court awards Agba Jalingo N30m against FG

The ECOWAS Court of Justice sitting in Abuja has awarded a N30m compensation against the Nigeria Federal Government for “ill-treating and torturing” the publisher of CrossRiverWatch, Agba Jalingo. The Court in its ruling noted that “Agba Jalingo was arrested and chained to a deep freezer for about 34 days without[Read More…]

EndSARS: Bayelsa Judicial Panel awards N21bn against Nigerian police

The Bayelsa Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality and Other Related Offences has awarded N21bn to victims of extrajudicial killings perpetrated by the police and other security operatives. Chairman of the panel, rtd. Justice Young Ogola, disclosed this while submitting the report to Governor Douye Diri in Yenagoa. Justice[Read More…]

Baba Ijesha

Friend opens GoFundMe account for Baba Ijesha, targets N24m donation

Friends and family of embattled actor, Olanrenwaju Omiyinka, popularly known as “Baba Ijesha” have opened a GoFundMe account to cover his legal expenses.   Baba Ijesha was arrested and detained by the Lagos state police after he was alleged to have sexually molested a minor at age 7 and 14. He[Read More…]

#TwitterBan: ECOWAS Court stops FG from prosecuting twitter users

The Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) Court of Justice sitting in Abuja has restrained the Federal Government from arresting any Nigerian on account of their use of Twitter. In a ruling delivered today, the court held that the use of the social media platform is a fundamental right[Read More…]

Court rules President has powers to extend retiring IGP’s tenure

The Federal High Court in Abuja ruled that Nigeria’s president can extend the tenure of a retiring Inspector General of Police (IGP) pending the completion of the process for the appointment of a substantive successor. President Muhammadu Buhari had on February 4 extended the tenure of Mohammed Adamu as inspector-general of police[Read More…]

APC Governors resolve to implement judiciary and legislative autonomy in their states 

Governors elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have resolved to implement judiciary and legislative autonomy in their states.  The governors met at an emergency meeting in Abuja on Friday and issued a communique on their decision, signed by chairman of the Progressive Governors’ Forum and[Read More…]

Ikoyi Court discharge Senator Peter Nwaoboshi of the N322m money laundering charges

The Lagos State Federal High Court, Ikoyi, has discharged Senator Peter Nwaoboshi of the N322m money laundering charge filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Nwaoboshi represents Delta North Senatorial District in the National Assembly. In the two-count charge marked FHC/L/117C/18, the EFCC alleged that the defendants[Read More…]

‘Courts will reopen next week’ – Federal Government promises

The Federal Government says courts and state assemblies will re-open next week, following the resolution of the nationwide industrial dispute of the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) and Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) over the non-implementation of autonomy for State judiciary and legislature by the governors. The Minister[Read More…]

Just In: Gunmen kill former Enugu high court judge

Unknown gunmen on Sunday night shot dead, a former judge of Enugu State High Court identified as Justice Stanley Nnaji. The deceased, from Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of Enugu State, was shot severally beside the Enugu Diagnostics Centre, by Ebeano Tunnel, after he was double-crossed and dragged out of his[Read More…]

Ayade finally approves the ‘appointment’ of magistrates unpaid for 2 years

Senator Ben Ayade, the Governor of Cross River State, has finally given the formal approval for the ’employment’ of 29 protesting Magistrates into the state judiciary. The magistrates who have been at loggerheads with the government have staged several protests demanding the payment of their arrears, but the government had[Read More…]