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Lagos court denies Baba Ijesha bail in ‘sexual assault’ case

Lagos court denies Baba Ijesha bail in ‘sexual assault’ case

A magistrate court sitting in Lagos state has denied Baba Ijesha, embattled Nigerian actor, bail in the ongoing trial over alleged sexual assault. The movie star was arrested and detained by the Lagos state police…

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Judiciary workers resume work after two month strike

Judiciary workers resume work after two month strike

Members of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) have resumed work after two months of strike over refusal of state governments to grant financial autonomy to the judicial arm of government in their respective…

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Qualification: Supreme Court throws out APC’s suit against Obaseki

Qualification: Supreme Court throws out APC’s suit against Obaseki

The Supreme Court has thrown out the appeal filed by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) challenging the academic qualification of Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State. A panel of the court held that the…

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Ringim, ex-Jigawa chief judge dies in auto crash

Ringim, ex-Jigawa chief judge dies in auto crash

A former Chief Judge of Jigawa State, Justice Aminu Sabo Ringim has died in an accident in Shafar village, Ringim Local Government Area of the state. This was disclosed by the Public Relations Officer, Jigawa…

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Supreme Court affirms INEC’s right to deregister political parties

Supreme Court affirms INEC’s right to deregister political parties

The Supreme Court, on Friday, affirmed the powers of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to deregister underperforming political parties in the country. Consequently, the apex court, in a unanimous decision by a five-man panel…

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Vietnamese court condemns Nigerian for drug trafficking

Vietnamese court condemns Nigerian for drug trafficking

A Nigerian, Mr. Unachukwu Chiluba Paulinus for drug trafficking in Vietnam. Chiluba, a 25-year-old man was on Wednesday convicted for illegally transporting narcotic substances believed to be methamphetamine within the Asian country. According to an…

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London court slams perpetual injunction on woman ‘defaming’ Olukoya, MFM

London court slams perpetual injunction on woman ‘defaming’ Olukoya, MFM

A London High Court (Queen’s Bench Division) has granted a perpetual injunction restraining Maureen Badejo from publishing further defamatory words against or concerning Dr. Daniel Olukoya, his family and the Mountain of Fire and Miracles…

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NBA threatens protest over JUSUN’s strike

NBA threatens protest over JUSUN’s strike

The ongoing strike of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) over demand for financial autonomy may assume another dimension as the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Ikeja branch on Tuesday threatened to stage a protest…

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EFCC arraigns ex-Bauchi accountant general for N108m scam

EFCC arraigns ex-Bauchi accountant general for N108m scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned a former Accountant General of Bauchi State, Yusuf Ibrahim Gokaru, before a State High Court on charges bordering on obtaining money by false pretence. Docked before…

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Judges, lawyers, litigants stranded as judiciary workers begin strike

Judges, lawyers, litigants stranded as judiciary workers begin strike

Nigerians who had one business or two to do at the various courts in Lagos state were stranded as judiciary workers begin their indefinite strike. To press home their demands, the workers on Tuesday shut…