Missing luggage: Court orders Emirates Airlines to pay Nigerian $1.36m, N50m

A Federal High Court in Lagos Monday ordered Emirates Airlines to pay $1.36million to a businessman Mr Orji Prince Ikem being the amount contained in his hand luggage which went missing in the airline’s custody during a 2007 China trip. Justice Muslim Hassan also ordered Emirates Airlines to pay Ikem N50million as damages for the... Continue Reading →

Blasphemy: Court orders IGP to release Facebook user detained since February

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday ordered the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, and the Nigeria Police Force, to release a Facebook user, Mbarak Bala, who was arrested in Kaduna on February 28, 2020 for alleged blasphemous posts about Islam. Delivering judgment in the fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by Bala, Justice Inyang Ekwo... Continue Reading →

Appeal Court orders retrial of Metuh, firm

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has voided the February 25, 2020 judgment of the Federal High Court, Abuja, which convicted former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) spokesman Olisa Metuh and his firm, Dextra Investment Limited. Metuh and Dextra were sentenced to seven years imprisonment for money laundering offences. In a unanimous verdict on Wednesday, a... Continue Reading →

Buhari appoints interim administrator for NDDC

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Saturday named the acting Executive Director, Finance and Administration of the Niger Delta Development Commission as the commission’s interim administrator. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement titled “NDDC gets interim administrator.” The presidential spokesman attributed the... Continue Reading →

N32.9b ‘fraud’: Mompha has case to answer, says court

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday dismissed a ‘no case’ application filed by a social media celebrity facing a N32.9 billion fraud charge, Mr Ismail Mustapha, alias Mompha. Justice Mohammed Liman held that the evidence and testimonies of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) witnesses established a prima facie case against Mompha,... Continue Reading →

Maina’s son, Faisal arrested

Faisal, son of the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Taskforce Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, has been arrested. Recall that Faisal was declared wanted by the Federal High Court in Abuja after he jumped bail since June 24. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, confirmed to the court on Thursday that Faisal was apprehended by security... Continue Reading →

Court Upholds $1.7bn Arbitral Award in Favour of NPDC on Brass, Forcados Assets

Justice A. Faji of the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court yesterday upheld the decision of an arbitration tribunal, which slammed a whopping $1.7 billion judgment in favour of the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC). NPDC is a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) The arbitration involved the Atlantic Energy Drilling Concepts... Continue Reading →

Alleged $25,000 bribe: Court rules in suit against Shehu Sani

The Federal High Court Abuja on Friday, adjourned the alleged bribery case filed against Shehu Sani, a former member of the National Assembly, until January 27 over the prosecution’s unpreparedness to play an audio recording it tendered as evidence. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) charged Sani with two counts of bribery and influence... Continue Reading →

Money Laundering: Judge Gives EFCC March 3 To Bring Diezani To Court

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday granted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s request for more time to produce a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, to face her money laundering charges. The judge had on July 24, 2020, issued criminal summons against the ex-minster to appear... Continue Reading →

CBN tells court not to unfreeze accounts of #EndSARS campaigners

The Central Bank of Nigeria, (CBN), has insisted that the frozen accounts of #EndSARS campaigners on the orders of Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court in Abuja, must remain as it continues to investigate allegations of terrorism financing. The apex bank had approached the court on Tuesday, December 1, with a counter-affidavit in... Continue Reading →

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