Friday , 23 August 2019


Olubadan chieftaincy case: Appeal Court rejects out-of-court settlement

The Court of Appeal sitting in Ibadan on Thursday refused to accede to an out-of-court settlement filed by Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde in the Olubadan chieftaincy case involving the controversial coronation of 21 kings by former Governor Abiola Ajimobi. Instead, the appellate court in its judgment yesterday ordered that the case to be remitted  back to the High Court ... Read More »

JUST IN: Why I shunned PFN panel on Busola Dakola, by Fatoyinbo

Founder of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo has explained he shunned the panel set up by the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) to probe the rape allegations against him by celebrity photographer, Busola Dakolo because of legal advice. He said he failed to honour the panel’s invitations because his lawyers realised the sitting might be partial. The ... Read More »

Randy Soldier docked over alleged rape of AAUA undergraduate

A soldier, attached to the 32 Artillery Brigade, Owena Cantonment, Akure, the Ondo State, Lance Corporal Sunday Awolola, who was alleged to have raped a 300-level student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, (AAUA), was on Wednesday arraigned at the Magistrate Court sitting in Akure, the Ondo state capital. The 33-year-old Awolola was brought into the court premises by the ... Read More »

UPDATED: Court remands Atiku’s son-in-law, lawyer for alleged $140,000, $2m laundering

Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the remand of Abdullahi Babalele, son-in-law of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned him for allegedly laundering $140,000 during the general elections. The commission also arraigned Atiku’s lawyer, Uyiekpen Giwa-Osagie and his brother Erhunse Giwa-Osagie, on a ... Read More »

UpDate: Wike announces capture of Bobrisky by Army

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike addressing leaders of Rumuolumeni community at the Government House Port Harcourt on Saturday Less than 24 hours after Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike placed a N30million bounty on notorious cultist, Bobrisky of Gokana, the Nigerian Army has captured him, with Governor Wike confirming that he will redeem the pledge. Speaking during a security ... Read More »

Diezani poll cash: EFCC to arraign ex-INEC chair Iwu over N1.2b scam

A former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Prof. Maurice Iwu is to face trial for alleged laundering of N1.2billion. Iwu, who has been interrogated by the EFCC, was said to have been involved in the N23.29billion poll bribery scandal which characterized the 2015 poll. Although charges have been filed against Iwu, it was unclear last night when ... Read More »

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