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Alleged Money Laundering: Court Freezes Patience Jonathan’s Accounts In Five Banks


A Federal High Court in Lagos has frozen multiple accounts in five Nigerian banks allegedly belonging to former first lady, Patience Jonathan over allegations of money laundering. Justice Mojisola Olatoregun made the order freezing the accounts after listening to an exparte application filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), sometime in November. The order, according to the Commission, …

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Court orders EFCC to release Jonathan’s ex-ADC‎ on bail

Adegbe Ojogbane

Justice Yusuf Halilu of Federal Capital Territory, FCT High Court, Abuja on Tuesday directed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to immediately release former aide de camp to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Col. Ojogbane Adegbe who has been in the detention of the anti graft agency since 11 February.

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Court empowers EFCC to seize Tompolo’s houses, companies


ustice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court, Lagos, today February 19, 2016 granted the request of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to seize all properties of former Niger Delta militant, Government Ekpemupolo (aka Tompolo) who has been declared wanted by the Commission following his refusal to heed court summons to answer to fraud charges.

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Murder: court remands suspect in prison custody


The 36-year-old woman who allegedly stabbed and killed a woman with a kitchen knife in Benin, Evelyn Obamoyi, has been remanded in prison custody by an Egor chief magistrates’ court.

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Metuh: Court varies bail condition


Justice Okon Abang of Federal Court on Wednesday partly varied the conditions attached to the bail granted to Olisa Metuh, the National Publicity Secretary of Peoples Democratic Party who is being tried on charges of money laundering and corruption.

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Land Grab: Court orders El-Rufai’s aide to appear or face arrest


The Special Adviser to Kaduna Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai on political matters, Malam Uba Sani, was Tuesday ordered by a Kaduna Magistrates’ Court to appear before it in three weeks over alleged land grabbing or face arrest.

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Court grants Metuh N400m bail


Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, who went to collect PDP spokesman Olisa Metuh, from Kuje Prisons, Abuja today humiliated him with a handcuff.

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Dasukigate: I’m not at war with Buhari, EFCC over court orders —CJN


THE Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, said, last night, that he was not at war with President Muhammadu Buhari or any agency of government over the purported non-compliance with court orders freeing suspects of the arms scandal who were granted bail by judges.

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Court bars FG from freezing MTN bank accounts


A Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday turned down an application of mareva injunction seeking to bar MTN Nigeria Communications Limited from emptying its accounts in 21 commercial banks in Nigeria.

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Obasanjo guilty of contempt over book launch; Court to rule on punishment in 21 days

Obasanjo book

An Abuja High Court has found former President Olusegun Obasanjo guilty of contempt, after the former leader defied the court’s directive barring him from releasing his autobiography. Mr. Obasanjo released the new book, My Watch, Tuesday, in Lagos, days after the court order. The court had ordered that the book launch be put on hold over claim the three-volume series …

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Impeachment: Tambuwal Drags PDP To Court

Aminu Tambuwal

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal and his new party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Monday filed an ex-parte motion before a Federal High Court in Abuja, seeking an order of interim injunction restraining the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, from taking any step to remove him from office as Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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Bayo Awosanya, the notorious wife beater from Ogun state has denied ever beating his wife, Victoria, in court


The APC chieftain was in the news about a month ago after a report  and pictures of his alleged assault on his wife hit the net. SHR reports that Bayo said in court that the wife “fell from the stairs, all by herself.”

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Man Dumps 2 Kids In Court To Protest Wife’s Arrest


There was drama at Ejigbo Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, western Nigeria, on Wednesday, when a man identified as Emeka Akabundu, dumped his two kids at the court premises in protest over the arrest of his wife by the police.

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Court acquits Bankole over alleged N894m contract scam

Dimeji-Bankole, former Speaker of the House of representative

Respite came the way of the erstwhile Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Dimeji Bankole, yesterday, as the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, discharged and acquitted him over allegation that he used fake companies and defrauded the federal government to the tune of N894 million while he was in office.

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