A Magistrate Court in Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, has ordered Titilayo Emiabata, a woman infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) by her husband, to not speak to the media about her ongoing court case. Mrs. Emiabata, 30, discovered antiretroviral medications in the possession of her husband, Lieutenant Colonel Kazeem Owolabi Emiabata, and subsequently found medical… (0 comment)

A Magistrate Court in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State on Wednesday sentenced Godbless Abe to eight years in prison for defiling two young children. Mr. Abe, who hails from Southern Ijaw Local Government Area, was charged with two counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a four-year-old girl and a five-year-old boy. The ruling was handed down by… (0 comment)

The Nigerian Judiciary experienced a quiet change of guard today as the country’s Chief Justice, Justice Walter Onnoghen, swore in Justice Abdul Kafarati as the new Chief Judge of the Nigerian High Court, Abuja. A controversial judge, Justice Kafarati is replacing Justice Ibrahim Auta who retired from the Nigerian Judiciary last week. A legal observer who is… (0 comment)

Anti-graft organization, Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL), has condemned the assault on sympathizers of the online news portal, SaharaReporters, by thugs working for Mr. Bukola Saraki, the Senate President, at the Kwara State High Court in Ilorin.                                … (0 comment)

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday dismissed the suit by Kogi West Senator, Dino Melaye, challenging the validity of the process of recalling him by his constituents. Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, in his judgment, ordered that the Independent National Electoral Commission “shall proceed with the recall process”. The judgment effectively terminated the earlier ex… (0 comment)

Justice Chuka Obiozor of the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos has refused to heed the prayer of some litigants to strike out the order of interim forfeiture issued against N3.3 billion worth properties linked to former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke. On Friday, Emmanuel Bassey, the counsel representing the 3rd, 4th, 5th… (0 comment)

The Resource Centre for Human Rights & Civic Education (CHRICED) today unequivocally condemned what it called “growing impunity” in the Nigerian polity manifesting in various vicious attacks on critical voices, activists, journalists and even the courts.  In a statement signed by Dr. Ibrahim M. Zikirullahi, its Executive Director, it noted that enemies of dissent, free… (0 comment)

An anti-graft campaign organization, Nigerians United In Diaspora Against Corruption (NUIDAC), has rejected the recommendation of Mrs. Tarere Vivienne Nnamani-Kuku as a judge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court by the FCT Judicial Service Committee to the National Judicial Commission (NJC).     Mrs. Nnamani-Kuku is the wife of Mr. Kingsley Kuku, Special… (0 comment)

SaharaReporters has obtained documents issued by a UK court that restrain former Petroleum Resources Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, and her business fronts, Jide Omokore and Kolawole Aluko, from disposing of properties acquired through the dodgy Strategic Alliance Agreements (SAAs) facilitated by the erstwhile minister. The assets in question were acquired via companies listed as third parties… (0 comment)
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