Kidnap of Gold Kolawole : Founder of Sotitobire ,Prophet Babatunde Alfa ,5 Others Get life Imprisonment

The Founder of Sotitobire Praising Chapel Akure ,Ondo State Prophet Babatunde Alfa and five of his church workers have been sentenced to Life imprisonment for the Kidnap and eventual disappearance of Gold Kolawole , a toddler from the church children department during Sunday service last year. Justice Olusegun Odusola of the Ondo state High Court while pronouncing judgement on Tuesday October 6 ,2020 found the accused persons guilty of the… Continue Reading

Shoprite battles $10m judgment debt, barred from transferring assets

The Federal High Court in Lagos has made an order of mareva injunction stopping Shoprite Checkers (PTY) Limited from disposing of or transferring its assets out of jurisdiction over a $10m judgment debt. Shoprite has announced its plan to exit Nigeria. The mareva injunction made by Justice Mohammed Liman was in favour of a Nigerian firm, A.I.C. Limited, which in 2018, secured a $10m judgment against Shoprite in a breach… Continue Reading

Man, 38, remanded for defiling own 7-year-old daughter

A 38-year-old man, Simon Emeka, was on Friday remanded by a Makurdi Chief Magistrate Court for defiling his seven-month-old daughter. The court heard that the infant who was allegedly raped by her father, Emeka, is now in the hospital for medical attention. Police prosecutor told the court that on June 1st, 2020, one Josephine Habba of No.34 Modern Market Road in Makurdi reported to Nigeria Police Force ‘D’ Division Makurdi… Continue Reading

Islamic cleric ordered to return 16-year-old girl he married as 9th wife in Ondo

An Islamic cleric in Ondo State was on Friday, May 22, asked by a court to return a 16-year-old girl to her parents after he forced her into marrying him, thus becoming his ninth wife. The Islamic cleric, Alhaji Yusuf Lateef, was ordered by the Family Court based in Akure, the state capital, to return the secondary school student to her parents after he was dragged to court by the… Continue Reading

PhotoSpeak: When NBC DG, Modibbo Kawu was Docked for N2.5bn Fraud

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) Chairman Dr Ishaq Modibbo Kawu and two others were recently arraigned before Justice Folashade Giwa-Ogunbanjo of the Federal High Court, Abuja for the N2.5billion fraud charge preferred against them. The others are Pinnacle Communications Limited (PCL) Chairman Lucky Omoluwa and the Chief Operating Officer Dipo Onifade. They were accused of complicity in the misappropriation of the N2.5billion meant for the Digital Switch-Over (DSO) project of… Continue Reading

BREAKING: Justice Bulkachuwa recuses self from Presidential Tribunal

President of Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, has recused herself from Presidential Election Petition Tribunal. Bulkachuwa announced her departure from the tribunal on Wednesday. Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had on May 15 formally presented its request for her to step down from the tribunal. PDP counsels led by Levi Ozoukwu had told the court that Bulkachuwa could be biased because of a statement she had made at the tribunal’s… Continue Reading

BREAKING: Onnoghen found guilty, barred from holding public office for 10 years

Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has found the former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, guilty of false declaration of assets. The former CJN has also been barred from holding public office for 10 years. The three-man panel led by Danladi Umar ruled on Thursday that Onnoghen breached the provision of CCT Act section 36; and that the defendant falsely declared his asset by hiding five accounts listed in… Continue Reading

Police dismiss cop Ogunyemi Olalekan who killed Kolade Johnson

The Nigerian Police have announced the dismissal of Ogunyemi Olalekan, an inspector, who the police said shot and killed a 36-year-old man, Kolade Johnson, in Lagos on Sunday. The Police also discharged and acquitted another officer, Godwin Orji, a sergeant, who was also tried alongside Mr Olalekan, but found not guilty of the offence. A statement by the police spokesperson in Lagos, Bala Elkana, said Mr Olalekan was found guilty of killing… Continue Reading

First defence witness tenders receipt for Onnoghen’s 2010 assets declaration, prosecution kicks

The suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Monday, called his driver, Mr. Lawal Busari, as his first defence witness in his trial on charges of false and non-declaration of assets ongoing before the Code of Conduct Tribunal in Abuja. Busari, who was led by Onnoghen’s Chief Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN), described how he drove the suspended CJN to the office of the Code of Conduct Bureau, on July… Continue Reading

‘How alumni raped UNILAG student, stole her underwear’

An Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court heard yesterday how an alumni of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), John Otema, allegedly raped a student of the institution and stole her underwear. A police officer, Inspector Nkem Ejelonu, made the disclosure while giving evidence at the trial of Otema who is facing a three-count charge of rape and assault occasioning harm before Justice Abiola Soladoye. He was alleged to have raped two students of… Continue Reading


Justice Joseph Wowo, the Nigerian lawyer, who by dint of hardwork and brilliance, rose to the enviable position of the Chief Justice of The Gambia, until he was pushed out, can now heave a sigh of relief. Accused of corruption by some Gambians who obviously couldn’t stand a foreigner overseeing the third arm of their government, the ECOWAS Court of Justice, where he took the matter to for adjudication, has… Continue Reading

Counsels Insist CJN Onnoghen Doesn’t Own Alleged 50 Houses  

The counsels to suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, have to Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari that though some of the allegations levelled against their learned colleague may be true, there is no iota of truth in the claim that he owns 50 houses. Onnoghen’s lawyers, led by Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, met Kyari on Thursday. The… Continue Reading

BREAKING: Court of Appeal refuses to stay proceedings in Onnoghen’s trial

The Court of Appeal, Abuja, has refused an application for stay of proceedings filed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, against the Code of Conduct Tribunal. The court said the charges filed against Onnoghen are criminal in nature and the proceedings before the CCT cannot be stopped.

How office Romance in ICPC Threatened Anti Graft War

Tongues are wagging and tension is escalating among staff of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Related Offences Commission (ICPC) as a top staff of the ICPC is said to be having an amorous affairs with a woman who heads a sensitive position in the commission culminating into secret marriage and this has to a large extent affected their official duties thereby damaging the reputation of the anti-graft agency.   The… Continue Reading

Onnoghen: NBA Summons Emergency NEC Meeting, To Hold Rally In Protest

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) will on., Monday, hold an emergency meeting of its National Executive Committee (NEC) on the purported suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) by President Muhammad Buhari. The President had, on Friday, announces the suspension of Onnoghen, who is facing an assets declaration charge before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) and immediately sworn in Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad as acting… Continue Reading

Breaking: CCT re-fixes Onnoghen’s arraignment for Jan. 22

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has re-fixed the arraignment of Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, to Jan. 22. The change of date for Onnoghen’s arraignment followed argument by the defence counsel that the CJN was not properly served. Lead prosecuting counsel, Mr Aliyu Umar (SAN), conceded that Justice Onnoghen, was not properly served with the summons to appear before the CCT in Abuja on Monday. Umar… Continue Reading


The Lagos State Police Command has lived up to his promise to find the killers of Chairman, Tricycles Association, Rasak Bello alias Hamburger who was murdered in cold blood on the country’s democracy day ,May 29, 2017 as the suspected killers of Bello are currently in police custody and would be charged to court as soon possible.   Samson Agbetoye alias Golden and Babatunde Saka “Hanger” were said to have… Continue Reading

CCT boss implicated in N10m bribery – EFCC

The dark cloud hovering over the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Danladi Umar, has refused to clear as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday insisted that he was implicated in a N10 million bribery allegations. Although the CCT had earlier displayed a letter of clearance by the anti-graft agency, during a session at the trial of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, the EFCC, however, insisted… Continue Reading

Why EFCC Arrested Me — Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa

Lagos-based human rights lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has attributed his recent arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to his criticisms of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s government. In a statement issued by his law firm, Wednesday, Mr. Adegboruwa denied claims by the anti-graft commission that he was involved in a N61 million fraud. Mr. Adegboruwa, a staunch critic of Mr. Buhari’s government‎, is lawyer to Government Ekpemupolo, (also known… Continue Reading

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