Justice Olukayode Ariwoola
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Fast tracking payment of retired judges’ entitlements

Like the National Judicial Council (NJC), lawyers have expressed deep concerns over the delay in payment of pensions and gratuities of retired judges by state governments. The lawyers said the state governors’ action is undermining the rule of law. FRANCIS IWUCHUKWU reports Some senior lawyers have joined the fray in condemning the failure of some […]

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Court hears CSO’s suit to compel NASS’ probe of student’s death

A Federal High Court in Abuja has commenced hearing of a suit filed by Men Against Rape Foundation (MARF) seeking to compel the House of Representatives to comply with its own resolution to conduct investigative public hearing into the circumstance surrounding the death of a 14-year-old boarding student of Premiere Academy, Lugbe, Abuja, Miss Keren-Happuch […]

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Forgery: 5 fake SON officials bag 500 hrs community service

Justice Abimbola Awogboro of a Federal High Court in Lagos has sentenced five men who impersonated officials of Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) to 500 hours of community service. Besides, the judge equally directed them to pay N100, 000 each to Federal Government for the loss incurred as a result of the forgery. The five […]

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Court jails medical doctor for negligence

A medical doctor, Dr. Ejike Ferdinand Orji, has been sentenced to a year imprisonment for causing grievous harm, negligence and endangering the life of a 16-year-old patient. Dr. Orji, who is the Medical Director of Excel Medical Centre, Dolphin Estate, was handed the jail term by Justice Adedayo Akintoye of a Lagos High Court in […]

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Drug dealer bags 5 years jail term

Due to his involvement in the unlawful transportation of 4, 238.29kg of Cannabis Sativa, popularly called marijuana, a 24-year-old man, Yusuf Taofeek, has been sentenced to five years imprisonment by Justice Daniel Osiagor of a Federal High Court in Lagos. Taofeek was convicted and jailed after pleading guilty to two counts of conspiracy to transport […]

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Cases that’ll shape 2023

Kanu, Orosanye, Kyari, Fayose others cases’ll shape 2023 Being an election year, the judiciary will be busy with lots of pre and post-election cases that would shape the development of law and jurisprudence in the country. Aside the election cases, some politically exposed individuals on trial for alleged graft will also have their days in […]

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Police arraign bizman for criminal conspiracy

  A businessman, Nyityo Stephen, has been arraigned by the police before a Kado Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, over his alleged involvement in conspiracy to steal a motorcycle worth N650, 000. But Stephen pleaded not guilty to the charge, prompting his lawyer, Charity Nwosu, to make an application for bail, just as he cited […]

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Woman bags 3 years for drug trafficking

  Justice Daniel Osiagor of a Federal High Court in Lagos has convicted and sentenced an Ibadan-based woman, Igbinosun Sandra Esther, to three years imprisonment for dealing in illicit drugs. The judge handed down the verdict after Esther owned up to a count charge of unlawful importation of 5.5 kilograms of Cannabis Sativa also known […]

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Court asked to stop 2023 polls over alleged infringement on freedom of worship

A member of Seventh Day Adventist Church has dragged the Federal Government before a Federal High Court in Abuja, seeking an order to stop the conduct of the 2023 general election. The member, also an elder of the church, Ugochukwu Uchenwa, told the court that the election fixed for Saturday February 25, 2023 infringes on […]

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Police drag man, girlfriend to court for assaulting banker

For allegedly assaulting a microfinance bank employee, a 38-year-old man, Ifeanyi Chidubem, and his girlfriend, Angela Israel, 24, have been arraigned before Magistrate K. A. Ariyo of an Ejigbo Magistrates’ Court. The duo is standing trial on a three-count charge of conspiracy, breach of peace and assault slammed against them by the police. Addressing the […]

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