Court orders PDP to pay N180 million to SAN

Justice Jude Okeke of the FCT High Court, Maitama, on Tuesday ordered the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to pay N180 million to Samuel Okutepa being his professional fee. Mr Okeke who delivered judgment in a suit filed by Mr Okutepa against the PDP, said Mr Okutepa deserved to be paid the money for handling the cases for the party. “The defendant is directed to pay the claimant N180 million being the earned professional fee for defending and prosecuting their cases listed out in the applicant’s statements of claims.’’ The court…

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BREAKING: Court convicts SAN, Nwobike over bribing Judge

Joseph-Nwobike

Justice Raliat Adebiyi of an Ikeja High Court, Lagos has convicted a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Joseph Nwobike of bribing a Federal High Court Judge, Justice Mohammed Yinusa. In a long read judgement, Justice Adebiyi found Nwobike guilty on a one counts charge of attempting to pervert the course of Justice. Nwobike was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on charges bothering on perverting the course of justice and offering gratification to public officials (judges and court Registrars) Specifically, the Judge cited instances where Nwobike sent text messages…

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We have over two million registered members, says Third Force

  There were indications over the weekend that one of the Third Forces, The Nigerian Intervention Movement, (NIM) under the leadership of former president of the Nigeria Bar Association, (NBA), Chief Olisa Agbakoba, SAN, has recorded over two million registered members who have their Permanent Voters Cards as part of moves to ensure change of government in 2019.   This came just as the group has claimed that it has received overtures from former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s Coalition for New Nigeria, some government officials from the presidency, a former Vice…

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The futile attempt by rented miscreants to dance on the sacred grave of Gani Fawehinmi (4)

MIKE OZEKHOME SAN, OFR

INTRODUCTION Last week, I could not discuss much on the above subject because of some other pressing national issues I dealt with. Today, I shall continue on how Gani fought tyranny and dictatorship across the length and breadth of Nigeria, using the law as an instrument of social engineering. He defended all, whether rich or poor, “corrupt” or “clean”, mighty or low, private persons or public servants. I will not allow the reprobates and malefactors to rewrite history.   I EDUCATED THE AUDIENCE ON WHO GANI WAS   I recalled…

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UEFA League: Barca eye yet another famous comeback

    Little over a month after producing the greatest comeback in Champions League history, Barcelona need another special turnaround as they face Juventus in the second leg of their quarter-final on Wednesday. Luis Enrique’s side were taken apart in the first leg in Turin, losing 3-0 to a Juve team inspired by Paulo Dybala, who scored twice. In the last 16 they became the first team ever to overturn a 4-0 deficit when they beat Paris Saint-Germain 6-1 in the return at the Camp Nou, so fans are hoping…

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EPL: Arsenal survive Boro scare

  Arsenal kept alive their hopes of finishing in the top four of the Premier League with a narrow victory at second-bottom Middlesbrough. A dull opening was brought to life when Alexis Sanchez’s superb free-kick gave Arsenal the lead just before the break. Middlesbrough responded soon after the restart when Alvaro Negredo volleyed in Stewart Downing’s pinpoint cross. However, Mesut Ozil secured the much-needed three points for Arsenal with a first-time strike at the near post, reports the BBC. The win – only Arsenal’s third in their past nine league…

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NSA probes N15bn recovery

The National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Mohammed Monguno (rtd), has begun an investigation into the recovery of about N15 billion by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). This is as President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), to submit a report on the recovery. The EFCC had, last week Wednesday, recovered $43.4 million, £27,800 and N23.2 million totalling about N15 billion from a private apartment at the Osborne Towers in Ikoyi, Lagos. New Telegraph was informed…

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Eight die, 24 injured in Lagos, Ogun

Eight people lost their lives yesterday while about 19 others were injured in auto crashes in Lagos and Ogun states. Five people were burnt to death yesterday while five others were injured at the popular Barracks Bus Stop, Surulere when a Volkswagen commercial bus known as Danfo caught fire while descending from the popular National Stadium Bridge on Funsho Williams Avenue. Pedestrians and other sympathisers could hold back tears watching the gory scene of the mangled and burnt bodies of the victims which littered the road. A child, three women…

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Ekiti guber aspirant preaches unity among APC members

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Ahead of the 2018 governorship election in Ekiti State, an aspirant, Mr. Yinka Akerele, yesterday advised members and leaders of the opposition party in the state, the All Progressives Congress (APC), to close ranks and ensure the party’s victory at the poll. According to him, the mission of taking over power from those he described as usurpers must dwarf other tendencies among the party members. He added that they needed to remain united until APC records success democratically. He spoke when he visited the party’s secretariat where he officially notified…

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Karamajiji: A forgotten beggars’ colony

Some years ago, the then Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Nasir el-Rufai considered beggars a nuisance on the streets of Abuja and decided to forcefully evacuate them to a “special location”. The idea was to give Abuja, the Capital City, a facelift. However, many years after, the vision appears to have been derailed. CALEB ONWE reports     Karamajiji, a sprawling ghetto is home to both Gwari aborigines and other tribes, especially, low income earners. It is hidden right behind the National Military Cemetery, a few metres…

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