Appeal Court slams Senator Nwaoboshi 7 Years imprisonment for Money Laundering

The Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal today July 1, 2022 convicted and sentenced Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, Senator representing Delta North Senatorial District at the National Assembly, to 7 years imprisonment and ordered that his two companies, Golden Touch Construction Project Ltd and Suiming Electrical Ltd, be wound up in line with the provisions of Section 22 of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act 2021.   The Appellate Court’s ruling followed the success of the appeal by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, challenging the judgment of Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke…

Victims of Torture deserve more than monetary compensation – Ojukwu

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has reiterated the need to go beyond paying monetary compensation to victims and survivors of torture.   The Executive Secretary of the Commission Chief Tony Ojukwu SAN emphasized this at the public presentation of torture prevention resource materials and a documentary by the Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA),which held in Abuja Thursday.   He said victims/survivors of torture deserve comprehensive rehabilitation to take care of their social and psychological needs.   He stated that torture which is a heinous crime dehumanized the victims…

Court orders NIMC, immigration to release biodata of Ekweremadu’s ‘kidney donor’

A federal high court in Abuja has ordered the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to provide the certified true copy (CTC) of David Ukpo’s biodata.   Last week, the London Metropolitan Police arrested and charged Ike Ekweremadu, former deputy senate president, and his wife to court for allegedly bringing a child (Ukpo) to the UK for organ harvesting.   The UK authorities said the “child” had “been safeguarded”, while the police said their operatives “are working closely with partners on continued support”.   Although the London police said Ukpo is…

FULL LIST] Sanusi Musa, Rotimi Oyedepo Among 129 Lawyers For SAN Rank

Foremost prosecutors of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Wahab Shittu and Rotimi Oyedepo were among the 129 lawyers shortlisted by the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC) for the conferment of the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) in 2022.   Also on the list is a co-partner with Madyan Legal Consult, Barrister Sanusi Musa.   The list which was published pursuant to paragraph 12 subsection 2 and 20 of the legal practitioners’ privileges committee guidelines of 2018 has 73 practicing lawyers and 56 academic applicants.   Other…

We’ve built PH Law School campus to be self sustaining – Wike

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has reemphasised that the Dr. Nabo Graham Douglas Campus of the Nigerian Law School in Port Harcourt has been provided to be a self sustaining institution in Nigeria.   To achieve that mandate, Governor Wike, on Monday, handed over the Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) of adjoining property to the campus acquired by the Rivers State government to the Chairman of the Council of Legal Education, Chief Emeka Ngige, SAN. The presentation was made when Governor Wike conducted the Chairman of the Council…

Makinde congratulates new Acting CJN, Ariwoola

Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, has congratulated Honourable Justice Olukayode Ariwoola on his elevation and swearing-in as the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria by President Muhammadu Buhari.   Governor Makinde described Iseyin-born Ariwoola’s elevation as Acting CJN as a deserving development and reward for diligence, patriotism and service to the nation.   In a statement by the Special Assistant (Print Media) to the Governor, Moses Alao, Governor Makinde said he had no doubt that the jurist would restore the glory of Apex Court and the judiciary.   “I congratulate a…

Justice Ariwoola takes oath of office as acting CJN

Justice Olukayode Ariwoola has taken oath of office as Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).   President Muhammadu Buhari administered the oath of office on him at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa in Abuja.   Ariwoola took over from Justice Tanko Muhammad who resigned on health grounds.   However, while taking the judicial oath, he swore to be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Federal Government of Nigeria, as well as defend the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.   He will act as CJN pending…

Breaking: Buhari sets to swear in Justice Ariwoola as CJN

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to swear Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as the new Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) today following the resignation of Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad on health grounds. Oyo- born Justice Ariwoola who is the most senior Justice of the Supreme Court will be sworn-in today by 2pm, according to competent sources. Born on 22 August 1958, Justice Ariwoola was formerly a Justice of the Court of Appeal and was elevated to the Supreme Court bench.       Sun Newspaper

BREAKING: Tanko Muhammad resigns as CJN

Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad has resigned as the Chief Judge of Nigeria.   According to Channels TV, Tanko resigned last night on grounds of ill-health.   It was gathered that arrangements are now on to swear in the next most senior justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria.     Reports also indicate that a formal announcement will be made shortly.     Until his resignation, reports had it that Justice Tanko Muhammed was seriously ill.   Only last week, 14 justices…

N71.4m Fraud: Mama Boko Haram, two others to spend five years in prison  

The Maiduguri Zonal Command of the EFCC on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 secured the conviction and sentencing of Aisha Alkali Wakil, (aka Mama Boko Haram) alongside Tahiru Saidu Daura and Prince Lawal Shoyode before Justice Aisha Kumaliya of the Borno State High Court, Maiduguri.   The defendants were sentenced to five years imprisonment without option of fine.   The judgment was the climax of a process that commenced on Monday, September 14, 2020 when the defendants were re-arraigned on a two count charge of conspiracy and obtaining money by false…