Craze For Right Honourablship: Akpanusoh Puts Record Straight

By Umoh-Obong Kingsley The Akwa Ibom State House Assembly (AKHA) Member representing Esit Eket/Ibeno State Constituency, Rt. Honourable Usoro Akpanusoh, has lent his view concerning a newspaper publication about the desperation by some members the House for the ‘Right Honourablship’ title. Hon. Akpanusoh, in an exclusive chat at his Uyo residence, noted that right honourable…

DSS Frees Arrested Judges

The Department of State Service (DSS) has released all the judges arrested during a nationwide raid of their residents at the weekend. The judges, according to DSS sources, were released on self-recognition but are to report at the agency’s office when requested to, as the investigation and preparation to charge them to court continue. The…

DSS Explains Clamp Down On Judges

The Department of State Services (DSS) in Nigeria has given reasons for its arrest of some judges. This is coming after the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, accused them and the police of trying to abduct a serving Federal High Court judge in his residence at number 35, Forces Avenue in Port Harcourt, the…

State Of Emergency In Judiciary Over Arrest Of Judges

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has declared a state of emergency in the judiciary over the midnight arrest of some judges by the Department of State Services (DSS). The association is also asking the DSS to immediately release the judges without conditions. It says the arrests are disturbing and unconstitutional, describing it a situation that…

NJC Dismisses Kano Chief Judge, Suspends 2 Others

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has announced the dismissal of the Chief Judge of the Kano High Court, Justice Kabiru M. Auta, from service with immediate effect and handed over Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone 1, Kano, for prosecution. The Council, under the chairmanship of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, made the…

Abang Turning To A ‘Notorious’ Judge, Ajulo Warns

A legal practitioner, Mr Kayode Ajulo, has warned Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, not to turn himself to “a notorious judge.” He made the warning in his remarks in the Appeal Court judgement, saying, “It is elementary law that when the Appeal Court sits on a matter, the lower courts…

Diamond Bank Manager Remanded Over N24m Fraud

The manager of Diamond Bank Plc, Chinedu Oguike, has been arraigned by the Special Fraud Unit (SFU) of the Nigeria Police Force before a Federal High Court in Lagos south west Nigeria, for allegedly using the machinery of the bank to swindle the customer of the bank to the tune of N24 million. SFU, in…

Human Trafficking: Nigerian Bags 22-Year Jail Term

A British Court on Friday, sentenced a Nigerian woman, Franca Asemota, to 22 years in prison for trafficking in young girls. Asemota, 38, who was extradited from Nigeria to the United Kingdom by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), was found guilty of attempting to traffic Nigerian girls through Heathrow Airport to work as…

Forgery: Court Strikes Out Suit Against Saraki, Ekweremadu

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja and presided over by Justice Ademola Adeniyi, on Wednesday, struck out the suit that sought to remove the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, from office on the premise that the Senate Standing Orders 2015, that produced them, was forged. Justice Adeniyi terminated further hearing…