Chinonso Gift Onwuegbuchulam, aka, Ogolo
Exactly one year after the Zenith bank robbery which occurred in Owerri, the Imo State capital men of the Special Anti-robbery squad of the Imo State have apprehended the last prime suspect in connection with the robbery. Parading the suspect of the attack which led to the death of two policemen, the Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike said the suspect...
N6bn Fraud: Ex-MD, Rural Electrification Agency, Gekpe Others Bag 3 Year Jail Terms
The Anti-Open Grazing Law in Benue State has recorded its first set of successful prosecution as Makurdi Magistrates’ Court on Friday sentenced three herders, Iliya Garba, Hassan Abdullahi, and Lanshak Lonfalk to one year imprisonment each, for violating the law enacted in 2017. The convicts were charged with criminal conspiracy and open nomadic livestock rearing and grazing. The offences are punishable...
Arthur Obi-Okafor SAN with members of the NBA in Borno State
The Chairman of Criminal Justice Reform Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association, Chief Arthur Obi Okafor SAN was in Borno state over the week to attend the Law Week of the Maiduguri and Biu branches of the association and also consult lawyers in the state. Chief Okafor who arrived to a rousing welcome at the Maiduguri Airport was received by...
Bring Back Our Girls Movement
Parents of schoolgirls newly abducted in Dapchi, Northeastern Nigeria plan to join the Bring Back Our Girls movement that gained global prominence in a bid to win freedom for their girls, a community leader said on Friday. Islamist militant group Boko Haram is suspected to have kidnapped scores of girls on Monday from a school in Dapchi village, Yobe state....
Travelling around the world has become quite a fad in the recent times. While we love learning new cultures, tasting their food, understanding a country's history and visit popular places, it is also essential that we respect their laws and adhere them. Unless, of course, you also want to experience what a day in their jail feels like! While laws...
The Kogi State High Court sitting in Lokoja on Friday sentenced the leader of a six-man land grabbing gang, Mohammed Sani Audu to death by hanging. He was alleged to have stabbed one Hussein Isa to death over a land dispute. The trial judge and Chief Judge of Kogi State, Justice Nasir Ajanah, handed down the sentence upon conviction of the...
The Presidency has reacted to the new report by Transparency International (TI), revealing that corruption in Nigeria worsened between 2016 and 2017. Nigeria ranked 148 out of 180 countries assessed in 2017 on the Transparency International annual Corruption Perception Index, showing deterioration in perception of corruption in public administration in Nigeria compared to 2016. In a statement issued by Garba Shehu,...
Business Registration: CAC Targets Specialised Markets
The Acting Registrar General Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Azuka Azinge has said that the commission is currently working on closing manual registration in all its remaining locations nationwide. In a statement signed by the Head of Public Affairs Godfrey Ike, the Acting Registrar-General spoke during a two-day strategic management planning retreat in Keffi Nassarwa State. He said this is to...
Law students in Ghana’s sole legal training institution have protested a mass failure in their recent professional examination. Figures from the Ghana School of Law 2017/2018 final exams indicated that only 91 students (representing 19%) out of the 474 candidates passed. 206 students failed the exams outrightly whiles the remaining 177 were referred in a number of subjects. The situation threatens...
el-Rufai and Shehu Sani
Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai has filed a suit in the state High Court seeking N2bn damages from the Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Shehu Sani, over alleged defamation of character. El-Rufai who personally filed the suit at the state High Court on Friday, is seeking compensation for the injury allegedly suffered as a result of “the malicious  statements”...