Tribunals in Plateau wind down except for gubernatorial poll
The national and state assembly petition elections tribunals in Plateau State yesterday wound up the petitions before them leaving only the governorship election...
Alleged N6.2bn Fraud: Jang’s counsel disowns colleague in court
There was mild drama at the continuation of the trial of a former Plateau State Governor, Jonah Jang, yesterday, as his counsel, Mike Ozekhome (SAN) disowned another defence counsel over the line of questioning.
Witness narrates how aide conveyed N6.2b cash to Jang
Prosecution witness, Musa Sunday, who is testifying against former governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang, in an alleged N6.2 billion fraud, yesterday, narrated to a state High Court sitting in Jos how the cash was conveyed to Jang in Government House.
Ozekhome stresses need for judicial independence
Right activist, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), has stressed the need for the judiciary to be independent, to protect citizens’ rights. Speaking at the ongoing Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) conference, Ozekhome said as the third arm of government, citizens would be in trouble if the judiciary goes down.
Prospective witnesses in Plateau tribunal get death threats, says Ozekhome
Lead counsel to Plateau State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP’s) gubernatorial candidate in the 2019 general elections, Mike Ozekhome (SAN) has disclosed that its witnesses are being threatened with instant death if they testify at the tribunal.
Why Atiku can’t inspect INEC server now - Tribunal
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) yesterday refused to grant the application filed by Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for access to inspect the server and data of smart card readers used by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)...
Centre sues AGF, NPA, others over alleged fraud in dredging contract
The Incorporated Trustees of Cadrel Advocacy Centre has instituted a suit before Federal High Court in Lagos against the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).
Judge overrules Jang’s counsel on acceptability of documents tendered
Trial judge of the Plateau State High Court, Mr. Justice Daniel Longji, yesterday overruled the objection raised by Senator Jonah Jang’s counsel, Mike Ozekhome on admissibility of documents tendered. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)’s witness, Kpaja Emmanuel, had tendered the documents on Tuesday, despite not being a signatory to the papers. The case…
Why Jang did not honour EFCC summons, by Ozekhome
Counsel to Senator Jonah Jang, in a suit bordering on misappropriation of funds, Mike Ozekhome (SAN), has explained why his client did not honour the summons by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Ozekhome disclosed that while a Plateau High Court in Jos had set aside four days to finish the case between EFCC and…
PDP goes to court over Osun election
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday declared it would seek legal redress following Sunday’s declaration by the Independent National Electoral Commission...
Adeosun: Buhari may settle for clemency
Today is the 50th day since the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exemption certificate forgery allegation against Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun broke, and President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to act.