Court Gives Ex-Abia Gov, Kalu, Seven-Day Ultimatum To Open His Defence In Alleged N7.6bn Fraud Trial

Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Monday, November 5, 2018, ordered a former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, to return to the country within the next seven days to open his defence in an alleged N7.6bn fraud trial. Kalu is standing trial alongside his former Commissioner for Finance, Ude Udeogu and a company, Slok Nigeria Limited, on an amended 39-count charge of money laundering to the tune of N7.6bn. At the resumed hearing today, counsel to the former governor, Awa Kalu, SAN,…

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BREAKING NEWS! The court adjourns ruling on Imo APC guber primary court indefinitely

The President of the Federal High Court will decide whether the Judge should continue the matter or not, based on the petition against an Abuja High Court judge that he is biased. The court action challenging the conduct of the governorship primary election of the Imo State All Progressives Congress (APC) was on Tuesday adjourned indefinitely by. The two suits instituted by Hope Uzodinma, who is laying claim to the governorship ticket of the APC and Uche Nwosu, who is also laying claim to the same ticket was put off…

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Saudi Arabian columnist bags five years jail term for insulting royal court

Saudi Arabian columnist bags five years jail term for insulting royal court

Saudi Arabian columnist bags five years jail term for insulting royal court By Newsdesk with agency report A Saudi Arabian criminal court has sentenced a prominent columnist to five years in prison on charges of allegedly insulting the royal court. The ruling was issued against Saleh al-Shehi on Thursday, just as the court also ruled that the writer was banned from traveling abroad for five years after completion of his prison term. Al-Shehi, with nearly 1.2 million followers on Twitter, was detained after he accused the Royal Court of Saudi…

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Dino Melaye’s absence in court angers judge

Dino Melaye: Kogi police commissioner removed over suspects escape

Dino Melaye’s absence in court angers judge By Newsdesk The Federal High Court, Abuja, has threatened to strike out a suit filed by Sen. Dino Melaye, if the senator or his counsel fails to appear in court on the next adjourned date. Melaye filed a suit before Justice Nnamdi Dimgba seeking an interpretation of the court’s judgment of Sept. 11, 2017. The court in that judgment held that INEC acted within its constitutional rights in commencing the process for Melaye’s recall. When the matter was called on Wednesday, Counsel to…

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Metuh wheeled to court on stretcher to answer charges on money laundering

Metuh wheeled to court on stretcher to answer charges on money laundering

Metuh wheeled to court on stretcher to answer charges on money laundering By Newsdesk with agency report Metuh brought to court on stretcher to answer charges on money laundering The former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP, Olisa Metuh, on Monday appeared in Abuja court on a stretcher. Recall that Metuh is standing trial for alleged money laundering of N400million. The money is part of the funds linked with former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd). The politician was stretchered into the Federal High Court in…

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