Following an alleged money laundering, and forgery charges brought against Shamsudeen Mohammed, son of Governor Bala Mohammed, of Bauchi State, the Federal High Court, has fixed December 13th, to rule on the non- case submission filed. According to a statement disclosed by the EFCC, as related to the news, Mr. Mohammed faces a 15- count charge of allegations of conspiracy, money laundering, and forgery.
Today's Headlines; Court adjourns suit challenging Atiku’s eligibility to contest presidency; What Are The Thugs, Prisoner Sent for - Soyinka
Photos Credit: People Gazette Court adjourns suit challenging Atiku’s eligibility to contest for president he Federal High Court, Abuja, Monday adjourned a suit challenging former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar’s eligibility to vie for president. Justice Inyang Ekwo adjourned the matter until December 6, following the inability of parties to the suit to regularise their amended processes to accommodate the 5th defendant, the Attorney-General of Adamawa, who had been joined in the case.
A report reaching us from Sahara Reporters revealed that a human rights lawyer, Malcolm Emokiniovo Omirhobo has filed a lawsuit against President Buhari demanding the license to bear AK-47 rifles. In a suit filed before the Federal High Court, Abuja on 17 September 2021, the lawyer was seeking an order compelling the President and other relevant licensing authorities to grant him and other Nigerians permission to bear arms to defend themselves against bandits.
It is no longer news that the Lagos and Rivers State governments have already embarked on the process of collecting VAT (Value Added Tax) in their states, they did that because of a judgment of a Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, which ruled that states, and not the Federal Inland Revenue Service, should be collecting VAT.
It will be recalled that a Federal High Court in Port Harcourt gave a ruling that not the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), but state governments have the constitutional power to collect Value Added Tax (VAT). In taking advantage of the ruling, both Lagos and Rivers State quickly passed bills authorizing their states to collect VAT.
There is no doubt that many Nigerians have been calling for the licensing of guns in the wake of banditry and other criminal activities in the country. It should be recalled that for a while now, there have been several reports of criminal attacks, kidnappings, and killings in different parts of Nigeria by armed gangs.
It is no longer news that the federal government, and Southern Governors are at loggerheads over the issue of who should be responsible for the collection of Value-Added Tax (VAT) from companies. The issue which was taken to a Federal High Court by Rivers State Government, has gone up to the Supreme Court, with some Northern States backing the federal government.
Report which emerged recently reveals that the Nigerian government may file fresh charges against Sunday Igboho. Recall that Sunday Igboho's house was invaded in July and two of his aides were killed in the attack. The DSS which claimed responsibility for the attack had disclosed that they got information that Sunday Igboho was in illegal possession of stockpiled arms.
Deposed Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II has gone to court to get justice on the violation of his fundamental human rights by the Kano State government and others. He won't let the sleeping dogs lie and will get justice from the court of law. So a Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed an appointment to give judgment on his case.
Premium Times reports, "that Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, fixed November 30th for judgment in a suit filed by deposed Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi, against the Kano State government and others"Mallam Muhammadu Sanusi Lamido Sanusi was deposed as the Emir of Kano on March 9th, 2020 by the Kano State Government after months of a face-off with His Excellency Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and subsequently replaced with Alhaji Aminu Adobayaro.
A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Thursday, has fixed November 30 for ruling in a suit filed by former Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, against the Kano State Government over the infringement of his fundamental human rights. The presiding Judge, Justice Anwuli Chikere announced the date following the adoption of processes and final argument from counsels to both parties.
Photo: Peoples Democratic Party, culled from the Tableshakers The crisis rocking the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may, considerably, deny the party some chances in the course of ensuring victory in the 2023 General Elections. It could be recalled that a Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt had asked Prince Uche Secondus, the embattled National Party Chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to stop parading himself as the chairman of the party.
The House of Representatives has enacted an amendment to the Asset Management Company of Nigeria Act for the third time, allowing the corporation to track down and sell any property owned by a bank debtor, even if it was not presented as security for the credit facility. The House also confirmed AMCON's access to the special tribunal established by the Banks and Other Financial Institutions Act for loan enforcement and recovery.
Following the alleged N7.1bn fraud charges leveled against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), the former Abia State Governor, Sen.Orji Uzor Kalu will know his fate on September 20, 2021. The presiding judge of the Federal High Court in Abuja, Justice Inyang Eden Ekwo is expected to deliver a make or mar judgement in the suit.
Following the alleged N5 billion debt, the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), has seized some properties belonging to the former Governor of Kwara State, Mr. Abdulfatah Ahmed. According to a Statement disclosed by AMCON, entitled; N5bn debt: it states that the AMCON has taken over mansion of former Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed due to the N5bn debt.
There is an ongoing legal battle between Rivers State and the federal government. The bone of contention is who between the parties should collect Value Added Tax (VAT). Some Nigerians are already saying that the battle represents an economic revolution that could usher in the much-desired fiscal federation and restructuring if the state wins eventually.
[OPINION] The Weekly Sit-at-home Order And It Being Counterproductive To The Economy Of The South-East
It is recallable that the IPOB had introduced the weekly sit-at-home order in the entire five South-Eastern states of NigerIa on the 9th of August. And prior to the maiden version of it, the leadership of the proscribed self-determnation group of agitators said that the order would be enforced every Monday until the release of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu, from DSS custody.
Precious Chikwendu, a former beauty queen, is said to have launched a lawsuit against her estranged husband and former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, demanding the enforcement of her fundamental human rights. Precious identified several prominent Nigerian police officials in the action, which was filed in a Federal High Court in Abuja, and sought N800 million in damages.
Following the alleged economic issues labelled against the former Rivers State governor, Peter Odili, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC) has placed him on watchlist. Mr Peter Odili who was deputy governor between 1992 and 1993, and again governor of Rivers State between 1999 and 2007, had dragged the Nigerian Immigration Services, and its Comptroller General before a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.
An activist and human rights lawyer, Chief Malcolm Omirrhobo, has Proceeded to the Federal High Court with a lawsuit seeking to set aside a 2019 Executive Order of the President Buhari The Lawsuit was centered on Major General Muhammadu Buhari's ban on the issuance and renewal of firearms licence for private individuals.