Photo credit (Google) Court Fixes July 16 For Suit Challenging Matawalle’s Defection On Monday, a Federal High Court in Abuja set July 16 for the hearing of a suit challenging Zamfara Governor Bello Matawalle's defection to the APC (APC). After hearing the plaintiffs' counsel, Kanu Agabi, SAN, ask the court for an order to serve the first and second defendants by substituted means by pasting the originating process at the Zamfara State Liaison Office in Abuja, Justice Inyang Ekwo set the date.
Trial Of Ex-AGF Adoke Resumes In Abuja. The trial of the former Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr. Mohammed Adoke has resumed in Abuja. The former AGF will be arraigned today alongside Aliyu Abubakar who is an Abuja based businessman, before Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court. During the last sitting, the defendants pleaded not guilty to a 14-count charge filed against them bordering on money laundering. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had in June filed an additional seven
Update: Anambra State PDP Crisis. Sir Chukwudi Umeaba emerges acting State Chairman. ...as Justice Ekwo refuses to vacate his order sacking Nwobu. AIF Media. The Anambra state PDP crisis has taken a new turn with the emergence of Sir. Chukwudi Umeaba as a factional state chairman of the party. Sir Umeaba was the deputy chairman of the Caretaker Committee constituted in 2017 by the NWC under the leadership of Prof ABC Nwosu. After the 2017 governorship election, Prof ABC Nwosu resigned leaving Sir Umeaba as the
The Economic and Financial crimes Commission (EFCC) has vowed to appeal the ruling by Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court stopping the retrial of former Abia Governor, Uzor Kalu. Kalu was serving a 12-year jail term for N7.1billion fraud before the Supreme Court on the 8th of May, 2020 ruled on an appeal by Kalu's co-defendant, Ude Udeogu, nullifying the proceedings leading to their conviction.
A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has restrained the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, from retrying Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, the former governor of Abia State, and his company, SLOK Nig Ltd. The presiding Judge, Justice Inyang Ekwo, on Wednesday ruled that there was no order of the Supreme Court that authorized their retrial.
Nigeria politics is a dynamic one. It is full of surprises. It is a game meant for the mentally savvy. Over the years, there has been a lot of heroes and villains. Many politicians that started well from the beginning are now in sabbatical leave, observing from the corridor. Alhaji Shehu Sani is one of them. The 52 year old politician, was accused of collecting the sum of $25,000 from one Sani Dauda under false pretence. He was arrested and when he demanded for bail, the Ibrahim Magu led Economic And Financial
The federal high court in Nigeria has ordered the Nigerian Police boss, Mohammed Adamu to release Mbarak Bala who was arrested in February for his religious comments on Facebook. According to justice Inyang Ekwo, the arrest and, detention of the musician by the Police in unknown detention for his opinion on religion is no doubt an infringement on Mubarak's right to personal liberty, fair hearing, freedom of thoughts, and others. Not stopping at that, the judge also criticized the action from the Police to
Justice Inyang Ekwo of a Federal High Court on Monday ordered the EFCC to produce its witness on Tuesday in the trial of Phina Chidi, former Deputy Director, Pensions Department, Head of Service over alleged N30 billion fraud. Justice Ekwo, gave the order after Chidi pleaded not guilty after she was re-arraigned on 30 counts bordering on alleged breach of trust and money laundering. The EFCC alleged that she carried out the fraudulent act between 2009 and 2010 while in service. Chidi was charged alongside t
The Federal High Court in Abuja yesterday dismissed a case seeking the declaration of the Igbo community cult group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, an illegal organization.