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Don’t describe judiciary as corrupt, NBA tells FG.

Jun 14 2017
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Don’t describe judiciary as corrupt, NBA tells FG. Punch Online

The Nigerian Bar Association on Tuesday called on the Federal Government to stop describing the judiciary as corrupt.


It also threw its weight behind the National Judicial Council’s recent recall of some judges earlier suspended over corruption allegations.



But the Special Assistant to the President on Prosecutions, Mr. Okoi Obono-Obla, advised the association not to always take sides with the judiciary.  Read more


Breaking: Assets falsification charge: CCT frees Saraki. …says FG failed to prove case. Vanguard Online

The Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, sitting in Abuja has quashed the 16-count charge the Federal Government preferred against the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki.


The two-panel panel tribunal headed by Justice Danladi Umar, held that FG failed to prove essential elements of all the allegations it levelled against Saraki.


The tribunal held that both oral and documentary evidence that were laid by four witnesses FG brought before it were “so discredited during cross-examination”, saying it was so ”manifestly unreliable that no court or tribunal can rely on it to make a conviction”.   Read more


Court Grants Omokore Leave to Travel. Thisday Online

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court in Abuja has granted the embattled Chairman of Atlantic Energy Brass Development Limited and Atlantic Energy Drilling Concept Limited, Jide Omokore, who is standing trial for a N1.6 billion oil scam, the permission to travel abroad between July 11, 2017 and September 10, 2017.


The trial judge has also fixed July 5, 2017 to rule on an application challenging the jurisdiction of the court to entertain the matter.


The application was brought by Abiye Membere, a former Group Executive Director, Exploration and Production of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).  Read more

Last changed: Jun 14 2017 at 5:10 PM