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Breaking: Nigeria’s most read newspaper, Punch condemns President “Buhari’s lawless govt.”

Punch Editorial against Buhari
“As a symbolic demonstration of our protest against autocracy and military-style repression, PUNCH (all our print newspapers, The PUNCH, Saturday PUNCH, Sunday PUNCH, PUNCH Sports Extra, and digital platforms, most especially Punchng.com) will henceforth prefix Buhari’s name with his rank as a military dictator in the 80s, Major General, and refer to his administration as a regime, until they purge themselves of their insufferable contempt for the rule of law.” - PUNCH Editorial quotes

IPOB: I will come back to Nigeria to face trial only...

IPOB: Nnamdi kanu
The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has given condition under which he may return to Nigeria to face trial.

Sowore, Jalingo: SERAP writes NJC, seeks directives on citizens’ rights

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP)
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman, National Judicial Council (NJC), urging him to use his offices and leadership of the NJC to “urgently develop measures and issue directives to all courts to respond to the disturbing trends by state governments and federal government to use the court as a tool to suppress citizens’ human rights.”

Breaking: Shi’ites heads to court over proscription

Islamic Movement in Nigeria, a.k.a Shiites, led by Ibraheem Zakzaky
The Islamic Movement in Nigeria is to challenge the court order obtained by the federal government banning the operations of the organization.

Breaking: Court fails to grant El-Zakzaky’s bail application, adjourns to August...

The Justice Darius Khobo-led Kaduna State High Court has, Monday, failed to rule on the bail application filed by the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenat after it adjourned  the case to August 5, 2019.

Breaking: Court orders Shell to pay $10 million to FIRS

Royal Dutch Shell CEO Van Beurden
The Federal High Court in Lagos, Southwest Nigeria on Friday ordered Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) to pay the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, the sum of $10 million as unremitted revenue.

Breaking: Embattled CJN, Walter Onnoghen resigns

Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen
The embattled suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen has, Friday, resigned.

Assets Declaration: FG insists suspended CJN Onnnoghen’s CCT trial must continue

Just as the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, has insisted that he deserves fair hearing in his trial over failure to declare his assets, the Federal Government, on Monday, gave reasons why the six-count charge it initiated against Onnoghen must continue to its logical conclusion.

Again, Tafar’s alleged perversion of Justice case stalled over judge’s absence

Lagos-The trial of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Rickey Tarfa (SAN) standing trial over alleged perversion of the course of justice before a Lagos High Court, sitting in Igbosere, was Monday, stalled due to the absence of the trial judge.

Breaking: Court terminates charges against late Alex Badeh

Late. former Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh
The Justice Okon Abang-led Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Monday, terminated all charges filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, against the former Chief of Defence Staff, late Alex Badeh.