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Breaking: Imo court releases 114 detained IPOB women

112 pro-Biafra Imo women who were arrested, detained and remanded in Owerri prison for participating in a peaceful protest to demand the whereabouts of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.
A high court sitting in Owerri on Friday granted the unconditional release of 114 women alleged to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) group.

Release remanded 112 Owerri women protesters now – SERAP, Nigerians demand

112 pro-Biafra Imo women who were arrested, detained and remanded in Owerri prison for participating in a peaceful protest to demand the whereabouts of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, including many Nigerians have demanded the unconditional release of 112 pro-Biafra Imo women who were arrested, detained and remanded in Owerri prison for participating in a peaceful protest to demand the whereabouts of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.

Just in: Court sentences former president to another 8 years in...

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A South Korean court sentenced former president Park Geun-hye to eight more years in prison on Friday after finding her guilty on charges of causing loss of government funds and interfering in a 2016 parliamentary election.

EFCC fails to present witnesses in Sen Jang’s case

Former governor of Plateau State and Senator representing Plateau North in the National Assembly, Jonah Jang
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday failed to bring witnesses to testify in the case of alleged misappropriation of state funds involving former Plateau Governor Jonah Jang.

Vote of no confidence: Senate, Saraki shun IGP’s legal action

IGP Idris and Saraki
The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court yesterday fixed September 25 to deliver judgment in a suit seeking to quash the May 9 resolution of the Senate which declared the Inspector General of Police, IGP,  Mr. Ibrahim Idris, unfit to retain his position.

SERAP wins round one in battle to compel Adamu, Ogbeh to...

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP)
There is prospect Nigerians keen on knowing why the country’s water and sanitation infrastructure have continued to deteriorate despite budgetary allocations on the sector may soon have some answers, as Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has won the latest round in the legal battle to compel the Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu and the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Audu Ogbehto account for the spending of trillion of naira on water projects between 1999 and 2016.

Appellate courts not holiday resorts, CJN tells new justices

Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen
The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onneghen, has advised 12 judges elevated to the Court of Appeal Court not to see the appellate court as a holiday resort.

Breaking: Innoson’s arraignment stalled as NJC withdraws Justice Dada from case

founder and chairman of Nigeria’s automobile company, Innoson Motors, Innocent Chukwuma.
The scheduled arraignment on Friday of Innocent Chukwuma, known popularly as  Innoson at an Ikeja Special Offences Court has suffered a setback, following the withdrawal of Justice Mojisola Dada from the case.

Breaking: Alleged kidnapper Evans hires new lawyer as Ogungbeje withdraws

Following the withdrawal of Mr Olukoya Ogungbeje, lead defence counsel of Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike alias Evans, from all criminal cases in the high courts in Lagos, the alleged kidnap kingpin has employed the services of a new counsel.

Absence of judge stalls El-Zakzaky’s trial

El-Zakzaky
The absence of Justice Gideon Kurada of a Kaduna High Court on Thursday staled the arraignment of the leader of the Islamic Movement in...