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EFCC Cannot Investigate Or Prosecute Judges – Appeal Court

EFCC Cannot Investigate Or Prosecute Judges – Appeal Court

Breaking News, Law
Court of Appeal just delivered a well researched judgment, which they anchored on the separation of power between the three arms of government in the matter Hon. Justice Ngajiwa vs. FRN. They said EFCC does not have power to investigate and prosecute serving judicial officers without first being dismissed by NJC That serving judicial officers can only be prosecuted for offences like murder, stealing etc done outside the discharge of their duties. That once the offence was committed in the discharge of their duties, they must be tried by NJC first and dismissed before EFCC can investigate or prosecute them. The implication of this ruling is far reaching. It means that cases of Fishim, Ajumogobia will be thrown out by the trial court. The judiciary tactically used this judgme...
JUST IN: Oyo-Ita confronts Abba Kyari in Aso Rock over Fugitive Maina

JUST IN: Oyo-Ita confronts Abba Kyari in Aso Rock over Fugitive Maina

Politics
Head of Civil Service of t‎he Federation (HoSF) Winifred Oyo-Ita was seen visibly angry with the Chief of Staff to the President Abba Kyari inside the council chambers of the presidential villa, Abuja. Members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) were already seated waiting for the commencement of the weekly council meeting where the 2018 Nigerian Armed Forces Remembrance emblem and fundraising programme was being launched. Kyari was seen to have first started the confrontation, apparently intended to intimidate Oyo-Ita who also did not take it lightly. The chief of staff, who was already seated before Mrs Oyo-Ita entered the chambers was seen pointing ‎fingers, warning her over an issue that may not be unconnected with the recently leaked memo over the reinstatement of the embattl...
BREAKING: I don’t have N1bn to give Jonathan, Metuh tells court

BREAKING: I don’t have N1bn to give Jonathan, Metuh tells court

Politics
Embattled former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, has asked the Federal High Court in Abuja not to set aside the subpoena it issued to compel former President Goodluck Jonathan to appear as a witness in his ongoing trial. Metuh further challenged Jonathan’s insistence that the defendant must deposit with the court, for and on behalf of himself, the sum of N1billion in line with provisions of Section 241(2) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015, before he would mount the witness box. Jonathan had in a motion his lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, moved before the court on Wednesday, urged trial Justice Okon Abang to compel Metuh to pay the N1bn to cover travelling expenses for himself and his security personnel from...
Asu Beks to Chubuike Amaechi, you lied on N250m approval limit for MAN, Oron

Asu Beks to Chubuike Amaechi, you lied on N250m approval limit for MAN, Oron

Education
Foremost maritime journalist and Publisher of Shipping World Magazine, Elder Asu Beks has challenged Transportation Minister, Chibuike Amaechi to come out clean with facts and figures that the management of the Maritime Academy of Nigerian (MAN), Oron not only squandered N19b but also abused their N250m approval limit. Amaechi had disclosed during a radio program, Political Platform, monitored in Abuja that the out-gone management mismanaged huge sums disbursed to it while justifying the appointment of a 6-man Committee headed by the Chief Adebayo Sarumi to oversee the institution for six months . The Minister had claimed on the Radio program monitored on Tuesday that there was nothing on ground at Oron to justify the huge funds made available to the institution. Asu Beks challenged...