Army lacks power to subject civilians to identification process – Court rules

The Nigerian Army’s “Operation Positive Identification” has suffered a setback as a federal high court sitting has ruled that the Nigerian Army lacks the power to implement such programme. Justice Rilwan Aikawa presided over the Fundamental Rights Enforcement suit lawsuit filed by Femi Falana (SAN), against the planned exercise by the Army. The human rights activist who asked the…

I won’t fold my arms any longer, I’ll reply every attack point to point – Magu

Suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu has stated that he will henceforth reply every attack launched against him.  Magu who denied misappropriating funds recovered for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in a statement released by his lawyer Wahab Shittu, averred that the allegations he is currently facing were never…

Court sacks APC lawmaker in Kano

Magaji Dahiru Zarewa, a Kano House of Assembly member elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has been sacked by an Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Kano on Friday July 24. Zarewa was sacked for failing to resign from his position as the Managing Director of the Kano Drugs and Consumables Supply Agency, 30…

Woodberry’s fraud case was dismissed because the US government charged him with a slightly different crime – Lawyer

United States government on Monday July 20th filed a motion through its attorney John R. Lausch, requesting that the case against Woodberry be dismissed without prejudice, even though he was indicted by a grand jury on an eight-count charge of wire fraud. However commenting on the development, Nash told Premium Times that the case was dismissed because the government…

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