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Court Stops INEC From Issuing Certificate Of Return To Akpabio’s Opponent [SEE COURT PAPERS]

  A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court sitting in Apo, Abuja ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to stay action on the issuance of a certificate of return to any candidate in Akwa Ibom North West senatorial district election. Justice Valentine Ashi made the order on Friday, following an application with suit No ‘FCT/HC/M/2680/19’, with Senator Godswill Akpabio as the applicant. She restrained the respondent in the suit – the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) – from issuing any certificate, pending the determination of the suit before the court. In an exparte motion dated February 28, 2019, with an affidavit deposed to by one Daniel Idoko and filed [Read]

Man Charges Parents To Court For Giving Birth To Him “Without His Consent” [READ MORE]

A 27-YEAR-OLD MAN IS TAKING HIS PARENTS TO COURT FOR GIVING BIRTH TO HIM “WITHOUT HIS CONSENT.” Raphael Samuel has argued that despite his “great relationship” with his family, he cannot bear the thought that giving birth to him is synonymous with “kidnapping and slavery.” Samuel who is originally from Mumbai is an “anti-natalist” and argues that it is unfair to subject a child to the “rigmarole” of life because their parents chose to have fun. In an interview with The Print, he said “I love my parents, and we have a great relationship, but they had me for their joy and their pleasure. ‘”My life has been amazing, but [Read]

Court Upholds Kashamu’s Emergence As Ogun PDP Guber Candidate, Strikes Out Adebutu’s Suit [READ MORE]

  A federal capital territory high court on Monday dismissed the suit filed by Ladi Adebutu to challenge the nomination of Buruji Kashamu as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun state. Kashamu, senator representing Ogun east and Adebutu had been at loggerheads over the governorship ticket of the PDP in the state. In the suit, Adebutu asked the court to declare him the authentic candidate of the party for the March 2 governorship election. While delivering judgement, Ajoke Adepoju, the presiding judge, said the case filed by Adebutu cannot be maintained to declare him the governorship candidate of the PDP. Adepoju said although Adebutu was [Read]

150 SANs Volunteer To Defend CJN Onnoghen In Court [READ MORE]

  At least 150 Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN) have signalled interest to appear before the Justice Danladi Yakubu-led Code of Conduct Tribunal on Monday in defence of Walter Onnoghen, the Chief Justice Of Nigeria (CJN), in connection with allegations slammed against him. Sabastine Tartenger Hon, a senior advocate, disclosed this to Daily Trust via a phone conversation. The Code of Condict Bureau is acting on a petition written by Dennis Aghanya, the Executive Secretary of the Anti-Corruption and Research-Based Data Initiative (ARDI), accusing Onnoghen of financial mistrust, including operating domiciliary foreign currency accounts, in apparent disregard for the law that prohibits public officials from having such. In another statement [Read]

Sex-For-Marks: Ex-OAU Lecturer Sentenced To 2 Years Imprisonment [READ MORE]

  A Federal High Court, sitting in Osogbo on Monday sentenced former Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) lecturer, Professor Richard Akindele, to two years imprisonment for demanding s3x to pass her student, Monica Osagie. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that during previous proceedings, the convict had pleaded not guilty to the charge of s3xual harassment preferred against him by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, (ICPC). Akindele had been docked before Justice Maureen Onyetenu on a 4-count charge bothering on s3xual harassment. According to the charges, the convict “corruptly asked for s3xual benefits for himself from Monica Osagie for a favour that would be thereafter sworn to her by [Read]

BREAKING: Court Asked to Disqualify Ogun APC guber Candidate Dapo Abiodun Over Certificate Scandal [READ MORE]

  Abdulrrafiu Baruwa, a lawyer, has filed a suit seeking the disqualification of Dapo Abiodun, the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Ogun state, from the 2019 general election, TheCable can report. In a suit filed at a federal capital territory (FCT) high court in Abuja, Baruwa, also a member of APC, asked the court to disqualify Abiodun from the race over “false information” contained in the academic qualification he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Among Baruwa’s prayers are: Abiodun’s refusal to disclose all his educational qualifications as demanded by INEC in FORM CF 001 amounts to false information. APC is not at liberty to apply [Read]

Senate Pays Dariye N85.5m Allowances in Prison [READ MORE]

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Six months after his conviction by a Federal Capital Territory High Court, Senator Joshua Dariye is still receiving the N750, 000 salary and N13.5m monthly running cost from the National Assembly, The PUNCH can report. Investigations by our source revealed that Dariye, who represents Plateau-Central Senatorial District, was still receiving the allowances because his seat had yet to be declared vacant by the leadership of the National Assembly. Dariye, who was governor of Plateau State from 1999 to 2007, was prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and convicted by Justice Adebukola Banjoko of an FCT High Court for embezzling N1.162bn. He was [Read]

BREAKING: Court Frees Small Doctor With Stern Warning To Stay Out of Violence [READ MORE]

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Nigerian pop star, Small Doctor has been released from police custody today following his arraignment for unlawful possession of firearms and threatening violence against an officer. The singer was arraigned earlier on Tuesday at the Ebute Metta Magistrate court along with the other occupants in his car. According to a Police source, ‘Small Doctor was released by the court and allowed to go on condition he must not engage in any act of violence or commit any offense within the next one year. If he does, the court would not spare him’. READ ALSO: Police Arraign Popular Singer [Read]

Biafra: Court orders Abaribe, others to pay N100m for failing to produce Nnamdi Kanu in court

  The Abuja chapter of the Federal High Court has ordered Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe, and others who stood sureties for Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, to pay the sum of N100m each into the court’s account. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the court said the money must be paid within two months, for their failure to produce the Biafran activist in court. Justice Binta Nyako gave the order while delivering ruling on the matter, in which she amended the conditions of the bail she had in April 2017 granted the IPOB leader. Senator Abaribe and the two others were made to sign a bail [Read]

NEW MINIMUM WAGE: Court Cannot Stop Nationwide Strike – LABOUR

  Trade Union Congress, TUC, has rejected the court judgement stopping workers from commencing a nationwide strike action on November 6th over new Minimum Wage. The organised labour had threatened to commence an indefinite strike action to press home their demands for the national minimum wage to be increased from the current N18,000 to N30,000. But Justice Sanusi Kado, on Friday, gave the order in a ruling on an ex parte application moved on behalf of the Federal Government by the Solicitor-General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Justice, Dayo Apata. Speaking on the development, Alhaji Kola Olumoh, the chairman, Trade Union Congress (TUC), in Kwara State [Read]