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UPDATE: [JUST IN] Judge Remands Naira Marley in Prison Over Alleged Credit Card Fraud

Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered that upcoming musician, Azeez Fashola, alias Naira Marley, be remanded in the prison custody. The judge made the remand order on Monday morning shortly after the musician was arraigned before him on 11 counts, bordering on credit card fraud. Naira Marley had pleaded not guilty to the cyber fraud charges pressed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The judge adjourned till May 30 to take the bail application filed by the defence counsel, Taiwo Oreagba, on behalf of his client. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: EFCC Arraigns Naira Marley in Court On 11-Count Charges [READ MORE & SEE [Read]

BREAKING: EFCC Arraigns Naira Marley in Court On 11-Count Charges [READ MORE & SEE PHOTOS]

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Ace Nigerian musician, Naira Marley has appeared in court on 11- count charges by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)  Recall that Naira Marley was arrested few weeks back by officials of EFCC over allegations of internet fraud. See more photos of the ongoing court proceedings below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG: More Details Shortly!! STAY GLUED TO THIS SPACE!! #Follow & #LikeOurOfficialNewsPage via www.facebook.com/newsflakesng For 247 Fresh global updates and many more hot Gists regularly 😎👌 [Read]

[DEVELOPING STORY] Court Restrains Ganduje From Implementing New Emirates In Kano

The Kano State High Court has granted an order restraining Governor Abdullahi Ganduje from implementing the breakup of Kano Emirate. Mr Ganduje signed a law on Wednesday which created additional four emirates, a move that was widely seen as a depletion of Emir Lamido Sanusi’s influence. The matter immediately took a political dimension with the Peoples Democratic Party members in the House saying that the additional four emirates were not properly created, accusing the All Progressives Congress majority of disregarding extant parliamentary procedures. Two PDP House members, including the minority leader, said they received a court order against the new emirates on Friday afternoon. The lawmakers said the House was [Read]

BREAKING: Court Grants Senator Adeleke Bail, Adjourns Case

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Magistrate Court sitting in Mpape, Abuja has granted bail to Senator Ademola Adeleke, the PDP Governorship Candidate in the last Osun Gubernatorial Election. The court on Tuesday also adjourned hearing till June 24. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Police Detain Senator Adeleke Adeleke was arrested and taken into custody on Monday evening by Nigeria Police men. [READ ALSO] Hold Police, APC responsible If Anything Happens To Adeleke – Osun PDP Tells Nigerians [READ MORE] The Police Force Spokesperson, Frank Mba, said Senator Ademola Adeleke was arrested in connection with ongoing criminal investigations surrounding his Secondary school certificate. Details later… [Read]

JUST IN: Onnoghen Convicted, Banned From Holding Public Office For 10yrs, Forfeites Properties to FG [READ MORE]

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has convicted the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen and has banned him from holding any public office for the next 10 years. He was convicted on a six-count charge of false declaration of assets. Chairman of the CCT, Danladi Umar, while delivering the judgment on Thursday, read that Onnoghen will be removed from office as the Chief Justice of Nigeria and the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB). Mr. Danladi held that the Federal Government had proven beyond a reasonable doubt that the suspended Chief justice breached the Code of Conduct for public officers. The CCT also directed that [Read]

BREAKING: Court Nullifies Adeleke’s Candidacy for Osun Guber Polls over Certificate Scandal

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that Justice Oathman Musa of an Abuja High Court sitting in Bwari Area Council of Abuja on Tuesday Nullified the nomination of Senator Ademola Adeleke as candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the September 2018 Governorship Election in Osun State. Adeleke, who represents Osun West Senatorial District at the National Assembly was the PDP’s candidate in the 2018 governorship election in Osun state. Two Chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Wahab Raheem and Adam Habeeb, had in 2018 barely few days to the governorship election in Osun State had dragged Adeleke to court, accusing him of [Read]

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]