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IEDPU Leadership Tussle: BoT, exco kick against out-of-court-settlement

IEDPU Leadership Tussle: BoT, exco kick against out-of-court-settlement

T he Last may not have been heard of the crisis rocking the Ilorin Emirate Descendants Progressive Union (IEDPU) as it registered trustees stormed the premises of the Federal High Court sitting in Ilorin, again last Thursday. This was coming contrary to the earlier agreement made by the warring parties to deploy ‘out of court […]

Court clears Justice Ademola, wife on 18-count corruption charge

Court clears Justice Ademola, wife on 18-count corruption charge

Justice of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Abuja, Jude Okeke, has acquitted Adeniyi Ademola, a suspended Federal High Court judge, of corruption charges. The judge declared Ademola not guilty on an 18-count charge of corruption and illegal possession of firearm brought against him by the federal government. Okeke in his ruling on the […]

My wife grabs, twist my testicles when fighting, businessman tells court

My wife grabs, twist my testicles when fighting, businessman tells court

An Igando Customary Court in Lagos yesterday dissolved the marriage between a 75-year-old businessman and his 51-year-old wife over adultery and threat to life. The petitioner, Moshood Adedapo, had told the court that his wife of 22 years, Balikis, was fond of grabbing and twisting his scrotum when fighting him. Adedapo, who sells building materials, […]

CCT Trial: Counsels battle on motion for adjournment

CCT Trial: Counsels battle on motion for adjournment

By Kayode Adeoti The trial of Senate President, Bukola Saraki at the Code of Conduct Tribunal has suffered another setback as the number 3 man in Nigeria caused the CCT to adjourn the case. Saraki, clad in white babariga and surrounded by his team of legal counsel was accompanied to the tribunal by lawmakers. His […]

Unilorin Don Attack: 3 sentenced to death by hanging

Unilorin Don Attack: 3 sentenced to death by hanging

By Kayode Adeoti The Kwara State High Court yesterday sentenced one Opeyemi Esan and his accomplice, Benjamin Moses Musa and Oluwasegun Omoyajowo Ajiboye to death by hanging over attempted murder of Prof. Onimisi Abdullah of the University of Ilorin. The convicts had been standing trial before the court since last year. Justice Halimat Salman however, […]

CCT trial: FG, Saraki lawyers engage in shouting match

CCT trial: FG, Saraki lawyers engage in shouting match

By Kayode Adeoti As the trial of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki continues, there was a mild drama at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) in Abuja on Wednesday, as Paul Erokoro (SAN) counsel to the Senate President, engaged the prosecuting counsel, Rotimi Jacobs, in a shouting bout over a self-confessed attempt by the defense […]

Law supports wearing of uniform by enforcers

Law supports wearing of uniform by enforcers

In this interview with KAYODE ADEOTI, the Senior Advocate of Nigeria, (SAN) Barr. Kolawole Kehinde Eleja speaks on various issues ranging from the operation of the Nigeria court to the brouhaha between the Senate and Customs Controller-General among other sundry issues. Excerpts: What will you say to the insinuation that the court has been hijacked […]

Day client betrayed me – Ismail

Day client betrayed me – Ismail

Since he was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2008, Ilorin-based jurist, Abdulraheem Ismail has carved a niche for himself among his colleagues in the legal profession. In this interview with KAYODE ADEOTI, the 2005 alumni of University of Ilorin, Kwara State, speaks on his most theatrical day in court. It was a day I’d […]

 Humiliated by magistrate, senior colleague, yet won on 1st court appearance – Gold

 Humiliated by magistrate, senior colleague, yet won on 1st court appearance – Gold

The lead counsel of Bola Rasaq & Co. is an alumni of Usman Dafodio University, Sokoto. After he was called to the Nigeria bar, 1999, he had brief stint with Iyiola Oyedepo law firm before he established his, in Nov 2002. In this interview, the Ilorin-based jurist, Bola Gold who has carved a unique forte […]

Court remands for alleged criminal charm on student

Court remands for alleged criminal charm on student

An Ilorin Magistrate Court has remanded one Abdulaziz Jamiu of Oke-Awo Compound, Okeya in Ifelodun Local Government in prison. The suspect, Abdulaziz Jamiu was alleged of using charm in an attempt to have canal knowledge of a minor Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) student in one of the Tertiary Institutions in the state, the offense […]