Governorship polls: Court to hear contempt proceedings against INEC chair Sept. 14

An FCT High Court sitting in Bwari has fixed Sept. 14 for definite hearing of a motion seeking an order to commit the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, to prison over alleged disobedience to court order. Justice Mohammed Madugu fixed the date following a committal charge which emanated from a suit marked: FCT/HC/CV/4068/2023 filed by counsel to the plaintiffs, Mr Michael Ajara. While the plaintiffs are Otunba Camaru Lateef Ogidan and Mustapha Rabiu, Chief Victor Oye and Prof. Yakubu are 1st and 2nd respondents in the…

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AMML boardroom crisis: Lawyer threatens contempt proceedings against FCT Perm Sec, others over planned meeting

The crisis rocking the board of directors of Abuja Markets Management Ltd. (AMML) continues as a lawyer, Mr Faruk Khamagam, threatened to file contempt proceedings against Mr Olusade Adesola, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), over alleged plan to convene an emergency general meeting of AMML in contravention of valid court judgment. Khamagam, who was counsel for AMML and its Managing Director (MD), Alhaji Abubakar Faruk, also threatened to join Mr Abubakar Maina, Group Managing Director (GMD), Abuja Investments Company Limited (AICL), F CTA and any persons whatsoever…

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Court commits Police IG to 3 months imprisonment over alleged refusal to reinstate officer

A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, commited the Inspector-General (I-G) of Police, Mr Usman Baba, to a three-months imprisonment over alleged refusal to obey a sister court judgment reinstating a police officer, Patrick Okoli, who was compulsorily retired.Justice Bolaji Olajuwon, in a ruling on the contempt proceedings filed by Okoli‚Äôs lawyer, Arinze Egbo, also warned Baba against non compliance with the earlier court judgment.Justice Olajuwon warned that if the I-G failed to purge himself of the contempt, he shall be liable to another three months jail term.Okoli, in a…

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Non-service of notice stalls alleged contempt suit against Finance Minister, others

Non-service of court papers on Monday stalled the alleged contempt suit against the Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Ahmed in the National Industrial Court, Abuja. The presiding judge, Justice Osatohanmwen Obaseki-Osaghae, told counsel to the applicants, Martin Agba, that a copy of the motion dated Jan. 18, which he claimed to have been filed on Jan. 26, was not in court file. Besides, counsel to the 1st defendant, Chigozie Iwuoha, and lawyer to the 3rd defendant, Paul Omata, also corroborated that they were yet to sight the application. The development…

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Alleged contempt: Court set Monday to hear suit against Finance Minister, others

The ASMEDA filed the suit against the Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, over alleged disregard to court order.The National Industrial Court will on Monday hear alleged contempt suit filed by the Medical doctors, under the auspices of Association of Specialist Medical Doctors in Academics (ASMEDA).Also joined in the motion on notice for committal for contempt of court marked: NICN/ABJ/145/2021 before Justice Osatohanmwen Obaseki-Osaghae of the National Industrial Court, Abuja, include the Chairman, National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission (NSIWC), Mr Ekpo Nta; and Account-General of the Federation (AGF), Alhaji…

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Contempt of Court: Businesswoman drags GTB to court for refusing to unfreeze account

For an act of impunity and arogant disobedience, a businesswoman, Jessica Adaeze, has sued Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) over its alleged refusal to comply with a court order, directing it to unfreeze her bank account. Adaeze, through her lawyer, Friday Iburu, in a fundamental rights enforcement suit filed before Justice Anwuli Chikere of a Federal High Court, Abuja, prayed for five reliefs of which GTB is the sole respondent in the matter. Adaeze had alleged that her bank account number: 0178246081 was frozen by the commercial bank through an order…

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