Court Orders Suspension of Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano Gas Pipeline Project

A Federal High Court sitting in Kano has ordered the immediate suspension of Ajaokuta, Kaduna and Kano (AKK) Gas Pipelines project in Kano State. In an ex parte motion granted by Justice Sa’adatu Mark, the court restrained the Federal Government, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), ORA Egbunike and Associates, and Minister of Petroleum Resources from […]

Court Sacks Kogi Lawmaker, Declares PDP Winner of Ibaji Bye-Election

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Friday, sacked the lawmaker representing Ibaji constituency in the Kogi State House of Assembly, Atule Egbunu. The court, in a judgment that was delivered by Justice Inyang Ekwo, held that Egbunu who won a bye-election that was conducted for the constituency on December 5, 2020, with a […]

Court Urged to Halt NGO’s Activities in Kogi

The Federal High Court in Abuja has been urged to halt the activities of a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) accused of harassing private companies in Kogi State and extorting them, claiming to be working for the presidency. The request is contained in a suit by a firm, BN Ceramics Industry Nigeria Limited, which claimed that the […]

Kogi: Court Remands Four Suspected Kidnappers in Prison Custody

A Federal High Court sitting in Lokoja, on Tuesday, remanded four persons in prison custody for kidnapping and also demanding the sum of N16 million as ransom from their victims in the state. The accused persons, Tukur Abdulrahaman, Abubakar Ibrahim aka Aguma, Haruna Adamu and Umar Gambo, who are defendants in two separate suits between […]

Kogi Judiciary Proposes Magistrate Court in Itobe

The Kogi state judiciary has said that it has concluded arrangements to establish a Magistrate Court in Itobe, Ofu local government area of the state. The State Chief Judge, Justice Henry Olusiyi, disclosed this while inspecting the structure donated by the community for the proposed Magistrate Court. The CJ said the Court, when it commences […]

NJC Recommends Justice Olusiyi for Appointment as Kogi CJ

The National Judicial Council (NJC), on Monday, released the names of judicial officers recommended to President Muhammadu Buhari and state governors for appointment into various offices in the federal and states judiciary. Those shortlisted include Justice Henry Olusiyi as Chief Judge of Kogi State; Justice Aisha Bwari as Chief Judge of Niger State, and Kadi […]

LG Polls: Kogi Constitutes Election Petitions Tribunal

In anticipation of complaints and dissatisfaction with the electoral process, the acting Chief Judge of Kogi State, Justice Henry Olusiyi, on Friday, constituted election petitions tribunal for the local government polls in the state. The 9-member panel is divided into three. The Kogi State Independent Electoral Commission conducted elections into the 21 LGAs of the […]

Kogi: Court Jails Three Over Illegal Possession of Firearms

A Federal High Coürt sitting in Lokoja has convicted and sentenced one Yusuf Abdul and Mudasir Mohammed to two and three years imprisonment respectively. The Federal High Court presided by Justice Donatus Okorowa convicted the two accused persons for illegal possession and illegal dealing in arms. The accused persons were on the 19th of May, […]

Achuba: Court Orders Kogi Govt. to Pay Former Deputy Governor N180m

The National Industrial Court sitting in Abuja Wednesday ordered the Kogi State Government to pay the former Deputy Governor, Elder Simon Achuba, the sum of N180 million. The sum is an outstanding security votes due to him from April 2018 to August 2019. The judgment delivered on today by Justice Oyebiola Oyewunmi in Abuja, said […]

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