Appeal Court upholds N61.4m judgment sum against First Bank

Efforts by First Bank Plc to upturn the N61. 436, 548.90 million judgment sum awarded against it by a Lagos High Court, has met a brick wall, as a Lagos division of Court of Appeal, dismissed its appeal against the judgment, for lacking in merit. Apart from dismissing the appeal, the three man-panel presided over by Justice Theresa Ngolika Orji-Abadua, also awarded a cost of N200, 000, 00 against First Bank Plc in favour of Musical Copyright Society of Nigeria (MCSN), the respondent in the appeal marked CA/LAG/CV/653/2019. MCSN had sometimes…

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Osborne Foreshore Residents urge Court to jail Lekki Gardens MD, Nyong, other for contempt 

The Registered Trustees of Osborne and Foreshore Residents Association, Lagos, have urged the Federal High Court in the state to commit to prison the Chief Executive Officer of Lekki Gardens Estate Limited, Richard Nyong for allegedly disobeying an order of the court. The residents, in a committal application filed through their counsel, Kemi Pinheiro are also urging the court to jail the Project Manager of the construction firm, Kehinde Dawodu for allegedly disobeying the stop work order issued on the company by the court. Justice Nicholas Oweibo had on July…

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Court sentences 10 Pirates to12 years imprisonment each for ship hijack

Justice Ayokunle Faji of a Lagos Federal High Court, today, convicted and sentenced 10 Pirates brought before the court for hijacking a fishing vessel, FV Hai Lu Feng II, to 12 years Imprisonment each. The convicted pirates are: Frank Abaka, Jude Ebaragha, Shina Alolo, Joshua Iwiki, David Akinseye, Ahmed Toyin, Shobajo Saheed, Adekole Philip, Matthew Masi, and Bright Agbedeyi. Justice Faji convicted and sentenced them after upholding the facts presented by the prosecution against all the convict. Convicting and sentencing the 10 Pirates, who are all Nigerians, the judge held that: “I…

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Alleged drug trafficking: two witnesses testified against former council boss, Ashekun

Two officials of National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) today, testified against Mr. Sakiru Kehinde Ashekun, a former Vice Chairman of Lagos Island East Local Council Development Area (LCDA), who is charged before a Lagos Federal High Court, for trafficking in 1.0 kilograms of Cocaine.  The two officials, Anebi Ajihma and Okwunjor Augustine, the Agency’s forensic expert and Exhibits keeper respectively. Th former council Chief was arraigned before the court on June 30, on a count charge of unlawful exportation of the banned drug. The offence which according to the…

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Court declines to halt Lagos’ July 24 election

A Lagos Federal High Court, today, refused to make an order of Status quo ante, prayed by 11 political parties to stop the Saturday’s July 24, local government Election in Lagos State. The court presided by Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke, declined stopping the election, after upholding the argument of counsel to the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC), Mr Kemi Pinheiro (SAN). Further hearing of the suit has been adjourned till November 29, for further proceedings in the suit. The 11 political parties that dragged LASIEC before the court are; Alliance…

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Arraignment of BATN, other over alleged perversion of cause of Justice stalls

The scheduled arraignment of British American Tobacco Nigeria Limited (BATN) and one of its official, Austin Okonji before a Lagos Federal High Court over alleged perversion of cause of justice, suffered a setback due to the absence of BATN’s legal representative. Consequently, Justice Lewis Allagoa, has fixed October 9, 2021, for their arraignment of both BATN and Okonji. Both BATN and it’s risk manager, Okonji were charged before the court by Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) for obstructing and impeding the Police and PCCPC’s officials from executing a search…

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Court denies Ex-LG vice chair, boss, Kehinde Ashekun, bail application over alleged drug trafficking

A Lagos Federal High Court, today, denied Mr. Kehinde Sakiru Ashekun, a former Vice Chairman of Lagos Island East Local Council Development Area (LCDA), who is standing trial before the court for alleged exportation of 1.0 kilogrammes of Cocain, bail. Justice Ayokunle Olayinka Faji, dismissed Ashekun’s bail application of lacking in merit. Equally, the court also dismissed a fundamental rights enforcement suit, filed by the embattled Ex-Council Chief against the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), also for being abandoned as argued by the prosecutor, Mr. Abu Ibrahim. Ashekun popularly…

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Marwa appoints Sarat Braimah, NIWA Lagos boss as NDLEA Ambassador

Photo Caption: Ekundayo Williams, Assistant Director Seaport Operations, presenting the letter of NDLEA Ambassador appointment to Engineer Sarat Lara Braimah. Engineer Sarat Lara Braimah, Lagos area manager of National Inland Waterways Authority ( NIWA) has been appointed as Ambassador of war against Drug Abuse, by Brigadier General, Buba Marwa (RTD), Chairman, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). At very brief ceremony, held at NIWA Lagos office at CMS Marina, Friday, the NDLEA boss stated that Engineer Sarat Braimah is so appointed in tandem with President Muhamandu Buhari’s inaugural address, commemorating…

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Zenith Bank named best Commercial Bank in Nigeria

Zenith Bank Plc has been named the Best Commercial Bank in Nigeria in the World Finance Banking Awards 2021. The award, which was announced in the July 2021 edition of the World Finance Magazine, was based on individual banks’ ability to adapt to a continually evolving technological environment while maintaining top-class customer relations and bolstering their financial footing amidst the upheaval of the COVID-19 pandemic. Commenting on the award, the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive of Zenith Bank Plc, Mr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu said that: “This recognition reflects our resilience and ability…

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11 parties ask court to stop July 24 Lagos LG Election over disfranchisement

Eleven political parties have asked a Lagos Federal High Court, to stop the scheduled July 24, Local government election in Lagos State, due to the failure of the Lagos State Independent Election Commission (LASIEC) to register them for the Election. The 11 political parties are: Alliance for Social Democrats; All Grand Alliance Party; Change Advocacy Party; Mega Party of Nigeria; Progressive People’s Alliance; Save Nigeria Congress; We The People’s Nigeria; Young Democratic Party; Advanced Congress of Democrats and Mass Movement of Nigeria. Joined as defendants/respondents in the suit numbered FHC/L/CS/569/21…

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