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Law Reporters Top 10 Headlines Saturday, Oct 31th, 2020

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Court temporarily halts re-trial of Orji Uzor Kalu over alleged N17.1bn fraud

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the re-arraignment of former Abia State Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu in an alleged N7.1bn money-laundering charges...

Ayade swears in Justice Akon Ikpeme as Cross River Chief Judge

Twice rejected by the State House of Assembly for being a security threat Justice Akon Bassey Ikpeme was on Monday sworn-in by Cross River...

Court orders forfeiture of Yari’s N284m to FG

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday ordered a final forfeiture of about N284, 306, 294.04 linked to a former governor of Zamfara,...

Court reverses dismissal of 3 police officers, orders recall

Justice Elizabeth Oji of the Lagos Judicial division of the National Industrial Court has nullified the purported dismissal of Mufutau Olaosun, Temitope Adebayo, and...

Welcome to Law Reporters roundup of the top 10 headlines for today Saturday, October 31th, 2020

1. Court sentences Deputy Director to 10-years-imprisonment over alleged N2.6m Fraud
A deputy director in the Sokoto State Civil Service, Aminu Abdullahi Mega, was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment by the Sokoto State High court for defrauding the state government of N2.6 million.

Court sentences Deputy Director to 10-years-imprisonment over alleged N2.6m Fraud

2. Ondo 2020: Jegede challenges election results at tribunal

Ondo 2020: Jegede challenges election results at tribunal

3. Lekki Shootings: Lagos panel invites LCC MD to testify
The head of the legal department of LCC, Gbolahan Agboluwaje told the panel that they had no legal representation as they got the letter of invitation from the panel late on Wednesday.

Lekki Shootings: Lagos panel invites LCC MD to testify

4. Man remanded for allegedly raping his stepdaughter
An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrate Court in Lagos has ordered that a 39-year-old man, Tim Uwem, who allegedly raped his 21-year-old stepdaughter be remanded in a custodial centre.

Man remanded for allegedly raping his stepdaughter

5. NBA Condemns Detention of Citizens, Says Police Has Failed to Learn From #EndSARS Protests
The NBA observed that actions of the country’s police are coming on the heels of the #EndSARS protests which were precipitated by the historical abuse of citizens by men and officers of the Police especially those of the now-defunct Special AntiRobbery Squad (SARS), and the aftermath of which is yet to fully die down.

NBA Condemns Detention of Citizens, Says Police Has Failed to Learn From #EndSARS Protests

6. Nigerian Insurance CEOs Commit to Compensation for #EndSARS Protests’ Victims
Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of Nigerian insurance companies have assured businesses under their coverage that were destroyed by hoodlums last week of adequate compensation.

Nigerian Insurance CEOs Commit to Compensation for #EndSARS Protests’ Victims

7. WTO: European Council restates support for Okonjo-Iweala
President of the European Council, Charles Michel, gave the assurance during a video conference with President Buhari.

WTO: European Council restates support for Okonjo-Iweala

8. Seven men remanded for allegedly gang raping minor to death
An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrate Court in Lagos, Friday, ordered seven men who allegedly gang-raped a minor to death, be remanded in Ikoyi Custodial Centre.

Seven men remanded for allegedly gang raping minor to death

9. Edo2020: Tribunal begins sitting
Chairman of the three-man panel, Justice A. B. Abdulkareem said their assignment was time-bound, as such; they do not have the luxury of time.

Edo2020: Tribunal begins sitting

10. ASUU maintains position on IPPIS, says programme meant for civil service

ASUU maintains position on IPPIS, says programme meant for civil service

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