Supreme court grants autonomy to 774 Local Govt Councils in Nigeria, halts Govs from tampering with funds …. outlaws Caretaker C’ttee

Supreme court grants autonomy to 774 Local Govt Councils in Nigeria, halts Govs from tampering with funds …. outlaws Caretaker C’ttee

In a landmark judgment delivered by Justice Emmanuel Agim on Thursday, the Apex court declared that it is unconstitutional for State Governments to withhold and utilise allocations meant for Local Government Areas without transferring the funds to them, as mandated by Section…

Jonathan inaugurates Delta High Court Complex

Jonathan inaugurates Delta High Court Complex

…As Oborevwori presents 20 SUVs to Judges Nigeria’s former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, Tuesday, inaugurated Delta State High Court Complex in Asaba and flagged off the presentation of 20 Toyota Prado Sport Utility Vehicles, SUVs, to Judges in the state at which…

FIGHT AGAINST CHILD, HUMAN TRAFFICKING, OTHER CHILD ABUSE, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY OF ALL—OHWOVORIOLE

FIGHT AGAINST CHILD, HUMAN TRAFFICKING, OTHER CHILD ABUSE, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY OF ALL—OHWOVORIOLE

By Onoriode Etatsemi Delta State Commissioner for Justice and the Attorney -General of the State, Mr. Ekemejero Ohwovoriole has said that the fight against child human trafficking and other child abuse is a task that requires collective responsibility of all . Ohwovoriole…

Breaking >Rivers crisis: court grants interlocutory injunction restraining Amaewhule-led Assembly from sitting, acting as lawmakers

Breaking >Rivers crisis: court grants interlocutory injunction restraining Amaewhule-led Assembly from sitting, acting as lawmakers

Rivers crisis: court grants interlocutory injunction restraining Amaewhule-led Assembly from sitting, acting as lawmakers The state High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has issued an interlocutory injunction barring the lawmakers led by Speaker, Martins Amaewhule from further sitting and parading…

Capital Punishment to Drug Offenders May Not Reduce Level of Crime, UNODC Warns

Capital Punishment to Drug Offenders May Not Reduce Level of Crime, UNODC Warns

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has said that the move by the Nigeria’s Senate to give capital punishment to drug trafficking offenders may add little or nothing to reducing the crime. Country Representative, UNODC, Oliver Stolpe, gave the verdict…

Three Former Police Officers Sentenced To Life Imprisonment

Three Former Police Officers Sentenced To Life Imprisonment

BY SUNNY A. DAVID In a landmark judgment, three former Police officers have been held accountable for their actions after a fatal arrest gone wrong. Juliet Ekwueme, Ugochukwu Obiakor, and Raphael Chike have been convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for the…

World Press Day 2024: DOPF Stands Firm On Professionalism, Ethical Journalism

World Press Day 2024: DOPF Stands Firm On Professionalism, Ethical Journalism

As the world marks World Press Day on May 3, 2024, the Delta Online Publishers Forum (DOPF) reaffirms its commitment to upholding professional and ethical standards in online publishing in Nigeria. With a steadfast dedication to ethics, professionalism, and service, DOPF remains…

National Justice Summit 2024: FG, International IDEA, others call For Reforms in judicial appointment processes 

National Justice Summit 2024: FG, International IDEA, others call For Reforms in judicial appointment processes 

Summit seeks reduction of CJN’s powersFederal Ministry of Justice, International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA), and other stakeholders in the nation’s judiciary have made far reaching recommendations that will address the issues of judicial appointment process, funding and eradicating…

Cocaine trafficking: Two notorious drug kingpins sentenced to life imprisonment

Cocaine trafficking: Two notorious drug kingpins sentenced to life imprisonment

Two notorious drug kingpins: Uwaezuoke Ikenna and Agbo Chidike have been sentenced to life imprisonments for drug trafficking offenses. According to a statement by the spokesman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Femi Babafemi the two criminals would now spend…

Tinubu, CJN, others for National Justice Summit 2024 Wednesday

Tinubu, CJN, others for National Justice Summit 2024 Wednesday

•To adopt National Justice Policy •Targets enhanced justice delivery in Nigeria President Bola Tinubu,  Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Olukayode Ariwoola and stakeholders within Nigeria’s justice system are gearing up for a pivotal summit aimed at adopting the National Policy on Justice 2024….

International IDEA, other development partners to hold National Justice Summit

International IDEA, other development partners to hold National Justice Summit

The Federal Ministry of Justice, in partnership with the Nigerian Bar Association, International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International DEA) and other development partners, convened a National Justice Summit to foster dialogue and reimagine justice delivery in Nigeria. The justice system…

EFCC Advised to Follow Due Process in Its Case Against Yahaya Bello

EFCC Advised to Follow Due Process in Its Case Against Yahaya Bello

Amidst the legal fireworks on the warrant of arrest on former Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, and the restraining order issued by the Kogi State High Court, a coalition of anti-corruption groups led by the Anti-Corruption and Research-Based Data Initiative (ARDI) have…

U.S. govt berates ‘Nigeria for arbitrary arrests’ of Emefiele, Kanu by DSS

U.S. govt berates ‘Nigeria for arbitrary arrests’ of Emefiele, Kanu by DSS

The United States Government has criticized the arbitrary arrests of Godwin Emefiele, the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, and Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), by security personnel in Nigeria. In its ‘2023 Country…

ECOWAS, African Courts Pledge to Strengthen Jurisprudence on Continent

ECOWAS, African Courts Pledge to Strengthen Jurisprudence on Continent

The ECOWAS Court of Justice (CCJ) and the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (AfCHPR) have pledged to strengthen jurisprudence on the continent through regular peer review mechanisms. The two judicial institutions made this known during a peer review meeting of…

80.2 Bn: EFCC Arraigns Ex Kogi State Gov Yahaya Bello

80.2 Bn: EFCC Arraigns Ex Kogi State Gov Yahaya Bello

Blank NEWS Online have gathered that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will today arraign a former governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Adoza Bello before a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja. He is being arraigned on a 19-count charge before…

Breaking: Edo Deputy Governor impeached

Breaking: Edo Deputy Governor impeached

The Edo State House of Assembly has reportedly impeached the state’s deputy governor Philip Shaibu. He was impeached during the house’s plenary session on Monday in Benin City, the Edo State capital. Shaibu’s impeachment followed the adoption of the report of a…

Izeze’s thesis on ‘standing order of legislative houses’ published in international law journal

Izeze’s thesis on ‘standing order of legislative houses’ published in international law journal

Delta State Commissioner for Works Highways and Urban Roads, Comrade Reuben Izeze has yet again scored an academic feat as his Masters Degree thesis has been published in an international law journal. The article titled “Critiquing the democratic ideals of standing orders of…

ECOWAS COURT HOLDS ORIENTATION PROGRAMME FOR NEW STAFF MEMBERS

ECOWAS COURT HOLDS ORIENTATION PROGRAMME FOR NEW STAFF MEMBERS

The ECOWAS Court of Justice has commenced a two-day orientation programme for newly recruited staff members at the seat of the Court in Abuja. Speaking at the opening of the orientation programme, Dr Yaouza Ouro-Sama, Chief Registrar of the Court, charged the…

Insecurity: Go all out for drug barons, cartels, Marwa charges NDLEA commanders

Insecurity: Go all out for drug barons, cartels, Marwa charges NDLEA commanders

Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (Retd) has declared all round war against drug barons, instructing all commanders of the agency at different level to go all out and smoke out those still…

Marwa: 15 drug kingpins out of 3,412 offenders convicted in 2023 bagged 168 years in jailRewards 104 personnel, 13 Commands for outstanding performances

Marwa: 15 drug kingpins out of 3,412 offenders convicted in 2023 bagged 168 years in jailRewards 104 personnel, 13 Commands for outstanding performances

Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (Retd) has said that a total of 15 drug kingpins out of 3,412 offenders that were successfully prosecuted and convicted in 2023 bagged 168 years of imprisonment…

AAU Alumni Association Worldwide Ekpoma Congratulates Governor Oborevwori on Supreme Court Victory

AAU Alumni Association Worldwide Ekpoma Congratulates Governor Oborevwori on Supreme Court Victory

-From Pastor Joseph Obaro Ikupa (Worldwide Publicity Secretary) The Ambrose Alli University Alumni Association Worldwide has congratulated Sheriff Oborevwori, Governor of Delta State on his victory at the Supreme Court which affirmed him the duly elected Governor of Delta State. In a…

Delta Solicitor-General, Erebe Urges Orientation Bureau To Intensify Campaigns Against Sexual Abuse, Illegal Migration

Delta Solicitor-General, Erebe Urges Orientation Bureau To Intensify Campaigns Against Sexual Abuse, Illegal Migration

…As Oghenesivbe, DSOB Magt staff commences familiarization visits to stakeholders Permanent Secretary and Solicitor-General, Delta State Ministry of Justice, MOJ, Omamuzo Erebe, Esq, has again emphasized on the urgent need to curb rising cases of illegal migration, sexual abuse/child rape and use…

EA, Renewal Energy, Safugha congratulates Gov Oborevwori on Supreme Court Victory

EA, Renewal Energy, Safugha congratulates Gov Oborevwori on Supreme Court Victory

By Harrison Akamule The Executive Assistant, Renewal Energy, Barrister Newworld Safugha congratulates the Governor of Delta State, Rt. Honourable Sheriff Oborevwori over his victory at C on 2023 Governorship elections, saying it was well deserved victory. Barr. Safugha thanked God, PDP Supporters,…

DSCTDA POISED TO ENFORCE SANITARY ORDER IN CAPITAL TERRITORY THROUGH MOBILE COURTS –Ukah

DSCTDA POISED TO ENFORCE SANITARY ORDER IN CAPITAL TERRITORY THROUGH MOBILE COURTS –Ukah

–By Isharo Odafe: Delta State Capital Territory Development Agency (DSCTDA) has commenced the inspection of all residential and business premises within the Capital Territory and its environs and will prosecute any defaulter(s) at the mobile courts in accordance with the provisions of…

Supreme Court judgement, Victory for Deltans – Bashorun Askia

Supreme Court judgement, Victory for Deltans – Bashorun Askia

Former Managing Director of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC) and the Udu of Isoko Nation, Bashorun Askia Ogieh JP, has described the judgement of the Supreme Court, reaffirming the mandate of Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori as Governor of…

Supreme Court Victory: Why Oborevwori survived 38 lawsuits – Oghenesivbe

Supreme Court Victory: Why Oborevwori survived 38 lawsuits – Oghenesivbe

…Says Apex Court knocked off unpopular candidates capitalizing on technicalities Governor of Delta State, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori, survived a total of thirty eight criminal lawsuits, from party primary to post governorship election, making him the most fortunate and divinely anointed celebrant…

NSCDC Arrests Father at the Point of Selling 8 Years Old Son for N20 million

NSCDC Arrests Father at the Point of Selling 8 Years Old Son for N20 million

Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested in Abuja one Chinana Tali at the point of selling his eight year old son, Ushafa Tali for N20 million. Speaking during the parade of the suspect in Abuja the…

EREBE EXTOLS IMPACTS OF UMUZE IN DELTA JUSTICE MINISTRY, SAYS HE IS A GREAT ASSET

EREBE EXTOLS IMPACTS OF UMUZE IN DELTA JUSTICE MINISTRY, SAYS HE IS A GREAT ASSET

By Onoriode Etatsemi The Delta State Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry ofJustice, Mr. Omamuzo Erebe, has eulogised the impacts of Mr. Louis Umuze , a Chief State Counsel that retired from service voluntarily, describing him as a great asset to…

NBA WOMEN FORUM, HOLDS GET TOGETHER PARTY, COMMENDS EREBE FOR HIS SUPPORTIVE ROLE

NBA WOMEN FORUM, HOLDS GET TOGETHER PARTY, COMMENDS EREBE FOR HIS SUPPORTIVE ROLE

By Onoriode Etatsemi The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Women Forum, Asaba Branch has commended the Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary in the Delta State Ministry of Justice, Mr. Omamuzo Erebe for his supportive role to the forum and the entire Ministry of Justice….

Convicted Drug Baron Forfeits VGC Mansion, Jeep to FG

Convicted Drug Baron Forfeits VGC Mansion, Jeep to FG

A multi-million-naira mansion used as clandestine laboratory for the production of methamphetamine by a convicted drug baron, Okenwa Nzewi, has been forfeited to the federal government. The property is located at K-5A/2 Road 14, Victoria Garden City (VGC) Estate, Lekki area of…

ECOWAS Court Says It Lacks Jurisdiction to Transfer Nigerian Serving Jail Term in America to Nigeria’s Prison

ECOWAS Court Says It Lacks Jurisdiction to Transfer Nigerian Serving Jail Term in America to Nigeria’s Prison

The ECOWAS Court of Justice has declared it lacks jurisdiction and dismissed all the requests made by one Richard Ugbah, a Nigerian who asked the Court to order his transfer from the United States, where he is serving a 12-year imprisonment for…

COURT DISMISSES CLAIMS OF HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS AGAINST GUINEA, AMID CLAIMS OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY

COURT DISMISSES CLAIMS OF HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS AGAINST GUINEA, AMID CLAIMS OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY

The ECOWAS Court of Justice has dismissed a case brought by a Guinean alleging violation of his rights to fair, impartial and independent court proceedings by the State of Guinea. In its judgment delivered by Hon Justice Sengu Mohamed Koroma, Judge Rapporteur,…

ECOWAS COURT PARTNERS STAKEHOLDERS FOR EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF ITS DECISIONS

ECOWAS COURT PARTNERS STAKEHOLDERS FOR EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF ITS DECISIONS

West Africa’s regional court – ECOWAS Court of Justice is participating in a two-day capacity building seminar organised by the Pan African Lawyers’ Union (PALU), aimed at advancing strategies for the implementation of decisions of regional courts. In his keynote remarks, Mr…

UKODHIKO EMPOWERS 144 YOUTHS, WOMEN IN AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS IN ISOKO FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY

UKODHIKO EMPOWERS 144 YOUTHS, WOMEN IN AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS IN ISOKO FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY

-BY MICHAEL J. EKOKORUWE: The member representing Isoko federal constituency in the House of Representatives , Hon. Engr. Jonathan Ukodhiko, has empowered 144 youths and women in Agricultural business at the council secretariat Ozoro, Isoko North local government area of Delta State….

Two years on: Late Sylvester Oromoni’s father insists on justice

Two years on: Late Sylvester Oromoni’s father insists on justice

Father of late Sylvester Oromoni, a 12-year-old student of Dowen College, Lekki, has vowed to pursue case of his late son to a logical conclusion. Today, Thursday, November 30, 2023 will mark two years of his demise. The late Oromoni Jnr reportedly…

A/Court judgment: Judiciary works for the people, says Solomon, Oborevwori’s aide

A/Court judgment: Judiciary works for the people, says Solomon, Oborevwori’s aide

The Director General of the Delta State PDP Campaign Organization in the 3024 general elections, Rt. Hon. Funkekeme Solomon, has lauded the judiciary for protecting the sanctity of voters in Delta State, saying that in dismissing the petition of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege…

NDLEA Smashes Illicit Drug Abuse Party in Osogbo

NDLEA Smashes Illicit Drug Abuse Party in Osogbo

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has smashed a party organised for illicit substance abuse at a lounge in Osogbo, the Osun state capital, arresting the organisers who were found in possession of drugs. A statement on Sunday by…

Concerned ECOWAS Parliamentarians Call for Lifting of Sanctions on Niger

Concerned ECOWAS Parliamentarians Call for Lifting of Sanctions on Niger

A call has been made for the lifting of the sanctions imposed by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Niger following the coup d’etat that ousted President Mohamed Bazoum. The Head of State in ECOWAS had last July imposed…

Sanctions Against Niger, ECOWAS Court Fixes December 7 for Ruling on Legality

Sanctions Against Niger, ECOWAS Court Fixes December 7 for Ruling on Legality

The ECOWAS Court of Justice will on December 7, 2023 deliver its ruling on interim measures in a case between the State of Niger and seven others, and the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS and two others. The…

Judges Resolves to Reposition ECOWAS Court

Judges Resolves to Reposition ECOWAS Court

Hon. Justice Edward Amoako Asante, President of the ECOWAS Court of Justice, has expressed his commitment to the implementation of the recommendations emanating from the Judges’ Retreat which took place from 15 – 19 November, 2023 at Global Village Suites in Nasarawa,…