Jonathan rules out prisoner swap with Boko Haram

Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday ruled out the release of Boko Haram fighters in exchange for the freedom of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the militants a month ago. Britain’s Africa minister Mark Simmonds, who is in Nigeria for talks about the international rescue missi...

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Posted on May 15, 2014

Court Rules against Akingbola’s Bid to Dismiss N47.1B Theft Charge

A High Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos on Friday, threw out an application that was filed by a former Managing Director of the defunct Intercontinental Bank, Erastus Akingbola, as the presiding judge, Justice Lateef Lawal-Akapo, ruled that the offences listed in the proof of evidence included stealing, obtainin...

Categories: Huhu Online
Posted on May 2, 2014

The 42 rules of Engagement for House helps in Nigeria – By Jake Okechukwu

Although you might find a few references to the law, these rules are propositions from the desk of a concerned human rights lawyer who is tired of the reported abuses faced by house boys and house girls in Abuja. For the purpose of consistency, I will only be using the term “House girl” but the […]...

Categories: Nigerian Gazette
Posted on Apr 22, 2014

Ibori’s $15m bribe: Abuja court rules in favour of FG

By Citizens Platform Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court, Abuja on Friday ruled that the $ 15million (N2.3billion) bribe offered by convicted former governor of Delta State, James Ibori to the EFCC, should be forfeited to the federal government. The verdict ends the months-long legal tussle bet...

Categories: Citizens Platform
Posted on Oct 26, 2013

Kwara LG Election Holds Saturday, Court Rules

An Ilorin High Court  on Friday dismissed an order seeking to restrain the Kwara State Independent Electoral Commission, KWSIEC, from conducting the council polls slated for Saturday, 26 October in the state. The All Progressives Congress, APC, had approached the high court seeking an order of injunction of ...

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Posted on Oct 25, 2013

ICC rules Kenya’s VP Ruto must attend trial

Kenyan Vice President William Ruto must attend his crimes against humanity trial before the International Criminal Court and can only be excused under “exceptional circumstances,” the ICC ruled Friday. “The appeals chamber deems it appropriate to reverse” an earlier ruling excusing Rut...

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Posted on Oct 25, 2013

Reports: Oduah breached rules to buy BMW armored cars

Investigations by the House of Representatives on the scandalous purchase, at inflated prices, of two BMW bullet proof cars by Aviation Minister, Stella Oduah have revealed that she breached government rules in acquiring the vehicles. The Punch reported that a director of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority...

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Posted on Oct 25, 2013

Malaysian Court Rules Use Of “Allah” Exclusive To Muslims

A Malaysian court ruled on Monday that a Christian newspaper may not use the word “Allah” to refer to God, a landmark decision on an issue that has fanned religious tension and raised questions over minority rights in the mainly Muslim country. The unanimous decision by three Muslim judges in Mala...

Categories: Channels
Posted on Oct 14, 2013

Lennox Lewis rules out ring comeback

Boxing great, Lennox Lewis took to Twitter on Thursday to deny a report in Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper he was considering returning to the ring to fight one of the Klitschko brothers. It is nearly a decade since British boxer Lewis retired as the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. But the ...

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Posted on Oct 11, 2013

You can vote for ‘none of the above’, court rules

It used to be the stuff of Hollywood film, but it is now reality in India: voters being given the right to reject all candidates on a ballot and simply vote: ”none of the above”. India’s Supreme Court took the unprecedented step Friday by recognising the right of voters to reject all candida...

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Posted on Sep 27, 2013

How ex-minister Lawal breached rules over N24.3b contracts

The Federal High Court sitting in the Nigerian capital of Abuja on Tuesday heard that Hassan Lawal, a former works minister allegedly compromised on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway contract while he was minister. A former Assistant Director, Ministry of Works, Dominic Abishigh, made the disclosure when he testifi...

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Posted on Sep 18, 2013

Mahama stays as president, Ghana court rules

Ghana’s Supreme Court on Thursday upheld President John Dramani Mahama’s win in elections last year, dismissing the opposition’s case alleging voter fraud in a test for one of Africa’s most stable democracies. The decision ended a month-long saga that had riveted the west African natio...

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Posted on Aug 30, 2013

APGA rules out review of Soludo, others disqualification

The Chairman of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in Anambra state, eastern Nigeria, Chief Mike Kwentor, said the party would not over rule the disqualification of six aspirants for the party’s governorship ticket. Kwentor told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka on Saturday that the action of ...

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Posted on Aug 17, 2013

Pres. Jonathan urges Military to obey rules of engagement

By Citizens platform President Goodluck Jonathan has urged the military to abide by the rules of engagement and ensure respect for human rights in its fight against terrorism. The President stated this at the parade to mark the grand finale of the 2013 Nigerian Army Day Celebration. President Jonathan, who wa...

Categories: Citizens Platform
Posted on Jul 7, 2013

Egypt: Cleric rules Morsi’s ouster invalid in fatwa

Influential Muslim cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi on Saturday issued a religious decree, or fatwa, urging Egyptians to support overthrown Islamist president Mohamed Morsi who was toppled by the army on Wednesday. “Their every action is invalid,” Qaradawi said of “those who have overthrown the pres...

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Posted on Jul 7, 2013

Army Day Celebrations: Obey Rules Of Engagement, Jonathan Urges Military

President Goodluck Jonathan has urged the military to abide by the rules of engagement and ensure respect for human rights in its fight against terrorism. The President who was the Reviewing Officer and the Special Guest of Honour at the parade to mark the grand finale of the 2013 Nigerian Army Day Celebratio...

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Posted on Jul 6, 2013

Politician Rules Out Option Of Two Party System In Nigeria

The Chairman, National Conscience Party (NCP), Yinusa Tanko, on Friday ruled out the option of Nigeria operating a two-party system, stating it will not give Nigerians the freedom to choose which ideologies benefit them the most. Speaking on Channels Television’s breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily, Mr Tanko...

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Posted on Jun 21, 2013

Incidence Of Building Collapse And Playing By The Rules

By Tayo Ogunbiyi They looked lost, confused and helpless. Staring occasionally at a few of their possessions that were salvaged from the debris that their once beloved habitation has become. They caught quite a pitiable sight, occasionally staring into space, searching perhaps, for the way out of their presen...

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Posted on Jun 19, 2013

UK apex court rules on Nigerian couple’s bitter divorce case

The Supreme Court in the United Kingdom will on 12 June, give its verdict on a high profile divorce case involving a Nigerian-British couple, Michael and Yasmin Prest. To be decided upon is whether Yasmin is entitled to take over 14 properties owned by Michael Prest’s oil company, Petrodel Resources and...

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Posted on Jun 10, 2013

Amaechi Rules out Relinquishing NGF Chairmanship

Embattled Governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Amaechi has refused possibilities of stepping down as Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) despite the political troubles his re-election has caused him as well as the emergence of a splinter faction chaired by Governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang. Spe...

Categories: Huhu Online
Posted on Jun 5, 2013

SEC Inaugurates Proceedings Committee On Capital Market Rules

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has inaugurated an administrative proceedings committee to check violations of capital market rules. Chairman of the board of SEC, Dr. Suleyman Ndanusa has warned capital market operators to observe the rules and regulations guiding the market, saying violators wil...

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Posted on May 15, 2013

Plane delay: Amaechi refused to obey aviation rules- NAMA

by Citizens Platform Gov. Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers state Fresh facts have emerged over the non-clearance of the Rivers State Government’s private plane carrying Governor Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi  by the Nigerian Airspace Management Authority (NAMA) at the Akure International Airport, Ondo State. Accor...

Categories: Citizens Platform
Posted on Apr 27, 2013

Kenya Supreme Court rules Kenyatta validly elected president

(Reuters) – Kenya’s chief justice said on Saturday that the six-member Supreme Court had taken a unanimous decision that Uhuru Kenyatta was validly elected president, after the result was challenged by defeated candidate Raila Odinga. Photo: “It is the decision that the third an...

Categories: African Spotlight
Posted on Mar 30, 2013