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Court adjourns El-Zakzaky’s “secret trial” until March 31

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna A Kaduna State High Court, sitting in Kaduna, has adjourned the “secret trial” of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenat, until March 31. Justice Gideon Kurada, who presided at the resume of the trial of the IMN leader, adjourned until March 31 to allow the prosecution to

I am not ‘finished’ as you think – Arch Bantex; Court dismisses Kaduna Teachers’ Suit Against el-Rufai

…“You can’t be El-Rufa’is Deputy and be finished.” – Bantex   by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna The immediate past Deputy Governor of Kaduna State, Arch. Bala Barnabas Bantex, has asserted that, it is not possible to be a Deputy Governor to the State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, and be finished. Bantex stated this at the Zone 3 All Progressives Congress

Court reverses Order releasing Zakzaky’s Wife for COVID-19 treatment

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna Kaduna State High Court sitting in Kaduna has vacated the order it made directing the Nigeria Correctional Service to release Zeenat, wife of Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), for COVID-19 treatment. The presiding judge, Justice Gideon Kurada, had on 26th January, 2021, ordered Zeenat’s release, based on the

Okada man bags 14 years’ jail term for attempted kidnap of ex-boss

by Achadu Gabriel,, Kaduna A commercial motorcyclist in Zaria, Kaduna state, who threatened to kidnap an Igbo businessman, has been sentenced to 14 years in jail by Magistrate’s Court. The convict, Bashir Adamu, 25, a resident of Sadauki Road in Wusasa Zaria, was charged for threat to life and attempted kidnap of his former boss. The Chief Magistrate,

El-Rufai dragged to court over indefinite closure of schools

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna Governor Nasir el-Rufai’s indefinite closure of schools in Kaduna state over Covid-19 infections has been challenged in court by a Kaduna-based Human Rights lawyer. In a case reference: Suit No.KDH/46/21 before High Court 8, Kaduna, presided by Justice Binta Zubairu, Barrister Desmond Dadu Tabakwot said that el-Rufai has no powers to keep all private

Lawyer petitions Kaduna Prison authority over “obnoxious condition” to access client inmates

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna A legal practitioner, Barrister Obiyo E. Ugoamadi, has written a strong worded petition against authorities of Kaduna Correctional Centre for what has been described as “obnoxious conditions” set for lawyers to access client inmates in the centre, popularly known as Convict Prison. The petition, dated 25th November, 2020, and signed by Barr. Ugoamadi

‘Secret trial of Sheikh Zakzaky, wife adjourned until next year’

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna The trial of leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and his wife, which began on Wednesday at the Kaduna State High Court, has been adjourned until next year, 25 and 26 January, 2021. The new date was fixed, following the admission of six witnesses tendered by the prosecution counsel

Plateau State Judicial Panel of Inquiry begins sitting

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos The Plateau State Judicial Panel of Inquiry to investigate complaints of police brutality and related extra-judicial killings in Plateau state begins its hearing on Monday. The panel has so far received 44 complaints applications that have been submitted to it. The panel begins with 3 memos, which include Memo No.JP10/2020, John Danladi, Memo

Court orders installation of Amb. Nuhu Bamali as 19th Zazzau’s Emir

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna The Kaduna state High Court sitting at Dogarawa in Sabon Gari local government area of Zaria, Kaduna state, has ruled in favour of Ambassador Ahmad Nuhu Bamali. The court, presided over by Justice Kabir Dabo, has also ordered the installation of Ambassador Ahmad Nuhu Bamalli as the 19th of Zazzau

Court of Appeal puts to rest Kaduna Assembly’s Sanga representation issue

by Juliana K. Tauna, Kaduna Hon. Comfort Amwe The Court of Appeal sitting in Kaduna Division has finally put to rest the wobbling issue of representation of Sanga constituency by upholding the elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and allowing Mrs Comfort Amwe returned into the Kaduna state Assembly. The court upheld the hitherto representation palaver of