The court presided over by Justice Ladiran Akintola also extended the order stopping the DSS and AGF from freezing the accounts of the embattled activist facing trial in Cotonou, Benin Republic.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the court had on Aug. 4 granted an expar te application by Igboho, restraining the Department of State Services (DSS) and the AGF from arresting, intimidating and freezing Igboho’s account.
The Incorporated Trustees of the NBA filed the suit numbered FHC/L/CS/613/202 on June 18, following the government’s June 4 threat to prosecute Nigerians who defy the directive by continuing to use Twitter.
The amount is the 13 per cent derivative sum due as arrears of revenue and payable to the Bayelsa government.
In a statement on Sunday, Ajulo said that the provisions of Section 36(12) of the 1999 Constitution are clear to the effect that no one shall be prosecuted for an offence not known to law.
Some of the governors who are already in Asaba as of 11:30 am for the crucial meeting are the host governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta), Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), Dr. Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti); Chairmen, South-West Governors Forum, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo), Governors Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Nyesom Wike (Rivers) and Dapo Abiodun (Ogun).
The group; the Incorporated Trustees of Alaigbo Development Foundation, urged Justice Inyang Ekwo to restrain the defendants from continuing the exercise pending the hearing and determination of the suit.
Counsel to the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Magaji Labaran, tendered the bags of money before Justice Inyang Ekwo while leading the only witness in the case, Stephen Olatubosun, in evidence.
Justice Inyang Ekwo again adjourned the matter for hearing after counsel to the 1st and 2nd defendants told the court that they were yet to file any application in response to the plaintiff’s suit.
Chairman, House Committee on Public Accounts, Oluwole Oke issued the notice during the investigative hearing into the 2018 audit query against DMO, demanded for details of the utilisation of the fund and the rationale for reflecting the fund in the DMO’s financial statement.
The EMA also said that the security and welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of any government and the participation by the people in their government shall be ensured in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution.
Though the Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, is being ferociously attacked by the leadership of ASUU over his insistence on the full implementation of the IPPIS across the board, the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation, where IPPIS is domiciled, is also responsible for all receipts into and payments from the Federation and Consolidated Accounts.
The Auditor General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, had earlier in the week said the implementation of the VAT increase had commenced.
Justice Peter Affen had earlier fixed October 22 for ruling in the application filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to join the NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, and Secretary-General, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi
The Federal High Court Abuja, on Thursday, restated its earlier order over plans by the EFCC and the Attorney-General of the Federation to confiscate the assets and property belonging to the immediate-past Governor Abdulazeez Yari of Zamfara.
A former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Michael Aondoakaa, has advised the Federal Government to file corruption charges against representatives of the Process and Industrial Developments firm for entering into a sham contract with some unscrupulous Nigerians.
Justice Taiwo Taiwo, in a ruling in an ex-parte application for interim injunctions brought by Yari’s Counsel, Mahmud Magaji, SAN, also restrained the ICPC and AGF from interfering with Yari’s enjoyment of the rights enshrined in Sections 34, 35, 37, 41 and 43 of the Constitution.
Justice Babatunde Quadiri, the Presiding Judge, discharged Goje after the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation applied for the withdrawal of the two charges.
A Federal High Court Lagos Wednesday adjourned until October 29 hearing in a suit filed by MTN Nigeria Communication Limited against the Attorney-General of the Federation over N242 billion and $1.3 billion import duties and withholding tax assessments.
The Accountant- General of the Federation, Alhaji Ahmed Idris, has challenged treasury managers to ensure transparency and accountability in the management of the country’s public finance.