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Police arrest cleric over monarch’s murder in Enugu

Police Command in Enugu have confirmed the arrest of an Enugu-based Methodist cleric, Rev Kenneth Okafor, over his alleged involvement in the murder of a monarch in Enugu.

NAPTIP arrests child abuse suspect in Edo

The Benin Zonal Command of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons said it had arrested one person for alleged child abuse.

Rains lead to bumper harvests, lower foodstuff prices in Yobe

Prices of foodstuff have crumbled in Yobe State as farmers commenced the harvesting of their produce, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

Businessman in court over alleged N1.1 million fraud

A 47-year-old businessman, Francis Nwaka, was on Wednesday arraigned in a Wuse Zone 6 Chief Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, for allegedly obtaining N1.1 million from a customer under false pretext.

Driver allegedly steals employer’s truck

A 38-year-old driver, Saliu Olabiyi, who allegedly stole his employer’s truck valued at N2.5 million was on Wednesday appeared in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.

Man remanded in prison custody for allegedly beating father

A Karmo Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, ordered the remand of one Joseph Omonigho in prison custody for allegedly beating his father.
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Woman, son in prison over alleged killing

A woman, Maimuna Mamman, and her son, Husseini Mohammadu, were on Wednesday remanded in police custody over the alleged killing of one Safiya Abubarka.

Farmer jailed for stealing crates of eggs

A 28-year-old farmer, Amisu Bello, is to serve six months in prison after a Magistrates’ Court in Minna, Niger, convicted him of stealing 13 crates of egg.

Don: Lagos records five cases of domestic violence daily

Fatal Badru, a professor of Sociology at the University of Lagos, on Tuesday said statistics indicate that a minimum of five cases of domestic violence are being reported daily in Lagos.

Man remanded for allegedly raping 11-year-old girl

A Tinubu Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, on Wednesday ordered the remand of 28-year-old man, Sunday Lazarus, who allegedly defiled his sister’s friend’s 11-year-old daughter.

Osun lawmaker’s alleged blackmailers return to court

The presence of security operatives was increased at the Osun State Judiciary Complex where the alleged blackmailers of Osun lawmaker, Mr Timothy Owoeye, are appearing before a magistrates’ court.

Gunmen attack trader at ATM stand

Tina Osaretin, a trader, was attacked by gunmen in the early hours of Wednesday while operating an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) in a bank along Uselu-Lagos road.

Cultists allegedly kill final year medical student, nine others

A final year medical student of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, simply identified as Dr Einstein, alongside nine others were allegedly killed by cultists on Tuesday.

PSP: Lagos now among dirtiest cities in the world

The Association of Waste Managers of Nigeria, popularly known as Public Private Participation, says Lagos State has now become one of the dirtiest cities in the world.

Police parade 28 suspected political thugs in Gombe

The police in Gombe on Tuesday paraded 28 suspected political thugs know as Yankalare boys for allegedly committing various crimes in the state.

2019: Borno politicians recruiting armed thugs – NSCDC

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Borno on Tuesday decried the recruitment of armed thugs for political campaigns in the state.

Three lecturers kidnapped in Kaduna

Three academic staff of Shehu Idris College of Health, Makarfi, Kaduna State, have been kidnapped.

Woman drags cousin to court for cheating

A 48-year-old woman, Rabi Muhammed, on Tuesday dragged her cousin, Magaji Dillali, 60, to a Sharia Court at Magajin Gari, Kaduna, for alleged breach of trust and cheating.

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