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Man remanded over alleged attempt to kidnap family

An Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State on Monday remanded a 54-year-old man, Gbenga Ibuoye, in prison over an alleged attempt to kidnap a family.

Two labourers to spend 5 months in jail for stealing rods

A Karmo Grade 1 Area Court in Abuja on Monday sentenced two labourers, Emmanuel Lawrence and Maji Sani, to five months imprisonment for stealing iron rods.

Police parade abductors of Gombe doctor, others

The Gombe State Police Command has paraded three suspects believed to have kidnapped a doctor working at the Dadin Kowa Cottage Hospital, sometime last October.

Man accuses brother of kidnapping his child, says herbalist told him

A man has accused his brother of being responsible for the disappearance of his child, saying a herbalist told him so.

Woman in court over alleged child abuse

A 39-year-old woman, Ada Ananaba, who allegedly inflicted injury on an 11-year-old girl through beating, was on Monday arraigned in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.

Security guard gets six-month imprisonment for sleeping on duty

A Karmo Grade 1 Area Court in Abuja on Monday sentenced a security guard, Nasiru Ribado, to six months’ imprisonment for sleeping at his duty post.

Woman docked for alleged attempt to steal child in mosque

The police on Monday arraigned a 38- year-old woman, Juliet Ajagun, in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos over attempt to steal a child in a mosque.

Man allegedly rapes beggar’s five-year-old daughter in Agege

A 20-year-old man, Tosin Kayode, who allegedly defiled a minor was on Monday charged before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.

Police kill four fake SARS operatives in Rivers

Four suspects disguising as operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS), were on Saturday, gunned down in Rivers State.

Tailor jailed for absconding with wedding fabrics

A Masaka Upper Area Court on Monday sentenced a 37-year-old tailor, Felix Ayuba, to four months in prison for absconding with his customer’s wedding fabrics.

Man jailed for stealing ‘Keke’ tyre

A Karmo Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Monday, sentenced a 22-year-old man, Ojo Salihu, to three months imprisonment for stealing a tricycle tyre.

CCTV exposes man who stole phones in Lagos hotel

For allegedly stealing phones valued at N60, 500, a 26-year-old man, Monday Francis, was on Monday brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

Suspected robbers abduct Ebonyi NLC chairman’s wife

Armed persons on Sunday attacked the residence of the chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ebonyi State chapter, Leonard Nkah.

New bride attacks husband with razor blade

A newly-wedded bride in Sokoto, Shafa Muhammad, 28, has attacked her husband with a razor blade and injured him on the head.

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Suspended president of the Spanish football federation Angel Maria Villar blamed Spain’s government for a FIFA threat that could lead to the country being thrown out of next year’s World Cup in Russia.

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Lagos residents on Monday saw the return of long queues at petrol filling stations, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Governor Okowa signs Delta’s N308 billion 2018 budget into law

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on Monday signed the Delta State 2018 Appropriation Bill of N308 billion into law, with an assurance that his administration will ensure full implementation of the budget.

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