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Sudan women charged with indecency for wearing trousers

Twenty-four women have been charged with indecency after being caught wearing trousers at a party near the Sudanese capital Khartoum.

Man jailed five years for stealing fan

An Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court on Friday sentenced a 20 year-old man, Elijah Adediran, to five years imprisonment for stealing ceiling fans.

Court remands three men over alleged murder

An Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court, on Tuesday ordered the remand of three men in an Ilesa Prison over alleged murder.

Court jails 23-year-old for stealing 32-inch plasma TV

An Iyaganku Magistrate Court sitting in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, has sentenced one Mathew Adeleke, 23, to three months imprisonment for stealing a 32-inch plasma television.

IGP Ibrahim Idris protests Senate’s ‘illegal closure of Police division at National Assembly’

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has reacted to the decision of the National Assembly to close down the Police Division at the National Assembly.

Lagos driver jailed 12 years for defiling 14-year-old housekeeper

A Lagos State High Court in Ikeja has sentenced a 37-year-old driver, Femi Tonade, to 12 years’ imprisonment for defiling a 14-year-old housekeeper.

Biafra: IPOB registered in California – Presidency

Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Prosecution, Chief Okoi Obono-Obla, who stated this, added that by the virtue of such registration, IPOB under Section 53 of the Companies and Allied Matters Act, was prohibited from doing business in Nigeria.

Hate speech law is a resurrection of Decree 4

I have two predictions to make: before you’re through with this piece, the federal and state governments of Nigeria may issue a decree against hate speech. The authorities, its agents, and some Nigerians would call for my head for circulating hate speech.

Drawing a line between hate speech and constructive criticism

Few weeks back, the Nigerian government drew a line on hate speech in the country, equating it to terrorism. The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, stated this at the National Economic Council security retreat held at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

Nigeria Police declare Senator deserter

The Nigeria Police Force has declared a senator, Isah Misau, as a deserter from the force.

7 Dangote staff, businessman arraigned over alleged N451m theft

Seven employees of Dangote Sugar Refinery Company and a businessman were on Monday hauled up before an Ikeja High Court over alleged theft of N451 million belonging to the company.

Group calls for review of law on abortion

A Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), Ipas Nigeria, has called for the review of the law criminalising abortion in the country.

Woman jailed for stealing police officer’s money

A 35-year-old woman, Michael Modupe, is to spend the next 12 months in prison for stealing a police officer’s N99,000 in his office, an Abeokuta Magistrates’ Court ruled on Friday.

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