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Court orders tailor to sweep premises for 14 days for stealing beverage

A Karu Grade I Area Court on Wednesday, ordered a 25-year-old tailor, Yesmin Abdullahi, to sweep the court premises for two weeks for stealing a pack of Milo, chocolate malt beverage.

Mechanic in court for ‘attempting to steal’ vehicle

A mechanic, Abubakar Kelly, on Thursday appeared in a Grade I Area Court, Mpape, Abuja, for allegedly attempting to steal a Toyota Highlander.

Nigerian cobbler to spend 18 months in jail for stealing phone

On Monday, an Area Court sitting in Kasuwan Nama sentenced a cobbler, Emmanuel Ike, to 18 months’ imprisonment for stealing a cell phone worth N350,000.

Teenager jailed for constituting public nuisance

Hassan Amisu, 19, today bagged a two-month jail sentence for constituting himself into a public nuisance to residents of Karu community in Abuja.

Herbalist in court for ‘defrauding’ man of N3 million

The police charged Olayinka, who lives in Kuruduma village, Asokoro, Abuja with three counts of joint act, criminal breach of trust and cheating.

Court dissolves seven-year-old marriage on grounds of abandonment

A Grade I Area Court in Kubwa, Abuja, on Tuesday, dissolved a seven-year-old marriage between Zainab Ozigi and Abubakar on grounds of abandonment.

Court remands woman for ‘beating up’ ex-husband

A Grade I Area Court in Kubwa, Abuja, on Tuesday, ordered that a 23-year old hairstylist, Gift Paul, who allegedly beat up her former husband be remanded in a correctional facility.

Laundryman in court for ‘stealing’ employer’s generator set

A 21-year-old laundryman, Andrew Dominic, on Wednesday appeared in a Grade I Area Court in Kubwa, Abuja, for allegedly stealing his employer’s generator set.

Three men jailed for stealing shirts in Abuja

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Ade Adeyanju told the court that the convicts, who live in Jikwoyi phase 3, Abuja, on Nov. 29 jointly conspired and broke into the complainant’s shop located in Jikwoyi, Abuja.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police ordered to arraign suspect detained for one year

The Independent Investigative Panel probing police brutality in Abuja, on Thursday, gave the police a six-day ultimatum to arraign a suspect, Raphael Toona, who has been in detention for about one year.

Jos business men jailed 64 months for receiving stolen property

An Up Area Court sitting in Kasuwan Nama, Jos in Plateau on Friday sentenced two Jos businessmen to 64 months in correctional center over stolen property.
Both Governor Simon Lalong and Senator Gyang have noted that the purported invitation for the turbaning of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as Sarkin Kerana is a threat to the peaceful coexistence of the people of the North-Central State.

Plateau government begins trial of 300 ‘looters’

The suspects, who had been in military and police detention after they were arrested in different parts of Jos and the Bukuru metropolis between Saturday and Sunday, were moved to the Bassa Local Government Area on Wednesday for arraignment.

Court remands two men for ‘shop breaking, theft’

A Grade I Area Court in Mpape, Abuja, on Thursday ordered the remand of one Jazuhi Iliya, 25, and Ojo Obayamen, 27, who allegedly broke into a shop and stole items worth N30, 000, in a correctional centre.

Court sentences man to prison for stealing laptop, iPhones

A Grade I Area Court, Nyanya, Abuja, on Monday, sentenced an unemployed man, Bashir Mutab, to three months imprisonment for stealing an hp laptop and 2 iPhones from his neighbours.
Leader of the Presidential Task Force Committee on Covid-19, Dr Nasiru Sani Gwarzo, has on Sunday said coronavirus pandemic is responsible and the cause of the waves of mysterious deaths recorded in the Kano State.

Kano discharges three coronavirus patients

After spending almost three weeks at a Kano State isolation centre, three patients who were positive to COVID-19 pandemic are now certified free of the virus.
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Senate President celebrates Nigerian journalists on World Press Freedom Day

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has congratulated Nigerian journalists and all the stakeholders in the profession as they join their colleagues all over the globe to mark this year's World Press Freedom Day.
The Emir of Kaura-Namoda in Zamfara State, Alhaji Mohammed Ahmad Asha, has passed away in the early hours of Sunday.

Zamfara: Coronavirus killed Emir of Kaura

Coronavirus complications took the life of the Emir of Kaura-Namoda in Zamfara, Alhaji Ahmad Asha, the Zamfara Government has said.
The Kaduna State ICT Hub has granted financial resources for the production of ‘sophisticated’ ventilators whose prototype was fabricated by Dalhatu Usman, a 200-Level student of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria.

Kaduna ICT Hub funds inventor to produce ventilators

The Kaduna State ICT Hub has granted financial resources for the production of ‘sophisticated’ ventilators whose prototype was fabricated by Dalhatu Usman, a 200-Level student of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria.

Kogi medical doctors reject salary cut

Members of the Kogi State Chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) have vowed not to accept the proposed cutting of salaries of its members and other healthcare workers by the Kogi Government.

Bauchi community tackles construction company over pollution

Residents of Birshin Fulani village in Bauchi Local Government Area of Bauchi State have accused a construction company, Triacta Nigeria Limited of polluting their environment while blasting a rock located in the area for gravels and cracking their buildings.
Acting Governor Baba Tella made the observation at the weekend while updating reporters on efforts by the state to fight COVID-19.

Bauchi to establish coronavirus testing laboratory

Worried by the increasing number of COVID-19 positive cases in the state coupled with the rigours of going to Abuja for testing, Bauchi State Government has declared that it will soon establish its own testing laboratory.
Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has banned movement between local governments in the State, whilst also relaxing the State lockdown for three days to enable citizens to restock their houses.

Plateau commences contact tracing of two new coronavirus cases

The Plateau State Government has commenced tracing of all persons that had contact with the two new cases of Covid-19 in the state, saying it will do so to contain the spread of the virus.

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The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Nigeria’s senate president, others bag NIS fellowship award

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, and the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, were on Wednesday in Abuja presented with the Honourary Fellowship Award of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS) alongside a former Minister of Defence, Brig-General Mansur Dan-Ali (rtd) and the Emir of Nasarawa, HRH Alh. Ibrahim Usman Jibril, at the institution’s 2021 investiture ceremony.
The Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETfund, Alhaji Kashim Ibrahim-Imam, on Wednesday said he and the Executive Secretary of the Fund, Prof. Suleiman Bogoro, took the suspension of the Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, UNILAG, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, personal when he was suspended by the Governing Council of the institution last August.

Official: TETFund spends N120 billion on academic staff training since 2008

Academic Staff from public institutions across the country have so far accessed over N120 billion for training, within and outside Nigeria, from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) since its inception in 2008.
As children across Nigeria join their world counterparts to celebrate Children’s Day, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has called on parents, community leaders, teachers and all involved in children’s upbringing to take mentoring seriously and provide them with a good leadership example.

Payroll fraud: Gombe approves N1.49 billion for biometric system installation

The Gombe State Government has approved the sum of N1.499 billion for the supply and installation of biometric attendance system to check payroll fraud in the state’s civil service.
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2023: APC disowns viral zoning arrangement

The national caretaker/extraordinary convention planning committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has disowned a zoning arrangement list in circulation on the social media.
Euro 2020 is almost certain to be postponed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the globe.

UEFA confirms Rome as Euro 2020 host city

Rome’s Stadio Olimpico has been “fully confirmed” as a venue for Euro 2020 matches after the Italian government guaranteed the presence of at least 25 per cent of fans, UEFA announced on Wednesday.

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BUA Group targets Q1 2022 for Lafiagi sugar refinery completion

The BUA Group yesterday set first quarter of next year target for the completion of its sugar refinery that is presently under construction in Lafiagi, Kwara State.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has downplayed suggestions his side have reignited the Premier League title race after ending Manchester City’s 21-match winning run with a stunning 2-0 derby victory.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Second place finish is never good enough for Manchester United

United will be looking to consolidate second place in the Premier League against a Spurs side still fighting for a top-four finish, but Solskjaer insists that second will never be good enough for the club.
Aftermath of wanton destruction of lives and properties during #EndSARS protests, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has revealed that Lagos State required a minimum of N1 trillion to reconstruct the wilful extensive damage of properties across the metropolis.

House speaker blames states for delayed autonomy of local councils

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday disclosed that the state Houses of Assembly should be held responsible for the delayed autonomy for local government areas in Nigeria.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army arrests 12 suspects for drug peddling

The Nigerian Army, 4 Brigade, Benin, on Wednesday handed over 12 suspects arrested in connection with peddling illicit drug to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Edo Command.

Appeal Court reinstates members of dissolved Edo law review commission

The Benin Division of the Court of Appeal ‎has nullified the dissolution of the ‎Edo State Law Review Commission 13 years after it was...