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Court dissolves 12-year-old marriage over threat to life

Chief Ademola Odunade, the President of a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, on Monday dissolved a 12-year-old marriage between a businesswoman, Basirat Olabode and Dauda lack of care and threat to life.

Nigerian woman arrested in Hong Kong with cocaine

Customs officers at Hong Kong International Airport recovered more than half of a kilogramme of cocaine from a Nigerian woman who allegedly hid the drug in her body, South China Morning reports.

SURE-P fund: I don’t know how 18 pages disappeared from Bank statement – witness

A witness in the ongoing trial of a United Kingdom-based Professor of Neurology, Reuben Obaro, and his wife, Ayodele Obaro, a practising nurse, also in the UK, on Monday told a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting in Zuba, Abuja, that he does not know how 18 pages disappeared from the bank statement tendered in court in respect of the trial.
Yang Feng Glan, known as the 'Queen of Ivory,' pictured in a Tanzanian court

Tanzania: Court sentences Chinese ‘Ivory Queen’ to 15 years prison

A Chinese businesswoman labelled the “Ivory Queen” has been sentenced to 15 years in prison by a Tanzanian judge for smuggling the tusks of more than 350 elephants.

Yuletide: Commuters lament high transport fares in Lagos

A cross section of commuters in Lagos State are angry over high transport fares, blaming drivers for not being considerate as the yuletide draws near.

Businesswoman docked for allegedly issuing N4.1 million dud cheque

A 39-year-old businesswoman, Shodiyan Bisoye, was on Monday brought before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly issuing N4.1 million dud cheque to an investment company.

Lagos residents arrest suspected armed robber with toy gun

A suspected armed robber who attempted to rob a businesswoman in front of her house at Ojota, Lagos, was arrested by residents of the street after the woman raised alarm.
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Lagos lawyer, four others charged with murder, armed robbery

A disbarred Lagos Lawyer, Ephraim Emeka Ugwuonye, has been charged before a High Court in Abuja, alongside four others over their alleged involvement in the alleged killing of Abuja business woman, Charity Aiyedogbon.
Anita and Tom Iseghohi on their wedding day.

Nigerian beauty queen separates from husband

Anita Iseghohi, winner, Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) 2004 and businesswoman, has announced her separation from husband, Tom Iseghohi.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Civil servant gets N500,000 bail over alleged visa scam

An Ogudu Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday granted a 31-year-old civil servant, Rufus Okon, N500,000 bail, after pleading not guilty to a case of alleged N1.9 million Visa scam.
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Nigerians seek Indian government’s visa policy review

Some Nigerians residing in India have appealed to the Indian government to review its visa policy for students and businessmen to facilitate trade and education for foreigners.

2019: Vote for competence, not gender – APC female aspirant

Lagos state businesswoman, Mrs Adesola Elegbede, on Friday advised voters to choose competence over gender while making electoral choices.
Lagos residents trooped to registration centres across the state on Friday in a last-minute rush to beat the deadline as the Continuous Voter Registration drew to a close, ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Lagosians in last-minute rush as voter registration comes to an end

Lagos residents trooped to registration centres across the state on Friday in a last-minute rush to beat the deadline as the Continuous Voter Registration drew to a close, ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Woman seeks dissolution of 29-year-old marriage over tear-gas attack

An Ibadan-based businesswoman, Adejoke Ariyo, on Wednesday sought the dissolution of her 29-year-old marriage to her husband, Adeyemi Ariyo, at a Mapo Grade A Customary Court in Ibadan over assaults.

Businesswoman abandoned for six years by husband seeks divorce

An Ibadan based businesswoman, Adenike Ishola, on Tuesday informed an Oyo State High Court in Ibadan that her husband Oluwakunle, had abandoned her since he moved out of their matrimonial home on March 19, 2012.

Court jails businesswoman for stealing friend’s N151, 210

A Kaduna Chief Magistrate Court on Tuesday sentenced a 27-year-old businesswoman, Angela Luben, to eight months imprisonment for stealing N151, 210 belonging to her friend.

Businesswoman loses N22 million wares to two workers

A businesswoman and importer who operates a shop at Balogun Street, Idumota, Lagos Island, Lagos, Onasanya Adetoun, has dragged her two workers before a Lagos Magistrate Court for allegedly using spare keys to open her shop after closing hours to steal wares valued at N22m and escaped.

Folorunso Alakija: How my foundation staff defrauded me of N3 million

Mrs Folorunso Alakija, a billionaire businesswoman, on Thursday told an Ikeja High Court how one Vincent Ayewah, a staff of her Rose of Sharon Foundation, allegedly defrauded her of N3 million.

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Ligue 1 sensation Nicolas Pepe to leave Lille – coach

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