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Kidnapper sentenced to 42 years in jail

After six years of trial, an Ikeja High Court yesterday sentenced a kidnapper, Emeka Obasim, to 42 years imprisonment for the kidnap of Jude Ugoje and Miss Piriye Ogogo.
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Kenyan central bank fines five banks over alleged theft of funds

Kenya’s central bank on Wednesday said it had fined five commercial banks a total of 392.5 million shillings (3.89 million dollars) over alleged theft of funds at the National Youth Agency (NYS).
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Nigerian convicted of hacking in US, to be sentenced Oct 22

In a press release on Monday, the prosecutors said that 34-year-old Olayinka Olaniyi and his accomplice, 29-year-old Damilola Solomon Ibiwoye ran several phishing scams targeting employees at US colleges and universities, including Georgia Tech and the University of Virginia, reports US’ Ledger Enquirer.
Stephanie Clifford in May. Ms. Clifford, who is known by the stage name Stormy Daniels, was arrested while onstage at an Ohio strip club. Robyn Beck/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Stormy Daniels freed, charges dropped

Charges were dropped against adult film star Stormy Daniels on Thursday after an Ohio strip club arrest that her lawyer slammed as a “politically motivated” setup against the woman suing President Donald Trump.

Robbery: Court frees one suspect, grants 6 others bail

An Asaba Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday discharged and acquitted Mr. Okechukwu Okeke, one of the seven persons allegedly involved in December 2017 robbery attack on a bullion van in Asaba.

Nigeria suspends biometric visa-on-arrival over payment controversies

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has suspended the issuance of biometric visa-on-arrival to foreigners arriving into the country indefinitely.

NBA rejects Lagos government’s 50% reduction of land use charge

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ikeja Branch, has rejected the 50 percent reduction of the Land Use Charge recently reviewed by the Lagos State Government.

South African police probe officer in pupils assault’s scandal

Police have begun investigation into allegations of against a forensic police investigators alleged to have assaulted two pupils at a Soweto primary school.

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Bauchi to conduct examination to select 2018 medical team to Jerusalem

Daniel Shawulu, Executive Secretary, Christian Pilgrimage Welfare Board (CPWB), Bauchi, on Tuesday, disclosed that an examination would be conducted for the selection of Medical Personnel team willing to work during the 2018 pilgrimage to Jerusalem from the state.

Public sitting on SARS reform opens in Lagos

The Presidential Hearing on the Reform of SARS held its public sitting in Lagos on Tuesday with stakeholders calling on Federal Government to equip and improve the welfare of the police.
Former Nigerian vice-President Atiku Abubakar (R) is congratulated by runners-up Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal (L) and Senate President Bukola Saraki (C) after winning the presidential ticket of the opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) during the party's national convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on October 7, 2018. Nigeria's main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has picked Abubakar to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari who is seeking a second term in presidential polls scheduled for February 2019. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP

2019: Group begs Muhammadu Buhari, Atiku Abubakar on peaceful electioneering

A socio-political organisation, the Integrated Movement for Positive Change (IMPC) has appealed to Nigerians especially, the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC), President Muhammadu Buhari, and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, to campaign peacefully.
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Seyi Shay: Meek Mill, Ludacris were blown away by my new project

Seyi Shay says American rappers, Meek Mill and Ludacris, were “blown away” when they listened to her new album project in Atlanta, US.