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An FCT High Court, Maitama, on Wednesday fixed Jan. 27, 2020 for Olisa Metuh, a former PDP spokesman, charged with criminal destruction of evidence to open his defence.

Nigerian fraudster forfeits money, mobile phones to government

Justice Peter Kekemeke of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Nyanya Abuja on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, convicted and sentenced one internet fraudster, Farouk Olamilekan to three months in prison.
A part of the international building materials market in Dei-Dei, Abuja has been razed by fire.

MATAN calls for prayers over incessant market fires

The Market Traders Association of Nigeria (MATAN) has appealed to both Islamic and Christian clerics to offer special prayers to end incessant market fires across the country.
Benin striker Steve Mounie

AFCONQ: Benin star relives coronavirus test ‘lies’ in Sierra Leone

Benin striker Steve Mounie has recalled the harrowing experience his team went through in Sierra Leone after he and four other top stars were reported to have tested positive for Coronavirus and as such were ruled out of a decisive AFCON qualifier in Freetown.
Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie, has received the blessing of his father and veteran artiste, Pete, to join the country’s 2023 presidential race.

Pete Edochie: Women who can’t cook aren’t women

Nollywood icon Pete Edochie has faulted feminism as one of the most notorious reasons for domestic violence against women in marriage.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Woman arraigned for ‘N2.2 million visa fraud’

An agent, Esther Samuel, who allegedly defrauded two people of N2.2 million to secure Schengen and Japanese visas, on Monday appeared in an Upper Area Court, Mpape, Abuja.

Cleric: I caught my pregnant wife in bed with another man

A cleric, Abdulrasheed Olalere, has narrated how he allegedly caught his wife, Mariam, in bed with another man when she was four months pregnant.
Justice I.M. Sani of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has convicted and sentenced two false whistle blowers- Dominic Okem and Chukwunonso Igweonu, to two months imprisonment each for conspiracy and giving false information

Judge’s transfer stalls suit against former President Obasanjo’s ex-aide

The transfer of Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court (FHC), Abuja, to Calabar Division of the court has stalled the commencement of hearing in a suit filed against Green Energy International Ltd and its Chairman, Prof. Anthony Adegbulugbe.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, stated this while briefing newsmen at the end of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Thursday.

President Buhari explores cargo tracking note to curb insecurity

In a bid to curb the rising insecurity situation, President Mohammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, to reintroduce Cargo Tracking Notes, CTN, following the proliferation of arms and increase in banditry across the nation.
The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company Plc (IBEDC) said it has begun the implementation of the revised service-based reflective tariff as approved by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).

Ogun community, IBEDC at loggerheads over epileptic power supply

The residents of Magboro community and Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) are now at loggerheads over epileptic power supply to the community and environs.
Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye of an Igbosere High Court in Lagos on Friday discharged and acquitted one Niyi Oyelami charged with defiling a nine-year-old daughter of his neighbour.

Student jailed after pleading guilty to internet fraud

An Ikeja Special Offences Court has sentenced a student, Glory Pelumi, to six months imprisonment following his guilty plea to two counts of cheating and possession of fraudulent documents.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arraign 35-year-old painter for ‘N1.3 million fraud’

A 35-year-old painter, Aliyu Abubakar, on Monday appeared in a Wuse Zone 6 Chief Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, for allegedly defrauding a customer of N1.3 million.

UNN student commits suicide

A 300 level student of Biochemistry Department, University of Nigeria Nsukka, UNN, identified as Daniel Mba, Friday night, plunged from the third-floor of a storey to end own life.

Oyo council polls: Selection of PDP candidates abuse of leadership, power – party chieftain

One of the leaders in Oyo state People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Bisi Olopoeyan, has frowned at the ongoing selection process adopted by the leadership of the party in producing candidates for the upcoming local government election in the state.

My boyfriend sold my Jeep, withdrew all my money in the bank – woman tells...

A businesswoman, Emem Bassey, on Wednesday told a Chief Magistrates Court in Gwagwalada, FCT, that her boyfriend, Onokevbagbe Enikioye, allegedly sold her Lexus Jeep worth N2.3 million without her consent.

Court issues criminal summons against Shell, 7 others over ‘oil theft’

A judge of an Upper Area Court in Abuja, Gambo Garba, on Thursday issued a criminal summons against Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) of Nigeria and seven of its top executives over alleged stealing of 16 million barrels of crude oil through the use of a fraudulent and unapproved metering system.
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission - EFCC.

EFCC arraigns Bestworth’s director for ‘misappropriation of N10.2 billion’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Thursday, arraigned a director of the defunct Abiodun Hassan before Justice Sylvanus Oriji of the FCT High Court, Apo, for alleged misappropriation of over N10.2billion.
Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus (right) celebrates scoring his team’s second goal with Bernardo Silva. László Balogh-AP

Rio Ferdinand: Only Bayern Munich, PSG can stop Manchester City from winning Champions League

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has disclosed that the only two teams that can stop Manchester City from winning the UEFA Champions League are Bayern Munich and Paris Saint Germain (PSG).

Jigawa university student commits suicide over girlfriend

A final year student of the Federal University, Dutse (FUD), Jigawa State has committed suicide after accusing his girlfriend of cheating on him on Valentine’s Day.

Court jails NYSC member over gift card, love scam

A Kwara High Court, sitting in Ilorin on Thursday, has convicted a serving corps member in Kogi, Sam Abiola, over offences bordering on attempted cheating and love scam.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Strike: Nigerian government threatens NASU, SSANU with no work, no pay

The Federal Government yesterday threatened to invoke the policy of no work, no pay against the striking non-teaching staff in the universities.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Cleric kills wife, son in Anambra

He said, “I killed her and my son out of anger after I found out that she’s been cheating on me for long. I didn’t believe it because of the level of love and trust I had for her.”

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.

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The five governors of the Southeast region, on Sunday, launched Ebubeagu regional security to fight terrorism in the zone. The governors in attendance were, Governor of Abia State, Okezuo Ikpeazu, Anambra, Willie Obiano, Enugu, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Ebonyi, Dave Umahi and the host governor, Hope Uzodinma.

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The UN National Programme Manager, Patience Ekeoba, lamented that the country’s security is weak in handling gender-based matter.

UN expresses worry over violence against women in Nigeria

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Two accreditation panels from the National Universities Commission (NUC) on Friday began accreditation of courses at Plateau State University (PLASU), Bokkos.
Kaduna state government has said further checks in the wake of the attack by armed bandits on the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Igabi LGA indicated that 39 students are currently unaccounted for.

Kaduna: Five kidnapped college students recovered

The Kaduna State government has said the Nigerian military has reported that five kidnapped students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna, have been recovered.

COREN commissions Nasarawa office, harps on quality engineering

The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) on Thursday commissioned its branch office in Nasarawa State amid warning to engineering practitioners practicing in the state to uphold standards in rendering their services or face sanctions.
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