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Court nullifies female disinheritance practice in Akwa Ibom

The Akwa Ibom State High Court sitting in Etinan Local Government Area has nullified the practice of denying female children inheritance, saying the practice is unconstitutional.

Edo: 38 convicted for riding tricycles without permit

A mobile Magistrate Court, on Friday, convicted 38 people in Edo State for riding tricycles and bikes without a government permit.
A Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt on Monday sentenced one Sodienye Mbatumukeke to death after finding him guilty of two count charges of murder and armed robbery.

Rivers man to die for killing Jumia agent over iPhone

A Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt on Monday sentenced one Sodienye Mbatumukeke to death after finding him guilty of two count charges of murder and armed robbery.

Court remands Katsina ex-council boss over aiding, abetting terrorism, four other charges

More facts emerged on Tuesday that the former caretaker chairman for Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State, Haruna Musa currently being remanded at a Katsina Correctional Centre actually has five charges brought against him by the police in connection with last December abduction of 344 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano government gets court backing to shut down preacher’s mosque, center for ‘incitement’

The Kano State government has obtained a court order backing the closure of Sheikh Abduljabar Nasir Kabara’s mosque and Islamic center for alleged incitement in the state.

Court remands father in prison for impregnating 17 year old daughter

A 36-year-old man, Peter Moses has been ordered to be remanded in prison by a Chief Magistrate court sitting in Ore, Ondo State for allegedly raping and impregnating his daughter.
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.

Court adjourns #EndSARS protester’s trial due to coronavirus rules

The Chief Magistrate Court in Yaba, Lagos has adjourned the case against #EndSARS campaigner, Eromosele Adene, till February 2021 due to COVID-19-enforced guidelines.

Court issues warrant for arrest of ‘fake’ king in Delta

A Magistrate Court sitting in Ibusa, Delta State has issued a warrant for the arrest of one Mr Rueben Raleigh Ogode who is facing trial for unlawfully installing and parading himself as a Traditional Ruler within the Ughievwen Kingdom contrary to the Traditional Rulers Council and Chieftaincy law of the State.

Jigawa man gets option of N20,000 fine, 20 strokes of cane for defaming governor

During the trial, after the first information was read to the defendant, he pleaded guilty to the offence and the court sentenced him to six (6) months in correctional center or Twenty thousand Naira fine (20,000) and 20 strokes of cane to serve as deterrent to others
Fast-rising Nigerian artiste, Omah Lay has been arrested by officers of the Uganda police force in Kampala, Uganda for reportedly flouting covid-19 guidelines.

Uganda court frees Nigerian singers from prison custody

Nigerian singers, Omah Lay and Tems, detained in Ugandan Prison for flouting COVID-19 regulations have been ordered to be released by a Ugandan court.
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.

#EndSARS: Court orders probe of Sam Adeyemi, Davido, Tuface, others

A Chief Magistrate Court in Abuja has ordered the Commissioner of Police in the Federal Capital Territory to launch an investigation into 50 notable persons who promoted the #EndSARS movement.
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.

#EndSARS: Man sues ‘protest promoters’ for destruction property

Some prominent Nigerians and activists, who took part in or showed support for the #EndSARS protests against police brutality across the country, have been sued at a Chief Magistrate court in Abuja for promoting the protest.

Police arraign ex-lawmaker, ex-governor’s aide, three others for ‘arson’

A former House of Assembly member, Dayo Akinleye; Afolabi Ariyo, a former aide of Ex-Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, and three others, on Tuesday, appeared before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrate Court for the criminal act of deliberately setting property ablaze during the #EndSars protest in the state

Ondo election: Court remands seven suspected political thugs in prison

A Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Akure, the Ondo state capital has remanded seven suspected political thugs arrested in Ifon, Ose council area of the state during a political campaign for being in possession of unlawful firearms.

Court adjourns case of illegal, malicious disconnection against two Abuja Disco staff

A Lokoja Chief Magistrate Court has adjourned to Sept. 29, a suit filed against two employees of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) over alleged malicious disconnection of electricity supply.

I lost my left arm serving court summons – witness tells court

A Prosecution witness, Malam Bashir, Tanimu who resides in Hayin Madara, Giwa local government, Kaduna State said he lost his left arm while serving court summons to the family of one Ardo Bashiru.
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Edo guber: Court fixes date to hear suit seeking APC candidate, running mate’s disqualification

The ongoing political drama in Edo State on Monday shifted to Abuja where some aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have approached the Federal High Court with a suit seeking the disqualification of the party’s candidate for Governor, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, and candidate for Deputy Governor Mr Audu Ganiyu, in the forthcoming governorship election in the State.

Police officer’s wife jailed two years for abusing nine-year-old maid

Mrs Precious Joseph, the wife of a police officer, will spend two years in jail for violently abusing Miss Agatha Emmanuel, her 9 years old housemaid, a Magistrate Court in Delta State, has rule.
A Zuba Chief Magistrate Court in Abuja has adjourned the trial of Senator Elisha Abbo, the lawmaker charged for allegedly assaulting a nursing mother in a sex toy shop in Abuja.

Court dismisses assault suit against Senator Elisha Abbo

A magistrate court in Zuba, Abuja, has dismissed the assault case filed by the Nigerian Police against the Adamawa senator, Elisha Abbo.

56-year-old woman docked for assaulting policewoman

A 56-year-old woman, Mrs Grace Osayande, has been docked before an Ogbeson Chief Magistrate Court in Benin on a four-count charge bothering on conspiracy, a threat to life, assault, and obstruct/resist arrest.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Man arrested for ‘raping’ own daughter for eight years

A 50-year-old man has been arrested by Lagos state police command for alleged defilement of his 19-year-old daughter since she was 11.
Lawal Mazaje ‘m’ 40 years from Felele of Kogi State, Adamu Adamu ‘m’ 50yrs from Jada of Adamawa State, Mohammed Shehu Usman ‘m’ 26 years from Illela of Sokoto State and Auwal Abubakar ‘m’ 25 years from Shinkafi of Zamfara State.

Suspected killers of Funke Olakunrin arraigned in Ondo

They are Lawal Mazaje from the Felele area of Kogi State, Adamu Adamu from Jada area of Adamawa State, Mohammed Usman from Illela area of Sokoto State, and Auwal Abubakar from Shinkafi area of Zamfara State.

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

CBN donates relief items to IDPs in Borno

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Maiduguri branch, on Monday donated relief items worth Millions of Naira to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the State.

RTEAN: Commercial buses strike illegal

The Lagos State Chapter of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) on Monday said the stay-off-road action by commercial buses on the Lagos-Badagry Road was unnecessary.
Patrick Achi, secretary general to the presidency of the Ivory Coast, was appointed Monday interim prime minister while the country’s premier, Hamed Bakayoko, is in Europe receiving medical treatment, the president’s office said.

Ivory Coast names interim prime minister

Patrick Achi, secretary general to the presidency of the Ivory Coast, was appointed Monday interim prime minister while the country’s premier, Hamed Bakayoko, is in Europe receiving medical treatment, the president’s office said.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF: 10 million child marriages may occur before end of decade

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has raised the alarm that 10 million additional child marriages may occur before the end of the decade, threatening years of progress in reducing the practice.
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Delta council polls: NNPP demands declaration of ward result

New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), has demanded for declaration of ward 17 results from the Delta State local government council elections conducted by the State Independent Electoral Commission, DSIEC.

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Customs boss: Border communities team up with arms smugglers to kill officers

The Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), Thursday told the House of Representatives that the agency’s biggest problem in trying to stem arms smuggling is border communities ganging up against his officers.
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Official: Troops kill four bandits, recover three rifles in Kaduna

The Kaduna State Government said troops of Operation Thunder Strike (OPTS) have killed four bandits and recovered three rifles in Chikun Local Government Area of the state.
There was mild drama yesterday as a native doctor joined teaming supporters who accompanied an activist, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, to court over his alleged unlawful assembly trial.

Drama as ‘native doctor’ accompanies Omoyele Sowore to court in ‘unlawful assembly’ trial

There was mild drama yesterday as a native doctor joined teaming supporters who accompanied an activist, Mr. Omoyele Sowore to court over his alleged unlawful assembly trial.
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Zamfara governor: I’m ready to resign if it will end insecurity

The Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, says he is ready to resign if that will end insecurity in his state.