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Lesotho’s prime minister, Thomas Thabane, and his wife, Maesiah, in Maseru in 2017. Photograph- Samson Motikoe-AFP

Lesotho’s First Lady charged with murdering husband’s first wife

Murder, mystery, suspense and political drama -- the cocktail of events playing out in Lesotho belong in a best-selling thriller.

Civil servant bags life imprisonment for raping, assaulting wife’s niece

Justice Hassan Babangida of the Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Jabi, Abuja has sentenced a civil servant, Francis Kyamang, to life imprisonment for raping his wife’s niece and assaulting the victim after the act.

Osun IRS worker arraigned for alleged theft

A worker with the Osun Internal Revenue Service (OIRS), Dare Ogunrinde, was on Wednesday arraigned at a Magistrates’ Court in Osogbo for alleged N665,712 theft.

Police arraign three friends for ‘attacking hotel guests’

The police on Wednesday arraigned three friends in a Magistrates’ Court in Life Camp, Abuja, for allegedly breaking into a hotel and stealing valuables worth N3.7million.

Two die in Bauchi teaching hospital after ‘rejection’ by doctors

No fewer than two patients have reportedly died after alleged rejection by doctors on duty at the Trauma Centre of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH) Bauchi.

Civil servants commend federal government over payment of new minimum wage arrears

Bank Customers, especially civil servants have continued to throng ATMs and Point of Sale (PoS) areas around the FCT and environs to withdraw money for their last minute shopping and outings for the yuletide.

Man seeks divorce over wife’s alleged extra-marital affair with nine men

Sunday Udo, a civil servant, on Thursday begged the Jikwoyi Customary Court in Abuja to dissolve his 28-year-old marriage over his wife’s flirtations with nine men.
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Yuletide: Hamper dealers decry low patronage in Enugu

Hamper dealers in Enugu on Tuesday decried low patronage of items as 2019 Christmas celebration draws nearer.

Clergy docked over alleged defamation of Pastor Eneche

The police on Tuesday arraigned a pastor, Abraham Daniel, in an Upper Area Court in Zuba, FCT over alleged defamation of character and inciting the public.

Bomb blast victims: Red Cross rehabilitates 608 amputees in three years – official

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Nigeria delegation, says it has rehabilitated no fewer than 608 amputees of bomb blast and other explosions from the North-East since 2016.
Security personnel had mounted checkpoints in major junctions in Yenagoa, Bayelsa, as the state votes to elect its governor.

Bayelsa guber: Heavy security presence in Yenagoa

Security personnel had mounted checkpoints in major junctions in Yenagoa, Bayelsa, as the state votes to elect its governor.
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Bayelsa guber: Heavy security presence greets major junctions in Yenagoa

Security personnel have mounted checkpoints in major junctions in Yenagoa, the capital of Bayelsa, as the state votes to elect its governor, newsmen report.
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Bayelsa guber: Yenegoa residents say ‘we are ready’ for election

Barely 24 hours to the Bayelsa governorship election, some residents of Yenagoa have expressed readiness to cast votes for their preferred candidates on Saturday.
Some bankers said they were unaware of the alleged report that Nigerians are being defrauded through Western Union.

Bankers unaware of reports defrauding Nigerians using Western Union

Some bankers said they were unaware of the alleged report that Nigerians are being defrauded through Western Union.
Ali Benflis and Abdelmadjid Tebboune two former prime ministers of Abdelaziz Bouteflika submitted their candidacy for the presidential elections in Algeria on Saturday, according to the official press agency APS.

Five candidates confirmed for Algeria’s presidential race

Five candidates, including two former prime ministers under deposed president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, have been selected to run in Algeria’s December presidential poll, the country’s consitutional council confirmed Saturday.

Super Eagles’ goalkeeper trainer loses brother

Super Eagles’ goalkeeper trainer Alloy Agu has lost his younger brother to the cold hands of death.

Woman, child escape as building collapse due to landslide in Umuahia

A major disaster was averted on Monday night at Umuchime Amuzukwu-Ibeku in Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia, when a landslide destroyed a building in the area, while the occupants – a nursing mother and her child – escaped unhurt.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC quizzes seven Edo council officials over alleged corruption

Seven officials of Esan North East local government area of Edo state have been quizzed been by the Benin Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over allegation of corrupt practices as they were alleged to have connived with the council chairman, Augustine Okoibhole to defraud the council.

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Julius Nwalozie Onyebuchi, alias Dr. Godwin Emefiele, the governor of Central Bank of Nigeria has been sentenced to three years imprisonment without an option of fine.

Man jailed three years for impersonating central bank governor

Julius Nwalozie Onyebuchi, alias Dr. Godwin Emefiele, the governor of Central Bank of Nigeria has been sentenced to three years imprisonment without an option of fine.
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) is enmeshed in another $150,000 scandal as grant received from World Athletic to assist the Federation in the hosting of the 21st African Championships in Athletics held in Asaba in August 2018,

Athletes demand payment of allowances owed by ousted AFN chief

Nigeria track and field athletes have demanded for the payment of all allowances owed by the impeached president of Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Ibrahim Shehu Gusau.
A witness yesterday gave an account of how Osun State House of Assembly Speaker Timothy Owoeye was duped of N38 million by fraudsters.

Amotekun bill passes first reading at Osun Assembly

The Osun House of Assembly on Monday passed the Osun Security Network Agency and Amotekun Corps Bill 2020 for first reading after it was presented by the Speaker, Mr Timothy Owoeye.

20 killed in Niger food distribution stampede

Twenty people, many of them women and children, were killed on Monday in a stampede at a distribution of food and money for displaced people in Diffa, southeast Niger, sources said.
Manchester United new boy Odion Ighalo arrived at the club’s Carrington training ground for the first time on Sunday morning, as he prepares to make his debut against Chelsea on Monday night.

Tunde Disu: Odion Ighalo will surely succeed at Manchester United

Tunde Disu, a former Technical Director of the defunct Nigeria Football Association (NFA), on Monday said Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo would surely have a successful spell at Manchester United in England.