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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.

Labourer bags five months jail term for stealing winning tickets

An Upper Area court Mpape, Abuja, on Tuesday sentenced a labourer, James Idoko to five months imprisonment for stealing winning tickets from a betting shop.
The Senior Shepherd-in-Charge of the Celestial Church of Christ, Genesis Global, Prophet Israel Ogundipe, has been released from prison.

Convicted Lagos prophet released from prison

The Senior Shepherd-in-Charge of the Celestial Church of Christ, Genesis Global, Prophet Israel Ogundipe, has been released from prison.
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.
The Lagos State High Court has imprisoned a popular prophet in the state, Israel Ogundipe also known as Genesis.

Court grants popular Celestial pastor Israel Ogundipe bail

A court of appeal sitting in Lagos state has granted post-conviction bail to Israel Ogundipe, shepherd-in-charge of Celestial Church of Christ, Global Genesis Parish, Lagos.

Akwa Ibom: Man bags three-year jail term for defiling minor

A 42-year-old man identified as, Mr Daniel George, has bagged three years jail imprisonment for defiling a nine-year-old girl in Ikot Ekpene local government area of Akwa Ibom state.

OPL 245: Group asks President Buhari to prosecute Eni in Nigeria

The Human Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA) Resource Centre, has declared that the partial freedom granted oil giants by Italian courts in the celebrated OPL 245 corruption case will not stop the prosecution of the accused in Nigeria.
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.

Court jails man four years for issuing dud cheques

The Ondo State High Court, in Akure, has sentenced Gabriel Akinsanmi to four years’ imprisonment for stealing and issuance of dud cheques for a refund of over N33 million to a client.
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APC: Justice‘ll always prevail under President Buhari

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says justice will always prevail under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
NDLEA seized illicit drugs worth more than N60 billion in the last two months, its chairman, Retired Brig.-Gen Buba Marwa, has said.

Drug: 126 Nigerians jailed in Plateau, Kano, Ondo, 11 others – NDLEA

A total of 126 Nigerians across 14 states have been sentenced to various jail terms for offences bordering on drug trafficking between January and February 2021.
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.

Nigerian student jailed for $104,000 internet scam

A 500-level student of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Ogbomoso, Adebowale Abiola, has been sentenced to one-year imprisonment for fraud.

Teenager jailed for stealing motorcycle

A Customary Court in Kafanchan on Wednesday sentenced a teenager, Isaac John, to three years’ imprisonment in a correctional facility for stealing a motorcycle.
Washington – The United States on Monday reimposed curbs on an Israeli billionaire accused of corruption in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), reversing a move by Donald Trump during his last days in office.

Donald Trump to launch own social media platform – adviser

Former U.S. President Donald Trump will return to social media with “his own platform” in two or three months, one of his senior advisers has said.
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.
Justice Patricia Ajoku of a Federal High Court in Ibadan, on Wednesday ordered that two men, who allegedly hacked into the account of a housewife, with intent to commit fraud, be remanded in a correctional centre.

24-year-old gets life imprisonment for trafficking marijuana

A Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan has sentenced a 24-year-old drug trafficker, Sodiq Ramon, to maximum life imprisonment for unlawfully dealing in narcotics.
The Akwa Ibom State High Court in Uyo has sentenced an ex-banker, Ebe Okokon, to six months’ imprisonment but with an option of N600,000 for fraud involving N970,000.

Former banker jailed over N970,000 fraud

The Akwa Ibom State High Court in Uyo has sentenced an ex-banker, Ebe Okokon, to six months’ imprisonment but with an option of N600,000 for fraud involving N970,000.

Supreme Court affirms 10-year jail term for ex-governor Joshua Dariye

The Supreme Court on Friday affirmed the 10-year jail term passed on a former governor of Plateau State, Joshua Dariye, who was convicted of criminal misappropriation and criminal breach of trust.

20-year-old man to spend 8 months in jail for sexual assault

A Magistrates’ Court in Kano on Thursday sentenced 20-year-old Kabiru Rabilu to eight months in a correctional centre and also ordered that the convict be given 20 strokes of the cane for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Makurdi Zonal Office on Tuesday secured the conviction of one, Victor Chinemerem Ogaraku, for cryptocurrency fraud.

Court jails cryptocurrency scammer Victor Ogaraku

Ogaraku, 20, was prosecuted by the Makurdi Zonal Office before Justice Mobolaji Olajuwon of the Federal High Court sitting in Makurdi, Benue State on the one-count charge that borders on obtaining by false pretence.
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

Court jails two ‘whistle blowers’ in Port Harcourt

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 misleading and false information.
An Uber driver, Michael Tosin Lawal, has been convicted and sentenced after he pleaded guilty to internet fraud.

Uber driver bags jail term over internet fraud

An Uber driver, Michael Tosin Lawal, has been convicted and sentenced after he pleaded guilty to internet fraud.
The Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State

Court convicts fake soldier for impersonation, fraud

A Federal High Court in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, on Friday found Henry Asuquo guilty on a two-count charge of impersonation, cybercrime and fraud.
Senegal's opposition leader Ousmane Sonko was arrested in the capital Dakar on Wednesday, according to his lawyers, ahead of his scheduled court appearance to face a rape charge.

Senegal opposition leader arrested as supporters clash with police

Senegal’s main opposition leader, Ousmane Sonko, was arrested on Wednesday after hundreds of his supporters clashed with police in the capital while protesting against a rape accusation he denies.

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The Nigerian Rugby Football Federation has been suspended indefinitely from global activities.

Rugby: Nigeria suspended after ‘illegal’ dissolution of board

The Nigerian Rugby Football Federation has been suspended indefinitely from global activities.
Former PSG coach Philippe Bergeroo has declared that former Nigerian captain Austin Jay Jay Okocha was one of the best players he had ever worked with.

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Super Eagles legend Jay-Jay Okocha has confessed that he would have loved to play in the current Paris Saint-Germain team, alongside superstars such as Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Angel Di Maria.
Robert Lewandowski says Bayern Munich will complete “one of the biggest historical achievements” in world football if they lift the Club World Cup in Qatar this month.

Robert Lewandowski considering Premier League move

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski is reportedly open to the idea of moving to the Premier League if he is not offered an improved contract at his current club.

Fire Service: Kano loses 12 lives, N17.6 million property in April

The Kano State Fire Service says 12 lives were lost and property worth N17.6 million were destroyed in fire incidents recorded in the state in April.
The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has instructed the Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Dr. Ahmed Audi, to return Nigeria back to the olden days when people could travel freely on the roads.

NSCDC boss gets coronavirus vaccine, encourages personnel to receive jab

Dr Ahmed Audi, Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has encouraged personnel to get the COVID-19 vaccine as he received the AstraZeneca jab.

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1. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the State House, Abuja.

VP Osinbajo: Nigeria can’t afford another civil war

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, says Nigeria cannot afford another civil war because it will not augur well for the country.
The General Assembly of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON, on Tuesday, inaugurated a seven-member Interim Management Committee, IMC, headed by Abdullahi Maje, to pilot the affairs of the association for the next six months.

Kogi ALGON chair denies negotiating with kidnappers of colleague

The Chairman of Ijumu Local Government Area of Kogi State, Taifeeq Isah, has debunked media reports that he is in discussion with the abductors of his colleague in Yagba West LGA, Pious Kolawole.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

APC backs Rivers governor on imposition of curfew, urges residents to obey

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has backed the Governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike, on his imposition of night curfew in the state following the recent wave of attacks by unknown gunmen.

EFCC nabs 34 ‘internet fraudsters’ in Ondo

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Benin Zonal Office, through its intelligence gathering operation code-named ‘Erinle,‘ today Wednesday April 28, 2021 arrested 34 alleged internet fraudsters in Owo, Ondo State.
The Board of Directors of First Bank of Nigeria Limited has approved the appointment of Mr. Gbenga Shobo as its Managing Director-Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective today (Wednesday).

First Bank appoints new managing director

The Board of Directors of First Bank of Nigeria Limited has approved the appointment of Mr. Gbenga Shobo as its Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective today (Wednesday).