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The closure of media houses was a common phenomenon under the defunct military dictatorship in Nigeria. Since the restoration of civil rule 20 years ago, the dangerous trend has continued under succesive regimes either through military invasion of media houses or seizure of copies of newspapers.

Court sentences two men to life for acid attack on couple

An Ile-Ife High Court in Osun State on Monday sentenced two men to life in prison for acid attack on a couple.

Security guard jailed 8 years for defiling 14-year-old girl

A Minna Chief Magistrates’ Court in Niger, has sentenced a 50-year-old man, Sani Yusuf, to eight years imprisonment for defiling a 14-year-old girl.

Aluminum fabricator sentenced to death for attempted murder, armed robbery

A Lagos High Court in Igbosere on Monday sentenced an aluminum fabricator, Akeem Lawal, to death by hanging for attempted murder and armed robbery.

Woman jailed for terminating pregnancy

A Wuse Zone 2 Magistrates’ Court in Abuja on Tuesday sentenced one Holy Flobert to six months imprisonment for terminating her pregnancy.

Ex-convict strips self at police station, insults DPO, others

An ex-convict identified as Kazeem Amoo, has allegedly stripped himself and insulted the Divisional Police Officer in charge of the Bariga Police Station (names withheld), following his arrest by policemen from the station.

Court sentences man to two years in prison for forging ICAN certificate

An FCT High Court sitting in Jabi on Friday sentenced Lebi-Ayodele James, a staff of the Office of the Auditor General of the Federation to two years in prison for forging the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria certificate.

Civil servant jailed for employing daughter

A Delta State High Court sitting in Ozoro, has sentenced a former Education Secretary of Bomadi Local Government Education Authority, Mr. Abayomi Kelekumor, to five years imprisonment for employing his daughter, Miss Preye Tom, into the service of the organisation.

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