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Justice J.K Omotosho of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has convicted and sentenced six foreigners and a Nigerian to seven years imprisonment for oil theft.

Court jails six foreigners seven years for oil theft

Justice J.K Omotosho of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has convicted and sentenced six foreigners and a Nigerian to seven years imprisonment for oil theft.
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 convicts two for fraud in Calabar

The Uyo zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Friday secured the convictions of two fraudsters before Justice Simon Amobeda of the Federal High Court sitting in Calabar, Cross River state.

Court jails two men for stealing armoured cables

An Ota Magistrates Court in Ogun on Tuesday sentenced two men - Nurudeen Hamzat, 20 and Bashir Sheu, 31, to two years imprisonment for stealing armoured transformer cables valued at N300,000.

Mother, two children jailed for trafficking teenager to Russia

A Benin High Court on Monday jailed a mother and her two children for trafficking a 19-year-old girl to Russia for sexual exploitation.
The Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, stated this on her Twitter handle on Thursday.

NIDCOM: Nigerians convicted for terrorism in UAE can appeal to Supreme Court

The Federal Government has said that the six Nigerians convicted for terrorism in the United Arab Emirates can appeal their conviction to the UAE Supreme Court.
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#EndSARS: President Buhari laments loss of lives, properties

President Muhammadu Buhari has lamented the loss of lives and properties suffered in different parts of the country as hoodlums hijacked the #EndSARS protests against police brutality and extrajudicial killings.
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech – full text

Fellow Nigerians, It has become necessary for me to address you having heard from many concerned Nigerians and having concluded a meeting with all the Security Chiefs.

Court sentences two labourers to four years imprisonment each for stealing cell phone

An Upper Area Court sitting in Kasuwan Nama in Jos on Tuesday sentenced two labourers to four years each imprisonment for stealing a cell phone.

Psychiatric hospital worker, wife jailed for assault

A staff of the Uselu Psychiatric Hospital, in Benin, Edo state, Monday Johnson (44), was on Monday sentenced to three months in prison by an Egor Magistrates’ Court, for assaulting a housewife, Mrs. Hope Ughabugo and her mother, Mrs. Tina Omogbai.
Worried by the rise in banditry in parts of the state in the last two months, Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has declared an all-out war on the armed criminals terrorising the state.

Govenror Sani-Bello pardons 46 inmates in Niger

Niger State Governor Abubakar Bello has granted an unconditional pardon to 46 inmates in various Correctional Centres in the state.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Four sentenced for attempting to escape with coronavirus patient in Ilorin

An Ilorin Magistrate’s Court on Thursday sentenced four persons to 14 days self-isolation for attempting to escape with one Kazeem Oladayo, a COVID-19 patient, at Sobi Isolation Centre in Ilorin.

Edo mobile court sentences 29 for curfew violation

An Uselu Mobile Court in Benin City on Friday sentenced 29 people to community service for violating the curfew order imposed by Edo State Government to curtail COVID-19 spread.
Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, has advised Nigerians to exercise restraint in accepting and disseminating information on alleged maltreatment of Nigerians and by extension Africans living in China.

Nigeria draws red line with China over coronavirus discrimination

The Federal Government said yesterday it has drawn the red line with China over allegations of continued racial discrimination against blacks and Africans, particularly Nigerians, resident in Guangzhou Province and other parts of the country.
“The Controller-General of NCoS, Mr Ja’afaru Ahmed, assures the public that the service will ensure the safety and humane containment of inmates in our custody,” he said.

Correctional Service: Maryam Sanda still in custody

The Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) has dismissed report that Maryam Sanda had been granted presidential pardon.
Four inmates in the Kaduna Custodial Centre of the Nigeria Correctional Service NCoS have lost their lives following injuries sustained last week in an attempted jail break.

Kaduna governor approves release of 72 convicts

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has approved the release of 72 convicts from the Kaduna and Kafanchan Correctional Centres as part of the government’s efforts to check the spread of COVID-19.
Minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the announcement in Abuja at a world press conference, explained that in arriving at the amnesty various issues were looked at and several options considered.

President Buhari grants amnesty to 2,600 prisoners nationwide

President Muhammadu Buhari has granted amnesty to 2,600 prisons inmates in all the Correctional Centres in the country.

14 jailed for violating restriction order in Osun

Fourteen people have been sentenced to two months imprisonment by an Osun State Magistrates’ Court, sitting in Osogbo for violating the stay-at-home order by the state government on Wednesday.
Four inmates in the Kaduna Custodial Centre of the Nigeria Correctional Service NCoS have lost their lives following injuries sustained last week in an attempted jail break.

Official: Four inmates die at Kaduna prison due to coronavirus fake news

Days after the Federal Government warned that the prevalence of fake news in the country was distracting it from the fight against the Novel Coronavirus, four inmates in the Kaduna Custodial Centre of the Nigeria Correctional Service NCoS have lost their lives following injuries sustained last week in an attempted jail break.

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UNIOSUN student commits suicide

His post on WhatsApp reads: “Often time I ask myself, Why do people commit suicide? Perhaps because they’ve got no one to encourage, motivate or guide them or because they felt there is no solution to whatever problem they are going through. Perhaps they forgot there’s more to enjoy when there’s life (hope) is not lost”.