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President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, presiding over plenary on Tuesday at the National Assembly, Abuja.4

Senate passes criminal code bill, maintains gender neutrality for rape, sexual offences

The Senate on Tuesday passed a Bill for an Act to amend the Criminal Code Act 2004.
Pauline Tallen

Minister: At least 3,600 rape cases recorded during lockdown

Over 3,600 rape cases were recorded across Nigeria during the lockdown, the minister of women affairs and social development, Pauline Tallen, has said.
Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok speaks at a news conference during a visit to Berlin, Germany, February 14, 2020. REUTERS-Hannibal Hanschke-File Photo

Sudan criminalises female genital mutilation

Sudan’s highest governing body Friday ratified a law criminalising female genital mutilation, a widespread ritual in the African country, the justice ministry announced.

Two arraigned over alleged stealing of cell phone

Two men, Olayiwola Kehinde, 22, and Muini Mojeed, 26, were on Friday arraigned before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court over alleged stealing of a cell phone.
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: Court dismisses charges, acquits ex-NMA chairman, others

Justice Efe Ikponwonba of Edo State High Court sitting in Benin City, yesterday, dismissed the charges brought against former Chairman, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Edo State branch, Dr. Emmanuel Ighodaro, and two other executive members by the Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).

Court remands tutor over alleged rape of student

An Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court in Osun on Tuesday remanded one Eronse Balat, 42, over alleged rape of his student (name withheld).
Determined to curb the spread of the dreaded COVID-19, local manufacturer Prince Interior Furniture and Furnishing Company has engaged a cardiologist to help in the mass production of N95 face masks for the protection of vulnerable Nigerians against the deadly virus.

Court sentences man to prison for refusing to wear facemask

An Osun State Magistrate court sitting in Osogbo, on Wednesday, sentenced a man, Jonathan Ukonwe, to 30 days imprisonment for resisting arrest and intentionally disobeying the constituted authority for not wearing facemask.

Man bags 12 months jail term for stealing jewelry worth N1.4 million

An Abeokuta Magistrates’ Court, on Wednesday, sentenced a 59-year-old man, Ekundayo Adebambo, to 12 months imprisonment for stealing gold jewelry worth N1.4 million.

Two arraigned for extorting N650,000 at roadblock in Ekiti

Two men were on Tuesday arraigned before an Ado Ekiti Magistrate’s Court by the Police in Ekiti State for extorting money at an illegal roadblock and possession of stolen money.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arraign man over alleged theft of electric wire

The Prosecutor, Insp. Sunday Osanyintuyi, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on June 26,

SON raises red alert on substandard Toyota engine oil

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has raised a red alert on the discovery of suspected substandard Toyota brand of engine oil in the Nigerian market.

Court remands three over alleged murder in Ogun

A Magistrates’ Court in Sango-Ota, Ogun, on Thursday remanded three persons who allegedly hit one Michael Odiagbe with a plank during a fight leading to his death.

Man in court for allegedly having sex with a pig

A 22-year-old man, Ayokunbi Olaniyi, on Tuesday appeared in an Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly having sex with a pig.
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has called for the arrest and subsequent trial of operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and other security officials involved in the invasion of the Federal High Court in Abuja.

DSS arraigns Facebook user for making post that ‘embarrassed’ Osun speaker

The Department of State Service has arraigned a 48-year-old man, Joshua Sayo Oki, before a Magistrate Court in Osogbo, the state capital over his Facebook post that was considered embarrassing to the Speaker of Osun State House of Assembly, Mr Timothy Owoeye, according to a report.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arraign man for allegedly stealing baby

A 25-year-old man, Solomon Omole, was on Monday arraigned in an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing a baby.

Court remands mechanic over alleged N100,000 theft

An Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court in Osun, on Thursday, ordered the remand of a 43-year-old mechanic, Kunle Ogunbusade, in police custody over alleged N100,000 theft.

Court remands man for alleged murder of footballer in Ogun

An Abeokuta Magistrates’ Court sitting in Isabo on Friday ordered the remand of Ogunsoro Niyi, 43, in police custody for allegedly causing the death of a footballer, Tiamiyu Kazeem.

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.

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Nigerian Breweries donates palliatives to journalists in Imo

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