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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, spoke to reporters in Kano, just now, answering questions on the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in South Africa. Below are his verbatim comments-

Stop spreading fake news about me – VP Osinbajo tells Bode George

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday described as fake news the statement by Chief Olabode George, a former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that he was part of those responsible for his incarceration in 2009.
Tragedy struck in Oyo State on Friday as a 41-year-old woman identified as Shakirat Rasheed committed suicide in Adeosun area of Apete a surbub of Ibadan.

Experts speak on high suicide rate in Nigeria, suggest solutions

The World Health Organisation (WHO) in its recent report says 800,000 people commit suicide every year across the world.
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Three fake prophets defraud applicant in Delta

The police on Friday arraigned three fake prophets who allegedly defrauded an applicant of N100,000, in a Magistrates’ Court in Asaba.

Trader in court for allegedly stealing woman’s handbag in market

The police on Tuesday arraigned a 40-year-old trader, Saidat Olajiire, in an Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing a woman’s handbag, containing N42,000 and a cell phone in a popular market in Ibadan.

Dad inflicts injuries on son for defecating on his own body

A 28-year-old man, Temitope Ajayi, on Monday appeared before an Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court for allegedly assaulting his own son.
The Controller of the Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Emmanuel Okoro, on Thursday refuted reports by a section of the media which claimed there was a jail break at the Keffi Old Prison.

Man jailed for robbing policeman

An Oredo Magistrate Court has sentenced an 18-year old boy, Chetamu Ominyi, to five months imprisonment for assaulting and stealing the cell phone of a policeman, Sergeant Danguma Abdul.

Police arraign two friends for stealing N35,350 from filling station

The police on Monday arraigned two friends who allegedly stole N35, 350 from a filling station in an an Okitipupa Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ondo State.

Court remands 10 persons over alleged murder, conspiracy

An Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court, on Friday, remanded 10 persons charged with murder and conspiracy in Ilesa Prison.

Man arraigned stealing N10,000 phone

A 37-year-old man, Oke Alagboku, on Monday appeared before an Okitipupa Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ondo State for allegedly stealing an Itel phone valued N10,000.
The Controller of the Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Emmanuel Okoro, on Thursday refuted reports by a section of the media which claimed there was a jail break at the Keffi Old Prison.

Man jailed for using expired ATM card to buy drinks, fried meat in Edo

A 51-year old man, Ikidi Innocent, is to spend three months in jail for using expired Union Bank ATM card to buy drinks and fried meat.

Farmer in court for allegedly slashing woman’s hand with cutlass

A 29-year-old farmer, Omolafe Omotehinse, who allegedly slashed the hand of a woman with a cutlass, on Monday appeared in an Okitipupa Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ondo State.

21-year old woman dumps day-old baby in gutter

A 21-year-old woman, Oluwaseun Samuel, has been remanded in prison custody by an Akure Chief Magistrate’s Court for killing her day old baby boy by dumping him in a gutter.

Two men arraigned for slashing friend with machete

The police on Thursday arraigned two middle-aged men in an Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court for allegedly slashing their friend on the head with a machete in Osi-Ekiti in Ekiti.

#RevolutionNow: Four persons arraigned by police In Ogun

The Ogun State Police Command has arraigned four protesters before a Magistrate Court sitting in Abeokuta, who were arrested in connection with “#revolutionnow” protest.

Court remands man for allegedly raping his 15-year-old daughter

An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ court sitting in Ibadan on Wednesday ordered that 45-year-old man, Durodola Kehinde, who allegedly raped his 15-year-old daughter, be remanded in prison, pending legal advice.

Man docked for allegedly raping his teenage daughter

An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ court sitting in Ibadan on Wednesday ordered that 45- year-old man, Durodola Kehinde, who allegedly raped his 15-year-old daughter, be remanded in prison, pending legal advice.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Protest marches are not treasonable offences in Nigeria

The satanic Boko Haram sect was officially banned in Nigeria by the federal government and declared a terrorist network in June 2013. The office of the Attorney-General of the Federation has since successfully prosecuted many of the members of the sect for sundry offences under the Terrorism Prevention (Amendment) Act.

Man in trouble for biting woman’s breast

A 22-year-old man, Precious Michael, who allegedly bit a woman on her breast on Wednesday, appeared at a Magistrates’ Court in Asaba, Delta State.

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The ban affects all plastic carry bags and other single-use plastic items such as wrappers, plastic containers, bottles, straws, plastic cutlery, folders, and balloons. Plastic duty-free bags are not authorised to be brought into the country.
The Cyber Crime Section of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abuja Zonal office, has arrested four suspected internet fraudsters in Abuja.

EFCC detains four ‘Abuja internet scammers’

The Cyber Crime Section of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abuja Zonal office, has arrested four suspected internet fraudsters in Abuja.
Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello, has set up two committees to spearhead his inauguration for his second term.

PDP knocks Governor Bello over failed amnesty deal

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Niger State has criticized the Governor Abubakar Sani Bello-led administration for releasing more than 30 bandits under the administration’s amnesty programme, which the party argued only gave the alleged criminals opportunity to reinforce and continue in their attacks on Nigerlites.
Youth volunteers, better known as civilian joint task force, led by Muazu Alhaji Misiya in Bama local government area, have captured 19 Boko Haram fighters, and two commanders on the wanted-list of the Nigerian army.

Civilian JTF captures two Boko Haram commanders, 19 fighters in Bama

Youth volunteers, better known as civilian joint task force, led by Muazu Alhaji Misiya in Bama local government area, have captured 19 Boko Haram fighters, and two commanders on the wanted-list of the Nigerian army.

Stakeholders advocate better platform for migration reportage

Stakeholders on migration reporting have underscored the need for the creation of a better platform to ensure effective coverage and implementation of the national policy on migration issues.