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The bill sponsored by Senator Oluremi Tinubu (APC, Lagos Central) seeks the removal of gender restrictions on rape offences as well as a proposal of stiffer penalties for kidnapping.
A Lagos businessman, Ifeanyi Okoli, alleged to have imported into Nigeria 120,000 brands of substandard electric cables in 13 containers have been arraigned before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos south west Nigeria by Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) on a three-count criminal charge of conspiracy and importation of substandard goods.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Port Harcourt Zonal office has arraigned Gladys Udia before Justice M. L. Abubakar of the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on a seven-count charge bordering on conspiracy, stealing, forgery and alteration to the tune of N3,476,700.
The Federal Government will, on Monday, arraign Sahara Reporters publisher and convener of #RevolutionNow protests, Omoyele Sowore, before the Federal High Court in Abuja.
A journalist and activist, Mr. Agba Jalingo, has been charged with terrorism for criticising the Governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade.
A Nigerian journalist, Agba Jalingo, who has been in police detention for over a week, over a report about an alleged diversion of N500 million by the Cross River governor, has been charged with treason.
Three police operatives attached to Edo State security outfit, “Operation Wabaizigan,” who were dismissed for alleged conspiracy and stealing of two AK 47 rifles belonging to the Nigerian Police, have been arraigned for trial at a Benin High Court.
Police in Enugu State has arraigned the traditional ruler of Obeagu Ugwuaji, Awkunanaw Autonomous Community of the state, Christopher Nyia, for alleged attempted kidnapping among other charges.
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.
Justice Mohammed Idris of a Federal High Court in Lagos, Monday, informed parties that he has been authorised by fiat to conclude the fraud trial of a former Governor of Abia, Orji Kalu.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Benin Zonal Office on Monday, June secured the conviction of Okhiemwen Roland Ekata aka (Zamani, Baron Wellington) before Justice A. A. Demi-Ajayi of the Federal High Court sitting in Benin City, Edo State.
Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, has decried the illegal detention of 15 civilians and military officers for seven months by the Nigerian Navy without trial.
Court awaits fresh directive for continuation of ex-Governor Kalu’s alleged N7.2 billion fraud trial
Justice Mohammed Idris of a Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday said that the court would await further directives to proceed with the trial of a former Governor of Abia, Orji Kalu, facing charges of N7.2 billion fraud.
Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Lagos, has convicted and sentenced two businessmen, Nnamdi Okoye and Ikechukwu Ezeogwum to a total of eight years and six months imprisonment for trademark theft.
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Wife of Nigeria Vice president Dolapo Osibanjo has said that abuse against women in any form is wrong and offensive against collective humanity.
Manchester United face mounting competition to secure the signature of Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho, as Chelsea have now joined the fray.
South Africans are struggling to understanding the extent of a radical religious terror group which had allegedly planned to unleash race-based mayhem on ‘Black Friday’ last week.
The US State Department on Tuesday urged travellers to Tanzania to “exercise increased caution” due in part to threats that gay people may experience there.
Former Governor of Abia State, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, who was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment, over N7.65billion fraud, by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, while being led out of the court by the Correctional Service officers on Thursday said ‘2023, here we come’.
The caucus, which made the statement during a meeting called by the Vice National Chairman (South-South) of the party, Hillard Eta, in Abuja, also passed a vote of confidence on Oshiomhole, even as it appointed the Deputy Senate President as the leader of the party in the South-South region.
Daura, Katsina State, the home town of President Muhammadu Buhari, went agog on Monday to receive Buhari who is in town to lay University of Transportation foundation.
A Deputy Director and researcher at the National Defence College (NDC), Abuja, Dr Yusuf Mamud, has given reasons why government must engage families and religious leaders if it is serious about ending violent extremism by Boko Haram in the North East.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic looks set to snub to return to the Premier League and will instead return to AC Milan, according to reports.
The Supreme Court, on Friday, sacked the Eleruwa of Eruwa, Oba Samuel Adegbola, and six others, dismissing an appeal they lodged before it as lacking in merit.