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Man docked for alleged beating a woman over argument

A 40- year-old-man, Simon Eneche, was on Wednesday docked at an Asaba Magistrates’ Court in Delta for allegedly beating up a lady during an argument.

44-year-old man bags 3 years imprisonment for raping minor ‎

An Jos Upper Area Court sitting in Kasuwan Nama on Friday sentenced a 44-year-old, Adamu Abdullahi, to three years imprisonment for raping a nine-year-old girl. ‎

General overseer forged documents to change church trustees – witness

One of the leaders of the Christian Charismatic Ministries, Mr. Innocent Nwangwu, has told an Enugu Magistrate Court that the General Overseer, Pastor Sabinus Onuigbo, forged documents to change the church’s Board of Trustees after he was suspended for alleged misconduct.

Sudan women charged with indecency for wearing trousers

Twenty-four women have been charged with indecency after being caught wearing trousers at a party near the Sudanese capital Khartoum.

Man jailed five years for stealing fan

An Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court on Friday sentenced a 20 year-old man, Elijah Adediran, to five years imprisonment for stealing ceiling fans.

Court remands three men over alleged murder

An Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court, on Tuesday ordered the remand of three men in an Ilesa Prison over alleged murder.

Court jails 23-year-old for stealing 32-inch plasma TV

An Iyaganku Magistrate Court sitting in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, has sentenced one Mathew Adeleke, 23, to three months imprisonment for stealing a 32-inch plasma television.

IGP Ibrahim Idris protests Senate’s ‘illegal closure of Police division at National Assembly’

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has reacted to the decision of the National Assembly to close down the Police Division at the National Assembly.

Lagos driver jailed 12 years for defiling 14-year-old housekeeper

A Lagos State High Court in Ikeja has sentenced a 37-year-old driver, Femi Tonade, to 12 years’ imprisonment for defiling a 14-year-old housekeeper.

Biafra: IPOB registered in California – Presidency

Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Prosecution, Chief Okoi Obono-Obla, who stated this, added that by the virtue of such registration, IPOB under Section 53 of the Companies and Allied Matters Act, was prohibited from doing business in Nigeria.

Hate speech law is a resurrection of Decree 4

I have two predictions to make: before you’re through with this piece, the federal and state governments of Nigeria may issue a decree against hate speech. The authorities, its agents, and some Nigerians would call for my head for circulating hate speech.

Drawing a line between hate speech and constructive criticism

Few weeks back, the Nigerian government drew a line on hate speech in the country, equating it to terrorism. The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, stated this at the National Economic Council security retreat held at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

Nigeria Police declare Senator deserter

The Nigeria Police Force has declared a senator, Isah Misau, as a deserter from the force.

7 Dangote staff, businessman arraigned over alleged N451m theft

Seven employees of Dangote Sugar Refinery Company and a businessman were on Monday hauled up before an Ikeja High Court over alleged theft of N451 million belonging to the company.

Group calls for review of law on abortion

A Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), Ipas Nigeria, has called for the review of the law criminalising abortion in the country.

Woman jailed for stealing police officer’s money

A 35-year-old woman, Michael Modupe, is to spend the next 12 months in prison for stealing a police officer’s N99,000 in his office, an Abeokuta Magistrates’ Court ruled on Friday.

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An Ilorin, Kwara State lawyer Olarewaju Aluko and his client, Taiye Na’Allah, on Thursday sued the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) at a Kwara State High Court for alleged defamation of character.

EFCC nabs gang for impersonating anti-graft agencies

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Uyo Zonal Office, has arrested three men in Uyo for impersonating the staff of the Commission.
Ogun state governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has tweeted his real official portrait, as against the image that is being circulated by street traders in Abeokuta, the capital.

Governor Abiodun: I almost gave up on public office

Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, said on Tuesday, he almost gave up the idea of contesting for public office after his attempts to become governor and Senator in 2003 and 2015 failed .
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has upheld argument by President Muhammadu Buhari that it lacked the jurisdiction to entertain allegation of corrupt practices and voters’ inducement raised against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.

Presidency: VP Osinbajo followed due process in supervision of agencies

The Presidency last night said that Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, followed due process in his supervision of agencies under him.

NECO to release results of 30,000 students as Niger government pays N200 million exam...

The Niger government says it has paid N200 million to National Examination Council (NECO), to ensure the release of results of 30,000 students being withheld by the examination body.
Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has pledged that his administration would be fair, just and equal to all religions in the state, noting that the prayers of Muslim clerics contributed to his election victory.

Oyo governor pledges fairness to all religions

Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has pledged that his administration would be fair, just and equal to all religions in the state, noting that the prayers of Muslim clerics contributed to his election victory.