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US court acquits Lebanese businessman in Mozambique fraud scandal

Bribery accused Lebanese businessman Jean Boutsani was on Monday acquitted by a US court in a case that plunged Mozambique into its worst-ever financial crisis following a trial which he implicated the country's president, Filipe Nyusi.

Teenager in court for allegedly kidnapping minor

A teenager, Yusuf Obaka, who allegedly kidnapped a 17-year-old girl, on Wednesday appeared in a Grade I Area Court in Mpape, Abuja.

Three men in court for possession of human skull

A Senior Magistrates Court in Ilorin, on Monday, ordered that three men, charged with possession of a human skull, be remanded in a correctional centre pending further judgement.

Courts grant bail to owners of two Katsina rehabilitation centres

Two owners of spiritual rehabilitation centres in Katsina State currently being prosecuted for allegedly running illegal centres and maltreatment of inmates were on Tuesday granted bail by two different magistrates courts in Katsina, although on various terms.
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.

Court remands 52-year-old man over alleged N500, 000 theft

An Ilorin Magistrates Court in Kwara on Monday ordered the remand of 52-year-old Muhammad Lawan in prison custody for allegedly stealing the sum of N500, 000 cash from a parked vehicle.

Man allegedly assaults policeman, remanded in prison

A Kubwa Grade I Area Court on Tuesday ordered that one Hafisu Idris, who allegedly inflicted injuries on a policeman be remanded in a correctional facility.

Police arraign man for criminal conspiracy, assault

The Police in Zaria, on Wednesday arraigned one Abdul-Malik Ahmad, popularly known as Dudu of Tudun-Wada, Zaria before an Upper Sharia Court, for criminal conspiracy, criminal force and assault.

Banker docked for defamation

A banker, Francis Agumobi, on Friday appeared in a Wuse Zone 6 Chief Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, for allegedly accusing his kinsman of acquiring land for RUGA project.
Nigerian Red Cross

Man steals vehicle belonging to Red Cross

A Magistrates’ Court in Wuse Zone 6, Abuja on Wednesday sentenced an applicant, Sani, to six months in prison for stealing a vehicle belonging to the Nigerian Red Cross Society.

Police arrest 26 suspects for various offences in Plateau

The Police Command, Plateau State has arrested 26 suspected criminals for culpable homicides and unlawful possession of counterfeit currency.
Abdulrauf Olarewaju Iliasu

ICPC nabs suspect on EFCC wanted list

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arrested Alhaji Abdulrauf Olarewaju Iliasu, a suspected fraudster on the Wanted List of a sister anti-corruption agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Court remands businessman for ‘abducting’ mechanic

A Grade I Area Court in Kabusa, Abuja on Tuesday ordered that a businessman, Chibuike Agbo, who allegedly abducted a mechanic, be remanded in prison custody, pending trial.
Nasir Ajanah

Kogi chief judge releases 16 awaiting trial inmates

The Chief Judge of Kogi State, Nasir Ajanah, has unconditionally released 16 inmates awaiting trial in Koton-Karfe and Okene correctional facilities of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCP) in the state.
Nigeria Police

Pastor petitions police over abduction of wife, children

An Abuja pastor, Isaac Pada, has petitioned the Federal Capital Territory Commissioner of Police over the alleged abduction of his wife, Precious, and four children, Pearl, 8, Pathnel, 6, Pamebelo, 3 and Peace, 7 months, from their Aleyita, Abuja Municipal Area Council home on the 30th of last month.

Tailor bags one year in jail with hard labour for stealing

Magistrates’ Court in Minna, Niger, on Friday sentenced a tailor, Abdullahi Nasiru, to one year in prison with hard labour, for stealing a motorcycle.

Two friends arraigned for stealing tubers of yam

The police on Thursday arraigned two friends in a Makurdi Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing 700 tubers of yam, worth N70,000.
Justice Darius Khobo of Kaduna State High Court, on Thursday, adjourned hearing in the application for permission to travel to India for medical attention filed by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zinat, to July 29.

Kaduna seeks first class Emirs as sureties for Ibraheem El-Zakzaky’s medical leave

Kaduna state government has asked that stiff conditions be attached to the medical leave granted Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and wife Zeenat by a Kaduna state High Court to ensure their return after treatment to continue with their trial.
The wife of soul singer Timi Dakolo, Busola, has alleged that she was raped as a teenager by flamboyant Abuja based Pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, Biodun Fatoyinbo.

Busola Dakolo: How I signed Police invitation letter at gunpoint

Busola, photographer and wife of popular singer, Timi Dakolo, has alleged that policemen threatened her with a gun and forced her to sign a letter accusing her and her husband of criminal conspiracy.

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2019 ZUMA Film Festival closes with grand awards gala

The 2019 annual ZUMA Film Festival (ZUFF), Nigeria’s foremost film fiesta, finally ended on Friday night with a closing ceremony and gala awards amid pomp and pageantry.
Washington resumed talks with the Taliban in Qatar Saturday, a U.S. source said, three months after President Donald Trump abruptly halted diplomatic efforts that could end America’s longest war.

US, Taliban return to peace talks in Doha – source

Washington resumed talks with the Taliban in Qatar Saturday, a U.S. source said, three months after President Donald Trump abruptly halted diplomatic efforts that could end America’s longest war.

Price of Bonny Light hits $65.47 per barrel

The price of Bonny Light, Nigeria’s premium oil grade, has risen from $63.00 to $65.47 per barrel as the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, cuts output by 500,000 barrels per day, bpd.
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 orders final forfeiture of hospital facility owned by Imo APC Reps member

A Federal High Court sitting in Owerri, the Imo State capital has ordered the final forfeiture of a multi-million-naira hospital facility allegedly belonging to the House of Representatives member representing Ideato North and South Federal constituency, Pascal Obi.
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.

NHRC calls for arrest, trial of security operatives involved in ‘court invasion’

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.