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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.

Shiekh el-Zakzaky: Government has no case against me

The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibraheem EL-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenat, who have been standing trial on a criminal case, on Wednesday, insisted that there was no case against them.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

AGF Malami: My office not investigating Asiwaju Tinubu

The attorney-general of the federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, says his office is not investigating Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest ‘killer’ of Rivers monarch

One of the suspects linked to the murder of the Paramount Ruler of Zakpo community in Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State has been arrested by operatives of the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Couple, son arraigned over alleged defilement, conspiracy

A couple, Juliet and Boniface, who allegedly aided their son, Ebuka Nwobodo, to defile a minor, were, on Wednesday, brought before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Court remands three over ‘unlawful possession of firearms’

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Thursday ordered three men: Ugochukwu Michael, 24; Godwin Omerigwe, 26, and Seun Sossa, 22, remanded at Kirikiri Correctional Centre for alleged unlawful possession of firearms.

Court remands 18 persons over illegal gold mining, possession of firearms

An Akure Magistrate Court has remanded 15 persons suspected to have been involved in illegal mining of gold in Ondo State.

Court remands man for allegedly robbing school, teachers of valuables

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday ordered the remand of a 30-year-old man, Azeez Odusina, for allegedly robbing Ifako International School, Iju, Agege, Lagos State and its teachers’ of their valuables.

Police arraign father for ‘beating’ daughter to death

A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Yaba, on Wednesday, ordered that a 35-year-old security guard, Patrick Akpan, who allegedly beat his three-year-old daughter to death be remanded in prison custody.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Court remands teacher for ‘killing’ three policemen

A Magistrates’ Court in Makurdi on Tuesday ordered that a teacher, Mernyi Christopher, who allegedly murdered three policemen, be remanded in a correctional centre, pending legal advice.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Court remands two teachers for ‘defiling’ five-year-old pupil

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday ordered that two teachers, Samson Banjoko and Olajide Babatunde, be remanded in Kirikiri Correctional Centre for allegedly defiling a five-year-old

Court remands man over unlawful possession of firearms

An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan on Tuesday ordered the remand of one Umaru Adamu, 22, at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) at Iyaganku for allegedly being in possession of a gun and two live ammunition.

Court remands seven men over alleged robbery, kidnap of church member

A Magistrates’ Court in Ogun on Thursday, remanded seven men in a correctional service centre for allegedly robbing church members of their properties and kidnapping one during church service.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Court remands painter for allegedly defiling 14-year-old girl

The Magistrate, Mrs. M.O. Tanimola, ordered that the defendant be remanded, following the motion by the Prosecutor, ASP Victor Eruada, that the matter be referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice.

Two alleged killers of 70-year-old Ikorodu man remanded

One 18-year-old Funmilayo Asogba and a 22-year-old man, Kehinde Adeogu, were on Monday remanded in police custody in Lagos State, over alleged murder of a 70-year-old man.

Two remanded over alleged murder of septuagenarian

One 18-year-old Funmilayo Asogba and a 22-year-old man, Kehinde Adeogu, were on Monday remanded in police custody in Lagos State, over alleged murder of a 70-year-old man.
As children across Nigeria join their world counterparts to celebrate Children’s Day, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has called on parents, community leaders, teachers and all involved in children’s upbringing to take mentoring seriously and provide them with a good leadership example.

#EndSARS: No petition received yet – Gombe panel

The Gombe State Judicial Panel of Inquiry into complaints of human rights violations by the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad says it has yet to receive memoranda from members of the public.

Court remands two brothers for ‘armed robbery’ in Osun

An Osogbo Chief Magistrates ‘ Court in Osun on Tuesday ordered the remand of two brothers, Adeniyi, 27, and Adebayo Omotosho, 24, be remanded in an Ilesa Correctional Centre for alleged armed robbery.

Court remands two over alleged murder of minors in Ekiti

An Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court on Monday ordered the remand of two men, Abolarin Ayeni, 42 and Oluwaseun Ajayi, 34, facing trial over alleged killing of two minors.
Lagos State Attorney General, Moyo Onigbanjo (SAN)

#EndSARS: Lagos prosecutes 229 ‘hoodlums’

The Lagos State Government has said it will be prosecuting all suspected hoodlums arrested in connection with the mayhem unleashed on the state between Tuesday and Wednesday in the aftermath of Lekki toll gate shootings by soldiers.

Court remands unemployed man for ‘attempted homicide’

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Friday ordered that a 21-year-old unemployed man, Sulaimon Olalekan, who allegedly stabbed a woman to rob her, be remanded in a correctional centre, pending legal advice.

Court remands man over ‘rape’ of an 18-year-old

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, on Monday, ordered that a 48-year-old man, Isaac Akin, be remanded in Kirikiri Correctional centre, for allegedly raping an 18-year-old.

Court remands two over armed robbery, attempted murder

An Obafemi Owode Magistrates’ Court in Ogun on Wednesday remanded two men – Feranmi Ajimosun, 33, and Awotile Samuel, 35 – in a correctional centre for allegedly robbing a motorcyclist and attempting to kill him.

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Ex-President Obasanjo: If Nigeria breaks up, minority groups will be exterminated

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday described calls for the disintegration of Nigeria as unmindful and insensitive to the plight of the minority groups in the country.
Hotel owners in Abia State under the aegis of Hotel Welfare Association (HWA) and others have lauded the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba Alkali over his appointment of AIG Etim Eneh Okon to head the Police Zone 9 command, Umuahia.

South-east group hails re-organisation in Nigeria Police Force

The Coalition of South East Youth Leaders has expressed delight over the recent re-organisation in the Nigeria Police Force.
Security operatives in the University of Calabar, UNICAL have arrested two suspected cultists for being in possession of packs of 100mg of tramadol on campus.

UNICAL security apprehends suspected cultists with hard drugs on campus

Security operatives in the University of Calabar, UNICAL, have arrested two suspected cultists for being in possession of packs of 100mg of tramadol on campus.
Wife of Akwa Ibom State’s Governor Udom Emmanuel, Dr. Martha Emmanuel, on Wednesday led over 3,000 women from different walks of life on a solidarity march to protest the gruesome murder of Miss Iniubong Umoren.

Akwa Ibom first lady leads women’s protest on raped, murdered job seeker

Wife of Akwa Ibom State’s Governor Udom Emmanuel, Dr. Martha Emmanuel, on Wednesday led over 3,000 women from different walks of life on a solidarity march to protest the gruesome murder of Miss Iniubong Umoren.
The task of projecting African football onto the global stage has begun following the election of Patrice Motsepe as CAF President by acclamation during the 43rd CAF Congress, which has taken place in Rabat, Morocco.

CAF president launches pan-African inter-school championship with own $10 million

The South African billionaire and president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Patrice Motsepe, on Tuesday in Abidjan announced that he will personally finance the pan-African inter-school football championship, which will be launched “between 2022 and 2023”, in collaboration with FIFA.

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These are among the latest tough measures taken by the government to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus since President Samia Suluhu Hassan took office in March.

Tanzania stops flights to and from India amid coronavirus surge

Tanzania has suspended flights to and from India amid the COVID-19 surge in the Southeast Asian nation, the country's health ministry said, the latest sign of its increasingly active approach to tackling the pandemic under its new president.
The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors has called on the state governors to domesticate and start the full implementation of Medical Residency Training Act.

Official: Resident doctors may suspend planned strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has indicated its willingness to suspend its planned strike billed to commence on Friday, May 7.
A council staff member carries a sign during preparations to deliver ballot boxes to polling stations ahead of Scottish parliamentary election held on May 6, at the Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland, Britain, May 4, 2021. REUTERS-Russell Cheyne

Scotland’s electoral bid for independence vote too close to call – poll

The Scottish National Party's bid to win a clear mandate for having another independence referendum was balanced on a knife edge on the eve of Thursday's parliamentary election, with polls showing the expected result was too close to call.
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Germany to fly medical supplies to India amidst devastating coronavirus cases

Germany’s Air Force said it is preparing to fly medical and oxygen supplies to India, where medicines and equipment are running short amid a devastating wave of COVID-19 cases.
U.S. Pharmaceutical company Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech said a new production site in Marburg, Germany, expected to become operational by the end of next month, will be able to make as many as 750 million doses per year.

Pfizer to supply 4.5 million doses of coronavirus vaccine to South Africa by June

Pfizer Inc will ship 4.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to South Africa by June, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said in a statement on Sunday.