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An Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti has sentenced two septuagenarians and four others to death by hanging for the murder of one Sola Adeniyi.

Two to die by hanging in Osun for killing student

Justice Jide Falola of Osun High Court sitting in Ikirun has sentenced two men to death by hanging for murder.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti governor orders lockdown, shuts borders

Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti on Sunday announced a lockdown in the state, directing residents to stay at home from Monday.

Court jails former Adamawa Christian pilgrims boss for fraud

The Adamawa State High Court sitting in Yola has sentenced a former Executive Secretary, Adamawa State Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board, Bishop Jingi Mayo, to five years imprisonment.

Anambra Assembly passes Leisure Parks and Streets Beautification Agency Bill

The Anambra House of Assembly has passed a bill for the establishment of the State’s Leisure Parks and Streets Beautification Agency to provide a beautiful, safe and healthy environment in the state.

Man bags four months imprisonment over N1.8 million fraud

Justice Darius Khobo of the Kaduna State High Court on Wednesday sentenced one Abdulrasheed Imam (aka Alkanun Da Woru) to four months imprisonment for impersonation and fraud.
A handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace on November 19, 2018, shows Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz giving a salute with his hand as he arrives to address the Shura council, a top advisory body, in the capital Riyadh. (Photo by Bandar AL-JALOUD / Saudi Royal Palace / AFP) /

Alleged coup plot forces Saudi Arabia to release king’s photos

Saudi Arabia released images of King Salman carrying out his royal duties on Sunday, after a stunning purge of at least three princes including his brother and nephew for allegedly plotting a coup.

Open grazing: Benue court sentences Fulani herder to one-year imprisonment

A Chief Magistrate’s Court in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, has sent a Fulani herder, Muhammad Abdullahi, to one-year imprisonment.

Court jails man 12 years for defiling minor

An Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court, in Lagos State, on Tuesday sentenced an unemployed man, Bashiru Osho, to 12 years imprisonment for attempting to defile an eight-year-old girl.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Man bags 14 years imprisonment for attempted rape on 17-year old daughter

An Ado-Ekiti High Court, on Thursday, sentenced a 55-year-old father, Mr Bashiru Adeyanju, to 14 years imprisonment for attempted rape on 17-year-old daughter without an option of fine.
Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court, Asaba has sentenced one Tonwerigha Oyintonbra Tombrown to 66 years imprisonment without an option of fine for defrauding one Izabela Glogowska to the tune of ( €55,000) Fifty Five Thousand Euros under the pretext of paying it into her Perfect Money online account.

‘Yahoo boy’ bags 66 years jail term for €55,000 fraud

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court, Asaba has sentenced one Tonwerigha Oyintonbra Tombrown to 66 years imprisonment without an option of fine for defrauding one Izabela Glogowska to the tune of ( €55,000) Fifty Five Thousand Euros under the pretext of paying it into her Perfect Money online account.
The Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday sentenced a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, to seven years imprisonment on corruption charges regarding his activities preceding the 2015 presidential election which his party lost.

Court sentences former PDP spokesperson Olisa Metuh to seven years imprisonment

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday sentenced a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, to seven years imprisonment on corruption charges regarding his activities preceding the 2015 presidential election which his party lost.

Robert Clarke: Corruption runs in blood of Nigerians

Robert Clarke, a senior advocate of Nigeria, says death sentence will not stop corruption because of the act of stealing runs in the blood of Nigerians.

CDHR kicks as hospital detain 10-year old boy in Delta

The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, Delta State, has petitioned the police over the alleged detention of a 10-year-old boy, Prince Emeghene Idiovwa, by the management of a Warri-based private hospital over unpaid medical bills.

Evil spirit pushed me into stealing plasma television – convict tells court

A 20-year-old man, Okanlawon Feranmi, who was sentenced to six months imprisonment for stealing a plasma television, told a Magistrates’ Court in Life Camp, Abuja, that the evil spirit pushed him into crime.
Lawyers, social critics, Aba residents and civil society groups on Thursday lauded the 12-year prison sentence handed down to ex-Governor Orji Kalu of Abia by a Federal High Court in Lagos.

APGA chief tells National Assembly not to declare convicted Senator Orji Kalu seat vacant

A member of Board of Trustees of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, Dr David Bourdex, on Monday asked the National Assembly not to declare vacant the Abia North Senatorial seat, occupied by Orji Uzor Kalu.
The case has trained a spotlight on the dangers of Egyptian prisons, where many inmates are serving time for crimes they insist they did not commit, or have not been charged at all, as President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi escalates a crackdown on dissent.

Egypt says it’s probing death of imprisoned US citizen

Egypt said Tuesday it would investigate the death in custody of a U.S. citizen who had gone on a hunger strike as part of a six-year battle against what he insisted was wrongful imprisonment.

Senate proposes N200,000 fine against randy medical personnel

Randy medical personnel would be facing a fine not less than N200,000 or a jail term of one year or both upon conviction over sleeping with their patients being treated for mental related case.

Mechanic jailed for belonging to ‘Aiye’ cult

A Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Friday sentenced a 37-year-old mechanic, Afeez Tijani, to three months’ imprisonment for belonging to an unlawful society called ‘Aiye’.

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