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Tailor docked for sleeping on street drunk

A 30-year-old tailor, Kabiru Ahmed, was on Thursday brought before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly sleeping on the street in a drunken state.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Tribunal strikes out portion of Atiku Abubakar’s petition alleging voters’ inducement against VP Osinbajo,...

The PEPT 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.
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr. Mele Kolo Kyari as the new Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

US court discharges NNPC in $2.7 billion litigation

The United States Southern District Court of New York delivered a landmark judgment in favour of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) against ESSO Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited and Shell Nigerian Exploration and Production Company Limited (Collectively, “ESSO”) over the weekend.

Security guard docked for allegedly stealing plasma television from hotel

A 26-year-old security guard, Celestine Stephen, who allegedly stole an LG plasma television from a hotel, on Friday appeared in Kubwa Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja.
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 arrests 113 ‘internet fraudsters’ in Benin

The Benin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it arrested at least 113 internet fraud suspects in eight months through its ‘Operation Re-wire’.

Court remands farmer for ‘banditry’

A Magistrates’ in Makurdi on Friday ordered that a 27-year -old farmer, Nsonga Akujov, charged with alleged banditry and illegal possession of firearms, be remanded in prison pending legal advice.
Stella Nyanzi

Ugandan activist Stella Nyanzi appeals against conviction, sentence

Incarcerated controversial Ugandan academic has appealed to the High Court challenging her conviction and sentence.

Court remands man for allegedly raping his 15-year-old daughter

An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ court sitting in Ibadan on Wednesday ordered that 45-year-old man, Durodola Kehinde, who allegedly raped his 15-year-old daughter, be remanded in prison, pending legal advice.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Port Harcourt’s Zonal Office, has arraigned one Wealth Wilson before the Federal High Court, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on a four-count charge bordering on impersonation and other internet-related offences.

EFCC arraigns ‘internet fraudster’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Port Harcourt’s Zonal Office, has arraigned one Wealth Wilson before the Federal High Court, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on a four-count charge bordering on impersonation and other internet-related offences.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Crisis: Senate threatens to takeover Edo Assembly

The Senate has given Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State an ultimatum of one week to issue a fresh proclamation for what it termed, the proper inauguration of the 7th Edo State House of Assembly.

Abubakar Malami: I disobeyed some court orders to protect Nigerians

The immediate past Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami (SAN), has revealed that he deliberately disobeys some court orders in the interest of the public.

Police arraign three cult suspects

The police in Ogun State on Monday arraigned three suspected cult members at an Ota Magistrates’ Court.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Supreme Court rejects APC’s bid to reclaim Zamfara

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an application seeking a review of its last judgment in which it voided the participation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidates in the last elections in Zamfara State.
Supreme Court of Nigeria

Supreme Court dismisses two suits challenging Senator Nwaboshi’s election

The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed the two suits filed by Ned Nwoko, challenging election of Sen. Peter Nwaoboshi as the PDP candidate representing Delta North district in the Oct. 2, 2018 primary of the party held in Delta.
Women in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) at the weekend rejected the apology tendered by Senator Elisha Ishaku Abbo (Adamawa-North).

Assault: Senator Abbo fumes over threat to suspend him

Embattled Sen. Ishiaku Abbo (PDP-Adamawa) on Tuesday challenged members of the Senate investigative panel hearing his alleged case of assault on a nursing mother not to threaten him with suspension.

INEC faults Akwa Ibom APC’s petition over state assembly poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has faulted the petition of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Akwa Ibom state and its Essien Udim state constituency candidate Mr Nse Ntuen over the outcome of the March 9 poll.

Court orders INEC to issue Rochas Okorocha certificate of return

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court on Friday ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue Rochas Okorocha, a Certificate of Return.
Nigeria Police

Police warn criminal herdsmen, others to stay clear of Ogun, Lagos

The Zone 2 police command, Onikan, Lagos, has read the riot act to herdsmen to stay clear of its command, comprising Lagos and Ogun states or face the wrath of the force.

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President Muhammadu Buhari in his goodwill message to the Esogban by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, joined members of Edebiri family, friends and well-wishes in celebrating an important and respected son of Bini Kingdom’s rich culture and heritage.

Stop grumbling over President Buhari’s certificate, prepare for 2023 – ARDI tells Igbo

The Executive Secretary, Anti-Corruption and Research-Based Data Initiative (ARDI), Chief Dennis Aghanya, has said that rather than focusing on the certificate of President Muhammadu Buhari, the Igbo should strategise ahead of the 2023 presidency.

Climate change: Stakeholders commend Nigeria’s efforts

Stakeholders in the environment sector have commended Nigeria’s implementation of its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in terms of mitigation and adaptation of climate change.

Visiting family friend ‘drugs, rapes’ teenager

The police in Lagos have arrested a 34-year-old man Innocent Ifunayachi for allegedly drugging and raping a teenage daughter of his host.
Pro-democracy protesters react as police fire water cannons outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong on September 15, 2019. - Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas and water cannons on September 15 at hardcore pro-democracy protesters hurling rocks and petrol bombs, in a return to the political chaos plaguing the city. (Photo by Isaac LAWRENCE / AFP)

Hong Kong returns to violence with tear gas and Molotovs

Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas and water cannons at hardcore pro-democracy protesters hurling rocks and petrol bombs on Sunday, tipping the violence-plagued city back into chaos after a brief lull in clashes.
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50 shops razed in Jos market fire

No fewer than fifty timber shades and carpentry workshops were burnt down on Saturday in a market midnight fire in Jos, capital of Plateau State.