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Man standing trial for alleged murder says will defend self

One Tijjani Mohammed, who is standing trial for murder in an FCT High Court sitting in Nyanya, FCT, says he will defend himself in the absence of his lawyer.

Federal government re-arraigns businessman over alleged N9 million fraud

The Federal Government on Thursday re-arraigned a businessman, Mr Vincent Osiahon, at the Federal High Court, Abuja, for allegedly receiving over N9 million from one Sunny Atuma with intent to defraud him.

Man allegedly dupes fiancée of money, phone

The Police, on Friday, arraigned a 28-year-old Husseini Abdullahi in a Karu Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, for allegedly duping his fiancee of money and phone totalling N56,000.

Labaran Maku: I don’t need political structures to win Nasarawa governorship seat

Former information minister Labaran Maku, who is contesting the Nasarawa governorship seat on the ticket of APGA, says he does not need political structures to win the election.

Scavenger jailed for stealing church property

A Grade One Area Court in Karu, Abuja, on Monday, sentenced a 25-year old man, Umar Hamisu, to one-year imprisonment for stealing church property worth N250,000.
Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita

Federal government commissions 151 housing units for civil servants in Abuja

The Federal Government on Thursday in Abuja commissioned 151 housing units built for civil servants under the Federal Integrated Staff Housing (FISH) intended to make housing accessible and affordable to civil servants across the country.

Ibrahim Idris deploys police intelligence team, special squad to hunt for Alex Badeh’s killers

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, has deployed the police intelligence response team and the special tactical squad in Nasarawa state to fish out the killers of Alex Badeh, former chief of defence staff.

Labaran Maku: Goodluck Jonathan remains my leader forever

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) governorship candidate in Nassarawa State, Honourable Labaran Maku, has said former President Goodluck Jonathan remained his Leader forever.

A vote for parliamentary system

I have always believed that returning to a parliamentary system would offer us an opportunity to practise a more robust form of democracy. I like presidentialism, which we currently practise, but I love the parliamentary system.
Babatunde Fashola- Minister Works, Power and Housing

Babatunde Fashola: Implementation of electrification plan delayed for 10 years

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said the implementation of the Strategic Rural Electrification Plan (SREP) was delayed for 10 years, leading to the setback in supplying rural communities with efficient power.

Police dock nine men over alleged public nuisance

Nine men were on Friday brought before a Grade I Area Court, Kubwa‎ in Abuja for allegedly causing public nuisance and disturbing public peace within Karu and environs.

Bus conductor allegedly stabs man with broken bottle

A 20-year-old bus conductor, Sani Iliya, on Tuesday appeared in a Karu Grade I Area Court, Abuja, for allegedly stabbing a man with broken bottle.

FCT commercial motorcyclists deplore robbery attacks on them

Commercial motorcyclists popularly known as `okada` operating in Karu area of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), have decried the incessant attacks on them by unknown persons.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) wave flags and chant slogans as they take part in a demonstration to protest against the imprisonnement of a Shiite, in Abuja, on October 29, 2018. - The army and police confronted members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), the group's spokesman Ibrahim Musa told AFP, amid reports of casualties. Rights groups have accused Nigeria's military of killing more than 300 IMN supporters and burying them in mass graves during the 2015 confrontation, a charge the military strongly denies. (Photo by Sodiq ADELAKUN / AFP)

Shiites release 34 names of protesters allegedly killed by Nigerian soldiers

The Islamic Movement of Nigeria has released names of 34 bodies so far identified amongst the over 40 Shiite protesters allegedly killed by Nigerian soldiers within four days.

My husband has shunned my bed for too long, please separate us – Woman...

A Mararaba Upper Area Court, Nasarawa State, on Friday dissolved the six-month marriage between Saratu Abdullahi and her husband, Malam Ja’afaru, over lack of care and inconsiderate behaviour.
John Agim - Nigerian Army

DHQ faults Amnesty International’s narratives on Shiite protest

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has expressed worry that the narrative of the Amnesty International (AI) in matters of national security and unity of Nigeria has continued unabated in spite of verifiable evidences to the contrary.

Two persons in court over stolen property

Two men, Kenneth Adams, 24 and Aliyu Jafaru, 26 have been arraigned before a Magistrate Court in Kano state for allegedly aiding and abetting theft.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) wave flags and chant slogans as they take part in a demonstration to protest against the imprisonnement of a Shiite, in Abuja, on October 29, 2018. - The army and police confronted members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), the group's spokesman Ibrahim Musa told AFP, amid reports of casualties. Rights groups have accused Nigeria's military of killing more than 300 IMN supporters and burying them in mass graves during the 2015 confrontation, a charge the military strongly denies. (Photo by Sodiq ADELAKUN / AFP)

Shiites clash again with security operatives in Abuja

Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) have clashed with security operatives again in Abuja.

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