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A Magistrates’ Court sitting in Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti, on Wednesday sentenced a 35-year-old nursing mother, Bunmi Salau, to three weeks imprisonment for stealing a bra, mobile phone and N12,000 cash.
A Sharia Court in Minna on Thursday sentenced a labourer, Samiu Abdulrahim, to seven months imprisonment for assaulting a police officer on duty.
A 34-year-old trader, Manga Bameye, was on Friday remanded in Kirikiri Prisons after pleading guilty to stabbing his co-tenant who prevented him from further brutalising his (accused) wife, an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court ruled on Friday.
Hundreds of demonstrators, in defiance of a ban of protests, rallied in the Algerian capital against a bid by ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for a fifth term in office.
The Director of Strategic Communications for the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Rivers State, Tonye Cole, Prince Tonye Princewill, has expressed dissatisfaction with the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Yakubu Mahmood, over the claim that all court judgments have been obeyed by the electoral umpire as regards the state.
The police in Kano on Friday ‘invited’ a member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, over his alleged role in a bloody clash between members of the PDP and APC in Bebeji Local Government Area.
Head of the ECOWAS Election Observetion Mission (EOM), former Liberia’s President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has urged Nigerians, particularly the political class, to sustain the peace that characterised the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections and also conduct themselves according to the laws of the land as they go to the polls Saturday.
An unidentified police inspector was arrested on Thursday at a hotel in Ewet Housing Estate for aiding some people to brand two private vehicles in police colour.
Senior figures at Chelsea have held discussions over Maurizio Sarri's future as head coach, according to a report.
PBOC’s Vice Governor, Pan Gongsheng, said on Tuesday that China would provide further support for banks’ perpetual bond issuance, including examining ways to broaden the investor base for such bonds, to help boost lending in the economy.
MFM FC forward Kabir Adewole Adeniji has expressed his appreciation to the coach of the team, Fidelis Ilechukwu, for giving him the opportunity after scoring his fourth goal of the season in their 2-0 victory over Sunshine Stars in a South-West derby at the Agege Stadium on Wednesday.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday confirmed 37 new cases of Lassa fever recorded between February 4 and February 10.
A former commissioner in the first term of Governor Kayode Fayemi in Ekiti State, Mrs Funke Owoseeni, on Thursday escaped death by a whisker as suspected assassins besieged her house located at Ijesa Isu in Ikole Local Government area of the state.