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Company director docked for alleged theft of chemical

A Lagos-based company director, Peter Owojuyigbe, was on Friday arraigned at the Lagos Magistrate Court, Igbosere, for allegedly stealing chemicals worth N59.9 million.

Herbalist arraigned for removing bullet on suspected kidnapper

Chief Priest of a deity identified as Williams Ebulefu, has been arraigned before a Magistrate Court sitting in Port Harcourt for allegedly removing bullet from a suspected kidnapper. =
Nigeria's Diezani Alison-Madueke, Minister of Petroleum Resources and Alternate President of the OPEC

Ibrahim Magu: I don’t know why UK is protecting Diezani Alison-Madueke

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum, is being protected in the UK.
A 27-year-old woman, Esther Augustine, has been arraigned before an Odigbo Magistrate Court in Ondo State for allegedly pouring hot ash on a neighbour, Ruth Omowa.

Woman pours hot ashes on neighbour for ‘disturbing her’

A 27-year-old woman, Esther Augustine, has been arraigned before an Odigbo Magistrate Court in Ondo State for allegedly pouring hot ash on a neighbour, Ruth Omowa.
The Founder of Sotitobire Miracle Centre, Prophet Alfa Babatunde, will remain in detention of Olokuta Correctional Service facility (formerly known as Prisons) in Akure pending the issuance of hearing notice on a case of kidnapping of Gold Kolawole.

Sotitobire founder to remain in prison custody over missing boy

The Founder of Sotitobire Miracle Centre, Prophet Alfa Babatunde, will remain in detention of Olokuta Correctional Service facility (formerly known as Prisons) in Akure pending the issuance of hearing notice on a case of kidnapping of one-year-old Boy, Gold Kolawole.
A 30-year-old man, Francis Silas, who was caught on video that went viral where he was forcefully feeding his 3-year-old daughter, Happiness, with her faeces, has been granted bail by a Magistrate Court in Port Harcourt.

Man caught feeding daughter faeces granted bail

A 30-year-old man, Francis Silas, who was caught on video that went viral where he was forcefully feeding his 3-year-old daughter, Happiness, with her faeces, has been granted bail by a Magistrate Court in Port Harcourt.

18-year-old remanded in Ikoyi prison over alleged murder of girlfriend

An 18-year-old internet fraud suspect, Victor Oji, has been remanded in Ikoyi Prison by an Ebute Meta Magistrate Court for allegedly murdering his girlfriend by burning her alive in Iba Town of Ojo, Lagos.
A man behind a fake video of President Muhammad Buhari’s alleged marriage to a second wife, Kabiru Muhammed, has been arraigned in Kano.

Man behind President Buhari’s fake wedding video arraigned in Kano

A man behind a fake video of President Muhammad Buhari’s alleged marriage to a second wife, Kabiru Muhammed, has been arraigned in Kano.

Mother, daughter arraigned for imprisoning, rubbing pepper on grandchildren

A mother and daughter duo, Martina and Veronica Patrick, have been arraigned before a Magistrate Court sitting in Choba Community in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, on a two-count charge of alleged unlawful imprisonment and rubbing of grinded pepper on the body of two of Martina’s grandchildren.

Man docked for assaulting police officer

A young man, Sola Balogun, 34, has been dragged before an Ile Ife Magistrate Court for allegedly assaulting and beaten a police officer.

Man jailed for assaulting lawyer

An Edo State Magistrate Court has sentenced one Sunny Ajayi to six months imprisonment for assaulting a Benin based lawyer and notary public, Barr. Olayiwola Afolabi.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana writes AGF Malami over the detention of Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and wife

Senior lawyer Femi Falana has written an open letter to the Attorney-General of the Federation and Justice Minister, Abubakar Malami, over the detention of Shiites leader, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife.

Accountant connives with businesswoman to defraud employer

A 27-year-old accountant at Bukka Hut, Faruq Olanrewaju, who allegedly connived with a businesswoman, Queen Silas, 40, and stole the sum of N948, 500, from his employer, were on Tuesday arraigned before a Lagos Magistrate Court sitting at Igbosere.
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Passenger jailed for smoking on board Air Peace flight

A passenger who was caught smoking onboard Air Peace flight P4 7558 of December 11, 2019, from Sharjah – Lagos, has been found guilty by an Ogba Magistrate Court and sentenced to two weeks imprisonment with the option of paying 200,000 Naira as a fine.
The Controller of the Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Emmanuel Okoro, on Thursday refuted reports by a section of the media which claimed there was a jail break at the Keffi Old Prison.

Cleric remanded in prison over ‘attempt to murder’ female pastor

The pastor in charge of The Life House Ministry located at Ifeoma Street, opposite Ojo Barracks, Ojo, Lagos, Pastor Benjamin Akinsanya 56, has been arraigned before a Lagos Magistrate Court sitting in Igbosere, over alleged attempted murder of a female pastor.

Court orders release of Kano university student detained for criticising lawmaker on Facebook

A magistrate court in Kano on Wednesday ordered the release of the detained student of Bayero University, Kano, Yahuza Tijjani, after he was kept behind bars for 59 days.

Police arraign driver over death of six persons

The driver of a truck belonging to a construction company which was involved in an accident on Ikirun/Osogbo road where six persons died has been arraigned in court.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has urged wealthy citizens of the state to invest in Delta as the state is safe and investment-friendly.

Delta governor urges wealthy indigenes to invest in the state

The governor made the call on Friday at Ute-Ogbeje during the inauguration of a Magistrate Court and Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) office built and donated by Fountain of Joy and Comfort Foundation.

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