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Man gets six-year jail for assaulting FRSC Marshal

A Magistrate Court II sitting in Mubi, Adamawa State, has sentenced one Mamman Abdullahi to six-year imprisonment for assaulting Marshal Inspector Abubakar Ibrahim Ardo, an employee of the Federal Road Safety Corps serving in RS 3.11 Unit Command in Mubi.
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Grandfather jailed after suspect jumped bail

An Oredo Magistrate Court has jailed a 69-year old man, Amen Solomon Omere, after a suspected fraudster he stood surety for jumped bail.
Lagos State High Court.

Man jailed 15 years for conspiring with armed robber

An Igbosere High Court in Lagos on Monday sentenced a man, Tijani Idris, to 15 years imprisonment for conspiring with an armed robber.
Fake Police ACP Kinglsey Udoyen, right, when he was paraded in January in Akwa Ibom

Fake police assistant commissioner faces trial in Akwa Ibom

The Nigerian Police said today that a man who had posed as an assistant commissioner of police is now facing trial in the law court.

IYC: Ijaws marginalised in appointment of judges into Delta judiciary

The Ijaw Youth Congress (IYC) Worldwide has alleged that the Delta State Judiciary has been infected with the virus of nepotism and sectionalism, stressing that the composition of the Bench in the state does not reflect the time tested Federal Character principles.

Rep Femi Gbajabiamila vows to sue CUPP for defamation

The Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos) has threatened to sue the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), for defamation of character.

Court threatens to jail police prosecutor for re-arresting senator

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday, threatened to send Mr Simon Lough, a police prosecutor, to prison for violating an order of the court.

Femi Falana calls for release of 40 persons allegedly held by Nigerian Navy

A Nigerian lawyer, Femi Falana, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to order the release of 40 persons reportedly in the detention of the Nigerian Navy.
Senator Ademola Nurudeen Adeleke

Former governorship candidate condemns Senator Adeleke’s arrest, tasks judiciary on justice

Former governorship candidate of Restoration Party at the last election in Osun State, Mrs Mercy Ayodele, has described the Tuesday arrest and detention of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke, as an attempt to intimidate and silence opposition voices in the country.
Ademola Adeleke

Certificate forgery: Senator Adeleke granted N2 million bail

A Magistrate Court in Abuja has granted bail to a senator, Ademola Adeleke, after his arraignment for alleged certificate forgery.
Ademola Adeleke

Police arraign Senator Adeleke for alleged forgery of attestation letter, school result

The police on Tuesday arraigned Senator Ademola Adeleke, before a Magistrate Court in Mpape, Abuja on charges of forgery.

Kogi judicial staff dies days after resumption from five-month strike

The death of a staff with the Kogi State Judiciary, Mrs. Fatimah Noah, 43, has died, a day after the state branch of the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), called off its five-month industrial action.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana: Detention of 15 Nigerians for 7-month by Navy Illegal

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, has decried the illegal detention of 15 civilians and military officers for seven months by the Nigerian Navy without trial.

Sales manager remanded for allegedly stealing employer’s N8.9 million

A Sales Manager with the Inter Stars Synergy Nigeria Ltd, Ajah, Lagos, Kehinde Adetimehin, has been arrested and arraigned before a Lagos Magistrate Court for allegedly stealing the sum of N8,905,311 belonging to his employer which he realised from the sales of the goods entrusted in his care by his employer.
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60-year-old widow remanded over alleged lover’s death

A chief Magistrate Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has ordered the remand in prison custody of a 60-year-old widow, Priscilla Ikenga, over the death of her alleged lover.

Pastor, eight others jailed for open defecation

A Magistrate’s Court sitting in Aramoko Ekiti has sentenced a pastor and eight others to six-month imprisonment for failure to provide toilet facilities in their houses.
The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 47-year old man, Balogun Ayodele for pretending to be a lawyer and handling cases in court.

Ex-convict arrested for impersonating lawyer

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 47-year old man, Balogun Ayodele, for pretending to be a lawyer and handling cases in court.

Nigeria 2019: Notes from the field

Whoever came up with the wise saying that Nigerian politics is dirty deserves an award for perspicacity. I have just returned from that dirtied, muddled up, confused, uncertain, unpredictable zone of Nigerian life and society with truck loads of stories in my head and enough impressions in my mind to last me another life-time.

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Despite failing to feature for Ivory Coast in their defeat to Morocco, head coach Ibrahim Kamara is adamant Wilfried Zaha still has a role to play for his national team.

Arsenal ‘rebuffed’ by Crystal Palace following improved Wilfried Zaha bid

Arsenal have seen an improved offer for Wilfried Zaha ‘rebuffed’ by Crystal Palace, but the player has told the club he wants a move.
An Air Peace flight from Port Harcourt to Lagos experienced a hard landing which caused a tyre burst and damage to the aircraft’s nose wheel at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Ikeja Lagos. The aircraft with 133 passengers and six crew members after making emergency landing reportedly veered off the runway on 18R. Photo: Abdullateef Aliyu, Lagos 23/7/19

Air Peace aircraft makes hard landing at MMIA, loses nose wheel

An Air Peace aircraft on Tuesday made a hard landing at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
Xavi Simons

Barcelona wonderkid Xavi Simons joins Paris Saint-Germain

One of the hottest prospects of Barcelona’s La Masia academy has moved to Paris Saint-Germain.
Filipe Luis confirmed he is joining Brazilian side Flamengo after the full-back bid farewell to Atletico Madrid on Sunday.

Filipe Luis seals Flamengo move

The left-back was part of the Atletico team that won the 2013-2014 LaLiga title, as well as the Europa League twice during two stints in the Spanish capital.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Security: VP Osinbajo consults Osun monarchs, stakeholders

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday in Osogbo had a closed door meeting with traditional rulers and other stakeholders in the state.