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Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (3rd left), addressing journalists shortly after a meeting with Heads of Security Agencies and Officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) at the LASTMA Yard, Oshodi, on Sunday, December 9, 2018. With him (L-R): CEO, LASTMA, Mr. Chris Olakpe; Commissioner of Police, Mr. Edgal Imohimi; Commissioner for Transportation, Mr. Ladi Lawanson; Attorney General & Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem; Chairman, Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corp (LNSC), Mr. Israel Ajao and Lagos State Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC), Mr. Hyginus Omeje.

Akinwunmi Ambode: 18 LASTMA officers killed, 24 permanently incapacitated

Lagos Governor Akinwunmi Ambode discloses that 18 officers of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) have been killed and 24 others permanently incapacitated in the course of carrying out their official duties this year

Police arraign men for stealing N77 million from employer

The police on Friday arraigned eight men in a Magistrates’ Court I sitting in Isabo, Abeokuta, for allegedly stealing N77 million belonging to their employer.

Abia, Imo hold joint valedictory court session for late Justice Uche

The Abia and Imo judiciary on Friday in Umuahia held a joint valedictory court session in honour of the first female judge in the old Imo and Abia, late Justice Ijeoma Uche.

Driver docked for allegedly kidnapping, forcing woman into prostitution

A Magistrates’ Court on Friday ordered that a 32-year old driver, Savior Dabo of Bam Bam village, Makurdi, who the police accused of kidnapping and forcing a 22-year- old woman, Helen Ijir, into prostitution be remanded in prison.

Muhammadu Buhari assents to extradition bill, signs FCT budget

President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the Extradition Bill 2018, which aims at preventing persons who have surrendered to Nigeria in line with the extradition treaty from facing double jeopardy in prosecution.
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)

Police arraign 130 Shiite members over Abuja violent protest

The police authorities, on Thursday, arraigned about 130 of the 400 members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shiites, before the Magistrates court in Abuja over their alleged involvement in recent clashes with security personnel.

Court remands driver, friend over alleged theft of milk

A Tinubu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Wednesday remanded a truck driver, Adetayo Adelaja, 49, and his friend, Ishola Akinbobola, 57, in prison for allegedly stealing a container-load of Dano milk worth N25.5 million.
[FILE PHOTO] Leader of France's Rassemblement National (RN) far-right political party Marine Le Pen gestures as she delivers a speech at a meeting in Fréjus, southern France on September 16, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - YANN COATSALIOU

France’s Marine Le Pen ordered to undergo psychiatric tests over IS tweets

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen expressed outrage Thursday after being ordered to undergo psychiatric tests for tweeting pictures of atrocities committed by the Islamic State group.
Justice Muhammed Bello sworn-in as Acting Chief Judge of Kaduna state

Kaduna new Chief Judge to hire 40 magistrates

Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has tasked the new Acting Chief Judge, Justice Muhammadu Lawal Bello, to recruit judicial officers as the government has already granted approval to hire 40 magistrates.

Delta government increases jurisdiction of magistrates

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has ordered the increase of civil and criminal jurisdiction of magistrates in the state.

Ex-governor’s security aide accused of rape denied bail

Perekeme Kpodo, a former Security Adviser to ex-Gov. Timipre Sylva of Bayelsa, being tried for alleged rape at a Bayelsa High Court in Yenagoa, was on Friday denied bail.

Imo lawyers end protest, insist on sacking of CP, DPO

Court rooms came alive on Thursday as lawyers in Imo State ended their three-day protest over the assault on two of their colleagues and the Chief Magistrate of Umuneke Ngor Magistrate Court in the Ngor Okpala Local Government Area.
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Rivers landlords demolish 100 houses over rent default

Hundreds of tenants at Obidianso waterfront in Oroworukwo community, Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, were on Thursday rendered homeless after their houses numbering over 100 were demolished by the owners of the land.

Ekiti chief judge pardons 44 inmates

The Ekiti Chief Judge, Justice Ayo Daramola, on Thursday granted pardon to 44 inmates of the Ado-Ekiti Federal Prisons.

Nursing mother jailed for stealing bra, mobile phone

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.
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Rights abuse: Chief Justice Onnoghen directs magistrates to inspect police cells every month

Chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, has directed all chief magistrates across the country to inspect police detention facilities in their areas on a monthly basis.

Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen condemns attack on Rivers High Court

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, has condemned last week Friday’s attack by suspected APC members on a High Court in River State.

Biafra: IPOB decries killings, cowardice by political class

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has expressed shock and bitterness over incessant killings in Nigeria, particularly, the 58 people in Kaduna State, and what it called “continued cowardice exhibited by the political class in Nigeria in the face of the unrelenting onslaught against the people.

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The planned protest by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commenced in Abuja with the National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus and former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi, leading other party chieftains.

Uche Secondus, Peter Obi, Dino Melaye lead PDP protest in Abuja

The planned protest by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commenced in Abuja with the National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus and former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi leading other party chieftains.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC raids popular night club in Ibadan, arrests 89 ‘Yahoo boys’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan zonal office, at the weekend, arrested 89 suspected internet fraudsters at the popular Club 360 located on the Akala Expressway, Oluyole Extension in Ibadan, Oyo State.

Presidency explains Finance Act 2019

The presidency had made public the breakdown of Finance Bill, 2019, which was submitted to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari alongside the 2020 Appropriation Bill, and signed into law by the president on Jan. 13, 2020.
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Police uncover ‘baby factory’ in Kano, rescue 27 children

The Kano State Police Command have uncovered an illegal orphanage home suspected to be involved in child trafficking and rescued 27 children alleged to have been kidnapped or born for trafficking from the home known as Du Merci orphanage.
Senator Adamu Muhammad Aleiro, representing Kebbi Central senatorial district at the Senate, has vowed that the 9th Senate would continue to support President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

Senator Aleiro donates 200 hostel capacity, vehicle to Kebbi university

The Vice-Chancellor of the Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aleiro (KSUST), Professor Bashar Ladan Aleiro, has disclosed that Senator Adamu Muhammad Aleiro, representing Kebbi Central Senatorial District at the Senate, donated a block of hostel of 200 student capacity and a vehicle to the University.