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Lagos council chair dismisses market demolition rumours

The Ikosi-Isheri Local Council Development Area Chairman, Abdul Fatai Oyesanya, has allayed the fears of traders protesting the demolition of Jakande Fruits Market, saying that no legitimate shop owner will be deprived of ownership of their shops on completion of reconstruction of the market.
Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF)

PTDF, ministry collaborate on oil and gas legislation training

Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF), in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Justice, on Tuesday flagged off a workshop to train judicial officers and legal practitioners on emerging trends in oil and gas legislation.

Lawyers who prosecuted retired judge demand N164 million legal fee

The Federal Ministry of Justice owes private lawyers engaged to prosecute a retired judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Adeniyi Ademola, and two former co-defendants, to the tune of N164m, the private legal practitioners have alleged.

Nigerian Army, COAS ordered to suspend Operation Positive Identification

Justice Rilwanu Aikawa of the Federal High Court, Lagos has ordered the Nigerian Army and its Chief of Army Staff (COAS) to suspend the ongoing Operation Positive Identification by the army.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Court orders Nigerian army to suspend nationwide military exercise

A Lagos Division of the Federal High Court on Tuesday ordered the suspension of the military exercise tagged Operation Positive Identification which the Nigerian Army said it would begin this month across the country.

Court orders arrest of Edo lawmaker-elect

An Edo High Court presided over by Justice Ohimai Ovbiagele has issued an arrest warrant on Mr. Dumez Ugiagbe, a lawmaker-elect for Ovia Constituency II in the Edo State House of Assembly.
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Kano governor considers death penalty for kidnappers

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has directed the state Ministry of Justice to review the Penal Code to enforce death penalty on any person found guilty of kidnapping in the state.
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.

Motorcyclist bags 14 years for defiling 9-year old boy on church’s altar

A 42-year-old commercial motorcyclist identified simply as Onyeje, was on Tuesday sentenced to 14 years imprisonment for having anal sexual intercourse with a nine- year old boy, by a Delta State high court.
The Police in Niger state, central Nigeria said that they would enforce executive order restricting movement of articulated vehicles in the state from Nov. 1.

Police to enforce restriction order on trucks, trailers in Niger

The Police in Niger state, central Nigeria said that they would enforce executive order restricting movement of articulated vehicles in the state from Nov. 1.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Tax assessment: Court fixes January 30 for MTN’s suit against AGF

A Federal High Court Lagos on Tuesday further adjourned hearing until Jan. 30 and Jan. 31, 2020, a suit filed by MTN Nigeria Communication Ltd, against the Attorney General of the Federation, over alleged N242 billion and 1.3 billion dollars import duties and withholding tax assessments.

Pastor sent to jail for stealing turkeys, goat

Solomon Oni Opaalade, a pastor in Osogbo, Osun state, has been remanded in prison after stealing turkeys and a goat and threatening the owner with charms.
Delta State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Peter Mrakpor, disclosed this at a symposium organised by the Ministry of Justice for NYSC Corps Members on Human Trafficking and Illegal Migration on Saturday in Asaba.

Sex slavery: Over 10,000 Delta girls trapped in Mali, other African countries – Attorney-General

No fewer than 10,000 girls from Delta State are trapped in Mali and other African countries engaging in forced labour and used as sex slaves.

Woman burns 13-year-old housemaid’s stomach, lap with iron over N500

A 13-year-old housemaid, Monsurat, is battling burns her boss, one Mrs Mariam Hafia, allegedly inflicted on her stomach and lap with a hot electric iron.
Peter Nielsen

Absence of defence counsel stalls trial of Danish man accused of killing Nigerian wife,...

The ongoing trial of a Danish, Peter Nielsen, accused of killing his wife, Zainab and daughter, Petra, before an Igbosere High Court, Lagos was stalled due to the absence of his lead counsel, Mr Olasupo Shasore (SAN) on health ground.
President Muhammadu Buhari and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in Sochi, have agreed to put Nigeria-Russia relations on a fast track, and pursue the completion of partially completed and abandoned projects initiated by both countries..10

Russia-Africa summit: President Buhari, Vladimir Putin agree deal to strengthen relations — in pictures

President Muhammadu Buhari and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in Sochi, have agreed to put Nigeria-Russia relations on a fast track, and pursue the completion of partially completed and abandoned projects initiated by both countries.
Abubakar Malami

AGF demands release of 2.5% recovered assets

Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami on Wednesday called for the approval of 2.5 per cent as requisite commission arising from recovery of off-shore stolen assets from the country.
AMCON chief Ahmed Kuru

AMCON seeks judiciary’s support on debtors’ BVN

The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria has approached the judicial arm of the country to enable it to access bank details of its debtors, after been given the power to do so under the AMCON (Amendment) Act 2019, which was signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Retired judge drags NAFDAC to court over importation of banned chemical

A retired judge of the Osun State High Court, Justice Olamide Oloyede, and Virtues Unlimited Restorative Justice Initiative (VURJI) have sued the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and eight others over the importation of a banned chemical, methyl bromide, into the country.

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All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Court of Appeal sacks Delta APC lawmaker

The Court of Appeal sitting in Benin, Edo State, on Saturday sacked Mr Moses Anaughe of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the lawmaker representing Ughelli North Constituency ll at the Delta State House of Assembly.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has begun the declaration of the results of Kogi State governorship election held on Saturday.

Kogi elections: Power outage disrupts collation of results

There was power outage at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) headquarters in Lokoja where the final collation of results for the governorship election is taking place.

SSASCGOC tasks federal government on stringent sanctions to curb crime

The Senior Staff Association of Statutory Corporations and Government Owned Companies (SSASCGOC) says federal government must ensure stringent sanctions to curb crime in the country.
Former Juventus and Real Madrid manager Fabio Capello has blasted Cristiano Ronaldo, after the attacker's poor performance against AC Milan.

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Delta community applauds police for swift response to distress calls

Residents of Enerhen community in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State have commended men and officers of the Enerhen Division of the Nigeria Police Force for their quick response to distress calls for help by victims of violent crimes, especially robbery attacks within the area.