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Students convicted for detaining disgraced lecturer

A magistrate court sitting in Ekpoma, Esan West LGA in Edo State, has sentenced two graduates of Ambrose Alli University, sisters Judith Ivie Okosun and Juliet Obehi Okosun, to jail for unlawfully detaining and indecent assault on Dr Peter Otubu, a lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Electronics.

Robert Mugabe’s dismissal, lesson for sit-tight African leaders – constitutional lawyer

A Benin-based constitutional lawyer, Mr Olayiwola Afolabi, on Wednesday, described the ouster of the 93-year-old President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, as a lesson for sit-tight African leaders.

Ex-Edo Speaker disowns lawyer over comment against Oshiomhole

A former Deputy Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Mrs. Elizabeth Ativie, has distanced herself from a statement by her lawyer calling for the prosecution of an ex-governor of the state, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, for denying that he handed over the official cars of the office of the Speaker to her.

I’ve sold my official vehicle – Ex-Speaker tells Assembly

Immediate past Deputy Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Hon Elisabeth Ativie, has told the new leadership of the Assembly that she has sold one of the official vehicles, a Lexus Jeep 2016 model, given to her when she was Speaker.

Court remands UNIBEN undergraduate, others for murder

An Evbuoriaria Magistrates’ Court in Edo State has ordered the remand of an undergraduate of the University of Benin, Esegine Rickson, and four others in custody, for the alleged murder of a church member.

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