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A High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on February 18, 2021, ordered popular broadcaster, Ifedayo Olarinde, aka Daddy Freeze, to pay the sum of N5m for committing adultery with his lover, Benedicta Elechi.

Daddy Freeze fined N5 million for adultery

A High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on February 18, 2021, ordered popular broadcaster, Ifedayo Olarinde, aka Daddy Freeze, to pay the sum of N5m for committing adultery with his lover, Benedicta Elechi.
A seven-member panel of Supreme Court Judges has in a unanimous decision dismissed the election petition filed by the 2020 NDC Presidential Candidate, John Dramani Mahama.

Ghana’s Supreme Court rejects John Mahama’s election petition

A seven-member panel of Supreme Court Judges has in a unanimous decision dismissed the election petition filed by the 2020 NDC Presidential Candidate, John Dramani Mahama.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday arraigned a Dutch, Peiter Borremans, and his wife, Nkechi Borremans, on fraud charges involving $330,000.

EFCC arraigns Dutch, wife for ‘$330,000 oil vessel fraud’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday arraigned a Dutch, Peiter Borremans, and his wife, Nkechi Borremans, on fraud charges involving $330,000.
It has been a day of drama at the Lagos State Judicial Panel On Restitution for Victims of SARS Related Abuses and Other Matters.

#EndSARS: Victim of Lekki Toll Gate shooting who lost his leg demands N225 million...

A man who claims to have been a victim of extra-judicial shooting by security forces of Lagos State has demanded compensation in the total sum of N225,450,000 from the government.
A petitioner, Mr Ikenna Nwatu from Oruku Community in Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State on Thursday disclosed why the traditional ruler, Igwe Emmanuel Mbah, was allegedly murdered.

Enugu community crisis: Why traditional ruler was shot dead – ex-chairman

A petitioner, Mr Ikenna Nwatu from Oruku Community in Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State on Thursday disclosed why the traditional ruler, Igwe Emmanuel Mbah, was allegedly murdered.

#EndSARS: Ekiti judicial panel orders prosecution of police officer over teenager’s death

The Ekiti State Judicial Panel of Inquiry set up to investigate cases of violations of human rights by the police has ordered the prosecution of an erring police officer.
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission - EFCC.

EFCC charges two bank staff over N197.2 million fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has slammed a 21-count charge against two female staffers of Access Bank Plc.
The seven-man panel set up by Lagos State Government to probe police brutality cases in the state. (My celebrity and I)

Lagos #EndSARS panel summons IGP Adamu

The Lagos State Judicial Panel of Restitution and Inquiry set up to investigate cases of police brutality, especially involving officers of the now-defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad, has summoned the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammad Adamu.
A widow, Dorothy Nnabode on Monday told the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) panel that the police shot and killed her husband in front of her.

Petitioner slumps while narrating ordeal in SARS custody

A petitioner, Timothy Ogbeye, on Monday slumped while narrating his ordeal before the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) panel.
As reactions continue to trail appointment of Barrister Effiong Akwa as Sole Administrator of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, a group, the Oron Union has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for settling for a man they described as “a leader with capacity and capability to effectively confront the developmental challenges bedeviling the region.”

Coronavirus palliatives: Senate to issue warrant for NDDC sole administrator’s arrest

The Senate on Monday resolved to issue a warrant for the arrest of the Sole Administrator of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Effiong Akwa, over his refusal to appear before it in relation to an alleged mismanagement of N6.2 billion on COVID-19 palliatives by the agency’s management last year.

#EndSARS: Delta panel admits video clip of suspect’s confession in evidence

The Delta State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality and Extrajudicial Killings has admitted in evidence a video clip where a suspected kidnap kingpin, late Anthony Ogbalor aka Dracula, allegedly owned up to his crime.

Former Zamfara governor appears before NHRC panel, agrees to settlement

The former governor of Zamfara, Sen. Ahmad Sani, on Wednesday, honoured the summon by the independent National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) panel.

Court dissolves 28-year-old marriage over wife’s plan to kill husband

Customary Court sitting in Igando, Lagos State, on Tuesday dissolved a 28-year-old marriage of clergy, Paul Ekwe, on grounds that his wife, Chinwe was planning to kill him.
Lagos State Attorney General, Moyo Onigbanjo (SAN)

Lagos government clears air on controversial Opebi land tussle

Lagos State Government said that the Committee of Inquiry set up to look into the complaint of a lawyer, Monday Ubani, published on social media on December 31, 2020, in respect of land situated at 1, Folorunsho Kuku Street, Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos, has submitted its final report, absolving government of any complicity in the land tussle.
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission - EFCC.

EFCC arrests ‘fake doctor’ for N13 million ’employment scam’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said its operatives have arrested a fake medical doctor, Edidiong Inyang, for alleged N13m employment fraud.

Woman challenges husband to produce child’s corpse before she agrees to divorce

A 57-year-old fashion designer, Mrs Funke Ayanlaki, on Wednesday challenged her estranged husband, Kalid, to produce the corpse of their only child before he agrees to a divorce.

Court dissolves seven-year-old marriage on grounds of abandonment

A Grade I Area Court in Kubwa, Abuja, on Tuesday, dissolved a seven-year-old marriage between Zainab Ozigi and Abubakar on grounds of abandonment.

Husband drags wife to court over ‘suicide attempt’

A school teacher, Mr Yemi Ogayemi, on Friday dragged his wife, Fumi, before a Customary Court in Jikwoyi, Abuja, over alleged attempt to kill herself.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

#EndSARS: Abia panel orders police to release slain man’s corpse for burial

The Chairman of the Abia State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality, retired Justice Sunday Imo, has ordered the police to immediately release of the corpse of late Mr Chinaka Ahamefula to his family for burial.

Ondo election: INEC opens defence at tribunal

The Ondo State Election Petition Tribunal on Tuesday resumed sitting with an official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Tope Aina, disagreeing with the petitioner that votes scored by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu were wrongly credited.

Enugu court sends two to jail over N1.5 million land scam

A Federal High Court in Enugu, Enugu state, presided by Justice R. O Dugbo Oghoghorie today sentenced the duo of Ugwunwani Louis and Enudu Keneth to seven years imprisonment respectively on a two-count charge of conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of One Million, Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N1.5m).
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Ex-Skye Bank chair Tunde Ayeni accuses Captain Okunbo of stealing, criminal diversion of millions...

A former chairman of the defunct Skye Bank (now Polaris Bank), Mr Tunde Ayeni, has dragged his business partner, Captain Hosa Okunbo, to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged mismanagement, stealing and diversion of funds from their company – Ocean Marine Security Limited. In the petition written by his counsel, Mr Femi Fálànà (SAN), Ayeni gave a vivid account of how Okunbo tried to scheme him out of the company.

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The president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Samson Ayokunle, says he stands by the call for a Christian president to emerge in 2023.

Lokoja-Abuja Road: Shame of a Nation – CAN president

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Zamfara governor: Abducted schoolgirls released by kidnappers

An armed gang abducted 317 girls from the Government Girls Science Secondary (GGSS) School in the town of Jangebe at around 1 a.m. on Friday. The governor’s tweets did not state how many girls had been released, but carried images of girls wearing Muslim veils.
Former Atletico Madrid and Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been offered a €3 million-per-year contract at Benfica.

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