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Twenty-five of the 1,900 inmates who escaped from the Oko and Sapele Road Correctional Centres in Benin City have voluntarily surrendered to correctional authorities.
A Grade I Area Court Judge asked a 65-year-old man, Samuel Maduakar, to forgive and pray for his “problem daughter” Ifeoma to change.
The campaign office of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State located at Ilesha Road, Akure, has been set ablaze by hoodlums on Thursday.
More than 900 prisoners have escaped from a jail in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's Beni city after suspected Islamist rebels attacked the facility, officials have said.
With the dust over the jail break at Oko Prison in Benin City on Monday yet to settle down, a Human rights lawyer Jefferson Uwoghiren, has called for the immediate closure of all the prison houses located inside the ancient city of Benin, Edo state capital.
A Louisville police officer was charged Wednesday with three counts of “wanton endangerment” in connection with the shooting of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old black woman whose name has become a rallying cry for the Black Lives Matter movement.
The Uganda military is using aircraft and foot patrols to search for more than 200 inmates who escaped from a prison in north-east Uganda.
Nigerian authorities should immediately release journalist Ime Sunday Silas, drop the charges against him, and reform the country’s cybercrime act to ensure it is not used against the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
The former head of athletics’ world governing body, Lamine Diack, was on Wednesday found guilty by a French court of corruption in covering up Russian doping cases and sentenced to four years in prison, two of which were suspended.
Fifty-two inmates at a prison in the northeastern Congo city of Bunia have starved to death this year because of insufficient government funding, the United Nations and local authorities said.
Police in Slovenia have accused a woman of cutting off her hand with a circular saw – with the help of her family – to make a fraudulent insurance claim.
A Magistrate Court in Port Harcourt has remanded one John Friday to prison custody for an alleged attack on some on-duty officials of the Rivers State Waste Management Agency, RIWAMA.
A Spanish court on Friday sentenced a former Salvadoran colonel to 133 years in prison for murdering five Spanish Jesuit priests in 1989 during the Central American nation’s civil war.
A Sicilian mafia boss serving a life sentence bit off and swallowed a prison guard’s finger during an altercation, an Italian news report said on Tuesday.
The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Monday, again ordered the police to produce Vijah Opuama, the Bayelsa Governorship Candidate in the Nov. 16, 2019 election.
Egypt’s National Security Agency has detained an interim leader of the Muslim Brotherhood (terrorist organisation, outlawed both in Egypt and Russia), Mahmoud Ezzat, in Cairo’s neighborhood, according to the Interior Ministry.
Nigeria’s 36 governors have denied hoarding the food items donated by the organised private sector to ease the economic hardship imposed on the poor by the COVID-19 lockdown.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, on Sunday quoted President Muhammadu Buhari as telling families to turn back children who bring home unaccounted goods.
Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has reviewed the curfew on the people of Ilorin, the state capital from 24 hours to 12 hours.
The 62 new cases were reported from 11 states – Taraba (18), Ogun (15), FCT (6), Kaduna (6), Katsina (4), Ondo (4), Ekiti (3), Rivers (3), Kano (1), Osun (1), and Sokoto (1).
Local war epic Sacrifice topped the box office on its opening weekend (October 23-25) in China, according to figures from theatrical consultancy Artisan Gateway, grossing $53m in three days.
The Management of Federal Polytechnic, Mubi, has postponed the reopening of the institution scheduled for Oct. 26 till further notice.
Palpable tension now hovers around Lagos State metropolis as suspected members of various secret cult gangs and thugs are said to have hijacked the ongoing #EndSARS protests to unleash terror in various communities in the state.
Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra has called on stakeholders, including Clergymen, traditional rulers and youth leaders, to join hands with the government to quell the tension generated by the EndSARS protest.
Following the escalation of the #EndSARS protests in Enugu, the Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has imposed 24-hour curfew in Enugu metropolis, made up of three local government councils.
Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has announced N500 million fund to assist all those whose businesses in Ilorin were looted by hoodlums, as parts of the administration’s efforts to bring them back on their feet following the incident.