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NDLEA arraigns NAHCO staff for aiding hard drug shipment

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) yesterday arraigned an employee of the National Aviation Handling Company of Nigeria (NAHCO) Adetutu Afeez Alade before a Federal High Court in Lagos for allegedly aiding the shipment of banned hard drug, Ephedrine.
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Man lands in jail for nine years over airplane sex assault

An Indian national has been sentenced to nine years in prison in the US for a brazen sexual assault of a woman on an airplane while his wife sat next to him.

Police arraign 51 adherents of Judaism in Abia for terrorism, felony

No fewer than 51 adherents of Judaism, comprising 10 females and 41 males who arrested in Umuahia, Abia State, were yesterday arraigned before an Umuahia Magistrate’s Court.

Court remands two businessmen over unlawful possession of firearms

An Ilorin Magistrates’ Court on Thursday remanded two businessmen, Olanrewaju Jimoh and Rotimi Bolade, in prison custody over unlawful possession of firearms.

Man allegedly swindles another of N4.1 million in mineral deposit scam

An Ilorin Senior Magistrates’ Court on Thursday ordered that a 38-year-old man, Lawal Temitope, be remanded in Federal Prison for allegedly swindling a businessman of N4.1 million, being money to mine diatomite, a mineral deposit.

Controller: Nigeria’s prisons not punitive but correctional centres

Lagos State Controller of Prison, Mr Tunde Ladipo, on Tuesday said that Nigeria prisons were no longer a punishment institution rather a reformative and correctional centre

Court jails 14-year-old for raping 4-year-old

An Upper Area Court I, Kasuwan Nama in Jos, on Tuesday, sentenced a 14-year-old boy to three years in prison for raping a four-year-old girl.

Jailed Senator Dariye still receiving salaries and allowances in prison

Six months after his conviction by a Federal Capital Territory High Court, Senator Joshua Dariye, is still receiving the N750, 000 salary and N13.5m monthly running cost from the National Assembly, according to reports.
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China summons US ambassador over arrest of Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou

China summons US ambassador Terry Branstad to protest “extremely bad” arrest of telecom giant Huawei’s chief Meng Wanzhou in Canada

Court jails banker for hacking into employer’s account, stealing N1.57 million

A Karmo Grade I Area Court, Abuja, on Friday, sentenced a cashier, Ameh Samson, to five months in prison for hacking into his employer’s First bank current account and transferring N1.57 million to his account.

Lagos CJ frees 16 prison inmates

Seven inmates from the Ikoyi Prisons in Lagos yesterday, breathed the air of freedom when they were granted amnesty by the Lagos State Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Opeyemi Oke, bringing the number freed from prisons in Lagos to 16.
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Appeal court affirms prisoners’ right to vote in elections

The Court of Appeal in Benin City, Edo State, has granted an appeal seeking to direct the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to include names of Nigerians in various prisons in the country in the voter register.

NPS: Why jail breaks occur across Nigeria

The Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) says human element, infrastructural gaps and aggression by inmates are some factors that account for jail breaks in prisons across the country.

Prison Service gives reasons for jail breaks

The Nigerian Prisons Service says human element, infrastructural gaps and aggression by inmates are some factors that account for jail breaks in prisons across the country.

Lawyer accused of murdering husband inflicted injury on self – witness

A witness, Dr Booyemi Oyeneyin, in the trial of a 48-year-old female lawyer, Udeme Otike-Odibi, charged with stabbing her husband (Symphorosa) to death, says he suspects that the wounds on the defendant (Udeme) were self-inflicted.
Matthew Hedges was pardoned and deported to the UK after he was sentenced to life in prison for spying in the UAE [AFP]

Matthew Hedges: UAE coerced me to give false confession

UK academic Matthew Hedges has accused investigators from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of subjecting him to psychological torture, and forcing him to give a false confession that he is an agent of the British spy agency, MI6.
Indonesian soldiers prepare coffins for construction workers, believed to have been shot dead, in Wamena in Papua province on December 4, 2018. - Indonesia is investigating reports that 31 construction workers were shot dead by separatist rebels in restive Papua province, the public works minister said on December 4, as he halted construction in the area. (Photo by STAF STEEL / AFP)

Indonesia hunts suspects in alleged Papua mass killing

Indonesian soldiers hunted on Wednesday for rebels suspected of killing as many as 24 construction workers in restive Papua province, as an eyewitness account supplied by the military described a grisly mass execution.
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Deji Adeyanju arraigned again, remanded in prison

The Wuse Zone 2 Chief Magistrate’s Court in Abuja on Tuesday remanded Deji Adeyanju in prison, moments after the political activist was arraigned on a petition filed by Chief of Army Staff Tukur Buratai.

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