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‘Armed robbers’ arrested while fighting over loot

Two suspected armed robbers have been arrested while fighting over their proceeds from a robbery operation they carried out in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State.

NCDMB: Why local content act is partially implemented

The Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Development Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Engr. Simbi Wabote, on Tuesday said the Local Content Act cannot be fully comlied with because of the economic realities in the country.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Money laundering: Atiku Abubakar’s son-in-law released

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has released from its custody Abdullahi Babalele, the son-in-law of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in 2019, Atiku Abubakar.
A Zuba Chief Magistrate Court in Abuja has adjourned the trial of Senator Elisha Abbo, the lawmaker charged for allegedly assaulting a nursing mother in a sex toy shop in Abuja.

Absence of Senator Abbo stalls ‘assault’ trial

The absence of a Senator, Elisha Abbo, who allegedly assaulted a nursing mother, was on Tuesday stalled in a Zuba Chief Magistrates’ Court, in Abuja.
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EFCC denies raiding former Governor Ambode’s residence

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has denied raiding the residence of the immediate past Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

EFCC raids former Lagos governor’s residence

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is raiding the Epe, Lagos residence of the former governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, and that of his Chief of Staff.

NCDMB wants National Assembly to move local content act to other sectors

The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has urged the ninth Assembly to continue with effort to extend the Nigerian Content Act to other critical sectors of the economy.

JAMB cancels UTME result of another candidate

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has cancelled the unified tertiary matriculation examination (UTME) result of Kingsley Unekwe for altering his score.

NCC initiates staff neighbourhood anti-piracy surveillance

The Director-General of Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC), John Asein, has initiated a new programme tagged, Staff Neighbourhood Anti-piracy Surveillance (SNAPS).
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Father rapes, impregnates 18-year-old daughter

A 52-year-old man, Emmanuel Ikhine, has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly raping and impregnating his 18-year-old daughter.
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.

Military authorities hand over randy soldier to police for prosecution

Military authorities, yesterday, handed over the soldiers who allegedly raped a student of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, to the Ondo State Police Command for prosecution.

Soldier dismissed, handed over to police over rape of university student

The military has dismissed and handed over a soldier, Lance Corporal Sunday Adelola, who allegedly raped a 300-level student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State to the police.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court grants former INEC chief N1 billion bail

Justice Chuka Obiozor of the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court on Friday granted bail to a former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Maurice Iwu, in the sum of N1 billion, with two sureties in like sum.

Police arraign clergyman over alleged N180,000 visa fraud

The police, on Friday, arraigned a clergyman, Akin Ajagbe, in an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly cheating a housewife of N180,000 for a UK visa.

Indian national attempts suicide during arrest for N116m fraud

An Indian national, Lokesh Parwani, who attempted suicide by swallowing rat poison to escape prosecution over alleged fraud of N116 million, was, yesterday, arraigned before a Lagos Chief Magistrate’s Court, sitting at Igbosere.

Man docked for allegedly raping his teenage daughter

An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ court sitting in Ibadan on Wednesday ordered that 45- year-old man, Durodola Kehinde, who allegedly raped his 15-year-old daughter, be remanded in prison, pending legal advice.

Police arraign lawyer for allegedly failing to produce suspect

The police on Tuesday arraigned a 37-year-old lawyer, Muhammed Ali, in a Kabusa Grade I Area Court, for failing to produce a suspect in a criminal intimidation case.

Outrage in Gambia over claims ex-president ordered killings

Relatives of people murdered by death squads in The Gambia expressed outrage on Monday over the release of three former hitmen, who said they committed dozens of assassinations ordered by ex-president Yahya Jammeh.

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NGF: 36 states to get $4 billion from AFDB

The African Development Bank, AfDB, has concluded arrangements to establish Special Agro-Promising Zones (SAPZs) in all the 36 of the country, Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi, reveals.
Manchester United have to hand penalty-taking duty to Marcus Rashford, says Paul Ince, with Paul Pogba’s miss against Wolves having sparked an unnecessary debate around a player who may not even be at the club much longer.

Paul Ince: Marcus Rashford has to be on Manchester United penalty duty

Manchester United have to hand penalty-taking duty to Marcus Rashford, says Paul Ince, with Paul Pogba’s miss against Wolves having sparked an unnecessary debate around a player who may not even be at the club much longer.
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Novak Djokovic, Naomi Osaka named US Open top seeds

World number ones and defending champions Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka were named as top seeds for the US Open on Wednesday.
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Police re-arrest escaped prisoner in Enugu

Enugu State Police Command says it has re-arrested Gideon Balogun, a prisoner that escaped from the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) in Enugu in 2017.
Commander of IGP Intelligence Response Team, DCP Abba Yyari with arrested kidnap kingpin, Hamish Wadume

Military panel probes Taraba kidnap kingpin’s confession, invites police

The Joint Investigative Panel set up by the Defence Headquarters, Abuja, to probe the killing of three police in Ibi, Taraba State, has opened an investigation into the video showing arrested kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Wadume, indicting soldiers over his escape.