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Popular Nigerian comedian, Debo Adebayo, better known as Mr. Macaroni, has tasked the youths to get their PVCs and take voting seriously come 2023.

Lekki tollgate protests: How policemen took turns to beat me – Mr Macaroni

Popular Nigerian comedian and actor, Debo Adebayo, popularly known as Mr Macaroni, has narrated how police officers took turns to beat him when he was arrested during the #OccupyLekkiTollGate in February 2021.
The Chief Judge of Lagos state, Justice Kazeem Alogba on Monday inaugurated the Bondsmen Scheme for eliminating sharp practices by ‘professional sureties’ with six law firms and two corporate firms, 14 years after the scheme was passed into law by the state House of Assembly.

Lagos chief judge inaugurates bondsmen scheme to curtail ‘professional sureties’

The Chief Judge of Lagos state, Justice Kazeem Alogba on Monday inaugurated the Bondsmen Scheme for eliminating sharp practices by ‘professional sureties’ with six law firms and two corporate firms, 14 years after the scheme was passed into law by the state House of Assembly.
The Lagos State High Court has imprisoned a popular prophet in the state, Israel Ogundipe also known as Genesis.

Court grants popular Celestial pastor Israel Ogundipe bail

A court of appeal sitting in Lagos state has granted post-conviction bail to Israel Ogundipe, shepherd-in-charge of Celestial Church of Christ, Global Genesis Parish, Lagos.

Police arraign two over ‘smoking’ of Indian hemp

The police in Osun, on Wednesday, arraigned two persons, Abiodun Aleko, 20 and Abubakar Ali, 22, before an Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court for allegedly smoking Indian hemp.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arraign teenager over unlawful possession of firearms

A 20-year-old teenager, Ibrahim Adeyemi, on Wednesday appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly being in possession of firearms.

25-year-old man docked for assaulting police officer

A 25-year-old man Opeyemi Abolarin, who allegedly head–butted a police inspector and caused him injury on his left eye, on Monday appeared in an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for assault.

Man docked for ‘car robbery’

A 40-year-old man, Ikenna Chukwu, was on Monday brought before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ court in Lagos for allegedly robbing a man of his Lexus Jeep, phone and wristwatch.

Man dragged to court for stealing biscuits

A 35-year-old sales representative, Kayode Ayeni, who allegedly stole his employer’s biscuits and cornflakes worth N1.4million appeared before an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Thursday.

Two men arraigned for ‘assault’ on 10-year-old girl

A Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Kano, on Wednesday, granted N50,000 bail each to Ali Sani, 20, and Shamsu Isah, 30, who both are facing charges of gross indecency.
A Senior Magistrates’ Court sitting in Kano, on Tuesday, granted a N500,000 bail to a popular Kano-based praise singer, Bashir Dandago, for allegedly releasing uncensored song.

Uncensored song: Court grants Kano-based popular praise singer N500,000 bail

A Senior Magistrates’ Court sitting in Kano, on Tuesday, granted a N500,000 bail to a popular Kano-based praise singer, Bashir Dandago, for allegedly releasing uncensored song.

Court remands two for ‘fighting’ police officer

An Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court in Osun, on Monday, remanded two persons: Omotayo Damilola, 24 and Lekan Aderibigbe, 25, for allegedly fighting a police officer while performing his lawful duty.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Man docked for alleged theft of N2 million car

A 35-year-old man, Baba Emmanuel, who allegedly stole a car valued at N2 million, on Monday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.

Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa raises alarm over health of American lady in police custody

Human rights activist and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has raised an alarm concerning the deteriorating health of the American lady in police custody, Kari Ann R’ouke.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court adjourns ex-Ekiti governor’s ‘N6.9 billion fraud’ trial until April 26

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday, adjourned until April 26, the trial of former Governor of Ekiti, Ayodele Fayose, charged with alleged N6.9 billion money laundering.

EFCC closes ‘N338.8 million money laundering’ case against ex-Lagos speaker

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday, closed its case in a N333.8 million money laundering charge against former speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Adeyemi Ikuforiji.

Man docked for ‘fraud’ in Osun

One Akinremi Idowu, aged 45 has been arraigned at an Osun Magistrates’ Court sitting in Modakeke over alleged fraud of N925,000.

Man docked for ‘stealing’ N1 million foodstuffs

The Police on Friday arraigned a 51-year-old man, Michael Adebori for allegedly stealing foodstuffs valued at N1, 013, 000 in a Badagry Magistrate’s Court, Lagos.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC arraigns three FIRS directors, six other officers for N4.5 billion fraud

The others are Mohammed Bello Auta (Director of Finance), Amina Sidi (Finance and Account department), Umar Aliyu Aduka (Internal Audit), Mbura Mustapha (Deputy Manager), Obi Okeke Malachy (Services Group), Obaje Napoleon Adofu (Head of Budget), Udo-Inyang Effiong Alfred (Officer II) and Benjamin Jiya (Assistant Director) .
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Man docked for ‘duping’ cow seller

The police on Wednesday arraigned a 38-year-old man, Tiamiyu Sikiru, before a Magistrates’ Court in Ejigbo, Lagos for allegedly defrauding a cow seller of N775,000.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Man appears in court for ‘assaulting’ police officers

A 33-year-old man, Odukoya Adeola, allegedly charged with obstructing and assaulting police officers on duty, on Wednesday appeared before a Badagry Magistrates’ Court.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Two men, woman in court for ‘fighting’ in public

The police on Tuesday arraigned two men and a woman in a Chief Magistrates’ Court in Gwagwalada, FCT, for allegedly fighting in public.
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Man docked for drug trafficking 10 years after jumping bail

The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Monday arraigned a suspected drug baron, Victor Chidi Olife before a Federal High Court in Lagos for allegedly trafficking 7.5 kilograms of heroine 10 years after the alleged crime was committed.

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Ghana to start second vaccine doses with re-deployed Congo COVAX shots

Ghana received 350,000 doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine on Friday, which will enable it start offering second doses of the shot after it nearly ran out, the health ministry said.
Rafael Benitez says unfulfilled promises from Newcastle owner Mike Ashley played a key role in his decision to quit the Premier League club for Chinese Super League team Dalian Yifang.

Rafael Benitez admits he is hoping for Premier League return

The Spaniard has enjoyed three spells in English football to date, first, establishing himself as a firm fan favourite during his time at Liverpool, steering the club to Champions League glory on that night in Istanbul.

Ondo governor threatens to sanction traditional rulers over cult activities

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has threatened to sanction any traditional ruler in the state who is unable to contain the activities of cultists in his domain.

Travellers burnt to death in Lagos-Ibadan expressway auto crash

The Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) has said an unspecified number of persons were burnt to death in an auto crash on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
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Ebonyi government accuses PDP of spreading falsehood

Ebonyi State Government has described the 15-point Communiqué of the leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-east on their resolution for states to maintain a joint security vigilante to be called Ebubeagu Joint Security Network as an exercise in futility and an attempt to mislead the general public.

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Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, on Tuesday asked the passengers who were on the same plane with the lady to self-isolate as he released hotlines to call should they show any symptoms.

Official: Lagos on alert to prevent third wave of coronavirus

The Lagos State government says all its facilities have been placed on high alert to pick up early trends that may suggest a third wave of COVID-19 in the state.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has thanked Nigerians from different walks of life, who visited him on Friday in his Abuja residence to honour him on the occasion of his 63rd birthday.

Ex-President Jonathan advocates media freedom, responsible journalism

Goodluck Jonathan Foundation (GJF) has called on governments in Africa to ensure press freedom in their countries even as it calls on media professionals to use information as a tool for nation-building.
U.S. Pharmaceutical company Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech said a new production site in Marburg, Germany, expected to become operational by the end of next month, will be able to make as many as 750 million doses per year.

Pfizer to supply 4.5 million doses of coronavirus vaccine to South Africa by June

Pfizer Inc will ship 4.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to South Africa by June, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said in a statement on Sunday.
Ace Magashule, the secretary general of South Africa's ruling African National Congress addresses University students during a protest outside Luthuli house, the ANC headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa, March 11, 2021. REUTERS-Siphiwe Sibeko

South Africa’s ANC suspends secretary general Ace Magashule – local media

South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC) has suspended its Secretary General, Ace Magashule, in line with tougher rules for party officials charged with corruption, Eyewitness News and state broadcaster SABC reported on Wednesday.
The APC stated this on Sunday in Abuja in a statement issued by the National Secretary of its Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, CECPC, Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe.

APC: PDP playing politics with insecurity

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has tackled the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for “politicising” the rising insecurity in Nigeria.