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Court remands woman for ‘beating up’ ex-husband

A Grade I Area Court in Kubwa, Abuja, on Tuesday, ordered that a 23-year old hairstylist, Gift Paul, who allegedly beat up her former husband be remanded in a correctional facility.
The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu addressing journalist at the state house in Marina, during the Inspector General Police visit to Lagos on November 3, 2020. The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, visit Lagos urged men and officers of the Nigeria Police Force in Lagos State not to be discouraged by the destruction and killings of their men during #EndSARS protest in the state, the IG admitted that the morale of the police was down after the ugly incident, in which six cops were lynched and 36 critically injured (Photo by Olukayode Jaiyeola/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

IGP orders withdrawal of policemen from businesswoman’s land in Enugu

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has directed the Commissioner of Police in charge of Enugu State, Ahmad Abdulrahman, to curb the trespass on a parcel of land belonging to one Mrs Uju Ohanenye, a businesswoman.

Laundryman in court for ‘stealing’ employer’s generator set

A 21-year-old laundryman, Andrew Dominic, on Wednesday appeared in a Grade I Area Court in Kubwa, Abuja, for allegedly stealing his employer’s generator set.

Akwa Ibom community raises alarm over land invasion by neighbours

The village head of Ifa Ikot Akpan in Uyo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Eteidung Edem Ebong has raised an alarm that despite the judgment of the Court of Appeal sitting in Calabar, granting them the ownership of a parcel land, their neighbours in Ibiaku Ishiet in Uruan Local Government Area have still threatened to encroach and take over the said land.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arraign 71 suspects over ‘looting of virus palliatives’

The Police on Tuesday arraigned 71 persons before an Ilorin Magistrates’ Court for their alleged involvement in the looting of CACOVID palliatives at Agro Mall and Cargo Terminal, Ilorin.

Labourer bags two years imprisonment for stealing gas cylinder

An Upper Area Court sitting in Kasuwan Nama in Jos on Friday sentenced a 19-year-old labourer, Gyang Raymond, to two years imprisonment for stealing 12kg gas cylinder and mug cups.
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has notified airlines, passengers and all other stakeholders that the runway at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu will be closed for major repairs.

Execution of court judgment threatens to stall reopening of Enugu airport

The proposed reopening of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, on August 30 is being threatened by the execution of a court judgment which ceded part of the land to one John Emejulu.

Court convicts two for stealing electrical appliances

A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Kafanchan, Kaduna State, on Thursday sentenced two men, Salim Aliyu and David Tabo, to one year each in a correctional centre for stealing electrical appliances.

Court sentences man to two weeks community service for theft

A Grade 1 Area Court, Kubwa in Abuja on Thursday sentenced one Nura Usman, to two weeks community service for stealing one iron pipe and escaping from lawful custody.
Some clergies under the aegis of Concerned Gospel Ministers in Cross River, have urged National Judicial Commission (NJC) not to confirm Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State nominee, Justice Maurice Eneji, as acting Chief Judge of the State.

Cross River releases 30 prison inmates

The Ag. Chief Judge of Cross River, Justice Maurice Eneji, has released 30 inmates from the state’s Correctional Service Centre in Afokang, as part of measures to decongest the facility.

NSCDC records 587 cases in Q3 in Jigawa

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Jigawa Command, says it recorded no fewer than 587 criminal and civil cases in the third quarter of 2019.

Kwara monarch docked for alleged threat to life, trespass

The Kwara state police command on Tuesday arraigned a second class monarch from Odo-Owa, Oke-Ero local government area, Oba Joshua Adeyemi Adimula for alleged trespass to land and threat to life.

Two friends arraigned for stealing tubers of yam

The police on Thursday arraigned two friends in a Makurdi Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing 700 tubers of yam, worth N70,000.

Man jailed two years for stealing church property

A Grade 1 Area Court in Aso-Pada, Mararaba, Nasarawa State , on Monday sentenced a 24-year-old man, Jonathan Samuel, to two years imprisonment for stealing church property worth N310,000.

Ma jailed for house-breaking, weeks to his wedding

A Wuse Zone 6 Chief Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, sentenced one Abubakar Ali, slated to get married on October 1, to three months in prison.

NYSC member, two others in court for alleged squatting

A member of the National Youth Service Corps, Lizzy Onuh, and two others on Tuesday appeared before a Wuse Zone 6 Chief Magistrates Court in Abuja for allegedly squatting in a property.

Man jailed for attempting to win back wife

A 25-year-old man, Nura Abdullahi, has been jailed by a Katsina Senior Magistrate’s Court for attempting to win back his former wife.

Siblings allegedly hit neighbour with iron rod, stab with knife

A Jos magistrate, Mr. J. K. Binjin, on Thursday admitted two sisters; Tabita and Warna James to a bail of N50,000 each over an alleged attempted murder.

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PTF: Nigeria records four cases of UK coronavirus variant strain

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Imo workers oust state NLC chairman

Workers in Imo State have kicked out the state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Austin Chilakpu, after a resolution reached on Monday at the meeting the workers held at the state secretariat in Owerri.
The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday, briefed Mr Buhari on the limitations of the distribution of palliatives to vulnerable persons to curb the economic impact of the coronavirus.

Ekiti government inaugurates law reform commission board

A statement made available to newsmen by the commissioner indicated that the exercise was in line with the provisions of the state Law Reform Commission Law, 2014 (as amended).