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Kano court prevents lawmakers from investigating Anti-Corruption boss, Rimin-Gado
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Kano court prevents lawmakers from investigating Anti-Corruption boss, Rimin-Gado

A Kano State High Court, on Friday, July 23, restrained the House of Assembly from investigating the suspended Executive Secretary of the State’s Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCAC), Malam Muhuyi Rimin-Gado. The PCAC’s Executive Secretary, Rimin-Gado, on July 22, filed a motion exparte which urged the court to restrain Kano State House of Assembly (KSHA) from investigating the activities of his commission, Daily Trust reports. Rimin-Gado, through his counsel, Mr MK Umar, had prayed the court to restrain respondents from taking any further step pending hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice. At the resumed hearing on Friday, July 23, Justice Sanusi Ado-Ma’aji granted Rimin-Gado’s prayers and restrained the respondents from investigating the activi...
Sunday Igboho reportedly seeks asylum in Benin republic
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Sunday Igboho reportedly seeks asylum in Benin republic

Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has reportedly filed for asylum in Benin republic. Igboho was arrested on Monday, July 19, while he and his wife, Ropo, were making plans to fly to Germany. He was charged and arraigned in court for attempting to fly with a fake Beninoise passport. A source who is close to the agitator says he has filed for an application to be a political refugee in Benin republic. “He (Igboho) was already at the airport with a passport. The immigration officers suspected his passport to be fake and so they stopped him. A passport was allegedly forged for Igboho in the Benin Republic for the purpose of the Germany trip. At the airport, they discovered he was the one. Igboho has already applied for asylum in Germany and ...
How Orji Kalu Used ‘Fake University Of Ibadan Professor” To Attack EFCC In Alleged N7.1billion Fraud Trial
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How Orji Kalu Used ‘Fake University Of Ibadan Professor” To Attack EFCC In Alleged N7.1billion Fraud Trial

According to Sahara Reporters, senator Orji Uzor Kalu, a former Abia State Governor reportedly sponsored a news report in which a non-existent University of Ibadan Professor, Yemi Adetunmbi, attacked Rotimi Jacobs, counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The report said this happened during his (Kalu’s) N7.1billion fraud trial. The fictitious Adetunmbi, who claimed to be Professor of Law at the University of Ibadan, had in the report said Jacobs lacked the professional ethics and decorum to represent any responsible government. The fake UI professor was quoted as saying, “Some days ago, July 2, specifically while waiting for my friend’s case in Court 5, Federal High Court here in Abuja, the case between Federal Government and Orji Uzor Kalu was fortunately and unf...
Fake Customs Officer Sentenced to 20 years Imprisonment for Employment Scam in Kwara
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Fake Customs Officer Sentenced to 20 years Imprisonment for Employment Scam in Kwara

Justice Mahmood Abdulgafar of Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin on Thursday, July 22, sentenced a self-styled customs officer, Yakubu Azeez Afolayan, to twenty years imprisonment having found him guilty of offences bordering on impersonation and job scam. The convict, posing as a Customs Officer, allegedly swindled a number of unsuspecting job seekers under the guise of helping them secure employment into the Nigeria Custom service, NCS, before the long arm of law caught up with him. The 34 year-old Yakubu from Share in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State was arraigned on March 14, 2019 on a four-count charge by the Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. One of the counts reads: “That you, Yakubu Azeez Afolayan, between the mo...
LeBron James Becomes first active NBA Player with $1 Billion in Career Earnings
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LeBron James Becomes first active NBA Player with $1 Billion in Career Earnings

LeBron James has become the first NBA player to make $1 billion while still active in the sport. The news comes after Space Jam: A New Legacy, which James starred in and produced, enjoyed a whopping $31.6 million in revenue its opening weekend. According to Sportico, James has earned $330 million in his playing salary alone since being drafted in 2003. The 36-year-old has reportedly made another $700 million off the court through endorsements deals, merchandise, licensing, and his media production company, SpringHill Co. His current endorsement deals, which include partnerships with AT&T, Beats Electronics, Blaze Pizza, GMC, Nike, PepsiCo, Rimowa, and Walmart garner over $100 million every year. Sportico compared James’ historic earnings to Michael Jordan’s who, of course,...
South African court postpones Jacob Zuma’s Trial for one Month
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South African court postpones Jacob Zuma’s Trial for one Month

A South African court on Tuesday, July 20, adjourned former president Jacob Zuma's arms deal corruption trial to August 10, after the former leader applied for a postponement to appear in person rather than virtually. Zuma's jailing earlier this month triggered some of the worst civil protests by his supporters who looted, stole from public and private properties leaving hundreds dead. The protests were the worst ever seen in South Africa of the post-apartheid era. Zuma's successor, President Cyril Ramaphosa, authorized the deployment of 25,000 soldiers to quell the unrest, and more than 2,500 people have been arrested. Zuma appeared by video link in court on Monday to seek a further delay in his corruption trial. Even though the government has largely restored order in ...
Court Orders Fraudster To Wash Public Toilet In Motor Park For 60 Days
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Court Orders Fraudster To Wash Public Toilet In Motor Park For 60 Days

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory has ordered a man identified as Innocent Destiny to wash Mpape Park Toilet in Abuja for 60 days for attempting to defraud unsuspecting victims on a messaging platform known as WeChat. The suspect was accused of parading himself as a female by the name Kim Webber and inducing male users of the platform in order to defraud them of their money. Counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ijeabalum Diribe who argued that the act violated section 322 of the penal code, urged the court to convict and sentence Destiny according to the terms of the plea bargain entered on June 22, which stated that upon conviction he would spend a month in prison or pay a fine of N100,000. However his counsel, Holy Nuhu prayed the court to temper ...
Court acquits former NBA president, Paul Usoro of N1.4bn fraud
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Court acquits former NBA president, Paul Usoro of N1.4bn fraud

Paul Usoro, former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has been acquitted of the money laundering charges filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Usoro who was accused of laundering N1.4bn belonging to his home state Akwa Ibom, was initially arraigned on a 10-count charge before a court of appeal struck out four of the counts in which Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom was mentioned. While the EFCC called two witnesses and tendered some documents to prove the charges which Usoro pleaded "not guilty" to, Usoro's legal team which is headed by Effiong Effiong filed a no-case submission, contending that the EFCC failed to establish a prima facie case against him to warrant him to put in any defence. Justice Rilwan Aikawa of the federa...
Mom Gets Prison Sentence Delayed to ‘Support’ Daughter who is Participating in Olympics for Team USA
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Mom Gets Prison Sentence Delayed to ‘Support’ Daughter who is Participating in Olympics for Team USA

Gina Chiles, the mother of Team USA gymnast, Jordan Chiles was granted a delay to the start of her prison sentence for wire fraud so she can support her daughter through the Tokyo Summer Olympics. Gina Chiles previously admitted she embezzled more than $1 million from clients of her commercial property management business, Inspire Vision Property Management, in Portland, court documents state. She had faced up to 20 years in prison, but struck a deal with prosecutors, in which she pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud. She was then handed a 366-day sentence in November according to reports by People Magazine. Gina Chiles had been set to report to federal prison on July 27, the same day that her 20-year-old daughter is scheduled to compete at the Tokyo games, court ...
Abuja court sentences pastor to life imprisonment for raping 17 year old girl
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Abuja court sentences pastor to life imprisonment for raping 17 year old girl

Justice Peter Kekemeke of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory has sentenced a 29-year-old pastor, Stephen Kalu, to life imprisonment for raping a 17-year-old girl. Kalu of the Adoration Ministry, Karshi, Abuja, was arraigned before the court on two counts bordering on rape. He was charged with having sexual intercourse with the girl at his residence without her consent, thereby contravening Section 31 (1) of the Child’s Right Act and punishable under Section 31 (2) of the same Act. Delivering judgment in the case on Thursday, July 15, Justice Kekemeke said the convict admitted to sleeping with the girl several times, which resulted in a pregnancy and the birth of a girl child. The court held that although Kalu promised to marry the victim, an offense was committed and...
Nigerian Man In Italy Lands In Hot Soup After Killing His Own Friend During Fight Over Food
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Nigerian Man In Italy Lands In Hot Soup After Killing His Own Friend During Fight Over Food

According to SaharaReporters, a court in Foggia, Italy, has sentenced a 25-year-old Nigerian man identified as Evans N. to 19 years and six months in prison for killing another Nigerian, 34-year-old Emeka N. in Italy. Evans killed the 34-year-old during a fight in the informal camp of Borgo Mezzanine, in the southern region of Puglia, in October 2020. Italian news agency ANSA reported that investigations carried out by police officers from Foggia and Manfredonia showed that the two men started to fight at a restaurant in the tent camp. Emeka worked at the restaurant; his alleged killer had gone to eat there at around 6:30 pm on Tuesday, October 27,” ANSa reported.
Court sentences couple to 3 years imprisonment for starving and confining 12-year-old niece in fridge for eight months in Sokoto
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Court sentences couple to 3 years imprisonment for starving and confining 12-year-old niece in fridge for eight months in Sokoto

Court sentences couple to 3 years imprisonment for starving and confining 12-year-old niece in fridge for eight months in Sokoto The Sokoto Magistrate Court has sentenced one Emmanuel Bassey and his wife, Esther to three years imprisonment with N275,000 fine for starving and confining their 12-year-old niece in an unused fridge for eight months. The State Police Command had rescued the victim, Joy Emmanuel, at her guardians' home in the Sokoto Cinema area of Sokoto North Local Government Area. The couple said she was locked up because of her unstable mental condition, a claim which was later proved to be false by the police. Delivering his judgement on Wednesday, Chief Magistrate Shu’aibu Ahmad fined the couple N25,000 or six months jail term for criminal conspiracy. He ...
EFCC Arrests man for alleged N525m Fraud in Lagos
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EFCC Arrests man for alleged N525m Fraud in Lagos

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Lagos Zonal Office, has arrested one Philemon Ibrahim Gora for offences bordering on obtaining money by false pretence, stealing, issuance of dud cheque and money laundering to the tune of N525,000,000.00( Five Hundred and Twenty-five Million Naira) in Lagos. The suspect, through one of his front companies, Gracious Environ Workers and Planners Nigeria Limited, allegedly obtained the sum of N525m from a traditional ruler, Kabiyesi Jacob Esan of Ijesa, Osun State and owner of Liberitas Plc, with the assurance of converting it to the United Arab Emirate, UAE, Dirham for him. He, however, reneged on the agreement upon receipt of the money. According to the EFCC, Investigation revealed that the suspect allegedly transferred the money...
Kano Sharia Police arrest five men over alleged homosexuality
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Kano Sharia Police arrest five men over alleged homosexuality

The Kano State Hisbah Board has arrested five men suspected of engaging in homosexuality at Sheka Barde ??in Kumbotso Local Government Area of the state. The Commander General of the Board, Dr Harun Ibn-Sina, who confirmed the arrest in a statement issued in Kano on Monday, July 12, and signed by its spokesperson, Malam Lawal Ibrahim, said the arrests were made following reports from residents of the area. "All the suspects confirmed to be above 20 years of age were apprehended on July 11 during a special raid,” he said. The commander-general expressed outrage over the alleged actions of the youths. He thanked members of the community and security stakeholders for their cooperation and support in cracking down on corruption in the state. Ibn-Sina said the suspects would be c...
Bill Cosby Celebrates 84th birthday as a free man,Sends Message to his Supporters
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Bill Cosby Celebrates 84th birthday as a free man,Sends Message to his Supporters

Bill Cosby shared a message for his supporters to celebrate his 84th birthday on Monday, July 12. Cosby’s 2018 sexual assault conviction was overturned by Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court last week after it found that an agreement with a previous prosecutor prevented him from being charged in the case. The disgraced actor had served more than two years of a three- to 10-year sentence at a state prison near Philadelphia. He had vowed to serve all 10 years rather than acknowledge any remorse over the 2004 encounter with accuser Andrea Constand. To celebrate his birthday, Cosby, who continues to deny any wrongdoing, thanked his supporters for their support. “On my Birthday — I wholeheartedly thank you for your support, thank you for fighting for my freedom, and thank you for staying ...
Woman dies after partner choked her during intercourse gone wrong
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Woman dies after partner choked her during intercourse gone wrong

The husband of a woman who died during sex appeared in court today, July 9, to deny murdering her. Sam Pybus admitted choking Sophie Moss with her consent during sex at an address in Middlesbrough, England, on Sunday, February 7, 2021. Sophie Moss, 33, from Darlington, died in hospital after being found unresponsive at an address in Glaisdale Court, Middlesbrough on Sunday, February 7. She was taken to hospital but was sadly pronounced dead. Pybus, 31, was charged with murdering Sophie Moss in Darlington, a charge which he denies, and is set to stand trial at Teesside Crown Court in September. However, Pybus appeared at the Middlesbrough court on Friday, July 9, where he admitted the "unlawful killing" and pleaded guilty to manslaughter. Sam Green QC, mitigating, said: "Th...
Smiling Yahoo Boys Bag Jail Sentences
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Smiling Yahoo Boys Bag Jail Sentences

Two internet fraudsters popularly known as yahoo boys who were smiling in their mugshot, have bagged jail sentences after being arraigned in court. John Padre Akor and Aondoaver Aondoseer were handed the jail sentence on Thursday July 8 after being arraigned before Justice Abdu Dogo of the Federal High Court sitting in Makurdi, Benue State by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission( EFCC) on one-count separate charge bordering on criminal impersonation and obtaining money from foreign nationals under false pretence. Justice Dogo convicted and sentenced the defendants accordingly after they pleaded guilty to the charge. Akor was sentenced to three (3) years imprisonment with an option of fine of N1.5million. A 2015 model GLK 350 4matic Mercedes Benz and a Phone recover...
25-year-old suspected blackmailer arrested after extorting N7 million from lady he threatened to release her nude photos (photo)
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25-year-old suspected blackmailer arrested after extorting N7 million from lady he threatened to release her nude photos (photo)

  The police in Ogun state have arrested a 25-year-old man, Adetoro Kazeem, a resident of No 2, Paara street Alakia area of Ibadan, for blackmail and extortion. According to a statement released by DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, spokesperson of the state police command, the suspect was arrested following a report by one Gloria Ogunnupebi, who reported at Obalende divisional headquarters Ijebu ode that, in the month of May 2021, she received a message from a strange foreign number via a voice note on her WhatsApp that she should send the sum of two hundred thousand Naira or else her nude picture will be uploaded on social media for public consumption.   ''She stated further that, to prevent the caller from exposing her to moral and public ridicule, she sent the said amount to...
Judge Denies Request to Remove Jamie Spears from Britney Spears’ Conservatorship
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Judge Denies Request to Remove Jamie Spears from Britney Spears’ Conservatorship

  A judge has denied Britney Spears’s request to remove her father from his role overseeing her conservatorship, a court filing reveals. New documents show the singer’s lawyer, Samuel Ingham, asked a court in Los Angeles to oust Jamie Spears from his position managing the multimillion-dollar estate. The request which was made in November 2019, claimed that the 39-year-old star was scared of her father, Jamie, and did not want him to manage her multimillion-dollar estate. In court filings, Britney Spears said she wanted private wealth management firm the Bessemer Trust appointed as “sole conservator”. However, documents filed in Los Angeles show Judge Brenda Penny refused the request while rubber-stamping Bessemer Trust’s role as co-conservator of the estate. The ...
EFCC arrests couple over alleged N935m Ponzi scheme in Lagos
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EFCC arrests couple over alleged N935m Ponzi scheme in Lagos

A couple have been arrested by operatives of the Lagos Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for allegedly defrauding unsuspecting victims in a N935m Ponzi scheme. Emmanuel and Victoria Jaiyeoba who were arrested at their residence in Ibadan, Oyo State, are parents to Adewale Daniel, Marketing Director of Wales Kingdom Capital Limited. They are said to have connived with their son who is still at large to operate a Ponzi scheme in the guise of forex trading to defraud unsuspecting victims. Investigation revealed that Emmanuel, who is a Director in Wales Kingdom Capital, operates five bank accounts and had received a sum of N18, 397, 913. 67 before his arrest. Further investigation also showed that the second suspect, Victoria operates six bank account...
Bill Cosby to be released from prison today after sexual assault conviction overturned
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Bill Cosby to be released from prison today after sexual assault conviction overturned

Bill Cosby is set to be a free man today after nearly three years in prison following a decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court vacating his 2018 conviction on three charges of aggravated indecent assault. The American comedian and actor have long maintained his innocence in the case, which stems from an accusation that he drugged and had sex with a Temple University employee in 2004. He was charged in late 2015 when a prosecutor armed with newly unsealed evidence Cosby’s damaging deposition from her lawsuit arrested him days before the 12-year statute of limitations expired. The trial judge had allowed just one other accuser to testify at Cosby’s first trial, when the jury deadlocked. However, he then allowed five other accusers to testify at the retrial about their experi...
Nigerians are the problem of the country – Buhari
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Nigerians are the problem of the country – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the problem of the country is Nigerians and not ethnicity or religion. Receiving members of the Muhammadu Buhari/Osinbajo (MBO) Dynamic Support Group, who visited the State House in Abuja on Wednesday June 30 to present a compendium of five years achievements of the administration, the President recounted his struggle to get justice after disputed results of presidential elections in 2003, 2007, and 2011. Buhari said that those who ruled against him were of his own ethnic stock and religious persuasion, while those who stood up for him were of other faith and ethnicity. The President said; “Our problem is not ethnicity or religion, it is ourselves. “After my third appearance in the Supreme Court, I came out to speak to those who w...
LASU Student Jailed for 21 years for Raping Fellow Students
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LASU Student Jailed for 21 years for Raping Fellow Students

A student of Lagos State University (LASU), Afeez Ogunbowale has been jailed for 21 years for being involved in armed robbery and rape of two fellow LASU students. Ogunbowale who has been suspended by LASU over the case, reportedly committed the offence alongside others who are at large, on April 18, 2018, at Okokomaiko area of Lagos. Testifying in court on November 4, 2019, the two rape victims revealed that they lost their virginities to the attack. The victims who disclosed they were robbed of their phones, power bank, earpiece, gold chain and N1, 200 by five men but raped by two members of the gang, Ogunbowale and another who is at large, said they were able to identify the convict who is in same faculty with them through Facebook. Though it was alleged that the suspect co...
‘Nnamdi Kanu Is A Common Criminal, I Hope He Faces The Music ’ – Arewa Youths Reacts To IPOB Leader’s Arrest
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‘Nnamdi Kanu Is A Common Criminal, I Hope He Faces The Music ’ – Arewa Youths Reacts To IPOB Leader’s Arrest

Following the rearrest of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu by the federal government with the aid of Interpol, the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF, have reacted. AYCF National President, Yerima Shettima said the Nigerian government and court should ensure that Kanu whom he referred to as a “common criminal” should face the “music” of his actions. Speaking with DAILY POST, Shettima said Kanu’s rearrest was long overdue. He commended the Nigerian government and security agents for rearresting the IPOB leader. Shettima said “Finally Nnamdi Kanu has been brought back home. We must commend the Nigerian government, Interpol for its wonderful work. “They have demonstrated that it’s a matter of time, though long overdue at least, it’s better late than never. “Finally, he has to ...
Businessman Prevented from Fleeing to the US after being Accused of Defrauding GTBank of N125m in Lagos
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Businessman Prevented from Fleeing to the US after being Accused of Defrauding GTBank of N125m in Lagos

The Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned one Andrew Warri before Justice Sherifah Solebo of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos on a seven count charge bordering on stealing, obtaining by false pretence and issuance of dud cheques. Warri was arraigned on Friday, June 25, 2021, alongside two companies: A.M. Projects Consultancy Limited and Ranez Medical Consultancy Limited. One of the counts reads: "Andrew Warri, A.M. Projects Consultancy Limited, sometime in May 2012 in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, with intent to defraud, fraudulently obtained the sum of N125,000,000 from Guaranty Trust Bank Plc under the guise that the proceeds of the Rural Health Care and Referral contract with Niger Del...
Update: Collapsed Florida condo was part of 2015 maintenance lawsuit where a resident complained the outer walls weren’t being properly maintained
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Update: Collapsed Florida condo was part of 2015 maintenance lawsuit where a resident complained the outer walls weren’t being properly maintained

A resident of the Florida condominium that partially collapsed on Thursday filed a lawsuit in 2015 alleging that one of the building's outer walls was not being maintained properly, court records showed. In 2015, Matilde Fainstein filed for damages in the Miami-Dade Circuit Court, saying the building's owners "failed to repair or negligently repaired the common elements and the outside walls of the building." The previous year, water had started coming in through cracks in the outer wall to Fainstein's terrace, causing damage, the complaint said. The filing said she had previously taken the same issue to court, where the building's owners were found liable. The building's owners settled the earlier case, court records showed. On Friday afternoon, officials confirmed that th...
Sign the Divorce Papers – Mercy Aigbe tells estranged husband, Lanre Gentry
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Sign the Divorce Papers – Mercy Aigbe tells estranged husband, Lanre Gentry

Actress Mercy Aigbe who had a face-off with her estranged husband, Lanre Gentry on father's day, has begged him to sign their divorce paper. The actress in an interview with Punch, recounted some of the challenges she has been facing before and after their marriage turned sour. On claim of her ex-husband paying their kids' school fees, Aigbe said;   I read my ex’s interview in The PUNCH. I have been getting a lot of calls to grant interviews but I know that if I have to react, it has to be on The PUNCH. I want to react to some of the things that he said. Some of the things he said in the interview was that when I was with him, he was paying my daughter’s school fees; that is a big lie. I am going to use this medium to challenge him to show proof. I have proof; I paid my ...
Alleged defilement: Baba Ijesha arrives Lagos State Special Offences Court for ruling on his bail application
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Alleged defilement: Baba Ijesha arrives Lagos State Special Offences Court for ruling on his bail application

Embattled Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka popularly known as Baba Ijesha, is currently at the Lagos State Special Offences Court in Ikeja where his bail application would be heard by the court. The actor was arrested in April this year for allegedly defiling the foster daughter of comedian, Princess. Dressed in a white hooded jacket and a mask, Baba Ijesha arrived in court in a Black Maria. Also in court is comedienne, Adekola Adekanya popularly called Princess. Watch a video of him arriving at the court below
Britney Spears alleges her Father Drugged her and Forced her to be on Birth Control in a recent Conservatorship Hearing
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Britney Spears alleges her Father Drugged her and Forced her to be on Birth Control in a recent Conservatorship Hearing

Britney Spears has spoken out against her conservatorship at a court hearing in Los Angeles, where she alleged that her dad drugged her and forced her to be on birth control against her will. Speaking in open court for the first time in the case, the American singer, 37, said her father Jamie Spears controlled her "100,000%," but wants her life back. "I am traumatised," she said, speaking remotely. "I just want my life back." During the hearing, fans outside held placards reading Free Britney and demanding the ruling be axed. Jamie Spears was granted control over his daughter's personal and business affairs in a court-ordered conservatorship in 2008. The order was originally granted after the star was put in hospital amid concerns over her mental health. "I want to e...
Osun LG Polls: Democracy Vanguard threatens court action over caretaker Committees
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Osun LG Polls: Democracy Vanguard threatens court action over caretaker Committees

A pro-democracy group, Democracy Vanguard, has threatened to drag the Osun State Government to court if it went ahead to constitute caretaker committees instead of conducting elections at the local government level in the State. Speaking Wednesday on a radio programme in Osogbo, its Osun State Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Olowu stated that his organisation would not subscribe to the constitution of caretaker committees. Olowu noted that the election at the local government level was a constitutional matter and that a delay meant that the Nigerian Constitution was no longer supreme. He maintained that the position of the state government was not genuine and cannot hold ground. While accusing political leaders in the country of not taking elections at the local government level ...
Police Arraign Railway Vandals in Nasarawa
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Police Arraign Railway Vandals in Nasarawa

Suspected railway vandals have been arraigned by the police before the Federal High Court sitting in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital. Police are charging the suspects for conspiracy, economic sabotage, and terrorism while the lawyer of the Chinese national is charged for aiding, facilitating, and abetment of terrorism for offering a bribe to the police to aid the escape of his client. Justice Nehizena Afolabi who presided over the case in which 18 out of the 30 suspects earlier arrested were presented in cpurt, adjourned the trial to July 7 for hearing and ordered that all suspects appear on the next date. Speaking in court, police prosecutor Bale Nimnan said; “We have made arrests, we have investigated and we have charged. So we can’t just come to court without anything on...
Egypt arrests Tiktok influencer evading 10-year sentence
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Egypt arrests Tiktok influencer evading 10-year sentence

Egyptian police arrested Tiktok influencer Haneen Hossam Tuesday two days after she failed to appear in court for her sentencing to 10 years on "human trafficking" charges, a security official said. Hossam, 19, was caught in a Cairo suburb and will be transferred to the Public Prosecution, the official said. Another social media influencer, Mowada al-Adham, was also sentenced on Sunday with three other people to six years in jail by the Cairo Criminal Court for "corrupting family values, inciting debauchery and encouraging young women to practise sexual relations", her lawyer Saber Sokkar told AFP on Monday. Hossam was given a longer sentence because she had failed to appear in court at previous hearings, Sokkar added. Hossam's arrest came a day after she posted a tearful v...
Britney Spears to address court in guardianship battle with father
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Britney Spears to address court in guardianship battle with father

Under a controversial legal guardianship since 2008, US pop singer Britney Spears is scheduled to address a Los Angeles court on Wednesday in the battle over her father's control of her affairs. The 39-year-old star's finances and personal life have been largely managed by Jamie Spears since her highly public breakdown more than a decade ago, leading some adoring fans to launch a "FreeBritney" online campaign in recent years. Spears has rarely spoken directly about the issue herself in that time, but will get her chance to address the judge remotely via an internet link on Wednesday. "Britney wants to address the court directly," her lawyer Samuel Ingham said in April, without specifying exactly why the singer wanted to be heard in person by Judge Brenda Penny. But it is wi...
Joe Biden to allow at least 10,000 deported asylum seekers whose claims were dismissed under Trump to return to US
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Joe Biden to allow at least 10,000 deported asylum seekers whose claims were dismissed under Trump to return to US

The agency revealed that registration begins on Wednesday, June 23 for asylum-seekers who were subject to the 'Remain in Mexico' policy and either had their cases dismissed or denied for failing to appear in court. It's not clear how many would be eligible but it's estimated to be over 10,000. Michele Klein Solomon, the International Organization for Migration´s director for North America, Central America and the Caribbean, told the AP that she expected at least 10,000.   There are nearly 7,000 asylum-seekers whose cases were dismissed - the vast majority in San Diego - and more than 32,000 whose cases were denied, mostly in Texas, according to Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, so it could surpass the estimated 10,000. Many migrants have ...
Van used to kidnap Kebbi students belongs to a judge – Police
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Van used to kidnap Kebbi students belongs to a judge – Police

The Kebbi state police command has said that the vehicle used to kidnap students from Federal Government College in Birnin Yauri community of the state, belongs to a high court judge in the state. Kebbi police spokesman, Nafi’u Abubakar disclosed that the van was hijacked by bandits on Birnin Yauri road. Abubakar added that the number of students missing after the attack is yet to be ascertained. He said;   “The attention of the police has been drawn to reports made by some media stations that a police vehicle was used in kidnapping about 50 students of the FGC. “A White Hilux Van with registration No. kBSJ 29 belonging to a High Court judge with inscription of Kebbi State Judiciary, hijacked by bandits on Birnin Yauri road was the one used in the kidnapping and not a...
Nigerian man arrested in Ghana after he allegedly knocked down a woman with his car and dumped her in bush where she died
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Nigerian man arrested in Ghana after he allegedly knocked down a woman with his car and dumped her in bush where she died

An unlicensed Nigerian driver, Emeka Adams, has been arrested and charged with the murder of a 27-year-old teacher, Alice Adamtey in Accra, Ghana. It was gathered that the suspect, 42, knocked the woman down with his vehicle, picked her up on pretext of taking her to the hospital and abandoned her in a bush leading to her death. The suspect was arrested on Wednesday, June 17 and is being processed for court on the charge of murder. He is alleged to have committed the crime at the Adentan-Dodowa traffic intersection at about 7 p.m. on June 7, 2021 while he was driving a Hyundai Sonata Saloon vehicle with registration number GB 2126-20. Confirming the incident on Thursday, June 17,  the Public Relations Officer of the Accra Regional Police Command, Deputy Superintendent o...
Naomi Osaka Pulls Out of Wimbledon but Plans to Return for Tokyo Olympics
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Naomi Osaka Pulls Out of Wimbledon but Plans to Return for Tokyo Olympics

Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from this month's Wimbledon championships for personal reasons but plans to be back for the Tokyo Olympics. "Naomi won’t be playing Wimbledon this year," the statement read. "She is taking some personal time with friends and family. She will be ready for the Olympics and is excited to play in front of her home fans." The summer Olympics begin on July 23. This is the third tournament the women's No. 2 ranked tennis player will miss after withdrawing from the French Open and opting out of a Wimbledon warmup tournament in Berlin. In May, Osaka withdrew from the French Open after being fined $15,000 for refusing to speak to the media at Roland Garros. The four-time Grand Slam champion posted a statement on Twitter saying she was pulling out so that ...
Man, 65, arrested for allegedly raping his 85-year-old stepmother in Ekiti
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Man, 65, arrested for allegedly raping his 85-year-old stepmother in Ekiti

The Ekiti state police command has arrested a 65-year-old man, Durodola Kayode Ogundele, of Ayetoro-Ekiti for allegedly forcefully having sexual intercourse with his 85yr old Step-Mother in her room. A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, ASP Abutu Sunday, said the suspect, who is a son to the victim's late husband, came into her room on June 15 to assist her in applying herbal medicine on her legs which he normally does due to her leg pain. ''The victim alleged that after applying the herbal medicine on her legs, the suspect forcefully had sexual intercourse with her twice.'' the statement in part read Abutu added that the state commissioner of Police, CP Tunde Mobayo, has ordered the case be transferred to the State CID and be thoroughly investigat...
Photos of Baba Ijesha in court today
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Photos of Baba Ijesha in court today

Actor Baba Ijesha has been arraigned at the Magistrate Court 1, Yaba, Lagos. He was arraigned today Wednesday, June 16, by 9am. The actor was arrested in April for allegedly defiling the foster daughter of actress,/comedienne, Princess. See more photos of him in court
Update: Man Who Slapped Fench President Emmanuel Macron gets 4 Months Jail Sentence
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Update: Man Who Slapped Fench President Emmanuel Macron gets 4 Months Jail Sentence

A French court has sentenced the 28-year-old man who slapped France’s president, Emmanuel Macron, in the face to four months in prison. Damien Tarel was immediately arrested after the incident which occurred as the French leader was greeting a crowd in the region on Tuesday. The court in the south-east city of Valence convicted Tarel on Thursday June 10, on a charge of violence against a person invested with public authority. He was given four months in prison and an additional 14-month suspended sentence, and was banned from ever holding public office and from owning weapons for five years. Tarel described himself as a right-wing or extreme-right “patriot” and member of the gilets jaunes economic protest movement. After the incident, Tarel acknowledged hitting the president ...
Two Men Arrested for alleged Multi-million Naira Fraud
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Two Men Arrested for alleged Multi-million Naira Fraud

The Lagos Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on June 3, 2021, arrested one Emmanuel Obiyan for allegedly obtaining money by false pretence and diversion of fund to the tune of N77, 773, 700 (Seventy-seven Million, Seven Hundred and Seventy-Three Thousand, Seven Hundred Naira). Read the statement by EFCC below... The complainants, Stephen Chinemelum and Emeka Chinemelum, alleged that their father, the late Daniel Chinemelum, sometime in July 2015, entered into a partnership agreement and also signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Obiyan for the formation of Fedan Courtyard Home Services Limited, a real estate company According to the complainants, the late Chinemelum, who was the Principal Partner, allegedly paid the sum of N52, 000, 000. 00...
17 year old Coco Gauff Breaks History as She Reaches First Grand Slam Quarter final at French Open
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17 year old Coco Gauff Breaks History as She Reaches First Grand Slam Quarter final at French Open

17-year-old tennis starlet, Coco Gauff, has made history again. On Monday, June 7, Gauff became the youngest woman to reach a grand slam quarter final since 2006 at the 2021 French Open. She beat Ons Jabeur in just 53 minutes at Roland Garros, 6-3 6-1, to reach her first ever grand slam quarterfinal. "I feel like all my matches have been -- I don't know how to say it, but straightforward wins, like no crazy three sets and stuff," said world No. 25 Gauff. "As we know, I have had a lot of those in the past. "I just feel like this has been the most consistent tennis I have played at this level. Hopefully I can keep that going. " At 17 years and 86 days old, Gauff is the youngest player to make a grand slam quarterfinal since Nicole Vaidisova reached the last eight at th...
Nigerians still Using Twitter Will Know the Law they’re Violating when Charged to Court – Malami’s aide says
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Nigerians still Using Twitter Will Know the Law they’re Violating when Charged to Court – Malami’s aide says

The media aide to the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, Umar Gwandu, has said that Nigerians still using Twitter despite the ban on the micro-blogging site in Nigeria will get to know the law they are violating when they are charged to court. On Saturday, June 5, Malami in a statement signed by Gwandu announced that anyone found violating the ban on Twitter operations in Nigeria will be prosecuted. Premiumtimes reached out to Umar and was asked what laws such Nigerians will be prosecuted upon and he responded “We will invite journalists at the time of prosecution, and they will know which laws are used to prosecute. The point is Twitter has been banned. Anybody should not try to use Twitter. At the time we are gathering them and as...
SERAP to Sue FG over Suspension of Twitter in Nigeria
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SERAP to Sue FG over Suspension of Twitter in Nigeria

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has vowed to sue the Nigerian Federal Government for suspending a micro-blogging site ‘Twitter’ indefinitely. The federal government through the Ministry of Information announced on Friday Jume 4, that the microblogging platform has been suspended in Nigeria days after the platform deleted a tweet from President Buhari's handle. Buhari had in his tweet said: “Many of those misbehaving today are too young to be aware of the destruction and loss of lives that occurred during the Nigerian Civil War. “Those of us in the fields for 30 months, who went through the war, will treat them in the language they understand.” The tweet, according to the micro-blogging site, “violated the Twitter Rules” as it was taken down. A...
NSCDC Arrest man, 60, for allegedly Raping 9-year-old Girl in Kwara
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NSCDC Arrest man, 60, for allegedly Raping 9-year-old Girl in Kwara

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Kwara State Command, has arrested a 60-year-old man for allegedly raping a 9-year-old girl in Kiama Local Government Area of the state. The suspect, Jerimiah Oyedoki of Ileloja compound, was allegedly caught in the act by the victim's parents. Spokesperson of the command, Babawale Afolabi, who disclosed this in a statement on Saturday, May 29, in Ilorin, said that the case was reported at its Divisional Headquarters, Kiama. "On Friday, May 28, around 5:30 p.m., Jerimiah Oyedokun of Ileloja compound, Kiama, was caught in the act by the parents of the nine-year-old, of the same area," Afolabi stated. "The suspect enticed the victim by giving her N50. He has confessed to the crime, while the minor has been taken to the Gene...
19-year-old Ugandan woman accused of obtaining money by faking pregnancy dies after collapsing in court
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19-year-old Ugandan woman accused of obtaining money by faking pregnancy dies after collapsing in court

A 19-year-old Ugandan woman accused of obtaining money through false pretense by faking a pregnancy has died after collapsing in court. The deceased identified as Olivia Nassanga on Wednesday, May 26, collapsed in Mityana Magistrate’s Court where she had reported for her bail application, following her release from Mityana Prison. According to the deceased’s mother, Ms Rhoda Bukirwa, a resident of Maanyi Sub County, Mityana District, Nassanga had been prosecuted for obtaining money by false pretense from one Owen Kawuki who she had reportedly deceived that she was pregnant with his child. Ms Bukirwa, however, accuses Kawuki of being behind her daughter’s death. "My daughter had reported to court for her bail obligation where she was offered a drink by Kawuki, which we suspe...
Magistrate forced to adjourn court hearing after ‘s3x-starved’ woman cried uncontrollably about not having s3x for 3 years
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Magistrate forced to adjourn court hearing after ‘s3x-starved’ woman cried uncontrollably about not having s3x for 3 years

A magistrate’s court at Mwenezi in Zimbabwe was forced to adjourn its sitting after a sex-starved woman wailed uncontrollably during a court session. According to The Mirror, there was mild drama in the court room as Siphelile Maroyi who had approached the court seeking a protection order created a spectacle when she wailed in the middle of the hearing with claims that her husband, Rindai Tsvairai last made love to her three years ago. Maroyi noted that her husband whose love went cold three years ago, has since married another wife and stopped caring for his children. Recounting how her husband recently came in company of his niece to collect a refrigerator, sofas, and other goods from the company house which they used to stay at Neshuro, the lady said Tsvairai's relative thr...
Pregnant Erica Mena Files for Divorce from Safaree Less than two Years after Wedding
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Pregnant Erica Mena Files for Divorce from Safaree Less than two Years after Wedding

Erica Mena, 33, who is currently expecting her second child with Safaree, 39, has filed for divorce. The "Love & Hip Hop" star filed for divorce from Safaree last Friday, May 21, in Fayette County Superior Court in Georgia, TMZ reports. It is the same courthouse where they formally tied the knot in October 2019. She filed on the grounds of the marriage being "irretrievably broken". According to the documents obtained by TMZ, Erica is asking for primary physical custody of their 1-year-old daughter, Safire Majesty, but she's willing to share joint legal custody with Safaree. She also wants child support, in addition to the Fayetteville, Georgia, home they currently share. The news of the split comes after the couple announced that they were expecting another child tog...

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