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Nnamdi Kanu: IPOB announces no sit-at-home as court delivers judgment
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Nnamdi Kanu: IPOB announces no sit-at-home as court delivers judgment

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has said there will be no sit-at-home across the Southeast on Wednesday and Thursday next week. IPOB relaxed the sit-at-home due to the scheduled judgment of the High Court sitting in Abia State. The court will on Wednesday rule on Kanu’s fundamental rights suit. However, IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful, however, limited the sit-at-home order to Tuesday, when Kanu will appear before Justice Binta Nyako of an Abuja Federal High Court. Powerful explained that the decision was to allow people of the Southeast go about their lawful business as the court rules on Kanu’s fundamental right suit. In a statement he issued on Saturday, Powerful said: “We are the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB under the command of our indefatigable Leader, Mazi ...
Rust movie armorer sues ammunition supplier for allegedly providing ‘both dummy and live’ rounds on set
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Rust movie armorer sues ammunition supplier for allegedly providing ‘both dummy and live’ rounds on set

Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the armorer at the center of the Rust shooting investigation has filed a lawsuit against the ammunition supplier for the film.   Court documents obtained by People revealed that 24-year-old Gutierrez-Reed accused Seth Kenney's company PDQ Arm and Prop, LLC of supplying a mix of live and dummy ammunition prior to the fatal shooting that took the life of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.   In the complaint filed on Wednesday January 12 in New Mexico, Gutierrez-Reed said Kenney's company "distributed and sold prop ammunition which presented an unreasonable risk of injury, without warning of the risks that could have been avoided."   She added that the armorer said in the documents that the ammunition supplier "prepared dummy ammunition ca...
Ayra Starr And Mavin Records In Hot Soup For Allegedly Shunning An Event After N3M Payment Was Made
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Ayra Starr And Mavin Records In Hot Soup For Allegedly Shunning An Event After N3M Payment Was Made

Fast-rising Nigerian singer, Ayra Star and her record label, Mavin Records might be dragged to court by a nightclub, Voltage based in Bayelsa following a breach of contract. The ‘Bloody Samaritan’ crooner was supposed to perform at Options Lounge’s first-anniversary party but didn’t show up after payments were made. This led to the cancellation of the event which the club promised to communicate a later date for the event in no time. It was gathered that Voltage nightclub paid a sum of N3M to the Mavin Records label, and still got disappointed by both the singer and her crew. Taking to their Instagram page to announce their next line of action, they wrote: “This is to inform the general public that the planned 1st anniversary of Option Lounge which was billed to hold o...
Queen Elizabeth ‘could be asked to help fund a settlement between Prince Andrew and Virginia Roberts in sex abuse suit
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Queen Elizabeth ‘could be asked to help fund a settlement between Prince Andrew and Virginia Roberts in sex abuse suit

The Queen would reportedly be asked to help fund a potential settlement that her son Prince Andrew pays to his accuser Virginia Roberts. This is coming after it emerged this week that Prince Andrew could settle out of court with Ms Roberts to avoid the case going to trial. If he does decide to offer his accuser a payoff, which allegedly could exceed £5million, the Queen would be asked to contribute alongside his own input, The Telegraph reported. The monarch has been funding the Duke's legal fees since last February, when he first appointed a solicitor. Ms. Roberts, who now uses her married name of Giuffre, claims that the prince had sex with her three times after she was trafficked by paedophile Jeffrey Epstein. Prince Andrew has consistently denied the allegations. The f...
Court orders ex-councillor to pay woman N4million for assaulting and forcing her to walk naked in Akwa Ibom
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Court orders ex-councillor to pay woman N4million for assaulting and forcing her to walk naked in Akwa Ibom

Justice Edem Akpan of a high court in Uyo, Awka Ibom State, has ordered a former councilor in the state, Uduak Nseobot, and his wife, Aniedi, to pay N4million for assaulting and striping a woman, Iniubong Essien, naked in public. The court also ordered that they pay an additional N200,000 to the woman to cover the cost of litigation.   Sahara Reporters reports that Nseobot had sometime in November 2018 when he was still in office, abducted the victim in Uyo and drove her to Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area of the state, about 27 minutes drive, where he and his wife assaulted and publicly stripped her. They had reportedly accused her of stealing their money, which they claimed was “sprayed” on them at their wedding ceremony.   The victim had her body painted with char...
Actor Damola Olatunji charged to court after confronting a police officer for slapping his P.A
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Actor Damola Olatunji charged to court after confronting a police officer for slapping his P.A

Actor Damola Olatunji has been charged to court after confronting a police officer for slapping his P.A at Abule Egba area of Lagos state. Recall that in video which went viral yesterday, a police officer was seen hiding his face after Damola confronted him and his colleagues for slapping his P.A because he (Damola) "asked them to allow a young man whose bike they seized, to drive it". News of the actor being arraigned in court on charges of "public incitement and assaulting police officers" came after he disclosed that he is being held at Area P police division. Filmmaker and actor, Lanre Adediwura confirmed that Damola was taken to Ogba Magistrate court after being "kept in police custody for standing against police intimidation." He wrote; ...
‘He took Nude Photos after Raping me’- Witness Testifies Against Iniubong Umoren’s alleged Killer
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‘He took Nude Photos after Raping me’- Witness Testifies Against Iniubong Umoren’s alleged Killer

A female witness in the trial of Uduak Akpan, the man accused of killing job-seeker, Iniubong Umoren, has narrated to the court how the accused on December 5, 2020, lured allegedly lured her to his house with a fake job offer in December 2020 and raped her. Iniubong, a fresh graduate was allegedly killed by Akpan after luring her to his apartment with a fake job offer. Narrating her ordeal at the resumed trial, the witness told the court she had arrived Akpan’s house in Uruan Local Government Area by 5 p.m. and left around 1 a.m. “He said that in the farm, they deal on drugs and that the government knows about it, and before he employs anybody, he has to test the drugs on the person. I pleaded with him but he said that if the drug was too much on me, that there is a tonic water ...
Singer Tems reflects on her time in Ugandan prison one year after
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Singer Tems reflects on her time in Ugandan prison one year after

Tems is reflecting on her time in a Ugandan prison one year after the incident. The singer was remanded in prison in Uganda alongside singer Omah Lay and Muyiwa Awomiyi when they visited the African country for a concert last December. They were charged to court on charges of negligently doing acts likely to spread an infectious disease. Now, one year after, Tems took to Twtter to reflect on how much progress she has made since then. She tweeted: "This very day Last Year, I was sitting in prison in Uganda bonding with women and kids. "I almost can’t believe the things I’ve seen so far. "All I can say is God is too awesome and He will always have the last and final laugh."
Stevie J Files for Spousal Support in Divorce with Faith Evans
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Stevie J Files for Spousal Support in Divorce with Faith Evans

Stevie J has asked a court to order his estranged wife, Faith Evans, to pay spousal support in the former couple’s ongoing divorce case. According to legal documents, obtained by The Blast, the famous record producer wants a monthly payment made to him by his singer wife and is asking the court to not allow her to collect anything from him. In the filing, Stevie confirms the couple got married on July 17, 2018, and were married for over 3 years. But, he claims the two of them “separated” on October 19, 2021. Stevie cited “irreconcilable differences” as to why they split. The couple never had children, so child support is off the table. But, Stevie filled out the box on the divorce filing that says “spousal or domestic partner support payable” to him. Plus, he also marked the spot...
Meghan Markle speaks out after court victory, slams ‘deception and intimidation’
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Meghan Markle speaks out after court victory, slams ‘deception and intimidation’

Meghan Markle has spoken out after her court victory over the Mail on Sunday. The Duchess of Sussex sued Associated Newspapers Limited – the publisher of The Mail On Sunday and MailOnline – over five articles that reproduced parts of a "personal and private" letter to her father Thomas Markle Sr., 77, in August 2018 The newspaper today, Dec. 2, lost its appeal against a summary judgement which ruled the paper breached Meghan's privacy by publishing a letter she had written to her estranged dad Thomas Markle. The duchess won her case earlier this year when a High Court judge ruled in her favour without a full trial. But the publisher brought an appeal and, at a three-day hearing in November, argued the case should go to a trial on Meghan's claims against the publisher - including...
Human rights activist, Harrison Gwamnishu, breaks down in tears as he celebrates 5th anniversary of being acquitted by the court after he was wrongfully imprisoned for four years
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Human rights activist, Harrison Gwamnishu, breaks down in tears as he celebrates 5th anniversary of being acquitted by the court after he was wrongfully imprisoned for four years

Human rights activist, Harrison Gwamnishu, is a happy man today November 30, as he celebrates the 5th anniversary of being acquitted by the court after he was wrongfully imprisoned for four years. Harrison, who is the only surviving child of his parents, was arrested in June 2011 by his former boss who falsely accused him of robbery. He was arraigned in court for 'conspiracy, unlawful possession of fire arms and armed robbery". He was moved from Ogwashi Uku prison, SARS office Ikeja, A division Asaba, State CID Asaba, and Ikoyi prison. On November 30, 2015, he was discharged and acquitted after the court called for the complainant to come forward with evidence and none was provided. ''At 11:45am, 30-11-2015, The wardens unlocked the leg chain led me ...
“Nigeria is next” Bisi Alimi writes as Botswana loses court bid to revoke gay rights
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“Nigeria is next” Bisi Alimi writes as Botswana loses court bid to revoke gay rights

Bisi Alimi has reacted after Botswana's government lost a court bid to revoke gay rights. Botswana's High Court in 2019 ruled in favor of campaigners seeking to strike down jail sentences for same-sex relationships, declaring the punishment to be unconstitutional. Botswana's government attempted to overturn the landmark ruling that decriminalized homosexuality but the government lost on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. Reacting, Bisi shared a text photo with Botswana written on it, alongside the Botswana flag and the LGBTQ rainbow flag. In the caption, he wrote: "Homophobia will not last forever! Nigeria is next!" In Nigeria, same-sex relationship is still criminalized.
Indie rock band guitarist, 24, charged with murdering 18-year-old girl
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Indie rock band guitarist, 24, charged with murdering 18-year-old girl

Bobbi-Anne McLeod, a lead guitarist in a popular local indie rock band has been charged with the murder of teenager Bobbi-Anne McLeod. Cody James Ackland, 24, who lives in central Plymouth with his mother Helen, 49, is accused of abducting the 18-year-old as she waited at a bus stop last Saturday evening. Ackland - who showed up in court covered by a blanket - is the lead guitarist in local indie band Rakuda, which is made up of three other members, who are all close friends. The victim, Bobbi -Anne McLeod, vanished from a bus stop near her home in Plymouth on Saturday on her way to visit her boyfriend, Louie Leach. Police later discovered her headphones and a pouch of tobacco on a grass verge near the bus stop. Her body was later found near popular Bovisand Beach. Ack...
Update: Manchester City star, Benjamin Mendy appear in court by videolink after being charged with two more counts of rape
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Update: Manchester City star, Benjamin Mendy appear in court by videolink after being charged with two more counts of rape

Manchester City footballer, Benjamin Mendy has appeared in court charged with two more counts of rape. The 27-year-old French footballer now faces a total of six allegations of rape and one of sexual assault after initially being charged with five offences in August. The defender has been in custody since August after a number of bail applications were refused by judges. The footballer appeared by video-link at Manchester Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday afternoon, November 17, charged with two further counts of rape. He appeared alongside co-defendant, Louis Saha Matturie, 40, who has also been charged with two additional counts of rape and one of sexual assault. The case was sent to Chester Crown Court, where it will be heard on Thursday morning. A court heard prev...
Biafra: No Dialogue Until Nnamdi Kanu is Released – Lawyer Tells Buhari Govt
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Biafra: No Dialogue Until Nnamdi Kanu is Released – Lawyer Tells Buhari Govt

Nnamdi Kanu will not dialogue with the federal government without first being released, Aloy Ejimakor, his Special Counsel has said. Kanu is the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB. His lawyer made the statement on Friday. He said no dialogue would take place until the agitator is released. In a series of tweets, Ejimakor recalled how former South African President, Nelson Mandela was released from prison before apartheid ended. According to Ejimakor: “UPDATE: Today, I had a visitation with #Onyendu in the company of my colleague, Barr Ejiofor & his brother, Prince Emma Kanu. Our discussion centred primarily on the unfortunate episode in Court yesterday & the next course of action. Stay tuned for the details. “DIALOGUE? Nobody can initiate any dialogue un...
Mondays sit-at-home remains cancelled, arrest enforcers – IPOB
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Mondays sit-at-home remains cancelled, arrest enforcers – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has said its Monday’s sit-at-home order remains cancelled. IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful, said anyone found to be enforcing the sit-at-home order across the Southeast is an agent of the Department of State Services, DSS. Powerful urged people of the Southeast to go about their normal businesses, adding that anyone caught enforcing the order would be treated as an enemy of the region. In a statement he issued on Thursday, Powerful said: “We the global movement and family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our prophet and liberator Mazi Nnamdi Kanu wish to reiterate once again that IPOB has cancelled the Monday sit-at-home order and anybody or group enforcing the relaxed order is neither from IPOB nor from IPOB volunteer gr...
Court adjourns Kanu’s trial to January 19
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Court adjourns Kanu’s trial to January 19

Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has adjourned the trial of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) till January 19. Kanu, who was brought into the courtroom around 9.52am, complained that security agents refused to allow some members of his legal team, including his lawyer from the United States of America, Bruce Fein, to enter the courtroom. Kanu’s team of lawyers had staged a walk-out over the refusal of operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS, to allow some of them to gain access into the courtroom. Speaking on the issue, Nnamdi Kanu told Justice Nyako that Fein, who was handling a case for him in the US, was around to witness his trial. Kanu said from the dock: "I have an ongoing case in the US. I have not b...
Court admits man accused of calling Governor Ganduje and his sons “Kano thieves” to N500 bail
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Court admits man accused of calling Governor Ganduje and his sons “Kano thieves” to N500 bail

A Kano State magistrate’s court presided by Senior Magistrate Aminu Gabari has admitted Muazu Magaji Danbala, to bail in the sum of N500 with two sureties in like sum. It will be recalled that Danbala was arrested and charged to court for allegedly calling Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, and his two children "Kano thieves" The First Information Report alleged that the defendant on October 26, 2021, at about 1100hrs posted on Facebook the image and portrait of the governor of Kano State and his children Abdulaziz Ganduje and Balaraba Ganduje and boldly wrote on it ‘Barayin Kano’ However, the defendant had pleaded not guilty to the charges and thereafter defence counsel, one Barrister Saka applied for his bail. On Monday, November 8, when the case resumed for rulin...
Tina Tintor identified as woman killed when ex-Raiders player, Henry Ruggs, caused accident while driving under the influence
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Tina Tintor identified as woman killed when ex-Raiders player, Henry Ruggs, caused accident while driving under the influence

23-year-old Tina Tintor has been identified as the woman killed in an accident caused by ex-Raiders player, Henry Ruggs. Ruggs, 22, appeared in court on Wednesday, Nov 3, facing two felony charges of DUI resulting in death and reckless driving. Prosecutors said the NFL player was driving at around 156 mph seconds before crashing into Tintor’s 2013 Toyota RAV4 just before 4 a.m. on Tuesday, November 2. Prosecutors said a loaded gun was found in Rugg’s car and that his blood-alcohol level was more than double the legal limit, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. According to a police report, Ruggs was traveling at "a high rate of speed" when he veered into the right lane, hitting the back of Tintor’s car. Ruggs' Corvette traveled "approximately 519 feet post-impac...
Iniubong Umoren: Court joins Uduak Akpan’s sister to murder suit, issues arrest warrant
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Iniubong Umoren: Court joins Uduak Akpan’s sister to murder suit, issues arrest warrant

A High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, on Tuesday, joined Ms Anwan Bassey Akpan as the 3rd accused to the suit on Iniubong Umoren’s murder case. The court also issued a warrant compelling the Correctional Service to produce the 3rd accused in court on Thursday, November 4, 2021. The order followed her absence in court at the resumed hearing after she was arrested and detained for allegedly obstructing the arrest of her brother, Uduak Akpan, the first accused in the case. Uduak Akpan is standing trial alongside his father, Frank Akpan who was listed as the second accused over the murder of Iniubong Umoren, a graduate of Philosophy, University of Uyo, who was said to have been lured, raped and killed in the guise of offering her a job. The State Solicitor-General, Christop...
Rivers Police Burst Syndicate Manufacturing Fake Drinks
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Rivers Police Burst Syndicate Manufacturing Fake Drinks

Two men identified as Christian John and Akhayera Collins have been arrested as the Rivers state police burst a syndicate that specialises in manufacturing fake drinks and selling to unsuspecting buyers. Spokesperson of the command, SP. Nnamdi Omoni, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, November 1, said that the suspects were arrested at their hideout in Rumuokoro, Obio/Akpo Local Government Area of the state based on credible information. Omoni said that the suspects have confessed to the crime and would be charged to court at the conclusion of investigation. "On October 22, 2021 at about 3:30 p.m., operatives of Puff Adder, acting on credible information, led by the Commander SP. Noble Uwoh, stormed a hideout at Eligbolo Road, Rumuokoro, where they burst a syndicate that...
Andrew Cuomo facing new sex crime charge for ‘forcibly placing his hand under the blouse and left breast’ of former aide
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Andrew Cuomo facing new sex crime charge for ‘forcibly placing his hand under the blouse and left breast’ of former aide

Former New York governor, Andrew Cuomo is facing a new sex crime charge months after resigning from office instead of facing potential impeachment over allegations from aides that he molested them or touched them inappropriately.   He is now facing a misdemeanor charge in Albany City Court related to the alleged groping of a former aide. A copy of the court complaint accuses Cuomo of “forcible touching,” a class A misdemeanor, for allegedly intentionally and forcibly placing his hand under the blouse of the accuser and onto her left breast.   The complaint says the encounter occurred at the governor’s Executive Mansion in Albany on the afternoon of Dec. 7, 2020. “A misdemeanor complaint against former Governor Andrew Cuomo has been filed in Albany City Court,” N...
Brad Pitt’s petition for review in custody case with Angelina Jolie denied
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Brad Pitt’s petition for review in custody case with Angelina Jolie denied

Brad Pitt’s appeal against a court ruling that disqualified the judge in his custody battle with Angelina Jolie has been refused by the California Supreme Court. On Wednesday October 27, the court denied a review of the appeals court’s decision to disqualify Los Angeles superior court judge John W Ouderkirk from further hearing the Pitt-Jolie divorce case. Ouderkirk was let go for failing to sufficiently disclose his business relationships with Pitt's attorneys, something Jolie had been petitioning for since August 2020. The 2nd District Court of Appeal in California granted Jolie’s request to have the judge removed on 23 July, raising questions over the judge’s ability to remain impartial. Judge Ouderkirk had awarded Pitt joint custody over the couple’s five minor children...
Pictured: 19-year-old arrested for blackmailing top permanent secretary with sex tape in Yenegoa
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Pictured: 19-year-old arrested for blackmailing top permanent secretary with sex tape in Yenegoa

The 19-year-old girl accused of blackmailing a former Permanent Secretary of the Bayelsa State Ministry of Education, Dr Walton Liverpool, with a sex tape was arraigned and photos of her in court have emerged. Miss Charlotte Delhi, 19, allegedly shared a nude video of Dr Walton Liverpool on social media with an intention of extorting N15 million from him . The girl was accused of engaging in cyberstalking with an intention of blackmail which is contrary to section 24(2)c and punishable under subparagraph (b) of the cybercrime (prohibition, prevention etc) Act, 2015. Photos of her arriving at the court in handcuffs and a green prison uniform have been shared online. She's seen exiting the police van that brought her to court as prison officials lead her into the courtroom. ...
The minor was defiled by blunt penetration – Doctor tells court in Baba Ijesha’s cas
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The minor was defiled by blunt penetration – Doctor tells court in Baba Ijesha’s cas

A medical doctor told the court during the resumed hearing in Baba Ijesha's sexual assault case that the minor who the actor allegedly assaulted was indeed defiled. Dr Aniekan Makanjuola on Thursday, October 21, narrated his findings before an Ikeja Special Offences Court. Dr. Makanjuola said: "Our findings were that there was a blunt penetration of the vagina which was consistent with the client’s history." Makanjuola, a trained forensic medical examiner, is the Head of Clinical Services at Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF). She continued: "We took her to the consulting room and she gave a history of the events from seven years ago. She did not mention these incidents to her mother but it began to affect her mood and academic performance. "She disclosed wha...
I was possessed at that time – Man says after being arraigned in court for filming woman in a toilet
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I was possessed at that time – Man says after being arraigned in court for filming woman in a toilet

A man identified as Mark Mutongoi has been charged to court for filming a woman in a toilet at a petrol station in Westlands, Nairobi. The suspect is said to have filmed Margret Wangari without her consent on October 7, at Rubis petrol station in Westlands, Nairobi. Court prosecutor Robert Ogallo told the court; “After she was done she heard some movement behind the washroom." The court heard that it was the suspect’s movement that alerted the complainant, and she discovered that the accused person had strategically placed his phone on the washroom’s window and was recording her. The complainant later alerted fellow women who were within the area and this led to the arrest of the suspect. Appearing before senior principal magistrate Charles Mwaniki at Kibera Law Courts,...
Millionaire murderer, Robert Durst diagnosed with COVID and placed on a ventilator two days after being convicted of murdering his friend
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Millionaire murderer, Robert Durst diagnosed with COVID and placed on a ventilator two days after being convicted of murdering his friend

New York real estate heir, Robert Durst is in hospital with COVID-19 and on a ventilator just two days after he was sentenced in court to life in prison for murdering one of his best friends in 2000. Durst, 78, who appeared very ill during his sentencing on Thursday, 'looked worse than I've ever seen him,' lawyer Dick DeGuerin told the Los Angeles Times. Dicksaid he was notified that Durst was admitted after testing positive for Covid. He said Durst is on a ventilator but he had no other details about his condition. The Los Angeles Superior Court said in a statement that it had been told someone present for the sentencing hearing for Durst on Thursday had tested positive. “As a result, the court will follow health guidelines for assessing close contacts of the infected indi...
Court orders interim forfeiture of Mompha’s luxury items confiscated by the EFCC
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Court orders interim forfeiture of Mompha’s luxury items confiscated by the EFCC

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has granted an order of interim forfeiture of 11 luxury items confiscated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission from social media celebrity Ismaila Mustapha, aka Mompha. The items include five luxury sunglasses, five luxury wristwatches, and an iPhone8, which were seized from Mompha when he was arrested by the EFCC on October 19, 2019 at the Nnamdi AZikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Justice Lewis Allagoa made the order on Wednesday, October 13, after hearing arguments for an ex-parte application by EFCC counsel Chinenye Ugwoke. The judge ruled that the order subsists pending the EFCC’s investigation of the respondents in the suit, Mompha and his company Ismalob Global Investment Ltd. Mompha, a social media celebrity, and Is...
EFCC busts 12 suspected ‘Yahoo boys’ in Ibadan
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EFCC busts 12 suspected ‘Yahoo boys’ in Ibadan

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 12 suspected internet fraudsters in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren announced the operation in a statement on Friday. The alleged scammers were apprehended at Alapata and Awotan areas of Ibadan. The suspects, mostly undergraduates, were nabbed following intelligence on their alleged involvement in internet-related crimes. Fraudulent documents and other instruments allegedly used in committing the crimes were recovered. Uwujaren said a Toyota Corolla, sophisticated phones and laptops were also seized by operatives. The suspects will be charged to court at the completion of investigations.
Court remands man for allegedly raping 17-year-old daughter
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Court remands man for allegedly raping 17-year-old daughter

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court has ordered that a 52-year-old man, Sunday Anthony, should be remanded in Kirikiri Correctional Centre for allegedly raping his 17-year-old daughter. The police charged Anthony, who resides on Ibro St, Yewa Estate, Isawo Road, Agric Ikorodu, Lagos, with rape. Magistrate M.O. Tanimola, gave the order following a motion moved by the Prosecutor, ASP Victor Eruada, that the matter is referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice. The magistrate, who did not take the plea of Anthony, also directed the prosecutor to duplicate the file and send it to the DPP for advice. Tanimola, therefore, adjourned the case until Nov. 12. Eruada had earlier said that Anthony committed the offence sometime in January and March at his resid...
Comedian Mr Macaroni reacts to rumour of not graduating from the university by producing his certificate
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Comedian Mr Macaroni reacts to rumour of not graduating from the university by producing his certificate

Instagram comedian, Mr Macaroni has reacted to rumour of not graduating from the university by producing his certificate. The comedian who graduated with a second class upper, noted that he was expelled in 2017, took the school to court and settled out of court in 2018 before graduating and getting his certificate. Mr Macaroni also claimed that the "VP's people" are the ones behind the rumour because he criticized the VP.
Alleged N69bn debt: Court fixes Jan 24 for AMCON’s suit against Jimoh Ibrahim
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Alleged N69bn debt: Court fixes Jan 24 for AMCON’s suit against Jimoh Ibrahim

A Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed January 24, 2022 for a suit filed by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) for a stay of execution of orders granted Jimoh Ibrahim over alleged N69billion debt. On Monday, Justice Okon Abang fixed the date after AMCON’s request for reconsideration of the Court of Appeal verdict. The adjourned date would either be to mention the suit or abide by the decision of the Court of Appeal. NAN reports that AMCON was not in court while Ibrahim was represented by Oladele Oyelami, who held brief for Adeniyi Akintola (SAN). Oyelami told the court that the matter was slated for hearing the notice of appeal served on the defence on September 30 by AMCON. AMCON, through its lawyer, Ade Adedeji (SAN) indicated intention appeal the orders ...
Anti-open Grazing law: FG Backs Herdsmen Planned Suit against South Governors
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Anti-open Grazing law: FG Backs Herdsmen Planned Suit against South Governors

Moves by herdsmen to sue southern governors over the anti-open grazing bill they recently signed into law, has gotten a support from the federal government. Special Assistant (Media) to the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Dr Umar Gwandu in an interview with Punch, said Nigerians whose rights had been violated could go to court to seek protection. Most southern states, including Lagos, Ondo, Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, Abia, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Enugu, and just recently, Delta and Ogun states, signed the anti-open grazing bill into law. It was also gathered that police commands differed on the enforcement of the law. While Ebonyi and Osun state police commands said they would enforce the law. A source in the Lagos State Police Command told the publicati...
Update: Two men are Arrested in Connection with the Murder of Journalist Lyra McKee
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Update: Two men are Arrested in Connection with the Murder of Journalist Lyra McKee

Police have arrested two more men over the murder of journalist Lyra McKee. The men, aged 44 and 53, were arrested in the Londonderry area on Friday morning, October 1, under the Terrorism Act. They have been taken to the Serious Crime Suite at Musgrave police station in Belfast for an interview. Ms. McKee, 29, was shot dead in Londonderry in April 2019 as she observed rioting in the Creggan. Three men have already been charged with her murder, while another two men have been charged with rioting and associated offences. The extremist group that styles itself the New IRA previously claimed responsibility for the killing. Last month, Geroid Cavanagh, 33, and Jordan Devine, 21, both from Londonderry appeared by videolink at the city's magistrates' court where they were cha...
Britney Spears shares nude photos from Vacation after Conservatorship win
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Britney Spears shares nude photos from Vacation after Conservatorship win

American singer, Britney Spears is seemingly celebrating her conservatorship win with nude photos from her vacation with fiancé Sam Asghari. The couple had skipped town before Wednesday’s court ruling that suspended the singer’s estranged father, Jamie Spears, from her conservatorship. Britney shared several photos of her posing in front of a bathtub wearing nothing, except for strategically placed flower emojis. This include images of her on a secluded beach, rocking bright red bikini bottoms and covering her breasts with her hands. She wrote; “Playing in the Pacific never hurt anybody !!!!” 27-year-old Asghari also shared photos from their getaway, treating fans to video clips of a boat ride through crystal blue waters along with a plane ride. “Time to celebrate @bri...
NBA Chair asks Buhari for certified amalgamation treaty, confab report
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NBA Chair asks Buhari for certified amalgamation treaty, confab report

Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ilesa Branch, Barrister Kanmi Ajibola has requested certified copies of the 1914 amalgamation treaty and 2014 confab report from President Muhammadu Buhari. The lawyer asked the Federal Government to convey a National Conference where Nigerians will be given free and fair opportunities to discuss issues relating to the unity and harmony of one indivisible and indissoluble sovereign country. Ajibola, a human rights lawyer, in a letter dated September 22, 2021, said he looked forward to receiving the said vital documents within seven days. He gave the presidency seven days ultimatum to respond to his request or sue President Buhari to court. In the said letter titled “Re: Request for information in respect of some government’s activ...
Police officer who killed young lady in Ijeshatedo dismissed from service; to be arraigned in court
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Police officer who killed young lady in Ijeshatedo dismissed from service; to be arraigned in court

The police officer who fatally shot a young lady at her home in Ijeshatedo, Lagos state on September 11, has been dismissed from service and would be arraigned in court soon. The police made this known in a statement signed by the Lagos State Police Command PRO, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu. It reads ''This is to inform the general public that Sgt Samuel Philipps who was tried for the shooting incident of 11th September, 2021 that led to the death of Monsurat Ojuade has been dismissed from the Nigeria Police Force. He was dismissed after conclusion of his orderly room trial. The suspect will be charged to court today for murder. Recall that the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, had promised that the matter would be properly investigated and that justice would be serv...
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13-year-old boy narrates in court how he willingly had s3x with 32-year-old househelp for 8 months

A dramatic scene was recorded at a Kenyan court in Nairobi on Monday, September 20, as a 13-year-old boy testified that he "willingly" had sex with their 32-year-old househelp for eight months.   Testifying on camera after the househelp was granted cash bail, the boy said the affair began in July 2020.   He told the court that he had sex with the househelp whose name initials are V.N.W. at least 3 times a week and it usual occurred between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm on those specific days.   The minor said;   “She told me it’s our secret that I should not tell anyone, and as a result, I never told my parents except when I was caught watching pornography using my sister’s phone."   The boy also revealed that he was usually aroused after watchi...
My husband beats me for eating too much – Divorce-seeking woman tells court
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My husband beats me for eating too much – Divorce-seeking woman tells court

A 23-year-old woman, Firdausi Suleiman, on Monday dragged her husband, Haruna Haruna, before a Sharia Court sitting in Magajin Gari, Kaduna State, seeking divorce on grounds that he beats her and says she eats too much. In her petition, Suleiman, who lives in Rigasa in Kaduna, also told the court that her husband, Haruna, locks up the kitchen in the night. ”In our seven years of marriage, I have not spent a complete year without him sending me back to my parent’s house. “I was forced into marrying Haruna when I was 16 by my father. ”He banned me from receiving visitors in our marital house. He also beats me. ”When I got fed up, my parents got to know about what I have going through and reported the matter to his mother, His mother told me that he was possessed by an evil spi...
Cristiano Ronaldo Scammed £250k by Travel agent after Trusting her with Credit Card Pin
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Cristiano Ronaldo Scammed £250k by Travel agent after Trusting her with Credit Card Pin

A travel agent has been accused of cheating Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo out of nearly £250,000. The 53-year-old, named in Portugal as Maria Silva, also scammed the football star’s super-agent Jorge Mendes out of more than £14,000 and former Man Utd winger Nani out of more than £1,500. Her wrongdoing culminated in her getting a four-year suspended prison sentence at a court in Porto, Portuguese daily Jornal de Noticias reported on Sunday. The newspaper revealed dad-of-four Cristiano, 36, was spared having to attend her trial after she made a full confession. The four-times Ballon D’or winner gave a statement to police after flying to Porto by private jet and meeting up with his lawyer Carlos Osorio de Castro. Jornal de Noticias exposed  the scandal about g...
Resident doctors reject court order to suspend strike, to appeal ruling
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Resident doctors reject court order to suspend strike, to appeal ruling

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has rejected the court which ordered suspension of their ongoing strike. LIB reported that Justice Bashir Alkali gave the ruling on Friday September 17, following an interlocutory application brought by the Federal Government of Nigeria and Federal Ministry of Health against the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD). However in a statement signed by NARD's President Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, and Jerry Isogun, the group's secretary-general, the National Industrial Court in Abuja was accused of denying the doctors fair hearing by refusing to hear their objection, before taking the government’s application for interlocutory injunction. NARD said it has instructed its lawyers to appeal the ruling and file an application for...
Court orders DSS to pay N20bn to Igboho
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Court orders DSS to pay N20bn to Igboho

An Oyo state High Court has ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) to pay N20 billion to Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho. The payment is for damages done to his Soka home in Ibadan during the July 1 invasion by the DSS. Justice Ladiran Akintola gave the order Friday, September 17, in a suit filed by Igboho, who is currently in detention in Benin Republic. Igboho had demanded N500billion for the damages done to his home. The court declared the raid illegal and criticized the DSS for "arbitrary aggression and prejudices". The judge also dismissed an application challenging its jurisdiction for hearing the suit. Igboho was arrested in Benin Republic while trying to escape to Germany following the invasion of his residence by the ...
Amanda Bynes’ conservatorship extended until 2023
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Amanda Bynes’ conservatorship extended until 2023

Conservatorship of  “Easy A” actress, Amanda Bynes has been extended until March 2023. The former child actor who was initially placed under a temporary conservatorship in August 2013 after suffering a number of mental health and substance problems, will remain under the care of the court and her doctors until 2023, according to legal documents obtained by the The Blast. While the conservatorship will be in place until 8 March 2023, a review will take place in January 2023. Though details of the extension is still under seal, the legal guardianship has been continued a number of times after the actress' mother, Lynn, who is also her conservator, first filed for the extension. The former “Amanda Show” star had a tumultuous 2020 that resulted in her being ordered to check int...
R. Kelly allegedly forced his girlfriends to watch him play basketball every night while forbidding them from looking at other players – Court hears
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R. Kelly allegedly forced his girlfriends to watch him play basketball every night while forbidding them from looking at other players – Court hears

Grammy award winning singer, R.Kelly allegedly forced his girlfriend's to watch him play basketball and ordered them not to look at his teammates or opponents, accusers and former employees have told a court hearing. The accusations heard by the jury in Brooklyn Federal Court on Monday, September 13, show how the R&B singer allegedly exerted complete control over his girlfriends. One of Kelly’s assistants, Suzette Mayweather, sat with his girlfriends at the games, and testified in court saying; “They would cheer for him. They would only cheer for Rob,” She said When a stray ball came toward the girls and young women, they’d go quiet if another player approached, recalled another Kelly employee. “They would cross they legs and look at the ceiling or the wall,” said Da...
Police officer who killed young lady, Monsura, in her home has been arrested
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Police officer who killed young lady, Monsura, in her home has been arrested

The police officer who fatally shot a young lady at her home in Ijeshatedo has been arrested and will be charged to court. The police made this known in a statement signed by the Lagos State Police Command PRO, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu. Recall that Monsura's sister took to Facebook on Saturday,  September 11, to say her sister was shot dead by police at their home on Friday, September 10 .She then called for justice with the hashtag #JusticeForMonsura. The statement reads: "It has come to the knowledge of the Lagos State Police Command that one Monsurat Ojuade (female) aged 18, was hit by a stray bullet at about 0100hrs of 11th September 2021 when a team of detectives from the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti went on investigation activities to effect the arrest ...
Fake lawyer who practised for 10 years apprehended in Osun court
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Fake lawyer who practised for 10 years apprehended in Osun court

A fake lawyer, Adebowale Adeola Babatunde has been arrested while presenting himself as counsel before a Magistrate Court in Osogbo, Osun State. The fake lawyer who according to findings has been practising for over 10 years was charged by Police in a case file number: MOS/152C/2021. But, according to a statement by the Publicity Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association, Osogbo branch, Dawood Ajetunmobi said the Ministry of Justice has taken over the case from the police after the union’s requested it to do so. It was gathered that the fake lawyer, Babatunde on March 10, 2021, appeared before Magistrate A. A Adeyeba to move a motion. The way and manner in which the fake lawyer conducted himself in the court raised suspicion which infuriated one of the lawyers in the ...
Man lands in Kirikiri over alleged possession of toy gun
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Man lands in Kirikiri over alleged possession of toy gun

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Friday ordered that a 27-year-old man, Basiru Usman, be remanded in Kirikiri Correctional Centre for allegedly being in possession of a toy gun. The police charged Usman, whose address was not provided, with conspiracy and unlawful possession of a firearm. Magistrate Folashade Osikoya gave the order following a motion moved by the Prosecutor, ASP Victor Eruada, that the matter be referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice. The magistrate, who did not take Usman’s plea, also directed the prosecutor to duplicate the file and send it to the DPP for advice. She adjourned the case until October 4. Earlier, Eruada said that Usman and some persons, at large, committed the offence on July 16 at 2 p.m along Alaba Rago Mar...
Footballer Jerome Boateng is fined £1.5m after being convicted of biting and punching the mother of his twin daughters
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Footballer Jerome Boateng is fined £1.5m after being convicted of biting and punching the mother of his twin daughters

Former Manchester City and Bayern Munich defender,  footballer Jerome Boateng has been fined £1.5 million by a court in Munich after being found guilty of biting and punching his ex-girlfriend. The German  football star, 33, was convicted of assaulting his ex-fiancée Sherin Senler during a Caribbean holiday three years ago but avoided a potential five-year jail term. Ms Senler, who is the mother of his twin daughters, told the court on Thursday September 9, that Boateng bit her and spat blood in her face, and punched her in the kidney so hard she could not breathe. Boateng had earlier denied all the allegations made against him as he testified for almost two hours on Thursday. The footballer claimed that he was the one who was attacked, telling th...
Court Convicts Kaduna Undergraduate over Fake Dubai ‘Runs’
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Court Convicts Kaduna Undergraduate over Fake Dubai ‘Runs’

Justice Hannatu A.L Balogun of Kaduna State High Court sitting in Kaduna on Thursday, September 9, 2021 convicted and sentenced one Nehemiah Joel to four months in prison on a one-count charge of cybercrime. His journey to prison began when he decided to pose on social media as a female prostitute based in Dubai, United Arab Emirate, to defraud unsuspecting victims, mostly middle-aged men after assuming the identity of one Chloe Adler, a white hooker. Part of his gimmick was to request for payment for his services upfront before meeting with his clients. One of the charges filed against him reads ''That you Nehemiah Joel (M), sometime in August, 2021 at Kaduna within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court attempted to commit an offence and in such attempt ...

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