Friday, April 23

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Nigeria Air Force Dismisses Video Released by Boko Haram Members Claiming it Brought Down the Missing Fighter Jet
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Nigeria Air Force Dismisses Video Released by Boko Haram Members Claiming it Brought Down the Missing Fighter Jet

The Nigerian Air Force has dismissed claims by Boko Haram sect that its members brought down the missing Alpha jet on Wednesday, March 31. The sect members today, April 2, released a video claiming responsibility for bringing down the jet. However, in an interview with newsmen, the Director Public Relations and Information Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, said the viral video could be clips from a previous incident and that the force will not be going into speculations based on the videos released. “We have seen some videos but there is nothing that has proven that the aircraft in those clips belongs to us, or have you seen a Nigerian Air Force aircraft number or the body of Air Force pilot or have you seen any Air Force uniform until we get all these details ou...
Police officer accused of raping and physically assaulting two female colleagues
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Police officer accused of raping and physically assaulting two female colleagues

The UK's Metropolitan Police is investigating allegations a serving male officer raped two female colleagues. Three years after the allegations were made, a BBC investigation with the Bureau of Investigative Journalism found that the officer was not charged or suspended, but will face a misconduct hearing. Both women were reportedly involved in ‘abusive’ relationships with the unnamed officer, before being introduced to each other by a mutual friend. The BBC investigation says both women made separate allegations of physical and sexual assault in 2017, which were denied. An investigation by Essex Police and the Crown Prosecution Service was then reportedly dropped in 2019 because of a lack of evidence. One of the women, whose name was changed to ‘Holly’, by the BBC to pr...
‘George Floyd Died from Drug Overdose’ – Defence in Derek Chauvin’s Murder Trial tells Jury
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‘George Floyd Died from Drug Overdose’ – Defence in Derek Chauvin’s Murder Trial tells Jury

The defense in the Derek Chauvin murder trial began his opening statement by telling the jury that George Floyd allegedly died from drugs and not by the actions of Chauvin. Attorney Eric Nelson told the jury there's evidence that is about more than 9 minutes of video. He then zeroed in on Floyd going to a market shortly before the police confrontation. He says employees from the market observed Floyd and believed he was under the influence of something. Nelson then raised the issue of Floyd allegedly trying to pass a counterfeit $20 bill. Nelson says when police got the call from someone inside the market, they said Floyd appeared "drunk." He told the jury when Floyd was inside a car after leaving the market he had fallen asleep, again suggesting he was under the influence....
Indian police accused of brutalizing and killing Nigerian man
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Indian police accused of brutalizing and killing Nigerian man

The death of a Nigerian man identified as Leohand Lyeanyi has triggered a protest at Outer Ring Road near Vikaspuri, as the Indian police have been accused of having a hand in it. It was alleged that the 43-year-old Nigerian man died in West Delhi’s Tilak Nagar after an alleged brief interaction with a policeman in the early hours of Sunday March 28. The police however denied this by stating that initial medical examination did not reveal any visible external injuries, and had no link to his interaction with a policeman and a home-guard patrolling duty in the area. Urvija Goel, deputy commissioner of police (west) told newsmen that the police were in the process of arresting protesters who allegedly took part in the protest he described as "riot" near Vikaspuri, under the Tila...
We kidnapped Edo Immigration PPRO and sold her to Fulani herdsmen in Ahor forest – Member of notorious kidnap syndicate
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We kidnapped Edo Immigration PPRO and sold her to Fulani herdsmen in Ahor forest – Member of notorious kidnap syndicate

Innocent Emonyon and his fulani accomplices The Edo State Police Command has arrested one Innocent Emonyon, a member of the notorious kidnap syndicate that abducted the PPRO of Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) in the state, Mrs Bridget Esene. Two Fulani herdsmen identified as Baguba Usman and Yusuf Ismaila, were also arrested in connection with the abduction of Mrs Esene and other victims. It was gathered that the kidnappers, said to be from the Southern part of Nigeria allegedly kidnapped people in Benin metropolis and sell them to Fulani herders in Ahor forest near Benin. LIB reported that the PPRO was abducted around Iqueniro area off Agbor Road, on Sunday morning, January 24, on her way to church in Benin City. After her release, Esene narrated how she was abducted by...
Alleged money laundering: FG tenders before court $1m cash allegedly recovered from former Chief of Air Staff, Umar Mohammed
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Alleged money laundering: FG tenders before court $1m cash allegedly recovered from former Chief of Air Staff, Umar Mohammed

The Federal Government on Thursday March 25 tendered before a Federal High Court in Abuja the sum of one million dollars allegedly recovered from the residence of a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Commodore Umar Mohammed (rtd). The former Air Chief who was in office from September 2010 to October 2012, was re-arraigned alongside his company before Justice Inyang Ekwo on a three-count charge bordering on money laundering, illegal possession of firearms and possession of official documents without lawful authority. An agent of the Department of State Services DSS who appeared as the first prosecution witness in the case identified the three bags in which the money allegedly recovered from the former Air chief's house was stashed. According to the DSS agent, the three bags labelle...
Court Convicts Nigerien, Five Others Over Fake $570,000
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Court Convicts Nigerien, Five Others Over Fake $570,000

Justice M.S. Shuaibu of the Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna has convicted and sentenced members of a notorious syndicate of fraudsters comprising a Nigerien and five Nigerians. The Nigerien, Magaji Musa (a.k.a Maishayi) and five Nigerians: Salisu Rabiu, (a.k.a Mai Magani); Ibrahim Idris, (a.k.a Dankano); Haruna Abdullahi,(a.k.a Balogun), Haruna Usman (a.k.a Maiturare) and Abubakar Umar (a.k.a Fulani), were handed fourteen years imprisonment following their prosecution by the Kaduna Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The convicts were prosecuted on four counts of conspiracy, attempt to obtain money by false pretence and possession of counterfeit currencies, contrary to Section 8A, 1A, 8B of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offence...
Actor Johnny Depp Denied Appeal in ‘wife beater’ Libel Case
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Actor Johnny Depp Denied Appeal in ‘wife beater’ Libel Case

Hollywood actor, Johnny Depp's appeal to overturn a damning high court ruling which backed a report that he assaulted his ex-wife Amber Heard and left her in fear for her life, has been struck out. The actor was denied an appeal in his U.K. libel case against The Sun publisher, News Group Newspapers, after he sought to overturn the 2020 ruling of the tabloid accurately calling him a “wife beater.” After a highly publicized three-week trial in 2020, Justice Nicol ruled that the label was “substantially true” regarding his relationship with ex-wife Amber Heard. The actor asked the court of appeal to grant permission for him to challenge the ruling, with the aim of having its findings overturned and a retrial ordered. Part of Depp’s argument relied on further evidence that Heard ...
Quavo Reportedly Didn’t Take Back the Bentley Convertible he gifted Saweetie after their Breakup
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Quavo Reportedly Didn’t Take Back the Bentley Convertible he gifted Saweetie after their Breakup

Migos rapper, Quavo reportedly didn’t take back the Bentley he gifted to his now ex-girlfriend Saweetie for Christmas in the wake of their messy break-up. This comes after MTO reported on Saturday that Quavo had her white $350,000 Bentley convertible repossessed after Saweetie announced their split on Twitter last week. A source noted that the action was taken due to the 27-year-old rapper announcing the couple's breakup on her Twitter account, which Quavo viewed as inappropriate. But later on Sunday, a source told TMZ that the car was not repossessed and there’s no evidence that it ever took place. The pair  first sparked breakup rumors when they unfollowed each other on Instagram.   Adding fuel to the fire, Saweetie later gave an interview in which she decl...
We Have Evidence That PDP Defeated Buhari In 2019 – Bala Mohammed
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We Have Evidence That PDP Defeated Buhari In 2019 – Bala Mohammed

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won the 2019 presidential election. While Buhari ran under the All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku was candidate of the opposition PDP. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared APC winner of the election. Although Atiku and his party challenged the outcome of the election from the tribunal up to the Supreme Court, they could not upturn the victory of Buhari. Speaking when he featured on Politics Today, a Channels Television programme, on Thursday, Mohammed alleged that fraud on the part of either INEC or security operatives cost his party the election. He said Nigerians knew what transpired during the 2019 elections, adding that his party has learnt its lessons....
“Armie Hammer Raped me for Over 4 Hours” 24-year-old Woman Accuses American Actor
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“Armie Hammer Raped me for Over 4 Hours” 24-year-old Woman Accuses American Actor

A  woman who formerly dated Armie Hammer is accusing the star of ongoing abuse, including rape. In a virtual press conference organized by her attorney, Gloria Allred, the 24-year-old woman identified as Effie Angelova claimed that Hammer "abused me mentally, emotionally, and sexually." Effie went on to describe an alleged incident on April 24, 2017, when she claimed Hammer "violently raped her for over four hours in Los Angeles, during which he repeatedly slammed her head against a wall, bruising my face." Effie further claimed she "tried to get away but he wouldn’t let her" during the 2017 incident. "I thought that he was going to kill me," she said. Effie said she met Hammer over Facebook in 2016 when she was 20 years old, and said their "relationship progressed r...
Twin Brothers Jailed for Fraud in Kwara
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Twin Brothers Jailed for Fraud in Kwara

Twin brothers, Taiye and Kehinde Adebayo have been handed a jail sentence after being convicted over offences bordering on internet fraud. The twin brothers who were prosecuted by the Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, were arraigned on a seven count charge to which they pleaded guilty. The charge against Taiye read in part; "That you, Taiye Adebayo, sometime in January, 2020, at Ilorin, within the judicial division of the Kwara State High Court, did cheat one Gary Brenton who you met on TWOO dating site, of the sum of $490 (Four Hundred and Ninety Dollars) received vide gift cards when you pretended to be female and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 320 of the Penal Code and punishable under Section 322 of the same Penal Code." ...
Rapper, Rae Sremmurd’s Brother Charged with Murder After he ‘Shot his Own Father’
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Rapper, Rae Sremmurd’s Brother Charged with Murder After he ‘Shot his Own Father’

Michael Sullivan, the brother of American hip-hop duo, Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi of Rae Sremmurd has been charged for the murder of their stepfather. District Attorney John Weddle revealed on Wednesday, March 17, that the 19-year-old was charged on Lee Mounty, Mississippi. The indictment was handed down to Sullivan after a grand jury heard evidence about the killing of 62-year-old Floyd Sullivan in January, TMZ reports. Michael faces life in prison if convicted and is still in custody, with no pending court date yet announced. The details surrounding the shooting that took place in Mississippi in January 2020 are still unknown. Officers from the Tupelo Police Department were sent to an address in the 500 block of Lumpkin Avenue at around 9.30pm on January 6 where they ...
Lady who Slept with 13-year-old boy Wins Bail Application, Judge rules that the Minor was a ‘Willing Participant’
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Lady who Slept with 13-year-old boy Wins Bail Application, Judge rules that the Minor was a ‘Willing Participant’

26-year-old Precious Teya who was arrested for sleeping with a 13-year-old boy has been freed on $10,000 bail, following a successful bail appeal at the High Court on Friday March 5. Teya who was initially denied bail when she appeared before Harare provincial magistrate Vongai Guwuriro on charges of indecent assault, won her bail application after High Court Judge Tawanda Chitapi ruled that based on the evidence presented, the juvenile was a willing and consenting participant. This came after her lawyer, Moses Nyatsoma argued that she was not guilty of the charges because she had no way of knowing that her alleged victim was only 13-years-old due to his stature and his conduct. After the prosecution stated that Teya forced her way into the house and forced the minor into fulf...
Court bars Tinubu’s daughter and others from levying Computer Village traders
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Court bars Tinubu’s daughter and others from levying Computer Village traders

Folasade Tinubu-Ojo, the daughter of All Progressives Congress leader Bola Tinubu and 5 others have been barred by a Lagos state high court from imposing levies on traders at the Computer Village, Lagos. This is coming a year after the traders embarked on a protest after Folasade who is also the Iyaloja-General of Lagos State, reportedly imposed leaders on them who introduced new levies. Punch reported that the order which is sequel to a fundamental human rights suit marked ID/9039MFHR/19, also barred Mrs. Bisola Azeez, Mr. Adeniyi Olasoji, Nofiu Akinsanya, Tony Ikani and the Commissioner of Police in Lagos State from imposing such levies. The judgment which Justice Yetunde Pinheiro delivered, read in part; “I find that the 2nd and 3rd respondents’ imposition of levies on the...
EFCC Tenders Evidence Against Ex-Kaduna Governor, Ramalan Yero
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EFCC Tenders Evidence Against Ex-Kaduna Governor, Ramalan Yero

The trial of a former governor of Kaduna State, Muktar Ramalan Yero, before Justice Z. B. Abubakar of the Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna continued on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 with the tendering of evidence by the first prosecution witness (PW1), Jonah Abimaje. Yero is being prosecuted by the Kaduna Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over his alleged involvement in the ‘sharing’ of N700 million provided by former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke to influence the outcome of the 2015 presidential election. Abimaje, who was Head of Operations at Ahmadu Bello Branch Kaduna, and acting regional Head of Operations, Ali Akilu Branch of a new generation bank in 2015, had during his testimony at the last sitting (January 21, 2...
Russia Reports the First Known Cases of H5N8 Bird Flu in Humans
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Russia Reports the First Known Cases of H5N8 Bird Flu in Humans

Russia has reported first cases of H5N8 viral found in human as seven people at a poultry farm in southern Russia have been infected. This is making it the first time that the highly pathogenic virus has been found in humans but there’s no evidence of human-to-human transmission. “Today, I want to inform you about an important scientific discovery made by scientists at the Vector scientific center,” Anna Popova, the head of Russia’s consumer health watchdog, said on Saturday, February 20.
Chinese Lab Investigated by WHO Over Origin of covid-19, Designed Secret Cages to Breed Bats for Coronavirus Experiments
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Chinese Lab Investigated by WHO Over Origin of covid-19, Designed Secret Cages to Breed Bats for Coronavirus Experiments

A Chinese lab in Wuhan, investigated by the World Health Organization over the origins of Covid-19 reportedly designed secret cages for breeding bats for virus experiments. The Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) was found to have filed patents for "bat rearing cages" and "artificial breeding" systems in the months before covid-19 first emerged in 2019 December. The institute located just miles from Covid's ground zero has been subjected to scrutiny since the virus emerged. The World Health Organisation released a report this week exonerating the lab, saying the lab wasn't responsible for Covid-19 origins, but the US and the UK  have branded the WHO's report a "whitewash" after new revelations about the work of Chinese scientists led by Dr Shi Zhengli, months before the ...
I Don’t Believe that Buhari is in Charge – Wole Soyinka
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I Don’t Believe that Buhari is in Charge – Wole Soyinka

Wole Soyinka, has said he doesn't believe that President Buhari is in charge of the country. According to the Noble laureate, the manner the President has so far handled insecurity, suggests that he doesn't have a full grasp of how bad it is. Speaking in an interview with Arise TV, Soyinka said he doesn’t see any proof that the president understands how much needs to be done in terms of improving security. “I have said this before and I wish to repeat this. Buhari does not appreciate the situation; he doesn’t understand. I see no evidence that he understands how grave the situation is. I have said it again and again, I don’t believe that he is in charge, because it is not possible in my view for a head of state, commander-in-chief of the armed forces, to say he is presiding over...
Rufus Giwa Polytechnic Student Macheted to Death
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Rufus Giwa Polytechnic Student Macheted to Death

A yet-to-be-identified student of the Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, in Owo, Ondo State, was macheted to death by some unknown persons on Wednesday, February 10. Confirming the incident to newsmen, the public relations officer of the institution, Samuel Ojo, said the reason for the attack is yet to be ascertained. Ojo dismissed rumours that the killing might be connected with the Student Union Government elections which is holding this week. He said there was no evidence to back up the claims that the killing is connected with the SUG elections and that the killing happened outside the polytechnic campus. Ojo added that an official statement on the incident will be released later.
Lagos State Government Auctions 83 Vehicles Impounded from Traffic Offenders
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Lagos State Government Auctions 83 Vehicles Impounded from Traffic Offenders

The Lagos State Ministry of Justice in collaboration with the State TaskForce on Environmental and Special Offences on Monday, February 8, supervised the public auction of 83 forfeited vehicles. The auctioned vehicles were earlier impounded in different areas of the state and at different times for contravening the one-way traffic law in the state. In January 2021, the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Unit secured a court order to auction the vehicles. The auction exercise was held today at the premises of the State Taskforce in Alausa, Ikeja in accordance with the forfeiture order of the Court. In attendance were the Chairman of the State Taskforce, the Coordinator of the State Special Offences Mobile Court, and representatives of the Ministry of Justice and...
Police to Prosecute Woman Accused of BHating her  Housemaid to Death in Kano
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Police to Prosecute Woman Accused of BHating her Housemaid to Death in Kano

  The Kano State Police Command is set to prosecute a mother of four, Fatima Hamza, who is accused of killing her housemaid, Khadija Rabiu. It will be recalled that Mrs Hamza was arrested after being accused of beating the late Khadija to a pulp and inserting dried pepper and metal object in her vagina. The 16-year-old girl, who is an indigene of Kwara State, was said to have died as a result of injuries she sustained from the beating. Her co-housemaid, who earlier said that Khadija died as a result of injuries she sustained from the beating, later retracted her statement. The suspect, however, claimed that the deceased, who spent about four months in the house was ill for two days before she died from complications from cat bites. Confirming the latest development o...
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We Have Frightening Evidence Of Heinous Activities – MURIC On Fulani Herdsmen

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has said that it has overwhelming evidence of destructions of farmlands by Fulani herdsmen across all the States of the federation. MURIC wants the Federal Government to compensate farming in all the states where herdsmen invade farms with their animals. PRESS RELEASE: HERDSMEN: COMPENSATE FARMERS FOR LOSS OF CROPS – MURIC TELLS FG The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has called on the Federal Government to compensate farmers whose crops were destroyed by herdsmen’s cows. MURIC suggests that the compensation which may be instalmental, should be paid to farmers whose farms were destroyed in all states of the federation. The group said it now has concrete evidence of the culpability of herdsmen, including video clips in which cows destroyed farms ...
Police and Helicopters swarm Marilyn Manson’s Hollywood Home over ‘Concerns for his Safety’ Following Abuse and Assault Allegations from 11 Women 
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Police and Helicopters swarm Marilyn Manson’s Hollywood Home over ‘Concerns for his Safety’ Following Abuse and Assault Allegations from 11 Women 

LAPD officials swarmed Marilyn Manson's Hollywood Hills home on  Wednesday night over concerns for his safety after 11 women including his ex-girlfriend, actress Evan Rachel Wood came come forward and accused the rocker of abuse and assault. According to TMZ, four police cruisers and an LAPD helicopter were dispatched to the singer's home around 6.00pm to perform a 'welfare check' on the 52-year-old after a concerned friend couldn't get in touch with him. Police later told DailyMail.com they were able to make contact with someone and found there was 'no evidence of any trouble whatsoever' at the property. In the last three days, almost a dozen women have accused Manson, real name Brian Warner, of abuse dating back several years. Hollywood actress,  Evan Rachel Wood ...
US House impeachment managers request former President Donald Trump testify at his trial over January 6 riots at the Capitol.
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US House impeachment managers request former President Donald Trump testify at his trial over January 6 riots at the Capitol.

The US House impeachment managers on Thursday requested Donald Trump testify at his upcoming Senate impeachment trial over his role in the January 6 riots at the Capitol. Lead impeachment manager Jamie Raskin sent a letter to Trump's attorney Thursday requesting that the former US president testifies before or during the upcoming impeachment trial, which begins next Tuesday, arguing that his testimony was needed after he disputed the House's allegations that he incited the insurrection at the Capitol. "Two days ago, you filed an Answer in which you denied many factual allegations set forth in the article of impeachment," Raskin, a Maryland Democrat, wrote. "You have thus attempted to put critical facts at issue notwithstanding the clear and overwhelming evidence of your consti...
Court admits more evidence in Naira Marley’s ongoing fraud trial
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Court admits more evidence in Naira Marley’s ongoing fraud trial

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos State has admitted more exhibits as evidence in the ongoing fraud trial of Nigerian artiste Naira Marley, whose real name is Azeez Fashola.   Justice Nicolas Oweibo in his ruling on Wednesday, Jan 26, admitted the Compact Disk containing Naira Marley's phone analysis, tendered in evidence by the second prosecution witness Anosike Augustine on the ground that the iPhone which was analysed has been admitted in evidence before.   The judge overruled the objection of Naira Marley’s counsel Olalekan Ojo (SAN) and admitted the CD in evidence marked exhibit 'F', Punch reports.   "l have considered the agreement of both parties as well as the ground for the objection, I consider the CD to be admissible in view of the nature of ...
Masseur found guilty of raping his client in her own home after she ordered his services online
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Masseur found guilty of raping his client in her own home after she ordered his services online

A masseur who raped a client while she wept during a 90-minute sex attack at her home after she ordered his services online has been found guilty. The masseur, Cosmin Tudorache, 33, repeatedly assaulted the woman after advertising his services on urbanmassage.com. According to Mail Online, the victim ordered his services online to treat herself to a massage after her roommate went out with friends for the evening on October 6, 2017. But the masseur, instead,  subjected her to a string of sex attacks when he arrived to do his job. Tudorache insisted his client consented to sex after she became 'horny' and reached out to grab his private parts. However, a jury at Inner London Crown Court convicted him of rape and two counts of assault by penetration. He was remanded in custody at...
Release Evidence Of Christian Boko Haram Members, CAN Tells Zulum
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Release Evidence Of Christian Boko Haram Members, CAN Tells Zulum

The Christian Association of Nigeria has challenged the Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, to post photo and video evidence of Christians whom he claimed are members of the notorious terror group, Boko Haram. CAN General Secretary, Joseph Daramola, who stated this in an interview with The PUNCH on Monday, was reacting to allegations by Zulum that Christians are members of the Abubakar Shekau terror group. The PUNCH had reported that Zulum alleged on Friday at an event in Lagos that Asians, foreigners and other Africans are part of the terror group. The governor had said, “I’m from Borno State, and many of our children are into Boko Haram. I’m not denying the fact. But again, they are being sponsored by many people across the world. Among Boko Haram, we have white men, As...
Court Dismisses APC’s Certificate Forgery Lawsuit Against Governor Obaseki
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Court Dismisses APC’s Certificate Forgery Lawsuit Against Governor Obaseki

The alleged certificate forgery suit filed against Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state by the  All Progressives Party (APC) and a chieftain of the party Williams Edobor, has been dismissed by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja. The plaintiffs had accused the Edo state Governor of presenting a forged certificate purportedly issued by the University of Ibadan to seek re-election in the Edo State governorship election held on September 19, 2020. Justice Ahmed Mohammed delivered the judgment on Saturday January 9 after both parties closed their cases and presented witnesses and evidence to the court, dismissed the case on grounds of the allegations not being proved. He noted that though the allegation of forgery was criminal in nature and required to be proved beyond reasonabl...
NOUN Staff Arrested for Allegedly Killing his Colleague Over N70000 in Benue
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NOUN Staff Arrested for Allegedly Killing his Colleague Over N70000 in Benue

The Nigeria Police Force has arrested a 31-year-old staff of the National Open University of Nigeria NOUN in Benue state, Ikon Danasabe, for allegedly employing the services of his fellow cult members to kill his colleague, Francis Atache, over N70, 000. Vanguard reports that an investigation into the case commenced shortly after Francis was gruesomely murdered and his body dumped in a bush in August 2020. The Benue state police command in the course of its investigation got information that Ikon and late Francis had a faceoff over a certain N70, 000. Ikon was arrested by the police but was however placed on holding charge at the Makurdi Correctional Center since he denied any involvement and there wasn't any evidence to prove the claim that he indeed killed late Francis.   ...
No Evidence Of Widespread Voter Fraud Yet – U.S. Attorney General, William Barr
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No Evidence Of Widespread Voter Fraud Yet – U.S. Attorney General, William Barr

Attorney General William Barr just dealt the most credible blow to Donald Trump's lies about a stolen election, precisely because he previously often came across more as the President's personal lawyer than a neutral arbiter of justice. Trump has suffered repeated and embarrassing defeats in court. Republican governors and secretaries of state have certified results that show he lost on November 3. And he has so far failed to stage an Electoral College coup. But Barr's admission Tuesday that his Justice Department has looked for significant voter fraud but has found none that would change the result is sure to be treated as a betrayal by a President who demands sworn fealty from subordinates Barr's comments to the Associated Press on the election -- which stated what every obj...
No Evidence To Prosecute 33 Indicted SARS Operatives – AGF’s Committee
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No Evidence To Prosecute 33 Indicted SARS Operatives – AGF’s Committee

The Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation has said there is no sufficient evidence to prosecute the 33 operatives of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad indicted in last year’s report of a Presidential Investigative Panel, Sunday PUNCH has learnt. The AGF’s office has therefore asked the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, to set up “a special investigation team” to conduct “thorough investigation” into the cases. This is contained in a report of a committee set up by the AGF, Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN), to review the individual cases recommended for prosecution by the special presidential panel. Our correspondent on Friday obtained the excerpts of the report from a top police source. The Presidential Panel led by the Executive Secretary of the Nat...
Bring to Justice those involved in Lekki shooting- Amnesty International tells FG
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Bring to Justice those involved in Lekki shooting- Amnesty International tells FG

Human rights group, Amnesty International has asked the Federal Government to ensure that all persons involved in the October 20 shooting of EndSARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate are brought to justice.   In its latest report published on Wednesday October 28, by its country director Osai Ojigho, the rights group said it is still investigating the shooting and reported removal of bodies of persons allegedly killed during the shooting. “Amnesty International is again calling on Nigerian authorities to bring to justice those behind the shooting and to protect those who are exercising their right to freedom of assembly. “The organization is still investigating the shooting and the reported removal of bodies of those killed by the military in an attempt to remove evidence.” ...
Seek Redress In Court, Witnesses And Evidence Readily Available – FFK To Wife
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Seek Redress In Court, Witnesses And Evidence Readily Available – FFK To Wife

Former minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has dared his estranged wife to head to the courts to prove her allegations of physical abuse. Fani-Kayode disclosed this on his official Twitter handle on Sunday in reaction to an online viral video which showed the former minister exchanging words with his estranged wife, Precious Chikwendu. The couple recently fell out with the wife accusing Fani-kayode of physical abuse while the he has rebuffed such claims. He alleged to have caught his alienated wife in bed with a  married man. He said, “I have chosen to take the high horse and I refuse to allow my estranged wife to turn the affairs of my personal life into a public circus. If she has any issues let her use the right medium as a responsible adult and mother and stop secretly fe...
UEFA Reacts as CAS Overturns Man City’s Ban
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UEFA Reacts as CAS Overturns Man City’s Ban

UEFA has reacted to the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), to overturn Manchester City’s two-year ban from European competitions. The ruling means City will play in the Champions League next season. The former English champions have also had their fine reduced from £25million to £8.9million. City had been banned by UEFA for breaking Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules, but have had the decision overturned by CAS. However, a statement from European football’s governing body on Monday, showed they were not happy with what they see as many of City’s alleged breaches being “time-barred.” “UEFA notes that the CAS panel found that there was insufficient conclusive evidence to uphold all of the CFCB’s conclusions in this specific case and that many of the alleged...
Blow for Man Utd, Chelsea as CAS Overturns Man City’s Ban
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Blow for Man Utd, Chelsea as CAS Overturns Man City’s Ban

Manchester City will play in the Champions League next season, after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) overturned their two-year ban from European football. UEFA’s club financial control body handed City the suspension in February, over “serious breaches” of club licensing and Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations. The former Premier League champions strongly denied any wrongdoing and appealed the decision at CAS last month. After hearing evidence over the course of three days in June, CAS has now overturned the suspension. A statement from City on Monday read: “Whilst Manchester City and its legal advisors are yet to review the full ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), the Club welcomes the implications ...
Court Acquits Man Accused of Defiling Neighbours’ 9-year-old Daughter
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Court Acquits Man Accused of Defiling Neighbours’ 9-year-old Daughter

A man accused of defiling his neighbour's 9-year-old daughter has been discharged and acquitted by a Lagos High Court. Niyi Oyelami, who was accused 5 years ago of defiling his neighbours’ 9-year-old daughter, was discharged and acquitted by Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye of a Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere. The court found Oyelami not guilty of the offence of defilement after five years of trial. While delivering judgement in a virtual court proceeding, Justice Ipaye acquitted the defendant on the grounds that the prosecution was unable to prove its case beyond every reasonable doubt. The Judge said that the testimony of the two prosecution witnesses failed to establish that the accused person actually committed the offence. She said, "Niyi Oyelami, you are hereby disch...
WHO Declares Nigeria Polio Free
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WHO Declares Nigeria Polio Free

The World Health Organisation, WHO, has declared Nigeria free of wild polio, following the completion of its documentation for the free status. The UN health agency made this known in a tweet via its regional office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, official twitter account on Thursday. According to the agency, Nigeria’s complete documentation for the wild polio virus-free status was accepted by the Africa Regional Certification Commission for polio eradication (ARCC). “Today, Nigeria’s complete documentation for Wild Polio virus-free status was accepted by the Africa Regional Certification Commission for polio eradication (ARCC). “It is a historic day for Nigeria, Africa, and the Global Polio Programme,’’ the tweet reads. Also, Dr. Faisal Shuai...
US actor, Danny Masterson Charged with Raping Three Women at his Hollywood Hills home
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US actor, Danny Masterson Charged with Raping Three Women at his Hollywood Hills home

American actor, Danny Masterson, best known for his role on the hit series That '70s Show', has been charged with raping three women. The 44-year-old was arrested at 11:30 a.m. PT on Wednesday,  June 17, and released shortly before 3 p.m. PT on a $3.3 million bail, according to information available on the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department website. Authorities say Masterson, who is charged by his full name Daniel Peter Masterson, is accused of raping a 23-year-old woman between January and December 2001. He also allegedly raped a 28-year-old woman in April 2003 and a 23-year-old woman sometime between October and December of that year, a press release from the District Attorney's Office said. All of the alleged crimes took place at Masterson's Hollywood Hills home, autho...
‘I love not seeing Liverpool academy players again – that means they’re excelling’ – McManaman
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‘I love not seeing Liverpool academy players again – that means they’re excelling’ – McManaman

The former England winger says that it is a positive sign if he does not have too much interaction with the players Former Liverpool player Steve McManaman has said that he is delighted that he is not seeing much of the club’s academy players because it is evidence that they are thriving. Speaking ahead of the return of Premier League action for the first time in three months due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Academy mentor said that the players’ lack of interaction with him is evidence of their success while training with the first team. There was further encouragement on that front for the Premier League leaders in a 6-0 friendly win against Blackburn at Anfield as Jake Cain and Leighton Clarkson both featured, with the latter netting the last goal.
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Trump says ‘he has seen evidence that COVID-19 originated in Chinese lab’

U.S President Donald Trump has appeared to undercut his own intelligence agencies by suggesting he has seen evidence coronavirus originated in a Chinese laboratory. Earlier the US national intelligence director’s office said it was still investigating how the virus began. But the office said it had determined Covid-19 “was not manmade or genetically modified”. China has rejected the lab theory and criticised the US response to Covid-19. Since emerging in China last year, the virus has killed 230,000 people worldwide including 63,000 in the US. Simple ways you can help during the pandemic Has US tested more than rest of world combined? The pandemic has seen at least 3.2 million people infected, a million of them Americans, since the virus spread from the city of Wuhan. ...
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IPOB is Using Christianity to Wage War against Nigerian State – Presidency

The Presidency has accused the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) which was described as "self-proclaimed Jews", of using Christianity to wage war against the Nigerian state. In the statement released by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and publicity Garba Shehu, IPOB was accused of attempting to drive a wedge between the Nigerian government and its US and UK/European allies.   The Presidency also alleged that there is available evidence to show that the proscribed group is being funded with a monthly spending of $85,000 USD since October 2019, with no records of the source of the largesse. The statement read;   IPOB, SELF-PROCLAIMED JEWS, USING CHRISTIANITY TO WAGE WAR AGAINST THE NIGERIAN STATE The Presidency wishes to draw the attention...
Let Us See Evidence When You Kill Bandits, Ex-Lawmaker, Shehu Sani, Tells Nigerian Government
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Let Us See Evidence When You Kill Bandits, Ex-Lawmaker, Shehu Sani, Tells Nigerian Government

The Nigerian Army has come under immense scrutiny in recent times from citizens, who say the government had not been transparent and truthful in the fight against insurgency in the country. Shehu Sani, a former lawmaker from Kaduna State, has asked the Nigerian Government to always show proof that it was fighting insecurity in the country. The Nigerian Army has come under immense scrutiny in recent times from citizens, who say the government had not been transparent and truthful in the fight against insurgency in the country. Sani in a tweet on Sunday said when armed bandits kill Nigerians, gruesome photos of the mayhem are released. He therefore urged the Nigerian Government to show when it also kills bandits by providing evidence. He said, "Whenever the bandits kill, w...
Coronavirus is Weaker than it was During the Height of the Pandemic – Italian Doctors Say
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Coronavirus is Weaker than it was During the Height of the Pandemic – Italian Doctors Say

Coronavirus has weakened and is no longer as potent as it was when the outbreak started. According to doctors in Italy, patients are showing much smaller amounts of the viral load in their system, compared to samples taken during the peak of the crisis in March and April,  saying the disease which has killed 370,000 worldwide - is much less lethal than it was and 'no longer clinically exists'. Italy was once the Epicenter of the Coronavirus outbreak in Europe, but Covid-19 deaths have been falling in Italy for weeks. Viruses may become weaker over time in a bid to survive if they kill or cripple all their human hosts but some virologists have now come out to cast doubt on the Italian doctors' claims, saying there is no evidence the virus is losing potency anywhere. Professor Al...
Parrot Who “Heard Victim’s Last Words” To Give Evidence At Trial Of Two Men Who Allegedly Raped And Murdered Her
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Parrot Who “Heard Victim’s Last Words” To Give Evidence At Trial Of Two Men Who Allegedly Raped And Murdered Her

A 46-year-old Argentine woman, Elizabeth Toledo was raped and murdered in the city of San Fernando in December 2018. Her body was found naked on a mattress on the floor in an apartment in Buenos Aires, next to her parrot. As part of the evidence filed in the case last week, police recorded a statement from a police officer who said he heard the Toledo parrot shortly after the killing saying no, Por favour, soltame!” (“No, please, let me go”), Clarin reports. The police believe the parrot was repeating its owner’s last words as she was allegedly beaten and raped by two housemates. The officer had been standing guard outside the murder scene when he heard what sounded like a woman screaming inside. He looked inside the apartment – but only found Toledo’s naked and bruised body ...
Musician Dies In Hospital Just Two Days After End Of Hunger Strike
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Musician Dies In Hospital Just Two Days After End Of Hunger Strike

A member of a Turkish left-wing music band died on Thursday in an Istanbul hospital, just two days after he ended a nearly one-year hunger strike protesting government persecution, his lawyer told dpa. Bassist Ibrahim Gokcek died on Thursday at a hospital in Istanbul’s Beylikduzu district, lawyer Gorgun Danaci said. He said lawyers found out about Gokcek’s death during a trial in which Gokcek was accused of alleged terror links. Turkey considers music band Grup Yorum as being linked to the far-left Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C), which Ankara labels as a terrorist organisation. There was no clear evidence against Gokcek except for statements from “secret witnesses,” his lawyer added. Gokcek had started his strike in prison and was only released on...
All Evidence Suggests Coronavirus Originated In Bats – WHO
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All Evidence Suggests Coronavirus Originated In Bats – WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that all available evidence suggests that the coronavirus originated in bats in China late last year and it was not manipulated or constructed in a laboratory. US president Donald Trump said last week his government was trying to determine whether the virus emanated from a lab in Wuhan in central China. WHO spokeswoman Fadela Chaib told a Geneva news briefing: All available evidence suggests the virus has an animal origin and is not manipulated or constructed virus in a lab or somewhere else. It is probable, likely, that the virus is of animal origin. She added that it was not clear how the virus had jumped the species barrier to humans but there had “certainly” been an intermediate animal host.
COVID-19: No law against release of corpses —Lagos govt
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COVID-19: No law against release of corpses —Lagos govt

THE Lagos State government, yesterday, said there was no existing law in the state that stops the release of the bodies of COVID-19 dead patients to their relatives. It also disclosed that no fewer than one million households have been reached in the search for active cases of COVID-19 in communities. The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi said this while giving updates on the containment efforts of the virus in the state during a pressing conference. Abayomi, however, noted that the state government will soon issue a policy on the use of facemasks, adding that it has commenced mass production of local face mask. The commissioner said: “There are no existing laws that empowered us to deny the families of deceased bodies. The protocol for managing death ...
Coronavirus: UK Government to Give Police the Right to Arrest People and Put Them in Isolation
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Coronavirus: UK Government to Give Police the Right to Arrest People and Put Them in Isolation

The British government is set to give police and immigration officials the right to arrest people and put them in isolation in other to help curb the spread of coronavirus. An Emergency Coronavirus Bill, which will be tabled at the Parliament on Thursday, will give ministers the powers they say they need to respond to the threat of the virus and support the NHS. In a statement, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: ‘The new measures we will be introducing in the Emergency Coronavirus Bill this week will only be used when it is absolutely necessary and must be timed to maximise their effectiveness.’ He also confirmed that the new law will also allow more phone or video hearings in court cases to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and will enable Border Force to temporarily suspend op...
Don’t Take Ibuprofen for Coronavirus Symptoms – WHO
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Don’t Take Ibuprofen for Coronavirus Symptoms – WHO

The World Health Organization has warned against taking Ibuprofen for symptoms of coronavirus which includes runny nose, sore throat, cough and fever. The warning came after French health officials warned that anti-inflammatory drugs could worsen effects of the virus. Commenting on a recent study in The Lancet medical journal, French Health Minister Olivier Veran said it was hypothesised that an enzyme boosted by anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen could facilitate and worsen COVID-19 infections. Veran stressed that coronavirus cases should take paracetamol instead, while those already being treated with anti-inflammatory drugs should ask advice from their doctor. When asked about the study, WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeier told reporters in Geneva the UN health agen...

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