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USMNT boss Berhalter: Pulisic’s status up in the air for Jamaica clash
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USMNT boss Berhalter: Pulisic’s status up in the air for Jamaica clash

The Chelsea forward's health is being monitored closely Gregg Berhalter says Christian Pulisic's status will come down to a "judgement call" ahead of the U.S. men's national team's match against Jamaica on Tuesday. Pulisic came off the bench to score a winner for the U.S. against Mexico late last week despite having only played limited minutes recently after missing time due to an ankle injury. At the start of camp, Berhalter said he intended to take it easy with Pulisic, who isn't quite at full fitness, and the USMNT boss reiterated that point on Monday when asked if the Chelsea star could start on Tuesday.
I remain chairman of Langtang North LGA despite court ruling – Barr Zulfa
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I remain chairman of Langtang North LGA despite court ruling – Barr Zulfa

The controversy surrounding the chairmanship of Langtang North Local Government Council of Plateau State has continued as Barr. Bitrus Zulfa of the ruling All Progressives Congress on Monday said neither himself nor the Council was a party to the suit and judgment obtained by Hon. Joshua Ubandoma Laven of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party. He also said such judgment cannot be enforced against people who are not parties to the suit. DAILY POST recalls that Barr. Zulfa, the immediate past Commissioner for Housing in the State, was the candidate of the ruling APC in the October 9th, 2021 LGC elections that took place in the State, and was returned winner. Zulfa disclosed this while briefing journalists in Jos, the State Capital. He said, “I must state in unambiguous ter...
“How the narrative has changed” Sonia Ogiri revisits her beef with Mercy Johnson after incident at the actress’ daughter’s school
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“How the narrative has changed” Sonia Ogiri revisits her beef with Mercy Johnson after incident at the actress’ daughter’s school

Actress Sonia Ogiri has revived her old beef with Mercy Johnson after the actress came out to accuse a teacher at her daughter's school of bullying her child because of the hatred she has for her, the mother. Mercy claimed in a video that she noticed a teacher at her daughter's school hated her for no reason and she mentioned it to her husband. Addressing that, Sonia, who claimed in 2019 that Mercy Johnson didn't like her for no reason, said "judgement day" is coming on everyone "one by one". Back in 2019, Sonia had shared her "bitter experience" with Mercy Johnson who she accused of hating her for no reason. She claimed that Mercy did "mean things" to her including refusing to ride in the same car with her for no reason. She further claimed that Mercy asked movie crew memb...
Supreme Court upholds Soludo as APGA’s Anambra governorship candidate and Oye as National Chairman
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Supreme Court upholds Soludo as APGA’s Anambra governorship candidate and Oye as National Chairman

The Supreme court has affirmed the candidacy of Professor Chukwuma Soludo as the Governorship candidate of APGA in Anambra governorship election come 6th November 2021. This comes after over two hours of fierce legal battle by lawyers on Thursday, October 14, in Abuja. The apex court also upheld the judgement of the Court of Appeal, Kano Division delivered on August 10, which had affirmed Chief Victor Oye as the National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance and validated the primary election that produced Soludo. In a judgment of a five-man panel of justices of the court, the appeal filed by one Jude Okeke was dismissed on the ground of being an abuse of court process. Justice Mary Peter Odili, who delivered the lead judgment, awarded a sum of N1 million to be paid...
Police yet to pay N50m compensation for killing boy one year after – Family alleges
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Police yet to pay N50m compensation for killing boy one year after – Family alleges

Lawyer to the family of late, Daniel Ikeagwuchi, also known as sleek, who was killed by a police officer in Port Harcourt in 2020 has decried the continued delay in the payment of compensation to the deceased’s relatives one year later. Sleek was shot dead around a supermarket at the Elelenwo axis of Port Harcourt on September 19 2020 by a mobile police officer. The family lawyer Noble Njoku in an interview in Port Harcourt on Wednesday said the police had failed to respond to the several demand letters sent to the headquarters in Abuja. The lawyer said the police was yet to reach out to the family despite the November 2020 court judgment ordering a 50 million naira compensation to the family. In his words, “We had filed a fundamental human right suit on 15th October 2020 and j...
EPL: You’ll regret your decision – Cascarino reveals why Guardiola will not win title
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EPL: You’ll regret your decision – Cascarino reveals why Guardiola will not win title

Former Chelsea striker, Tony Cascarino, has said that Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola is bound to regret some of his decisions this season. According to him, the Spaniard may regret his decision to not sign a striker during the transfer window. He said for this particular reason, the Manchester side will not win the title this season. Speaking on talkSPORT, Cascarino, who watched the defending champions struggle to a 0-0 draw at home with Southampton on Saturday, said, “We can only make that judgment really at the end of the season, but I’ve said all along if you were prepared to pay £100million and a bit more for Harry Kane you definitely wanted a striker. “You think you need one because you made a bid for a striker that didn’t go over the line. “The fact th...
APGA disowns Jude Njoku as Party National Chairman, insists on Oye
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APGA disowns Jude Njoku as Party National Chairman, insists on Oye

The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), has refuted viral claims of a court pronouncement affirming Chief Edozie Njoku as the party’s national chairman. The All Progressive Grand Alliance is currently battling a leadership crisis that has led to the emergence of several factions, coupled with court litigations among each of the factions claiming to be the authentic elected national working committee (NWC) of the party. A party chieftain, Edozie Njoku had approached the federal high court and sought among other reliefs, a declaration of the court in his favour as the National Chairman of APGA. He also prayed the court to mandate Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to recognise him as the National Chairman of APGA and to stop recognizing Victor Ike Oye as the Nationa...
US Lieutenant Colonel resigns over Biden’s ‘tyrannical’ vaccination mandate
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US Lieutenant Colonel resigns over Biden’s ‘tyrannical’ vaccination mandate

A US Army Lieutenant Colonel has resigned and given up his pension after more than 19 years of service over President Joe Biden's vaccine mandate, which he says is  'unethical, immoral and tyrannical' Lt Col Paul Douglas Hague's resignation letter was shared by his wife tweeted, who announced that the Army vet is 'walking away from all he's worked for and believed in since he was an ROTC kid'. This comes after the Pentagon said last month that it will require service members to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. In the letter - which he wrote on August 23, the day after the Pentagon announced all active military were to get vaccinated immediately - Hague said he refused to 'sit still and allow a serum to be injected into my flesh against my will and better judgement'. He wrote: ...
Court of Appeal stops Rivers and Lagos from collecting VAT
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Court of Appeal stops Rivers and Lagos from collecting VAT

A Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has stopped the governments of Rivers and Lagos from collecting Value Added Taxes (VAT), pending the determination of an appeal filed by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). The appellate court which said the order was to preserve the ‘Res’ (subject matter) of the appeal before it, gave the order on Friday September 10. This came after Attorney-General of Lagos state, Moyosore Onigbanjo informed the court of an application for the Lagos state government to be joined as a co-respondent in the appeal filed by FIRS. The three-member panel of justices of the appellate court led by Haruna Tsammani asked parties involved in the case to refrain from taking action, following a judgement by a high court which gave Riv...
Appeal Court halts Rivers, Lagos from collecting VAT
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Appeal Court halts Rivers, Lagos from collecting VAT

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has halted the Rivers State government from collecting Value Added Taxes VAT until all legal disputes relating to the matter are resolved. The court ordered that the judgment of the state high court from which the state drew authorities to collect the tax be implemented. Justice Haruna Simon Tsanami who issued the order in Abuja on Friday also directed that the law passed by Rivers State House of Assembly and assented to by Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike must not be implemented. The appellate court held that since parties have submitted themselves to the authorities of the court for adjudication of the matter, they must not do anything that will destroy the subject matter of the appeal. In specific terms, Justice Tsanami granted status quo ante in favo...
Court reinstates Uche Secondus as PDP national chairman
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Court reinstates Uche Secondus as PDP national chairman

Justice Nusirat. I. Umar, a vacation Judge of the Kebbi State High Court, has ordered Uche Secondus to return to his position as the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) National Chairman. Justice Umar gave the order in Birnin Kebbi on Thursday while ruling in suit no: KB/AC/M. 170/2021. The judge said she was satisfied after reading the affidavit of the respondents that an interim order be granted on the purported suspension of Secondus pending judgment. She granted leave to Secondus “to continue exercising all the constitutional powers of the office of Chairman of PDP (second defendant) as enshrined in both 1999 Constitution of Nigeria as amended and the Peoples Democratic Party’s constitution…” The party leader will remain in his position pending the hearing and final determinati...
Court reaffirms Jude Okeke as APGA national chairman
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Court reaffirms Jude Okeke as APGA national chairman

Jude Okeke has been reaffirmed as the authentic National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) by an Imo State High Court sitting in Owerri. Justice Vivian Isiguzo, who delivered the judgement on the applications on Thursday August 18 after an application of stay of execution and leave to appeal by the Victor Oye-led faction of APGA on the earlier judgment of the court on the matter, also directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to recognise all correspondence from Okeke’s faction for the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State. Though Victor Oye's leave to appeal the judgment was granted, the court however refused to grant the prayer on stay of execution. Counsel to Okeke, Collins Asikilobi who reacted to the court judgement stated ...
Crisis Persists As Court Throws Soludo Out Declares Umeoji APGA Governorship Candidate
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Crisis Persists As Court Throws Soludo Out Declares Umeoji APGA Governorship Candidate

The High Court sitting in Owerri, on Thursday ruled in favour of Chukwuma Umeoji as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance in Anambra State. The court also directed the Independent National Electoral Commission to recongize the Owerri Convention that produced Jude Okeke as the Chairman of the party. The court struck out the suit filed by Victor Oye asking it to stop the electoral body from recognizing and publishing the name of Umeoji as the candidate of the party in the forthcoming election. The court granted Victor the grace to appeal the earlier judgement but refused to grant the order for stay of execution. The court also went ahead to reaffirm its earlier judgment. INEC has been ordered to continue to recognize Umeoji as the candidate of the par...
Mum jailed over death of son she left at home alone while she visited her boyfriend
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Mum jailed over death of son she left at home alone while she visited her boyfriend

A mum whose seven-year-old son was killed after she left him at home alone, while she visited her boyfriend, has been jailed for neglect. Wendy Hall, 33, left her son, Malakye, in a locked house with no lights on while she went to see her partner. The child managed to unlock the door shortly after she left and wandered onto a busy road, where he was hit and killed by a taxi. Mum jailed over death of son she left at home alone while she visited her boyfriend A court heard the "popular" schoolboy only had his mum’s phone to play with when she left him at their home in Lindley Road, Bradford, on August 11 last year. At around 10pm, Malakye was run over and fatally injured on Manchester Road. When a police officer came across the scene, the damaged phone was found in the boy’...
Nigerian Sentenced To 90 Months In US For Money Laundering, Identity Theft
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Nigerian Sentenced To 90 Months In US For Money Laundering, Identity Theft

A Nigerian man, Kelvin Otunyo has been sentenced to 7 and a half years in prison by the US District court on charges of fraud, money laundering and identity theft scheme. The 37-year-old Nigerian was sentenced on Friday over his involvement in at least six schemes to deposit and launder stolen and unauthorised cheques valued at more than $350,000 (N144 million). Otunyo pleaded guilty on April 1, 2021, in the US District Court for the District of Columbia, to two counts of bank fraud, one count of aggravated identity theft, and two counts of conspiracy to commit money laundering, as stated on the Justice department's website. He was sentenced by Judge Beryl A. Howell. Following his prison term, he will be placed on four years of supervised release. The suspect had also been ...
Two Nigerian fraudsters forfeit over N200m, luxury cars and properties valued at N260m to FG
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Two Nigerian fraudsters forfeit over N200m, luxury cars and properties valued at N260m to FG

Judgment day finally came for two Nigerian fraudsters, Tobilola Ibrahim Bakare and Alimi Seun Sikiru as they lost cash and properties in upscale Lekki axis of Lagos to the Federal Government following their arrest and prosecution by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The forfeited assets include the sums of N196, 741, 216.82 and N7, 054, 852.01 in bank accounts; two vehicles, a Mercedes Benz E500 and a Toyota Hilux 2020. Others are; five bedroom duplex situated at Ibrahim Eleto Street, Osapa London, Lekki, Lagos, four bedroom semi-detached duplex situated at Ologolo, Jakande, Lekki, Lagos and another four bedroom semi-detached duplex in Southern View Estate, Mayor Court, Chevron Alternative Road, Lekki, Lagos. The two vehicles are valued at N30million while th...
Man to die by hanging for killing wife in Jigawa
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Man to die by hanging for killing wife in Jigawa

A Jigawa State High Court sitting in Gumel on Thursday sentenced a 40-year-old man Rabi’u Mamman to death by hanging for killing his wife. Presiding Judge, Justice Abubakar Sambo Muhammad said the convict was sentenced to death by hanging after founding him guilty of the offence. Mamman of Medinlaban village in Gagarawa local Government had in 2016 followed his wife identified as Lamira into the bush, beat her with stick to death over a misunderstanding. Justice Abubakar said the prosecution counsel proved the case beyond reasonable doubt and found the accused guilty of the offence which is contrary to section 221(B) of the penal code. Delivering his judgment, Justice Abubakar said the accused was found guilty of the offence which is punishable with death. “Five witnesses pr...
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No One Can Judge me, no One is Feeding me – Toke Makinwa

Media personality, Toke Makinwa has shared an Instastory post which is seemingly a response to the negative reactions that trailed her comment about singer and show host, Kelly Clarkson being ordered by a US court to pay her ex-husband almost $200k as spousal and child support. Toke stated that she is not afraid of airing her opinion and is ready to learn if she is wrong. She however added that if she is right, she welcomes the diversity. The media personality also averred that many people are afraid to live for the fear of judgement.
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There is Danger ahead – Keyamo warns APC after Governor Akeredolu’s Victory at Supreme Court

Minister of state for labour, Festus Keyamo has warned members of the All Progressives Congress of danger ahead after the Supreme Court Judgement which ratified the victory of Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu. The dissenting judgement which was read by Justice Peter-Odili, centered on the legitimacy of Governor Mai Mala Buni as the All Progressives Congress (APC) national caretaker chairman. Recall that the Yobe state governor was appointed after the removal of elected Chairman Adams Oshiomhole on June 16, 2020 for an initial six month period, but his position was renewed indefinitely. Odili had disclosed that the APC, by Article 17(4) of its constitution has provided for how its affairs should be managed and what offices its members could occupy at a time. The dissenti...
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A woman paying $200k to a man monthly makes me sad – Toke Makinwa reacts as Judge orders Kelly Clarkson to pay ex-husband almost $200k monthly as spousal and child support

Toke Makinwa has reacted to a court judgement which directed singer and show host, Kelly Clarkson to pay ex-husband, Brandon Blackstock almost $200k monthly as spousal and child support. The media personality who admitted saying "God forbid" in reaction to the court judgement was wrong, said that though she is a feminist, a woman paying $200k to a man monthly makes her sad. Also acknowledging that music producer, Dr Dre's ex-wife Nicole got a similar judgement in her favour, she stated that women don't win all the time. Comparing the judgement obtained in American courts to that obtained in divorce cases in Nigeria, Toke noted that women in the West African country are at the mercy of their husbands who also decide what to give them. Toke Makinwa who also made a...
Ogun PDP Boycotts Saturday LG Poll
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Ogun PDP Boycotts Saturday LG Poll

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has withdrawn from the July 24 council polls in Ogun State. Chairman of the party in Ogun, Hon Sikirulai Ogundele made the announcement on Thursday July 22, barely 24 hours to the election. Ogundele who had earlier dragged Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC) to court for dealing with a faction loyal to the late Buruji Kashamu of the PDP in the State, urged aspirants and members of the party to remain calm as the withdrawal was sequel to Ogun State High Court's judgement on a case between him and OGSIEC. The statement read; “Sequel to the judgement of the Ogun State High Court, Isabo in suit no M/55/2021 between Sikirulai Ogundele VS OGSIEC, affirming the CONSENT JUDGEMENT of the Federal High Court, Abuja as delivered on 22nd...
Court sentences couple to 3 years imprisonment for starving and confining 12-year-old niece in fridge for eight months in Sokoto
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Court sentences couple to 3 years imprisonment for starving and confining 12-year-old niece in fridge for eight months in Sokoto

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

Justice Oluwatoyin Abodunde of an Ado Ekiti High court has sentenced a 24-year-old man, Sola Jegede, to death for stealing phones and cash.   According to the charge, the defendant was charged with offences of armed robbery and rape, which was committed on 30th October, 2015 at Oda Ponna Street, Omuo Ekiti.   According to the prosecutors, the defendant, armed with offensive weapons such as gun, knife, digger and club robbed Ilesanmi Ibukun, Ilesanmi Seun and Ilesanmi Tope of their phones and undisclosed amount sum of money contrary to sections 1(2)(a) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act, Cap. R11 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 and Section 358 of the Criminal Code Law, Cap C16, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.   The prosecutor, Omobola Oy...
Nigerian Idol: Heated campaign as Francis, Kingdom, Akunna fight for finale
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Nigerian Idol: Heated campaign as Francis, Kingdom, Akunna fight for finale

Judges in the ongoing sixth season of the popular music talent hunt show, Nigeria Idol, Sunday passed their respective judgements on the remaining three contestants. The show which premiered on March 14, 2021, and auditioned scores of young Nigerian prospects, is now left with three contestants namely, Francis, Akunna, and Kingdom, battling for the ultimate prize. About sixty-eight contestants entered the theatre week and while fourteen of them received golden tickets and 39 went through selections, only seventeen progressed to the next round. The second Theatre Week saw the judges assessing contestants based on the strength of their voices and overall stage performance after which eleven of them were left in the show. They were: Comfort Alalade, Alumna Okey, Faith Onyeje, King...
Fatima Jabbe, First Lady of Sierra Leone brothers killed
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Fatima Jabbe, First Lady of Sierra Leone brothers killed

Former actress and Present First lady of Sierra Leone,Fatima Jabbe Maada Bio lost her brother,Marabu. She took to social media to break the news She wrote; You took away the most humble soul from us for whatever reason or reasons is best known to you that killed him. He was well and healthy when he enters WAREHOUSE to eat and drink with his friends only to come out a dead person. It is well. My brother does no wrong, he refused to be seen around me just to protect me. He lived like an ordinary man minding his business yet still you targeted him and succeeded in causing us such pain. He is gone now and I hope you are happy for your actions. I am putting up his picture to remind you that this was my baby brother, he was not a politician or a businessman, he was not a...
Ogun LG polls: OGSIEC cancels nomination fees for candidates
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Ogun LG polls: OGSIEC cancels nomination fees for candidates

The Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC) has cancelled the payment of nomination fees for Chairmanship and Councillorship candidates in the July 24 Local Government elections OGSIEC Chairman, Babatunde Osibodu, made the disclosure in a statement on Saturday. DAILY POST recalls that OGSIEC had earlier declared the payment of non-refundable deposits of N200,000 and N100,000 for chairmanship and councillorship candidates respectively. Osibodu explained that “the Commission was inundated with calls for the cancellation based on a particular Court judgment.” He said, “We did promise that we will revert our decision if any of the political parties was able to provide the said judgment; unfortunately, none of them was able to come up with the judgement until recently. ...
Suit seeking to stop appointment of Appeal Court Judges struck out
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Suit seeking to stop appointment of Appeal Court Judges struck out

Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday struck out a suit seeking to stop the appointment of 18 new Justices for the Court of Appeal. Justice Ekwo threw out the case on the grounds that it lacked merit in law and in substance. Delivering judgment in the public interest suit, the Judge held that the body that instituted the case has no power under the law to file a public interest case. Justice Ekwo said the plaintiff having been registered as a non-governmental body to raise funds for charity only in law cannot go outside its mandate to dabble into issues of public interest litigation. Details soon …
Court Restrains Ondo Govt From Probing Chief Judge Over Viral Video
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Court Restrains Ondo Govt From Probing Chief Judge Over Viral Video

A Federal High Court in Abuja has restrained the Ondo State Government from investigating the state’s Chief Judge, Justice Oluwatoyin Akeredolu over a viral video made by her relative, Olupelumi Fagboyegun. Justice Inyang Ekwo, who gave the order on Thursday while delivering a judgment in the suit brought by the CJ against Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, and others, described the move to probe the embattled judge as “unconstitutional and illegal.” Fagboyegun, who claimed to be a stepbrother to the state’s chief judge, in the viral video, had alleged that Akeredolu instigated his detention for three years for going to their father’s house. The state government, through the Attorney General, however, ordered an investigation and probe of abuse of power by Justice Akeredolu. However, ...
Khloe Kardashian’s ‘direct message’ to woman claiming Tristan fathered her son is fake
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Khloe Kardashian’s ‘direct message’ to woman claiming Tristan fathered her son is fake

The direct message Khloé Kardashian has been accused of sending a woman about Tristan Thompson has been doctored, a source revealed to DailyMail.com. On Monday, Kimberly Alexander – also known as Kim Cakery – shared a screenshot of what she alleged to be a message from Khloe, 36, regarding ongoing allegations that she shared a love child with the love rat basketball player. But DailyMail.com has now obtained a real screen shot of the interaction, which shows the message is a fake and that Kimberly appears to have sent it herself. A source close to Khloe told DailyMail.com: ‘Kimberly’s doctored it to make it look like Khloe DM’d her, but Khloe never did. In fact, she has been messaging Khloe, and Khloe has not been responding to recent DMs and tags by Kimberly.’ Alexander’s ...
Some Political Leaders Felt the Best Way to Control People was to put Wedges between them – Pastor Poju Oyemade
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Some Political Leaders Felt the Best Way to Control People was to put Wedges between them – Pastor Poju Oyemade

Senior pastor of Covenant Christian Centre, Poju Oyemade  has alleged that political leaders control people by putting wedges between them. Oyemade said this on Sunday May 17, while commenting on the recent calls for secession. The Pastor who stated that the country will not disintegrate, also claimed that some political leaders are using ethnicity to divide the country and calling for secession as a means to gain power and money. He also stated that when these political leaders are sharing money, there is no tribe or religion. The Pastor said; “Let me just tell you, this country is not breaking. The reason is that before God does anything in a nation, He calls His people. Even if they have done wrong and He wants to judge them, if He finds intercessors, he will look away fro...
Three Students Receive 27 and 3 Year Jail Terms for Killing Nigerian in Cyprus
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Three Students Receive 27 and 3 Year Jail Terms for Killing Nigerian in Cyprus

A court in Cyprus has sentenced threepeople linked to the murder of a Nigerian student, Walshak Augustine Ngok to jail. Court president Nüvit Gazi, Senior Judge ?erife Kâtip and Judge Umut ?nan of Lefkosa High Criminal Court, delivered judgement on the murder incident which occurred in Northern Cyprus in 2019 on Monday May 10, 2021. The main suspect, Chrstopher Ezeh, a Nigerian was sentenced to 27 years, while Nana Nkansah, a Ghanaian and Wayne Moyo, a Zimbabwean who helped transport the body were sentenced to three years each. 11 males and 1 female were initially arrested after 25-year-old Walshak Ngok's corpse was found in a forest area in Haspolat - Tashkent highway on Friday, April 19. Christopher Ezeh later confessed to killing Augustine who...
‘God’s Anger is Coming Upon you, Repent now’ – Nigerian Prophetess Warns Apostle Suleman
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‘God’s Anger is Coming Upon you, Repent now’ – Nigerian Prophetess Warns Apostle Suleman

  Prophetess Susan Ikeokwu of Justice and Mercy Ministries based in Germany, has warned Apostle Johnson Suleiman, the General Overseer, Omega Fire Ministries International, Auchi, Edo State, to repent from his evil deeds as God’s anger would soon fall upon him. The woman said that God told her to warn Suleman regarding his evil deeds and the threats to a minister of God, who attempted to correct him. She said God told her that it was wrong for Suleman to threaten to destroy the man’s ministry over an effort to correct him in love. Her prophecy, which was released on Monday with the topic: ‘Apostle Johnson Suleman’, said that God told her to tell Suleiman that, “You are boasting about your ability to deceive everyone all the time. “You are bragging about your ability...
I want my daughter’s killers executed – Father of 19-year-old new bride murdered by co-wife in Niger State demands justice
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I want my daughter’s killers executed – Father of 19-year-old new bride murdered by co-wife in Niger State demands justice

The father of the 19-year-old bride, Fatima Aliyu, who was killed by her co-wife 50 days after her wedding, has demanded the execution of those behind the gruesome murder of his daughter. LIB had reported that Fatima was beaten to death with a pestle and her body set on fire by her husband’s first wife, Amina Aliyu, in Minna, Niger state on Tuesday March 23. Niger State Commissioner of Police, Muhammed Adamu, who spoke to BBC Hausa, confirmed that the principal suspect, Amina and three other suspected accomplices have been arrested. In an exclusive interview with Daily Trust, the grieving father, Malam Ibrahim Yayaha Sidi Na Khalifa, said he wants justice to take its course by ensuring that the perpetrators of the heinous act are brought to book. He said in Islam, there...
American Idol Contestant, Funke Lagoke Fainted On Stage During Judgement
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American Idol Contestant, Funke Lagoke Fainted On Stage During Judgement

American Idol contestant, Funke Lagoke was rushed to the hospital after she fainted and fell flat on her face after her performance with fellow singer Ronda Felton on Monday night's episode. The terrifying incident happened while she was receiving feedback from the judges after her performance with her fellow contestant and duet partner. The pair performed ‘Tell Him’, a song written and recorded by Barbra Streisand and Celine Dion. In a clip from the episode, Lagoke's hands can be seen shaking as judge Lionel Richie was critiquing their performance of "Tell Him." “Funke, you got yourself to the end. The problem is ... ” Richie said before Lagoke fainted, landing with an alarming thud. Richie, Panelist Luke Bryan medical staff immediately ran onto the stage to help staff ...
Aftermath Of Supreme Court Judgement, Rotimi Amaechi Revalidates APC Membership
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Aftermath Of Supreme Court Judgement, Rotimi Amaechi Revalidates APC Membership

On Monday the Minister of Transportation and Leader of the All Progressives Congress in the South-South, Rotimi Amaechi has revalidated his membership of the APC. Amaechi revalidated his membership of the party alongside his wife, Judith, at Ubima Community, Unit 14, Ward 8 in Ikwerre LGA of Rivers State. The Minister’s revalidation exercise comes days after the Supreme Court removed all the legal impediments that almost destroyed the APC in Rivers State. The party which was sharply fictionalised in Rivers State had two leaderships; the one led by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and another, by former Senator, Magnus Abe. While some factional members of the APC; Igo Aguma and Livingston Wechie has resigned from the party, Senator Abe has encouraged other aggr...
Forgery: Appeal Court Reserves Judgement On Obaseki’s Eligibility Suit
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Forgery: Appeal Court Reserves Judgement On Obaseki’s Eligibility Suit

The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division has reserved judgment in the appeal filed the All Progressive Congress and its chieftain Williams Edobor. Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court had on 9th January held that the plaintiffs failed to prove the allegation of forgery beyond reasonable doubt and none of the plaintiffs witness was able to prove the certificates was forged. Dissatisfied with the judgment of the trial judge the plaintiffs have approach the court of appeal, urging the court to set aside the judgment of the trial court. In their appellant brief of argument, the APC and its chieftain argued that at the trial court issue of forgery and falsification were raised the court only determined the issue of forgery and left that of falsification. Counsel to the AP...
Supreme Court Affirms Sacking of Aguma as APC Chairman in Rivers state
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Supreme Court Affirms Sacking of Aguma as APC Chairman in Rivers state

The Supreme Court has affirmed the sacking of Igo Aguma as the chairman of the caretaker committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State. The leadership tussle had divided the party into two blocs; Amaechi and Senator Magnus Abe, and also created legal impediments that stopped the party from partaking in the last general elections. The apex court upheld the Court of Appeal judgement which overturned the June 10, 2020 judgment of the Rivers State High Court in Port Harcourt, which installed Mr Aguma as the leader of APC in the state and sacked the Ogbobula-led committee which was constituted by the party’s National Working Committee (NWC). It dismissed Mr Aguma’s appeal on grounds of lack of jurisdiction. In the lead judgement prepared by Justice Adamu Jauro an...
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...
Governor Bala Mohammed Punished Abuja Residents for Trespassing but Defends open Grazing — Falana
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Governor Bala Mohammed Punished Abuja Residents for Trespassing but Defends open Grazing — Falana

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN) has faulted Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed's stance on grazing by Fulani herdsmen in the Southern part of the country. In a statement made available to journalists on Saturday February 20, Falana insinuated that it was hypocritical for Bala Mohammed who demolished people’s houses because they encroached on government land as Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, to say that herdsmen have a right to stray into people’s land and reside in forest reserves without government permission. The lawyer who also wondered why the Governor who defended herdsmen carrying AK-47 rifles could go on to demolish a house storing such guns, averred that Section 43 of the constitution allows freedom of movement but does not give anyone the freedom...
Uber Drivers are Workers not Self-employed’ – UK Supreme Court
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Uber Drivers are Workers not Self-employed’ – UK Supreme Court

The UK's Supreme Court on Friday February 19, ruled that cab hailing app, Uber drivers are workers and not self-employed and must be treated as such. The landmark ruling means thousands of Uber drivers are set to be entitled to minimum wage and holiday pay forcing the company to pay a hefty compensation bill. Former Uber drivers, James Farrar and Yaseen Aslam, took the company to the supreme court over whether they should be classed as workers or self-employed. The drivers originally won an employment tribunal against the ride hailing app giant in October 2016, and on Friday told the BBC they were "thrilled and relieved" by the ruling. Uber had appealed to the Supreme Court after losing three earlier rounds and the company's share price fell 1% on Wall Street's after the ru...
British Supreme Court Rules that Niger Delta Communities Can Sue Shell in UK
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British Supreme Court Rules that Niger Delta Communities Can Sue Shell in UK

The United Kingdom Supreme Court has ruled that polluted Nigerian communities can sue Royal Dutch Shell, a British-Dutch oil company in English courts for pollution. The decisions overturns a previous Appeal Court ruling and represents a victory after a five-year legal battle instituted by Ogale and Bille communities in Rivers state. While the communities with 42,500 farmers and fishermen stressed that they are suffering after the oil company polluted their environment including land, swamps, groundwater and waterways, Shell in its defence argued that it was only a holding company for a firm that should be judged under Nigerian law. The Royal Dutch Shell which also did not dispute that pollution had been caused, argued that it could not be held legally responsible for its Nige...
Court Sentences Middle-aged Man to Four Years Imprisonment for Raping 9-year-old Girl in Sokoto
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Court Sentences Middle-aged Man to Four Years Imprisonment for Raping 9-year-old Girl in Sokoto

A Sokoto State High Court has sentenced a middle-aged man, Aminu Ibrahim, to four years imprisonment for raping a 9-year-old girl. Ibrahim was convicted on January 28, 2021, by the court presided over by Honourable Justice Muhammad Muhammad. The convict was dragged before the Court by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP). According to a statement issued on Wednesday, February 3, by Stella Nezan, Head, Press and Public Relations Unit of NAPTIP, the convict was arrested on September 2020, by the operatives of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense in Sokoto metropolis. He was said to have lured the victim, who is his neighbour's daughter, with offer of biscuit and money and thereafter raped her. Speaking on the judgement, Director Gener...
High Court Banned Open Grazing In 1969, Akeredolu Rules Effective Tomorrow
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High Court Banned Open Grazing In 1969, Akeredolu Rules Effective Tomorrow

From tomorrow, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s seven-day grace to herdsmen to comply with a slew of rules will become effective. With the rules being challenged by Aso Rock and Miyetti Allah, a legal boost for correctness of the order has emerged in a revelation that a 1969 judgement in Abeokuta, Ogun state outlawed open cattle grazing. The judgment, which was not challenged, was given by Justice Adewale Thompson on 17 April, 1969 in Suit no AB/26/66. Johnson died in 2004 at the age of 82, his last role in retirement being secretary of Yoruba Elders Council (YCE). In his judgement, the jurist pronounced: “I do not accept the contention of Defendants that a custom exists which imposes an obligation on the owner of farm to fence his farm whilst the owner of cattle allows h...
Two robbers to die by hanging in Ekiti state
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Two robbers to die by hanging in Ekiti state

Two men identified as Adekunle Osho, 31, and Chinedu Ugwu, 34, have been sentenced to death by hanging after being found guilty of armed robbery by an Ekiti State High Court.   The two robbers who were handed the sentence on Tuesday November 24, were reportedly involved in armed robbery and also linked to a stolen vehicle   They were convicted for robbing one Chief Ojo Gbenga of his Toyota Camry car and N150,000 cash on or about November 14, 2014 at Oke Ila, Tinuola area of Ado Ekiti. It was alleged that the men who blocked their victim with their own car while on his way home, shot him in the leg.   Passing the judgement, Justice Adekunle Adeleye said;   “The accused are guilty as charged and hereby sentenced to death by hanging."
P&ID Scandal: British Court Judgement Shows Malami Lied Against Magu
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P&ID Scandal: British Court Judgement Shows Malami Lied Against Magu

Contrary to the claim of the attorney general of the federation, Abubakar Malami, that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is partly to blame for Nigeria’s failure to originally secure a stay of execution of the award of $8.9 billion (about N3.2 trillion) in favour of P&ID, details of Friday’s judgement by a British Commercial Court revealed that the EFCC’s investigation was instrumental to the favourable judgement obtained by the country. The Commercial Court granted Nigeria’s appeal for a stay of execution of the award of $8.9 billion (about N3.2 trillion) in favour of P&ID, a controversial British firm that secured a gas contract in Nigeria. On Friday, the Royal Courts of Justice Strand, London, WC2A 2LL presided over by Justice Ross Cranston said following...
Diri Appeals Judgement Nullifying His Election As Bayelsa State Governor
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Diri Appeals Judgement Nullifying His Election As Bayelsa State Governor

Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, has appealed the judgement which nullified his election as the governor of the state. The governor’s lawyers filed the Notice of Appeal on Tuesday at the Court of Appeal in Abuja, the nation’s capital. He is challenging the majority judgement of the Bayelsa State Governorship Election Tribunal which nullified his election on 12 grounds. The Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party (ANDP), the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are listed as first, second, and third respondents in the appeal. Governor Diri disagreed with the entire majority decision of the Tribunal as delivered by Justice Yunusa Musa and Justice Sikiru Owodunni. He argued that the petition by the ANDP challenged its allege...
We Will Appeal Judgement On Deregistration Of Parties – INEC
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We Will Appeal Judgement On Deregistration Of Parties – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will proceed to the supreme court for a final judgement on whether it has the powers to deregister political parties. INEC said it will seek the verdict of the apex court over a judgement of the court of appeal that voided its deregisteration of 22 political parties. Though the court upheld the power of INEC to deregister parties in line with section 225 of the constitution, it held that INEC needed to prove that it complied with the procedure outlined. About two weeks ago, the same court had in the case of National Unity Party upheld and validated the power of INEC to deregister the parties. In a statement issued by Festus Okoye, its spokesman, the commission said it will seek the verdict of the supreme court on...
Septuagenarian sentenced to 30 years in prison for raping an eight-year-old girl in Niger State
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Septuagenarian sentenced to 30 years in prison for raping an eight-year-old girl in Niger State

A 70-year-old man, Mohammed Sani Umar, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for raping an eight-year-old girl in the Chanchaga area of Niger state. LIB had earlier reported that Mohammed raped his victim twice after luring her with N80. He allegedly told the victim not to tell anyone after he raped her. He was arraigned before a Chief Magistrate Court today July 23. He admitted before the magistrate court that he raped the little girl twice because he loved her. Delivering judgment on the case, Senior Magistrate Safuratu Abdulkareem of Magistrate Court III, Minna, found Umar guilty of the offense and sentenced him to 30 years in prison. She added that the jail term was in line with Section 18, Subsection 2 of the Child Right Act (2010) of Niger State.
Nigerian Army has no Right to Declare any Citizen Wanted- Court rules
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Nigerian Army has no Right to Declare any Citizen Wanted- Court rules

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja has ruled that the Nigerian army has no powers to declare any citizen wanted. She gave the ruling today July 13 while delivering judgement in a suit filed by a Nigerian activist in diaspora, Issa Perry Brimah against the Nigerian Army. Brimah filed the lawsuit after the Nigerian Army in January 2019, said it was working with INTERPOL to declare him wanted for raising funds for troops and vigilantes fighting Boko Haram insurgents in the north-east. Brimah had launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds to provide food for the soldiers prosecuting the war against insurgents in the North East. The Nigerian Army however kicked against his gesture, describing it as a fraudulent venture he, Brimah, embarked upon to “ostensibly...

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