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Governor Ayade vows to deal with anyone who protests in Cross River state on June 12
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Governor Ayade vows to deal with anyone who protests in Cross River state on June 12

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River has vowed to deal with any person or group of persons who hold protests in Cross River state on June 12 which is designated as Democracy Day. In a statement released by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Christain Ita, Ayade warned that violators of the ban on procession will be made to face the full weight of the law. The statement read;   “The Cross River state government wishes to remind the general public that the ban on public procession and gathering in the state is still very much in force. “Due to the prevailing security situation in the country, government  will not permit any procession or gathering under any guise on June 12 which is designated as Democracy Day “Government urges any one or group of persons wishin...
Notorious native doctor’ who allegedly prepares charms for IPOB/ESN members arrested in Imo
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Notorious native doctor’ who allegedly prepares charms for IPOB/ESN members arrested in Imo

The police in Imo state have arrested a 40-year-old man, Uzoamaka Ugoanyanwu, said to be a notorious native doctor who allegedly prepares charms for members of the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB and members of the Eastern Network Security, the security arm of the proscribed IPOB. A statement released by Bala Elkana, spokesperson of the state police command, says on June 8, tactical teams of the command through diligent and painstaking investigations, stormed Ukwuorji, Mbaitoli Local Government area, along Onitsha road, and arrested a 65-year-old man, Ezeugo Ordu, a native of Ubachima, Omuma, Oru West LGA. According to Bala, Ezeugo during interrogation confessed to being a  member of IPOB/ESN, and made useful statements to the Police as regards to the recent attacks on Police st...
Defy FG’s order and continue to use Twitter, National Assembly Minority Caucus tells Nigerians
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Defy FG’s order and continue to use Twitter, National Assembly Minority Caucus tells Nigerians

The joint National Assembly Minority Caucus has called on Nigerians to ignore the ban on Twitter operations in the country by the federal government and continue using the microblogging platform. This was contained in a statement jointly signed by the Minority Leader House of Representatives, Ndudi Elumelu and the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe on Wednesday. The Joint Minority Caucus also dismissed threats by the APC-led government to arrest and prosecute Nigerians using Twitter. It tells Nigerians to go ahead and use their Twitter as they would not be contravening any law in Nigeria or any international statute. “The Joint Minority Caucus recognizes the provisions of Articles 19 and 20 of the United Nations Charter on Fundamental Human Rights, which Nigeria i...
Twitter has Reached Out to us for Negotiation- Lai Mohammed
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Twitter has Reached Out to us for Negotiation- Lai Mohammed

The Federal government today June 9, said the management of micro-blogging site, Twitter, has reached out to the Federal government to negotiate following the suspension of its operations in Nigeria. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made the allegation while speaking to state house correspondents after the Federal Executive Council (FEC), held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He alleged that Twitter and other social media service providers, also known as over-the-top (OTT) media service providers, have been cheating Nigeria by way of not paying their due taxes. According to Lai Mohammed, the federal government has come to the resolution that all OTT service providers that wish to continue operating in Nigeria must be registered as Nigerian companies. He al...
”No Record of Such Incident”- Police denies Shooting Omoyele Sowore
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”No Record of Such Incident”- Police denies Shooting Omoyele Sowore

The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has denied claims by publisher and activist, Omoyele Sowore, that he was shot at in Abuja during a protest against insecurity in the country today, May 31. Reacting to his claim, the spokesperson for the command, Mariam Yusuf, in a statement released, said there was no record of any incident such as a shooting during the protest. The statement titled ‘Police restores calm at the Unity Fountain’ reads “The FCT Command wishes to debunk the viral message in some sections of the social media purporting that ‘Omoyele Sowore was shot by a female Assistant Commissioner of Police’ at the Unity Fountain. Contrary to the speculation, police operatives professionally restored calm at the Unity Fountain following attempts by a group of protest...
Gunmen Set Ablaze Courts and Police Station in Imo Community
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Gunmen Set Ablaze Courts and Police Station in Imo Community

A magistrate court, a High court, and a divisional police station in Atta community, Njaba local government area of Imo State have been attacked by unknown gunmen. According to reports, the gunmen who came in their numbers, stormed the public facilities on Friday night, shooting sporadically into the air before setting the courts and the police station ablaze. Thankfully no life was lost in the attack. Confirming the attacks, the spokesperson of the state police command, Bala Elkana, said “Upon the receipt of the complaint, Police Special Forces were deployed to the scene. The Commissioner of Police Imo state, CP Abutu Yaro, fdc has ordered a full investigation into the incident and directed that no stone should be left unturned until the perpetrators of such heinous crime ...
President Biden Signs anti-Asian hate Crimes Legislation amid Surge of Attacks on Asian Americans
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President Biden Signs anti-Asian hate Crimes Legislation amid Surge of Attacks on Asian Americans

US President, Joe Biden on Thursday, May 20, signed into law anti-hate crime legislation in response to the surge of attacks on Asian Americans during the Covid-19 pandemic. The newly enacted law, COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, would establish a position within the Justice Department centered on anti-Asian hate crimes and allocate resources to enhance state and local reporting. Vice President Kamala Harris, the first woman and person of Asian descent to hold the office, opened the signing ceremony by thanking lawmakers present for their work including Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, and Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., who introduced the bill. "To the members of our United States Congress on both sides of the aisle who helped pass the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, thank you," Harris said firs...
Thugs Occupy NLC Office in Kaduna
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Thugs Occupy NLC Office in Kaduna

Premises of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Kaduna State was on Wednesday May 19, invaded by armed thugs. The state secretariat which is the meeting point of protesters partaking in the ongoing 5-day warning strike, was reportedly invaded by thugs numbering about 100. They were however stopped by a police detachment which arrested about 20 of them. Police spokesperson in the state,  ASP Muhammad Jalige confirmed the arrest and also disclosed that security operatives have been deployed to stop any breakdown of law and order.
Odusanya’s sack followed due process, FUOYE insists
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Odusanya’s sack followed due process, FUOYE insists

The Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, (FUOYE) at the weekend, insisted that relieving its former registrar, Mr. Olatunbosun S. E. Odusanya, of his appointment over allegation of illegal recruitment of 337 staff and other misconducts followed due process with recourse to extant laws, regulations and best practice. It said contrary to allegation of a witch-hunt being peddled by the sacked registrar, his termination of appointment was carried out by the University Governing Council and not the management over sundry proven allegations of misconduct in accordance with section 14(3) of the Regulations Governing Condition of Service of Senior Staff of the university. This was disclosed in a statement by Chief Information Officer to the institution’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Abayomi Sunday F...
Derek Chauvin’s Inmate says the ex-cop is ‘not Safe’ and Warns that he’s Going to get Beat up a lot’
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Derek Chauvin’s Inmate says the ex-cop is ‘not Safe’ and Warns that he’s Going to get Beat up a lot’

An inmate at the jail where Derek Chauvin is being held has warned that the convicted former Minneapolis cop is not safe in prison. Hannabal Shaddai, who is serving a life sentence at Minnesota Correctional Facility, doesn’t believe George Floyd’s killer is safe among the prison population because of his former profession and the nature of the crime. Shaddai, 45, claims he doesn't seek revenge but believes Chauvin wouldn't be safe as violence occurs regularly at the maximum-security prison in Oak Park Heights. He told Paradox: “First of all, he’s a cop. Then he did what he did. So it’s not safe for him to be here. Best case scenario for him is he’s going to get beat up a lot. I don’t think he’s safe in any prison population." The prison...
Missing IMSU law Student Found Dead in Imo Mortuary
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Missing IMSU law Student Found Dead in Imo Mortuary

An undergraduate of Imo State University (IMSU), who was declared missing, has been found dead 5 days after. Kingsley Chiwueze, a 300-level law student, was declared missing on Monday, April 26, after he could not be reached on the phone and his whereabouts remained unknown. Chuwueze, a native of Oguta Local Government Area of the state, was involved in student union politics and declared his intention to run for the office of Senate President of the National Association of Imo State Students two weeks ago. The President of the Students Union Government of IMSU, Arinze Oguike, who confirmed the development on Sunday, May 2, said the corpse of the law undergraduate was found in the morgue of Umuguma General Hospital, Owerri. He said some students stormed the mortuary and the...
Baba Ijesha rape saga: When I heard “I fixed CCTV” I knew nothing will come out of the case – Comedian Baba De Baba mocks Princess and others
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Baba Ijesha rape saga: When I heard “I fixed CCTV” I knew nothing will come out of the case – Comedian Baba De Baba mocks Princess and others

Comedian Baba De Baba has mocked comedienne and actress, Princess over the rape case involving her foster daughter who is a minor. The comedian in his Instagram post, said he knew the case will amount to nothing when he heard his colleague say "I fixed CCTV". Baba De Baba stated that since the minor began doing badly in her academics after being assaulted by Baba Ijesha, Princess wanted the trauma to damage her (minor) brain by installing a CCTV. The comedian who maintained that the comedienne mentioning "CCTV" meant "she wants to show us penetration, sucking and pressing of breast since its a rape case",  said he knew there was nothing in the CCTV footage after Princess refused to release it. He wrote; WHEN I HEARD "I FIXED CCTV" I KNEW NOTHING WOULD COME OUT OF THE CASE ...
Baba Ijesha is so Despicable – Abike Dabiri-Erewa
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Baba Ijesha is so Despicable – Abike Dabiri-Erewa

The chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Arewa has reacted to the sexual assault allegations leveled against Nollywood actor Olarenwaju James popularly known as Baba Ijesha. Baba Ijesha was recently arrested by the Lagos state police command to allegedly molesting a minor. In a tweet posted on Thursday, April 29, Dabiri-Erewa attacked the accused actor, dismissing his plea for mercy in a now-viral video where he confessed to the crime. “So despicable! The act by Yoruba actor, Baba Ijesha, who defied a girl, at 7 years and later at 14 years! Who knows how many the pedophile could have damaged if he wasn’t caught,” Dabiri wrote. I sponsored the violence against person’s law. The penalty is nothing less than 14 years in prison. His plea, beggin...
Two Women, one Other Arrested for Allegedly Robbing 15-year-old Girl in Bayelsa
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Two Women, one Other Arrested for Allegedly Robbing 15-year-old Girl in Bayelsa

The Bayelsa State Vigilante Service has arrested three suspected criminals for allegedly robbing a 15-year-old girl, Boma Sunday. The three suspects, Godwin Sunday, 28, and two females, Anna Samuel, 21, and Better Okorie, 23, were nabbed on Wednesday, April 28, after they allegedly stole N5000 from the victim at the ever busy Tombia Market in Yenagoa Local Government Council. According to the teenage girl, she was standing by roadside close to the market, waiting to board a tricycle that would take her home after buying all she needed when the three member gang accosted her and collected her money on a broad day light. "After they collected the money I raised alarm that drew the attention of the vigilante. I didn't even know that they were around. It was at that point I sa...
CCTV Never Showed Baba Ijesha Defiling the Victim. He May be Released on Friday – Police Source Says
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CCTV Never Showed Baba Ijesha Defiling the Victim. He May be Released on Friday – Police Source Says

There are indications that embattled Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, aka Baba Ijesha, who was recently arrested over allegations of molesting a minor, may be released from custody on Friday, April 30. A police source who spoke with Punch said the ongoing strike action by members of the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria has prevented courts in the state from sitting and this has prevented the police from arraigning the suspect. The police source said Baba Ijesha could not be detained indefinitely without trial. The source added that investigation into the case shows the actor did not defile the victim, adding that when she was questioned, the victim confirmed the same. The senior police officer said “There was no case of defilement, people are just talking out of sentiment...
One Police Officer Dies after Gunmen Attacked Police Station in Imo
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One Police Officer Dies after Gunmen Attacked Police Station in Imo

One police officer has been confirmed dead after hoodlums attacked the Divisional Police Head quarters,  Isiala Mbano, in Imo state on Saturday, March 20 at about 6.30pm. The hoodlums stormed the station in their numbers and started shooting sporadically into the air. Operatives of the Division however successfully repelled them. After the encounter, it was discovered that the hoodlums destroyed some doors and windows. Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Ikeowku Orlando, said no arm(s) was taken away but that an Inspector who was on duty at the time of the attack, gave up the ghost while receiving treatment as a result of injuries sustained during the melee. During an on-the-spot assessment of the station, the state Commissione...
Hijab Controversy: Kwara Government Shuts Down 10 Schools Again
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Hijab Controversy: Kwara Government Shuts Down 10 Schools Again

The Kwara state government has again shut down 10 schools following a dispute that stemmed from wearing of hijab. Recall that Christian leaders had earlier kicked against muslim students wearing hijab to the Christian schools which are now funded by the state government. In a statement released on Monday March 8,  by the state's Ministry of Education permanent secretary Kemi Adeosun, the schools which were earlier told to reopen on Monday were directed to remain shut. The schools include C&S College Sabo Oke, ST. Anthony College, Offa Road, ECWA School, Oja Iya, Surulere Baptist Secondary School, Bishop Smith Secondary School, Agba Dam, CAC Secondary School Asa Dam road, St. Barnabas Secondary School Sabo Oke, St. John School Maraba, St. Williams Secondary School Taiwo Isa...
EFCC: Tinubu Not Above The Law, Can Be Prosecuted – Anthony Sani
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EFCC: Tinubu Not Above The Law, Can Be Prosecuted – Anthony Sani

The immediate past Secretary General of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Mr. Anthony Sani on Friday said Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos and National leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) can be prosecuted if he runs foul of the law. Speaking with Daily Independent, Sani said even President Muhammadu Buhari can also be investigated and prosecuted if he commits any infractions while in office. The EFCC had late last year written a letter to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CBB), requesting copies of Tinubu’s asset declaration form. A copy of the letter revealed that the investigation into Tinubu began last year after the removal of erstwhile Chairman, Ibrahim Magu. The letter marked CR/3000/EFCC/LS/Vol4/322, dated November 6, 2020, was signed by the ...
Teacher Sentenced to 3 Strokes of Cane and 18 Months Jail time for Molesting 3 year old girl in packed classroom
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Teacher Sentenced to 3 Strokes of Cane and 18 Months Jail time for Molesting 3 year old girl in packed classroom

A teacher will be caned three times and jailed for 18 months after he admitted to molesting a three-year-old girl at a learning centre in Singapore. The teacher, a British man known as Richard Christopher Monks, 29, was sentenced on Thursday, March 4 after he pleaded guilty to the charge of "outrage of modesty" in February. He initially denied the allegations, despite the abuse being captured on CCTV. He was seen on security camera footage lifting up the dress of the little girl and molesting her with his left hand for 15 minutes. The clip, recorded on October 20, 2018, shows the disgraced pedophile use his right hand to point a camera up her skirt. Monks, who was 27 at the time, reportedly filmed the abuse on his  phone in the presence of six other children, aged be...
Uche Maduagwu Reveals Plans to Begin #EndAntigaylaw Road Protest in Nigeria
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Uche Maduagwu Reveals Plans to Begin #EndAntigaylaw Road Protest in Nigeria

Uche Maduagwu who came out as a gay man in January 2021, says he is planning on embarking on a march to demand an end to the anti-gay law in Nigeria. His post on Instagram reads; ''Coming out as gay remains the best decision i ever made. i lost endorsement deals, movie roles and friends because of this so join me as we embark on #EndAntiGayLawNaija peaceful road protest
Jigawa: Gov Badaru assents law prescribing death sentence for rapists, kidnappers
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Jigawa: Gov Badaru assents law prescribing death sentence for rapists, kidnappers

Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Muhammad Badaru Abubakar has signed into law Violence Against Person Prohibition bill. DAILY POST had reported that the Jigawa State House of Assembly has passed into law a bill for the prohibition of violence against persons. The Governor said the law will help in reducing the rate of crime in the state. Badaru said the bill was assented after consulting with the council of Ulamas that the new laws are not in conflict with Islamic laws and culture of Jigawa people. “The new laws stipulated in the bill include; Death sentence for male or female rapist or life sentence without the option of fine. Anyone who aides or gives order to rape another person shall receive a death or life sentence.” “The use of political thugs attracts four years impr...
Osun Govt Shuts Down Secondary School Over Invasion by Hoodlums
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Osun Govt Shuts Down Secondary School Over Invasion by Hoodlums

  About 20 youths wielding cutlasses and other dangerous weapons on Thursday invaded Ifeoluwa Grammar School in Osogbo to cause chaos. The state government has now shut down the school indefinitely, following the development. The spokesperson of the Osun State Police Command, SP Yemisi Opalola who confirmed the incident said about 20 youths invaded the school. “We received a distress call from Ifeoluwa School, Osogbo that a group of youths numbering about 20 invaded the school with cutlasses and other dangerous weapons. “On receipt of this information, we deployed men to the scene and a suspect was arrested at the scene with a machete cut on his left arm and head. He was rushed to Osogbo Central Hospital for treatment.” However, the state government in a statemen...
‘Which Law Permits Herders To Carry AK-47?’ – Ortom Replies Bala Mohammed
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‘Which Law Permits Herders To Carry AK-47?’ – Ortom Replies Bala Mohammed

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom describes as disappointing, the comments made by his Bauchi State counterpart, Bala Mohammed who blamed him for what he termed ‘negative perception of Fulani herders’ when he spoke on the current security situation in the country. While Governor Ortom will not want to join issues with the Bauchi State Governor, he finds it shocking that a colleague who took the oath of office as he also did, to protect and preserve the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, now takes the lead in violating provisions of the same Constitution by calling for lawlessness. He points out that the most shocking part of Governor Bala Mohammed’s statement was where he defended herdsmen for bearing arms saying “they have no option than to carry AK47 because the ...
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...
Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, proposes for NIN to replace BVN
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Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, proposes for NIN to replace BVN

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Is Pantami, has proposed to the Federal Government to replace the Bank Verification Numbers (BVN) with the National Identity Numbers (NIN). Pantami disclosed this to newsmen shortly after a tour of telecoms operators and NIN licensees in Abuja today February 8. Responding to challenges encountered by those with the BVN data trying to upgrade with NIN data, Pantami said 'The challenge is that the BVN records may not be 100 percent the same with NIN but what is most important is that the NIN is the primary identity of each and every citizen, including legal residents. BVN is a policy of a bank and has not been established by law, NIN is the only mandatory number and the primary identification of our citizens and every other id...
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...
How Police Will Appoint Next IGP – Presidency Explains As Adamu‘S Tenure Ends
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How Police Will Appoint Next IGP – Presidency Explains As Adamu‘S Tenure Ends

As the tenure of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu ends today, Monday, the presidency has said the appointment of next IGP would not be based on ethnicity as speculated. The president‘s spokesman, Garba Shehu, who featured on Channels TV Sunrise Daily on Monday, said it would be impossible for top security appointments to be based on ethnicity or religion. He maintained that police have their own ways of producing leaders, adding that if such appointments were based on ethnicity, the country would have more than 250 IGPs. Mr Garba said the appointment would be based on competence as the position deals with lives and property. “If we say we are going to use ethnicity or region as the basis, then we have lost it. This is about law and order, it is not about ethnic ...
Obedience To Law Crucial For Our Development – Sanwo-Olu
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Obedience To Law Crucial For Our Development – Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, has urged Lagosians to be law-abiding as the State can only prosper in an environment of peace and security. Sanwo-Olu made the plea today, while speaking during the passing out parade of the Year 2020 graduating participants of the Lagos State Law Enforcement Training Institute (LETI) held at the Public Service Staff Development Centre, (PSSDC), Magodo. Speaking through his deputy, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, the Governor stressed the need for citizens to always obey the law, adding that his administration recognises the need for an effective security system that promotes a peaceful and prosperous society. According to the Governor, “Our administration recognises the need for an effective security system as sine-qua-non to a...
#EndSARS Protesters Not Recognised By Law – LASG’s Counsel Tells Judicial Panel
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#EndSARS Protesters Not Recognised By Law – LASG’s Counsel Tells Judicial Panel

Counsel to the Lagos State government, Mr Abiodun Owonikoko (SAN), on Friday, told the Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry into the Lekki Tollgate shootings that #EndSARS protesters were a body not recognised by law. Owonikoko made the submission after Mr Adesina Ogunlana announced his appearance to the panel as the counsel representing the EndSARS protesters. Ogunlana had informed the panel that he would be cross-examining Mr Abayomi Omomuwasan, the Managing Director of Lekki Concession Company (LCC). Omomuwasan was appearing before the panel to testify on the Oct. 20 shooting of #EndSARS protesters by members of the Nigerian military at the Lekki tollgate. “To the best of my knowledge, there is no body called #EndSARS protesters and we know that a lawyer must adjudicate based on in...
Be Patient With Any Law You Have Misgiving About – Buhari
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Be Patient With Any Law You Have Misgiving About – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday appealed to Nigerians to be patient with any legislation or law which they have certain misgivings about. President Buhari also urged the citizenry especially critics to engage the process for reviewing such laws in line with democratic practices, adding that the interest of his administration was to promote collective will and aspiration to build a nation where justice, peace, and progress are the norms. This is as the Senate President, Dr.Ahmad Lawan, said that the National Assembly was not bothered about being referred to as “a rubber stamp” as long as it works with the executive to make the country better. Recall that there has been stiff opposition by a section of Nigeria over the Water Bill and the Land Use Act. In his remarks at t...
Senate Denies Plans To Secretly Pass Social Media Bill
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Senate Denies Plans To Secretly Pass Social Media Bill

The Nigerian Senate has denied reports that it is planning to pass the controversial Social Media Bill despite the public rejection of the bill. If passed into law, the social media bill will empower the Nigerian government to unilaterally order the shutdown of the internet. An internet service provider that refuses to obey the order on conviction by a court may be fined N10 million for each day the order is not obeyed. Another section of the bill prescribes a fine of N300,000 or three-year jail term or both for anyone found guilty of making statements that “diminish public confidence in the performance of any duty or function, or in the exercise of any power of the Government.” Many Nigerians said the bill is designed to clamp down on freedom of speech. Sahara Reporters on Saturday...
Rape Bill is Targeted at Lecturers – ASUU
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Rape Bill is Targeted at Lecturers – ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has condemned the recently passed bill on sexual harassment and rape, alleging that it is targeted at lecturers. Speaking at a Town Hall meeting with critical stakeholders in Jos on Monday, July 13, the National President of ASUU  Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi said the bill which is yet to be signed into law is discriminatory and also targeted at the male lecturers. Ogunyemi stated that the bill is capable of making male lecturers reject female students. He said;   ”Our reaction to that Bill is that, it is discriminatory and is targeted at male lecturers. “We don’t want a situation, where male lecturers will begin to say they don’t want to teach female students, because they say we should not smile to female students. “So a t...
Rapists to get Life Imprisonment in Akwa Ibom
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Rapists to get Life Imprisonment in Akwa Ibom

Governor Emmaneul Udom has signed the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Law , VAPPL, 2020, which empowers judges to hand down life imprisonment to anyone convicted of rape in Akwa Ibom state. The state's commissioner for agriculture and women affairs, Glory Edet who spoke after the Governor assented the bill, said it is aimed at discouraging the spate of violence in the society. Edet said;   “I think this is one of the best things that has happened to protect the female gender and as the commissioner overseeing women matters , I believe the women of Akwa Ibom, the children and even our men are happy because this law will really teach defaulters a lesson. “This law allows for the implementation of a lot of things we were praying for and prescribes stiffer punishment...
Police Warn Northern Youths Against Protesting in Yobe
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Police Warn Northern Youths Against Protesting in Yobe

The Yobe State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has warned Coalition of Northern Youth not to embark on a planned protest in the state. ASP Dungus Abdulkarim, the Command’s Public Relations Officer in a statement made available to DAILY POST, warned that the planned protest is illegal and will not be permitted to take place in Yobe State. “Information at the disposal of Yobe State Police Command indicates that, the Coalition of Northern Youth will stage a protest due to hold on 20th June, 2020 in all the Northern States of the Country. “In this regard, this is to inform the general public that, the protest is illegal and will not be permitted to take place in Yobe State. “Therefore, the peace loving people of the state are advised to desist from any gathe...
No Rules Against Substitution — Nigeria Defends Okonjo-Iweala’s WTO Nomination
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No Rules Against Substitution — Nigeria Defends Okonjo-Iweala’s WTO Nomination

The Nigerian government has fired back at the African Union over its rejection of the nomination of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to contest for the office of the director-general of the World Trade Organisation. LIB reported earlier that the AU’s office of legal counsel had rejected the former Minister's nomination of grounds of coming after the November 30 deadline set by the ministerial committee on candidature for member countries to present their candidates. The Nigerian government in a Note Verbale which served as response to AU's stance on the nomination, insisted that they did not violate any law as it was a replacement of a previously presented candidate (Yonov Agah) and not a fresh nomination. It read in part;   "The permanent mission of the Federal Republic of Nigeri...
Don Jazzy Reacts to Rape Allegation Against D’banj
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Don Jazzy Reacts to Rape Allegation Against D’banj

Don Jazzy has weighed in on the rape allegation against his former business partner D'banj, which has taken a prominent spot on social media. In tweets he shared, the ace music producer implored the police to thoroughly investigate and the court to do justice on the case which he said saddens his soul. Don Jazzy who urged all victims to speak up, affirmed that it is also important that every accused person is given an opportunity to set the facts straight. The Mavin CEO who averred that the truth will always prevail no matter how long a lie lasts, pointed out that the fact remains that one of them is a victim and the law will protect that person. He tweeted; No matter how long a lie lasts, the truth will always prevail. The fact is that one of them is a victim and the la...
Barack Obama Reacts to Supreme Court’s Ruling in Favour of Protecting LGBTQ Rights
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Barack Obama Reacts to Supreme Court’s Ruling in Favour of Protecting LGBTQ Rights

Former US President, Barack Obama took to Twitter and Instagram to react after the Supreme Court's decision of  protecting LGBTQ rights. The Supreme Court ruled on Monday, June 15, 2020, that gay and transgender people are protected against employment discrimination under existing civil rights laws. Justice Neil M. Gorsuch and Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. joined the court’s liberals in the 6-to-3 ruling. They said Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination “because of sex,” includes gay and transgender employees. Barack Obama described SCOTUS' ruling as "progress" and he used the opportunity to wish the country a "Happy Pride month". He wrote: "Today’s Supreme Court ruling protecting LGBTQ Americans from workplace discrimination is an aff...
15-year-old Girl Raped Few Days after Surgery in Benue
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15-year-old Girl Raped Few Days after Surgery in Benue

A chieftain of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA in the Otukpo Local Government Area of Benue State is currently on the run after he allegedly raped a 15-year-old girl few days after she had surgery. This was the submission of some elders of the  under the aegis of the Otada Elders’ Council. The elders in the Otada community where the incident happened in a statement, mentioned that it was regrettable the victim had to suffer the terrible experience in the hands of the alleged rapist, who disappeared shortly after the incident, The Punch reports. They called on the police and other security agencies to fish out the suspect so that he could face the law. The elders, in a letter dated June 12, 2020, addressed to the Area Commander, Otukpo Police Area Command, and sign...
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo officially signs into law that chokeholds are now illegal after George Floyd’s death
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo officially signs into law that chokeholds are now illegal after George Floyd’s death

New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo has officially signed police reform legislation into law, consisting of 10 reform bills in the wake of the nationwide protests following the killing of George Floyd. The bundle of police reform bills passed by the legislature this week was signed on Friday. Cuomo signed four out of the 10 bills into law, while the other six bills await his signature. https://twitter.com/NYGovCuomo/status/1271483024337702916 The legislative package outlaws police use of chokeholds, requires all state police officers to wear body cameras, and permits the release of disciplinary records for police officers, firefighters, and corrections officers to be released without their written consent.   It also outlaws false race-based 911 calls, a move...
Kogi Govt Buries 65 Unclaimed Corpses in State
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Kogi Govt Buries 65 Unclaimed Corpses in State

The Kogi State Government has buried 65 unclaimed corpses in the state. This was revealed by the General manager, Kogi State Sanitation and Waste Management Board, KSSWMB, Mallam Abdulganiyu Ahunni in a statement on Thursday. The KSSWMB General Manager noted that the action was in line with the public health law of 1963, and Kogi State sanitation board law. Mallam Sanni said the unclaimed corpses were suspected to be kidnappers who were gunned down by law enforcement agencies at various points and dates in Kogi State. “The unclaimed corpses were evacuated from the federal medical center and buried sanitarily yesterday 10th July 2020 to prevent a public health crisis” he added.
Edo, Ondo guber: We’ll not Declare Winner if – INEC Chairman, Yakubu
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Edo, Ondo guber: We’ll not Declare Winner if – INEC Chairman, Yakubu

Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has warned politicians against violence during the upcoming governorship elections in Edo and Ondo States. Yakubu warned that INEC will not declare a winner if the election process is characterised by violence. Speaking during a virtual workshop organised by the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in partnership with the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) in Abuja, Yakubu disclosed that politicians in both states have been informed. He said: “Where the election is disrupted and the commission cannot vouch for the integrity of the process, we will not go ahead to make any declaration. “And this we have told the political parties point-blank; you either behave for the ...
Black Lives Matter Protester Tests Positive for Coronavirus
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Black Lives Matter Protester Tests Positive for Coronavirus

A Black Lives Matter protester has tested positive for Coronavirus after attending a rally attended by 10,000 people in Melbourne, sparking fears of second wave of the virus in Australia. The man in his 30s reportedly marched with thousands through the city on Saturday and developed symptoms 24 hours later despite wearing a mask. Health officials fear he may have passed the virus to many others. Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said the case could be the start of a mass outbreak. 'This realises our worst fears,' he told Sydney radio 2GB. 'Now we could slip back into a second wave like other countries have.' Victoria's Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton said it was unlikely the man contracted the virus at the protest because it was too soon for him to start showing symptoms...
LASU Student in viral video Kissing his Baby sister will be Made to Face the Law- NHRC boss, Tony Ojukwu
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LASU Student in viral video Kissing his Baby sister will be Made to Face the Law- NHRC boss, Tony Ojukwu

Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission NHRC, Tony Ojukwu, has said that the final student of the Lagos State University LASU, Adeyeye Babatunde, seen in a viral video inappropriately kissing his baby sister, will be made to face the law. The viral video which surfaced online a few days ago, irked many Nigerians as they called for his arrest. Babatunde later posted a video where he apologized. Taking to his Twitter handle, the NHRC boss said despite Babatunde's apology, he will be made to face the law as he has committed a crime against a minor. ''His name is Babatunde Adeyeye. Babatunde Adeyeye is a final year student of Botany in Lagos State University. He shot an "apology" video which was sent in to us today. He should be traced and arrested immed...
Sex with omeone you don’t Live With is now Illegal in UK
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Sex with omeone you don’t Live With is now Illegal in UK

UK citizens have been banned from having sex with anyone outside of their own household under new coronavirus lockdown legislation rolled out by the Government. The UK government on Monday June 1, introduced new measures that ban people from socialising indoors with anyone not already in their household. The new regulation reads: ‘No person may participate in a gathering which takes place in a public or private place indoors, and consists of two or more persons.’ Previously, anyone who goes inside another person’s home would be breaching the lockdown rules but now both persons could be prosecuted under the new amendment to the The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations 2020 bill, that was tabled before Parliament on Monday. According to the new rules, onl...
Man Chops off Mistress’ Husband’s Wrist in Osun
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Man Chops off Mistress’ Husband’s Wrist in Osun

The Osun State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of one Kamoru Ajibola, for reportedly chopping off the wrist of his mistress' husband during a scuffle. Ajibola was arrested alongside his friend Ismailah Mohammed, who was accused of helping in chopping off Tunde Ajayi’s left wrist. The incident reportedly occurred in Amuda Oba area of Modakeke in Osun State on Monday May 25, shortly after Ajayi accused Ajibola of sleeping with his wife Kemi. An eyewitness told The Nation;   “This led to a heated argument between the parties, but this morning, Ajibola and his friend came here to attack Kemi’s husband." The state's police spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola confirmed the incident and also disclosed that the two suspects are in custody as investigation continues. Opa...
Man Exposed After Buying Gun To Rob People In Niger
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Man Exposed After Buying Gun To Rob People In Niger

The Police in Niger State have arrested a 30-year-old man from Gwagwa for unlawful possession of firearm, Punch Metro reports. The suspect, Nasiru Abdullahi, was said to have been apprehended for unlawful possession of a locally-made rifle wrapped in a sack. It was learnt that Abdullahi was trailed and apprehended by a team of policemen attached to the Tafa Division following a tip-off. PUNCH Metro learnt that Abdullahi bought the gun from one James Pada of the same area for N70,000. “I wanted to use the gun to rob people and get something that I will eat; the times are hard; I have been robbing for the past three years and breaking into people’s shops and houses,” the suspect told our correspondent. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Wasiu Abiodun, ...
If As Producer(s), You Can Meet The Requirements Of The Law, You Are Free To Go Ahead With Your Production(s). – Mr Latin
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If As Producer(s), You Can Meet The Requirements Of The Law, You Are Free To Go Ahead With Your Production(s). – Mr Latin

In a post shared on Mr Latin’s social media page on Tuesday, 12, 2020. The TAMPAN President, Otunba Abolaji Amusan , Mr Latin says; TAMPAN LOCKDOWN RELAXATION ORDER Distinguish members of Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners’ Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN), it is my believe that you are Staying Safe. God in his infinite mercy will see us through this pandemic. In view of the ongoing Lock Down on film locations and all our other related crafts, I find it difficult but compelling to inform you that despite the partial relaxation of the Lock Down by the Federal Government, the peculiarity of our crafts will not permit us to relax our order to stop productions. I am undoubtedly aware that the Lock Down has crippled our economic activities but it is better to stay alive and ...
Simon Dolan Launches Legal Challenge Against UK Government Demanding Coronavirus Lockdown Ends
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Simon Dolan Launches Legal Challenge Against UK Government Demanding Coronavirus Lockdown Ends

Simon Dolan, one of the UK's richest businessmen, worth a staggering £141million on the Sunday Times Rich List, has launched a legal challenge against the United Kingdom, demanding the government ends it's Coronavirus lockdown as it is affecting businesses and the economy. According to Dolan's lawyers, three major points will be used in challenging the UK Government: the legality of lockdown under UK law, whether it breaches human rights law, and if an exit strategy has been properly considered. His legal challenge comes after the UK Government this week announced that it will not ease lockdown until it is sure there is a “sustained and consistent” fall in daily deaths, the rate of infection has decreased, the NHS can cope, there is enough PPE and there is no risk of a second w...
Umahi signs COVID-19, Other Infectious Diseases Emergency Prevention Bill into law
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Umahi signs COVID-19, Other Infectious Diseases Emergency Prevention Bill into law

Gov. Dave Umahi of Ebonyi on Thursday in Abakaliki signed the Ebonyi State Infectious Diseases (Emergency Prevention) Regulations, 2020 Bill into law. In a speech at the brief ceremony, Umahi said that the law would help to strengthen the government’s resolve in the fight against coronavirus and other infections ravaging the state. He said that his administration had continued to issue a number of directives, orders and guidelines that would help to ensure the safety and security of the citizens against the diseases. “There was an outbreak of coronavirus in China in late 2019 and the World Health Organization (WH0) has designated it as ‘COVID-19’ and declared it a global pandemic, spreading rapidly all over the world with devastating effects. “Several COVID-19 cases have been r...

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