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I Will Submit Myself To Hague – Nnamdi Kanu
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I Will Submit Myself To Hague – Nnamdi Kanu

Leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has declared his readiness to stand trial at the International Criminal Court, ICC, in Hague, if defending Biafrans against unprovoked genocidal attacks by killer herdsmen and terrorists would warrant his appearance at the ICC. Kanu who made the declaration on a live broadcast on Radio Biafra Sunday night, regretted that harassments and extrajudicial killings by security agencies have continued unabated across Biafra land. The IPOB Leader said that the world had maintained criminal silence over the plight of Biafrans despite complaints and petitions by IPOB as well as indicting reports against the Nigerian Authorities and security agencies by some reputable global agencies including the UN reporter on human right...
EFCC Docks Two Men over Alleged Internet Fraud in Ibadan
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EFCC Docks Two Men over Alleged Internet Fraud in Ibadan

Two men have been arranged for their alleged involvement in Internet Fraud. The suspects, Aremu Ridwan Kunle and Adegboyega Adisa Adebayo were arraigned on Thursday, March 18 by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC before Justice Iyabo Yerima of the Oyo State High Court, sitting in Ibadan. Aremu was separately charged with eight counts while Adegboyega was docked on a two-count charge. Their charges border on obtaining money under false pretence contrary to Section 1(2) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under Section 1 (3) of the same Act. Aremu pleaded ‘guilty’ to counts 1,2,5,7 and 8 and ‘not guilty’ to counts 3, 4 and 6 of his charge, while Adegboyega pleaded ‘not guilty’ to the two counts preferred against h...
Man Sentenced to 10 Years Imprisonment for Raping 5-year-old girl to Death in Bayelsa
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Man Sentenced to 10 Years Imprisonment for Raping 5-year-old girl to Death in Bayelsa

A Bayelsa State High Court sitting in Sagbama, Yenagoa has sentenced a 21-year-old man, Timiondu Jephtath, to 10 years imprisonment for raping a five-year-old girl to death. The accused raped the girl to death at Akede community in Sagbama Local Government Area of the state in 2016. It was gathered that Jephtath, who was 16 at the time, dumped her lifeless body in an abandoned fish pond close to his residence. A lawyer and Gender Advocate, Deme Pamosoo, who acted as the counsel to the victim’s parents ensured that the victim’s body was recovered, an autopsy conducted by the Police and a watertight case file, presented to the State Ministry of Justice for the Director of Public Prosecution recommendation for trial. The Presiding Judge, Justice E.G Omukoro in his ruling in th...
Spain to Launch Trial of Four-day Working Week with no Pay Reduction
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Spain to Launch Trial of Four-day Working Week with no Pay Reduction

Spain is set to become the first country to experiment with a 32-hour workweek, which would allow workers to spend less time at the office without any change in pay. With 8 hours of work put in per work day (9 - 5), this means 4 work days per week, rather than the standard 5 work days per week. The test run was proposed by Más País, a left-wing party that has argued that longer hours don’t necessarily lead to higher productivity. Más País is now in talks with the government to figure out the exact details of the arrangement. According to Spanish media outlets, the pilot program is intended to reduce employers’ risk by having the government make up the difference in salary when workers switch to a four-day schedule. "Spain will be the first country to undertake a trial of...
EFCC arrest Nigerian man who defrauded US state of Virginia and collected COVID-19 relief cheque
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EFCC arrest Nigerian man who defrauded US state of Virginia and collected COVID-19 relief cheque

Collins Samuel, a Nigerian man who fraudulently obtained $8,000 COVID-19 benefit from the U.S. State of Virginia has been arrested and remanded in EFCC custody. The suspect who was arraigned before Justice P. Mallong of the Federal High Court in Kaduna, pleaded  ‘not guilty’ to the one count charge that borders on impersonation and obtaining by false pretences. Collins was reportedly arrested in Jos, Plateau State where he fraudulently represented himself as Ashley Cooper, an American citizen affected by COVID–19. It was alleged that he obtained $8,000 in Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) from Virginia, United States and reportedly redeemed the $8,000 benefit through bitcoin wallet addresses he got from various cryptocurrency traders. Justice Mallong adjourned the case...
Emiliano Sala’s Family Launch Legal Action against Cardiff City over Footballer’s Death on Flight to Join new club
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Emiliano Sala’s Family Launch Legal Action against Cardiff City over Footballer’s Death on Flight to Join new club

The family of late footballer, Emiliano Sala, have launched legal action against Cardiff City and his former club FC Nantes over his death in a plane crash. Then aged 28, the striker was travelling to join Cardiff after signing from FC Nantes when the single-engine Piper Malibu plane crashed north of Guernsey on January 21, 2019. A pre-inquest review into his death took place in Bournemouth on Wednesday, March 10, but a full inquest won't be held until next year. Lawyers for the family said the high court action had been started to "protect their legal rights". The legal suit action includes Cardiff City - the club he had signed for just three days before his death. They are also taking legal action against his former French club, FC Nantes, which sold him for £15mil...
EFCC Boss, Bawa Testifies In ₦1.4 Billion Oil Subsidy Fraud Trial
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EFCC Boss, Bawa Testifies In ₦1.4 Billion Oil Subsidy Fraud Trial

Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa on Wednesday appeared before an Ikeja High Court to give evidence in a N1.4 billion fraud trial involving an oil company, Nadabo Energy. Led in evidence by the prosecution counsel, Saidu Ateh before Justice C. A. Align, the EFCC boss analysed the email correspondences of the defendant. He said investigation revealed that the defendants, contrary to their claims took about 6 million litres PMS from the mother vessel to their chartered vessel. He said the email further confirmed that the same quantity was discharged at Port-Harcourt. "In addition, the email also informed us that one Mr Jide Akpan was the agent of the vessel. "We invited the said Akpan and during the course of our interrogatio...
Native Doctor Follows Omoyele Sowore to Court in Abuja
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Native Doctor Follows Omoyele Sowore to Court in Abuja

There was a mild drama at the Wuse, Zone 2 Magistrate Court Abuja this morning March 2, as a traditional spiritual leader dressed in full regalia accompanied human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore in solidarity for the commencement of his trial. Sowore was arrested alongside four others on December 31m 2020, for organizing a candlelight procession and charged for alleged criminal conspiracy, unlawful assembly, and inciting public disturbance. The commencement of his trial was scheduled for today. The native doctor was seen waving his horsewhip and gourd in the air while chanting some incantations ahead of the commencement of trial.
Four Policemen Shot Dead by Suspected Kidnappers at Checkpoint in Calabar
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Four Policemen Shot Dead by Suspected Kidnappers at Checkpoint in Calabar

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have shot and killed four policemen at a checkpoint in Calabar, the Cross River State capital. The incident reportedly happened in the early hours of Thursday, February 25. It was gathered that the gunmen ambushed the unsuspecting policemen at Ayanmbat community near Idundu in the Aka Efa area of Calabar. The policemen whose identities have not been disclosed were said to have been killed when they went to confront some suspected kidnappers. Meanwhile, the Police is said to be on the trail of the kidnappers.
FG To Begin Trial Of 5,000 Boko Haram Suspects
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FG To Begin Trial Of 5,000 Boko Haram Suspects

The Federal Government says it will soon begin the trial of 5,000 suspected Boko Haram members who are in various detention facilities across the country. The Director General of Legal Aid Council, Aliyu Abubakar, disclosed this during a courtesy visit to Borno Governor Babagana Zulum at the Government House, Maiduguri. Abubakar identified Giwa Barracks, Maiduguri, Kainji Correctional facilities, among the locations were the suspects are being detained over their alleged involvement in the activities of the Boko Haram sect. He said the trial would be conducted by the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation, Office of the National Security Advisers in collaboration with the Theartre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, while the Legal Aid Council has been mandated to provide...
Prophet Bushiri’s Family Barred from Leaving Malawi after he Fled From South Africa
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Prophet Bushiri’s Family Barred from Leaving Malawi after he Fled From South Africa

Family members of embattled preacher, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri who few months ago fled South Africa where he is facing charges of theft, money laundering, and fraud in connection with an alleged R100 million investment scheme with his wife Mary, have been barred from leaving his home country, Malawi. Bushiri’s family were allegedly stopped from leaving Malawi for Kenya at Kamuzu International Airport (KIA). eNCA reported that Prophet Bushiri’s two daughters, Raphaella and Israella together with his mother-in-law, Magdalena Zgambo, and another family member, Esther Bushiri were turned away at Kamuzu International airport by Malawian authorities on their way to Kenya. While one of Bushiri’s lawyers maintained that one of the preacher's daughters requires urgent medical attention in...
‘Kamala Harris will be Impeached in 2022 if Republicans Take Back the House’ – U.S. Senator, Lindsey Graham Warns
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‘Kamala Harris will be Impeached in 2022 if Republicans Take Back the House’ – U.S. Senator, Lindsey Graham Warns

U.S. Senator and Trump ally, Lindsey Graham has warned that if Republicans take control of the House of Representatives in next year’s mid-term elections, Vice President Kamala Harris could face impeachment for her tweet supporting a bail fund for Black Lives Matter protesters over the summer It's the first time a top senator from the Republican party will be admitting to plans by the Republican party to revenge against Democrats for twice impeaching Donald Trump Speaking in an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” a day after the U.S. Senate acquitted President Trump, the South Carolina Republican said the former president’s impeachment trial, brought forth because of the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riots, “opened Pandora’s Box.” and would make Republicans want to pay back. “If you use t...
Garba Shehu Asks Police To Publish Names Of Criminal Herders Undergoing Trial
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Garba Shehu Asks Police To Publish Names Of Criminal Herders Undergoing Trial

- Presidential spokesman Garba Shehu has reacted to the insinuations that President Buhari is not doing enough to address the herdsmen crisis in the country. - Shehu said the insinuations are untrue, noting that many criminal herdsmen are being tried and convicted - The presidential spokesman also wants the Nigerian police to publish the names of the convicted criminal herders to back up his statement. The presidency has dismissed the insinuations that President Muhammadu Buhari is taking a soft approach to the herdsmen crisis in the country based on ethnic affiliations. Most herdsmen in the country are Fulani, the same ethnicity as President Buhari. Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, said on Channels TV on Monday, February 15, that there is no substance to such insinuati...
Trump’s Lawyer Michael Van der Veen’s home Vandalized
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Trump’s Lawyer Michael Van der Veen’s home Vandalized

The home of one of the attorneys defending former US President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial was vandalized with graffiti. Detective Scott Pezick of the West Whiteland Township Police Department in Chester County said the graffiti was reported around 8 p.m. Friday at attorney Michael van der Veen's residence in West Whiteland Township, Pennsylvania, about 30 miles southwest of Philadelphia. Police said vandals spray-painted the word "TRAITOR" in red on his driveway in suburban Philadelphia. Van der Veen spent the week in Washington, D.C., defending Trump at his impeachment trial over the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol building. Trump was acquitted by the Senate on Saturday. Pezick said private security has since been hired by the homeowner to protect the residence...
Absence of second defendant stall Dasuki’s trial after he tested positive for COVID-19.
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Absence of second defendant stall Dasuki’s trial after he tested positive for COVID-19.

Justice H. Baba of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, adjourned the trial of a former National Security Adviser, NSA, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (retd) and four others to April 13, 2021.   At the resumed trial today, Obinna Mbata, counsel to the second and third defendants informed the court that the second defendant was absent due to ill-health, and urged the court to grant them an adjournment. “We got confirmation that he contracted COVID-19.   In the absence, we will be praying the indulgence of the court for a date sometime in April, subject to the convenience of the court.” However, prosecution counsel O. A. Atolagbe informed the Court that he had his witnesses in court but lamented the absence of the second defendant. &nb...
₦7.1 Billion Fraud: Why EFCC Must Stop My Fresh Trial – Orji Kalu
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₦7.1 Billion Fraud: Why EFCC Must Stop My Fresh Trial – Orji Kalu

The Abuja division of the Federal High Court on Monday gave a former Abia State Governor and Senate Chief Whip, Dr. Orji Kalu the permission to challenge his retrial by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on alleged money laundering charges. Consequently, Justice Inyang Ekwo has ordered that the planned re-arraignment of the politician in the alleged N7.1billion money laundering charges be put on hold until the resolution of the legal questions raised against his retrial. In a motion exparte which was moved an argued by his counsel, Prof. Awa Kalu (SAN), Igbere TV reports that Senator Kalu asked for an order of Court prohibiting the EFCC from retrying him on same alleged money laundering charges against him. He contented that having been tried, convicted and se...
US House impeachment managers request former President Donald Trump testify at his trial over January 6 riots at the Capitol.
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US House impeachment managers request former President Donald Trump testify at his trial over January 6 riots at the Capitol.

The US House impeachment managers on Thursday requested Donald Trump testify at his upcoming Senate impeachment trial over his role in the January 6 riots at the Capitol. Lead impeachment manager Jamie Raskin sent a letter to Trump's attorney Thursday requesting that the former US president testifies before or during the upcoming impeachment trial, which begins next Tuesday, arguing that his testimony was needed after he disputed the House's allegations that he incited the insurrection at the Capitol. "Two days ago, you filed an Answer in which you denied many factual allegations set forth in the article of impeachment," Raskin, a Maryland Democrat, wrote. "You have thus attempted to put critical facts at issue notwithstanding the clear and overwhelming evidence of your consti...
‘Trump impeachment trial is illegal ‘ – 95% of U.S. Senate Republicans vote that convicting an ex-president is unconstitutional
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‘Trump impeachment trial is illegal ‘ – 95% of U.S. Senate Republicans vote that convicting an ex-president is unconstitutional

It looks like former US president won't be convicted by the US Senate after the Senate tabled an effort by Sen. Rand Paul Tuesday to force a vote on the constitutionality of former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.   In order to convict Trump at his trial, at least 17 Republicans will need to vote with all Democrats when the trial begins next month.     Paul's motion saying convicting a president who isn't in office is unconstitutional was killed on a 55-45 vote, with five Republicans joining all Democrats, meaning 45 Republicans voted for Paul's effort. Republican Sens. Mitt Romney of Utah, Ben Sasse of Nebraska, Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania crossed party lines to vote with Democrats. Sign...
Cristiano Ronaldo becomes all-time leading goalscorer in footballing history after scoring his 760th-career goal
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Cristiano Ronaldo becomes all-time leading goalscorer in footballing history after scoring his 760th-career goal

  Cristiano Ronaldo has made history by becoming the all-time top goalscorer in football history after scoring his 760th-career goal. The 35-year-old Portuguese striker reached the stunning landmark after scoring the first goal for Juventus in their 2 - 0 win against Napoli to win the Italian Super Cup on Wednesday night. It was his 1,040 games as a professional footballer. The new record moved him above Josef Bican - with the Austrian-Czech striker scoring 759 goals between 1931 and 1955. On January 3, Ronaldo moved above three-time Brazil World Cup winner Pele (757 career goals) into second on this list following a brace in a 4-1 Serie A home win over Udinese. The former Real Madrid and Manchester United striker now has 760 goals in his storied career. SEE DETAILS ...
Deeper Life School: Court commences trial under closed-door
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Deeper Life School: Court commences trial under closed-door

The trial of the Deeper Life High School sexual abuse case commenced on Wednesday in Uyo, with the magistrate court holding its proceedings under closed-door. Two students of the school, both of them 13 years old, accused of sexually molesting a fellow student, an 11-year-old boy, are being prosecuted by the police. Five officials of the school, including a suspended principal, are also on trial. An official, said to be the court registrar, asked people, including lawyers, who were not parties in the case, to leave the courtroom before the proceedings began. Reporters were asked to leave too, as a court official began closing the doors and windows in the courtroom. A lawyer, who was not part of the case, explained to people, mostly reporters, that it was necessary to hol...
#Endsars: Court Stops Trial Of Davido, Adeyanju, Yesufu, 47 Others
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#Endsars: Court Stops Trial Of Davido, Adeyanju, Yesufu, 47 Others

An FCT High Court in Kubwa, Abuja, has granted an application for stay of proceedings in a case between controversial lawyer Kenechukwu Okeke and 50 prominent Nigerians accused of championing the historic #EndSARS protests last year. Justice Bello Kawu in his ruling on Wednesday, granted the prayers of the applicants who had, among other things, sought an order of the court restraining the Nigeria Police Force, and the Abuja police commissioner from arresting or taking further steps against them on the matter. This followed an application filed by one of the counsels to the applicants, Samuel Ihensekhien Jnr. Mr. Okeke, the controversial Abuja-based lawyer had last November filed a criminal complaint against rights activists Deji Adeyanju and Aisha Yesufu, as well as popular s...
Benzema to face trial for alleged involvement in attempted blackmail case
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Benzema to face trial for alleged involvement in attempted blackmail case

  Real Madrid forward Benzema is accused of paying individuals to extort money from Mathieu Valbuena by threatening to make the video public in 2015. The 33-year-old French striker argues that a police officer used dishonest methods to draw him into the affair. He has not played for his country since it came to light. French prosecutors announced Benzema would face trial on Thursday, reported the AFP News Agency. AFP also quoted Benzema's lawyer, Sylvain Cormier, as saying he was not surprised the matter was going to trial, but that the decision was "as absurd as it was predictable". Benzema has scored 261 goals for Real since joining the Spanish side in 2009. He and Valbuena were international team-mates at the time of the affair and were in the France squad fo...
Court to begin Nnamdi Kanu’s trial in absentia
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Court to begin Nnamdi Kanu’s trial in absentia

The trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu will begin on Thursday November 26 as scheduled by the Federal High Court in Abuja.   Ahead of the court sitting in which five prosecution witnesses have been lined up to testify against Nnamdi Kanu, copies of the hearing notice were served on the prosecution team in the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor.   Recall that Justice Binta Nyako had since March 28, 2019, revoked the bail granted the IPOB leader, ordered his arrest, and directed that his trial on charges of a treasonable felony would proceed in his absence; but the court had not had any sitting on the case since then.
Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial In Absentia Begins, MASSOB Defends Abaribe
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Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial In Absentia Begins, MASSOB Defends Abaribe

The Federal High Court in Abuja has slated November 26 for the commencement of the trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, with five prosecution witnesses lined up to testify against him, The PUNCH has learnt. Our correspondent on Tuesday saw the hearing notice issued on November 24 for the Thursday’s proceedings. Copies of the hearing notice were served on the prosecution team in the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor. Justice Binta Nyako had since March 28, 2019, revoked the bail granted the IPOB leader, ordered his arrest and directed that his trial on charges of treasonable felony would proceed in his absence; but the court had not had any sitting on the case since then. The judge, acting on a...
Hushpuppi’s Trial Suspended Till March 2021
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Hushpuppi’s Trial Suspended Till March 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the trial of Ramon Abbas, the Nigerian Instagram celebrity facing wire fraud charges in the U.S., has been moved to 2021. According to the chambers orders of Judge Otis Wright released September 23, the jury trial will continue by 9:00 a.m. on May 4, 2021. Across the globe, the respiratory disease has been contracted by over 35 million people and has killed more than 1 million persons. Apart from the economic challenges the pandemic has posed as a result of lockdown and some restrictions, it has affected judicial processes globally. In June, the 37-year-old Mr Abbas, also known as Hushpuppi, who is known for flaunting his opulent lifestyle on social media, was arrested in Dubai by some special operatives including the Emerati police officers and ...
Ten Nigerian Pirates Charged with Hijacking Chinese Ship
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Ten Nigerian Pirates Charged with Hijacking Chinese Ship

10 suspected Nigerian pirates have been charged with hijacking a Chinese fishing vessel, FV Hai Lu Feng II in international waters off Cote D’Ivoire. The suspects who were arraigned on Monday July 13 by the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), were identified as Frank Abaka, Jude Ebaragha, Shina Alolo, Joshua Iwiki, David Akinseye, Ahmed Toyin, Shobajo Saheed, Adekole Philip, Matthew Masi and Bright Agbedeyi. Prosecution counsel Laraban Magaji said the incident which occurred in May this year, violated Section 3 of Suppression of Piracy and Other Maritime Offences Act, 2019 and was punishment under Section 2 of the same Act. Magaji said; “While armed with weapons, committed an illegal act of violence against the crew on board FV Hai Lu Feng II belonging t...
Trial of Cosmetics Surgeon, Dr Anu Stalled Due to Judge’s Absence
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Trial of Cosmetics Surgeon, Dr Anu Stalled Due to Judge’s Absence

The trial of controversial cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Anuoluwapo Adepoju, at the Federal High Court in Lagos today July 9, was stalled due to the absence of the trial judge, Justice Mohammed Liman. Dr Anu who owns Med Contour, was dragged before the court by the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission FCCPC over the death of one of her clients, shunning summons by the agency to appear and produce certain documents among other offenses. She appeared before the court for the first time last Friday, July 3 on a five-count charge. Counsel to FCCPC, Babatunde Irukera, said it received complaints against Dr. Anu from one Marlene Oluwakemi, Taiwo Temilade, and Vivian Onwuzuligbo that Dr. Anu's services “are unsafe for consumers,” and that she made “false, misleading and decept...
Court Acquits Man Accused of Defiling Neighbours’ 9-year-old Daughter
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Court Acquits Man Accused of Defiling Neighbours’ 9-year-old Daughter

A man accused of defiling his neighbour's 9-year-old daughter has been discharged and acquitted by a Lagos High Court. Niyi Oyelami, who was accused 5 years ago of defiling his neighbours’ 9-year-old daughter, was discharged and acquitted by Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye of a Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere. The court found Oyelami not guilty of the offence of defilement after five years of trial. While delivering judgement in a virtual court proceeding, Justice Ipaye acquitted the defendant on the grounds that the prosecution was unable to prove its case beyond every reasonable doubt. The Judge said that the testimony of the two prosecution witnesses failed to establish that the accused person actually committed the offence. She said, "Niyi Oyelami, you are hereby disch...
FG Okays Clinical Trial of new COVID-19 Drug, Dexamethasone
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FG Okays Clinical Trial of new COVID-19 Drug, Dexamethasone

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has announced that it will allow clinicians to add dexamethasone, the life saving drug recently discovered by a team of researchers from the United Kingdom, to their treatment regimen for trial. The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire who made the announcement during the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Thursday June 18, said dexamethasone is not a "drug you should be using but a medicine that the doctor is to use." Osagie said;   “I did mention that there is a medicine that we are going to ask our clinicians to try. It is not a medicine that you should be using but a medicine that the doctor is to use. “Luckily this medicine is not new and it is well-known to be used for other purposes as a ...
Taraba Killings: Confessions Of Killer Soldiers Shielded From Trial By Malami
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Taraba Killings: Confessions Of Killer Soldiers Shielded From Trial By Malami

The curious decision of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, (SAN), to drop charges against 10 soldiers in the case involving an alleged Taraba State kidnapping kingpin, Bala Hamisu, could be described as a brazen attempt to make a mockery of the nation’s criminal justice system. Hamisu, popularly known as Wadume, had in his statement identified his accomplices, including 10 soldiers and two policemen. They are Captain Tijjani Balarabe; Staff Sgt. David Isaiah; Sgt. Ibrahim Mohammed; Corporal Bartholomew Obanye; Private Mohammed Nura; Lance Corporal Okorozie Gideon and Corporal Markus Michael. Others are L/Corporal Nvenaweimoeimi Akpagra; Staff Sgt. Abdullahi Adamu, and Private Ebele Emmanuel, ASP Aondona Iorbee, and one Ahmad Suleiman (aka...
Court Discharges Senator Ademola Adeleke over Charges of Examination Malpractice
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Court Discharges Senator Ademola Adeleke over Charges of Examination Malpractice

Senator Ademola Adeleke has been discharged by a federal high court in Abuja over charges of examination malpractice. Ademola Adeleke, who was a former governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun state and a former senator representing Osun west was arraigned on October 31, 2019, on a four-count charge alongside Sikiru Adeleke, his brother, Aregbesola Mufutau, principal of the school, Gbadamosi Thomas Ojo, the registrar, and Dare Olutope, a teacher. The Adeleke brothers were accused of impersonating , both registering as students of Ojo-Aro community grammar school, Ojo-Aro, Osun state to enable them to sit for the National Examinations Council (NECO) examination of June/July 2017, while the other defendants were accused of aiding commission of the allege...
Parrot Who “Heard Victim’s Last Words” To Give Evidence At Trial Of Two Men Who Allegedly Raped And Murdered Her
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Parrot Who “Heard Victim’s Last Words” To Give Evidence At Trial Of Two Men Who Allegedly Raped And Murdered Her

A 46-year-old Argentine woman, Elizabeth Toledo was raped and murdered in the city of San Fernando in December 2018. Her body was found naked on a mattress on the floor in an apartment in Buenos Aires, next to her parrot. As part of the evidence filed in the case last week, police recorded a statement from a police officer who said he heard the Toledo parrot shortly after the killing saying no, Por favour, soltame!” (“No, please, let me go”), Clarin reports. The police believe the parrot was repeating its owner’s last words as she was allegedly beaten and raped by two housemates. The officer had been standing guard outside the murder scene when he heard what sounded like a woman screaming inside. He looked inside the apartment – but only found Toledo’s naked and bruised body ...
Ex-Roma star, Joseph Bouasse tragically passes away at 21
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Ex-Roma star, Joseph Bouasse tragically passes away at 21

Former Roma youngster Joseph Bouasse Perfection has tragically passed away at the age of just 21 after suffering a heart attack last night. The Cameroonian represented the Serie A side's prestigious academy following a successful trial in 2016. While he never played for the first-team, he did train alongside the likes of Daniele De Rossi and Francesco Totti in Rome. According to ESPN's Andrew Cesare, Bouasse's incredible trial success at Roma came after being left on his own at a train station by a trafficker, who had promised him a new life as a professional footballer. He made his professional debut for Serie B side Vicenza while on loan from Roma in 2017. Prior to his passing, he represented Universitatea Cluj in Romania, having signed for them in February. Bouasse arr...
Republic of Benin Businessman, Jean Codo,  Dies in Kirikiri Prison
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Republic of Benin Businessman, Jean Codo, Dies in Kirikiri Prison

Jean Codo, a Republic of Benin businessman who was standing trial for an alleged €29m fraud, has died in Kirikiri prison, Lagos. Codo, who owns Transport and Port Management System Limited, slumped and died in the prison on Thursday morning May 21. The cause of death has not yet been disclosed. Codo and his company, TPMS, were arraigned in court by the EFCC on a seven-count charge bordering on stealing to the tune of €29,000,000.00 (Twenty-Nine Million Euros), a property of the Federal Government of Nigeria. One of the counts reads: “That you, Jean Codo and TPMS Transport and Port Management Systems Limited, sometime in 2010 in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, conspired to commit felony, to wit: stealing of about €29,000,000.00 (Twenty-Nine Million E...
Policeman Dismissed in Ebonyi State for Defiling a 14-year-old Girl
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Policeman Dismissed in Ebonyi State for Defiling a 14-year-old Girl

A policeman has been dismissed in Ebonyi state after going through an orderly room trial for defiling a 14 year-old girl. Ebonyi state Coordinator of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Okorie Christopher Onyekachi who commended the state's police command for not shielding the policeman, said they are working hard to ensure that the former security operative who is in his 30s is prosecuted.   Onyekachi said;   “One police officer has been sacked after undergoing an orderly room trial and we are also moving for his court trial but he has gone through police orderly room trial; police internal disciplinary action which led to his dismissal. We are now moving for his trial in the court. He was accused of defiling a minor, the child is about 14 years while...
R. Kelly’s Third Attempt To Be Released From Prison Denied
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R. Kelly’s Third Attempt To Be Released From Prison Denied

A judge has denied R. Kelly‘s third request for an early release from jail while awaiting trial on charges of sexually abusing young girls. In his third attempt, the disgraced singer claimed he was at high risk of coronavirus because he is prediabetic. US District Judge Ann Donnelly, however, is not convinced that prediabetes presents a “compelling reason for the defendant’s release.”. In her decision on Friday, Judge Donnelly wrote: “I do not agree that a diagnosis of prediabetes presents a compelling reason for the defendant’s release. While the CDC has identified diabetes as a risk factor for COVID-19, the same is not true for prediabetes, a condition that affects nearly one in three American adults.” She said prison doctors were working ‘with him to implement lifestyle changes...
Man who Raped 4-year-old Khloe at her Parents Home in Abuja is Sentenced to 14 Years in Jail
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Man who Raped 4-year-old Khloe at her Parents Home in Abuja is Sentenced to 14 Years in Jail

The man who raped a 4-year-old girl in Abuja, prompting the hashtag #JusticeForKhloe, was sentenced to 14 years in prison today May 13th. The story of Khloe and how she was raped through the vagina and anus was made to go viral when actress Rita Dominic took to Instagram to write about it. She narrated how Idris Ebiloma, who was 28 at the time, raped little Khloe, who was 4 years and 3 months old. The incident happened on the 31st of August 2016. According to Ms Dominic's report shared on Instagram in July 2019, Idris was working as a cook for the victim's parents in their home in Asokoro, Abuja, when he assaulted the child. She added that when the victim's mother reported the incident to the police, she was "compelled to drop charges against the boy." However, the mother r...
Supreme Court Nullifies Orji Uzor Kalu’s Conviction
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Supreme Court Nullifies Orji Uzor Kalu’s Conviction

The Supreme Court has nullified the judgment which convicted former Abia state governor and serving senator, Orji Uzor Kalu, and Ude Udeogo, the former Director of Finance and Accounts during Kalu's administration. Senator, Orji Uzor Kalu, and Ude Udeogo were arrested and jailed for diverting N7.6 billion belonging to the state government during their time in office. Justice Idris Mohammed Liman of the Federal High Court in Lagos on December 12, 2019, sentenced Kalu to 12 years imprisonment after finding him guilty of N7.1bn fraud charges levelled against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Udeogo was also sentenced to 10 years. Displeased with the judgement of the Federal High Court, Kalu and Udeogu filed an appeal to challenge their sentencing at the S...
Coronavirus: UK Injects First Patients In Vaccine Trial
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Coronavirus: UK Injects First Patients In Vaccine Trial

The first human trial in Europe of a coronavirus vaccine has begun in Oxford. Two volunteers were injected, the first of more than 800 people recruited for the study. Half will receive the Covid-19 vaccine, and half a control vaccine which protects against meningitis but not coronavirus. The design of the trial means volunteers will not know which vaccine they are getting, though doctors will. Elisa Granato, one of the two who received the jab, told the BBC: "I'm a scientist, so I wanted to try to support the scientific process wherever I can." The vaccine was developed in under three months by a team at Oxford University. Sarah Gilbert, professor of vaccinology at the Jenner Institute, led the pre-clinical research. "Personally I have a high degree of confidence ...
President Buhari Canvasses Speedy Trial Of Court Cases And Decongestion Of Custodial Centres
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President Buhari Canvasses Speedy Trial Of Court Cases And Decongestion Of Custodial Centres

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for urgent measures towards the speedy trial of cases and decongestion of custodial centres in the country in view of Covid-19 pandemic. In a letter to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, the President drew His Lordship’s attention to the recent call by the United Nations on all countries “to consciously reduce the population of prison inmates since physical distancing and self-isolation in such conditions are practically impossible.” According to President Buhari, “From available records, the inmates population at various custodial centres across the country presently stands at about 74,127 out of which 52,226 are Awaiting Trial Persons (ATPs). “Most of these custodial centres are presently housing inmates b...
Chelsea rival Man Utd, Arsenal for Stoke teen Nathan Collins
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Chelsea rival Man Utd, Arsenal for Stoke teen Nathan Collins

Chelsea have joined the interest in Stoke City teenager Nathan Collins. The Sun says the London club have shown strong interest in the Ireland Under-21 centre-half. The 18-year-old is regarded in England as one of the hottest properties outside the Premier League. Manchester United were tracking his progress last season after he made his first-team debut when still aged only 17. But with United deciding against an immediate move, Collins signed a new deal intended to keep him at Stoke until 2024. He has further enhanced his reputation this term, making another nine appearances in the Championship to bring his overall total to 12 and his long-term contract has not warded off suitors. United are once more on his trail while Arsenal have also had him watched but Chelsea are tho...
India Hangs Four Men Over 2012 Delhi Bus Gang Rape and Murder
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India Hangs Four Men Over 2012 Delhi Bus Gang Rape and Murder

India has executed the four men who were convicted of the brutal gang rape and murder of a young woman on a bus in Delhi in 2012. The men, Akshay Thakur, Vinay Sharma, Pawan Gupta, and Mukesh Singh had been found guilty in a 2013 trial and sentenced to death by hanging, but their execution had been postponed multiple times due to appeals. According to BBC UK, the four were hanged at dawn on Friday March 20th in the capital’s high-security Tihar prison with hundreds gathered outside the prison gates, shouting “death to rapists”. “It took seven years but justice was delivered,” said Delhi chief minister Arwind Kejriwal. It was the first time in five years that capital punishment has been carried out in India. The victim, a 23-year-old physiotherapy student who the Indian p...
Harvey Weinstein gets 23-year prison sentence
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Harvey Weinstein gets 23-year prison sentence

After dozens of women came forward to share stories of alleged sexual assault at the hands of one of Hollywood’s most powerful figures, Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison on Wednesday. In what could amount to a life sentence, New York State Supreme Court Justice James Burke handed Weinstein a 20-year term for committing a criminal sex act against Mimi Haley, a former production assistant, and a three-year term for raping Jessica Mann, an aspiring actress. Weinstein must serve the terms consecutively. Weinstein was convicted of sexually assaulting the two women after a dramatic, weeks-long trial in Lower Manhattan. The Miramax co-founder has denied all wrongdoing and plans to appeal. Before he was sentenced, Weinstein told Burke the enormous amount of attention ...
Transgender man Demands Right to be Described to as The Father of his Child and not Mother
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Transgender man Demands Right to be Described to as The Father of his Child and not Mother

A transgender man who has given birth wants to be described to as the father of his child and not the mother as written in the child's birth certificate. Freddy McConnell, who is a multimedia journalist at The Guardian, says being referred to as a mother was psychologically scarring. Back in September, a judge ruled against him, after a High Court trial in London, but he has launched an appeal with three appeal judges now considering the case. At the September ruling, Sir Andrew McFarlane, the president of the Family Division of the High Court and most senior family court judge in England and Wales, ruled against Mr. McConnell. He concluded that people who had given birth were legally mothers, regardless of their gender, and said there was a 'material difference between a per...
Police Arrest Inspector for allegedly Killing Civilian in Edo
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Police Arrest Inspector for allegedly Killing Civilian in Edo

The Edo State Police Command on Wednesday said it has arrested a police inspector, who allegedly shot a civilian, Richard Odia (pictured) to death in Benin in February. Spokesman of the command, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, who disclosed this in a statement, said the state Commissioner of Police, Lawan Jimeta, had directed an immediate orderly room trial of the inspector. He explained that the police inspector was serving in Delta Command where he was attached to the Department of Operations and was on special duty to 301 Construction Company, Asaba. The command’s spokesman said the policeman was on escort duty from Asaba to Benin when he shot and killed the deceased on Feb. 11 at about 7:00 p.m. The police personnel, shot and seriously wounded the deceased with an AK-47 rifle a...
EFCC Re-arraigns Mompha for Alleged N32.9bn Fraud
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EFCC Re-arraigns Mompha for Alleged N32.9bn Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, today Wednesday March 4th, re-arraigned Ismaila Mustapha (aka Mompha), before Justice Mohammed Liman of a Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, for alleged N32.9billion fraud. Mompha was first arraigned alongside his company, Ismalob Ventures on November 25th 2019 on a 14-count charge bordering on fraud, money laundering and running a foreign exchange business without the authorisation of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN. At the resumed hearing of his case today, counsel to the EFCC, Rotimi Oyedepo, informed the court of a second amended charge against Mompha and urged the court to allow a fresh plea by the defendant. The amended 22 count charges was read over to the defendant and he pleaded not guilty. After his plea, ...
Coronavirus: Bill Gates Says Vaccine Could Be Ready For Large-scale Trial By June
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Coronavirus: Bill Gates Says Vaccine Could Be Ready For Large-scale Trial By June

Bill Gates, global health advocate and world’s richest man for 18 years, says novel coronavirus vaccine could be ready for large-scale trials by June 2020. Gates, who is the co-chair of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, also added that this virus has started to behave like a once-in-a-century pathogen. In a paper written for the New England Journal of Medicine, Gates said leaders have two equally important responsibilities: solve the immediate problem and keep it from happening again. “The COVID-19 pandemic is an excellent case in point. The world needs to save lives now while also improving the way we respond to outbreaks in general. The first point is more pressing, but the second has crucial long-term consequences,” Gates wrote. “The long-term challenge—improving our ab...
Second EFCC Witness Submits 30 Page Long Report of what he Found in Naira Marley’s Phone in Cyber Fraud Trial
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Second EFCC Witness Submits 30 Page Long Report of what he Found in Naira Marley’s Phone in Cyber Fraud Trial

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) called in its second witness to testify against Azeez Fashola popularly known as Naira Marley, during the continuation of the singer's cyber fraud trial on Thursday February 27. Recall that Naira Marley is facing an 11-count charge bordering on conspiracy, possession of counterfeit cards and fraud. Testifying in court, EFCC's second witness Mr Anosike Augustine who is a mobile forensic expert with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), recalled how he analysed the contents of an iPhone 11 allegedly retrieved from Naira Marley during investigation. He told Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court in Lagos that he produced a report of his findings after extracting and analyzing the evidence recovered from...
$500m Bribe: Nigerian Oil Mogul, Aliyu Abubakar Faces Trial In Italy
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$500m Bribe: Nigerian Oil Mogul, Aliyu Abubakar Faces Trial In Italy

Alhaji Aliyu Abubakar, chairman of AA Oil: now wanted in Italy for trial for being the conduit of a $500m bribe by ENI and Shell An Italian judge has ordered a Nigerian businessman, Alhaji Aliyu Abubakar to stand trial for alleged international corruption relating to a Nigeria oil graft case involving Eni and Shell, a judicial source and his lawyer said on Wednesday. Milan prosecutors allege that Abubakar, a reclusive billionaire and chairman of AA Oil, played a central role in one of the oil industry’s biggest scandals in years, handing out more than $500 million in cash to powerful Nigerian government officials. The money is alleged to come out of the $1.3 billion licence fee paid by Eni and Shell for access to the OPL-245 offshore oilfield located in the southern Niger Delt...
Rare video Emerges of Mexican drug Lord El Chapo Receiving Haircut Inside high Security Prison Cell
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Rare video Emerges of Mexican drug Lord El Chapo Receiving Haircut Inside high Security Prison Cell

A rare video has emerged showing Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman inside a  Maximum security prison cell discussing with someone who appears to be a prison official as he's being processed into the prison before he has his beard shaved by a prison official. The  eleven-minute video released Tuesday night and obtained by news site Latinus,  appears to offer rare footage of notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman, who is now under lock and key for life at a top-security U.S. prison.It should be remembered that El Chapo, as he is fondly called, was arrested in 2016 after multiple failed attempts by Mexican authorities to arrest him. He escaped from prison in Mexico on two occasions, one by using an underground tunnel. Guzman was extradited in 2017 to the United States, wh...

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