Ochanya’s death: CSOs call for special court for rape cases

October 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Two frontline Civil Society Organisations fighting against rape in Nigeria have demanded for a special court to handle cases of rape in the country. The groups under the aegis of Men Against Rape Foundation (MARF) and its parent organisation, Make A Difference Initiative (MAD) made the demand to mark the third year memorial of Ochanya Elizabeth Ogbanje, who died three Read More

N400 million fraud: Metuh’s re-arraignment suffers set back over Judge’s absence

October 14, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

  The re-arraignment of former National Publicity Secretary of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, was stalled on Thursday due to the absence of Justice Obiora Egwuatu of the Federal High Court, Abuja. Metuh, a former PDP Spokesman is facing a N400 million over the allegation that without contract approval or execution, he received the sum of N400 million from Read More

Chieftaincy: Osun court jails 6 for impersonation

October 13, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

An Osun atate high court aitting in Osogbo, Wednesday sentenced six persons to nine months imprisonment for impersonating kingmakers. The convicts were said to have paraded themselves as kingmakers and members of Ataoja in council to install one Chief Oladunjoye Abdullahi as Baale of Irepodun Community, Osogbo. The convicts are: Akande Suleiman, Chief Oladunjoye Abdullahi, Isiaka Balogun, Prince Lateef Jayeola, Basiru Read More

Domesticating ACJA challenging, work in progress – Ota-Okojie

October 10, 2021 Editorial IV 0

As part of the on-going justice sector reform across the six geo-political zone in the country, the train of the Presidential Committee christened Federal Justice Sector Reform Coordinating Committee (FJSRCC) berthed in Yola, last week, in continuation of its workshop and interface with stakeholders saddled with the responsibility of implementing the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA 2015). In this Read More

How Ajulo rescued teenager sentenced to death for stealing phone

October 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

An Abuja based lawyer, Dr. Kayode Ajulo, has confirmed that a Court of Appeal sitting in Ado Ekiti Judicial Division has discharged and acquitted a teenager Adeolu Bamiteko, who was sentenced to death by a High Court for stealing phone. Bamiteko with one Ayobami Ojo were arraigned in Charge No. HAD/15C/2014 before the High Court presided over by Justice J.O Read More

Pardon my foolish question

October 7, 2021 Dan Agbese 0

These are confused and confusing times for our nation. Nothing seems to add up. Our political leaders are torn between what would swell their swollen bank accounts and what would make for a united, peaceful nation in which everyone enjoys the basic human and legal rights guaranteed them by the Nigerian constitution and cynically abused by the same leaders. At Read More

2023: North West PDP youth kicks against power shift

October 5, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Northwest youth wing of Peoples Democratic Party has kicked against PDP governor’s resolution to zone the party’s chairmanship position to the North, an indication of shifting the presidential ticket to the South. According to the PDP youth, the North is yet to complete its term of presidency under PDP as former President Goodluck Jonathan completed late President Umaru Musa Read More

Police nab ‘armed robber’ terrorising Ogun community

October 3, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun state police command have arrested one armed robbery suspect terrorising residents of Silva Estate Odomalasa area of Ilese ijebu. The suspect, Bolanle Ojomu was arrested while carrying out robbery operation in the area. The police spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in a press statement made to Blueprint Sunday, stated that the suspect was arrested following a distress call received by the Read More

I’m a man with more than 9 lives – Charly Boy

September 18, 2021 Editor 0

Nigeria’s weird musician and song writer, Charles Chukwuemeka Oputa, aka charly boy whose latest efforts in the film and music industry is causing waves across the local and international scenes has said that he is a man of more than nine lives.  Charly Boy who is currently enjoying a post- COVID deserved holidays in London revealed  that he could count Read More

PGF boss attacks Wike, says Buhari responsible for increased VAT collection

September 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has condemned the Rivers state governor Nyesom Wike, for “shamelessly talk about Value Added Tax (VAT) which President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration responsible for its increasing collection. The APC chieftain reminded governor Wike that the current increased record of VAT Read More

Kabba Jailbreak: Group urges Buhari to sack prison’s Comptroller General immediately

September 15, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the Comptroller- General of the Nigerian correctional centre, Alhaji Haliru Nababa over the attack on a prison in Kogi state on Monday. Unknown gunmen attacked the federal correctional centre in Kabba, Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area of Kogi State on Monday morning, leading to the death Read More

Attack on Kabba prison: Security operatives on trail of escaped inmates – Aregbesola

September 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has said security operatives are already pursuing the escaped inmates after gunmen attacked Kabba Custodial facility on Monday. A statement Monday in Abuja by the Media Adviser to the Minister, Sola Fasure, said the Aregbesola had been briefed by the Controller General of the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS), Haliru Nababa, on the unfortunate Read More

Chairmanship: APC youth identifies Abubabar as best candidate, urges opposition Govs to defect

September 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the party national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), youths have identified the former Governor of Bauchi state, Barrister Mohammed Abubakar, as the best person to occupy the national chairmanship position of APC. The youths, which are drawn from the six geopolitical zones of the country, not only invited the opposition governors and stakeholders to join Read More

Call for elimination: Ohanaeze demands apology from Sen. Bulkachuwa

September 6, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

Peeved by the statement attributed to Senator Adamu Bulkachuwa from Bauchi state to the effect that rather than give Ndigbo opportunity to produce president come 2023, they should be eliminated from the face of the earth, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has asked the senator to apologise to Ndigbo. Bulkachuwa, who is the chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and husband Read More

APC: Asaba court neither sacked me nor stopped LG congress – Buni

September 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Caretaker Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and governor of Yobe state, Mai Mala Buni, has said that neither the party nor him is restrained from conducting the nationwide local council congresses by the Asaba High Court of Justice. Some members of the party had dragged the party to court in Delta state. But Buni in a statement Thursday Read More

Staff look up to you for guidance, CJN tells court registrars, others

August 30, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, Monday, cautioned Judicial officials and Court staff against actions and inactions that could taint their integrity. The CJN has therefore tasked them to exemplified leaderships, saying other staff looks up to them for guidance and emulations. Muhammad gave the caution while delivering a keynote address at the 2021 virtual national Read More

Reinstatement: There is hope in Nigeria’s judiciary, says Ekiti monarch

August 30, 2021 Ojo Oladele 0

Following his reinstatement as the Edemo of Ado-Ekiti by the Supreme Court of Nigeria recently, High Chief James Bamidele Aduloju, has hailed the judicial system, saying “there is still true justice in the country.” Aduloju, who described the judiciary as the last hope of the common man, said people irrespective of their status and background, could still get the justice Read More

Ranching: PDP condemns Umahi for secretly collecting N6bn

August 26, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Ebonyi state chapter Thursday lambasted governor David Umahi for secretly collecting the sum of 6 billion naira for ranching programme in the state. Special Assistant to President Buhari, Gabar Shehu had on Wednesday night in program on channels television revealed that Ebonyi among three other state in the federation accessed 24 billion naira for ranching. Read More

No one will come here to build our country for us – Ojo

August 24, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

A former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Chief Bayo Ojo, has called on citizens to work together to build the Nigerian society by fixing the structural defects in the country through essential reforms in the social, political, economic and value systems. Ojo, who was speaking as a guest lecturer at the 30th Anniversary and Founders’ Day Read More

MBF youth wing to CNG: Stop demonising Irigwe over Jos killings

August 22, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The youth wing of Middle Belt Forum (MBF) has decried what it called “the deliberate attempt at demonising the Irigwe ethnic nationality as perpetrators of the Jos killings by the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG). Speaking through a press statement signed by their representatives, Nasiru Jagaba, Emmanuel Zopmal and Chris Aba on Sunday, the MBF youth wing condemned the press Read More

Plateau attacks: Police nab 20 suspects, rescue 33 victims

August 15, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Nigeria Police Force  has said 20 suspects have been arrested in connection with attacks in Plateau State, just 30 people have been rescued.A press statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CP Frank Mba, Sunday in Abuja, said, “The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has ordered the immediate deployment of Police Intervention Team to Plateau State to Read More