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Court remands student accused of murdering lawyer

March 7, 2019 Editorial IV 0

An Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court in Lagos Wednesday ordered that a 21-year-old student, Joshua Usulor, accused of murdering a lawyer, be remanded in prison, pending legal advice from the state Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). Magistrate A. Kusanu in her ruling ordered that Usulor be remanded in Ikoyi Prison, pending the outcome of legal advice. Earlier, the prosecutor, Inspector Cousin Read More

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Ex-DG Akpobolokemi inflated budget to embezzle funds – Witness

February 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A staff of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and prosecution witness, Ekene Nwakuche, has said that a former Director-General of the agency, Patrick Akpobolokemi, inflated the agency’s budget to embezzle funds.  Akpobolokemi is facing trial before an Ikeja High Court, Lagos alongside a former Executive Director of the agency, Ezekiel Agaba and a Director, Vincent Udoye. The Read More

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Alleged N2.1bn fraud: Absence of Dokpesi’s lawyer stalls trial

February 20, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The absence of Kanu Agabi, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria Wednesdaystalled the ongoing trial of Chief Raymond Dokpesi, before a FederalHigh Court, Abuja.Agabi, who is the lead counsel, is amongst four other SANappearing before the court for the trial. Dokpesi is facing trial for the alleged diversion of N2.1 billionreceived from the office of former National Security Adviser, SamboDasuki. Having Read More

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Alleged N3.97bn fraud: Badeh to open defence Jan 16

November 30, 2018 Blueprint 0

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has asked former Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh, to open his defence in the alleged N3.97 billion fraud charge preferred against him by the federal government. Consequently, the trial judge on Thursday fixed January 16, 2019 for the defence. At the resumed trial, solicitors for both parties agreed on the date following the Read More

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IGP petitioned over SARS alleged torture to death of gov’s cook

November 26, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Inspector General of police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris has been petitioned over a domestic cook at Gombe state governor’s private residence in Kaduna, who was allegedly tortured to death by men of Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) for allegedly stealing four TV sets. In the petition, made available to Blueprint, Mr. Sunny Olorunmola, lawyer to the late cook, urged the IGP Read More

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Anti-graft group urges NMA nominee’s probe

March 7, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  A Benin City-based group, Vanguard Anti-corruption Watch, yesterday berated the list of nominees to the boards of Federal Teaching Hospitals and Medical Centres by the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA). In a statement issued in Benin City by its secretary, Barrister Valentine Osayuki, the group alleged that one of the nominees, Dr Gabriel Ogbebor, and four others “are currently being Read More

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Zamfara killings callous – North-west PDP

February 21, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Kano North-west chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the recent killings in Zamfara state, describing it as “callous and clear demonstration of dastardly acts.” In a communiqué issued at the end of the party’s Zonal working committee meeting signed by the National Vice Chairman of the party, Ambassador Ibrahim Musa Kazaure, and the Zonal Secretary, Joseph Gumbari Read More

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8 ‘cultists’ remanded for robbery

February 20, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Osogbo An Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court, yesterday, remanded eight men in Ilesa Prisons for allegedly robbing people of their motorcycles, phones and other valuables at gun point. The accused: Ogunosun Timieyin, 18; Adeleke Shina, 21; Olawopo Daramola, 20; Abidoye Semiu, 20; and Nkemko Steven, 23. Others are Olayiwola Gbolahan, 29; Azeez Lawal, 30; and Owonifari Samson, 24. The Magistrate, Mrs Read More

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When love turned sour

December 14, 2017 Editorial IV 0

She gave her heart to the man she loved and cherished, but in return Regina Nwaogbaga got hate and threats rather than care and protection. EGWUAGHA AMARACHUKWU writes The case of Regina Nwaogbaga and Bartholomew Okay can be said to be a typical example of sower love. Love turned Sour A case by human rights group, called Committee for the Read More

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IPOB: Again, court adjourns Kanu’s trial

December 6, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Vivian Okejeme Abuja An Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has again adjourned hearing in the trial of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), following a request by the prosecution. Kanu and three others, David Nwawuisi, Benjamin Madubugwu, and Chidebere Onwudiewe, are facing trial before Justice Binta Nyako for alleged treasonable offences. Kanu, Read More

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Misau vs IGP: FG amends charges to 7

November 29, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Vivian Okejeme Abuja Federal government, yesterday, informed Justice Issaq Bello of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Maitama, that it has filed an application seeking to amend the criminal charges brought against Senator Isa Misau from five to seven. The senator representing Bauchi Central senatorial district was arraigned on a five count charge bothering on making false and injurious Read More

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Lawyer jailed 7 years for stabbing husband to death

November 28, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Agboola Bayo Ibadan An Oyo High Court sitting in Ibadan, yesterday, sentenced an official of the Department of Public Prosecution (DPP), Ministry of Justice, Oyo state, Yewande Oyediran, to 7 years imprisonment for killing her husband, Oyelowo Oyediran. Justice Muntar Abimbola in his judgment held that the killing was spontaneous and a fallout of marital fight. The court stressed that Read More

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Two docked for attempting to withdraw money from unknown account

November 27, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Elijah Pius, 20, who allegedly lured a teenager by aiding him in committing fraud attempting to withdraw money from an unknown account, have been arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court, Lagos. The defendants are facing trial on a count charge bordering on an attempt to steal preferred against them by the Police. The offence is said to be punishable under Read More

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2 jailed for rape, human trafficking

November 21, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Raphael Ede Enugu A Federal High Court sitting in Enugu has convicted two persons, Ernest Obieze and Ferdinand Okechukwu, for procurement of an eight-year-old girl and having carnal knowledge of her. They were each sentenced to five years in prison with an additional fine of N100,000 each, just as they are to serve additional three years in prison if Read More