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Buhari’ll get amended constitution soon –Rep

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja A member representing Oshodi/Isolo Federal Constituency of Lagos State in the House of Representatives, Tony Nwulu, on Thursday disclosed that the National Assembly would transmit the amended constitution to President Muhammadu Buhari
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Buhari’ll get amended constitution soon –Rep

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja A member representing Oshodi/Isolo Federal Constituency of Lagos State in the House of Representatives, Tony Nwulu, on Thursday disclosed that the National Assembly would transmit the amended constitution to President Muhammadu Buhari “in a couple of days.” Nwulu, who is the sponsor of the Not-Too-Young-To-Run Bill in the House of Representatives, disclosed […]

Fear not, Osinbajo

’Tunji Ajibade tunjioa@yahoo.com 08036683657 Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo made a comment the other day which reminded me of an incident several years ago. Prof ’Segun Ojewuyi (a theatre director, former lecturer at Yale University, and one of the three me
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Fear not, Osinbajo

’Tunji Ajibade tunjioa@yahoo.com 08036683657 Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo made a comment the other day which reminded me of an incident several years ago. Prof ’Segun Ojewuyi (a theatre director, former lecturer at Yale University, and one of the three men on earth whose polished tact, wise quietness and gentlemanliness greatly inform my world view) directed ‘Our […]

Conmen beg for money with Lalong’s cloned phone

Friday Olokor, Jos The Plateau State Government has raised the alarm over the cloning of the telephone number of Governor Simon Lalong, using it to solicit financial assistance. The government however said security agencies had been notified of the developmen
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Conmen beg for money with Lalong’s cloned phone

Friday Olokor, Jos The Plateau State Government has raised the alarm over the cloning of the telephone number of Governor Simon Lalong, using it to solicit financial assistance. The government however said security agencies had been notified of the development. A statement issued on Thursday by the Plateau State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Yakubu […]

Nigeria and the inevitable burst after boom

Jekwu Ozoemene “And there were seven cows, fat and sleek coming out of the Nile … And then seven other cows came up, behind them, starved, very wretched and lean … The lean and wretched cows ate up the first seven fat cows”  – Genesis,
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Nigeria and the inevitable burst after boom

Jekwu Ozoemene “And there were seven cows, fat and sleek coming out of the Nile … And then seven other cows came up, behind them, starved, very wretched and lean … The lean and wretched cows ate up the first seven fat cows”  – Genesis, 41.18-19. Known as the “Boom and Burst Cycle”, it is […]

Soldiers on reprisal sack LG headquarters in Benue, kill one

John Charles, Makurdi Naka, headquarter of ‘Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue State, was on Thursday invaded by military men who set part of the community ablaze. It was gathered that the military men invaded the community as a reprisal for the killi
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Soldiers on reprisal sack LG headquarters in Benue, kill one

John Charles, Makurdi Naka, headquarter of ‘Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue State, was on Thursday invaded by military men who set part of the community ablaze. It was gathered that the military men invaded the community as a reprisal for the killing of a soldier by some youths on Wednesday. A cleric, who […]

[ICYMI] Agagu crash: Flight crew ignored danger warnings, says AIB

Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi The Accident Investigation Bureau has released six final accident and serious incident reports that occurred in the industry between 2009 and 2014. Among the released reports was that of Associated Airlines’ crash of October 3, 2013, w
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[ICYMI] Agagu crash: Flight crew ignored danger warnings, says AIB

Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi The Accident Investigation Bureau has released six final accident and serious incident reports that occurred in the industry between 2009 and 2014. Among the released reports was that of Associated Airlines’ crash of October 3, 2013, which occurred when the remains of a former Governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Agagu, was being […]

Influence your husbands’ lifestyle, AGF tells Police officers’ wives

The Accountant-General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris, has called on Police officers’ wives in the Federal Capital Territory to be alive to the unique role of influencing the lifestyle of their husbands. He said this in a statement issued by Head, Pres
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Influence your husbands’ lifestyle, AGF tells Police officers’ wives

The Accountant-General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris, has called on Police officers’ wives in the Federal Capital Territory to be alive to the unique role of influencing the lifestyle of their husbands. He said this in a statement issued by Head, Press and Public Relations, Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation, Mr. Oise […]

Rituals my fiancé must do before we marry —Woman

A lady has revealed the various rituals her future husband must submit to if he truly wants to marry her. Angela Nwosu said that her fiancé must have take some bath in a river for three consecutive days to qualify to marry her. She warned that the three-day
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Rituals my fiancé must do before we marry —Woman

A lady has revealed the various rituals her future husband must submit to if he truly wants to marry her. Angela Nwosu said that her fiancé must have take some bath in a river for three consecutive days to qualify to marry her. She warned that the three-day purification was one of the few other […]

Ogun, groups empower 1,000 rural women

Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta the Ogun State government in partnership with Natnud Foods and British American Tobacco Nigeria Foundation has empowered 1,000 rural women with 10,000 broilers for poultry farming. This step, they said, was to ensure food security, c
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Ogun, groups empower 1,000 rural women

Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta the Ogun State government in partnership with Natnud Foods and British American Tobacco Nigeria Foundation has empowered 1,000 rural women with 10,000 broilers for poultry farming. This step, they said, was to ensure food security, create female entrepreneurs and improve the living standards of the rural women. The event attended by women […]

Chelsea keep Champions League hopes alive at Burnley

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte defended misfiring striker Alvaro Morata despite the Spaniard missing a host of chances in a 2-1 win at Burnley on Thursday. Victory kept Chelsea’s outside chances of chasing down Tottenham Hotspur for a place in next seaso
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Chelsea keep Champions League hopes alive at Burnley

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte defended misfiring striker Alvaro Morata despite the Spaniard missing a host of chances in a 2-1 win at Burnley on Thursday. Victory kept Chelsea’s outside chances of chasing down Tottenham Hotspur for a place in next season’s Champions League alive as they closed to within five points their London rivals with […]

Amazons beat Pelican Stars 3-0

Umar Muhammed, Lafia Nasarawa Amazons  on Wednesday  secured their first win  in  Nigeria Women’s  Football League  by beating Pelican Stars  of Calabar 3-0  at  Lafia Stadium. The  first half was cagey as the away side defended valiantly to thwar
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Amazons beat Pelican Stars 3-0

Umar Muhammed, Lafia Nasarawa Amazons  on Wednesday  secured their first win  in  Nigeria Women’s  Football League  by beating Pelican Stars  of Calabar 3-0  at  Lafia Stadium. The  first half was cagey as the away side defended valiantly to thwart attacking chances created by the home side. Our correspondent reports that even when a clear chance […]

Of randy lecturers, lazy students and an immoral nation

Niran Adedokun nadedokun@gmail.com Nigeria is in trouble but we do not know. Or, we pretend not to know it, which is even worse. Ignorance could conceal a state of gradual depreciation but when the fatal blow hits like thunder in the night, sufferers could ge
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Of randy lecturers, lazy students and an immoral nation

Niran Adedokun nadedokun@gmail.com Nigeria is in trouble but we do not know. Or, we pretend not to know it, which is even worse. Ignorance could conceal a state of gradual depreciation but when the fatal blow hits like thunder in the night, sufferers could get excused for revelling in the soothing state of innocence. But […]

24 schools for Zenith Bank/Ikoyi Club swimming

Twenty-four schools  have been scheduled to participate  in this year’s youth swimming competition for primary and secondary schools in Lagos State at Ikoyi Club. The championship, which   begins on Saturday, ends on April 28. According to the organiser
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24 schools for Zenith Bank/Ikoyi Club swimming

Twenty-four schools  have been scheduled to participate  in this year’s youth swimming competition for primary and secondary schools in Lagos State at Ikoyi Club. The championship, which   begins on Saturday, ends on April 28. According to the organisers, 12 primary schools and 12 secondary schools will compete for honours in the catch them young  inter-school  […]

Mercenaries in Benue, plan to attack five villages — Abounu

John Charles Makurdi The Acting Governor of Benue State, Mr. Benson Abounu, on Wednesday, raised a fresh alarm of impending attacks on Benue communities. Abounu said security reports made available to him had indicated that large numbers of armed mercenaries
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Mercenaries in Benue, plan to attack five villages — Abounu

John Charles Makurdi The Acting Governor of Benue State, Mr. Benson Abounu, on Wednesday, raised a fresh alarm of impending attacks on Benue communities. Abounu said security reports made available to him had indicated that large numbers of armed mercenaries had occupied the Benue Valley and were planning to launch  simultaneous attacks on five major […]

Poor showing: Nigeria set to lose continental football slots

Idris Adesina Nigeria may have only one representative each in the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup from 2019 after the country dropped down the CAF  club rankings. The winners of the Premier League in 2018 and the winners of the Aiteo Cup wil
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Poor showing: Nigeria set to lose continental football slots

Idris Adesina Nigeria may have only one representative each in the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup from 2019 after the country dropped down the CAF  club rankings. The winners of the Premier League in 2018 and the winners of the Aiteo Cup will be the country’s representatives in the two competitions. The CAF […]

Mbappe scores brace as PSG seal French Cup final spot

Kylian Mbappe struck a brace and Christopher Nkunku added a late third as Paris Saint-Germain marched into the French Cup final thanks to 3-1 win at Caen on Wednesday. READ ALSO: Nigerian youths like freebies, says Buhari PSG travelled to the Normandy coast
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Mbappe scores brace as PSG seal French Cup final spot

Kylian Mbappe struck a brace and Christopher Nkunku added a late third as Paris Saint-Germain marched into the French Cup final thanks to 3-1 win at Caen on Wednesday. READ ALSO: Nigerian youths like freebies, says Buhari PSG travelled to the Normandy coast with the French league title already wrapped up and looking to take another […]

We may shut N’Assembly to help Buhari end killings –Ekweremadu

Leke Baiyewu, Olaleye Aluko and John Charles The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has said the National Assembly may be shut to help President Muhammadu Buhari administration find an end to the spate of killings by herdsmen and militias across
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We may shut N’Assembly to help Buhari end killings –Ekweremadu

Leke Baiyewu, Olaleye Aluko and John Charles The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has said the National Assembly may be shut to help President Muhammadu Buhari administration find an end to the spate of killings by herdsmen and militias across the country. The upper chamber of the National Assembly  also noted that the […]

AfCFTA AS TAILWIND FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH IN NIGERIA

Uche Uwaleke  It is no longer news that Nigeria was not among the 44 member countries of the African Union that signed the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement on March 21 in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda.  What is perhaps topical is that the gove
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AfCFTA AS TAILWIND FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH IN NIGERIA

Uche Uwaleke  It is no longer news that Nigeria was not among the 44 member countries of the African Union that signed the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement on March 21 in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda.  What is perhaps topical is that the government is currently weighing the pros and cons of fully endorsing […]

Algerian Darfalou leads CAF Cup rout of Plateau United

USM Alger of Algeria surged into the CAF Confederation Cup group phase for the first time by trouncing Plateau United of Nigeria 4-0 Tuesday in a play-off second leg. The Algiers club advanced 5-2 on aggregate to the 16-club mini-league stage after losing th
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Algerian Darfalou leads CAF Cup rout of Plateau United

USM Alger of Algeria surged into the CAF Confederation Cup group phase for the first time by trouncing Plateau United of Nigeria 4-0 Tuesday in a play-off second leg. The Algiers club advanced 5-2 on aggregate to the 16-club mini-league stage after losing the first leg 2-1 in Lagos 10 days ago. Oussama Darfalou put […]

2019 elections and use of state and administrative resources

Jide Ojo “We campaigned on three major issues – to secure the country, revive the economy and fight corruption. We have elections next year, politicians are already pre-occupied with the polls, but I am bothered more about security and the economy.” –
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2019 elections and use of state and administrative resources

Jide Ojo “We campaigned on three major issues – to secure the country, revive the economy and fight corruption. We have elections next year, politicians are already pre-occupied with the polls, but I am bothered more about security and the economy.” –President Muhammadu Buhari during his meeting with Britain’s Prime Minister, Theresa May, on April […]

BREAKING: Former US first lady Barbara Bush dead at 92

Former US first lady Barbara Bush died Tuesday at the age of 92, her husband’s office said. “A former First Lady of the United States of America and relentless proponent of family literacy, Barbara Pierce Bush passed away Tuesday, April 17, 201
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BREAKING: Former US first lady Barbara Bush dead at 92

Former US first lady Barbara Bush died Tuesday at the age of 92, her husband’s office said. “A former First Lady of the United States of America and relentless proponent of family literacy, Barbara Pierce Bush passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at the age of 92,” said a statement from the office of her now widower George […]

Two jailed for presenting fake documents to US embassy

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja Two visa applicants, Olusola Alabi and Balogun Teslim, have been sentenced to two years in prison for presenting fake documents to the United States embassy. The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission had a
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Two jailed for presenting fake documents to US embassy

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja Two visa applicants, Olusola Alabi and Balogun Teslim, have been sentenced to two years in prison for presenting fake documents to the United States embassy. The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission had arraigned the convicts before Justice Mojishola Dada of a Lagos State High Court, accusing them of violating […]

Police arrest priest in connection with albino man’s murder

Police on Tuesday arrested a Catholic priest in Malawi in connection with the suspected murder of an albino man, in a case that has already seen a police officer and medical official detained. “The arrest of the bishop brings the number of the suspects to 1
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Police arrest priest in connection with albino man’s murder

Police on Tuesday arrested a Catholic priest in Malawi in connection with the suspected murder of an albino man, in a case that has already seen a police officer and medical official detained. “The arrest of the bishop brings the number of the suspects to 12, and, depending on our investigations, more suspects might be […]

Judiciary has adopted ICT to tackle delays — CJN

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, said on Monday that the judiciary had adopted the use of Information and Communication Technology to address the delay in the nation’s justice system. He said, as he earlier disclos
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Judiciary has adopted ICT to tackle delays — CJN

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, said on Monday that the judiciary had adopted the use of Information and Communication Technology to address the delay in the nation’s justice system. He said, as he earlier disclosed in February this year, that by July, the Supreme Court would only accept filings […]

US ambassador advises Nigerians on 2019 elections

Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Stuart Symington, has called on Nigerians to take away their focus from what will happen in 2019 and rather concentrate on how to make the country better before the next general elections. T
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US ambassador advises Nigerians on 2019 elections

Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Stuart Symington, has called on Nigerians to take away their focus from what will happen in 2019 and rather concentrate on how to make the country better before the next general elections. The US envoy, who spoke at an event organised to mark the 2018 […]

Herdsmen slay four policemen, 32 villagers

Umar Mohammed and John Charles Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herders have allegedly killed 32 Tiv villagers at various locations across the southern senatorial district of Nasarawa State. The coordinated attacks reportedly took place on Saturday and Sunday. T
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Herdsmen slay four policemen, 32 villagers

Umar Mohammed and John Charles Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herders have allegedly killed 32 Tiv villagers at various locations across the southern senatorial district of Nasarawa State. The coordinated attacks reportedly took place on Saturday and Sunday. The Punch learnt that the attacks were carried out simultaneously in Awe, Keana, Obi and Doma local […]

Ogun West to hold summit

Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta Ahead of the 2019 governorship election, the Ogun West Senatorial District is set to hold a day political summit, where it will fine-tune the processes to break the 42-year jinx of not having been able to produce a governor. The dist
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Ogun West to hold summit

Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta Ahead of the 2019 governorship election, the Ogun West Senatorial District is set to hold a day political summit, where it will fine-tune the processes to break the 42-year jinx of not having been able to produce a governor. The district represented by the Ogun West Elders Council said this on Monday […]

Soldiers invade Delta communities, ransack homes for oil thieves

Theophilus Onojeghen, Warri Soldiers on Operation Delta Safe have invaded Okpare, Otor-Edo and Iwhrekreka communities in the Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State searching for oil pipeline vandals. It was gathered that the soldiers, attached to
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Soldiers invade Delta communities, ransack homes for oil thieves

Theophilus Onojeghen, Warri Soldiers on Operation Delta Safe have invaded Okpare, Otor-Edo and Iwhrekreka communities in the Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State searching for oil pipeline vandals. It was gathered that the soldiers, attached to the 222 Battalion, Agbarha-Otor, Ughelli North Local Government Area, laid siege to the three communities for about […]

EPL: Aguero happy to avoid last day drama

Manchester City’s latest Premier League triumph lacked the drama of Sergio Aguero’s winner with virtually the last kick of the season in 2012, but the Argentine is relieved to have won the title with five games to spare. City also claimed the titl
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EPL: Aguero happy to avoid last day drama

Manchester City’s latest Premier League triumph lacked the drama of Sergio Aguero’s winner with virtually the last kick of the season in 2012, but the Argentine is relieved to have won the title with five games to spare. City also claimed the title on the final day of the 2013/14 season, but Aguero believes his […]

Police begin manhunt for gunmen who killed policeman, abducted German

Ted Odogwu, Kano Crack detectives from the Kano State Police Command have embarked on a manhunt for the fleeing gunmen who killed a Police sergeant and abducted a German national, Mr. Michael Cremza, an employee of Dantata & Sawoe Construction Company, Ka
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Police begin manhunt for gunmen who killed policeman, abducted German

Ted Odogwu, Kano Crack detectives from the Kano State Police Command have embarked on a manhunt for the fleeing gunmen who killed a Police sergeant and abducted a German national, Mr. Michael Cremza, an employee of Dantata & Sawoe Construction Company, Kano. The Police sergeant was killed by a five-man gang on motorbike who ambushed […]

Student dies at corps member’s lodge in Ondo

Peter Dada, Akure A student of the College of Education, Ikere Ekiti, Ekiti State, who was identified as Akintunde Adegunloye was reportedly found dead in his friend’s room on the premises of the State Specialists Hospital, Ondo town, Ondo State. According
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Student dies at corps member’s lodge in Ondo

Peter Dada, Akure A student of the College of Education, Ikere Ekiti, Ekiti State, who was identified as Akintunde Adegunloye was reportedly found dead in his friend’s room on the premises of the State Specialists Hospital, Ondo town, Ondo State. According to the Ondo State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Femi Joseph, the incident […]

NYSC: Orientation camp for 2018 Batch ‘A’ to commence April 19

The National Youth Service Corps, will on Thursday, April 19, commence Orientation Course for the 2018 Batch ‘A’ service year. The scheme made the announcement on its official Facebook page and Twitter handle; officialnysc and  nysc_ng respectively.
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NYSC: Orientation camp for 2018 Batch ‘A’ to commence April 19

The National Youth Service Corps, will on Thursday, April 19, commence Orientation Course for the 2018 Batch ‘A’ service year. The scheme made the announcement on its official Facebook page and Twitter handle; officialnysc and  nysc_ng respectively. It urged all Prospective Corps Members who have been mobilised for the service year to ensure they adhere to all instructions on […]

PHOTOS: Police disperse Shiite protesters with tear gas

The police in Abuja on Monday dispersed protesting members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria with tear gas. The Shiite members were protesting the continued incarceration of their leader, Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakyzaky when armed policemen swooped on them, firin
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PHOTOS: Police disperse Shiite protesters with tear gas

The police in Abuja on Monday dispersed protesting members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria with tear gas. The Shiite members were protesting the continued incarceration of their leader, Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakyzaky when armed policemen swooped on them, firing tear gas canisters at them. See photos:

Home help allegedly burns eight-year-old’s buttocks with stove

An Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, on Monday, slammed an N500,000 bail on a 37-year-old home help, Fatimah Yakuba, who allegedly burnt an eight-year-old girl’s buttocks with a burning stove. The accused who resides at No.15, Ologolo Street, Lekki i
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Home help allegedly burns eight-year-old’s buttocks with stove

An Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, on Monday, slammed an N500,000 bail on a 37-year-old home help, Fatimah Yakuba, who allegedly burnt an eight-year-old girl’s buttocks with a burning stove. The accused who resides at No.15, Ologolo Street, Lekki in Lagos, had pleaded not guilty to one count of grievous harm, preferred against her by […]

Landlord, son, allegedly suffocate tenant to death

An elderly man, Augustine Anumudu; and his son, Okey, were on Monday brought before an Ebuta-Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly suffocating a tenant to death. The duo were brought before the court on a two-count of conspiracy and murder. The charg
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Landlord, son, allegedly suffocate tenant to death

An elderly man, Augustine Anumudu; and his son, Okey, were on Monday brought before an Ebuta-Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly suffocating a tenant to death. The duo were brought before the court on a two-count of conspiracy and murder. The charge was read to the duo, but their plea was not taken. Inspector Julius […]

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