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Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has granted amnesty to 50 convicts serving various jail terms across the country. Some of the convicts granted amnesty are Benue indigenes while others are indigenes of other states who committed the offences in Benue state and were convicted before being moved to Jos Correctional Center to serve their jail terms. Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of the state, Barrister Michael Gusa who briefed journalists Thursday, January 20th, 2022...

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LAGOS — A Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court in Ikeja, Lagos has sentenced a businessman, Ofure Siakpere to life imprisonment for defiling and impregnating his 14-year-old in-law (name withheld) in his care. The accused was sentenced after finding him guilty of a charge of defilement contrary to Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015. The convict was 35-years old when the offence was committed. Justice Abiola Soladoye, while passing the judgment,...

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ABUJA — The Nigerian Senate has challenged the military and other security agencies to closely monitor and effectively block the escape routes being used by bandits and fleeing terrorists to forestall their relocation to safe havens in the country. This was just as it urged the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, to provide food and other livelihood support amenities to affected villages and those that are internally displaced in Mariga, Mashegu, Kontagora and Borgu Local...

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UMUAHIA — Abia State High Court presided over by Justice Benson Anya has ordered the Nigerian government to pay the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, the sum of N1 Billion over infringement of his fundamental rights. According to the court the damages to be paid to Kanu were for the invasion of his house. The judge stated that the defence counsel did little or nothing to defend the evidence...

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UMUAHIA — A High Court sitting in Abia State has ordered the Federal Government to pay the sum of N1 billion to the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, as well as tender him an apology. The embattling leader of the IPOB had approached the Court to demand N5 billion over the invasion of his father’s house by the military on September 10, 2017. According to Kanu’s lawyer, Aloy Ajimakor,...

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YOLA — The Chief Judge, Adamawa state, Justice Nathan Musa has observed that most of the provisions of the panel code are not in tandem with the Adamawa State Administration of Criminal Justice 2018, especially the provision relating to mandatory sentences. The Chief Judge made the observation while inaugurating a seven-man committee for the review of the Adamawa State panel code law 2018 and the Administration of Criminal Justice 2018 held on Tuesday at Murtala...

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ENUGU — The annual remembrance of Nigerian fallen heroes every 15th of January tagged Armed Forces Remembrance Day, AFRD, was celebrated across the 36 states of the Nigerian federation and the Federal Capital Territory on Saturday. AFRD is a day set aside yearly to celebrate personnel of the Nigerian Army Forces-Army, Navy, and Air Force- and the Nigeria Police Force who died in the line of duty. On Saturday, the Enugu State Governor, military personnel,...

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Entrepreneur and socialite, Obi Iyiegbu, popularly known as Obi Cubana, was said to have recently spent some time in the office of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency for questioning over his alleged ties to some drug traffickers. In an interview with media personality, Ifedayo Olarinde, aka Daddy Freeze, Obi stated that though he trusted the NDLEA to do a good job, he ‘felt low’ being linked with trafficking in hard drugs. Recall that prior to...

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LAGOS — In order to prepare their mental health after putting 35 years in service in the military, 326 non-commissioned officers (NCOs) drawn from the Army, Navy and Air Force are undergoing three-month pre-retirement training at the Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre (NAFRC) Oshodi. Air Vice-Marshal Idi Gamso Lubo, NAFRC Commandant,  said the training was designed to prepare the personnel for life after service. “The transition to civil life after 35 years of service in...

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The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has announced that there will be a sit-at-home protest in the Southeast on January 18, 2022. The announcement was made in a statement issued on Saturday by Emma Powerful, IPOB spokesperson. According to him, Kanu is billed to appear in court on January 18, 19 and 20 for the continuation of his trial. He also noted that there will be a sit-at-home protest on January 18. “We are the...

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