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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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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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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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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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ABUJA — The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) invited socialite, Obi Iyiegbu, popularly known as Obi Cubana for questioning, over his alleged link to the illegal narcotics business. Obi Cubana, who is the Chairman of the Cubana Group of Companies, was grilled by the anti-drug agency for five hours at the NDLEA headquarters in Abuja before he was granted bail and asked to return at a future date. Sources who do not want their...

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YOLA — The former Secretary to Adamawa State Government, cabinet members, Senior Special Advisers and Special Advisers who served between 2015-2019 has dragged the Adamawa state government to the National Industrial Court of Nigeria over non-payment of their severance allowances. The suit was initially filed sometime in 2019 in Abuja by the former secretary to the state government Dr. Umar Buba Bindir and former Chief Press Secretary Mr. Mathias Yohanna on behalf of complainants, but...

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ENUGU — The Acting Chief Judge of Enugu State, Justice Afojulu Ozoemena has been invited by the Enugu State House of Assembly for screening and possible confirmation as a substantive Chief Judge of the state. The invitation was extended by the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Edward Ubosi on Tuesday after receiving a letter from the Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi nominating Justice Afojulu Ozoemena. Speaking during plenary, Ubosi also revealed that the National...

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