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ABUJA — The jailed former governor of Taraba State Jolly Nyame and former governor of Plateau State Senator Joshua Dariye have been released by the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS). The Federal High Court, Abuja in 2018 presided over by Justice Adebukola Banjoko convicted the two former governors of corruption allegations. However, in April 2022 the state council under President Muhammadu Buhari pardoned them alongside 157 other convicts. Jolly Nyame, who was Taraba governor from 1999...

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By Hassan Umar Shallpella (Regional Correspondent)   The Borno State Ministry of Local Government and Emirate Affairs has pledged the full commitment of the Ministry to support the processes that would lead to the successful implementation of the Transitional Justice Project flagged off by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) with the support of the European Union (EU) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in 2021.  Permanent Secretary, Alhaji Tahiru Shettima, disclosed this while receiving...

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Following cult clashes between rival groups Eiye and Aiye which erupted in Sharjah, part of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) allegedly perpetrated by Nigerians, authorities of the country have reportedly imposed visa restrictions on Nigerians. The decision by the UAE was allegedly predicated on a video that went viral last week, where a group of men with machetes were yelling in an apartment parking lot, chasing one other, and damaging public property. In a statement on...

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A London court on Monday granted Beatrice Ekweremadu, wife of a former deputy senate president, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, bail. Recall that Ekweremadu and Beatrice, his wife, were arrested by the British police on June 23 on allegations of human trafficking and organ harvesting that violate the country’s Modern Slavery Act. The police authorities had accused the couple of conspiring to bring a 15-year-old boy, to the United Kingdom to harvest his kidney for their daughter. However, the...

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In compliance with the Inspector General of Police Usman Alkali Baba nationwide ban on the use of SPY number plates, the Enugu State Command has directed Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) and Heads of all Tactical/Operational Units of the Command, to give full effect to the directive, by confiscating all SPY Number Plates currently in use in the State. Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, Abubakar Lawal fdc, issued this command via the state...

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The annual vacation for Judges of the Federal High Court from 25th July 2022 to 19th September 2022 will not stop it from hearing 2023 pre-election cases during vacation. The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice John Tsoho says the New Practice Directions is to provide for a fair, impartial, and expeditious determination of pre-election cases. In a statement issued by the Assistant Director of Information, Federal High Court Dr. Catherine Christopher noted that...

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By Handel Patrick (Staff Reporter)   The presence of two massive coffins and charms could not prevent a determined Anambra State Taskforce from demolishing illegal structures built on government land near Governor’s lodge, Onitsha over the weekend. The exercise will mark the fifth time the state government is demolishing structures on the land to which an Onitsha lawyer, Barr Harold Ekwerekwu is laying claims to. The lawyer is claiming that the land belongs to the...

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The Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court in the United Kingdom has ruled that David Ukpo, the alleged kidney donor for the daughter of Senator Ike Ekweremadu, is not 15 years old. The West African Pilot reports that Ekweremadu, a former deputy president of the Nigerian senate, and Beatrice, his wife, were arrested by the British police on June 23 on allegations of human trafficking and organ harvesting that violate the country’s Modern Slavery Act. The police authorities...

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LAGOS — The captain of a commercial boat, Elebiju Happiness has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a Lagos State High Court sitting in Eti-Osa for causing the deaths of 13 passengers. Justice Josephine Oyefeso said Happiness was charged with manslaughter by the police and found guilty of the 11-count charge. Earlier, the police told the court that Happiness committed the crime on July 29, 2020, after loading passengers from the Kirikiri waterside and heading...

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A former Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Aliyu Giwa, has warned married couples against cheating on their spouses no matter the reason that might arise. According to the superintendent, being unfaithful to one’s partner is a criminal offence that attracts a punishment of two years imprisonment. Giwa, who shook the table on Twitter on Saturday, said adultery contravenes section 387 and 388 of the Penal Code Law. “Do you know? Adultery is a...

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