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YOLA — Adamawa State House of Assembly has passed into law a bill for a law to eliminate violence against persons in private and public life. The bill prohibits all forms of violence and provides maximum protection and effective remedies for victims and punishment of offenders. The majority leader of the House, Hammantukur Yettisuri of Jada Mbulo constituency presented the bill for a third reading on the floor of the House as required by law...

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The Director-General of Legal Aid Council, Aliyu Abubakar says the Federal Government will soon begin the arraignment of 5,000 suspected Boko Haram members in various detention facilities across the country. Abubakar disclosed this during a courtesy visit to Borno Governor Babagana Zulum in the Maiduguri Government House. “The legal aid teams have so far interviewed about 283 as part of the efforts to establish the extent of their involvement as well as to understand the...

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A 35-year-old man married to two wives and fathered ten children, Ibrahim Wakili of Babal community of Malabu ward in Fufore Local Government Area of Adamawa State has on Monday confessed to defiling a 7-year-old girl. Wakili who appeared before Chief Magistrate Court Yola presided by magistrate Uwani Danladu said, he lured the little girl and forcefully defiled her in an uncompleted building in their community. The accused blamed his action on the devil and...

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The Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS -Related Abuses has issued a summon on Adamu Muhammed, inspector-general of police over the alleged land seizure. The petitioner, Adewale Adewuyi, represented by his legal counsel, Debo Adeleke, accused the police of hostile acquisition and destruction of his 25 acres of farmland at Age-Mowo near Badagry on December 17, 2013. The judicial panel led by Doris Okuwobi, issued the summon to the IGP...

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ADO-EKITI — An Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday ordered the remand of a 40-year-old man, Ajibola Odebo, at the correctional centre in Ado-Ekiti over the alleged rape of a minor. The defendant, whose address was not provided, is being tried for alleged rape. The prosecutor, Insp. Oriyomi Akinwale told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Jan. 31, in Ado-Ekiti. Akinwale alleged that the defendant defiled a 12-year-old girl. He said the...

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The Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) has said there is no term for acts of banditry and kidnapping other than terrorism. This statement is following the attack on Government Science College (GSC) Kagara, Rafi local government area of Niger state. The incident which occurred last Wednesday led to the abduction of several students, members of staff, and some members of their families. Kayode Fayemi, chairman of NGF and Ekiti governor, who spoke during a solidarity visit...

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Abuja, Feb. 22, 2021(NAN) The  Federal High Court, Abuja on Monday, ordered the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to pay N10.6 million to veteran journalist, Geoffrey Anika, as damages against unlawfully blocking the highway. The blockage was said to have caused a ghastly motor accident involving Anika in 2012. Anika, is currently a traditional ruler in Atta Kingdom in Ikeduru Council Area of Imo. The amount was awarded in favour of  Anika, whose vehicle, a...

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ABUJA —  A 35-year-old bus conductor, Chinedu Nnamani, accused of aiding the transportation of 18.5 kilogrammes of Cannabis Sativa (a.k.a Indian Hemp) was on Monday, discharged and acquitted at the Federal High Court, Abuja. Justice Babatunde Quadri absolved Nnamani of the one-count charge on the grounds that the prosecution failed to substantiate the charge leveled against him. The judge said the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) as the prosecuting agency, ought to have placed...

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Muhammad Dingyadi, Minister of Police Affairs said machinery had been set in motion to install Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras on all major highways across the country as a measure towards curtailing kidnapping. He said the project would be a public-private partnership scheme. Dingyadi on Channels Television breakfast programme, “Sunrise Daily” said “President Muhammadu Buhari already gave approval for the project, and an agreement had been brokered with NPS Technology Company to revamp an abandoned...

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Seeks an order of the Federal High Court to declare the placing of the Nigerian Copyright Commission under the Ministry of Justice as a violation of the Nigerian Copyright Act, 2010. A lawyer, Tosin Ojaomo, has sued President Muhammadu Buhari and the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, for alleged copyright law violations. Other defendants in the case include the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed; and the Speaker of the House...

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