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Conviction: Appeal Court releases ‘My Pikin’s’ Properties

The Lagos Division Court of Appeal,  today, upheld the judgment of a  Lagos Federal High Court, which sentenced two employees of  Barewa Pharmaceutical Company limited to seven years imprisonment each for selling a killer teething syrup: “My Pikin”   The court in its unanimous decision delivered held that the complaint of the appellants was without merit adding that “throughout the ...

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Buhari’s Unfulfilled Promise At Democracy Day

Nigerians’ expectation that President Muhammadu Buhari will on Sunday, during his Democracy Day speech, keep his promise of giving specific details of recovered loot as part of his anti-graft crusade were disappointed. The President had earlier this month in London promised to provide specific details of all recovered stolen public funds. He had said: “So far, what has come out, ...

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Murder: Court Remands Alleged Notorious Mushin Gang Leader

An Ebute-metta Chief Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, today, ordered the remand of an alleged Mushin gang leader, Wasiu Akinwande, 35, a.k.a. Olori Eso’, at Ikoyi Prison.   The remand order of the court presided over by Magistrate M. O. Ope-Agbe (Miss), was sequel to an application brought before the court by men of State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (CIID), of ...

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365 Days in Office: CREMA Initiative Raises Concern Over FG’s Direction

A rights advocacy group, the Citizens Rights and Empowerment Advocacy Initiative (CREMA Initiative) has counseled President Muhammedu Buhari to get his administration more organized ahead of the next three years, with clearly written economic blueprint to enable him achieve his “Change Agenda” and attract foreign investment, saying that in the last one year, divergent policy statements being expressed by members ...

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Alleged Murder: Court Orders Remand of 2 Nigeriens

    An Ebute-metta Chief Magistrate’s Court, has ordered the remand of two Niger nationals, Amid Sumata, 42; and Ali Idris, 40, in prisons custody, over alleged killing of a 60 year-old woman, late Alhaja Silifat Isiaq, their employer.   The two Nigeriens, were security guards, to late Alhaja Isiaq, alleged have hacked tbe deceased to death with a matchet, ...

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PDP Convention: Court Declares Markafi’s Committee Illegal

Justice Ibrahim Buba of a Lagos Federal High Court, today sacked the seven-man interim committee appointed last weekend to run the affairs of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The committee, headed by a former governor of Kaduna State, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, was appointed last Saturday after the party’s convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital. Other members of the committee ...

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PDP Warned Against Prejudice

A Lagos Federal High Court, presided over by Justice Muhammed Idris, today, ordered members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) not to take any action that will void court’s proceedings on the issue of their party convention. Justice Idris gave the order in two separate suit filed by the national Auditor of the party, Alhaji Fatai Adeyanju against the Independent ...

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Alleged Wife Killer Charged With Murder

Alleged Wife Killer charged with Murder By Paul Sanusi, Lagos Men of State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department of Lagos State Police Command, Panti-Yaba, have charged the alleged wife Killer, Mr. Lekan Shonde, before a Lagos Chief Magistrate’s Court, Ebute-Metta. He was charged with murder. The alleged wife Killer was said to have killed his 37 years old wife, Ronke, ...

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Lagos Goes Bloody Amidst NLC Strike; As Igbo, Yoruba Traders Fight Dirty, 3 Dead, 40 Cars Burnt

About 15 people were wounded and 2 persons dead yesterday including a man, as hoodlums clashed at the popular Ladipo Market in Mushin, Lagos state. It was gathered that trouble started around 8am over illegal ticketing. The clash later degenerated into a serious ethnic battle between Igbo and Yoruba traders. Things took a different dimension when hoodlums scrambled over collection ...

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Industrial Court Stops NLC’s Strike

The Abuja Division of National Industrial Court, presided over by Honourable Justice Babatunde Adeniran Ademjumo,OFR, President of the Court, today’s morning granted an Interim Order of Injunction restraining the Defendants/Respondents, their agents, privies, employees, workmen, or servant from embarking on industrial action, demonstrating or engaging in any action may disrupt the economic activities of the country pending the hearing and ...

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Police Arrests 2 Night Club Robbers

The Lagos State Police Command on Saturday, 14th May, 2016, have arrested two night club robbers, name Abibu Yaya and one Kazeem. The two robbers according to the Police were arrested in the wee hour through its parade operatives team attached to Onireke Police Station. The robbery suspects were intercepted while going in commercial taxi with registration no XK 736 ...

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