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Moro bans inmates, prison officials from using phones

Moro bans inmates, prison officials from using phones

The Minster of Interior, Abba Moro, has banned the use of mobile phones in all the prison formations by the inmates and prison officials. He also directed the Nigerian Prison…

Police arraign 23 suspects over bloodshed in Osun

Police arraign 23 suspects over  bloodshed in Osun

By Gbenga Faturoti  / CORRESPONDENT, Osogbo   No fewer than 23 persons were arraigned on Thursday before an Osogbo Magistrate Court over violence disturbance which occurred last week in Ede,…

Secondary school students arraigned over assault

By Gbenga Faturoti  / CORRESPONDENT, Osogbo   Three secondary school students have been arraigned before an Osogbo Magistrate Court for allegedly beaten up their teacher. The students Haruna Waliu (19), Adebayo…

Court orders police to arraign suspects

Court orders police to arraign suspects

An FCT High Court on Thursday ordered the Nigeria Police to arraign Christopher Joseph, Jessey Thomas and Babatunde Ojo for alleged armed robbery. Justice Abubakar Umar gave the order after…

Navy to take delivery of vessels to eradicate sea piracy

The Flag Officer Commanding (FOC), Western Naval Command, Rear Admiral Ilesanmi Alade, has said that the Navy was taking delivery of some vessels aimed at taking full charge of the…

DSS nabs six suspects over death of BYSIEC scribe

DSS nabs six suspects over death of BYSIEC scribe

By Igoniko Oduma  Correspondent, Yenagoa   Six persons suspected to have killed the Administrative Secretary of the Bayelsa State Independent Electoral Commission (BYSIEC), Simeon Akpane, last October, were on Wednesday…

Sisters apprehended trying to smuggle Marijuana to brother in cell

Two sisters were on Wednesday apprehended while attempting to smuggle 11 wraps of marijuana to their brother, Babatunde Oyetobi, inside the holding cell at the Ikeja High Court premises. The…

Court remands man, 45, for issuing dud cheque

Court remands man, 45, for issuing dud cheque

A Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting at Iyaganku, Ibadan, on Wednesday remanded a 45-year old John Jimoh in prison custody for allegedly issuing a dud cheque. The Chief Magistrate, Alhaja Fatima…

Three female police officers assaulted by suspects

By Francis Onoiribholo  / Bureau Chief, Benin City   Three female police officers were on Wednesday beaten and stripped naked where they had gone to effect arrest of some female suspects…

Commercial driver docked over alleged manslaughter

A 33-year-old commercial driver, Abideen Rashidi, on Wednesday appeared before a Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos over the alleged manslaughter of a 49-year-old woman, Mrs Omolara Etti. Rashidi, who…

Man jailed for stealing phone

By Gbenga Faturoti / CORRESPONDENT, Osogbo   A young man, Oluwatobi Adewale (25), was on Wednesday sentenced to six months imprisonment by an Osogbo Magistrate Court for stealing Blackberry phone and…

Husband wants dissolution of marriage over fighting, threat to life

A 62-year old driver, Iyanda Busari, on Wednesday pleaded with an Alakuko Customary Court to dissolve his 17-year old marriage over incessant fighting and threat to life. Busari, who lives…

Police arrest fake soldier in Port Harcourt

Police arrest fake soldier in Port Harcourt

A 30-year-old man who had allegedly been posing as a soldier and using his fake identity to defraud unsuspecting members of the public has been arrested by the Rivers State…

How I was defrauded of N2.5m, SAN tells court

By Temidayo Akinsuyi Snr. Correspondent, Lagos   A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Aliyu Salimon, on Tuesday told a Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja how he was defrauded by a…

One killed, as police, union clash in Onitsha

One killed, as police, union clash in Onitsha

By Odogwu Emeka Odogwu / Special Correspondent, Awka    There was confusion in Onitsha on Monday following the alleged killing of one Mr Felix Nwoke by policemen believed to have come…

Ekiti court dissolves nine-year-old marriage

Ekiti court dissolves nine-year-old marriage

An Ado-Ekiti Customary Court on Monday dissolved a nine-year-old marriage between Mrs Enema Friday and his wife, Mary. The case first came up for mention on May 6. The marriage…

Pandemonium in Osun over land dispute

Pandemonium in Osun over land dispute

By Gbenga Faturoti / CORRESPONDENT, Osogbo   Pandemonium broke out in Ede town on Monday following the free-for-all that ensued between two families over a land dispute. In the crisis, one…

Akwa Ibom sets up family court on child witchcraft

Akwa Ibom sets up family court on child witchcraft

Justice Theresa Obot of the Akwa Ibom State High Court said that the state government had set up a family court to tackle the increasing cases of child witchcraft in…

Tension in Edo community over boundary dispute

By Francis Onoiribholo Bureau Chief, Benin City TENSION is brewing between Iguazigbon and its neighbouring communities in Uhumwode local government area of Edo State following a renewed land dispute that is…

NAFDAC to sanction erring sachet water producers in Kwara

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has threatened to withdraw the licence of any sachet water producer in Kwara that failed to meet the Agency’s…

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