Nigerian pastor shot dead in US

Police in Indianapolis, capital of Indiana in the United States have launched a manhunt for the killer of a Nigerian pastor, Oluwadayomisi Epenusi. The 66-year-old Nigerian was shot dead at the weekend at apartment complex near 10th street and I-465 on the city’s west side. Friends and neighbours said Epenusi, had only recently moved to Indiana from More...

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By Bar and Bench On Sunday, May 21st, 2017
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JAMB: More than 10,000 candidates caught cheating in Anambra

The Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) says more than 10,000 candidates caught for examination malpractices in the ongoing UTME in Anambra have been handed over to appropriate authority. Lynda Nwachukwu, More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, May 20th, 2017
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Missing N70bn: Appeal Court sacks Katsina judicial panel chairman

The Court of Appeal sitting in Kaduna on Friday sacked the Chairman of the Katsina State Judicial Commission of Inquiry, Justice Muhammad Suraj. The panel convoked by the incumbent governor, Aminu Masari is investigating More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, May 20th, 2017
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Court orders final forfeiture of abandoned N449.597m found at Bureau de Change to FG

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, on Friday, issued an order of final forfeiture of the sum of N449.597million abandoned in a Bureau de Change shop in Victoria Island, Lagos by the Economic and Financial Crimes More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, May 20th, 2017
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S’Africa deports 90 Nigerians

A total of 90 Nigerians were, on Friday, deported by the South African government to Nigeria. The victims were sent back home for allegedly committing immigration-related offences in the country. According to DSP More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, May 20th, 2017
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Rumours of Coup: Nigerians ‘ll rise up against any military intervention — Ozekhome

Fiery Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN) on Friday warned politicians against sponsoring any coup to upstage the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, saying no sane Nigerian More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, May 20th, 2017
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Armageddon: Delta clergyman in trouble for allegedly raping housewife

A clergyman and General Overseer of a new generation church (name withheld) in Asaba, Delta State is in trouble and presently in the police net. The ‘Man of God’ ran into trouble after he allegedly raped a More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, May 20th, 2017
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Fashion designer arraigned for ‘damaging clothes worth N138k’, granted N150k bail

A fashion designer, Mohammed Dieng, was on Friday arraigned before a Karu Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, for allegedly damaging a customer’s clothes. The damaged clothes were said to be worth N138, 000. Dieng was More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, May 19th, 2017
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Rising suicide cases in Nigeria worrying–SOFPON

Wants FG to tackle economic hardship The Society of Family Physicians of Nigeria (SOFPON) on Thursday expressed worry over rising cases of suicide owing to biting economic hardship in the country. The association More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, May 19th, 2017
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How Rickey Tarfa refused to disclose his age, assets—EFCC

A Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere, Lagos on Wednesday heard how Rickey Tarfa (SAN) allegedly refused to declare his age and assets to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The commission is More...