Police shut Peace Corps orientation camp in Offa, say it’s illegal

  The Commissioner of Police in Kwara state, Olushola Amore, has shut down a training camp of Peace Corps of Nigeria in Offa local government area of the state, describing it as illegal. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Ajayi Okasanmi, confirmed the development on Friday in Ilorin, saying the Commissioner viewed the camp as illegal, More...

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By Bar and Bench On Friday, February 17th, 2017
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Fraud: N558m monthly upkeep for Dikko not receipted–Witness

Air Commodore Salisu Yaushau who is the star prosecution witness in the on-going trial of former Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Mohammed Umar Dikko, on Thursday told a Federal high court sitting in Abuja More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
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Naval ship, crew deployed to oust Jammeh return to Lagos

The entire crew of the Nigerian Navy Ship  (NNS) UNITY, who were deployed to oust former President of The Gambia, Yayha Jammeh, monday returned to Naval Dockyard Limited, Victoria Island, Lagos. The trip to The More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, February 13th, 2017
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NSCDC not recruiting for now – CG

  The Commandant-General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Mr Abdullahi Muhammadu, has called on Nigerians to discountenance speculations that the Corps was recruiting and doing replacement More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, February 13th, 2017
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N9.7bn Fraud: How my boss, Umar Dikko, diverted NAF fund to acquire various property in Abuja—NAF Finance Director

A Federal high court sitting in Abuja on Monday heard how former Chief of Air Staff, Nigerian Air Force (NAF) between September 2010 and 2012, Umar Dikko illegally used NAF funds to acquire various property in More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
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Army Court Martial sentences Corporal to 7 years jail term for killing a civilian

The Nigeria Army General Court Martial sitting in Maiduguri, Borno State, on Wednesday sentenced a soldier to seven years imprisonment for shooting and killing an unarmed civilian two years ago. The convicted soldier, More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, January 30th, 2017
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Four sue Nigerian Army over breach of fundamental human right

The Nigerian Army has been sued before Justice Vera Venda of the FCT High Court sitting in Jabi for alleged breach of fundamental human right. The applicants, who alleged breach of their rights, are Mr Osisomo More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, January 26th, 2017
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Protest by lawyers against Daura, a misplaced priority—DSS

The Department of State Services (DSS) has dismissed as misplaced priority the protest by a group operating as Lawyers in Defence of Democracy and Citizens for Good Governance calling for the sack of its Director More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, January 26th, 2017
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Ex-NAF chief, Mohammed Umar re-arraigned for money laundering

A former Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Mohammed Umar, was on Wednesday re-arraigned before a Federal High Court in Abuja on a seven-count charge of money laundering. He is charged among others, with criminal More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, January 22nd, 2017
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Rann Accidental Bombing:  Death toll creeps up, hits 236—Council Chair

Chairman of Kalabalge Local Government Area, in Borno State, Babagana Malaria, on Saturday disclosed that the death toll of last Tuesday’s accidental Rann bombing in Borno State had crept to 236. Malaria said More...