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, Hassan Adamu, a lance corporal, had told the court that he shot the deceased on December 23, 2015 in self defence. He said the victim More...

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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...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, January 19th, 2017
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NAF convokes probe panel, investigates accidental bombing of IDP camp

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Thursday disclosed that it had set up a board to investigate Tuesday’s bombing of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Rann by one of its fighter jets. Rann is a remote More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, January 19th, 2017
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Why we are collecting N40, 000 from unemployed youth —Peace Corps

The Nigeria Peace Corps on Thursday defended its collection of N40,000 from mostly unemployed youth who seek job placement in the organisation. The Commandant of the Peace Corps, Mr Dickson Akor who spoke on the More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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Accidental bombing, a tragic mistake, says Chief of Air Staff

The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar has described the bombing of a civilian settlement by an Air Force fighter jet as a tragic mistake. Air Marshal Abubakar spoke at the 117 Air Combat More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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Dozens feared dead as Nigerian military accidentally bombs IDP camp

Dozens of civilians might have died early morning on Tuesday during an airstrike by military troops on location in the eastern part of the state where suspected Boko Haram members were suspected to have re-grouped. An More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, January 15th, 2017
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Buhari, Osinbajo, Saraki, others honour Nigeria’s fallen soldiers

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Sunday in Abuja led government officials and service chiefs to lay wreaths in honour of Nigerian soldiers who died in active service. The News Agency More...