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 that of the figure, over 200 had been buried by their relations. He made the revelations while briefing the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur More...

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By Bar and Bench On Sunday, January 22nd, 2017
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Protests in Osogbo as police shoot 2 UNIOSUN students

Two students of the Osun State University (UNIOSUN) in Osogbo, Messrs Kazeem Adesola and Ibrahim Ajao, were on Saturday shot by a police patrol team while playing football off campus at a pitch in Oke Baale area More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, January 20th, 2017
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Alleged Libel: Nigerian Police release detained Premium Times’ journalists

The police in Abuja last night released two Premium Times journalists arrested on Thursday afternoon It would be recalled that the Publisher of the online newspaper, Dapo Olorunyomi, was arrested alongside the newspaper’s More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, January 19th, 2017
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EFCC arrests OSOPADEC chairman in Ondo

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested the Chairman of Ondo State Oil Producing Area and Development Commission (OSOPADEC), Pastor Johnson Ogunyemi. Ogunyemi was arrested by the operatives More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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How former UBA Operations Manager, Akani stole N6m from customer’s account, police tells court

The Nigeria Police on Wednesday arraigned a former Operations Manager of the United Bank of Africa (UBA) Plc, Bolaji Akanni, for allegedly stealing a total of N6million from a customer’s bank account. Akanni, More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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How armed robbery convict gets 21 years jail term, narrowly escapes death sentence

A Lagos high court sitting in Ikeja on Wednesday sentenced a 29-year old armed robber, Mr Nwajamba Nwauta, to a 21-year jail term. That was after the trial high court judge, Justice Sedotan Ogunsanya, convicted More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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EFCC impounds N948m aircraft linked with ex-governor

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has impounded a N948million aircraft allegedly linked with a former governor of Borno State who is under investigation. The aircraft was seized on Monday at More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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Seven arraigned for ‘electoral fraud’ in Ondo

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has arraigned seven persons arrested for electoral offences during the November 26 governorship election in Ondo State. The offenders are Emmanuel Adejoye (30), More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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Militants blow up pipeline after Osinbajo’s visit

A unidentified militant group in the Niger Delta have blown up a crude oil trunkline in Ughelli, Delta State. The incident occurred barely 24 hours after Vice President Yemi Osinbajo led a Federal Government delegation More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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Suspicion as armed robbery suspect escapes from Lokoja court

The Nigeria Prison Service in Kogi has confirmed the escape of a 29-year-old accused, Lawrence Urih, from prison custody. Umar Abubakar, the Public Relations Officer of the Prison Command, told the News Agency of More...