Court sentences killer of rights crusader, Fadipe, to death by hanging

A Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja on Friday pronounced a death by hanging sentence on  a 27-year old man, Oluwaseun Oladapo, for killing a human rights crusader and social commentator, Mr Kunle Fadipe. The court sentenced Oluwaseun to death after convicting him on the five-count charge brought against him by the Lagos State. He was charged More...

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By Bar and Bench On Friday, February 24th, 2017
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Court orders forfeiture of 17 vehicles of ex-Customs boss to Nigerian govt

A Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna on Friday issued an interim order, forfeiting seventeen vehicles found in the warehouse of former Comptroller General of Customs, Abdullahi Dikko Inde, to the Federal Government. The More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, February 24th, 2017
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Account for alleged missing $246m, Senate tells NAPTIMS

The Senate on Thursday told the National Petroleum Investment Management Services, (NAPTIMS) that it must account for alleged missing $246 million. The sum represents the balance from the 2016 budget set aside More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, February 24th, 2017
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Police caution against reprisals as MTN’s office is vandalised

The Nigeria Police Force on Thursday cautioned individuals and groups against engaging in acts that will result in the destruction of property and cause a breakdown of law and order, especially against South African More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
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240 Boko Haram suspects including 29 children died in Giwa Barracks— Amnesty Int’l

Amnesty International has again accused the military of human rights abuses, this time of arbitrarily detaining 240 Boko Haram suspects, including 29 children at Giwa Barracks who later died in overcrowded cells. The More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
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Gunmen kidnap two Germans in Kaduna

Police say gunmen have kidnapped two Germans from a village in northern Nigeria. Assistant Superintendent of Police Aliyu Usman with the Kaduna Police Command confirmed that gunmen took archaeologist Peter Breunig More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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Boko Haram recruited 2,000 children in 2016 – UNICEF

The terrorist Boko Haram group recruited about 2,000 children in 2016 and used them as child soldiers, the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has said. UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, disclosed this as global More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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‘Kogi, now a haven for Boko Haram’ – Governor Bello

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, on Tuesday disclosed that a good number of fleeing Boko Haram insurgents had relocated to Kogi State even as he assured the residents that the insurgents would be flushed out More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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FG won’t allow militants, Boko Haram hold Nigeria to ransom – Osinbajo

Acting President Oluyemi Osinbajo on Tuesday said the Federal Government would do everything possible to ensure that Boko Haram insurgents and militants do not further stunt the growth of the nation’s economy. Osinbajo More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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Alleged N11bn Fraud: Ex-Gov Shema, three others get N4bn bail

A Katsina State High Court on Tuesday granted a former governor of the state, Ibrahim Shema and three others N1 billion bail and one reliable surety each. Others standing trial with the governor are former Commissioner More...