Kaduna Killings: Trial of arrested gangsters, suspected terrorists begins soon

Kaduna State Security Council on Friday said the long hands of the law had caught up with the gangsters suspected of attacking innocent citizens with dangerous weapons, leading to culpable homicide. Specifically, the Council which released names of 41 gangsters also said that four other persons had been pencilled down for prosecution after a prima More...

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By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
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Lagos court confiscates Allison-Madueke’s $37.5m Lagos property, $2.7m cash, others

By Temitope Stephen A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Wednesday ordered temporary forfeiture of a property on Banana Island, Lagos worth $37.5 million and millions of naira and dollars belonging to a former More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
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Kaduna killing: Osinbajo orders arrest of culprits, security reinforcement

Acting President Oluyemi Osinbajo on Wednesday ordered immediate reinforcement of security apparatus in Kaduna State to halt violence in the state and apprehend those behind the recent killings of innocent citizens. The More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
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Alleged N36bn Fraud: Abuja court grants N500m bail to ex-Gov Turaki

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Tuesday, admitted a former governor of Jigawa State, Saminu Turaki to a N500 million bail with two sureties in like sum. The bail is the second the two term governor would More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
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Alleged 419: EFCC secures court order to take over Lagos Hotel

Temitope Stephen The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday secured an interim order from a Federal high court Lagos to take over the operations of a Lagos hotel— Victoria East Park Hotel More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
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Security guard bags three-month jail term for stealing from auto-crash victim

A Magistrates’ Court in Minna on Tuesday sentenced a 25-year-old security guard, Musa Isah, to three months imprisonment for stealing N500 from an accident victim. Mr. Isah was arraigned on a count charge of More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
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Nigeria loses N7trn to insecurity in high seas annually –Dogara

….Tasks Nigerian Navy to be more alive to its responsibilities. The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, on Monday disclosed that Nigeria loses about N7 trillion naira annually to insecurity More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
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Alleged N367.5b Fraud: EFCC draws dagger against lawmakers, begins probe of 18 senators

Eighteen senators are under investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged N367.5billion fraud, it was learnt yesterday. Seven are on trial. Some of the cases date back to 10 years. A More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
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Family Dispute: How a 39-yr old housewife conspired with suspected cultists to murder her husband—Police

The Osun State Police Command on Monday said it had arrested a 39-year-old housewife, Mrs Omotola Salawudeen, who allegedly conspired with suspected cultists to kill her husband with a knife. Police Commissioner More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
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Egungun Festival: Police dock two masquerade followers for murder

As Olubadan sympathises with victims, bars Ololu from entering his palace today The Nigeria Police have docked a 23-year-old Sadiq Olalere and his friend, Wasiu Oni, 38, before an Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court More...