After five years of trial, Lagos court sentences Cynthia Osokogu’s ‘Facebook friends’ to death

After five years of trial by the judiciary, a Lagos State High Court sitting in Igbosere on Thursday  pronounced a verdict of death by hanging on two men— Okwumo Nwabufo and Olisaeloka Ezike— for the gruesome murder of a postgraduate student of Nassarawa State University, Cynthia Osokogu. Late Cynthia was the only daughter of retired Major Frank More...

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By Bar and Bench On Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
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Dino actually graduated from ABU, Zaria – Dean, Students Affairs

Dean of Student Affairs at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Barrister Ahmed Tanimu on Thursday purportedly issued a statement to confirm that Senator Dino Melaye actually graduated from the institution contrary More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
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‘London School of Economics debunks Dino Melaye’s degree claim’–SaharaReporters

The allegation of fraudulent claims of possessing seven degrees and certificates levelled against Senator Dino Melaye’s is becoming messier by the day. According to a news portal, SaharaReporters, it said on More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
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Five suspected bombers, three IDPs die in Borno multiple blasts

The Borno State Police Command and National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in the North-East, Wednesday confirmed the death of eight persons in multiple suicide bombings at Muna Garage Internally-Displaced More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
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Death toll in Zaki Biam attack 17, not 50— Benue govt

The death toll in the Zaki Biam yam market attack stands at 17, and not 50 as reported by the media, the Benue State Government said on Wednesday. A statement signed by Terver Akase, chief press secretary to Gov. More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
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Suicide: Marine Police finally recovers body of Dr. Orji from Lagos lagoon

The Marine Police on Wednesday recovered  the corpse of Dr. Allwell Orji, who jumped off the third mainland bridge into the Lagos lagoon on Sunday. The body was found floating at about 4:00 pm around the CMS area More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
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DSS arrests 32 Boko Haram fighters, others

The Department of State Services (DSS) on Wednesday said it had  recorded fresh success in new operations aimed at dismantling Boko Haram’s aggressive fundraising operations to finance its plans through kidnapping, More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
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Manslaughter: Governor’s son to face trial—Police

Strong indications emerged on Tuesday that the Nasarawa State Police Command is set to prosecute Mr khaleel Al-Makura , the son of Nasarawa State Governor,  Al-Makura  for the alleged kiling of  Amos Ovey, a More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
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Certificate Scandal: I’m ready for probe—Melaye

Says allegation laughable, product of hatred The Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial Zone, Senator Dino Melaye on Tuesday said he was ready for probe over a fresh allegation that he did not finish from More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
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Nigerian Bishops to Stephanie Otobo: Stop blackmailing Apostle Suleiman or face the wrath of God

The Niger Delta Bishops and Ministers Forum (NDBMF) has thrown its weight behind the General Overseer of the Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleiman over adultery allegation levelled against him by a Canadian-based More...