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“I Can Give Out Any Of My Daughters In Marriage Even At The Age Of 6″ – Senator Alhaji Ahmed Sani Yerima

Former Governor of Zmafara State cum Senator Alhaji Ahmed Sani Yerima has responded to critics over his recent advocacy for early child marriage.   The Senator has recently been in the limelight of negative commonts by Nigerians because of his stand on the [...]

July 23, 2013 Law
Salaries of Nigerian Lawmakers

Shocking Salaries Of Nigerian Lawmakers

The jumbo salary being paid the country’s legislators, which ranked the highest in the world, according to a new study, has attracted sharp criticisms from Nigerians across the country, including economists and lawyers.   IN TIMES of austerity, awarding yourself [...]

July 23, 2013 Law

Senate to consider budget amendment this week

BY OLUWOLE JOSIAH   Sometime in June, the Senate, in response to accusations from the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, that it was refusing to consider the amendment, said it was not prepared to take a look at the [...]

July 22, 2013 Law

List Of Senators Who Voted In Favour To Legalise Underage Marriage In Nigeria

We now know how senators voted on the constitution amendment bill which caused an uproar in the senate on Tuesday. The part up for amendment relates to persons qualified to renounce Nigerian citizenship. The constitution in Section 29 says anyone [...]

July 19, 2013 Law
Senate Okays Marriage for Underage Children.

Senate Okays Marriage for Underage Children.

The Senate of Federal republic of Nigeria has approved the marriage of under-aged children irrespective of their age in the country. This new law will proscribe the 18 year-old rule for any Nigerian child to qualify to engaged into a [...]

July 18, 2013 Law
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Woman roasts 7-yr-old step-son’s hand

BY FUNMI AJUMOBI   The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a woman, Mrs Aminot Otun, for roasting the right hand of her seven-year-old step-son,  Awwal Otun, last Thursday.   Awwal’s hand was allegedly roasted for adding drops of liquid [...]

July 16, 2013 Law
A Lagos Magistrate’s Court

3 remanded over alleged terrorism, threat to kill

BY ONOZURE DANIA A Lagos Magistrate’s Court, sitting in Ikeja, yesterday, ordered that three suspects be remanded in prison custody over alleged terrorism and threat to kill. Magistrate Margaret Dan-Oni ordered the remand of the defendants in prison custody pending [...]

July 16, 2013 Law
Senate shifts PIB meeting for Constitution, Ewherido

Senate shifts PIB meeting for Constitution, Ewherido

By Henry Umoru ABUJA — FOLLOWING debates on report of the 1999 Constitution, the Senate has been forced to shift a planned public hearing on the provisions of the new Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, with the thirty-six state governors and [...]

July 16, 2013 Law

Court Denies Bail to Hezbollah Suspects

Federal High Court in Abuja has refused bail for three Lebanese-Nigerian men accused of stockpiling weapons and plotting terrorist attacks for Hezbollah, and ordered that properties including a popular supermarket and an amusement park in the Nigerian capital remain sealed [...]

July 13, 2013 Law

Lagos undecided on death penalty for death row inmates – Ade Ipaye

by Rachel Ogbu As Edo State continues to execute the death sentence on convicted criminals, the Lagos State Government on the other hand said it had not decided whether or not to sign death warrants to execute inmates on death [...]

July 13, 2013 Law
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Allah will give my mum and dad justice – Kudirat Abiola’s son reacts to Al-Mustapha acquittal

Following the release of Hamza Al-Mustapha and Lateef Shofolahan, accused of masterminding the killing of Kudirat Abiola, her son, Lekan Abiola, has expressed disappointment over Friday’s Appeal Court judgment, which upturned the death sentence   According to reports, the Court [...]

July 13, 2013 Law
Awaiting Trial: 292 Inmates Languish In Kirikiri

Awaiting Trial: 292 Inmates Languish In Kirikiri

At least 292 inmates are currently languishing in Kirikiri Prison while awaiting trial in Lagos, southwest Nigeria. Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Ade Ipaye disclosed this on Thursday at the monthly briefing of the Ministry of Justice [...]

July 12, 2013 Law
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“I Want To Divorce My Wife Because She Talks Too Much”

Rasheed Idowu of Olorunsogo area of Ilorin on Monday told an Area Court in the city that he wanted to end his marriage to his wife, Ganiyat, because she was a talkative. The 45-year-old man told the court that his [...]

July 8, 2013 Law

15 Years Jail Term for Spreading False News

In an unprecedented move, members of the National Assembly yesterday amended the Information and Communications Act 2009, stipulating a 15-year-jail term or a fine of D3 million, or both fine and imprisonment, on any person who spreads false news against [...]

July 5, 2013 Law

3 Lebanese Charged With Terrorism In Nigeria

Nigeria on Wednesday charged three Lebanese allegedly linked to the militant Shiite movement Hezbollah with terrorism related offences. Five Lebanese nationals were implicated last month after a huge cache of arms and ammunition was found in their premises in the [...]

June 26, 2013 Law
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Court Jails Undergraduate 3 Years For Yahoo Yahoo

Justice Akintunde Abass yesterday at the State High Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State, convicted and sentenced a young man to three years in jail for obtaining money under wrong pretence and scam The young man was twenty four year [...]

June 26, 2013 Law

Arrest EFCC chairman within 2 weeks – Court orders Police IG

by Isi Esene Justice Peter Kekemeke of an Abuja High Court has ordered the arrest of the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Lamorde and an operative of the anti-graft agency, Friday Ebelo for disobeying a [...]

June 26, 2013 Law

N10 Billion Lawsuit by Kano Lebanese Community Leader Filed Against Leadership Newspaper

The Chairman of the Lebanese community in Kano, Tahir Fadallah, has initiated N10 billion lawsuit against an Abuja based newspaper, Leadership, for allegedly defaming him in a report over the arms cache discovered at a building in Kano. Mr. Fadallahi cited [...]

June 24, 2013 Law
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Immigration Arrests 400 Suspected Illegal Immigrants In Kano

The Kano State Command of Nigeria Immigration Service on Saturday arrested more than 400 suspected illegal immigrants in Kano metropolis. The Controller of Immigration in the state, Hamisu Maishanu, told journalists at a briefing in Kano that all those arrested [...]

June 22, 2013 Law
Lebanese Suspects Re-arrested Over Hezbollah Arms

Lebanese Suspects Re-arrested Over Hezbollah Arms

The Department of State Security, SSS, had filed the charge on 5 June following the arrest of the Lebanese in connection with the unlawful importation and possession of the large cache of prohibited firearms and other weapons of mass destruction [...]

June 20, 2013 Law

Task Force Arrests 138 Council Agents, Others

The Lagos State Task Force on Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement Unit) has arrested no fewer than 138 local government revenue collectors and other gangsters. Task force Chairman, Bayo Sulaiman, said the move was a continuation of government’s determination to [...]

June 18, 2013 Law
Demolishing Kidnappers' Houses Is Legal

Demolishing Kidnappers’ Houses Is Legal – Delta CP

Delta State Police Commissioner Ikechukwu Aduba says the demolition of houses were kidnappers operate in the state is in line with the state government edict. Aduba, who disclosed this in Asaba yesterday in an interview with Daily Trust, said, “The [...]

June 12, 2013 Law
The North Will Go To Court For The Ban on Boko Haram.

The North Will Go To Court For The Ban on Boko Haram. WE Will go to Court If Their Rights Are Infringed – Ango Abdullahi.

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has been angered by the decision of President Goodluck Jonathan to Ban the activities of the Islamic terror group, Boko Haram and Ansarul. In a statement, released by their spokesman, Prof Ango Abdullahi, the Elders [...]

June 6, 2013 Law
Boko Haram Arrest

Boko Haram’s Recruiter Arrested In Maiduguri.

The Military Joint Task Force (JTF) have arrested a recruitment Agent for the Islamic terror group, Boko Haram in Maiduguri today. The troops also arrested five Niger Republic Nationals at a hideout in Mallam Fatori as they attempted to escape [...]

June 6, 2013 Law
Jail terms to tackle Islamist militancy

Jail terms to tackle Islamist militancy

Nigeria has officially banned two militant Islamist groups, warning that anyone who helps them will face a minimum jail sentence of 20 years. President Goodluck Jonathan declared Boko Haram and Ansaru to be terrorist groups, his office said. The army [...]

June 5, 2013 Law

Alleged Certificate Forgery: Court Dismisses Suit Against Tinubu

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Tuesday dismissed an application seeking to compel the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) to investigate former Lagos State Gov., Chief Bola Tinubu, for alleged certificate forgery. Justice Saliu Saidu dismissed the application, filed [...]

June 4, 2013 Law

Philanthropist donates toilets to police

Chairman of Mellos Group of companies, Mr. Abimbola Ayo-Yusuf, has donated a block of toilets and bathrooms to the Bode Thomas Police Station, Surulere, Lagos. Yusuf said the facilities were to ameliorate the sufferings of men and officers of the [...]

May 16, 2013 Law
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Court Sentences Bus Driver To Death For Kidnap

A high court in Warri, Delta State has sentenced a 32-year-old commercial bus driver, Efe Taire, to death by hanging, having found him guilty of a four-count charge of conspiracy, armed robbery, kidnapping and demanding N30 million ransom. Similarly, a [...]

May 16, 2013 Law

NSCDC Nabs Man For Allegedly Duping Facebook Friend, Rev Father

NSCDC Nabs Man – Men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, in Ondo State have arrested one Arowolo Femi for duping a girl he met on the Facebook of N850,000 and a Reverend Father. Arowolo, according to the [...]

May 16, 2013 Law
Iranian to Jail for Arms Smuggling

Court Jails Iranian For Smuggling Arms Into Nigeria

Mr Azim Aghajani, a member of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has been found guilty of smuggling weapons into Lagos and sentenced to five years in prison by a Federal High Court in the city. A Nigerian, Ali Jega was also convicted [...]

May 13, 2013 Law