Man in Court for biting off another’s outer ear

A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Masaka, Nasarawa, on Wednesday, ordered that a 46-year-old man, Lucky Adalaki, be remanded in Keffi correction centre for allegedly biting off the outer ear part of one Tunde Adedeji. The police charged Adalaki with causing grievous hurt. The Judge, Yakubu Dangawa, held that even though the prosecutor did not object to the bail application by the defendant, the court will remand him, until Oct. 4. Dangawa held that bail application by the defendant would considered by the next adjournment. He ordered the defence counsel, Ohi Ebenyakwu, to file…

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Chinese national stabs Nigerian corps-member girlfriend to death in Kano

The Kano State Police Command has confirmed the alleged murder of one Miss Ummu Kulthum Sani, of Janbulo quarters, in Gwale local government area of the State, by a Chinese national, Gheng Chu, who is based in the State, on Friday. The Police Public Relations Officers, SP Abdullahi Haruna, confirmed the murder at a press conference yesterday in Kano. According to him, the Command received a distress call on Friday evening at around 10pm, adding that the Commissioner of Police, Lawal Abubakar, dispatched a team to the scene. He said,…

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Army dismisses soldiers implicated over killing of Islamic cleric

The Nigerian Army yesterday dismissed the two soldiers – John Gabriel and Gideon Adamu – implicated in the killing of popular Yobe Islamic cleric, Goni Aisami. The dismissal of the soldiers was announced by the Acting General Commanding Officer (GOC) 241 RECCE Battalion, Lt-Colonel, I O Sabo, at an event held at the 241 RECCE Battalion Nguru, where the soldiers were serving. Recall that the cleric had given him a lift from a military checkpoint where he was stationed. Gabriel confessed to killing Aisami on August 19, while trying to…

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Murdered Islamic Cleric: NSCIA calls for calm among Muslims

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, (NSCIA), has called for calm across Muslim communities in Yobe State and beyond, over the recent murder of an Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Goni Aisami Gashua. Recall that Sheikh Aisami was murdered last Friday by two suspected soldiers, Lance-Corporals John Gabriel and Adamu Gideon, of the 241 Recce Battalion, Nguru, Yobe State. According to reports, the Sheikh was on his way to Gashua from Nguru, when he offered to give a ride to a soldier he met at the military check-point to Jaji-Maji, situated…

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Cambodian Police confiscate 18.3 kg of illegal drugs

Cambodia’s anti-drug police have arrested a local man for possessing and trafficking narcotics, confiscating 18.3 kg of illicit drugs, the National Police said on Thursday. The suspect, 41, was apprehended earlier on Wednesday afternoon at his rental room in capital Phnom Penh. “Some 17.8 kg of ecstasy (MDMA), 447.9 grams of ketamine and 12.6 grams of crystal methamphetamine were seized from the suspect during the raid,’’ the National Police said on its website. It was the second major crackdown this week after the police in Sihanoukville on Tuesday arrested five…

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3m barrels Crude Oil Theft: Fleeing supertanker seized in Equatorial Guinea

The Equatorial Guinea Navy has arrested an oil super tanker, MV HEROIC IDUN, which evaded arrest in Nigeria after it was seen around the AKPO Oil field on August 7.  The vessel, with International Maritime Organisation (IMO) number 9858058, was arrested on Friday with the help of intelligence supplied to that country by the Nigerian Navy (NN). The Nigerian Navy Ship, (NNS) GONGOLA, had interrogated the ship, which has capacity to lift about three million barrels of crude oil, when it was first seen around the AKPO Deep off-shore oil field…

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Alleged N109bn Fraud: Suspended AGF, Ahmed Idris, seeks plea bargain – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), has hinted to Justice Adeyemi Ajayi, of the High Court sitting in Abuja, that the suspended Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), Ahmed Idris, and his co-defendants have reached out to the Commission for a plea bargain to avoid trial. This was revealed by the prosecution counsel, Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), at the resumed hearing before the High Court, in Maitama, FCT. Idris and the other defendants are being prosecuted by the Federal Government over the allegation of frittering the sum of N109.4 billion belonging…

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Alleged N109bn Fraud: Suspended AGF, Ahmed Idris, seeks plea bargain – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday hinted Justice Adeyemi Ajayi, of the High Court sitting in Abuja, that the suspended Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), Ahmed Idris, and his co-defendants have reached out to the Commission for a plea bargain to avoid trial. Idris and the other defendants are being prosecuted by the Federal Government over allegation of frittering the sum of N109.4 billion belonging to the Federal Government. This was revealed by the prosecution counsel, Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), at the resumed hearing before the High Court, in…

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Kano: Court sentences school girl, Hanifa’s killers to death by hanging

A Kano State High Court has sentenced AbdulMalik Muhammad Tanko, 38, to death by hanging for kidnapping and killing five-year-old school girl, Hanifa Abubakar. Tanko, the proprietor of Nobel Kids Academy and North-West Preparatory School, was the principal suspect in the murder of the pupil. He was convicted and sentenced alongside his accomplice, Hashim Isyaku, 38. Hanifa was a pupil at Tanko’s private school, located in the Kwanar-Dakata area of Kano metropolis. The presiding judge Justice Usman Na’abba, in a judgment on Thursday, said the court was convinced beyond reasonable…

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Corruption: Court orders interim forfeiture of properties, funds traced to ex-Gov. Yari

The Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the interim forfeiture of assets and monies allegedly traced to the immediate past governor of Zamfara State, Abdul’Aziz Yari. The presiding judge, Obiora Egwuatu, gave the order while deciding on an ex-parte request by a counsel for the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), Osuobeni Akponimisingha. According to the ICPC, some of the assets are located in the United States of America, Abuja and Kaduna, among others. Egwuatu held that the interim order granted would last for 60 days…

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