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Man Docked For Alleged Threat To Pour Acid On Girlfriend

Nwafor Ekene, was on Wednesday arraigned in a Kubwa Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, for allegedly threatening to pour acid on his girlfriend, ‎Helen Okafor, Nigerian Tribune reports. Ekene, a resident of Kubwa, was docked on charges bordering on “criminal intimidation and inciting disturbance of public peace.‎’’ He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges. The prosecutor, Mr Babajide Olanipekun, had told the court that Helen reported the matter at the Kubwa Police Station on June 13. He alleged that Ekene went to Helen’s house without her consent with intent to cause a breach of peace and threatened to pour ...
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Lekki Doctor Flogs, Orders Nurse To Kneel Down

A doctor in the Lekki area of Lagos State, Dr Emmanuel Okolo, has been accused of brutalising a nurse, Dorcas Adeyera. The incident happened at the Awoyaya Hospital and Maternity Centre, Ibeju Lekki. Journalist gathered that Okolo and Adeyera’s misunderstanding stemmed from the treatment of a patient rushed into the medical facility in the early hours of Monday. Okolo was alleged to have frowned on the admission of the accident victim without his consent, blaming Adeyera for the action. The medical doctor allegedly summoned the 23-year-old into his office and ordered her to kneel down. When the victim refused, 35-year-old ...
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‘Nigeria Law school approved the use of hijab during call to bar’

The Social Media is agog with reports of the decision of the Nigerian Law School to formally Call to Bar, a hijab wearing Firdausi Amasa, who was denied the honour last year. The young female lawyer from University of Ilorin was disallowed to perform the ceremony because she refused to remove her hijab. “She will now be given her certificate; a thing of joy, victory to justice, fairness to humanity, Yushua Abdul tweeted. In another, “JUST IN’’ by Abubakar Usman said: “Nigerian Law School: Body Of Benchers Approves Use Of Hijab, Invites Amara Firdaus. “The Body of Benchers has approved ...
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7 Men In Court Over Alleged Diesel Theft

Seven men, who allegedly stole 200 litres of diesel valued at N350,000, were on Wednesday brought before an Okitipupa Magistrates’ Court in Ondo State. The accused are Kolade Ayodele, 21; Francis Ayomide, 31; Isaac Akinnehin, 25; David Ogunfeyinmi, 27; Idowu Ajimuda, 25; Oke Enimoje, 27 and Ayodeji Bamidele, 24. They are facing a three-count charge bordering on unlawful possession and stealing. The prosecutor, Insp. Zedekiah Orogbemi told the court that the accused committed the offences on May 19 at 6.00p.m. on Okitipupa-Igbokoda Expressway. Orogbemi said that the police caught the accused with the diesel and they were unable to give ...
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Cholera Outbreak Claims 15 In Minna

No fewer than 15 people have been confirmed dead following a Cholera outbreak in Bida Local Government Area of Niger State, Daily Sun reports. Ten other persons were in critical condition at the Umoru Sanda Memorial Hospital, in Bida, of the total of 60 cases of the disease reported so far in the area. Officials of the Council have, therefore, raised the alarm over the spread of the disease, which they said must be urgently curtailed. According to an official letter from the Bida Local Government Council, signed by the Council Secretary, Suleiman Sheshi, on behalf of the Chairman, and ...
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Change Is Inevitable, Respond To It.

By Offiong Ita Funke Susan Medun is the director and founder of management consulting and business support organization Leap World Limited, an organization that is helping Small-to-Medium Enterprises (SMEs) take their businesses to the next level. She takes delight in ensuring that SMEs get the right access to the market and reach their desired target. Starting out... I do not think that starting out takes rocket science. Also, it is not as if you can just sit comfortably in your house and hope that things fall into place. Starting out is about you putting your mind to it. It’s been ...
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Owerri Bishop Loses Daughter To Fire

Tragedy struck in Owerri as Tehila Nwaogu, the daughter of the Presiding Bishop of Praise Centre Incorporated in Owerri, Rev. Stafford Nwaogu, died following the burns she sustained in a fire incident at their residence, Punch reports. The incident happened on June 3 but Tehila was buried on June 9 on the day she was to celebrate her 24th birthday. A family source, told Southern City News on Tuesday that the remains of Tehila were buried amid tears on the day already set aside for her birthday celebration. He said the 24-year-old deceased was said to have been burnt beyond ...
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Court Remands Man For Helping Suspect To Evade Police Arrest

A Minna Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday ordered the remand of a 20-year-old man, Isyaku Yakubu in prison for allegedly assisting a suspect to evade arrest. Yakubu is being tried on a one-count charge of screening of an offender, contrary to Section 168 of the penal code. The prosecutor, Insp AhmeA Minna Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday ordered the remand of a 20-year-old man, Isyaku Yakubu in prison for allegedly assisting a suspect to evade arrest. Yakubu is being tried on a one-count charge of screening of an offender, contrary to Section 168 of the penal code. The prosecutor, Insp Ahmed Ali, ...
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Alleged Anambra Gay Principal Escapes Lynching

The intervention of the police in Anambra State has saved the principal of Seat of Wisdom Secondary School, Okija, in Ihiala Local Government Area of the state, Modestus Eze, from being lynched by some youths of the area, Punch reports. Journalist gathered that the youths had trooped to the school to attack the principal when they heard that he had canal knowledge of a 17-year male student of the school. It was gathered that amidst the confusion that ensued, policemen attached to the Okija police division stormed the school and cordoned off the place. A source who craved anonymity told ...
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Court Remands 4 Men For Allegedly Killing Colleague, Removing Heart

A Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Monday ordered four men to be remanded in Ikoyi Prisons for allegedly killing their colleague and removing his heart for a ritual. They are Daniel Luka, 24, Audu Isaiah, 24, Wavi David, 20 and Ayuba Musa, 24. They are standing trial on a two-count charge of conspiracy and murder. The Prosecutor, Sgt. Modupe Olaluwoye told the court that the men committed the offences on May 22 at Alasia along Oke-Ira road in Ajah, near Lagos. Olaluwoye alleged that the accused had been patronising a ritualist, who had asked them for a human ...
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