LAGOS STATE GOVT AMENDS CHARGES AGAINST BILLIONAIRE KIDNAPPER EVANS

The Lagos State Government has amended the charge it initially filed against the suspected billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike a.k.a. Evans and five other members of his gang. Evans and his gang The six accused persons were on August 30 arraigned before Justice Hakeem Oshodi of an Ikeja High Court on a 2-count charge of conspiracy to commit kidnapping and kidnapping contrary to Sections 411 and 271(3) Criminal Law Cap C17 Laws of Lagos State 2015. However, in the amended charge, the suspects are now being charged under Section 2 (1) of Kidnapping…

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FIRM DRAGS ECOBANK TO COURT OVER 31MIL CONTRACT SCAM

A real estate firm, Jetland Properties Limited, has filed a N31m lawsuit against Ecobank Nigeria Limited over alleged breach of contract. The firm, in the suit before the Lagos State High Court in Igbosere, alleged to have been engaged by the commercial bank to find a buyer for its property located at Plot 7, Block 10, Layi Yusuf Crescent, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos. The firm said it entered into an agreement with Ecobank that it would be paid five per cent of the purchase price of the property. It, however,…

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JOS STUDENT SENT TO PRISON FOR 3 YEARS FOR RAPING 15- YR OLD

An 18-year-old student, Muhammed Muazu was sentenced to three years imprisonment by a Jos Upper Area Court on Thursday for raping a 15-year-old girl. Judge Yahaya Mohammed convicted Muazu as he admitted committing the offence and begged for leniency. ‘’This act will not be condoned, it is very grievous, the law frowns at it and you will spend three years in prison without an option of fine. ‘’ Mohammed said the judgement would serve as a deterrent to others. Earlier, the prosecution told the court that one Suleiman Ibrahim reported…

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ACCUSATIONS AGAINST IGP: SENATOR MISAU ARRAIGNED, GRANTED BAIL IN THE SUM OF 5MIL NAIRA

The Federal Government of Nigeria on Thursday arraigned Senator representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District, Isah Misua. Misau was arraigned before a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Maitama, Abuja for allegedly making injurious false statement against the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris. The senator, however, pleaded not guilty to all the five counts when read to him. He was granted bail by the trial judge, Justice Ishaq Bello, in the sum of N5m with two reliable sureties in like sum.

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JIMI AGBAJE JOINS PDP CHAIRMANSHIP RACE

Lagos State Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2015 election, Jimi Agbaje has joined the party’s National Chairmanship race. Declaring his interest for the position when he visited the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, the trained pharmacist said he is the best man for the PDP job. Agbaje was the front-runner in the August 2016 convention, however, a court ruling secured by former party Chairman, Ali Modu-Sheriff, hindered the convention from proceeding with the elections. Agbaje said he decided to visit Fayose because it will be…

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BILLIONAIRE KIDNAPPER EVANS CHANGES PLEA, NOW SAYS HE’S NOT GUILTY

Notorious billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike also known as Evans, has pleaded not guilty, at the continuation of his trial at the Lagos high court, Ikeja, Lagos, on Thursday, October 19. Evans was brought into court along with five other suspects – four men and one lady – and all of them were handcuffed. NAIJ.com was present at the court premises and witnessed the arrival of Justice O. H. Oshodi at criminal court 18, the same place where the first trial commenced. After calling the case, the presiding judge stood it…

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TENSION AS BIAFRAN GROUP FIXES DATE FOR REFERENDUM

The Biafra Nations Youth League (BNYL) has stated that referendum activities would begin in the southeast, on Monday, November 6. According to reports, the development was made public in a statement released by the group’s leader, Princewill Obuka, on Wednesday, October 18. NAIJ.com gathers that Obuja stressed that the group was committed to ensuring the actualization of Biafra. He disclosed that the date, November 6, was chosen for the commencement of referendum activities as it marked the anniversary of the death of Philip Effiong, who signed the document signaling the…

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WOMAN CHARGED TO COURT FOR KILLING HER TWO SONS WHILE HER NIGERIAN HUSBAND WAS IN JAIL

A 30-year-old woman, Kula Pelima, has been charged with drowning her infant son and the baby’s 5-year-old half-brother, police officials in Wilmington, USA said Tuesday. It was gathered that she killed the two children after expressing concerns over her immigration status. The Police in Wilmington, who summoned to the woman’s apartment on Monday morning, found the children dead in the tub and a strong smell of gas in the air, prompting a temporary evacuation of the building, Philly.com reported. Chief of Police Robert Tracy told journalists at a news conference…

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NIGERIA AND THE ENDLESS PROBE OF NNPC BY ERIC TENIOLA

ENDLESS PROBE ON NNPC BY ERIC TENIOLA My guess is like yours when I read a recent report that the Senate is to probe the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, the NNPC.I can’t tell the outcome of the Senate probe this time but like many probes conducted by the National Assembly I don’t have much anxiety at all. Thirty-Seven years ago I was anxious about such a probe. On December 12 1979 I covered the sitting of the House of Representatives and a motion was brought by Mr Dagogo Princewill(Degema) and…

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