Maryam Sanda sentenced to death for murdering husband

An FCT High Court on Monday convicted Maryam Sanda, the woman who allegedly stabbed her husband to death in Abuja. Delivering judgment, Justice Yusuf Halilu, convicted her on circumstantial evidence. Maryam Sanda was thereby sentenced to death by hanging until she breathes her last. The judge held that she was convicted as charged by the police for killing her husband on the night of November 18, 2017, in their home at Wuse II in Abuja. According to the judge, Sanda failed to explain the death of her husband being the…

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Kano re-run: “I won fairly and squarely, but our mandate was stolen” – Abdulmumin Jibrin …Says he won’t go to court’

Former House of Representatives member, Abdulmumin Jibrin, who represented Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency in Kano State, has criticised the outcome of the re-run election conducted into the constituency on Saturday, in which he was declared as having lost. Announcing the result of the re-run election, INEC’s Returning Officer, Prof. Abdullahi Arabi, on Sunday, said, “The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Aliyu Datti Yako, defeated 18 other candidates of various political parties to emerge winner.   Although, the erstwhile House of Reps. member conceded defeat to his opponent, he however, stated…

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Imo senatorial candidate shot by his security aide

There was a tragedy on Sunday as an operative of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC), shot the 2019 senatorial candidate of the Action Alliance, (AA), in Imo-North senatorial district, Ndubuisi Emenike. The incident reportedly took place around 5 p.m., during a victory party for the All Progressives Congress, (APC) candidate at the rerun election in Okigwe-North Federal constituency, held on Saturday. The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), had announced the APC candidate, Miriam Onuoha as the winner of the election, when the tragedy struck at the APC’s candidate…

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29 killed by Lassa fever, 195 infected – FG

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, (NCDC), has said 29 deaths and 195 confirmed cases of Lassa fever have been reported in 11 States. The NCDC Director-General, Chikwe Ihekweazu, who said this in a statement in Abuja, explained that the current figures were as of Friday, adding that out of the confirmed cases, 89 percent were from Ondo, Edo and Ebonyi States. The NCDC boss said the increased number of cases at this time of the year was not unusual, due to ecological factors. He said that in response to…

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12-year-old killed as Boko Haram hits Borno mosque … Army troops thwart insurgents’ attacks

Twin suicide bombers linked to the Boko Haram sect attacked a mosque in Gwoza, Borno state, on Sunday, killing a 12-year-old child and leaving many people injured. According to the on-line medium The Cable, a security source said the suicide bombers forced their way into the mosque while prayer was on-going. The incident happened around Guduf Nagadiyo at Bulabaulin, in Gwoza. The source said before some persons in the neighbourhood raised the alarm, the attackers had already gained entry into the mosque. Soldiers from 192 Battalion of the Nigerian Army…

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2023: Gov. Wike reveals plots to hijack Rivers State

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has alleged that some political forces were already plotting to hijack the state during the 2023 elections. But the Governor vowed that the State would never be hijacked. Wike disclosed this at the funeral service for a PDP chieftain, Dr. Ferry Gberegbe, the Party’s, agent in Khana Local Government area, who was allegedly killed during the 2019 governorship election by FSARS operatives at the Bori Collation Centre. Wike said, “Our friend and brother is gone, but he paid the price for democracy to survive in…

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Order Buhari, Osinbajo, 36 govs. to publish their assets, SERAP asks court

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit asking the Federal High Court in Abuja to order President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice-President Professor Yemi Osinbajo, the 36 state governors and their deputies to “make public details of their assets, specifically property and income, contained in their asset declaration forms submitted to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) since assuming office.” According to a statement signed by the agency’s Deputy Director, Kolawole Oluwadare, it is also seeking: “an order to compel President Buhari, Vice-President Osinbajo, 36 state governors and…

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‘I attend churches to steal’ – 21 yr-old suspect

Operatives of Lagos State Police Command have arrested a 21-year-old man identified as Tokunbo Lekan for allegedly stealing from church. It was learnt that Tokunbo broke into Anglican Church of Triumphant, located at Obadiah Craig Street, Falola, in Ipaja area of Lagos State to steal from the church before he met his waterloo. It was further learnt that the suspect stole a power generating set, electric wire, welding machine and other items worth about N400, 000 from the church. Tokunbo disclosed that he was trained as a mechanic but abandoned…

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Banditry: Niger deploys air, land surveillance … Buhari orders deployment of air power against bandits

Air and land surveillance by security personnel have been deployed to areas ravaged by activities of bandits in Shiroro local government Area of Niger State. Governor Abubakar Sani Bello made this known while reacting to recent attacks on some communities in the local government. He said the surveillance team was deployed to immediately flush out the bandits terrorizing the communities. The Governor explained that the criminals were taking advantage of the vastness and difficult terrain of the forestland to unleash terror on innocent people. He maintained that the State government…

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FG to begin recruitment of Special Constables for community-policing

The Federal Government has directed the Police hierarchy to commence the recruitment of Special Constables nationwide preparatory to the implementation of its community-policing policy. The directive on community policing is coming as controversy trailed the security network, codenamed: ‘Operation Amotekun’, an initiative of the six South-West governors, set up to complement the efforts of the police in tackling insecurity in the region. The Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, who reportedly earlier described it as “illegal” has since said he was misquoted. The opposition to the take-off of the…

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Ihedioha never won Imo State, Supreme Court made correction, reveals Oshiomhole

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Adams Oshiomhole said ousted Imo governor Emeka Ihedioha did not win the 9 March 2019 election and that the Supreme Court judgment was a remedy for the fraud. Oshiomhole made the startling revelation while addressing party members in Auchi, Edo North. He claimed Ihedioha did not meet the constitutional provision of scoring 25 percent in two thirds of the 27 LGAs in Imo state, adding that it was fraudulent for the INEC returning officer to have declared him the duly elected…

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Kaduna govt. confirms Lassa outbreak

The Ministry of Health, in Kaduna State, has confirmed a case of Lassa fever in a young male from Chikun Local Government Area. According to the Ministry, the young man, whose name was withheld, is now being treated at the Infectious Diseases Control Centre. In an issued statement, signed by the State’s Commissioner of Health, Dr. Amina Baloni, urged the public to be calm, as according to her, all the State government health facilities are on the alert to look out for cases. She also urged the public to maintain…

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Immigration rescues 9 girls being trafficked to Lebanon, Dubai, others

The Operatives of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Command in Lagos, has apprehended another 9 girls being trafficked. The Service’s Public Relations Officer, DCI Sunday James made this known in statement, in Lagos. The girls were reportedly on their way to Lebanon, Cairo, Dubai and India on Ethiopian, Peace, Egypt and East Airlines. According to him, four of the girls claimed to be traveling for employment with neither the knowledge of their employers, nor aware of the nature of job they were going for. James said…

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Vehicles, chairs, canopies set ablaze at Oshiomhole’s Edo rally

The face-off between Governor Godwin Obaseki, of Edo State, and the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, got messier on Saturday, as unidentified thugs overnight set ablaze vehicles, canopies and chairs parked at the venue to be used for a political rally in Auchi, Estako-West local government area. The rally, which was to hold at an open ground owned by a private individual, was said to have been organised by Oshiomhole to receive some defectors into the APC. Sources had it that the suspected thugs…

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We are not rubber stamp National Assembly – Senate President

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Friday, dismissed the insinuation that the ninth National Assembly is a rubber stamp Legislature. The Senate President, who was responding to a surprise belated birthday presentation by his North East Support Group at the Dutse Airport, in Jigawa state, on his way to his Yobe-North Senatorial District in Yobe State, said no amount of blackmail will discourage the present Assembly from working with the executive arms of government for the betterment of the people. Lawan said: “The ninth National Assembly is an Assembly…

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