Alleged illegal marriage: Court orders Police to release Judge, others]

A High Court in Kaduna State, on Tuesday, ordered the Nigeria Police to release a Judge of the Sharia Court, Malam Murtala Nasir of Magajin Gari, Kaduna and five others.Justice M.L Muhammad gave the order after hearing a 20-paragraph affidavit filed by the applicant’s counsel, Mr Maxwell Kyom.Kyom alleged that the Sharia court judge was arrested for conducting a new marriage between one Abdulllahi Kaloma and Nasiba Dauda.The five others are Alhaji Sani Dauda, Murtala Nasir, Shehu Dauda, Kaloma (the new husband), Dauda (the bride) and Abdulrahim Haruna.The marriage took…

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Kaduna: IGP arrested my father because I divorced his friend — Daughter cries out

Daughter of a former chairman of Peugeot Automobile Nigeria Limited,(PAN), Sani Dauda have accused the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu of harassing her family.Nasiba, who spoke with the on-line medium, TheCable on Tuesday, said her family was being targetted over her refusal to remain in a legally-dissolved marriage with her ex-husband, Abubakar Musa, whom she claims is a childhood friend of the IGP.According to Nasiba, she was previously married to Musa Abubakar, but that after living for a few years, they decided to go their separate ways. Their marriage, she said,…

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Drama, as Edo APC suspends Oshiomhole following ‘vote of no confidence’

The All Progressives Congress (APC), in Edo State, says it has suspended the National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, over his role in the crisis rocking the State chapter of the party. News of the suspension was contained in a statement,  signed by State chairman of the party, Anselm Ojezua and its Assistant State Secretary, Ikuenobe Anthony.The statement added that the decision followed the ‘vote of no confidence’ passed on Oshiomhole by the Chairmen of the APC in the 18 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Edo State.They said the…

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Money laundering: ‘How I delivered $140K to Obasanjo on behalf of Atiku’s son-in-law’ – Witness

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has commenced the trial of Abdullahi Babalele, son-in-law of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, who was accused of laundering $140,000 in the build-up to the 2019 General Elections.The trial began before Justice C.J. Aneke, at the Federal High Court in Lagos, with the testimony of Bashir Mohammed, a close friend of Babalele.Mohammed, who was led in evidence by the EFCC’s prosecuting counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo, narrated graphically how he delivered the naira equivalent of $140,000 cash to former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Babalele’s instructionMohammed told the…

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DSS disperse protesters demanding Sowore’s release …Security forces fire in the air to quell protest

Officials of the Department of State Services (DSS) dispersed protesters who stormed the headquarters of the service over the continued detention of the convener of the #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore.The protesters had reportedly stormed the DSS office Tuesday   morning but were met with resistance by the officials, who then started shooting sporadically in the air to disperse them, AFP reporter said, adding that they also attacked one journalist.  The protest had gone on peacefully for close to one hour before the security agents interrupted, first by driving a black patrol vehicle…

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‘Fight back or resign’ – Arewa youths tell Osinbajo …We’re unhappy about reports on VP – CAN

President-General of the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, (AYCF), Yerima Shettima has advised Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to fight back for being ridiculed in the Presidency or resign as Vice President, to avoid being removed.Shettima further said the current government has undermined Osinbajo and wondered why the vice-president has remained silent in the face of his alleged travail in the Presidency. The AYCF leader made this known while speaking with the press, in reaction to the sack of some aides attached to the vice-president, which the Presidency said was necessary in order…

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Fire razes Niger Government House office

The Office of the Permanent Secretary in the Niger State Government House was gutted by fire, which reportedly was as a result of an electrical fault.The office was under renovation when the fire outbreak started around 12:30 p.m., and it took more than fifteen minutes before men from the State’s Fire Service arrived to put the situation under control. According to the report, workers in the Government House were seen running for their lives before personnel from the State’s Fire Service arrived with three fire-fighting trucks.Office equipment, valuables, and sensitive documents…

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Kogi guber poll: IGP, INEC Chairman tear-gassed in Lokoja …PDP hands Commission 24-hour ultimatum over election procedures

The Inspector-General of Police, (IGP),  Muhammed Adamu, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, along with National Commissioners of the INEC were on Tuesday reportedly  tear-gassed while policemen were trying to put down an uproar. The stakeholders’ meeting/signing of peace accord among political parties and candidates, organised by the INEC, with senior police officers and loads of their well-armed men on stand-by, was almost disrupted when those suspected to be thugs of the ruling party, used force to prevent the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic…

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Zamfara: No mass defection of members to PDP, says APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC), has said that there was no mass defection of its members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Zamfara State, as alleged by the State government.Gov. Bello Matawalle and the State’s PDP executives had on Sunday received large number of defectors from APC in Maradun Local Government Area (LGA) of the State. But, the state APC Chairman, Alhaji Lawal Liman, told newsmen in Gusau, on Tuesday, that the whole thing was propaganda.“It is mere propaganda aimed at deceiving the public”, he stated. Liman accused the PDP-led administration…

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60% of importable drugs to be produced locally – NAFDAC

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) said it would ensure that 60 percent of the drugs being imported into the country were manufactured locally.The Director-General of the agency, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, said this at a news conference, on Monday in Abuja.She stressed the need for the agency to ensure that local pharmaceutical manufacturing sector thrived, adding that a significant amount of sub-standard and falsified drugs were creeping into the country.She said that significant amount of sub-standard and falsified medicines were being imported as unregistered or registered but…

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Customs revenue hits N1tr in 9 months …generated from 32 commands

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has generated revenue of about N1.002 trillion from January to September 2019.The data from the Service’s Department of Research and Statistics, and confirmed by the its Public Relations office, indicated that the revenue was generated from 32 commands.The statistics showed that the Service recorded the highest revenue of N123.6 billion in the month of July, followed by N118.6 billion realised in May.According to the data, Apapa area command has the highest revenue of N313.5 billion within the period under review.The statistics also indicated that immediately…

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Lagos: Senate insists on probing alleged N263 bn fraud at ports …Lawmakers mull new law to boost governance

The Senate has described as irreversible its decision to investigate alleged financial infractions by security outfits at the Lagos ports worth about N263 billion. It could be recalled that the Senate had last week directed its committees on Navy, Marine Transport and Finance to investigate the activities of Messrs OMSL and other security agencies at the Safe Anchorage Area in the ports over the alleged misdeeds. However, amid concerns that the investigation might suffer setbacks for lack of initial consultations, the leadership of the Senate has reportedly charged its joint committee to…

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Oyo: Appeal court nullifies election of Governir …I remain State gov. – Makinde

The Court of Appeal sitting in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State on Monday set aside the judgement of Governorship Election Petition Tribunal declaring the governor of the state, Seyi Makinde, as the winner of the February 23 election.The appeal was filed by the All Progressives Congress, APC governorship candidate, Bayo Adelabu against Mr Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP). In a four-against-one judgement, the five-man panel said the tribunal judgement was perverse but did not give an order for a fresh election or a retrial.The court held that there…

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Borno: Emir declares commercial sex workers unwelcome in domain

In a bid to to eliminate vices and enhance peace in the areahe Shehu of Bama, in Borno State, Kyari Ibn-Umar El-Kanemi, has declared commercial sex workers unwelcome in his domain.The Personal Secretary to the emir, Mr Abba Shehu-Umar, in a statement issued on Monday in Maiduguri, said the traditional ruler made the declaration in a message on Sunday to mark the 2019 Eid-el-Maulud celebrations.He said that the emir expressed displeasure at the increase in the number of commercial sex workers in the area the following clamp down on illegal…

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