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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Breaking: Katsina State Govt announces death sentence for kidnappers, cattle rustlers

… Life imprisonment, fine against rapist Katsina State government has on Friday announced stiffer penalty of a death sentence against kidnappers and cattle rustlers in the state. This was also as it penciled life imprisonment against rapist in addition to fine and compensation to be paid by the offender to the rape victim. Governor Aminu Bello Masari announced this shortly after signing two law – the penal code and procedure laws in the state. Details shortly

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BREAKING: Appeal Court affirms Fayemi’s election as Ekiti Governor

A Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has upheld the victory of Kayode Fayemi as Governor of Ekiti State. A three-member panel of the court, led by Steven Adah, ruled that the January 28 decision of the state election tribunal was meritorious. The court dismissed Professor Kolapo Olusola’s appeal for lacking in merit. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared that Fayemi and his party, the All Progressives Congress, polled a total of 197,459 votes to defeat the PDP candidate who placed second with 178,121 votes in the July…

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Breaking: INEC Declares PDP’s Bala Mohammed Winner of Bauchi Guber Poll

Senator Bala Mohammed, the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP), has been declared winner of the Bauchi State governorship election. He defeated the incumbent Governor, Mohammed Abubakar of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Announcing the results of elections on Monday, Mohammed Kyari, the returning officer said Mohammed polled 515,113 votes to defeat Abubakar who scored 500,625 votes. The total votes cast was 1,339,66, out of which 1,111,406 votes were valid and 22560 votes, invalid. He said the PDP candidate, having scored the highest number of votes and satisfied all requirements,…

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Breaking : APC NWC Meet with Rep Members, Members Elect

The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led by its Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole have convened at the party secretariat in Abuja to hold a crucial meeting with the party’s House of Representatives caucus which also include its member elect .  

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Another Nigerian Coach Dies

Chukwuma Agbo, Assistant Coach, Beach Soccer national team, the Super Sand Eagles, is dead. His death came barely 10 days after the demise of Taiwo Ogunjobi, who passed on, on Monday, Feb. 11. Agbo, former Rangers International and Delta Force Head Coach’s death was confirmed on Wednesday by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). In a tweet via its official Twitter handle (@thenff), the NFF said Agbo’s death was sad: Yet another painful loss! We are sad to hear of the passing of Assistant Coach of our Beach Soccer National team,…

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Breaking: Death Toll In Kajuru Killings 130, Not 66, Says el-Rufai

… Says those doubting the killings are “grossly irresponsible” [Ishaku Yohanna] The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufa’i said on Tuesday that the death toll in Kajuru Local Government Area was 130 and not 66, which he earlier said. The Governor had, last Friday; raised the alarm that unknown gunmen had killed 66 persons in the area. But, briefing journalists in Abuja after the security meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari, el-Rufa’i said that based on the security briefings he has received, the actual number of those killed was 130 and…

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