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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BREAKING: FG declares Amotekun an illegal security outfit

Barely a few days after the inauguration of a security outfit known as Amotekun by South-West states, the Federal Government has declared the para-military outfit as illegal, as it is not backed by any known law in the land. The Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF, made the feeling of the government known in a statement made available to newsmen on Tuesday. In the statement, signed by the Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations to the AGF, Dr. Umar Gwandu, the government said the issue of defence and security fell…

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Breaking: Court sacks Ihedioha, declares Uzodinma winner

The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, sacked governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State. The apex court, in a unanimous judgment by a seven-man panel of justices that was led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad, held that Ihedioha who contested on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was not duly elected. Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, who delivered the lead judgment declared Senator Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as the valid winner of the governorship contest that held in Imo state on March 9,…

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BREAKING: JAMB suspends use of NIN for registration

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB says it has suspended the use of the National Identification Number, NIN, as pre-requisite for the registration of the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME. JAMB Registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, who stated this while briefing newsmen in Abuja, said the move was made in order to provide more time for candidates to get their National Identification Number. Prof. Oloyede said the suspension was also to address the technical challenges experienced in some centres. Details later …

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JUST IN: Court sentences NCAC DG, Runsewe to prison for contempt

Justice Jude Okeke, of the FCT High Court, in Abuja, on Thursday sentenced the Director-General of the National Council of Art and Crafts, NCAC, Olusegun Runsewe,to prison for contempt of court. Okeke delivered ruling in a motion seeking to commit Runsewe to prison. It was reported that the motion was drawn from a suit filed by Ummakalif Ltd against the Minister, Federal Capital Territory,FCT; Federal Capital Development Authority, FCDA; the Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture and the Minister for Culture and Tourism, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th defendants…

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Just In: Miyetti Allah bans night grazing nationwide

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has announced a nationwide ban on night grazing. According to the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, (MACBAN)’s annual general meeting in Damaturu, the decision is aimed at reducing the clash between herdsmen and farmers. Speaking to newsmen at the end of the meeting, MACBAN’s National Secretary Baba Uthman said the decision will be conveyed to every member of the group. He said; “This is a decision that has been taken by the highest decision making body of the association.…

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BREAKING: EFCC invades Shehu Sani’s residence

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have reportedly invaded the Abuja residence of Senator Shehu Sani over alleged extortion. It was gathered that the EFCC stormed the apartment in Wuse, Abuja at about 3:30pm on Wednesday to look for incriminating evidence against the former Kaduna senator. The EFCC had last week arrested Sani for alleged extortion of $20,000 from Alh. Sani Dauda, owner of ASD Motors. Sani, who represented Kaduna central senatorial district between 2015 and 2019, allegedly collected money from Sani Dauda, promising to pass it…

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Breaking: Supreme Court affirms Okowa as Delta governor

Nigeria’s Supreme Court has affirmed the election of Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa. The seven man panel headed by Justice Centus Nweze, unanimous held that the appellant Great Ogboru failed to prove allegations of over-voting. Justice Nweze said that the appeal is a waste of the precious time of the apex court. Details later…

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BREAKING: Kaduna: Scores feared dead from gas explosion

Several persons have been reported dead in a gas explosion that occurred at a shop along Kachia road in Sabon Tasha, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna. Although the reason for the explosion from a gas cylinder is not yet known at the time of this report, but the sound of the explosion attracted people within and outside Sabon Tasha to the scene. As at the time of filing this report, the shop where the gas is being sold and other shops are up in flames and only parts of…

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Shehu Sani explains why he honoured EFCC’s invitation

Former Senator Shehu Sani, who represented Kaduna-Central senatorial district in the 8th National Assembly between 2015 and 2019, has shed more light on his invitation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). An aide to the senator, Suleiman, who spoke to Sahara Reporters said that the lawmaker decided to honour the invitation ahead of time to give his own side of what transpired between him and Alh. Sani Dauda, owner of ASD Motors, otherwise known as ASD. He narrated that the senator at a time, on his own volition,…

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FG disengages 25 Ambassadors, Heads Of Missions

The disengagement of 25 ambassadors and heads of missions has been confirmed by the Federal Government barely after a notice was issued to the affected diplomats. Spokesperson of the Foreign Affairs ministry, Ferdinand Nwonye confirmed the disengagement of the envoys on Tuesday December 31. It was learnt that the affected diplomats complained bitterly about the sudden notice issued to them on December 31, but it was further learnt that the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama had written to them in November, directing that they return to Nigeria on or…

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I will stand down in 2023 —Buhari restates …Writes New Year letter to Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has again restated that he will leave office in 2023 and won’t contest in any future elections. Buhari said he is a strong believer of democratic principles and will promote and sustain them in Nigeria and across West Africa. He stated this in his New Year letter to Nigerians, which was released by the Presidency at 6am on Wednesday (today). “I will be standing down in 2023 and will not be available in any future elections. But I am determined to help strengthen the electoral process both…

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Buhari appoints Salihijo Rural Electrification Agency MD

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Engr. Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Rural Electrification Agency (REA). The Minister of Power, Engr. Mamman Sale broke the news in a statement this morning. His Special Adviser on Media and Communications, Mr. Aaron Artimas, who issued the statement in Abuja, said that Buhari also appointed Chief Olaniyi Alaba Netufo as the Executive Director, South-West and Eddi Mietuade Smith Julius as Non-Executive Director, South-South. According to the statement, Ahmad is a renewable energy expert, who holds…

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Breaking: Robbers trapped in First Bank Abuja as soldiers, Police arrive

An armed robbery operation is going on at First Bank in the Mpape area of Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. Eyewitness account disclosed that the bank has been surrounded by policemen and soldiers. The robbers, who stormed the bank, just before noon, are trapped inside. Details later..

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BREAKING: Gunmen attack Jonathan’s Country home

A security post within the country home of former President Goodluck Jonathan has been reportedly attacked by unknown gunmen at Otuoke, Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa state. It was learnt that the gunmen allegedly made attempt to snatch a gunboat around the area which is near a creek. According to a source who prefers anonymity, he revealed that soldiers stationed around the residence of the former president repelled the intruders. Details later…

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