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“I Sold Marijuana To Fund My Education” – Geophysics Graduate

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has arrested one Iredia Austine in the Owan East Local Government Area of Edo State for alleged drug trafficking. It was gathered that Austine, said to be a graduate of Geophysics at the Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma, was arrested by NDLEA operatives in Iyeu -Otua community following a tip – off. Armed personnel from …

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JUST IN: Police Declare Dino Melaye Wanted

Dino Melaye, a Senator representing the Kogi West Senatorial District, has been declared wanted by the Kogi state police command. The Police on Wednesday also confirmed the escape from custody of six suspects arrested and paraded last week for allegedly working for the senator and the son of a former governor of Kogi State, Mohammed Audu. Ali Janga, the state Commissioner of …

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Reverend Father Remanded Over Extortion

Moses Emonena, a Reverend father with the Assemblies of God Church, has been remanded in prison for allegedly extorting a man. Emonena, 55, was arraigned before a Lagos Magistrate’s Court for allegedly obtaining N11,750,000 from one Samuel Oladele Fatai, with the promise of giving out his daughter to him in marriage. He is facing two-count charge of felony, with obtaining …

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Easter: FG Declares Friday, Monday Public Holiday

The Federal Government has declared Friday, March 30 and Monday 2nd April, 2018 as public holidays to mark Good Friday and Easter Monday respectively. Abdulrahman Dam a us , the Minister of Interior, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja, by the Director Overseeing the Office of the Permanent Secretary, Julie Ejiofor. The minister admonished Christian …

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Two Policemen Arrested For Selling Arms

Two policemen have been arrested by the Akwa Ibom state Police Command for their alleged involvement in gunrunning. One of the arrested officers is an aide attached to a lawmaker in the state. They were arrested at the Ibom International Airport. Also, two students of the University of Uyo have been arrested for cultism. The suspects, who were arraigned before …

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UN Wants Cannabis Legalised In Nigeria

The United Nations has called on the Nigerian government to relax laws on consumption of cannabis in future, saying it has approved the use of the drug for medical purposes. The UN is also insisting on decriminalization of drug users in parts of the world, especially sick people who used the drug for treatment, care and rehabilitation. Harsheth Kaur Virk, …

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Man Remanded in Prison For Murder

A Magistrates’ Court in Akure, Ondo State, has ordered the remand of one Isaac Ojo for allegedly killing a trader, Lydia Ayeni, on her farm in Ipe Akoko, in the Akoko South-East Local Government Area of the state. The suspect was said to have raped Ayeni in the bush before killing her on February 28, 2018. The deceased had gone …

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Kaduna Pastor Jailed For Child Trafficking

A High Court sitting in the Mararaba area, Nasarawa state has sentenced a Kaduna State-based pastor, Bawa Madaki, to 14 years imprisonment for trafficking two children, aged five and seven years old. The convict was said to have sent one child to Lagos State in “an illegal adoption arrangement and the other to Abuja as a domestic worker, thus depriving …

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Lagos To Witness Power Outage Tuesday

The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, has announced that some parts of Lagos will on Tuesday witness four hours of blackout. Ndidi Mbah, spokesman of the company, in a statement said it will carry out an annual maintenance of its equipment at the Itire 132KV Transmission Sub-station in Lagos today (Tuesday) for four hours. Areas to be affected are Ago, …

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Osun Monarch Decries Neglect Of Cultural Heritage

The paramount ruler of Ila-Orangun in Osun State, Oba Adedokun Omoniyi Abolarin has decried the neglect of cultural heritage and learning of Nigeria history in schools. The monarch who spoke as a guest speaker at the 2018 law week of the Lead City University, Ibadan said it was the duty of lawyers to educate Nigerians on their fundamental human right, …

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