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Security man in court for allegedly raping daughter, 3 minors

A 65-year-old security guard, Yisa Showunmi, on Wednesday appeared in an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly defiling four teenagers including his daughter. However, when the case was mentioned, Magistrate Mrs B.O Osunsanmi, did not take the plea of Showunmi. Osunsanmi admitted the security guard to bail in the sum of N200,000 and two sureties in like sum. She …

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Three Yahoo Yahoo boys bag jail terms in Ilorin

The Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured the conviction of three persons charged before Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of a Kwara State High Court for offences bordering on internet fraud.   A statement from the agency says the convicts, Apata Oluwakayode, Yusuf Rasheed and Muhammed Ademola pleaded “guilty” to the one-count charge preferred against …

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Man hacks father to death to save marriage

A 25-year-old Zimbabwean man Lonias Jojo has allegedly axed his 72-year-old father and dumped the body in a disused mine shaft to save his marriage which his dead father was against. Jojo allegedly hatched a plan to kill his father, Luke Robert Jojo with his 18-year-old wife, Brenda Dube of Village 4 Greenspan, Chief Bvute in Mberengwa last week Thursday. …

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Senator Elisha Abbo arraigned, Pleads Not Guilty to Assault Charge

      Senator representing Adamawa North, Elisha Abbo has pleaded not guilty to one count charge of assault levelled against him by the FCT Police at Zuba Magistrate Court, Abuja, Channels is reporting. Abbo was caught on video physically assaulting a woman at an adult toy shop after she told him to “take it easy” when he raised his voice on the attendant. Abbo subsequently apologised …

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Photos: Ooni of Ife visits Wole Soyinka, issue joint communique saying, ‘Nigeria can’t survive another civil war’

The Ooni of Ife Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II this weekend paid a visit to Nobel laureate Professor Wole Soyinka, Akogun of Isara, Akinlatun of Egba and they both issued a joint communique saying, ‘Nigeria can’t survive another civil war’.   After the meeting during which numerous challenges to the Nigerian quest for national cohesion and survival were examined …

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LAWMA shuts down Sangotedo market over illegal dumping of refuse

Business activities at Sangotedo Market, Eti Osa, Lagos State have been put on hold by the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), due to indiscriminate dumping of refuse and poor hygiene practices by traders, resulting in a serious environmental problem in the area.   A statement issued by LAWMA’s Director of Public Affairs, Mrs. Folashade Kadiri, cited the Governor’s Executive Order …

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