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    Court Dissolves 4-Year-Old Marriage For Concealing Disease

     A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court sitting in Maitama on Monday, nullified a four-year-old marriage between Mr Ugochukwu Eke and Uchenna Eke due to the wife’s terminal disease which she concealed. The judge, Justice Jude Okeke, in his judgment, held that the petitioner’s evidence had been accepted since the woman did not file any protest

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    Former PDP governor jailed for corruption

    A High Court in Yola, Adamawa State, has convicted and jailed former Gov. Bala James Ngilari for failing to adhere to the procurement laws of the state. In a 75-minute long ruling, Justice Nathan Musa found the former governor guilty of four charges, and discharged him on one, which bordered on conspiracy. The judge discharged

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    Court discharges 35 Biafra agitators

    A Magistrate Court sitting in Port Harcourt has discharged 35 Biafra agitators charged with conspiracy to commit treasonable felony, for want of diligent prosecution. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the accused were arrested on Jan. 20 during a march to commemorate the inauguration of United States of America President, Mr Donald Trump.

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    Former NNPC boss drags EFCC to court for seizing his $9.8m, £74,000

    Andrew Yakubu, former Group Managing Director, GMD, of the National Nigerian Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has dragged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, before a Federal High Court sitting in Kano for seizing $9.8m, £74,000 belonging to him. Yakubu’s lawyers said the suit against the anti-graft agency was seeking the court to vacate the forfeiture

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    Ex-court registrar Rosolu loses appeal, to serve 10 years in jail

    The Lagos division of the Court of Appeal has affirmed the 10-year imprisonment sentence of an Ikeja High Court on ex-court registrar Oluronke Rosolu for defrauding a former chief of army staff Lt.-Gen. Ishaya Bamaiyi of $330,000. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said in a statement released on Friday, February 24 and signed

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    Court Sentenced Killer Of Human Right Lawyer To Death By Hanging

    Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye of the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja on Friday convicted and sentenced carpenter, Oluwaseun Oladapo to death by hanging for the murder of human rights lawyer, Kunle Fadipe. Justice Ipaye also found Oladapo guilty of the murder of Fadipe’s mother-in-law Mrs Cecelia Owolabi. The prosecution led by Mrs Idowu Alakija of

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    Man gets N200,000 bail for stealing N1,500

    The Upper Area Court, Gwagwalada, Abuja, has granted a N200,000 bail to a man, Awalu Usman, 25, who was accused of stealing a sum of N1,500. Usman, who was arraigned on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, reportedly went uninvited to the room of Okoro Okoro, and stole the amount which was contained in a wallet. As

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    Court arraign female banker for battering Lagos DPO

    Adaobi Obi, a female banker has been arraigned before the Tinubu Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for allegedly assaulting a Divisional Police Officer (DPO). She was presented before Court Magistrate, Ade Adefulire who granted her bail in the sum of N200,000 following her not-guilty plea. Addressing the court on the matter, Inspector Ben Ekundayo, the case prosecutor

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    My husband sleeps with daughter, wife tells court

    A civil servant, Blessing Ilo, on Tuesday told a Nyanya customary court, Abuja, that her husband had been having canal knowledge of his biological daughter. Ilo testified in a divorce petition she filed against the husband, James Akpan. “All the while I was living with my husband and that little girl of 12 years, I

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