No petition against Nigerian Army before End SARS Lagos panel – Legal team

The Nigerian Army did not appear at the Lagos State Judicial panel of inquiry over the alleged shooting of End SARS protesters at Lekki because it was petitioned. The Legal Team representing Nigerian Army at the panel said that the army was only summoned by the panel as part of their fact-finding inquiry to unravel…

Court arraigns 62-year-old man over alleged impersonation

A 62-year-old man, Micheal Oyelowo was on Monday arraigned before an Osogbo Magistrates’ Court for alleged impersonation. Oyelowo was charged on four-count charges bordering on false representation, false sworn affidavit, and a misdemeanour to cause a breach of peace. The Police Prosecutor, Inspector Lamidi Rasaq alleged that the accused did parade himself as the Baale…

FA Cup draw: Man United, Chelsea, Arsenal, other matches featured

The draw for the third round of this season’s Emirates FA Cup will be conducted on Monday night. It will take place around 19:10 GMT before Canvey Island take on Boreham Wood in a game that guarantees another non-league side in round three. The Premier League and Championship clubs are among the 64 teams in…

Court remands three suspected killers of Benue prophet

A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Makurdi on Monday ordered that three persons, who allegedly killed one Jacob Uhembe, a prophet be remanded in a correctional centre in Makurdi. The Prosecution Counsel, Sgt. Friday Kanshio told the court that the brother of the deceased, Terhemba Uhembe, reported the matter at the Divisional Police Headquarters, Daudu on…

Boko Haram: Garba Shehu reacts to backlash over comments on slain Zabarmari farmers

President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, on Monday reacted to the backlash he received over his comment on Boko Haram’s killing of rice farmers in Borno State. Shehu had said the murdered farmers never got clearance from the military to go out farming. Speaking with BBC Hausa, Garba had…

Kano State records 211 cases of rape against minors in 2020

Despite the existing law against rape and the punishment of life sentence for convicts in Kano, the state has continued to witness a rise in the number of cases, especially against minors. The state Attorney General, M.A Lawan said Kano State recorded a total of 211 rape cases in 2020 alone. He disclosed this while…

Governor Wike to present N448 billion budget for 2021

The Rivers State government will soon present the 2021 Appropriation Bill of over four hundred and forty-eight billion naira to the State House of Assembly. State Commissioner for Finance, Isaac Kamalu dropped the hint while briefing newsmen at the Government House Port Harcourt. Kamalu who said the Rivers State Executive Council also approved the Medium…

Jigawa offers free healthcare services to pregnant women, inmates – Governor Badaru

Governor Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State has said that pregnant women, children, inmates and accident victims are to receive free medical services across the state. The governor disclosed this while delivering his address at the flag-off of the state contributory healthcare scheme held at the Dutse general hospital in Dutse Local Government. He said the…