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Security guard tells how he discovered Ataga’s body

Reading Time: 3 minutes Lagos, Nov. 16, 2021 (NAN) The security guard at the apartment where Mr Usifo Ataga, Super TV Chief Executive Officer, was allegedly murdered, on Tuesday said he was the person who discovered the corpse of the victim. The security guard, Abubakar Mohammed, said this while testifying before a Lagos High Court sitting at the Tafawa Read More…

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Banana Island murder: Danish man tells court he and wife were intimate before her death

Reading Time: 3 minutes A Dane, Peter Nielsen, charged with murder of his Nigerian wife and daughter, on Tuesday said that he woke up one morning and found them dead on their kitchen floor. Nielsen testified before a Lagos High Court sitting at Tafawa Balewa Square. Nielsen said he watched a football match together with his wife and was Read More…

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In Ataga murder case, illegible statements, inaudible audio cause adjournment of Chidinma’s trial

Reading Time: 3 minutes Following defence counsels’ complaints on Tuesday that the statements and audio served on them were illegible and inaudible, the trial judge in the Michael Usifo Ataga murder case, Justice Yetunde Adesanya directed the prosecution to make available clear proofs of evidence to the defence before the end of day. The complaint by the defence counsel Read More…

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Maina sentenced to a total of 61 years, to serve 8 years

Reading Time: 6 minutes Judge lambasts prosecution for not joining two banks – UBA and Fidelity – as accomplices Even though he has been sentenced to a total of 61 years on money laundering charges, former Nigerian Pensions boss, Abdulrasheed Maina will serve just eight years as all the convictions against him will run concurrently. Delivering judgment against the Read More…

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Nigeria seizes $11 mln worth of amphetamine pills in shipment from Lebanon

Reading Time: < 1 minute Nigerian authorities intercepted nearly half a million amphetamine pills hidden in machinery coming into a Lagos port, an official said on Thursday. The 451,807 captagon tablets were seized at the Apapa sea port in September, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Chairman Mohamed Marwa told reporters. “This was traced to have come from Lebanon,” he said. Read More…

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20-year-old man defiles 9-year-old girl

Reading Time: 2 minutes A 20-year-old man is in hot soup for allegedly defiling a nine-year-old girl. Police operatives attached to Akodo Police Division, Ibeju Lekki, Lagos State, have arrested a man, Ayo Adenupebi, for alleged sexual assault on a nine-year-old girl. In a statement signed by the Lagos Police Command Spokesperson, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, the suspect resides in Read More…

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Kidnapped AVM Smith regains freedom

Reading Time: 2 minutes Retired AVM Sikiru Smith who was kidnapped by yet-to-be-identified gunmen, has regained his freedom, the police said in Lagos on Saturday. Police spokesman in Lagos State, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, confirmed the development when he spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). He did not mention where Smith was released; where he is currently or Read More…

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Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu takes a stand against rape, sexual violence

Reading Time: 3 minutes Lagos State First Lady, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, has urged stakeholders, especially Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), to support the fight against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV), saying that the necessary will must be mustered to completely stamp out the menace of rape, especially against women and girls. Speaking at the Stakeholders’ Consultative Read More…

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R Kelly found guilty of all counts in racketeering and sex trafficking trial

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: POOL/AFP/Getty Images, Getty Images. R Kelly has been convicted of racketeering by a federal jury in Brooklyn. A jury of seven men and five women found Kelly guilty on all counts of racketeering after their second day of deliberations. The 54-year-old rapper has been convicted in the sex trafficking trial after decades of Read More…

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Ten more Bethel Baptist students freed, 11 still in captivity

Reading Time: < 1 minute Image Credits: AFP, AP. Ten more students who were kidnapped by gunmen from Bethel Baptist High School, Kaduna, two months ago have been released after a ransom was paid, the school administrator has said. The bandits have been releasing the students in batches after getting ransom payments. The Administrator of the Bethel Baptist High school, Read More…