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Court grants bail to ex-Plateau gov, Jonah Jang

Justice Daniel Longji of Plateau High Court, Jos, on Thursday, granted bail to the immediate past governor of Plateau and Senator representing Plateau North, Jonah Jang. In his ruling, Justice Longji said the prosecution’s submission that Jang would jump bail and interfere with investigations was a mere speculation and without prove. He said he would […]

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Alleged fraud: Court declares Innoson motors chairman wanted

Justice Mojisola Dada of the special offences court sitting in Lagos, on Thursday declared the Chairman of Innoson Motors Nigeria Ltd, Innocent Chukwuma wanted over his failure to make an appearance in court for his arraignment for the fifth time. Chukwuma, alias Innoson is standing trial in a matter between his company and the Economic […]

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S/Africa’s President Ramaphosa plans to jail Zuma

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa has set up an inquiry into tax administration and governance amid allegations of corruption against the suspended head of the revenue service, Tom Moyane. Ramaphosa, who replaced Jacob Zuma as head of state in February and has promised to crack down on graft, said the terms of reference for […]

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Redeemed Church to conduct ‘genital exam’ on intending couples

The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has asked its members intending to get married to carry out what it refers to as a “genital test”. In a memo dated May 10, the church said it gave the directive after it noticed recurring cases of  resulting from “falsehood, especially in the case of undeclared or […]

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Ramadan: Sokoto to spend N300m on disabled persons

The Sokoto State Government has earmarked N300 million for assistance to orphans and widows during Ramadan and sallah festivities Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal announced this in his remarks shortly after breaking Ramadan fast with people with disabilities at Government House, in Sokoto. He pointed out that because of their significant position government host them for […]

The All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State has petitioned the Inspector-General of Police and the Director General of the Department of State Services over the wanton destruction of the campaign billboard of its governorship candidate, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, in Oye Ekiti. The party claimed that the destruction was carried out on the orders of Governor […]

The Senate at the plenary on Thursday urged the Federal Government to ensure the rescue of the last Dapchi girl, Leah Sharibu, and the remaining Chibok schoolgirls still in the captivity of the Boko Haram insurgents. The upper chamber of the National Assembly also called for a special fund from the Federal Government to the […]

South Africa is launching its first automated optical telescope on Friday in the province of Northern Cape, the headquarters of the country’s space exploration project. The Meerlicht optical telescope could soon help unravel the mysteries of the universe, beginning with a closer look at the vast African skies. Optical telescopes work by detecting visible light […]

A car bomb exploded in the centre of the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi killing at least seven people and injuring dozens on Thursday night. Security officials said the dead were civilians. The device exploded close to Benghazi’s biggest hotel, the Tibesti, where many people attend evening gatherings during the month of Ramadan. Eight cars […]

A Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Port Harcourt on Thursday remanded in custody a 41-year-old man, Michael Akpan, for allegedly raping his four biological daughters. It was gathered that the accused stood the risk of being sentenced to life imprisonment for allegedly having unlawful carnal knowledge of his four daughters, who were said to be […]

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