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We’ll keep Baba Ijesha until JUSUN resumes, -Police tell protesters

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has said the continuous detention of Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, aka Baba Ijesha, is based on legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions in the state Ministry of Justice. He also said the actor would not be released until the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria called off its nationwide strike and ...

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Lagos chapter of JUSUN resumes skeletal work, as strike continues… See why

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria in Lagos State has begun the partial opening of courts – three times a week. The Lagos Chapter of JUSUN directed members to report to work every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Judiciary staff nationwide on April 6 embarked on an indefinite strike demanding that state governments grant financial freedom to the judiciary. In a ...

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Police set to release Baba Ijesha, says it’s indecent assault, not sexual harassment

A senior officer at the Lagos State Police Command has confirmed that a directive had been given for the release of Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, aka Baba Ijesha, from custody. The source said due to the ongoing strike by members of the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria, courts had ceased from sitting and the suspect could not be detained indefinitely ...

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FirstBank appoints Gbenga Shobo as Managing Director

First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced the appointment of Mr Gbenga Shobo, as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer designate of the bank.Before his appointment, Shobo is the Deputy Managing Director of the bank. The bank’s Chairman, Mrs Ibukun Awosika, said this in a statement on Wednesday in Lagos, noting that the appointment was subject to all regulatory approvals. She ...

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Ask before discarding placenta after childbirth —Physicians Warns fellow doctors

Medical experts say there is no scientific basis for the collection of placenta, revealing that many doctors have been harassed by family members of women who delivered in their hospitals for not being able to account for the placenta. According to them, the collection of placenta by family members of a woman who gives birth is just a cultural thing ...

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Opinion) :Judiciary’s Financial Autonomy: JUSUN Is Right!

By Dr. Muiz Banire In the recent past and up till about a week ago, I have been intervening in matters relating to the financial autonomy of the judiciary. Thus, I am an unrepentant supporter and advocate of financial autonomy for the judiciary for several reasons that I shall highlight in the course of this discussion. However, before embarking on ...

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Is Ibrahimovic still his old self ?

Veteran Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic said he “felt alive” as he marked his first start back at AC Milan by scoring in a 2-0 Serie A win over Cagliari on Saturday, but will wait to “celebrate like a God” until he nets at the San Siro again. The 38-year-old had come on as a substitute in the goalless draw against ...

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I’m not aware Jonathan withdrew $47m from CBN —Aide

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A former Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Domestic Affairs, Waripamo-Owei Dudafa, on Monday denied receiving a bag containing of $47m on behalf of his principal. Dudafa disagreed with the suggestion by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission that the money was contained in a bag which one Col. Adegbe handed over to him to deliver to Jonathan. The ...

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Canada S/Court hails Disfellowshipping arrangement of Jehovah’s Witnesses

In the case of Highwood Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses (Judicial Committee) v. Wall, the Supreme Court of Canada unanimously decided on May 31, 2018, that “religious groups are free to determine their own membership and rules,” thus recognizing that the disfellowshipping arrangement should remain free from court intervention. The Supreme Court of Canada building (pictured left) in Ottawa. The Court concluded that the ...

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EXPOSED !..Political reason why Ayefele’s station was demolished

Yinka Ayefele strongly believes the demolition is purely politically motivated…When the governor visited the studio in 2016, he said people told him to demolish the building because Ayefele was not in his camp. The building was approved in June 2008 as a business premise; that is over 10 years ago,” He accused Oyo State’s commissioner of information Toye Arulogun of ...

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Saraki troubled!, runs to Obasanjo, Court to prevent being sack

The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, is verily troubled ,uncertain of tomorrow, running from pillar to post for fear of being sacked as the Senate President..and he is burning the cylinder from both ends to forestall any eventualities from the APC folks.He  held a closed-door meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo at his penthouse within the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library ...

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Saraki reveals: APC is using IG to stop our defection plans

Senate President Bukola Saraki last night described the police invitation as “a mere after thought which is designed to achieve political purpose.” In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki said he had it on good authority that the Police had already decided on the suspects to arraign in court in Ilorin, Kwara State ...

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4 SARS Officers Kidnap ‘Bishop,’ Collect N7m ransom

Four policemen attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) have been arrested in Lagos for kidnapping a bishop and collecting N7 million from him. The policemen were also dismissed by the Assistant Inspector General (AIG), Adamu Ibrahim, in charge of Zone 2 Command, after conclusion of investigation. The policemen, Sergeants Adeoye Adekunle, Adenira Adebowale, Agbi Lucky and Odighe Hehosa, were said to ...

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A/ Court In Enugu Dismisses Innoson’s Preliminary Objections Against GTBank

The Court of Appeal sitting in Enugu has dismissed the preliminary objections brought before it by the Chairman of Innoson Motors, Chief Innocent Chukwuma and his company, Innoson Motors Ltd. Innoson arguing through his counsel, Prof. McCarthy Mbadugha had at the last hearing of the matter on June 14, 2018 raised objections to a motion brought before the court by ...

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Court Adjourns Zakzaky’s Case to August 2

A Kaduna State High Court on Wednesday adjourned the case instituted against the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibraheem Zakzaky, to August 2. The presiding judge, Justice Gideon Kurada, adjourned the matter to enable the prosecution serve the 3rd and 4th defendants in the case. Zakzaky and his wife are standing trial on an eight-count charge, bordering ...

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For the sixth time, Innoson fails to appear in court

Innocent Chukwuma, the Chairman of Innoson Motors Ltd, on Wednesday in Lagos failed to appear for his scheduled arraignment for the sixth time over alleged fraud. Innoson was scheduled to appear before a new judge, Justice Olusola Williams, at an Ikeja Special Offences Court. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Justice Mojisola Dada, the judge initially assigned to hear ...

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Malabu: Italy’s Supreme Court rejects Shell’s appeal

Italy’s Supreme Court threw out an appeal by Shell and four of its former managers to stymie a trial on alleged corruption in Nigeria, which also sees Eni’s chief on the bench, legal sources said on Wednesday. The long-running graft case revolves around the 2011 purchase by Eni and Shell of Nigeria’s Oil Prospecting Licence 245, an offshore oilfield, for ...

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Evans abandoned as lawyer withdraws from kidnap cases

Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, a.k.a Evans, no longer has a lawyer for his criminal and civil matters. Evans’ former counsel, Olukoya Ogungbeje, Friday withdrew his representation. Ogungbeje, who represented Evans in his multiple kidnapping, murder and attempted murder trials at the Lagos High Court and two civil suits at the Federal High Court in Lagos, cited “personal reasons” for his decision. In ...

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Court dissolves marriage of Nollywood actor, Emeka Ike to wife, Suzanne

Nollywood actor, Emeka Ike’s 17-year-old marriage has been dissolved by a Lagos Customary Court sitting in Lagos Island, on Thursday. His embattled wife, Suzanne Emma, in a suit filed against the actor, complained to the court of incessant beating, molestation and torture by her husband. A three-man panel, presided over by Chief Awos Awosola, dissolved the union, while delivering judgment ...

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N300m Stolen From Saraki’s Bedroom…No,It’s N12m -Saraki

 Nigeria police in Ilorin questioned and then released several domestic aides as well as some members of the security detail assigned to Senate President Bukola Saraki in connection with the mysterious disappearance of N300 million from the senator’s bedroom in Ilorin, capital of Kwara State. An investigation by SaharaReporters confirmed that the money that went missing at the home of ...

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