• Blasphemy Killing: Kano court frees all suspects

    Blasphemy Killing: Kano court frees all suspects

    A Kano Magistrates’ Court on Thursday discharged all the five suspects, who allegedly killed a trader, Mrs. Bridget Agbahime, in Kano on June 2 over allegations of blasphemy.

    The suspects, Dauda Ahmed, Abdulmumeen Mustafa, Zubairu Abubakar, Abdullahi Abubakar and Musa Abdullahi were slammed with a four counts of inciting disturbance, culpable homicide, joint act and mischief.

    Agbahime, 74, an Imo indigene, was murdered in Kofar Wambai Market in Kano over alleged blasphemy.

    The Chief Magistrate, Muhammad Jibril, discharged the five suspects and terminated […]

  • Governor Fayose frees detained cows, signs peace deal with Fulani herdsmen

    Governor Fayose frees detained cows, signs peace deal with Fulani herdsmen

    Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose on Thursday released nine cows ‘arrested’ and ‘detained’ in some parts of the state for contravening the Prohibition of Cattle and Other Ruminants Grazing Law back to their owners.

    The cows were seized by the operatives of Ekiti Grazing Enforcement Marshals (EGEM) recently inaugurated to crack down on grazing outside hours allowed by law and in unauthorised places.

    This was consequent upon a stakeholders’ meeting held by Fayose with the leadership of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association […]

  • JTF frees kidnap victim, foils another abduction in Niger Delta

    JTF frees kidnap victim, foils another abduction in Niger Delta

    It was gathered that the Joint Military Operation in the Niger Delta on Friday said it had freed a kidnap victim and foiled another kidnap attempt in a bid to halt oil theft and criminality in the area.

    According to a statement issued in Yenagoa by Lt.-Cdr Thomas Otuji, Spokesman for the Joint Force, codenamed “Operation Delta Safe’’, the feats were achieved on Wednesday.

    “On Oct.19, 2016, Operation Delta Safe gallant troops’ resilience paid off when in conjunction with the Nigeria Police […]

  • BREAKING!!! DSS frees arrested judges

    BREAKING!!! DSS frees arrested judges

    According to reports, the Department of State Service, DSS has released all the judges arrested over corruption during a nationwide sweep.

    A DSS source to Newsmen that the seven arrested judges were, Sunday, released on bail based on self-recognition.

    “They were all released on bail yesterday(Sunday) on self recognition,” one of our sources said.

    “They reported this morning (Monday) and they have all gone back home. They will be coming back tomorrow. And everything went very procedurally well and civil.

    “They were released on […]

  • Court frees Catholic priest of child rape charge

    Court frees Catholic priest of child rape charge

    The Parish Priest of Church of Assumption, Asokoro, Abuja, Rev. Fr. Anthony Ochigbo, charged with the rape of a 10-year-old parishioner, has been freed of the charge.

    A Gudu Upper Area Court, Abuja, which discharged him on Tuesday also struck out the First Information Report for lack of jurisdiction.

    The Upper Area Court judge, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, held that Ochigbo was arraigned under Section 282 of the Penal Code and not under the Child Rights Act.

    Kagarko said that the court had jurisdiction […]

  • Governor Ganduje frees 500 prison inmates

    Governor Ganduje frees 500 prison inmates

    Kano state government has freed 500 inmates, who could not afford to pay various fines or compensation, from 10 prisons in the state.

    Addressing the freed inmates at Kano Central Prison, Kurmawa, in Kano city, the state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje explained that the gesture is in the spirit of the holy month of Ramadan, which is an exercise in self-restraint, intended to bring Muslims closer to Almighty Allah.

    “Congestion in prisons is one of our major challenges in Nigeria. This […]