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Baba Ijesha pleads not guilty in sexual assault case

Baba Ijesha pleads not guilty in sexual assault case

Embattled Yoruba actor, Omiyinka Olanrewaju James, popularly known as Baba Ijesha, has been arraigned at a Special Offences and Domestic Violence Court in Ikeja. The actor is being tried over charges bothering on rape, sexual…

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Child molestation: Two SANs enter appearance for Baba Ijesha in court

Child molestation: Two SANs enter appearance for Baba Ijesha in court

Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka alias Baba Ijesha has beefed up his defence in his trial over allegations of child molestation by hiring two Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) to represent him during proceedings at an…

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Absence of defence witness stalls Evans’ trial

Absence of defence witness stalls Evans’ trial

The trial of kidnap kingpin, Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike alias Evans was Wednesday stalled at an Ikeja High Court due to the absence of a witness who was to testify for the defence. Evan’s counsel, Oyekunle Falabi…

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Igangan: Court orders release of OPC members after three months

Igangan: Court orders release of OPC members after three months

The Chief Magistrate Court 2, Iyaganku, Ibadan, in the Oyo State capital, has ordered the release of three members of the Oodua Peoples Congress, three months after their detention by the Oyo State Police Command.…

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Court jails ex-rep, Farouk Lawan 7 years over $3m bribe

Court jails ex-rep, Farouk Lawan 7 years over $3m bribe

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has sentenced Farouk Lawan, former chairman of the House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee on Fuel Subsidy, to seven years imprisonment over the $3 million bribery charges preferred against…

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Lagos court denies Baba Ijesha bail in ‘sexual assault’ case

Lagos court denies Baba Ijesha bail in ‘sexual assault’ case

A magistrate court sitting in Lagos state has denied Baba Ijesha, embattled Nigerian actor, bail in the ongoing trial over alleged sexual assault. The movie star was arrested and detained by the Lagos state police…

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Judiciary workers resume work after two month strike

Judiciary workers resume work after two month strike

Members of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) have resumed work after two months of strike over refusal of state governments to grant financial autonomy to the judicial arm of government in their respective…

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Qualification: Supreme Court throws out APC’s suit against Obaseki

Qualification: Supreme Court throws out APC’s suit against Obaseki

The Supreme Court has thrown out the appeal filed by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) challenging the academic qualification of Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State. A panel of the court held that the…

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Ringim, ex-Jigawa chief judge dies in auto crash

Ringim, ex-Jigawa chief judge dies in auto crash

A former Chief Judge of Jigawa State, Justice Aminu Sabo Ringim has died in an accident in Shafar village, Ringim Local Government Area of the state. This was disclosed by the Public Relations Officer, Jigawa…

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Supreme Court affirms INEC’s right to deregister political parties

Supreme Court affirms INEC’s right to deregister political parties

The Supreme Court, on Friday, affirmed the powers of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to deregister underperforming political parties in the country. Consequently, the apex court, in a unanimous decision by a five-man panel…