Wife’s battering crashes 5-year-old marriage

A five-year-old marriage riddled with crisis between Aminat and her husband, Mustapha Abdullahi was on Thursday pronounced dissolved by an Ilorin Area Court. The court said the constant battering of the woman by the estranged husband was a major plank on which the judgment was based. The petitioner, a resident …

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Restructuring: NASS has the last say – Dogara

By Johnbosco AgbakwuruABUJA – SPEAKER of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has said that despite the agitations and clamour in many parts of the country for restructuring, the National Assembly has the last say based on constitutional provisions. The Speaker also said that the parliament will not closed its …

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U.S. announces $4.4m support for Sierra Leone election

U.S. Ambassador to Sierra Leone, John Hoover, has announced a financial support of 4.4 million dollars for 2018 elections in the African country, a local media report said on Thursday. Hoover, who would soon complete his term in Sierra Leone, made the announcement during a newsconference in Freetown on Wednesday. …

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Lagos has highest number of prisoners, Kano, Rivers follow

Lagos State has the highest number of prisoners in Nigeria, 7,396 out of the national total of 68,686. The state, which is the commercial hub of Nigeria also leads in prisons congestion. It has a capacity for 3,927 prisoners, indicating that it is almost 100 per cent overfilled, a trend …

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Evans makes u-turn pleads not guilty to offence of kidnap

By Abdulwahab Abdulah and Jane EchewedoThere was twist of event Thursday before an Ikeja High Court when the suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, a.k.a Evans and his accomplices made a u-turn and pleaded not guilty to a two-count charge of kidnapping and conspiracy preferred against them by the Lagos State …

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Anambra Polls: INEC provides magnifying goggles for albinos

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has provided magnifying goggles for polling units to enable people living with albinism recognise political parties’ logos in Nov. 18 Anambra elections. The Chairman of the commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu made this known while receiving EU Observer Mission to Nigeria led by …

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Fashola supports FG on external borrowing

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola has thrown his support for external borrowing by the Federal Government to finance capital projects in the country. The Minister stated this while delivering an address at the 2nd Annual Nigerian Mining Week on Thursday in Abuja, according to a statement …

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