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Court sentences man to death by hanging for killing wife

Court sentences man to death by hanging for killing wife

The Jigawa State High Court in Gumel has sentenced a man to death by hanging for killing his wife. The judge, Abubakar Sambo, on Wednesday, convicted Rabiu Mamman, a resident of Medin Labo village in Gagarawa Local Government Area of the state, of the crime. The spokesperson of the state’s Ministry of Justice, Zainab Baba-Santali, said Mr. Mamman in 2016 ambushed his wife in a bush in Mesheda and battered her to death with a stick. The court found that the convict then buried the remains in a shallow grave, Mrs. Baba-Santali said “In proving the fact of the case,…
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NEMA writes to Governors over imminent flood

NEMA writes to Governors over imminent flood

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has warned 102 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in 28 states in the country of high probable flood risk this year. AVM Muhammadu Mohammed, the Director-General of NEMA, raised the alert at a news conference on the agency’s plan for the ‘2020 Flood Preparedness, Mitigation and Response’, on Friday in Abuja. Mohammed said that 275 LGAs in the 36 states of the country, including the Federal Capital Territory, are among the areas within the moderately probable flood risk areas. According to him, the remaining 397 LGAs, however, fall within the low probable flood risk areas,…
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“I will vote YES in a referendum for Biafra”, Sen. Abaribe shocks Nigerians

“I will vote YES in a referendum for Biafra”, Sen. Abaribe shocks Nigerians

The Minority Leader in the Nigerian Senate, Mr. Enyinnaya Abaribe has said that in a hypothetical referendum for Biafra, he would vote yes. He made the declaration in an interview with Rudolf Okonkwo of Irokopost TV. “I will vote for us to actually be on our own,” he said. “I think we are being dragged down by all the different things that weigh Nigeria down.” The senator representing Abia-South Constituency in the Senate, however, warned that the Nigerian constitution does not have a provision for a referendum. “Which means, if you want a referendum, you have to go outside the…
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Court sentences man to 15 years in prison for raping 17-year-old girl in Lagos

Court sentences man to 15 years in prison for raping 17-year-old girl in Lagos

An Ikeja Special Offences Court has sentenced one Francis Apai, a driver to 15 years imprisonment for raping his employer’s 17-year-old daughter in Lagos State. The Justice, Sherifat Solebo, sentenced Apai, after finding him guilty of a one-count charge of sexual assault by penetration. “The defendant, Francis Apai, is hereby sentenced to 15 years imprisonment without an option of fine,” the judge said. The Prosecutor, Ms Iyabode Oshodi, while presenting the case had told the court that the driver, who resides at No. 129, Aina Street, Isheri, Lagos, committed the offence on Nov. 19, 2014, at the complainant’s home in…
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Police arrest 32-year-old man for raping 40 women in Kano

Police arrest 32-year-old man for raping 40 women in Kano

Muhammad Zulfarau Alfa, a 32-year-old resident of Dangora in Kiru Local Government Area of Kano State has been arrested for allegedly rapping 40 women within one year. The Police Spokesman in Kano, DSP Abdullahi Haruna confirmed the arrest on Wednesday. ”It is true. We have him in our custody. We are parading him soon “People of Dangora are so happy for the arrest of the criminal,” he said. Haruna explained that the suspect was arrested on 10 June, at about 2:00 a.m. when he trespassed into a house at Kwanan Dangora Town in Kano, with intent to commit the heinous…
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