Dani Alves trial set for February 2024

December 20, 2023 Admin III 0

Former Brazil and Barcelona defender Dani Alves’ trial in Spain for alleged sexual assault has been set for 5-7 February 2024. Alves, 40, has been in prison without bail since he was arrested in January over an allegation he assaulted a woman in a Barcelona nightclub last year. He said he had consensual sex with his accuser after initially denying any sexual Read More

Ikuforiji: Former Lagos Speaker’s trial stalled

November 20, 2023 Admin III 0

The trial of a former speaker of the Lagos House of Assembly, Adeyemi Ikuforiji, over money laundering was on Monday, stalled because Justice Mohammed Liman of the Federal High Court did not sit. The case which was first fixed for continuation of trial on Nov. 15, could not proceed at the last adjourned date as the court did not sit Read More

Court okays trial of suspended Adamawa REC, Yunusa-Ari

October 27, 2023 Admin III 0

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Friday, gave the nod for the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to prosecute its suspended Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, in Adamawa State, Hudu Yunusa-Ari. Yunusa-Ari is facing a six-count charge over alleged unlawful role he played in the Adamawa State governorship election that held on March 18. It will be recalled that Read More

Mendy faces fresh trial over sexual assault

June 27, 2023 Admin III 0

Benjamin Mendy has arrived at Chester Crown Court ahead of his trial with the footballer facing one charge of attempted rape against one woman and rape against a second woman. Mendy has denied the charges with the trial expected to last between two and three weeks. The two charges are that he allegedly attempted to rape a woman in 2018 Read More

Medical doctor remanded for sexual abuse in Lagos

November 30, 2022 Oguntade Ismaila 0

A medical doctor, Dr. Olufemi Olaleye, has been remanded in Ikoyi correctional Centre,  Lagos, for alleged sexual offences. Justice Ramon Oshodi of the Sexual Offences Court, in Ikeja area of the state, remanded the embattled medical director of Optimal Cancer Care Foundation on Wednesday. He was remanded following denial of allegation of a two-count charge of defilement and sexual penetration against Read More

Hushpuppi: At last, PSC receives IGP’s recommendation, to decide Kyari’s fate this week

December 20, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Indication has emerged that the Police Service Commission (PSC), would decide the fate of former Commandant, Nigeria Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT), DCP Abba Kyari, this week. Kyari was suspended in August following the recommendation of the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, to the Police Service Commission (PSC) to enable an independent.ptobe into allegations against him. He has Read More

PGF boss to Ayu: Investigate mismanagement of N30bn mobilised for PDP secretariat

November 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has challenged the new leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, to investigate the mismanagement of N30 billions mobilised for the construction of its national secretariat. The APC chieftain also commended the opposition party for organising a successful Read More

Earned allowances: SSANU, NASU give FG 2 weeks to reverse sharing formula

October 28, 2021 Moses John 0

The two non-teaching staff unions of Nigerian Universities have given federal government a two-week ultimatum to reverse the sharing formula of the just approved N22.127 billion for payment of earned allowances for the university staff. Blueprint can authoritatively report that out of the approved amount, the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ( ASUU) is to take a lion share of 75 Read More

Insecurity: Stop tagging terrorism as banditry, Akeredolu warns

October 25, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ondo state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has warned that the various criminal activities of kidnapping, bombing and assault on the people in some parts of the country which are being referred to as banditry must be appropriately addressed as terrorism. Governor Akeredolu said that infiltration of the country’s borders and burning down of railway are activities that must be Read More

Osun govt withdraws case against Aregbesola’s loyalists

October 23, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state government, Friday, withdrew case instituted against some loyalists of former Governor Rauf Aregbesola, who are standing trial on alleged breach of peace. The defendants are leaders of the splinter group of the All Progressives Congress (APC), ‘The Osun Progressives’ (TOP). They are Hon Rasaq Salinsile, former party secretary and chairman of the factional APC, former State Chairman of the party, Read More

Ohanaeze working to ensure Kanu’s freedom – Onwuasonya

October 17, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

The new leader of Ohanaeze Youths, Jones Onwuasanya, has said that Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide is doing everything possible to ensure that the detained leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu regained his freedom.According to Onwuasonya in a statement made available to newsmen Sunday, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo led by Ambassador George Obiozor is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the freedom fighter Read More

Ochanya’s death: CSOs call for special court for rape cases

October 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Two frontline Civil Society Organisations fighting against rape in Nigeria have demanded for a special court to handle cases of rape in the country. The groups under the aegis of Men Against Rape Foundation (MARF) and its parent organisation, Make A Difference Initiative (MAD) made the demand to mark the third year memorial of Ochanya Elizabeth Ogbanje, who died three Read More

Ajanaku congratulates Alaafin on 83rd birthday

October 17, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Asiwaju Odo O’odua, Asiwaju Rotimi Ajanaku on Friday felicitated the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi lll, the Permanent Chairman of Oyo state Council of Obas and Chiefs in Oyo state on the occasion of his 83rd birthday anniversary. The All Progressives Congress (APC), chieftain in a congratulatory message to the Alaafin of Oyo, Asiwaju Rotimi Ajanaku, showered encomiums Read More

PTA rejects elongation of service for teachers, stipends to students

October 10, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The National Association of Parents/Teachers Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN), has rejected the federal government policies on education, particularly the elongation of service years and payment of stipends to students reading education in higher institutions. The National Publicity Secretary of NAPTAN, Dr. Ekundayo Ademola, in a statement made available to our correspondent Sunday, warned the federal government of Nigeria not to Read More

WADA to review Cannabis ban in athletics

September 15, 2021 Admin III 0

The World Anti-Doping Agency is to review whether cannabis should remain a banned substance. The move follows American sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson missing the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for the substance in June. The 21-year-old later revealed she had used cannabis to help cope with the death of her biological mother. Wada says the scientific review will begin next year and that Read More

Insecurity: FG, NSCDC plan strategic meeting on protection of National Assets

September 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) are making efforts to further safeguard Nigeria’s critical assets and infrastructure across the country against backdrop of insecurity confronting the Nation. Some of the critical infrastructure including; Chemical Sector, Commercial Facilities Sector, Communications Sector, Critical, Manufacturing Sector, Dams Sector, Defence Industrial Base Sector, Emergency Services Sector, Energy Sector, Read More

In Anambra, Police launch investigation as UNIZIK student commits suicide

August 21, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu, Awka 0

The Anambra state Police command, Saturday, said the force has launched an investigation to unravel circumstances surrounding the death of a 200-level student of Industrial physics at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. The school is popularly known as UNIZIK. The deceased, who hailed from Isuikwuato local government area of Abia state, allegedly committed suicide as his body was found on Friday Read More

UNGA: Yoruba group petitions UN, others against pro-Igboho groups

August 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A coalition under the aegis of the Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF) has petitioned the United Nations, its five permanent members, the European Union (EU), the African Union (AU) and other powerful countries across the world over a plan by the umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, to present a petition against the Nigerian government at the 76th Read More

Five years after: Court ends El-Zakzaky, wife, Zeenat’s trial

July 29, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

About five years after their trial commenced, a Kaduna state High Court Wednesday discharged and acquitted leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) otherwise known as Shi’ites, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenat; over a case of homicide. The duo were charged to court over allegations of culpable homicide, unlawful assembly, among other criminal charges since December 2018, Read More