A 40-year-old businessman, Auwal Musa on Monday prayed a Sharia court sitting in Magajin Gari, Kaduna to order his wife, Hauwa, to return to their matrimonial home. Musa in his petition, said that his wife forced him to divorce her after just one year of marriage. ”I signed the divorce papers...
The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC) has restored the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria to Mr Beluolisa Nwofor, which was earlier withdrawn from him. This was conveyed in a notification dated September 10, and titled; “Notification of Rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria”, and marked LPPC/CJN/CH/M143/REIN/2021. The Chief Justice of Nigeria...
Uzoamaka Ohiri, ex-wife of popular comedian and talk show host, Chinedu Ani, a.k.a Nedu, has been cautioned against approaching court over the controversy surrounding the paternity of her first male son. Comedian Cyril Ugege, also known as Osama, gave the advice in a letter through his lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi.  The letter, dated Sept. 9, was...
The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has halted the Rivers State government from collecting Value Added Taxes VAT until all legal disputes relating to the matter are resolved. The court ordered that the judgment of the High Court from which the state drew authorities to collect the tax be...
A Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State on Friday ordered the remand of one 23-year-old Paul Anthony who allegedly stole two  mobile phones in a church. The defendant had pleaded guilty  to stealing the phones, both valued at  N110,000, at the premises of the Celestial Church of Christ, Oluwatife ...
For allegedly sleeping with women on their matrimonial bed, Mrs Dorcas Ali, dragged her husband, Wole, before an Igando Customary Court in Lagos on Friday to end her 16-year-old marriage. She told the court that her “adulterous’’ husband was also fond of threatening her life. “Whenever I go to vigil in...
A 16-year-old boy, Buhari Mohammed, on Friday appeared before a Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Kano for allegedly inserting his finger into the vagina of 7-year-old child. The defendant, who resides at Sabuwar Unguwa Quarters in Danbatta Local Government area of Kano, is standing trial for act of gross indecency. The...
A 52-year-old man, Tony Omonkhegbe, on Friday appeared in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing clothes and shoes worth N800,000 The police charged Omonkhegbe, whose address was not provided, with conspiracy and theft. He pleaded not guilty. The Prosecution Counsel, ASP Victor Eruada, told the court that the defendant and...
An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Friday ordered that a 27-year-old man, Basiru Usman, be remanded in Kirikiri Correctional Centre for allegedly being in possession of  a toy gun. The police charged Usman, whose address was not provided with conspiracy and unlawful possession of firearm. Magistrate Folashade Oshikoya, gave the order, following...
A 63-year-old man, Garba Bejin, on Friday appeared in a Magistrates’ Court in Kafanchan, Kaduna State, for allegedly threatening to kill a woman. The police charged Bejin with criminal intimidation, contrary to the provisions of Ssection 376 of the Penal Code Law of Kaduna State. The Prosecution Counsel, Insp Isah Hassan,...
A 26-year-old student, Monday Omale, on Thursday appeared at an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing 10 rolls of cable worth N140,000. The police charged Omale, whose address was not provided, with conspiracy and theft, but he pleaded not guilty. The Prosecutor, ASP Victor Eruada, told the court that the...
A 43-year-old businessman, Tunji Adebiyi, on Wednesday appeared before a Kaduna Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly collecting the sum of N6 million on false pretence. The defendant, a resident of Barnawa, Kaduna State, is facing a two-count charge of obtaining money under false pretences and theft. The prosecutor, Insp Chidi Leo, told...
A Kaduna Chief Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday ordered that a 35-year-old labourer, Mohammed Sani, be remanded in a Correctional Centre for alleged armed robbery. The police charged Sani, who resides in Kaduna with armed robbery. The Chief Magistrate, Ibrahim Emmanuel, who did not take the plea of Sani ordered that the...
A 57- year-old trader, Mrs Chima Udemi, told an Igando Customary Court in Lagos on Wednesday that husband, Tobechukwu, was an unrepentant adulterer who has slept with her sister. Udemi, responding to a suit filed by Tobechukwu, who had accused her of Infidelity. “Tobechukwu is a serial womaniser, he sleeps with...
The Lagos State House of Assembly,  says the Prohibition of Open Cattle Grazing Bill, when passed,  will  ensure harmonious relationships between herders and farmers in the state. The assembly made this known after the bill was read on the floor of the house for the second time,  by the Acting...
A Makurdi Upper Area Court 2, on Monday granted bail to one Sewuese Angum, who allegedly threatened to kill her neighbour, Mercy Ashema in three days. In her ruling, the Magistrate, Ms Rose Iorshe, said the accused shall be granted bail in the sum of N50,000 and one surety in...
Former Governor of old Anambra, Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife, is one of the people attending the trial of the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, at the Federal High Court, Abuja. Ezeife told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that he was in court to represent the...