Monthly Archives: January 2019

Why population of Awaiting Trial Inmates is soaring –NULAI

By Toyin Akinfolaju A group operating as Network of University Legal Aid Institutions (NULAI) has raised the alarm that the population of Awaiting Trial Inmates (ATIs) in the various prison formations in the country is soaring largely because of their inability to raise money attached to their bail conditions. The group which made the disclosure at a two-day workshop which ... Read More »

‘Devil lured me to kill my church members to conceal misdeed’, pastor tells court

Begs for forgiveness, leniency As court orders his remand, transfers his case-file for proper trial A 32-year-old Pastor, Chidiebere Okoroafor, on Monday confessed before a Chief Magistrate Court in Port Harcourt that he was responsible for the killing of three of his church members to conceal the pregnancy of his girlfriend. Although the magistrate court does not have the jurisdiction ... Read More »

Fresh religious crisis in Kaduna claims lives, houses

E l-Rufai orders arrest, CAN condemns violence Some residents were on Monday, reportedly killed, more injured while many houses torched in a fresh religious violence that broke out in Kasuwan Magani community in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State. According to an eyewitness account, about 20 persons were injured in the fracas between Christian and Moslem youths. Property worth ... Read More »

2019 Polls: INEC, senate on collision course over timetable

We ‘ll be guided by constitution, not senate, on timetable for 2019 polls The independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) on Monday said that its timetable for the 2019 poll would be guided by the relevant provisions of the 1999 Constitution and the 2010 Electoral Act other than the resolution of senate. INEC had earlier issued a temporary timetable with plans ... Read More »

N1.28bn Fraud: Senator Akpan in fresh trouble over own evidence before EFCC

Admits collecting N303m car worth for his 2014 governorship bid As FG moves to arraign him, recover all undeclared assets Ahead final pronouncement of the Supreme Court in a three-year old political dispute involving Mr Bassey Albert Akpan and Hon Bassey Etim regarding who between them should lawfully represent Akwa Ibom North East Senatorial seat at the Senate, the former (Akpan) ... Read More »