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Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez hangs himself in prison

Convicted murderer and former NFL star Aaron Hernandez was found hanged in his Massachusetts prison cell yesterday morning, officials said, just days after his acquittal in a double murder case. The 27-year-old former tight end for the New England Patriots hanged himself with a bedsheet attached to a window in his ...

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Nigerian Journalist Abdullahi Shuaibu Nabbed For Bank Robbery In New York

  A man who works for a press agency that covers the United Nations was arrested in connection with a string of bank robberies in Midtown over the past month and a half, law enforcement sources tell News 4 New York.   The NYPD’s Major Case Squad arrested Abdullahi Shuaibu, ...

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Nigerian policeman pays 15-year-old girl for sex, gets refund at gunpoint

A Washington-based police officer of Nigerian origin, Chukwuemeka Ekwonna, has been arrested in Maryland, USA, and is facing an array of charges after police say he paid a 15-year-old girl for sex and then demanded the money back at gunpoint. Anne Arundel County police arrested 27-year-old Metropolitan Police Officer Chukwuemeka ...

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Court Unfreezes Patience Jonathan’s Account

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has lifted the order freezing the account of a former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan. The account domiciled with Skye Bank Plc contains the sum of $5,842,316.66. Sometime last year, the court had frozen the account following an exparte application by the Economic ...

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Obasanjo’s wife files suit in Lagos court to stop son’s wedding

          Mrs Taiwo Obasanjo, wife of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Monday, filed a suit at an Ikeja High Court, seeking to stop the wedding of her son, Olujonwo Obasanjo, scheduled for May 11. Ex-President Obasanjo and the father of the bride, Sir Kessington Adebutu, promoter ...

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Court Sentences Cynthia Osokogu’s Murderers To Death

The Lagos State High Court sitting in Igbosere, Lagos Island has convicted and sentenced two men to death by hanging for the murder of late Cynthia Osokogu. Trial judge, Justice Olabisi Akinlade, held that the prosecution proved the case against them beyond reasonable doubt. Justice Akinlade sentenced Okwumo Nwabufo and ...

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EFCC intercepts N49m cash at Kaduna airport

        Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Kaduna zonal office, on Tuesday, intercepted N49 million in five large black 150kg coloured BUHU sacks, following a tip off. During a routine baggage screening, five sacks were sighted unattended and without tags containing fresh bulk items ...

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Apo Six Murder: Victims’ Families Protest over Judgment

  …AGF Promises to look into Grievances Family members of six Igbo traders who were murdered in Abuja in June 2005 on Friday stormed the office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) to register their displeasure over the judgment of an Abuja ...

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Onnoghen becomes Chief Justice of Nigeria

Justice Walter Onnoghen of the Supreme Court Today took his oath of office and allegiance as the 17th Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). The swearing-in ceremony was conducted by Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo inside the council chambers of Aso Rock presidential villa, Abuja. The senate on Wednesday last week ...

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EFCC, Court Order Heritage Bank to Freeze Geonel Integrated Services Accounts

Our attention has been drawn to a malicious and untrue report trending online, titled, “Heritage Bank Should be Shut Down- Company Tells Court, CBN” and about the bank’s financial and liquidity condition that questioned the ability of the bank to honour its obligatory engagements with a customer, Geonel Integrated Services ...

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