Supreme Court frees Saraki of all false asset declaration charges

The Supreme Court has upheld the appeal of Senate President Bukola Saraki and discharged him of the remaining three charges against him in the case of false declaration of assets.

The court upheld the appeal in a lead judgment delivered by Justice Centus Nweze on Friday in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

Senator Saraki had filed an appeal at the apex court to challenge the ruling of the Court of Appeal which asked the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) to try him on three of the 18 counts brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Coca-Cola truck crushes man in Minna

By Ummi Ismaeel

Soyinka to Obasanjo: Stay clear of struggle to restore Nigeria

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has warned former President Olusegun Obasanjo to keep away from movements struggling to restore Nigeria to the path of sanity.

The Nobel Laureate, who stated this in his new book: “Quis Custodiet, Ipos Custodes?: Gani’s unfinished business,” obtained by New Telegraph, advised the former president to end his hijacking propensity because he is objectively unfit for the role he has assigned to himself.

Man loses 10-year marriage over sex with maid

An Igando Customary Court in Lagos on Wednesday dissolved the 10-year marriage between Mrs Florence Anyasi and her husband, Stanley Anyasi, over infidelity.
The court president, Mr Akin Akinniyi, while delivering the judgment said that all efforts to reconcile the couple had failed.
“Since both parties consented to the dissolution of their marriage, this court has no choice than to dissolve the marriage.
“The court hereby pronounces the marriage between Mrs Florence Anyasi and Mr Stanley Anyasi dissolved today.

Killings: CITAD decries use of social media to fuel ethnic-religious crisis

By Rita Michael

How landlord kills tenant’s son with pestle

Police in Ogun State have arrested a landlord, Sunday Omosule, for allegedly killing his tenant’s four-year-old son, one Joseph Akpan.
The incident occurred on Sunday at No. 23, Adeoye Street, Oko Baale, Onipanu area in Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the state.

The suspect was said to have claimed that he was under spiritual attacks when he committed in crime.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the arrest of the landlord, said he hit the victim on the head with the pestle.

I made over 500 underwear bombs for suicide missions, by Boko Haram teenager

A 15-year-old former Boko Haram bomb maker has made a chilling confession about how he made over 500 underwear Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) used by insurgents for suicide missions on soft targets in the last five years.
Ali Goni was only 10 years old and in primary six when he was kidnapped in Bama.
The military authorities described the teenager as the most deadly Boko Haram member, who had mastered various techniques that can cause maximum destruction of lives.

Woman launches first sex agency in Nigeria

A Nigerian woman, Cherry Bianze, has started what many consider as the first sex agency in Nigeria.
Bianze wrote on her Facebook page that the agency would start operations in Lagos, Abuja, Edo, Delta, Rivers and all the southeastern states of the country in August this year.
“We have just started an agency where people can come and HAVE SEX WITH NO STRINGS ATTACHED.
“For a start, we'll be in Lagos, Abuja, all South-eastern states, Edo, Delta and Rivers states.... and other countries.

Police Protest: Presidency summons IGP, Idris Ibrahim

The Presidency on Monday summoned the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris over the reported protest embarked by police personnel in Maiduguri, the Borno capital, on Monday.

The police personnel were said to have protested over non-payment of their monthly salaries and allowances.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the IGP was seen heading towards the office of the Chief of Staff to the President, Malam Abba Kyari, at the presidential villa, Abuja.

Court grants Dasuki N200m bail

A federal high court sitting in Abuja has granted bail to Sambo Dasuki, the former national security adviser (NSA).
Dasuki was arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and has been in detention despite the bail he got on five different occasions — apart from this.
Describing Dasuki’s continuous detention as an aberration to the rule of law, the court granted him a N200 million and two sureties in like sum.