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COVID-19: Why FCT Abuja court closed Wuse market

For violating COVID-19 guidelines and also harboring a man who allegedly obstructed the operations of the Enforcement Task force, an Abuja Magistrate Court on Wednesday sealed off a business premises inside the popular Wuse Market. The sealed hair dressing saloon, in shop 1, Block B25, at the time of the seal off operation was packed … Continue reading COVID-19: Why FCT Abuja court closed Wuse market

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Court denies Prince Harry’s outrageous demand

A High Court judge has criticised Prince Harry at the end of his successful legal action against the Mail on Sunday.  The Duke of Sussex’s legal team was granted permission to make a personal statement in court but the judge ruled the costs they demanded were too high and the original draft statement they submitted was … Continue reading Court denies Prince Harry’s outrageous demand

Sowore: Court asks DSS to release the activist from jail

Justice Taiwo Taiwo on Tuesday ordered asked the Department of State Service to release Omoyele Sowore on bail. The judge made the ruling after listening to the argument of Sowore's lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) and the prosecuting counsel. The judge, as part of bail conditions, asked Sowore to drop his passport with the court within … Continue reading Sowore: Court asks DSS to release the activist from jail

Man on life sentence for stealing $50 gets pardon after 36 years

More than three decades ago, Alvin Kennard was given a life sentence without parole for robbery. Kinnard, then just 22 years old, has stolen $50.70 from a Bessemer bakery. Kennard has served 36 years of that life sentence, and Wednesday appeared in court for a hearing to change his sentence to life with parole, and … Continue reading Man on life sentence for stealing $50 gets pardon after 36 years

Dad kills a doctor to avenge death of his newborn

A bereaved father whose newborn daughter died at a hospital in Shandong province, China, has been sentenced to death for taking the life of a medical doctor who handled the toddler’s treatment. According to China Daily, the 30-year-old murderer received his death sentence at Laiwu International People’s Court. Chen Jianli was charged with intentional homicide … Continue reading Dad kills a doctor to avenge death of his newborn

You see, I keep just hanging on

  ...When hanging was the sentence, on conviction, for crimes - in these days termed offences - which are no punished by imprisonment, some judges from meting out the sentence of death almost indiscriminately came to be known as "hanging judges." Justice Page was one of them. When he was decrepit he perpetrated a joke against … Continue reading You see, I keep just hanging on

I was standing abaft the binnacle

  Trying an action which arose from the collision of two ships at sea, a sailor who gave an account of the accident said, "At the time I was standing abaft the binnacle." "Where is abaft the binnacle - where is abaft the binnacle?" asked Lord Mansfield; upon which the witness, who had taken a … Continue reading I was standing abaft the binnacle

Woman gets a 5-year sentence for killing rapist husband

A teenager in Sudan who was given the death penalty for killing her husband, who she says raped her, has had the sentence reduced to five years on appeal, her lawyer said on Tuesday. The court in Khartoum commuted Noura Hussein’s death penalty to five years as well as ordered her to pay blood money … Continue reading Woman gets a 5-year sentence for killing rapist husband

Internet fraudster used “propagation of Islam” to scam victim of 20 million naira

Justice Zainab Bage Abubakar of the Federal High Court Gusau, Zamfara State earlier this week ruled on a fraud case from Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against one Mohammed Yusuf. The accused person was convicted of internet scam and handed a 7-year prison term on each of the eleven counts preferred against him by … Continue reading Internet fraudster used “propagation of Islam” to scam victim of 20 million naira

DMX under House Arrest; Rapper to wear an Ankle Monitor

DMX was summoned in a New York City court today 11 August, after he reportedly failed a total of four tests for coke and weed. Prosecutor handling his case said the 46-year-old rapper needed to hear the riot act, having survived death from drug overdose earlier this year. The Great Depression rapper was thirty minutes late for … Continue reading DMX under House Arrest; Rapper to wear an Ankle Monitor