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JUSTICE

6 Legal Terms Associated with Killing And Their Meanings

In Nigeria, we have two major laws that make provisions for the killing of another person. They are the Criminal Code and the Penal Code. The Criminal Code contains laws regulating crime in the Southern region of Nigeria, while the Penal Code makes provisions for crimes being committed in the Northern region of Nigeria.

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6 Legal Terms Associated with Killing And Their Meanings

CRIME

US Federal Prosecutors Charged Hushpuppi For Fraud, And Revealed The Years He Is Sentenced To Prison

US Federal Prosecutors Charged Hushpuppi For Fraud, And Revealed The Years He Is Sentenced To Prison The punishment given to fraudsters often depends on the type of computer crime, the severity of the violation, the value of any losses suffered by the victim, and the defendant’s prior criminal history. Some of the Penal Code designates specific computer and/or internet-related crimes as misdemeanors or felonies, depending on the type of criminal activity and the damage suffered, if any, by the victim. In addition,

  2 years ago ago
US Federal Prosecutors Charged Hushpuppi For Fraud, And Revealed The Years He Is Sentenced To Prison

CRIME

Breaking News In Nigeria This Evening, Wednesday, 15th July, 2020

1.Kano Assembly proposes castration for rapists The Kano State House of Assembly , on Wednesday , commenced the process to further amend the State ’s Penal Code amendment ( No. 12 ) , the law of 2014 , so as to provide for castration, as penalty for rape offenders in the state. The Assembly made the proposal , following a motion presented on Wednesday by a member , Nuraddeen Al- hassan, representing Rano Local Government Area seeking for the review of the law. During the plenary session presided over by the

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Breaking News In Nigeria This Evening, Wednesday, 15th July, 2020

CRIME

Shun Crimes: Check out 13 crimes that are punishable by death in Nigeria

The Nigerian Law and Statutes including the Sharia Law prescribe mandatory death penalty for a wide range of offences. The implication of this is that once the accused is found guilty of a capital offence, the judge’s hands are tied and the option open to such a judge is to impose death sentence as a punishment on the offender. Some of the offences which attract death penalty as punishment include the following: 1- Offences of murder under the Criminal Code 2- homicide punishable with death under the Penal

  2 years ago ago
Shun Crimes: Check out 13 crimes that are punishable by death in Nigeria

SEX-RELATIONSHIP

Can A Person Go To Jail For Cheating on Their Spouse? See The Punishment For Adultery

According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, adultery refers to voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and someone other than that person's current spouse or partner. It is considered to be morally as well as religiously wrong in different parts of Nigeria. Cheating on a spouse ruins the trust that existed between them from the start of their marriage till the moment of the adultery.

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Can A Person Go To Jail For Cheating on Their Spouse? See The Punishment For Adultery

POLITICS

Reactions As Kaduna State Govt. Arraigns PDP Publicity Secretary For Attempted Adultery

The Kaduna State Government has arraigned the Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party in Kaduna State, Abraham Alberah, and four others for alleged attempted adultery and organizing a nude party in breach of the COVID-19 protocol. Wait a minute, is attempting to commit adultery now a crime in Nigeria? Yes, I know adultery is a criminal offense under the Penal Code of Northern Nigeria. Section 387 and 388 stipulate imprisonment for two years, and/or with a fine for adultery. But there's no crime committed.

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Reactions As Kaduna State Govt. Arraigns PDP Publicity Secretary For Attempted Adultery

HEALTH

How The Society Pushes Young Girls Into Abortion

According to Wikipedia, an online search engine,  Abortion is the ending of a pregnancy by removal or expulsion of an embryo before it can survive outside the uterus.In Nigeria, Abortion is illegal.

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How The Society Pushes Young Girls Into Abortion

CRIME

Kwara High Court Sentence Internet Fraudster to Sweep Street.

A High Court sitting in Kwara state, presided over by Justice Sikiru Oyinloye, on Thursday 9th July, sentenced a 25-year-old Victor Salawu to sweep and clear the Government Reserved Area, in Ilorin, and also pay a fine of 50,000 naira for his involvement in Internet fraud. The Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Ilorin charged the defendant to court on one count charge bordering on internet fraud. The offence, according to the Commission, contravene Section 95 of the Penal Code and

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Kwara High Court Sentence Internet Fraudster to Sweep Street.

CRIME

A 25-Year-Old Man Was Arrest By Police For Alleged Child Theft In Ekiti

The Ekiti State Police Command says it's arrested Solomon Omole, a 25-year-old man, for allegedly stealing a boy.  The prosecutor, Insp Bankole Olasunkanmi who announced this to newsmen on Monday said Omole had been arraigned in an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrate's court and charged with stealing.  Olasunkanmi told the court that on January 22 the defendant and others still committed the offence at this He also alleged that Baba Sunday, the defendant and others also illegally robbed the child at large.  Accor

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A 25-Year-Old Man Was Arrest By Police For Alleged Child Theft In Ekiti

SOCIETY

5 Oppressive And Sexist Nigerian Laws That Need To Be Abolished

60 years after Nigeria gained its independence, women are still bound by oppressive traditions, religion and discriminatory laws.Here are 5 of such oppressive and sexist Nigerian laws that need to be abolished.1.

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5 Oppressive And Sexist Nigerian Laws That Need To Be Abolished

CRIME

Man Sent To Prison For Stealing Musical Instruments From A Church In Osun State

Man Sent To Prison For Stealing Musical Instruments From A Church In Osun State. A magistrate's court in Osogbo has arrested 32-year-old commercial motorcyclist Tunde Adeniyi for allegedly stealing musical instruments from the church. It was concluded that the accused and others still at large conspired among themselves and broke into the Christ Altar of the Evangelical Mercy Service, taking with them two mixers worth 500,000 N, a mixer motor worth 300,000 N and a keyboard worth 250,000 N, all of which were

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Man Sent To Prison For Stealing Musical Instruments From A Church In Osun State

CRIME

How 18-years-old boy allegedly killed his 40-years-old father over an argument in Benue

It is so disheartening for a son to kill his father who caused his birth. Although, death they say is inevitable but when it happens at time we didn't expect it; is what really painful about death. The report has it that one Mr. ThankGod Joseph, an 18-year-old killed his 40-year-old father in Benue State over the little argument. Joseph is a native of Ikwokwu - Ito, Obi Local Government Area of Benue State. Joseph's father, Mr. Igiri, was said to have accused his son Joseph of stealing his mobile phone - an

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How 18-years-old boy allegedly killed his 40-years-old father over an argument in Benue

CRIME

A Northern State Proposes Castration for Rapists

What is our society turning into? Is it a crime to be a female? Should females be banned from social and outdoor activities? Are the laws meant for the elites alone? All these are some of the questions that may be going through the minds of many whenever it comes to the issue of rape. It seems the society is no longer safe for citizens, especially the females who are mostly the victims of rape. How long is this going to last? Keeping quiet is no longer an option because to do so is to partake in evil and that

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A Northern State Proposes Castration for Rapists

SPORTS

23-year-Old Polytechnic Student Sent to Prison. See Reason

Internet Fraud has been a major criminal act among Nigeria youth expecially those in higher institutions. The business is always carried online as they link up with foreign or local bodies or organization and try to offer assistance thereby collecting huge amount from this association. The Nigeria government sees this act as a heavy crime and has always punished anyone who is found guilty of it. Oladipo Opeyemi Juwon, an HND 1 student of the Federal Polytechnic Offa, Kwara State has been sentenced to nine months

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23-year-Old Polytechnic Student Sent to Prison. See Reason

CRIME

Policeman Arraigned 32 years Old Business Man For Beating liquor trader, son

On Thursday, a Nigeria Police man arraigned a young 32 years old business man. According to reports, George istifanus who reside in Baran-goni village in Bwari, at the site Grade 1 Area court for allegedly beating up a liquor dealer and her son on Thursday He was arraigned on a five-count-charge, drunkenness, criminal force, assault and criminal intimidation, all offences that contravened the Penal Code and he was not guilty for the charges. Mrs Idowu Ojoin court said that, the case was reported by one of the

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Policeman Arraigned 32 years Old Business Man For Beating liquor trader, son

POLITICS

Do you support this?, Kano Assembly proposes castration as penalty for rapists

The Kano state Assembly has proposed castration as punishment for rapists in the state. This is following the commencement of the process of further amendment to the state's Penal Code (No.12), law 2014, to make castration a penalty for rape offenders within the state. During a plenary session presided over by the state's Speaker, Abdulazeez Gafasa, majority of the House Member's decisions were based on solidarity. The proposal was made following a motion presented by a House Member, Nuradden Al-hassan, on July

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Do you support this?, Kano Assembly proposes castration as penalty for rapists

SOCIETY

Raping your wife in Nigeria: Myths, facts and what the law says about spousal rape.

One topic that cannot help but cause controversy anytime it is raised is the issue of rape. This is because of the sensitivity of the act itself and the stigma it leaves behind with those who find themselves as victims.The question of whether or not one can rape their spouse has always found its way into every discussion on the issue of rape.

  1 year ago ago
Raping your wife in Nigeria: Myths, facts and what the law says about spousal rape.

CRIME

New Rape Punishment Signed In To Law By Kaduna Governor El-Rufai

New Rape Punishment Signs In To Law By Kaduna Governor El-Rufai According to report, the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir el-Rufai, has signed into law the Penal Code 2020, which recommends castration of child rapists. According to press report from the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication, Muyiwa Adekeye, he said the law is necessary to serve as a punishment to those involved in child rape. Muyiwa Adekeye also note that the law is applicable to female convicts. According to the new law

  2 years ago ago
New Rape Punishment Signed In To Law By Kaduna Governor El-Rufai

CRIME

Kaduna State Sign New Law to Castrate Rapist

The Governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai recently signed into law the amended penal code 2020 which prescribes surgical castration for anyone charged and convicted for rape. This was made known in a statement on Wednesday by the governor’s spokesman, Muyiwa Adekeye, after he announced that the state house of assembly has passed the bill into law last week. The state House of Assembly noted that “with the new law, anyone convicted of rape will have his organ surgically removed so that even upon completion

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Kaduna State Sign New Law to Castrate Rapist

POLITICS

Kano Assembly adopt Castration for rape offenders

The Kano State House of Assemby on Wednesday, 15th July 2020 started a process to further amend the State’s Penal Code amendment (No.12), Law of 2014 to have castration as punishment for rapists in the north western state. The law before now is 14 years imprisonment which is believed to be soft and 'not enough'. Rape is a monstrous offense that has eaten deep into our socio-cultural system. The harm cannot be overemphasized and in most cases, it lingers within the mind of the victim and subconsciously, causes

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Kano Assembly adopt Castration for rape offenders