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A lady to be caned for defamation of character

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A sharia court sitting in Doya area of Bauchi city on Thursday has ordered that Adama Muhammad, a nursing lady be caned for defamation of character.

The lady, Adama Muhammad was dragged to court by Malam Bashir of Unguwar Gwallaga in Bauchi metropolis for falsely claiming that she was impregnated by him.

Although Adama, who is 17 years old, retracted her claim and apologized to Malam Bashir since before the court sitting, the court judge, Malam Nazeef Suleiman Aliyu, in his judgment, averred that Adama must be punished as soon as she fully recovered to serve as deterrent to others.

Adama, who was formerly living in Gwallaga quarters but currently a resident of Kandahar area of Bauchi metropolis, stated that she mentioned Bashir’s name due to immense pressure by her relatives.

When asked whether there was any sexual interaction between Malam Bashir and her, Adama said no. She further explained that she had sexual interaction with numerous persons but Bashir was not among them.

When newsmen contacted the plaintiff Malam Bashir whether he would like to seek for damages from Adama, he stated that, “though it was a tough time for me but I accepted her apology and let bygones be bygones.” Malam Bashir added that he regarded the circumstance as a trial from God.

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Eid-ul-Kabir: PRP urges Nigerians to be brothers’ keepers

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The Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) has felicitated with all Nigerian Muslims on the occasion of Eid-ul-Kabir 2021 celebration.

This was contained in a press statement signed by the party’s National Chairman, Alhaji Falalu Bello and made available to newsmen on Sunday.

Part of the statement reads: “the Eid-ul-Kabir festival symbolizes and promotes the spirit of self sacrifice. Therefore, the PRP uses this significant occasion to exhort Nigerians to continue to show love and mercy to one another.

“With the security situation in the country that is worsening by the day coupled with the gnawing poverty in the land, it is obvious that millions of Nigerians will not have the luxury of revelling in the season. Hence, the PRP considers it pertinent to call on the Muslims nationwide to fervently pray for the nation as they celebrate Eid-ul-Kabir for God’s urgent intervention.

“In addition, we call on the governments at all levels to come up with urgent and proactive strategies that would put an end to the myriad problems of general insecurity, banditry, unemployment, hunger, bad economy, among others.

“Finally, the PRP rejoices with Muslims nationwide at this festive time and wishes them a happy celebration. And as we celebrate, let us all recommit ourselves, individually and collectively, to make Nigeria a safer, equitable, progressive and more egalitarian fatherland for all irrespective of our ethnic, religious and/or cultural plurality,” the statement revealed.

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2021: PRP vows to win Anambra guber election

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The Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) has expressed its readiness and determination to defeat other political parties in the Anambra State Governorship election slated for November 6, 2021.

The Anambra State Chairman of the party, Hon. Mathias N. Aninwachukwu, in a press statement made available on Sunday, disclosed that the prospect of the party was high and bright considering the fact that their candidate, Dr. Nnamdi Nwawuo had been duly screened and given a clean bill of health by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) last Friday.

Part of the statement reads; “in spite of the fact that this is the first time PRP is contesting gubernatorial election in Anambra State, the clean bill of health received by our candidate from INEC had indisputably shown that our candidate will participate in the November governorship poll and it is an indication that our party has the strength to win the election overwhelmingly.

“The above development has also exposed and terminated the activities of some imposters who are desperate to embarrass and tarnish the reputable name of our great party, the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP).

“As the oldest surviving political party in Nigeria, PRP has good policies and programs for the Ndi Anambra with job creation, agriculture, industrialization, transformation of health sector, provision of basic and functional education as primary priorities.

“Finally, we use this medium to encourage our party members and supporters across Anambra State to continue working diligently, harmoniously and peacefully so as to ensure the party reach its deserved destination which is victory,” the statement revealed.

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Court Jails Two Internet Fraudsters

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The Benin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes, EFCC, on Monday July 12, 2021 secured the convictions of two internet fraudsters before Justice Efe Ikponmwonba of the Edo State High Court, Benin City.

The convicts, Ehigiator Emma Kennedy and Idoko Enape Onakpa were arraigned on separate one count charge of personation contrary to and punishable under section 484 of the Criminal Code Cap 48 Laws of Bendel State of Nigeria (as applicable in Edo State) 1976 and punishable under the same section.

The charge against Onakpa reads: “that you Idoko Enape Onakpa (alias Mathew Lawrence) between 7th September, 2012 to 9th October, 2012, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did with intent to defraud one Harvath Alexanda and Anete Losberga (white ladies) of their hard earn money, falsely represented yourself to be a citizen of the United States of America but living in UK by sending fraudulent/scammed mails and pictures on your Yahoo mail account Mathewlawrence89yahoo.com to them through the internet which pictures and identity you claim to be yourself and thereby committed an offence“.

The defendants pleaded guilty to the respective charge.

In view of their plea, the prosecution counsel, Isa .K. Agwai prayed the court to convict and sentence the defendants accordingly.

Justice Ikponwonba convicted and sentenced Onakpa to (3) years imprisonment or a fine of N500,000 while Kennedy bagged 12 months imprisonment or a fine of N200,000.

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