EFCC Hails Move to Prioritise Corruption Cases in Nigerian Courts

EFCC Hails Move to Prioritise Corruption Cases in Nigerian Courts
 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has commended the move by the Nigerian judiciary to prioritise corruption and financial crime cases brought before it. A statement by spokesperson of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, in Abuja on Wednesday quoted the commission’s Acting Chairman, Ibrahi...

Posted on Sep 21, 2017 - Last updated on Sep 21, 2017

Borno Records Cholera Deaths, 530 Suspected Cases

Borno Records Cholera Deaths, 530 Suspected Cases
 

Cholera has claimed no fewer than 23 deaths and 530 suspected cases in Borno, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Thursday. The UN agency added in a statement that a cholera outbreak was first reported by the state’s Ministry of Health, adding that the first c...

Posted on Sep 7, 2017 - Last updated on Sep 7, 2017

Police Decry Rising Cases of Child Rape in Plateau

Police Decry Rising Cases of Child Rape in Plateau
 

The Plateau Police Command has decried the increasing spate of child rape and molestation in the state. “The cases of child rape are on the rise in Plateau; no day passes without an incident,” Mr Terna Tyopev, its spokesman, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Jos. He said that th...

Posted on Jul 3, 2017 - Last updated on Jul 3, 2017

Govt to Appeal Lost Graft Cases

Govt to Appeal Lost Graft Cases
 

•Onnoghen: no steam lost The setback suffered by the Federal Government in the prosecution of anti-corruption cases at the high court is temporary, Minister of Information, Culture & Toursim Lai Muhammed said yesterday. He urged Nigerians not to be discouraged by the negative outcome of corrup...

Posted on Apr 12, 2017 - Last updated on Apr 12, 2017

Group Wants High-Profile Nigerian Corruption Cases Sent to International Criminal Court

Group Wants High-Profile Nigerian Corruption Cases Sent to International Criminal Court
 

Following a string of court rulings against high-profile corruption cases last week, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to “adopt a revolutionary approach to his government’s fight against corruption by referring high-level official ...

Posted on Apr 9, 2017 - Last updated on Apr 9, 2017

Police Fault Judge’s Call to Strip It of Power to Prosecute Criminal Cases

Police Fault Judge’s Call to Strip It of Power to Prosecute Criminal Cases
 

The Nigeria police have faulted the call that it should be stripped of the power to prosecute criminal cases. The Chief Judge of Delta State, Marshall Umukoro, said on Tuesday that the police have the challenge of lack of technical know-how to handle the job of prosecutors. “Some police prosecutor...

Posted on Feb 3, 2017 - Last updated on Feb 3, 2017

Centre Cautions Nigerians on Increased Lassa Fever Cases

Centre Cautions Nigerians on Increased Lassa Fever Cases
 

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on Monday raised concerns over the increasing cases of Lassa fever and urged increased focus on prevention and preparedness. A statement issued by Lawal Bakare, the Technical Assistant Communication, NCDC, in Lagos said that seven states reported at leas...

Posted on Jan 17, 2017 - Last updated on Jan 17, 2017

FG to Train Prosecutors Handling High-Profile Corruption Cases

FG to Train Prosecutors Handling High-Profile Corruption Cases
 

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri ABUJA — The Federal Government, yesterday, said it would conduct special training for prosecutors handling high-profile corruption cases across the federation. It has, therefore, directed Attorneys-General of the 36 states of the federation to nominate participants to attend ...

Posted on Jan 13, 2017 - Last updated on Jan 14, 2017

Angola Records First Two Cases of Zika Virus

Angola Records First Two Cases of Zika Virus
 

Angola said on Wednesday it has recorded its first two cases of the Zika virus, just three months after a yellow fever epidemic that killed at least 400 people was brought under control. Zika, a viral disease carried by mosquitoes, has spread to more than 60 countries and territories since an outbre...

Posted on Jan 11, 2017 - Last updated on Jan 12, 2017

El-Zakzaky, Saraki, Nnamdi Kanu, Other High Profile Cases Before Nigerian Courts in 2017

El-Zakzaky, Saraki, Nnamdi Kanu, Other High Profile Cases Before Nigerian Courts in 2017
 

As Nigerians await full resumption of Nigerian courts on January 9, a number of cases top the wish list. These cases, because of the personalities involved, previous judgements given, and controversies trailing them can be considered the most high profile cases. IBRAHIM EL-ZAKZAKY The Federal High C...

Posted on Jan 9, 2017 - Last updated on Jan 9, 2017

Nigeria Records 273 Lassa Fever Cases, 149 Deaths in 2015/16

Nigeria Records 273 Lassa Fever Cases, 149 Deaths in 2015/16
 

Nigeria recorded the largest outbreak of Lassa fever in its history between 2015 and 2016, with 273 reported cases resulting to 149 deaths, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, said on Friday Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer of NCDC, said this in a statement in Lagos. Mr. Ihekweazu...

Posted on Dec 23, 2016 - Last updated on Dec 23, 2016

CJ: courts inundated with rape, related cases

CJ: courts inundated with rape, related cases
 

The 10 family courts in Lagos State receive at least three cases of sexual offences and domestic violence against children daily, the Chief Judge, Justice Funmilayo Atilade said yesterday. She said with over 1,000 abuse, rape and molestation cases filed yearly, there is still much to be done in effe...

Posted on Sep 26, 2014 - Last updated on Sep 26, 2014

‘Lagos courts get three child abuse cases per day’

‘Lagos courts get three child abuse cases per day’
 

The 10 family courts in Lagos State receive at least three cases of sexual offences and domestic violence against children daily, the state’s Chief Judge, Justice Funmilayo Atilade, said Thursday. She said with over 1,000 abuse, rape and molestation cases filed every year, there is still much to b...

Posted on Sep 25, 2014 - Last updated on Sep 25, 2014

Ebola: U.S predicts over 500,000 cases in West Africa

Ebola: U.S predicts over 500,000 cases in West Africa
 

Global experts issued stark new warnings of the scale of West Africa’s Ebola outbreak on Tuesday, with the United States’ government estimating between 550,000 and 1.4 million people might be infected in the region by January. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said it...

Posted on Sep 24, 2014 - Last updated on Sep 24, 2014

13 new polio cases found in Pakistan -Report

13 new polio cases found in Pakistan -Report
 

A report from Islamabad, Pakistan, on Wednesday, said 13 new cases of crippling polio virus have been detected in Pakistan, taking this year’s total of the new victims to 158. The report said the new cases were confirmed on Tuesday by the National Institute of Health in Islamabad, the country...

Posted on Sep 17, 2014 - Last updated on Sep 17, 2014

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