Whether Weapon Of Offence Must Be Tendered Before The Guilt Of An Accused Can Be Established

Be The First To Know By LawPavilion CASE TITLE:              EMMANUEL ELIJAH MATTHEW v. THE STATE (2021) LPELR-52831(CA) JUDGMENT DATE:    12TH FEBRUARY, 2021 JUSTICES:                   MOJEED ADEKUNLE OWOADE JCA JAMES SHEHU ABIRIYI JCA MUHAMMED LAWAL SHUAIBU JCA PRACTICE AREA:       Criminal Law and Procedure – Offence of Murder. FACTS: The Appellant, as the Defendant …

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Two Burnt, 13 Vehicles Razed As Tanker Explodes On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Two persons were burnt to death and 13 vehicles, including trucks razed when a petroleum tanker fell on the road and exploded at the proposed new Kara Market, Ogere-Remo, Ogun State, along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The tanker explosion which occurred around 4am on Tuesday, touched – off a huge inferno, razing vehicles parked by the …

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Bitcoin Drops Under $30,000 For First Time In Five Months

Bitcoin fell underneath $30,000 on Tuesday for the first time in five months, hit by concerns over China’s ongoing crackdown on the world’s most popular cryptocurrency. At about 1230 GMT, bitcoin sank nine percent to as low as $29,624, attaining a level last seen in January, with analysts citing Chinese efforts to crack down on …

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Immigration CG: We’ll Limit Jobs Available To Foreigners So Nigerians Can Get More

The Comptroller-General (CG) of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Alhaji Muhammad Babandede, says the Service is planning to limit job opportunities other nationals can be employed to do in Nigeria. Babandede said this when he paid a courtesy visit to the Emir of Katsina, Dr Abdulmuminu Kabir-Usman, on Wednesday in Katsina. According to him, the …

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Twitter’s Operation In Nigeria Is Illegal – Lai Mohammed

★Says Suspension Of Twitter Legal, Not Reactionary★As Lawmakers Disagree On Timing, Social Media Regulation The Federal Government on Tuesday said that the only way it would allow the suspension of Twitter, a microblogging platform, to continue in Nigeria is when Twitter and other social media platforms operating in Nigeria are duly registered as Nigerian companies …

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Court Strikes Out Suits Challenging Oshiomholes’s Led APC’s NWC Dissolution

Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja, on Tuesday, struck out two separate suits challenging the dissolution of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and appointment of a National Caretaker Committee for the party. The first suit was filed by a chieftain of the party, Hillard …

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Buhari: We’ll Modernise Police Operations In Line With 21st Century Expectation

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he would bequeath “a citizen-led policing system” to the nation, assuring that his administration has already demonstrated firm commitment towards changing the principle and strategy of policing in the country. He gave the pledge on Tuesday in an address at the passing out parade of 418 officers of the …

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Oye-Led APGA Counters INEC Says Party Complied With Statutory Notices

All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Barely 24 hours after facts emerged that the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) may not field any candidate in the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State for allegedly failing to comply with statutory notices of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the party has refuted the claims. The National …

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Court Orders FG To Pay Rivers, Akwa Ibom $3.3b Oil Revenue Debt

According to a judgment by Justice Taiwo Taiwo, the amount formed the shares of the $62 billion said to have been recovered from some oil firms by the Fed Govt. Justice Taiwo ordered that $1,114,551,610 be paid to Rivers state, while $2,258,411,586 be paid to Akwa Ibom state, being the amount separately claimed by the …

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Police Neutralize Bandit, Foil Attempted Kidnap Of Indian Expatriate

…Recovers AK47 Magazines Kaduna State Police Command said its men have neutralized one bandit and foiled attempted kidnap of an Indian expatriate at Dankande area of Igabi council. The command said its men also recovered four fully loaded AK47 magazines. The states police Command said, “on the 21st June 2021 at about 2133hrs while escorting …

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Court Threatens To Jail Bayelsa Attorney-General Over State Government’s Refusal To Obey Order

A Bayelsa State High Court sitting in Yenagoa has threatened to jail the State Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice, Biriyai Sambo (SAN) over the state government’s refusal to obey an order directing it to pay the sum of N1.006 billion for the construction of the State High Court Complex. According to the court, the state …

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NLC To Resume Kaduna Strike, Directs Affiliate Unions To Mobilise

Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has said it will resume its suspended industrial action in Kaduna State. The Congress directed its State councils and affiliate unions to mobilise for the latest action. President of the NLC, Comrade Ayuba Wabba stated this during a press conference after an emergency National Executive Council …

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ECOWAS Court Stops FG From Prosecuting Nigerians For Using Twitter

The ECOWAS Court of Justice in Abuja in a landmark ruling today “restrained the government of President Muhammadu Buhari and its agents from unlawfully imposing sanctions or doing anything whatsoever to harass, intimidate, arrest or prosecute Twitter and/or any other social media service provider(s), media houses, radio and television broadcast stations, the Plaintiffs and other …

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[JUST IN] Court Sentences Farouk Lawan To 7 Years In Prison Over $3m Bribe

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Apo, Abuja has convicted former member of House of Representatives from Kano State, Farouk Lawan for receiving $500,000 bribe from a businessman, Femi Otedola. Justice Angella Otaluka convicted Lawan on the three-count charge on which he was tried by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other …

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Wakili: Court Orders Release Of Detained OPC Members After Three Months

Three members of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) who were detained for their alleged role in the arrest of suspected Fulani warlord Iskilu Wakili have been released. The trio who were arrested, charged to court and subsequent detained were released on Tuesday by an Iyaganku Magistrate Court. The OPC are Dauda Kazeem, Awodele Adedigba and …

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EU Court Says YouTube May Be Liable For Copyright Breaches

The EU’s top court on Tuesday said online platforms like YouTube can in some circumstances be held responsible for copyrighted material illegally uploaded by users. The preliminary ruling will likely be welcomed by German music producer Frank Peterson who has been locked in a long-running legal battle with YouTube over unauthorised uploads featuring British artist …

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Court Remands Man, Girlfriend For Alleged Ad*ltery In Birnin Kebbi

A Magistrates’ Court in Birnin Kebbi on Tuesday ordered that a man, Onyebuchi Okafor and Mansura Shehu, be remanded in a correctional centre in Birnin Kebbi for alleged adultery. The police charged Okafor and Shehu with adultery which led to a pregnancy. The offence contravenes the provisions of Section 369 of the Penal Code . …

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Encrops Multi-Purpose Cooperative Soc, Pays Over N30m To Members, Suspends Simple Interest Category

Encrops Multi-purpose Cooperative society, a reputable, leading, and reliable Bayelsa-based business organisation duly registered with the Bayelsa cooperative bureau, has successfully paid the sum of 30, N30,445,000, to not less than 85 persons who are its members. The company also resolved to suspend the simple interest category payment which it considers to be for the …

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Lagos Assembly Amends Law Setting Up State Electoral Commission

The Lagos State House of Assembly yesterday amended a portion of the law, which created the state Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC). The Assembly amended the law by creating a subsection for Section 2 of the law. The newly added subsection 5 gives the state governor the power to extend the tenure of the commission based …

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