NHRC Condemns Deborah’s Killing, Calls for Immediate Prosecution of Culprits

NHRC Condemns Deborah’s Killing, Calls for Immediate Prosecution of Culprits

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has strongly condemned the killing of Deborah Samuel, a second year student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto for alleged blasphemy. The Governing Council of the Commission while reacting to the killing in Sunday in…

Police Arraign Pastor Who Collects Money From Church Members With Promise To Take Them To Heaven

Police Arraign Pastor Who Collects Money From Church Members With Promise To Take Them To Heaven

Following an alleged controversial religious activity in Ekiti State; Ekiti State Police Command clears the air, calls for calm. A press statement issued to Blank News Online by Ekiti state police spokesman, ASP Abutu Sunday reads: The Ekiti State Police Command wishes…

Breaking: Panel Issues Arrest Warrant on Police Commissioner

Breaking: Panel Issues Arrest Warrant on Police Commissioner

The Independent Investigation Panel on Human Rights Violations by the defunct SARS and other units of the Nigerian Police Force on Monday issued a warrant of arrest on the Commissioner of Police in charge of legal services at the Force Headquarters, CP…

NDLEA Arrests Billionaire Drug Baron Linked with N3bn Abba Kyari’s Team Tramadol Deal

NDLEA Arrests Billionaire Drug Baron Linked with N3bn Abba Kyari’s Team Tramadol Deal

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Monday said the billionaire drug baron fingered in the N3 billion tramadol deal involving the embattled suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari-led Intelligence Response Team, IRT, is now in their net. A statement…

Correctional Facilities Now Impregnable – Aregbesola

Correctional Facilities Now Impregnable – Aregbesola

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has said the nation’s correctional facilities (prisons) are now impregnable to attacks, insisting that the federal government has taken all needed measures to secure them against intruders. The Minister made this assertion on Friday in…

Group Identifies IPOB Elements Working Against Kanu’s Freedom

Group Identifies IPOB Elements Working Against Kanu’s Freedom

Making Huge Capital From Kanu’s Detention Attacking Anambra Frustrate Soludo’s Effort To Free Kanu A Group, Coalition of South East Youth Leaders, COSEYL has said that some elements in the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB were responsible for attacks in Anambra State….

UNODC Begins Assessment Work on Rehab of Lagos, P/Harcourt Correctional Facilities

UNODC Begins Assessment Work on Rehab of Lagos, P/Harcourt Correctional Facilities

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has began assessment work on rehabilitation of principal correctional facilities in Port Harcourt and Lagos. The United Nations body is targeting the rehabilitation of correctional facilities in both Part Harcourt and Lagos after…

ANAMBRA: EFCC May Declare Obiano’s Chief Of Staff, Primus Odili Wanted

ANAMBRA: EFCC May Declare Obiano’s Chief Of Staff, Primus Odili Wanted

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been compiling reports of alleged mismanagement of public funds by the immediate past Chief of Staff to Ex-governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State, Mr. Odili and could pick him up anytime soon, credible sources…

Decentralize Supreme Court For Speedy Dispensation of Justice, Retired Justice Oniyangi advocates

Decentralize Supreme Court For Speedy Dispensation of Justice, Retired Justice Oniyangi advocates

A Retired Judge of the Court of Appeal, Justice Mudashiru Oniyangi on Tuesday called for the decentralization of the Supreme Court to allow for speedy dispensation of justice in the country. Oniyangi, gave this advice in Abuja while celebrating his retirement from…

Police Must Produce Alozie’s Case File, We Can Not Shift Ground -IIP-SARS

Police Must Produce Alozie’s Case File, We Can Not Shift Ground -IIP-SARS

For the umpteenth time at the independent Investigative Panel on defunct SARS and other units of the Nigerian Police Force, the orders of the panel were again flagrantly disobeyed by the Commissioner of Police Legal, Mr. Ogbeh Ochogwu, of the Force Head…

Panel Orders Marwa to Present Abba Kyari to Explain Role in Case of Missing Persons

Panel Orders Marwa to Present Abba Kyari to Explain Role in Case of Missing Persons

Embattled Commander of IGP-Intelligence Response Team (IRT), DCP Abba Kyari is in another legal battle, as the Independent Investigation Panel on Human Rights Violations by the defunct SARS and other units of the Nigerian Police Force, on Friday ordered the Chairman of…

Petitioner Seeks Compensation Of N10M For Alleged Arbitrary Arrest By Police

Petitioner Seeks Compensation Of N10M For Alleged Arbitrary Arrest By Police

A petitioner, Nnaemeka Orjiakor has demanded a compensation of N10 million from the police for alleged arbitrary arrest, detention and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment in 2019. Orjiakor made this demand on Wednesday at the Independent Investigative Panel on human rights violations…

BREAKING: PDP Submit Names To INEC To Replace Sacked Ebonyi Gov, Deputy

BREAKING: PDP Submit Names To INEC To Replace Sacked Ebonyi Gov, Deputy

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it has submitted names of its nominees to replace the sacked Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi and his Deputy, Dr Eric Kelechi Igwe. The National Chairman of the PDP, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, made the disclosure on…

Petitioner Demands N115 Million Compensation For Police Brutality

Petitioner Demands N115 Million Compensation For Police Brutality

A complainant, Michael Uzoagba has demanded a compensation of N115 million from Nigerian Police for his alleged unlawful arrest, detention and property seizure in 2018. Uzoagba, made a plead for the compensation on Tuesday at the Independent Investigation Panel on Human Rights…

Cocaine Deal: Abba Kyari, Others Arraigned In Court As 2 Co-Defendants Plead Guilty

Cocaine Deal: Abba Kyari, Others Arraigned In Court As 2 Co-Defendants Plead Guilty

-From Our Special CORRESPONDENT: The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA on Monday arraigned the suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police Abba Kyari and six others before Justice Emeka Nwite of the Federal High Court 8, Abuja, on an eight count criminal charge…

BREAKING: Court Jails Billionaire Kidnapper, Evans, Two Others For Life

BREAKING: Court Jails Billionaire Kidnapper, Evans, Two Others For Life

Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike, aka Evans, and two others, have been declared guilty of kidnapping and sentenced to life imprisonment by a Lagos High Court, sitting in Ikeja. Justice Hakeem Oshodi of the Lagos High Court in Ikeja on Friday sentenced the man popularly…

Miracle, As “Blind” Women Regain Eye-Sight After Police Raid, Rescue 22 Children In Delta

Miracle, As “Blind” Women Regain Eye-Sight After Police Raid, Rescue 22 Children In Delta

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Editor’s DESK: In what could be referred to as MIRACLE, seven women who allegedly faked blindness, using innocent children to extort money from unsuspecting members of the public, suddenly started seeing when Police rounded them up. Twenty–two…

Court Grants NDLEA’s Request To Detain Abba Kyari, 6 Others For 2 Weeks

Court Grants NDLEA’s Request To Detain Abba Kyari, 6 Others For 2 Weeks

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja and presided over by Justice Zainab Dimka Abubakar has granted an application by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA to detain for two weeks embattled Deputy Commissioner of Police Abba…

N450m Fraud: Court Throws Out Ex-Minister, Bulama, Others’ Applications for Stay of Proceedings

N450m Fraud: Court Throws Out Ex-Minister, Bulama, Others’ Applications for Stay of Proceedings

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA)- From Our CORRESPONDENT: A Federal High Court in Damaturu, Yobe State has rejected applications seeking for “stay of proceedings” filed by a former Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Abdu Bulama and four others in a N450 million…

Panic In South-East: Disregard Rumour Of 4 Days Sit-At-Home Protest, Says IPOB

Panic In South-East: Disregard Rumour Of 4 Days Sit-At-Home Protest, Says IPOB

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Sunny A. DAVID: The Indigenous People of Biafra has allayed fears that there will be four days sit-at-home protest in the South-East to mark Nnamdi Kanu appearances to court next week. In a statement by the Media…

Zulum Signs N269.6 Billion Budget, Child Protection Act Into Law

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum has signed into law, the 2022 budget of N269.6 billion passed by the State Assembly. The Governor also signed two laws: Borno State Child Protection Act, and Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act….

INVESTMENT: DIDA Boss Lauds Gov Okowa, As “Keke” Factory Plant Debuts In Delta

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) – By Albert OGRAKA: Chairman of Delta State Investments Development Agency (DIDA), Mr. Paul Nmah, has commended the State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa for being keen and supportive of various laudable investment projects in the state. This…

Uzor Resolves Ellu Community Crisis, Urges Aggrieved Parties To Embrace Peace

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Michael J. EKOKORUWE: THE Special Adviser to the Governor of Delta State, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa on peace building and conflict resolution, Chief Edwin Uzor, has resolved the leadership tussle crisis in Ellu kingdom, Isoko North local…

Lagos EndSARS Report: FG Officials To Answer Questions -Reps Minority Caucus *Says Report Reveals Plot To Cover Up Bloody Massacre Of Youths

Lagos EndSARS Report: FG Officials To Answer Questions -Reps Minority Caucus *Says Report Reveals Plot To Cover Up Bloody Massacre Of Youths

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA)- From Editor’s DESK: THE Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives had said that the report of the Lagos EndSARS judicial panel has clearly attested to an attempt by officials of the All Progressive Congress, APC, led Federal…

#ENDSARS Protest: US Calls For Response From FG, Lagos On Report

#ENDSARS Protest: US Calls For Response From FG, Lagos On Report

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): United States has called on both Lagos and Federal governments to respond to the report submitted by the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on the #ENDSARS protest. The US Embassy in Nigeria in a statement on Tuesday…

Release Kanu To Us, South East Traditional Rulers, Christian Leaders Beg FG

Release Kanu To Us, South East Traditional Rulers, Christian Leaders Beg FG

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): ON Sunday, the South East Council of Traditional Rulers and Christian Leaders urged the Federal Government to free Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, and to put an end to the deaths and…

Extra-judicial Killing: Counsel Accuses Nigeria Police Of Fabricating Evidence

Extra-judicial Killing: Counsel Accuses Nigeria Police Of Fabricating Evidence

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): THE Independent Investigative Panel on allegations of human rights violations by the defunct Special Anti – Robbery Squad (SARS) and other units of the Nigerian Police at a resumed sitting on Tuesday listened to the argument of the…

NHRC Condemns Invasion Of Justice Odili’s House

NHRC Condemns Invasion Of Justice Odili’s House

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): THE Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Tony Ojukwu has condemned the incident on Friday October 29 at Justice Mary Odili’s house as violation of her rights to privacy, integrity of her judicial personality, premises…

32.9kg Cocaine Seizure: Court Grants NDLEA’s Request To Attach Ship, Detain 29 Suspects

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): A Federal High Court in Lagos has granted the application by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, for the interim attachment of a vessel MV Cha Yanee Naree used to import 32.9 kilograms of cocaine into Nigeria…

Attack On Oyo Custodial Centre: We’ll Recapture All Inmates That Escaped – Aregbesola

Attack On Oyo Custodial Centre: We’ll Recapture All Inmates That Escaped – Aregbesola

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA: MINISTER of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has vowed to pursue and recapture all inmates who escaped from the Abolongo, Oyo, Oyo State, Custodial Centre of the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) on Friday night, 22 October, 2021 when the…

Bashorun Askia Seeks Best Legal Practices For Nigerian Lawyers

Bashorun Askia Seeks Best Legal Practices For Nigerian Lawyers

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Albert OGRAKA: NIGERIAN lawyers have been urged to appliy international best practices to distinguish themselves as legal practitioners of repute. Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC, Bashorun Askia Ogieh, FCNA,…

Delta Attorney-General Seeks Cooperation With Assembly C’ttee On Rules, Biz, Other Matters

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Onoriode ETATSEMI: DELTA State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Isaiah Bozimo Esq, has appealed to the members of the state House of Assembly Committee On Rules, Business, Legal And Judicial Matters for a cordial working relationship with…

Read What NBA President Said About Judges’ Summons By CJN

Read What NBA President Said About Judges’ Summons By CJN

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Editor’s DESK: THE Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has frowned at recent recurring contradictory court decisions and orders, mostly arising from ex parte applications in political matters. The NBA President, OLUMIDE AKPATA in a statement on 30 August…

NHRC Commends Court’s Ruling On Abuja Raids

NHRC Commends Court’s Ruling On Abuja Raids

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: THE Nigeria Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has commended the decision of the Federal High Court, Abuja which ruled in favour of six women harassed and abused during raids in the capital city by Environmental Protection…

War Is Reaction To Jeopardised Rights -Sierra Leonean Judge

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: A Sierra Leonean Judge, Justice Tonia Barnett has said war is a reaction to jeopardised rights, even as she stated that it is only those that have not witnessed war that call for it. Barnett,…

Access Bank Risks Litigation Over Assault, Unlawful Detention, False Accusation Of Staff *As Attorneys Issue 7 Days Ultimatum

Access Bank Risks Litigation Over Assault, Unlawful Detention, False Accusation Of Staff *As Attorneys Issue 7 Days Ultimatum

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Albert OGRAKA: THE Management of Access Bank Plc have been issued a seven-day ultimatum to urgently cause an independent investigation and redress the wrongdoings to one of its staff, with a written apology or risk legal action….

BREAKING: Court Adjourns Kanu’s Trial To October 21, As Nyako Orders DSS To Produce IPOB Leader

BREAKING: Court Adjourns Kanu’s Trial To October 21, As Nyako Orders DSS To Produce IPOB Leader

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): THE trial of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, at the Federal High Court Abuja has been adjourned because of Kanu’s absence in court, just as Justice Binta Nyako called the DSS…

Elumelu Hails Justice Diai on Her Elevation As Delta Ag. Chief Judge

Elumelu Hails Justice Diai on Her Elevation As Delta Ag. Chief Judge

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): THE Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, has congratulated Justice Theresa Diai, on her swearing-in As the Acting Chief Judge of Delta State. In a Statement, Elumelu expressed delight over her appointment and said…

Elumelu Applauds Okowa Over Full Autonomy to Delta State Judiciary

Elumelu Applauds Okowa Over Full Autonomy to Delta State Judiciary

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): THE Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, has applauded the Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa for signing the Judiciary Autonomy Law as passed by the State House of Assembly granting full operational…

Isoko/Urhobo Monarchs, I.D.U, Restore Final Peace On Igbide/Emede Land Dispute

Isoko/Urhobo Monarchs, I.D.U, Restore Final Peace On Igbide/Emede Land Dispute

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Michael J. EKOKORUWE: THE six months land dispute/crisis between Igbide and Emede communities in Isoko South local government area of Delta State that claimed many lives and property worth millions of naira destroyed, have been finally resolved…