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Jigawa High Court Sentences Man To Life Imprisonment



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The Jigawa State High Court No. 6 (sitting as vacation court) at Dutse had on Monday 1st February, 2021, convicted and sentenced one Suleiman Ahmed, (m), 27 years old, of Lutai Village, Birnin Kudu LGA, Jigawa State, to life imprisonment for the offence of Rape.


The charge was that the convict has committed the offence on the 15th day of March, 2020 at Babaldu Town when he lured a girl of 11 years old girl to an uncompleted house and had carnal knowledge of her. Two of the girl’s friends testified that they saw when the convict called the girl to an uncompleted house and they followed them only to caught him red handed while committing the offence.


In prove of the case, prosecution counsel led by the Jigawa Attorney General Dr Musa Adamu Aliyu called 4 witnesses before the court while the defendant deny the charges. The learned trial judge Justice Musa Ubale ruled that the prosecution counsel has proven their case beyond reasonable doubt against the defendant and sentenced him to life imprisonment for the offence of rape.

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In similar case, the State vs Adamu Ali, the defendant who resides in Birnin Kudu town was accused to have raped a 9-year-old primary school pupil in the month of February 2020. The facts of the case were that, the defendant lured the prosecutrix with N500 naira to buy biscuits, she bought the biscuits and took it home. Upon interrogation and investigation by her parent and her school managements the act of rape in the issue was revealed. The prosecution called four (4) witnesses in proving the case.


In a statement by Zainab Baba Santali Public Relations officer Jigawa State Minstry of Justice said the presiding Judge  Justice Musa Ubale while delivering the judgment said the prosecution team led by the Honourable Attorney-General/Commissioner for Justice, Dr. Musa Adamu Aliyu, had successfully proved the offence of Rape against the defendant. He therefore convicted and sentenced the convict to 21 years imprisonment.


In the case of State vs Mohammed Musa from sanyaya village of Birnin Kudu local government , alleged to have raped a 15-year-old girl. At the end of the trial   Justice Musa Ubale found that the prosecution led by the Honourable Attorney General did not discharge the burden of proof beyond reasonable doubt as such His Lordship discharged and acquitted the defendant. The judgment was delivered on 20th January, 2021.





Breaking:Gov. Yusuf Orders Arrest of Deposed Emir of Kano Aminu Ado Bayero




The Governor of Kano State, Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf, has ordered the immediate arrest of the former Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, for creating tension in the state.

The former Emir was smuggled into Kano city last night in an attempt to forcefully return to the palace two days after being deposed by the Governor.

In a statement issued by Mr. Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, the spokesperson to the Governor, it was confirmed that the new Emir, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, arrived at the palace in the company of the Governor, the Deputy Governor, the Speaker of the State Assembly, and other top government functionaries at about 1:00 a.m. on Saturday, 25th May 2024.

As the Chief Security Officer of the state, His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kano State, Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf, has directed the Commissioner of Police to arrest the deposed Emir with immediate effect for disturbing public peace and attempting to destroy the relative peace the state enjoys.

Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa
**Director General, Media and Publicity, Government House, Kano**

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NNPC Ltd Condoles with Tijjani Babangida over Loss of Brother, Son




Yesterday, the NNPC Ltd paid a condolence visit to Nigeria’s Ex-International, Tijjani Babangida, over the tragic loss of his son, Fadil, and brother, Ibrahim Babangida, as a result of the ghastly road accident which occurred on Saturday, May 11th, 2024, along the Zaria-Kaduna Road. It would be recalled that in the unfortunate incident, Babangida and his wife also sustained serious injuries and are currently receiving medical attention.

During the visit, GCEO NNPC Ltd, Mr. Mele Kyari, represented by the Company’s Chief Corporate Communication’s Officer, Mr. Olufemi Soneye, expressed the Company’s heartfelt commiserations to the Babangida family, praying for God’s mercy upon the souls of the departed and for a speedy recovery of the ex-footballer and his wife.

Earlier in February 2024, Tijjani Babangida was among a selected team of Nigeria’s Ex-Internationals, led by the legendary Austin Jay Jay Okocha, who participated in a novelty football match during the grand finale of the 13th NNPC Sports Fiesta held at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.

In his response, an elated Babangida expressed his delight to the NNPC Ltd for identifying with him in his trying period, stressing that although lives once lost can never be brought back, the Company’s kind gesture will further strengthen his resolve to overcome the predicament.


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ECOWAS Parliament Elects First Female Speaker




The 6th ECOWAS Parliament has elected Ibrahim Maimunatu, a female from Togo, as the Speaker of the Parliament. She is the first female Speaker to be elected in the parliament’s history.


During her investiture speech, the newly elected Speaker expressed gratitude to the Parliamentarians for entrusting the fate of the parliament for the next four years to her.

“I’m grateful for the honour conferred on me. I commended the Chairman of the ECOWAS and Nigeria’s President, Bola Ahmed for entrusting the 6th Legislature to my country.”

This is the first time the leadership entrusted to a woman, this, has proven the vision of ECOWAS youth and women should be protected. This has further demonstrated the aim and passion of Togo President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé who always support youths and women, particularly with the introduction of the legislation to support youths and women in Togo”

The new Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Maimunatu assured that she will leave no stone unturned to meet the expectations of the member states.

She further commended the Deputy Speaker of the Parliament, Barau Jibrin, who has demonstrated his skills, commitment, determination, and leadership style in bringing the Parliament to its current stage.

She lamented that the reinsurgence of Terrorism and coup d’ etat in Niger Republic Burkina Faso and Mali and Climate Change were some of the issues bedevelling the sub region.

She lamented that the resurgence of terrorism and coups d’état in Niger Republic, Burkina Faso, and Mali, as well as climate change, were some of the issues plaguing the sub-region.

She stressed that the Parliament would collaborate with member states to address the challenges facing the West African region.

She maintained that the Parliament will work together towards realisation of its 5 pillars envisaged in vision 2050, including a secure, stable and peaceful region; a region endowed with strong institutions, and that complies with the rule of law and fundamental freedoms; a fully integrated and prosperous region; a region mobilized for transformation, inclusive and sustainable development.

After she delivered her inaugural speech, Ibrahima Maimunatu declared the 2nd Extraordinary Session held in Kano closed.

Earlier, Deputy Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Barau Jibrin noted that Extraordinary Session held in ancient city of Kano was to bring the Parliament to the people of Kano State.

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