The Benue State Police Command has arraigned a herder, Saleh Abu, for allegedly grazing cows openly and causing damage to crops.
Abu, who lives in Awe Azara, Nasarawa State, appeared before a Makurdi Chief Magistrates’ Court on a three-count charge on Friday.

He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges of conspiracy, open grazing, and damage to crops.

The prosecutor, Inspector Godwin Ato, said that the police received a report of the alleged crimes on July 17, 2023, from Sesugh Hiligh, when the defendant and others at large drove their herd of cows and sheep into his Guinea corn, maize, and melon farm at Railway Mbamar Village in Guma Local Government Area of Benue.

Popular Nigerian singer, Adekunle Gold, popularly known as AG Baby, has cautioned fellow singer, Brymo over slur comments about his wife, Simi.

Adekunle Gold warned Brymo not to disrespect Simi and his family.

Brymo had said he declined to feature Simi because she refused to “get intimate” with him.

In an interview, Brymo said he requested a body exchange before collaborating with Simi, Efya, and other female artists to see the results of making music with them.

Responding, Adekunle Gold charged Brymo to seek help

The Kano State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested four suspects for the alleged theft of a motorcycle in Dawakin Kudu Local Government Area.

Kano State Commandant of NSCDC, Lawal Falala, told newsmen in Kano on Friday that the arrest was possible because of a complaint by the owner of the motorcycle, which was swiftly followed up with an investigation.

According to him: “This incident of stealing a motorcycle took place in Dawakin Kudu Local Government of Kano State.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday met with Collation and Returning Officers for the 2023 general elections to review issues regarding the election results management.

The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, while addressing the officers at the post-election review meeting in Abuja, said the commission would like to hear their experiences on the field.

One Mr Matthew Uyangha has been sentenced to 25 years imprisonment for abducting and raping a 13-year-old orphan (name withheld).

Justice Blessing Egwu of the Calabar Division of the High Court of Cross River sentenced Uyangha to prison on Thursday, NAN reports.

The rapist had drugged and abducted the teenage girl from Akpabuyo Local Government Area of the state and took her somewhere in Esuk Utan in Calabar Municipality.

The suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, will on July 25, appear before the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court.

The embattled CBN boss, who has been in custody of the Department of State Services, DSS, is billed to enter his plea before Justice Nicholas Oweibo, following allegations the Department of State Services, DSS, leveled against him

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday convicted and sentenced four foreigners to six years imprisonment for wildlife trafficking.

The convicts are three Vietnamese -Phan Chi, Phan Quan, and Duong Thang, and a Guinean, Mory Berrette.

Justice Yelim Bogoro convicted them after they pleaded guilty to an amended four-count after they entered a plea bargain agreement with the Nigerian Customs Service.

The 6 Division, Nigerian Army,  Port Harcourt has intercepted a truck conveying  over 16,000 litres of illegally-refined Automated Gas Oil, also known as diesel, in Ahoada East, Rivers State.

The Army said the product, loaded in 80 drums and worth over N14m, was intercepted on Sunday along Okporowo Road in the Ahoada East local Government Area of Rivers State.

The Commander, 6 Division Garrison,  Brig. Gen. Eddie Effiong, disclosed this while briefing newsmen on the seizure in Port Harcourt on Wednesday.

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the 2023 presidential election and now President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Bola Ahmedu Tinubu, stirred the hornet’s nest recently when he cautioned the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, PEPT, against attempting to remove him from office on the grounds that he did not get 25 percent of the total votes cast during the presidential election in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja.

He warned that such action could lead to chaos and anarchy in the country.

President Tinubu asked the election tribunal to dismiss the petition seeking the nullification of his election for not securing 25 percent of the lawful votes cast in the FCT, arguing that having scored 25 percent in about 30 states of the federation, his failure to obtain 25 percent in the FCT would not be strong enough to deny him of his hard-earned victory.

A young lady identified as Miss Chinyere Awuda was last weekend beaten to death by fun seekers in a club inside Cosmila Hotel in Awka, Anambra State.

The lady, who hails from Nnobi in Idemmili South Local Government Area of Anambra State, was found dead in the swimming pool of the hotel on Sunday morning, where she was dumped after being lynched.

Sources said she was at the club when trouble broke out and a man said to be a popular clubber, Mr. Gabriel Chinemere and his friends started beating her.

“One of the clubbers accused her of picking money which the fun seekers were spraying on their friend who was a birthday celebrant.

The Coalition of South East Youth Leaders, COSEYL, has called for a nationwide protest against the recent upward review of the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, also called petrol.

The call was sequel to the abrupt increase in the fuel price from N537 to N620 in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, and other parts of the nation.

A statement issued on Wednesday by the President General of COSEYL, Goodluck Ibem, described the development as wickedness from the authorities, citing the present hardship

imposed on Nigerians due to the fuel subsidy removal.

The group lamented that when Nigerians are “still battling with hardship to settle with the previous price of N520, President Tinubu within 2 months in office increased the same price of fuel to N617” as it is in some states.

The statement called on all Nigerians, especially the youths, to “come out enmasse for a protest against this evil and wickedness brought upon Nigerians by the present

government. Nigerians can no longer breathe again in their own country.

“The time to liberate Nigeria from her oppressors is now. We must march on the streets of the 36 states of Nigeria including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja until the fuel price is reversed to its old price of N198 per litre”.

A civil liberty organisation, Network for Advocacy and Good Leadership Initiative, has kicked against the proposed 40 per cent electricity tariff hike by the Federal Government, saying the move will further plunge Nigerians deeper into suffering.

Arguing that the plans were untimely, the group said Nigerians are still battling with the negative effects of the fuel subsidy removal.

The Director-General of the group, Dr Agodi Kanu, said this in a statement released on Wednesday. He urged the government to reconsider the proposed 40% hike, calling for meaningful engagement with stakeholders; transparency in decision-making processes; and the pursuit of sustainable solutions that prioritise the welfare and economic prosperity of all Nigerians.

Amid the hike in the price of Premium Motor Spirit, popularly known as petrol, to N617 per litre, the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN, has asked Nigerians for prayers against a further increment.

The National Publicity Secretary of IPMAN, Yakubu Suleiman, disclosed this on Wednesday on an Arise Television Interview.

DAILY POST recalls that the pump price of fuel was adjusted to N617 per litre in Abuja.

A three-year-old boy has been killed by a dog in the Umuogodo community, Igbo Etche in the Etche Local Government Area of Rivers State.

A veterinary doctor, Desmond Ezekiel, who takes care of the dogs, told DAILY POST that the three-year-old was attacked after his parents left for work on Monday.

The eldest daughter, according to Ezekiel, had released the dogs from their cage for security while their parents were away, but the dog turned around to attack the boy and his sister.