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Man Sentenced to Life for Stealing Handset



A 27 year old peasant farmer, Gambo Simeon, was on Monday sentenced to life imprisonment by a Maiduguri high court for forcefully collecting a Nokia handset, valued at N4,500 and the sum of N17, 000 from one Moses Jande.

According to the case presented to the court by the prosecution, Gambo, together with an accomplice, one Musa Aminu who is still at large, had, in April, 2009, attacked their victim, Moses Jande on his way from work at Wamdeo town in Borno State. They were armed with a cutlass and stick.

The prosecution counsel also told the court that the handset, which was tendered as exhibit, was recovered from Simeon after his arrest by the police. Simeon was charged for robbery under section 298(b) of the penal code law of Borno state.

Presiding judge, Justice Pindar Haruna Ngadda, who convicted the accused, said “I agree with the prosecution that the most important thing in this case is the prove of theft of things stolen and not really the value of the property and the prosecution has proved this by the exhibit.” The justice then sentenced Gambo to life imprisonment in accordance with section 298(b) of the penal code laws of Borno State.

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  1. Betty

    July 17, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Na wa o…dis is unfair,wat wuld den happen to all those politicians and big men dat embezzle naija money??…it wuld death sentence!! May Allah help us..

  2. olajumoke

    July 17, 2012 at 11:25 am

    this is real stupidity 4 dose in justice…wat ve dey done 2 d politicians dat were stealin millions of naira evryday-absolutely nofin,d common man is nw d target..i’m sure d man must ve stolen d fone due 2 d absence of his basic needs nd necesities…wat a life

  3. felix

    July 17, 2012 at 11:59 am

    The gorge dat pased d jugement is demonic remeber dis s d end tym

  4. felix

    July 17, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    The gorge dat pased d jugement is demonic remeber dis s d end tym.

  5. Nwabuking nwokoji

    July 17, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    I dnt lk dis atall it is vry awful, dis is injostice jst bcos of handset of 4,500 hundred naira n 17,000 god pls teach dis ppl hw to govorn us.

  6. tijani toheeb

    July 17, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Dont mind D̶̲̥̅̊α̲̅τ̲̅ judge ​​ΨђåƮ σ̲̅f̲̮̲̅͡ those D̶̲̥̅̊α̲̅τ̲̅ steal our money their ȋ̝̊̅ڪ another punishment t̶̲̥̅̊ợ̣̣̇̇̇ give D̶̲̥̅̊α̲̅τ̲̅ guy. Nigerians which way forward.

  7. Splendid

    July 17, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    This is a stupidity trait. U see those thieves uncatch and begin 2 punish the innocent souls just bcos of what. And we are praying 4 the goodness sake of our country, now tell me when would such prayer be answered?.

  8. joycerry

    July 17, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    If u treat a handset thief this way, how come those high way robbers caught in d very act are sentenced to 2-5yrs imprisonment? How come kidnappers are still in prison, hoping to be free some day? How come political thieves ‘re still in their offices, free as air? May God forgive u (judge) for dis injustice u have done.

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#EndSARS Protest: Sanwo-Olu Orders Closure Of Schools In Lagos



Sanwo-Olu Extends Lagos Curfew By 72 hours
#EndSARS Protest: Sanwo-Olu Orders Closure Of Schools In Lagos

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Government led by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered the closure of public and private schools indefinitely in the state.

The closure of schools in Lagos was announced in a press statement on Monday by the state’s Head of Public Affairs, Ministry of Education, Kayode Abayomi.

Also Read: #EndSARS protesters break into Lagos International Airport (Videos)

The statement which was titled, ‘Lagos directs students to stay at home’, quoted Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, the Commissioner for Education, as saying that the schools were shut down over “tension generated by the anti-SARS protests.”

This is coming at a time #EndSARS protests against police brutality and bad governance by Nigerian youths grounded academic activities in some schools in the state on Monday.

“A new date of resumption for all classes will be announced as soon as possible.”


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NECO Shifts Exam Over #EndSARS Protest



NECO Shifts Exam Over #EndSARS Protest

NECO Shifts Exam Over #EndSARS Protest

The National Examination Council, NECO, has announced the rescheduled of one of the practical examinations supposed to hold in October till the next month.

This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen on Sunday, October 18, by the Head, Information and Public Relations Division for the Nigerian exam body, Mr. Azeez Sani.

He announced that the Paper I Computer Studies Practicals examination which was supposed to be taken on Monday, October 19 is now delayed till November 16, 2020.

Also Read: Buhari Appoints Professor Godswill Obioma As New NECO Registrar

Sani revealed that the postponement is a result of the ongoing #EndSARS protests across the country, particularly the blockage of movement of transport at the entrance gate into Benin City, the Edo state capital.

He noted further that the truck conveying NECO examination materials had left its take-off point two days earlier to deliver to some states but has been held up in the ‘blockage.

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FG, ASUU Meeting Over IPPIS, UTAS End In Deadlock



FG, ASUU Meeting Over IPPIS, UTAS End In Deadlock
FG, ASUU Talks On IPPIS, UTAS End In Deadlock


The meeting between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Thursday ended in a deadlock.

Although some agreements were reached at the meeting, the meeting is set to reconvene on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, by 3.00 pm after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting for ASUU to report back on the decision of its NEC.

In a bid to end the strike, the federal government agreed to release N30billion for payment of arrears of earned academic allowance to the university lecturers.

The communiqué issued at the end of the meeting revealed that the release of N20 billion funds for revitalisation of public universities will be payable by the end of January 2021.

On the issue of Earned Academic Allowances(EAA), which had accumulated to N40 billion since November 2019, the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF) made a commitment to release N30 billion on or before November 6, 2020.

Also Read: BREAKING: FG, ASUU Meet Today To Resolve Strike

He said the remaining N10 billion would be spread equally over the two tranches to be paid in May 2021 and February 2022, respectively.

The communiqué also revealed that ASUU agreed to take the offer to its members for consideration and revert by Wednesday, October 21, 2020.

The issue of the implementation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) almost stalled the meeting as the federal government asked that IPPIS be allowed to operate in the interim until the test run on UTAS is concluded.

But ASUU insisted on payment of outstanding salaries on the old GIFMIS platform before full implementation of UTAS.

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