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August 14, 2018

Delta Court awards N500,000 against landlady, police over assault on tenant

  A Delta State High Court sitting in Otor-Udu in Udu Local Government Area of the State on Tuesday awarded the sum of N500,000 against a landlady, Mrs. Gloria Oriako and the Nigeria Police Force. DAILY POST reports that this was over unlawful arrest and detention of a tenant, Mr. Francis Doye for his failure to pay his rent. The Court presided over by Hon. Justice F.N. Azinge in his ruling also granted an order for perpetual injunction restraining the respondents from further arrest and detention of the tenant. Immediately after the judgement, Barr. Omemiroro Ogedegbe in a statement claimed…

Bill to establish Christian court scales second reading

The House of Representatives on Tuesday December 6, in Abuja passed a bill to set up the Ecclesiastical Court of Appeal in the country, through a second reading. The bill is sponsored by Gyang Dung (PDP-Plateau) and eight others. Presenting the bill during plenary, Mr. Dung said the Ecclesiastical courts, when established, would complement the regular courts in adjudicating in matters relating to the tenets of the Christian faith. According to him, this shall be between individuals and groups that yield and submit to its jurisdiction. Mr. Dung explained that the Ecclesiastical court shall exercise such appellate and supervisory jurisdiction…

The reforms of the Judiciary and Administration of Justice In Imo State (2)

The Emergence and Proscription of the Indigenous People of Biafra

In particular, our customary laws need to be reviewed to check the observances of rules that are archaic and in contraventions of the repugnancy rules and the strictures of the constitution. By this time, it is anticipated that some of our  customary rules that have been determined as repugnant to natural justice, equity and good conscience should have been specifically and statutorily abolished with the courts denied the jurisdictions to entertain the enforcement of such rules. But this is not the case. Daily, in our courts, customary courts are expending resources trying matters advocating repugnant rules which have no redeemable…

Ritual killing: Seven sentenced to death in Owerri

Justice was done on Tuesday, when an Owerri High Court sentenced seven men, accused of the gruesome murder of a young motor cyclist, (inaga) Okechukwu Osuji to death by hanging. Three others accused of the same offence were acquitted for lack of evidence. Justice C. I. Ohakwe who presided over the case, sentenced Ejike Okoro, Cajethan Okoro, Raphael Ike, Paul Njoku, Eric Igbo, Chidiebere Njoku and Anayochukwu Unamba, all between 18 and 25 years, as at the time of the crime from Owalla, Uratta in Owerri North Local Government Area, to death for the brutal murder of Okechukwu Osuji, also…

Statement on Supreme Court’s Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Rulings by the United States Catholic Bishops

Here is the US bishops’ statement in response to the Supreme Court decisions handed down today regarding same-sex “marriage.” The court struck down part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and refused to rule on the merits of a challenge to California’s Proposition 8 ban on same-sex “marriage.” * * * Today is a tragic day for marriage and our nation. The Supreme Court has dealt a profound injustice to the American people by striking down in part the federal Defense of Marriage Act. The Court got it wrong. The federal government ought to respect the truth that marriage…

Homosexuals protest in Anambra court

Those who think that homosexuality is a problem of Europe will be shocked to know that homosexuals not only walk the streets of Nigeria but have formed an association. Some men suspected to be homosexuals recently created a scene at the Atani Chief Magistrate Court in Ogbaru Local Government Area, Anambra State. The men, numbering about 50, disrupted the proceedings of the court, where two of their members have been docked for alleged same-sex offence. They stormed the court premises as early as 9am in solidarity with the same-sex couple, who were arrested.  The protesters demanded that the couple, facing…

Corruption: The 37th State of Nigeria

There is a cloned hydra-headed monster on a tiny-lined white thread seen with the third-eye only making up the 37th State of Nigeria.  It is CORRUPTION.  On May 27, 2012, the Archbishop of the Ecclesiastical Province of Owerri Diocese, Most Rev. Anthony Obinna celebrated a thanksgiving Mass for the State Government to mark its one year in office at the Maria Assumpta Cathedral Owerri.  In his homily, the Archbishop called for an alternative Nigeria. The alternative Nigeria, he explained would be “Nigeria that is just and fair, a Nigeria where there is rule of law and respect for justice and…

Lawmakers Pass Anti-Gay Marriage Bill

The House of Representatives voted Thursday to ban gay marriage and outlaw any groups actively supporting gay rights, endorsing a measure that also calls for 10-year prison sentences for any “public show” of affection by a same-sex couple. Representatives appeared to unanimously approve the proposal in a voice vote, sending it immediately to President Goodluck Jonathan for him to potentially sign into law in Africa’s most populous nation. It wasn’t immediately clear if Jonathan would sign the measure, though gays and lesbians already face public ridicule and possible prison sentences in the Country. While Western diplomats declined to immediately comment,…

Let’s look at some words and their wrong use among us

When you hear that someone, especially a top politician, has dropped a “bombshell” you would automatically want to know what the big news is all about. The expression connotes an earth shaking event which is actually what an exploded bomb is. To those who must have experienced the early wars in history, crude bombs, when detonated, left their empty covers, shells or, if you like, lifeless relic or empty cases. A couple of years ago an angry war veteran, possibly from World War 1, complained in the prestigious “Letter  to the editor” column of the Times of London  that  he…