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EFCC to Arrest APC Senate Candidate for  Alleged $1.3m Fraud

This Day 06 Dec 2022
Ibrahim Shuaibu in Kano. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Kano State, yesterday, ... Lawyer of the anti-graft agency, Ahmad Rogha, told reporters yesterday at Federal High Court Kano at the resumption of the criminal trial of US$1.3million slammed on Zaura.
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TikTokers caned and ordered to wash toilets as court rules they defamed Nigerian governor

CNN 10 Nov 2022
Two TikTok comedians have been publicly whipped in Nigeria for making a video that a court in the northern Kano State ruled had defamed the state Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, according to a judicial spokesperson ... They didn’t even ask or beg for a lawyer to stand for them,” Ibrahim told CNN.
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Nigerian TikTokers sentenced to whipping for mocking official

Joy Online 08 Nov 2022
Mubarak Isa Muhammed and Muhammed Bula were found guilty of defaming Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the northern state of Kano. The pair’s lawyer said they would not challenge the judgement ... Prosecution lawyer Wada Ahmed Wada said the men had defamed the governor and that their action was capable of disturbing public peace.
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Viewers Rate Arise Presidential Town Hall High, Set Agenda for Candidates

This Day 08 Nov 2022
Urge others to honour invitations to address public. •Nigerians divided over performance of key presidential hopefuls ... “However, Mr ... He might, however, do well going forward if he avoids the temptation to be condescending, from looking at Kano as just his, for keeps.”. A lawyer, Mr Sam Amadi, described the town hall as a huge success.
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Kano Islamic Cleric Accuses Lawyer of N2m Bribe

This Day 30 Sep 2022
Ibrahim Shuaibu in Kano. The controversial Kano State cleric, Sheik Abduljabar Nasiru Kabara, yesterday accused his lawyer, Dalhatu Shehu-Usman, of allegedly collecting N2 million to bribe the presiding Judge of an Upper Shari’a Court in Kano in his ongoing trial. Abduljabbar is facing trial before the Sharia Court in Kano over alleged blasphemy.
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Kano Islamic Cleric Accuses His Lawyer of N2m Bribe

This Day 30 Sep 2022
Ibrahim Shuaibu in Kano. The controversial Kano State cleric, Sheik Abduljabar Nasiru Kabara, yesterday accused his lawyer, Dalhatu Shehu-Usman, of allegedly collecting N2 million to bribe the presiding Judge of an Upper Shari’a Court in Kano in his ongoing trial. Abduljabbar is facing trial before the Sharia Court in Kano over alleged blasphemy.
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Nigeria Activists Concerned as Secular Court Upholds Islamic Court Trial for Blasphemy

Voa News 19 Aug 2022
Yahaya Aminu Sharif's lawyer argued his case should be tried in a secular court and challenged the legality of Nigeria’s Islamic courts, which critics say threaten free speech ... The ruling dismissed a challenge filed by Sharif's lawyer, Kola Alapinni, questioning the legality of the death sentence.
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Court challenge puts spotlight on sharia law in Nigeria

Reuters 23 Jun 2022
Kano is one of the foremost states that enforces sharia or Islamic religious law, including the death penalty against blasphemy ... In contrast, Sharif was tried without legal representation because no lawyer in Kano would take up his case, fearing public backlash, said Alapinni, a human rights lawyer from Abuja.
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Nigerian atheist jailed 24 years for blasphemy

Arab News 06 Apr 2022
KANO, Nigeria ... Charges against Mubarak Bala are linked to comments he posted on Facebook in April 2020 that were critical of Islam and which authorities in Kano considered blasphemous and an insult to the religion, his lawyer said.
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Nigerian atheist jailed for blasphemy over Facebook posts

Federal News Radio 06 Apr 2022
Mubarak Bala, an ex-Muslim, was sentenced on Tuesday after pleading guilty to charges of blasphemy, his lawyer told The Associated Press ... He should not have been charged under Kano state law, his lawyer Ibori said, because “he was not in Kano when the offense was allegedly committed.”.
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Nigerian humanist accused of blasphemy gets 24 years over Facebook posts

The Hill 05 Apr 2022
Mubarak Bala, an ex-Muslim, was sentenced on Tuesday after pleading guilty to charges of blasphemy, his lawyer told The Associated Press ... He should not have been charged under Kano state law, his lawyer Ibori said, because “he was not in Kano when the offense was allegedly committed.”.
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Nigerian atheist sentenced to 24 years in 'blasphemy' case

The New Arab 05 Apr 2022
"The court hereby sentences Muhammad Mubarak Bala to 24 years This will take into consideration the time he served awaiting trial," Kano-based judge Faruk Lawan said. His lawyer James Ibor objected to the guilty plea and asked the judge if he could talk to his client, a request that was accepted ... ....
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Nigeria: Nigeria's Kano State Needs Child Protection Law

All Africa 16 Feb 2022
Last week, the Federation of Women Lawyers Kano (FIDA KANO) led a peaceful demonstration through the streets of Kano City, demanding that the long-delayed Child Protection Bill finally becomes law in Kano state ....
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Nigeria’s Kano State Needs Child Protection Law

Human Rights Watch 15 Feb 2022
Last week, the Federation of Women Lawyers Kano (FIDA KANO) led a peaceful demonstration through the streets of Kano City, demanding that the long-delayed Child Protection Bill finally becomes law in Kano state ... Three people have been arrested by Kano police and are awaiting trial.

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