Tag: death penalty

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Bernard DayoMay 24, 2019

The Late 5: Flying Eagles demolish Qatar 4-0 in U-20 World Cup opener; Masari approves death penalty for cattle rustling, kidnapping in Katsina | Other stories

Here are the stories that drove conversation today: Supreme Court uphold’s Governor Fayemi’s election The Supreme Court on Friday upheld ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiJune 21, 2017

Billionaire kidnapper, Evans, may face death penalty as Lagos Govt signs kidnapping bill

The Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode has signed, the state kidnapping prohibition bill, 2016 into law. The law prescribes ...

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EditorJune 17, 2017

Should billionaire kidnapper, Evans, get the death penalty?

by Alexander O. Onukwue One of the aims of the criminal justice system is to ensure that justice is delivered ...

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ItunuoluwaApril 21, 2017

State of Arkansas executes first death row inmate in a decade

Arkansas executed convicted murderer Ledell Lee, the state’s first inmate put to death in more than a decade. Lee, 51, ...

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AzeezFebruary 1, 2017

Ambode signs death penalty for kidnappers into law

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday signed the kidnapping prohibition bill which imposes a penalty of life imprisonment on kidnapping ...

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Oreoluwa PetersSeptember 2, 2016

#30Days30Voices: ‘Govt should consider the death penalty for rapists’ (WATCH)

Rape is such an hideous crime that many believe stiffer punishments should be issued out to rapists considering the effect ...

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Kolapo OlapojuSeptember 9, 2015

Labour ‘supports death penalty’ for corrupt politicians

The Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress, have advocated for capital punishment to be meted out to anyone found guilty ...

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Kolapo OlapojuDecember 18, 2014

2 men sentenced to death for stealing fowls

by Temitope Onitiju When Nigerian politicians get away with stealing billions of naira, two thieves are on death row for poaching ...

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June 6, 2014

‘She deserves to be executed,’ says brother of woman facing death penalty for marrying a Christian

by Zara Mustapha Brother of the Sudanese woman facing the death penalty for ‘abandoning her Islamic faith’ has said she ‘should ...

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July 31, 2013

Bill recommending death penalty for kidnappers passes 2nd reading in Edo

by Rachel Ogbu The Edo State House of Assembly are considering passing a bill seeking to prohibit kidnapping and other matters connected ...

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July 28, 2013

Monster rage: Chinese toddler, 2, dies after being thrown to the ground in a row over parking space

A two-year-old girl has died after being  pulled out of her pram and thrown to the ground by a man ...

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June 25, 2013

The Edo death penalty – and more, in today’s news roundup with Cheta Nwanze

by Cheta Nwanze But then, and to be honest, there will always be, in a country like Nigeria, the disquieting ...

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June 25, 2013

Death by hanging: Edo executes 4 convicts on death row, Amnesty Int’l kicks

by Rachel Ogbu Four convicted criminals have been executed in Edo State, government officials confirmed on Monday. The criminals had ...

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June 16, 2013

Poetic justice? Daughter, 18, cuts off her father’s head for allegedly raping her

A teenage  girl chopped her father’s head clean off with a bush knife after he raped her in their home ...

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May 16, 2013

Kidnapping & robbery: Bus driver, trader, others get the death penalty in Delta

by Rachel Ogbu A 32-year-old commercial bus driver along with three others has received death sentences for armed robbery, kidnapping in ...

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April 22, 2013

Boston bomber charged on his Boston hospital bed – and could face the death penalty (DETAILS)

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could die for his crimes. The hospitalized 19-year-old was charged Monday with using a weapon ...

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April 2, 2013

Just sick: Man facing the death penalty for sexually assaulting 6-month-old to death (PICTURED)

  Steven Smith, a condemned Ohio killer, is making an unusual plea for mercy ahead of his scheduled execution next ...

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January 29, 2013

Bayelsa to set the death penalty for kidnapping, “I will not hesistate to sign their death warrants” – Governor Dickson

by Chi Ibe The Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, on Monday, said he would not hesitate to sign death warrants ...

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November 14, 2012

“Send ministers and all the thieves to their early graves” – Dino Melaye calls for capital punishment for corruption

by Rachel Ogbu Dino Melaye   A group, Anti-Corruption Network, on Tuesday said it “subscribed fully” to the inclusion of ...

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