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Criminal courts authorised to impose stiffer sentences for multiple offences

The criminal courts are to be given the power to impose stiffer sentences on defendants tried for multiple offences in a single case. The aim is to tighten the rules on concurrence of offences and tackle career criminals more effectively. Minister of Security and Justice Ivo Opstelten proposed a bill to this effect, which has been approved by the cabinet. The basis for the bill can be found in the coalition agreement.
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On behalf of himself and the Federal Government, President Jonathan extends heartfelt condolences to Governor Babatunde Fashola, the government and people of Lagos State on the passing away of former Governor of the state, Sir Michael Otedola.
President Jonathan also conveys sincere commiserations to all members of Sir Michael's immediate family as well as his relatives, friends and former political associates.
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Dr. Nelson Mandela: The man died

The Voice Newsmagazine, Nelson MandelaMadiba (traditionally means a Trouble Maker) I still remember vividly the only first time that I ever saw Nelson Mandela was during my undergraduate days at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. He was on a state visit to the country in April 1990 just about a week after the Orkar’s coup so the Babangida regime put limitation to any large scale movements. However, he addressed rallies in Lagos, and other major cities in Nigeria. When his massive entourage entered the University campus that beautiful sunny glorious morning the crowd was immense and the students went gaga!!!.I lost my glasses and faze cap in the melee, but it was worth it.
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Ambassador Akanbi hosts Customs Comptroller-General

The VoiceThe Comptroller-General of Customs, Dikko Inde Abdullahi, CFR paid a working visit to The Netherlands last year to intimate the Dutch business interest on the new developments at the Nigeria Customs Service to make their services more attractive to foreign investors and Nigerians alike wanting to import things to Nigeria. The Nigerian Ambassador, Dr. Mrs N.N. Akanbi after the business visit hosted the Comptroller-General to a dinner reception at the Ambassador’s residence (Nigerian house) in The Hague. Fatai Badmus was there to capture the memorable night for the Voice magazine
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Letter bomb to Speaker

letterbomb iconIf Parliament Speaker Rebecca Kadaga had personally opened all correspondence addressed to her two weeks ago, she could have been a victim of a bomb delivered in one of the parcels sent to her office.

Instead, it is an attendant at Kadaga's Parliament office who suffered serious facial injuries after opening the "letter bomb" sent to the speaker.

The attendant, Herman Kaboggoza, was rushed to Mulago hospital, where he spent a week in intensive care. By Friday, Kaboggoza was reported out of danger, although he is still recuperating at Mulago.

The Observer has learnt that Kaboggoza picked the parcel from Kadaga's mail box at the general post office in Kampala.

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