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Ex-president urges India to intervene to end Maldives crisis

An opposition leader in the Maldives has called on India to intervene after President Abdulla Yameen declared a 15-day state of emergency amid a deepening political crisis in the island nation.

Tanzania Chief Justice warns politicians to stay off the judiciary

Head of Tanzania’s judiciary, Chief Justice Ibrahim Hamis Juma, has cautioned politicians to stay off his ‘territory’ warning of grave consequences for those who do not.

President Weah pledges free, just Liberia at inauguration

Former soccer star, George Weah, on Monday took the oath of office as the 24th President of Liberia with a pledge to build an equal, free and just country.

President Buhari rejects allegations of ethnic bias

President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected accusations of ethnic bias against him in some quarters, especially the Southeast, reminding his accusers that seven states of the North are only represented in his cabinet by junior ministers (Ministers of State), while the Southeast, where he secured only 198,000 votes, have four substantive ministers and seven junior ministers.

Voter education important for successful elections – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has stressed the need for continuous voter education to enable Nigerians choose leaders of their choice in forthcoming elections in the country.

Court overturns ban on Bollywood movie Padmaavat

India’s Supreme Court Thursday overturned a ban on a Bollywood film imposed by four states ahead of its country-wide release later this month.

Supreme Court judges lash out at chief justice

Four senior judges of India's Supreme Court have lashed out at the workings of the country's top court, directing blame at Chief Justice Dipak Misra.

Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa appoints VP Constantino Chiwenga as defence minister

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed Vice President, Retired Gen. Constantino Chiwenga as the country’s defence minister.

Ex-ICPC chief Emmanuel Ayoola tasks lawyers to be resourceful, dynamic

Former chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offence Commission (ICPC), Justice Emmanuel Ayoola (rtd), has charged Nigerian lawyers to be resourceful and dynamic.

Kenya opposition refuses to recognise ‘illegitimate’ govt

Kenya’s main opposition on Monday said it did not recognise President Uhuru Kenyatta’s “illegitimate” government, shortly after the Supreme Court upheld the results of a re-run of the presidential election.

Kenyan apex court orders commission to grant opposition access to poll returns

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the Kenyan Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to give access to election returns to parties challenging President Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory in the October presidential election.

Liberia Supreme Court delays presidential runoff indefinitely

Liberia’s Supreme Court on Monday ordered the country’s electoral commission to resolve a fraud complaint lodged by an opposition party before a runoff vote for the presidency can be held.

Justice Walter Onnoghen recommends use of alternative dispute resolution

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, has admonished judges to encourage parties to explore the option of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).

Kenya electoral board says repeat elections will go ahead

Kenya's repeat presidential elections will be held Thursday as planned, the electoral board announced, as tensions mounted across the country.


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Osun lawmaker lauds federal government on Dapchi schoolgirls’ release

Chairman of House Committee on Information, Osun House of Assembly, Mr. Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, has described the release of abducted Dapchi school girls by Boko Haram as cheering news.

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$40 million fraud: Ex-President Jonathan’s cousin knows fate March 29

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court, Abuja, will on March 29 decide whether or not Robert Azibaola, a cousin to former President Goodluck Jonathan, has case to answer in the 7-count charge of money laundering and criminal breach of trust preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Arsenal draw CSKA in Europa League quarters

Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal will take on Russians CSKA Moscow in an eye-catching Europa League quarter-final drawn in Nyon on Friday as an all Iberian pairs Atletico Madrid against Sporting Lisbon.

ANC: Jacob Zuma innocent until proven guilty

The ANC on Friday said it noted the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) decision to reinstate charges against former president Jacob Zuma but highlighted that he was innocent until proven guilty.

US investigating deadly Hyundai, Kia airbag failures

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into a series of deadly crashes in which airbags in Hyundai and Kia cars failed to inflate.