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A Maldives court has sentenced former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom to 19 months in prison after finding him guilty on charges of obstructing justice, officials said on Wednesday.
The Maldives has lifted a 45-day state of emergency imposed by President Abdulla Yameen to annul a Supreme Court ruling that had overturned criminal convictions against nine opposition leaders.
The Maldives detained and deported a group of international lawyers who travelled to the troubled honeymoon islands to study the impact of emergency rule, their organisation said, on Wednesday.
Embattled president of the Maldives has sent envoys to friendly nations such as China, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia to brief them on a political crisis in the Indian Ocean nation that spurred the imposition of emergency, his office said.
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.
The Maldives' chief law enforcement officer says the nation's Supreme Court is trying to remove President Abdulla Yameen, days after the top court ordered the release of several jailed opposition leaders.
Maldives President Abdulla Yameen has admitted receiving bags of stolen cash at his private residence after an Al Jazeera investigation exposed how he and his former deputy coordinated the theft of millions of dollars from state coffers.
Chief Lawrence Chukwuemeka Eya, an indigene of Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area of Enugu State abducted earlier in the week by kidnappers has regained his freedom.
A heatwave gripping Japan has so far killed more than 30 people - 10 in one day alone - and has sent thousands to hospital.
The father of Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi says his son has not called him in over five years.
The Senior Special Adviser to the Abia State Governor on ICT, Tony Onyenweaku, has resigned from the state cabinet.
Leicester have rejected a £12m bid from Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr for striker Ahmed Musa, according to Sky Sports.
Senator Gbenga Ashafa representing Lagos East Senatorial District in the National Assembly has commended the Federal Ministry of Transport, Nigeria Railway Corporation and China Civil and Engineering Construction Company (CCECC) for their commitment towards the revitalisation of Nigeria Rail.
Governors of the 36 states are insisting that the deadlock at the Federation Accounts and Allocation Committee (FAAC) meetings would continue until the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) remit what is due to government coffers.
Son Heung-min has signed a new five-year contract with Tottenham that will keep the South Korea forward at the Premier League club until 2023.
Nigeria has been listed among countries most at risk as global warming brings more high temperatures, necessitating the need to keep people cool and preserve food and medicine.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on Thursday urged all institutions preparing for post-UTME and other processes leading to admissions to update their candidates’ list from the Central Admission Processing System.