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Washington responded with calm determination as former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all charges of murdering George Floyd, ending a trial that has put the country on edge as it confronts the realities of racial injustice and police violence.

Washington reacts to verdict in Derek Chauvin trial

Washington responded with calm determination as former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all charges of murdering George Floyd, ending a trial that has put the country on edge as it confronts the realities of racial injustice and police violence.
Ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of all charges in the death of George Floyd, the Black man who was pinned to the pavement with a knee on his neck for more than nine minutes.

Derek Chauvin found guilty in death of George Floyd

Ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of all charges in the death of George Floyd, the Black man who was pinned to the pavement with a knee on his neck for more than nine minutes.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar lauds court over Raymond Dokpesi’s acquittal

According to the Wazirin Adamawa, “the entire anti-corruption trials appear to be focused on opposition politicians, thereby casting doubts on the credibility of the anti graft agency.”
Former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar has called on the federal government to adopt proactive measures to tackle the second wave of the dreaded coronavirus before things get out of hand.

Atiku Abubakar asks new EFCC chief to resist attempt to use anti-graft agency as...

Former vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has admonished the new chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, to restore the glory of the anti-graft agency by changing its public perception as a political tool of the government in power.
FILE PHOTO - Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo appears before the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands February 6, 2020, Netherlands February 6, 2020. Jerry Lampen-Pool via REUTERS

ICC upholds acquittal of former Ivory Coast president

An appeals panel at the International Criminal Court on Wednesday upheld the 2019 acquittal of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo.
Police in Cameroon have arrested nine people on suspicion of homosexuality, most of them at an HIV-AIDS care centre, an LGBT rights lawyer said on Thursday.

Spate of attacks, arrests puts LGBT+ groups on alert in Cameroon

Three murders and more than 20 arrests targeting LGBT+ people in Cameroon this month have raised fears of an upswing in homophobic persecution in the Central African country, rights campaigners and lawyers said on Friday.
FILE PHOTO - Philippine police escort Leila de Lima, a senator detained on drug charges, on her way to a local court to face an obstruction of justice complaint in Quezon city, metro Manila, Philippines March 13, 2017. REUTERS-Romeo Ranoco

Jailed Rodrigo Duterte rival celebrates ‘moral victory’ after court dismisses case

A jailed critic of Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday hailed as a “moral victory” a court’s dismissal of one of three cases against her, which stem from the president’s allegations she prospered from illicit drugs under the previous government.
American news outlet Politico said Tuesday that U.S. President Joe Biden was reviewing records of calls between immediate past president, Donald Trump, and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Joe Biden anxious to see how Republicans vote on Donald Trump impeachment

U.S. President Joe Biden told reporters on Friday that he is anxious to see how Republicans will vote in the impeachment trial for former President Donald Trump.

Hilary Clinton: Donald Trump conviction will fail only if jury includes his co-conspirators

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says an acquittal in former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial will only be possible if the jury includes his co-conspirators.
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ICC finds Lord’s Resistance Army commander guilty of war crimes

The International Criminal Court has convicted a Ugandan child soldier-turned-Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) commander of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
FILE PHOTO - A policeman walks past the Supreme Court building in Islamabad, Pakistan October 31, 2018. REUTERS-Faisal Mahmood-File Photo

Pakistan court orders release from prison of mastermind in U.S. journalist’s murder case

Pakistan’s Supreme Court ordered the release from prison on Tuesday of a British-born militant who had been convicted in the kidnapping and murder of U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl by al Qaeda and Pakistani Islamist militants in 2002.
FILE PHOTO: impeachment managers Representatives Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Diana DeGette (D-CO), David Cicilline (D-RI), Joaquin Castro (D-TX), Eric Swalwell (D-CA), Ted Lieu (D-CA), Stacey Plaskett (D-US Virgin Islands AT-Large), Joe Neguse (D-CO) and Madeleine Dean (D-PA) deliver an article of impeachment against former President Donald Trump to the Senate for trial on accusations of inciting the January 6 attack on the Capitol, in Washington, U.S., January 25, 2021. Melina Mara/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

Donald Trump lawyers to file pretrial documents with U.S. Senate in preview of impeachment...

Former President Donald Trump faces a deadline on Tuesday to respond to the U.S. House of Representatives’ impeachment charging him with inciting insurrection in a fiery speech to supporters before last month’s deadly assault on the Capitol.
FILE PHOTO - A policeman walks past the Supreme Court building in Islamabad, Pakistan October 31, 2018. REUTERS-Faisal Mahmood-File Photo

Pakistan government appeals against acquittal of men convicted of beheading U.S. journalist

Pakistan’s government on Friday appealed to the Supreme Court to review its decision to free an Islamist convicted of kidnapping and beheading U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl, a day after the United States expressed “deep concerns” over the ruling.
A portrait of the Wall Street Journal's reporter Daniel Pearl stands with a candle at the altar at Fleet Street's journalists chapel St Brides Church prior to a memorial service in London March 5, 2002. REUTERS-Ian Waldie IW-NMB-File Photo

Islamist convicted of beheading U.S. journalist to go free, victim’s family in ‘shock’

Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the release of an Islamist convicted of beheading U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl, a decision that has left his family in “complete shock”, lawyers said.
Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican., speaks during the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on Threats to the Homeland, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 24, 2020. Tom Williams-Pool via REUTERS-File Photo

Donald Trump impeachment trial faces challenge from Republican senator

The Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump on a charge of inciting the deadly Capitol siege could draw its first challenge on Tuesday, with a Republican senator arguing that trying a former president would violate the U.S. Constitution.
A Kano based musician, Sharif-Aminu Yahaya sentenced to death for blasphemy by the Upper Sharia Court of Kano has filed an appeal at the state high court to challenge his conviction.

Kano singer appeals against retrial for ‘blasphemy’

Kano musician, Yayaha Aminu-Sharif, who was recently freed of death penalty passed on him for blasphemy, has filed an appeal against a retrial for the same offence.
Hardline Pakistani religious leader Khadim Hussain Rizvi, who rose to prominence in the South Asian nation by campaigning on the issue of “blasphemy” against Islam, has died in the eastern city of Lahore, his party says.

Hardline Pakistani religious leader Khadim Rizvi dies

Hardline Pakistani religious leader Khadim Hussain Rizvi, who rose to prominence in the South Asian nation by campaigning on the issue of “blasphemy” against Islam, has died in the eastern city of Lahore, his party says.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has appealed the February 18, 2020 discharge and acquittal of a former minister of Science and Technology, Dr Abdu Bulama and four others.

EFCC appeals former minister’s discharge, acquittal in N450 million fraud case

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has appealed the February 18, 2020 discharge and acquittal of a former minister of Science and Technology, Dr Abdu Bulama and four others by Justice Isah Dashen of the Federal High Court, Damaturu, Yobe State.

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According to the Brit, a world heavyweight title showdown between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua could be announced in the next two weeks

Tyson Fury frustrated by delay to bout vs Anthony Joshua

WBC champion Tyson Fury is said to be “frustrated” about the delay in announcing a confirmed date for his fight against Anthony Joshua.
2. The National Security Council (NSC) has reconvened at the State House, Abuja, with President Muhammadu Buhari presiding.

Presidency warns over ‘plot to overthrow’ President Buhari’s government

The Presidency on Tuesday warned that it will deal decisively with any group that does anything to undermine the democratically elected government in the country. even if some unruly feathers would be ruffled in the process.
Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday hosted popular Nigerian comedy group, Ikorodu Bois.

Lagos governor celebrates Ikorodu Bois

Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday hosted popular Nigerian comedy group, Ikorodu Bois.
The National Biosafety Management Agency, NBMA, Tuesday, reiterated commitment to ensuring the eradication of Genetically Modified Organisms, (GMOs) in the country, as well as assuring Nigerians of safe products in the market.

NBMA reiterates commitment to clamp down on GMOs

The National Biosafety Management Agency, NBMA, Tuesday, reiterated commitment to ensuring the eradication of Genetically Modified Organisms, (GMOs) in the country, as well as assuring Nigerians of safe products in the market.

BudgIT: Over 315 capital projects duplicated in 2021 budget

In a statement, Iyanu Fatoba, communications associate at BudgIT, said the organisation’s findings is contained in its publication titled, “Demanding Budget Reforms for Resource Optimization”, released on Tuesday.

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Gombe state Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has declared that the challenging experience the state went through in the 2020 fiscal year will be used to sharpen the vision of the government for the 2021 fiscal year and beyond.

Gombe to upgrade airport to international standard

Gombe State Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, has stated that his administration will work with the National Assembly and relevant authorities to ensure the take over and standardisation of the Gombe airport by the federal government for the state to leverage on what it generates to provide more services to the people.
Manchester United legend Roy Keane says fans of the club have reached their “tipping point” over the Glazers’ ownership of the club.

Old Trafford chaos: Manchester United fans have reached tipping point – Roy Keane

Manchester United legend Roy Keane says fans of the club have reached their “tipping point” over the Glazers’ ownership of the club.
Spanish Iberdola side Levante have signed Francisca Ordega from Chinese outfit Shanghai Shenhua on a two-year deal.

Francisca Ordega joins Spanish club Levante on two-year deal

Spanish Iberdola side Levante have signed Francisca Ordega from Chinese outfit Shanghai Shenhua on a two-year deal.
Mikel Arteta says he has had to adapt his tactical approach much more than he expected since taking over as Arsenal boss, due to the composition of his squad.

Mikel Arteta: Arsenal owners have shown commitment to club after takeover rumours

Swedish billionaire Ek last week sent a tweet saying he would be interested in buying the Premier League club, which is owned by American billionaire Stan Kroenke through his Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE) business.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has expressed deep sadness over the deaths of his Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Jerome Torshimbe, and his Personal Assistant on Special Duties, Mr. Famous Adejo.

Presidency: Benue governor politicising insecurity

The presidency has said President Muhammadu Buhari expressed his condolences to the families of citizens who lost their loved ones in the recent spate of killings in Benue State.