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Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Court orders service of N250m suit against Ex-President Obasanjo’s ex-aide

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of a Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, ordered service of a N250 million damages suit against Prof. Anthony Adegbulugbe.
Ugandan musician turned politician, Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine, and Uganda's four time Presidential candidate Kizza Besigye attend a joint news conference over the government handling of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and a possible alliance against President Yoweri Museveni in the upcoming elections, in Wakiso district, in Kampala, Uganda June 15, 2020. REUTERS/Abubaker Lubowa/File Photo

Ugandan opposition party says it will challenge presidential election result

Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine’s party said on Sunday that it was preparing to challenge President Yoweri Museveni’s election victory and condemned what it called the house arrest of Wine and his wife.
FILE PHOTO - Ugandan opposition presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine, is escorted by policemen during his arrest in Kalangala

Uganda election: Bobi Wine ‘fearful for life’ after Yoweri Museveni win

Uganda’s main opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine says his life is being threatened following Thursday’s election which saw Yoweri Museveni win a sixth term.

Businessman docked over ‘N1.2m land fraud’

The Prosecutor, Insp. Chidi Leo, told the court that one Esther Abraham of Kinkinau, Kaduna, reported the case at the Gabasawa Police Station in Kaduna State on Dec. 15, 2020.
Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

YSFON official blames NFF for age cheating in Nigerian football

Osamudiame Osagede, the Edo chapter chairman of the Youth Sports Federation of Nigeria (YSFON), on Wednesday blamed the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for the rampant cheating in the country’s age-grade football.
Fredrick Nwabufo

Social media could end marriage as we know it

Chioma is having troubles with her mother-in-law. I know because she made it headline news on her social media page. She does not share her concerns with the other party in the nuptial contract or with a trained counsellor, but with aliens on social media who are sweating on the treadmill of their own problems and who have no understanding of the situational context.

Two directors drag Green Energy chairman to court for alleged unlawful removal, injustice

Two directors of an oil and gas company, Green Energy International Ltd., have taken their business partners to court, alleging injustice, cheating and demanding N250 million in damages.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

Kwara student bags jail term over internet scam

A student of the Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Kwara State, Oladipo Opeyemi Juwon, was on Thursday, sentenced to nine months’ imprisonment by Mahmood Abdulgafar of the Kwara State High Court in Ilorin over his involvement in an internet scam.
Italian prosecutors said on Thursday they suspect Juventus of involvement in Luis Suarez allegedly cheating in an Italian language exam earlier this year.

Prosecutors suspect Juventus helped Luis Suarez in Italian exam

Italian prosecutors said on Thursday they suspect Juventus of involvement in Luis Suarez allegedly cheating in an Italian language exam earlier this year.

Ibadan court dissolves 12-year old marriage over incompatibility, infidelity

A Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan on Friday dissolved a 12-year old marriage between Saheed Adewoyin and Mariam Adewoyin over incompatibility.

Cleric loses 15-year old marriage over infidelity

An Igando Customary Court in Lagos State on Monday dissolved 15-year-old marriage of a cleric, Yusuf Adeniyi, over infidelity.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin shakes hands with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden during their meeting in Moscow March 10, 2011. REUTERS-Alexander Natruskin

Joe Biden urged to extend US-Russia arms treaty for full five years without conditions

Arms control advocates are urging Joe Biden to extend the last U.S.-Russian treaty limiting deployed strategic nuclear arms for five years, but some experts argue the U.S. president-elect should go for a shorter period to maintain leverage over Moscow.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Governor Umahi: APC will protect South East’s interest

Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi has said that he is joining the All Progressives Congress because the party is working for the interest of the South East zone.
The state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr Wemi Jones, made the remark on Saturday while speaking with newsmen after leading a team to monitor the conduct of the examinations in some centres in Lokoja.

Kogi expresses satisfaction with conduct of common entrance exam

The Kogi government has expressed satisfaction with the processes and the conduct of the 2020 common entrance examinations across the state.
Prof. Mohammed Atureta, Rector, Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, says plans are ongoing to convocate five sets of graduates of the institution in April.

Exam malpractice: Rector cries out over ‘miracle centers,’ threats

Examination malpractices and cheating have been taken to a new low in Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja. A syndicate has created ‘Miracle Centers’ outside campus where students write and pass their exams without invigilation for a fee.
A Michigan judge Cynthia Stephens has dismissed a lawsuit by President Donald Trump’s campaign asking that vote count in the state be halted.

US election: Donald Trump sons back father’s claims

While Donald Trump’s political allies remained silent or distanced themselves Thursday from the US president, increasingly alone in his fight against what he says is widespread election “fraud”, his oldest sons declared their filial loyalty.

Travel agent in court for alleged N1.7 million visa fraud

A 35-year-old travel agent, Alao Ganiyu, on Monday appeared in a Chief Magistrates’ Court in Kaduna for allegedly defrauding a traveller of N1.7 million.

Man in court for allegedly defrauding business partner of N10 million

A man, Hule Sunday, on Tuesday appeared in a Wuse Zone Six Chief Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, for allegedly defrauding his business partner of N10 million.

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President Donald J. Trump granted pardons to 73 individuals and commuted the sentences of an additional 70 individuals.

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VP Osinbajo: Nigerian government to lift 20 million residents out of poverty soon

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A British prosecutor hired by the Hong Kong government to lead a case against tabloid media magnate Jimmy Lai and several other democracy activists has pulled out after coming under pressure in Britain, the city’s Department of Justice said on Wednesday.