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Many Indian states, including Rajasthan, outlaw cow slaughter with some also banning the sale or transport of beef products [Harish Tyagi-EPA]

Indian mob lynches Muslim man transporting cows

A Muslim man has been killed by a mob of vigilantes in India after being accused of smuggling cows for slaughter, according to officials.
Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen

Special anti-corruption courts deliver judgement in 324 cases

The special courts designated in November 2017 to try corruption and financial crimes cases in the country have delivered 324 judgements, struck out 12 cases and reserved 62 cases for judgement in the last six months.

Major conviction boosts anti-corruption hopes in Nigeria

Nigerian lawyers and activists on Thursday welcomed the jailing of a former state governor for corruption, hoping it will set a precedent for a string of other high-profile suspects.

Governor Ajimobi inaugurates new council bosses

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Monday swore-in the newly elected Chairmen of the 33 local governments, LGs, and 35 Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs, in the State, who emerged victorious at the just-concluded local government election in the State.

President Duterte’s critic Maria Sereno removed as Philippine chief justice

The Philippine Supreme Court voted on Friday to expel its chief justice in a vote that activists said signals "the death of democracy" in the Southeast Asian country.

Court adjourns hearing on Senator Melaye’s bail application

The Chief Justice of Kogi State High Court has adjourned hearing on the bail application of Sen. Dino Melaye.

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.

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Gunmen abduct Bayelsa PDP chieftain on eve of planned defection to APC

A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain and Vice Chairman, Bayelsa State Peace and Reconciliation committee, Bibi Oweifa, has been abducted by unknown gunmen at the state secretariat annex, Yenagoa.
National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus (R), Atiku Abubakar and behind him Otunba Gbenga Daniel, DG, Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation, at the declaration rally of Atiku for the 2019 presidential election, at Ribadu Square, Yola, Adamawa State, yesterday.

Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar: APC turning Nigeria into another Afghanistan

Former Vice President and frontline Presidential aspirant on Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) platform, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has said his interest in the 2019 presidential contest is not to achieve personal political ambition, but informed by need to help address the suffering and killings across the country.

Ethiopia intercepts about $10 million in joint security operation

Ethiopia police have in the past week seized huge cash sums and arms in different parts of the country, state affiliated FANA Broadcasting Corporate have reported.
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Neymar says he is victim of ‘double standards’ for club and country

Neymar has claimed that he is the subject of double standards when he plays for Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: I could have been US President

LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he would be President of the United States of America if he had arrived 10 years earlier.