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Five men wrongly convicted in New York relives years of pain with Oprah

The five men wrongly convicted of raping a jogger in New York’s Central Park in 1989 said on Sunday that a new Netflix Inc series about their case revived the pain from their ordeal but, for some, brought a sense of redemption.

Judge: Evans was not forced to make confessional statements

Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of an Ikeja Special Offences Court on Friday held that alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike alias Evans, and Victor Aduba, a dismissed soldier, made voluntary statements to the police regarding their alleged involvement in kidnappings.

Elections: Nigerian Army responds to allegations of partisanship

The Nigerian Army, on Saturday, said its activities in the just-concluded Presidential and National Assembly polls were within the ambit of the law and rules of engagement.
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Nigerian Army: We operated within legal boundary during polls

The Nigerian Army on Saturday said its activities in the just-concluded Presidential and National Assembly polls were within the ambit of the law and rules of engagement.

There’s no proof you were tortured – Judge tells Evans

Justice Hakeem Oshodi of an Ikeja High Court on Friday told alleged kidnap kingpin Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike a.k.a. Evans that there was no proof that he was tortured by the police.

Justice Onnoghen: We’ll stand together against anti-democratic forces – PDP Reps

Members of the House of Representatives Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Saturday vowed to stand together to combat anti-democratic forces desperate to subvert Nigeria’s constitution.

NADECO: Frederick Fasehun was a courageous democrat

The leadership of the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO), human rights groups and social-cultural organisations on Tuesday extolled the virtues of the late Dr Frederick Fasehun, founder of the Oodua People’s Congress.

Court absolves five men of gang rape, says girl consented to sex with them

A Spanish court Wednesday upheld a disputed nine-year jail term for five men who sexually abused a woman, despite two out of five judges believing the gang committed rape and calling for tougher sentences.
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UN: World population to grow another 2.2 billion by 2050

UNFPA, in its “State of World Population 2018” survey released in Geneva, said more than half of that growth – 1.3 billion – is likely to be in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Osun election: 60 cases of violence against women recorded – Group

A member of the International Federation of Women Lawyers, Mrs Ayoola Olusegun, Monday revealed that about 60 reported cases of violence against women were recorded during last Saturday’s governorship election.

UCH offers automatic housemanship to three best ABUAD graduating medical doctors

The management of University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan has offered automatic horsemanship to three outstanding graduating medical doctors of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti (ABUAD).

LCCI: FIRS freezing bank accounts of tax debtors is damaging

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has started writing to banks to freeze the accounts of tax defaulters to prevent affected parties from withdrawing from such accounts.

PDP rejects Katsina bye-election outcome, vows to petition election tribunal

The Katsina State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party has vowed to challenge the results of Saturday’s Katsina North Senatorial zone bye-election.
Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General

Post-election violence: UN warns Zimbabwe to exercise restraint

The UN has called on Zimbabwe’s leaders to reject any form of violence after reported attacks on demonstrators protesting election results in the country, which have left three people dead.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa gives a speech at the ZANU-PF rally at the White City Stadium in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe Saturday. Shortly after his speech ended, there was an explosion. CLAIRE HARBAGE | NPR

Zimbabwe election: UN body warns of voter intimidation

Zimbabwe's election campaign has been marred by a growing number of reports of voter intimidation and threats of violence, a UN body has said.

Fake News: Federal government will not gag media – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has assured Nigerians there would be no censorship or coercion of any media organisation in the government’s fight against fake news and hate speech.

Report: Nigeria named 9th most dangerous country for women

Nigeria has been named the ninth most dangerous country for women in the latest report released by Thomson Reuters Foundation on Tuesday.
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APC Convention confirms Buhari’s desperation to seize presidential ticket – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) berates the national convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a charade, a mockery of democracy and assault on the sensibility of Nigerians.

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Former Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has urged his supporters to resist further attacks from the government. He said he would no longer tolerate unwarranted assaults on his person and relatives.

Biafra: Senator Okorocha reveals when he’ll join IPOB

The immediate past Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, has declared that he will not hesitate to join the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, if the Nnamdi Kanu-led group is able to convince him to do so.
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Kano governor receives report on Ruga settlements

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State says the state government is determined to implement the RUGA project, meant to resettle herdsmen and boost economic activities.

Bishop Kukah: Imposter using my name on Facebook

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Most Rev. Dr. Matthew Hassan Kukah, on Saturday warned the public against an online fraudster who has been claiming to be him on Facebook and defrauding unsuspecting victims.
Pep Guardiola says fans can't expect Manchester City to win every game, after they were beaten 3-2 at Norwich on Saturday evening.

Pep Guardiola: Why Manchester City lost to Norwich

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has said that his side paid for their failure to take their chances, as they suffered a 3-2 defeat to Norwich City on Saturday.
Gunmen suspected to be Fulani militia:herdsmen

Six killed in fresh attack on Kaduna village

Not less than six people have been killed in a fresh attack on Fadaman Rimi village in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.