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NAPTIP arrests two government staff for allegedly raping 13-year-old

Officials of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) have arrested two officials of the Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl.
Japanese authorities have hit former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn with a fresh charge of aggravated breach of trust, the fourth formal indictment against the car sector tycoon.

Ex-NISSAN chief Carlos Ghosn gets $4.5 million bail

A Japanese court granted embattled former NISSAN chief, Carlos Ghosn, bail Thursday, meaning the he could soon walk out of his Tokyo detention centre to prepare his defence against multiple charges of financial misconduct.
Armando Vega Gil

Musician commits suicide after #MeToo accusation

A Mexican rock star was found dead Monday after tweeting that he planned to kill himself in a “radical declaration of innocence” after being accused of sexual harassment by the country’s #MeToo movement.
Pope Francis on March 30 addressed the people, authorities, representatives of civil society and the diplomatic corps in the Moroccan capital, Rabat.

Pope hails Morocco on religious tolerance

Pope Francis has commended Moroccans for allowing people to practice their different religions, “especially Christians in peace without fear, intimidation or harassment”.
Pope Francis makes a Sunday morning visit to a social center in Temara, on the outskirts of Rabat, and encourages the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul in their efforts to help the poor of the area.

Pope Francis hails Morocco on religious tolerance

Pope Francis has commended Moroccans for allowing people to practice their different religions, “especially Christians in peace without fear, intimidation or harassment”.
Cristiano Ronaldo

Police request Cristiano Ronaldo’s DNA in alleged rape case

Las Vegas police have asked soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo to submit a DNA sample as part of their investigation into rape allegations made against him.
Matthew Hedges was pardoned and deported to the UK after he was sentenced to life in prison for spying in the UAE [AFP]

Matthew Hedges: UAE coerced me to give false confession

UK academic Matthew Hedges has accused investigators from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of subjecting him to psychological torture, and forcing him to give a false confession that he is an agent of the British spy agency, MI6.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 20, 2016 Nissan Motors chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn answers a question during a joint press conference in Tokyo. - Executives at Japanese car firm Mitsubishi Motors on November 26, 2018 decided to sack Carlos Ghosn as chairman as the once-revered tycoon faces allegations of financial misconduct that sparked his shock arrest. (Photo by TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA / AFP)

Carlos Ghosn arrest puts Japan’s justice system in the dock

The shock arrest of former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn has thrown the international spotlight onto Japan's criminal justice system, where suspects face prolonged detention and interrogation without lawyers present.

[email protected]: Clergy wants Nigerians to reflect, repent

Bishop of Okigwe South, Anglican Communion, Rt. Rev. David Onuoha said that the 58th anniversary of Nigeria should be used for sober reflection and repentance to move the Nation forward.
Archbishop Mark Coleridge, President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference in Australia, speaks as Sister Monica Cavanagh, President of Catholic Religious Australia, reacts during a media conference in Sydney, Australia, August 31, 2018. REUTERS/David Gray

Catholic bishops reject compulsory abuse reporting in Australia

The Catholic church in Australia on Friday rejected laws forcing priests to report child abuse when they learn about it in the confessional.

Ondo Police arrest seven suspected robbers, recover arms

The Ondo State Police command has arrested seven armed robbery suspects reportedly terrorising the people of the state.

Witness: How Evans used a soldier to kidnap victims in Lagos

A member of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Inspector Idowu Haruna, yesterday told an Ikeja High Court, Lagos, how Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike alias Evans, used a soldier as a decoy during his kidnap spree in Lagos.

Senator Mantu’s rigging claims has nothing to do with us – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dismissed the advice by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that it should learn from former deputy senate president Ibrahim Mantu‘s claims on how he rigged elections for the party.

Video confession of 23-year-old US serial bomber found

The 23-year-old Mark Conditt, serial bomber whose deadly attacks terrorized Austin, Texas, for weeks left a 25-minute video “confession” on a cell phone.

Minister Rotimi Amaechi asks Igbo to support President Buhari’s second term bid

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, has asked the Igbo to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term bid.

Goliaths will fall in 2018 – Pastor Adeboye

Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer World-wide of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, has prophesied that proverbial “significant goliaths will fall” this year.

Swiss journalists detained, interrogated in United Arab Emirates

Authorities in the United Arab Emirates have detained two journalists working for Swiss broadcaster RTS while they were covering the opening of the new Louvre museum in Abu Dhabi, and held them for two days.

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Governor Akeredolu: Only VIPs are now safe on Nigerian roads

Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has decried the spate of kidnapping on highways but assured that the menace would become the thing of the past soonest.
Nasir El-Rufai

Governor El-Rufai urged not to sign religious bill into law

A Kaduna based Islamic scholar, Sheikh Haliru Abdullahi Maraya, has advised Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai not to sign the religious bill recently passed by the State House of Assembly.
Clara Chime

Why I abandoned my matrimonial home – Ex-Governor Chime’s wife

The estranged wife of former governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State, Clara, on Monday told an FCT High Court Apo that she left her matrimonial home for fear of her life.
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US budget chief requests two-year delay on parts of Huawei ban

The White House’s acting budget chief is pressing for parts of the US’s Huawei ban to be delayed an additional two years, The Wall Street Journal reports.
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NBC, AIT resolve differences as ‘media elders’ intervene

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) and DAAR Communications Plc, owners of Africa Independent Television (AIT) and Ray Power FM, have resolved their differences.