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Chief Justice Luke Malaba had been due to retire on Saturday when he turns 70, but Mnangagwa's ruling ZANU-PF party used its majority in parliament to amend the constitution, allowing the president to extend the retirement age of senior judges to 75 years if they proved they were in good health.

Zimbabwe chief justice’s tenure extended, lawyers challenge decision

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has extended the tenure of the chief justice by five years following contentious changes to the constitution that allowed for the extension and are being challenged in court by lawyers.
Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, says state and local governments share some of the responsibility to fix roads in Nigeria.

Nigerian government to pay resident doctors salary arrears May 7

The federal government has assured that members of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) would be paid their salary arrears on or before May 7.
Bill Gates and Melinda Gates have announced that they’ll be ending their marriage after 27 years together, explaining in a joint statement that they “no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives.”

Bill, Melinda Gates separated before divorce announcement – court documents

The divorce announcement of world’s billionaire couple, Bill and Melinda Gates is probably the most shocking news of the year.

Court issues criminal summons against Shell, 7 others over ‘oil theft’

A judge of an Upper Area Court in Abuja, Gambo Garba, on Thursday issued a criminal summons against Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) of Nigeria and seven of its top executives over alleged stealing of 16 million barrels of crude oil through the use of a fraudulent and unapproved metering system.
Charles Polevich has been arrested for the hit-and-run crash that led to the death of Nicki Minaj’s dad, Robert Maraj.

Hit-and-run killer of Nicki Minaj’s father surrenders

Charles Polevich has been arrested for the hit-and-run crash that led to the death of Nicki Minaj’s dad, Robert Maraj.

Edo NUT: We’ve not been served any court injunction against strike

The Edo State chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) Tuesday said in spite of the order by the National Industrial Court (NIC), which restrained it from embarking on strike, its members will not go back to work.
Prof. Kemebradikumo Pondei, Acting Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has promised sweeping changes in the commission.

Court reinstates Kemebradikumo Pondei-led NDDC IMC

A Federal High Court in Abuja has reinstated the Prof. Kemebradikumo Daniel Pondei-led Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Dr. Dre who has been dealing with his marriage crash and his health has been newly accused of domestic violence by his wife, Nicole Young in a new divorce filing.

Dr. Dre accused of holding gun to wife’s head

Dr. Dre who has been dealing with his marriage crash and his health has been newly accused of domestic violence by his wife, Nicole Young in a new divorce filing.
Magnus Abe

Senator Abe condemns alleged attack on APC supporters in Rivers

Abe, who pointed accusing fingers at some top APC party leaders in the state for masterminding the assault, alleged that certain persons invaded the venue of a peaceful gathering of APC members in Buguma city with dangerous weapons, inflicting serious injuries on several persons, including women.
Ondo State House of Assembly

Ondo assembly speaker, others sued for contempt of court

The bitter fight in the Ondo State House of Assembly has taken another turn as the speaker, Bamidele Oleyeloogun, and three others are set to be arraigned for contempt of court.
Cops in Argentina today stormed the house of Diego Maradona’s personal doctor amid reports the legend’s death is being treated as manslaughter, the Sun Reports.

Diego Maradona’s relatives fight over £37 million fortune

A source in Buenos Aires told The Sun of UK: “The battle for Maradona’s money won’t just be contested — it will be a World Cup.”
Yekini Nabena

APC: We are proceeding with our NEC meeting as scheduled

The All Progressives Congress Caretaker Committee has said it would proceed with a meeting of its National Executive Committee fixed for Tuesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
(FILES) This file photo taken on November 20, 2017 shows logos of US online news and social networking service Twitter displayed on computers’ screens. – Twitter said July 28, 2020 it had withdrawn a video retweeted by President Donald Trump in which doctors made allegedly false claims about the coronavirus pandemic, after Facebook took similar action. “Tweets with the video are in violation of our COVID-19 misinformation policy. We are taking action in line with our policy,” a Twitter spokesperson said, declining to give details on how many people had watched the video.The video was also removed by Facebook on Monday evening, said a company spokesperson, explaining that the footage shared “false information about cures and treatments for COVID-19.” (Photo by LOIC VENANCE / AFP)

#EndSARS: SERAP seeks probe of ‘false posting’ on ministry’s Twitter

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has asked the Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, to probe false posting on the ministry’s official Twitter handle of court proceedings in a lawsuit against him and the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC.

#EndSARS: Court adjourns suit on attacks on media freedom

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed “to probe false posting on the Ministry’s official Twitter handle of court proceedings in a lawsuit against him and the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).
President Emmerson Mnangagwa's wife Auxillia and their son Collins were mentioned last Friday as potential owners of six kilogrammes of gold found in the possession of mining boss Henrietta Rushwaya as she tried to leave the country.

Zimbabwe first lady rejects ‘link’ to gold smuggling

President Emmerson Mnangagwa's wife Auxillia and their son Collins were mentioned last Friday as potential owners of six kilogrammes of gold found in the possession of mining boss Henrietta Rushwaya as she tried to leave the country.

Kenya embraces digital court system

Through the digital system, lawyers, prosecutors, and litigants will be able to file cases and serve court papers to defendants from their homes or offices without physically visiting the court premises.

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The Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit (Taskforce) has revealed how eight persons, out of scores arrested over breach of COVID-19 protocols in the state tested positive of the virus. Chairman of the Agency, Chief Superintendent of Police, CSP, Shola Jejeloye, who disclosed this while briefing newsmen on his mission and vision, at the agency’s headquarters, Oshodi, stressed that the task of the agency is to enforce rules and regulations, warning that enforcement is not friendly.

Lagos clears shanties, illegal squatters at Iganmu under-bridge

Three days after the removal notice served occupants of Iganmu under-bridge, the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Unit (Taskforce) on Thursday brought down all illegal structures and abandoned vehicles that have occupied the space for long.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.

Nigerian Army tackles Sahara Reporters on ‘distribution’ of Ramadan packages by terrorists

The Nigerian Army has challenged Sahara reporters to mention the location where Boko Haram terrorists distributed Ramadan packages and cash in Borno and Yobe as reported by the medium.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Why our victims died in captivity – suspects

Suspected kidnappers apprehended by the Police in Benue State have attributed the deaths of some of their victims while in captivity to their inability to survive trauma.
Hope Uzodinma

Eid-el-Fitr: Imo governor assures residents of safety

The governor, who spoke at Government House at the occasion commemorating this year’s Eid-el-Fitr, said that his administration had put all safety measures in place to ensure that nobody living in the state was harmed.
Nigerian soldiers stand at the ready at the headquarters of the 120th Battalion in Goniri, Yobe State, in Nigeria's restive northeast. (Audu Marte, AFP)

Ondo: Military, police destroy ‘criminal camp’

Combined security operatives on Friday embarked on a show of force in some riverine communities of Ondo State during which they destroyed a suspected criminal camp at Asere in Ese-Odo Local Government Area.

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UEFA has confirmed that the 2021 Champions League final will now take place at Estadio do Dragao in Porto, with 12,000 Chelsea and Manchester City supporters set to be in attendance.

Champions League final moved to Portugal with 12,000 fans in attendance

UEFA has confirmed that the 2021 Champions League final will now take place at Estadio do Dragao in Porto, with 12,000 Chelsea and Manchester City supporters set to be in attendance.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Hoodlums attack police station in Abia

Ubani Market Police Station in Bende Local Government Area of Abia State has been razed by hoodlums suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Zamfara APC doles out 400 cattle to members for Sallah

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara has commenced distribution of 400 cattle to its members for Sallah celebration.
Demonstrators march with banners and flags during a protest demanding political change, in Algiers, Algeria April 9, 2021. REUTERS-Ramzi Boudina

Algeria to impose restrictions on street protests

Algeria will bar any protests that do not have prior approval, it said on Sunday, a move apparently aimed at the weekly mass demonstrations that ousted a veteran president in 2019 but have continued to demand a more thorough purge of the ruling elite.
Fulham manager Scott Parker has been linked with the managerial vacancy at Tottenham but says his priority is to try and help his current club make an immediate return to the Premier League.

Fulham boss willing to lead relegated side’s promotion bid

Fulham joined West Brom and Sheffield United in being relegated from the Premier League following a 2-0 loss to Burnley on Monday.