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Lawal Adamu Usman

Senatorial aspirant escapes attack, as thugs besiege tribunal

Senatorial Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Kaduna Central in the 2019 elections, Lawal Adamu Usman (Mr LA) narrowly escaped lynching by thugs suspected to have been sent by his opponents on Saturday.

Community leader arraigned for allegedly raping 12-year-old girl

A man, Goddey Jatto, has been arraigned before a magistrate in Benin City, Edo State, for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl.
Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is serving a 10-year prison sentence, has been hospitalised after suffering heart problems. - Reuters

Pakistani court grants bail to ex-premier Nawaz Sharif for medical treatment

The Pakistani Supreme Court on Tuesday granted six-week bail to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, temporarily suspending his seven-year prison term for corruption.

Election: Rivers PDP counsel withdraws legal services

Mr Ferdinand Orbih (SAN), counsel to Peoples Democratic Party in the political matter involving PDP, All Progressives Congress and Independent National Electoral Commission in Rivers State, says he has withdrawn his legal services to the party.
Prabhu Ramamoorthy

Man lands in jail for nine years over airplane sex assault

An Indian national has been sentenced to nine years in prison in the US for a brazen sexual assault of a woman on an airplane while his wife sat next to him.
Meng Wanzhou

Huawei chief bail hearing to resume in Canada as Beijing piles pressure

Chinese telecom giant Huawei chief Meng Wanzhou is set to be back in a Canadian courtroom today, fighting for her freedom with the help of pressure from Beijing, while prosecutors argue she cannot be trusted

Osun lawmaker’s alleged blackmailers return to court

The presence of security operatives was increased at the Osun State Judiciary Complex where the alleged blackmailers of Osun lawmaker, Mr Timothy Owoeye, are appearing before a magistrates’ court.

Films marking Nelson Mandela’s 100th posthumous birthday premieres

Three films, with fascinating insights into the life and times of late South Africa’s former President Nelson Mandela, would premiere at the 39th Durban International Film Festival.
Wa Lone, left, and Kyaw Soe Oo were detained for reporting on army operations in Rakhine state [Antoni Slodkowski-Reuters]

Myanmar charges Reuters reporters under Official Secrets Act

A court in Myanmar has charged two jailed Reuters news agency journalists with obtaining secret state documents, moving the landmark press freedom case into its trial stage after six months of preliminary hearings.
Nawaz Sharif, the former prime minister of Pakistan, leaving court in Islamabad in December. Aamir Qureshi-Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Ex-Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif sentenced to 10 years over corruption

A Pakistani anti-corruption court has found former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif guilty of corruption and sentenced him to 10 years in prison and a $10.5m fine, a move that could be a blow to his PML-N party’s chances in an upcoming general election.
Jucontee Thomas Woewiyu

Former Charles Taylor’s deputy convicted in US

A jury in Philadelphia has convicted Jucontee Thomas Woewiyu, former number two to Charles Taylor in the National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL), according to Front Page Africa, a Liberian daily newspaper.

Absence of defence counsel stalls Olisa Metuh’s trial in absentia

The absence of Olisa Metuh’s counsel, Mr Emeka Etiaba, (SAN) on Thursday stalled the hearing in the ongoing trial of the former PDP Spokesman in a Federal High Court Abuja.

Artisan accused of iron rod theft jumps out of court window, dies

A 41-year-old welder, Wasiu Alowonle, who was standing trial for allegedly stealing an iron rod worth N40,000, jumped out of a courtroom window and died immediately.

War crimes convict Slobodan Praljak died of cyanide poisoning

A war crimes convict who swallowed a liquid during a dramatic court appearance died of cyanide poisoning, Dutch prosecutors say.

Police seek death penalty for wife of ex-PDP chairman’s son

The police have filed murder charges against a woman who allegedly murdered her husband at their residence in Abuja weekend.

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The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has arrested Nigerian entrepreneur, Obinwanne Okeke of conspiracy to commit fraud running into the sum of 12 million US dollars.

$11 million fraud: Obinwanne Okeke pleads not guilty, remanded in prison

Obinwanne Okeke, the 31-year-old Nigerian held by American authorities for alleged fraud, entered a plea of not guilty to two counts of wire and computer fraud at his first hearing on Monday.
Oby Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili urges new economic council to tell President Buhari how he ‘mismanaged economy’

Oby Ezekwesili, a former presidential candidate, on Tuesday, urged the newly constituted Economic Advisory Council to make it a priority to tell President Muhammadu Buhari, how he has allegedly mismanaged the economy.
Rescue workers stand near a passenger train after it derailed during rush hour outside Hung Hom station on the Kowloon side of Hong Kong. Anthony Wallace-AFP-Getty Images

Train derails in Hong Kong during rush hour

A passenger train derailed during the morning rush hour in Hong Kong on Tuesday leaving eight people injured, authorities said.
Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun in Monday inaugurated eight newly renovated primary health care centres in the state.

Osun governor inaugurates eight primary health care centres

Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun in Monday inaugurated eight newly renovated primary health care centres in the state.

IPOB: Security agents besiege Nnamdi Kanu’s Umuahia home

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has insisted that security agents have been keeping watch at the country home of their leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, despite consistent denial by the authorities.