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Police arraign three men over alleged assault, causing hurt

The police on Monday arraigned Nwaeze Vincent, Nwaeze Emmanuel and Solomon Uwabor in a Kubwa Grade1 Area Court over alleged assault and causing hurt.
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Yinka Odumakin sues Itse Sagay for alleged libel, demands N5 billion damages

Former President Goodluck Jonathan is expected to testify in court in a libel case involving Yinka Odumakin, National Publicity of Afenifere and Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC).
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India wants social media platforms to remove content it deems ‘unlawful’

The Indian government has proposed new rules aiming to stop the spread of fake news and misinformation in the country on social media — and local civil liberties groups aren’t happy. Late last month, the Internet Freedom Foundation penned a statement saying that these new rules would act as a “sledgehammer to online free speech.”
Judd was one of the first women in 2017 to publicly accuse Weinstein of sexual misconduct [Lucy Nicholson-Reuters]

Judge dismisses part of Ashley Judd’s lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein

A federal judge in the US city of Los Angeles has dismissed actress Ashley Judd's sexual harassment claim against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein but said she could proceed with a defamation claim against him, according to media reports.

DSS hands over Aisha Buhari’s ADC to police

The Department of State Services (DSS) has handed over the Aide De Camp (ADC) to the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Mohammed Baba-Inna, to the police for further investigation over corruption allegations.
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Nicki Minaj threatens to sue TV host over sex offender comments

Nicki Minaj has threatened to sue TV host Jesse Palmer after he claimed her defences of her new beau were part of a pattern of sticking up for sex offenders.
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Court admits Deji Adeyanju to N500,000 bail for alleged cyber stalking

A Wuse II Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, on Thursday admitted civil activist and coordinator of Concerned Nigerians, Deji Adeyanju, to bail in the sum of N500,000 .
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Deji Adeyanju arraigned again, remanded in prison

The Wuse Zone 2 Chief Magistrate’s Court in Abuja on Tuesday remanded Deji Adeyanju in prison, moments after the political activist was arraigned on a petition filed by Chief of Army Staff Tukur Buratai.
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Police file rape case against Bollywood actor Alok Nath

Indian police said on Wednesday that they had registered a rape case against Bollywood actor Alok Nath, a rare development in India’s burgeoning #MeToo movement, with very few accusations under investigation by the authorities.

MFM, Daniel Olukoya file law suit in US against Omoyele Sowore, Sahara Reporters

The United States District Court for the District of Maryland, has been approached in a civil action to sanction the defamation and ancillary torts committed by Omoyele Sowore and Sahara Reporters Media Inc. in several online publications against the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) and its General Overseer, Dr. Daniel Kolawole Olukoya.

Key Burundi news website suspended over defamation probe

Burundi's main, pro-government news website has been suspended over a defamation probe, a judicial source said Saturday.
Juventus' Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo trains prior to the Italian Serie A football match Udi-nese Calcio vs Juventus FC at the Dacia Arena stadium in Udine on October 6, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - Miguel MEDINA

Cristiano Ronaldo: Rape allegations deliberate defamation campaign

Rape allegations made against Cristiano Ronaldo are a "defamation campaign based on stolen and easily manipulated digital documents", according to the player's lawyer Peter Christiansen.

Man sues ex-wife for allegedly insulting him on Facebook

The woman is facing charges of defamation and violating cyber laws at the Abu Dhabi Misdemeanour Court in Saudi Arabia. The man has demanded Dh21,000 ($5717) in temporary damages from the accused.
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Drake sues woman over fake pregnancy, extortion

Canadian rapper Drake has filed a lawsuit against a woman who claimed he got her pregnant, including making false rape allegations against him to extort money from him.

Drake sues woman over ‘false’ pregnancy, rape claims

Drake has filed a lawsuit against a woman whom he says made a false rape allegation against him and also lied that she was pregnant for him.

2019: ADP raises alarm over alleged death threat to Lagos guber aspirant

The Action Democratic Party (ADP), Lagos State Chapter, has raised an alarm over what it described as a death threat to its aspirant, Mr Babatunde Olalere Gbadamosi popularly known as BOG on a live TV show by the spokesman of APC in Lagos State, Mr Joe Igbokwe.
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Egypt passes bill to block popular social media accounts

Egypt's parliament has passed a bill targeting popular social media accounts that authorities accuse of publishing "fake news," the latest move in a five-year-old drive to suppress dissent and silence independent sources of news.
Lawyers for disgraced Hollywood horndog Harvey Weinstein pushed Wednesday to have Ashley Judd's harassment lawsuit dismissed. (Jefferson Siegel - AP)

Actress Ashley Judd made sex deal allowing Harvey Weinstein to touch her – Lawyers...

Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers are calling on a US judge to dismiss a lawsuit from actress Ashley Judd — who accuses the disgraced mogul of torpedoing her career — on the grounds that she had made a sexual “deal” with him.

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Election: Gunmen abduct Governor Emmanuel’s security adviser

Mr Charles Udoh, the Akwa Ibom Commissioner for Information and Orientation, has confirmed the abduction of Mr Iniobong Ekong, the Senior Special Adviser on Security Matters to Gov. Udom Emmanuel.
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Elections: Voters turnout massive – EU

The European Union (EU) said it is satisfied with the voters turnout in today’s presidential and national assembly elections.
Senator representing Kaduna Central senatorial district, Senator Shehu Sani Saturday expressed satisfaction with the way and manner voters organized themselves to exercise their franchise.

Elections: Senator Shehu Sani lauds orderliness of voters

Senator representing Kaduna Central senatorial district, Senator Shehu Sani, Saturday expressed satisfaction with the way and manner voters organized themselves to exercise their franchise.

Lberia’s Elen Sirleaf leads ECOWAS team to observe elections

The head of ECOWAS Election Observers Mission to Nigeria, Madam Ellen Jonhson-Sirleaf, on Saturday led a delegation of election monitors to many polling stations in Abuja.
Chicago Archbishop Cardinal Blase J. Cupich (R) talks with chairman of the German Bishops’ Conference, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, as they wait for the arrival of the Pope for the third day of a global child protection summit for reflections on the sex abuse crisis within the Catholic Church, on February 23, 2019 at the Vatican. (Photo by Alessandra Tarantino / POOL / AFP)

Cardinal admits church files on paedophile priests ‘destroyed’

A top Catholic cardinal admitted Saturday that Church files on priests who sexually abused children were destroyed or never even drawn up, a move which allowed paedophiles to prey on others.