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Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announces a failed coup as he addresses the public on television, June 23, 2019. The failed coup in the Amhara region was led by a high-ranking military official and others within the country’s military, he said.

Activists: Ethiopia jails critics in crackdown after killings

Ethiopia is using last month's assassination of high-ranking officials as a pretext to arrest critics with no apparent links to the attacks, international and domestic rights activists said Wednesday.

Court adjourns Raymond Dokpesi’s N5 billion libel suit until September 23

An FCT High Court, Apo, on Tuesday adjourned until Sept.23, a N5 billion defamation suit, filed by Chief Raymond Dokpesi against immediate past Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, and former Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami.

Rep Femi Gbajabiamila vows to sue CUPP for defamation

The Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos) has threatened to sue the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), for defamation of character.

Femi Gbajabiamila: I have been convicted of any crime in my life

The media campaign organization of Femi Gbajabiamila campaign organization has said that the speakership candidate of the 9th assembly has never be convicted of any crime whatsoever in any part of the world.
Dupe Atoki

Judge charges Nigerian officials to seek legal redress instead of harassing journalists

A judge of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Dupe Atoki, has charged Nigerian public officials to seek legal redress when they feel offended by a news report, instead of harassing and intimidating the journalist.

Court suspends ruling on Tuface N50 million suit against Blackface

A Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja has suspended ruling on the defamation case between Tuface Idibia, his manager Efe Omorogbe, and his erstwhile Plantation Boys colleague, Blackface.
(FILES) This file photo taken on March 22, 2018 shows a computer screen displaying the logo of the social networking site Facebook, taken in Manchester, England. Facebook took out full-page ads in European newspapers on April 16, 2018 to trumpet tough new EU legislation that promises "more data protection for you", as the company seeks to win back trust following a damaging privacy scandal. The new law, set to come into effect on May 25, aims to give users more control over how their personal information is stored and used online, with big fines for firms that break the rules. / AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFF

Facebook’s privacy move: major pivot or headfake?

After building the world’s biggest and most powerful social network in history, Mark Zuckerberg says the future of Facebook is something else.

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.
YINKA ODUMAKIN

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.
Nicki Minaj

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.
Deji Adeyanju

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 .
Deji Adeyanju

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.
Alok Nath appeared in Richard Attenborough’s film Gandhi. AFP-Getty Images

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.

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