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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.
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.
Drake

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.
Egypt Parliament

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.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 24, 2018 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives to deliver a speech in Istanbul, after initial results of Turkey's presidential and parliamentary elections. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will on July 9, 2018 be sworn in for a second mandate as Turkey's head of state after his election triumph last month, assuming sweeping powers granted under a new constitution, a presidential source said. / AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILIC

Turkey’s Recep Erdogan files complaints against opposition leader, MPs over cartoon

President Tayyip Erdogan filed criminal complaints Wednesday against the leader of Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) and 72 other CHP lawmakers for allegedly insulting him with a cartoon they shared on social media.
The police cordon at the scene in Maryland | Reuters

US newspaper office shooting suspect charged with murder

The man suspected of killing five people at a newspaper office in eastern Maryland State has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder, according to court records filed Friday.

Dons: Why we were dismissed by ATBU

Two senior lecturers of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi, Aminu Rufai and Idris Abdullahi, dismissed by the institution, said on Sunday that the action of the institution was in bad faith.

Looters’ list: Uche Secondus drags Lai Mohammed to court, demands N1.5 billion damages

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prince Uche Secondus, has dragged the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, to court for defamation of character.

Samuel Eto’o threatens to sue website over April fool’s joke

Former Barcelona and Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o has threatened to sue a news website for defamation, after they published a false interview, where he claimed he was set to run in the 2018 Cameroon presidential election.

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Emeka Ephraim Ugwuonye

Police arraign disbarred lawyer for alleged fraud

A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Gudu, Abuja, on Thursday remanded a debarred lawyer, Emeka Ugwuonye, who runs a popular Facebook page, “Due Process Advocate”, in prison following his arraignment by the police.

Outsourced UCH staff protest over 30 months salary arrears

Outsourced staff of the University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan, on Thursday protested against 30-month salaries arrears the federal government is owing some workers of the organisation.
Omoyele Sowore

Omoyele Sowore kicks over exclusion from presidential debate

Mr Omoyele Sowore, Presidential Candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), has protested against his non-inclusion in the planned Presidential Debate being organised by the Nigeria Elections Debate Group (NEDG).

2019: Tanko Yakasai tacitly endorses Abubakar Atiku for president

A founding member of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) and elder statesman, Tanko Yakasai, has tacitly endorsed the candidature of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and his running mate, Mr Peter Obi, ahead of 2091 presidential election.

FCT fire service decries non-payment for fire safety fee

Julius Opetunsin, Assistant Controller-General, Federal Capital Territory Fire Service, has decried the non-payment of Fire Safety Certificate by managers of Liquefied Petroleum Gas Plants and filling stations in Abuja to the service.