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Bishop Kukah: Nigeria not worth dying for

Bishop Mathew Kukah, the Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Tuesday, attacked President Muhammadu Buhari, saying he has introduced nepotism to the military and relegated national interest to the background.

Bishop Kukah: President Buhari’s government most nepotistic, narcissistic in Nigeria’s history

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto archdiocese, Mathew Kukah, has described the government of President Muhammadu Buhari as the most nepotistic and narcissistic government in Nigeria’s history.
An FCT High Court, Maitama, on Wednesday fixed Jan. 27, 2020 for Olisa Metuh, a former PDP spokesman, charged with criminal destruction of evidence to open his defence.

High Court dismisses former employee’s libel suit against Eunisell

An Abuja High Court has dismissed a defamation case filed against Eunisell Limited and two others.
Six employees of the Leadership Group Limited have dragged their employers to court demanding N10billion from it for defamation following publications describing them as thieves.

Leadership Newspaper employees sue management for N10 billion

Six employees of the Leadership Group Limited have dragged their employers to court demanding N10billion from it for defamation following publications describing them as thieves.

Festus Keyamo: Social media must be regulated

Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has highlighted reasons why the social media should be regulated.
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Oladipo Olasope, has knocked the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) over its alleged docility and unnecessary silence on the Anti-Hate Speech Bill that has passed second reading in the National Assembly.

Anti-Hate Speech Bill: Senior lawyer knocks NBA over alleged docility, unnecessary silence

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Oladipo Olasope, has knocked the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) over its alleged docility and unnecessary silence on the Anti-Hate Speech Bill that has passed second reading in the National Assembly.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC condemns ‘arrest of members’ in Zamfara

The state Chairman of the party, Lawal Liman, condemned the action in Gusau on Thursday while meeting with the 14 local government chairmen of the party in the state.

Afe Babalola: No need for hate speech bill, there are enough laws

Chief Afe Babalola (SAN) on Wednesday described the hate speech bill as a slide to dictatorship and that there was no need for extra laws in Nigeria.

Archbishop: Hate speech death penalty antithetical to development

The Archbishop, Methodist Church Nigeria, Ibadan Archdiocese, Most Rev’d Muyiwa Odejayi, has described as “antithetical to development”, the proposed death penalty for hate speech in a bill before the National Assembly. He gave the warning...
A New York judge on Thursday ordered Donald Trump to pay $2 million for using his former charity to further his political and business interests, adding to the president’s legal woes.

Judge orders Donald Trump to pay $2 million in damages to charities

A New York judge on Thursday ordered Donald Trump to pay $2 million for using his former charity to further his political and business interests, adding to the president’s legal woes.
The acting Inspector-General of Police (IG-P), Mr Mohammed Adamu, has assured candidates and political parties of police neutrality and fairness throughout the general elections.

Enugu union chief sues police chief over eminent communal crisis, cultism

President General of Ezza Nkwubor Development Union, Enugu East local government area of Enugu State, Mr. Ikechukwu Anselm Nwafor, has petitioned Inspector General of Police, Mr. Adamu Mohammed over alleged cultism and violence acts by a group of individuals.

70-year old drags granddaughter to court over alleged defamation of character

A 70-year-old man, Abubakar Inuwa, on Wednesday dragged his 16-year-old granddaughter before an Upper Sharia Court sitting in ‘Yantukwane, Zaria for accusing him of breaking her relationships.

Banker docked for defamation

A banker, Francis Agumobi, on Friday appeared in a Wuse Zone 6 Chief Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, for allegedly accusing his kinsman of acquiring land for RUGA project.
An Ilorin, Kwara State lawyer Olarewaju Aluko and his client, Taiye Na’Allah, on Thursday sued the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) at a Kwara State High Court for alleged defamation of character.

EFCC dragged to court for alleged defamation

An Ilorin, Kwara State lawyer Olarewaju Aluko and his client, Taiye Na’Allah, on Thursday sued the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) at a Kwara State High Court for alleged defamation of character.

Police arraign company’s secretary for calling her boss ‘debtor’ on social media

The police on Thursday arraigned a company’s secretary, Elizabeth Ukeugbo, at a Magistrates’ Court in Wuse Zone 6, Abuja, for allegedly tagging her employer `a debtor’ on social media.
Addressing a packed court on Monday, he said Eni Chief Executive Claudio Descalzi authorized a company manager named Claudio Granata to approach him and offer him his job back if he agreed to modify his testimony.

Malabu oil scandal: Witness says Eni chief bribed him to change graft allegations

Hearing will continue in a Milan court tomorrow and 25 July in a corruption case involving Italian oil firm Eni and Nigerian officials over the graft-ridden sale of OPL 245, now known as Malabu oil scandal.
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.

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At least 33 Boko Haram militants were killed by Nigerian troops in a gunfight on Sunday, according to military sources on Tuesday.

Many feared killed as Boko Haram attacks vigilante in Yobe

An unspecified number of vigilante operatives were killed at a checkpoint mounted by suspected Boko Haram members along Damaturu/Gashua road, Yobe, on Friday, witnesses and security officials said.
Club Brugge forward Emmanuel Dennis believes his team can get a result that will make them progress in the Europa League after Thursday's 1-1 Round of 32 draw against Manchester United at the Jan Breydel Stadium.

Sunday Oliseh: Emmanuel Dennis can play for big clubs in Europe

Former Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh has backed Nigeria and Club Brugge forward Emmanuel Dennis to play for any of the top clubs in Europe after putting up a good outing against Manchester United in the Europa League.

Ayodele Fayose denies plans to dump PDP

Former Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose says he is not contemplating dumping the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), for another party.

South Sudan rebel leader to be appointed vice president

South Sudan President Salva Kiir will on Friday formally appoint rebel leader Riek Machar as vice president, ahead of a swearing-in ceremony on Saturday, the information minister said.
Raheem Sterling sat down with AS at the Lowry Hotel, the hotel where José Mourinho was based during his time in Manchester.

Raheem Sterling: I’m happy at Manchester City for now

Raheem Sterling has not ruled out playing for Real Madrid in the future but insists he is “really happy” at Manchester City for now.