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Zimbabwean journalist and government critic Hopewell Chin'ono was arrested on Friday on charges of communicating false information, his third arrest inside six months, his lawyer said.

Zimbabwe court quashes criminal charges against journalist

Zimbabwe's High Court on Wednesday quashed charges of communicating false information levelled against journalist and government critic Hopewell Chin’ono, saying the law used by police to arrest him in January no longer existed.
Paul Rusesabagina looks on as he sits with some of his coaccused at the Supreme Court in Kigali. Simon Wohlfahrt - AFP

Hotel Rwanda ‘hero’ Paul Rusesabagina quits trial, says he expects no justice

Paul Rusesabagina, a Rwandan government critic who was hailed as a hero during a genocide in the country, has not showed up for his trial after informing prison authorities he was quitting the process as he did not expect justice.
Paul Rusesabagina looks on as he sits with some of his coaccused at the Supreme Court in Kigali. Simon Wohlfahrt - AFP

Hotel Rwanda ‘hero’ goes on trial amid global calls for release

Paul Rusesabagina, the polarising hero of the hit movie "Hotel Rwanda," went on trial on Wednesday on charges including terrorism that drew international calls for his release.
Zimbabwean journalist and government critic Hopewell Chin'ono was arrested on Friday on charges of communicating false information, his third arrest inside six months, his lawyer said.

Zimbabwe journalist Hopewell Chin’ono to spend weekend in jail after tweet

Zimbabwe police have re-arrested award-winning journalist and government critic Hopewell Chin'ono, as well as one of his defenders, for allegedly posting false information on social media, prosecutors and lawyers said.
Zimbabwean journalist and government critic Hopewell Chin'ono was arrested on Friday on charges of communicating false information, his third arrest inside six months, his lawyer said.

Zimbabwean journalist arrested for third time in six months

Zimbabwean journalist and government critic Hopewell Chin'ono was arrested on Friday on charges of communicating false information, his third arrest inside six months, his lawyer said.
Zimbabwean journalist and government critic Hopewell Chin'ono was freed on bail on Friday after being arrested two weeks ago on charges of obstructing justice.

Zimbabwe journalist released on bail in ‘obstructing justice’ case

Zimbabwean journalist and government critic Hopewell Chin'ono was freed on bail on Friday after being arrested two weeks ago on charges of obstructing justice.
Job Sikhala, vice chairman of the main opposition party Movement for Democratic Change Alliance (MDC-Alliance), was arrested on August 21 and charged with inciting the public to commit violence.

Zimbabwe’s opposition lawmaker Job Sikhala released on bail

A Zimbabwean court on Tuesday freed on bail an outspoken opposition leader and lawmaker a month after he was arrested for promoting anti-government protests.
Public Relations Officer, DSS National Headquarters, Abuja, Dr Peter Afunanya

DSS: Dadiyata not in our custody

According to a statement by the Public Relations Officer, DSS National Headquarters, Abuja, Dr Peter Afunanya, the Service has no reasons to deny its arrest and detention of suspects if it carried out operations during which such persons were arrested.

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“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Two ‘killed’, one injured as robbers attack bullion van in Ondo

Two persons were feared killed while one was injured as bank robbers attacked a bullion van at Bolorunduro area in Ondo East council area of Ondo state.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Ondo governor commiserates with Pastor Adeboye over son’s demise

Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has commiserated with the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, over the death of his son, Pastor Dare Adeboye.
L-R: Katsina state Governor, Honourable Bello Masari. Kebbi’s state Governor, Senator Atiku Bagudu, Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele and President, Maize Farmers Association Bello Abubakar Annur (with Reflective jacket) at the Flag- off of the National Maize harvest and Loan Recovery and launching of 2020/2021 Dry Season Maize Farming in Katsina on Thursday, May 6, 2021

CBN governor vows to block maize importation

Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele on Thursday vowed to resist importation of maize as Nigerians have the capacity and capability to grow the crop locally to meet consumption demand.
1. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the State House, Abuja.

VP Osinbajo: Nigeria’s unity must not be compromised

Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbanjo, on Thursday, insisted that the unity of the country should not be compromised in anyway.
Mele Kyari, group managing director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), says buyers were begged to purchase Nigeria’s crude oil at $9 per barrel in April.

NNPC: We’ll commission rehabilitated PHC refinery in 2023

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr Mele Kyari, has assured Nigerians that the Port Harcourt Refinery Complex (PHRC) will roar back to life on or before April 5, 2023 when repairs would have been completed.

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Father Mbaka to APC: Go to Rome, report me to Pope

Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka, the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu has called the bluff of the All Progressives Congress by telling them to go to Rome and report him to the Pope.
The second edition of the African Minifootball Confederation (AMC) Cup of Nations has been scheduled to hold in Ibadan the capital of Oyo state in Nigeria from July 8-17.

Nigeria hosts six-nation Aisha Buhari Cup

Six of the best women football playing nations in Africa, including South Africa, Cameroun, Mali, Morocco, and Ghana will converge on Nigeria for the Aisha Buhari Invitational Tournament billed to hold in September.
Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyi was on parade for his Club Union Berlin against Bayer Leverkusen in the German Bundesliga encounter on Friday.

Union Berlin boss provides update on Taiwo Awoniyi injury

Nigeria forward Taiwo Awoniyi is moving closer to full fitness following a short spell on the sidelines.
The Enugu Electricity Distribution PLC (EEDC) has cautioned residents of South-East against activities of scammers and unscrupulous individuals who are already taking advantage of the just commenced National Mass Metering Program (NMMP) to customers.

Imo government partners EEDC to improve power supply

The Imo government has expressed readiness to partner the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) to improve power supply in the state.
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has charged governments at all levels to prioritise agriculture and adequately harness the untapped potentials of the sector to fast-track economic growth and development.

Edo governor to partner with workers to expand tax net

Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has expressed the readiness of his administration to partner with Edo workers to expand the tax net in the state following the dwindling revenue from Abuja.