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Stella Nyanzi

Ugandan activist Stella Nyanzi appeals against conviction, sentence

Incarcerated controversial Ugandan academic has appealed to the High Court challenging her conviction and sentence.
Cardinal George Pell is taken from the court in Melbourne, Australia, back to jail after his appeal against child sexual abuse convictions was dismissed. James Ross-AAP

Australian court upholds Catholic cardinal’s sex abuse verdict

An Australian appeals court Wednesday upheld convictions against Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic to be found guilty of sexually abusing children.

Group drags Delta governor, others to court over oil commission board chair

An anti-corruption group, Centre for Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Crusade (CHURAC) has dragged Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State and three others to court over the appointment of a former member of the state House of Assembly, Mr. Michael Diden, as chairman of the board of the state’s Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC).
Nelson Chamisa of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change at a Sunday church service in Harare, Zimbabwe, before polling day. Jerome Delay-AP

Zimbabwe opposition challenges protest ban

Zimbabwe’s main opposition MDC has gone to court to lift a police ban on its demonstrations, an official said on Friday, as armed police and soldiers set up checkpoints on major roads and blocked access to the party’s offices in central Harare.
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed 50 percent women in his new cabinet, a first for Africa's second biggest economy.

South African president wins legal fight with anti-corruption watchdog

President Cyril Ramaphosa won the latest round of a legal battle with South Africa’s anti-corruption watchdog on Monday, as a judge delayed implementation of findings linked to its claim that he misled parliament about a leadership campaign donation.

Hoodlums invade monarch’s compound in Ogun, burgle houses

About 21 residents have been displaced in Ilupeju community, Magboro, Ogun State, after hoodlums suspected to be land grabbers stormed the premises of a monarch, Oba Isiah Odesanmi.
Uduak Nseobot

Akwa Ibom councillor ‘beats woman, forces her to walk naked’

A local councillor in Akwa Ibom state has appeared before a state High Court in Uyo for allegedly assaulting a woman and stripping her naked in the public.
Governor of Bayelsa State, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson

Bayelsa PDP guber aspirants’ desperation can’t stop council polls – governor

Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has said the desperation of some governorship aspirants within the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) cannot stop the local government election, insisting that it will hold as scheduled on August 10.

Court restrains ARCON from conducting qualifying professional exams

A High Court in Abuja has restrained Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON) from conducting and/or purporting to conduct any Qualifying Professional Examinations (QPE) by whatsoever name or form for the registration of architects in Nigeria.

Breeze FM resumes transmission in Lafia

Director of the station, Nawani Aboki said: “We have resumed transmission after the station was demolished and we welcome government and individuals to express their opinions towards developing the state.”

Proprietress jailed for diverting WAEC registration fees

A Borno State High Court, sitting in Maiduguri, has sentenced a school proprietress, Mrs. Josephine Udeh, to one year in prison for obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of N5, 059,000.

Oyo councils’ judgment: Court rejects motion for stay of execution

An Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan on Tuesday rejected a motion seeking to enforce the May 6 judgment obtained by the sacked local government chairmen in the state.
Justice Darius Khobo of Kaduna State High Court, on Thursday, adjourned hearing in the application for permission to travel to India for medical attention filed by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zinat, to July 29.

Ibraheem El-Zakzaky’s bail application adjourned to August 5

The Justice Darius Khobo-led Kaduna State High Court has, Monday, failed to rule on the bail application filed by the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenat after it adjourned the case to August 5, 2019.

Man jailed for diverting N13 million pension fund in Enugu

Justice K. I. Okpe of the Enugu State High Court has sentenced one Akpudili Anayo to six years in prison for the diversion of N13m meant for the payment of pension and salaries in the state.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Zamfara: APC vows third return to Supreme Court

Nigeria’s ruling party, APC, has vowed to return to the Supreme Court to contest the disqualification of the party from contesting in Zamfara State in the 2019 general elections.

Restaurant owner drags FAAN to court over alleged missing N950,000

The owner of a restaurant at Margaret Ekpo international Airport, Calabar, Cross River State, Mr. Effanga Offiong Inyang, has dragged Management of Federal Airport Authority (FAAN) to court over alleged missing N950, 000.
Supreme Court of Nigeria

Supreme Court affirms candidature of Kwara APC Reps member

The Supreme Court has affirmed the nomination of Mohamed Omar Bio as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the House of Representatives election in Baruten/Kaiama federal constituency of Kwara state.

Adebayo Shittu: Why I withdrew my suit against APC

Adebayo Shittu, a former Minister of Communications, on Friday said he voluntarily withdrew his suit against the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the Supreme Court.

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Woman crushed to death in police station

Tragedy struck at the Central Police Station, Aba, on Saturday, when a widow simply identified as Mrs. Peace was crushed to death in a strange accident at the station.
Rangers International FC have confirmed their attacking midfielder Godwin Aguda has left the club and joined Saudi Arabia side Al Washm FC for the season.

Godwin Aguda joins Saudi second-tier side from Rangers

Rangers International FC have confirmed their attacking midfielder Godwin Aguda has left the club and joined Saudi Arabia side Al Washm FC for the season.
The Bishop of Sokoto Diocese and the grandson of the late Premier Ahmadu Bello at the venue of the wedding

Sultan’s daughter weds former Governor Yuguda’s son — in pictures

Some of the dignitaries at Sultan Bello Mosque, venue of the wedding fatiha of Sultan Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar’s daughter and the son of the former Governor of Bauchi State, Isa Yuguda.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes Arsenal have become genuine title contenders following the recruitment of "amazing" new players.

Jurgen Klopp: ‘Amazing’ signings make Arsenal definite title contenders

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes Arsenal have become genuine title contenders following the recruitment of "amazing" new players.
Neymar could make his first appearance of the season for Paris Saint-Germain against Toulouse on Sunday, manager Thomas Tuchel has revealed.

Neymar could make PSG return for Toulouse clash – coach

Neymar could make his first appearance of the season for Paris Saint-Germain against Toulouse on Sunday, manager Thomas Tuchel has revealed.