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Boko Haram: ICC may open war crime investigations in Nigeria next year

The International Criminal Court (ICC) may open investigations into alleged rights abuses in the decade-long Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria, Netsanet Belay, Amnesty International’s Research and Advocacy Director, has said.

AGF: Impunity has no place in Nigeria

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, has said that acts of impunity had no place and would never be tolerated in Nigeria.

ICC to examine claims of British war crimes in Iraq, Afghanistan

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has said it would examine claims in a BBC documentary that British soldiers might have committed war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Bayelsa/Kogi elections: SERAP seeks ICC probe of APC, PDP officials over violence

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) “to investigate whether the persistent crimes of corruption, violence, and killings during elections in Nigeria, most recently in Bayelsa and Kogi states, and the repeated failure of the Nigerian authorities to address the crimes amount to violence against Nigerians and crimes against humanity within the jurisdiction of the ICC.”
Government spokesman Zaw Htay said at a Friday night press conference that Myanmar stood by its position that the Netherlands-based court has no jurisdiction over its actions.

Myanmar rejects international court’s jurisdiction

Myanmar's government has rejected the International Criminal Court's decision to allow prosecutors to open an investigation into crimes committed against the country's Rohingya Muslim minority.
Sudan’s former president Omar al-Bashir is due to go on trial today for corruption allegations, which brought down his 30-year rule.

Sudan verdict in Omar Bashir graft trial on December 14

The verdict in the corruption trial of Sudan’s ousted president Omar al-Bashir is to be delivered on December 14, a judge announced Saturday, as his supporters staged a protest outside the court.
Nigeria may face another $2.3bn fine in arbitration in France over an alleged breach of contract on Mambilla Hydroelectric project.

China: We won’t fund Mambilla power until Nigeria settles legal dispute

The Chinese government has asked Nigeria to settle the legal dispute over the $5.8 billion Mambilla power failing which it would not provide the funds for the project.
Nigeria Police

Police yet to receive report against Christian centre in Edo

The Police Command in Edo says it has not received any complaint about the management of the Internally Displaced Persons Camp (IDP), run by the International Christian Centre (ICC).
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday has said that he is suffering from cold.

President Buhari directs stronger electricity regulation, penalties for firms to perform

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that power utility regulators across West Africa must ensure strong and proactive regulation, applying penalties for electricity firms to give quality performance.
Bosco Ntaganda, a Congo militia leader

Former Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda bags 30 years imprisonment

The International Criminal Court on Thursday sentenced former Congolese warlord, Bosco Ntaganda, to 30 years imprisonment.
Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said Monday his government was working toward bringing peace to war-torn Darfur as he met hundreds of victims of the conflict who demanded swift justice.

Sudan premier talks of peace on maiden trip to Darfur

Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said Monday his government was working toward bringing peace to war-torn Darfur as he met hundreds of victims of the conflict who demanded swift justice.
Nigeria finished bottom of group B at the 2019 ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier, after losing their final group game and sixth consecutive match to Hong Kong who won by 5 wickets.

T20 WCQ: Nigeria crash out after losing all six games

Nigeria finished bottom of group B at the 2019 ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier, after losing their final group game and sixth consecutive match to Hong Kong who won by 5 wickets.

Female ministers, legislators to be honoured October 21

The National Council of Women Societies (NCWS) in collaboration with FCDA and dRPC-PAS has concluded plans to honour female ministers appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari administration on Monday in Abuja.

ICC urged to investigate security forces, Boko Haram’s atrocities in Northeast Nigeria

Amnesty International has again asked the International Criminal Court to open investigations into alleged atrocities committed by the Nigerian security forces and Boko Haram in North East.
Nigeria can become a stronger and more prosperous nation if states have more powers, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.

VP Osinbajo: Federal government cooperating with ICC on Northeast insurgency

The Federal Government is cooperating with the International Criminal Court on the preliminary examination into issues related to insurgency in the North-East, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said on Monday.
Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo

ICC prosecutor appeals acquittal of Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court appealed on Monday against the shock acquittal of former Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo over post-electoral violence that killed around 3,000 people.

Xenophobia: Nigeria can drag South Africa to ICJ, ICC for compensation – Akin Oyebode

Prof. Akin Oyebode, a professor of International Law, on Monday said Nigeria can establish a legal case against South Africa at the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague if it fails to pay compensation for the killing of Nigerians during the xenophobic attacks in that country.
Sudan's new Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok addresses a press conference to unveil his cabinet in Khartoum on September 5, 2019. AFP

First Sudan cabinet since Omar al-Bashir sworn in

Sudan swore in its first cabinet since the removal of former president Omar al-Bashir in April following nationwide protests against his rule.

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Seventy-five members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups have been killed by the military across the North East in the last six weeks.

Troops raid terrorists’ hideouts, eliminate five in Borno

Troops of Operation Fire Ball have eliminated five Boko Haram (BHT)/ISWAP terrorists and recovered a cache of arms and ammunition as well as bags of assorted grains in recent attacks on their hideouts in Borno.
Briefing State House Correspondents on Wednesday after the virtual FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja, the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fasola, and Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, gave breakdowns of the approvals.

President Buhari condemns ‘insane’ killing of farmers by Boko Haram in Borno

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed grief over the killing of farmers on rice fields at Zabarmari in Jere Local Government of Borno, describing the terrorist killings as insane.
The Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN) on has announced the appointment of Pastor Samuel Sanusi as its new General Secretary- Chief Executive Officer-Designate.

Bible Society appoints new CEO-designate

The Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN) on has announced the appointment of Pastor Samuel Sanusi as its new General Secretary/ Chief Executive Officer-Designate.
Kidnap

I paid N3 million ransom before I was freed by kidnappers – doctor

Azubuike Iheanacho, the medical doctor that was kidnapped in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State, has revealed that he had to pay a ransom before the abductors freed him.
The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Men’s World Cup served off its first spins on Friday, November 13 and there was a shocking loss for Nigeria’s best table tennis player, Quadri Aruna, who was beaten by Slovenian Darko Jorgic.

Aruna Quadri records third league victory with TTC in German Bundesliga

Aruna Quadri returned to winning ways with TTC RhönSprudel Fulda-Maberzell (TTC) in the Table Tennis Bundesliga as the Nigerian was instrumental to his team’s 3-1 win over TTC OE Bad Homburg at the weekend.