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Tijjani Bande: Nigeria has demonstrated respect for rule of law

Nigeria has consistently demonstrated respect for the rule of law at both the national and international levels, the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the UN, Amb. Tijjani Bande said.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in May. (J. Scott Applewhite-AP)

US vows to fight Iran lawsuit in international court

The United States vowed to fight Iran before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), calling Tehran's move to question the legality of recently reimposed sanctions an attempt to interfere with its national security.
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Iran drags Donald Trump to World Court over renewed sanctions

Iran will argue Monday against renewed sanctions imposed by the United States President Donald Trump, as a bitter legal battle between Tehran and Washington opens before the International Court of Justice, UN’s top court, also known as the World Court.
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Iran versus US battle to hit UN’s top court in August

The UN's top court said Thursday it will hold hearings next month in a bitter battle between Iran and the United States, after President Donald Trump reimposed sanctions on the Islamic republic.

UN’s top court rules UAE blockade violated Qataris’ rights

The United Nations' top court has issued a provisional ruling, saying that measures put in place by the United Arab Emirates as part of its boycott against Qatar amount to racial discrimination.
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

Iran files complaint at ICJ against US new sanctions

Iran’s Foreign Minister said on Monday that his country has filed a complaint against the U.S. Government at the UN International Court of Justice (ICJ) over its new anti-Iran sanctions.

ICJ drops Malaysia-Singapore territorial dispute

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Friday said it has dropped a long-running territorial dispute between Malaysia and Singapore by mutual consent.

Nigeria warns on dangers of nuclear weapons

Nigeria has warned that the continued existence of nuclear weapons remained a threat to all mankind.

MEND leader Henry Okah accuses South African govt of maltreatment

Henry Okah, leader the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, has accused the South African government of maltreating him.

Equatorial Guinea slams France for ‘violating’ sovereignty in Teodorin Obiang’s corruption case

Equatorial Guinea on Tuesday angrily denounced the conviction of its vice president for corruption by a French court as a "flagrant violation" of international law, and insisted on its "total independence."

Palestine threatens legal action against Israel, US

Palestine is considering legal options in case Israel and the U.S. choose to derail negotiations on the Israel-Palestine settlement, Foreign Minister Riyad Maliki told Sputnik in an interview.

2019: Federal govt urged to allow attorneys general to handle election disputes

Former Judge of the International Court of Justice ICJ, Prince Bola Ajibola, has advised the federal government to allow Commissioners of Justice and Attorneys General in the states to handle 2019 election disputes.

Ugandan judge Solome Bossa joins the ICC in The Hague

A Ugandan judge has been elected to join the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Bahrain re-opens border dispute with Qatar

Bahrain has claimed the right to take Qatari territory, as tensions between the two Gulf countries heighten amid political deadlock.

Plateau youths to seek justice at ICJ over recent killings

A socio-cultural organisation, Irigwe Youth Movement, has said it will contact the National Human Rights Commission and International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands, to protest the killing of 29 persons in Nkiedonwwhro community, Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

Japan kills 177 whales in Pacific campaign

Japan said, on Tuesday, it killed 177 whales off its north-east coast in an annual hunt that sparks anger among animal rights activists and others.

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U17 AFCON: Cameroon beat Morocco to join Nigeria, Guinea defeat Senegal

Cameroon’s national under-17 male football team on Thursday beat their Moroccan counterparts 2-1 to stay atop Group B at the 2019 U-17 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Dar es Salaam.
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Robert Mueller finds ‘numerous’ links between Donald Trump campaign, Russia

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report found “numerous” links between U.S. President Donald Trump’s election campaign team and the Russian government, but did not establish any coordination between Trump officials and Russia.
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Hoodlums burgle PUNCH Newspapers office in Asaba

Hoodlums have burgled into PUNCH Newspapers office in Asaba and carted away valuable items.

Woman kills own child over health challenge in Ondo

Men of the Ondo State Police Command on Thursday, arrested a woman, Mrs Aina Bello, for allegedly killing her four year-old daughter, who had health challenge.

Easter: Police assures Lagosians of adequate security

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, CP Zubairu Muazu, has assured the people in the State of adequate security during the Easter holidays.