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EFCC chairman Ibrahim Magu said the commission has also recovered more than N251 billion within the three months.

Report: Ibrahim Magu-led EFCC recovers N939.5 billion cash, sends 1636 to jail in four...

Four years after being named as acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, the record of the number of corrupt Nigerians convicted by the commission under him and the value of assets recovered from the convicts has emerged.
Security forces stand guard at the site of a grenade attack in a market area near the old town in Srinagar on October 12, 2019. – The Indian government said on October 12 it would unblock most mobile telephone lines in Kashmir in a major easing of a two-month-old security clampdown since cancelling the region’s autonomy, but a grenade attack in the main city highlighted tensions over New Delhi’s actions. Police said militants threw a grenade in a market area near the old town in Srinagar injuring seven people. (Photo by HABIB NAQASH / AFP)

India blocks SMS services in Kashmir after trucker killed

Text messaging services were blocked in Indian-administered Kashmir just hours after being restored when a truck driver was killed by suspected militants and his vehicle set ablaze, authorities said Tuesday.
US President Donald Trump on Thursday brushed off North Korea’s test of a sea-launched ballistic missile, saying that planned nuclear talks with Pyongyang will go ahead.

Donald Trump impeachment: Whistleblower prefers to testify in writing, no appearance – report

Lawyers for the United States CIA officer whose whistleblower complaint helped ignite an impeachment inquiry into the United States President, Donald Trump, have asked Congress whether their client could submit testimony in writing instead of appearing in person, according to people familiar with the matter.
In his first official reaction in an address before parliament, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli denounced the protests as part of an external "brutal war" designed to create "confusion". He also warned of the dangers of any future large-scale dissent.

Egypt will not allow protesters to spread ‘chaos’ – prime minister

Egypt's prime minister warned on Tuesday his government would not allow protesters to spread "chaos" after small rallies erupted against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi last month.
Samson Siasia has vowed to clear his name after world governing body FIFA banned him yesterday from football following an allegation of match-fixing brought against him.

Fifa ban: Samson Siasia writes CAS for deadline extension

Former Super Eagles’ handler and player Samson Siasia has pleaded with the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) to extend the deadline over his ban by the World football governing body, FIFA.

Kogi unveils plan to employ 3700 teachers

The Kogi State Government has disclosed that the State Executive Council has approved the recruitment of no fewer than 3700 teachers in the state secondary schools.
“In several cases, journalists, bloggers and activists have either been denied bail, as it is the case with journalist Agba Jalingo, or granted bail with stringent conditions that implicitly violate human rights, as it is the case with journalist and activist Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare. In all of such cases, the alleged offences are not constitutionally and internationally recognizable.”

SERAP writes NJC, seeks directives on citizens’ rights

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman, National Judicial Council (NJC), urging him to use his offices and leadership of the NJC to “urgently develop measures and issue directives to all courts to respond to the disturbing trends by state governments and federal government to use the court as a tool to suppress citizens’ human rights.”

Lawyers with disabilities seek inauguration of disabled persons commission

The Association of Lawyers with Disability in Nigeria (ALDIN) on Thursday called for the inauguration of a National Commission for Persons with Disability (PWDs) in Nigeria.

ECOWAS Court president appeal member states on enforcement of its judgments

Justice Edward Asante, President of the ECOWAS Court of Justice, has appealed to member states to enforce judgment passed by the Court, an issue he noted was a major challenge of the Court.
Abba Kabir Yusuf

Tribunal rules on Governor Ganduje, Abba Yusuf case Wednesday

The PDP and its candidate, Abba Yusuf, had filed a petition challenging the declaration of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje as winner of the March 9 governorship election by INEC.

Expert charges Nigerian professionals on innovation

The Co-Founder and Executive Partner at Loft Inc Capital Allied Partners, Mr. Michael Oluwagbemi, has called on professionals in Nigeria to innovate to enable the nation’s economy witness the much-needed turn-around.
Lawyers representing a whistleblower whose complaint has sparked an impeachment inquiry of U.S. President Donald Trump are stressing the need to protect the person's identity, while the president says he deserves to meet my accuser.

Lawyers express safety concerns for Donald Trump whistleblower

Lawyers representing a whistleblower whose complaint has sparked an impeachment inquiry of U.S. President Donald Trump are stressing the need to protect the person's identity, while the president says he deserves to "meet my accuser."
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HRW: Nearly 2, 000 arrests in Egypt crackdown

Egypt has arrested nearly 2 000 people in what may be its biggest crackdown since the aftermath of the 2013 ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Friday.
Brazilian forward Neymar’s lawyers Rodrigo Garcia Lucas (L) and German Martinez Ferrando from Laffer firm, arrive to the court of Ciutat de la Justicia on September 27, 2019, in Barcelona, for a hearing in a case against Neymar’s former club Barcelona FC. – The dispute began when Neymar made a shock transfer to PSG in 2017, less than a year after signing a new contract with Barca which would have seen him staying there until 2021. Barcelona then sued Neymar for breach of contract, and refused to pay him the 26 million euros which were part of his contract renewal bonus. After an unsuccessful appeal to world footballing body FIFA, the young Brazilian quickly hit back with a lawsuit over the unpaid bonus. (Photo by PAU BARRENA / AFP)

Neymar, Barcelona lawyers seek end to contract dispute

Lawyers for Brazilian footballer Neymar and Spanish champions Barcelona were meeting Friday in a last-ditch effort to untangle a contract dispute and avert a multi-million-dollar court battle.
Femi Gbajabiamila

Katsina IDPs: Government won’t abandon you – Speaker Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has assured the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Katsina State that the Federal Government would not abandon them.
The President of the Nigerian Union South Africa (NUSA), Adetola Olubajo, on Friday said that victims of the recent xenophobic attacks in that country deserved to be compensated.

Why many Nigerians won’t leave South Africa despite xenophobia

Two months after taking up the teaching job, what would seem like the first sign of xenophobia reared its head. The South African authorities came up with a law barring all foreigners from their education sector. “I had no option but to resort to buying and selling.”
The Court of Appeal where the judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal will be delivered later today.

Security beefed up around Court of Appeal, Abuja

Security was beefed up on Wednesday within the vicinity of the Court of Appeal, Abuja, as the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal delivers judgment in the petition filed by Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, challenging president Muhammadu Buhari’s victory in the February 23 general election.

Bauchi guber: Police disperse crowd with teargas at tribunal

A mild drama ensued on Tuesday at the resumed sitting of Bauchi State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal after police fired teargas to disperse a crowd outside the premises of the tribunal.

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HIV/AIDS: Nigeria, Africa lack political will to find solution – Group

The Coalition of Civil Society Network for HIV/AIDS in Nigeria has said that increased funding for curative and preventive intervention for HIV/AIDS will give rise to zero level response in Nigeria.
The former head of the Philippine Police, Gen. Oscar Albayalde, has been named in a criminal complaint by his own Force over drugs raid that he oversaw six years ago.

Ex-Police boss swaps innocent person for drug suspect after taking bribe

The former head of the Philippine Police, Gen. Oscar Albayalde, has been named in a criminal complaint by his own Force over drugs raid that he oversaw six years ago.
Mohammed Shami

Mohammed Shami wrecks S/Africa after India enforce follow-on

India subjected South Africa to the ignominy of a follow-on for the second test in a row and then reduced them to 26 for four wickets in the third and final test to inch toward a series whitewash on Monday.

Group: Governors funding pilgrimages, instead of HIV/AIDS treatment

The Coalition of Civil Society Network for HIV/AIDS in Nigeria has said that increased funding for curative and preventive intervention for HIV/AIDS will give rise to zero level response in Nigeria.

Lebanese protesters vow to stay in the streets

Anti-austerity protesters vowed to stay in the streets across Lebanon for a fifth straight day on Monday.