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Patrick Nogueira

Man gets life sentence for killing cousins, dismembering parents

A young Brazilian man who murdered two cousins aged one and three and dismembered their parents was handed a rare life sentence in Spain on Thursday.

Human rights groups urge Singapore to halt imminent executions

Singapore is being urged to halt the planned execution on Friday of two men convicted of drug-related offences amid reports four people were hanged in the city-state in the past three weeks.
Tony Ojukwu, the Executive Secretary of the National Human Right Commission (NHRC)

NHRC seeks commutation of death sentences to life imprisonment

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has called on the president and state governors to consider commuting the sentences of all death row inmates to life imprisonment.
Bangladesh police

Bangladesh court sentences 19 to death over 2004 attack case

A Dhaka court has handed down death penalty to 19 people, including two former ministers, and sentenced a top opposition leader to life imprisonment over a 2004 attack on the current Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Governor Gaidam approves life imprisonment for rapists in Yobe

The Yobe governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam, on Monday, signed into law; life imprisonment and 25 years jail term for rape of minors and adults respectively.
Michelle Bachelet

UN condemns Egyptian death sentences on Muslim Brotherhood

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, has condemned an Egyptian court’s confirmation of death sentences on 75 people on Saturday.

Polygamist jailed for life over murder of man chatting with ex-girlfriend

A Kenyan man, Kalungasha Sena, has been sentenced to life in prison after he was convicted of killing a young man, who was chatting with his ex-girlfriend.

Lagos government arraigns 50 for arson, demolishes illegal structures

The Lagos State Government during the week arraigned 50 suspects before Chief Magistrate Bola Osunsanmi of Court 4, Ikeja Magisterial District over an attack on officials of the State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) and the vandalism of their equipment (caterpillar) at Idansan Village in Ibeju, Lekki.

Anambra prison inmate enrolls for Master’s Degree

A 39-year-old prison inmate of Awka Prison, Anambra State, on Monday, formally enrolled for Master degree at the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).
Hazrathon Dadahonov, one of the members of the so-called GTA gang, in court earlier this month - TASS

Four gangsters bag life sentences for murder

Russia on Thursday handed life sentences to four gangsters who brutally murdered 17 motorists using methods similar to those of the violent video game Grand Theft Auto.

Ex-governor’s security aide accused of rape denied bail

Perekeme Kpodo, a former Security Adviser to ex-Gov. Timipre Sylva of Bayelsa, being tried for alleged rape at a Bayelsa High Court in Yenagoa, was on Friday denied bail.

India approves death penalty for piracy

India’s cabinet has approved a bill that will punish piracy at sea with death penalty or life in prison, local media reported.
Many Indian states, including Rajasthan, outlaw cow slaughter with some also banning the sale or transport of beef products [Harish Tyagi-EPA]

Indian mob lynches Muslim man transporting cows

A Muslim man has been killed by a mob of vigilantes in India after being accused of smuggling cows for slaughter, according to officials.

Man remanded for allegedly defiling 14-year-old boy

A 52- year-old trader, Emeka Nwobochi, who allegedly defiled a 14-year-old boy was on Wednesday remanded at the Kirikiri Prisons, Lagos, by an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.
Benjamin Brafman

Harvey Weinstein never offered acting jobs for sex – lawyer

Ben Brafman, the humiliated Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer, has claimed that his client was misquoted in an interview with the Spectator.
Beate Zschaepe in November 2017. Christof Stache - Reuters

Surviving member of German neo-Nazi murder cell jailed for life

The only surviving member of a German neo-Nazi cell behind a string of racist murders was sentenced on Wednesday to life in prison, capping a mammoth trial that began in May 2013.

Man remanded for having incestuous relationship with daughter

An incestuous 60-year-old father, Amusat Ashiru, who allegedly defiled his 12-year-old daughter, was on Thursday in Lagos remanded in Kirikiri Prisons, Lagos, on the orders of an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.
Acting Chief Judge of Abia State, Justice Onuoha Ogwe

Abia CJ advocates life imprisonment for rapists, paedophiles

The Acting Chief Judge of Abia State, Justice Onuoha Ogwe, has advocated life imprisonment for rapists and men who defile under-aged girls, saying that such harsh punishment is the only way to stop the rising incidence of the social evils.

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Muhammadu Buhari: Let anybody lead this country, not PDP

President Muhammadu Buhari has again faulted the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for allegedly mismanaging the nation’s resources.
Mahmood Yakubu

INEC reaffirms commitment to deliver credible elections in 2019

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has reaffirmed the Commission’s commitment and determination to deliver credible elections in Nigeria in 2019, which will embody the concepts of inclusiveness, transparency and accountability, by also ensuring that established rules are fully, fairly and impartially enforced.
Former Nigerian vice-President Atiku Abubakar (R) is congratulated by runners-up Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal (L) and Senate President Bukola Saraki (C) after winning the presidential ticket of the opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) during the party's national convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on October 7, 2018. Nigeria's main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has picked Abubakar to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari who is seeking a second term in presidential polls scheduled for February 2019. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP

Group accuses Atiku Abubakar of tax evasion, asks FIRS to release his record

The Committee for the Protection of Peoples Mandate (CPPM), an activist group, has demanded that the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) produce tax receipts belonging to Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says Senate President Bukola Saraki slowed down the progress of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

Court throws out contempt application against Lai Mohammed

Justice Mohammed Aikawa of a Federal High Court, Lagos, on Friday dismissed a contempt application filed by a former Minister of State for Finance, Nenadi Usman, against Minister of Information Lai Mohammed over inclusion of her name in the ‘looters’ list.
Hafez Ghanem

World Bank grants Tanzania $300 million to support education sector

The World Bank on Friday said that it had granted $300 million to Tanzania to support its education sector, a statement from the country’s Directorate of Presidential Communication said.