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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.

Tanzania forms surveillance squad to identify gays on social media and arrest them

Tanzanian authorities have reportedly formed a surveillance squad whose job will be to identify gays on social media and arrest them.

19 sentenced to death in Bangladesh over grenade attack on premier

A Bangladesh court on Wednesday sentenced 19 people to death over a 2004 grenade attack on the current prime minister, although a top opposition leader escaped with a life sentence.
Naa'imur Zakariyah Rahman

Court jails extremist 30 years over plot to behead British premier

A British man who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group was on Friday sentenced to a minimum of 30 years in jail for plotting to behead Prime Minister Theresa May in a suicide attack.
Bosco Ntaganda, a Congo militia leader

DRC rebel Bosco Ntaganda on trial at ICC denies involvement in atrocities

A rebel militia leader known as "The Terminator" denied involvement in atrocities in Democratic Republic of the Congo as his three-year trial at the International Criminal Court ended Thursday and judges began considering their verdicts.

Paedophile sentenced to 60 years in prison for raping 7-year-old pupil

Justice Sybil Nwaka of an Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court, Lagos, has described Adelaja Olaide, a 48-year-old convicted paedophile, as an “animal”, while sentencing him to 60 years in prison for raping a seven-year-old primary two pupil.

Democracy Day: Governor Lalong reduces jail terms of 2 prisoners

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has reduced the jail terms of two prisoners, one from life sentence to 21 years and the other from 10 years to two years.

Appeal court upturns 2013 life sentence passed on 35-year-old man

The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Monday overturned the life sentence passed by an FCT High Court on 35-year-old David Odey in 2013.

Egypt court upholds life sentence against Brotherhood leader

An Egyptian appeals court on Saturday upheld a life sentence against the Muslim Brotherhood’s supreme guide Mohamed Badie for “planning violent attacks”, judicial officials and his lawyer said.

Video of two-year-old child allegedly raped in Lagos school played in court

A video of a two year old pupil of Chrisland School, Lekki, Lagos portraying her alleged serial defilement by the school’s supervisor was played yesterday at the Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court.

Vietnam oil exec gets second life sentence for graft

A Vietnamese former oil executive allegedly kidnapped from Germany was jailed for life Monday for embezzlement, state media reported, his second life sentence tied to a corruption crackdown in the communist country.

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One dead, 44 hurt as landslide derails train in Spain

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Police arrest 24-year-old cop killer in Yenagoa

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25 countries to participate in Kano trade fair

Kano State government has been commended for the promoting business activities in the state and supporting state chamber of commerce to organize forthcoming 39th edition of the Kano International trade fair, which is schedule to take place from 22 November to December 8, 2019.