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Malaysian lawmakers demand probe of Nigerian student’s death

Two members of the Malaysian parliament have demanded an urgent and thorough probe of activities leading to the death of a Nigerian doctorate student at an immigration detention centre in Kuala Lumpur.
Part of the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which crashed in Ukraine on 17 July 2014. Igor Kovalenko-EPA

Russians, Ukrainian accused of downing flight MH17

Three Russians and a Ukrainian will face murder charges for the July 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.
President Muhammadu Buhari has dismissed the reports that his London trip was to compile the list of persons to be appointed as ministers during his second tenure.

President Buhari urged to save Nigerians in Malaysia from intimidation, harassment

A civil society group under the auspices of Coalition of Civil Societies has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to at fast to save the lives of innocent Nigerians who have been unjustly arrested and sentenced either to life imprisonment or facing the death sentence on such trump charges.
Mr Adams Oshiomhole, the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman has said that the party will continue to respect the judiciary and respect court orders.

APC group joins call for resignation of Adams Oshiomhole

An All Progressives Congress (APC) advocacy group under the aegis of Rivers Unity House (RUH) Saturday threw its weight behind calls for the resignation of the APC National Chairman, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole.
Lagos State High Court.

Malaysian remanded in prison for alleged €250 million fraud

A Special Offences Court in Lagos has remanded a Malaysian immigrant, Tan Richard, at the Ikoyi Prisons for an alleged €250 million fraud.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Thursday declared victory in a presidential election to lead the world's third-largest democracy, but his challenger also claimed he won and complained of widespread cheating.

Indonesia’s presidential rivals both declare election win

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Thursday declared victory in a presidential election to lead the world's third-largest democracy, but his challenger also claimed he won and complained of widespread cheating.
Arie Irawan

Golfer dies in hotel room during tournament

Malaysian golfer Arie Irawan died of “apparent natural causes” on Sunday in his hotel room on the Chinese resort island of Hainan, the PGA tour said in a statement.
Singapore and Malaysia's transport ministers said the two countries have set up a committee to review the 1974 airspace agreement [Tim Chong-Reuters]

Singapore, Malaysia agree to end months-long airspace dispute

Singapore and Malaysia have reached an agreement to end their months-long airspace dispute, the transport ministers of the two neighbouring countries said in a joint statement on Saturday.

Kim Jong-nam murder suspect to be released

A Vietnamese woman accused of killing Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea’s leader, has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of causing hurt by potentially deadly means.
Residents carry their belongings as they wade through flood water in Sentani, near Jayapura, Papua province [EPA]

Indonesia flood death toll crosses 100, dozens still missing

The death toll from flash floods and landslides that tore through Indonesia's Papua region has topped 100 with dozens more still missing, the disaster agency said on Wednesday.
Indonesian national Siti Aisyah (C) smiles while leaving the Shah Alam High Court, outside Kuala Lumpur on March 11, 2019 after her trial for her alleged role in the assassination of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. – An Indonesian woman accused of assassinating the North Korean leader’s half-brother was to be freed March 11 after a prosecutor withdrew a murder charge against her, a judge said. (Photo by MOHD RASFAN / AFP)

Malaysia court frees woman in North Korea murder case

An Indonesian woman accused of assassinating the North Korean leader’s half-brother was freed Monday after Malaysian prosecutors dropped a murder charge against her, in a shock decision a year and a half after she went on trial.
Malaysia has deported six Egyptians and a Tunisian suspected of being linked to Islamist militant groups abroad, despite protests from human rights groups.

Malaysia deports six Egyptians linked to terrorism despite torture concerns

Malaysia has deported six Egyptians and a Tunisian suspected of being linked to Islamist militant groups abroad, despite protests from human rights groups.

Malaysia denounced after critics of Egypt’s president detained

Human rights organisations have criticised Malaysian authorities for detaining four Egyptians critical of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi with the intention of returning them to Egypt.
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Minister dies as helicopter crashes

A helicopter carrying Nepal’s tourism minister has crashed in Nepal’s hilly east, officials said Wednesday, with no word yet on the fate of those aboard.
Umno lawyer Datuk Mohd Hafarizam Harun is pictured leaving the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex February 21

Former Malaysian premier’s lawyer charged with money laundering

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s lawyer on Thursday was charged with money laundering, in a widening sweep against those suspected of being involved in crimes linked to the scandal-plagued 1MDB state fund.
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Police kill two suspected kidnappers in shootout

Malaysian Police on Tuesday shot dead two suspected kidnappers believed to be part of a kidnapping gang targeting foreigners.

Court postpones trial of ex-Malaysian premier’s corruption charges

A Malaysian Court on Monday postponed the first trials of former Prime Minister Najib Razak, who is facing multiples charges of corruptions involving State development fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

Malaysia unveils five-year plan to fight corruption

Malaysia has unveiled an ambitious five-year plan to clamp down on corruption in government, months after a multi-billion-dollar graft scandal brought down the previous administration.

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Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Tribunal: I have not been certified – Atiku Abubakar’s data analyst

Petitioners’ Witness 60, Joseph Gbenga, called by Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, as an expert witness admitted before the Presidential Election Petitioner Tribunal, on Friday, that he had not been certified.
Justice Darius Khobo of Kaduna State High Court, on Thursday, adjourned hearing in the application for permission to travel to India for medical attention filed by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zinat, to July 29.

Presidency: Court will decide Ibraheem El Zakzaky’s fate

The Presidency has enjoined El-Zakzaky-led Shiite members to desist from needless violent street protests and await the decision of the court in Kaduna where their leader is currently being tried.

Governor Masari pushes for collective dialogue with bandits in North-West

Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State says, for dialogue and amnesty programme for cattle rustlers and bandits in the Northwest to succeed, it must involve all state governments in the zone.

Tailor arrested over alleged N1.48 million fraud

A 47-year-old tailor, Popoola Abolade, was on Friday brought before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, for allegedly defrauding a company of N1.48 million.
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Kogi guber: APC stakeholders drag NWC to court

The All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders Kogi State chapter, have taken legal action against the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) over the indirect mode of primaries adopted by the national leadership for the election of candidates for the November 16 Kogi State governorship poll.