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HRW: Egypt uses counterterrorism laws to prosecute critics

An international rights group is accusing Egyptian authorities of using counterterrorism and state-of-emergency laws and courts "to unjustly prosecute journalists, activists, and critics for their peaceful criticism".

Al-Shabaab shuts down football pitches in Somali capital

Usually there are uniformed players and crowds wearing colourful jerseys supporting their favourite teams. That's been the routine the past 20 years in Mogadishu during the holy month of Ramadan.

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Imo youths petition CJN over declaration of Emeka Ihedioha as governor-elect

Youths under the aegis of Imo Youth Council (IYC) have petitioned the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Ibrahim Tanko, to wade into the Constitutional crisis brewing in the State over the outcome of the general election.
Mohammed Danjuma Goje

Court strikes out allege N5 billion fraud case against Senator Goje

The Federal High Court sitting in Jos has struck out the case against the former governor of Gombe State, Sen. Danjuma Goje, who was accused by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of forgery and diversion of N5 billion while serving as governor in 2010.

INEC lists condition to issue Governor Okorocha senator’s return certificate

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday insisted that it would not issue the governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, of the All Progressives Congress (APC) a return certificate as an elected senator unless a court of competent jurisdiction gives the order.
Ademola Adeleke

Osun elections: Senator Adeleke, PDP petition against Governor Oyetola lacks merit – tribunal

The Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja has held that the petition filed by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Isiaka Adeleke, and the PDP, challenging the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Governor Gboyega Oyetola at the September 2018 governorship election, lacked merit.

157,631 candidates for mock UTME

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board says candidates who have yet to receive notification for its Mock Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) might not have indicated interest at the point of registration