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The Controller of the Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Emmanuel Okoro, on Thursday refuted reports by a section of the media which claimed there was a jail break at the Keffi Old Prison.

Woman bags 10-year imprisonment for killing fiance during a fight

A 27-year-old woman, Blessing Edet, was on Wednesday sentenced to 10 years in prison for stabbing Edet Ebong, her 33-year-old fiance, to death during a fight over her refusal to wear an engagement ring he had given to her.

Anambra governor didn’t tell Fulanis to pay N500,000 for killing any person

Anambra State government yesterday described as untrue the reports circulating in the social media that Governor Willie Obiano had told Fulani herdsmen to pay N500,000 for any Anambra person they killed, describing the report as the handiwork of the opposition.
The Siem Reap provincial court sentenced Ishida Reimon and Naka Kukiryuji, both 24, on Thursday for the murder of driver Him Chan, 40, who was killed in March, said court spokesman Yin Srang.

Court sentence two Japanese men for murdering taxi driver

A Cambodian court on Friday convicted two Japanese men with premeditated murder for the killing of a Cambodian taxi driver earlier this year, a court spokesman said.
Amber Guyger, 31, argued she killed Botham Jean, 26, after mistakenly thinking she was in her own flat and that he was an intruder.

Former police officer sentenced to 10 years for murder

A United States former police officer who shot dead her neighbour inside his own apartment in Dallas has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for murder.

Hoodlums kill Lagos monarch

A traditional ruler in Abule-Ado, Amuwo Odofin Local government area of Lagos State, died from deep machete cuts on his head, hands and face, inflicted on him by some miscreants.
The brother of Pakistani social media star Qandeel Baloch was on Friday convicted for her murder and sentenced to life in prison in the patriarchal country’s highest-profile “honour killing”.

Brother of murdered social media star jailed for life

The brother of Pakistani social media star Qandeel Baloch was on Friday convicted for her murder and sentenced to life in prison in the patriarchal country’s highest-profile “honour killing”.
Syridio Dusabumuremyi, a prominent opposition politician in Rwanda, has been stabbed to death, BBC reports quoting the victim’s FDU-Inkingi party.

Rwanda opposition politician stabbed to death

Syridio Dusabumuremyi, a prominent opposition politician in Rwanda, has been stabbed to death, BBC reports quoting the victim’s FDU-Inkingi party.

Wanted ‘cult leader’ nabbed, as police rout 40 robbery suspects

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested Toby aka Scorpion, suspected to be the most wanted leader of Awawa cult group in Agege area of the state.

59-year old retiree in police net over N1.2 million fraud

The police in Edo State have arrested a 59-year-old retiree, Oshiodi Michael, for allegedly defrauding applicants to the tune of N1.2 million.

Man gets death sentence for killing APC chieftain

A 25-year-old man, David Seimiyengha, has been sentenced to death by an Ondo State High Court sitting in Akure, the state capital, for committing kidnapping and murder.

South Korea serial killer suspect found after 30 years, won’t face prosecution

South Korean police have identified a suspect more than 30 years after one of the country’s most notorious serial murder cases, but are unable to launch proceedings because it’s too long ago.

Court remands 10 persons over alleged murder, conspiracy

An Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court, on Friday, remanded 10 persons charged with murder and conspiracy in Ilesa Prison.
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Police parade kidnappers of ABU students, Turkish citizen

The Nigeria Police Force headquarters on Wednesday presented 58 suspected criminals, including two women, arrested for various offenses ranging from kidnaping, armed robbery, car snatching and murder.
Troops from the elite Presidential Security Regiment under the command of General Gilbert Diendere, Compaore's right-hand man, took members of the transitional government hostage less than a month before elections the following year.

Burkina Faso coup leaders sentenced to up to 20 years in prison

Two senior allies of Burkina Faso's deposed former president Blaise Compaore were sentenced to up to 20 years in prison on Monday for organizing a 2015 coup attempt against a transitional government.
President Muhammadu Buhari in his goodwill message to the Esogban by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, joined members of Edebiri family, friends and well-wishes in celebrating an important and respected son of Bini Kingdom’s rich culture and heritage.

PDP knocks President Buhari over ‘escalating insecurity’

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has berated President Muhammadu Buhari for his failure to take decisive steps to end bloodletting and guarantee a stable, peaceful and secure nation.
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Australia to block internet domains that host extremist content during terror attacks

Australia will block access to internet domains hosting terrorist material during crisis events and will consider legislation to force digital platforms to improve the safety of their services, officials said on Sunday.

Three policemen remanded for stealing rifles

Three policemen have been remanded in prison custody for allegedly stealing two AK 47 rifles worth N1.7m belonging to the Nigeria Police Force.

Three police officers arraigned in court over missing guns

Three police operatives attached to Edo State security outfit, “Operation Wabaizigan,” who were dismissed for alleged conspiracy and stealing of two AK 47 rifles belonging to the Nigerian Police, have been arraigned for trial at a Benin High Court.

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Absence of three defendants stalls ‘UNILAG gang-rape’ trial

The absence on Tuesday of three of the five students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), facing trial for allegedly gang-raping a student of the institution has stalled their criminal trial.
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Speaker Gbajabiamila: Nigeria better with equal representation of women in politics

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