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Ibtissame Betty Lachgar

Moroccan feminist activist arrested amid abortion campaign

A prominent Moroccan feminist activist has been arrested for alleged public drinking and disturbance of order, in what her association called an attempt to quash its campaigning for abortion access and LGBT rights.
Maryam Sanda

Alleged husband killer Maryam Sanda names new baby after father

Few months ago, her daughter, Maryam Sanda, the alleged killer of her husband, Bilyaminu Bello, on Wednesday in Abuja named her new born baby according to Islamic rite.

Driver remanded for allegedly defiling 7-year-old girl

A driver, Adewale Showumi, who allegedly defiled a 7-year-old girl, was on Friday remanded at Ikoyi Prison by an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

Court discharges nine men accused of murdering Apapa PDP chairman

An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday discharged nine men charged with the murder of the Apapa local government PDP chairman, Adeniyi Aborisade.

Court remands trader for allegedly defiling minor

A trader, Akinbami Kazeem, who allegedly defiled a 12-year-old girl, was, on Wednesday, remanded at Ikoyi Prison by an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
Benjamin Manirambona

Burundi head teacher jailed five years for sitting student’s exam

A court in Burundi has sentenced a head teacher to five years in prison for trying to disguise himself as a student and sit a national exam on another person's behalf.

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).

157 Lagos prison inmates set to write WASSCE, as 2 pursue PhD

The Lagos Prisons Command says education behind bars is getting more interesting with two of its inmates already pursuing their PhDs at the Kirikiri Maximum Prison.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana asks new DSS chief to release ex-NSA Dasuki, others

A senior lawyer, Femi Falana, has written a letter to Matthew Seiyefa, reminding the new acting-director-general of the Department of State Services that many Nigerians are still in custody of the secret police without trial and despite court orders for their unconditional release.

Girl cuts off boy friend’s manhood in Jigawa

A 17-year-old girl, Ramatu Tafida, has cut off the manhood of her 25-year-old boy friend, Mr Abdullahi Sabo, in Jigawa, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence (NSCDC) has said.

Abuja court remands four over alleged extortion

A Karu Upper Area Court on Friday remanded four persons in Keffi Prison over alleged extortion and for constituting public nuisance at Nyanya Motor Park in Abuja and its environs.
Michael Bever

Teenager sentenced to life for killing five members of his family

An Oklahoma teenager has been sentenced to life in prison for killing of his parents and three siblings.

Court remands teacher in prison for allegedly raping student

A 29-year-old teacher, David Ikejiobi, is to cool his heels in prison for allegedly raping one of his students, an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court ruled on Thursday.

Argentina’s ex-VP Amado Boudou jailed for corruption

Argentina’s former Vice President Amado Boudou was sentenced on Tuesday to five years and 10 months in prison for “bribery and business dealings incompatible with public service.”

Court remands businessman over alleged defilement of minor

A Kaduna Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday ordered the remand of 40-year-old businessman, Bala Adayi, for allegedly defiling a 5-year-old girl.

Ex-President Zuma joins small club of African leaders in dock

Former South African president Jacob Zuma goes on trial on Friday for alleged corruption and fraud in a large government arms deal in the late 1990s, charges denied by the 75-year-old who was ousted by his party in February.

Manhunt for 20 prison escapees

No fewer than 20 prisoners are on the run triggered by the biggest jailbreak in the history of the Gambia.
French rappers Booba (L) and Kaaris (R) ( AFP-Getty Images )

French rappers Booba, Kaaris detained over airport brawl

Two of France’s biggest rap stars, Booba and Kaaris have been ordered to spend a month in custody after a brawl between them and their entourages delayed flights and forced a partial shutdown of a Paris airport.

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Report: Nigeria wasted $1 trillion earned in oil booms

The report, which was funded by the Nigeria Natural Resource Charter (NNRC) and the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Foundation, stated that Nigeria’s failure to manage these oil prosperity cycles has delayed her economic rise.
Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale shines as Real Madrid overrun Getafe

Real Madrid got off to a winning start in La Liga on Sunday by comfortably beating neighbours Getafe 2-0 at home with an inspiring performance from Gareth Bale.

Satguru Maharaji: Don’t demonise Governor Ajimobi, APC over Yinka Ayefele’s house demolition

Following the heated controversy and consequent condemnation of the Oyo State Government led by Governor Abiola Ajimobi over the early Sunday morning demolition of an Ibadan-based radio station, Fresh FM, own by Yinka Ayefele, the Leader of One Love Family, Satguru Maharaji, on Sunday, urged the people of the state not to demonise the governor and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the matter.
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‘Blast fishing’ thrives in Libya’s chaos

Residents of Tripoli's seafront wake up most weekends to loud blasts: fishermen using dynamite to maximise their catch, regardless of the damage they are causing to marine life.

Ohanaeze youths condemn clampdown on IPOB women

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has condemned, in strong terms, the alleged harassment of female members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB Women) by security operatives in Owerri.