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A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Microfinance bank chief jailed four years over $166 million fraud

Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of a Federal High Court, Lagos, Thursday, sentenced a former Managing Director of the defunct Integrated Microfinance Bank Ltd, Simon Akinteye, to four years in prison over a $166.9 million fraud.
Fang Fenghui

Military court sentences top Chinese General to life imprisonment

A Chinese Military Court sentenced a Senior General who had been Chief of a top Defence Department to life in Prison on Wednesday.
Former West Ham United defender, Tomas Repka

Former West Ham defender Tomas Repka jailed for drink driving

Former West Ham defender Tomas Repka has been handed a nine-month jail sentence for drink driving.

Employer allegedly deceives salesgirl with marriage promise, seizes N840,000 salary

A Karshi Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Tuesday remanded a 42-year-old businessman, Timothy Onwumere, in Keffi Prison for allegedly intimidating and duping his girlfriend of N840,000.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki arrives at the informal EU summit in Salzburg, Austria, September 20, 2018. (AP Photo-Kerstin Joensson)

Poland pulls out of Israel summit in row over WW2 role

Poland pulled out of a planned summit in Israel after Israel’s acting foreign minister said on Monday that “many Poles” had collaborated with the Nazis in World War Two and shared responsibility for the Holocaust.
Deji Adeyanju

Deji Adeyanju granted bail

A Magistrate’s Court in Kano has granted political activist, Deji Adeyanju, bail after 63 days in prison.

Governor Okowa’s aide shot dead in Delta

Ngozi Ijei, Special Adviser to the Delta state Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has been shot dead.

Egypt executes three over police officer’s killing

Egypt executed three people on Wednesday who were sentenced to death for the killing of a senior police officer during a raid in Cairo in 2013.
French ‘yellow vest’ boxer Christophe Dettinger

French ‘yellow vest’ boxer faces trial for assaulting police

A former boxer who became a symbol of France’s “yellow vest” protests after being filmed punching police officers during a demonstration in Paris goes on trial Wednesday on charges that carry up to seven years in jail.

25-year-old trader remanded in prison for alleged rape

A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Kaduna on Monday ordered that a 25-year-old trader, Jibrin Usman, who allegedly raped a 12-year-old girl be remanded in prison custody pending legal advice from the Kaduna State Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).
Rights groups have accused China of engaging in a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Muslims [Thomas Peter-Reuters]

China rejects Turkey criticism on Uighurs, denies poet’s death

China has hit back at claims by Turkey over its treatment of Uighur people, and denied reports a prominent poet and musician from the ethnic Muslim minority was tortured to death in prison.
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.

Court moves on suit to jail Adams Oshiomhole over contempt

A Federal High Court sitting in Bwari, Abuja, seeking to commit the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, to prison for flagrant disobedience of Order of Court, has been slated for hearing on February 18.

Thirteen killed after DR Congo jailbreak – prison chief

Thirteen people were killed in a jailbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo's central Kasai region, the head of the prison said Saturday.

Police warn youths against violence during, after elections

Monday Agbonika, the Area Commander of the Nigeria Police, Ayetoro, Imeko/Afon Area Command in Ogun State, has warned youths in the state to desist from any violent act that could affect the smooth conduct of the forth coming general elections in the country.
An Hee-jung

Ex-South Korean governor sentenced to over three years in jail for sexually abusing secretary

An Hee-jung, former South Korean Provincial Governor, was on Friday sentenced to three and half years in jail over his sexual abuse of his former Secretary.
Activist Pastor Evan Mawarire is taken into a vehicle by police outside his home in Harare, Zimbabwe, January 16, 2019. REUTERS-Philimon Bulawayo

Zimbabwe pastor freed on bail says hundreds in jail need aid

A Zimbabwe pastor and activist charged with subversion was released on bail after more than a week on Wednesday and said he needs a doctor - as do hundreds of people still in jail with wounds from beatings by security forces.

Woman remanded for tricking minor to part with N500, 000

An Ejigbo Chief Magistrate Court at the weekend ordered that a 34 year-old woman, Christabel Olotu, be remanded in prison custody for allegedly tricking a 12 year-old boy to part with N500,000 belonging to his parents.

Man remanded for alleged kidnap of friend

An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan on Monday remanded a 25-year-old man, Umaru Mohammadu, in Prison for allegedly kidnapping his friend, one Abubakar Ruwa.

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Hundreds of demonstrators, in defiance of a ban of protests, rallied in the Algerian capital against a bid by ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for a fifth term in office.

Algerians protest against President Bouteflika’s bid for fifth term

Hundreds of demonstrators, in defiance of a ban of protests, rallied in the Algerian capital against a bid by ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for a fifth term in office.

Elections: Rivers APC kicks as INEC chairman claims every judgment has been obeyed

The Director of Strategic Communications for the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Rivers State, Tonye Cole, Prince Tonye Princewill, has expressed dissatisfaction with the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Yakubu Mahmood, over the claim that all court judgments have been obeyed by the electoral umpire as regards the state.

Elections: Police summon APC Reps member over Kano violence

The police in Kano on Friday ‘invited’ a member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, over his alleged role in a bloody clash between members of the PDP and APC in Bebeji Local Government Area.

Elections: Liberia’s Ellen Sirleaf urges politicians to maintain peace, adhere to rule of law

Head of the ECOWAS Election Observetion Mission (EOM), former Liberia’s President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has urged Nigerians, particularly the political class, to sustain the peace that characterised the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections and also conduct themselves according to the laws of the land as they go to the polls Saturday.

Policeman, thugs arrested for branding private vehicles in police colours

An unidentified police inspector was arrested on Thursday at a hotel in Ewet Housing Estate for aiding some people to brand two private vehicles in police colour.