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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.
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 defender Tomas Repka has been handed a nine-month jail sentence for drink driving.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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 people were killed in a jailbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo's central Kasai region, the head of the prison said Saturday.
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, former South Korean Provincial Governor, was on Friday sentenced to three and half years in jail over his sexual abuse of his former Secretary.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A lawmaker in Benue, Mr Joseph Boko, representing Kwande West state constituency, who completed his defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at a grand rally in Adikpo, on Thursday said he would work for the party’s victory at the polls.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has called on security personnel deployed for the Saturday rescheduled Presidential and National Assembly elections to uphold the constitution and be professional in discharging their duties.
Twelve presidential candidates in Saturday’s election on Thursday expressed their support for President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has described any individual, entity or group who intends to engage in violent activities during the forthcoming Presidential and National Assembly elections has enemies of democracy.
Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Carl Ikeme says is happy to be alive after successfully winning his battle against cancer.