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Ashraf Ghani

Afghan government to conditionally release key Taliban prisoners

The Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday said it would conditionally release three key Taliban prisoners, saying the decision was difficult, but important.
Abdulrasheed Maina, Chairman, Pension Reform Task Team (PRTM), was, on Thursday, wheeled into Court 6, Federal High Court, Abuja, where his bail application is expected to be taken.

Abdulrasheed Maina on life support, medication for 15 years – family

The family of AbdulRasheed Maina has refuted claims by an online media that he is feigning sickness and receiving presidential treatment in Kuje Correctional Facility where he is being detained.
Convicted killer Jude Jayamaha, from a wealthy, high-profile family, walked out of Welikada prison Saturday following the highly unusual amnesty granted by President Maithripala Sirisena.

Outrage as Sri Lanka president pardons killer of teenager

Sri Lanka’s president has pardoned a death-row prisoner who murdered a Swedish teenager just a week before he leaves office, officials said Sunday, in a move that sparked national outrage.

Communities accuse oil companies of denying Delta oil royalties

Concerned Itsekiri Orere Coastal Communities of Warri North and Warri South-West of Delta State, have raised the alarm over alleged denial of the State of revenue accruable to it by operators of OML 108, Ukpokiti oil field, Express Petroleum and Gas Company Limited and its Technical Partner, Conoco Phillip Energy.

Brazil’s Supreme Court issues ruling that could free Lula

Brazil’s Supreme Court voted Thursday to overturn a ruling requiring convicted criminals to go to jail after losing their first appeal, paving the way for leftist icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to be freed.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

Court remands Kwara TV chief over land fraud

The Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday 6th of November 2019 arraigned the General Manager of Kwara State Television Authority, Alhaji Abdulfatai Adewale Adebowale on a six count charge bordering on practices.
The returnees were welcomed at Bole International Airport, in the capital Addis Ababa, by an official from Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Ethiopia returns home 840 nationals from Saudi Arabia

Ethiopia has in recent days returned home 840 nationals who had been serving prison sentences in Saudi Arabia, an Ethiopian official said on Tuesday.
Nnamdi Kanu Israel

IPOB chief Nnamdi Kanu reveals how he escaped from Nigeria

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has finally explained how he managed to escape when military personnel on “Operation Python Dance II” stormed his Afaraukwu, Umuahia residence in Abia state.
Deji Adeyanju

Court clears Deji Adeyanju of murder charges

The Kano State High Court on Friday discharged and acquitted Deji Adeyanju of murder charges.
Federal Polytechnic, Offa

Court remands Offa polytechnic lecturer in prison over employment scam

Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin on Tuesday remanded a lecturer with the Federal Polytechnic Offa, Ilyas AbdulWasiu for alleged employment scam.

Court remands two men in prison for ‘armed robbery’

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, on Tuesday remanded two men in the Kirikiri Prison for allegedly robbing a man of his tricycle at cutlass point.

Pastor sent to jail for stealing turkeys, goat

Solomon Oni Opaalade, a pastor in Osogbo, Osun state, has been remanded in prison after stealing turkeys and a goat and threatening the owner with charms.

Ex-inmate bags two university degrees in prison

Former inmate of the Nigeria Correctional Service in Enugu State, Mr. Adenyi Theophilus, got two degrees while in prison.
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.

I got two degrees in prison – ex-inmate

A former inmate of the Nigeria Correctional Service in Enugu State, Mr. Adenyi Theophilus, got two degrees while in prison.
Olufolajimi Abegunde

Nigerian national jailed in US for role in international cyber-fraud

A citizen of Nigeria residing in Atlanta, Georgia, was sentenced to 78 months in prison Tuesday for his role in an international cyber fraud scheme, announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the...
Chan Tong-kai, who is accused of killing his girlfriend in Taiwan last year, outside Pik Uk Prison in Hong Kong on Wednesday. He had been serving a sentence for money laundering.

Hong Kong frees murder suspect whose case led to protests

A Hong Kong murder suspect whose case sparked the city’s extradition bill crisis made a public apology today as he was released from prison amid an escalating political row with Taiwan.
The Controller General of Nigerian Correctional Service, Ja’afaru Ahmed, has set up a panel to investigate Ikoyi Prisons following the exposure of corrupt practices in Nigerian prisons by Fisayo Soyombo, an undercover journalist.

Correctional service comptroller orders probe of Ikoyi prison

The Controller General of Nigerian Correctional Service, Ja’afaru Ahmed, has set up a panel to investigate Ikoyi Prisons following the exposure of corrupt practices in Nigerian prisons by Fisayo Soyombo, an undercover journalist.
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.

Court remands 52-year-old man over alleged N500, 000 theft

An Ilorin Magistrates Court in Kwara on Monday ordered the remand of 52-year-old Muhammad Lawan in prison custody for allegedly stealing the sum of N500, 000 cash from a parked vehicle.

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Police recruitment: Court adjourns for PSC to respond to AGF’s application

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, adjourned till November 20 for the Police Service Commission to respond to the Attorney-General of the Federation’s counter-affidavit in a suit to stop the recruitment of 10, 000 police officers.
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Moscow accuses US of ‘hunting’ Russians after Israel extradites suspect

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Evo Morales, who resigned as Bolivia’s president Sunday after losing the support of the army and police, has said there is now a warrant for his arrest.

Evo Morales’s topsy-turvy flight into exile

Bolivian ex-president Evo Morales jetted off to exile in Mexico Tuesday in a bizarre flight full of detours that traced the shifting political map of a Latin America racked by crises.
The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, held that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was wrong to have excluded candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Mrs Natasha Akpoti, in the Nov. 16 governorship election in Kogi.

Kogi guber: APC accuses SDP candidate of faking attack on her

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi State has accused the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Natasha Akpoti, of faking the reported attack on her on Tuesday in Lokoja.