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A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Man arraigned for ‘obtaining N1.3 million under false pretence’

The police in Edo State on Thursday, arraigned Benedict Ojo, 49, in a Chief Magistrates’ Court, Benin, for allegedly obtaining N1.3 million under false pretence.
An Italian court has declared Shell, Eni and their managers all acquitted in the controversial Malabu scandal. They were all acquitted by the court yesterday.

OPL 245: Shell, Eni should face prosecution in Nigeria – HEDA

President Muhammadu Buhari has been asked to ensure that oil giants, Shell and Eni face prosecution in Nigeria. Shell and Eni have been dragged to court in Milan, Italy over horrendous alleged cases of corruption in relation to the Oil Prospecting Lease (OPL) 245
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

ECOWAS should halt genocidal attacks on unarmed protesters in Benin Republic

Though barred from contesting the forthcoming presidential election Madougou is seen as a threat to the realisation of the ambition of the anti democratic forces in Benin Republic. Reckya Madougou’s candidacy for the April 11 election was said to have been rejected on the ground that she failed to garner required signatures of support from local mayors and lawmakers.

Ondo court sentences two to life imprisonment over kidnap of poly lecturer

An Ondo State High Court sitting in Akure, the state capital has sentenced two men to life imprisonment for kidnapping a lecturer of the state government owned Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, wearing a face mask, looks as his corruption trial resumes, at Jerusalem's District Court April 5, 2021. Abir Sultan-Pool via REUTERS

Israeli premier back in court as prosecutor lays out case

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu returned to a Jerusalem court on Monday as the corruption trial against him resumed with opening arguments and witness testimony.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sharply criticised his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah el-Sisi after the recent execution of nine people in Egypt, saying he refused to talk to someone like him.

Turkish president accuses retired admirals of hinting at ‘coup’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said a statement by former admirals warning that his plans for a new canal in Istanbul put the Montreux Convention maritime accord in jeopardy was hinting at a “political coup”, though he added he was committed to the pact.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, wearing a face mask, looks as his corruption trial resumes, at Jerusalem's District Court April 5, 2021. Abir Sultan-Pool via REUTERS

Corruption trial: Israeli premier’s favours were ‘currency’ – prosecutor

Israeli prosecutors accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of treating favours as “currency” on Monday at the opening of a corruption trial which, along with an inconclusive election, has clouded his prospects of remaining in office.

French police arrest five women on suspicion of terrorism

The Police in France arrested five women suspected of planning a terror attack, legal sources said on Sunday.
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers his first prime time address as president, marking the one-year anniversary of widespread shutdowns to combat the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and speaking about the impact of the pandemic during an address from the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 11, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

Joe Biden revokes Donald Trump-imposed sanctions against ICC prosecutor

U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday lifted the sanctions against International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda that were imposed seven months ago by his predecessor, former U.S. President Donald Trump.
Fifty-two inmates at a prison in the northeastern Congo city of Bunia have starved to death this year because of insufficient government funding, the United Nations and local authorities said.

Nigerian national jailed five years for human trafficking in Ghana

An unemployed Nigerian, Kate Igugu Agbarha-Oto,has been sentenced to five years imprisonment by an Accra Circuit Court on two counts of attempt to commit crime to wit human trafficking.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Man arraigned for assaulting police officer, damaging Rolex wristwatch

The police in Osun on Thursday arraigned one Odewale Adebayo, 40, at an Ile-Ife Magistrates Court for allegedly assaulting a police officer.

Police arraign two over ‘smoking’ of Indian hemp

The police in Osun, on Wednesday, arraigned two persons, Abiodun Aleko, 20 and Abubakar Ali, 22, before an Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court for allegedly smoking Indian hemp.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arraign teenager over unlawful possession of firearms

A 20-year-old teenager, Ibrahim Adeyemi, on Wednesday appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly being in possession of firearms.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Another police inspector burnt alive in Akwa Ibom

There was tension in Ikot Afanga community in Essien Udim Local Government Aarea of Akwa Ibom State, yesterday, as hoodlums burnt another Police Inspector alive inside his house.

OPL 245: Group asks President Buhari to prosecute Eni in Nigeria

The Human Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA) Resource Centre, has declared that the partial freedom granted oil giants by Italian courts in the celebrated OPL 245 corruption case will not stop the prosecution of the accused in Nigeria.

Man remanded for disrespecting court

An Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court in Osun on Monday ordered that a 30-year-old man, Babarinde John, be remanded in Ilesa Correctional Centre for the alleged perversion of justice, pending bail.
Belarusian opposition politician, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, said, on Monday, she was ready to lead Belarus.

Belarus investigates opposition leader for terrorism

The Belarus prosecutor’s office has opened a criminal case against opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya on suspicion of preparing a terrorist act, the Belta news agency said on Monday, citing prosecutor general Andrei Shved.

Court remands community leader for ‘criminal conspiracy, attempt to commit offence’

A Sharia Court sitting in Dutse, Jigawa, on Monday, remanded a 70-year-old community leader, Garba Gauji, in a correctional facility for alleged criminal conspiracy and attempt to commit offence.

Ilorin ‘priest’ remanded for ‘beheading’ man for money ritual

An Ilorin priest, Abdurasak Al-Sulati, popularly called Kewulere, has been charged for allegedly killing one Sumo Usman.

Court remands priest over ‘culpable homicide’

An Ilorin Magistrates’ Court on Friday remanded a priest, Abdurasak Al-Sulati, popularly called Kewulere, for allegedly killing one Sumo Usman for money ritual.
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NDLEA files drug trafficking charge against teenager

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Friday, filed a one-count charge of drug trafficking, against a 17-year-old (name withheld).

Man dragged to court for stealing biscuits

A 35-year-old sales representative, Kayode Ayeni, who allegedly stole his employer’s biscuits and cornflakes worth N1.4million appeared before an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Thursday.

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NUJ berates media owners owing journalists’ salaries

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), on Saturday, berated media owners for their continued non-payment of journalists’ salaries in the country.
Paul Pogba has described himself as a bad loser who misses winning trophies at Manchester United, but says that the club's silverware drought only makes them more determined to break it.

Manchester United star Paul Pogba admits he misses winning trophies

Paul Pogba has described himself as a "bad loser" who misses winning trophies at Manchester United, but says that the club's silverware drought only makes them more determined to break it.
Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa is at odds with a business tycoon who could help Zimbabwe. Jekesai Njikizana -AFP

Zimbabwe’s president says ‘fight still on’ to fix broken economy

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa says the "fight is still on" to fix the broken economy, signaling out the financial industry for resisting the economic turnaround efforts.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Minister: Why I supported al Qaeda, Taliban

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has offered explanations for his support for the Boko Haram group.
The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christain Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has expressed concerns over the attack on monarchs in Ekiti State.

Pastor Adeboye condemns attack on traditional institutions

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christain Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has expressed concerns over the attack on monarchs in Ekiti State.

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Doyin Okupe: It’s time for national summit on insecurity

Former presidential aide, Doyin Okupe, has said now is the time for Nigeria to have a national summit to profer solutions to insecurity in the country.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

Legislative workers meet National Assembly management, shelve strike

The National Assembly management and staff of the federal parliament finally resolved their grievances on Tuesday.
The secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, says if Nigerians are not very open to receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, it will have a negative impact on the country’s efforts to curtail the spread of the virus.

SGF provides relief materials to insurgency victims in Adamawa

The Secretary to the Government of Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustpaha, has provided relief materials to the victims of terrorist attack in Hong LGA of Adamawa state.
According to a report by the US Department of Justice (DOJ), Ifemembi, originally of Nigeria, was arrested in Maryland on Wednesday, April 7, 2020, on a federal charge that he obtained U.S. citizenship under a false name. It added that he made false statements to acquire U.S. citizenship, in addition to employment with USCIS.

Nigerian faces 10 years in jail for obtaining U.S. citizenship using fake identity

The United States authorities have charged 48-year old Modestus Nwagubwu Ifemembi to court over fraudulent claims he provided to obtain the US citizenship 10 years back.
The UN National Programme Manager, Patience Ekeoba, lamented that the country’s security is weak in handling gender-based matter.

UN expresses worry over violence against women in Nigeria

The UN National Programme Manager, Patience Ekeoba, lamented that the country’s security is weak in handling gender-based matter.