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Eight inmates died after a brawl broke out in the high-security Mexican prison from which infamous drug trafficker “El Chapo” made his first escape, officials said Friday.

Eight inmates killed in Mexico prison fight

Eight inmates died after a brawl broke out in the high-security Mexican prison from which infamous drug trafficker “El Chapo” made his first escape, officials said Friday.

56-year-old woman docked for assaulting policewoman

A 56-year-old woman, Mrs Grace Osayande, has been docked before an Ogbeson Chief Magistrate Court in Benin on a four-count charge bothering on conspiracy, a threat to life, assault, and obstruct/resist arrest.
A police convoy believed to be carrying Rwandan genocide fugitive Felicien Kabuga arrives at the Paris courthouse where Kabuga is due to appear for an arraignment hearing, France, May 19, 2020. REUTERS-Gonzalo Fuentes

Rwandan genocide suspect Kabuga brought before French court

Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga was arraigned before a French public prosecutor on Tuesday, three days after police swooped on his hideout in a Paris suburb, ending a 26-year manhunt.

Man docked over ‘rape’ of 8-year-old girl

A 21-year-old man, Musa Anifowose, was, on Monday, arraigned before an Abeokuta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Abeokuta, Ogun, for allegedly defiling an eight-year-old girl.
Facebook on Tuesday said the coronavirus pandemic has users flocking to its services while it undermines ad revenue on which the world’s biggest social network depends.

Man who boasted on Facebook after beating wife docked, gets N500,000 bail

The Police in Lagos State on Friday docked one Sulaiman Maiyegun, a.k.a Afobaje, before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court for allegedly beating his wife and boasting about it on his Facebook page.
Isabel Dos Santos, daughter of Angola’s former President and Africa's richest woman, sits for a portrait during a Reuters interview in London, Britain, January 9, 2020. REUTERS-Toby Melville

Angola’s Isabel dos Santos wants graft case against her dropped, citing ‘fake’ documents

Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos called on Tuesday for a corruption case against her to be dropped, accusing Angolan authorities of using forged documents including a bogus passport to get courts to seize her assets.

Psychiatric hospital worker, wife jailed for assault

A staff of the Uselu Psychiatric Hospital, in Benin, Edo state, Monday Johnson (44), was on Monday sentenced to three months in prison by an Egor Magistrates’ Court, for assaulting a housewife, Mrs. Hope Ughabugo and her mother, Mrs. Tina Omogbai.
The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate wants ex-Minister Akinjide immortalized

The Senate has called for the immortalization of Nigeria’s former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Chief Richard Akinjide.

Court sentences four murder suspects to death in Ekiti

An Ekiti High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti on Monday sentenced four accused persons– Rashidat Abdul (f) 37, Oluwatosin Akarakiri (m) 32, Abdulrasheed Mutairu (m) 22 and Iyoriochile Eromoina (f) 18- to death by hanging.

Pregnant woman kills husband over phone call

Nasarawa State Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, has arrested a 22-year-old pregnant woman, Veronica Boniface, for allegedly stabbing her husband to death over a phone call with a strange woman.

Two in court over alleged rape, burglary in Osun

Oluwaseyi Jubrila, 23, and Adelusi Michael, 21, were on Thursday arraigned before an Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court in Osun over alleged rape of a 23-year-old woman and stealing.
Former Schalke youth player Hiannick Kamba, 33, was reported to have been killed in a car crash on a trip to his home country in 2016.

Footballer presumed dead found alive in Germany

Former Schalke youth player Hiannick Kamba, 33, was reported to have been killed in a car crash on a trip to his home country in 2016. His club mourned and paid tribute to him.
[file] Former South African president Jacob Zuma appears at the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Durban on April 6, 2018, during for a brief preliminary hearing on corruption charges linked to a multi-billion dollar 1990s arms deal./ AFP PHOTO / POOL / Nic BOTHMA

Jacob Zuma’s corruption trial postponed due to coronavirus

A corruption trial involving South African former president Jacob Zuma, due to resume this week, has been postponed to June because of the coronavirus outbreak, the state prosecutor said Monday.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Four sentenced for attempting to escape with coronavirus patient in Ilorin

An Ilorin Magistrate’s Court on Thursday sentenced four persons to 14 days self-isolation for attempting to escape with one Kazeem Oladayo, a COVID-19 patient, at Sobi Isolation Centre in Ilorin.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

‘Missing Anambra seven’ youths arraigned

Eight missing youths in Okuzu, Oba, Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State have been found, arraigned in court and remanded, it was gathered.
Facebook on Tuesday said the coronavirus pandemic has users flocking to its services while it undermines ad revenue on which the world’s biggest social network depends.

Coronavirus: Osun court orders remand of man over Facebook post

A young man in Osogbo, Osun State, will spend at least a month behind bars over his comments on the recent discharge of COVID-19 patients in the state.

DSS arraign self-acclaimed CMD for ‘impersonation’

The Department of State Services (DSS) in Osun, on Thursday, arraigned one Quadri Abiodun Akande, 34, before an Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court for an alleged impersonation.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arraign man over alleged attempted murder

The Police on Wednesday arraigned a 20-year-old man, Anuoluwapo Busuyi, before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court over alleged attempted murder.

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Respite has come the way of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), as they are in the coming days to receive $500,000 (about 200 million Naira) from FIFA as a palliative for the Coronavirus Pandemic.

FIFA, WHO, EU launch campaign to help domestic violence victims amid coronavirus lockdown

FIFA, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Commission have announced the #SafeHome campaign designed to support women and children at risk of domestic violence during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Canadian court disappoints Huawei over CFO’s case

A Canadian court ruled against Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, on Wednesday in her extradition case to the US on fraud charges.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says its Air Task Force (ATF) for Operation DIRAN MIKIYA has neutralised no fewer than 10 bandits at Sububu Forest area in Zamfara .

Military airstrike kills 30 bandits in Zamfara

The Defence Headquarters says the Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji has killed no fewer than 30 bandits and destroyed their logistics store in air strikes conducted on Tuesday in Doumborou Forest area of Zamfara.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, disclosed this during an inter-ministerial media update on COVID-19 on Thursday in Ikeja.

Lagos conducts assessment to revitalise 329 primary healthcare

As part of efforts geared towards the revitalisation of Primary Healthcare, the Lagos State Government has carried out a comprehensive assessment of no fewer than 329 Primary healthcare centres in the State.
The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Trading resumes after Eid-el-Fitr celebration with 0.07% growth

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) reopened trading on Wednesday after the public holidays to mark the Eid-el-Fitr celebration with a marginal growth of 0.07 per cent.