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21-year old woman dumps day-old baby in gutter

A 21-year-old woman, Oluwaseun Samuel, has been remanded in prison custody by an Akure Chief Magistrate’s Court for killing her day old baby boy by dumping him in a gutter.
Brazilian football player Neymar (C) arrives on crutches at the Women’s Defence Precinct in Sao Paulo, Brazil on June 13, 2019 to testify after Brazilian Najila Trindade filed a complaint against him on May 31, saying he assaulted her after inviting her to visit him in Paris. – Brazilian police said on Thursday they had filed a defamation suit against the woman who has accused football star Neymar of rape, after she insinuated the force was corrupt. (Photo by ARI FERREIRA / AFP)

Neymar rape case dismissed – court

A Brazilian judge on Friday dismissed the rape case against footballer Neymar citing insufficient evidence, a court spokesman told AFP.
FIFA HQ

Afghan women’s soccer officials slam FIFA over abuse probe

A “culture of abuse” still thrives in Afghanistan women’s football because of the way FIFA is handling allegations of sexual misconduct, top officials for the national women’s team said Thursday.
Wolfgang Niersbach

Swiss indict former German officials in relation to 2006 FIFA World Cup

Swiss prosecutors said on Tuesday they had indicted three former German football officials in relation to the 2006 FIFA World Cup finals hosted by Germany.
US rapper A$AP Rocky will spend another week in custody in Sweden as police continue to investigate an alleged fight in Stockholm.

A$AP Rocky: My security guard ‘begged’ accuser to leave

A$AP Rocky has given evidence at his assault trial in Sweden, telling the court he was followed by his accuser and that his security guard "begged" the man to leave.
Former Audi CEO Rupert Stadler has been charged by German prosecutors over his alleged role in the Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal, along with three other defendants who were not named.

Germany charges ex-Audi chief for alleged role in Dieselgate scandal

Former Audi CEO Rupert Stadler has been charged by German prosecutors over his alleged role in the Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal, along with three other defendants who were not named. Stadler is accused of helping the automaker cheat emissions tests to make Audi’s cars appear cleaner than they really were as well as covering up that fraud.
Henry Rotich and his co-accused face eight charges, ranging from conspiring to defraud and financial misconduct [File-Baz Ratner-Reuters]

I am not guilty – Kenyan minister

The cabinet secretary made the plea today in a Nairobi court, a day after he was sensationally arrested for graft charges. It was the first time in Kenya that a sitting minister would be arrested for suspected corruption.
Cristiano Ronaldo has pledged his immediate future to Juventus in the wake of their eighth straight Serie A title.

Prosecutor: We can’t prove rape charges against Cristiano Ronaldo

The 10-year old rape allegation against Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo in Las Vegas cannot be proven beyond reasonable doubt, prosecutors said on Monday.
Addressing a packed court on Monday, he said Eni Chief Executive Claudio Descalzi authorized a company manager named Claudio Granata to approach him and offer him his job back if he agreed to modify his testimony.

Malabu oil scandal: Witness says Eni chief bribed him to change graft allegations

Hearing will continue in a Milan court tomorrow and 25 July in a corruption case involving Italian oil firm Eni and Nigerian officials over the graft-ridden sale of OPL 245, now known as Malabu oil scandal.
Henry Rotich

Kenyan finance minister to be prosecuted over graft – prosecutor

Kenya’s finance minister, Henry Rotich, will be arrested and charged over alleged corruption related to the construction of two dams, the chief prosecutor said on Monday.
US rapper A$AP Rocky will spend another week in custody in Sweden as police continue to investigate an alleged fight in Stockholm.

A$AP Rocky to be held in Sweden for third week over alleged fight

US rapper A$AP Rocky will spend another week in custody in Sweden as police continue to investigate an alleged fight in Stockholm.
Duduzane Zuma, the son of scandal-plagued former South African president Jacob Zuma, arrives in court ahead of being charged with corruption, in Johannesburg, South Africa, July 9,2018. REUTERS-Siphiwe Sibeko

Court acquits Duduzane Zuma over auto accident death

A South African court on Friday found Duduzane, son of former president Jacob Zuma, not guilty of culpable homicide and negligent driving over a fatal car crash that killed a woman in February 2014.
Aubrey Trail and Bailey Boswell have been charged with first-degree murder following the death of Sydney Loofe in 2017.

Murder suspect slashes own throat during trial

A man accused of killing and dismembering a 24-year-old woman slashed his neck and fell from his wheelchair during his murder trial.
Lamine Diack was president of the IAAF from 1999 to 2015. Cliff Hawkins-Getty Images

France set to dock ex-IAAF chief Lamine Diack for corruption

Former IAAF chief Lamine Diack will be tried in France on charges of corruption and money laundering, after a four-year investigation into doping cover-ups, extortion and bribe-taking in world athletics.
Cardi B

Cardi B hit with new felony charges in strip club brawl

Grammy-winning rapper Cardi B was charged Friday with new felony charges in a fight last year at a New York City strip club.
Part of the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which crashed in Ukraine on 17 July 2014. Igor Kovalenko-EPA

Russians, Ukrainian accused of downing flight MH17

Three Russians and a Ukrainian will face murder charges for the July 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.
Donald Trump has refused to apologise to five men wrongly convicted of raping a female jogger in New York City's Central Park 30 years ago, saying they admitted their guilt.

Donald Trump refuses to apologise to Central Park Five over wrongful conviction

Donald Trump has refused to apologise to five men wrongly convicted of raping a female jogger in New York City's Central Park 30 years ago, saying "they admitted their guilt".
Turkish prosecutors on Tuesday issued detention warrants for no fewer than 154 suspects, including soldiers, over their alleged links to a network believed to be behind a coup attempt in 2016.

Turkey hunts 154 suspects over 2016 failed coup

Turkish prosecutors on Tuesday issued detention warrants for no fewer than 154 suspects, including soldiers, over their alleged links to a network believed to be behind a coup attempt in 2016.

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Ekiti government reiterates commitment to adult literacy

Mr Foluso Daramola, the Ekiti Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, on Thursday gave an assurance that government would promote adult literacy.
The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, IBEDC, has appealed to its customers to go through the proper channel and avoid fraudulent activities in meter collection.

Consumers vow to resist electricity hike

Consumers of Electricity product and other Stakeholders, yesterday vowed to resist implementation of the new power tariff increase announced by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, expected to become effective from July 2020.
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with all the 2019 Nigerian pilgrims over the successful completion of their Hajj rites and the Eid-el-Kabeer celebration.

President Buhari: We’ve invested about N1.3 trillion on education since 2015

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Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama is on the verge of signing for Club Brugge.

Reports: Victor Wanyama undergoes medical ahead of Club Brugge move

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama is on the verge of signing for Club Brugge.
Nasir Ajanah

Kogi chief judge releases 16 awaiting trial inmates

The Chief Judge of Kogi State, Nasir Ajanah, has unconditionally released 16 inmates awaiting trial in Koton-Karfe and Okene correctional facilities of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCP) in the state.