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Cristiano Ronaldo offers €14 million to Spanish authorities to avoid prison

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has offered to pay €14million to Spanish tax authorities and admit his guilt to four counts of tax evasion, to avoid going to prison.

Turkey to arrest 101 soldiers over alleged links to coup attempt

Turkish prosecutors issued arrest warrants for 101 members of the air force, including one general and several colonels, over suspected links to the organisation of a religious leader blamed for the 2016 coup attempt, state-run Anadolu news agency reported.

Woman sentenced to three years for attempting to poison herself, children

A court in Germany on Thursday sentenced a woman to three years in prison for attempting to poison herself and her two daughters when she became despondent about her life in 2017.

Shell, Eni trial on Nigeria corruption re-adjourned to June

The trial of top executives from oil majors Eni and Shell over alleged corruption in Nigeria kicked off on yesterday with a brief procedural hearing and a decision to re-adjourn next month.

Biafra: IPOB decries killings, cowardice by political class

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has expressed shock and bitterness over incessant killings in Nigeria, particularly, the 58 people in Kaduna State, and what it called “continued cowardice exhibited by the political class in Nigeria in the face of the unrelenting onslaught against the people.

Court adjourns trial of Danish man who allegedly killed Nigerian wife, daughter

The trial of a Danish man accused of killing his wife and three-year-old daughter in their upscale Lagos home was on Tuesday adjourned to next month, lawyers and court officials said.

Bill Cosby’s wife Camille slams his guilty verdict as ‘mob justice’

The wife of Bill Cosby on Thursday slammed as “mob justice” her husband’s conviction by a US jury of sexual assault, attacking the media, prosecutors and his accuser in a tirade-laden statement.

New graft charges filed against Brazil’s Lula da Silva

Brazilian prosecutors have filed new graft charges against imprisoned Workers' Party founder and ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, as well as the party's current chief.

Burundi activist given 32 years for anti-president demo

A Burundian activist was sentenced on Thursday to 32 years in prison for taking part in protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza, sources said, a punishment rights groups said was "eminently political".

Ace comedian Bill Cosby convicted of sexual assault in retrial

Comedian Bill Cosby was convicted yesterday on all three counts of drugging and molesting a onetime friend in 2004 at his home, a decisive victory for prosecutors in one of the first celebrity sexual-assault trials of the #MeToo era.

Danish inventor bags life imprisonment for killing Swedish journalist

A Danish court sentenced inventor Peter Madsen to life in prison on Wednesday for murdering and dismembering a Swedish journalist aboard his home-built submarine in Copenhagen harbour in August 2017.

Prince’s family sues hospital, pharmacy for death

The family of late pop icon Prince has filed a lawsuit against a hospital that treated him and the pharmacy where the killer pain drug was bought.

Peru hunts two over lynching of Canadian for shaman murder

Peruvian police searched Tuesday for two men over the lynching of a Canadian suspected of killing an elderly shaman in the Amazon, judicial sources said Tuesday.

Italian court rules Iuventa rescue vessel will remain impounded

Italy's Supreme Court has rejected an appeal against the seizure of an NGO rescue ship, the Iuventa, impounded in August 2017 following an investigation initiated by the Italian authorities into NGOs in the Mediterranean.

Ex-Indonesian speaker Setya Novanto sentenced to 15 years for corruption

An Indonesian court has sentenced a former speaker of parliament to 15 years in prison for his role in the theft of $170m of public funds, a victory for anti-corruption police fighting the country's rampant corruption.

Helicopter drugs gang jailed in Britain

Two members of a drug smuggling gang who used a helicopter to fly millions of pounds of cocaine into Britain were handed lengthy prison sentences on Monday.

Jacob Zuma’s son to be charged with homicide

South African prosecutors will charge former president Jacob Zuma’s son, Duduzane, with homicide, after a 2014 car crash that left one woman dead, a spokesman said, reversing a previous decision not to do so.

Donald Trump, Michael Cohen denied exclusive first look at seized documents

A US judge indicated she would not grant a request by President Donald Trump and his lawyer Michael Cohen to review materials seized by the FBI before prosecutors can see them.

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Timi Frank: Life is worthless under President Buhari

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank, has apologised to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, alleging that life is worthless under President Muhammadu Buhari.

APC accuses Taraba government of paying agents N3 billion to scuttle congress

The national leadership of All Progressives Congress Youths Renaissance has accused the Peoples Democratic Party-led Taraba State Government of paying agents N3 billion to scuttle the State Congress of the party on Saturday.

Harry, Meghan delay honeymoon, begin royal duties

Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan began married life on Sunday after their spectacular, rule-breaking wedding, but will be delaying a honeymoon as they turn immediately to royal duties.

Pope Francis names 14 new cardinals

Pope Francis has named 14 Roman Catholic prelates to the high rank of cardinal, the elite group of churchmen who are his closest advisers and can enter a conclave to choose his successor if they are under 80.