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Court sets aside conviction of companies ‘linked’ to Patience Jonathan

The Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal yesterday set aside the conviction of four companies allegedly connected with the former first lady, Patience Jonathan.
Ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of all charges in the death of George Floyd, the Black man who was pinned to the pavement with a knee on his neck for more than nine minutes.

Minnesota judge finds aggravating factors in George Floyd murder

A Minnesota judge has ruled that aggravating factors were involved in the death of George Floyd, opening the possibility of a longer sentence for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.
Ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of all charges in the death of George Floyd, the Black man who was pinned to the pavement with a knee on his neck for more than nine minutes.

Minnesota judge rules aggravated factors in George Floyd murder

A Minnesota judge ruled aggravating factors were involved in the death of George Floyd, opening the possibility of a longer sentence for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, court records revealed on Wednesday.
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ICC sentences former Ugandan child soldier to 25 years in prison

The International Criminal Court has sentenced Dominic Ongwen to 25 years of imprisonment. He was found guilty of a total of 61 crimes comprising crimes against humanity and war crimes.
Dominic Ongwen

Ugandan LRA commander ‘White Ant’ sentenced to 25 years in jail by ICC

The International Criminal Court on Thursday sentenced Dominic Ongwen, a Ugandan child soldier who became a commander in the notorious Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), to 25 years in jail for war crimes and crimes against humanity.
A staff member removes the Iranian flag from the stage after a group picture with foreign ministers and representatives of the U.S., Iran, China, Russia, Britain, Germany, France and the European Union during the Iran nuclear talks at the Vienna International Center in Vienna, Austria July 14, 2015. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo

Washington denies Iran state media report saying prisoner swap agreed

The United States on Sunday denied a report by Iran's state television that the arch-foes had reached a prisoner swap deal in exchange for the release of $7 billion frozen Iranian oil funds under U.S. sanctions in other countries.
FILE PHOTO - An Iranian flag flutters in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria September 9, 2019. REUTERS-Leonhard Foeger-File Photo

Iran state media: Tehran, US agree to prisoner swap and release of frozen funds

Iranian state television said on Sunday that Tehran would free four Americans accused of spying in exchange for four Iranians held in the United States and the release of $7 billion in frozen Iranian funds.

ECOWAS Court orders Nigerian government to pay $200,000 to ex-NAF woman ‘raped, illegally dismissed’

The ECOWAS Court of Justice on Friday in Abuja ordered the Nigerian government to pay $200,000 in damages to an ex-air force woman who was illegally dismissed by the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) after being allegedly raped by a superior officer.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has expressed deep sadness over the deaths of his Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Jerome Torshimbe, and his Personal Assistant on Special Duties, Mr. Famous Adejo.

Benue governor: Presidency’s statement tacit support for killer herdsmen

Mr Terver Akase, the Chief Press Secretary to the Benue state Governor, Samuel Ortom, Friday said the failure of Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, to reproach the armed herdsmen militia responsible for the killings in Benue state smacks of complicity and tacit support for the killer herders.
Chief Ndueso Essien, a former Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, has said that abandonment of societal values contributed much to increased rape cases.

Communities’ participation in oil better than 13 per cent derivation – ex-minister

A former minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development in Nigeria, Nduese Essien, has said that allowing oil-producing communities to participate in Nigeria’s petroleum industry would be the best option for the development of the troubled Niger Delta region.
Karim Tabbou, a key figure in demonstrations that forced longtime President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to resign in 2019, was handed a one-year suspended sentence last year for “undermining state security”.

Algeria detains leading opposition figure

A leading Algerian opposition activist has been detained and is to appear before prosecutors on Thursday, his lawyer said, weeks ahead of elections he and other opponents have pledged to boycott.
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is currently serving a five-year jail sentence in Iran. She wrote to Iranian authorities this week to claim she was not receiving medical attention she needed. Family Handout-PA

Iran sentences British-Iranian aid worker to one year in jail – lawyer

An Iranian Revolutionary court has sentenced British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe to a one-year jail term and she is banned from leaving the country for a year, her lawyer told a news website on Monday.
LGBT refugees living in Kenya stand behind a rainbow flag as they protest against their treatment by authorities, outside an office of the UN refugee agency UNHCR in Nairobi on May 17, 2019.

Cameroonian LGBT activist champions imprisoned transgender women

Coming from Cameroon where letting it be known that she was a lesbian could lead to prison time, activist and social media influencer Bandy Kiki struggled to adjust to her newfound safety after emigrating to Britain a decade ago.
In 2019, a criminal court had sentenced 16 people, including former Interior Minister Mitko Cavkov [File: Boris Grdanoski/AP Photo]

Thousands demand retrial of jailed officials in North Macedonia

Thousands of opposition supporters have protested in North Macedonia’s capital of Skopje demanding retrials and freedom for more than a dozen former conservative government officials convicted for their roles in a mob invasion of parliament in 2017.
Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who is accused of slandering a Russian World War Two veteran, gestures as he stands inside a defendant dock during a court hearing in Moscow, Russia, Russia February 16, 2021, in this still image taken from video. Press Service of Babushkinsky District Court of Moscow/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. MANDATORY CREDIT.

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny being transferred to hospital

Prison doctors have decided to transfer Russia's main opposition leader Alexei Navalny to hospital, its prison authority said on Monday, 20 days into a hunger strike that has brought international warnings of consequences should he die in jail.

Senegal court refuses release of former Chad president Habré

The Senegalese judiciary has refused a request for the release of former Chadian president Hissène Habré, sentenced to life imprisonment by an African court in Dakar for crimes against humanity, his lawyers said on Sunday.

Nigerian charged in US over ‘social media scam’

The Police Department and Homeland Security Investigations, USA, have arrested and charged a 34-year-old Nigerian, Oluwaseyi Akinyemi over an alleged $474,145.07 fraud.
FILE PHOTO - Media mogul Jimmy Lai, founder of Apple Daily, leaves the Court of Final Appeal by prison van in Hong Kong, China February 9, 2021. REUTERS-Tyrone Siu-File Photo

Hong Kong tycoon gets 14 months in prison for unauthorised assembly

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai was sentenced to 14 months in prison while nine other activists received jail time or suspended sentences on Friday for taking part in unauthorised assemblies during mass pro-democracy protests in 2019.
FILE PHOTO - Media mogul Jimmy Lai, founder of Apple Daily, leaves the Court of Final Appeal by prison van in Hong Kong, China February 9, 2021. REUTERS-Tyrone Siu-File Photo

Hong Kong media tycoon faces 12 months in prison for unauthorised assembly

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai will serve 12 months in prison for taking part in an unauthorised assembly during the 2019 mass pro-democracy protests in the Chinese-ruled financial hub.

Nigerian national Owolabi Abdul extradited from Germany to US to face trial

Yusuf Owolabi Abdul, a Nigerian resident in Canada, extradited from Germany to the United States, will be presented on Monday in New York before Magistrate Judge Ona T. Wang.
An FCT High Court, Maitama, on Wednesday fixed Jan. 27, 2020 for Olisa Metuh, a former PDP spokesman, charged with criminal destruction of evidence to open his defence.

Nigerian fraudster forfeits money, mobile phones to government

Justice Peter Kekemeke of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Nyanya Abuja on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, convicted and sentenced one internet fraudster, Farouk Olamilekan to three months in prison.
Hama Amadou, a leading opposition figure in Niger, has been allowed out of prison to fly to France for medical care, a top aide said on Thursday.

Niger ex-premier freed from jail to seek treatment in France

Hama Amadou, a leading opposition figure in Niger, has been allowed out of prison to fly to France for medical care, a top aide said on Thursday.

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VfB Stuttgart are eager to buy Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius.

Stuttgart seek to buy Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius

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Manchester United could make a shock summer move for Getafe midfield anchor man Mauro Arambarri.

Manchester United linked with Getafe midfield star

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Chelsea suffered late VAR heartache as they slipped to back-to-back FA Cup final defeats after a 1-0 loss to Leicester City, Youri Tielemans’ second-half strike proving decisive.

Thomas Tuchel reacts as ‘unlucky’ Chelsea suffer back-to-back FA Cup final defeats

Chelsea suffered late VAR heartache as they slipped to back-to-back FA Cup final defeats after a 1-0 loss to Leicester City, Youri Tielemans’ second-half strike proving decisive.
The kidnapped wife of a traditional ruler in Oyo State, Funbi Ojo, has regained freedom from her abductors.

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TCN investigates as nation’s power grid collapses again

The nation’s electricity grid yesterday suffered another system collapse, throwing Nigerians into darkness and leaving businesses to hook on to alternative electricity sources.
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APC needs credible candidate to win Anambra election – aspirant

Chief George Moghalu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Anambra, says electing a credible candidate is critical for the party to capture power in the state.
Wilfred Ndidi has praised the mentality of his Leicester City teammates in their 2-1 win against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Tuesday night.

Wilfred Ndidi hails Leicester City’s mentality in away win vs Manchester United

Wilfred Ndidi has praised the mentality of his Leicester City teammates in their 2-1 win against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Tuesday night.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Another police station razed in Abia

Hoodlums have burnt down a Police Station in Bende Local Government of Abia State.
Juventus and Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo passed legendary Brazilian forward Pele to become the second-highest goalscorer ever with his double against Udinese.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother ready to convince him to join Sporting Lisbon

Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother said she will talk to the Portugal international and ‘try to convince’ him to return to Sporting CP.