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Tailor sues DSS chief’s wife, others over alleged threat to life

A tailor, Hadiza Usman, on Wednesday dragged the Director-General of the State Security Service (SSS) and his wife, Y. B. Magaji and the SSS FCT Director before the FCT High Court Apo, over alleged threat to life.

Kidnap kingpin Evans prayed for God’s forgiveness – Police tell court

A Lagos High Court at Igbosere yesterday heard that suspected billionaire kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans, prayed for God’s forgiveness after his arrest last year in his Magodo, Lagos mansion.
A demonstrator holds picture of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a protest in front of Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 5, 2018.

Turkey has video of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi

There are audio and video recordings of how Jamal Khashoggi, the missing Saudi journalist was “interrogated, tortured and then murdered” inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul before his body was dismembered.
Jestina Mukoko

Tortured Zimbabwe activist awarded $150,000 damages

A Zimbabwe court has ordered the government to pay $150,000 in damages to a rights activist who was abducted and tortured a decade ago over accusations of plotting to overthrow then president Robert Mugabe, a rights group said Friday.
Bobi Wine

Ugandan army arrests soldiers who beat Bobi Wine, others

Soldiers involved in the beating of Ugandan lawmakers and civilians over their alleged role in the stoning of President Yoweri Museveni’s convoy have been arrested, the army said on Tuesday.
Migrants are seen on board the Italian Coast Guard ship Ubaldo Diciotti moored in the port of Catania in Sicily - EFE-EPA

UN: Migrants rejected by Italy were tortured, raped

African migrants rejected by Italy in a standoff with the European Union on Aug. 15, said they had been held by smugglers for up to two years in Libya and many had been beaten, tortured and raped, the UN said on Tuesday.

Cameroon military, separatists blamed for ‘grave abuses’

Violent tensions between Cameroon's government and Anglophone separatists have forced more than 180 000 people from their homes since December, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday in a new report that blames both sides for "grave abuses" against civilians.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

Watch: Ethiopia tortures ethnic Somalis at secret jail – HRW

Suspected members of a separatist group in Ethiopia's Somali region are being tortured, raped and starved at a secret prison, Human Rights Watch alleged on Thursday.

Biafra: MASSOB berates President Buhari over civil war comment

The Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereignty State of Biafra (MASSOB) has berated President Muhammadu Buhari over his comment that Nigeria soldier had mercy on the people of Biafra during the civil war.

Governor Ugwuanyi awards contract for erosion control on Umuabi road

The Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi administration in Enugu State, in line with its rural development agenda, has awarded contract for erosion control measures on Umuabi-Obinagu road in Udi Local Government Area of the state.

Chibok girls changed by shame, Stockholm syndrome – experts

Connections formed by years of captivity and shame at marrying militants might explain why some Chibok girls have chosen not to return home from their Boko Haram ordeal, experts say.

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Cristiano Ronaldo drops retirement hint

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Cristiano Ronaldo: It hurts when people question your honour

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