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Tribunal upholds Benue governor’s election

The Benue State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal on Monday upheld the election of Governor Samuel Ortom.

‘Cultists’ kill University of Calabar student

A student of the University of Calabar (UNICAL), Cross River State, was shot dead on Thursday afternoon by suspected cultists, the police spokesperson in the state, Irene Ugbo, confirmed.
Egyptian authorities have detained more than 1,100 people, including several high-profile individuals, after rare protests were held in several cities calling on President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to quit.

Protests break in Egypt demanding president’s resignation

Protests have broken out in parts of Egypt with demonstrators calling for the departure of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi amid a high-security alert.

Tribunal: Why Senator Adeyeye is appealing against Biodun Olujimi’s victory – lawyers

Chief Rafiu Balogun, counsel to the Senate Spokesman, Senator Dayo Adeyeye has faulted the verdict of the Ekiti State Election Petition Tribunal which declared the immediate past Senate Minority Leader, Abiodun Olujimi, actual winner of the Ekiti South Senatorial District Election.
The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs Senator Godswill Akpabio has denied the allegation that he bribed the Chairman and members of the National Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal in Akwa Ibom State.

Justice Hafizu: Senator Akpabio was robbed of victory

A member of the National Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Justice Sheriff Hafizu, has said Senator Godswill Akpabio was robbed of his victory in February 23 National Assembly election.

APC, PDP candidates lose at election tribunal

The National Assembly election petition tribunal in Oyo State on Saturday dismissed petitions against three members of the House of Representatives from two different parties.

Bauchi guber: Police disperse crowd with teargas at tribunal

A mild drama ensued on Tuesday at the resumed sitting of Bauchi State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal after police fired teargas to disperse a crowd outside the premises of the tribunal.
Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar: No cause for alarm over Supreme Court ruling

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, yesterday, failed to persuade the Supreme Court to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to grant them access to the controversial server they said was used to electronically transmit results of the February 23 presidential election.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

Benue guber: INEC rests defence on Emmanuel Jime’s petition

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday rested its case on evidence extracted from the petitioner and the documents tendered in the Benue State gubernatorial legal tussle.

Fuel tanker explosion kills 57 people in Tanzania

At least 57 people have died after a fuel tanker exploded in Tanzania, according to police.
A woman is treated by EMS after she and others were caught in a stampede in Times Square. John Roca

Pandemonium in New York as motorcycle’s backfires mistaken for shooter

New Yorkers and visitors around Times Square ran helter-skelter on Tuesday night as the sound of a backfiring motorcycle was mistaken for multiple gunshots from a shooter.

Outrage in Gambia over claims ex-president ordered killings

Relatives of people murdered by death squads in The Gambia expressed outrage on Monday over the release of three former hitmen, who said they committed dozens of assassinations ordered by ex-president Yahya Jammeh.
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Amnesty: Three Shiite IMN members die in police custody

Amnesty International has claimed that at least three members of the Shiite Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) have died in police custody while another 15 members of the group, including minors, have been detained “incommunicado for weeks.”
Emergency crews stand outside the Tate Modern art gallery on Sunday after the incident. (Yui Mok-AP)

Police: Boy thrown from tenth-floor is ‘stable’

A six-year-old boy thrown from a tenth-floor viewing platform at London’s Tate Modern gallery is no longer in a life-threatening condition, police said Monday.

Man guns down in-law over wife’s alleged infidelity

An angry husband has reportedly shot dead his brother in-law over his wife’s infidelity with his brother simply identified as Pius, in Amukpe, Sapele council area of Delta state.

Transporter killed during police shootout with ‘kidnappers’

Operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) have allegedly killed an Ogun-based transporter, Agbomofuegbe Odion, while hunting for suspected kidnappers in Ijebu-Ode area of the State.

Kano guber: 735 witnesses to testify before tribunal

No fewer than 700 witnesses have been listed to testify before the Kano State Governorship Election Tribunal under the chairmanship of Justice Halima Shamnaki, counsels to the parties yesterday revealed.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Tribunal: Atiku Abubakar, PDP witnesses ‘attacked by gunmen’

Witnesses of Atiku Abubakar, 2019 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have been reportedly attacked by unknown gunmen.

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The Italian Carabinieri police corps said that more than 31,000 pills of Yaba, known as the `madness drug,’ have been seized in a large-scale operation.

Italian police seize 31,000 Yaba drug in massive raid

The Italian Carabinieri police corps said that more than 31,000 pills of Yaba, known as the `madness drug,’ have been seized in a large-scale operation.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, presiding over the plenary in the upper chamber on Thursday, 3rd October, 2019.

Senate President: Why we are amending Production Sharing Contract law

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Monday justified the current move by the Senate to amend the law on Production Sharing Contract in the oil industry.

Flood: Badagry residents count losses in homes, churches, farmlands

Residents of some communities in Badagry area of Lagos State have continued counting their losses due to flooding after many hours of weekend rainfall which destroyed homes, churches, shops and farmlands.

Lawyers demand justice over colleague’s police brutality

A group of lawyers in Onitsha, Anambra state, have asked the state police command to bring to justice all officers involved in the manhandling of their colleague, Jacob Obasi in Onitsha, last Friday.

Gunmen kill 14 policemen in Mexico

Gunmen killed 14 police Monday in an attack in the state of Michoacan, in western Mexico, authorities said, condemning the latest violence in the restive region, a hotspot for criminal groups and armed vigilantes.