Saturday, September 25, 2021

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Somali military court jails 2 foreigners over terror links – Local media

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Somali military court has sentenced two foreigners to 15 years in prison each, having been found guilty of recruiting foreign nationals for the extremist group al-Shabab in Somalia. According to Radio Mogadishu, Hassan Ali Nur Shute, head of the Military...
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Court dissolves 21- year- old marriage over negligence

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Esther Onabu and Samuel's 21-year marriage was dissolved on Thursday by an Igando Customary Court in Lagos on grounds of desertion due to her incapacity to conceive additional children. The marriage has 'irretrievably broken down,' according to the President of...

‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero Rusesabagina convicted on terror charges

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Paul Rusesabagina, the "Hotel Rwanda" hero who became a fierce government critic, was found guilty on Monday on terror charges after what his supporters say was a politically motivated show trial. He was convicted of backing a rebel group blamed...

MRA drags Nigerian Government to ECOWAS Court over killing of 11 journalists

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By Ola Modupe (LAGOS) - Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has filed a suit at the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice in Abuja over the failure of the Federal Government of Nigeria to effectively investigate, prosecute and punish perpetrators of the...

SERAP drags Buhari, others to court over ‘missing N106bn in MDAs’

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By Paul Adaji (ABUJA) - The controversy over an alleged missing of huge sums of money in departments and agencies (MDAs) in Nigeria has further heightened with the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), dragging President Muhammadu Buhari and other...

Court remands Chidinma for alleged murder of Super TV CEO, Ataga

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A Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, Nigeria, on Monday remanded 21-year-old student, Chidinma Ojukwu and one other for 30 days at a correctional centre for alleged murder. Ojukwu and Adedapo Quadri, 40, are facing trial for allegedly killing the...

Buhari, Boris Johnson want judicial process to run its course on terrorism

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By Jacob Kubeka (ABUJA) - President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria and Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain today in London, appraised the war against different forms of terrorism in Nigeria, and agreed that the judicial process be allowed to run...

Nnamdi Kanu trial rescheduled for October 21 after he failed to appear in court

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Nigerian secessionist leader, Nnamdi Kanu, had his trial postponed on Monday after he failed to appear in court due to logistical issues. The 54-year-old was not produced at the Federal High Court in Abuja as expected by Nigeria's secret police...

SERAP, Journalism centre sue President Buhari over gag order on reporting of terrorist attacks

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By Paul Adaji (ABUJA) - Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development have filed a lawsuit against President Muhammadu Buhari and Mr Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, over moves by the Nigerian...

Several arrested over plot to kill Madagascar president- Attorney General

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On Tuesday, Madagascan officials arrested a number of people, including foreign nationals, on suspicion of conspiring to assassinate the president, according to the attorney general. After a hard-fought election and a constitutional court challenge by his opponent, Andry Rajoelina was...

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Twitter states reason for deleting Buhari’s post on Nigeria Civil War

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Micro-blogging platform, Twitter has explained why it deleted President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet, which had been received with mixed reactions. The controversial tweet, which was part...

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