Sunday, June 13, 2021


Nigeria’s judiciary workers suspend strike, ready to resume Court

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) has resolved to suspend its over two-month strike. The suspension according to JUSUN will be effective as from June 14, 2021. JUSUN took the decision at its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting which just ended in Abuja. JUSUN had on April...

Rwandan woman pleads guity of recruiting girls for rebels

Angeline Mukandutiye, the only woman in a group of 21 Rwandans facing terrorism charges, has admitted to recruiting girls for a Rwandan opposition group that operated in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo. The group includes Paul Rusesabagina, the man portrayed...

War Crimes: Ex-Ugandan guerilla warlord Dominic Ongwen to appeal 25-year sentence

Former child soldier Dominic Ongwen is to appeal the 25-year sentence handed him by the International Criminal Court for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in northern Uganda. The ICC, The Hague, Netherlands, had on May 6...

Group sues President Buhari over ‘missing N3.8bn health funds’

By JACOB KUBEKA, Abuja - An advocacy group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit against Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari over  alleged missing health funds amounting to N3.8billion (about $9.3 million).   The suit, filed before an Abuja court,...

NIGERIA: Prosecutor tenders $1.3m cash recovered from Arms Probe Panel member

Government prosecutors at the Federal High Court in Nigeria's capital, Abuja,  have tendered a cash sum of $1.3 million recovered from retired Air Commodore Umar Mohammed, a member of the  Presidential Investigative Committee on Arms Procurement. The arm probe panel,...

‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero trial to be held in his absence

A Rwandan court has on Wednesday ruled that the trial of Paul Rusesabagina, who faces terrorism among other charges, will be held in his absence after he refused to attend the proceedings. Mr Rusesabagina and his defence lawyers were not...

Court remands man for trafficking 30 women to Libya

A Federal High Court sitting in Kano, on Tuesday ordered that a 28-year-old man, Abubakar Suleiman, who  pleaded guilty to trafficking 30 women to Libya, be remanded, pending sentencing. The National Agency for the Prohibition In Persons (NAPTIP), charged Suleiman,...

Kenya accuses ICJ of ‘procedural unfairness’ in maritime case

Kenya is accusing the International Court of Justice of “procedural unfairness” after it allowed oral hearings to go on despite Nairobi’s protests. The oral hearings began on Monday and went on until Thursday, and Somalia was allowed slots meant for...

Nigeria’s Senate President, Speaker sued over alleged missing National Assembly funds

By JACOB KUBEKA, Abuja - A non-governmental organization, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has filed a lawsuit against Nigeria's Senate President, Ahmad Lawan and Speaker of House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila over an alleged missing N4.4billion (about...

Mali court ends trial of former coup leader Sanogo

A court in Mali's capital Bamako on Monday ended a much-delayed trial of former coup leader Amadou Sanogo, who was accused of killing 21 elite soldiers in a 2012 putsch. The court, which did not issue a verdict, also ended...


12,574 Nigerians voluntarily returned from Libya in 23 months – NEMA

By Adekunle Williams and Solomon Asowata The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Friday said 12,574 Nigerians have so far returned from Libya under the...