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Niger criminalises thuggery, hard drugs consumption

Enyioha Opara, Minna The Niger State Government has criminalised the thuggery and consumption of hard drugs and other illegal substances ahead of the 2019 general elections. Governor Abubakar Bello, on Tuesday, signed into law a bill to “prohibit thuggery,
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Niger criminalises thuggery, hard drugs consumption

Enyioha Opara, Minna The Niger State Government has criminalised the thuggery and consumption of hard drugs and other illegal substances ahead of the 2019 general elections. Governor Abubakar Bello, on Tuesday, signed into law a bill to “prohibit thuggery, use of intoxicants and for matters connected thereto, 2018.” He explained that bill had given more […]

Truck loses control, kills man, crushes 14 vehicles

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja A man has died after an articulated truck lost control and crushed 14 vehicles along the Abuja/Keffi highway on Monday night. The accident grounded traffic, leaving commuters stranded for hours as the Federal Road Safety Corps personne
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Truck loses control, kills man, crushes 14 vehicles

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja A man has died after an articulated truck lost control and crushed 14 vehicles along the Abuja/Keffi highway on Monday night. The accident grounded traffic, leaving commuters stranded for hours as the Federal Road Safety Corps personnel and other security operatives battled to clear the road. Our correspondent learnt that the crash, […]

‘Minna beer joints are dens of criminals’

Enyioha Opara, Minna The Niger State Liquor Licensing Board has declared beer joints in Minna and its environs as dens of criminals. The Chairman of the board, Liman Shafi’i, said this when he visited the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps to solicit
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‘Minna beer joints are dens of criminals’

Enyioha Opara, Minna The Niger State Liquor Licensing Board has declared beer joints in Minna and its environs as dens of criminals. The Chairman of the board, Liman Shafi’i, said this when he visited the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps to solicit support to curb illegal sale of alcohol in the state. Shafi’i said […]

Immigration arrests Libyan salon operator for human trafficking

Olaide Oyelude, Katsina The Nigeria Immigration Service, Katsina State Command has arrested a Libyan-based salon operator, Mrs Asia Rita, for alleged human trafficking. The 44-year-old mother of three was paraded by the immigration service on Monday alongsid
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Immigration arrests Libyan salon operator for human trafficking

Olaide Oyelude, Katsina The Nigeria Immigration Service, Katsina State Command has arrested a Libyan-based salon operator, Mrs Asia Rita, for alleged human trafficking. The 44-year-old mother of three was paraded by the immigration service on Monday alongside seven suspected victims of human trafficking. The suspect and her victims were reportedly intercepted by NIS operatives at […]

Soldier jailed for 18 years over fatal shooting of boy

An Angolan army sergeant was jailed for 18 years on Tuesday for shooting dead a 14-year-old boy at a protest two years ago, in a sentence welcomed by rights groups. Rufino Antonio died after the military opened fire in August 2016 at a demonstration against
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Soldier jailed for 18 years over fatal shooting of boy

An Angolan army sergeant was jailed for 18 years on Tuesday for shooting dead a 14-year-old boy at a protest two years ago, in a sentence welcomed by rights groups. Rufino Antonio died after the military opened fire in August 2016 at a demonstration against the demolition of houses for an industrial project in Zango, a […]

BREAKING: Idris overhauls SARS, appoints new Police Commissioner as head

Sequel to the order given by the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo for the overhaul of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim idris, has ordered its immediate overhauling to address complaints and allegations of human rights violat
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BREAKING: Idris overhauls SARS, appoints new Police Commissioner as head

Sequel to the order given by the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo for the overhaul of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim idris, has ordered its immediate overhauling to address complaints and allegations of human rights violations against some of its personnel. The Ag. President gave the order on Tuesday and the Police IG […]

President Trump calls ex-aide ‘crazed, crying, lowlife dog’

In a tweet that critics believe is directed at former White House aide, Omarosa Manigault Newman, American President Donald Trump has referred to her as a ‘crazed, crying lowlife dog.’ Omarosa was a former “Apprentice” contestant who b
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President Trump calls ex-aide ‘crazed, crying, lowlife dog’

In a tweet that critics believe is directed at former White House aide, Omarosa Manigault Newman, American President Donald Trump has referred to her as a ‘crazed, crying lowlife dog.’ Omarosa was a former “Apprentice” contestant who became a White House aide. In her upcoming tell-all book entitled “Unhinged,” she alleges that Trump is a […]

Fake news aggravated National Assembly crisis – Lai Mohammed 

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja  The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has attributed the escalation of the recent crisis in the National Assembly to the circulation of fake news, especially in the Social Media. The minister stated this in Abuj
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Fake news aggravated National Assembly crisis – Lai Mohammed 

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja  The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has attributed the escalation of the recent crisis in the National Assembly to the circulation of fake news, especially in the Social Media. The minister stated this in Abuja on Tuesday when he paid a courtesy visit to the headquarters of Blueprint Newspapers. […]

SARS overhaul: Twitter users hail FG’s intervention

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo’s directive to overhaul the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad has been received with excitement by Nigerians on Twitter. Since, the directive was issued, the #ENDSARS campaigners and their support base as well as other Ni
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SARS overhaul: Twitter users hail FG’s intervention

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo’s directive to overhaul the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad has been received with excitement by Nigerians on Twitter. Since, the directive was issued, the #ENDSARS campaigners and their support base as well as other Nigerians have been hailing it as a welcome development. READ ALSO: Osinbajo orders IGP to re-organise SARS See tweets: […]

Court throws out murder charge against Lagos PDP Chairman

An Ikeja High Court has dismissed the murder charge filed against Mr Moshood Salvador, the Chairman of the Lagos State Chapter of the PDP. Salvador was remanded in the Kirikiri Prisons following his arraignment at a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court alongside 1
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Court throws out murder charge against Lagos PDP Chairman

An Ikeja High Court has dismissed the murder charge filed against Mr Moshood Salvador, the Chairman of the Lagos State Chapter of the PDP. Salvador was remanded in the Kirikiri Prisons following his arraignment at a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court alongside 10 others on two counts of conspiracy and unlawful killing on July 25. During […]

Man seeks dissolution of 14-year-old marriage over alleged wife’s stubbornness

A 45-year-old man, Solomon Olatunji, has dragged his wife, Alaba, before an Idi-Ogungun Customary Court, Agodi in Ibadan, Oyo State, seeking the dissolution of their 14-year-old union over alleged stubbornness. Solomon, while testifying before the court on Tu
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Man seeks dissolution of 14-year-old marriage over alleged wife’s stubbornness

A 45-year-old man, Solomon Olatunji, has dragged his wife, Alaba, before an Idi-Ogungun Customary Court, Agodi in Ibadan, Oyo State, seeking the dissolution of their 14-year-old union over alleged stubbornness. Solomon, while testifying before the court on Tuesday, alleged that his wife was in the habit of fomenting trouble among her neighbours. According to him, […]

Don’t borrow money for celebration of Eid-el Kabir –MURIC boss

Director, Muslim Rights Concern, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, has urged Muslims in the country to spend within their income rather than borrowing money to celebrate the forthcoming Eid-el-Kabir. He gave the advice on Tuesday in a statement in Lagos. Akintola, who i
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Don’t borrow money for celebration of Eid-el Kabir –MURIC boss

Director, Muslim Rights Concern, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, has urged Muslims in the country to spend within their income rather than borrowing money to celebrate the forthcoming Eid-el-Kabir. He gave the advice on Tuesday in a statement in Lagos. Akintola, who is also a lecturer at the Lagos State University, said, “Just like Hajj, the sacrifice […]

Court dismisses murder charge filed against Lagos PDP chairman

An Ikeja High Court has dismissed the murder charge filed against Mr. Moshood Salvador, the chairman of the Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party. Salvador was remanded in the Kirikiri Prisons following his arraignment at a Yaba Chief Magistrate
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Court dismisses murder charge filed against Lagos PDP chairman

An Ikeja High Court has dismissed the murder charge filed against Mr. Moshood Salvador, the chairman of the Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party. Salvador was remanded in the Kirikiri Prisons following his arraignment at a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court alongside 10 others on a two-count charge of conspiracy and unlawful killing on […]

Former Brazil striker Ronaldo leaves Ibiza clinic

Retired Brazilian striker Ronaldo left a clinic in Ibiza on Tuesday following a four-night stay for treatment for a flu infection. “He left this morning at 10:30am, not wanting to depart from the side where the press were waiting,” said a spokesma
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Former Brazil striker Ronaldo leaves Ibiza clinic

Retired Brazilian striker Ronaldo left a clinic in Ibiza on Tuesday following a four-night stay for treatment for a flu infection. “He left this morning at 10:30am, not wanting to depart from the side where the press were waiting,” said a spokesman for the clinic in the centre of Ibiza. A spokesman for the former […]

Buhari will win 2019 election, Presidency boasts

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Presidency on Monday said the victories recorded by the ruling All Progressives Congress in legislative elections held in some states over the weekend had further confirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari would win the presidentia
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Buhari will win 2019 election, Presidency boasts

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Presidency on Monday said the victories recorded by the ruling All Progressives Congress in legislative elections held in some states over the weekend had further confirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari would win the presidential election. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in […]

We’re still within time on revised electoral bill, says Presidency

John Ameh and Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Presidency on Monday said President Muhammadu Buhari was still within the time frame allowed by the constitution to consider the revised Electoral Act Amendment Bill sent to him by the National Assembly before assenti
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We’re still within time on revised electoral bill, says Presidency

John Ameh and Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Presidency on Monday said President Muhammadu Buhari was still within the time frame allowed by the constitution to consider the revised Electoral Act Amendment Bill sent to him by the National Assembly before assenting to it. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), […]

Airport protest: Military authorities will sanction troops, says spokesman

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The military authorities will sanction troops who protested at the Maiduguri Airport on Sunday following their deployment in the Marte Local Government Area of Borno State. The soldiers, who apparently were unhappy with their posting t
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Airport protest: Military authorities will sanction troops, says spokesman

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The military authorities will sanction troops who protested at the Maiduguri Airport on Sunday following their deployment in the Marte Local Government Area of Borno State. The soldiers, who apparently were unhappy with their posting to a new operation theatre, were said to have shot in the air while threatening to deal […]

150 corrupt persons convicted in six months –Magu

Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, said on Monday that more than 150 individuals were tried and convicted by the EFCC between January and July 2018. He stressed that the commission would not
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150 corrupt persons convicted in six months –Magu

Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, said on Monday that more than 150 individuals were tried and convicted by the EFCC between January and July 2018. He stressed that the commission would not respect the status or political affiliation of anyone found guilty of corrupt practice. Magu […]

NASS crisis: Obasanjo, Saraki in closed-door meeting

Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki,  held a closed-door meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo at his penthouse within the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta on Monday. Saraki, who came in a black Toyot
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NASS crisis: Obasanjo, Saraki in closed-door meeting

Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki,  held a closed-door meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo at his penthouse within the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta on Monday. Saraki, who came in a black Toyota Landcruiser jeep in company with some security aides, arrived the OOPL around 5.30pm and emerged from the […]

2019 polls budget: National Assembly never agreed to reconvene on Tuesday, says Rep

John  Alechenu, John Ameh,  Olusola Fabiyi, Leke Baiyewu  and Alexander Okere The House of Representatives said on Monday the National Assembly never agreed to reconvene on Tuesday (today) to consider the budget for 2019 elections. The Chairman, House Comm
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2019 polls budget: National Assembly never agreed to reconvene on Tuesday, says Rep

John  Alechenu, John Ameh,  Olusola Fabiyi, Leke Baiyewu  and Alexander Okere The House of Representatives said on Monday the National Assembly never agreed to reconvene on Tuesday (today) to consider the budget for 2019 elections. The Chairman, House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Mr Abdulrazak Namdas, disclosed this to The PUNCH in an exclusive […]

Fake UI Prof nabbed in Oyo

Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan A 54-year-old, who claimed to be a professor of Animal Husbandry at the University of Ibadan, has been arrested by the Oyo State Police Command after he fraudulently collected N1m from a man under the pretext of manufacturing animal mu
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Fake UI Prof nabbed in Oyo

Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan A 54-year-old, who claimed to be a professor of Animal Husbandry at the University of Ibadan, has been arrested by the Oyo State Police Command after he fraudulently collected N1m from a man under the pretext of manufacturing animal multivitamins for him. The state Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Odude, said the suspect, […]

Blind graduates demand jobs, block Imo govt house

Success Nwogu and Chidiebube Okeoma Scores of visually-impaired graduates and students on Monday protested against government’s failure to pay bursary and provide jobs, blocking the main gate to the Imo State Government House in Owerri to air their grievanc
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Blind graduates demand jobs, block Imo govt house

Success Nwogu and Chidiebube Okeoma Scores of visually-impaired graduates and students on Monday protested against government’s failure to pay bursary and provide jobs, blocking the main gate to the Imo State Government House in Owerri to air their grievances. The protesters, who alleged marginalisation by the Governor Rochas Okorocha-led administration, said the government was treating […]

Lecturer remanded for allegedly defiling housemaid, 13

John Charles Makurdi A Makurdi Upper Area Court on Monday remanded a senior lecturer at the Department of Catering and Hotel Management, Benue State Polytechnic, Ugbokolo, for allegedly defiling his 13-year-old housemaid. The accused, Andrew Ogbuja, who was a
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Lecturer remanded for allegedly defiling housemaid, 13

John Charles Makurdi A Makurdi Upper Area Court on Monday remanded a senior lecturer at the Department of Catering and Hotel Management, Benue State Polytechnic, Ugbokolo, for allegedly defiling his 13-year-old housemaid. The accused, Andrew Ogbuja, who was arrested last Friday, pleaded with the judge to temper justice with mercy and grant him bail to […]

Lagos electrician drops suicide note, disappears from home

Oluwatosin Omojuyigbe The family of an electrician in the Surulere area of Lagos State, Hakeem Sanusi, has been thrown into confusion after he went missing. PUNCH Metro learnt that Hakeem left home on Wednesday after dropping a suicide note and had not return
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Lagos electrician drops suicide note, disappears from home

Oluwatosin Omojuyigbe The family of an electrician in the Surulere area of Lagos State, Hakeem Sanusi, has been thrown into confusion after he went missing. PUNCH Metro learnt that Hakeem left home on Wednesday after dropping a suicide note and had not returned. It was gathered that the 28-year-old had a conversation with his mother […]

Electricity generation drops to 2,684MW

’Femi Asu The nation’s power generation plunged by 777.9 megawatts on Monday as output from the hydropower plants and some gas-fired stations, including Egbin in Lagos, suffered declines. A total generation capacity of 4,463.3MW was unavailable as of 6am
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Electricity generation drops to 2,684MW

’Femi Asu The nation’s power generation plunged by 777.9 megawatts on Monday as output from the hydropower plants and some gas-fired stations, including Egbin in Lagos, suffered declines. A total generation capacity of 4,463.3MW was unavailable as of 6am on Monday, compared to 3,631.4MW on Friday, according to the latest data obtained by our correspondent […]

Senators sue AGF, DSS, police for alleged plot to remove Saraki

Eniola Akinkoutu, Abuja Two lawmakers, Senator Rafiu Adebayo and Senator Isa Misau, have sued the Attorney-General of the Federation, the police, the Department of State Services, the Senate and seven others in order to stop the attempts to remove Senate Pres
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Senators sue AGF, DSS, police for alleged plot to remove Saraki

Eniola Akinkoutu, Abuja Two lawmakers, Senator Rafiu Adebayo and Senator Isa Misau, have sued the Attorney-General of the Federation, the police, the Department of State Services, the Senate and seven others in order to stop the attempts to remove Senate President Bukola Saraki. Senators Adebayo and Misau, who are supporters of Saraki, instituted the fresh […]

Operating surplus: FRC proposes expansion of MDAs’ list

Everest Amaefule, Abuja The Fiscal Responsibility Commission has recommended the expansion of the list of Ministries, Departments and Agencies that are scheduled to pay operating surplus to the Consolidated Revenue Fund of the Federal Government. The Acting C
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Operating surplus: FRC proposes expansion of MDAs’ list

Everest Amaefule, Abuja The Fiscal Responsibility Commission has recommended the expansion of the list of Ministries, Departments and Agencies that are scheduled to pay operating surplus to the Consolidated Revenue Fund of the Federal Government. The Acting Chairman of FRC, Mr Victor Murako, confirmed this development in an interview with our correspondent. The Fiscal Responsibility […]

Air Peace plans mini-hubs in Kaduna, others

Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi A domestic airline, Air Peace, has said it is considering opening mini-hubs for its operations in Kaduna, Kano and a few other cities to help decongest the Lagos airport. The airline’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace
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Air Peace plans mini-hubs in Kaduna, others

Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi A domestic airline, Air Peace, has said it is considering opening mini-hubs for its operations in Kaduna, Kano and a few other cities to help decongest the Lagos airport. The airline’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Mr Allen Onyema, who stated this during an inaugural flight to Kaduna on Monday, […]

Housewife brutalises girl for taunting her about barrenness

Samson Folarin A housewife, Bose Ogedengbe, has been arrested by the police for allegedly brutalising her ward, Favour, at their house on Bush Street, in the Anthony Village area of Lagos State. Bose and Favour are from  Akoko Edo in Edo State. The victim’
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Housewife brutalises girl for taunting her about barrenness

Samson Folarin A housewife, Bose Ogedengbe, has been arrested by the police for allegedly brutalising her ward, Favour, at their house on Bush Street, in the Anthony Village area of Lagos State. Bose and Favour are from  Akoko Edo in Edo State. The victim’s father, a farmer, had reportedly handed her over to Bose’s husband, […]

Bricklayer breaks into Oyo govt house, steals police property

A 35-year-old bricklayer, Sunday Ajayi, has been jailed for six months by an Ibadan Magistrates’ Court sitting in Iwo Road after being found guilty of breaking into the Oyo State Government House in the Agodi area of Ibadan and stealing property worth N535,
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Bricklayer breaks into Oyo govt house, steals police property

A 35-year-old bricklayer, Sunday Ajayi, has been jailed for six months by an Ibadan Magistrates’ Court sitting in Iwo Road after being found guilty of breaking into the Oyo State Government House in the Agodi area of Ibadan and stealing property worth N535,000 from members of the police bomb squad stationed on the premises. Police […]

Septuagenarian tortures teenager over missing N1,000

Oluwatobi Akindele A septuagenarian, Rasheed Adebayo, has been arrested by the police for allegedly torturing his grandson, Fuad Badmus, in the Oko-Oba, Agege area of Lagos State. It was learnt that the 18-year-old was staying with his maternal grandfather o
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Septuagenarian tortures teenager over missing N1,000

Oluwatobi Akindele A septuagenarian, Rasheed Adebayo, has been arrested by the police for allegedly torturing his grandson, Fuad Badmus, in the Oko-Oba, Agege area of Lagos State. It was learnt that the 18-year-old was staying with his maternal grandfather on a holiday visit. Adebayo was alleged to have flogged his grandson with a cane for […]

BREAKING: Truck loses control, crushes 15 vehicles on Abuja/Keffi highway

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja Commuters plying the Abuja/Keffi highway went through a harrowing time on Monday night following a crash involving an articulated truck which lost control and crushed 15 vehicles, including four Sports Utility Vans, three trucks, a hu
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BREAKING: Truck loses control, crushes 15 vehicles on Abuja/Keffi highway

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja Commuters plying the Abuja/Keffi highway went through a harrowing time on Monday night following a crash involving an articulated truck which lost control and crushed 15 vehicles, including four Sports Utility Vans, three trucks, a hummer bus, taxis and other vehicles. Our correspondent learnt that the accident, which occurred sometime after 9pm, caused […]

Audi Chief Executive, Stadler, to stay in jail as warrant upheld

The Chief Executive of German Car maker Audi, Rupert Stadler, is to remain in pre-trial detention after a Munich Court dismissed an appeal against his arrest warrant, a judicial spokesperson said on Monday. Stadler remains under suspicion of turning a blind e
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Audi Chief Executive, Stadler, to stay in jail as warrant upheld

The Chief Executive of German Car maker Audi, Rupert Stadler, is to remain in pre-trial detention after a Munich Court dismissed an appeal against his arrest warrant, a judicial spokesperson said on Monday. Stadler remains under suspicion of turning a blind eye to the sale of vehicles with manipulated diesel motors, the spokesperson said. The […]

Tunisian president proposes inheritance equality for women

President Beji Essebsi of Tunisia on Monday proposed giving women equal inheritance rights despite protests from thousands of people objecting to any challenge to Islamic law. The North African Muslim country, which toppled autocrat Zine Ben-Ali in 2011, gran
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Tunisian president proposes inheritance equality for women

President Beji Essebsi of Tunisia on Monday proposed giving women equal inheritance rights despite protests from thousands of people objecting to any challenge to Islamic law. The North African Muslim country, which toppled autocrat Zine Ben-Ali in 2011, grants women more rights than other countries in the region, and since in 2017 has allowed Muslim […]

Suspected ritualists decapitate woman, abandon her body on Owerri/Port Harcourt Expressway

Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri Persons suspected to be ritual murderers have beheaded a woman in Imo State, while one of her breasts was also cut off. The incident happened in Mgbirichi community in the Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State on Monday, se
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Suspected ritualists decapitate woman, abandon her body on Owerri/Port Harcourt Expressway

Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri Persons suspected to be ritual murderers have beheaded a woman in Imo State, while one of her breasts was also cut off. The incident happened in Mgbirichi community in the Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State on Monday, sending residents into a state of panic when the headless body was found […]