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Court Opens Culpable Homicide Case Against Zuma’s Son Duduzane

Court Opens Culpable Homicide Case Against Zuma’s Son Duduzane

A culpable homicide hearing against former South African president Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane was opened and adjourned in a Johannesburg court on Thursday, the latest legal headache for the 34-year-old who faced separate corruption charges on Monday. Duduzane Zuma initially avoided prosecution over a 2014 incident in which his Porsche 911 sports car ploughed into […]

In Defence of Titilayo Momoh

In Defence of Titilayo Momoh

On March 24, one Ms Taiwo Titilayo Momoh, attempted suicide at the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos. Both the police and concerned citizens rescued her from killing herself.  The said Ms Momoh was arraigned on April 21, at the Ebute Meta Chief Magistrate Court on a one-count charge to wit: “That you, Titilayo Momoh on the […]

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe Says Judges Reckless For Allowing Protests

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe Says Judges Reckless For Allowing Protests

  Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has accused court judges of being reckless in allowing anti-government demonstrations that later turned violent, state media reported on Sunday, a day before a legal challenge to last week’s official ban on protests. The southern African nation on Thursday outlawed all demonstrations for two weeks in the capital Harare, which […]

China To Release Human Rights Worker Zhao Wei On Bail After A Year Of Detention

China To Release Human Rights Worker Zhao Wei On Bail After A Year Of Detention

Almost a year to the day after she was seized from her Beijing home and spirited into secret detention, Chinese police say they have released a young legal assistant on bail. Zhao Wei, 24, was taken into custody on 10 July 2015, on the second day of what activists have described as an unprecedented government […]

Emotional Barry Steenkamp Says Pistorius Must Pay For Reeva’s Murder

Emotional Barry Steenkamp Says Pistorius Must Pay For Reeva’s Murder

The father of Reeva Steenkamp told a crowded courtroom on Tuesday that although he had forgiven Oscar Pistorius, who was convicted of his daughter’s 2013 murder, the former athlete should pay for what he has done. In emotional testimony in the Gauteng high court in Pretoria on the second day of a sentencing hearing, Barry […]

Enforcement of Kaduna’s Law On Begging, Hawking Begins Soon

Enforcement of Kaduna’s Law On Begging, Hawking Begins Soon

Kaduna State Government has explained that enforcement of the law banning street hawking and begging has not started, even though the bill has been approved by the state House of Assembly. The Special Adviser to the Governor on Media, Mr. Muyiwa Adekeye, said yesterday that enforcement of the bill will start about two months from […]

EFCC Gets Order To Hold Fani-Kayode For 14 Days

EFCC Gets Order To Hold Fani-Kayode For 14 Days

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has obtained a remand order to keep a former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, in custody for the next two weeks. The remand order is, however, renewable after 14 days depending on the outcome of investigations. Fani-Kayode is being investigated by the EFCC for allegedly receiving N840m when […]

Rwandan ex-mayors Face Trial In France Over 1994 Genocide

Rwandan ex-mayors Face Trial In France Over 1994 Genocide

Two former Rwandan mayors go on trial in France on Tuesday facing charges of crimes against humanity and genocide over the 1994 massacres in the central African country. As the second trial in Paris by a special court created to go after suspected Rwandan killers who fled to France, it is expected to lay bare […]

Court Jails Larmode’s Accuser Three Years

Court Jails Larmode’s Accuser Three Years

A Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja, on Monday sentenced to three years imprisonment, Mr. George Uboh, who accused a former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde, of diverting loot recovered from suspects. Justice S.E Aladetoyinbo convicted Uboh and sentenced him to three years imprisonment on charges of criminal breach […]

Senate Begins Amendment of Electoral Act to Legalise Use of Card Readers

Senate Begins Amendment of Electoral Act to Legalise Use of Card Readers

A bill seeking to amend the Electoral Act to give room for the incorporation of the use of card readers into the Act scaled second reading on the floor of the Senate on Thursday. The bill, entitled: “A Bill for an Act to Amend the Electoral Act N0. 6 2010 and for Other Matters Connected […]