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ISIS Claims Responsibility For Sri Lanka Bombings As Casualties Hit 310

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the suicide bombings which led to deaths of 310 persons in Sri Lanka. Suicide bombers struck in churches and hotels in the country on Easter Sunday. In a statement carried by the extremist group’s mouthpiece Amaq, the group said it targetted Christians and Sri Lanka citizens. “Those, who carried out the attack that ...

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Breaking News: Easter Disaster – 137 Killed In Church, Hotel Bomb Attacks

No fewer than 137 people have been killed following a string of blasts at hotels and churches in Sri Lanka on Sunday. A police official told AFP that at least 45 people had been killed in Colombo, where three hotels and a church were hit. Another 67 were killed in an attack on a church in Negombo north of the ...

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UAE Sentences Eight Nigerians To Death Over Robbery

Eight Nigerians, all men, have been sentenced to death in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE) for a string of robberies at money exchanges and cash machines (ATMs) across the emirate in December 2016. The ninth Nigerian, found guilty for possession of stolen money was sentenced to six months imprisonment. He will be deported after serving his prison term. The Gulf ...

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Breaking: CCT Convicts Walter Onnoghen, Orders FG To Seize Funds In His Accounts

The Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, sitting in Abuja, on Thursday, convicted the former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, on all the six-count charge the Federal Government preferred against him. As part of its sentence, the Mr Danladi Umar-led three-man panel removed Justice Onnoghen as both the CJN and Chairman of the National Judicial Council, NJC. Besides, the ...

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Alan Garcia, Peru’s Ex-president Kills Himself Before Arrest

Alan Garcia shot himself in the head at his home on Wednesday as police were about to arrest him in a sprawling corruption case, his lawyer and hospital officials said. The 69-year-old Garcia was undergoing emergency surgery for “a bullet wound to his head” at the Casimiro Ulloa Emergency Hospital in Lima, the hospital said. Peru’s Health Minister Zulema Tomas ...

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Court Orders Arrest Of Dan Etete, Adoke Over $2.1bn Malabu Scam

The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Jabi, Abuja, has ordered the arrest of Mohammed Adoke(SAN), the immediate-past Attorney-General of the Federation; Dan Etete, the Minister of Petroleum resources under General Sani Abacha, the late military Dictator, and four others. The six are named in the charges filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in relation ...

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EFCC Explains Why Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia Was Re-arrested

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Tuesday, explained that it re-arrested Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia to enable it prefer a fresh criminal charge against her. It also explained that the Commission re-arrested Ofili-Ajumogobia in line with the decision of the Appeal Court, Lagos Division, in a case involving Justice Hyeladzira Nganjiwa, saying that a judge could not be prosecuted until ...

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Witness Narrates How Fayose Received N1.2bn Stashed In Two Planes

Sunday Alade, a prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of Ayodele Fayose has narrated how the former governor of Ekiti state allegedly received N1.2 billion stashed in two planes. In his testimony before the federal high court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Monday, Alade said Fayose and his company, Spotless Investment Limited, received N1,219,000,000 from Zenith Bank, Akure branch in ...

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Court Orders Forfeiture Of Property Traced To Diezani

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal Office has secured the interim forfeiture of property linked to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, Donald Chidi Amangbo and Sequoyah Properties Limited. A Federal High Court, sitting in Lagos, presided over by Justice Chuka Obiozor, granted the order for interim forfeiture of the property traced to Diezani. The ...

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Five Years On, 112 Chibok Schoolgirls Still Missing

The sleepy town of Chibok in Nigeria’s northeast continues to grapple with the seemingly endless wait for the return of more than 100 schoolgirls who were abducted by the armed group Boko Haram, five years ago on Sunday. Life has not remained the same for the community, which still feels haunted by the April 14, 2014 kidnappings. The town attracted international attention after Boko ...

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