Crime

Nigeria: Witness tells court he was under pressure to change his statement to favor Suswan

The fourth prosecution witness (PW4), Abubakar Umar, in the ongoing trial of former governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam on Monday, on Monday, February 3, 2020, told Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja,...

EFCC arraigns ex-NDDC boss Nicholas Mutu Ebomo for alleged fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on February 3, 2020, arraigned a former Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Nicholas Mutu Ebomo, Airworld Technologies LTD, Oyien Homes LTD,...

Amnesty condemns ‘horrific’ Italy-Libya deal that traps migrants in war-ravaged African country

Amnesty International on Friday condemned Italy-Libya deal that traps vulnerable migrants in the war-ravaged north African country, describing it as "a shameful display of how far EU governments are prepared to go to keep refugees and...

Human Rights Watch warns against Rwanda abusive detention of street children in new report

Human Rights Watch warned in a report released on Monday that Rwandan authorities were seeking to formalize "their abusive arrests and detention of some of the country’s most vulnerable children under the pretense of rehabilitating them".

Suspected Internet scammers with posh cars hide their faces as EFCC nab them in Ilorin

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested six internet fraud suspects that includes 22-year-old Sadiku Muniru Dolapo who has been on the Commission's wanted list.  They were picked...

Amnesty warns Switzerland’s draconian counter-terrorism laws would target people without charge or trial

Amnesty International warned on Wednesday that "draconian new laws" giving police sweeping powers to target “potential terrorist offenders” in Switzerland, including children as young as 12, would target people without charge or trial and must be...

Church accountant bags 18 years in prison over N15.5 million fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Gombe Zonal Office on January 13, 2020, secured the conviction of one Ibrahim Aku before Justice Nathan Musa of the Adamawa State High Court. Ibrahim...

Former supervisory corrections officer Mark Bryant convicted of unlawful Force for repeatedly tasing restrained detainee

After a four-day trial on civil rights and obstruction charges, a federal jury returned a verdict for Mark Bryant, formerly a Corporal at the Cheatham County Jail in Ashland City, Tennessee.  Bryant was convicted of two...

Amnesty International warns delays in ‘red berets’ trial prolongs suffering of victims’ families in Mali

Amnesty International warned in a statement on Monday that a Malian court’s last-minute postponement of a former junta leader’s trial was a blow to the families of 21 soldiers whose bodies were discovered in a mass...

Nigerian Michael Egwuagu kills pregnant sister Jennifer Ebichi in Texas, stabbing her many times

A 25-year old Nigerian man Michael Egwuagu has been arrested in Texas for killing his 32-year old sister Jennifer Ebichi, stabbing her a dozen times with a sharp knife. https://youtu.be/TcAhhx4ctrA

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African Union Chair Cyril Ramaphosa to join UN high-level event on development financing amid COVID-19

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Thursday May 28, 2020, address and participate in a virtual United...

African Development Bank approves €88 million ($98 million) loan for Senegal to respond to COVID-19

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank on Friday approved a loan of 88 million euros to Senegal, hit hard...

IMF Executive Board Approves FY 2021-FY 2023 Medium-Term Budget

On April 27, 2020, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved the IMF’s administrative and capital budgets for...

Former African presidents release joint statement backing embattled African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina

In an unprecedented move, former African heads of state and government released a jointly signed letter on Friday, backing the embattled...

Read full remarks by IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva on financing for development amid COVID-19

Good morning. I want to thank Prime Minister Trudeau, Prime Minister Holness, and Secretary-General Guterres for keeping a focus on development amidst...

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