Man handed 15-year prison sentence for murder of Maltese journalist

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Vince Muscat, one of three men accused of murdering Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in 2017, was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Tuesday after changing his plea to guilty. The judge accepted the plea bargain presented by Muscat’s lawyers and prosecutors after he had told the Valletta courtroom that he was admitting
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Bazoum wins Niger election as clashes erupt

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Former interior minister Mohamed Bazoum won Niger’s presidential elections, according to provisional results issued on Tuesday, as the opposition cried foul and clashes erupted. Bazoum, the ruling party’s candidate, picked up 55.75 percent of Sunday’s runoff vote while Mahamane Ousmane garnered 44.25 percent, the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) said. “(These) results are provisional and
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‘Confirmation of ex-service chiefs: Ambassadorial portfolio insufficient to stop ICC investigation’

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By Dirisu Yakubu The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has taken a swipe at the All Progressives Congress, APC, leadership in the Senate for “betraying Nigerians” by clearing former services chiefs for ambassadorial portfolios despite allegation of crime against humanity committed under their command. The party however insisted that the clearance will not stop the investigation
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Cryptocurrency: We acted in Nigerians’ best interest ― Emefiele

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The Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele says the Bank’s decision to prohibit deposit money banks, non-banking institutions, and other financial institutions from facilitating trading and dealings in cryptocurrency is in the best interest of Nigerian depositors and the country’s financial system. Mr Emefiele made the declaration on Tuesday, February 23, 2021,
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Mourinho hopes to leave positive Spurs legacy

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Jose Mourinho is confident he will be remembered for the right reasons at Tottenham despite overseeing a collapse in Spurs’ form during his first full season in charge. Mourinho’s men were top of the Premier League in early December but have taken just 12 points in 13 games since to slip to ninth. They are
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Updated: Scores feared dead as heavy explosions, Gunshots rock Maiduguri

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Heavy explosions and the sound of gunshots that engulfed some parts of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital have claimed many lives with others injured.

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Jonathan hosts Gambian political class

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By Dirisu Yakubu with agency news In his quest to facilitate a common front in the build up to the making of a new constitution for The Gambia; Nigeria’s immediate past President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan is playing host to the country’s top political leaders in Abuja. The interface which opened on Monday has as participants,
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Abaribe condemns attack on Abayi Police Station

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…Wants culprits apprehended without delay By Henry Umoru SENATE Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Abia South has condemned in very strong terms,  the destruction of the Abayi Police Station in Aba, Abia State by hoodlums. Abaribe has however called on the police and other security agencies to quickly apprehend perpetrators of
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