UK Court Jails Nigerian Businessman, Wagbatsoma, for Money Laundering

The Leicester Crown Court United Kingdom on Thursday convicted a Nigerian businessman, Walter Wagbatsoma, of money laundering. The English court sentenced him to a jail term of three and a half years. A Lagos State ...

Malabu Scandal: Eni, Shell Ordered To Face Trial In Italian Court

An Italian federal judge has approved the prosecution of Royal Dutch Shell and Eni in the $1.3 billion controversial sale of OPL 245 oil block. The judge in Milan also said Eni executive, Claudio Descalzi, and his ...

Uber suffers new blow as EU court rules it’s a taxi service

The EU’s top court ruled on Wednesday that Uber is an ordinary transportation company instead of an app and should be regulated as such, in a decision that is being closely watched around the world. Hailed by the ...

Court to jail Russian ex-economy minister for taking bribe

A Russian court on Friday sentenced former economy minister, Alexei Ulyukayev, to eight years in a penal colony on charges of taking a $2m bribe from an ally of President Vladimir Putin. Ulyukayev is the ...

ICYMI: Nigerian jailed 18 years in Vietnam for import scam

A Southern Vietnam court has sentenced a Nigerian  to 18 years in prison over a fake customs enforcement scam,  state media reported on Friday. A local media reported that Michael Ikechukwu Leonard, 45, was ...

Court Rejects bid to Outlaw Extramarital Sex

A bid to make all sex outside marriage illegal was rejected by a top Indonesian court Thursday, in a ruling that surprised many as concerns grow about rising intolerance in the world’s biggest Muslim-majority ...

South African court criticises Zuma over graft inquiry report

A South African court on Wednesday reprimanded President Jacob Zuma as “seriously reckless” after he challenged the recommendations of the country’s anti-corruption watchdog for a graft probe against him. The ...

German court clears suspect in suicide bomb plot

A German court said Wednesday it is releasing one of three suspected jihadists arrested for allegedly planning coordinated suicide bombings in the western German city of Duesseldorf. No proof has been found that ...

Canada ex-ski coach jailed 12 years for sex abuse

A former coach of Canada’s national junior women’s ski team, whom the judge called “a true predator,” was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison for sex assaults. Bertrand Charest, 52, had been convicted in ...

Argentina: Judge orders arrest of ex-president Fernandez

A federal judge in Argentina indicted and asked for the arrest of former President Cristina Fernandez on Thursday for trying to cover up Iran’s possible role in the bombing of a Jewish community centre in 1994 ...

Appointment: S/Africa high court rules Zuma out of order

Reuters/NAN) A South African High Court on Friday ruled that a state prosecutor’s appointment by President Jacob Zuma to decide whether to reinstate corruption charges against him was invalid and must be ...

Liberia Supreme Court clears Way For Run-off Presidential Election

Liberias Supreme Court cleared the way for a presidential run off election ruling on Thursday that it had not found enough evidence of fraud to halt the whole process. The court dismissed a complaint from the ...

Spanish judge refuses to free four Catalan leaders as elections near

Catalonia’s sacked vice president Oriol Junqueras and three other separatist leaders will remain in prison pending a probe over their role in the region’s independence drive, a judge decided Monday, just as ...

Mom confesses to killing five babies

A French mother was charged Thursday with murdering five of her babies in a case solved by DNA evidence obtained years later after a brawl between neighbours. Fourteen years after the bodies of four of the babies ...

Murder victim’s father blows up courtroom with grenades, kills himself, one defendant

The father of a murder victim has killed himself and one defendant after detonating two hand grenades during his son’s trial on Thursday (today). Nine other people were hurt after the devastating blast in Ukraine. ...

Dutch probe Bosnian war criminal’s live UN court suicide

Dutch prosecutors are investigating how a Bosnian Croat war criminal managed to dramatically take his own life Wednesday, apparently after drinking poison he had smuggled into a UN court, in scenes that were ...

Lawsuit accuses Google of stealing data of five million users

A consumer activist launched Thursday a lawsuit accusing Google of illegally collecting data on more than five million British iPhone users, who could possibly see a payout reaching into the hundreds of millions. A ...

UN tribunal suspends war crimes hearing after accused drinks ‘poison’

UN tribunal on Wednesday suspended war crimes hearing after Bosnian Croat leader Slobodan Praljak drank from a bottle which he claimed contained poison, yelling that he rejected the ruling of the tribunal. The UN ...

EU to spend N10bn to fight corruption in Nigeria

The European Union on Tuesday said it would spend €23.3m (N9.9bn) on a four-year programme that would focus on tackling corruption in Nigeria. The EU Ambassador and Head of Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Kurt ...

Kanu has jumped bail, his $800m suit purposeless – FG

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Federal Government has urged the Community Court of the Economic Community of West African States sitting in Abuja to dismiss a fundamental human rights enforcement suit filed by the leader ...