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Blasphemy: We have accepted Sharia Court verdict, death penalty would be signed in 30 days – Ganduje

ABDULLAHI Ganduje, the Governor of  Kano State said the State Government has accepted the death penalty on a Kano-based singer, Yahaya Sharif and the...

Blasphemy: Kano Muslim lawyers back death penalty on Kano musician, urges govt to comply

THE Muslim Lawyers’ Association (MULAN), Kano branch  says there was nothing wrong with the death penalty passed on Shariff Sharifai, a musician convicted for...

Abike Dabiri denies responsibility for Nigerian ‘innocently’ executed in Saudi

ABIKE Dabiri, the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Foreign Relations and the Diaspora, has denied responsibility for the death of  Kudirat...
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UN scribe calls for elimination of death penalty

THE United Nations (UN) Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, has condemned the death penalty and urged UN Member states to put an end to the...

Death penalty: 993 executions recorded in 23 countries in 2017, says Amnesty International

THE Amnesty International (AI) has revealed that a total of 993 executions were carried out in 23 countries around the world in 2017, noting...

Soyinka hits lawmakers over bill proposing death penalty for hate speech

  Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, has criticised a bill recently introduced to the floor of the Senate, which seeks to impose the death penalty on...
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US Federal Judge Halts Execution Of Nine Inmates In Arkansas

The injunction represents the latest legal setback in the state of Arkansas' attempt to execute the inmates - eight of whom were originally scheduled to be put to death by the end of April.

Nigeria: Death Sentences On The Rise

According to Amnesty International, death sentences in sub-Saharan Africa “rose from 443 in 2015 to at least 1,086 in 2016, mainly due to an increase in Nigeria which handed down more death sentences this year than any other country except China.”


Privatisation council approves fast-tracking concession of Zungeru power plant

THE National Council on Privatisation has approved the fast-tracking of the work plan for the concession of the Zungeru...

Court jails Senator Nwaoboshi for seven years over money laundering

THE Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal has sentenced a serving Senator, Peter Nwaoboshi, to seven years in...

Nigeria-UK Migration Agreement: Smugglers, illegal migrants to face maximum sentence, deportation

THE United Kingdom government has signed a new migration agreement with Nigeria that will deter illegal migration, the Home...

Buhari condemns Shiroro attack, asks Nigerians to pray for safe return of abducted victims

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has condemned Thursday's terrorist attack in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State, describing it as...

Court orders NIMC, NIS to release kidney donor’s biodata to Ekweremadu

A FEDERAL High Court in Abuja has ordered the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) and the Nigeria Immigration Service...
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