Africa Legal News
[News24Wire] Balancing different types of fishing situations to grant rights fairly requires "the wisdom of Solomon", a participant at a public consultative meeting told the fisheries department in Cape Town on Wednesday.
[News24Wire] The government has welcomed the conclusion of the Nigerian coroner's inquest into the collapse of a guest house, owned by Nigerian preacher TB Joshua's Synagogue Church of all Nations (SCOAN), which killed 116 people last year.
[Al Jazeera] Five imprisoned Ethiopian bloggers and journalists have been released in Addis Ababa, after government prosecutors dropped the charges against them, Al Jazeera has learned.
[News24Wire] At least nine Zimbabwean men reportedly sustained severe injuries after they were whipped on the buttocks with switches by a chief's security forces in Botswana, according to a report.
[News24Wire] The death toll for the winter initiation season in the Eastern Cape has risen to 19 since the weekend, the provincial health department said on Monday.
[Daily Trust] An unidentified woman on Monday dumped her two months old baby boy at a refuse site near LEA primary school at Old Kutunku village in Gwagwalada Area Council.
Nigeria: Boko Haram - You Just Can't Kill People and Shout Allahu Akbar, That Is Not Islam - President
[Leadership] President Muhammadu Buhari declared yesterday that Boko Haram militants and their gory activities did not in no way represent Islam or any other religion, saying it was ludicrous for them to kill innocent human beings and claim they did so in Allah's name.
[Leadership] The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in separate trials yesterday arraigned a former governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim, former governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, his son, Abdulaziz and two others over their alleged involvement in money laundering related offences.
[Vanguard] Deadly group, Boko Haram is offering to free more than 200 young women and girls kidnapped from a boarding school in the town of Chibok in exchange for the release of militant leaders held by the government.
[Leadership] A large group of suspected well-armed cattle rustlers Saturday night attacked Cigama and Kokiya communities of Birnin Magaji local government area of Zamfara State, killing over 40 residents and injuring many others. The death toll could rise.
[Leadership] Boko Haram insurgents have offered to free more than 200 young women and girls kidnapped from a boarding school in the town of Chibok, Borno State, in exchange for the release of its fighters held by the government, a human rights activist has told The Associated Press (AP).
[The Star] The proposed law seeking to limit the size of private landownership will deter investors, surveyors said yesterday. The bill was forwarded to Parliament by acting Lands Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i. Speaking to the press in Nairobi, Institution of Surveyors of Kenya members said the bill has been rushed.
[The Star] An attempted ambush by suspected al Shabaab militants on a convoy of five passenger buses was on Tuesday evening foiled by police.
[The Herald] Suspended ZANU-PF Harare Province youth league chairperson Godwin Gomwe yesterday told the court that a woman accusing him of criminal insult was only trying to smear his bright political career.
[Premium Times] After an inquest that lasted 10 months, the Coroner appointed by the Lagos State government to probe the collapse of a six-storey building belonging to the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) that killed 116 people, has indicted the church of "criminal negligence" and recommended that it be prosecuted.
[Premium Times] The Femi Gbajabiamila-led faction of the All Progressives Congress members in the House of Representatives, has said it is prepared for an election to determine the Majority Leader of House, to end weeks of bickering over leadership positions.
[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said his administration is working hard to end the deadly Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria.
[Premium Times] The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has said it has intercepted a man carrying US$2,198,900 at the domestic wing of the Murtala Mohammed Airport in Lagos.
[Premium Times] The Nigerian military has explained how the suspected mastermind of the Jos and Zaria bombings was arrested. The defence headquarters had earlier tweeted that the unnamed suspect was taken into custody in Gombe after organising the two attacks that killed 70 people between Sunday and Tuesday.
[Premium Times] The Nigerian military said its troops have arrested the mastermind of last Sunday's bombing in Jos, Plateau state, and Tuesday's suicide blast in Zaria, Kaduna state.