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US govt to return migrants to Mexico as Biden restores Donald Trump’s policy

“The violence faced by migrants in Mexico is going to outweigh any sort of promise made by the Mexican government to try to make this better,” said Linda Rivas

The Biden administration’s move to revive Donald Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy will subject thousands of people to “enormous suffering” and leave them vulnerable to kidnap and rape as they languish in dangerous Mexican border cities, migration advocates have warned.

After reaching a deal with Mexico, the US will by 6 December start returning asylum seekers from other Latin American countries to Mexico, where they will be obliged to wait while their case is assessed.
Under the policy, first implemented by Trump, asylum seekers were left stranded in violent Mexican border cities where they were routinely targeted by organized crime groups for rape, robbery, extortion and abduction.

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Usifo Ataga murder: Photos of prime suspect, Chidinma Ojukwu, arriving Lagos state High Court this morning

Usifo Ataga murder: Photos of prime suspect, Chidinma Ojukwu, arriving Lagos state High Court this morning

The prime suspect in the murder case of Super TV boss, Usifo Ataga, Chidinma Ojukwu, arrived at the Lagos state High Court this morning for the continuation of her trial.

ALSO READ: ‘Chidnma Ojukwu left night before SuperTV Boss, Usifo Ataga’s body was discovered’ – Security guard

The trial was stalled on Monday, November 29, due to the absence of one of the witnesses.

See more photos below.

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Activist Dele Farotimi reacts to Gov Sanwo-Olu’s invitation to join his peace walk

Fiery lawyer and activist, Dele Farotimi, has reacted to the invitation of Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to join him on a peace walk in the state. Read here

Governor Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday, November 30, announced plans to stage a peace walk with some #EndSARS protesters as part of measures to heal the state from the trauma of the October 20, 2020, Lekki tollgate shooting.

Dele took to his Facebook page to reject the invitation.

Read what he wrote below..

I do not work in the company of murderers…

The Charges Against Jussie Smollett In His Hate Crime Trial, Explained

Jussie Smollett, 39, is charged with six counts of disorderly conduct on suspicion of making false reports to police.

Jussie Smollett — actor, who is Black and gay, has repeatedly denied staging an attack on himself, insisting two men struck him, yelled anti-gay and racist remarks, put a noose around his neck and poured bleach on him on a cold January 2019 night in the Windy City.

A disorderly conduct charge for a false crime report is a Class 4 felony in Illinois, punishable by up to three years in prison and a $25,000 fine. A judge would determine whether convictions on multiple counts would yield sentences to run concurrently or consecutively.

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Former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani loses bid to recover $40m jewellery seized by Nigerian govt

“419 expensive bangles; 315 expensive rings; 304 expensive earrings; 267 expensive necklaces; 189 expensive wristwatches; 174 expensive necklaces and earrings; 78 expensive bracelets; 77 expensive brooches and 74 expensive pendants.”null

The Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, yesterday dismissed an appeal by the embattled former Minister of Petroleum, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, challenging the forfeiture of her $40 million worth of jewellery to the Federal Government.
The appellate court held that there was no substance in Alison-Madueke’s bid to overturn the lower court’s order. It affirmed the 2019 judgment of Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court, which forfeited the jewellery, following an application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The appellate court gave its judgment in an appeal filed by Alison-Madueke marked as Appeal No CA/L/1263/19 between Diezani Alison Madueke and the EFCC.

On July 5, 2019, the EFCC had secured an order of the High Court temporarily forfeiting the expensive items to the Federal Government. According to the schedule attached to the application, the jewellery, categorised into 33 sets, include “419 expensive bangles; 315 expensive rings; 304 expensive earrings; 267 expensive necklaces; 189 expensive wristwatches; 174 expensive necklaces and earrings; 78 expensive bracelets; 77 expensive brooches and 74 expensive pendants.”null

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Judge declares bandits groups terrorists

A federal high Court in Abuja on Friday has finally declared the activities of bandits’ groups as acts of terrorism.

Mohammed Abubakar — the Director of Public Prosecution — DPP, of the Federation, had filed an ex-parte application seeking to proscribe the grisly activities of ‘bandits’ who have been vicious in kidnapping and killing their captives across Zamfara, Katsina, Kaduna, Benue and Sokoto states.

Abubakar accused bandits of waging a relentless war against ordinary Nigerians in the North-west and North-central States.

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Cardi B to release her medical reports amid STD Defamation lawsuit

US judge has ordered the release of Cardi B’s medical records ahead of trial in her libel and defamation lawsuit against a YouTube blogger–Latasha Kebe.

Cardi B who accused the Vlogger of spreading false rumors that she has herpes also claimed she engaged in a “malicious campaign” To ruin her reputation in 2018 & early 2019.

In the narrow ruling Monday, U.S. District Judge William Ray ordered the Center for Women’s Pelvic Health at UCLA to send him “any and all medical records”Cardi “related solely to [her] testing for herpes and HPV.”

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Abubakar Malami accused of being ‘mastermind’ behind EFCC moves against Willie Obiano

Abubakar Malami accused of being ‘mastermind’ behind EFCC moves against Willie Obiano. -THE Anambra State Government has accused Abubakar Malami, the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation of being the mastermind behind EFCC’s Obiano watch list.

Anambra State Commissioner, Don Adinuba—said that the EFCC is supervised by the Office of the AGF, while Malami had made efforts to frustrate the recent governorship election in Anambra.

“Nobody invited the Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano to interrogate him or hear his own side of the story.

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Justice Mary Odili’s daughter, Njideka Iheme sworn in as Judge of the Federal High Court

Justice Mary Odili

Njideka Iheme, the daughter of former Rivers State Governor, Peter Odili and Justice Mary Odili, has just been sworn in as a Judge of the Federal High Court.
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Honourable Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, sworn in Mrs Iheme and and 20 others as Judges of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, on Tuesday 23rd November 2021.



Justice Njideka is married Uzoma Nwosu Iheme, the son of Court of Appeals Judge, Justice Chioma Nwosu Iheme.

ICPC arraigns Abuja council chairman over N10m fraud

ICPC arraigns FCT council chairman over N10 million fraud

Hon. Danze, the Chairman of Gwagwalada Area Council, was arraigned by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, before Justice U. P. Kekemeke of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court 4, sitting in Abuja, on allegations of corruption bordering on abuse of office and gratification.

ICPC had filed a six-count charge before the court in which it accused the council chairman of demanding and receiving N10 million bribe from the director of Remotosh Construction Ltd, Engr. Aremu Omotosho, in exchange for approving payment for the construction of double cell culvert in Paiko-Kore.

One of the charges reads, “That you, Adamu Mustapha Danze on or about the month of March, 2018 at Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, while being a public officer as the Executive Chairman of Gwagwalada Area Council received the sum of N10 million from Engineer Aremu Omotosho, the director of Remotosh Construction Limited for approving payment for the construction of double cell culvert at Paiko-Kore awarded to Remotosh Construction Limited by Gwagwalada Area Council, the sum you asked the contractor to transfer to your counsel defending you in the election tribunal and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 10 (a)(i) and punishable under Section 10 (a)(ii) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000.”

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