Friday 9 June 2017

Nigerian soldier sentenced to death for murder of suspected Boko Haram terrorist

A Nigerian soldier has been sentenced to death for alleged murder of a suspected Boko Haram terrorist.

The Nigerian Army, in a statement issued Friday, said Hilary Joel, a lance corporal, was convicted of murder after appearing before the General Court Martial, at the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maiduguri, Borno State.

Supreme Court Orders Justice Abang To Continue Metuh’s Trial

The Supreme Court has ordered Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja to continue the hearing of the case against a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisah Metuh who was charged by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on money laundering and fraud.

Galaxy recall issued as Mars admits some chocolates may contain Salmonella

Global confectionery giant Mars has confirmed that it is recalling some of its most popular chocolate products, citing the risk of Salmonella.

The company said that the precautionary recall affects some of its Galaxy milk chocolate bars, as well as some of its Minstrels products and Maltesers Teasers.

BREAKING: Igbo Quit Notice: Northern Elders Forum backs Arewa youth group

The Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF), on Friday expressed support to the call by the Coalition of Northern Youth Groups for Igbos to leave the region within three months.

UK Elections 2017: Pound pummeled by election upset, other currencies calm

Britain's pound took a battering on Friday after Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party lost its parliamentary majority in elections, potentially disrupting Brexit negotiations.

Sterling fell 2 percent to $1.2698 after sliding as much as 2.5 percent to $1.2636 in early European trade, its weakest level since April 18.

How Police, Army, DSS, INEC, Others ‘Shared $115m Diezani Bribe’ – Witness Tells Court

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has told a Federal High Court in Lagos how several individuals and public officials benefited from an alleged bribe of $115m doled out by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke, to compromise the 2015 general elections.

In two documents tendered before the Justice Rilwan Aikawa-led court on Thursday, the anti-graft agency said the disbursements, which it termed bribes, were contained in a document entitled, “Security and Transportation per State”, and another one tagged, “Kwara State”.

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