[Observer] Treason, over the years, has become government’s preferred charge of choice against many of its harsh critics.
[News24Wire] For almost two decades, 104-year-old Zabalaza Mshengu waited to know whether his right to a piece of land he grew up and lived on had been settled. But it was a dream that he would never see being realised.
[Daily Trust] A leading independent newspaper in Nigeria, DAILY TRUST, has called for nomination of exemplary personalities for the coveted African of the Year 2017. Nominations are open from August 15th, 2018 to October 15th 2018.
[Premium Times] An Abuja Chief Magistrate court presided by Chukwuemeka Nweke has adjourned the trial of a journalist, Jones Abiri, to September 5.
[Monitor] Kampala -President Museveni has praised his former prime minister Amama Mbabazi for his contribution towards the liberation struggle that brought the ruling National Resistance Army (NRA) into power in 1986.
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The taskforce on the review of the mandatory death sentence is seeking the substitution of the penalty with life imprisonment with eligibility for parole.
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Former Lang’ata Women’s Prison beauty queen Ruth Kamande has been sentenced to death for killing her boyfriend, Farid Mohammed in 2015.
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The High court has suspended the implementation of the 0.05 per cent tax on the transfer of money more than Sh500,000 through banks and financial institutions pending determination of a case lodged by Bankers Association.
[New Zimbabwe] MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa has demanded that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) chairperson Priscilla Chigumba apologises to for her “unconstitutional” declarations that elections will go ahead even in the face of apparent irregularities around the voters roll.
[Daily Trust] Lagos -Justice Mojisola Olatoregun, sitting at a Federal High Court in Lagos has dismissed a suit by Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Ltd challenging the imposition of $3.6billion fine on it by the Federal Government.