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NIGERIA POLITICS: Saraki’s Acquittal And President Buhari’s Anti Corruption Troubles

NIGERIA POLITICS: Saraki’s Acquittal And President Buhari’s Anti Corruption Troubles

If we inquest deeper, the flurry of acquittal of corruption cases we have been seeing recently in our courts is not ordinary.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull MPs Called Before Supreme Court

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull MPs Called Before Supreme Court

Turnbull MPs have been ordered by the Victorian Supreme Court to explain why they shouldn’t be charged with contempt over comments they made relating to terrorist sentences.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Counter-Terrorism Court Sentences Taimoor Raza to Death for Blasphemy on Facebook

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Counter-Terrorism Court Sentences Taimoor Raza to Death for Blasphemy on Facebook

The conviction of Taimoor Raza, 30, follows a high-profile crackdown against blasphemy on social media by the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Acquitted of Irregularities in 2014 Election

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Acquitted of Irregularities in 2014 Election

The accusations referred to the vote won by Dilma Rousseff with Mr Temer as her running mate. He replaced her when she was impeached last year.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Court Votes Not to Oust Michel Temer

BRAZIL POLITICS: Court Votes Not to Oust Michel Temer

Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) — considering charges that Temer’s election in 2014 should be annulled because of the role of corruption money — voted 4-3 to acquit the embattled center-right president.

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IVORY COAST POLITICS: Aides of Guillaume Soro Questioned Over Arms Cache

IVORY COAST POLITICS: Aides of Guillaume Soro Questioned Over Arms Cache

Soro headed a northern rebellion between 2002 and 2011 that helped President Alassane Ouattara to power after his predecessor Laurent Gbagbo refused to accept defeat in a 2010 election.

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IRELAND POLITICS: Ban on Asylum Seekers Working in Ireland Unconstitutional: Supreme Court

IRELAND POLITICS: Ban on Asylum Seekers Working in Ireland Unconstitutional: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court gave lawmakers six months to consider how to address a law it said damages the self-worth of those seeking refugee status.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Refugee Detainees Sue Government

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Refugee Detainees Sue Government

The class action is led by an Iranian immigrant, Majid Karami Kamasaee, who spent 10 months at the Manus Island facility and who now lives in community detention in Melbourne.

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USA POLITICS: 75-Year-Old Inmate Dies By Lethal Injection

USA POLITICS: 75-Year-Old Inmate Dies By Lethal Injection

Tommy Arthur to his children: “I’m sorry I failed you as a father. I love you more than anything on earth,” and died at at 12:15am in Atmore, Alabama.

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SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: Ordered to Die: 14 Shia Activists Sentenced By Saudi Court to Die Because of Peaceful Protest

SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: Ordered to Die: 14 Shia Activists Sentenced By Saudi Court to Die Because of Peaceful Protest

The tough verdicts were issued amid wave of unrest in Shia town of Awamiyah in Qatif, which has come under attack by regime forces over the past weeks.

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UKRAINE POLITICS: Judge Artur Yemelianov is Corrupt: Here’s Why

UKRAINE POLITICS: Judge Artur Yemelianov is Corrupt: Here’s Why

Ukrainian judge Artur Yemelianov acknowledged that he owns a Breguet watch worth nearly a third of his annual salary and keeps piles of cash.

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GAMBIA POLITICS: Jammeh’s 86 Bank Accounts, 131 Properties Seized

GAMBIA POLITICS: Jammeh’s 86 Bank Accounts, 131 Properties Seized

“The government has obtained a court order to freeze and place temporary hold on all of Jammeh’s known assets and companies directly linked to him,” Justice Minister Aboubacarr Tambedou says.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: PDP: Sheriff, Makarfi Battle in Supreme Court Take Center Stage

NIGERIA POLITICS: PDP: Sheriff, Makarfi Battle in Supreme Court Take Center Stage

Ahmed Makarfi-led is challenging validity of Court of Appeal’s judgment, which affirmed Ali Modu Sheriff as the substantive National Chairman of the PDP.

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USA POLITICS: Chelsea Manning to Gain Freedom After 7 Years in Prison

USA POLITICS: Chelsea Manning to Gain Freedom After 7 Years in Prison

Chelsea Manning, the U.S. Army soldier responsible for a massive leak of classified material, will walk out of prison on Wednesday after seven years to find a country that has grown more accepting of her transgender identity but less enamored

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NIGERIA POLITICS: EFCC Re-Arraigns Femi Fani-Kayode

NIGERIA POLITICS: EFCC Re-Arraigns Femi Fani-Kayode

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Monday re-arraigned former Ministers of Aviation and Finance, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode and Senator Nenadi Usman, for alleged N4.6billion fraud.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Politicians Hit By Corruption Scandal Unlikely to Return: Fernando Henrique Cardoso Says

BRAZIL POLITICS: Politicians Hit By Corruption Scandal Unlikely to Return: Fernando Henrique Cardoso Says

Lula, Brazil’s first working-class president who held the office between 2003 and 2011, faces five court cases related to Operation Car Wash that could bar him from running – something his supporters have branded a witch hunt.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: ANC Accuses Judiciary of Pandering to Opposition

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: ANC Accuses Judiciary of Pandering to Opposition

“This judgment signifies unfettered encroachment of the judiciary into the realm of the executive – pandering to the whims of the opposition who want to co-govern with the popularly elected government through the courts,” the ANC said.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Prosecutors Lay New Graft Charges Against Jose Dirceu Former Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Chief of Staff

BRAZIL POLITICS: Prosecutors Lay New Graft Charges Against Jose Dirceu Former Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Chief of Staff

Prosecutors accused Jose Dirceu, who was released from jail pending an appeal, of taking 2.4 million reais ($755,880) in bribes from two engineering firms – UTC Engenharia SA and Engevix Engenharia SA.

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USA POLITICS: Judge William Orrick III Blocks Trump Order to Restrict Funding for ‘Sanctuary Cities’

USA POLITICS: Judge William Orrick III Blocks Trump Order to Restrict Funding for ‘Sanctuary Cities’

Reince Priebus: “The idea that an agency can’t put in reasonable restrictions on how some of these monies are spent is something that will be overturned.”

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Stalled! Saraki’s Trial Date Adjourned By Rotimi Jacob SAN

NIGERIA POLITICS: Stalled! Saraki’s Trial Date Adjourned By Rotimi Jacob SAN

Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has been standing trial over alleged false asset declaration during his tenure as governor of Kwara State.

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