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Europe · Kyiv

Russian soldier pleads guilty in first war crimes trial of Ukraine conflict

Coverage: 124 sources
Sgt. Vadim Shishimarin could get life in prison for allegedly shooting a a 62-year-old Ukrainian man in the head through an open car window. The case that opened in Kyiv marked the first time a member of the Russian military has been prosecuted for a war crime since Russia invaded Ukraine 11 weeks ago. Investigators have been collecting evidence of possible war crimes to bring before The Hague.See the Story
Africa · Nigeria

Dane sentenced to die in Nigeria for killing wife, daughter

75% Center coverage: 4 sources
Peter Nielsen, 54, is to die by hanging, the Lagos High Court ruled. His trial has been on since June 2018 when he was first arraigned in court. His wife, Zainab Ali-Nielsen, was 37 and his daughter, Petra Nielsen, was 3 1/2.See the Story
Muhammadu Buhari

Semiu Adeniran is Nigeria's new statistician-general

Adeniran has over 25 years of working experience as a Statistician in the Nigeria National Bureau of Statistics. He obtained Bachelor of Science Degree in Demography and Social Statistics from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, in 1989.See the Story

Deborah Samuel: Tambuwal lifts curfew, bans processions in Sokoto

Deborah, a 200-level home economics student, was killed last Thursday for allegedly insulting Prophet Muhammad. Her killing has sparked nationwide outrage, with political and religious leaders demanding urgent arrest and prosecution of all suspects. Governor Aminu Tambuwal had immediately imposed a curfew to curb the further spread of violence by Muslim protesters, mainly youths.See the Story

Resumption of Abuja-Kaduna train services postponed indefinitely

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has announced the postponement of the planned resumption of train services along the Abuja-Kaduna corridor. A statement by the Corporation's Managing Director, Engr. Fidet Okhiria stated that a new date would be announced. The corporation assured relatives of those in captivity that the Federal Government was alive to its responsibility for the safe rescue of all persons being held hostage.See the Story

Mangled corpse found at Lagos airport

The body of a man was found on Runway 18R of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, on Thursday. The international wing of the airport was temporarily shut. Security operatives, including the Department of State Services (DSS), have been invited to probe the situation.See the Story

Tension over alleged blasphemy in Bauchi, pastor injured, houses burnt - Punch Newspapers

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
Properties and houses in Katangan Warji, Headquarters of Warji Local Government Area of Bauchi State were reportedly destroyed by irate youths over alleged blasphemy. Trouble started when unconfirmed reports circulated on the social media that one of the Christian youths in the town allegedly blasphemed against Islam.See the Story

Taliban: Female Television Presenters Must Cover Their Faces

100% Right coverage: 2 sources
The Taliban government in Afghanistan has ordered female broadcasters to cover their faces whenever they appear on television. Representatives of the ministries of Vice, Virtue and Information said the order is a final verdict. The Taliban set up certain laws restricting the freedom of females in the country after seizing power in August 2021.See the Story
Nigeria · Nigeria

Deborah Samuel: Mob overpowered DSS operatives - Gov Tambuwal

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has stated that operatives of the Department of State Services got to Deborah Samuel, a 200-level student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, on time but were overpowered by the Muslim mob. Deborah was dragged outside her hostel, beaten, killed and burnt by her Muslim colleagues in the presence of security personnel, for allegedly insulting Prophet Muhammad.See the Story

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