• Governor Umahi vows to sign death warrants of persons convicted of kidnap, robbery and others

    Governor Umahi vows to sign death warrants of persons convicted of kidnap, robbery and others

    Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has vowed to sign the death warrants of persons convicted of kidnapping, cultism, armed robbery and other crimes in the state.

    Umahi made the pronouncement when he visited the 20km rice field disputed by the Onweonweya and Mkpumekweoku communities in Izzi Local Government Area.

    Umahi remarked that in keeping with the government’s prison decongestion programme, murder, armed robbery, kidnapping and related cases must pass through the entire judicial process.

    Umahi said: “We will not pardon such convicts […]

  • Barcelona launch campaign to support convicted Lionel Messi

    Barcelona launch campaign to support convicted Lionel Messi

    Barcelona have launched a campaign urging fans to “express their sympathy” in support of forward Lionel Messi after he appealed against a 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud imposed by a Catalan court.

    Messi and his father, Jorge, were sentenced on Wednesday after a Barcelona court found them both guilty of three counts of defrauding the tax department to the tune of €4.1 million (£3.5m).

    Messi’s management company said on Wednesday night that the pair would take appeals to the supreme court, […]

  • Nigerian man convicted for importing cocaine into UK is now on the run (Photo)

    Nigerian man convicted for importing cocaine into UK is now on the run (Photo)

    UK’s Metropolitan police shared this photo of this Nigerian man Uwaze Valentine Ilomuanya, who has been convicted for importing cocaine into the UK but is currently on the run.

    UK’s Metropolitan police shared this photo of this Nigerian man Uwaze Valentine Ilomuanya, who has been convicted for importing cocaine into the UK but is currently on the

  • 18 Lions Arrested and Put on Trial for Eating a Man,Will Have to Face a Sentencing if Convicted

    18 Lions Arrested and Put on Trial for Eating a Man,Will Have to Face a Sentencing if Convicted

    Several lions have been arrested and put on trial for allegedly eating up a man and will have to face a sentencing if convicted.

    18 lions have been ‘arrested’ by forest officials in a bid to find a man-eater who has killed three people in India.

    The beasts are being detained while their paw prints and excrement are tested, with the guilty lion facing life behind bars – in a zoo.

    The mass ‘arrests’ were made after six people were savaged near Gir […]

  • Nigerian man executed in Saudi for murdering a Policeman

    Nigerian man executed in Saudi for murdering a Policeman

    Saudi authorities put to death a Nigerian on Sunday after convicting him of murdering a policeman, the latest in a surge of executions that has drawn concern from human rights groups.

    It was 95th execution of the year in the ultra-conservative Muslim kingdom, which imposes the death penalty for offences including murder, drug trafficking, armed robbery, rape and apostasy.

    Fahd bin Bakr bin Mohammed Hawsawi was put to death in the western city of Taif, the interior ministry said in a statement […]