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Seychelles: Shelter for Women Victims of Violence Opens

[Seychelles News Agency] The only shelter for women of gender-based violence has opened in Seychelles, a hidden refuge against dangerous situations. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Supreme Court Judgment, Game-Changer for Oil-Producing States

[This Day] Recently, a seven-man panel of the Supreme Court which included the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, unanimously ruled and ordered the federal government to, adjust its share of proceeds from the sale of crude oil whenever the price exceeds $20 per barrel. Chineme Okafor weighs the implications of the judgment. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Ogbozinne-Akpugo, Enugu Community Unsettled By Monarch's Murder

[Guardian] Enugu -Four months after many indigenes of Ogbozinne-Akpugo Autonomous Community in Nkanu West Council of Enugu State fled their homes for safety, following the crisis that climaxed with the killing of their traditional ruler, Igwe Stephen Nnaji Nwatu on June 11, 2018, the community is still a ghost town. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Return Illegal Firearms Within Seven Days, Sonko Urges Criminal Gangs

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko on Saturday urged criminal gangs to return illegal firearms within seven days. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: PCN Seals 487 Unregistered Shops in Taraba

[Guardian] Jalingo -The Director, Inspection and Monitoring of Pharmacists Council of Nigeria, Anthonia O. Aruya has expressed dismay at the proliferation of medicine stores in Taraba State without due recognition of laid down guidelines. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Curbing Excesses of Fraudulent Estate Agents

[Guardian] In December 2017, an estate agent, Wasiu Mufutau was arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for defrauding three persons who needed his services. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: 2019 - PDP Urges Police to Arrest Electoral Offenders in Benue

[Guardian] Makurdi -The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue State, yesterday, urged the police to arrest more electoral offenders hired by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to rig the 2019 election. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Shock, Déjà Vu, and Justice for Gen. Alkali

[Daily Trust] Jos -I was in Saudi Arabia observing the Hajj exercise when I first read about the disappearance of Major-General Idris Alkali (rtd) somewhere in Plateau State. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Court Okays Suit for Trial of Fani-Kayode, Abaribe Over Nnamdi Kanu

[Guardian] A former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe and others are to be prosecuted over an alleged involvement in how Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), escaped from the country. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Shiites On N3.5 Million Spent to Feed El-Zakzaky - Lai Mohammed Lied

[Guardian] Kaduna -For officials of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), it is a blatant lie to claim that N3.5 million is spent monthly to feed their leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, in detention. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Land Fraud Menace Should Be Eliminated to Protect Wealth

[Nation] The headquarters of the Lands Ministry at Community Hill, the imposing Ardhi House, has 12 floors. However, it is common to hear insiders euphemistically refer to documents that have been prepared on "13th floor". (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Explainer - Lessons From the Collapse of a Small South African Bank

[The Conversation Africa] The South African Reserve Bank placed VBS, a small mutual bank, under curatorship in March this year against a backdrop of a serious liquidity crisis. The initial findings of the curator revealed significant financial losses, which prompted a decision to institute a forensic investigation. This was completed by early October and handed over to the banking regulator, the Prudential Authority. The report revealed widespread looting and subsequent cover-ups. The report was handed over to the country's law enf (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Buhari Campaign Director Takes Plateau APC to Court

[Guardian] The National Director (Mobilisation), of the Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO) Mr Johnson Podar, has taken the Plateau chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to court over alleged injustice during the party state congress. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Zuma Must Pay Legal Costs for Review of State Capture Report

[News24Wire] Former president Jacob Zuma has lost his application for leave to appeal a judgment that said he should pay the costs of reviewing Thuli Madonsela's remedial action for the institution of the state capture inquiry. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: MTN Sues Nigerian Govt - Demands U.S.$8.2 Million Damages

[Premium Times] Telecommunication company, MTN Nigeria, has sued the Nigerian government to the tune of N3 billion. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Rusape Horror Crash Driver On the Run

[New Zimbabwe] Police have blamed speed for the horrific Rusape bus accident which claimed 50 people and left more than 80 others injured. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Nigeria Leads in Piracy Attacks in Gulf of Guinea - Report

[This Day] Despite efforts by the federal government to reduce the cases of piracy and banditry in Nigeria's territorial waters, the country still leads in pirates attack in the Gulf of Guinea in the first nine months of 2018, a report by the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has revealed. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Govt, Shiite, Must Observe Rule of Law - British Envoy

[Guardian] Abuja -The outgoing British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright, Thursday, insisted that both the members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria otherwise known as Shi'ite as well as the security agencies in the country must tow the path of rule of law in their engagements. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Landing Equipment Stolen At Nigerian Airport

[Premium Times] An equipment meant to aid the take-off and landing of aircraft has been stolen at the Benin Airport, Edo State, South-South Nigeria, the state government said. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Sexual-Related Offences Top List of Crimes Committed in Lagos - Report

[Premium Times] There were 95 sexual-related offences treated by the Lagos State Government out of 313 legal advice issued through the office of the Directorate of Public Prosecution in the last three months, a quarterly report by the Lagos Criminal Information System has shown. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Police Hunt for Smart Express Driver

[The Herald] Police have launched a manhunt for the Smart Express bus driver, Cosmas Marembo, who fled together with his conductor soon after surviving the horrific bus accident that killed 47 people yesterday evening. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: High Court Dismisses Challenge Against August Killings Inquiry

[New Zimbabwe] High Court Judge Justice David Mangota dismissed Thursday an application challenging the legality of President Emmerson Mnangagwa Commission of Inquiry into the August 1 post-election killings. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Police Warn Commuters Against Armed Robbers

[The Herald] Police have warned commuters against boarding unregistered private vehicles at undesignated points as a precautionary measure against rising cases of armed robbery in Harare. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Dr Stella Nyanzi Returns to Court Today

[Monitor] Makerere University research fellow, Dr Stella Nyanzi who was on Wednesday remanded to Luzira prison for harassing President Museveni returns to court today. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: Journalist Jailed in Anglophone Unrest

[VOA] A popular journalist from Cameroon's restive Anglophone region remains in jail after she was arrested and charged with propagating false information and terrorism. Media rights groups say the arrest of Equinoxe broadcast journalist Mimi Mefo is an attempt to silence outlets that report on the crisis in that region. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: High Court Dismisses Challenge of Mnangagwa's Commission of Inquiry

[263Chat] High Court Judge Justice David Mangota on Wednesday 7 November 2018 dismissed an application filed by a relative of a shooting victim of the August 2018 violence challenging the legality of President Emmerson Mnangagwa's executive decision to appoint the Commission of Inquiry set up to probe the post-election violence including its composition. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Former Tax Collector Boss Says Can't Afford U.S.$5,000 Bail

[New Zimbabwe] Former Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) boss Gershem Pasi appeared in court Thursday over a software deal which reportedly prejudiced the tax agency of about $12 million. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Former Tax Collector Boss Pasi in Court

[263Chat] Former Zimbabwe Revenue Authority, (ZIMRA) commissioner general Gershem Pasi has today appeared in court on charges of criminal abuse of office. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Prince Charles Hails Peace-Building Efforts By Communities

[Vanguard] The Prince of Wales and heir apparent to the British throne, Prince Charles has commended the peace building efforts of communities in northeast Nigeria. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Irish Aid Worker Killed in Cape Town

[News24Wire] Cape Town police are working on possible leads following the murder of Irish charity worker John Curran at a high-security residential complex in the CBD this week. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Political Will Needed to Safeguard AG Against Threats

[News24Wire] Attacks on officials of the Auditor-General (AG) is a direct attack on the constitutional mandate of the office, the Standing Committee on the Auditor-General said on Friday. (AllAfrica)