Hong Kong: 5 jailed in for ‘seditious’ children’s books

Five speech therapists in Hong Kong have been jailed for 19 months each after being found guilty of publishing “seditious” children’s books. Authorities interpreted the books – about sheep trying to hold back wolves from their village – as referring…

Hong Kong court orders search of media tycoon Jimmy Lai’s phones

Two phones owned by jailed pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai can be searched on national security grounds and are not protected by journalistic privilege, a senior judge ruled Tuesday in Hong Kong. Lai, owner of the now-shuttered Apple Daily tabloid,…

Canada accuses China of keeping its diplomats from attending trial of Chinese-Canadian businessman

Canada says its diplomats in China were barred from attending the trial of a Chinese-born Canadian billionaire who disappeared from a Hong Kong hotel in 2017. The Canadian government issued a statement Tuesday that Ottawa “made several requests to attend…

Ni Kuang Dies: Prolific Hong Kong novelist & screenwriter was 87

Hong Kong novelist and screenwriter Ni Kuang, who penned some 300 screenplays including The One-Armed Swordsman and The 36th Chamber Of Shaolin, has died. According to local media, he passed away on Sunday at age 87. Tenky Tin Kai-man, actor…

*Cambridge University college hands back looted cockerel to Nigeria (BBC)*FEC approves NNPC to fix 21 federal roads at N621.2b (Nation)

Cambridge University college hands back looted cockerel to Nigeria (BBC) The master of a Cambridge University college has described the return of a looted bronze cockerel to representatives of Nigeria as a “momentous occasion”. The statue, known as the “Okukur”,…

*Man, 35, defiles two-year-old daughter, sexually harasses maid in Lagos (Punch)*Night club promoter allegedly swindles man of N4.3m (Vanguard)

Man, 35, defiles two-year-old daughter, sexually harasses maid in Lagos (Punch) A 35-year-old man, Kingsley Achugbu, has been arrested by police operatives attached to the Festac Division of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly defiling his two-year-old daughter and…

People in Hong Kong invited to snitch on their neighbours

Police in Hong Kong have launched a hotline where residents can report breaches of the national security law imposed by Beijing earlier this year. The law criminalises secession, subversion and collusion with foreign forces. It has silenced many protesters since…

Daryl Morey stepping down as Rockets general manager

Rockets general manager Daryl Morey is stepping down roughly a year after his controversial Hong Kong tweet before the start of the 2019-20 season, according to ESPN. The report details that Morey approached Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta with the idea…

*Bus explodes on Third Mainland Bridge (Nation) *Father bags 20 years imprisonment for testing daughter’s virginity (Vanguard)

Bus explodes on Third Mainland Bridge (Nation) A commercial bus conveying several kegs of diesel Tuesday afternoon exploded on Third Mainland Bridge bringing traffic to a standstill. It was gathered that the explosion occurred at 2pm around Adekunle, forcing the…

*We use tyre jack as guns to scare victims – Uber driver (Vanguard) *2 salesmen arraigned over N1.2m theft (DailyTrust)

We use tyre jack as guns to scare victims – Uber driver (Vanguard) Operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS Lagos State Police Command have arrested an Uber driver, Andrew Valentino, 38, who used his car for ‘ Catch-in-the –air’…

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