Iran vows to punish those responsible for downing Ukrainian plane that crashed in Tehran

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has said the downing of the Ukrainian plane that crashed in Tehran is an “unforgivable error” and “all those involved will be punished.”   In a televised speech on Tuesday, Hassan Rouhani also added that the “tragic event” would be investigated thoroughly, claiming “one person cannot be solely responsible for the crash”.   “There are others, too, and I want that this issue is expressed honestly,” he said, without elaborating.   He continued: “Iranian armed forces admitting their mistake is a good first step. We should assure people…

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Update: Court remands teenager who set 24-year-old girlfriend ablaze in Lagos for allegedly cheating on him

The 18-year-old suspected internet fraudster, Victor Oji, who set his girlfriend Tolani Mariam, 24, ablaze in Iba Town in Ojo Lagos, was remanded on Tuesday by an Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court.   The Magistrate, Mrs A. Kusanu, did not take the teenager’s plea, but ordered that he should be kept at the Ikoyi Custodial Centre, Lagos, pending advice from the state director of public prosecutions. Kusanu adjourned the case until Feb. 19.   Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp. Jimah Iseghede, told the court that the defendant committed the crime on Dec.…

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