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World: Brazil appeals court orders ex-president Lula’s release

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A Brazilian appeals court on Sunday delivered a surprise ruling ordering the release of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva,[tooltip id=”4500c2f113202943ff1ae30d00c9d4ac”] [/tooltip]72, who has been jailed since April for corruption and could now be released within hours.

Leftist firebrand Lula — who was convicted of accepting a seaside apartment as a bribe from Brazilian construction company OAS — has been battling to overturn his 12-year sentence in the hopes of making another presidential bid in elections in October.

Judge Rogerio Favreto ruled in favor of several deputies of Lula’s Workers’ Party who on Friday had submitted a habeas corpus application on the former president’s behalf.

On the heels of the ruling, top anti-corruption Judge Sergio Moro — who originally sentenced Lula — said the judge did not have the power to secure the leftist’s release, declaring the decision “monocratic.”

“Lula free now!” read the popular politician’s Twitter account, praising “the end of the illegal imprisonment of Lula.”

But even if released, Lula — who ruled Brazil from 2003 to 2011, leaving office with sky-high ratings — could see his candidacy invalidated by the South American country’s electoral court.

Despite his jailing, Lula has consistently led presidential polls.

He insists he is innocent and has branded the accusations of accepting the apartment as a conspiracy aimed at thwarting his electoral bid.

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Runtown Resurfaces again in N14m Lawsuit Over Failure To Perform At A Show In Anambra

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Singer,[tooltip id=”4500c2f113202943ff1ae30d00c9d4ac”] [/tooltip]Runtown, has found himself entangled in a N14M lawusit.

According to Thenet.ng, the singer was billed to perform at New Year’s Day carnival organized by Anambra State youth association, Dynamic Minds League, but never showed up for the event.

The show, which was held on January 1,[tooltip id=”4500c2f113202943ff1ae30d00c9d4ac”] [/tooltip]2015 in Adazi-Nnukwu town, Anambra State, saw the ‘Bend Down Pause’ crooner being paid N800,000, a fee paid via his record label, Eric Many Entertainment.

The lawsuit, which was filed before a Lagos State High Court in Ikeja, contained claims that the group lost a huge amount of money as money had been spent on printing fliers to promote the show’s tickets, flight tickets, and accommodation for the artiste and his manager.

‘Due to the absence of Runtown, the association lost millions of naira in expected profit and severe damage to its reputation which has a grave impact on the association’s ability to stage events, attract patrons and compete with rival carnival/show organisers in Anambra State and environs,’ the petitioner said.

Reports also have it that, Runtown, has reportedly filed an initial opposition, stating lack of jurisdiction, through his lawyer.

The case has however been adjourned till January 25,[tooltip id=”4500c2f113202943ff1ae30d00c9d4ac”] [/tooltip]2017 for further hearing.[tooltip type=”box” html=”Input Your Content Here” box_background_color=”#eeeeee” box_opacity=”0.95″ box_padding=”10″ box_border_color=”#3F3F3F” box_border_width=”1″ box_border_radius=”0″ id=”4500c2f113202943ff1ae30d00c9d4ac” /]