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Lagos judiciary beacon of hope for Nigeria – Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Monday said the state judiciary had been a beacon of hope and promise for Nigeria as a whole, citing its reputation for intellectual judicial pronouncements that have stood the test of time at the different Courts of Appeal.

Makarfi-led PDP withdraws appeal challenging sack of Sen. Akpan

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has approached the Court of Appeal sitting in Calabar to dismiss its appeal lodged against a judgment of the Federal High Court, Uyo which sacked Mr Bassey Albert Akpan from the National Assembly and declared Hon Bassey Etim as lawful replacement.

Lagos CJ swears in 38 new customary court judges

In a bid to bring the administration of justice closer to people of Lagos, the Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Olufunmilayo Atilade, on Tuesday swore-in 38 Customary Court judges, warning them to live above board.

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Nigeria’s unity not negotiable – Senate

The Senate after a two-hour closed session declared that Nigeria’s unity was not negotiable.

One week on, jittery Mexico far from coming to grips with quake

A week after an earthquake that killed more than 300 people, a shaken Mexico was torn Tuesday between trying to get back to normal and keeping up an increasingly hopeless search for survivors.

Kenyan police break up opposition protests

Kenyan police used tear gas and batons on Tuesday to disperse protesters in the capital Nairobi calling for election officials to be prosecuted and sacked before a re-run of a contested presidential vote.

Villas-Boas fined $14,000 for Champions League blast

Shanghai SIPG coach Andre Villas-Boas escaped a touchline ban and was instead fined $14,000 on Tuesday over his “offensive” comments during the AFC Champions League quarter-finals, the Asian Football Confederation said.

Kaduna IRS generates N16bn from January to August

Malam Mukhtar Ahmed, the Executive Chairman, Kaduna State Internal Revenue Service ( KDIRS ), says the state generated N15.7 billion as Internally Generated Revenue ( IGR ) from January to August.

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Greece leaves EU’s deficit sin bin

The EU turned a page on the eurozone debt crisis Monday as it formally removed Greece from its excessive deficit procedure, the bloc's penalty box for overspending by member states.

Tunisia bans forced anal exams for homosexuality

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Barca defend Catalonia on referendum

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Fed govt okays concession of additional airports, transaction advisers

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