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Green card scam: Court rejects application to soften American’s bail condition

An Ikeja High Court on Monday rejected an application to vary the bail conditions brought by Marco Ramirez, an American, accused of defrauding three Nigerians of $565,000 (N204.2 m) in a green card scam.

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Venezuela faces more isolation, sanctions after contested vote

The United States condemned closely watched regional elections in Venezuela as neither free nor fair Monday, as European countries weighed imposing sanctions, leaving President Nicolas Maduro increasingly isolated after declaring a landslide win.

411 teachers sit for professional qualifying exam in Lagos

About 411 teachers participated in the maiden edition of the Teachers’ Professional Qualifying Examination in Lagos State, Gbolahan Enilolobo, State Coordinator of Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), has said.

Nigeria needs vibrant opposition party to thrive – Ex-President Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has again reiterated that good governance and democracy would only thrive in Nigeria when there is a solid ruling party in government with a vibrant opposition party in place.

Bill Gates tops Forbes wealthiest American list as Donald Trump’s fortune slides by $600m

America’s richest may be getting richer but President Donald Trump’s fortune has slid by $600 million to $3.1 billion, according to a list of 400 billionaires released by Forbes magazine on Tuesday.

Senate seeks sanction against ban of unionism in work places

The Senate on Tuesday passed a motion to sanction agencies, companies and institutions in Nigeria that prohibit their workers from organising labour unions.

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Paris Club refund scam: Court orders consultant to forfeit N1.4 billion

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday ordered the temporary forfeiture of a total of N1.442,384,857.84bn found in the bank accounts of three firms, which allegedly impersonated the consultants engaged by the Nigerian Governors’ Forum to analyse the Paris/London Club Loans refunds due to the states.

Edo Assembly approves loan to purchase 75 buses

The Edo House of Assembly on Monday approved a request by the executive to obtain a loan to purchase 75 buses for the state owned transport service.

Reps member Abdulrazak Namdas elected deputy chair Pan African Parliament ‎ ‎

Hon Abdulrazak Namdas (APC, Adamawa), and Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Media and Public Affairs has been elected as Deputy Chairperson of the West African Caucus of Pan African Parliament.‎

Morocco’s King Mohammed VI wants rethink on poverty projects

King Mohammed VI of Morocco delivered an uncompromising speech at the opening of a parliamentary session in Rabat on Friday, where he judged the model of development of the kingdom “unfit” to respond to the demands of Moroccans.

ECOWAS, AU score Liberia elections high

The ECOWAS Election Observation Mission to Liberia on Wednesday said the country’s general elections held on Tuesday were on the path to being credible.