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Alex Saab is facing money laundering charges for allegedly helping the government of President Nicolas Maduro transfer around $350m (£257m) out of Venezuela.

Cape Verde defends detention of Venezuelan diplomat in ECOWAS court

Cape Verde’s grounds for neglecting ECOWAS court’s ruling on the release of the detained Venezuelan diplomat, Alex Saab, were the highlights of the case when it came up for hearing on Friday.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has expressed deep sadness over the deaths of his Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Jerome Torshimbe, and his Personal Assistant on Special Duties, Mr. Famous Adejo.

Out-of-court settlement collapses in Governor Ortom’s N10 billion suit against Adams Oshiomhole

The out-of-court settlement sought by the former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, in the N10billion libel suit filed against him by Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has collapsed.

Lagos DPP: 91% of prison inmates are awaiting trials

The Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP), Lagos State Ministry of Justice, has said that 2,663 inmates out of 2,423 representing 91 percent of total inmates enrolled at the five federal correctional centres in the state, as at December 2020, are awaiting trial.
The Osun Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality, Human Rights Violations and Related Extra Judicial Killings yesterday said it has received thirty petitions so far.

#EndSARS: Osun judicial inquiry resumes hearing with 30 petitions

The Osun Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality, Human Rights Violations and Related Extra Judicial Killings yesterday said it has received thirty petitions so far.
DELTA State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, Monday released funds to affected local government areas to purchase food items for the affected communities as part of an effort to cushion the effect of their sufferings.

Delta governor tasks judiciary on justice delivery

Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on Monday urged the judiciary to ensure effective delivery of justice in the interest of the common man.
The Court of Appeal in Abuja has upheld the death sentence passed on Maryam Sanda for killing her husband, Biliyaminu Bello.

Appeal Court upholds Maryam Sanda’s death sentence as counsel heads for Supreme Court

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has upheld the death sentence passed on Maryam Sanda for killing her husband, Biliyaminu Bello.
A Federal High Court has ordered Senator Ali Ndume to be remanded at Kuje Correctional Centre for failing to produce the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina.

Court admits Senator Ndume to bail citing ‘good behaviour’

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, yesterday, on grounds of “good behaviour”, admitted Senator Ali Ndume to bail over his suretyship for former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Mr. Abdulrasheed Maina.
A Federal High Court has ordered Senator Ali Ndume to be remanded at Kuje Correctional Centre for failing to produce the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina.

Court admits Senator Ndume to bail

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday, on grounds of “good behaviour”, admitted Senator Ali Ndume to bail over his suretyship for former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Mr Abdulrasheed Maina.
An EFCC operative, Mohammed Goji has revealed how Abdulrasheed Maina, former Pension Reform Task Team boss, illegally acquired several properties using his son, Faisal’s name.

Witness exposes Abdulrasheed Maina’s son in court

Rouqayya, a Principal Detective Superintendent (PDS) with the EFCC, stated in the testimony, that Faisal Maina made contradictory statements concerning the registration of a company he allegedly used in siphoning funds to the tune of N58million.
Abdulrasheed Maina, Chairman, Pension Reform Task Team (PRTM), was, on Thursday, wheeled into Court 6, Federal High Court, Abuja, where his bail application is expected to be taken.

Lawyer dumps Abulrasheed Maina, applies to quit case

Adedipe, who is representing Maina’s company – Common Input Property and Investment Ltd – told a Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday, at the resumption of proceedings in the case, that he has filed a notice, indicating his intention to withdraw from further representing his client.

#EndSARS: Osun judicial panel hears three petitions, grants adjournment request

The Osun State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality on Saturday heard three different petitions filed by members of the public against the brutality of the men and officers of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

Bayelsa guber: Anxiety as court rules on PDP primaries

There is palpable anxiety in Bayelsa following news that the Federal High Court sitting in Owerri, Imo State is set to deliver ruling on the September 3 People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primaries.

Walter Onnoghen: Cases before Supreme Court must be heard on fixed dates

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, has said that henceforth all cases at the Supreme Court will be taken on the dates slated for their hearing.

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Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Wednesday, declared that starting from next year, the government would declare Hijrah holiday in line with the yearnings of the Muslim community in the state.

Oyo governor to declare Hijrah holiday from next year

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Wednesday, declared that starting from next year, the government would declare Hijrah holiday in line with the yearnings of the Muslim community in the state.
Zimbabwe's 71-year-old Vice President Kembo Mohadi on Wednesday refuted accusations of sexual misconduct by an online news outlet, saying he is the victim of political machinations.

Zimbabwean vice president accused of soliciting sex at his office

Zimbabwe's 71-year-old Vice President Kembo Mohadi on Wednesday refuted accusations of sexual misconduct by an online news outlet, saying he is the victim of "political machinations".
Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA)

Nigerian government announces additional economic zones for agric, textile

The federal government has approved the expansion of the existing Free Trade Zones (FTZs), as well as the activation of existing ones to respond to the demands of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA) and the COVID-19 pandemic.

WAEC registration: Kwara government warns principals against extortion

The Kwara Government has warned principals in public schools not to extort students during the registration of the upcoming West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) examination.

Court affirms Ogun NUJ chairman

The National Industrial Court, sitting in Ibadan, on Wednesday, affirmed the election of Comrade Soji Amosu as the duly elected Chairman of Ogun State chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).

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In Sans Pietro Vernotico, on April 11, 1991, the Spanish-Brazilian Thiago Alcantara do Nascimento was born. He plays for the Spanish national team and is the midfielder for Liverpool, the Premier League defending champions.

Liverpool boss blasts Thiago Alcantara’s critics

Speaking to Sky Sports, Klopp said: “He came in late, which is just the nature of some transfers, then he got Covid, got injured, and still had to adapt to a new team – and a team which was not exactly flying with no problems at all.”
(FILES) A file photo taken on November 20, 2017 shows logos of US multinational technology company Google displayed on computers' screens. Google is dropping out of the bidding for a huge Pentagon cloud computing contract that could be worth up to $10 billion, saying the deal would be inconsistent with its principles. The decision by Google, confirmed to AFP in an email October 9, 2018, leaves a handful of other tech giants including Amazon in the running for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract aimed at modernizing the military's computing systems. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE

Google wants to give Africans N35 million each for news-business ideas, amid Australian war

Applications have just opened for a new round of a Google-funded scheme to help media organisations in the African region improve their revenues – as tech giants fight it out with Australia about funding news.
Lt.-Col. Yusuf Dodo, officially assumed duty as Aide-de-Camp to President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja, as Col. Mohammed Abubakar, departed for a promotional course in Chile.

President Buhari’s new ADC assumes duty

Lt.-Col. Yusuf Dodo, officially assumed duty as Aide-de-Camp to President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja, as Col. Mohammed Abubakar, departed for a promotional course in Chile.qg
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Facebook blocks news content in Australia

Facebook has blocked Australian users from sharing or viewing news content on the platform, causing much alarm over public access to key information.
Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has denied claims that his government has sold off the Ekiti State Governor’s Lodge in Abuja.

Governor Fayemi: Ekiti to get uninterrupted power supply soon

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has assured the people of the state that the government has put machinery in place to ensure adequate and uninterrupted power supply before the end of his administration.