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The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti gets over N600 million donations, records four new cases

The Ekiti State government on Friday disclosed that the state has received over N600 million donations from philanthropists and private organisations since the lockdown was pronounced by Governor Kayode Fayemi, in respect of the Coronavirus spread.

Court strikes out suit against NIPC

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has struck out a suit brought by a member of the governing council of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) which sought to block the agency from spending the N5.6billion internally generated revenue that accrued to it.
Legal luminary, Chief Richard Akinjide, SAN, a former Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, died in his Ibadan, Oyo State residence early Tuesday after a protracted ailment, family sources told the press.

Afe Babalola: Richard Akinjide a legal colossus

Eminent lawyer, Afe Babalola, on Tuesday described the late Chief Richard Akinjide as a legal colossus and a professional who was a fervent believer in the rule of law.
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Ekiti second coronavirus patient tests negative, discharged

Ekiti State Government on Friday disclosed that the second COVID-19 patient in the State has tested negative and discharged from the isolation centre.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti governor appoints Afe Babalola, 46 others in coronavirus resource mobilisation committee

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has set up a 47-member panel of eminent citizens of the state, including three former governors, to help mobilise resources to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Tension, anxiety in Imo as Supreme Court rules on judgement review application

The Supreme Court will today, Monday, likely deliver judgment in the application for judgment review filed by the sacked Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has donated the N40 million awarded by the Supreme Court to him and his deputy, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, to the church to promote the work of God.

Bayelsa governor donates N40 million Supreme Court award to church

Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has donated the N40 million awarded by the Supreme Court to him and his deputy, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, to the church to promote the work of God.
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Bayelsa guber: APC’s request for judgment review vexatious, frivolous – Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Wednesday described the request by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to review its judgment voiding the participation of its candidate in the Bayelsa governorship election as vexatious, frivolous and an abuse of court process.
Newly sworn in Governor of Bayelsa, Sen. Douye Diri, has urged the state House of Assembly to expedite passage of the 2020 Appropriation Bill he would soon present for consideration.

Supreme Court upholds Bayelsa verdict, insists Douye Diri remains governor

On Wednesday, 26 February, the Supreme Court upheld its decision on Bayelsa election which removed David Lyon as Governor-elect and reconfirmed Douye Diri as winner.
David Lyon, the disqualified APC governorship candidate is represented by legal giant, 90 year-old Chief Afe Babalola, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria.

Bayelsa guber: Supreme Court stands-down to rule on APC’s application for review verdict

The Supreme Court has stood down its proceeding to enable it deliver judgement on fresh applications seeking to set-aside its February 13 judgement that sacked David Lyon and Degi-Eremieoyo as governor and deputy-governor elect of Bayelsa state.
David Lyon, the disqualified APC governorship candidate is represented by legal giant, 90 year-old Chief Afe Babalola, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria.

Bayelsa guber: Afe Babalola leads David Lyon’s case at Supreme Court

The Supreme court has begun hearing the application of the All Progressives Congress and its candidate for the review of Bayelsa State election judgment given by the court on 13 February.
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Bayelsa guber: Tight security as Supreme Court hears APC’s motion for judgment review

There is tight security as the Supreme Court commences hearing in the appeal by the All Progressives Congress, its Governorship and Deputy Governorship candidates, seeking a review of the judgment of the apex court that sacked them as governor-elect and deputy governor-elect of Bayelsa.

Afe Babalola: Oil discovery in North will aid restructuring

The founder of the Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Aare Afe Babalola (SAN), has said the news of crude oil discovery in the North gladdens his heart, because such a discovery will hasten the restructuring of the country.
Yoruba World Congress (YWC), an umbrella body of all Yoruba socio-cultural groups, has threatened to hold a peaceful protest in support of the recently launched Western Nigeria Security Network code-named Amotekun.

Amotekun: We won’t succumb to blackmail – Southwest governors

The Six South West governors, weekend, declared that they will not “capitulate to blackmail” from within or outside the region, and reaffirmed that the South West security initiative, Amotekun, is neither a regional army nor an ethnic agenda aimed at obliterating and undermining national cohesion.
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2023: South West destined to rule – APC chieftain

Immediate past Chairman of the All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State, Chief Jide Awe, has said the Southwest is destined to produce the party’s candidate that will succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), on Saturday said the commission was pressing seeking an amendment of the Electoral Law to enable more than 20 million Nigerians living abroad to vote in country’s general election.

NIDCOM: 20 million Nigerians in diaspora deserve voting right

Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDC), on Saturday said the commission was pressing seeking an amendment of the Electoral Law to enable more than 20 million Nigerians living abroad to vote in country’s general election.

General TY Danjuma: We’re in a big hole as a nation

A former Minister of Defence, Lt. Gen. Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma (retd.) has warned that in Yorubaland, everyone seems to have lost their voice in terms of speaking against “governance collapse.”

Oyo monarch speaks on hate speech bill, insecurity

The Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi, on Thursday criticised the National Assembly over the re-introduction of the anti-hate speech bill by the Senate.

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The governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has announced the easing of lockdown in the state despite rising numbers of the coronavirus.

Kano clarifies on ongoing work at Sani Abatcha isolation centre

Kano State Government on Tuesday said the delay in the early completion of the Sani Abacha Stadium (SAS) Isolation Centre was necessitated by the review of the project initial plan.
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UN encourages Africa to invest on digital transformation

The UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) has encouraged African countries to make right investments toward developing a digitally transformed economy.

Nnamdi Kanu: No sit-at home for Biafrans from 27th to 30th of May

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, Tuesday advised Biafrans to dedicate three days to pray for her fallen heroes.
The US embassy's charge d'affaires, Inmi Patterson, met with Wilbert Ibuge, permanent secretary at the foreign ministry, who reminded Patterson about the two countries' historical cooperation, the foreign ministry said.

Tanzania summons US official over coronavirus warning

The US embassy's charge d'affaires, Inmi Patterson, met with Wilbert Ibuge, permanent secretary at the foreign ministry, who reminded Patterson about the two countries' "historical cooperation", the foreign ministry said.
Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo has declared he doesn’t care what anyone says, willing he has the belief of his team-mates, manager and fans after scoring a brace in Manchester United’s 3-0 win over Derby County in the FA Cup fifth round.

Manchester United manager gives update on Odion Ighalo’s future

Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said no agreement has been reached between United and Shanghai Shenhua over Odion Ighalo’s loan extension.