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Senate queries JAMB over contract scam

The Senate has queried the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) over N7.3 billion contracts scandal.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 09, 2019 Brazilian football great Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known as Pele, arrives at Guarulhos International Airport, in Guarulhos some 25km from Sao Paulo, Brazil. – Brazilian football legend Pele “lives reclusive” and “suffers from a form of depression” because he cannot walk normally, his son revealed on Monday at Globoesporte.com. (Photo by NELSON ALMEIDA / AFP)

Pele: Cristiano Ronaldo better than Lionel Messi but i’m greatest player ever

Brazilian legend Pele has claimed that Cristiano Ronaldo is better than Lionel Messi but insisted that he is still the greatest footballer of all time.

36 states sue federal government, demand funding of state courts

The 36 states governors, through their respective Attorneys General and Commissioners for Justice, have dragged the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN, before the Supreme Court over the failure of the Federal Government to fund the courts in the country with recurrent expenditure since May 5, 2009.
The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed on Saturday met with the leadership of the National Assembly to intimate it with an Executive proposal to establish a N500 billion COVID-19 Crisis Intervention Fund.

Nigerian government putting in place strategies to maximise non-oil revenue – minister

In a bid to cushion the effect of continued dwindling oil revenue, the Federal government says it is putting in place an Integrated Revenue Monitoring System in place to help the monitoring of the revenues of the Federal Government Owned Entities (FGOEs) online real-time to improve transparency and accountability.
Former Vice Chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Monday Onyekachi Ubani, has reacted to the Supreme Court’s nullification of the conviction of a former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu.

Ex-NBA VP sues AGF over amendment of professional conduct rules

A former Second Vice-President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr Monday Onyekachi Ubani, has asked the Federal High Court in Lagos to quash the purported amendment of the Rules of Professional Conduct (RPC) for Legal Practitioners 2007, by Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN.

Ibrahim Magu: Mike Ozekhome to appear before Justice Salami panel

A senior lawyer, Mike Ozekhome, has said he would be appearing before the Justice Salami-led investigative panel probing the suspended EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu, at the State House in Abuja.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

AGF Malami dragged to court over ‘plot to weaken NBA’

Former vice-president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Onyekachi Monday Ubani, has instituted a suit against Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), over the amendment of the rules of professional conduct for legal practitioners (RPC), 2007.
Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen is set for knee surgery today.

Barcelona confident on new deal for Germany goalkeeper

Barcelona are confident of renewing the contract of goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen with president Josep Maria Bartomeu seeing it as a priority before he departs the club next year.
Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has congratulated Olumide Akpata on his emergence as the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).

NBA to tackle AGF on ‘amended professional conduct rules’

The National President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr Olumide Akpata, on Sunday, said the body will meet with the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN), over the purported amendment of the Rules of Professional Conduct.
Lionel Messi is reportedly becoming ‘worried’ that problems at Barcelona are beginning to mirror his international career with Argentina.

Leonardo: Paris Saint-Germain thought about buying Leo Messi

Messi dropped a bombshell when he handed in a transfer request but the Barca captain and six-time Ballon d’Or champion will remain at Camp Nou for the 2020-21 season.
Zainab Ahmed

Nigeria’s recession will be short-lived – minister

This came as the Federal Government, yesterday, said despite the N2.3 trillion Economic Stimulus Plan put in place to contain impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the economy, there is the possibility that the third quarter, 2020 (Q3’20) Gross Domestic Product, GDP, growth rate will be negative, while the economy will relapse into a recession.
5. President Muhammadu Buhari has advised members of the governing party, All Progressives Congress (APC), to withdraw all pending litigations against one another, and settle for internal conciliation.

President Buhari presides over virtual Council of State meeting in Aso Rock

President Muhmmadu Buhari is currently presiding over the Council of State virtual meeting, at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa Abuja
Godfrey Oboabona put in a good shift in Dinamo Batumi’s 4-0 triumph over FC Chikhura by accounting for an assist.

Godfrey Oboabona: Dinamo Batumi can be Europa League’s surprise package

Nigeria international Godfrey Oboabona feels Dinamo Batumi can be the surprise package of this season’s Europa League.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

AGF Malami: I don’t need more powers to supervise EFCC

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN, on Tuesday said that he did not need an amendment of the current Economic and Financial Crime (Establishment) Act 2004 to enable him regulate the anti-graft agency and could therefore not, in any way, seek to sponsor any bill for “more powers to control the commission”.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

AGF Malami: I didn’t pay anyone to testify against Ibrahim Magu

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has said that he did not procure witnesses to testify against anybody before the Justice Ayo Salami-led panel.
A lawyer, Victor Giwa, says the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), ordered his arrest because he refused to implicate the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu.

Victor Giwa: AGF Malami ordered my arrest for refusing to implicate Ibrahim Magu

A lawyer, Victor Giwa, says the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), ordered his arrest because he refused to implicate the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu.
Ibrahim Magu . EFCC

Ibrahim Magu: Justice Salami panel yet to submit any report

Wahab Shittu, the counsel to the suspended acting chairman of the anti-graft agency, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has again restated his stance that the panel probing his client has not submitted any report.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on the floor, moving a bill on the Repeal of Quarantine Act, 2004 at plenary yesterday at National Assembly Abuja. . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan. 2

House of Reps seeks information on foreign reserves

What is the status of Nigeria’s Foreign Reserves Accounts? The House of Representatives on Wednesday demanded explanation from the Presidency through its Committee on Public Accounts.

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Oil prices dived Thursday on demand fears as more nations go into lockdown to staunch the spread of the coronavirus, while stock prices attempted a modest rebound.

Oil prices slide in lockdown-driven rout

Oil prices dived Thursday on demand fears as more nations go into lockdown to staunch the spread of the coronavirus, while stock prices attempted a modest rebound.
Osun State Government on Thursday said looting of government and private property in the state cut across 14 Local Government Areas, as it commenced return of the looted property items to owners who can identify their property

Osun government says 14 local councils affected by looting

Osun State Government on Thursday said looting of government and private property in the state cut across 14 Local Government Areas, as it commenced return of the looted property items to owners who can identify their property
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Eva Longoria joins as co-lead on digital detox comedy ‘Unplugging’

Eva Longoria has joined previously announced Matt Walsh on the in-production digital detox comedy Unplugging, which is currently in production in Oklahoma.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has directed the organizing committee of the 29th Anniversary of Abia State to celebrate frontline workers and honor them for their sacrifices during the coronavirus pandemic.

Abia asks looters to return stolen medical equipment

A statement by the Commissioner for Information in the state, Chief John Okiyi-Kalu, stated that the hoodlums who hijacked the otherwise peaceful #EndSARS protests took away vaccines, X-ray machines, sterilizers, air conditioners, fans, and other equipment as well as disposables and consumables carted away.
President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Wabba

NLC demands end to medical tourism by government officials

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, on Thursday called for an end to all forms of medical tourism especially by elected and appointed government officials.