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Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Abacha loot: Court orders accelerated hearing in suit challenging appointment of consultants

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered accelerated hearing in the suit challenging the federal government for appointing a consultant for the monitoring and implementation of the $300 million allegedly looted by the late Head of State, General Sani Abacha, which was repatriated to Nigeria through a tripartite agreement between United States of America and Bailiwick of Jersey.
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Finance Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, and the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) to release statutory funds due to the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) to enable it function optimally.

President Buhari orders minister, FIRS to release funds to NASENI

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Finance Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, and the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) to release statutory funds due to the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) to enable it function optimally.
Mrs Toki Mabogunje, LCCI’s President stated this at a press conference on Tuesday in Lagos.

LCCI: Joe Biden’s administration will usher in new global economy dispensation

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has said that the administration of Mr Joseph Biden, the 46th elected U.S President, would usher in new dispensation for global economy.
Comrade Timi Frank, former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on Nigerians not to be deceived by the empty threats being made by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over the recent additional increase in the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), popularly called fuel.

Timi Frank urges Joe Biden to ban corrupt Nigerians

Mr Timi Frank, former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has called on the U.S. President, Joe Biden to take a stronger position against corrupt Nigerians and politicians.
A former member of the House of Representatives and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Moshood Adegoke Salvador, at the weekend came hard on the federal government for its plan to build oxygen plants.

APC chieftain slams Nigerian government’s plan to build 38 oxygen plants at N6.8 billion

A former member of the House of Representatives and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Moshood Adegoke Salvador, at the weekend came hard on the federal government for its plan to build oxygen plants in 38 locations in the country at cost of N6.8 billion.

Senate faults Doyin Okupe over coronavirus infections claim

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Primary Healthcare and Communicable Diseases, Senator Chukwuka Utazi, has described as unscientific, a claim by a former presidential spokesperson, Dr. Doyin Okupe, on the rate of COVID-19 infections among the wealthy elite.
FILE PHOTO: Chinese marine surveillance ship Haijian No. 51 (C) sails near Japan Coast Guard vessels (R and L) and a Japanese fishing boat (front 2nd L) as Uotsuri island, one of the disputed islands, called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, is background, in the East China Sea in this photo taken by Kyodo July 1, 2013. REUTERS/Kyodo

New U.S. defense secretary reaffirms U.S. commitment to defending Senkaku islands

New U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Sunday, during his first phone call with his Japanese counterpart, reaffirmed America’s commitment to defending the disputed East China Sea islets known as the Senkaku in Japan, Jiji news agency reported.
Protesters have vandalized the Democratic Party headquarters in Portland and Oregon and a federal US Immigration and Customs Enforcement building, CNN reports.

US: Protesters vandalize Democratic Party headquarters, others

Protesters have vandalized the Democratic Party headquarters in Portland and Oregon and a federal US Immigration and Customs Enforcement building, CNN reports.
The newly-elected President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Prof. George Obiozor, has listed security and education as well as guaranteeing a robust economic growth for the Igbo people as some of the immediate priorities of the socio-cultural organisation.

New Ohanaeze leader lists priorities for Ndigbo

The newly-elected President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Prof. George Obiozor, has listed security and education as well as guaranteeing a robust economic growth for the Igbo people as some of the immediate priorities of the socio-cultural organisation.
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Okey Ndibe tasks Nigerian electorate on political choices

Following yesterday’s inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States of America and Vice President Kamala Harris, a US-based Nigerian intellectual, Prof. Okey Ndibe, has called on Nigerian electorate to draw lessons from the US elections, where the electorate stood firmly behind their political choices, and voted for the right candidates.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar urges Joe Biden to remove US travel restrictions on Nigerians

Former Nigeria’s Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has urged the 46th president of the United States of America, Joe Biden, and his Vice, Kamala Haris, to remove the travel restrictions placed on some Nigerians by the country.
Nobel laureate Prof Wole Soyinka has advised that the operatives of Western Nigeria Security Network, codenamed Amotekun should be trained in ethics, so they would not end on the wrong side of history.

Wole Soyinka: US has redeemed itself by rejecting Donald Trump

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has declared that the United State has redeemed itself by rejecting Mr. Donald Trump at the presidential poll.
President Joe Biden looks signs his first executive orders in the Oval Office of the White House [Evan Vucci/AP Photo]

Joe Biden reverses Donald Trump’s travel ban on Nigeria, Eritrea, Sudan, others

Newly sworn-in American president, Joe Biden, on Wednesday, issued an executive order nullifying a travel ban imposed on citizens of some Muslim-majority countries by his predecessor, Donald Trump.
Joe Biden prepares to sign executive orders in the Oval Office on 20 January. Chip Somodevilla-Getty Images

South Korean president congratulates Joe Biden, says ‘America is back’

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who brokered the talks process between Donald Trump and the North’s leader Kim Jong Un, on Thursday congratulated Joe Biden on his inauguration as US president, tweeting: “America is back.”
Nobel Laureate Prof Wole Soyinka has formally launched his new novel, titled- Chronicles of the Happiest People on Earth.

Wole Soyinka: Donald Trump is a ‘racist and monster’

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, who famously tore his green card to shreds after Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States in 2016, says he has forgiven Americans for electing Trump whom he describes as a “racist,” “xenophobe” and "monster."
President Joe Biden looks signs his first executive orders in the Oval Office of the White House [Evan Vucci/AP Photo]

On first day Joe Biden issues orders undoing key Donald Trump policies

Among the 17 executive orders and presidential actions Biden signed on Wednesday were moves to rejoin the Paris climate accord, end a travel ban from several Muslim-majority countries, and halt Trump’s withdrawal from the World Health Organisation.
President Joe Biden looks signs his first executive orders in the Oval Office of the White House [Evan Vucci/AP Photo]

World powers hopeful for reset with U.S. as Joe Biden takes office

Leaders from around the world congratulated newly sworn-in U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday, expressing cautious optimism over future relations after four years of tumult under Donald Trump.
For Joe Biden, becoming president of the United States was the realization of a decades-long quest, with two previous failed bids. His goal now is, as he has put it, restoring “the soul of America” after four years of Donald Trump’s presidency.

President Joe Biden urges Americans to unite

Biden, sworn in along with Vice President Kamala Harris, in his inaugural address, spoke glowingly about the US democracy, tested to the limit by the acrimony over the outcome of the November 3, 2020, presidential election, saying finally, democracy prevailed.

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Delta Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi OKowa (middle, the Chairman, Federal Character Commission, Dr. Muheeba Dankaka (2nd right) and her team of Commissioners during their visit to the Governor in Asaba Monday

Delta governor calls for all-inclusive governance

Delta State Governor Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has called for an all-inclusive governance to curb the myriad of agitations rocking the country.
Muazu, who appeared as the seventh prosecution would, PW-7, in the ongoing trial of erstwhile Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Taminu Turaki, SAN, said the contractors were mandated to remit part of profits they made from contracts they secured from the Ministry, to assist the lawmakers in their political campaign in 2015.

EFCC: How N75 million was recovered from ex-minister’s wife

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)’s investigator, Bello Hamma-Adama, on Wednesday, revealed how N75 million was recovered from Halima Tanimu Turaki, wife of a former minister in the President Goodluck Jonathan-led government.
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street in London, Britain, January 27, 2021. REUTERS-Toby Melville

Britain plans tough new border measures to combat coronavirus

Britain will announce new tougher border measures on Wednesday to stop new variants of COVID-19 getting into the country, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said as he promised to deliver a roadmap out of lockdowns that have shuttered much of the economy.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has denied all allegations of using racist abuse during his on-field clash with Romelu Lukaku in the Coppa Italia match between Inter and AC Milan on Tuesday evening.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic denies using racist language in on-field spat with Romelu Lukaku in derby...

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has denied all allegations of using racist abuse during his on-field clash with Romelu Lukaku in the Coppa Italia match between Inter and AC Milan on Tuesday evening.
Zambia's President Edgar Lungu has ordered a reshuffle of the southern African country's top police brass to facilitate a probe into the killing of two protesters last week, his spokesperson said on Tuesday.

Zambia leader removes 246 inmates from death row

Zambian President, Edgar Lungu has removed 246 inmates who were on death row and commuted their sentences to life sentences, a government official said on Wednesday.