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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).

Court remands 18 persons over illegal gold mining, possession of firearms

An Akure Magistrate Court has remanded 15 persons suspected to have been involved in illegal mining of gold in Ondo State.
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Appeal Court strikes out Facebook’s appeal against trademark judgment

The Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos, Tuesday, dismissed Facebook’s appeal challenging the judgment of a Federal High Court, Lagos, which awarded N10 million against it (Facebook) in favour of a Nigerian firm, Double Paws Enterprise, as damages for unlawfully interfering with the use of the firm’s trademark.
Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has assured that efforts would be intensified to secure all parts of the country within the next two months.

Senator Lawan: Nigerian government working to end insecurity in two months

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has assured that efforts would be intensified to secure all parts of the country within the next two months.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

FRC chair: Lawmakers disagree as Senate confirms Chinemerem Muruako

There was mild drama at the upper legislative chamber on Thursday as Senators were sharply divided as to whether or not to confirm the appointment of Victor Chinemerem Muruako as Chairman of the Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC).
Prosecutors asked an Australian court to set hefty penalties for media firms that pleaded guilty to breaching a 2018 suppression order on reporting of the conviction of former Vatican treasurer George Pell for child sexual assault.

Australia seeks hefty fines from media over breach of gag order in Cardinal Pell...

Prosecutors asked an Australian court to set hefty penalties for media firms that pleaded guilty to breaching a 2018 suppression order on reporting of the conviction of former Vatican treasurer George Pell for child sexual assault.
The Lagos State Government has hinted of intensive efforts being made to abort the planned #OccupyLekkiTollGate protest as well as a competing #DefendLagos rally.

LCC: Why we denied Lagos panel’s forensic expert access to our systems

The Lekki Concession Company, LCC, has explained why that it barred forensic experts hired by the Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry from accessing its systems as some members of the panel had alleged when stating their opposition to the company’s reopening of Lekki tollgate.
Nigerian Disc Jockey, Catherine Udeh aka ‘DJ Switch,’ has kicked against the decision of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS to hand over the Lekki toll plaza to its owner, the Lekki Concession Company LLC

LCC: Why we need to reopen Lekki Tollgate

The Lekki Concession Company (LCC) said the company needs to reopen the Lekki Tollgate to be able to retain its staff and pay pending debts.
The supreme court, on Friday, dismissed a suit filed by Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC), seeking the review of a judgment ordering it to pay N17 billion to some Ogoni communities in Rivers state.

Cross River North: Supreme Court reserves judgment in dispute over PDP candidate

The Supreme Court on Monday reserved judgment in two appeals in relation to the dispute over who the authentic candidate of the PDP in the Cross River North Senatorial District.
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CDHR: Cattle owners should bear cost of ranching

In a communique issued after the meeting of its national executive council (NEC) over the weekend, the organisation accused cow owners of deceiving the country, stating that since cattle rearing is a private business, they should bear the cost of ranching.
Donald Trump has reportedly reverted to “self pity-mode” following his impeachment amid frustration that his Republican allies are failing to defend him.

Donald Trump acquitted for second time following historic Senate trial

The Senate yesterday acquitted former President Donald Trump by 57-43 in his second impeachment trial which ended on Saturday, voting that Trump was not guilty of inciting the deadly January 6 riots at the Capitol.
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China refused to provide WHO team with raw data on early COVID cases –...

China refused to give raw data on early COVID-19 cases to a World Health Organization-led team probing the origins of the pandemic, one of the team’s investigators said, potentially complicating efforts to understand how the outbreak began.
American news outlet Politico said Tuesday that U.S. President Joe Biden was reviewing records of calls between immediate past president, Donald Trump, and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Joe Biden anxious to see how Republicans vote on Donald Trump impeachment

U.S. President Joe Biden told reporters on Friday that he is anxious to see how Republicans will vote in the impeachment trial for former President Donald Trump.

Hilary Clinton: Donald Trump conviction will fail only if jury includes his co-conspirators

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says an acquittal in former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial will only be possible if the jury includes his co-conspirators.
Isoko people under the auspices of Isoko Ethnic Nationality Movement, IENM, weekend, described Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege as God’s special gift to Deltans.

Senate okays restoration of Ethiope West constituency in Delta Assembly

The Senate yesterday approved the restoration of Ethiope West state constituency (1) in Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State from the present Ethiope West state constituency.
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, on Tuesday said that 1,590 suspects have been arrested across the country in respect of the #EndSars protest which turned violent after it was hijacked by hoodlums.

Extension of IGP’s tenure has no legal backing – lawyer

A legal practitioner in Onitsha, Anambra state, Victor C. Alo Esq., has faulted the recent extension of tenure of office of Mohammed Adamu as the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, for the next three months, by President Muhammadu Buhari, saying that it has not legal backing whatsoever in any section of the constitution.
Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol is seen behind a statue of former President George Washington, before the second impeachment trial for former President Donald Trump, at the Capitol in Washington, U.S., February 9, 2021. REUTERS-Al Drago

US Senate votes to continue with Donald Trump impeachment

The US Senate has found that the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump is constitutional, allowing full proceedings to begin.
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U.S. Senate set for speedy Donald Trump impeachment trial

As a second historic impeachment trial for former President Donald Trump draws near, Senators are looking forward to get it over within one week, media reports said.
This was contained in a statement signed by Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant (SSA), Mallam Garba Shehu.

Presidency: Appointment of ex-service chiefs, reward for hard work

The Presidency, Saturday, stoutly defended the nomination of immediate past service chiefs as non-career ambassadors by President Muhammadu Buhari, saying it is reward for their hard work and exceptional service to fatherland. In a statement by Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Garba Shehu, the Presidency berated the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for unwarranted attacks on the nominees since their appointments were announced on Thursday.

Presidency defends President Buhari’s nomination of ex-service chiefs as envoys

The Presidency on Saturday rose in stout defence of the nomination of the immediate past service chiefs as non-career ambassadors by President Muhammadu Buhari.
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.
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.

Court upholds Okada, tricycle restriction in Lagos

A Federal High Court, sitting in Lagos, has upheld the Lagos State government’s right to restrict commercial motorcycles (Okada) and tricycles (Keke Marwa) within six local government areas and nine Local Council Development areas, LCDAs, in the state.

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has revealed that the aggregate domestic credit in commercial banks grew by 7.61 percent in October 2020, compared with 7.35 percent in the previous month.

CBN to revive oil palm sector, stop importation – official

Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emiefele, has reiterated the apex bank’s commitment to reviving the oil palm sector with a view to stopping importation of the commodity.

Fire razes over 15 shops in Edo market

Goods worth millions of naira were last Saturday night destroyed by fire, which razed a section of the Ikpoba Hill market in Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area of Edo State.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Nigeria’s central bank plans to strengthen Naira, economy through $15 billion Dangote refinery

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has concluded plans to strengthen the Naira, and by extension the nation’s economy through the $15 billion Dangote Refinery.
Paris Saint-Germain are making a move for Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero.

Manchester City boss: Kun Aguero needs time to return to best form

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero needs time to rediscover his best form after a lengthy spell out and the Argentine will have to fight for his spot in the squad, manager Pep Guardiola said.
More than 20 million people have had their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine in the UK.

UK coronavirus vaccination hits 20 million mark in Europe’s fastest jab rollout

More than 20 million people across the United Kingdom have now received their first COVID-19 vaccine shot, data showed on Sunday as the country made more progress with Europe’s fastest vaccination programme

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Facebook bans Myanmar’s military weeks after coup

Facebook has banned the Myanmar military and military-controlled state media from using its platforms weeks after a military coup in the south-east Asian country that provoked violent demonstrations, the company announced on Thursday.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army recovers bodies of four soldiers killed in Orlu

The Nigerian Army has recovered the corpses of four soldiers allegedly killed by members of the pro-Biafra group, IPOB, in Orlu, Imo State.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 1,244 new cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections in the country to 101,331.

Edo records 10 new coronavirus cases, four deaths

The Edo government on Wednesday in Benin said the state recorded 10 new cases and four more deaths from coronavirus as the government intensified efforts to contain the second wave of the pandemic.
Arsenal captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, has apologised to fans and his teammates for missing a good chance against Benfica in the Europa League.

Jamie Redknapp: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has past his best

The Gabon international endured a difficult game in the 1-0 loss to Manchester City on Sunday, failing to register a single shot on target.
The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.

Niger govt says it secured release of Kagara students

Niger government says it has secured the released of students of Government Science College, Kagara in Rafi local government areas of the state.