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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday described as fake news the statement by Chief Olabode George, a former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that he was part of those responsible for his incarceration in 2009.
A Nigerian, Vincent Izuchukwu Ezeocha, has been arrested for allegedly stealing more than $22,250 online from a victim in Acadiana, Louisiana, in the United States, the Attorney General Jeff Landry said Tuesday.
“The Ekiti State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy considered 50 applications for clemency at its third sitting. The applications of these beneficiaries were granted because they have individually demonstrated the potential to turn their lives around.”
Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has granted clemency to 18 inmates serving various prison sentences in the Nigerian Correctional Services facilities in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State and Kirikiri Maximum, Lagos State respectively.
The recent decision by President Muhammadu Buhari to cede the supervision of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs may be challenged in court by some aggrieved lawyers.
A blogger and human rights activists, Steven Kefas, currently in Kaduna Prison, has filed a N500m suit against the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, and four others for alleged infringement of his fundamental human rights.
The Lagos State House of Assembly has threatened to issue a warrant of arrest on the former governor of the state, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, and four others who served in his administration as commissioners.
The federal government, through its attorney-General, Abubakar Malami, says it is determined to recover over $62 billion from multi-national oil companies for ‘under-payment’ to the country since 1998.
The Ekiti State Government is proposing an amendment to the Gender Based Violence (GBV, Prohibition) Law, to provide for the medical castration of those convicted of rape, in addition to life imprisonment.
The Federal Government says it expects about $62bn from multinational energy conglomerates that include Royal Dutch Shell, ExxonMobil, Chevron, Total and Eni, citing a 2018 Supreme Court ruling it says enables it to review and adjust oil production revenue sharing agreements, Reuters has reported.
A legal practitioner and rights activist, Morakinyo Ogele, has sued the Rector and the Registrar of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo State to High Court of Justice of Ondo State, Akure Division, over the closure of the institution’s staff school and the alleged sacking of the members of staff of the school.
Justice Rilwanu Aikawa of the Federal High Court in Lagos has barred the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) from enforcing VAT provisions on goods and services consumed in hotels, restaurants and event centres in Lagos State.
The Lagos State Government has gotten the nod to impose Consumption Tax on hospitality centres across the state as the Federal High Court has upheld it’s right to among other things enforce its Hotel Occupancy and Restaurant (fiscalization) Regulations 2017.
Borno State government’s recent demolition of illegal hotels and alcohol joints around Maiduguri, the state capital, was done in response to intelligence that such outfits have become security threats, the state attorney General, Kaka-Shehu Lawan, has said.
The Jigawa Governor, Alhaji Muhammad Badaru, on Monday in Dutse sworn-in 11 commissioners and 15 Special Advisers.
Following the ruling of the UK court on Thursday, Process and Industrial Developments Limited (P&ID) on Sunday gave Nigeria condition for negotiating the $9.6 billion awarded in its favour.
The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El Rufai, has been appointed as chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Campaign Council for Kogi State polls.
The Edo chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has suspended its Secretary, Mr Lawrence Okah.
Sadiya Umar Farouq, minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, says over 12 million Nigerians are benefitting from the social investment programmes (SIPS).
The Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, has disclosed that not less than N8 billion would be spent to reconstruct the popular Iwo Road interchange in Ibadan, the state capital.
A 15-year-old Texas girl died by suicide on Saturday, two years after she was rescued from sex trafficking, her family says.
The Police Command in Benue have exhumed an unknown decomposed body in a rice farm in Ukum Local Government Area of the state.
John Nnanyerem Aguiyi Ironsi, son of the former Nigerian Head of State, Aguiyi Ironsi, has died.
Pope Francis on Tuesday named a new head of the Vatican security services, a day after the previous holder of the job resigned because of a media leak.
Four members of dreaded Eiye cult group who have been on the wanted list of Lagos State Police Command for their participation in various activities that claimed lives of many innocent people have been arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Cross River State has faulted the decision by the state Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, to return to school.