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Cross River drags federal government to Supreme Court over Justice Onnoghen’s suspension

The government of Cross River State has approached the Supreme Court to set aside the six-count charge indicting the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen for non declaration of assets.
Joe Agi

Senior lawyer challenges AGF over $30,000 paid into Justice Onnoghen’s account

A senior lawyer Mr Joe Agi, SAN, has challenged the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, to come up with evidence to support his claim that the $30,000 he (Agi) deposited in the account of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria Justice Walter Onnoghen was a bribe to compromise the $3.18 billion Paris Club case.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May gives a statement outside 10 Downing Street in London on November 14, 2018, after holding a cabinet meeting where ministers were expected to either back the draft bexit deal or quit. - British Prime Minister Theresa May defended her anguished draft divorce deal with the European Union on Wednesday before rowdy lawmakers and a splintered cabinet that threatens to fall apart. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

Britain’s Theresa May in Brussels for Brexit talks Wednesday

The president of the EU Commission Jean-Claude Juncker will host British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday for talks on the Brexit crisis.
US President Donald Trump speaks before a meeting between US and Chinese officials in the Oval Office of the White House January 31, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski - AFP)

California, 15 other states sue Donald Trump over decision to declare national emergency

California and 15 other US states sued President Donald Trump’s administration Monday over his decision to declare a national emergency to fund a wall on the southern border with Mexico, saying the move violated the constitution.
Peter Nielsen

Murder: Danish is police’s prime suspect – witness

A prosecution witness, Babashola Afolayan, yesterday told a Lagos High Court in Igbosere that its prime suspect in the murder of Nigerian singer Zainab Nielsen and her three-and-a-half-year-old daughter, Petra, is Peter Schau Nielsen, her Danish husband.
Armando Guebuza

Former president’s son arrested in graft case

The son of Mozambique's former president Armando Guebuza was arrested on Saturday in a legal crackdown on suspects linked to a $2 billion government debt scandal, local media and judiciary sources said.
Lagos-based lawyer and human rights activist, Mr Olisa Agbakoba

Zamfara election: INEC can’t take orders from federal government – Olisa Agbakoba

Olisa Agbakoba, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is a neutral body which cannot take orders from the federal government.

Court orders EFCC, two banks to pay Benue N100 million as damages

A Federal High Court sitting in Makurdi has ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), United Bank of Africa (UBA) and Fidelity Bank to jointly pay the sum of N100 million to the Benue State government for freezing its accounts last year.

Election: Bayelsa government expresses concern for residents’ voting right

The Bayelsa Government on Tuesday said it remained committed to protecting the residents’ right to vote in a safe atmosphere in the forthcoming general elections.
Yemi Osinbajo

VP Osinbajo: Corruption is Nigeria’s biggest problem

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has identified corruption as the country’s biggest problem, saying it is responsible for a multitude of avoidable child deaths yearly.
Yemi Osinbajo

VP Osinbajo: Why churches must condemn corruption

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Sunday urged the church to step up its condemnation of corruption and illegally acquired wealth.

Alabama executes inmate without imam following Supreme Court ruling

Alabama death row inmate Domineque Ray was executed just hours after the Supreme Court ruled it could go ahead without his Muslim spiritual adviser present, local media reported on Friday.
Bayelsa Commissioner for Information, Mr Daniel Iworiso-Markson,

Bayelsa: Opposition preparing for war, not election

Daniel Iworiso-Markson, Bayelsa State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, has raised the alarm that opposition politicians in the state were not preparing for the general elections but war.
US President Donald Trump speaks before a meeting between US and Chinese officials in the Oval Office of the White House January 31, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski - AFP)

Senate approves Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general

William Barr, U.S. President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the new attorney-general, was approved on Thursday by the Senate Judiciary Committee and his confirmation process now moves to the full Senate.
Daniel Iworiso-Markson, Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Bayelsa State

Election: Bayelsa government warns against stockpiling of arms

The Bayelsa State Executive Council has vowed to use the instrumentality of the law to punish anyone or group found to be disrupting the existing peace in the state during the forthcoming general elections.
Wole Soyinka

Woke Soyinka: Ex-President Obasanjo’s government knew, protected, rewarded those who murdered Bola Ige

Nigeria’s Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, on Tuesday alleged that the Olusegun Obasanjo administration ‘protected’ those who murdered Nigeria’s former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister for Justice, Bola Ige.
Ibikunle Amosun

Muslim students drag Governor Amosun, others to court over hijab

The incorporated trustees of the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN) have dragged Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State before court over controversies surrounding the use of Hijab in schools in the state.
Paul Usoro

NBA president to be re-arraigned over alleged N1.4 billion fraud

The trial of the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Paul Usoro, over N1.4 billion fraud could not proceed on Tuesday before Justice Muslim Hassan of the Federal High Court Lagos, following the transfer of the case to a new judge, Prof. Chuka Obiozor.

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Hundreds of demonstrators, in defiance of a ban of protests, rallied in the Algerian capital against a bid by ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for a fifth term in office.

Algerians protest against President Bouteflika’s bid for fifth term

Hundreds of demonstrators, in defiance of a ban of protests, rallied in the Algerian capital against a bid by ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for a fifth term in office.

Elections: Rivers APC kicks as INEC chairman claims every judgment has been obeyed

The Director of Strategic Communications for the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Rivers State, Tonye Cole, Prince Tonye Princewill, has expressed dissatisfaction with the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Yakubu Mahmood, over the claim that all court judgments have been obeyed by the electoral umpire as regards the state.

Elections: Police summon APC Reps member over Kano violence

The police in Kano on Friday ‘invited’ a member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, over his alleged role in a bloody clash between members of the PDP and APC in Bebeji Local Government Area.

Elections: Liberia’s Ellen Sirleaf urges politicians to maintain peace, adhere to rule of law

Head of the ECOWAS Election Observetion Mission (EOM), former Liberia’s President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has urged Nigerians, particularly the political class, to sustain the peace that characterised the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections and also conduct themselves according to the laws of the land as they go to the polls Saturday.

Policeman, thugs arrested for branding private vehicles in police colours

An unidentified police inspector was arrested on Thursday at a hotel in Ewet Housing Estate for aiding some people to brand two private vehicles in police colour.