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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, spoke to reporters in Kano, just now, answering questions on the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in South Africa. Below are his verbatim comments-

Stop spreading fake news about me – VP Osinbajo tells Bode George

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.

Nigerian national arrested in Louisiana for $22,250 online scam

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.
Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti grants amnesty to 19 prison inmates

“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.”
Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti governor grants clemency to 18 convicts including two on death row

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.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Liberian President, George Weah.

Crisis brews over transfer of NDDC to Niger Delta ministry

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.

Anthony George-Ikoli: I’ll never dump PDP

A former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Bayelsa State, Anthony George-Ikoli, on Friday said he would not quit the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
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.

Blogger slams N500 million suits against Kaduna governor, IGP, others

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.
Lagos State House of Assembly

Lagos Assembly threatens to arrest former governor, others

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.

Official: Federal government set to recover $62 billion from oil majors

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.
Erelu Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi

Ekiti government plans law allowing castration of rapists

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.
Abubakar Malami

Federal government alleges cheating on oil profits, seeks $62 billion from five firms

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.

Rights activist drags Ondo polytechnic rector, registrar, others to court for ‘fruad’

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.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court bars FIRS from enforcing VAT on goods consumed in hotels

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.
Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has promised the support of his administration for creative industry with a view to making the sector achieve a sustainable economic status. 5

Consumption tax: Lagos government floors hotel owners in court

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: Why we’re demolishing brothels, alcohol joints

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.
Muhammadu Badaru Jigawa

Jigawa governor swears-in 11 commissioners, 15 special advisers

The Jigawa Governor, Alhaji Muhammad Badaru, on Monday in Dutse sworn-in 11 commissioners and 15 Special Advisers.

Court grants Gombe ‘rapist’ father, son bail

A Gombe Area Court has granted an alleged rapist, Ibrahim Yunusa, and his son, Yusuf, bail after they were both arraigned for defiling a 17-year-old girl, who is the biological daughter and sister of the accused persons, respectively.

P&ID gives Nigeria condition to negotiate $9.6 billion award

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.

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The Edo chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has suspended its Secretary, Mr Lawrence Okah.
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Over 12 million Nigerians benefiting from SIPs – minister

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).
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We’ll reconstruct Iwo Road interchange with N8 billion – Oyo governor

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.

15-year-old sex trafficking victim commits suicide after rescue

A 15-year-old Texas girl died by suicide on Saturday, two years after she was rescued from sex trafficking, her family says.