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Supreme Court strikes out suit against virtual hearing

The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck out two suits by Lagos and Ekiti Governments challenging the validity and constitutionality of the Virtual Court Sittings procedure.

Lagos withdraws suit on virtual sitting at Supreme Court

Lagos State Government on Tuesday withdrew its suit challenging the move by the National Assembly to amend the Nigerian Constitution to provide for virtual proceedings in courts.

US judge orders delay of first federal executions in 17 years

A U.S. judge on Monday ordered a delay in federal executions, hours before one was to be carried out for the first time in 17 years, hampering the Trump administration’s plan to revive capital punishment by the federal government.
Supreme Court of Nigeria

Supreme Court set to hear case on constitutionality of virtual court hearings

The Supreme Court has fixed Tuesday, July 14, for the hearing of the suit brought by the Attorney-General of Ekiti State, Olawale Fapohunda, against the Attorney-General of the Federation and Attorneys-General of Lagos and Ogun States respectively.
(FILES) A file photo taken on November 20, 2017 shows logos of US multinational technology company Google displayed on computers' screens. Google is dropping out of the bidding for a huge Pentagon cloud computing contract that could be worth up to $10 billion, saying the deal would be inconsistent with its principles. The decision by Google, confirmed to AFP in an email October 9, 2018, leaves a handful of other tech giants including Amazon in the running for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract aimed at modernizing the military's computing systems. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE

Google ‘facing’ new antitrust probe from California

California has reportedly opened its own antitrust investigation into Google, Politico reports, which would mean the search giant is now facing antitrust probes from every state in the US bar one. It is not known which aspect of the company California’s attorney general is investigating, but recent scrutiny has focused on its acquisitions, and its dominance and conduct in the ad tech market and search markets.

Ibrahim Magu failed to account for interest on N550 billion recovered loot – panel

A prior presidential panel, which investigated the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, indicted him, a report has alleged.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

AGF denies buying N300 million property for his son in Abuja

Abubakar Malami, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation has denied buying a house worth N300m for his son in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Ethiopian musician Haacaaluu Hundeessaa poses while dressed in a traditional costume during the 123rd anniversary celebration of the battle of Adwa, where Ethiopian forces defeated invading Italian forces, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, March 2, 2019. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri/File Photo

Ethiopia arrests suspects in the killing of popular singer

Ethiopian authorities said on Friday they had arrested two suspects over the killing of a popular political singer, whose death last week sparked protests in which 166 people were killed.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court adjourns suit challenging Akindele, others’ conviction

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday adjourned until July 21, to hear a suit challenging the legality of the conviction of Funke Akindele, her husband, Abdu-rasheed Bello, and 236 others.
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Nasarawa cabinet members go on self-isolation

Mr Dogo Shammah, Nasarawa State Commissioner of Information, Culture and Tourism says all members of the state executive will go on self-isolation, from Friday, to avoid COVID-19 infection.
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has placed all the communities in Kabba-Bunu council areas on ‘absolute’ lockdown following the positive testing of two persons in the council area to COVID-19

Kogi to establish Confluence University of Science and Technology

The Kogi State Government has approved a bill for the establishment of Confluence University of Science and Technology, Osara, in the state.
Gov. Mai-Mala Buni of Yobe has that the North East region was going through a hard time but it will bounce back.

Yobe inaugurates task force for reconstruction of public buildings destroyed by insurgents

The Yobe Government on Thursday inaugurated a task force on the rehabilitation, resettlement and reconstruction of public buildings destroyed by insurgents.
The Chief Judge of Oyo State, Justice Munta Abimbola, has requested for more judges and magistrates in the state’s judiciary to fastrack justice delivery.

Oyo chief judge seeks appointment of more judges

The Chief Judge of Oyo State, Justice Munta Abimbola, has requested for more judges and magistrates in the state’s judiciary to fastrack justice delivery.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Lagos APC member asks court to sack Governor Buni-led caretaker committee

A member of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Lagos has filed a suit asking the court to sack the Governor Mai Mala Buni National Caretaker Committee of the party.

PDP demands Ibrahim Magu’s prosecution for ‘fraud’

The Peoples Democratic Party has demanded the prosecution of the suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, over alleged fraud.

Court declines to stop probe of Senator Okorocha by EFCC, Imo government

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Wednesday, declined a request by former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, for an interim injunction to stop the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and panel of inquiry that was set up by the state government, from further investigating alleged financial infractions he committed while in office.
In a statement by its National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and the National Media Affairs Director, Miss Zainab Yusuf, HURIWA alleged that some lawmakers were conniving with armed terrorists to introduce “satanic legislation.”

HURIWA advocates non-politicized EFCC leadership

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint “a capable hand” to head the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Ibrahim Magu remains in detention as operatives search homes in Abuja

The embattled Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, is still being detained by the Police Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) in Abuja, after appearing for two consecutive days before the Presidential Panel investigating his conduct as head of the anti-graft agency, following his indictment for alleged graft and insubordination by the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN.

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Iran’s top court confirms death sentence for three demonstrators

Iran’s Supreme Court on Tuesday confirmed the death sentences of three Iranian protesters accused of taking part in days of unrest in November, 2019.
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Sheffield United boss unconcerned by top-four talks

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Bayelsa guber: Supreme Court dismisses Timi Alaibe’s appeal challenging Governor Duoye Diri’s candidacy

The Supreme Court has dismissed Timi Alaibe’s appeal challenging the candidacy of Duoye Diri as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 2019 election in Bayelsa State.