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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.
Publisher of judgments of Supreme Court of Nigeria, Mr Layi Babatunde, has said that President Buhari restriction order to contain the spread of Convid-19 in Lagos and Abuja is a right measure but that government should also provide palliatives.

Layi Babatunde: Restriction is good, but palliatives are needed

Publisher of judgments of Supreme Court of Nigeria, Mr Layi Babatunde, SAN, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari restriction order to contain the spread of Convid-19 in Lagos and Abuja is a right measure but that government should also provide palliatives to help residents cope with lockdown
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, announced this on Thursday in Abuja through a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Mrs Georgina Ehuriah.

Coronavirus: Minister wants speedy decongestion of prisons

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has called for the quick decongestion of correctional centres in Nigeria to avert the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) to the facilities.
Western Nigerian Security Network, codenamed Amotekun.

Amotekun recruitment suspended as states develop legal framework

The planned recruitment of personnel and further implementation of the blueprint for the South West regional security outfit named Amotekun are now on hold.
The inauguration of the much-talked about South West security outfit, Operation Amotekun, is about to begin at the Oyo State Governor’s Office, State Secretariat in Agodi, Ibadan.

Southwest attorneys general meet over Amotekun

Attorneys General of the six Southwest states are to meet over the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Amotekun.
Google employees are holding a sit-in at offices around the world to protest alleged retaliation against workers.

US states launch antitrust investigation into Google

Attorneys general from 48 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico formally opened an antitrust probe on Monday into Alphabet’s Google, in a sign of growing government scrutiny of U.S. technology giants.
Donald Trump

Five US states in lawsuit against Donald Trump’s new immigration policy

Five attorneys general of U.S. states and city have filed a lawsuit against a new immigration policy by President Donald Trump administration to deny possible permanent residency to immigrants who receive some federal benefits.

Ministerial screening: I will unbundle Supreme Court – Festus Keyamo

Mr Festus Keyamo (SAN), the ministerial nominee for Delta has says he will unbundle the Supreme Court if made the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation.
Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal

We’re yet to take stand on restructuring – Northern governors

Despite the vigorous debate and diverse opinions on restructuring, the Northern Governors’ Forum on Friday in Kaduna disclosed that they are yet to take a stand on the issue of restructuring in the country.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

Federal government gives IOCs 14 days to pay outstanding revenue on contracts

The federal government has given International Oil Companies (IOCs) operating in Nigeria’s deep offshore and inland basin a 14-day ultimatum to pay all outstanding revenues on Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs).

Insecurity: Vice President Osinbajo charges state attorneys-general to clampdown on criminals

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has charged Attorneys-General in the 36 states of the federation to brace up to the challenge of prosecuting criminals arrested in their various jurisdictions, especially terrorists, murderers, kidnappers, among others.

Federal government blames politicians for killings

The AGF spoke at a high-level dialogue on law and security in Nigeria, organised by his ministry, which had in attendance all the Attorneys General of the 36 states of the Federation.
Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF)

NGF meets to discuss minimum wage, security, stamp duties

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) on Wednesday night met in Abuja to discuss issues of minimum wage, insecurity and other matters of interests for the development of the country.

Court restrains Ogun government from stopping lottery business

The Federal High Court in Lagos has restrained Lagos and Ogun State governments from disrupting the business of lottery companies for allegedly operating without their licence.

Probe Attorneys-General who didn’t prosecute murder suspects – Femi Falana tells NBA

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has written to the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr. Abubakar Mahmud (SAN), requesting that the Attorneys-General and Commissioners of Justice of various states who have refused to prosecute suspects arrested for various killings in their domains be investigated.

2019: Federal govt urged to allow attorneys general to handle election disputes

Former Judge of the International Court of Justice ICJ, Prince Bola Ajibola, has advised the federal government to allow Commissioners of Justice and Attorneys General in the states to handle 2019 election disputes.

Aisha Buhari urges judges to review penalties associated with abuse

The Judiciary has been charged to review penalties associated with abuse in Nigeria in order to adequately address the violation of the fundamental human rights of victims of abuse.

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The eurozone economy on Friday shrank by 12.1 per cent in the second quarter of the year, the EU’s statistical office confirmed.

Eurozone economy contraction confirmed at 12.1% in Q2

The eurozone economy on Friday shrank by 12.1 per cent in the second quarter of the year, the EU’s statistical office confirmed.
European Commission President Ursula Leyen, on Wednesday, warned major trading partners that a carbon tax on imports if its planned transition to carbon neutrality puts its products at a disadvantage in the global market.

EU Commission chief supports sanctions on Belarus

European Commission President, Ursula Leyen, on Friday, said that she supported sanctions on Belarusian officials who violated democratic values or abused human rights.
Rwanda's Immigration department on Thursday announced it will replace all passports with East African e-passports.

Rwanda to replace all its passports with East African e-permits

Rwanda's Immigration department on Thursday announced it will replace all passports with East African e-passports.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in a statement on Saturday, added that large cache of arms and ammunition were also recovered during the operation.

Military destroys ISWAP camp, kills several terrorists in Borno

The Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, has knocked out another Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists’ camp at Tongule in the Lake Chad area of Northern Borno and eliminated scores of their fighters.
Brazilian star Willian has given his reasons why he decided to leave Chelsea for London rivals Arsenal.

Mikel Arteta: Why Arsenal signed Willian from Chelsea

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has spoken for the first time since Willian was confirmed as his first signing.