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FILE PHOTO - The Iranian flag flutters in front the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria July 10, 2019. REUTERS-Lisi Niesner

Major European powers rebuke Iran over uranium metal plans

Three European powers on Saturday warned Iran against starting work on uranium metal-based fuel for a research reactor, saying it contravened the 2015 nuclear deal and stressing that it had no civilian use but serious military implications.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino after his speech during the UEFA Congress REUTERS-Yves Herman-File Photo

Swiss court rejects FIFA appeal to obtain Gianni Infantino’s criminal investigation files

Swiss Federal Criminal Court has denied FIFA access to case files associated with the investigation into its President Gianni Infantino and former attorney general Michael Lauber.

Presidency asks Muslim group to allow Bishop Kukah to practice his faith

The Presidency Wednesday reacted to the alleged ultimatum from a Sokoto based group with the name “Muslim Solidarity Forum,” calling on the Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah to tender an unreserved apology to the entire Muslim Ummah over his recent “malicious comments” against Islam, or quietly and quickly leave the state.
FILE PHOTO - Ugandan opposition presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine, is escorted by policemen during his arrest in Kalangala

Uganda bans social media ahead of presidential election

Uganda banned social media and messaging apps on Tuesday, two days ahead of a presidential election pitting Yoweri Museveni, one of Africa's longest-serving leaders, against opposition frontrunner Bobi Wine, a popular singer.
FILE PHOTO - A man wearing a protective face mask as he shops inside a Sainsburys supermarket in Watford while the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, Watford, Britain, March 19, 2020. REUTERS-Paul Childs

UK police will back up supermarkets in enforcing coronavirus rules – minister

Britain’s policing minister Kit Malthouse said police would intervene in serious breaches of COVID rules in shops, but measures imposed and enforced by owners would be effective in most cases.
Public Relations Officer, DSS National Headquarters, Abuja, Dr Peter Afunanya

DSS: Forces plotting to unleash religious violence against Nigeria

The Department of State Services has raised the alarm that some unnamed forces are plotting to unleash religious violence on the country any moment from now.
Crystal Palace's Eberechi Eze (left) watches the match from the stands during the Emirates FA Cup third round match at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium

Eberechi Eze faces FA investigation over attendance at QPR FA Cup tie

It could leave the ex-QPR midfielder facing a potential FA rap as it comes just 24 hours after the Premier League wrote to all clubs to remind them to reinforce coronavirus protocols.
Atletico Madrid defender Kieran Trippier has been banned for 10 weeks for breaching betting rules.

Diego Simeone welcomes back Kieran Trippier after FA explains betting ban

Kieran Trippier's 10-week ban for betting offences is on hold as FIFA considers an appeal, although the FA has explained its decision.
Edo State Commissioner of Police, Johnson Babatunde Kokumo

Dangerous robbery, kidnapping suspects escape from police detention in Edo

Unspecified number of armed robbers and kidnappers detained at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Edo State police command, have reportedly escaped from detention.
Atletico Madrid defender Kieran Trippier has been banned for 10 weeks for breaching betting rules.

Kieran Trippier banned for 10 weeks after breaking betting rules

Atletico Madrid defender Kieran Trippier has been banned for 10 weeks for breaching betting rules.

NIMC debunks claim on breach of database

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has debunked the report making the rounds that its server was breached, describing it as false, a hoax, and of mischievous intent.
Steve Oronsaye

Court denies EFCC permission to appeal statements’ rejection in Steve Oronsaye’s fraud trial

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday refused to grant the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission permission to appeal against its October 6, 2020 ruling which rejected two confessional statements made by a co-defendant in the trial of a former Head of Service of the Federation, Mr Stephen Oronsaye.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the resumption of all Public Servants on GL 1 -12 with effect from Monday, November 2, 2020.

Lagos directs categories of civil servants to work from home

Amid anxiety of second wave of COVID-19 pandemic and the rising cases of patients in recent times, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday, expressed his concerns, saying the state could not afford to lose the gains as well as relax the battle against the pandemic in the state.
Tesco has been fined more than £500,000 after a 10-year-old child was electrocuted by a freezer unit.

Tesco fined £500,000 after child electrocuted

Tesco has been fined more than £500,000 after a 10-year-old child was electrocuted by a freezer unit.

World Human Rights Day: NBA, lawyers lament Nigeria’s record under President Buhari

As nations across the world mark this year’s Human Rights Day, lawyers have lamented the increasing cases of human rights abuse under President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has disclosed that its Upstream subsidiary – Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) is the largest producer of gas contributing 1bscfg-d to the domestic market for power generation.

Court upholds $1.7 billion arbitral award in favour of NPDC on Brass, Forcados assets

Justice A. Faji of the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court yesterday upheld the decision of an arbitration tribunal, which slammed a whopping $1.7 billion judgment in favour of the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC).
5. President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday night received Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, shortly after he defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progresives Congress (APC).

Ebonyi indigenes ask lawmakers to begin impeachment process against Governor Umahi

The group said there was already a substantial breach of the Nigerian constitution and subsisting Supreme Court verdicts which insist that a governor cannot defect to another political party unless there is internal leadership crises, perhaps leading to factionalization in his own political party.
The seven-man panel set up by Lagos State Government to probe police brutality cases in the state. (My celebrity and I)

#EndSARS: Lawyers ask court to disband Lagos judicial panel

Two lawyers, Adekunle Augustine and Semion Akogwu, have gone before the Federal High Court in Lagos seeking an order disbanding the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry set up to look into complaints of human rights abuses by men of the disbanded police Special Anti-Robbery Squad.

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Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State

Court orders final forfeiture of ex-Zamfara governor’s money in Zenith, Polaris banks

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, ordered the final forfeiture of former Governor of Zamfara, Abdulaziz Yari’s funds domiciled in Zenith and Polaris Banks.
Delta Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated Major-General Leo Irabor on his appointment as Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, January 26, 2021.

Delta governor congratulates new CDS Leo Irabor

Delta Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated Major-General Leo Irabor on his appointment as Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, January 26, 2021.
Secretary of the APC Caretaker Committee, Senator John J. Akpanudoedehe in a statement on Tuesday said the 16 years of PDP administration was characterised by “looting of public funds”, adding that the party should spare Nigerians of the trauma of a reminder of the “disaster.”

APC welcomes appointment of new service chiefs

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed confidence that the new service chiefs will consolidate on the remarkable achievements of their predecessors in keeping the country safe and peaceful.
Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel

Thomas Tuchel appointed new Chelsea manager

The 47-year-old will be charged with the task of reviving the fortunes of a side sat in ninth in the Premier League table, with Champions League qualification the likely target for the remainder of the season.

Edo court sentences 32 people for not wearing face masks

A mobile court in Benin, Edo State, on Tuesday sentenced 32 persons to community services for not wearing face masks.