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Ever Given, a Panama-flagged cargo ship, that was wedged across the Suez Canal and blocking traffic in the vital waterway is seen Saturday, March 27, 2021.

Egypt ‘seizes’ Suez megaship, demands nearly $1 billion compensation

The megaship which blocked Egypt’s Suez Canal and crippled world trade for nearly a week has been “seized” on court orders until the vessel’s owners pay $900 million, canal authorities said Tuesday.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Labourer bags five months jail term for stealing winning tickets

An Upper Area court Mpape, Abuja, on Tuesday sentenced a labourer, James Idoko to five months imprisonment for stealing winning tickets from a betting shop.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Family of SARS victim demands N250 million compensation

The mother of Kabiru Arekemase, a 24 years old man allegedly murdered by operatives of Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS), Dugbe, Ibadan, Oyo State, Mrs. Arekemase has demanded for N250 million compensation from the Nigeria Police Force.
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Bayelsa resolves land dispute involving Nigerian Navy

Following the intervention of the Bayelsa State government, the dispute between some landlords and the Nigerian Navy at Agudama-Epie community has been peacefully resolved.
Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has called on Christian leaders not to relent in praying for Nigeria to overcome its challenges. Fayemi made the call when he received the Southwest Zonal Executives of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on a courtesy visit on Wednesday in Ado Ekiti.

Ekiti airport project: Ebira community begs governor for compensation

The Ebira people living in Bolorunduro, a farming community in Ado-Ekiti, capital of Ekiti have cried foul over the way their farms and houses are being demolished to give way for the airport project being constructed in the area.
People wearing protective masks stand in line at a railway station amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mumbai, India, 9 April, 2021. REUTERS-Francis Mascarenhas

India’s coronavirus infections hit another record, weekend lockdown in Maharashtra

India reported a record 145,384 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday and the highest number of deaths in more than five months, as it grapples with an overwhelming second-wave of infections that has forced the state of Maharashtra to impose a weekend lockdown.
Japan’s government will approve tighter coronavirus measures for the capital on Friday, weeks after lifting a state of emergency and with just over 100 days until the postponed Tokyo Olympics.

Japan to raise coronavirus alert level before Olympics

Japan announced yesterday that it will raise the coronavirus alert level in Tokyo to allow tougher measures to curb the rapid spread of a more contagious variant ahead of the Summer Olympics.

AfBA hails ECOWAS decision on detained Venezuelan envoy

African Bar Association has expressed satisfaction with the judgment of the ECOWAS Community Court delivered on March 15, 2021, in which the Court ordered the immediate release of and payment of compensation to Mr. Alex Saab a Venezuelan Diplomat illegally detained by the Government of Cape Verde.
The Ogun State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Akingbolahan Adeniran, says respite will soon come to the victims of human trafficking, as they will get free legal services through the creation of Ogun State Public Interest Law Partnership (OPILP).

Ogun: Human trafficking victims to get free legal services

The Ogun State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Akingbolahan Adeniran, says respite will soon come to the victims of human trafficking, as they will get free legal services through the creation of Ogun State Public Interest Law Partnership (OPILP).
A damaged train carriage is seen at the site of the deadly train derailment at a tunnel, north of Hualien, Taiwan April 4, 2021. REUTERS-Ann Wang

Site manager, Taiwan minister accept responsibility for train crash

The manager of a construction site whose truck slid onto rail tracks causing a catastrophic train crash in Taiwan accepted responsibility for the disaster on Sunday, as did the transport minister, although his offer to resign was rejected for now

#EndSARS: Bayelsa panel awards N16 million against police for killing teenager

The Bayelsa State Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality and Other Related Matters has in a judgment on a petition awarded the sum of N16m against the police for the extra-judicial killing of a teenager, late Innocent Kokorifa, in Yenagoa.
Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, yesterday said local medical institutions in the country absorb only about 20 per cent of medical doctors seeking opportunity for their residency programmes.

Minister: Nigerian government faithful to agreement with doctors

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, says the Federal Government has substantially met the demands of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) and faulted the rejection of the Memorandum of Action signed Wednesday, March 31, 2021 by the President of NARD, Dr. Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi.
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OPEC, allies agree to ease oil production curbs

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies, known as OPEC+, yesterday resolved to gradually ease its oil output cuts from May till July.
The seven-man panel set up by Lagos State Government to probe police brutality cases in the state. (My celebrity and I)

#EndSARS: Lagos governor extends panel sittings by three months

The governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has extended the tenure of the state’s Judicial Panel on Restitution for Victims of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) Related Abuses and Other Matters for another three months.
The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has revealed why his administration embarked on the construction of the cargo airport in Ilishan-Remo.

Cargo airport: Land owners threaten contempt action against Ogun government

The Orubo Family of Iperu Remo, owner of the swatch of land where the Ogun State Government is currently building a cargo airport have threatened to invoke the disciplinary jurisdiction of the court to stop further work on the project.
Mrs. Openiyi, whose husband, a telecommunication worker was murdered by SARS officers was compensated with N10 million.

#EndSARS: Lagos panel compensates four victims of police brutality

The Lagos State government has again doled out compensations to four more petitioners who successfully proved their allegations of being brutalized by the police.
The Federal High Court in Bauchi on Friday awarded N210 million against the Nigeria Police as compensation for their brutality leading to the death of two persons and life-threatening injury of another man.

#EndSARS: Court awards N210 million against police for killing two suspects, injuring other

The Federal High Court in Bauchi on Friday awarded N210 million against the Nigeria Police as compensation for their brutality leading to the death of two persons and life-threatening injury of another man.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos community residents demand compensation for demolished homes

Some residents of Igbogbo-Baiyeku, Ikorodu, Lagos State, have protested the non payment of compensation, three years after their houses were demolished for a road project in the area.

Three community leaders in Kaduna go missing after peace meeting

A trio of community leaders in Atyap Chiefdom in Zangon Kataf local government area of Kaduna State have gone missing after a peace meeting over a local dispute.
Ridwan Taiwo, 30, Rafiu Mutiu, 35, Olumide Ajala, 36, Rafiu Modinat, 29, Bashiru Mohammed, 33, and Opeyemi Oyeleye, 25, were arrested and are being prosecuted for abducting the twins at their Ojoo residence on April 17, 2020.

Court frees ‘kidnappers’ of popular Islamic preacher’s twins

A High Court in Ibadan on Wednesday ordered the release of six defendants who allegedly kidnapped the twins of a popular Islamic preacher, Sheik Taofeek Akewugbagold.
Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Works and Fire Service, Prof. Eno Ibanga, has explained that the massive road construction and expansion witnessed within the Uyo capital city was in anticipation of future heavy traffic.

Akwa Ibom commissioner: Road expansion to accommodate future traffic

Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Works and Fire Service, Prof. Eno Ibanga, has explained that the massive road construction and expansion witnessed within the Uyo capital city was in anticipation of future heavy traffic.
A retired Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour, on Monday as part of his parting message to the judiciary and indeed Nigerians called for an amendment to the Electoral Act that would shift the burden of proof from a petitioner to the electoral umpire.

Justice Rhodes-Vivour: Many Supreme Court decisions no longer make sense

A retired Justice of the Supreme Court, Olabode Rhodes-Vivour, said yesterday that many previous decisions of the apex court should be laid to rest and never followed.

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DELTA State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, Monday released funds to affected local government areas to purchase food items for the affected communities as part of an effort to cushion the effect of their sufferings.

Delta youths ask President Buhari to compel Governor Okowa to account for N2 trillion...

Concerned youths drawn from the five oil and gas producing communities of Ijaw, Itsekiri, Urhobo, Isoko and Ndokwa have urged President Muhammadu Buhari to compel Delta State government to account for over N2 trillion collected as 13 per cent derivation from 2015 till date.
Sidi Brahim Ould Sidati, president of the Coordination of Azawad Movements (CMA), was shot in the capital Bamako on Tuesday morning, CMA spokesman Almou Ag Mohamed said.

Leader of Mali’s rebel alliance CMA dies from gunshot wounds

The leader of Mali’s Tuareg-led rebel alliance has died from gunshot wounds sustained in an attack by unidentified gunmen outside his home on Tuesday, a movement spokesman and Mali’s government said.
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US to impose sanctions on Russia for cyber-attacks

The US government is set to issue a wide range of sanctions against Russia, according to reports.
4. President Muhammadu Buhari has departed the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja for the United Kingdom, where he will meet his doctor for a routine medical check-up.

Kebbi monarchs laud President Buhari on HYPPADEC take-off

Emirs in Kebbi State have lauded President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration for ensuring the take-off of the Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPPADEC) to address plights of riverine communities.
Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Ahmed Idris Wase, has congratulated Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo on his 64th birthday on Monday.

Nigerian government begins N140 billion solar rollout for 25 million residents

The federal government has begun the implementation of its plan to deliver electricity, through solar energy, to about 25 million Nigerians whose communities are off the national power grid. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who spoke during an event to mark the programme in Jangefe, Roni Local Government Area of Jigawa State, restated the determination of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to give more Nigerians access to cheap and environmentally friendly renewable power.