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The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

FCT indigenes demand for state, more senatorial constituencies

In a memorandum submitted to the Senate Committee on Constitution Review chaired by the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo Agege, All Progressives Congress, APC, Delta Central, the indigenes under the aegis of Original Inhabitants Development Association of Abuja (OIDA) are seeking for far reaching alteration of provisions of the Constitution for actualisation of their demands.
South Africa on Thursday bade farewell to George Bizos, the “hero” anti-apartheid lawyer, who represented Nelson Mandela at his trial for treason, at a state funeral filled with emotional tributes.

South Africa bids farewell to Nelson Mandela’s lawyer George Bizos

South Africa on Thursday bade farewell to George Bizos, the “hero” anti-apartheid lawyer, who represented Nelson Mandela at his trial for treason, at a state funeral filled with emotional tributes.
The vacuum created by the exit of Justice Maurice Eneji as the Acting Chief Judge of Cross River State may linger unless the National Judicial Council recommends his successor, says the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Eteng Williams.

Speaker: Why Cross River has no chief judge

The vacuum created by the exit of Justice Maurice Eneji as the Acting Chief Judge of Cross River State may linger unless the National Judicial Council recommends his successor, says the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Eteng Williams.

Man docked for ‘selling stolen pre-paid meters’

A 30-year-old man, Dickson Ezekiel, on Thursday appeared at a Grade I Area Court in Kubwa, Abuja, for allegedly selling three stolen pre-paid meters to a man.
The President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, is presently at a meeting with the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Senator Chris Ngige, and his Minister of State, Festus Keyamo.

Fuel hike: TUC ultimatum to Nigerian government misplaced – minister

Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, on Wednesday, faulted the Trade Union Congress, TUC, on the seven-day ultimatum to the Federal Government to revert to the old prices of petrol and electricity tariff, if not the union will embark on strike.

Ekiti APC begins process to discipline Senator Ojudu, 11 others

The All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State on Tuesday set up an eight-member disciplinary committee saddled with the responsibility of hearing the reasons some members of the party were violating the National Executive Committee’s resolution on litigations.
Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Monday met with President Muhammadu Buhari to brief him on efforts by the military to tame the wave of banditry and terrorism, especially in the North.

General Buratai: Nigerian Army competent to tackle insurgency

The Chief of Army Staff, General Tukur Buratai has disclosed that the Nigerian Army is professionally committed to combating insurgency without jettisoning the constitution in discharging its responsibilities.
President Muhammadu Buhari has enjoined Nigerian youths to be prepared for huge responsibilities as they will eventually take over the leadership of the country in the future. 4

HURIWA warns President Buhari to Stay off Edo elections

With few days to the September 19 governorship election in Edo state, a civil rights advocacy group, the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has counselled President Muhammadu Buhari to play the role of a statesman by staying neutral in the course of the exercise.
A traditional ruler in Eniong Abatim in Odukpani local government area of Cross River State, Queen Aruk 11, Obonganwan Marie Ikpeme Erete has protested the non-confirmation of Justice Akon Ikpeme as the Chief Judge by the State House of Assembly.

NBA President calls for confirmation of Justice Ikpeme as Cross River chief judge

President of Nigeria Bar Association, (NBA), Mr. Olumide Akpata, has called on the governor and the House of Assembly of Cross River State to complete the appointment and confirmation of Justice Akon Ikpeme as the substantive Chief Judge of the state inline with National Judicial Council (NJC) recommendation and provisions of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has congratulated Olumide Akpata on his emergence as the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).

NBA: AGF cannot unilaterally amends rules of professional conduct

The President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Olumide Akpata, has called on Nigerian lawyers to remain calm over the unilateral amendment of the Rules of Professional Conduct, RPC (2007) by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, without proper due process as provided by the rule.
6. Nigeria will soon have the immigrant visa ban imposed on her by the United States overturned, according to President Muhammadu Buhari.

PANDEF urges President Buhari to revisit 2014 confab report

The Pan Niger Delta Forum has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to revisit the 2014 national conference report and use the recommendations to move Nigeria forward.

PDP House of Reps caucus sues minister, AGF, NBC over broadcasting code

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the House of Representatives has dragged the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, and the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) before the Federal High Court in Abuja to invalidate the controversial 6th broadcasting code.

Edo Assembly invasion: Court admits seven men to N500,000 bail each

A Benin High Court on Monday admitted seven men who allegedly invaded the Edo House of Assembly complex on Aug. 6, to bail in the sum of N500,000 each.
The suspended National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, says he has accepted the Appeal court’s verdict which upheld his suspension.

APC: Why Comrade Oshiomhole-led NWC was sacked

The party, in documents filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja by its lawyer, Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), said the sack of the Oshiomhole-led NWC was informed by the needs to end the various internal crises that pervaded the party’s rank and file.
President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, John Nwodo, elder statesman and Afenifere leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, and former Governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, have described Nigeria’s constitution as illegal.

Ayo Adebanjo: President Buhari not ready to concede power

Yoruba leader, Ayo Adebanjo, has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari is keen on holding on to power.
A Kano based musician, Sharif-Aminu Yahaya sentenced to death for blasphemy by the Upper Sharia Court of Kano has filed an appeal at the state high court to challenge his conviction.

Blasphemy: Kano singer appeals death sentence

A Kano-based singer, Sharif-Aminu Yahaya, sentenced to death for blasphemy by the Upper Sharia Court of Kano has filed an appeal at the state high court to challenge his conviction.
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has described the National Water Resources Bill as another Ruga aimed at creating grazing areas for herdsmen along shorelines.

Benue governor canvasses return to parliamentary system

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has called for a parliamentary system of government as a more cost-effective democratic alternative for Nigeria.
Social Democratic Party (SDP)

Ondo polls: SDP faults inauguration of unelected councilors

The Social Democratic Party SDP in Ondo state has faulted the inauguration of unelected councilors by some local government chairmen across the state.

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Governor Nasir El-Rufai has appointed new members of the management team and boards of some agencies, as part of continuous efforts to strengthen Kaduna State Government structures.

Kaduna to revive guidance, counselling unit in public schools

The Kaduna State Government said on Friday that it would revive guidance and counselling unit in public Secondary Schools in the state.
Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Comrade Ini Ememobong, gave the charge Friday while playing host to the Executive members of the State branch of FIDA, during a courtesy call on him in the Conference room of the Ministry.

Akwa Ibom announces dates for resumption of schools

Akwa Ibom State Government has fixed September 21 2020 for the commencement of processes for the resumption of academic activities in the state-owned university, college of education and public primary schools.
Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, says he is critical of the Nigerian army so that they can improve in their fight against insurgency.

Governor Zulum: Boko Haram now recruits children in Borno

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State says Boko Haram insurgents have started recruiting children in the state due to the increase in unemployment.

Edo election: PDP Reps condemn ‘siege’ on opposition governors

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the House of Representatives has condemned alleged siege on opposition governors by security agents in Benin City, the Edo State capital, ahead of Saturday’s gubernatorial election in the state.
Serge Gnabry hit a hat-trick as holders Bayern Munich romped to an historic 8-0 rout of Schalke on Friday in the opening game of the 2020-21 Bundesliga season behind closed doors.

Bayern thrash Schalke 8-0 in Bundesliga opener

Serge Gnabry hit a hat-trick as holders Bayern Munich romped to an historic 8-0 rout of Schalke on Friday in the opening game of the 2020/21 Bundesliga season behind closed doors.