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JUSUN urges Nigerian government to deduct to judiciary funds from May FAAC

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) has urged the Federal Government to deduct funds meant for state judiciaries from the May 2021 Federal Account Allocation Committee (FAAC).

Katsina youths decry NPA chief’s suspension

Youths in Katsina State under the auspices of Katsina Youths for Sustainable Change, has condemned the suspension of the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala-Usman, describing it as unlawful and unconstitutional.
Street vendor waits for a customer in N'djamena, Chad April 26, 2021. REUTERS-Zohra Bensemra-File Photo

African Union mission urges return to ‘constitutional order’ in Chad

An African Union mission recommended on Wednesday that Chad's military share power with a civilian president, as one of three options towards restoring constitutional order following last month's killing of president Idriss Deby.
The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has reacted to his victory at the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ondo governor throws light on Southern governors’ resolutions

With the eight-point demands of the 17 Southern Governors on President Muhammadu Buhari, including the convocation of a national dialogue, still generating debate, Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has thrown more light on the demands.

Ogun council elections: Our integrity’ll not be compromised ― OGSIEC boss

As the much anticipated local government elections in Ogun State gather momentum, Chairman of the State Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC), Mr. Babatunde Osibodu, has assured the people of the state that the Commission will not compromise its integrity.
FILE PHOTO - Iran's then President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad smiles as he meets with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the United Nations in New York September 24, 2007. REUTERS-Eric Thayer-File Photo

Iran’s former hardline president to run again

Iran’s hardline former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday registered to run again in an election in June which is being seen as a test of the legitimacy of the country’s clerical rulers.
Isoko people under the auspices of Isoko Ethnic Nationality Movement, IENM, weekend, described Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege as God’s special gift to Deltans.

Senate fixes dates for zonal hearings on constitution review

The Senate has said its planned zonal public hearing on the review of the 1999 Constitution, would hold from May 26 to 27.
The Federal Government has re-introduced a nationwide 12am to 4am curfew as part of efforts to curtail further spread of COVID-19.

Boss Mustapha: Nationwide curfew not re-introduced

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee, (PSC) on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, has clarified misrepresentation in the briefing of the PSC on Monday.

Judicial financial autonomy Nigerian government’s responsibility – lawyer

A constitutional lawyer, Chief Sebastine Hon (SAN), has insisted that the realization of financial independence of the Judiciary lies solely with the federal government.
Following the decision to host The Experience Lagos — an annual gospel event — virtual, Head Pastor of the Rock Cathedral, Paul Adefarasin, has underscored the importance of technology in a pandemic-riddled year.

Lagos pastor advises members to have ‘escape plan’ from Nigeria

With the rising killings and kidnappings in the country, the Senior Pastor of the House on the Rock Church, Paul Adefarasin, has advised the members of his church to plan their exit from Nigeria.
A statement by the State Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu on Sunday explained that the station, named Mike Okiro Police Station, located along Umuahia-Uzoakoli Road, close to Ubani market was not burnt down.

Official: Umuahia police station not burnt

Following the reports of the burning down of the popular Ubani Market in Umuahia North LGA of Abia State on Sunday, May 9, 2021, the state government has clarified some certain misconceptions in the...
The NGF Chairman, Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, gave this indication when he briefed State House correspondents after an emergency meeting of the forum at the State House Banquet Hall.

Nigerian government, governors table revenue-sharing model to end financial autonomy dispute

The federal government and governors of the 36 states of the federation have agreed on a revenue-sharing formula to resolve the raging dispute over the full implementation of financial autonomy for state judiciaries and legislatures.
Demonstrators march with banners and flags during a protest demanding political change, in Algiers, Algeria April 9, 2021. REUTERS-Ramzi Boudina

Algeria to impose restrictions on street protests

Algeria will bar any protests that do not have prior approval, it said on Sunday, a move apparently aimed at the weekly mass demonstrations that ousted a veteran president in 2019 but have continued to demand a more thorough purge of the ruling elite.

JUSUN urges Nigerian government to deduct judiciary allocation, pay to heads of courts

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) has urged the Federal Government to direct theAttorney-General of the Federation and Accountant General to deduct monies standing to the credit of the judiciary.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the 43rd virtual Federal Executive Council, meeting at the First Lady Conference Room, Presidential Villa Abuja.

CSOs urge President Buhari to stop the bleeding, end carnage now

Hundreds of Civil Society Organisations in Nigeria have petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari to, as a matter of urgency, stop the escalating security concerns in the country.
Former US Ambassador to Nigeria, John Campbell

Ex-US envoy: Nigerian elite panicky, weighing radical options

A former US Ambassador to Nigeria, John Campbell has described Nigeria’s political elites as panicky and as such, considering “radical options” against the backdrop of the worsening insecurity in Nigeria, although they have yet to agree on “radical restructuring” of the country.
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Experts: Nigeria’s 450,000 security officers grossly inadequate

As part of efforts to curb the security challenges bedevilling the country, the government has been urged to recruit more security personnel to help in the fight against insecurity.

Group: Over 200 people killed in Benue this year

A group, MINDA Strategic Contact Group (MSCG) has disclosed that over 200 people have been killed by suspected herdsmen between January and April of this year in Benue State.

Afe Babalola: National summit planned to prevent civil war

Legal icon Afe Babalola on Friday debunked allegations that his planned peace conference is inimical to the government of President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigeria’s unity. He asserted that the summit will instead find ways out of the current national challenges.
The General Assembly of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON, on Tuesday, inaugurated a seven-member Interim Management Committee, IMC, headed by Abdullahi Maje, to pilot the affairs of the association for the next six months.

ALGON petitions President Buhari over ‘N5 billion theft’

The Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON) has called on President Muhamamdu Buhari to invoke his constitutional powers by directing relevant anti-corruption agencies to arrest and investigate Mr. Alabi Akolade David for alleged misappropriation, diversion and money laundering of funds to the tune of over N5 billion belonging to the association.

Supreme Court affirms INEC’s power to deregister political parties

The Supreme Court, on Friday, affirmed the powers of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to deregister underperforming political parties.
The supreme court, on Friday, dismissed a suit filed by Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC), seeking the review of a judgment ordering it to pay N17 billion to some Ogoni communities in Rivers state.

Supreme Court voids council dissolution in Katsina, Oyo

The Supreme Court, in two judgments on Friday, set side the decision by Governors Aminu Masari (Katsina State) and Seyi Makinde (Oyo State) to dissolve elected Local Governments Councils in their states.

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World Bank: Nigeria responsible for over 40 percent diaspora remittances in Sub Saharan Africa

In a statement on Wednesday, the Washington-based financial institution said remittances to SSA declined by an estimated 12.5 percent in 2020 to $42 billion. The decline was almost entirely due to a 27.7 percent decline in remittance flows to Nigeria,

Femi Falana: Southern governors should legalise open grazing ban to prosecute offenders

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has urged southern governors in the country to back their ban on open grazing with a legal instrument to enable the prosecution of offenders.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Edo governor: Nigeria’s unity must be on social justice, equity

The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has called for unity in Nigeria in order for the country to overcome its many challenges.
Demonstrators gather outside the army headquarters in Khartoum on Tuesday [Ashraf Shazly-AFP]

Two people killed in Sudan rally over 2019 protest killings

At least two people have been killed and dozens wounded as Sudanese security forces cracked down on a rally that demanded justice for protesters killed during anti-government demonstrations two years ago, according to the army.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Gunmen abduct graduate, one other in Ondo community

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have created tension in Ikaram Akoko, in Akoko North West council area of Ondo State, following the abduction of two residents of the community including a graduate, identified as Gbodi.

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Bridges in Lagos, particularly Apapa axis, are at risk of collapse because of the weight of parked heavy-duty trucks on them.

Experts: Lagos bridges at risk of collapse over weight of parked heavy-duty trucks

Bridges in Lagos, particularly Apapa axis, are at risk of collapse because of the weight of parked heavy-duty trucks on them.
National Association of Nigeria Nurses And Midwives (NANNM)

Ondo nurses reject payment of 60% of February salaries in May

Nurses in Ondo State on Friday rejected payment of 60 per cent of their February salaries in May asking Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu to pay them fully.
Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu

Enugu commissioner: Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium can host international matches

Mr Manfred Nzekwe, Enugu State Commissioner for Youths and Sports, has said that the facilities at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, were functional and up to standard of hosting international matches.
The US Ambassador to Nigeria Mary Beth Leonard also congratulated the people of Nigeria for attaining a wild polio virus free status after years of joint efforts to qualify Nigeria to be removed from the list of wild polio endemic countries.

PIB: US expresses interest in passage of bill

The United States of America has declared its interest in the passage of the much-awaited Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) in order to provide a clear roadmap for the Nigeria’s oil and gas sector as well as stakeholders.

Official: ‘Strange’ disease kills 6 in Kano

The Kano state government on Monday confirmed that six persons died of a strange disease in the Minjibir Local Government Area of the state.