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Deadlock in SEC case as Oando appeals court ruling

On Thursday, February 25, 2021 in a ruling presided over by Justice Giwa Ogunbanjo at the Federal High Court, Abuja, the judge declined jurisdiction to hear suits brought by Oando PLC and its directors against the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The judge stated that the Investment and Securities Tribunal (IST) would be the appropriate forum to hear the matter.
FILE PHOTO: A protester tries to escape from a riot police vehicle after being detained, a day after opposition presidential candidate Mahamane Ousmane rejected election results that gave his opponent Mohamed Bazoum a majority of the votes, in Niamey, Niger February 24, 2021, in this still image taken from video. REUTERS/Reuters TV/File Photo

Violent protests rock Niger over contested election result

Supporters of the losing candidate in Niger’s presidential election burnt tyres, threw rocks and set several buildings on fire on Thursday, in a third day of violent protests in the capital Niamey.
Jimmy Lai arrives at the West Kowloon magistrates for one of his many court appearances. Anthony Wallace-AFP-Getty Images

Hong Kong court says Jimmy Lai’s bail denied because risk of further offences

A Hong Kong court said on Tuesday its denial of bail for media tycoon Jimmy Lai, the most high-profile person charged under a new the national security law, was due to the risk of his committing further offences.
Following a meeting with the Federal Government, staff of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) have agreed to suspend the industrial action embarked upon on Thursday.

Court fixes date to hear suit challenging NIN registration amid pandemic

Joined as respondents in the suit are the Attorney General of the Federation, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy; Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC); the DG NIMC, and the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).
Opposition presidential challenger Bobi Wine walks to speak to media, after security forces withdrew from outside his home, in Magere, near Kampala, in Uganda, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. (AP Photo-Nicholas Bamulanzeki)

Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine withdraws election result challenge

Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine said on Monday he was withdrawing a court case challenging presidential election results that handed victory to incumbent Yoweri Museveni, alleging bias by Supreme Court justices hearing the case.
Novak Djokovic became King of Melbourne for a record-extending ninth time and re-established his credentials in the Greatest Of All Time conversation.

Novak Djokovic wins ninth Australian Open title, 18th grand slam

Novak Djokovic became King of Melbourne for a record-extending ninth time and re-established his credentials in the Greatest Of All Time conversation.
Femi Fani--Kayode

The lion that cannot be caged

Others have not reached out to me and have written or spoken out of ignorance, hate and malice imputing the worst motivations for actions which they claim I have purportedly taken.
In a statement issued on Tuesday and signed by Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie, the state government declared that “this illegality will not stand” and advised “powerful persons not be allowed to set our State ablaze merely to satisfy their thirst for power and control.”

Edo government warns worship, events centres against violating coronavirus protocols

The Edo State Government has warned owners of event centres, eateries, restaurants, pubs, shopping malls and other places hosting social events in the state against violating the state’s COVID-19 prevention protocols.

Olisa Metuh warns EFCC to stop ‘blackmailing’ Supreme Court

Former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, has cautioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to allow the apex court the liberty to adjudicate on matters before it rather than blackmailing it for ulterior motives.
Prosecutors asked an Australian court to set hefty penalties for media firms that pleaded guilty to breaching a 2018 suppression order on reporting of the conviction of former Vatican treasurer George Pell for child sexual assault.

Australia seeks hefty fines from media over breach of gag order in Cardinal Pell...

Prosecutors asked an Australian court to set hefty penalties for media firms that pleaded guilty to breaching a 2018 suppression order on reporting of the conviction of former Vatican treasurer George Pell for child sexual assault.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Ondo governor orders probe into alleged unlawful detention by chief judge

Ondo Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has directed the state’s Ministry of Justice to investigate the allegation made by an indigene of the state, Mr Olupelumi Fagboyegun, against the Chief Judge of the state, Justice O Akeredolu, on his alleged illegal arrest and detention for over three years.
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.

Rights abuse: 27 Groups petition 31 embassies over General Buratai, others

A coalition of 27 human rights and advocacy groups has petitioned 31 Embassies, including European Union (EU), United Kingdom, and many African countries, urging them to reject the posting of former Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Tukur Buratai (rtd), and others over human rights abuses and extra-judicial killings perpetrated under his leadership as army chief.

INEC: Senate, courts can’t create new constituencies

A constitutional crisis might be brewing between the Senate and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over a directive to it by the upper chamber to restore two state constituencies in Delta State in what appeared to be new boundary delineations.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate asked to probe public hearing on medical council bill

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU), the umbrella body of health workers in the country, has demanded that Senate probe the recent public hearing of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) Bill as it accused Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Dr. Ibrahim Oloriegbe, of disenfranchising its members.
A passenger plane flies over a Shell logo at a petrol station in west London, in this January 29, 2015 file photo. REUTERS-Toby Melville-Files

Niger Delta communities floors Shell at UK Supreme Court

In what lawyers said was a “watershed moment” for the accountability of multinational companies, today the court overturned a decision by the court of appeal, and ruled that the cases against Shell could proceed.
FILE PHOTO - Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni arrives for the opening of the 33rd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and the Government of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 9, 2020. REUTERS-Tiksa Negeri

Uganda chafes at EU criticism over Yoweri Museveni re-election

Uganda accused the European Union of meddling on Friday after the bloc's parliament recommended sanctions over a crackdown and arrests of opponents around President Yoweri Museveni's disputed re-election last month.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Friday, swore in three new Customary Court of Appeal Judges for the state.

#EndSARS: Delta rebuilds high court complex burnt during protests

The Delta Government on Tuesday, unveiled the rebuilt High Court Complex in Asaba which was burnt down during the #EndSARS protests of 2020.
The Delta Chief Judge, Marshal Umukoro, has directed the state’s High Court of Justice to proceed on Christmas recess from Thursday, December 24.

Delta coronavirus mobile courts commence sitting

The Chief Judge of Delta State, Justice Marshall Umukoro, has announced that mobile courts for non-compliance with COVID-19 protocols would commence sitting across the state on Wednesday, February 10, 2021.

2020: Anambra records 245 road traffic crashes

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Command in Anambra said on Wednesday that 83 persons died in the 245 road traffic crashes recorded in the state in 2020.
The Delta Chief Judge, Marshal Umukoro, has directed the state’s High Court of Justice to proceed on Christmas recess from Thursday, December 24.

Delta chief judge constitutes coronavirus mobile courts

The Delta State Chief Judge, Justice Marshal Umukoro, has constituted mobile courts in the three senatorial districts of the state to enforce the COVID-19 protocols in order to contain the spread of the virus .
The Commissioner for Justice, Aisha Dikko, made this known while issuing guidelines for the application of Fiat to prosecute criminal cases in courts as private legal practitioner.

Official: Kaduna to deploy private legal practitioners for criminal cases

The Kaduna State Government will engage and deploy experienced private legal practitioners in criminal prosecution of cases in the state.
The governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has announced the easing of lockdown in the state despite rising numbers of the coronavirus.

Kano arrests, fines 200 for violating coronavirus protocols

About 200 people have been arrested, fined or incarcerated for violating safety protocols as the joint team of security agencies, mobile courts and COVID-19 marshals continue to sensitize and enforce safety protocols in the state.

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Director General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu addressing the press at the presentation of 15,000 COVID-19 test kits to NCDC by UNICEF in Abuja on Tuesday, Sept 29, 2020. [Twitter-@NCDCgov]

Nigeria records 600 new coronavirus infections, 845 recoveries

As Nigeria marks one year since the index case of COVID-19, the number of active cases has continued to rise. The country recorded 600 fresh infections across 21 states on Friday.
The former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has lamented the fate of over 14 million out of school children in Nigeria, declaring that lack of formal education and stagnated development are some of the biggest problems confronting the country.

Ex-President Obasanjo distances self from land grab allegation

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has dissociated himself from the rumour making the rounds linking him to an illegal acquisition of Falohun family land at Feru community of Iyana – Iyesi axis of Ota in the Ado-Odo/Ota local government area of Ogun State.
A pro-democracy protester is detained by riot police officers during a rally against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, February 27, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Myanmar police crack down on protests after envoy appeals to U.N. to stop coup

Myanmar police moved decisively on Saturday in a bid to prevent opponents of military rule gathering throughout the country after Myanmar’s U.N. envoy urged the United Nations to use “any means necessary” to stop a Feb. 1 coup.
The National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, said these in a statement entitled- ‘ACF hypocritical tears’, obtained by newsmen in Abuja.

Afenifere: Withdrawal of foodstuffs by Northerners a blessing in disguise

Pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere on Friday said the Northerners cannot threaten the South with withdrawal of cattle and other food produce as there are other alternatives where the items can be purchased.
The Department of State Services, DSS, has denied any involvement in the attempt to arrest Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho, at Ibadan, Oyo State.

DSS denies involvement in ‘attempted arrest’ of Sunday Igboho

The Department of State Services, DSS, has denied any involvement in the attempt to arrest Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho, at Ibadan, Oyo State.

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One of the students of Government Science College Kagara, Niger State lucky to escape recent abduction in the school has narrated how the gunmen who kidnapped his colleagues callously killed one of his friends in the course of the criminal action.

Kagara student: How bandits killed my friend

One of the students of Government Science College Kagara, Niger State lucky to escape recent abduction in the school has narrated how the gunmen who kidnapped his colleagues callously killed one of his friends in the course of the criminal action.

Maiduguri rockets attack death toll rise to 16

The governor had after visits to both University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) and State Specialist Hospital lamented that 10 persons were lost and 47 persons injured.
Super Eagles defender Tyronne Ebuehi featured for FC Twente in their 4-2 away win against his former club ADO Den Haag in the Dutch Eredivisie on Saturday.

Eredivisie: Tyronne Ebuehi on target in Twente’s home draw vs Feyenoord

Super Eagles defender Tyronne Ebuehi was on target as FC Twente were held to a 2-2 draw at home by Feyenoord in their league clash on Sunday afternoon.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

2023: Ekiti monarchs urge Governor Fayemi to join presidential race

The Ekiti State Council of Traditional Rulers has urged Governor Kayode Fayemi to join the 2023 presidential race, saying he is well-qualified for the job.
Pastor Tunde Bakare of the Citadel Global Community Church (formerly, The Latter Rain Assembly), has announced the donation of two church buildings to the Lagos State Government for use as isolation centres.

Pastor Bakare: I’ll never give up on President Buhari

General Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly (End-Time Church), Pastor Tunde Bakare, has said that he won’t give up on Nigeria nor President Muhammadu Buhari.