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SERAP writes Donald Trump, seeks travel ban for governors jailing journalists, others

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to the US President Donald Trump asking him to exercise his constitutional powers “pursuant to the Presidential Proclamations 7750 and 8697 to instruct the US Secretary of State and US Ambassador in Nigeria to temporarily ban Nigerian state governors and other senior public officials misusing the criminal justice system to jail journalists, bloggers and activists reporting on allegations of corruption from entering the US.”
Joe Biden has officially entered the 2020 presidential race.

Five things to know about 2020 Democratic race

While US President Donald Trump plots a long one-year re-election campaign — and a bitter fight against impeachment — his Democratic rivals are still months from determining who his 2020 challenger will be.
Amnesty International

Amnesty: 119 Nigerians are on death row in Malaysia

At least 119 Nigerians are on death row in Malaysia over drug-related offences according to Amnesty International.
The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it arrested 178 illicit drugs offenders in Sokoto State, out of which 29 persons were convicted in 2018.

NDLEA seizes 30kg of cannabis, arrests 49 suspects

The FCT Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested 49 suspected drug peddlers and seized 30 kilogrammes of psychotropic substance and hard drugs in August.

Nigeria Prison service to establish Borstal homes in Enugu, Bayelsa

The Nigeria Prisons Service plans to establish Borstal homes in Enugu and Bayelsa States, to serve the South East and South regions of the country.

Experts give conditions for establishment of state police

The National Coordinator, Network on Police Reform in Nigeria (NOPRIN) Okechukwu Nwanguma has said the call for State Police has been recurrent because of concerns over deteriorating insecurity in Nigeria.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has arrested Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, a dismissed judge of the Federal High Court, after corruption charges against her were struck out by an Ikeja High Court.

Money laundering: Justice Ajumogobia hospitalised – counsel

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday heard that one of its judges facing money laundering charges before the court, Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, is on admission at a Lagos hospital and could not stand trial.
Mr Adams Oshiomhole, the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman has said that the party will continue to respect the judiciary and respect court orders.

Adams Oshiomhole: Nigeria not a colony, we won’t accept foreign interference

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has said oreign interference in the internal affairs of the country will not be accepted because Nigeria is not anyone’s colony.

Kaduna government inaugurates committee on criminal justice monitoring

The Kaduna state government has constituted a Judicial Monitoring Committee on the Administration of the Criminal Justice Law in the state.

Osun chief judge releases 32 prison inmates

Thirty-two awaiting trial inmates from the two prison formations in Ilesha and Ile Ife, Osun state, have been released by the state’s Chief Judge, Adepele Ojo.

NDLEA decries high-level abuse of tramadol, cough syrup

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has decried what it termed the high-level of abuse of tramadol and cough syrup among Nigerian youth and women.
Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah, NDLEA Chairman- says abuse of Tramadol, codeine based cough syrup still high among Nigerian youth

NDLEA: Abuse of Tramadol, cough syrup still high among Nigerian youths

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has decried the continuous high-level of abuse of Tramadol and codeine based cough syrup among Nigerian youth and women.
Meng Hongwei

China: Interpol’s Meng Hongwei is under investigation

The announcement came on Sunday shortly after the wife of Meng Hongwei said her husband sent her an image of a knife before he disappeared during a trip to their native China.

Enugu chief judge pardons 129 inmates

No fewer than 129 prisoners were granted pardon in three prisons in Enugu State by the state’s Chief Judge, Justice Priscilla Emehelu as she concludes the 2018 jail delivery sessions.

Judge to rule on Fred Ajudua’s bail application July 5

An Ikeja Special Offences Court in Lagos has adjourned till July 5 ruling on an application for bail brought by one-time Lagos socialite and businessman, Fred Ajudua.

Nigerian prisons should be for reformation – Governor Okowa

Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has advocated for Nigerian Prisons to be for correction and reformation of inmates rather than places for punishment and stigmatization.

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A retired National Boxing Coach, Samson Aransiola, on Monday said that indigenous boxers were being robbed of a place in the heavyweight category because the sport lacked adequate investment in the country.

Onoriode Ehwariemi vows to win WBF title for Nigeria

Onoriode “Godzilla” Ehwariemi of Nigeria has vowed to defeat his Argentine opponent, Argentina’s Ariel “Chiquito” Baracamonte, when they clash for the World Boxing Federation (WBF) Intercontinental heavyweight title at GOtv Boxing Night 20.

UN condemns killing of four humanitarian aid workers in Borno

UN humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria Mr Edward Kallon said in a statement at the weekend that the international community was saddened by the killing of the four aid workers.
Juventus women’s player Eni Aluko has said she felt discriminated against while in Turin and was treated like former Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar when walking through an airport.

Eniola Aluko: I was treated like a drug baron while at Juventus

Eni Aluko has spoken openly about the way she was treated during her time in Italy at Juventus due to the colour of her skin.
Jamilu Collins

Super Eagles star counts blessing with club, national team

With just a few weeks to the end of 2019, Super Eagles and Paderborn SC of Germany left-back Jamilu Collins has expressed his delight after what he described as a positive year following successes with both club and country.
Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu addressing crowd at his residence in Benin

Edo guber: Governor Obaseki talks tough, bans rallies as Osagie Ize-Iyamu joins APC

The high drama surrounding the holding of rally by a faction of the Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to receive Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and his defecting political associates and supporters from the PDP, ended yesterday on an anti-climax note, as the factional state chairman, Col. David Imuse (rtd), formally welcomed Ize-Iyamu into the party and presented him and his supporters with a broom, which is the party’s symbol.