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The Speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, on Friday, said the potentials embedded in sports have been highly underestimated in Nigeria.

Lagos Assembly suspends three council chairmen for ‘disobedience’

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Tuesday suspended three local government council chairmen over alleged disregard for the guidelines governing their activities.
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Lagos council poll: LASIEC cautioned against conducting elections in 37 LCDAs

Ahead of the forthcoming local government election in Lagos State, a group, United Foundation for Survival and Sustainability, has cautioned the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC), against conducting the poll in 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs).
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Lagos council polls: Election must take place in only 20 councils – group

United Foundation for Survival and Sustainability, a Non Governmental Organisation, has warned the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) against conducting elections in 37 Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs, saying the exercise should only take place in 20 Local Government Area, LGAs, across the state.
The Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) has unveiled guidelines for the forthcoming local government election scheduled for July 24.

Lagos council polls: Group threatens legal action against LASIEC

A pro-democracy group, United Foundation for Survival and Sustainability, has implored the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) not to conduct elections into the 37 additionally created local government councils between April 21 to July 22, 2021.
Pulcherie Gbalet, president of an organization known as the Alternative Ivorian citizen (ACI), with closed links to the opposition in Ivory Coast, was released Wednesday night, her lawyer told AFP.

Ivory Coast frees four activists accused of ‘inciting revolt’ et al

Pulcherie Gbalet, president of an organization known as the Alternative Ivorian citizen (ACI), with closed links to the opposition in Ivory Coast, was released Wednesday night, her lawyer told AFP.
The suspects are to be transferred to the state CIID for discreet investigation as ordered by the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun.

Police dismiss three officers who extorted N150,000 from LASU student at gunpoint

Ogun State Police Command, Tuesday, dismissed three police officers who extorted N150,000 from a student of the Lagos State University (LASU), Sheriff Adedigba, through the Point of Purchase, PoS machine.
Chad’s longtime President Idriss Deby has died of wounds suffered on the front line in the country’s north, where he had gone to visit soldiers battling rebels, the armed forces said.

Chad rebels say command hit by air strike ahead of Idriss Deby’s funeral

Chadian rebels said on Friday their command centre was bombed overnight in an attempt to kill their leader, hours ahead of the funeral of President Idriss Deby who was killed on the frontline on Monday.
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 IMC assumes office

The Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Association Of Local Governments Of Nigeria (ALGON) yesterday, assumed work at the headquarters of ALGON.
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.

IMC: 2023 political gladiators behind ALGON crisis

The Interim Management Committee (IMC), of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) has blamed politicians planning to use the association for their selfish interest ahead of the 2023 general elections for the current crisis rocking it.
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Ex-President Jonathan: Babangida Aliyu a pathetic fellow

Former President Goodluck Jonathan, last night, described a former governor of Niger State, Dr. Babangida Aliyu, as a despicable fellow, who resorted to lies and half-truths to try to remain politically relevant.
FILE PHOTO - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong leave the opening ceremony of an ASEAN Summit in Vientiane, Laos September 6, 2016. REUTERS-Soe Zeya Tun-File Photo

Southeast Asian nations weigh aid mission to Myanmar

Southeast Asian countries are considering a proposal to send a humanitarian aid mission to Myanmar as a potential first step in a long-term plan to broker a dialogue between the junta and its opponents, diplomats familiar with the discussions said.

NBA threatens protest in support of financial autonomy

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ikeja branch, has threatened to join the ongoing strike embarked upon by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN).
HURIWA in a statement issued by the National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko.

HURIWA faults IGP’s South-East security assessment

Human Rights Writers Association (HURIWA) has faulted the claims of the newly appointed Inspector General of Police Usman Baba of dire security situations in the South-east region of the country.
Villagers attend a protest against the military coup, in Launglon township, Myanmar April 4, 2021 in this picture obtained from social media. Dawei Watch/via REUTERS

Russia says Myanmar sanctions could lead to civil war, but EU plans more

Russia said on Tuesday the West risked triggering civil war in Myanmar by imposing sanctions on the military junta that has seized power in a coup, but France said the European Union will step up restrictions on the generals

PDP suspends ex-governor for working against ex-President Jonathan, others in 2015

The Peoples Democratic Party in Niger State has suspended former Governor, Dr. Muazu Babangida Aliyu, over allegations of anti-party activities leading to cracks in the party since 2014.

Ex-minister: Why many Nigerian leaders achieve little in office

Former Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, has said that most Nigerian leaders achieve very little while in office because they were products of bad followership.
FILE PHOTO - Pope Francis listens to Philippine Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle (not pictured) during a mass to mark 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, March 14, 2021. Tiziana Fabi-Pool via REUTERS

Vatican ruling on same-sex couples prompts defiance, pain, confusion

The Vatican’s directive banning the blessing of same-sex unions has sparked defiance among some priests in Europe and left bishops perplexed on how to minister to gay Catholics.
A general view shows Champhai town in India's northeastern state of Mizoram near the India's Myanmar border March 9, 2021. REUTERS-Devjyot Ghoshal

Some Myanmar police say fled to India after refusing orders

When Tha Peng was ordered to shoot at protesters with his submachine gun to disperse them in the Myanmar town of Khampat on Feb. 27, the police lance corporal said he refused.

African Bar Association wants Cape Verde sanctioned by ECOWAS

The African Bar Association (AfBA) has explained why it called on ECOWAS to sanction Cape Verde. President of AfBA, Hannibal Uwaifo, said that the refusal of the small Island nation to release a Venezuelan Diplomat, Mr. Alex Saab who has allegedly been detained in Cape Verde since 2019, is at the heart of the matter.
FILE PHOTO - Myanmar soldiers from the 77th light infantry division walk along a street during a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, February 28, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

U.N. Security Council urged to act as Myanmar protesters are again met with gunfire

Police in Myanmar on Friday opened fire on protesters against last month’s military coup, killing one man, as international condemnation rained down on the junta and the U.N. special envoy on Myanmar urged the Security Council to act.
Myanmar police fired stun grenades to disperse protesters in the city of Yangon on Tuesday, witnesses said, as foreign ministers of neighbouring countries were due to hold talks with the military in an effort to quell deadly violence.

U.N. Security Council due to meet on Myanmar crisis as protesters are again met...

Police in Myanmar on Friday opened fire on protesters against last month’s military coup, killing one man, as international condemnation rained down on the junta ahead of a United Nations Security Council meeting to discuss the crisis.

Court orders wife to feed children with N10,000 bride price till end of the...

A Sharia Court sitting in Magajin Gari, Kaduna State, on Thursday dissolved a business man, Abdulrauf Musa’s marriage, over insulting his wife, Jamila Yusuf and disobeying her parents.

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AGF: James Ibori’s suit against UK blocking repatriation of over £80 million loot

The attorney-general of the federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, says a suit instituted by James Ibori, a former governor of Delta state, against the UK is delaying the repatriation of additional looted funds worth more than £80 million.
The Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit (Taskforce) has revealed how eight persons, out of scores arrested over breach of COVID-19 protocols in the state tested positive of the virus. Chairman of the Agency, Chief Superintendent of Police, CSP, Shola Jejeloye, who disclosed this while briefing newsmen on his mission and vision, at the agency’s headquarters, Oshodi, stressed that the task of the agency is to enforce rules and regulations, warning that enforcement is not friendly.

Lagos clears shanties, illegal squatters at Iganmu under-bridge

Three days after the removal notice served occupants of Iganmu under-bridge, the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Unit (Taskforce) on Thursday brought down all illegal structures and abandoned vehicles that have occupied the space for long.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.

Nigerian Army tackles Sahara Reporters on ‘distribution’ of Ramadan packages by terrorists

The Nigerian Army has challenged Sahara reporters to mention the location where Boko Haram terrorists distributed Ramadan packages and cash in Borno and Yobe as reported by the medium.
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.

Why our victims died in captivity – suspects

Suspected kidnappers apprehended by the Police in Benue State have attributed the deaths of some of their victims while in captivity to their inability to survive trauma.
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Eid-el-Fitr: Imo governor assures residents of safety

The governor, who spoke at Government House at the occasion commemorating this year’s Eid-el-Fitr, said that his administration had put all safety measures in place to ensure that nobody living in the state was harmed.

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The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni has said the actions or inactions of the committee at this critical stage of the nation’s political life would determine the party’s chances of retaining power at the centre in 2023.

Yobe governor condoles Fika emirate over Imam’s death

Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state on Friday commiserated with the Emir of Fika, Alh. Muhammadu Abbali Ibn Muhammadu Idrisa, the Emirate Council and the people of Fika Emirate over the demise of Imam Muhammad Alkali, the Sarkin Malaman Masaurautan (Chief Imam) Fika Emirate.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says at least 1.5 million Nigerian families will benefit from the Federal Government’s social housing scheme in 24 states.

VP Osinbajo: Nigerian government democratising broadband connectivity

It’s the first in sub-Saharan Africa and one of the three such cutting-edge facilities on the continent, with top prime global certifications for smart card manufacturing and it is based in Lagos, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, relished yesterday afternoon while touring SecureID company’s premises, and affirmed Nigeria’s extremely bright economic future, which he said cannot be aborted despite current challenges.
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: I believe in one Nigeria

The Chairman of the Southwest Governors’ Forum, Rotimi Akeredolu has said he believes in one Nigeria.
Thomas Mueller hailed Bayern Munich's phenomenal achievement after they were confirmed Bundesliga champions for the ninth season in a row on Saturday.

Thomas Mueller hails Bayern Munich’s ‘phenomenal’ ninth straight league title

Thomas Mueller hailed Bayern Munich's "phenomenal" achievement after they were confirmed Bundesliga champions for the ninth season in a row on Saturday.

NMLA advocates training of young maritime lawyers

The immediate past President of Nigeria Maritime Law Association (NMLA), Mr. Chidi Ilogu, Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, has made a strong case for the training of young maritime lawyers to enable them acquire proper understanding of admiralty practice.