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Suit seeking to oust Governor Bagudu adjourned until February 7

The Federal High Court, Abuja, has adjourned until Feb. 7, hearing in a suit filed by Mr Anthony Itanyi and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) seeking to remove Kebbi Governor, Mr Abubakar Bagudu.

Anambra Central: Why INEC is yet to issue Certificate of Return to Obiora Okonwo

Contrary to accusations in some quarters that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has deliberately refused to issue a certificate of return to Dr Obiora Okonkwo as the “authentic winner” of the Anambra Central Senatorial Election, checks have revealed that the case is not simply one of obeying the orders of the High court.

Paris Club refund crisis stalls payment of salaries

Distressed states may not be able to pay their workers from the Paris Club refund before Christmas as originally planned as the refund had been stalled by a Consultant over unpaid fees.

Paris Club refund: 36 state governors, federal govt sued over consultancy fees

Further withdrawals from the Paris Club refund by the states government has been stalled as a consultant has dragged the 36 state governors and the Federal Government to court.

Supreme Court dismisses Yanaty’s appeal to stop N1.8 billion subsidy fraud investigation

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the appeal filed by Yanaty Petrochemical Limited seeking to set aside the decision of the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, allowing the EFCC to continue investigation and prosecution of the company over alleged N1.8 billion petroleum subsidy fraud.

Ex-Governor Babangida Aliyu docked for money laundering

Former Niger State Governor, Dr. Babangida Aliyu, was on Thursday arraigned before a Federal High Court in Minna on charge of money laundering.

UPP asks National Assembly to probe Operation Python Dance II in South East

The United Progressive Party (UPP), yesterday called on the National Assembly, NASS, to probe activities of the Nigerian Army Operation Python Dance II in the South East.

Kogi gov, INEC, fed govt, security agents, after me – Melaye

The embattled lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Senator Dino Melaye, has described the ruling by a Federal High Court Abuja which failed to grant his application to stop his recall from the Senate as appealable.

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The Commissioner of Police in Ebonyi, Mr Philip Maku, has warned criminals operating in the state to repent from their evil ways or leave the state.

#EndSARS: Police confirm attack on station in Ebonyi

The Police Command in Ebonyi has confirmed Thursday’s attack on Uburu Police Station in Ohaozara Local Government Area of the state by suspected hoodlums.
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#EndSARS: President Buhari urged to probe Lekki shootings

A coalition of women groups, Mothers United and Mobilised (MUM), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to constitute a transparent panel of inquiry into alleged shooting of unarmed EndSARS protesters in Lekki on Tuesday.
Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has condemned what it called the silence of President Buhari over protests against operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, a unit of the Nigeria Police Force, in the past two weeks.

#EndSARS: Institute invites protesters for dialogue

The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has invited the youths currently protesting against police brutality with the hashtag, #ENDSARS for a dialogue with officials of the institute.
The nominees for the Premier League’s Young Player of the Year award have been named and it is unsurprising to see the list dominated by Manchester United stars.

Manchester United in buoyant mood ahead of clash with Chelsea

Manchester United will approach Saturday’s home English Premier League (EPL) clash with Chelsea in buoyant mood rather than in trepidation.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian speaks at the daily media briefing in Beijing on April 8. GREG BAKER-AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

China threatens retaliation over US-Taiwan arms sale

China on Thursday threatened to make a “legitimate and necessary” retaliation over the US sale of $1 billion worth of missiles to Taiwan as Beijing becomes increasingly strident over its claims to the self-ruled island.