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UNILAG alumni accused of rape rejects part of police statement

An alumnus of the University of Lagos, John Otema, who is standing trial for alleged rape of some female students of the institution, has denied voluntarily making parts of his purported confessional statement to the Police.
Imo State Governor, Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha has charged the leadership of Imo State University Alumni Association to always speak truth to power and engage the Government regularly.

Imo governor, federal government collaborate to end FUTO land dispute

Imo State Governor, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, CON, has assured the Federal Government of the commitment of his administration to collaborate with it, to find a lasting solution to the lingering land dispute at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, FUTO.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Liberian President, George Weah.

Crisis brews over transfer of NDDC to Niger Delta ministry

The recent decision by President Muhammadu Buhari to cede the supervision of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs may be challenged in court by some aggrieved lawyers.
A blogger and human rights activists, Steven Kefas, currently in Kaduna Prison, has filed a N500m suit against the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, and four others for alleged infringement of his fundamental human rights.

Blogger slams N500 million suits against Kaduna governor, IGP, others

A blogger and human rights activists, Steven Kefas, currently in Kaduna Prison, has filed a N500m suit against the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, and four others for alleged infringement of his fundamental human rights.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday has said that he is suffering from cold.

Sex-for-grades: President Buhari demands tougher action against culprits

Four days after the BBC Africa Eye’s sex-for-grades hit the media, and a day after the Senate introduced a bill that aims to prevent the sexual harassment of university students, President Muhammadu Buhari has demanded that stricter laws are needed to prevent girls from being abused in the nation’s schools.

Bayelsa guber: Senator Lokpobiri drags APC, INEC to court over primaries

The immediate past Minister of State for Agriculture, Heineken Lokpobiri, has dragged the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Lyon Pereworinimi and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), 1st, 2nd and 3rd defendants respectively to court over the outcome of the party’s gubernatorial primaries held on September 4.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Rate of unemployment among youths worrisome – minister

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has expressed worry over the level of unemployment and underemployment in Nigeria, especially among the youths who are ready to work but unable to secure jobs.

Widow, 37 others drag Nigerian Army to ECOWAS court over ‘compulsory retirement’

Ruth, the widow of O.A Baba-Ochankpa, a Lieutenant-Colonel, and 37 other retired army generals and colonels have asked the Community Court of Justice of ECOWAS in Abuja to declare as unlawful their compulsory retirement from the Nigerian army.

Tax evasion: Prosecutor to file notice of discontinuance in Austin Okocha’s case

A Lagos State Prosecutor, Mrs Y. A. Pitan, said a former Super Eagles’ Captain, Augustine Okocha, accused of income tax evasion since 2017, had finally settled with the Lagos Internal Revenue Service (LIRS).
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court bars FIRS from enforcing VAT on goods consumed in hotels

Justice Rilwanu Aikawa of the Federal High Court in Lagos has barred the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) from enforcing VAT provisions on goods and services consumed in hotels, restaurants and event centres in Lagos State.

Tribunal: Sokoto youths group rejects judgment

Coalition of Sokoto Youths Association has rejected the judgment of the state governorship election tribunal delivered in Abuja.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

Internet scammer jailed for defrauding American

The conviction followed his prosecution by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on two counts bordering on cybercrime.
President Muhammadu Buhari and his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa, have agreed to set up a committee to address the issue compensation to victims of xenophobic attacks in South Africa, it was learnt on Thursday. 3

Xenophobia: Nigeria, South Africa to set up committee on compensation — in pictures

President Muhammadu Buhari and his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa, have agreed to set up a committee to address the issue compensation to victims of xenophobic attacks in South Africa, it was learnt on Thursday.

General TY Danjuma retires as May & Baker chairman, wife appointed

May & Baker Nigeria Plc on Wednesday announced the retirement of Theophilus Danjuma as a director and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the company.

Cross River assemblyman wants federal government to begin implementation of legislature, judiciary autonomy

Deputy Speaker of Cross River State House of Assembly, Joseph Bassey, has called on the Presidency to direct the immediate implementation of the autonomy for state Legislature and Judiciary.
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with all the 2019 Nigerian pilgrims over the successful completion of their Hajj rites and the Eid-el-Kabeer celebration.

[email protected]: President Buhari’s independence day speech — full text

Remember the sacrifices made by our Founders and great leaders past; by soldiers, by distinguished public servants; by traditional leaders, by our workers —- sacrifices on which Nigeria has been built over the 59 years since Independence in 1960; and
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar: Nigeria should be beacon of hope, democracy, freedom

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has said that Nigeria should be the beacon of hope, democracy and freedom, not only to the African continent but to the black Diaspora all over the world.
Atiku Abubakar

[email protected]: President Buhari’s government is persecuting judges – Atiku Abubakar

Nigeria’s former Vice President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the last election, Atiku Abubakar, has accused the government of President Muhammadu Buhari of persecuting judges defending the constitutional rights of Nigerians.

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The Italian Carabinieri police corps said that more than 31,000 pills of Yaba, known as the `madness drug,’ have been seized in a large-scale operation.

Italian police seize 31,000 Yaba drug in massive raid

The Italian Carabinieri police corps said that more than 31,000 pills of Yaba, known as the `madness drug,’ have been seized in a large-scale operation.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, presiding over the plenary in the upper chamber on Thursday, 3rd October, 2019.

Senate President: Why we are amending Production Sharing Contract law

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Monday justified the current move by the Senate to amend the law on Production Sharing Contract in the oil industry.

Flood: Badagry residents count losses in homes, churches, farmlands

Residents of some communities in Badagry area of Lagos State have continued counting their losses due to flooding after many hours of weekend rainfall which destroyed homes, churches, shops and farmlands.

Lawyers demand justice over colleague’s police brutality

A group of lawyers in Onitsha, Anambra state, have asked the state police command to bring to justice all officers involved in the manhandling of their colleague, Jacob Obasi in Onitsha, last Friday.

Gunmen kill 14 policemen in Mexico

Gunmen killed 14 police Monday in an attack in the state of Michoacan, in western Mexico, authorities said, condemning the latest violence in the restive region, a hotspot for criminal groups and armed vigilantes.