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Court orders Atiku Abubakar’s son to release children to divorced wife

An Upper Area Court sitting in Kubwa, Abuja, Tuesday ordered Atiku Abubakar to immediately hand over his three sons to his estranged wife, Maryam Sherif.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Slain Rivers musician’s family sues police N1 billion

The family of 20-year-old Daniel Ikeaguchi who was allegedly shot dead by a policeman in Elelenwo, near Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has instituted a N1bn suit against the Nigeria Police Force at a High Court in the state capital.
Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday charged members of his cabinet and Lagos State Government officials to brace up for optimum performance.2

Lagos hands over 51 vehicles, 8 houses to judges

The Lagos State Government on Wednesday handed over 51 Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) and eight houses to judges of the State High Court.
President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, has said that Nigeria needs to evolve a more effective tariff structure in order to achieve steady electricity supply.

Akin Adesina pledges quality deliverables to Africa through AfDB

Dr Akinwumi Adesina, President of African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, says he will build a much stronger and resilient bank to deliver greater quality impacts on African people.
The Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) has expressed readiness to begin a holistic waterways safety awareness campaign and strict enforcement for 2020 “Ember Months”.

LASWA: Boat responsible for passengers’ death operated from illegal jetty

The Head of Operation of the Lagos State Waterways Authority, Ibrahim Famuyiwa, on Friday narrated to the state High Court in Ikeja that the boat that caused the death of 12 passengers while conveying them to their destination operated from an illegal jetty.

Military arrests fleeing inmate in Plateau

Troops of the Special Task Force, Operation Safe Haven, have arrested another of the six inmates, who escaped after gunmen attacked personnel of the Nigerian Correctional Service in Plateau.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

Military deploys special forces to curb Southern Kaduna killings

The High Command of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN), on Thursday, said that special operations forces have been deployed to curb the incessant attacks and killings in Southern part of Kaduna state.
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has notified airlines, passengers and all other stakeholders that the runway at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu will be closed for major repairs.

Execution of court judgment threatens to stall reopening of Enugu airport

The proposed reopening of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, on August 30 is being threatened by the execution of a court judgment which ceded part of the land to one John Emejulu.
The trial of two former French spies suspected of sharing secrets with China opened in a Paris criminal court Monday, behind closed doors for reasons of national security.

German firms in China do not expect business to recover until 2021

German companies in China do not expect business to return to pre-pandemic levels until next year, according to an advocacy paper published on Wednesday by the German Chamber of Commerce in China.
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Appeal court jails ex-NAF chief Alkali Mamu for corruption

The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal has upturned the acquittal of erstwhile Chief of Administration of the Nigerian Air Force Headquarters, Air Vice Marshal Alkali Mamu (retd), who was accused by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, of receiving gratification from contractors.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest father of six for ‘rape’ of 13-year-old girl

The Police in Jos have arrested a 39-year-old businessman, Abdul Abdul, for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl after buying N20 sachet water in her mother’s makeshift store.
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Supreme Court set to hear case on constitutionality of virtual court hearings

The Supreme Court has fixed Tuesday, July 14, for the hearing of the suit brought by the Attorney-General of Ekiti State, Olawale Fapohunda, against the Attorney-General of the Federation and Attorneys-General of Lagos and Ogun States respectively.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said that the Nigerian Government would use the Forum of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to seek global support fighting terrorism and increasing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).

Nigeria reschedules London evacuation flight to July 14

The Federal Government says the evacuation flight from the United Kingdom, initially scheduled for July 12 from London Heathrow, has been rescheduled to depart from Gatwick Airport on July 14.

Court strikes out suit challenging Rivers PDP ward congresses

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Monday struck out a suit filed by some members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State, challenging the conduct of ward congresses in the state.
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday condoled with the former Minister of State for Defence, Sen. Musiliu Obanikoro, over the death of his mother, Alhaja Wosilat Obanikoro.

Court restrains police, others from Senator Obanikoro’s land

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory has restrained the Nigeria Police from taking over a property in Jahi District, Abuja, belonging to Bhodes Integrated Limited.

Court jails businessman over N15 million fraud

A High Court in Kaduna State, on Friday, sentenced a businessman, Samson Eneche, and his company, Blue Saint Trading and Logistics Limited, to one year imprisonment for defrauding an oil-servicing company, Del Oil and Gas Nigeria Limited of N15m.
Lagos State High Court.

Court sentences former Mobil staff to 15 years imprisonment for raping tenant’s niece

A Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere Monday sentenced an EX-Exxon Mobil engineer, James Onuoha, to 15 years imprisonment for raping his tenant’s 14-year-old niece.
Pyongyang has not confirmed a single coronavirus infection but has imposed strict prevention rules. (AFP-Kim Won Jin)

North Korea to reopen schools

North Korea will reopen schools this month after shuttering them over the coronavirus pandemic, reports said Monday.

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday met with a former Minister of Defence, Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (retd.).

President Buhari, General Danjuma meet at Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday met with a former Minister of Defence, Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (retd.).
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said the Federal Government would engage the services of members of the National Youth Service Corps to champion the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 at the grassroots.2

Eid-el-Maulud: President Buhari preaches love, honesty

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged all Nigerians to seize the opportunity of this year’s Eid-el-Maulud to reflect on the virtues of the Holy Prophet by showing love and understanding for fellow citizens.
Joe and Jill Biden voted in Wilmington, Delaware, on Wednesday

US election: Joe Biden votes in Delaware

Democratic White House hopeful Joe Biden cast his ballot in the US presidential race Wednesday in Delaware, six days before the end of a turbulent campaign pitting him against incumbent Donald Trump.

CAF president confirms candidacy for re-election

The Confederation of African Football President Ahmad Ahmad has announced his intention to run for a second term in office.

AFCONQ: Kaizer Chiefs confirm Daniel Akpeyi’s Super Eagles call-up

South African giants, Kaizer Chiefs, has confirmed that goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi, has received a call up for Super Eagles’ 2022 Africa Cup of Nations double-header against Sierra Leone in November.