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Governor Umahi swears in new acting chief judge

Ebonyi state Governor David Umahi on Monday swore in Justice Anselem Nwigwe as the new Acting Chief Judge for the State.

Osun, Supreme Court and the Violent Senator

The Supreme Court of Nigeria delivered the final judgment on Friday, July 5, in the matter of the September 22 Gubernatorial election, and the September 27 re-run in Osun State.
Anglican Bishop of the Kaduna Diocese, Timothy Yahaya

Cleric: Federal government must hand off funding of INEC

In reaction to the alleged electoral malpractices that characterized the 2019 general elections, the Bishop of Anglican Diocese of Kaduna, Rev. Timothy Yahaya, has called for financial autonomy of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in order to guarantee its independence, free, fair and credible subsequent elections.
Paul Usoro

NBA: Federal government depriving judges, lawyers of working independently

The Nigerian Bar Association on Friday bemoaned the “pervasive insecurity of lives and property in the land” and what it described as “systematic erosion” of the independence of the judiciary.

IYC: Ijaws marginalised in appointment of judges into Delta judiciary

The Ijaw Youth Congress (IYC) Worldwide has alleged that the Delta State Judiciary has been infected with the virus of nepotism and sectionalism, stressing that the composition of the Bench in the state does not reflect the time tested Federal Character principles.
Seyi Makinde

Bailout funds: Oyo APC shouldn’t distract Governor Makinde through wild claims – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted to a statement credited to the Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that Governor Seyi Makinde should do all he has promised since he has allegedly got N7.9 billion bailout funds.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Judges’ absence stalls suit challenging Senator Na’Allah’s candidacy

A suit instituted against the nomination of Senator Bala Na’Allah’s as the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Kebbi South Senatorial District was on Tuesday stalled due to the absence of trial judges.
National Bureau of Statistics NBS

National Assembly: Female participation remains low at 5.8 percent – NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says despite efforts to promote women participation in the politics and decision making, female membership in National Assembly remains low at 5.8 per cent in Nigeria.

NBA cautions executive against influencing judges in post-election litigations

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has cautioned against undue interference in the activities of judges assigned to handle post-election litigations in various election petitions tribunals across the country.

Man flogged 40 lashes for eating mango during Ramadan

A 20-year-old man was on Tuesday flogged 40 lashes for eating a mango fruit during Ramadan.
Aminu Ado Bayero

Emir Bayero: My appointment not meant to spite Emir Sanusi

The newly appointed Emir of Bichi, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, on Thursday advanced reasons why he accepted his appointment, saying it was not meant to spite Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi.

Presidency: PDP shouldn’t drag us into smear campaign against judiciary

The Presidency has admonished the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to stop dragging the presidency into its sponsored media smear campaign against the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa.

Delta elections tribunal warns politicians against inducement

Litigants at the Delta State National Assembly Petitions Tribunal have been warned against making advances of inducement towards any of the tribunal members.

Kogi: We have paid 38 months salaries

The Director General of Media and Publicity to the Governor of Kogi State, Hon. Kingsley Fanwo, stated this in Takete Ide Amuro in Mopamuro Local Government while briefing newsmen after an APC Stakeholders Meeting in the Ward.
President Buhari receives in Courtesy Visit Labour Leadership led by President of Nigeria Labour Congress Ayuba Wabba in State House on 7th Mar 2019-3

PDP: President Buhari should transmit letter to National Assembly on private visit to London

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, yesterday in Abuja declared that President Muhammadu Buhari’s ongoing 10-day private visit to London, United Kingdom, is an illegal and unconstitutional trip.

Huge rallies in Sudan as protesters vow to ‘protect revolution’

Huge crowds of protesters have rallied in the streets of the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, stepping up pressure on the country's ruling military council to cede power to an interim civilian body.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 24, 2018, former US soldier Chelsea Manning speaks during the C2 conference in Montreal, Canada. – A US judge kept Chelsea Manning locked up Monday, April 22, 2019 for refusing to testify in the secret grand jury investigation of WikiLeaks, despite its founder Julian Assange having already been charged in the case. Manning “failed to properly address the issue of grand jury abuse” and other issues she raised in her appeal, the judges said in a statement. The court ruling means Manning will remain locked up in a detention center until she agrees to testify or the grand jury investigation ends. (Photo by Lars Hagberg / AFP)

US judge refuses to free WikiLeaks leaker Chelsea Manning

A US judge kept Chelsea Manning locked up Monday for refusing to testify in the secret grand jury investigation of WikiLeaks, despite its founder Julian Assange having already been charged in the case.

UTME: Nigeria in danger with increasing malpractices – MSSN

The Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria has expressed displeasure over the growing rate of examination malpractices in Nigeria.

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Cultists kill final year student of CRUTECH

A final year student of the Cross River State University of Technology (CRUTECH) was brutally killed on Monday morning.

Delta APC mocks O’tega Emerhor on failed case against party, Senator Omo-Agege

The Delta State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Monday mocked a leader of the party in the state, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, following failed court cases he filed against the party through an executive faction led by Cyril Ogodo.
France is creating a G7 task force to study how central banks ensure cryptocurrencies like Facebook’s Libra are governed by regulations ranging from money-laundering laws to consumer-protection rules, France’s central bank governor said on Friday.

Facebook tells US Congress how it thinks its cryptocurrency Libra should be regulated

Facebook will not launch the cryptocurrency Libra until it has “fully addressed regulatory concerns,” according to David Marcus, the head of Facebook’s Calibra. The remarks are prepared testimony he plans to give tomorrow, in front of the US Senate Banking Committee.
A graduate of Insurance from the Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyaremi Olabode, was on Monday convicted of criminal impersonation and sentenced to four months in prison.

Ibadan polytechnic graduate jailed for impersonation

A graduate of Insurance from the Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyaremi Olabode, was on Monday convicted of criminal impersonation and sentenced to four months in prison.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 3

Insecurity: We’ll give special budgetary attention to Zamfara – Speaker Gbajabiamila

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that the 9th National Assembly would give special budgetary attention to the three Senatorial Districts of Zamfara State in order to resolve the issue of insecurity.