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#EndSARS: President Buhari asks youths to discontinue protests

In the wake of #EndSARS protests that have engulfed many states across the country in the last two weeks, President Muhammadu Buhari has called on the protesters to discontinue the street protests.

Court dissolves 11-year-old marriage over battery, threat to life

A Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan on Friday, dissolved the marriage between two school teachers, John Fawole and his wife, Mary, over battery and threat to life

Court dismisses suit against Zamfara government over dissolution of local councils

A High Court in Gusau on Wednesday dismissed a suit filed by local government council Chairmen challenging their dissolution.

ECOWAS Court set to resume from extended vacation on October 7

The ECOWAS Court will be resuming its activities on Oct. 7, after its three months vacation.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Appeal court affirms pastor’s seven-year imprisonment for rape

The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Thursday upheld the conviction and the 14 years imprisonment imposed on a pastor, Basil Princewill, for raping a 14-year-old girl.

Woman seeks divorce over ‘abandonment’

A businesswoman, Temitope Adebanji, on Monday prayed a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan to dissolve her 14-year-old marriage to husband, Samuel, over alleged abandonment.

JOHESU declares nationwide strike

The Joint Health Workers Union, JOHESU, has asked its members to withdraw their services and embark on a nationwide strike starting from midnight on Sunday, September 13, 2020.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Kano judiciary submits blasphemy case file to Femi Falana

Kano State Judiciary says it has submitted certified copies of the Sharia Court judgment to the human rights activist, Femi Falana (SAN), to enable him to appeal the judgment that sentenced Yahaya Aminu to death by hanging for blasphemy.
2. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo virtually presides over the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting at the State House, Abuja.

VP Osinbajo for conference on media coverage of virtual court proceedings

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will on Thursday (today) deliver a keynote address at an online conference, titled: “Media Coverage of Virtual Court Proceedings: Prospects and Challenges,” organised by Gavel International, an online news platform that covers the administration of justice system in Nigeria.
Shoppers leave the Shoprite store in Daveyton, South Africa May 23, 2018. REUTERS-Siphiwe Sibeko

Shoprite challenges order stopping assets transfer

South African retail company, Shoprite Checkers (PTY) Limited, has filed an application seeking the discharge of the mareva injunction stopping it from transferring its assets.
The All Progressives Congress has named the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello as chairman of its Ondo State Governorship Primary Election Committee.

Group urges Kogi governor to complete ongoing projects

The Ebira People’s Association (EPA) has appealed to Kogi State governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello to complete all ongoing projects in the state following his victory at the Supreme Court which affirmed his re-election as the governor of the state.

My husband wants to use me for money ritual – woman tells court

A mother of four, Modupe Oyelade, on Wednesday petitioned a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, seeking dissolution of her marriage of 17 years to husband, Aderemi on grounds over alleged attempt to use her for money ritual.

Supreme Court hears three appeals against Kogi governor’s re-election Tuesday

The Supreme Court has issued notices scheduling the hearing of three appeals challenging the election of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State for Tuesday.
Shoppers leave the Shoprite store in Daveyton, South Africa May 23, 2018. REUTERS-Siphiwe Sibeko

Court stops sale of Shoprite operations in Nigeria

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, Nigeria, has made an order stopping Shoprite Checkers (PTY) Limited from disposing of or transferring its assets out of its jurisdiction or to a third party over a $10 million judgment sum.
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NJC recommends appointment of 22 judges for Supreme Court, others

The National Judicial Council has recommended appointment of more judges for the Supreme Court and other various courts.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Nigerian Youth Congress passes vote of confidence in minister

The Nigerian Youth Congress (NYC), a coordinating youth body, has passed a vote of confidence in Youth and Sports Minister Sunday Dare and kicked any call for his removal.
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.
Stakeholders in the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, Tuesday, unveiled a new agenda aimed at repositioning the organisation into purposeful, focused and result-oriented opposition body that would champion the cause of governance in Nigeria

CUPP wants INEC to adjust timetable for Ondo, Edo polls

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has called on the electoral commission, INEC, to adjust its timetable for Edo and Ondo governorship elections, following the Court of Appeal judgment that upturned the deregistration of 23 political parties.

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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.
President Muhammadu Buhari

#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.