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Opeyemi Bamidele

Senate to partner NCC on copyright matters

The Chairman, Senate committee on Judiciary, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, on Monday said the Senate will partner with the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) to ensure that owners of copyright get adequate reward for their labour.
Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has tasked stakeholders from various sectors of the economy, to proffer ways of accelerating development of the pharmaceutical sector, through research and development.

Don’t die without joining APC – VP Osinbajo tells PDP leaders

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has called on leaders of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to make a decision to join the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, at least before they die.

Cherubim leader decries insecurity

The Supreme Head of Cherubim and Seraphim Unification Church of Nigeria, Prophet Adegboyega Alao, yesterday decried the level of insecurity in the country, describing the situation as disturbing and worrisome.

Benue governor expresses confidence in judiciary

The Governor stated this while closing his case in the suit instituted by Emmanuel Jime, a 2019 governorship candidate, and the All Progressives Congress (APC) challenging his re-election at the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Makurdi, the state capital.
Femi Fani--Kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode: Northern Christians are being destroyed

Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode says that Christians in Northern Nigeria are being destroyed as a result the security crises occasioned by the rise of Boko Haram and the herder-farmer conflict, which has led to a substantial loss of lives.

Catholic Archbishop urges Adams Oshiomhole, Godwin Obaseki to settle feud

Archbishop of Archdiocese of Benin, Augustine Akubeze, has urged National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, and Governor Godwin Obaseki to settle their feud for the betterment of the state.

Sallah: FRSC takes safety campaign to churches, mosques in Osun

Ahead of the Eid-el-kabir celebration, the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), in Osun state, have taken public enlightenment on safety to motorists at their various churches and mosques.

Analyst: Security an illusion with unemployed, unemployable youths

Mr Douglas Dodiyi-Manuel, a Public Affairs Analyst, says security will be an illusion to a society where the generality of youths are unemployed, unemployable and hungry.
While detained, Malekpour reported that he was blindfolded, handcuffed and beaten in order to force a confession. (Free Saeed Malekpour-Facebook)

Prisoner escapes to Canada during short-term release

An Iranian serving a life sentence on a conviction of designing a pornographic website has fled the country while on short-term release from prison, the judiciary said on Saturday.
General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, head of the Rapid Support Forces and deputy head of the Transitional Military Council speaks after the Ramadan prayers and Iftar organized by Sultan of Darfur Ahmed Hussain in Khartoum, Sudan, May 18, 2019.

Sudan generals, protest leaders agree on constitutional declaration

Sudan's ruling generals and protest leaders reached a "full agreement" on the constitutional declaration, the African Union said on Saturday, paving the way for transitioning to civilian rule.
Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari

Atiku Abubakar’s unrelenting appeal to emotion: A gambit doom to fail

First, it was laughable, now it gets progressively pitiable, to see and hear efforts by presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, appeal to the emotions of Nigerians, particularly members of the judiciary, perchance it would influence decision in the ongoing legal tussle over the result of the presidential poll.

Serap: Police, judiciary, others most corrupt institutions

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, yesterday, ranked the Nigeria Police, judiciary, power sector, education, and health ministries as most corrupt institutions in Nigeria.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Full list of senate committees chairmen, deputy

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has named Chairmen of Senate Committees and their Deputies.
In a statement issued on Tuesday and signed by Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie, the state government declared that “this illegality will not stand” and advised “powerful persons not be allowed to set our State ablaze merely to satisfy their thirst for power and control.”

Edo Assembly crisis: Senate resolution ‘unconstitutional’ – SSG

The Edo State Government has described as unconstitutional and a flagrant disregard for the Principle of Separation of Powers, the resolution of the Senate directing the Governor of Edo State to issue a fresh proclamation for the inauguration of the Edo State House of Assembly.

NBA: Kwara courts in bad shape

The Ilorin Branch of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) on Monday painted a sordid and decrepit picture of the courtrooms in Kwara State.
The Speaker of Anambra State House of Assembly (ASHA), Hon. Uche Okafor, has enjoined the state judiciary to ensure inmates did not stay behind bars for more than 150 days before trial as stipulated by the law.

Anambra Speaker asks judiciary to speed up service delivery

The Speaker of Anambra State House of Assembly (ASHA), Hon. Uche Okafor, has enjoined the state judiciary to ensure inmates did not stay behind bars for more than 150 days before trial as stipulated by the law.

Nkechi Ikpeazu calls for speedy trial of persons accused of child rape, defilement

Wife of Abia State governor, Nkechi Ikpeazu, has called on the State Judiciary to immediately try all pending cases against persons accused of child rape, defilement or abused women in the state.
The Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Ibrahim Tanko Muhammed has explained that Nigeria’s Judicial arm of government headed by him has been infested with corrupt elements.

Justice Tanko: Termites ate my school certificate

Justice Tanko Muhammad, the new head of Nigeria’s judiciary, has said that vicious termites destroyed his primary school certificate.

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Impeachment: Kogi Assembly requests chief judge to set up panel of inquiry

The Kogi State House of Assembly has requested the state Chief Judge, Justice Nasir Ajanah, to constitute a 7-man Panel of Inquiry to investigate allegations of gross misconduct against the Deputy Governor of the state, Elder Simon Achuba.

Court remands tailor who pleaded guilty to pickpocketing

An Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Tuesday ordered the remand of a 27 -year-old tailor, Femi Afolabi, in Kirikiri Prisons, pending his sentencing for alleged theft of a cell phone.

Stakeholders seek end to incessant marriage break-up

Some stakeholders, on Tuesday, identified third-party influence and lack of trust among couples as factors responsible for the collapse of marriages nowadays.
Dave Umahi

Southeast governors write President Buhari over Enugu airport closure, herdsmen

Southeast Governors’ Forum on Tuesday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to defer the closure of Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu to end of October 2019.

Expert: How indiscriminate Internet usage exposes children to pornography

An education technology startup, Mrs Deola Eka, on Tuesday in Lagos said that indiscriminate usage of Internet connectivity through phones and other gadgets was responsible for early exposure of children to pornographic contents.