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The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the October 10 governorship election, Eyitayo Jegede, has picked Gboluga Ikengboju, a member of the House of Representatives, as his running mate.

Ondo election: Tribunal fixes next date for judgment

The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Akure, the Ondo state capital has fixed next week friday, April 23rd this year to deliver judgement on the petition by the Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate, Eyitayo Jegede SAN seeking to upturn the victory of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu at the October 10, 2020 election.

RCCG apologises to minister over Osun road project

Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), on Thursday, dismissed alleged payment of N151million to a firm for a road rehabilitated by the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Osun State.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate passes bill to establish national food reserve agency

The Senate yesterday amid disagreement by members, passed a bill seeking to establish the National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA) following the consideration of the report of its Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.
Ibrahim Attahiru, chief of army staff

COAS, AGF fault NHRC Bill

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, and other stakeholders Monday criticised some of the provisions of the proposed National Human Rights Commission Repeal and Re-enactment Bill 2020.

JUSUN: Strike still on, no concrete resolution reached

The Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) said the strike was still on because no concrete resolution had been reached.
A man is silhouetted against the logo of the World Bank at the main venue for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank annual meeting in Tokyo. REUTERS-Kim Kyung-Hoon

IMF, World Bank advocate flexible fiscal support, debt relief

Against the backdrop of a pandemic impacted global and national economies, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank have urged fiscal authorities to execute flexible and supportive fiscal policies to support economic recovery and cushion the long-term impact of the pandemic.
World Bank Group President David Malpass

Nigeria to benefit as G-20 approves extension of debt relief

Finance ministers of G-20 countries have approved an extension of debt relief for the world’s poorest nations till December 2021.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Gunmen abduct family of five in Ondo

A family of five were abducted in Ondo State by unknown gunmen suspected to be kidnappers while returning to their base in Abuja.
The Chief Judge of Lagos state, Justice Kazeem Alogba on Monday inaugurated the Bondsmen Scheme for eliminating sharp practices by ‘professional sureties’ with six law firms and two corporate firms, 14 years after the scheme was passed into law by the state House of Assembly.

Lagos chief judge inaugurates bondsmen scheme to curtail ‘professional sureties’

The Chief Judge of Lagos state, Justice Kazeem Alogba on Monday inaugurated the Bondsmen Scheme for eliminating sharp practices by ‘professional sureties’ with six law firms and two corporate firms, 14 years after the scheme was passed into law by the state House of Assembly.

Akwa Ibom court strikes out suit against Addax Petroleum

The High Court of Akwa Ibom State on 15th March, 2021, struck out the N166 billion suit of Akwa Ibom State Internal Revenue Service against Addax Petroleum Development (Nig) Ltd.
Philippine Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenza said on Sunday he was 'no fool' to believe Beijing's explanation of the presence of the 'maritime militia' vessels at Whitsun Reef adding that the boats should 'get out of there' [Philippine Coast Guard via Reuters]

Philippines warns China of ‘unwanted hostilities’ in sea dispute

The presence of Chinese vessels at a disputed reef off the Philippines could ignite “unwanted hostilities”, a top aide to President Rodrigo Duterte has warned, intensifying a diplomatic spat over the ships that Manila described as “maritime militia”.

Abuja: FHA accused of land grabbing, sale of waterways

Residents of Adkan Estate in Gwarimpa, Abuja have accused the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) of land grabbing, selling of lands on waterways and green areas.
The Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo-led Isoni-Azama Peace Committee has indicated its readiness to visit areas in dispute between the two communities.

Bayelsa reads riot act to promoters of communal crisis

The Bayelsa State Government has restated its determination to deal decisively with any individual or group found culpable of fomenting trouble in communities in a quest for superiority.
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers his first prime time address as president, marking the one-year anniversary of widespread shutdowns to combat the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and speaking about the impact of the pandemic during an address from the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 11, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

Joe Biden revokes Donald Trump-imposed sanctions against ICC prosecutor

U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday lifted the sanctions against International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda that were imposed seven months ago by his predecessor, former U.S. President Donald Trump.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian army urges journalists to protect national interests

The Commander, Sector 2, Operation Lafiya Dole, Adamu Nura, has appealed to journalists to prioritise Nigeria’s national interest in their reporting.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Man arraigned for assaulting police officer, damaging Rolex wristwatch

The police in Osun on Thursday arraigned one Odewale Adebayo, 40, at an Ile-Ife Magistrates Court for allegedly assaulting a police officer.

Police arraign two over ‘smoking’ of Indian hemp

The police in Osun, on Wednesday, arraigned two persons, Abiodun Aleko, 20 and Abubakar Ali, 22, before an Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court for allegedly smoking Indian hemp.

Man docked for ‘car robbery’

A 40-year-old man, Ikenna Chukwu, was on Monday brought before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ court in Lagos for allegedly robbing a man of his Lexus Jeep, phone and wristwatch.
The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has revealed why his administration embarked on the construction of the cargo airport in Ilishan-Remo.

Cargo airport: Land owners threaten contempt action against Ogun government

The Orubo Family of Iperu Remo, owner of the swatch of land where the Ogun State Government is currently building a cargo airport have threatened to invoke the disciplinary jurisdiction of the court to stop further work on the project.
Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Rivers State, Prof. Zacchaeus Adangor, SAN, has insisted that neither the National Judicial Council (NJC) nor the Governor of a state was obligated to recommend or appoint the most senior Judge of the High Court as substantive Chief Judge of a state.

Rivers attorney-general: NJC, governors not obligated to recommend most senior as chief judge

Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Rivers State, Prof. Zacchaeus Adangor, SAN, has insisted that neither the National Judicial Council (NJC) nor the Governor of a state was obligated to recommend or appoint the most senior Judge of the High Court as substantive Chief Judge of a state.

Court declares SEC sanctions against Oando management null, void

Oando shareholders in the persons of Alhaji Yakubu Gumel; Alhaji Kabiru Tambari, suing for himself and on behalf of the Sokoto Zone Shareholders Association; Tunde Badmus, suing for himself and for the benefits of Pacesetters Shareholders Association, bagged yet another win at the Federal High Court (FHC) Kano, in a suit filed against the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for overreaching its powers.
The supreme court, on Friday, dismissed a suit filed by Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC), seeking the review of a judgment ordering it to pay N17 billion to some Ogoni communities in Rivers state.

Supreme Court: Justice Aboki not mentioned in petition against justices

The Supreme Court of Nigeria on Thursday, said Justice Abdu Aboki was not mentioned in the purported petition by the APC hierachy against three Justices of the apex court.

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Delta 2023: PDP guber ticket hasn’t been zoned – Ijaw group

As politicians strategise over the next general elections, the Delta Ijaw 2023 Governorship Advocacy Group (DIGAG), an emerging political organisation in Delta State, has said that the state’s governorship ticket has not been zoned or reserved to any senatorial district.

Eight family members killed in Afghanistan mosque shooting

Eight members of the same family were gunned down in an attack on a mosque in eastern Afghanistan, officials said Sunday.
Julian Nagelsmann has denied being in line to replace Hansi Flick at Allianz Arena, insisting there are no talks between me and Bayern Munich.

Lothar Matthaus: Julian Nagelsmann will replace Hansi Flick at Bayern Munich

Lothar Matthaus is convinced RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann will replace Hansi Flick at Bayern Munich.
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UNESCO, TIG urge more participation in tradditional sports

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and TIGGymnastics have called for more participation in traditional sports in the country.

Kebbi secures World Bank grant for girl-child education

Governor Atiku Bagudu says his administration has secured a $70 million World Bank Grant to strengthen Adolescent Girl-Child Education.

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China has put one northern city in lockdown and launched citywide coronavirus testing in another, after two local infections involving workers at a port and trade zone respectively, authorities have said.

China lifts 770 million rural people out of poverty

More than 770 million of China’s rural population living below the current poverty line have been raised from poverty, accounting for more than 70 per cent of the global total over the same period according to the World Bank’s international poverty standard, says a white paper recently released by the State Council Information Office of China.
Sidi Brahim Ould Sidati, president of the Coordination of Azawad Movements (CMA), was shot in the capital Bamako on Tuesday morning, CMA spokesman Almou Ag Mohamed said.

Leader of Mali’s rebel alliance CMA dies from gunshot wounds

The leader of Mali’s Tuareg-led rebel alliance has died from gunshot wounds sustained in an attack by unidentified gunmen outside his home on Tuesday, a movement spokesman and Mali’s government said.

PDP Southwest congress: Police arrest four as Seyi Makinde, Ayo Fayose vow to accept...

The Police Command in Osun State yesterday arrested four persons with guns at the venue of the South-West Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Zonal Congress in Osogbo, the state capital.
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PDP chieftain: Workers retrenchment in Kaduna frightening, crippling civil service

A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s Chieftain in Kaduna State, Alhaji Isa Ashiru, said the APC-led State Government under Governor Nasir El-Rufai is crippling the well established Civil Service Sector in the State.