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Female banker faces N42 million fraud charge

A former banker, Aghata Igwe, who allegedly obtained N42 million from a businessman under false pretences, on Monday appeared at an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

Businessman arraigned for allegedly exporting 540g of cocaine to China

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Monday dragged a 38-years-old businessman, John Ezeobi, before a Federal High Court in Lagos, for exporting 540g of cocaine to China.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai has also intervened to ensure prompt settlement of the salary arrears that the local government councils owe to about 8500 primary school teachers that were employed in the second batch of recruitment of new teachers.

Kaduna introduces electronic traffic enforcement

The Kaduna State Traffic Law Enforcement Authority (KASTLEA) is being automated to make traffic enforcement in more efficient, a government statement said on Wednesday.

Murder: Two to die by hanging in Osun

Justice Jide Falola of the Osun State High Court in Ikirun on Friday sentenced two men to death by hanging for murder.
The southern African kingdom of Eswatini is ramping up rights for married women, enforcing the charge of rape against offending husbands — a taboo in conservative Swati society.

First arrest puts marital rape in spotlight in Eswatini

The southern African kingdom of Eswatini is ramping up rights for married women, enforcing the charge of rape against offending husbands — a taboo in conservative Swati society.
Hajiya Saratu Shafii, the Acting Registrar-General of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)

Federal government appoints new acting registrar-general for CAC

The Federal Government on Tuesday appointed Hajiya Saratu Shafii as the Acting Registrar-General of the Corporate Affairs Commission.
Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue has signed the state’s N189.43 billion 2020 budget into law.

Benue governor signs N189.4 billion 2020 budget into law

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue has signed the state’s N189.43 billion 2020 budget into law.

SON: Why we approved 128 new standards for AfCFTA

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has taken proactive measures to ensure there is no drawback, in Nigeria’s participation in the African Continent Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), by approving a new set of 128 Nigeria Industrial Standards.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

CAN decries Sultan’s position on ‘persecution of Christians’

Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has accused the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Sa’ad Abubakar III, of being economical with the truth as regards the endless attacks and perceived persecution of Christians in northern Nigeria.
The Muslim Lawyers’ Association of Nigeria (MULAN) has expressed concerned over the attacks by Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), Afenifere, Ohaneze, Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE), Middle Belt Group and their allies on the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad on his recent statement on Sharia.

Sharia: Muslim lawyers knocks CAN, HURIWA, others over attacks on CJN

The Muslim Lawyers’ Association of Nigeria (MULAN) has expressed concerned over the attacks by Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), Afenifere, Ohaneze, Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE), Middle Belt Group and their allies on the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad on his recent statement on Sharia.
Dr Nnaemeka Ewelukwa has assumed office as the acting Managing Director-CEO of the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET) following the step down of Dr Marilyn Amobi.

Nnaemeka Ewelukwa takes over at NBET as Marilyn Amobi steps down

Dr Nnaemeka Ewelukwa has assumed office as the acting Managing Director/CEO of the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET) following the step down of Dr Marilyn Amobi.
Ahmadu Fintiri

Adamawa governor commends state assembly for passing health insurance law

Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa, has commended the State Assembly for passing the amended Adamawa Health Insurance Law, which provides free treatment for unemployed persons under 20 years and pregnant women.
Demonstrators shout slogans and hold placards to protest against the Indian government’s Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in Chennai on December 16, 2019. – Fresh protests rocked India on December 16 as anger grew over new citizenship legislation slammed as anti-Muslim, after six people died in the northeast and up to 200 were injured in New Delhi. (Photo by Arun SANKAR / AFP)

New protests against India law as police face brutality claims

Fresh protests against India’s new citizenship law erupted Tuesday as alleged police brutality fuelled fury against the legislation which critics say is anti-Muslim.
Wole Soyinka

Between thuggery and state disobedience

I have no hesitation in admitting that I have a personal, formative interest in the health of the Nigerian judiciary, deeper perhaps than the average Nigerian. At a critical junction in the life of this writer, a judge resolved to give primacy to the call of conscience, affirm his professional integrity and defend the supremacy of law in defiance of state interference.
Babcock University (BU), Ilishan-Remo Ogun State graduate of Law, Mayowa Mubashir Abiru, has emerged Nigeria’s overall best at the 2019 Law School Bar Exams.

Babcock graduate emerges overall national best in bar exams

Babcock University (BU), Ilishan-Remo Ogun State graduate of Law, Mayowa Mubashir Abiru, has emerged Nigeria’s overall best at the 2019 Law School Bar Exams.

Surety docked as suspects ‘jumps bail’

A 35-year-old surety, Enoch Perekemikunaham, on Tuesday appeared before an Okitipupa Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ondo State, over alleged escape two defendants.
Immediate past speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon Yakubu Dogara, has charged youths on the value of patriotism, adding that the greatness Nigeria yearns for will only manifest when citizens place premium on the pursuit of freedom, rather than the pursuit of personal happiness.

Rep Yakubu Dogara charges youths on patriotism

Immediate past speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon Yakubu Dogara, has charged youths on the value of patriotism, adding that the greatness Nigeria yearns for will only manifest when citizens place premium on the pursuit of freedom, rather than the pursuit of personal happiness.

Court remands woman for slashing ‘rival’ with a razor blade

An Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court on Friday ordered that a 30-year-old woman, Idowu Akomolafe, who allegedly slashed a woman’s face who accused her of having an extra-marital affair, be remanded in a correctional facility.

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Lassa fever: NMA faults Nigeria’s preparedness for disease outbreaks

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has described the recent outbreak of Lassa fever across the country as a reflection of the abysmally low level of preparedness in handling infectious diseases, especially viral hemorrhagic fever, at all levels of healthcare delivery.
Yoruba World Congress (YWC), an umbrella body of all Yoruba socio-cultural groups, has threatened to hold a peaceful protest in support of the recently launched Western Nigeria Security Network code-named Amotekun.

MURIC: Amotekun should not target any group for victimization

THE Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) yesterday advised the South-west states Governors that the new security organization code name Amotekun should not lean towards any religion or target any ethnic group for victimization.

PANDEF: Federal government should overhaul security architecture

Pan Niger Delta Forum, the South-South regional group in it’s reaction, said the Federal Government should immediately overhaul the nation’s security architecture and apparatus.
China has sent 450 military medical staff, including professionals who have experience in the fight against SARS or Ebola, to the novel coronavirus hardest-hit city of Wuhan.

China sends medics to Wuhan as coronavirus death toll rises to 80

Hundreds of medics are being sent to help deal with a rising number of cases of the new coronavirus in China’s central metropolis of Wuhan, health authorities said on Monday.

Full list of no-go areas for motorcycles, tricycles in Lagos

The Lagos State Government on Monday banned okada and tricycle riders in six Local Governments, nine Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs, major highways and bridges in the state.