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Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Friday, swore in three new Customary Court of Appeal Judges for the state.

Delta governor task NBA on professionalism, crusade against corruption

Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has called on the Nigerian Bar Association to always maintain professional standards and join in the crusade against corruption in order to bequeath a nation of achievers as well creator of wealth and entrepreneurship to the next generation.
Speaking at a press conference on the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said social media was used to spread fake news and disinformation that catalyzed the violence that was witnessed across the country.

SERAP sues Nigerian government, minister over directive to broadcasters to stop using Twitter

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit asking the Federal High Court in Abuja “to stop the Federal Government and the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed from using their patently unlawful directive to all TV and radio stations not to use Twitter, and to delete their accounts as a pretext to harass, intimidate, suspend or impose criminal punishment on journalists and broadcast stations simply for using social media platforms.”
Tina Turner and Jay-Z feature among the 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class, the organization announced Wednesday.

Jay-Z files lawsuit against Hip-Hop photographer Jonathan Mannion in likeness dispute

Jay-Z is suing Jonathan Mannion in a lawsuit concerning the use of his likeness in photographs sold and used by the hip-hop photographer, as TMZ reports and Pitchfork can confirm via court documents.
A farmer holds a cocoa pod at a cocoa farm in Alepe, Ivory Coast December 7, 2020. REUTERS-Luc Gnago-File Photo

U.S. Supreme Court rules for Nestle, Cargill over slavery lawsuit

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday threw out a lawsuit accusing Cargill Inc and a Nestle SA subsidiary of knowingly helping perpetuate slavery at Ivory Coast cocoa farms, but sidestepped a broader ruling on the permissibility of suits accusing American companies of human rights violations abroad.

Millions of Ugandans denied vital services over digital ID cards

Millions of Ugandans struggle to access vital public services and entitlements as they lack digital identity cards, six years after they were introduced, human rights groups said on Tuesday.

SERAP drags President Buhari to ECOWAS court over Twitter ban

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and 176 concerned Nigerians have filed a lawsuit against President Muhammadu Buhari over the suspension of Twitter in Nigeria, and criminalisation of Nigerians still using Twitter.
Dell is being sued in California over its claims that its Alienware Area-51m R1 laptop would offer “unprecedented upgradeability,” Tom’s Hardware reports.

Dell sued over Alienware laptop’s ‘unprecedented upgradeability’ claims

“Consumers were misled by Dell’s false and misleading marketing campaign and paid a significant premium for the Area 51M R1 under the incorrect belief that this ‘unprecedented upgradeability’ would save them money in the long run by allowing them to upgrade their laptop’s Core Components rather than having to purchase an entirely new upgraded laptop,” the suit alleges.
The suspended National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, says he has accepted the Appeal court’s verdict which upheld his suspension.

Supreme court victory: Comrade Oshiomhole congratulates Governor Obaseki

Former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has congratulated Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state, over his victory at the Supreme Court.
The second phase of the COVID-19 Astrazeneca vaccination began in Niger State yesterday with the Governor Abubakar Sani Bello receiving his second jab of the vaccine.

EU drags AstraZeneca to court over late and diverted vaccine supplies

The European Union accused AstraZeneca of a “flagrant violation” of its contract to rapidly build-up coronavirus production capacity in the bloc, as it began legal action against the drugs giant on Wednesday.
Ever Given, a Panama-flagged cargo ship, that was wedged across the Suez Canal and blocking traffic in the vital waterway is seen Saturday, March 27, 2021.

Suez Canal’s claim over once-stuck ship referred by court

An Egyptian appeals court said Sunday it lacks jurisdiction to look into the Suez Canal Authority’s demands to uphold financial claims that led to the seizure of the cargo ship that blocked the waterway in March.
A Seoul family court on Thursday sided with the ex-husband of Gerhard Schroeder’s South Korean wife and ordered the former German chancellor to partially compensate the man for destroying his marriage.

Court orders ex-German leader to compensate wife’s ex-husband for derailing marriage

A Seoul family court on Thursday sided with the ex-husband of Gerhard Schroeder’s South Korean wife and ordered the former German chancellor to partially compensate the man for destroying his marriage.
Senator Godswill Akpabio, the Minister of the Niger Delta Affairs, has reacted to what he called “a cornucopia of false, malicious, and libellous press interviews” granted by Ms. Gbene Joi Nuineh, the erstwhile Acting Managing Director of the Interim Management Committee, of the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC) in some news and social media platforms and a “series of concerted vicious campaigns of calumny deviously orchestrated by her” against his person.

Senator Akpabio distances self from job seeker’s killers

Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, and his wife, Mrs Ekaete Akpabio, have threatened to sue an investigative journalist, David Hundeyin, for linking them with the killers of an Akwa Ibom job seeker, Iniobong Umoren.
A study in the United States, shows AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine provides strong protection against coronavirus and eliminates hospitalizations and deaths from the disease across all age groups, the company announced on Monday.

EU says willing to give AstraZeneca more time for vaccine deliveries

The European Union is willing to see its COVID-19 vaccine contract with AstraZeneca fulfilled three months later than agreed, providing the company delivers 120 million doses by the end of June, a lawyer representing the bloc said on Tuesday.
An Israeli border policeman scuffles with a Palestinian protester during clashes amid ongoing tension ahead of an upcoming court hearing in an Israeli-Palestinian land-ownership dispute in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of East Jerusalem May 3, 2021. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Clashes in Jerusalem ahead of court case on Palestinians’ eviction

The troubles erupt after the evening meal that breaks the Ramadan fast, when Jewish settlers, guarded by Israeli police, and Palestinians trade abuse on the streets of East Jerusalem.
Newly released court documents disclosed the amount Kathryn Mayorga is seeking after accusing the footballer of sexually assaulting her in a Las Vegas hotel room after meeting on a night out in 2009.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s rape accuser demands £56 million in damages

Newly released court documents disclosed the amount Kathryn Mayorga is seeking after accusing the footballer of sexually assaulting her in a Las Vegas hotel room after meeting on a night out in 2009.
FILE PHOTO: A medical worker prepares a dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre in Antwerp, Belgium March 18, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman

EU legal case against AstraZeneca begins in Brussels court

The European Commission’s lawsuit against drugmaker AstraZeneca over COVID-19 vaccine supplies began at a Brussels court on Wednesday, where the bloc’s lawyers pressed for immediate deliveries from all factories, including from Britain.
Reddit and Twitter have filed supporting evidence in a lawsuit against the US government, which challenges the requirement that nearly all visa applicants submit their social media handles for scrutiny.

Reddit faces lawsuit over child sexual abuse material

A woman has sued Reddit for allowing an ex-boyfriend to repeatedly post pornographic images of her as a 16-year-old. The lawsuit applies controversial measures instituted in 2018 under FOSTA-SESTA to a site that’s drawn particular criticism for child sexualization. The resulting case will test the limits of platforms’ legal shields amid ongoing efforts to pare back the law behind them.
Sudanese Irrigation and Water Resources Minister Yasir Abbas issued the threat in a tweet.

Sudan threatens to sue Ethiopia, Italian firm over Nile dam

Sudan has threatened to sue the Italian company implementing the Nile dam and the Ethiopian government if the second filling of the dam is conducted without a legal deal.
The federal civil rights investigation into the death of George Floyd while in police custody is ongoing despite the guilty verdict, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a statement.

George Floyd murder: Minneapolis police to face US federal probe

A US federal investigation has been launched into policing practices in the city of Minneapolis, a day after one of its former officers was convicted of the murder of George Floyd.
Popular Nigerian comedian, Debo Adebayo, better known as Mr. Macaroni, has tasked the youths to get their PVCs and take voting seriously come 2023.

Lekki tollgate protests: How policemen took turns to beat me – Mr Macaroni

Popular Nigerian comedian and actor, Debo Adebayo, popularly known as Mr Macaroni, has narrated how police officers took turns to beat him when he was arrested during the #OccupyLekkiTollGate in February 2021.
Schwab blamed an 'issue created by a software enhancement' for erroneously transferring $1.2m in February to the Fidelity account of Kelyn Spadoni, rather than the $82.56 she had requested, according to a lawsuit [File: Christopher Lee/Bloomberg]

US company mistakenly deposits $1.2 million into woman’s account

It’s not quite the nearly $1 billion blunder that Citigroup Inc. made last summer, but Charles Schwab Corp. said it accidentally sent more than $1 million dollars to the Fidelity Brokerage Services account of a woman in Louisiana.

Nokia, Lenovo conclude patent deal, settles litigation

Finnish telecom equipment maker, Nokia Corp., said on Wednesday it had concluded a multi-year multi-technology patent cross-license agreement with Chinese personal computer and mobile maker Lenovo Group Ltd.

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Manuel Neuer is the subject of a UEFA investigation after he wore a rainbow coloured captain’s armband in support of Pride Month during his country’s first two games against France and Portugal at this year’s Euros.

UEFA backs down over Manuel Neuer’s rainbow armband

UEFA has dropped its investigation of Manuel Neuer’s rainbow captain’s armband after declaring that the Germany skipper’s decision to wear it is a ‘team symbol of diversity’.
The National President of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Mohammed Ibrahim, says the union might embark on an industrial action if the Federal Government does not listen to their demands.

SSANU threatens strike over Nigerian government’s directives on workers of staff schools

The Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) has advised the Federal Government to withdraw the circular directing that workers of the Staff schools should not be captured in the 2022 budget.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest school proprietor for ‘sexually harassing’ 14-year-old

The police in Lagos have arrested one Emmanuel Madueke, the 62-year-old proprietor of Megland Comprehensive School, Lekki, for allegedly sexually assaulting and harassing a 14-year-old student of his school.
France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen delivers a speech for the next year's municipal elections in an end-summer annual address to partisans in Frejus, France September 15, 2019. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier/File Photo

French far right irked by election results, southern region in play

France's far right performed worse than predicted in Sunday's regional elections, exit polls showed, leaving victory in the southern battleground of Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur and a platform for the 2022 presidential election in the balance.

Somali Army kills 24 al-Shabab militants

Somali National Army (SNA) said its forces killed 24 al-Shabab terrorists after a foiled terror attack on its military base in the southern town of Diinsoor on Saturday night.

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The twists and turns keep coming for Barcelona in the contract renewal saga of winger Ousmane Dembele. The Frenchman has been very non-committal about his future of late, leading to plenty of debate within the Blaugrana sphere about his continuity.

Barcelona star to leave on a free transfer next summer – report

The twists and turns keep coming for Barcelona in the contract renewal saga of winger Ousmane Dembele. The Frenchman has been very non-committal about his future of late, leading to plenty of debate within the Blaugrana sphere about his continuity.
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Ogun APC treasurer passes on

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker Committee in Ogun, on Monday, announced the death of its Treasurer, Adekunbi Banjoko.

Court rejects EFCC’s plea to amend ‘$9.8 million fraud’ charges against ex-NNPC chief

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, dismissed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC’s request to amend the criminal charge filed against former Group Managing Director (GMD), Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Andrew Yakubu.
OPEC and its oil allies reached agreement Sunday to cut global production by 9.7 million barrels a day starting May 1, to shore up the world price in the face of a significant drop in the demand for oil because of the coronavirus pandemic.

OPEC: Nigeria’s crude oil production hits record low in May

Nigeria’s crude oil production output hit record low levels in May, the June Monthly Oil Market Report (MOMR) of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), has shown.

INEC fixes date for Osun guber election

Nigeria’s electoral body, INEC, has fixed date for the conduct of the 2022 governorship election in Osun State.