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Election watchdogs last month ruled that only two parties, both allied to President Patrice Talon, met toughened conditions of admissibility under new electoral laws.

Benin votes – but with no opposition to choose from

Benin votes for a new parliament on April 28, but a country that was once seen as a model of democracy in Africa is facing a worrying political crisis.

Corps member secures release of jailed commercial motorcyclist

Samuel Oni, a National Youth Services Corps (NYSC) member serving in Osun, on Monday said he had, through his community development project (the Rehab Project), secured the release of a 29-year-old commercial motorcyclist, Olagunju Segun, accused of housebreaking and stealing from Ilesha Prison.

Akure landlords petition NBC over location of radio station

Landlords of Alagbaka/Police headquarters areas of Akure, the Ondo state capital have petitioned the Nigeria Broadcasting Commission(NBC) for sitting a Frequency Modulation (FM) station within their domain without recourse to laws guiding its establishment.

Mixed reactions trail resignation of suspended Justice Walter Onnoghen

Walter Nkanu Onnoghen’s resignation as Chief Justice of Nigeria on Friday was greeted with mixed reactions from senior lawyers, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 47-year old man, Balogun Ayodele for pretending to be a lawyer and handling cases in court.

Ex-convict arrested for impersonating lawyer

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 47-year old man, Balogun Ayodele, for pretending to be a lawyer and handling cases in court.

Lawyer gets N5 million bail for failing to produce crime suspect

A 60-year-old lawyer, John Osazuwa, who stood as a surety for his brother in a case of obtaining money under false pretences, was on Wednesday arraigned by the police for alleged obstruction of the course of justice.

CPC begins awareness campaign on tobacco control act

The Consumer Protection Council has begun an awareness campaign on the National Tobacco Control Act (NTCA) across major cities in Nigeria where cigarettes and shisha are openly sold.
Gun control advocates believe New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern must act swiftly on her promises of tighter gun laws. Hagen Hopkins-Getty Images

New Zealand pledges gun control as ‘gunman’ sacks lawyer

New Zealand will tighten gun laws in the wake of its worst modern-day massacre, the government said Monday, as it emerged that the white supremacist accused of carrying out the killings at two mosques will represent himself in court.
Mujahid Asari Dokubo

Asari Dokubo demands release of cousins allegedly arrested by military

Ex-Niger Delta warlord, Mujahid Asari Dokubo, has raised alarm over alleged arrest of two of his cousins by the Nigerian Army.

Police arraign fake lawyer for alleged impersonation

The police on Monday arraigned a 53 -year-old factory worker, Nwodo Eze, at an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, for alleged impersonation.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

EFCC arrests former Ikeja NBA chairman

There was mild drama in Ikeja on Monday as operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested Mr Yinka Farounbi, a former Chairman of the Ikeja branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).
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Rafiu Balogun: Linking President Buhari to electoral fraud will be difficult

The immediate past National Legal Adviser of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Chief Rafiu Balogun, has faulted the position of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on the just concluded presidential election.

Egypt military court upholds sentence against former auditor

An Egyptian lawyer says a military appeals court has upheld a five-year sentence against the country's former auditor for disseminating false news about the military.
Umno lawyer Datuk Mohd Hafarizam Harun is pictured leaving the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex February 21

Former Malaysian premier’s lawyer charged with money laundering

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s lawyer on Thursday was charged with money laundering, in a widening sweep against those suspected of being involved in crimes linked to the scandal-plagued 1MDB state fund.

Elections: IGP has no constitutional powers to restrict movement – lawyer

A rights activist and lawyer, Mr. Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has said that the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammad Adamu, has no constitutional powers to restrict the movement of Nigerians on election days, citing a High Court order to back his position.
The logo of Apple is seen at a store in Zurich, Switzerland January 3, 2019. REUTERS-Arnd Wiegmann

Ex-Apple lawyer accused of $600,000 insider trading gains

A lawyer who oversaw Apple's insider trading safeguards is facing charges of using confidential information to earn $600,000 (£466,000).

Aleksander Ceferin re-elected as UEFA president

Aleksander Ceferin has been re-elected to a fresh four-year term as president of European football governing body UEFA on Thursday.
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Court declares George Ogara as Enugu APC governoship candidate

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Tuesday declared George Ogara, a lawyer as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Enugu State.

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The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti government to reconstruct Ado township roads

Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi, at the weekend said his administration would soon begin the reconstruction of Ado township roads many of which have become deplorable as a result of lack of maintenance in the last four years.
Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has assured industrialists in the state of his administration’s readiness to put an end to the deplorable state of road network affecting manufacturers and other road users in the state.

APC: Governor Abiodun’s appeal court victory, true reflection of people’s wishes

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State, has described the victory of the state governor, Dapo Abiodun, at the Appeal Court as a true reflection of the overwhelming wishes of Ogun people, freely expressed in the March 9 governorship election.

Anti-Ebola radio station closes down after broadcaster’s murder

A local radio station that has been involved in the fight against Ebola in eastern DR Congo said Monday it was closing down after one of its broadcasters was murdered.

Bayelsa guber: NGO preaches against violence, vote buying

Coalition for Development and Democracy in Bayelsa (CDDB), a Non-Governmental Organisation, has admonished political parties to refrain from violence or monetary inducement in the Nov. 16 governorship election in the state.

Aisha Buhari counsels parents on moral upbringing of children

The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has challenged parents to take charge of their families by ensuring good moral upbringing of children so as to minimise crime in the society.