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#RevolutionNow: Omoyele Sowore urges court to vacate detention order

The convener of #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore, has asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to vacate the order it made on Thursday, granting permission to the Department of State Services (DSS) to further detain him for 45 days in the first instance.

#RevolutionNow: SERAP writes UN Human Rights Council over attacks on journalists, protesters

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to all member and observer states of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, urging them to “urgently convene a special session on Nigeria over arbitrary arrests and repression by officers of the Nigeria Police Force and other security forces of ‘RevolutionNow’ protesters, organizers, activists, and journalists who covered the protests on Monday across the country.”

Bayelsa guber: Elders, opinion leaders insist on zoning

Bayelsa state elders and opinion leaders on Monday urged the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), the All Progressives Congress (APC) and other political parties to respect the principles of zoning in electing their candidates for the forthcoming governorship election in the state.

Lawyers want more states domesticate Child Rights Act

Some Lagos-based lawyers on Monday called on more states to domesticate the Child Right Act to safeguard the rights and interest of children.
BEIJING - Chinese dissident Huang Qi has been sentenced to 12 years in prison on the charge of leaking secrets to a foreign entity, more than two years after his arrest, a court said Monday.

12-year sentence for China dissident on state secrets charge

Chinese dissident Huang Qi has been sentenced to 12 years in prison on the charge of leaking secrets to a foreign entity, more than two years after his arrest, a court said Monday.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) wave flags and chant slogans as they take part in a demonstration to protest against the imprisonnement of a Shiite, in Abuja, on October 29, 2018. - The army and police confronted members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), the group's spokesman Ibrahim Musa told AFP, amid reports of casualties. Rights groups have accused Nigeria's military of killing more than 300 IMN supporters and burying them in mass graves during the 2015 confrontation, a charge the military strongly denies. (Photo by Sodiq ADELAKUN / AFP)

Proscription order: We are studying the situation – Shiites

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), said it is studying the order of the federal high court proscribing the organization as a terrorist group.

Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa tasks Nass on new education qualification for president

Lawyer and human rights activist, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has tasked the 9th National Assembly to as a matter of urgency, review the education qualification for would-be Nigerian presidents from its current secondary school to at least a First Degree with minimum of Diploma in Law or Diploma in Political Science.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 1

Speaker Gbajabiamila seeks collaboration on good governance

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila says the house needs the support of seasoned Nigerians to succeed in making laws for‎ good governance of the country.
The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal has denied People’s Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar’s request for more time to conclude their case.

Tribunal denies PDP more time to close case

The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal has denied People’s Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar’s request for more time to conclude their case.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Tribunal rejects Atiku Abubakar’s request for more time to conclude case

The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal on Friday rejected the request made by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, for more time to conclude their case.

Osun, Supreme Court and the Violent Senator

The Supreme Court of Nigeria delivered the final judgment on Friday, July 5, in the matter of the September 22 Gubernatorial election, and the September 27 re-run in Osun State.

INEC faults Akwa Ibom APC’s petition over state assembly poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has faulted the petition of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Akwa Ibom state and its Essien Udim state constituency candidate Mr Nse Ntuen over the outcome of the March 9 poll.
Mary Uduk - The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has urged investors with multiple shareholding accounts to regularise such before December 31, 2019.

Clarion call for SEC, other agencies to respect rule of law

If the SEC goes ahead with this action it will be in clear violation of the interim injunction obtained by Oando’s principals Adewale Tinubu, the Group Chief Executive and Omamofe Boyo, the Deputy Group Chief Executive which restrains SEC, its servants and agents from directing or requesting any agency of the Government to act upon its decisions contained in its letter of 31st May pending the hearing.

Report: Nigeria’s Music industry revenue to hit $50 million by 2020

The revenue from recorded music in Nigerian has been projected to generate $50 million (about N18 billion naira) by 2020.

Certificate forgery: PDP candidate loses appeal against Kogi lawmaker

For filing what it described as “frivolous appeal”, candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for House of Representatives election in Ajaokuta federal constituency of Kogi State, Hon. Okino Aloysius Adeiza, has been fined by the Court of Appeal.
Paul Usoro

NBA: Federal government depriving judges, lawyers of working independently

The Nigerian Bar Association on Friday bemoaned the “pervasive insecurity of lives and property in the land” and what it described as “systematic erosion” of the independence of the judiciary.
Muhammadu Buhari

Federal government threatens corrupt lawyers, bankers, brokers with sanction

The Federal Government has said it will henceforth insist on enforcement of sanctions by professional bodies against lawyers, bankers and brokers indicted for corruption.
President Buhari receives Salah Homage in celebration of Eid El Filtri in State House on 4th June 2019 1

President Buhari: Eight ways I’ll fight corruption in second term

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday listed eight priorities he will give more attention to give his anti-corruption agenda a big bite in the next four years.

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MTN budgets $1.6 billion to invest in Nigeria

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, has expressed delight as the Mobile Telephone Network (MTN) budgeted 1.6 billion dollars to invest in the Nigerian market within the next three years.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

WEF: Nigeria not in global social mobility ranking

Despite the federal government’s effort on technology, Nigeria could not be ranked among 82 countries in the Global Social Mobility Index 2020.
Borussia Dortmund arguably pulled off the deal of the month when they signed RB Salzburg striker Erling Haaland.

Erling Haaland’s bargain Borussia Dortmund release clause revealed

Borussia Dortmund arguably pulled off the deal of the month when they signed RB Salzburg striker Erling Haaland.
Manchester United have reportedly pulled out of negotiations with Sporting Lisbon over a deal to sign Bruno Fernandes.

Manchester United finally agree deal for Bruno Fernandes

The longest-running transfer saga of the January transfer window may finally be drawing to a conclusion after Manchester ​United reportedly agreed a deal for Bruno Fernandes.
Brendan Rodgers insists Leicester were the “better side over the two games” as Trezeguet scored an injury-time winner to send Aston Villa to Wembley after a 2-1 win.

Brendan Rodgers bemoans ‘definite penalty’ call in Leicester loss

Brendan Rodgers insists Leicester were the “better side over the two games” as Trezeguet scored an injury-time winner to send Aston Villa to Wembley after a 2-1 win.