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Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has congratulated Olumide Akpata on his emergence as the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).

Group: New NBA president ‘must raise the bar’

The newly elected president of the Nigerian Bar Association, Olumide Akpata, should elevate the Bar’s role in defining the delivery of justice in Nigeria, Access to Justice, an advocacy group, has said.
Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

The cesspool of corruption called NDDC

Not a few Nigerians are amused at the theatre of the absurd playing out at the Niger Delta Development Commission. The whole circus show climaxed last Monday when three dramas took place during the House of Representatives Probe Panel of the 20-year-old interventionist agency.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Central bank seeks special court to try loan defaulters

As the national assembly prepares to repeal the Banks and Other Financial Institutions Act (BOFIA) 2004 and enact a new one, BOFIA 2020, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has asked for the establishment of a Credit Tribunal to address the issue of non-performing loans.
Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

House of Reps uncover how NDDC spent N81 billion in four months without projects

The House of Representatives, on Wednesday, uncovered the numerous spendings by the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) from February to May 2020.
Youths and Sports Development Minister Mr Sunday Dare has urged Nigerian athletes to keep hope alive on the occasion of the International Day of Sports for Development and Peace despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sports ministry to appeal court judgement reinstating Ibrahim Gusau as AFN president

The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has stated that it will ‘explore its rights of appeal’ within the constitutional 90 days to appeal the judgement of Federal High Court (FHC) Abuja which on Wednesday nullified the impeachment of Engineer Ibrahim Gusau as the president of Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN).

Lawyer urges Nigerian government to include legal services providers on essential services list

A rights activist and legal practitioner, Gideon Okebu, has advocated the inclusion of legal service providers on essential services list.

Nigerian Ports Authority orders workers to stay at home

The management of the Nigerian Ports Authority has directed workers in some of its departments and divisions to stay at home for 14 days as part of measures to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.
Fresh facts have emerged on why the Department of State Services (DSS) detained Anthony Okolie for misusing a SIM card previously owned by President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter, Hanan, following his confession that friends influenced him to put the SIM line into fraudulent use.

Some security cases can’t be brought to court – DSS tells judge

The Department of State Services has told a Federal High Court sitting in Asaba that some sensitive national security matters cannot be brought to court hence its decision to detain a trader, Anthony Okolie, for 10 weeks without a valid court order.

SON: Only foreign organisations that meet requirement will operate in Nigeria

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), says that only foreign Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) that have complied with set requirements will be allowed to operate in Nigeria.
The Federal Government, has commended the People’s Republic of China for initiating and implementing cultural exchange programmes with positive and far-reaching impact on the stakeholders of culture in Nigeria.

Nigeria hails China on cultural exchange implementation

The Federal Government, has commended the People’s Republic of China for initiating and implementing cultural exchange programmes with positive and far-reaching impact on the stakeholders of culture in Nigeria.
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 redeploys senior officers in new postings

The Nigerian Army said on Monday that due to the recent promotion of some of its senior officers, it became imperative to deploy them to appropriate appointments to the new ranks.

Lagos revenue agency shuts nine companies

The Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) in its enforcement activities, has shut nine companies and hospitality firms over alleged failure to remit N21.59 million consumption taxes to the state government.
Grace Taiga, ex-director, Legal Services in the Ministry of Petroleum

$9.6 billion judgement: Grace Taiga confirms AGF got draft of P&ID agreement – witness

A principal witness, CSP Umar Babangida, on Wednesday alleged that Grace Taiga, a former director, Legal Services in the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, played a major role in the fraudulent gas supply agrrement between the Federal Government and Petroleum and Industrial Development (P&ID).
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday has said that he is suffering from cold.

President Buhari endorses stiffer penalties for violators of broadcasting codes

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the review of the National Broadcasting Code and extant broadcasting laws to reflect stiffer penalties for violators of broadcasting regulations.

Nigeria to shift battle over $9.6 billion judgment debt to UK appeal court

The battle between Nigeria and Process and Industrial Developments (P&ID) over the bid to stop the company from attaching the country’s assets to recoup the $9.6 billion arbitral claim it secured last month, is set to shift to the United Kingdom Appeal Court.
Abubakar Malami

P&ID scandal: Nigeria may file fresh suit to challenge contract

Towards filing an appeal against a London court judgment which endorsed the $9.6 billion arbitration tribunal award to the Process and Industrial Development (P&ID) Limited, a Federal Government delegation which left Abuja for London on Saturday is expected to hold a press conference today to sensitise the global audience.

P&ID scandal: Suspect Grace Taiga remanded in prison

A Nigerian female accomplice of embattled P&ID firm, Mrs Grace Taiga, has been remanded in Suleja Prison according to an EFCC press statement.

New P&ID scandal suspect suffers from severe hypertension – lawyer

A former Director, Legal Services of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Grace Taiga, standing trial in connection with the controversial P&ID $9.6bn judgment against Nigeria suffers from “a whole lot of ailments”, her lawyer, Ola Olanipekun (SAN), said on Friday.g

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The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Governor Osagie: We do not stuff dollars in babaringa in Edo

The Special Adviser to the Edo State Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, has said Governor Godwin Obaseki delivers sustainable projects to better the lives of Edo people and does not go about stuffing dollars in babariga, like the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje.

Kaduna attacks: Senator Shehu Sani urges concerted efforts by government, security agencies

Malam Shehu Sani, who represented Kaduna Central in the Senate from 2015 to 2019, has called on the Kaduna state government and security agencies to seek out better strategies toward ending killings in the state.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi governor urges President Buhari to increase Nigerian Army funds

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, Friday, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to increase funding and logistics to the Nigeria Army, rather than contemplating sacking the Service Chiefs.
A security officer wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus stands outside the Canadian Embassy in Beijing, China on Aug. 6, 2020. Mark Schiefelbein-AP

Canadian sentenced to death on drug charges in China

China sentenced another Canadian to death on drugs charges Friday, the second in two days to be handed the punishment, as tensions soar between Beijing and Ottawa.
Fifteen passengers and a pilot have been reported dead after an Air India Express flight skidded off the runway at Calicut international airport in Kerala.

Many feared dead as Indian plane crashes

Fifteen passengers and a pilot have been reported dead after an Air India Express flight skidded off the runway at Calicut international airport in Kerala.