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DPP: Lagos courts have delivered judgments on 122 sexual offences in 2020

Mrs Yinka Adeyemi, the Director of the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP), on Tuesday said that courts in Lagos delivered 122 judgments on sexual offences cases from January 2020 to July 2020.
Debt Management Office (DMO)

DMO: Chinese loans constitute only 3.9 percent of Nigeria’s total public debt stock

Total loans by the Chinese government and affiliate agencies to Nigeria is about $3.121 billion and constitutes only about 3.94 per cent of Nigeria’s total public debt of $79.3 billion as of March 31, the Debt Management Office (DMO) has said.

Pyrates urge governors to build juvenile centres

The National Association of Seadogs, Pyrates Confraternity, has urged State Governors to renovate and build juvenile centres on Government, Public-Private Partnership so as to provide safe shelters for victims of sexual gender-based violence and domestic violence, especially children and teens.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: We are investigating killing of Kaduna lawyer

The police in Kaduna State have commenced investigation into the killing of a‎ Kaduna-based lawyer, Haro Gandu, by gunmen at his Abuja Road residence on Sunday, 26 July, 2020 and abduction of his wife and son.
Member Representing Ajaokuta Federal Constituency, Idirissu Lawal, has called on the Federal Government to take urgent step towards the conduct of a reliable population census in the country for effective planning.

House of Reps raises alarm over 80, 000 stranded Nigerians abroad

The Chairman, House of Representatives’ Committee on Diaspora, Hon. Tolu Akande-Sadipe K, on Thursday said about eighty thousand Nigerians are currently held as sex slaves and in forced labour across the world, in countries like Lebanon, Mali and across the Middle East.
The Ekiti State Government says it will begin to arrest those refusing to wear facemasks in public places from Monday.

Ekiti orders arrest of facemask defaulters

The Attorney General and Commisioner for Justice, Wale Fapounda, on Sunday told newsmen in Ado Ekiti that there would henceforth be stiffer penalties for those who fail to comply.
A statement from the office of the Ekiti State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Olawale Fapohunda, released a Public Notice on the status of Akintewe, who is from Ondo town.

Ekiti name-shames 66-year-old convicted sex offender

The Ekiti State Ministry of Justice on Friday published the details of another convicted sex offender, 66-year-old Bayo Akintewe, who was convicted by the State High Court in Ado-Ekiti.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano governor reshuffles cabinet

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has on Wednesday reshuffled his cabinet with the redeployment of three Commissioners to other ministries.
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 to borrow N3 billion to pay UBEC counterpart fund

In an effort to benefit from the 2019/2020 projects of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), the Ekiti State government has approved the borrowing of a sum of N3 billion to pay for the counterpart funding to be able to access the fund.

Man sentenced to death by hanging for murder

Ogunyemi was said to have killed one Moshood Babalola on 17th of February 2010 at about 10am at a village called Agbedegbede in Ile Ife, Osun State.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the Emergency National Executive Council, NEC, meeting of the All Progressives Congress, APC, at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

SERAP gives President Buhari 14 days to probe over N300 billion missing public funds

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has given President Muhammadu Buhari 14 days to “direct the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN, and appropriate anti-corruption agencies to urgently investigate allegations that over N300bn of public funds are missing, mismanaged, diverted or stolen, as documented in the 2017 audited report by the Auditor General of the Federation (AGF).”
The Edo State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Professor Yinka Omorogbe, on Friday, reiterated Obaseki-led administration’s commitment to Open Governance Partnership, OGP, in adding value to lives of the people in the State.

Edo reiterates commitment to open governance partnership

The Edo State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Professor Yinka Omorogbe, on Friday, reiterated Obaseki-led administration’s commitment to Open Governance Partnership, OGP, in adding value to lives of the people in the State.
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 to inaugurate human rights action plan committee July 1

The Ekiti government will, on July 1, inaugurated a committee saddled with the responsibility of developing a human rights action plan.
Mr. Justice Nasir Ajanah, Chief Judge of Kogi State has died, according to a report.

Kogi chief judge Nasiru Ajanah passes on

Late Justice Nasir Ajanah was born in 1956 to the family of Alhaji MJ Fari Ajanah in Okene Local Government Area of present Kogi State. He hails from Okehi Local government area of Kogi State
Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

Kano NLC suspends planned strike over salary deduction

The Nigeria Labour Congress in Kano State has suspended its planned seven-day warning strike action over deduction of workers salaries in May.

NHRC calls for accelerated hearing of rape, sexual, gender based violence cases

Mr Chia Nor, Coordinator, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Nassarawa state, has called for accelerated hearing and prosecution for Rape, Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV), cases in court.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

Nigeria to establish specialised courts for speedy trial of rape cases

The Federal Government is to establish specialised courts for speedy hearing of rape and Gender-Based Violence offences , Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has said.

Nigeria invites bid for monitoring of spending of Abacha loot

The Federal Ministry of Justice on Thursday opened technical bids for Consultancy Service to monitor the implementation of Abacha loot III.

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8. President Muhammadu Buhari presides over the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting, at the Council Chambers, State House, Abuja.

President Buhari commissions 17-storey Nigerian content development building in Yenagoa

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja pledged to spend more on infrastructure across the country, focusing on finishing projects delivered by local contractors and technology that create jobs for thousands of Nigerians.
6 The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday distributed sensitive materials to all 16 local government areas in Ekiti state ahead of the governorship election.

Edo guber: INEC to deploy 20,000 ad-hoc staff

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday said it would deploy no fewer than 20,000 ad-hoc staff for the conduct of the forthcoming Edo governorship election scheduled for Sept. 19.

Pyrates urge Nigerian government to urgently arrest southern Kaduna crisis

The National Association of Seadogs (NAS), Pyrates Confraternity has called on the Federal Government to urgently arrest the insecurity situation in southern Kaduna.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

Military deploys special forces to curb Southern Kaduna killings

The High Command of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN), on Thursday, said that special operations forces have been deployed to curb the incessant attacks and killings in Southern part of Kaduna state.

Kogi community leader blames government for woes of Nigerian youths

The President of Takete Ide Progressive Union (TIPU) in Mopamuro Local Government Area (LGA) of Kogi State, Prince Richard Dare Fiki, has called on the government, corporate organisations and well-meaning individuals to create enabling environment for the youths to actualise their God-given potentials.