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Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has sent a N27.9 billion supplementary budget for 2019 to the State House of Assembly for approval, increasing the initial budget figure of N390 billion to N417.9 billion.

Appeal court affirms Delta governor’s election

Ogboru and his party, APC are seeking to upturn the decision of the Delta State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal which returned Okowa for a second term as governor of Delta State.
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Delta guber: Court reserves ruling in appeal filed by APC’s Great Ogboru

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has reserved judgment in the appeal filed by the candidate of the All Progressive Congress, Chief Great Ogboru, against the election of Senator Ifeanyi Okowa as the Governor of Delta State.

No dates for judgments yet in suits challenging Delta, Imo governors’ elections

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja on Monday reserved judgment appeals challenging the victory of Emeka Ihedioha of Imo and Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta States respectively in the March 9 governorship election.

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CAN supports Oyo government’s threat to shut churches flouting coronavirus protocol

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Oyo State chapter, says it is in support of the state government’s decision to close down any church that flouts the COVID-19 prevention protocols.

Uganda election: Femi Falana petitions UN working group over Bobi Wine’s house arrest

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has submitted a complaint to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (UN-WGAD) over the continued house arrest of Ugandan opposition figure, Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine.
FILE PHOTO - President-elect Joe Biden's nominee to be Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines speaks at his transition headquarters in the Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., November 24, 2020. REUTERS-Joshua Roberts

Joe Biden intelligence pick to call for tough scrutiny of China

Avril Haines, a former White House and CIA official whom President-elect Joe Biden chose for the top U.S. intelligence job, will tell Congress on Tuesday that she will continue tough U.S. scrutiny of China and press spy agencies to help resolve the COVID-19 crisis, a Biden transition official said.

Thai woman sentenced to 43 years in jail for insulting monarchy

A Thai court on Tuesday sentenced a 65-year-old woman to more than 43 years in jail for sharing online posts criticizing the royal family, her lawyer said, the country’s harshest ever sentence for insulting the monarchy.
Faisal Shuaib, Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, made this known during the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 press conference held in Abuja on Tuesday.

NPHCDA boss: Nigeria has enough storage capacity for coronavirus vaccines

The Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib, has said that the federal government has developed a comprehensive vaccine deployment plan with adequate storage capacity to the keep covid-19 vaccines.