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FIDA seeks inclusion of fight against corruption in SDGs

The Ekiti State chapter of International Federation of Female Lawyers (FIDA), has advocated for inclusion of war against corruption in the programmes of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Joseph Daudu withdraws from Maryam Sanda’s murder trial

The lawyer representing Maryam Sanda, the suspect who allegedly killed her husband, Bilyamin Bello, has withdrawn from the trial

2019: 259 declare interests in 35 seats in Ekiti

No fewer than 259 aspirants have so far declared their interests in Senatorial, House of Representatives and State House of Assembly seats, in the forthcoming 2019 general elections in Ekiti.
Onueze Okocha

It’s unlawful for EFCC to unilaterally probe state’s finances – Ex-NBA chief

A former President of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Chief Onueze Okocha (SAN), has said it is unlawful for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to invade a state and commence unilateral investigations of her finances.
Yemi Osinbajo

Judiciary: VP Osinbajo tasks states on financial autonomy

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has urged State Governments yet to implement first line charge for judiciary to do so to enhance more improvement in the judiciary.
Udoma Udo Udoma, minister of budget and national planning

Minister: Nigeria must urgently curb population growth to abolish extreme poverty

Udoma Udo Udoma, minister of budget and national planning, says there is an urgent need to pay attention to Nigeria’s uncontrolled population growth.

Rule of law: The president got it wrong

President Muhammadu Buhari was guest of honour on Sunday at the NBA Conference and he had the additional responsibility of declaring the conference open. In his address, he told the gathering of eminent lawyers and judges that his administration will prioritise national security over and above the rule of law.

Presidency: Ex-NSA Dasuki’s diversion of money meant for military hardware led to 100,000 deaths

The Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, Malam Garba Shehu, has said that no fewer than 100,000 Nigerians died as a result of the diversion of monies meant for the purchase of hardware for the Nigerian military by the former National Security Adviser (NSA) to President Goodluck Jonathan, Col. Sambo Dasuki.

Ex-Minister Fani-Kayode demands reasons for police invitation

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has requested the police to provide information on his alleged offence, and an extension of time for him to appear for questioning.
Ibrahim Magu

EFCC chief slams SAN for receiving N2 billion legal fee, another with N5.1 billion...

The Acting Chairman of the Economic Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has accused some Senior Advocates of Nigeria of frustrating the country’s anti-corruption war for pecuniary gains.

Ex-NBA chief hails Governor Obiano over Okada ban

Former vice-chairman of Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Onitsha branch, Ada Obinna Edozie, has praised Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, for banning commercial motorcycles, while pleading for the fulfilment of the promise to bring mini buses as an alternative means of transportation.

Bayelsa Assembly passes medical university bill despite opposition

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly on Friday passed the Medical University Bill amidst stiff opposition from stakeholders at a public hearing three days earlier.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

CAN: Federal government using police to pull down democratic institutions

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has alleged that Federal Government was using the Police and other security forces to pull down democratic institutions built at a great price.

CAN cautions presidency, police over threat to democracy

Following the siege to the residences of the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, and Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu by the police and other security agencies, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Tuesday cautioned the Presidency and the police over the threat to the nation’s democracy.
Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu

Bill to create state police passes first reading in Senate

The first reading of the Constitution Alteration Bill for the Establishment of State Police and other related matters was taken at the Senate plenary Thursday.

Federal government reconstitutes tax appeal tribunals

The federal government has reconstituted the Tax Appeal Tribunals in the six geo-political zones as well as Lagos State and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

MKO Abiola’s eldest daughter lauds declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day

Eldest daughter late Bashorun MKO Abiola, Mrs Lola Abiola-Edewor, on Saturday lauded President Muhammadu Buhari’s declaration of June 12 as the new Democracy Day, saying it is justice to her father.

Vice President Osinbajo: We are in support of restructuring

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has said that the present administration is not opposed to restructuring as being canvassed in many quarters.

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NAPTIP hands over two female human trafficking victims from Russia to Edo

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons on Monday in Lagos handed over two female victims of human trafficking to Edo Government.

NiMet: Cloudy weather, rains thunderstorms to prevail on Tuesday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency has predicted cloudy weather conditions with chances of thunderstorms and moderate rainfall activities over some parts of the country on Tuesday.

Abubakar Sani-Bello calls for calm as groups protest over outcome of APC primaries

Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani-Bello, has called on contestants, their supporters and stakeholders in the just concluded All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries in the state to remain calm and peaceful.

2019: Adamawa government alleges plot to blackmail Muhammadu Bindow

The APC-led government in Adamawa on Monday alleged plot by some politicians who lost out in the primaries to blackmail Gov. Muhammadu Bindow and set him against the party and the presidency.
Eden Hazard

Eden Hazard: I want to win something for Maurizio Sarri this season

Eden Hazard wants to repay Maurizio Sarri for helping him find his goalscoring touch this season by helping his manager achieve his first major honour in professional football.