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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.

Senator Enang: President Buhari’s government most transparent

Senior Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Sen. Ita Enang, on Saturday said President Muhammadu Buhari’s government was the most transparent.

Olisa Agbakoba: Babagana Kingibe unfit for national honour

Ambassador Babagana Kingibe, the running mate of late Bashorun Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola for the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election, has been described as unfit for the national honour accorded him by President Muhammadu Buhari.

NBA urges federal government to sign Africa free trade agreement

The Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) has urged the Federal Government to endorse Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AFCFTA) to enable Nigeria reap economic benefits of intra African trade.

Legal Aid Council wants northern states to domesticate Child Rights Act

The Legal Aid Council (LAC) has appealed to some northern states yet to domesticate the Child Rights Act to do so to protect the rights of children in their respective states.

Governor Ganduje swears in four new khadis

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State on Thursday swore in four new khadis of the state Sharia Court of Appeal at the Government House, Kano.

Governor Okowa donates buses to prisons

To speed up the administration of criminal justice in Delta State, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has donated two 18-seater buses to the Nigerian Prisons Service.

Benue groups to drag federal government before UN, ICC over killings

A coalition of socio-cultural groups in Benue State, comprising Mdgzou U Tiv, Idoma National Forum and Omi’Ngede, have said they are set to drag the Federal Government before the United Nations over the persistent killing of citizens of the state by suspected herdsmen.

Corruption: Governor Bagudu urges NBA to ensure speedy dispensation of justice

Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi on Monday urged the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) to ensure speedy dispensation of justice and equity to free the country from pervasive corruption.

Herders-farmers clash: Lawyers call for mediation, local policing, education in Benue

Some lawyers on Saturday called for strengthening of conflict mediation and resolution, reconciliation and peace-building mechanisms between herdsmen and farmers in Benue, Taraba and other states to foster peace and end killings.

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Prisons Comptroller speaks on alleged ballot box snatching in Lagos

The Comptroller of Prisons, Lagos State Command, Tunde Ladipo, says there are no cases of ballot box snatching by political thugs in all the places his team visited during the Presidential and National Assembly elections in the state.
Staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) confirm ballot papers for house of representatives during the electoral preparation at a local office of INEC in Port Harcourt, southern Nigeria, on February 22, 2019, a day before postponed voting day.Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP

Elections: We’re satisfied with process so far – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it is satisfied with the ongoing conduct of the elections so far from the reports it has received from the 36 states and FCT.

Election: Senator Shehu Sani loses polling unit with wide margin

Shehu Sani is seeking re-election to the Senate under the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) while Uba Sani is vying on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Malfunctioning smart card readers mars voting in llorin

Hundreds of eligible voters’ in several parts of Ilorin metropolis were unable to cast their votes at the commencement of voting on Saturday following malfunctioning of smart card readers.