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Femi Falana, Senior Advocate of Nigeria and lawyer has narrated the build-up to Sowore and Bakare’s rearrest by the DSS at a Federal High Court in Abuja, barely 24 hours after their release from DSS custody.

Omoyele Sowore: NBA rebukes DSS, urges Nigerians to defend rule of law

The Nigerian Bar Association has issued a strong rebuke of the Department of State Services, calling its arrest of Omoyele Sowore in Abuja Court as assault and desecration of the court.
YouTube on Friday released YouTube Rewind, which celebrates the biggest moments on YouTube from 2019.

YouTube Rewind: Most watched videos by Nigerians in 2019

YouTube on Friday released YouTube Rewind, which celebrates the biggest moments on YouTube from 2019.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), has announced the demise of a former member of the house, Rep. Tony Okey. 6

Speaker: House of Reps to begin work on constitution review, petroleum bill next year

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has assured that the House would commence work on the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill and the amendment of the 1999 Constitution next year
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP: Invasion of court by DSS confirms Nigeria sliding into dictatorship

The Peoples Democratic Party has said the furious invasion of the sanctity of the Federal High Court by the Department of State Services further confirms that Nigeria, under the Buhari Presidency, is finally sliding into a frightening dictatorship.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Omoyele Sowore: DSS invasion rape on sanctity of the court – Atiku Abubakar

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, has said that Friday’s invasion of a courtroom at the Federal High Court, Abuja, by operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS), was a rape on the sanctity of the court.

Report: N675 billionn bribes paid to Nigerian public officials in 2019

An estimated N675bn was paid in cash bribes to Nigerian public officials this year, according to a new survey by the National Bureau of Statistics and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

NPA boss petitions Police, DSS on safety over attack at National Assembly

Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman, has called for the investigation and prosecution of perpetrators of the harassment and humiliation to which she was subjected to by people believed to be hirelings of Chairman of Ocean Maritime Solutions Limited (OMSL), Captain Idahosa Okunbo on the premises of the National Assembly on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.
Lawyers, social critics, Aba residents and civil society groups on Thursday lauded the 12-year prison sentence handed down to ex-Governor Orji Kalu of Abia by a Federal High Court in Lagos.

After Orji Kalu, Joshua Dariye, is President Buhari’s corruption war still against opposition?

On June 12, 2018, Joshua Dariye, former Plateau state governor and senator, huddled in the dock awaiting the verdict of fate for pilfering N1.6 billion public funds at a high court of the federal capital territory (FCT).
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

INEC sets January 25 for 28 outstanding elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed January 25, 2020, for the conduct of 28 outstanding court-ordered rerun elections across in the country.

ICPC, others harp on war against corruption

The Independent Corrupt Practices And Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on Thursday urged Nigerians to fight corruption for better society and success of the next generations.

Nigeria named among highest new users of bitcoin

Nigerians usage of bitcoin has continued to rise despite warnings by the Central Bank of Nigeria that digital currencies are not legal tender.
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr says he wants to persuade Bordeaux’s English-born forward Josh Maja to play for international football for Nigeria.

Bordeaux’s Josh Maja reacts to first career hat-trick against Nimes

Bordeaux forward Josh Maja has expressed his delight after scoring his first career hat-trick in their 6-0 thrashing of Nimes in Tuesday's Ligue 1 game.
ALLEN ONYEMA

Diaspora group urges support for Air Peace chief

A group, Concerned Diaspora Citizens, has described the allegations of financial misdeeds levelled against Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Allen Onyema, as a deliberate attempt to kill the company and deepen Nigeria’s unemployment crisis.

House of Reps: c covers less than 5 per cent of Nigerians

The House of Representatives Joint-Committee on Insurance & Actuarial Matters, Health Services and Health Institutions, has disclosed that despite a steady guzzle of billions of public funds in 15 years, the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has captured less than five per cent of Nigerians.
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APC women leaders applaud Senator Lawan for peace in government

Women leaders of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) have applauded the leadership of the ninth National Assembly for the peace and stability in the Assembly.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), has announced the demise of a former member of the house, Rep. Tony Okey. 6

house of Reps orders probe of attacks on Nigerians in Ghana

The House of Representatives on Wednesday ordered an immediate investigation into alleged attacks on Nigerians living in Ghana as fallout of government decision to shut all land borders.
Buhari Media Organisation (BMO)

BMO: World Bank’s poverty report correct, incomplete

The Buhari Media Organisation has described the 2019 Nigeria economic update by World Bank as correct but incomplete.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court orders former governors who serve as ministers, senators to return their pensions

A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the Federal Government to recover pensions collected by former governors now serving as ministers and members of the National Assembly.

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Price of Bonny Light hits $65.47 per barrel

The price of Bonny Light, Nigeria’s premium oil grade, has risen from $63.00 to $65.47 per barrel as the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, cuts output by 500,000 barrels per day, bpd.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

Court orders final forfeiture of hospital facility owned by Imo APC Reps member

A Federal High Court sitting in Owerri, the Imo State capital has ordered the final forfeiture of a multi-million-naira hospital facility allegedly belonging to the House of Representatives member representing Ideato North and South Federal constituency, Pascal Obi.
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has called for the arrest and subsequent trial of operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and other security officials involved in the invasion of the Federal High Court in Abuja.

NHRC calls for arrest, trial of security operatives involved in ‘court invasion’

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has called for the arrest and subsequent trial of operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and other security officials involved in the invasion of the Federal High Court in Abuja.

US Supreme Court blocks plans to bring back federal death penalty

The highest court in the U.S. blocked plans to bring back the death penalty on a federal level on Friday, days before a planned execution.
A woman in northern India who was on her way to a court hearing of a rape case she had filed months ago was set on fire Thursday morning by five men.

Indian gang rape victim set on fire on way to court, dies

A woman in northern India who was on her way to a court hearing of a rape case she had filed months ago was set on fire Thursday morning by five men.