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Court dismisses suits against dissolution of APC NEC

Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has struck out two separate suits challenging the dissolution of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
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NGOs, journalists challenge Nigerian government’s Twitter ban at ECOWAS court

Five non-governmental organisations and four journalists have filed a suit against the federal government at the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice in Abuja.
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Senator Melaye, car dealer biker over N14.5 million unpaid balance for Mercedes Benz

Senator Dino Melaye has threatened to take legal action after he was accused by a car dealer of N14.5 million debt for a Mercedes Benz he bought in 2018.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this at a media briefing on Monday in Lagos, said centres were also built in collaboration with states and the private sector to isolate and treat cases of COVID-19.

Nigerian government seeks powers to license, regulate internet broadcast, online media

The Federal Government on Wednesday sought power to regulate private broadcasting in the country using the internet and other online outlets, saying the government has an obligation to monitor broadcast content.
U.S. President Joe Biden meets NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg during a NATO summit, at the Alliance's headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, June 14, 2021. Stephanie Lecocq-Pool via REUTERS

NATO takes tough line on China at first summit with Joe Biden

NATO leaders designated China as presenting “systemic challenges” in a summit communique on Monday, taking a forceful stance towards Beijing at Joe Biden’s first summit with an alliance that Donald Trump openly disparaged and ridiculed.
The suspended National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, says he has accepted the Appeal court’s verdict which upheld his suspension.

Comrade Oshiomhole: Not completing my tenure as national chairman of APC no big deal

The immediate past governor of Edo state, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has said that it does not matter that he did not complete his tenure as national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
NATO Heads of the states and governments pose for a family photo during the NATO summit at the Alliance's headquarters, in Brussels, Belgium June 14, 2021. REUTERS-Yves Herman-Pool

NATO designates China as a “systemic” challenge

NATO will confront China’s military ambitions for the first time and designate Beijing as presenting “systemic challenges”, according to a copy of a summit communique seen by Reuters and set for release later on Monday.
Manchester City have been crowned 2020-21 Premier League champions, our third title success in the last four years.

Manchester City to raise £70 million by selling off their fringe players this summer

A number of youngsters, most of whom have never played a game for the club, are attracting interest from across Europe and their departures will swell Pep Guardiola’s transfer pot.
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Euro 2020: British sides given Germany quarantine exemption

Germany’s government announced on Tuesday it will allow England, Scotland and Wales to enter the country without quarantine to play at Euro 2020 despite a recent rise in cases linked to the Delta variant of Covid-19 in Britain.

Minister says duration of airport concession to last 20–30 years

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika has said that the planned concession of four airports will last for a duration of 20 to 30 years.
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Samsung Heavy Industries attains 2,000 days of no lost time injuries

Samsung Heavy Industries Nigeria has announced that it has reached a significant health and safety milestone of 2,000 days with no lost time injuries (LTI) at its subsidiary SHI-MCI, Africa’s largest ship fabrication and integration yard located in Lagos.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this at a media briefing on Monday in Lagos, said centres were also built in collaboration with states and the private sector to isolate and treat cases of COVID-19.

Anti-corruption group demands details of N9.4 billion digital expenditure

The Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has been asked to release details of expenditure on payment to key Digital Switch Over, (DSO) stakeholders.

2023: Group drum support for Enugu east senatorial district governorship slot

As the preparation for 2023 general elections gathers momentum, a socio cultural group from Enugu west Senatorial zone has expressed their support for gubernatorial candidate from Enugu East Senatorial zone.
The American boxer, Deontay Wilder, who secured the arbitration decision that set aside the unification bout between the top British heavyweights Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury, has labelled his opponent Fury a “coward.”

Deontay Wilder brands Tyson Fury ‘a coward’ ahead of July 24 trilogy bout

The American boxer, Deontay Wilder, who secured the arbitration decision that set aside the unification bout between the top British heavyweights Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury, has labelled his opponent Fury a “coward.”

Kebbi earmarks N4.5 billion for school construction, trains supervisors on projects evaluation

The Kebbi State Government has announced that it will spend N4.5 billion on the construction of primary and junior secondary schools in the 21 local government areas of the state.

TUC makes case for removal of ‘anti-people’ section from constitution

Against the backdrop of debates and consultations by the National Assembly on whether to scrap or alter the 1999 Constitution, the Trade Union Congress (TUC) has made the case for the removal of Section (6)(6)c from the document, criticising it as anti-people.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures as he delivers a speech to supporters following the announcement of exit polls in Israel's general election at his Likud party headquarters in Jerusalem March 24, 2021. REUTERS-Ammar Awad

Israel lifts almost all coronavirus restrictions

Following a sharp drop in new coronavirus infections and severe illnesses, Israel is almost completely lifting government restrictions imposed to halt the spread of the virus.

The death of Ahmed Gulak

The cold-blooded murder of Hon. Ahmed Gulak, former Speaker of the Adamawa House of Assembly, former Special Adviser on Political Affairs to President Goodluck Jonathan, former national co-ordinator of the Goodluck Support Group (GSG) and former Governorship aspirant under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is yet another tragic indication of the crisis of insecurity that Nigeria faces.
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. 7

Security Summit: Nigeria under attacks – House speaker

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has stated that the country is under attack.
The second phase of the COVID-19 Astrazeneca vaccination began in Niger State yesterday with the Governor Abubakar Sani Bello receiving his second jab of the vaccine.

EU drags AstraZeneca to court over late and diverted vaccine supplies

The European Union accused AstraZeneca of a “flagrant violation” of its contract to rapidly build-up coronavirus production capacity in the bloc, as it began legal action against the drugs giant on Wednesday.
Ahmad said the Executive Chairman of FIRS, Muhammad Nami, disclosed this at the inauguration of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Audit and Recovery of Back Years Stamp Duties and the unveiling of the FIRS Adhesive Stamp in Abuja.

JTB urges amendment to conflicting provisions in FIRS, FCT-IRS acts

The Chairman, Joint Tax Board and Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS), Muhammad Nami, has appealed to the National Assembly and all key stakeholders to identify, review and amend some of the conflicting provisions in the FIRS (Establishment) Act of 2007 and the FCT Internal Revenue (Establishment) Act.
4. The Niger State Governor, Sani Bello on Monday met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari: General Attahiru’s death has increased our problems

President Muhammadu Buhari has said the loss of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, and 10 other military officers and men during last Friday’s plane crash in Kaduna has increased the nation’s problems.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

‘Armed robbers’ involved in ghastly motor accident in Ogun

Three suspected armed robbers on Saturday were involved a ghastly motor accident at Ode-Remo, Ogun State, while escaping with a car they allegedly snatched at gunpoint.

Russians nationals detained in Chad desert say they are tourists

A group of Russians detained by the police in a part of northern Chad where the army has been battling a rebel invasion from Libya said on Wednesday that they were tourists who had come to sightsee in the Sahara Desert.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate vows to expose MDAs refusing to account for public funds

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the upper chamber will publish the names of government agencies that have refused to appear before the Public Accounts Committee to defend the interrogations of the Auditor-General for the Federation in the 2015 report.
Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has addressed the issues surrounding the strike action by some state-owned tertiary institutions, declaring that the state will resolve the matter within the month.

Oyo governor urges council chiefs to strengthen intelligence gathering in their areas

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has urged local government chairmen in the state to upscale intelligence gathering in their respective council areas.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

Super Eagles coach joins NPFL stars in training ahead of Mexico friendly

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

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Court remands driver for ‘stealing’ toilet seats

An Upper Area Court in Zuba, Abuja, on Thursday, ordered that a 23-year-old driver, Tahuir Ibrahim, who allegedly stole 41 toilet seats worth N1.3 million.
The All Progressives Congress has named the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello as chairman of its Ondo State Governorship Primary Election Committee.

Kogi governor unveils website to showcase achievements

The Kogi State government has launched an e-compendium, a special website to showcase the achievements, projects, news, and events of Gov. Yahaya Bello-led administration.
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Blessing Okagbare sets new African record at AFN Olympic Trials

Blessing Okagbare has set a new African record at the Athletics Federation of Nigeria Olympic Trials in Lagos.
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NDLEA arrests doctor for dealing in drugged cookies, biscuits

The operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested a medical doctor, Jane Chioma Ofoma, in Auchi, Edo, for selling drugged cookies and biscuits.
“AC Milan is delighted to announce the signing of Oluwafikayomi Oluwadamilola Tomori on loan from Chelsea FC until the end of the season,” the club said on their website.

Fikayo Tomori joins AC Milan after they trigger £24 million Chelsea transfer clause

Fikayo Tomori has joined AC Milan permanently after they triggered his £24million transfer clause following a successful loan spell.