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NBA: Nigerian governors must respect constitution on judicial autonomy

The Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) has insisted that the 36 state governors must respect what the 1999 Constitution stipulates on the contending issue of full autonomy for the judiciary.
Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF)

Nigerian governors await President Buhari’s return to resolve issues on state judiciaries’ financial autonomy

Governors of the 36 states of the federation are awaiting the return of President Muhammadu Buhari to resolve the logjam over the implementation of financial autonomy for state judiciaries.
Innocent Chukwuma

Civil Society leader Innocent Chukwuma passes on

“With profound shock and sadness, I regret to inform you that Innocent Chukwuma passed away a few hours ago, in the evening of April 3. May his soul rest in peace,” announced Edetaen Ojo, a frontline freedom of expression advocate and executive director of the Media Rights Agenda, who was a friend of Chukwuma.

Nigerian judiciary workers begin indefinite strike

Judiciary workers, under the aegis of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), have declared an indefinite nationwide strike to press home their demand for the financial autonomy of the judiciary.

Senior lawyers pay tribute to late Justice Ngwuta

A cross section of senior lawyers in the country have paid glowing tribute to the late Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Slyvester Nwguta, who died in the early hours of Sunday.
Emmanuel Nwude, a businessman, who was convicted of defrauding a Brazilian bank of $242 million, has denied knowing the source of the funds while testifying on Thursday before an Ikeja Special Offences Court in Lagos State.

Emmanuel Nwude: Olisa Agbakoba dumped me after collecting N27 million

Emmanuel Nwude, a businessman, who was convicted of defrauding a Brazilian bank of $242 million, has denied knowing the source of the funds while testifying on Thursday before an Ikeja Special Offences Court in Lagos State.
Lagos-based lawyer and human rights activist, Mr Olisa Agbakoba

Olisa Agbakoba: Regional autonomy’ll address Nigeria’s diversity challenges

Former President of Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, SAN, said yesterday that regional autonomy will address Nigeria’s diversity challenges.
The House of Representatives on Tuesday reprimanded the Minister of Foreign Affairs, for the continuing maltreatment of Nigerians in the Diaspora.

House of Reps insists on power to summon President Buhari

The House of Representatives yesterday faulted the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), for querying its power to summon President Muhammadu Buhari.

46 Prominent Nigerians demand resignation of service chiefs

Forty-six prominent Nigerians, including senior lawyers, clerics, businessmen, members drawn from the academia and various other professionals Thursday demanded an end to the prevailing insecurity in the country, starting with the resignation of all the service chiefs.

MAN, LCCI others blame recession on coronavirus, #EndSARS crisis

Nigeria has formally entered its second economic recession in five years as the severe impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global crude oil prices and restrictions imposed to curb the virus caused the nation’s economy to contract for the second consecutive quarter by 3.62 percent in the third quarter of 2020.
Lagos-based lawyer and human rights activist, Mr Olisa Agbakoba

Agbakoba suggests path to Nigeria’s economic growth

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Dr Olisa Agbakoba, has said that for Nigeria to experience rapid economic growth there is the need for some agencies of the Federal Government to come together and harness their potentials.
A presidential candidate at the just concluded Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) election, Dele Adesina, has called for the cancellation of the exercise.

NBA presidential candidate alleges fraud, wants election result cancelled

A presidential candidate at the just concluded Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) election, Dele Adesina, has called for the cancellation of the exercise.

Pat Utomi seeks new movement to rescue Nigeria from collapse

Nigeria’s leading political economist, Prof Pat Utomi, Saturday explained the need to build a new national political movement to rescue Nigeria and address burning issues that put its corporate existence under threat.

Femi Falana dissociates self from new political group

Human rights lawyer Femi Falana has distanced himself from the newly floated political movement, National Consultative Front (NCF) saying he was not involved in the formation of the group.
Abubakar Dangiwa Umar

NCF: I wasn’t consulted on new political group – Colonel Umar

The Movement of Unity and Progress says a former Military Governor of the old Kaduna State, Col. Abubakar Umar, is not a member of a new political movement, the ‘National Consultative Forum’.

Olisa Agbakoba: I’m not part of NCF

Former president of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Dr Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), has denied being part of the National Consultative Front (NCF), a new political movement being proposed for launch in the country before the end of this month.
The Chinese Embassy in Nigeria has lambasted Oby Ezekwesili, a former Minister of Education, for demanding compensation from China over the Coronavirus pandemic.

2023: Oby Ezekwesili, Femi Falana, Olisa Agbakoba, others launch political movement

Over 30 prominent Nigerian activists, academics, and other professionals, have launched a new political movement ahead of the 2023 general elections.

Coronavirus: Olisa Agbakoba calls for model to monitor progress

Former President, Nigeria Bar Association, (NBA) Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, has called on experts managing the COVID-19 pandemic to give Nigerians graphic details of the progression of the disease.
Supreme Court of Nigeria

Imo guber: Coalition reveals next action against Supreme Court

A coalition of leaders of conscience in the country, under the aegis of the Third Force Movement in Nigeria has vowed to drag the Supreme Court of Nigeria to the United Nations, UN, United States of America, United Kingdom, African Union, European Union among others, over its refusal to review the judgment that sacked Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as the Imo State Governor.
Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah

AMCOM to arraign Senator Ifeanyi Ubah over N132 billion debt

Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON, Thursday secured the approval of the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos to arraign Ifeanyi Ubah and his Capital Oil and Gas Limited over the fraudulent value of assets tendered to offset N132 billion owed the corporation.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

N135 billion fraud: Senator Ubah’s absence in court stalls arraignment

Ubah, who is currently a senator, was to be arraigned before Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos. The senator and his company, Capital Oil and Gas Limited, are facing a four-count charge of fraud and misrepresentation of facts.

Femi Falana, Mike Ozekhome clash over Justice Onnoghen at NBA confab

Two Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) Chief Mike Ozekhome and Mr. Femi Falana have disagreed sharply over lawyers’ reaction to the removal of immediate past Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen (rtd).

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As Nigeria celebrates her 59th year independence anniversary, Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has said that though the country is 59 years old, it has not matured.

Taraba governor advises Nigerian government on state police

Gov. Darius Ishaku of Taraba has advised the Federal Government to try state police in addressing the security challenges in the country.

Nigerian journalist: Why I returned missing $3,000 to owner

Mr Abdulkadir Shehu, a journalist with Progress FM, a private radio station in Gombe, said he returned the $3,000 dollars he found along the road to its owner, because it would be wrong for him to claim it.
Lady Chidi Alexandra Onyemelukwe, the daughter of the Second Republic vice President Alex Ekwueme, says she is contesting the November governorship election in Anambra State in order to add value to governance and make a difference.

Anambra election: PDP female aspirant urges electorate to shun inducement

A female aspirant in the Nov. 6 governorship in Anambra, Mrs Chidi Onyemelukwe, has urged the electorate to guard against monetary inducement in making their choice of candidates.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Kidnappers demand N100 million ransom for abducted Kogi council boss

The Kogi State Government has assured the family of abducted chairman of Yagba West local government council, Hon. Pius Kolawole, of its commitment to ensure his release.
Bill Gates and Melinda Gates have announced that they’ll be ending their marriage after 27 years together, explaining in a joint statement that they “no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives.”

Bill Gates, Melinda Gates to end marriage after 27 years

Bill Gates and Melinda Gates have announced that they’ll be ending their marriage after 27 years together, explaining in a joint statement that they “no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives.”

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Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has listed some communities inKwara and Niger as notorious for smuggling activities over the years.

Customs seizes trailerload of codeine, tramadol

The Nigeria Customs Service, Apapa Area Command, on Monday intercepted a 40 feet container laden with 805 cartons of codeine, and 124 cartons of tramadol in Lagos.
The Nasarawa State Government has begun the vaccination of its frontline medical workers against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus: Nigeria vaccinates 1,222,109 persons

A total of 1,222,109 eligible Nigerians have so far received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Minister: ‘Forces of evil’ planning to release doctored video against me

Nigeria’s minister of communications and digital economy, Isa Pantami, has said that there are plans by “forces of evil” to release doctored videos to further damage his reputation.

Fire in hospital’s intensive care kills 18 in India’s Gujarat

At least 18 people, including two healthcare workers were killed in a fire at a COVID-19 hospital in the western Indian state of Gujarat late on Friday night, officials said on Saturday, in the country's latest deadly hospital accident.

Truck crushes eight to death in Osun

No fewer than eight people lost their lives, while many others sustained varying degrees of injuries on Saturday when a truck conveying kegs of palm oil and sixty one passengers fell into drainage while climbing an overhead bridge in Osogbo, Osun State.