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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 move to stop casualisation of Nigerian graduates

Mr. Akinyelure said the issue of employing graduates as casual workers raised a concern, as “more workers continue to groan under this immoral strategy of cutting costs by employers rendering them inferior to their counterparts in other countries of the world.”
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 begins work on bill to prohibit casual jobs for graduates in Nigeria

The Senate, on Thursday, considered a bill seeking to stop employers in the private and public sectors from engaging employable Nigerian graduates as casual workers.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

N1.4 billion fraud: EFCC closes case against ex-NBA president

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Thursday closed its case in the ongoing alleged N1.4billion fraud trial of an embattled former Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) President, Mr Paul Usoro, SAN.

Man in court over alleged rape of 13-year-old girl

An Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, ordered the remand of a 27-year-old man, Joseph Olaniyi, at the Correctional centre in Ado-Ekiti over alleged rape of a 13-year-old girl.

24 pregnant women rescued from baby factory in Calabar

Twenty-four pregnant women, 11 children have been rescued from a suspected baby factory in Calabar, Cross River State, according to newsmen.
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has announced the deployment of 200 officers of the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Amotekun to Ibarapa and Oke Ogun zones.

Ibarapa indigenes demand lasting solution to security crisis

Some prominent stakeholders from Ibarapaland in Oyo State have declared readiness to support measures aimed at halting the incessant security challenges ravaging the area.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday said that the parliament passed 2021 in good time to ensure the country maintains the January to December budget cycle started last year.

House of Reps set to amend ACJA, Armed Forces Act, others

The bills are tilted (Administration of Criminal Justice Act. (Amendment) Bill, 2021 (HB. 1186); Armed Forces Act (Amendment) Bill, 2021 (HB. 1187) and Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention, Etc.) Bill, 2021 (HB. 1188).
US President Joe Biden said he won’t lift sanctions against Iran as long as the Islamic republic is not adhering to its nuclear deal commitments.

Joe Biden directs American diplomats to push for LGBTQ+ rights in host countries

United States President, Joe Biden, has directed America’s foreign missions to push for the legalisation of homosexuality in their respective host countries.
A statement from the office of the Ekiti State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Olawale Fapohunda, released a Public Notice on the status of Akintewe, who is from Ondo town.

Ekiti drags police chief to court over dismissal of pregnant policewoman

The Ekiti State Government through the Attorney-General (AG) and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Wale Fapohunda, has dragged the Inspector General of Police (IG), Mohammed Adamu, to court over the dismissal of a police constable, Omolola Olajide, for getting pregnant without serving the required number of years.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) jointly with the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) presented the key findings of UNODC Fifth Global Report on Trafficking in Persons to stakeholders from the federal government, civil society organisations and international partners.

UNODC: Children most trafficked in West Africa

Children represent more than 75 per cent of trafficking victims detected in West Africa, says the UNODC Fifth Global Report on Trafficking in Persons, presented at a virtual event, yesterday.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has revealed that the aggregate domestic credit in commercial banks grew by 7.61 percent in October 2020, compared with 7.35 percent in the previous month.

CBN hits crypto traders, directs banks to close their accounts

The Central Bank of Nigeria yesterday directed banks and other financial institutions to immediately close any accounts dealing in cryptocurrency or facilitating payment for crypto currency exchange, with immediate effect.
According to a statement signed by the commissioner of homeland affairs, Samuel Aruwan, the order comes into effect on April 9.

Two killed, eight injured in Kaduna-Abuja road crash

The Kaduna state Government, on Friday, said two persons died, eight others sustained serious injuries in a road traffic crash along the Kaduna-Abuja Expressway.
Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, also spelled Nyussi, is a Mozambican politician serving as the fourth President of Mozambique, in office since 2015.

Mozambican president announces night curfews, first since 1992 civil war

Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi announced Thursday the southern African nation will go under a curfew from Friday following coronavirus breakout.

Court remands man in correctional centre for ‘trafficking’ 12 girls to Libya

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Mr Abdullahi Babale, told the court that the defendant on Dec.10, 2020 with the intention to obtain financial benefit, “procured the illegal entry of 12 female victims aged 17 to 28 years from Oyo State to Libya enroute Kano and Katsina.
About two million Mozambicans in the epicentre of the country's coronavirus breakout will from Friday adhere to a curfew for the first time since the civil war ended in 1992, President Filipe Nyusi announced on Thursday.

Virus leads to first Mozambique curfew since civil war

About two million Mozambicans in the epicentre of the country's coronavirus breakout will from Friday adhere to a curfew for the first time since the civil war ended in 1992, President Filipe Nyusi announced on Thursday.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

HEDA drags AGF to court over asset tracing regulation

Nigeria’s leading anti-corruption group, Human and Environmental Development Agenda, (HEDA Resource Centre) has dragged to court the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, over the Asset Tracing, Recovery and Management Regulations, 2019.
The Lagos State House of Assembly has passed the Unlawful Societies and Cultism (Prohibition) Bill 2020.

Police laud Lagos assembly for taking ‘bold step’ to curb cultism

The Nigerian Police Force (NPF), on Tuesday, commended Lagos House of Assembly for taking `bold step’ to curb the menace of cultism and other vices in the state.
The Lagos State House of Assembly has passed the Unlawful Societies and Cultism (Prohibition) Bill 2020.

Lagos assembly passes unlawful societies, cultism prohibition bill

The Lagos State House of Assembly has passed the Unlawful Societies and Cultism (Prohibition) Bill 2020.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday, arraigned a Commercial Director of the Process and Industrial Development (P&ID) Limited, Mohammed Kuchazi, for money laundering, among other offences.

EFCC arraigns P&ID director over money laundering

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday, arraigned a Commercial Director of the Process and Industrial Development (P&ID) Limited, Mohammed Kuchazi, for money laundering, among other offences.
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the Senate President Dr Ahmad Lawan, and Speaker of House of Representatives Mr Femi Gbajabiamila to “use their good offices to urgently probe and refer to appropriate anti-corruption agencies allegations that N4.4 billion of public money budgeted for the National Assembly is missing, misappropriated, diverted or stolen, as documented in three audited reports by the Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation.”

SERAP writes National Assembly leadership, seeks probe of ‘missing N4.4 billion funds’

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the Senate President Dr Ahmad Lawan, and Speaker of House of Representatives Mr Femi Gbajabiamila to “use their good offices to urgently probe and refer to appropriate anti-corruption agencies allegations that N4.4 billion of public money budgeted for the National Assembly is missing, misappropriated, diverted or stolen, as documented in three audited reports by the Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation.”
British American Tobacco

Tobacco Control: CAPPA launches TakeApart Nigeria report

Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa, CAPPA, on Friday, launched the TakeApart Nigeria report entitled “The Big Tobacco Allies— How tobacco companies use intermediaries to foster their corporate social responsibility initiatives and promote their image in Nigeria”.

Court sentences man to 6 months imprisonment for cyber fraud

Justice Darius Khobo of the Kaduna State High Court on Thursday sentenced a man, Godwin James, to six months imprisonment for internet fraud.

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North Korea have pulled out of next month’s qualifying matches for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the Asian Football Confederation said Sunday.

Qatar 2022: North Korea pull out of World Cup qualifiers

North Korea have pulled out of next month’s qualifying matches for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the Asian Football Confederation said Sunday.
Nigerian singer Peter Okoye of the defunct music group, Psquare, has congratulated Chelsea despite their 1-0 loss to Leicester City in the Final of the FA Cup on Saturday.

Peter Okoye: I’m proud of Chelsea despite losing FA Cup to Leicester City

Nigerian singer Peter Okoye of the defunct music group, Psquare, has congratulated Chelsea despite their 1-0 loss to Leicester City in the Final of the FA Cup on Saturday.
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Official: Lagos government’s investment in education paying off

The Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, has said Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s investment in the education sector has begun to yield positive result.
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West Ham boss won’t rule out re-signing Marko Arnautovic

Reports have surfaced linking forward Arnautovic, who thrived under Moyes during his first spell in charge of West Ham, with a return to the club.
VfB Stuttgart are eager to buy Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius.

Stuttgart seek to buy Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius

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The Celestial Church of Christ (CCC) has blamed the death of Kayode Badru, a Lagos-based socialite, who died from a candle fire incident, due to the “abuse of spiritual perfumes.”

Celestial church issues guide after socialite died from perfume fire

The Celestial Church of Christ (CCC) has blamed the death of Kayode Badru, a Lagos-based socialite, who died from a candle fire incident, due to the “abuse of spiritual perfumes.”
Trading resumed on the Nigerian Exchange on Friday after the public holidays to mark the Eid-el-Fitr celebration with growth of N25 billion.

Nigerian Exchange resumes trading with N25 billion growth

Trading resumed on the Nigerian Exchange on Friday after the public holidays to mark the Eid-el-Fitr celebration with growth of N25 billion.
The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Mr Olamilekan Adegbite, made the disclosure in an interview with newsmen on Sunday in Abuja.

Nigerian government rolls out national action plan for mercury, solid waste management

In order to eliminate poisonous gaseous emission in the air, the Federal Government on Monday rolled out the National Action Plan (NAP) for the reduction and eventual elimination of mercury use in the artisanal and small-scale gold mining sector of the country.
Multi-awards winning British singer Adele has put to rest the rumours that she is dating rapper and protégé, Skepta.

British singer Adele loses estranged father at 57

Mark Evans the estranged father of British superstar singer, Adele has died of cancer at 57 after years of high-profile disputes and public rows with the singer.
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AAC: DSS can’t intimidate Nigerians into forced patriotism

The African Action Congress, AAC, has stated that the Department of State Services, DSS, should now and cannot intimidate Nigerians into “forced patriotism” in a society where social justice is absent.