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A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Lawyer sues President Buhari, General Buratai, others over Lekki shootings

A lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje, has filed a N10bn fundamental rights suit against President Muhammadu Buhari, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, and 10 others over last Tuesday night shootings at #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos.
The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has said thugs intimidated voters, election observers and journalists on a scale it said would affect the integrity of the governorship election in Kogi State.

CDD condemns clampdown on #RevolutionNow protesters

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has condemned the arrest of protesters affiliated with the #RevolutionNow movement in Abuja, Lagos, and Osun by operatives of various Nigerian security agencies.

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The joint statement on China was read out by Canadian Ambassador Leslie Norton on behalf of countries including Australia, Britain, France, Germany, Japan and the United States to the U.N. Human Rights Council.

Canada leads call on China to allow Xinjiang access – statement

More than 40 countries urged China on Tuesday to allow the U.N. human rights chief immediate access to Xinjiang region to look into reports that more than a million people have been unlawfully detained there, some subjected to torture or forced labour.
Inter Miami owner Jorge Mas believes his side will be able to land Barcelona star Lionel Messi in the future.

Copa America: Lionel Messi equals record as Argentina progress

Lionel Messi earned a record-equalling 147th cap for Argentina as they progressed to the Copa America quarter-finals with victory over Paraguay.
A woman watches a video of Egyptian influencer Haneen Hossam, who was sentenced to two years in prison on charges of violation public morals. Khaled Desouki, AFP

Egyptian TikTok influencer to appeal 10-year trafficking sentence

Egyptian TikTok influencer Haneen Hossam will appeal a 10-year prison sentence handed down by a Cairo court that found her guilty of human trafficking, her lawyer said on Monday.
The chairperson of Eti Osa local government, Rafiu Olatunji, has died on Monday night at his Sangotedo residence. He died from a long-term illness.

Lagos council boss passes on

The chairperson of Eti Osa local government, Rafiu Olatunji, has died on Monday night at his Sangotedo residence. He died from a long-term illness.
The Boko Haram insurgency in Northern Nigeria is largely fuelled by youth unemployment and poverty, Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has said.

President Buhari: All my appointments, projects guided by equity, inclusiveness

He said: “There’s actually no part of the country that has not been impacted positively in the areas of infrastructure, agriculture and economic support initiative based on peculiarities of the regions.”

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The Boko Haram insurgency in Northern Nigeria is largely fuelled by youth unemployment and poverty, Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has said.

President Buhari constitutes EFCC board

President Muhammadu Buhari has finally constituted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) board, the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) announced Monday.
RéAnna Simone Kelly, the granddaughter of legendary American singer-songwriter Nina Simone, has accused Vice President Kamala Harris of causing the family to lose control of Simone’s estate and giving to “white people” while Harris was California attorney general.

Nina Simone’s family accuse Kamala Harris of taking away singer’s estate

RéAnna Simone Kelly, the granddaughter of legendary American singer-songwriter Nina Simone, has accused Vice President Kamala Harris of causing the family to lose control of Simone’s estate and giving to “white people” while Harris was California attorney general.
Speaking at the inauguration of a 969-metre `Rebisi’ dual carriage flyover in Port Harcourt, on Saturday, Minister of Works and Housing, by Mr Babatunde Fashola, who made the pronouncement also said that the Federal Government “is not in competition with any state’’ of the federation over project implementation.

Minister: Nigerian government to complete key projects before 2023

The Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and other key road projects, including the 2nd Niger Bridge will be delivered before the end of President Muhammadu Buhari administration in 2023.
Germany coach Joachim Loew believes they can fix the problems that resulted in a sluggish performance in their 1-0 defeat by world champions France in their Group F opener on Tuesday.

Euro 2020: Matt Hummels rues own goal in Germany defeat to France

Germany centre-back, Mats Hummels, is full of regrets as he reviews his own-goal that proved the decider in Joachim Loew’s team’s 1-0 loss to Didier Deschamps’ France in their matchday-1 game of Euro 2020 at the Fussball Arena, Munich on Tuesday.
The Chief of Army Staff, Maj.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, has pledged to prioritise welfare of personnel, entrench professionalism and celebrate gallantry by leading with sincerity, transparency and accountability.

General Yahaya: I joined the Military 36 years ago

Newly appointed Chief of Army Staff, Major General Farouk Yahaya, told the House of Representatives Committees on Defence and Army that he joined the Nigerian Army about 36 years ago, one year above the 35 years mandatory retirement period in public service.