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A plan to deliver electricity to about 25m Nigerians whose communities are off the grid has commenced in Jigawa State flagged off by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, who restated the determination of the Buhari administration to ensure that millions more will now have access to cheap and environmentally friendly renewable power.

VP Osinbajo: Time to provide more electricity for Nigerians is now

A plan to deliver electricity to about 25m Nigerians whose communities are off the grid has commenced in Jigawa State flagged off by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, who restated the determination of the Buhari administration to ensure that millions more will now have access to cheap and environmentally friendly renewable power.
Governor Seyi Makinde has said that he would make history in Oyo State to be the first governor to hand over to a successor

South-West PDP congress: Seyi Makinde, Ayo Fayose’s groups fight over 756 delegates

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State and a former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, are to test their popularity with 756 delegates that will elect officials of the Peoples Democratic Party in the South-West on Monday.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

ECOWAS should halt genocidal attacks on unarmed protesters in Benin Republic

Though barred from contesting the forthcoming presidential election Madougou is seen as a threat to the realisation of the ambition of the anti democratic forces in Benin Republic. Reckya Madougou’s candidacy for the April 11 election was said to have been rejected on the ground that she failed to garner required signatures of support from local mayors and lawmakers.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

AGF: I didn’t file any suit against Atiku Abubakar’s citizenship

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN), has said that he never filed any suit challenging the citizenship of former vice president, Atiku Abubakar.

Joe Okei-Odumakin: My husband died Friday, not Saturday

The wife of late Afenifere spokesman, Comrade Yinka Odumakin, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, has said her husband died on Friday, April 2, 2021, and not Saturday, April 3, 2021, as earlier reported.
General view of a cross session of lawyers in a court during a hearing of a blasphemy case in Kano, Nigeria January 21, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Nigerian lawyers warned against unethical conduct in arbitration

The President and Chairman of Council of the Institute of Construction Industry Arbitrators (ICIArb), Mr. Kola Awodein (SAN) has warned lawyers against engaging in unethical conduct in the practice of arbitration.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has charged stakeholders in the oil industry to find a way of producing oil cheaper at the largest volume possible given the circumstances and future of oil itself and the country’s of requirements and needs.

VP Osinbajo: Innocent Chukwuma was a thoroughbred social activist

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has expressed deep sadness over the demise of the director of Ford Foundation, West Africa, Innocent Chukwuma, who died on Saturday, April 3.
Justice I.M. Sani of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has convicted and sentenced two false whistle blowers- Dominic Okem and Chukwunonso Igweonu, to two months imprisonment each for conspiracy and giving false information

Court urged to restrain Nigerian government on £4.2 million James Ibori loot

The President, League of Ndokwa Professionals (LNP), Chief Tony Amechi and Legal Adviser, Evans Ufeli, on behalf of the people of Delta State, are challenging the Federal Government’s plan to deploy the funds to projects outside Delta.
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.

Non-indigenous staff sue Taraba government over 77 months salary arrears

The non-indigenous staff of the Taraba Publishing Company Limited, Sun Rise, has dragged the Taraba State Government to the National Industrial Court, Jos Division over its failure to pay 77 months’ salary arrears of 18 staff, amounting to N73, 257, 715,40.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has assured the people of Ebonyi State that justice would be served in the case of persons recently killed by assailants in the Ishielu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

Ebonyi attacks: VP Osinbajo visits affected communities

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has assured the people of Ebonyi State that justice would be served in the case of persons recently killed by assailants in the Ishielu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. Osinbajo...
Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Saad Abubakar, has expressed concern over the spate of insecurity currently ravaging most parts of northern Nigeria.

Sultan urges monarchs to support policy on ethics, integrity

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has urged traditional rulers in the country to support the implementation of the recently approved National Ethics and Integrity Policy, a brainchild of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and the National Orientation Agency.
The Chairman, Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), Prof. Mohammed Isah, has called for strict compliance with extant laws establishing the bureau, in other to fulfill its mandate.

Official: Why CCB denies Nigerians access to public officers’ assets information

The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) on Wednesday explained why it denies Nigerians access to the details of the assets declared by public officers.

2023: Kwara PDP holds closed-door meeting with Bolaji Abdullahi, Ali Ahmad, other ex-guber aspirants

The meeting, which was held at the party’s Tanke Junction Secretariat, Ilorin has immediate past Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Hon Ali Ahmad; a former Minister of Youth and Sports, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, a former state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Saka Isau (SAN) and one-time Chief of Staff and former Commissioner for Health, Alhaji Ladi Hassan, among others in attendance.
Justice I.M. Sani of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has convicted and sentenced two false whistle blowers- Dominic Okem and Chukwunonso Igweonu, to two months imprisonment each for conspiracy and giving false information

Court fixes date for judgement in suit challenging IGP’s tenure extension

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Tuesday, fixed April 16 to deliver judgement in the suit that is challenging the legality of the three-month tenure extension President Muhammadu Buhari granted to the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu.
Justice I.M. Sani of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has convicted and sentenced two false whistle blowers- Dominic Okem and Chukwunonso Igweonu, to two months imprisonment each for conspiracy and giving false information

Court orders prompt hearing of suit against appeal court justices’ appointment

A Federal High Court yesterday ordered accelerated hearing of a suit seeking to stop, the National Judicial Council (NJC) and others from proceeding with the ongoing process of appointing more Justices for the Court of Appeal.
Justice I.M. Sani of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has convicted and sentenced two false whistle blowers- Dominic Okem and Chukwunonso Igweonu, to two months imprisonment each for conspiracy and giving false information

Group urges court to stop appointment of new appeal court justices

An Igbo socio-cultural group, on Monday, called on a Federal High Court, Abuja, to stop the ongoing appointment of justices of the Court of Appeal over an alleged lopsidedness of the exercise.

Absence of defence counsel stalls Fred Ajudua’s ‘$8.4 million scam’ trial

The absence of defence counsel, Mr Olalekan Ojo, SAN, on Monday stalled the trial of former Lagos socialite, Fred Ajudua, accused of defrauding rtd Lt.-Gen. Ishaya Bamaiyi, a former Chief of Army Staff of $8.4million in an Ikeja High Court.

Festus Keyamo: APC is in charge of Nigeria because of Asiwaju Tinubu

The Minister of State for Labour, Festus Keyamo, has said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) wouldn’t be in control if its National leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, had bowed to pressure from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

SERAP asks President Buhari to probe ‘misuse of N4.5 billion COVID-19 funds’ by Kogi...

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to “direct the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami, SAN and appropriate anti-corruption agencies to investigate alleged misuse of the N4.5 billion donations, loans and support the Kogi State government obtained from the Federal Government, including N90,720,000 reportedly spent on software to track COVID-19 cases in the state.”
Cryptocurrency: “There is need for regulation and not prohibition of Cryptocurrency” - Vice President Yemi Osinbajo speaking at the CBN Bankers’ Forum today, 26th February 2021.

VP Osinbajo: Nigerian government leveraging FinTech innovation to address agric, energy challenges

The Federal Government is accelerating interventions, especially those under its Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP), including programmes on renewable energy, agriculture, improving access to credit and direct cash transfers, among others, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.
Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Rivers State, Prof. Zacchaeus Adangor, SAN, has insisted that neither the National Judicial Council (NJC) nor the Governor of a state was obligated to recommend or appoint the most senior Judge of the High Court as substantive Chief Judge of a state.

Rivers attorney-general: NJC, governors not obligated to recommend most senior as chief judge

Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Rivers State, Prof. Zacchaeus Adangor, SAN, has insisted that neither the National Judicial Council (NJC) nor the Governor of a state was obligated to recommend or appoint the most senior Judge of the High Court as substantive Chief Judge of a state.

ICPC cautions hospitals, finance directors against budget-padding

Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, SAN, has condemned the padding of budget by government officials, warning that the Commission won’t tolerate breach of government financial rules and regulations.

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Yoruba group dissociates self from secession clamour

The Agbajowo Advocacy for Yoruba People’s Rights, a pan-Yoruba socio/cultural organisation, has rejected secession clamours by some sections of the country.

North West group backs call for restructuring, others

The Nigerian Political Science Association (NPSA), North West Zone, at the weekend joined calls for the restructuring of the country.

Ogun chief: My life under threat over land tussle

The Oniraniken of Iraniken, Sagamu, Ogun State, Oba Adewale Adeniji, has raised the alarm over threat to his life over land dispute in his domain.

IMF urges governments to prioritize health care spending

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said while the pandemic continues, governments’ policies should first focus on escaping the crisis, prioritizing health care spending, providing well-targeted fiscal support, and maintaining accommodative monetary policy while monitoring financial stability risks.
Youths and Sports Development Minister Mr Sunday Dare has urged Nigerian athletes to keep hope alive on the occasion of the International Day of Sports for Development and Peace despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

NSF: I see young people with future in sports – minister

The minister of Youth and sports development, Chief Sunday Dare, said the ongoing Edo 2020 National Sports Festival in Benin City has rekindled Nigerian youths hope for a better tomorrow, saying he sees a lot of young people who have future in sports.

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Philippine Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenza said on Sunday he was 'no fool' to believe Beijing's explanation of the presence of the 'maritime militia' vessels at Whitsun Reef adding that the boats should 'get out of there' [Philippine Coast Guard via Reuters]

Philippines warns China of ‘unwanted hostilities’ in sea dispute

The presence of Chinese vessels at a disputed reef off the Philippines could ignite “unwanted hostilities”, a top aide to President Rodrigo Duterte has warned, intensifying a diplomatic spat over the ships that Manila described as “maritime militia”.
Ahead of the match against relegation threatened Bournemouth on Sunday, Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho has urged his teammates to be focused as they battle to qualify for the UEFA Champions League.

Wilfred Ndidi backs Kelechi Iheanacho to continue impressive form

Wilfred Ndidi believes Kelechi Iheanacho will get even better now that unfair criticism against the forward has stopped.
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, made the declaration on Thursday while deliberating on the strategies put in place with the election monitoring officers deployed from the Force Headquarters, Abuja, to assist and monitor the elections in Lagos State.

Lagos police boss moves to secure correctional centres

Lagos Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu summoned Area Commanders, Tactical Squads to protect Police formations and correctional centres.

South-West PDP state chairmen accuse Oyo governor of ‘divisive acts’

State chairmen of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-West zone have accused the Oyo State governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, of what they called divisive acts, saying the party was tired of such.
Ahmed Idris Wase

House leaders demand full autonomy for local councils

The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ahmed Wase; and Minority Leader of the House, Ndudi Elumelu, have called for full autonomy for local governments in Nigeria, stating that it is the only way dividends of democracy can get to the people at the grass roots.