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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

VP Osinbajo urges young Nigerians to reverse negative impact of coronavirus through innovations

Though the COVID-19 pandemic presents the most challenging times in recent history, it can also be a turning point for innovative thinking especially towards resolving the numerous challenges faced by humanity, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.

South-west lawyers fault NBA election, call for cancellation

Lawyers in the South West, under the aegis of Egbe Amofin, yesterday, called on the Body of Benchers to cancel the recent election of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA.
Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has congratulated Olumide Akpata on his emergence as the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).

NBA elections: Olumide Akpata, others receive certificates of return

The Electoral Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association on Sunday presented Certificates of Return to the winners of the just-concluded association’s national officers’ elections.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Friday inaugurated a 10-member committee to investigative alleged killing of two persons by men of Nigerian Air Force in Mabera area of Sokoto metropolis.

PDP governors setup legal committee to address arbitrary, illegal deduction from federation account

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors Forum has set up legal committee to address arbitrary and illegal deduction from federal account.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja met with Senate President, Ahmed Lawan and Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, over the proposed increase in electricity tariff.

Pa Fasanmi: Forthright man for common man – VP Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has described the late Senator Ayo Fasanmi, a founding leader of the Afenifere as a true patriot, a forthright servant of, and interlocutor for the common man…”
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC to sue Mexican oil firm over ‘stolen 48 million barrels of crude’

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it is taking legal action against a Mexican international oil firm which it accused of being a crime syndicate, SAMANO SA DE CV, and its officials over attempts to swindle the Nigerian government of over $125 million.

Nearly 30,000 lawyers to vote as NBA begins 2020 elections

The 2020 elections into national offices of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) have opened online with a total of 29, 635 lawyers accredited to cast their votes.

Ibrahim Magu ordered my detention for demanding my legal fees – EFCC prosecutor

A former prosecutor with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Godwin Obla (SAN), has alleged that the suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, ordered his detention for demanding for his legal fees.
Lagos State University - LASU

Lagos-owned tertiary institutions get new governing councils – full list

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the appointment of Chairmen and Governing Council members for four State-owned tertiary institutions: Lagos State University (LASU), Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education (AOCOED), Lagos State Polytechnic and Michael Otedola College of Primary Education (MOCPED).
Former executive director of First Bank of Nigeria Plc, Mr Dauda Lawal.

Why Dauda Lawal appeared before Ayo Salami panel — lawyer

A former executive director of First Bank of Nigeria Plc, Mr Dauda Lawal, said that he appeared before the Justice Ayo Salami-led presidential panel to expatiate on an affidavit he earlier submitted to the office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice over the investigative deficiencies of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC under its suspended acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu.

Defilement: Appeal Court affirms ex-Chrisland supervisor’s 60 years’ imprisonment

The Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal yesterday affirmed the 60-year jail term imposed on a former Supervisor at Chrisland School, Mr. Adegboyega Adenekan, who was convicted of defiling a female pupil of the school, aged two years.
Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong

Northern governors, minister mourn Kwara governor’s father

The Northern Governors Forum has commiserated with Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq of Kwara State over the death of his father and elder statesman, AbdulGaniyu Abdul-Razaq, who died at 93.

Itse Sagay: Yakubu Dogara’s return, big setback for APC’s image

Professor Itse Sagay, SAN, Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), has described the return of former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, to the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a big setback for the image of the party.

Three foreigners, six Nigerians arraigned over hijack of vessel

The Federal Government on Thursday arraigned three foreign nationals and six Nigerians for their alleged roles in the hijack of Equatorial Guinean Vessel, MV Elobey VI.
The Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Hon. Agboola Ajayi, has cleared the air over the alleged hostility between him and his boss, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.

Ondo PDP primary: Ondo deputy governor accepts defeat

Deputy Governor of Ondo State Hon Agboola Ajayi, who lost the governorship primary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has accepted defeat saying that he contested many forces in the election.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

AGF Malami petitions IGP over alleged defamation by SaharaReporters

The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, SAN, says he has petitioned the Inspector General of Police (IGP) over the malicious publications against him by SaharaReporters through its online medium.
Paul Usoro

Appeal Court strikes out fraud charges against Governor Emmanuel, Paul Usoro, others

The Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos, on Friday struck out four of the 10 count charges filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, against Akwa Ibom state Governor, Udom Emmanuel, Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, President, Paul Usoro, SAN and two others over alleged N1.4 billion fraud.
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the Senate on resumption of plenary will further probe the NNPC on diversion of dividends from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG).

Court orders EFFC to return Senator Saraki’s houses

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday reversed its order forfeiting to the Federal Government two houses in Ilorin belonging to a former Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

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Growing number of countries mull TikTok restriction over China links

US President Donald Trump looming TikTok ban may only be the beginning of the popular video app’s headaches, as a growing number of nations are becoming suspicious of its ties to China.
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NIPC: Shoprite move an opportunity for Nigerian investors

The announcement by Shoprite Holdings Limited, the South African supermarket chain operator, of a formal process to consider the potential sale of all or a majority stake in its Retail Supermarkets Nigeria Limited may be an opporunity for Nigerian investors, the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) has said.
Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, says state and local governments share some of the responsibility to fix roads in Nigeria.

House of Reps summons finance minister, predecessor over N1.7 trillion

The former Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, and the incumbent Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, are expected to appear in person before the House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts to give accounts on the sum of 1.7 trillion naira appropriated for the implementation of National Social Investment Programmes from 2016 to 2019.

Edo guber: INEC tenders apology to residents for not distributing voter cards

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in Edo State, has tendered apology to the residents of the state, especially those who turned 18 this year, for not being able to participate in the September 19 governorship election in the state.
Pope Francis speaking at the Vatican in February. Alessandra Tarantino-AP

Pope Francis names six women to Vatican economic council

Pope Francis has appointed six women to the Vatican's economic council, a first for the financial watchdog overseeing the administrative and financial structures of the Holy See.