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Plateau guber: Senator Useni appeals tribunal verdict

Senator Jeremiah Useni, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Plateau State during the 2019 election has filled 21 grounds of appeal before the Court of Appeal in Jos adducing reasons why his petition asking the election petitions tribunal to upturn the victory of Governor Simon Lalong should be upheld.

Diamond-rich Botswana facing problems ahead of general elections

Diamond-rich Botswana is hailed for its stability, but the southern African nation struggles with income inequality, unemployment and a high rate of HIV.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

No need for loans if we recover $103 billion oil sale loss – Femi...

Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has asked the national assembly to work with anti-graft agencies for the recovery of “$103.7 billion lost on oil sale”.
Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika; flanked by Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, (left) and Chairman, Ekiti Airport Committee, Chief Afe Babalola (SAN), right during the foundation laying of the Ekiti Agro Allied Airport, in Ado-Ekiti

Governor Fayemi, Hadi Sirika, Afe Babalola flag off Ekiti airport — in pictures

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, Chairman Ekiti Airport Committee, Chief Afe Babalola (SAN) on Friday flagged off the Ekiti Agro Allied Airport.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, spoke to reporters in Kano, just now, answering questions on the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in South Africa. Below are his verbatim comments-

Stop spreading fake news about me – VP Osinbajo tells Bode George

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday described as fake news the statement by Chief Olabode George, a former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that he was part of those responsible for his incarceration in 2009.

PSC dismisses list released by Police on recruitment

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has dismissed a list of newly recruited Police officers by the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).

Recruitment: PSC disowns Police’s list of candidates for training

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has said members of the public should disregard a list of candidates scheduled for training and allegedly released by the Police in respect of the recruitment exercise into the Constable cadre of the Force.
Robert Clarke, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has said he disagrees with the notion, which suggests that the Eight National Assembly frustrated President Muhammadu Buhari Government in the fight against corruption.

Robert Clarke faults Itse Sagay over claim that 8th National Assembly frustrated fight against...

Robert Clarke, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has said he disagrees with the notion, which suggests that the Eight National Assembly frustrated President Muhammadu Buhari Government in the fight against corruption.

Femi Falana urges federal government to recover looted wealth to fund budget

Human Rights lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) has told the Federal Government to embark on a drive to recover Nigeria’s looted wealth to garner resources to fund the 2020 budget.
Rotimi Akeredolu

Governor Akeredolu shut down schools over flooding

Sequel to incessant downpour and subsequent flooding, Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has shut down schools in communities prone to flooding for three weeks.

Court fixes date to hear EFCC’s motion in ex-NSA Dasuki’s ‘N19.4 billion fraud trial’

An FCT High Court in Maitama, Abuja, on Tuesday fixed Dec. 11, for hearing in the trial of rtd Col. Sambo Dasuki and four others over alleged misappropriation of N19.4 billion arms funds.
Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has promised the support of his administration for creative industry with a view to making the sector achieve a sustainable economic status. 5

Consumption tax: Lagos government floors hotel owners in court

The Lagos State Government has gotten the nod to impose Consumption Tax on hospitality centres across the state as the Federal High Court has upheld it’s right to among other things enforce its Hotel Occupancy and Restaurant (fiscalization) Regulations 2017.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike and some Rivers leaders celebrating the affirmation of Governor Wike’s re-election by the Rivers State Governorship Election Tribunal on Saturday.

Tribunal judgement: Nobody contested against him – Rivers governor

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that nobody ran election against him during the March 9, 2019 Governorship election.
Convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, has arrived the Federal High Court in Abuja for his arraignment on charges of treasonable felony and other sundry offences instituted against him by the Federal Government. 5

#RevolutionNow: Why we want Omoyele Sowore in detention – government

The Federal Government, on Friday, gave reasons why it opposed a request by detained activist and convener of the #RevolutionNow protest, Mr Omoyele Sowore, to be released on bail pending the determination of the allegation that he committed a treasonable felony.

Building collapse: Culprits must be prosecuted – minister

The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, SAN, Thursday called for the prosecution of builders found culpable in building collapse incidents in any part of the country saying it was the only way to send a strong message to builders to comply with the national building standards.
Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar’s ally under EFCC probe over ‘N20 billion fraud’

A former Minister of Special Duties and Inter-governmental Affairs, Kabiru Turaki (SAN), is under probe for alleged N20bn fraud, a court document filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before the Federal High Court in Abuja has revealed.

Nigeria speedily retrogressing – senior lawyer

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Ntufam Mba E. Ukweni, has said that Nigeria as a nation is deeply retrogressing.
Convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, has arrived the Federal High Court in Abuja for his arraignment on charges of treasonable felony and other sundry offences instituted against him by the Federal Government.

Omoyele Sowore arraigned, remanded in DSS custody

The convener of #RevolutionNow protest and publisher of Sahara Reporters, Mr Omoyele Sowore, and his co-defendant, Mr Olawale Bakare, have been remanded in the custody of the DSS.

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Senator Saraki’s Ikoyi houses under forfeiture — in pictures

A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the interim forfeiture of two properties in Ikoyi, Lagos, belonging to former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki.