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Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

National Assembly to repeal NIPOST Act

Barring any last-minute change, the National Assembly (NASS) has concluded plans to repeal the establishing law of the Nigerian Postal Services (NIPOST) and re-enact the law to grant the agency the status of a commission.
The bill for the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Certified Fraud Examiners of Nigeria has scaled the First Reading in the House of Representatives .

House approves bill seeking to raise Appeal Court justices by 60

The House of Representatives has approved a bill seeking to make each division of the Court of Appeal have a minimum of six justices per time, for effective justice delivery.
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Lagos council poll: LASIEC cautioned against conducting elections in 37 LCDAs

Ahead of the forthcoming local government election in Lagos State, a group, United Foundation for Survival and Sustainability, has cautioned the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC), against conducting the poll in 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs).
Nollywood actress Biodun Okeowo has vowed to lay curses on her colleague, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, aka Baba Ijesha if he is found guilty of paedophilia.

Baba Ijesha: Lagos government takes over case

The last may not have been heard about the sexual assault allegation levied against popular actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka alias Baba Ijesha.
Reacting to the development, the Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Mohammed Matawalle, said he received with shock “the report of an attack by some recalcitrant bandits who unleashed mayhem on innocent people” in Kabasa village of Magami district.

Governor Matawalle: Zamfara government, security recover 300 rustled cows in 1 night

The Zamfara Governor Bello Matawalle disclosed this on Sunday night when he played host to media practitioners and executives to break the Ramadan fast at his residence in Gusau.
Manchester United fans protest outside Old Trafford

Manchester United could lose points against Liverpool after Old Trafford protests

Manchester United could face punishment from the FA and Premier League over protests at the stadium ahead of their game against Liverpool on Sunday.

NERC approves five-year performance improvement plan for Discos

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has approved a five-year Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) and Capital Expenditure (Capex) benchmark for Distribution Companies (Discos), expected to run from July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2026.
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Lagos council polls: Election must take place in only 20 councils – group

United Foundation for Survival and Sustainability, a Non Governmental Organisation, has warned the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) against conducting elections in 37 Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs, saying the exercise should only take place in 20 Local Government Area, LGAs, across the state.

2023: VON chief urges NGF chair to organise governors to unlock democracy in states

The Director-General, Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu, has taken a swipe at Governor of Ekiti State and Chairman of Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF), John Kayode Fayemi, for calling on those agonising over the state of affairs in the country to organise and vote out the the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

ECOWAS Court orders Nigerian government to pay $200,000 to ex-NAF woman ‘raped, illegally dismissed’

The ECOWAS Court of Justice on Friday in Abuja ordered the Nigerian government to pay $200,000 in damages to an ex-air force woman who was illegally dismissed by the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) after being allegedly raped by a superior officer.

AfCFTA: Nigerian government to register more employers associations

The Federal Government said it has put machinery in motion to register more employers associations, besides the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association.
The Minister of Power, Engineer Sale Mamman has apologised to Nigerians over the recent power outage experienced across the country.

Minister: No electricity tariff increase

The Minister of Power, Engr. Sale Mamman, has dismissed rumours of a major hike in electricity tariff, clarifying there is no plan to significantly raise tariff.

CITN restates need for tax enlightenment post-coronavirus

The Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, CITN, has harped on the need for intensified tax enlightenment campaign and education as Nigerian economy struggled to get out of COVID-19 mess.
Medics and rescue workers attend to the Lag B'Omer event in Mount Meron, northern Israel, where fatalities were reported among the thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews gathered at the tomb of a 2nd-century sage for annual commemorations that include all-night prayer and dance, at Mount Meron, Israel April 30, 2021 REUTERS/ Stringer

Israel seeks to identify many of 45 dead in crush at religious festival

Israeli medical workers sought on Friday to identify many of the 45 people crushed to death overnight at an overcrowded religious festival, where some of the victimswent unnoticed until the PA system sounded an appeal to disperse.
A massive stampede at a densely packed Jewish pilgrimage site killed at least 44 people in northern Israel on Friday, blackening the country’s largest Covid-era gathering.

44 ‘killed’ in Israel pilgrimage ‘disaster’

A massive stampede at a densely packed Jewish pilgrimage site killed at least 44 people in northern Israel on Friday, blackening the country’s largest Covid-era gathering.

HEDA: Lagos anti-graft law unconstitutional

The Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA) says the Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission Bill (2021) recently signed into law by Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, is unconstitutional.
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate in the Lagos East Senatorial District bye election, Babatunde Olalere Gbadamosi, BOG, has condemned the results released so far by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in the Saturday exercise, as being “manipulated.”

Lagos East by-election: Appeal Court throws out PDP’s appeal

The Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos, Thursday, dismissed the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, appeal, seeking to disqualify Senator Adetokunbo Abiru of the All Progressives Congress, APC, from continuing to represent Lagos East senatorial district.
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Chanchangi Airline plans return, gets licence

Chanchangi, one of the popular airlines in Nigeria, which was rested few years ago, is planning to return to the skies.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

#EndSARS: Ondo panel recommends N755 million compensations for victims

A judicial panel of police brutality and other related matters has recommended about N755 million as compensations for petitioners.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the 43rd virtual Federal Executive Council, meeting at the First Lady Conference Room, Presidential Villa Abuja.

President Buhari nominates Kolawole Alabi as FCCPC commissioner

President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Mr Kolawole Alabi for appointment as Executive Commissioner, Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC).
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim as the new Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).

NAPTIP chief seeks renewed regional collaboration against illegal migration, trafficking

The Director General of National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP, Imaan Sulaiman Ibrahim, as called for renewed regional collaboration against illegal migration and human trafficking.
Zimbabwean journalist and government critic Hopewell Chin'ono was arrested on Friday on charges of communicating false information, his third arrest inside six months, his lawyer said.

Zimbabwe court quashes criminal charges against journalist

Zimbabwe's High Court on Wednesday quashed charges of communicating false information levelled against journalist and government critic Hopewell Chin’ono, saying the law used by police to arrest him in January no longer existed.

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Ex-President Obasanjo: If Nigeria breaks up, minority groups will be exterminated

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday described calls for the disintegration of Nigeria as unmindful and insensitive to the plight of the minority groups in the country.
Hotel owners in Abia State under the aegis of Hotel Welfare Association (HWA) and others have lauded the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba Alkali over his appointment of AIG Etim Eneh Okon to head the Police Zone 9 command, Umuahia.

South-east group hails re-organisation in Nigeria Police Force

The Coalition of South East Youth Leaders has expressed delight over the recent re-organisation in the Nigeria Police Force.
Security operatives in the University of Calabar, UNICAL have arrested two suspected cultists for being in possession of packs of 100mg of tramadol on campus.

UNICAL security apprehends suspected cultists with hard drugs on campus

Security operatives in the University of Calabar, UNICAL, have arrested two suspected cultists for being in possession of packs of 100mg of tramadol on campus.
Wife of Akwa Ibom State’s Governor Udom Emmanuel, Dr. Martha Emmanuel, on Wednesday led over 3,000 women from different walks of life on a solidarity march to protest the gruesome murder of Miss Iniubong Umoren.

Akwa Ibom first lady leads women’s protest on raped, murdered job seeker

Wife of Akwa Ibom State’s Governor Udom Emmanuel, Dr. Martha Emmanuel, on Wednesday led over 3,000 women from different walks of life on a solidarity march to protest the gruesome murder of Miss Iniubong Umoren.
The task of projecting African football onto the global stage has begun following the election of Patrice Motsepe as CAF President by acclamation during the 43rd CAF Congress, which has taken place in Rabat, Morocco.

CAF president launches pan-African inter-school championship with own $10 million

The South African billionaire and president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Patrice Motsepe, on Tuesday in Abidjan announced that he will personally finance the pan-African inter-school football championship, which will be launched “between 2022 and 2023”, in collaboration with FIFA.

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The final of the Europa League in Gdnansk later this month can take place with up to 9,500 fans, European football ruling body UEFA said on Monday.

Fans to watch Europa League final in stadium

The final of the Europa League in Gdnansk later this month can take place with up to 9,500 fans, European football ruling body UEFA said on Monday.
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Press Freedom Day: Kano governor wants journalists to be accurate, objective

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje on Monday urged journalists to be resolute in maintaining accuracy, objectivity and professional ethics in their line of duty to deepen good governance without heating up the polity.
The founder of Christ Life Church, Bishop Francis Wale Oke, has revealed how “God killed” a lecturer of the University of Lagos demanding sex from one of his daughters in the faith before passing her.

PFN: President Buhari has failed woefully

President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) Bishop Wale Oke has come hard on President Muhammadu Buhari, saying the has failed Nigeria woefully.
Former PSG coach Philippe Bergeroo has declared that former Nigerian captain Austin Jay Jay Okocha was one of the best players he had ever worked with.

Jay Jay Okocha: I’d have loved to play with Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, Angel Di...

Super Eagles legend Jay-Jay Okocha has confessed that he would have loved to play in the current Paris Saint-Germain team, alongside superstars such as Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Angel Di Maria.
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Ogun council poll: OGSIEC releases timetable

The Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC) in its released timetable for the elections into the offices of Chairmen and Councillors in the twenty local government areas of the state, stated it will hold on Saturday 24 July, 2021.