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NBA writes AGF over rules of professional conduct amendment

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) says the recent amendment to the rules of professional conduct of legal practitioners (RPC), 2007 has brought ridicule to the association.
NSCDC

NSCDC arrests 19 ‘rapists’ in Kaduna

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Kaduna State Command, says it has arrested 19 suspected rapists in the state between August and September.
As candidates jostle for the Director-General position of the World Trade Organisaion, WTO, Female Parliamentary in Nigeria, Friday, threw weight behind former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to occupy the number one position of the organization.

Former Nigerian minister makes shortlist for WTO top job

Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has scaled yet another hurdle in the race for the job of Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

Hoteliers, tourism operators reject electricity tariff hike

Operators in the hospitality industry in the country, including hotel owners and tourism operators Friday rejected the September 2 electricity tariff hike by the federal government.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said on Monday that 46 persons died in road accidents at the Old Toll-Gate corridor on the Abeokuta-Lagos expressway between January 2014 and May 2020.

13 persons die in multiple autocrash in Kwara

Thirteen persons were reported dead in two separate motor accidents along Ilorin-Jebba-Mokwa highway in the Moro local government area of Kwara state early hours of Thursday.
NSCDC

Edo election: NSCDC deploys additional 1,998 officers

The Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Abdullahi Muhammadu, has approved the deployment of an additional 1,998 special force of the Corps for the Edo State Governorship Election.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

Edo election: 1.7 million eligible to vote as 483,000 cards uncollected

Records at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have indicated that no fewer than 1.72 million persons are eligible to vote in the September 19 Edo governorship polls while 483,796 eligible voters will not participate.
China is conducting clinical trials of 11 vaccines against the coronavirus disease, four of which are in phase 3, the country’s Science and Technology Minister Wang Zhigang said on Friday.

China testing 11 virus vaccines, four undergoing stage three trials

China is conducting clinical trials of 11 vaccines against the coronavirus disease, four of which are in phase 3, the country’s Science and Technology Minister Wang Zhigang said on Friday. “At the moment, 11 vaccines...
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk blamed his side’s Community Shield penalty shootout defeat to Arsenal on their profligate finishing.

Carabao Cup: Liverpool may face Arsenal in fourth round

The winner of Liverpool’s Carabao Cup tie against Lincoln City next Thursday, will face either Arsenal or Leicester in round four of the competition.
A handout picture provided by Saudi Ministry of Media on August 2, 2020 shows Muslim pilgrims circumambulating around the Kaaba, Islam’s holiest shrine,

Saudi Arabia set to begin Umrah for local pilgrims

The Ministry of Interior announced on Sunday that the “resumption of Umrah will be done gradually depending on COVID-19 conditions.”
Lionel Messi did not take long to get back among the goals with Barcelona, scoring a right-footed beauty in Wednesday's friendly against Girona before later adding a second.

Bernd Schuster: Barcelona can only win La Liga this campaign

Former Barcelona midfielder Bernd Schuster said he can see the embattled club winning LaLiga but little else in 2020-21.
Real Madrid are not interested in a move for Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli according to reports from Diario AS.

Real Madrid snub move for Tottenham star

Real Madrid are not interested in a move for Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli according to reports from Diario AS.
YIAGA Africa

YIAGA: APC, PDP inducing Edo voters with money, other items

An election observation group, YIAGA Africa, says the two major political parties, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are inducing voters with money and other gift items ahead of the September 19 governorship elections.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police warns Zamfara APC against intervening in security issues

The Zamfara Police Command has warned the leadership of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state to avoid intervening in security issues.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Edo election: Governor Obaseki declares Friday work-free

Ahead of Saturday’s gubernatorial election in Edo State, the government has declared Friday, September 18, 2020, as a work-free day.
Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu

Edo election: IGP orders restriction of vehicular movement

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the restriction of vehicular movement in Edo State ahead of Saturday governorship election in the state.

Edo election: ADC raises alarm over deployment of 31,000 security operatives

African Democratic Congress, ADC, has raised the alarm over the deployment of over 31,000 policemen in Edo State ahead of the governorship elections holding on Saturday, September 19.

Ondo election: INEC opens special link to recruit more prospective corps members

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed that it has opened a special link in the registration form to allow the recruitment of additional corps members as adhoc staff for the October 31 Ondo state governorship election.

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NBA writes AGF over rules of professional conduct amendment

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) says the recent amendment to the rules of professional conduct of legal practitioners (RPC), 2007 has brought ridicule to the association.
Noel Wannang, the committee chairman, announced the development on Friday, said the “cure” was “proven to be safe” after initial trials.

Nigerian researchers develop ‘herbal cure’ for coronavirus

Noel Wannang, the committee chairman, announced the development on Friday, said the “cure” was “proven to be safe” after initial trials.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC shortlists 78 companies for pipelines rehabilitation bidding

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has shortlisted 78 companies to bid for the rehabilitation of oil pipelines and deport infrastructure across the country.
The Indian army says its soldiers exceeded powers under the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in the killing of three local civilians in southern Indian-administered Kashmir earlier this year.

Indian army admits wrongdoing in killing three Kashmiris

The Indian army says its soldiers exceeded powers under the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in the killing of three local civilians in southern Indian-administered Kashmir earlier this year.
Samson Itodo

Edo election: YIAGA Africa to adopt PVT methodology to check credibility of election results

Yiaga Africa, a civil society organisation says it plans to deploy its Parallel Vote Tabulation (PVT) methodology to assess the credibility of the Sept. 19, Edo Governorship poll.