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US Supreme Court blocks plans to bring back federal death penalty

The highest court in the U.S. blocked plans to bring back the death penalty on a federal level on Friday, days before a planned execution.
Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi asks House to draft articles of impeachment against Donald Trump

The top Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives announced on Thursday she would ask leaders of the chamber to proceed with articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.
Lee Hall, who was previously known as Leroy Hall, chose to be executed by electrocution rather than lethal injection, a choice that Tennessee has offered to those condemned to death before 1999.

Man executed in US for killing ex-girlfriend

A blind man was executed by the US state of Tennessee on Thursday for burning his ex-girlfriend to death.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC vows to challenge appeal court ruling upholding Adamawa governor’s election

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa State has vowed to approach the Supreme Court to challenge the victory of Governor Ahmadu Fintiri at the Supreme Court.
INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmoud Yakubu

INEC: We lack capacity to prosecute electoral offenders

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it has challenges prosecuting electoral offenders.
The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL, has commended the Muhammadu Buhari’s government’s support for the quick establishment of specialized courts to try corruption and its allied cases for speedy determination of such cases within a stipulated time in order to bring culprits to book and discourage penchant for embezzlement and other forms of grand corruption.

President Buhari, CJN in court over nomination of Supreme Court justices

President Muhammadu Buhari and the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Ibrahim Muhammad have been dragged before the Federal High Court in Abuja over the nomination of four justices for elevation to the Supreme Court.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Lagos court orders detention of Emirates plane over $22,000 debt

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered the detention in Lagos of an Airbus aircraft belonging to Emirates Airline over N8.1 million ($22,103) judgment debt.
Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

INEC: 55 party chairmen fault PDP’s call for Mahmood Yakubu’s resignation

A major crack in the opposition political parties in the country appeared Sunday, as 55 national chairmen of political parties kicked against the call by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, that the National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, should resign his position.

Parties’ chairmen disagree with PDP over card readers

The Forum of Chairmen of Nigeria Political Parties on Sunda disagreed with the Peoples Democratic Party over its recent position on the efficacy of the Smart Card Readers for elections.

Supreme Court deposes Oyo monarch

Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, who read the lead-judgment of the panel led by Justice Musa Dattijo Mohammed, noted that the authorities cited by the appellants were not appropriate and do not support their case.
Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has urged Muslims to regard the Eid-el-Maulud period as an opportunity for sober reflection and a time to demonstrate love.

Plateau guber: Appeal court affirms Governor Lalong’s victory, Senator Useni heads to Supreme Court

The Court of Appeal sitting in Jos on Friday affirmed the victory of Plateau Governor Simon Lalong in the March 9 supplementary elections.
Supreme Court of Nigeria

Supreme Court sacks Oyo monarch, says appeal lacks merit

The Supreme Court, on Friday, sacked the Eleruwa of Eruwa, Oba Samuel Adegbola, and six others, dismissing an appeal they lodged before it as lacking in merit.
From left Hamza Abbas, Ahmed Mohamed and Abdullah Chaarani have been jailed for conspiracy to plot a terrorist attack in Melbourne’s Federation Square on Christmas Day in 2016. Abbas was given a non-parole period of 16 years and Mohamed and Chaarani a non-parole period of 28 years and six months. Photograph: James Ross/AAP

Australian court hands out heavy sentences for Melbourne Christmas terror plotters

Two men who plotted a 2016 Christmas Day terror attack in Melbourne, Australia’s second most populous city, will spend at least 28 years behind bars, a court ruled on Friday.
INEC Card Reader

NEC insists on Smart Card Reader for all elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has stated that it has no plans to stop the deployment of Smart Card Readers in all elections, including the supplementary poll for the Kogi West Senatorial District, the Ajaokuta Federal Constituency.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has disclosed that the State Government is in the process of acquiring an estimated 32,000 hectares of farmland for rice cultivation in seven states.

Lagos guber: Labour Party to challenge Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s election with 16 lawyers

Labour Party governorship candidate for Lagos State, Prince Ifagbemi Awamaridi, has indicated a plan by its party to challenge the victory of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu at the Supreme Court with 16 lawyers to be led by U.O. Sule, Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).

Harvey Weinstein loses bid to dismiss sexual assault charges

A New York judge has denied Harvey Weinstein’s request to dismiss two predatory sexual assault charges, ahead of the former Hollywood producer’s trial in January.
Seyi Makinde

LAUTECH: Oyo governor sole ownership to forestall lingering crises

As a measure of proffering lasting solution to the lingering crises rocking the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology(LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Governor Seyi Makinde, of the state has sought for sole ownership of the institution, just as he inaugurated a five-man committee to help actualise the plans.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court fixes ex-Lagos speaker Ikuforiji’s re-arraignment for December 11

The Federal High Court in Lagos State has fixed December 11 for the re-arraignment of a former Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Adeyemi Ikuforiji, and his aide, Oyebode Atoyebi.

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Price of Bonny Light hits $65.47 per barrel

The price of Bonny Light, Nigeria’s premium oil grade, has risen from $63.00 to $65.47 per barrel as the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, cuts output by 500,000 barrels per day, bpd.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

Court orders final forfeiture of hospital facility owned by Imo APC Reps member

A Federal High Court sitting in Owerri, the Imo State capital has ordered the final forfeiture of a multi-million-naira hospital facility allegedly belonging to the House of Representatives member representing Ideato North and South Federal constituency, Pascal Obi.
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has called for the arrest and subsequent trial of operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and other security officials involved in the invasion of the Federal High Court in Abuja.

NHRC calls for arrest, trial of security operatives involved in ‘court invasion’

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has called for the arrest and subsequent trial of operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and other security officials involved in the invasion of the Federal High Court in Abuja.

US Supreme Court blocks plans to bring back federal death penalty

The highest court in the U.S. blocked plans to bring back the death penalty on a federal level on Friday, days before a planned execution.
A woman in northern India who was on her way to a court hearing of a rape case she had filed months ago was set on fire Thursday morning by five men.

Indian gang rape victim set on fire on way to court, dies

A woman in northern India who was on her way to a court hearing of a rape case she had filed months ago was set on fire Thursday morning by five men.