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Iranian wrestler Navid Afkari was executed on Saturday after being convicted of stabbing a security guard to death during anti-government protests in 2018, state media said, in a case that has sparked international outcry.

Iranian wrestler executed over security guard killing

Iranian wrestler Navid Afkari was executed on Saturday after being convicted of stabbing a security guard to death during anti-government protests in 2018, state media said, in a case that has sparked international outcry.
South Africa grocery retailer, Shoprite, has announced that it is considering selling all or parts of its Nigerian operations to yet to be named investors.

Nigerian judge declines to hear Shoprite’s urgent application

A Federal High Court, sitting in Lagos, on Monday declined to hear an application seeking to discharge a Mareva injunction barring South African retail company, Shoprite Checkers (PTY) Ltd, from transferring its assets.
People walk past an advertising billboard for MTN telecommunication company in Abuja, Nigeria February 24, 2020. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

MTN takes challenges against Ghana market regulator to Supreme Court

MTN’s unit in Ghana said on Saturday that it had sought review from the Supreme Court after a high court this week dismissed its challenge to a move by the telecommunications regulator aimed at exposing it to greater competition.
Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello after his recent victory at the Supreme Court was received by a large crowd of jubilant supporters who could not hide their excitement as many were seen cheering and dancing to welcome the victorious Governor Bello.

Governor Bello received amidst jubilation, promises more infrastructure

Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello, after his recent victory at the Supreme Court, was received by a large crowd of jubilant supporters who could not hide their excitement as many were seen cheering and dancing to welcome the victorious Governor Bello.
More than three months after his demise, the remains of late Sen Fidelis Okoro former Senator that represented Enugu North Senatorial District has been laid to rest on Friday at his country home Ihe-agu Nru in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu.

Senator Fidelis Okoro laid to rest

More than three months after his demise, the remains of late Sen Fidelis Okoro former Senator that represented Enugu North Senatorial District has been laid to rest on Friday at his country home Ihe-agu Nru in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu state.
The Muslim Lawyers’ Association of Nigeria (MULAN) has expressed concerned over the attacks by Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), Afenifere, Ohaneze, Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE), Middle Belt Group and their allies on the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad on his recent statement on Sharia.

CJN: Nigeria’ll suffer if judicial officers are neglected

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad, has said that Nigeria will suffer grave effect if judicial officers are consistently deprived of requisite infrastructure.
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has described the National Water Resources Bill as another Ruga aimed at creating grazing areas for herdsmen along shorelines.

Benue governor canvasses return to parliamentary system

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has called for a parliamentary system of government as a more cost-effective democratic alternative for Nigeria.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Rivers government hands over 24 duplexes to judges

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has handed over some finished blocks of duplexes to accommodate Judges in the state.
2. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo virtually presides over the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting at the State House, Abuja.

VP Osinbajo for conference on media coverage of virtual court proceedings

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will on Thursday (today) deliver a keynote address at an online conference, titled: “Media Coverage of Virtual Court Proceedings: Prospects and Challenges,” organised by Gavel International, an online news platform that covers the administration of justice system in Nigeria.
Shoppers leave the Shoprite store in Daveyton, South Africa May 23, 2018. REUTERS-Siphiwe Sibeko

Shoprite challenges order stopping assets transfer

South African retail company, Shoprite Checkers (PTY) Limited, has filed an application seeking the discharge of the mareva injunction stopping it from transferring its assets.
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has placed all the communities in Kabba-Bunu council areas on ‘absolute’ lockdown following the positive testing of two persons in the council area to COVID-19

Governor Bello: I still use my personal vehicles

Governor Yahaya Bello says he runs the affairs of Kogi State like a private company with the aim of “for profitability”.
The All Progressives Congress has named the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello as chairman of its Ondo State Governorship Primary Election Committee.

Group urges Kogi governor to complete ongoing projects

The Ebira People’s Association (EPA) has appealed to Kogi State governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello to complete all ongoing projects in the state following his victory at the Supreme Court which affirmed his re-election as the governor of the state.

India begins college entrance examinations in amid virus fears

India’s highly competitive engineering and medical college entrance examinations – in which some 2.5 million students are participating, began on Tuesday amid protests and fear over a rise in COVID-19 cases.
The All Progressives Congress has named the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello as chairman of its Ondo State Governorship Primary Election Committee.

Northern governors congratulate Yahaya Bello over victory at Supreme Court

The Northern Governors Forum has congratulated Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi, over his election victory at the Supreme Court.
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has placed all the communities in Kabba-Bunu council areas on ‘absolute’ lockdown following the positive testing of two persons in the council area to COVID-19

Kogi guber: Governor Bello floors Natasha Akpoti at Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the petition of Natasha Akpoti and her party, the Social Democratic Party, asking it to nullify the declaration of Yahaya Bello as the winner of November 16 governorship election.

Supreme Court upholds Kogi governor’s election

The apex court, dismissed an appeal the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its candidate, Musa Wada, lodged to challenge the outcome of the gubernatorial election that held in the state on November 16, 2019.
The All Progressives Congress has named the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello as chairman of its Ondo State Governorship Primary Election Committee.

Kogi guber: Governor Bello floors PDP, Musa Wada at Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the petition of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its candidate, Musa Wada, against the declaration of Governor Yahaya Bello of All Progressives Congress, APC as the winner of November 16 Kogi governorship election.

NCDMB: Oil industry content development saves Nigeria $2 billion

Disclosing this, the Executive Secretary, Nigeria Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Mr Simbi Wabote, also noted that the focus of Nigerian Content implementation was not Nigerianisation, rather it encouraged domiciliation of capacities and promotion of foreign direct investments and homegrown investments.

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Oil prices dived Thursday on demand fears as more nations go into lockdown to staunch the spread of the coronavirus, while stock prices attempted a modest rebound.

Oil prices slide in lockdown-driven rout

Oil prices dived Thursday on demand fears as more nations go into lockdown to staunch the spread of the coronavirus, while stock prices attempted a modest rebound.
Osun State Government on Thursday said looting of government and private property in the state cut across 14 Local Government Areas, as it commenced return of the looted property items to owners who can identify their property

Osun government says 14 local councils affected by looting

Osun State Government on Thursday said looting of government and private property in the state cut across 14 Local Government Areas, as it commenced return of the looted property items to owners who can identify their property
Eva Longoria has joined previously announced Matt Walsh on the in-production digital detox comedy Unplugging, which is currently in production in Oklahoma.

Eva Longoria joins as co-lead on digital detox comedy ‘Unplugging’

Eva Longoria has joined previously announced Matt Walsh on the in-production digital detox comedy Unplugging, which is currently in production in Oklahoma.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has directed the organizing committee of the 29th Anniversary of Abia State to celebrate frontline workers and honor them for their sacrifices during the coronavirus pandemic.

Abia asks looters to return stolen medical equipment

A statement by the Commissioner for Information in the state, Chief John Okiyi-Kalu, stated that the hoodlums who hijacked the otherwise peaceful #EndSARS protests took away vaccines, X-ray machines, sterilizers, air conditioners, fans, and other equipment as well as disposables and consumables carted away.
President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Wabba

NLC demands end to medical tourism by government officials

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, on Thursday called for an end to all forms of medical tourism especially by elected and appointed government officials.