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Recall: Appeal Court’s judgement is nothing – Senator Melaye

The Senator representing Kogi west constituency, Sen. Dino Melaye, has told his supporters not to border themselves over the judgement of the Appeal court, noting that he will head to the Supreme Court to seek full judicial judgement.

INEC: Senator Melaye’s recall to continue

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) would continue with the process for the recall of Senator Dino Melaye in line with the judgement of the Court of Appeal.

ANC: Jacob Zuma innocent until proven guilty

The ANC on Friday said it noted the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) decision to reinstate charges against former president Jacob Zuma but highlighted that he was innocent until proven guilty.

Donald Trump Jr’s wife Vanessa files for divorce

This is not the best of time for the U.S. first family as Vanessa Trump filed for divorce from her husband, President Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., on Thursday in New York City.

Supreme Court adjourns Senator Saraki’s, fedeal govt’s appeal on CCT trial indefinitely

The Supreme Court has adjourned indefinitely hearing in the appeal filed by the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, and the Federal Government to challenge the decision of the Court of Appeal in the trial of Saraki on false assets declaration.

NJC sacks Abia chief judge Theresa Uzokwe

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has recommended the Chief Judge of Abia State, Justice Theresa Uzokwe, for compulsory retirement.

Chief justice sacked over birth date forgery

Nepal has sacked its controversial chief justice Gopal Parajuli following accusation that he faked his date of birth to remain in office, officials said Thursday.

UN envoy urges Cambodia to let opposition stand in election

A UN human rights envoy urged Cambodia yesterday to drop a ban on the country’s main opposition party so it can take part in a July general election.

Rivers council polls: We will not participate in illegality – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers says it will not participate in the alleged illegality of the Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission’s (RSIEC) proposed conduct of Local Government Councils Elections on June 16, 2018.

Conduct tribunal explains why it suspended proceedings on Senator Saraki’s case

The Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, on Monday explained why it stopped further proceedings on the assets falsification charge the Federal Government preferred against Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

South-South PDP rejects onshore, offshore dichotomy

The South-South Zone of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has rejected the reintroduction of offshores/onshore dichotomy, insisting that it was inconsistent with the principles of federalism.

Central bank asks court not to slam First Bank with N122bn judgment debt

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has asked a Federal High Court in Owerri not to make absolute the temporary garnishee order it granted six chiefs representing the Ogoni community, compelling it to pay the sum of N122.53 billion on behalf of First Bank of Nigeria Limited (FirstBank).

Rex Tillerson: Kenya should not stifle media or threaten courts

U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, said on Friday in Nairobi he had shared his concerns with Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta about the importance of democracy.

Spanish court refuses to free jailed Catalan govt candidate

Spain’s Supreme Court on Friday turned down a request from Catalan separatist leader Jordi Sanchez to be released from jail so he could be sworn in as the region’s new president next week.

Carles Puigdemont refuses to rule out fresh elections in Catalonia

Catalonia’s deposed leader Carles Puigdemont refused Friday to rule out fresh elections in the Spanish region if the jailed candidate chosen by Catalan separatist parties to form a new government is not allowed to be sworn in.

Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta, Raila Odinga meet to unify country

Kenya's president and opposition leader say they met for talks, months after the presidential elections sparked turmoil as the opposition charged there was electoral fraud.

India’s Supreme Court allows ‘passive euthanasia’

India's Supreme Court has issued a landmark ruling allowing "passive euthanasia", declaring that individuals have the right to die with dignity under strict guidelines.

Carter Centre: Kenya polls were a setback for democracy

Kenya's 2017 elections were a setback to this East African country's democratic development, the Carter Centre has said.

Ex-President Jonathan urges Sierra Leone electoral commission to follow guidelines in collating results

The Election Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA) Mission to Sierra Leone, has advised the National Electoral Commission (NEC) to stick to election guidelines in the collation of votes.

Court bans blind people, amputees from climbing mount Everest

Nepal’s Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed a government decree that bans blind people and double-amputees from climbing Everest, weeks before the beginning of the popular climbing season on the world’s highest peak.

Ex-President Jonathan, other monitors pledge fairness in Sierra Leone’s election

Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and three other heads of international election observation missions in Sierra Leone on Monday pledged to remain impartial and ensure that the election complied with the relevant regional protocols and international best practices.

Justice Mukhtar: Lobbying, godfatherism behind fallen standard of justice

The first female Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Mariam Aloma Mukhtar, has attributed the falling standard of justice delivery in the country to lobbying, favouritism and godfatherism in the appointment of judicial officers.

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Mr. Folorunsho Coker, the Director-General of NTDC who spoke with newsmen in Abuja on Sunday listed the PPP to include Google, Wikipedia, Jumia, Nollywood, Wakanow, Jabi Lake Mall, among others.

NTDC explores Lagos creative communities on Google Arts & Culture

The Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) has concluded plans to explore Lagos creative communities on Google Arts & Culture in five different ways.
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Niger governor: Video of Boko Haram forcefully converting people to Islam fake

The governor of Niger State, Abubakar Sani Bello debunked a video now going viral on social media of Boko Haram elements forcefully converting people to Islam.
The state’s Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, who disclosed this during a meeting with traditional rulers from the Southern Ijaw Local Government Area, said the review had become necessary to promote peace and development in the various communities.

Bayelsa government wades into communal crisis, warns against gunrunning

The Bayelsa State Government has read the riot act to those engaged in gunrunning in the state and warned such persons to desist from the unwholesome activity or they would face the full wrath of the law
Barcelona and Real Madrid have reportedly been priced out of a move for Erling Braut Haaland because of the Borussia Dortmund striker’s wage demands.

Borussia Dortmund confident of retaining Erling Haaland in 2021

The Norwegian international has been heavily linked with a mega money move away from the Bundesliga giants with La Liga pair Barcelona and Real Madrid both tracking him with interest.
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Troops nab Boko Haram’s collaborators in Yobe

Less than 48 hours after the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, renamed Operation ‘Lafiya Dole’ (OLD) to Operation ‘Hadin Kai’ for mobilizing critical stakeholders’ in the fight against Boko Haram terrorists, residents have started providing useful information to the military in their communities.

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NGF, FRC to collaborate to promote fiscal responsibility in states

The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) and Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC) on Thursday met to discuss potential opportunities for collaboration towards promoting fiscal responsibility at the sub-national level.
Aftermath of wanton destruction of lives and properties during #EndSARS protests, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has revealed that Lagos State required a minimum of N1 trillion to reconstruct the wilful extensive damage of properties across the metropolis.

Speaker: House’ll find solution to security problem

House of Representatives yesterday inaugurated a 40 man Committee with the mandate of brainstorming and finding a solution to the debilitating security situation in the country.

First Bank shareholders task CBN on insider-related credit policies

Shareholders of First Bank of Nigeria Ltd. have tasked the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on policies that would guard against insider-related borrowings by bank directors in the industry.

Kwara Assembly decries influx of destitute to Ilorin

Kwara State House of Assembly yesterday urged the state government to liaise with the heads of security agencies in the state to check the influx of destitute into Ilorin, the state capital.
Former world champion Amir Khan has tabbed WBC world champion Tyson Fury to defeat WBO, IBO, WBA, IBF champion Anthony Joshua, if the two British heavyweights ever collided in a unification.

Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury may pocket $75 million each for their heavyweight unification bout

The highly-anticipated four-belt heavyweight unification bout between British boxers Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury continues to generate interest as the clock ticks towards the minute the boxers gallantly engage each other in a clash of boxing titans at the pinnacle of the sport. Such a massive bout, with the high stakes on offer, is always a commercial rollercoaster and in no small terms.