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Nigeria scores important victory in fraudulent P&ID case

Nigeria has scored a victory in its endeavour to overturn a $10 billion judgement awarded against it in a case against Process and Industrial Developments (P&ID).
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

VP Osinbajo: Nigeria’s elites influence appointment of judges, damaging judiciary

He disclosed that the major reason for such interest is to get favour, warning that “if we leave it to the system that is going on at the moment; we are clearly headed in the wrong direction because interest whether private, political or group influences how judges are appointed.”
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest 207 ‘bandits, rapists, kidnappers’ in Kaduna

Police operatives in Kaduna State say they have arrested 207 suspected bandits, rapists and kidnappers in the state in the last few weeks.

DSS ‘arrests’ acting EFCC boss Ibrahim Magu

The EFCC boss was arrested for travelling to the United Arab Emirates during the period the country was on a coronavirus-enforced lockdown without the authorisation of President Muhammadu Buhari, according to a report by online medium.

Petrol to sell for N140 per litre in July as PPPRA recommends price hike

The PPPRA says the recommended petrol retail band for a litre of petrol is now between N140.80 and N143.80.

Nigerians, others excluded from list of travellers to Europe

Nigerians have been excluded from the list of countries whose nationals will be allowed in the region when the borders are open from July 1 by the European Union Commission.
Mr. Justice Nasir Ajanah, Chief Judge of Kogi State has died, according to a report.

Kogi State chief judge dies of ‘coronavirus’

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has consistently denied the existence of COVID-19 in his state
President Goodluck Jonathan

Goodluck Jonathan: Coronavirus could give rise to dictators

Former President Goodluck Jonathan, Friday advised Africans to be careful the way they handle coronavirus pandemic, noting that the virus could give rise to dictators.
Majority of our laws are dead, said, Ajibola Basiru, spokesman of the senate.

Senator Basiru: Most of our laws are obsolete, dead

Ajibola who spoke on a live social media programme ‘Politics Everywhere With SOK’, said Nigeria needs to declare a state of emergency on its laws which are no longer useful to the people.

Gombe: Coronavirus patients protest ‘hunger in isolation’

Some COVID-19 patients staged a protest at the Federal Teaching Hospital in Gombe yesterday, destroying some equipment in their ward.

Another Kano university professor dies

A professor of mass communication at the Bayero University, Kano, Balarabe Maikaba, has reportedly died on Sunday.
Abba Kyari, the late Chief of Staff, The Presidency

Now that Abba Kyari is dead

On January 18, 2020, when I first read of the new coronavirus on the BBC website, my heart missed a beat because of what China means to the world. The headline was: “New virus in China ‘will have infected hundreds’.”

Abba Kyari tests positive for virus after Germany trip

Abba Kyari, chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, has tested positive for the coronavirus days after returning from an official trip to Germany.
Olubunmi Adetunmbi, the senator representing Ekiti north, has commended Abubakar Bagudu, governor of Kebbi state, over his handling of an incident involving President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday.

Senator commends Kebbi governor over handling of Argungu festival’s incident

Olubunmi Adetunmbi, the senator representing Ekiti north, has commended Abubakar Bagudu, governor of Kebbi state, over his handling of an incident involving President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday.
A Federal High Court sitting in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, has granted the request of the prosecution to mask its witness in the suit between the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), representing the state, and Agba Jalingo.

NLC writes federal government, seeks Agba Jalingo’s release

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has joined the growing number of groups that have called on the federal government to free the detained Nigerian journalist, Agba Jalingo, from prison.
Boko Haram insurgents have killed Lawan Andimi, chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika local government area of Adamawa state.

Boko Haram kills CAN chairman abducted in Adamawa

On Christmas eve, a faction of Boko Haram affiliated to the Islamic State, killed 11 Christian captives in Borno, and said the action was taken to avenge the deaths of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the late IS leader, and Abul-Hasan Al-Muhajir, its spokesman, who were killed in Syria in October.
A night raid blamed on Boko Haram has left a dozen villagers dead in southeastern Niger on the frontier with Nigeria, a local official said Saturday.

Three killed in fresh Boko Haram attack in Chibok

Two students of the same parents were killed when Boko Haram insurgents attacked Payasatan Bilaburdar village Gatamarwa ward in Chibok local government area of Borno state.
A player and driver sustained injuries after gunmen opened fire on Ifeanyi Ubah FC squad in Okene, Kogi state, on Friday.

Gunmen open fire on Ifeanyi Ubah FC squad in Kogi

A player and driver sustained injuries after gunmen opened fire on Ifeanyi Ubah FC squad in Okene, Kogi state, on Friday.

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Labour insists on reversal of fuel price, electricity tariff hike

The organised labour Thursday insisted that the Federal Government should revert back to the old prices of petrol and electricity tariff, if not the strike will stand.
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Bayelsa election: Governor Diri, INEC ask appeal court to reverse tribunal’s judgment

Governor Duoye Diri of Bayelsa State on Thursday in Abuja asked the Court of Appeal to reverse the decision of the Bayelsa Governorship Election Petition Tribunal which nullified the November 16, 2019 governorship poll in the state.
Sequel to the collapse of a school building in Ejigbo in the early hours of Saturday, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has directed the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development to carry out integrity tests on both public and private schools with buildings of 3 floors and above.

Lagos seeks monthly payment of house rent for residents

The Lagos State Government has called on stakeholders in real estate sector to work out modalities for residents to pay house rents on monthly basis instead of yearly.
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.

EFCC recovers N4.16 billion debt owed Nigerian government by lottery companies

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has recovered at least N4.16 billion out of the debt owed the federal government by lottery companies.
Mason Mount and Declan Rice played five-a-side in London on Sunday. Joe Toth-BPI-Shutterstock

Chelsea agree personal terms with Declan Rice

Chelsea are interested in signing the West Ham midfielder Declan Rice this summer.