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A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court adjourns suit challenging NIN registration again

A Federal High Court Lagos on Monday, adjourned until Feb.22, a suit challenging the linkage of the National Identification Number (NIN) with Mobile lines amid COVID-19.

Court sacks Kogi APC lawmaker over unlawful nomination

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Friday, sacked the lawmaker representing Ibaji constituency in the Kogi State House of Assembly, Atule Egbunu.
The legal team set up by the Nigerian Army to represent the service at the ongoing Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on the alleged shooting of protesters at the Lekki Tollgate has submitted its report to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai.

Petitioners sue army, others demand N100 million for unlawful detention in Borno

Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Lt. General Tukur Buratai; General Officer Commanding 7 Division, Nigerian Army and Attorney General and Minister of Justice, have been sued at the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Maiduguri for illegal detention.

PDP rejects moves to regulate social media

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the plans by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its administration to regulate social media in Nigeria.
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Akwa Ibom council polls: Apathy mars exercise as APC shun polls

The polls was very peaceful and violence free, with no case of ballot snatching, reckless driving, but many people on the streets expressed dismay over bad governance at the grassroots, as the reason they stayed away from the exercise.
Election officials start to count ballots during the presidential election in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Oct. 31, 2020.

Ivorians await results after tense presidential ballot

Ivory Coast officials prepared to tally results Sunday after a tense presidential ballot marked by an opposition boycott and protests over President Alassane’s Ouattara bid for a third term.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

#EndSARS: SERAP, others sue NBC over Channels, AIT, Arise TV fines

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), and 261 concerned Nigerians, civil society and media groups have filed a lawsuit against the National Broadcasting Commission [NBC] and Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, asking the court to “declare arbitrary, illegal, and unconstitutional the N9m fines imposed on Channels, AIT and Arise TV [N3m each] over their coverage of the #EndSARS protests, and to stop the NBC from collecting the money.”
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Lawyer sues President Buhari, General Buratai, others over Lekki shootings

A lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje, has filed a N10bn fundamental rights suit against President Muhammadu Buhari, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, and 10 others over last Tuesday night shootings at #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos.

#EndSARS: SERAP asks NBC to withdraw ‘illegal fines’ on Channels TV, AIT, Arise TV

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has “condemned the unconstitutional and illegal fines of N9m reportedly imposed by the National Broadcasting Commission [NBC] on Channels TV, AIT and Arise TV [N3m each] purportedly over their coverage of the #EndSARS protests.”

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.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

AGF Malami dragged to court over ‘plot to weaken NBA’

Former vice-president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Onyekachi Monday Ubani, has instituted a suit against Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), over the amendment of the rules of professional conduct for legal practitioners (RPC), 2007.
The suspended National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, says he has accepted the Appeal court’s verdict which upheld his suspension.

APC: Why Comrade Oshiomhole-led NWC was sacked

The party, in documents filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja by its lawyer, Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), said the sack of the Oshiomhole-led NWC was informed by the needs to end the various internal crises that pervaded the party’s rank and file.

Guinea’s Alpha Conde accepts nomination to seek third term

Guinea President Alpha Conde has accepted his party’s nomination to run in October’s election, the party said on Monday, taking advantage of a new constitution to seek a third term that his opponents say is unconstitutional.
The Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) has rejected the military coup in Mali and ordered sanctions against its ringleaders.

Mali coup: Rebel soldiers pledge fresh elections

Mali’s president said Wednesday he had resigned to avoid “bloodshed” after he was detained in a military coup, whose leaders pledged new elections to resolve a spiralling political crisis in the fragile West African nation.

SERAP urges President Buhari to instruct minister, NBC to withdraw codes on ‘insult of...

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari urging him to “urgently instruct Mr Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, and the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to withdraw the apparently illegal Broadcasting Code and Memo threatening to sanction any broadcast that denigrates, disrespects, insults, and abuses president, governors, lawmakers, and other elders and leaders in authority.”
Stakeholders in the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, Tuesday, unveiled a new agenda aimed at repositioning the organisation into purposeful, focused and result-oriented opposition body that would champion the cause of governance in Nigeria

CUPP wants INEC to adjust timetable for Ondo, Edo polls

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has called on the electoral commission, INEC, to adjust its timetable for Edo and Ondo governorship elections, following the Court of Appeal judgment that upturned the deregistration of 23 political parties.
In a statement by its National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and the National Media Affairs Director, Miss Zainab Yusuf, HURIWA alleged that some lawmakers were conniving with armed terrorists to introduce “satanic legislation.”

HURIWA condemns invasion of Edo Assembly

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has condemned the invasion of Edo State House of Assembly, describing it as unconstitutional.
A presidential candidate at the just concluded Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) election, Dele Adesina, has called for the cancellation of the exercise.

NBA presidential candidate alleges fraud, wants election result cancelled

A presidential candidate at the just concluded Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) election, Dele Adesina, has called for the cancellation of the exercise.
An ex-Chairman of the Ikeja Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr Adesina Ogunlana, has said that he was wrongly barred from contesting the association’s national elections which held on Wednesday and yesterday.

NBA election: My disqualification was wrong – Adesina Ogunlana

An ex-Chairman of the Ikeja Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr Adesina Ogunlana, has said that he was wrongly barred from contesting the association’s national elections which held on Wednesday and yesterday.
A mural dedicated to George Floyd is displayed on a wall of The Breakfast Klub in midtown, near where Floyd grew up and later mentored young men in Houston's Third Ward [Mario Tama-Getty Images-AFP]

George Floyd family files lawsuit against Minneapolis, officers

George Floyd's family has filed a lawsuit against the city of Minneapolis and the four police officers charged in his death, alleging the officers violated Floyd's rights when they restrained him and the city allowed a culture of excessive force, racism and impunity to flourish in its police force.

Supreme Court strikes out suit against virtual hearing

The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck out two suits by Lagos and Ekiti Governments challenging the validity and constitutionality of the Virtual Court Sittings procedure.

Lagos ASPAMDA traders protest against sit-tight leadership

Some traders at the Lagos Auto Spare-Part and Machinery Dealers Association (ASPAMDA) market on Thursday protested against the illegally elongated tenure of the market president, Mr Daniel Ofokansi.

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Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye of an Igbosere High Court in Lagos on Friday discharged and acquitted one Niyi Oyelami charged with defiling a nine-year-old daughter of his neighbour.

Witness: Lagos indigenes alerted EFCC on scholarship fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday said that Lagos indigenes alerted it about the alleged N127 million fraud at the Lagos State Scholarship Board.
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Sule Lamido: APC has no vision

The former Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido, has alleged that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has no vision.

5,000 Nigerian refugees repatriated from Cameroon

Nigerian refugees who fled to Cameroon due to Boko Haram insurgency began returning to their homeland on Monday in a voluntary repatriation process, an official said.
Managing Director of Aero Contractors, Captain Ado Sanusi, yesterday faulted the claims that the disputed Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 jets were stolen at the Lagos airport.

NDLEA nabs drug trafficker, recovers three cocaine parcels

NDLEA operatives have arrested a drug trafficker at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, with three parcels of cocaine concealed in a false bottom in his suitcase.
Nigeria forward Paul Mukairu is open to staying with Belgium Pro League club Anderlecht on a permanent basis.

Jose Mourinho urges Tottenham to sign Paul Mukairu

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho hopes the club act quickly and secure the services of Anderlecht loanee Paul Mukairu .

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Abia NUT suspends six-week-old strike over unpaid salary arrears

The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) in Abia has announced the suspension of its six-week-old strike embarked upon to demand the payment of arrears of teachers’ salaries.
Digital payments firm Square said Thursday it was buying a controlling stake in the streaming music platform Tidal from a group led by rap star Jay-Z for $297 million in cash and stock.

Square unveils deal for Tidal music platform

Digital payments firm Square said Thursday it was buying a controlling stake in the streaming music platform Tidal from a group led by rap star Jay-Z for $297 million in cash and stock.
1. Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, are seen after their release in Zamfara , Nigeria March 2, 2021. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Freed Zamfara schoolgirl narrates encounter with abducted family members

A 14-year-old freed student of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Zamfara State, has narrated how she met her father and elder sister in the kidnappers’ den.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan, on Friday, called for synergy among President Muhammadu Buhari, governors, security chiefs and other stakeholders, saying such would de-escalate tension occasioned by the challenge of insecurity in the country.

Insecurity: Ex-President Jonathan calls for collaborative effort among leaders

Former President Goodluck Jonathan, on Friday, called for synergy among President Muhammadu Buhari, governors, security chiefs and other stakeholders, saying such would de-escalate tension occasioned by the challenge of insecurity in the country.
The Kano State government shut Harbau Tsangaya Model Boarding Primary School in Tsanyawa local government area of the state on Tuesday because of insecurity.

Kano government shuts 17th school, a boarding primary school, because of insecurity

The Kano State government shut Harbau Tsangaya Model Boarding Primary School in Tsanyawa local government area of the state on Tuesday because of insecurity.