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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

N1.4 billion fraud: EFCC closes case against ex-NBA president

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Thursday closed its case in the ongoing alleged N1.4billion fraud trial of an embattled former Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) President, Mr Paul Usoro, SAN.

ICPC chair, others for inauguration as SAN

The Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), Prof Bolaji Owasanoye, an Assistant Director, Federal Ministry of Justice, Tijjani Alkali Gazali and former National Legal Adviser, All Progressives Congress (APC), Babatunde John Kwame Ogala are among the 72 lawyers will be inaugurated tomorrow as Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) .

How ex-NBA chief received N1.1 billion from Akwa Ibom government – witness

A Federal High Court in Lagos Friday heard how a former Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) President Mr. Paul Usoro allegedly received N1.1billlion from the Akwa-Ibom State Government.

ICPC chairman, 71 others make list of new SANs — full list

The Legal Practitioners' Privileges Committee on Friday named 72 successful applicants for the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria.
Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Comrade Ini Ememobong, gave the charge Friday while playing host to the Executive members of the State branch of FIDA, during a courtesy call on him in the Conference room of the Ministry.

Akwa Ibom commissioner wants FIDA to intensify enlightenment on societal values

The International Federation of Women Lawyers, FIDA, has been tasked to step up sensitization on societal values as well as undertake indepth research into the psychology of the culprits if the fight against rape must be won.
Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State said his administration will continue its industrialisation drive, giving priority to Ibom deep seaport and industrial city projects in his second term.

Christmas: Akwa Ibom governor lauds citizen support

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state has expressed deep gratitude to citizens of the state for their collective will and resolve to stand for peace, unity and development for the state.
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N1.4 billion fraud: Governor Emmanuel loses bid to quash charge against NBA chief Paul...

Justice Rilwan Aikawa of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, has dismissed an application filed by Akwa Ibom State Governor, Emmanuel Udom, seeking to quash the entire charge preferred against Paul Usoro, SAN, President, Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

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Plateau council chair asks Nigerian government to give incentives, light weapons to vigilante group

The Executive Chairman of Langtang North Local Government Council of Plateau State, Hon. Ubandoma Joshua Laven, has appealed to Federal Government to provide incentives and grant Vigilante Group of Nigeria license to carry light weapons in the fight against kidnapping and banditry in the country.
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 governor congratulates five ABSU graduates over presidential awards

Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, has congratulated five 2021 NYSC Presidential Awardees who are graduates of Abia State University, Uturu, for making the University and the State proud.
Israeli police keep guard during clashes with Palestinians at the compound that houses Al-Aqsa Mosque, known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, amid tension over the possible eviction of several Palestinian families from homes on land claimed by Jewish settlers in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood, in Jerusalem's Old City, May 7, 2021. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Saudi and UAE condemn Israel over Palestinian clashes at Al-Aqsa

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on Saturday condemned Israel’s plans to evict Palestinians from homes on land claimed by Jewish settlers, following a night of violence in Jerusalem.
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, made the declaration on Thursday while deliberating on the strategies put in place with the election monitoring officers deployed from the Force Headquarters, Abuja, to assist and monitor the elections in Lagos State.

Police dismiss explosives in Oshodi market fire

Hours after Lagos Emergency Management Agency said its investigation showed some for of explosive or accelerant was used in the fire which gutted Oshodi Market, police has ruled out any explosive being involved in the incident.

DELSU matriculates 9,461 new intakes for 2020/2021 session

Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka, on Saturday, matriculated 9,461 students who were offered provisional admission to various departments of the institution.

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Afe Babalola to convene national conference, pledges N50 million funding

Afe Babalola, founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti (ABUAD), says he will convene and sponsor a national conference to seek solutions to Nigeria’s security challenges.
The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) says, it will test run the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge line early February.

Kaduna: SEMA raises alarm over vandalism of rail tracks

The Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency has expressed concern over vandalism of rail tracks in Kaduna and called for measures to stop the unpatriotic act.
Philippines' Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin is seen during a talk with Vietnam's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh at the Government Guesthouse in Hanoi, Vietnam July 8, 2019. REUTERS/Kham

Philippines foreign minister issues expletive-laced tweet over China sea dispute

The Philippine foreign minister on Monday demanded in an expletive-laced message on Twitter that China’s vessels get out of disputed waters, marking the latest exchange in a war of words with Beijing over its activities in the South China Sea.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

Senate president: National Assembly remains committed to welfare of Nigerians

The National Assembly has restated commitment to good governance to enhance protection and welfare for Nigerians.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu on Monday adopted Gov Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State as the new leader in the South East Zone.

Enugu schools need more male teachers – stakeholders

Professionals in the education sector in Enugu have bemoaned the low number of male teachers in schools across the state.