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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

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.
Otunba Adejare Adegbenro has described problems confronting Nigeria as self inflicted and not political.

Otunba Adegbenro: Nigeria’s woes self-inflicted, not political

Otunba Adejare Adegbenro has described problems confronting Nigeria as self inflicted and not political.
Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has denied claims that his government has sold off the Ekiti State Governor’s Lodge in Abuja.

Ekiti PDP alleges Governor Fayemi plots to scam pensioners of N6 billion

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State has accused the State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, of colluding with a Lagos based private company, United Capital Plc, to loot over N6 billion from pensioners in the State.
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Akwa Ibom communities lament NDDC neglect

The oil-producing communities of Eastern Obolo in Akwa Ibom State have lamented that the region has been neglected and marginalised despite contributing most of the oil revenue in the state.

Lagos revenue agency staff protest massive redeployment

Crisis is brewing within the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service, LIRS, as staff of the agency expressed dismay over the latest posting in the Audit Department.
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MURIC demands prosecution of FRSC officials for ‘murder’

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has called on relevant authorities to ensure prosecution of four officials of Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC) who allegedly beat one Odion Samuel, to death.
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Don’t associate Christ with criminality – CAN warns MURIC

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has asked the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) to desist from associating criminality with Christ.
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FIRS refutes Timi Frank’s claim on ‘N90 billion election fund’

Contrary to claims by Comrade Timi Frank, political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), linking alleged travails being faced by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, to the fallout of the 2019 general election, the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has described the claims as lacking in truth.

Taraba, Abia killings signs of inefficiency, irresponsibility – PDP governors

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors Forum has condemned the killing of three policemen and a civilian by men of the Nigerian Army in Taraba State, describing it as signs of “inefficiency and irresponsibility.”

CDNDC urges national action against Bayelsa lawmaker’s life pension bill

A civil rights group has called for civil disobedience in Bayelsa and across the country to prevent Gov. Seriake Dickson from approving the life pension bill passed by the House of Assembly for all past and current members of the legislature in the state.

James Ibori: My trial taught me incredible lessons

James Ibori, former governor of Delta state, says his corruption trial has taught him incredible lessons that he could not have learnt in any institution of learning.
77 The leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom State have urged Nsima Ekere, the Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), to contest for the 2019 governorship election in the state.

PDP: Godswill Akpabio has turned himself into agent of violence against Akwa Ibom

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday took Senator Godswill Akpabio, former Akwa Ibom State governor, to the cleaners over alleged plot to cause crisis in the state, describing him as agent of violence against the state he once governed.
Buba Galadima

Buba Galadima: Let us try Atiku if he doesn’t perform, …

The National Chairman of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC), Alhaji Buba Galadima, on Saturday, urged Nigerians, especially Igbos nationwide to cast their votes for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in 2019 general elections, saying President Muhammadu Buhari has failed electorates.

Ibrahim Idris: I won’t impose my son as governor

The former governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, has denied report making the rounds that he wanted to impose his son Alhaji Abubakar Idris as the next governor of Kogi State.
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Governor Ishaku: I didn’t hire thugs to attack Aisha Alhassan’s convoy

Taraba Governor, Darius Ishaku, on Sunday distanced himself from attack on the convoy of the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Senator Aisha Alhassan, during Saturday’s Assembly bye- election in Takum.

PDP calls for immediate unfreezing of Benue, Akwa Ibom accounts

The Peoples Democratic Party has called for the immediate unfreezing of Benue and Akwa Ibom States accounts blocked by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Killings: CAN declares 3-day prayers, fasting

The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has declared July 9 to July 11 as National Day of prayers and fasting programme against the killings across the country.

Group begs President Buhari to proscribe JOHESU

A group, under the aegis of Kingdom Human Rights Foundation International, on Friday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to proscribe the Joint Health Sector Union, JOHESU, as an illegal association.

Raymond Dokpesi drags Lai Mohammed to court over looters list

Media mogul and Chairman Emeritus of DAAR Communications Plc, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi, has instituted N5billion defamation suit against the Minister of Information & Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, following the inclusion of his name in the list of treasury looters.

PDP calls for investigation into explosion in Ohanaeze chief Nnia Nwodo’s home

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for investigation into the explosion at the country home of the President of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Nnia John Nwodo, at Ukehe in Enugu State.

Benue group condemns killing of soldier in Naka

The Benue Proactive Initiative, a civil society group has condemned in strong terms what it tagged as the barbaric, wicked and malicious killing of a personnel of the Nigerian Army in Naka, Gwer West Local Government Area of the State on Wednesday.

President Buhari: Wicked people plundered our resources, kept Nigerians poor

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in London told some Nigerians living in the United Kingdom under the aegis of Buhari Diaspora Support Organisation how ‘wicked elements’ during previous administrations plundered the country’s resources and impoverished the people.

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June 12: MKO Abiola represented hope, liberty – Gani Adams

Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land, Chief Gani Adams, has said that the late Chief MKO Abiola represented hope, liberty and freedom during his lifetime.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: No invasion of miscreants into Ekiti

The Ekiti State Police Command has described as untrue the reports that miscreants have invaded Ado Ekiti, the state capital.
Men of Amotekun Corps in Osun State have arrested two suspects, Friday and Toyib for allegedly stealing female underwear for ritual purposes.

South-west governors urged to strengthen Amotekun to prevent attacks

The protem chairman of the Coalition of Yoruba Liberation Movement, Yemi Farounbi, has called on south-west governors to strengthen the Western Nigeria Security Network, codenamed Amotekun.
3. Ghana failed to score for the second straight game as their international friendly encounter against Ivory Coast ended in a goalless draw at the Cape Coast stadium on Saturday.

Ghana and Ivory Coast play out goalless draw in Cape Coast

Ghana failed to score for the second straight game as their international friendly encounter against Ivory Coast ended in a goalless draw at the Cape Coast stadium on Saturday.
Tochukwu Oluehi has revealed Nigeria are raring to bounce back from their defeat to Jamaica when they take on Portugal.

Nigeria goalie blames herself for defeat vs Jamaica, looks forward to Portugal clash

Tochukwu Oluehi has revealed Nigeria are raring to bounce back from their defeat to Jamaica when they take on Portugal.

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June 12: NANS suspends protest over fear of hijack

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has suspended its planned June 12 nationwide protest slated for this Saturday. President of the association, Comrade Sunday...
Prof. Placid Njoku says he has not resigned as Deputy Governor of Imo.

Imo deputy govornor: I’ve not resigned

This is contained in a statement by Njoku’s Chief Press Secretary, Ozioma Ukwuoma in Owerri on Thursday.
Some gunmen on Thursday attacked Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria in Kaduna State, abducting some lecturers and their family members.

Kaduna polytechnic suspends academic activities after bandits attack

Authorities of the Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic Zaria have announced the suspension of all academic activities in the institution hours after the school was invaded by bandits who kidnapped some staff and ‘many’ students.
Ademola Lookman

Turkish side Trabzonspor in love with Ademola Lookman

Trabzonspor are interested in adding Nigerian wing wizard, Ademola Lookman, to their playing personnel and have registered their interest with the player’s parent club RB Leipzig, says Turkish publications Fotomac.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos compensates owners of property demolished for road construction

Lagos State government has compensated owners of properties that were demolished to pave for ongoing Igbogbo-Igbe Road Expansion Project.