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Gov Emmanuel To Submit EndSars Report To NEC For Implementation

…As AKSG injects billions to complete mega projects for economic growth…Orders increased free Covid19 testing to curb third wave Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel has promised to present the Akwa Ibom State Judicial Panel of Inquiry report to review on police brutality popularly referred to as ENDSARS, to the National Economic Council, NEC, …

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Court Bars Workers From Strike Action, Picketing FIRS Offices

The National Industrial Court, Abuja Judicial Division, has stopped the Nigeria Civil Service Union (NCSU) from either picketing the offices of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) nationwide or calling for a strike at any of the Service’s offices across Nigeria. A statement, signed by Dr Abdullahi Ismaila Ahmad, the Director, Communications and Liaison Department …

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NBA Lagos Branch Releases Plenary Sessions For 2021 Law Week [IN FULL]

The 2021 Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Lagos Branch law week will hold from the 23rd to 29th of July, 2021 at the Shell Hall, Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos. Themed: ‘Disruption, Innovation and the Bar’, the event will feature prominent personalities in the legal space and other sectors of the economy, who will be speaking on various topics. There …

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AGF, Malami Immortalises Retiring Perm-Sec, Dayo Apata, Names E-Library After Him

The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) has named the E-Library of his ministry after the retiring Solicitor General of the Federation (SGF) and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr Dayo Toba Apata (SAN). Malami announced this, on Friday, during the send forth on retirement and handing over …

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Nigerian Ex-Banker, Wife, Mother-In-Law Jailed 60 Years for Stealing Depositors’ Funds

A former bank cashier, Ebenezer Adeolu Alonge, his wife, Isakunle Olamide Oyinlola, and his mother-in-law, Isakunle Eunice Moradeke were on Friday convicted and sentenced to 60 years in prison. Justice Adekanye Ogunmoye of Ekiti State High Court, Ado Ekiti sentenced the trio on 12 counts of conspiracy and stealing contrary to section 390 (9) of …

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Nigeria And The Challenge Of Insecurity: The Law And Lawyers As Panacea

Chief Joe-Kyari Gadzama, SAN has succinctly stated the roles of lawyers in the myriad of insecurities bedevilling our country Nigeria, while delivering a paper at the grand finale of the 2021 Law Week of the Owo Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association on Wednesday, 21th July, 2021. He posited that security is everybody’s business. This …

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Man, Mother, Girlfriend Jailed For Internet Fraud In Asaba

A man, Gift Kenneth, has been sentenced to jail for defrauding an American lady, Lucinda Ann Garnes Henrichson, for around $902,935. He was sentenced for internet fraud-related offences by Justice FA Olubanjo of the Federal High Court, Asaba, Delta State, on Thursday. A statement by Wilson Uwujaren, Head, Media and Publicity, the Economic and Financial …

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Court Orders SSS To Produce Detained Igboho’s Associates In Court

A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday, ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) to produce the 12 detained associates of Yoruba nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, before it on July 29. Justice Obiora Egwuatu gave the order after Counsel to the applicants, Pelumi Olajengbesi, moved the ex-parte motion marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/647/2021 dated July …

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Igboho Not Caught With Forged Passport, Case Adjourned Till Monday – Lawyer

Contrary to reports, Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho was not caught with the forged passport of Benin Republic, his lawyer in the French country, Ibrahim David Salami has said. BBC quoted Salami as saying Igboho was arrested with only the German and Nigerian passport, contrary to reports that he was caught with a forged passport of …

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Buhari Appoints Olawuyi, 14 Others Into NEITI Board

President Muhammadu Buhari has announced the appointment of the Deputy Vice Chancellor of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti (ABUAD), Professor Damilola Olawuyi (SAN) as a member of the newly constituted Governing Board of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI). The 15-member Board was inaugurated on Thursday in Abuja by President Buhari, represented by Boss …

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We’ve Not Stopped Nigerians From Using Twitter, FG Tells Court

The Federal Government has told a Federal High Court in Lagos that it has not stopped Nigerians from using social media platform, Twitter, adding that many Nigerians are still using it every day. The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, and the Federal Government said this in a counter-affidavit they deposed to in response to …

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FG Commences Payment Of Benefits To Deceased Doctors

The Federal Government Thursday said it has commenced the payment of death benefits to deceased doctors and other health workers under the Group Life Insurance. Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, stated this after a meeting between the Federal Government’s representatives and the Nigeria Association of Resident Doctors. Ngige, who described the meeting …

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Dickson Seeks Review Of PIB, Urges Buhari To Withhold Assent

*Says 3% For Host Communities May Create Crisis The senator representing Bayelsa West in the Senate, Henry Seriake Dickson has called for the review of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) recently passed by the National Assembly. The bill provides that three percent of oil profit should be channeled to the development of host communities. But …

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Alleged Poisoning Of Kano Cleric False, Malicious, Says NcS

The Kano State Command of the Nigerian Correctional Service has debunked a report that the controversial Kano-based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abduljabbar Kabara, currently in its custody has been allegedly poisoned and is seriously ill. The Public Relations Officer of the command, DSC Musbahu Nasarawa, dismissed the report in a statement in Kano on Thursday. An …

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COVID-19 Wiped Off $5bn Diasporan Remittances, Says FG

THE Federal Government has said that the COVID-19 pandemic has wiped off 20 per cent from the $25bn annual diasporan remittances to Nigeria. The government noted that various targeted programmes were being implemented to shore up the deficit. Disclosing this at a press briefing in Abuja on Thursday to announce the 2021 Diaspora Day celebration …

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Buhari: Security Situation In North East, South South Much Better Now Than Before 2015

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday did an overview of the security situation in some parts of the country since his assumption of office six years ago saying security has improved considerably in both the North East and South South geo-political zones as against what was obtainable before 2015. The President, according to a release issued by …

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Fake Custom Officer Jailed 20years For Employment Scam In Kwara

A Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin, yesterday, sentenced a self-styled custom officer, Mr. Yakubu Azeez Afolayan, to 20 years imprisonment for impersonation and job scam. The convict was allegedly parading himself as a custom officer and fraudulently swindled a number of unsuspecting job seekers under the guise of helping them secure employment into …

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