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No election timetable for 2023 election until electoral bill is signed into law – INEC
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No election timetable for 2023 election until electoral bill is signed into law – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it won't be releasing a timetable for 2023 General elections until the Electoral Act amendment bill is signed into law. This was disclosed by the commission's chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, at the first quarterly meeting with political parties for 2022. Mahmood said they are looking forward to a speedy passage of the bill, which will determine its preparation for the 2023 General Elections. He said; “On the Electoral Amendment Bill currently before the National Assembly, the commission is encouraged by the Senate President’s assurance to give priority attention to the Bill when the National Assembly reconvenes from its recess today, and the commitment by the President to assent to the Bill as soon as the issue of ...
Nigeria should go to the next election with a new law – Former INEC Chairman, Attahiru Jega
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Nigeria should go to the next election with a new law – Former INEC Chairman, Attahiru Jega

Former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega has said that the next election should be conducted with a new law. Speaking at a Citizens’ Townhall meeting on the Electoral Bill, 2021, organised by YIAGA Africa in Abuja, on Sunday January 16, Jega noted that it is difficult to conduct elections in Nigeria as there has not been a significant improvement in the electoral framework since 2010. Jega also said that though there could be some grey areas in the Electoral Bill that President Muhammadu Buhari declined assent to, the bill should not be dumped because there are many good things in it. He said; “I believe Nigeria should go into the next elections with a new law as there are many good things in the bill that will improve the i...
I killed my mother o buy Benz, you can do same – Yahoo boy in Ghana says
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I killed my mother o buy Benz, you can do same – Yahoo boy in Ghana says

A suspected Yahoo boy in Ghana has made shocking revelations about the secret to his wealth and how he acquired his new Benz car, saying he killed his own mother to acquire the asset. In a video sighted on social media, the young man confessed to having killed his mother to acquire his new Benz car, hence if any of his peers are jealous of his success, they can also kill their mother for Benz. The young man who is yet-to-be-identified was seen flaunting cedi notes while spilling the beans on how he made his millions and bought his car. Well, it is either the young made these claims out of excitement after acquiring his new car or probably really meant every single word he said. Whichever way, should the police launch a search for him, he wouldn’t have it easy with the law.
President Buhari signs N17.13 trillion 2022 Budget and Finance bill into law
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President Buhari signs N17.13 trillion 2022 Budget and Finance bill into law

President Buhari has signed a record N17.13 trillion 2022 appropriation bill into law. He signed the bill at the statehouse this morning December 31.   The president also signed the 2021 finance bill into law.   President at the signing ceremony was the President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, Zainab Ahmed, minister of finance, budget, and national planning.   This is coming less than a week after the house of representatives and senate passed the appropriation bill. The two chambers increased the budget spending by N735.8 billion from the proposed N16.391tn to N17.126 trillion. They also raised the oil benchmark from $57 per barrel proposed by the executive to $62.   The National Assembly ...
Malta Becomes first EU Country to Legalise Personal Use of Cannabis
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Malta Becomes first EU Country to Legalise Personal Use of Cannabis

Malta has become the first EU country to legalise the personal cultivation and use of cannabis. The law, approved in parliament on Tuesday December 14 , with 36 votes to 27, allows adults in Malta to possess up to seven grams of cannabis and grow up to four plants. But smoking in public or in front of children will still be illegal. The legislative package will also establish an authority to oversee the sale to adults from non-profit organisations. The law was promoted by Equality Minister Owen Bonnici who said it amounted to a “harm reduction” plan and would stop “treating people who are not criminals like criminals”. He denied accusations from the opposition Nationalist Party that the bill would normalise and encourage drug abuse on the island. The Nationalist Party’s ...
Men who Lie about their Marital Status in order to Deceive Girls should be Considered Criminals and Punished by the Law – Ifu Ennada
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Men who Lie about their Marital Status in order to Deceive Girls should be Considered Criminals and Punished by the Law – Ifu Ennada

Big Brother Naija star, Ifu Ennada has said that men who lie about their marital status in order to deceive girls into relationships should be considered criminals and punished by the law. The entrepreneur who stated this on Instagram today, added that the victims of such men should also be financially compensated.
Women journalists seek end to gender-based violence in Yobe
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Women journalists seek end to gender-based violence in Yobe

Women Journalists in Yobe State under the auspices of Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) has said that signing into law the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act is key to ending all forms violence against women in the state. This came to the fore when Hajiya Fatima Mohammed Ahmad, Chairperson of NAWOJ in the state led other members of the Association to the Palace of Emir of Damaturu on an advocacy visit as part of 16 days activism to mark the 2021 International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Mrs. Ahmad told the Monarch that they were at the Palace to seek his support and cooperation towards convincing the State Chief Executive to sign into law the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act, (VAPP) passed by the State House of Assembly. She said...
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson promises legal action against social media firms
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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson promises legal action against social media firms

Boris Johnson has threatened to take legal action on social media companies who have failed to take action to prevent extremist material being shared online. While addressing the pariliament recently, the UK prime minister said new legislation will soon be introduced in the Commons that will toughen up sanctions on companies which allow ‘foul content’ to propagate. The Online Harms Bill is expected to force the biggest tech firms, such as Facebook and Google, to abide by a duty of care to users, overseen by Ofcom as the new regulator for the sector. Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said he would work with the government on the law in the wake of the killing of Sir David Amess. Mr Johnson was pushed by Sir Keir to use the ‘inescapable desire’ of MPs to ‘clamp down on the extremi...
Three months after, Buhari yet to sign Electoral Offenses Commission Bill into law
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Three months after, Buhari yet to sign Electoral Offenses Commission Bill into law

The Electoral Offences Commission Bill, which was passed into law three months ago by the Nigeria Senate, is yet to be assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari. Checks by DAILY POST revealed that the bill, which its legislative debate started much earlier and which was meticulously handled by the Senate Committee on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), headed by Senator Kabir Gaya representing Kano South Senatorial district, was finally passed into law on 13th July, 2021. However, for undisclosed reasons, the bill has not been signed for it to become an act three months after it was passed into law. Much and strategic as the Electoral Offences Commission bill was, it was believed that it would sanitise political elections in Nigeria. Unfortu...
It’s senseless to enact a law you can’t enforce – Governor Obaseki explains why he is yet to sign the anti-open grazing bill into law
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It’s senseless to enact a law you can’t enforce – Governor Obaseki explains why he is yet to sign the anti-open grazing bill into law

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on Monday October 11, explained why he is yet to send the Anti-Open Grazing Bill to the state House of Assembly and sign it into law as agreed at the Southern Governors meeting. Speaking at a public hearing on the bill organised by the state government, Obaseki stated that signing the bill into law is easy but it will be senseless to enact unenforceable law. Urging residents of the state not to play politics with the situation, the Governor also averred that there are security implications because some people have now "joined and are using these herders to perpetuate insecurity." He said;   “To sign the law is always easy, but it doesn’t make sense to enact a law that you can’t enforce. "The best way to enforce a law is to bring...
Sanwo-Olu signs new law prohibiting media parade of suspect by police
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Sanwo-Olu signs new law prohibiting media parade of suspect by police

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday, October 5, signed the Administration of Criminal Justice (Amendment) Law (ACJL) 2021. The ACJL was first passed in Lagos State in 2007 and amended in 2011 to ensure the fundamental rights of suspects and persons that come into contact with the justice system, as enshrined in the constitution are protected The provisions in the new law include conducting criminal proceedings through audio and video conferencing platform, powers of Chief Magistrate to visit Police Stations, prohibition of media parade of suspects, compensation to victims of crime, protective measures for victims and witnesses, as well as the establishment of a Crime Data Register and the Criminal Justice Sector Reform Committee to monitor the implementation o...
Anti-open Grazing law: FG Backs Herdsmen Planned Suit against South Governors
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Anti-open Grazing law: FG Backs Herdsmen Planned Suit against South Governors

Moves by herdsmen to sue southern governors over the anti-open grazing bill they recently signed into law, has gotten a support from the federal government. Special Assistant (Media) to the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Dr Umar Gwandu in an interview with Punch, said Nigerians whose rights had been violated could go to court to seek protection. Most southern states, including Lagos, Ondo, Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, Abia, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Enugu, and just recently, Delta and Ogun states, signed the anti-open grazing bill into law. It was also gathered that police commands differed on the enforcement of the law. While Ebonyi and Osun state police commands said they would enforce the law. A source in the Lagos State Police Command told the publicati...
Governor Okowa signs anti-open grazing bill into law
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Governor Okowa signs anti-open grazing bill into law

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state has signed the anti-open grazing bill into law. The bill which prohibits open grazing across the state, was passed a week ago by members of the Delta State House of Assembly. It was passed following the adoption of a motion by the Majority Leader of the House, Ferguson Onwo. Okowa assented to the bill on Thursday September 30, at the Government House in Asaba, the state capital. The law has been enacted in some Southern states already.
Lagos: Police rescue man tied over N4.6m debt, arrest culprit
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Lagos: Police rescue man tied over N4.6m debt, arrest culprit

The police in Lagos have arrested Oluchi Okoye alias PACA for tying Reuben Alozie to a stake over unpaid N4.6miliom debt. The suspect tied up the debtor at No. 29 Abeokuta street from September 22nd to 23rd when Alozie was rescued by officers. Okoye said he resorted to self-help after several efforts to recover his money from the victim failed. He was apprehended after a complaint Okoye’s wife, Angela lodged at the Denton Police Station. Angela cried out over her husband’s fate and informed operatives that Okoye held him hostage in dehumanizing conditions. Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu has directed that the suspect be transferred to the command’s tactical unit for investigation and prosecution. Odumosu warned people against taking the law into their own hands ins...
Anti-open grazing law has come to stay – Akeredolu replies El-Rufai
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Anti-open grazing law has come to stay – Akeredolu replies El-Rufai

Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has said that the anti-open grazing law has come to stay. Akeredolu, who is the Chairman of the Southern Governors Forum, had signed into law the Anti-Grazing Bill passed by the State House of Assembly, despite Miyetti Allah saying members would not recognize any anti-open grazing policy in the country . However, Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna, responded, saying the anti-open grazing law by the southern governors is not implementable Responding to El-Rufai, Akeredolu said the law has come to stay. Speaking through the state commissioner for Information and orientation, Donald Ojogo, Akeredolu said: "There is no wisdom in condemning/banning open grazing, prohibiting inter border movement of cattle in the North, includi...
Rush to the national assembly for amendment of the VAT law is dead on arrival – Governor Akeredolu
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Rush to the national assembly for amendment of the VAT law is dead on arrival – Governor Akeredolu

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has raised an alarm of a rush to the national assembly for an amendment of the Value Added Tax law. Speaking in an interview on Channels Television after he presided over a meeting with his Southern colleagues who agreed that states should collect VAT, Akeredolu said he believes those resisting the collection of VAT by states in place of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) would fail. He said; “Our (the states’) position is that having looked at the law, it is there clearly for us to see that taxation, or what we call consumption taxes, falls within the purview of a state, and only a state can charge consumption taxes. “And I believe that those who are against it know of it. If they don’t know, people will not be rushing to the National Assembly ...
“By October you will know why I read law” Kanyo O. Kanayo says a “test” that will change the law and entertainment landscape will hit by the end of October
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“By October you will know why I read law” Kanyo O. Kanayo says a “test” that will change the law and entertainment landscape will hit by the end of October

Kanayo O.  Kanayo is celebrating the one year anniversary of his call to the Nigerian bar. The actor/lawyer took to Instagram to share photos of himself in his gown and wig while hinting at "a test" that will "hit" Nigerians come October. He hinted that this thing will "change the law and entertainment landscape" in the country and will make people understand why he returned to school to study law.
Governor Sanwo-Olu Signs VAT bill into Law
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Governor Sanwo-Olu Signs VAT bill into Law

Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has signed the State Value Added Tax (VAT) bill into law. The state House of Assembly on Thursday, September 9, passed the bill and sent a copy to the state governor for assent. The Governor signed the bill at about 11.45 am today shortly after returning from his trip to Abuja. The law empowers the state government to impose and charge VAT on certain goods and services.
Cows may cost N2m each if Lagos passes anti-grazing bill – Miyetti Allah
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Cows may cost N2m each if Lagos passes anti-grazing bill – Miyetti Allah

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) has warned that the price of a cow could go up as high as N2 million if the Lagos State Government passes the proposed anti-open grazing law. Maikudi Usman who is the association’s zonal secretary for South-West gave the warning while speaking at the one-day public hearing organised by the state House of Assembly on the anti-open grazing bill in Lagos on Wednesday, September 8. According to Usman, ranching which is being proposed by the government is quite expensive when compared to open grazing. “If cattle are bred in one place, the price could go up to about two million naira each. We agreed with some local chiefs in other states that anyone who wants to rear cows in a location should register and should indicate when he i...
Motorists driving with earphones or AirPods risk six months in jail –FRSC
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Motorists driving with earphones or AirPods risk six months in jail –FRSC

The Federal Road Safety Corps has said that drivers who receive or make telephone calls while driving, regardless of any wireless gadget (AirPods or earpiece), used for such communication stand a risk of bagging a six-month jail term. FRSC Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, disclosed this in an interview with Punch. Kazeem said driving requires total concentration and road users should not take any risk on their lives. He said it is illegal to make calls or receive same while driving, according to the National Road Traffic Regulations, 2012. “It is illegal. Driving entails 100 per cent concentration so you cannot be distracted. It is there in the regulation. It is clear from the provisions of Reg 166 (1) that it is illegal to make phone call using EarPods earphone or what...
Georgina Onuoha Slams the Texas abortion ban as she gives opinion on ‘why abortion must be legal’
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Georgina Onuoha Slams the Texas abortion ban as she gives opinion on ‘why abortion must be legal’

A number of people, including celebrities, have slammed the recent Texas abortion ban and former Nigerian actress Georgina Onuoha has weighed in. A new law went into effect in Texas that bans abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy. The law, which came into effect on Wednesday, September 1, after the US Supreme Court did not intervene, restricts access to abortions. As of July 11, 2021, 30 cities in Texas have enacted local abortion bans. A number of foreign celebrities have criticized this law while pro-life activists declared their support for the law. Speaking against the new law, Georgina Onuoha, a former Nigerian actress now based abroad, shared screenshots of news articles about girls raped and impregnated by their fathers as she asked why such girls shouldn't ha...
Governor Lalong Relaxes Curfew in Jos and Bassa
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Governor Lalong Relaxes Curfew in Jos and Bassa

Governor Simon Lalong has relaxed the curfew in some parts of Plateau state due to insecurity. Lalong in a broadcast on Monday August 30, said the 24-hour curfew in Jos North is now to be enforced from 6pm to 6am until further notice. He said;   “The curfew in Jos South and Bassa is to also be further relaxed,” Lalong said. “As from Monday 30th August 2021, the curfew shall be enforced between 10pm to 6am until further notice.” The ban on tricycles (Keke Napep) and hawkers remains in place within Jos/Bukuru metropolis, while the Plateau Economic and Investment Summit earlier scheduled for September 1 and 2 has been postponed.   Read the full text of Lalong’s Monday broadcast:   TEXT OF A STATE BROADCAST BY H.E. RT. HON. (DR) SIMON BAKO LALONG, KSG...
Kano LGA Bans men and Women from Meeting in Public Places at night
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Kano LGA Bans men and Women from Meeting in Public Places at night

Men and women have been banned from meeting in public places at night by Chairman of Rano LGA of Kano state. Habibu Faragai, the LGA information officer said Chairman of the council Dahiru Muhammad announced the new law on Wednesday August 26 at a security committee meeting attended by residents and traditional leaders. Premium Times reported that Muhammed came up with the new law after raising an alarm over the high rate of immoral activities among people of opposite genders, including divorcees. Noting that the new law is meant to rid the council area of immoral activities occurring during night discussions between persons of opposite sexes, he stated that lovers can now only meet during the day to discuss. The state’s Hisbah board and other security agents at the local l...
Open Grazing: We’ve gone beyond looking for grazing routes, we need a modern solution – Femi Falana
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Open Grazing: We’ve gone beyond looking for grazing routes, we need a modern solution – Femi Falana

Human rights activist, Femi Falana has faulted the Presidency’s approval to review grazing reserves in 25 states in the country. The Senior Advocate of Nigeria who was a guest on Channels TV’s Sunday Politics, said the country has gone beyond looking for grazing routes and should be looking for a modern approach. Falana also pointed out that the Northern Governor Forum, the Southern Governors Forum, and even the Miyetti Allah group have all come to a conclusion that open grazing is obsolete. He said; “As far as the law is concerned, the President cannot, (with profound respect), be talking of looking for grazing routes in 2021, Nigeria. “The Northern Governor Forum, the Southern Governors Forum, and even the Miyetti Allah group have all come to a conclusion that open grazi...
Man Heading to Plateau arrested with 260 bullets, magazines, others escape
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Man Heading to Plateau arrested with 260 bullets, magazines, others escape

An arms smuggler has been apprehended in Nasarawa State. The man identified as Likita was caught with 52 magazines and over 200 live ammunition. A joint team of the Police and the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) apprehended him at Alushi junction in Akwanga. His colleagues are on their way on motorcycles to Jos, Likita reportedly disclosed. The suspect is being detained at Akwanga Police Divisional headquarters. The State Command will issue a statement. Last Saturday, a convoy of buses was attacked at Rukuba Road in Jos North Local Government Area. More than twenty persons were killed and dozens wounded. The victims were returning from Bauchi to Akure, the Ondo capital. The Police has deployed additional assets to Plateau to restore law and...
Modakeke/Ife crisis: Osun govt calls for calm
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Modakeke/Ife crisis: Osun govt calls for calm

Osun State Government, on Friday, allayed fears of a possible resurgence of the Ife/Modakeke crisis. The state government also appealed to the people of the areas not to allow criminal elements to seize any situation to unleash mayhem on the people. The government said it has ordered immediate deployment of armed policemen with support from the army in the trouble areas to forestall possible breakdown of law and order. The State Information Commissioner, Funke Egbemode, said these in a statement on Friday evening after a meeting of government officials with heads of security agencies. “Mr. Governor personally spoke to the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi and the Ogunsua of Modakeke, Oba Moses Oyediran Oladejo and they both assured him of thei...
I wanted to Study Law – Obasanjo
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I wanted to Study Law – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has revealed that he intended to study law. He made the disclosure on Friday at the commissioning of the Olumide Ayeni & Co. office in Abeokuta, Ogun State. Obasanjo described the chamber’s principal, ex-Ogun Commissioner for Justice and Attorney-General, Olumide Ayeni as a hardworking individual. At a reception to celebrate Ayeni’s Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) rank, Obasanjo thanked Ayeni’s father, Afe Babalola (SAN), Lateef Fagabemi (SAN) and former governor Ibikunle Amosun for nurturing and bringing the lawyer to limelight. “His tenacity is unquestioned. He worked with persistence and any assignment given to him, you can be rest assured of positive results. “At one stage, I wanted to go for a law progr...
President Buhari’s assent to the PIB is a callous act – PANDEF slams Buhari
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President Buhari’s assent to the PIB is a callous act – PANDEF slams Buhari

The Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari signing the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) into law. In a statement released by the group's national publicity secretary Ken Robinson on Monday August 16, PANDEF described the signing as a "callous act" and further alleged that it simply "speaks to the repugnant attitude of disregard, propelled by arrogance, disdain and contempt with which issues concerning the Niger Delta Region are treated, particularly, by the present Administration." The group stated that President Muhammadu Buhari went ahead to assent to the Petroleum Industry Bill, despite the overwhelming outcry and condemnation that greeted its passage by the National Assembly, especially with regards to the "paltry" 3% provision for the Host Comm...
Buhari signs Petroleum Industry Bill 2021 into law
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Buhari signs Petroleum Industry Bill 2021 into law

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the controversial Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) 2021 into law. This was announcened via a statement released by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on Monday August 20. The ceremonial part of the new legislation will be done on Wednesday August 22 after President Buhari must have fulfilled the days of mandatory isolation. The statement read;  “Working from home in five days quarantine as required by the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 after returning from London on Friday, August 13, the President assented to the Bill, Monday, August 16, in his determination to fulfill his constitutional duty. “The ceremonial part of the new legislation will be done on Wednesday, after the days of mandatory isolation wou...
Niger PDP congress a sham – Babangida Aliyu
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Niger PDP congress a sham – Babangida Aliyu

Leader of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Niger State and immediate past Governor of the state, Dr Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, has described the last Saturday’s congress of the party as a sham and an abuse of rule of law. He stated that the congress was in liaison with a bought over North central leadership of the party by a faction of the state PDP. Addressing a crowd of party supporters in his house in Minna, who came to welcome him from Abuja, Babangida said even the National Working Committee of the PDP was taken aback by the illegality and brazen abuse of the rule of law by some desperate politicians. He said, “The state party congress was held by a faction of the party members in the state penultimate week, in liaison with a bought over North central leadership ...
Gani Fawehinmi’s son, Mohammed is dead
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Gani Fawehinmi’s son, Mohammed is dead

Mohammed, son of the late fiery lawyer, Gani Fawehinmi, is dead. The legal practitioner and Head of Mohammed Fawehinmi Chambers, was 52 years old. The activist died on Wednesday after complaining of difficulty in breathing. He was rushed to a hospital. Mohammed was a 1991 graduate of Business Administration, University of Lagos (UNILAG). The deceased obtained an LLB degree from the University of Buckingham, England, and was called to Nigerian Bar in 1998. Mohammed had over 20 years experience in the practice of law. He was Director, Nigerian Law Publications Limited; Director, Books Industries Nigeria Limited, and Director, Gani Fawehinmi Library & Gallery Limited.
Sunday Igboho: Benin Republic stopped plane Buhari govt sent to pick agitator – Falana alleges
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Sunday Igboho: Benin Republic stopped plane Buhari govt sent to pick agitator – Falana alleges

Femi Falana, an activist lawyer, has disclosed that the Benin Republic government refused to put freedom fighter, Sunday Igboho, on a waiting plane after his arrest in the French-speaking country in July. Falana said the Nigerian government told their Benin Republic counterpart to repatriate Igboho, after his arrest. The Senior Advocate spoke during an interview on BBC Yoruba on Tuesday. He noted that the Benin Republic, however, informed the Muhammadu Buhari-led government to understand that obeying the law is sacrosanct to them. According to Falana: “The Nigerian government asked the Benin Republic government to repatriate Sunday Igboho. In fact, we heard they had even sent an aircraft to be used to bring him down to Abuja. “The Benin government made its Nigerian counterpa...
No communication yet from FBI on arrest of Abba Kyari – Attorney-General’s Office
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No communication yet from FBI on arrest of Abba Kyari – Attorney-General’s Office

Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice has said that it is yet to receive an official communication on the arrest warrant issued against a Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the United States. Recall that the arrest warrant was issued following the indictment of Kyari in a $1.1million cyber fraud involving a suspect, Abass Ramon aka Hushppuppi. Umar Gwandu, an aide to the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), who disclosed this in an interview with Punch, noted that a transfer process would not commence until there is a request from the United States to that effect. According to Gwandu, everything will be done according to the rule of law and based o...
We Cannot get you Out of Prison – British authorities Dash Nnamdi Kanu’s Hope
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We Cannot get you Out of Prison – British authorities Dash Nnamdi Kanu’s Hope

The British authorities has dashed hope of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) regaining freedom. Kingsley Kanu, the IPOB leader’s sibling who had revealed that he was arrested in Kenya had appealed to British authorities to ensure his brother's release. Kingsley said; “The British High Commission in Nigeria must insist upon my brother’s immediate release. They must guarantee his safety and security. Nnamdi Kanu must be returned home to the UK to his wife and his sons who live here. The Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, must make clear to the Nigerian authorities that they will not tolerate the unlawful detention of British citizens and that the UK Government condemns the Nigerians and Kenyans for undermining the rule of law." However a manual titled ‘S...
PDP warns Governor Matawalle against defecting to APC
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PDP warns Governor Matawalle against defecting to APC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned Governor Bello Matawalle against defecting to the All Progressives Congress (APC). The opposition party in a statement released by its spokesperson Kola Ologbondiyan, strressed that no law allows Matawalle to defect to another party since he was elected on the platform of the PDP. Members of the national assembly and the state house of assembly who were elected on PDP's platform were also warned against defecting as they risk losing their seats. The PDP further disclosed that its national working commitee (NWC) has approved the dissolution of the Zamfara state executive council. The statement read;   “The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is watching developments in Zamfara state as they concern reports of plans by the sta...
Police rescue four abducted young women in Zamfara
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Police rescue four abducted young women in Zamfara

The Zamfara State Police Command has rescued four women who were kidnapped by armed bandits. Spokesperson of the command, SP Muhammad Shehu, who disclosed this in a statement in Gasau on Saturday, June 26, said the women were abducted three weeks ago in Bilbis village in Tsafe Local Government Area of the state. "Following directives by the Commissioner of Police in Zamfara, CP Hussaini Rabiu, the command deployed police tactical operatives attached to Operation Restore Peace” to the area with a mandate to rescue the kidnapped women hale and hearty," he stated. "In compliance to the directives, on June 25, the operatives worked on credible intelligence that led to the successful rescue of the kidnapped victims. All the victims were medically treated at the hospital and later d...
Zamfara: Police rescue women after weeks in bandits’ captivity
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Zamfara: Police rescue women after weeks in bandits’ captivity

The Police in Zamfara has rescued four women in the Bilbis area of Tsafe Local Government Area. In a statement on Saturday, Mohammed Shehu, the Public Relations Officer of the Zamfara Command said the victims were abducted three weeks ago by bandits. He said the Commissioner of Police, Hussaini Rabiu deployed tactical operatives attached to Operation Restore Peace for the mission. Shehu disclosed that the team worked on credible intelligence that led to the freedom of the former captives. The spokesman confirmed that all the victims were treated at the hospital and are in good condition. They were later debriefed by the police and have reunited with their families. “Effort is being made to arrest the perpetrators of the crime to face the full wrath of the law”, Shehu adde...
FG allowed irresponsible people cause hardship for Kaduna people with NLC strike – Governor El-Rufai
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FG allowed irresponsible people cause hardship for Kaduna people with NLC strike – Governor El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has alleged that the federal government allowed irresponsible people to cause hardship for the people of Kaduna state under the guise of a Nigerian Labour Congress strike. The Kaduna state Governor in a media chat pointed out that there is a law which prohibits switching off electricity or water which will cause hardship to people. According to him, all these were witnessed during the strike. El-Rufai said;   “The federal government allowed some irresponsible people to cause hardship for our people. “The NLC said they were protesting against the sacking of workers, but we didn’t sack workers. All the reasons they gave for their strike were false. “There is a law in Nigeria which prohibits switching off electricity or water which will cause h...
Governor Ayade vows to deal with anyone who protests in Cross River state on June 12
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Governor Ayade vows to deal with anyone who protests in Cross River state on June 12

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River has vowed to deal with any person or group of persons who hold protests in Cross River state on June 12 which is designated as Democracy Day. In a statement released by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Christain Ita, Ayade warned that violators of the ban on procession will be made to face the full weight of the law. The statement read;   “The Cross River state government wishes to remind the general public that the ban on public procession and gathering in the state is still very much in force. “Due to the prevailing security situation in the country, government  will not permit any procession or gathering under any guise on June 12 which is designated as Democracy Day “Government urges any one or group of persons wishin...
Notorious native doctor’ who allegedly prepares charms for IPOB/ESN members arrested in Imo
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Notorious native doctor’ who allegedly prepares charms for IPOB/ESN members arrested in Imo

The police in Imo state have arrested a 40-year-old man, Uzoamaka Ugoanyanwu, said to be a notorious native doctor who allegedly prepares charms for members of the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB and members of the Eastern Network Security, the security arm of the proscribed IPOB. A statement released by Bala Elkana, spokesperson of the state police command, says on June 8, tactical teams of the command through diligent and painstaking investigations, stormed Ukwuorji, Mbaitoli Local Government area, along Onitsha road, and arrested a 65-year-old man, Ezeugo Ordu, a native of Ubachima, Omuma, Oru West LGA. According to Bala, Ezeugo during interrogation confessed to being a  member of IPOB/ESN, and made useful statements to the Police as regards to the recent attacks on Police st...
Defy FG’s order and continue to use Twitter, National Assembly Minority Caucus tells Nigerians
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Defy FG’s order and continue to use Twitter, National Assembly Minority Caucus tells Nigerians

The joint National Assembly Minority Caucus has called on Nigerians to ignore the ban on Twitter operations in the country by the federal government and continue using the microblogging platform. This was contained in a statement jointly signed by the Minority Leader House of Representatives, Ndudi Elumelu and the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe on Wednesday. The Joint Minority Caucus also dismissed threats by the APC-led government to arrest and prosecute Nigerians using Twitter. It tells Nigerians to go ahead and use their Twitter as they would not be contravening any law in Nigeria or any international statute. “The Joint Minority Caucus recognizes the provisions of Articles 19 and 20 of the United Nations Charter on Fundamental Human Rights, which Nigeria i...
Twitter has Reached Out to us for Negotiation- Lai Mohammed
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Twitter has Reached Out to us for Negotiation- Lai Mohammed

The Federal government today June 9, said the management of micro-blogging site, Twitter, has reached out to the Federal government to negotiate following the suspension of its operations in Nigeria. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made the allegation while speaking to state house correspondents after the Federal Executive Council (FEC), held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He alleged that Twitter and other social media service providers, also known as over-the-top (OTT) media service providers, have been cheating Nigeria by way of not paying their due taxes. According to Lai Mohammed, the federal government has come to the resolution that all OTT service providers that wish to continue operating in Nigeria must be registered as Nigerian companies. He al...
”No Record of Such Incident”- Police denies Shooting Omoyele Sowore
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”No Record of Such Incident”- Police denies Shooting Omoyele Sowore

The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has denied claims by publisher and activist, Omoyele Sowore, that he was shot at in Abuja during a protest against insecurity in the country today, May 31. Reacting to his claim, the spokesperson for the command, Mariam Yusuf, in a statement released, said there was no record of any incident such as a shooting during the protest. The statement titled ‘Police restores calm at the Unity Fountain’ reads “The FCT Command wishes to debunk the viral message in some sections of the social media purporting that ‘Omoyele Sowore was shot by a female Assistant Commissioner of Police’ at the Unity Fountain. Contrary to the speculation, police operatives professionally restored calm at the Unity Fountain following attempts by a group of protest...
Gunmen Set Ablaze Courts and Police Station in Imo Community
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Gunmen Set Ablaze Courts and Police Station in Imo Community

A magistrate court, a High court, and a divisional police station in Atta community, Njaba local government area of Imo State have been attacked by unknown gunmen. According to reports, the gunmen who came in their numbers, stormed the public facilities on Friday night, shooting sporadically into the air before setting the courts and the police station ablaze. Thankfully no life was lost in the attack. Confirming the attacks, the spokesperson of the state police command, Bala Elkana, said “Upon the receipt of the complaint, Police Special Forces were deployed to the scene. The Commissioner of Police Imo state, CP Abutu Yaro, fdc has ordered a full investigation into the incident and directed that no stone should be left unturned until the perpetrators of such heinous crime ...
President Biden Signs anti-Asian hate Crimes Legislation amid Surge of Attacks on Asian Americans
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President Biden Signs anti-Asian hate Crimes Legislation amid Surge of Attacks on Asian Americans

US President, Joe Biden on Thursday, May 20, signed into law anti-hate crime legislation in response to the surge of attacks on Asian Americans during the Covid-19 pandemic. The newly enacted law, COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, would establish a position within the Justice Department centered on anti-Asian hate crimes and allocate resources to enhance state and local reporting. Vice President Kamala Harris, the first woman and person of Asian descent to hold the office, opened the signing ceremony by thanking lawmakers present for their work including Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, and Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., who introduced the bill. "To the members of our United States Congress on both sides of the aisle who helped pass the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, thank you," Harris said firs...
Thugs Occupy NLC Office in Kaduna
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Thugs Occupy NLC Office in Kaduna

Premises of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Kaduna State was on Wednesday May 19, invaded by armed thugs. The state secretariat which is the meeting point of protesters partaking in the ongoing 5-day warning strike, was reportedly invaded by thugs numbering about 100. They were however stopped by a police detachment which arrested about 20 of them. Police spokesperson in the state,  ASP Muhammad Jalige confirmed the arrest and also disclosed that security operatives have been deployed to stop any breakdown of law and order.
Odusanya’s sack followed due process, FUOYE insists
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Odusanya’s sack followed due process, FUOYE insists

The Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, (FUOYE) at the weekend, insisted that relieving its former registrar, Mr. Olatunbosun S. E. Odusanya, of his appointment over allegation of illegal recruitment of 337 staff and other misconducts followed due process with recourse to extant laws, regulations and best practice. It said contrary to allegation of a witch-hunt being peddled by the sacked registrar, his termination of appointment was carried out by the University Governing Council and not the management over sundry proven allegations of misconduct in accordance with section 14(3) of the Regulations Governing Condition of Service of Senior Staff of the university. This was disclosed in a statement by Chief Information Officer to the institution’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Abayomi Sunday F...
Derek Chauvin’s Inmate says the ex-cop is ‘not Safe’ and Warns that he’s Going to get Beat up a lot’
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Derek Chauvin’s Inmate says the ex-cop is ‘not Safe’ and Warns that he’s Going to get Beat up a lot’

An inmate at the jail where Derek Chauvin is being held has warned that the convicted former Minneapolis cop is not safe in prison. Hannabal Shaddai, who is serving a life sentence at Minnesota Correctional Facility, doesn’t believe George Floyd’s killer is safe among the prison population because of his former profession and the nature of the crime. Shaddai, 45, claims he doesn't seek revenge but believes Chauvin wouldn't be safe as violence occurs regularly at the maximum-security prison in Oak Park Heights. He told Paradox: “First of all, he’s a cop. Then he did what he did. So it’s not safe for him to be here. Best case scenario for him is he’s going to get beat up a lot. I don’t think he’s safe in any prison population." The prison...
Missing IMSU law Student Found Dead in Imo Mortuary
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Missing IMSU law Student Found Dead in Imo Mortuary

An undergraduate of Imo State University (IMSU), who was declared missing, has been found dead 5 days after. Kingsley Chiwueze, a 300-level law student, was declared missing on Monday, April 26, after he could not be reached on the phone and his whereabouts remained unknown. Chuwueze, a native of Oguta Local Government Area of the state, was involved in student union politics and declared his intention to run for the office of Senate President of the National Association of Imo State Students two weeks ago. The President of the Students Union Government of IMSU, Arinze Oguike, who confirmed the development on Sunday, May 2, said the corpse of the law undergraduate was found in the morgue of Umuguma General Hospital, Owerri. He said some students stormed the mortuary and the...
Baba Ijesha rape saga: When I heard “I fixed CCTV” I knew nothing will come out of the case – Comedian Baba De Baba mocks Princess and others
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Baba Ijesha rape saga: When I heard “I fixed CCTV” I knew nothing will come out of the case – Comedian Baba De Baba mocks Princess and others

Comedian Baba De Baba has mocked comedienne and actress, Princess over the rape case involving her foster daughter who is a minor. The comedian in his Instagram post, said he knew the case will amount to nothing when he heard his colleague say "I fixed CCTV". Baba De Baba stated that since the minor began doing badly in her academics after being assaulted by Baba Ijesha, Princess wanted the trauma to damage her (minor) brain by installing a CCTV. The comedian who maintained that the comedienne mentioning "CCTV" meant "she wants to show us penetration, sucking and pressing of breast since its a rape case",  said he knew there was nothing in the CCTV footage after Princess refused to release it. He wrote; WHEN I HEARD "I FIXED CCTV" I KNEW NOTHING WOULD COME OUT OF THE CASE ...

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