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Adebanjo, Falana, Adams, others renew agitation for restructuring of Nigeria

Harping on the state of the nation, the Afenifere leader noted that without constitutional change, elections in the country would continue to be an exercise in futility.

Russia warns of nuclear weapon deployment if Sweden, Finland join NATO

On Thursday, Finland government announced a military exercise in Western Finland with the participation of forces from Britain, the United States, Latvia, and Estonia.

Power outage: Power towers collapse in Ogun, plunge towns others into darkness

The IBEDC in a statement signed by its management on Wednesday, said the collapse of the towers adversely affected Abeokuta Transmission Sub-station, Ojere and New Abeokuta Transmission station at Kobape.

Jersey freezes £5bn assets linked to Roman Abramovich

The Royal Court also imposed a formal freezing order on 12 April, known as a saisie judiciaire, over assets understood to be valued in excess of US$7 billion which are suspected to be connected to Mr Abramovich and which are either located in Jersey or owned by Jersey incorporated entities

Official declaration: I am in the race to complete what President Buhari started – VP Osinbajo

“If by the grace of God and the will of the people, I’m given the opportunity, I believe that first we must complete what we have started, radically transforming our security and intelligence architecture, completing the reform of our justice system, focusing on adequate remuneration and welfare of judicial personnel and ensuring justice for all and the observance of the rule of law, rapidly advancing our infrastructure development, especially power, roads, railways and broadband connectivity, providing an excellent environment for businesses to thrive, taking the agriculture revolution to the next level, especially mechanisation and developing the farm to table value chain, making sure that the government, its agencies and regulators serve the business community.

I will give out N2m each to 20 of my old classmates who are not well to do – Obi Cubana promises

“I will support this noble cause by picking up twenty people. When you identify these 20 people from the poor amongst us, I will give them N2 million each which is N40m. Don’t be intimidated by anything, we are not giving because we have but because God has enabled us to do so. If you have N10 put it there, if you can do more than me, be encouraged to do so.

Peru fuel protests: President Castillo imposes curfew in Lima

The turmoil erupted last week with farmers and truckers blocking some main highways to Lima, leading to a sudden surge in food prices. Near the southern city of Ica, demonstrators burned toll booths and clashed with police.

Appeal Court reinstates 118 sacked Ekiti varsity workers

The National Industrial Court sitting in Akure had earlier ordered reinstatement of the sacked workers in the two separate suits filed by the two groups following which EKSU appealed the verdicts.

Energy: ExxonMobil suspends Russian Far East LNG project – Interfax

The decision would see Exxon pull out of managing large oil and gas production facilities on Sakhalin Island in Russia's Far East, and put the fate of a proposed multi-billion dollar LNG facility there in doubt.

M23 rebel group declares unilateral ceasefire in eastern Congo

The M23 seized large swathes of territory during an insurrection in 2012 and 2013, before its fighters were driven out by Congolese and United Nations forces. They have since returned from neighbouring countries to stage attacks

The Federal Government has approved Oba Hills Forest Reserve in Iwo, State of Osun, as a national park – Yusuf Oketola

Oba Hill Forest Reserve occupies 5,250 hectares of land with abundance of significant plant and animal species and five hills that have significant ecological importance which will surely help in the re-introduction and adaptation of important animal species and other uniquely important features.

PDP fumes over Oyetola’s illegal blocking of outdoor campaign billboard

We are constrained to alert the Advertising Practitioners' Council of Nigeria (APCON) and other regulatory agencies of the undemocratic and illegal...

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Emefiele must quit, INEC materials are kept in CBN gov’s custody – Lawyer

“According to Section 9 of the CBN Act, 2007, the apex bank governor must not venture into any other vocation while in office and must resign in writing to the President if he nursed such intention. There are more than enough reasons Emefiele must go now for the credibility of the bye-elections, the Ekiti and Osun governorship elections as well as the 2023 elections.”

Legal tussle as APC orders aspirants to sign ‘WITHDRAWAL LETTER’ along with nomination forms

Explaining why the ruling party inserted a withdrawal sheet for aspirants that procured nomination and expression of interest forms, APC’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr Felix Morka, in a chat with newsmen argued that the measure was in tandem with the party’s constitution and the Electoral Amendment Act 2022.

NDLEA uncovers N22Billion worth of Tramadol imported by Ukatu

Ukatu through his Mallinson Group of companies imported into the country two-conatiner loads of five different brands of Tramadol in October 2019 through the Apapa ports in Lagos. All the evidences so far gathered show that the imported Tramadol brands were far above the threshold permitted to be imported into Nigeria.

Why EFCC must investigate all public officers that procured APC presidential form with 100M

It is on this note that I call on the EFCC and all other concerned government agencies in Nigeria to do the needful and investigate the Ministers and others who subsequently purchase the APC Presidential nomination and interest form for ₦100 million because it raises a clear suspicion as to the sources of their wealth especially considering the office being aspired to pays less salary cumulatively in a single tenure than the actual cost of declaration. Failure of the EFCC to investigate the source of their respective N100M will set a dangerous precedent and only send a message to the world that the agency’s is weak and has compromised on its primary mandate. The agency must fine-comb through the candidacy and campaign of all of the presidential aspirants notably those in the APC who have not batted an eyelid in paying the ransom called the nomination fee of their party.