#EndSARS: Activist under fire for suing Sam Adeyemi, Davido, 48 others

Protest scenes in Lagos and Abuja Photos: Olatunji Obasa, Saheed Olugbon and Olukayode Jaiyeola An activist, Kenechukwu Okeke, has come under fire for dragging 50 persons before a Chief Magistrate’s court in Abuja over their alleged roles in the #EndSARS protests that took place last month. The PUNCH had reported that Okeke alleged that during the riot, his properties were …

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Lagos:Sanwo – Olu explains why Government moves to stop ex – Governors pensions

Why we’re moving to stop pensions to former Lagos governors — Sanwo-Olu The governor, who presented the 2021 budget proposal of N1.155 trillion, said youth employment and human capital development will top the government’s priorities next year. The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has explained why his administration is moving to end the payment of pension to ex-governors and their …

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2021 Budgets: Reps demands apology as Dabiri-Erewa shuns budget defence

Members of the House of Representatives, have demanded an apology from the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, for failing to appear to defend the commission’s 2021 budget on Tuesday. Dabiri-Erewa was to appear before the House Committee on Diaspora Matters, to defend NIDCOM’s 2021 budget proposal. The session was scheduled to start at 11:00 am but …

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Closure of Border: LCCI, Peterside condemn exemption for Dangote, others

The Founder, Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc, Mr Atedo Peterside and Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry have condemned the selective approach of the government to economic policies. They spoke in reaction to the exemption of Dangote Cement, BUA and a gas supply firm from land border trade restriction policy of the government. The Nigeria Customs Service on Tuesday also confirmed …

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Senate seeks safety of judges, rejects N110bn budget for Judiciary

The Senate on Tuesday called for adequate security measures around Judges and Courts in the country to ensure their safety from spontaneous or premeditated attacks. The red chamber also frowned on the N110bn budgetary estimates projected for the Judiciary in 2021. The Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters made the observations when its members engaged the Chief …

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Tambuwal urges African lawyers to fight arbitrariness in governance

The governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, has charged African lawyers to lead the fight against the arbitrary exercise of power by elected leaders and promote respect for the rule of law on the continent. Tambuwal said this in a keynote address he delivered at the 2020 Virtual Conference of the African Bar Association with the theme, “Resetting Africa`s Socio-Economic …

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Oyo College of Education, Lalante shut down indefinitely

The Oyo State College of Education, Lanlate, has been shut down indefinitely as the crisis between the Students Union of the institution and the management led by the Provost, Dr Jospeh Adeagbo, got messier on Tuesday. The Students Union’s President, Olaitan Muhammad, in an interview with our correspondent on the telephone confirmed that the college had been shut down by …

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Messenger: TikTok files last-minute petition against Trump order

TikTok asked a Washington court Tuesday to stop an order from US President Donald Trump’s administration from taking effect this week as the White House seeks to ban the Chinese-owned app in the United States. Chinese company ByteDance is facing a Thursday deadline to restructure ownership of the app in the United States to meet US security concerns. In its …

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Peru’s speaker of congress takes over presidency

Speaker of Congress Manuel Merino assumed office Tuesday as Peru’s third president in four years, amid street protests and market jitters after the impeachment of Martin Vizcarra over corruption allegations. Police clashed with demonstrators in the streets outside the Congress building in Lima as the little-known Merino was sworn in. Police and local media reported some 30 people arrested and …

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