Trump freezes Venezuelan government’s assets

Washington has frozen the assets of the Venezuelan government due to the “continued usurpation of power” by President Nicolas Maduro, according to an executive order issued by President Donald Trump. The sanctions, which came into effect on Monday, represent a significant escalation of U.S. attempts to force Maduro, who won a second term in a disputed election last year, from …

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Court grants El-Zakzaky leave for medical attention abroad

A Kaduna High Court Monday granted the Islamic Movement of Nigeria’s leader Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife Zeenat permission to travel out of the country for medical attention. El-Zakzaky’s lawyer Femi Falana had filed a suit seeking his client’s release from detention since 2015 to treat his dimming sight and deteriorating health. Falana said eight medical reports attached to the bail …

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Buhari, APC Close Defence At Tribunal

The All Progressives Congress (APC) and President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday closed their defence in the petition filed at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal by Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. The petitioners are challenging the victory of Buhari and his All Progressives Congress at the Feb. 23, 2019, presidential poll. The five-man tribunal led by Justice …

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Shi’ites suspend protests

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria, otherwise known as the Shi’ite group, will on Thursday (today) file a suit at the Federal High Court, Abuja, to challenge its proscription by the Federal Government. A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Femi Falana (SAN), who has been defending the group’s leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and many of his followers in court since 2016, confirmed …

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Court dismisses Ortom appeals against APC

The Appeal Court sitting in Makurdi, the Benue state capital Friday dismissed appeals filed separately by the trio of Governor Samuel Ortom, Independent National Elections Commission (INEC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) against Emmanuel Jime and the All Progressive Congress (APC). The court also awarded N200, 000 each as cost against the appellants. The trios are respondents in Emmanuel …

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A-Ibom govt tasks ministry with publications harmonisation

IN a bid to ensure proper management of information in the state, the Akwa Ibom Government has approved the harmonization of all publications of government activities, through the Ministry of Information. According to a statement yesterday in Uyo, this was one of the key decisions taken, during the second term inaugural State Executive Council meeting presided over by Governor Udom …

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Tribunal denies PDP more time to close case

The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal has denied People’s Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar’s request for more time to conclude their case. Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Mohammed Garba, ruled that the tribunal will continue with proceedings till later in the day to enable the petitioners to conclude their case. Chris Uche, PDP’s lawyer, asked for more time …

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Ihedioha reinstitutes monthly clean-up exercise

Ihedioha has reinstituted the monthly clean-up exercise in the state, he also reinstituted the monthly Governor’s Prize to be given to the cleanest local government area in the state as well as the cleanest autonomous community, primary school and secondary school, respectively in each LGA. In a statement by Chibuike Onyeukwu, the chief press secretary to the governor, a Planning, …

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