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Two Senior Lawyers Banned From Legal Practice

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The Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee, LPPC recently announced that it had withdrawn the title of Senior Advocate of Nigeria from two lawyers for misconduct. In a statement signed by its secretary, Hadiza Mustapha, the committee said the first affected lawyer, Oluwatoyin Bashorun, would not be allowed to re-apply for the position till after three years, while Kunle Ogunban has been ...

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How Don Wani, Kidnap Kingpin Was Killed – Army

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Maj.-Gen. Enobong Udoh disclosed how the men of the Nigerian Army killed the notorious murderer and kidnap kingpin while the Army paraded corpses and arms and ammunition of the deceased gang members recently in Port Harcourt. He said security agencies, complying with the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari, trailed Don Wani and his gang members to their hideout in Enugu. ...

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Southern Governors Oppose Cattle Colonies

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The Ebonyi State Government described the proposed cattle colony as a strange and deceptive concept designed to dispossess states of their treasure. According to him, it is not practicable and therefore unacceptable. It therefore advocated the adoption of a ranching system as a panacea for curbing the incessant clashes between herdsmen and farmers across the country. This was also the ...

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Court Orders Forfeiture of $5.8m Belonging to Patience Jonathan

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The Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal of the defence team led by renowned lawyer, Mike Ozekhome (SAN) on behalf of former first lady, Patience Jonathan. In a statement released by EFCC, it confirmed the forfeiture of $5.8m and another N2.4b. The statement reads: “The Court of Appeal in Lagos has upheld the order of interim forfeiture of $5,842,316.66 and N2,421,953,522.78 ...

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US Military Receives Biggest Pay Rise Since 2010

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US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order, mandating a 2.4% pay hike for uniformed service members and a 1.9% raise for federal workers. The Trump administration’s initial budget blueprint called for a 2.1% pay increase, while the House and Senate suggested the 2.4% figure, which was eventually adopted by the president. Earlier in 2017, the Obama administration issued ...

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Wedding Galore For Same Sex Couples in Australia

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Same-sex couples married in midnight ceremonies across Australia earlier in January after the country’s last legal impediment to gay marriage expired. Marriage equality became law on Dec. 9 with overwhelming support in Parliament, but Australia’s requirement that all couples give a month’s notice for weddings made, meaning that couples had to wait till January 2018 before marriages can legally be consummated. ...

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UK Targets Illegal Immigrants, To Close Bank Accounts

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New legislation was introduced at the start of the year in the UK aimed at targeting up to 6000 illegal immigrants in the country. Banks are now mandated to close all accounts traced to illegal immigrants with a view to forcing them out of the country. The move comes just weeks after Border Force union officials claimed staff are so ...

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Nigerian Army frees 244 repentant Boko Haram members

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Nigerian Army on Monday handed over 244 repentant Boko Haram insurgents released from detention to Borno Government. Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj.-Gen. Rogers Nicholas, disclosed this while presenting the released detainees to Governor Kashim Shettima, at the Military Cemetery, Maimalari cantonment, Maiduguri. Nicholas said that the detainees were released as part of activities to commemorate the 2018 Armed Forces ...

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Court sacks Etisalat Board

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The Federal High Court in Lagos has nullified the appointment of an interim board for Emerging Markets Telecommunications Service, the owners of Etisalat. Justice Ibrahim Buba made the order on Friday based on an application by Spectrum Wireless Communication Ltd., which was said to have invested $35m in 2009 in EMTS/Etisalat. The court order nullified the appointment of Dr. Joseph ...

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Uganda and Rwanda deny signing migrant deals with Israel

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The governments of Rwanda and Uganda on Friday said they have not struck any deal to take in African migrants from Israel under a scheme condemned by rights groups. Israel has said on Wednesday it would pay thousands of African migrants living illegally in the country to go home or to “third countries,” threatening them with imprisonment  if they are ...

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Israel set to cede parts of Jerusalem in peace deal

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Israel set a higher threshold on Tuesday for any future vote on ceding parts of Jerusalem to the Palestinians. Palestinians wanted the eastern part of the city for a future independent state. The amendment passed by the Israeli parliament to existing legislation raised from 61 to 80 the number of votes that would be required in the 120-seat Knesset to ...

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Buhari set to inaugurate Nigeria’s first inland dry port Thursday

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President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday inaugurate Nigeria’s first inland dry port in Kaduna State. A dry port is an inland intermodal terminal directly connected by road, rail and air to a seaport and operates as a centre for trans-shipment of sea cargoes to inland destinations. According to the Nigerian Shippers Council, all is set for the President to inaugurate ...

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U.S. warns Liberian citizens of possible violence

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The U.S. government, through its embassy in Monrovia, has warned of possible violence before or after Tuesday’s presidential run-off elections in Liberia. In a statement on Sunday, the embassy warned American citizens resident in or travelling to Liberia that criminal elements could take advantage of a large political or social gathering to attack participants or others nearby. “Even intended to ...

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Pensioners threatens to pull out of NUP

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The lingering hardship faced by federal retirees under the old pension scheme is making some groups to threaten to pull out of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners due to its alleged inability to protect the interest of the retirees. Some pensioners have also dissociated themselves from different allegations of fraud levelled against the pension administrators/regulators. Specifically, All Sectoral Units, operating ...

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Controversy over law graduate’s insistence on hijab for bar ceremony

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A Nigerian Law School graduate, Amasa Firdaus, who was refused her call to bar for failing to remove her hijab, has said her defiance was to challenge the status quo. The incident, which took place at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, on Friday, has generated intense debate on the Internet. Firdaus, who spoke to TheCable and has been asked by the Muslim ...

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We can’t talk about Buhari, Atiku travel ban – US

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The United States Government has explained why it will not deny or confirm an allegation by a former vice president,  Atiku Abubakar,  that President Muhammadu Buhari was barred from entering the US for 15 years. Speaking through the Department of State, the American government also said it would not discuss the reasons Atiku is being denied entry into the US. ...

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Alabama: Jones wins Alabama senate seat for Democrat

Democratic Senator-elect Doug Jones holds a press briefing in Birmingham, Alabama, U.S., December 13, 2017. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Doug Jones becomes first Democrat to win any statewide office in Alabama in a decade after Moore’s campaign for Senate marred by sexual assault claims The Democrat Doug Jones has beaten his Donald Trump-backed Republican rival Roy Moore in the die hard Republican state of Alabama, setting off a political earthquake likely to shake Washington. His victory in a special election for ...

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Olubadan of Ibadan land got a deposition notice from 21 Ibadan Kings

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The 21 Ibadan kings, installed by the Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi on August 27, 2017, have issued a dethronement notice to the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji. The Olubadan and the Olubadan-in-Council fell out after the governor crowned them and some Baales in accordance with the report of Justice Boade panel set up by Ajimobi to review the Olubadan ...

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