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Nigeria’s toxic NGO regulation bill

Nigeria’s House of Representatives is presently considering what perhaps qualifi es as the most dangerous piece of legislation to come before the National Assembly since the return of civilian rule in 1999. It is the NGO Regulation Bill sponsored by ...

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Scorecard on CCB,CCT’s performance

The Code of Conduct Bureau and Code of Conduct Tribunal were set up to strengthen the fi ght against graft and entrench transparency among civil servants and public offi ce holders. VIVIAN OKEJEME reports what stakeholders say on the extent ...

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APLSCD to sue social media users over calumny

Association of People Living with Sickle Cell Disorder (APLSCD) has expressed dismay over the trending campaign of calumny targeted against its Chairman, Board of Directors, Chief Sylvester Nwaobu-Alor. Blueprint learnt that some social media users believed to be agents of contenders ...

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Evans’ rights suit adjourned till Sept 21

The N300 million suit slammed on the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, and three others by suspected billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike (also known as Evans), challenging his continued detention was yesterday adjourned till September 21. Justice Chuka Obiozor of the ...

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Arrest Diezani, SERAP tells Buhari

Th e Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently seek from the International Criminal Court (ICC) an arrest warrant to bring Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke before a court over allegations of corruption against her. Th ...

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Lawyer in ‘land grab’ scandal

An Abuja-based non-governmental organisation (NGO) has faulted a petition by Chief Iderima Igonijkon seeking the Minister of the FCT to place a caveat on plot 191 land Dape District and claiming that he never collected or authorised anyone to claim ...

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Court remands Kaduna exVanguard reporter

State High Court 10 sitting in Kaduna yesterday asked that former Kaduna Correspondent of Vanguard Newspapers, Luka Binniyat, still be remanded in Kaduna prison pending the time his bail conditions would be reviewed. Binniyat is being tried over a report ...

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Diezani permanently forfeits N7.6bn to FG

A Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday ordered the permanent forfeiture of the sum of N7.646 billion to the federal government. The money which is regarded as proceeds of crime is suspected to belong to former minister of petroleum resources, Mrs. Diezani ...

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Diezani forfeits 56 more houses to FG

Barely two weeks after former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, was ordered by a Federal High Court, Lagos to permanently forfeit her $37.5 million Banana Island mansion, another court in the same jurisdiction, yesterday ordered a temporary forfeiture ...

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Man jailed for stealing motorcycle

A 45-year-old man, Anthony Ogbodu, has been sentenced to one year in prison by an Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun state for stealing a Bajaj motorcycle valued at N150,000. Th e Senior Magistrate, Mr S. O. Banwo, who gave the ...

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Court orders Permsec to forfeit N664m to FG

Justice Abdulaziz Anka of a Federal High Court, Lagos has ordered the interim forfeiture of N664 million recovered from a serving Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Dr Clement Illoh Onubuogo. Onubuogo allegedly converted the funds ...

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Kidnap suspect, Evans, floors Police in court

Suspected billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike (popularly known as Evans), yesterday secured a rare victory against the police after a federal judge dismissed applications to stall his fundamental rights suit.   Judge Abdulaziz Anka also berated the police counsel, Emmanuel Eze, ...

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Kogi CJ warns new judges on conduct

Chief Judge of Kogi state, Justice Nasiru Ajanah, has charged the newly appointed judges of Magistrate and Area Courts to shun any act that could jeopardised the eff orts being made to build a Judiciary that “will be accepted by ...

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Justice sector reform overdue – AGF

By Vivian Okejeme Abuja Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has reiterated that reforming the justice sector was a critical component of the overall agenda of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to fi ght corruption. He ...

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Before we all perish

By BALLASON Gloria Mabeiam Our greatest threat is that we fail to be true to the realities that we are up against. Even routines are dreary and dreadful. How does anyone explain what happened yesterday at St. Philips Catholic church ...

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