NOUN set to conduct virtual matriculation for students

June 7, 2020 Eleojo Idachaba 0

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has concluded arrangements to conduct an online matriculation ceremony for its new students on Saturday, June 13, 2020.This would be a novel arrangement in the history of a Nigerian university conducting such a virtual ceremony. A  press release by the university’s director of media and publicity, Mr Ibrahim Sheme said the development is due Read More

12 new InsurTechs picked for Lloyd’s Lab 4th cohort

April 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Lloyd’s has selected twelve new InsurTech sruptors to join the global (re)insurance market’s innovation accelerator, as part of Lloyd’s commitment to becoming the most technologically advanced insurance marketplace in the world. More than 190 applications were received from across the world for the fourth cohort of the Lloyd’s Lab, which starts on 27 April 2020. The twelve successful teams were Read More

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Court strikes out contempt charge against Secondus, PDP NWC

March 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A Lagos High Court, Thursday, struck out a contempt suit against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, and other members of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC). The court in Igbosere presided over by Justice Taofikat Oyekan-Abdullahi dismissed the application filed against them following the applicants’ request to withdraw the charge. The state chairman of the Read More

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Why Oshiomhole must go- aggrieved member

March 5, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Some aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have insisted that suspended national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, must remain suspended because of the crises he has caused in the party. Oshiomhole was Wednesday suspended by a Federal Capital Territory, FCT, High Court. The Justices Danlami Senchi-led court had held Oshiomhole should step down pending the determination of a suit seeking his removal Read More

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Bayelsa judgment review: Supreme Court set for hearing Wednesday

February 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The hearing of the All Progressives Congress’ application for a review of the February 13, 2020 judgment has been given a date by the Supreme Court. The date for the hearing is Wednesday February 26, 2020. The apex court few days ago overturned the APC’s victory in the last governorship election in Bayelsa State. The appeal ruled upon by the Read More

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Bewarang remains Technical Director -NFF

February 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Football Federation has stated that Mr. Bitrus Bewarang remains the Technical Director of the football –governing body, and that at no time has the body called for applications from candidates for his position, not to talk of appointing anyone into the post. “This clarification becomes necessary against the background of wide-circulating but totally misleading reports of the appointment Read More

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Coy launches new e- transport App in Abuja

January 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A transportation company, Bloom Rydes, Monday, launched a new e-transportation application in Abuja for drivers and commuters. The application, according to the Founder/Chief Executive Officer of Bloom, Mr Jasper Ogbonna, is a Nigerian brand with 100 % local content, which was developed by young Nigerians. Speaking at the launch in Abuja, Founder/Chief Executive Officer of Bloom, Jasper Ogbonna, called on the federal government Read More

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Liverpool to wear Golden Club World Cup Badge

December 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Liverpool have been granted permission to wear the golden Club World Cup badge for a single fixture. The Premier League accepted Liverpool’s application to celebrate their recent success, and Reds stars will sport the FIFA badge on December 29, when Jurgen Klopp’s men take on Wolves at Anfield. Liverpool explained in a statement shortly after their 1-0 win over Flamengo Read More

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Updated: Saraki loses Ilorin houses

December 2, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, Monday, ordered the interim forfeiture of the Ilorin residence of the immediate past Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki. A press statement by the Head, Media and Publicity, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, Monday in Abuja, said the order by Justice Rilwan Aikawa followed an ex parte application by Read More

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Uncertainty as ex-pension Boss Maina enters court with walking stick

November 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Former Chairman, defunct Pension Reform Task Team (PRTM), Abdulrasheed Maina, Monday, arrived at the Federal High Court, Abuja, with the aid of a walking stick. Maina, who came into Court 6, 2nd Floor of the building, at about 9:40am, supported himself with a walking stick. The ex-pension reform boss, who is standing trial on alleged money laundering charge to the tune of over Read More

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P&ID scam: Court grants Briton N500m bail

November 7, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A British national, James Nolan, was Thursday granted a N500 million bail application at a Federal High Court, Abuja. Justice Okon Abang, who granted the bail-in an application filed by Nolan, ordered that the applicant must produce “a surety in like sum, who must be a Nigerian and a serving senator not standing any criminal trial in any court in Read More

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Updated – Detention: Court refuses to grant Sowore’s application

August 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The federal high court Abuja, on Wednesday, refused to grant the motion filed by Convener, #RevolutionNow protests, Omoyele Sowore, who is challenging his detention for 45 days by the Department of State Security (DSS). The case has however been sent back to Justice Taiwo Taiwo court for further hearing by Justice Nkeonye Maya who declined all applications by Femi Falana, Read More

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Sowore: Falana seeks date for hearing of application

August 22, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, on Thursday approached a Division of federal high court Abuja and prayed it to give him a date for hearing in his application regarding Omoyele Sowore’s, Convener, #RevolutionNow protests detention. Presidential Candidate, African Action Congress (AAC) in the Feb. 2019 general elections, was arrested in the early hours of Aug. 4 by the operatives Read More

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Abaribe closes case at tribunal

August 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Tuesday closed his defence at the National and State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Umuahia, Abia. Abaribe, the second respondent in the petition filed by the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and its candidate, Mr Chris Nkwonta, closed his defence after calling four witnesses. Nkwonta had approached the court to Read More

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Abia: Tribunal grants petitioners’ plea for INEC to tender further documents

August 5, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The National/State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Umuahia Monday granted the application to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to produce further documents as exhibits.  The petitioners comprising the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate, Mr Martins Apugo, are challenging the outcome of the February 23 election in Umuahia/Ikwuano federal constituency. The first petitioner, Apugo, in the Read More

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Zakzaky: Police warns against procession, task citizens on vigilance

August 4, 2019 Editorial IV 0

As Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) leader, Sheikh Ibrahim el-Zakzaky returns to Kaduna State High Court Monday for ruling on his application to travel abroad for treatment, Kaduna state police has insisted on ban against procession/ demonstration in the state. The IMN leader had requested to travel to India with his wife, Zeenat Ibrahim for medical attention, with the case adjourned Read More

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2015 bullets still lodged in Zakzaky, wife’s bodies, says Falana (SAN)

July 29, 2019 Editorial IV 0

…Court fixes Aug 5 for ruling on shi’ite leader’s bail Lawyer to Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, Mr Femi Falana (SAN), has said that his clients still have pellets of bullets in their bodies since 2015. Just as Kaduna State High Court adjourned ruling on their application for permission to travel to India for medical attention to August 5th.  Leader of Read More

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Presidential election: Tribunal reserves ruling on PDP application seeking access to INEC server, data

June 13, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) sitting in Abuja, on Thursday, reserved ruling on the application filed by Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for access to inspect the server and data of smart card reader used by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the conduct of the February 23 presidential election. Presiding Justice of the five Read More

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SEC approves MTN’s listing on NSE

May 9, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) can confirm that the application by MTN Nigeria to register their existing securities has been approved. Head, Corporate Communication SEC, Efe Ebelo, in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday quoted the Commission’s Acting Director General, Ms. Mary Uduk, as saying that “MTN sought to come to the market by way of an introduction and they Read More

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PDM leadership tussle: Court adjourns suit until June 11

May 2, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The FCT High Court Jabi Thursday adjourned until June 11, hearing in the leadership tussle suit filed by a member of the People’s Democratic Movement (PDM) party. The presiding judge, Justice Charles Agbaza, subsequently adjourned the case following an application by the plaintiff counsel, Mr Edward Alex. The suit was filed before the court by Mr Frank Igwebuike and some members Read More

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Rivers: Appeal Court affirms Lulu-Briggs as Accord candidate

March 24, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Court of Appeal sitting in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, has granted the application for stay of execution on the judgment of Justice Obili of the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt which ruled recently that Precious Baridoo and not Dumo Lulu-Briggs was the Rivers State governorship candidate of Accord. A statement by the Director of Communications, Dumo Lulu-Briggs Campaign Organisation, Read More