Falana denies membership of NCF

By Adebisi Onanuga Activist lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) on Friday said he is not a member of a pressure group named Nigerian Consultative Forum (NCF) recently launched by some notable Nigerians. He gave this clarification in a statement in Lagos on Friday titled: “I am not involved in NCF”. He said at the appropriate time, he would come before Nigerians …

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Armed Robbers Kill Bank Customer, Cart Away Money In Bayelsa

There was pandemonium on Friday at a new generation bank located along Sani Abacha Expressway in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, following the  killing of a customer and carting away of an unspecified amount of money from the victim. The three-man armed robbery gang, who arrived the premises of the bank in masks and inside a tinted car, shot dead …

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Nigeria declares ‘state of emergency’ on rape and sexual assault

Law enforcement must take further steps to hold abusers accountable Triple G: Girls Go for Greatness members from Lagos and Ogun state at the “Guard Against Rape” seminar in Lagos, February 13, 2016, via CEE Hope on Flickr CC BY 4.0. In June, Nigeria declared a state of emergency on rape and sexual violence in all 36 Nigerian states. Earlier that month, activists from women-led groups …

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Confusion in Buhari’s cabinet as Ngige suspends NSITF MD against SGF’s directive

The Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) says its management remains operational, despite being suspended by Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment. In a letter dated July 1, 2020 and addressed to Adebayo Somefun (pictured), managing director of NSITF, Ngige said President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the suspension of the management Somefun heads over “misappropriation and other gross misconduct”. Somefun …

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PDP grants Ondo Deputy Gov waiver

PDP grants Ondo Deputy Gov waiver to contest guber poll

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the People’s Democratic Party,( PDP) has approved the application of the Ondo State Deputy Governor, His Excellency, Alfred Agboola Ajayi requesting for the party’s waiver to enable him participate in the primary election of the party slated for 22nd July, 2020. The approval is contained in a letter dated 26th June, 2020, and received …

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