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Double Registration: Akpoti Asks Court To Disqualify Bello As Kogi Gov Candidate

A governorship aspirant in Kogi State,Bar Natasha Akpoti,has filed a suit before the Federal High Court in Abuja praying for the disqualification of Governor Yahaya Bello as a candidate in the forthcoming November 16 governorship election in the state. Akpoti,in the suit marked FHC/ABJ/ CS/122/2019 anchored her prayer on Bellow’s alleged double registration as a
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Obayuwana Emerges New CDHR President

Nigeria’s oldest human right organization, the Committee for the Defense of Human Rights (CDHR) in Abeokuta at the weekend elected foremost lawyer and activist, Dr Osagie Obayuwana, as its new President. Osagie was overwhelmingly elected unopposed by the CDHR delegates from many of the 36 states of the Federation. The election took place during the
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When Dr. Oni’s Years Of Scholarship Turned Full Circle At Book Launch

STEPHEN UBIMAGO, who was at the book launch of Dr. Babatunde Oni’s newest off ering, “ e Law of Succession in Nigeria: Principles, Cases and Practice,” reports… Back-to-back, generations of Dr Babatunde Oni’s students at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lagos had nominated him as by far their star teacher and mentor.
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Dangote Refinery To Employ Ports, Roads For Fuel Deliveries

Africa’s largest oil refinery will deliver its fuels to Nigerian consumers via roads and sea ports, and will effectively replace all of Nigeria’s fuel imports once fully operational, a company executive said on Tuesday, Reuters reports. The 650,000 barrel-per-day Dangote oil refinery is under construction in Lagos, the biggest city in the most fuel-consuming nation
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Kenyan Pursues Rate Cap Repeal

Kenya’s parliament should repeal a cap on commercial lending rates in line with the president’s demands, the finance committee of the legislature said in a report seen by Reuters on Wednesday. President Uhuru Kenyatta refused to sign the government’s budget for this financial year earlier this month, demanding that lawmakers repeal the cap, which has
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Uganda Says Telecoms Operators Must List On Local Bourse

Uganda has ordered telecoms operators in the country to list on the local bourse, part of a move to encourage local ownership of the sector, the regulator said on Wednesday. The country’s operators, which are nearly all foreign-owned, have been given two years to list at least 20% of their shares. Firms include a local
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South Africa Sees Budget Deficit

South Africa’s budget deficit will rise to a nearly two-decade high and its gross debt is set to soar as a weak economy leads to revenue shortfalls and bailouts for state-owned companies strain public finances, the Treasury said on Wednesday, Reuters reports. It also slashed the economic growth forecast for this year to 0.5% from
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South Sudan’s Main Opposition Accuses The Government Of Failing To Push Peace Deal

South Sudan’s main opposition accused the government on Wednesday of failing to push through a peace deal and called for a six-month delay in the formation of a unity administration, casting a shadow over efforts to end years of fighting, Reuters reports. The spokesman for former rebel leader Riek Machar said he did not believe
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Girl Gives Up Chocolate To Raise Cash For Charity

A batmitzvah girl with a sweet tooth is giving up chocolate to raise cash for charity in memory of her late grandmother. The 13-year-old from Barnet is determined to stick to pledge after raising over £1000. And Annie Miller is determined to stick to her pledge, even though her batmitzvah is this Saturday. The 13-year-old
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Parliamentarians Unite To Back Meghan Over Media Treatment

Parliamentarians from across the divide unite to back the Duchess of Sussex. More than 70 female MPs from across the political spectrum have teamed up to condemn media coverage of the Duchess of Sussex, saying some articles have “outdated, colonial undertones”. In an open letter published on Twitter, the parliamentarians say such “distasteful and misleading” […]
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