Thursday 29 June 2017

Odama died from carbon monoxide inhalation – Police autopsy report

Kogi court reinstates suspended lawmaker, Friday Sanni Makama

The Kogi State High Court sitting in Lokoja has set aside the suspension of the member representing Igalamela Odolu constituency in the Kogi State House of Assembly, Honorable Friday Sanni Makama.

Justice Henry Olusuyi in his judgement said the suspension of the lawmaker was an act of legislative insolence which will not be allowed by any competent court of jurisdiction.

Nigerian govt. declares ‘Tax Thursday’

The Federal Government has declared every Thursday “Tax Thursday”, to create awareness among Nigerians on payment of tax and accrued benefits.

Why presidential jet is parked in London — Presidency

The Presidency says it is constrained to decry criticisms, mostly on social media, on the retention in London of Nigeria’s Presidential Aircraft, NAF 001 as “mostly informed by lack of understanding of protocol around foreign trips by Heads of State all over the world”.

The spokesperson to President Muhammadu Buhari, Garba Shehu, said in a statement on Thursday that for reasons of protocol, national security, diplomacy and prestige, “no world leader who travels abroad and is left without plans for immediate return or possible evacuation”.

Grenfell Tower fire: Six-month-old baby found dead in mother’s arms in stairwell

A six-month-old baby was found dead in her mother’s arms after being killed by fumes as they attempted to flee down the stairs in Grenfell Tower, an inquest has heard.

Leena Belkadi was the youngest member of the family to die in the fire, which also killed her parents and sister.

Adele sends handwritten note to fans explaining why she may never tour again

Adele has explained why she is reluctant to go on tour again, after confirming she was considering an end to live shows earlier this year.

During a show in Auckland in March she told the audience: "Touring isn't something I'm good at... applause makes me feel a bit vulnerable.

JUST IN! Why Ebonyi Is Against Biafra, Restructuring – Governor Umahi Reveals

Ebonyi Governor, David Umahi, on Wednesday declared that the state is opposed to the agitation for Biafra and for restructuring.

He said the state was not yet economically viable to seek independence.

Why we have not arraigned Evans 

Reasons were given by the police high command this morning why billionaire kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, popularly known as Evans, decided to drag the Nigeria Police to court over his continuous detention.

Evans had on Wednesday dragged the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, the Police Service Commission, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni and the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad to the Federal High Court in Lagos.

Former Israeli Prime Minister wins early release from prison

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who is serving a 27-month prison term for corruption, won parole on Thursday, one of his lawyers said.

Israel Radio reported that Olmert could be freed as early as Sunday after a parole board decided to cut his sentence by a third, a common practice in Israel for prisoners who have not committed violent crimes.

Niger-Delta militants make U-turn over threat to attack oil pipelines

A newly-formed Nigerian militant group has withdrawn a threat to attack oil pipelines in the country’s oil-rich Niger Delta after a spate of incidents in 2016 plunged the country into recession.

Nigeria, Africa’s second-biggest economy, is heavily dependent upon its oil reserves, which account for a large share of GDP and more than 90 percent of the value of exports.

Nigeria’s Agah re-elected deputy director-general of World Trade Organisation

Nigeria’s Yuonov Frederick Agah has been reappointed as Deputy Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) for another four-year term.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mr. Agah, who hails from Benue, was first appointed as Deputy Director-General of WTO in 2013 for a four-year term, which he assumed on October 1 that year.

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