Supreme Court Verdict: Court Orders Release Of Orji Kalu From Jail

  The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered the release of Senator Orji Uzor Kalu from the Kuje Correctional Centre in Abuja. Justice Mohammed Liman ordered Senator Kalu’s release on Tuesday morning after listening to an application filed by the former governor. Senator Kalu, a two-term former governor of Abia State, had urged the court to set aside his conviction on December 5, 2019, by Justice Mohammed Idris. He explained that this became necessary since the Supreme Court, in its verdict delivered on May 8, 2020, held that…

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COVID-19: Churches, Mosques to Remain Shut in Lagos, Says LASG

  The Lagos state government said that churches and mosques are to remain closed until further notice. This follows disagreement over modalities and protocols for the reopening of places of worship between the state government and religious leaders. Prince Anofiu Elegushi, the Commissioner for Home Affairs, who said this while fielding questions from newsmen as part of the activities commemorating Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s one year in office, said the possibility of reopening Churches and Mosques in the state has been ruled out for now. According to him, “Even before the…

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Naira Appreciates to N385.50 to $1

  The naira appreciated to N385.50 at the Investors and Exporters (I&E) window on Monday, June 1, 2020, as the Central Bank of Nigeria’s intervention in the foreign exchange market intensifies. The demand pressure on the foreign exchange market by currency speculators also seems to be on a decrease. The local currency strengthened by N0.83 against the dollar, when compared to the N386.33 to a dollar that is exchanged on Friday, May 29, 2020. The exchange rate at the I&E window is different from the Central Bank of Nigeria’s published…

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Former Exxon Mobil Engineer Bags 15 years Jail Term for Raping His Tenant’s 14-Year-Old Niece

A Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere yesterday, June 1, 2020, sentenced a former Exxon Mobil engineer, James Onuoha, to 15 years imprisonment. Onuoha was sentenced to 15 years jail term without an option of fine after he was found guilty of raping his tenant’s niece, who was 14 years old at the time. The incident happened on January 4, 2016, and caused outrage at the time, with a number of celebrities lending their voice to call for justice. At the last adjourned date, on January 14, 2020, the court adjourned…

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CORONAVIRUS: FG Relaxes Restriction On Religious Gatherings, Reduces Curfew to 10pm

  The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has directed that from Tuesday, June 2, the nationwide curfew will be reduced to 10pm to 4am. According to a tweet from Bashir Ahmad, Special Assistant on New Media to President Buhari, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 gave the directive on Monday. The federal government also relaxed the restriction placed on religious gatherings and also still places a ban on interstate movement and gatherings with more than 20 people among others. BREAKING: The Presidential Task Force on COVID–19 has reduced the nationwide…

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RRS Arrests 19-Year-Old Salawa Abeni’s Suspected Blackmailer Who Threatened to Post Her Nude

  The operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) have arrested a 19-year-old National Diploma holder of Yaba College of Technology, Lagos as the brain behind the blackmail of Waka Queen, Alhaja Salawa Abeni with nude photographs. The suspect, Olufowoke Oladunjoye Emmanuel, a resident of Brentfield Avenue, Peace Estate, Magboro, Ogun State, was picked up by the Decoy Team of RRS last week Thursday after three days of monitoring him. The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hakeem Odumosu had in the wake of the attempt by an unknown individual to blackmail Alhaja…

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Obasanjo Presidential Library Sacks Workers, Blames COVID-19 Pandemic

The management of Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) has laid off several of its workers. The sack might not be unconnected with financial crisis occasioned by the continued lockdown aimed at curtailing the spread of the Coronavirus disease. Informed sources within the outfit belonging to the former President Olusegun Obasanjo disclosed that the OOPL had been finding it hard to pay its workers’ salaries even before the COVD-19 pandemic. The source, a top official in the Library who opted to remain anonymous, said the Coronavirus excuse offered by the OOPL…

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Microsoft Set To ‘Replace Journalists With Robots’

  Microsoft is planning to replace journalists in its MSN news website with robots, according to reports. The journalists to be made redundant curate news articles, headlines and images from across the internet to be displayed on the MSN website. But in future, this work will be done by artificial intelligence algorithms, the Seattle Times reported. Around 50 contract journalists are set to lose their jobs at the end of June, while a smaller full-time team will remain, according to the paper. Microsoft said: “Like all companies, we evaluate our…

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COVID-19: Nigeria Reports 553 New Cases, Highest Single-Day Toll

  Nigeria witnessed a spike in COVID-19 cases on Saturday, recording more than 500 new single-day infections for the first time. The new cases were confirmed by the specialist agency, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Twitter. This takes the country’s total infections to 9,855, out of which 2856 have been discharged with 273 losing their lives. Data from the NCDC showed that the cases were spread across 14 states and the FCT, with Lagos accounting for the highest number of infections for the day with 378 cases.…

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