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Widows of Ogoni leaders killed by Abacha drags Shell before Dutch court
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 12:13:20 +0200
Four Nigerian women are taking legal action in the Dutch courts against Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell accusing it of complicity in the 1990s executions of their husbands by the Nigerian military, Amnesty International said Thursday. The civil case has been...
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NGOs sue BNP Paribas over role in 1994 Rwanda genocide
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:59:27 +0200
Three non-governmental associations said Thursday that they had filed a lawsuit against BNP Paribas accusing the bank of “complicity” in the 1994 genocide of the Tutsi minority in Rwanda. The groups accuse the French bank of financing the...
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Meet Evans’ lawyer, Ogungbeje, who loves ‘unpopular cases’
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:53:58 +0200
Just when Nigerians thought no lawyer will step out to defend notorious billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike a.k.a. Evans, Voice Olukoya Ogungbeje has proven an exception. Ogungbeje, who heads Lawflex Chambers and is the Chairman of Voice Vanguard,...
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Sony to restart vinyl record production
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:45:08 +0200
Three decades after it abandoned vinyl production, Sony says it will start making records again on the back of surging demand for the retro music format. A factory south-west of Tokyo will be churning out freshly pressed records by March next year, Sony...
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Court sentences eight-week-old baby to death
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:31:03 +0200
A European Human Rights Court has given its verdict on a case of human rights that will compel a couple to allow their sick baby to die. The parents of the baby Chris Gard and Connie Yates have been in a long legal battle to save their baby who is suffering...
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Rivers Tribunal sacks Senator Sekibo
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:26:24 +0200
The Rivers state elections petition tribunal has sacked George Thompson Sekibo, Senator representing Rivers East and has declared Andrew Uchendu the winner of the senatorial election. The Tribunal also directed the Independent National Electoral Commission...
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Breaking: Lalong sacks 17 LG transition C’ttee’s
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:13:46 +0200
Friday Olokor, Jos The Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, has approved the dissolution of the existing Local Government Transition Committees with immediate effect. Although the details of the reason for the dissolution were not given, THE PUNCH...
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Nigeria’s Agah reappointed as Deputy DG of WTO
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:55:26 +0200
Nigeria’s Yuonov Frederick Agah has been reappointed as Deputy Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) for another four-year term. Agah, who hails from Benue state, was first appointed as Deputy Director-General of WTO in 2013 for a four-year...
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Does National Assembly have powers to alter the budget?
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 06:22:48 +0200
Chief Sebastine Hon (Senior Advocate of Nigeria) The word “laid” in section 81(1) of the Constitution, if read; subject to the legislative powers of the National under Section 59, has given the National Assembly some level of powers over the estimates...
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Apapa gridlock: NIWA says no plans for water transportation
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 06:15:29 +0200
 Anna Okon As cargo owners continue to groan under the yoke of the Apapa gridlock, it appears there will be no quick respite while the construction of the road by the Federal Government and other stakeholders lasts, as the use of the inland waterways...
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NPA MD tasks MDAs on transparency, efficiency
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 06:13:00 +0200
The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Usman, has advised heads of government parastatals to imbibe the culture of transparency in the conduct of their business and in dealing with members of the public. Usman stated this during the 38th...
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Nigeria can become Africa’s solar capital–Vortman
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 06:09:55 +0200
The Chief Executive Officer/Co-founder, Lumos Global, Mr. Davidi Vortman, speaks to TOBI AWORINDE about the electricity challenge facing Nigeria on the sidelines of the 2017 African Development Bank Annual Meetings Can you highlight the challenges relating...
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Sickle cell and your diet
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 06:08:05 +0200
If there is a question that I get asked a lot, it is about what people with sickle cell should eat in order to stay strong and healthy  especially when they have just been discharged from the hospital. My answer remains the same.With sickle cell, it...
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Nigeria, Kenya to introduce new HIV drug
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 06:06:48 +0200
Bukola Adebayo The generic version of the most advanced drug against HIV has been introduced in Kenya, a first in Africa where more than 25 million have the disease, an NGO,Unitaid,said on  Wednesday. The drug will also be rolled out in Nigeria and Uganda...
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Psychologists not psychiatrists should evaluate traffic offenders –NACP
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 06:05:08 +0200
Tobi Aworinde The Nigerian Association of Clinical Psychologists has said that its members are qualified to conduct psychological evaluation for dangerous drivers. Its President, Prof. Benedicta Oladimeji, in a statement made available to our correspondent,...
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FMC health workers demand salary arrears from management
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 06:03:45 +0200
Gibson Achonu, Owerri The Joint Health Sector Union of the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri Chapter, has demanded for the payment of the November 2015, November 2016, January 2017 and February 2017 salaries to the workers. This is just as the union also...
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Judges must enforce arbitration clause – CJN
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 06:02:28 +0200
Oladimeji Ramon The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, has called on judges in the various high courts to always resist the temptation of assuming jurisdiction over commercial disputes where the parties have an arbitration clause in their...
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Arbitration practice Nigeria can copy from UK – Searle
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 06:00:28 +0200
An English arbitrator and consultant to the Association of Young Arbitrators in Nigeria, Nathan Searle, says Nigeria, like the United Kingdom, needs to design a system to limit the possibility of appealing outcomes of arbitral proceedings. This, he said,...
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Law school class of 1977 celebrates 40th anniversary
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 05:58:54 +0200
Members of the 1977 class of the Nigerian Law School will on Friday converge on the Lagos campus of the institution to celebrate their 40 years of being called to Bar as barristers and solicitors of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. According to a statement...
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Legal perspectives on taxing churches, mosques, NGOs
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 05:57:08 +0200
One of the cardinal principles of every tax system is equity. By this it means the taxpayers, who are subject to the authorities of the state contribute to its upkeep in proportion to their income and ability. By extension, the principle of equity posits...
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CSR-in-Action, NEITI, others to examine extractive industries
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 05:54:41 +0200
’Femi Asu CSR-in-Action and the Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, in partnership with the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, and other stakeholders are set to discuss critical issues in the...
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C’River to build 26MW power plant in Tinapa
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 05:52:41 +0200
’Femi Asu The Cross River State government has expressed its readiness to commence the construction of another power plant in addition to an ongoing 21 megawatts plant in the state. Funded by the Export-Import Bank of India and the Cross River State...
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Japan outlaws restrictions on resale of LNG cargoes
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 05:50:54 +0200
Japan has outlawed restrictions stopping customers from reselling cargoes of liquefied natural gas, in its latest move to liberalise a market where Japanese utilities have long been the biggest buyers. The Japan Fair Trade Commission, concluding an investigation...
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Equities rebound, banking stocks lead N185bn gain
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 05:49:04 +0200
 Stanley Opara  The Nigerian equities market appreciated by N185bn at the close of trading on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange on Wednesday. The NSE banking index recorded the highest gain, as it appreciated by 3.16 per cent. This was followed...
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ASEA, CFA Institute sign agreement on standards
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 05:46:55 +0200
The African Securities Exchanges Association has signed a two-year Memorandum of Understanding with CFA Institute to increase access to the professional education programmes and standards of professionalism within the ASEA community’s jurisdictions....
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Most important news of Nigeria:
FRSC, police, Army officers flout traffic laws —Odiboh
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 02:47:49 +0200
A transportation communication specialist and senior lecturer at Covenant University, Ota, Dr. Oscar Odiboh, speaks to TOBI AWORINDE on the flaws in traffic law enforcement What do you make of the decision by the Federal Road Safety Corps to take traffic...
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Tell-tale signs your woman is into extra sex!
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:12:46 +0200
Well, rightly or wrongly, sex experts say the following are the signs to watch for if you’re suspecting that your woman is having sex with some other man! • She rebuffs your advances. When a woman has just had sex with someone, she is likely to rebuff...
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Widows of Ogoni leaders killed by Abacha drags Shell before Dutch court
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 12:13:20 +0200
Four Nigerian women are taking legal action in the Dutch courts against Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell accusing it of complicity in the 1990s executions of their husbands by the Nigerian military, Amnesty International said Thursday. The civil case has been...
© The Punch
NGOs sue BNP Paribas over role in 1994 Rwanda genocide
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:59:27 +0200
Three non-governmental associations said Thursday that they had filed a lawsuit against BNP Paribas accusing the bank of “complicity” in the 1994 genocide of the Tutsi minority in Rwanda. The groups accuse the French bank of financing the...
© The Punch
Meet Evans’ lawyer, Ogungbeje, who loves ‘unpopular cases’
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:53:58 +0200
Just when Nigerians thought no lawyer will step out to defend notorious billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike a.k.a. Evans, Voice Olukoya Ogungbeje has proven an exception. Ogungbeje, who heads Lawflex Chambers and is the Chairman of Voice Vanguard,...
© The Punch
Sony to restart vinyl record production
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:45:08 +0200
Three decades after it abandoned vinyl production, Sony says it will start making records again on the back of surging demand for the retro music format. A factory south-west of Tokyo will be churning out freshly pressed records by March next year, Sony...
© The Punch
Court sentences eight-week-old baby to death
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:31:03 +0200
A European Human Rights Court has given its verdict on a case of human rights that will compel a couple to allow their sick baby to die. The parents of the baby Chris Gard and Connie Yates have been in a long legal battle to save their baby who is suffering...
© The Punch
Rivers Tribunal sacks Senator Sekibo
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:26:24 +0200
The Rivers state elections petition tribunal has sacked George Thompson Sekibo, Senator representing Rivers East and has declared Andrew Uchendu the winner of the senatorial election. The Tribunal also directed the Independent National Electoral Commission...
© The Punch
Breaking: Lalong sacks 17 LG transition C’ttee’s
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:13:46 +0200
Friday Olokor, Jos The Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, has approved the dissolution of the existing Local Government Transition Committees with immediate effect. Although the details of the reason for the dissolution were not given, THE PUNCH...
© The Punch
Nigeria’s Agah reappointed as Deputy DG of WTO
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:55:26 +0200
Nigeria’s Yuonov Frederick Agah has been reappointed as Deputy Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) for another four-year term. Agah, who hails from Benue state, was first appointed as Deputy Director-General of WTO in 2013 for a four-year...
© The Punch
Does National Assembly have powers to alter the budget?
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 06:22:48 +0200
Chief Sebastine Hon (Senior Advocate of Nigeria) The word “laid” in section 81(1) of the Constitution, if read; subject to the legislative powers of the National under Section 59, has given the National Assembly some level of powers over the estimates...
© The Punch
Apapa gridlock: NIWA says no plans for water transportation
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 06:15:29 +0200
 Anna Okon As cargo owners continue to groan under the yoke of the Apapa gridlock, it appears there will be no quick respite while the construction of the road by the Federal Government and other stakeholders lasts, as the use of the inland waterways...
© The Punch
NPA MD tasks MDAs on transparency, efficiency
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 06:13:00 +0200
The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Usman, has advised heads of government parastatals to imbibe the culture of transparency in the conduct of their business and in dealing with members of the public. Usman stated this during the 38th...
© The Punch
Nigeria can become Africa’s solar capital–Vortman
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 06:09:55 +0200
The Chief Executive Officer/Co-founder, Lumos Global, Mr. Davidi Vortman, speaks to TOBI AWORINDE about the electricity challenge facing Nigeria on the sidelines of the 2017 African Development Bank Annual Meetings Can you highlight the challenges relating...
© The Punch
Sickle cell and your diet
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 06:08:05 +0200
If there is a question that I get asked a lot, it is about what people with sickle cell should eat in order to stay strong and healthy  especially when they have just been discharged from the hospital. My answer remains the same.With sickle cell, it...
© The Punch
Nigeria, Kenya to introduce new HIV drug
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 06:06:48 +0200
Bukola Adebayo The generic version of the most advanced drug against HIV has been introduced in Kenya, a first in Africa where more than 25 million have the disease, an NGO,Unitaid,said on  Wednesday. The drug will also be rolled out in Nigeria and Uganda...
© The Punch
Psychologists not psychiatrists should evaluate traffic offenders –NACP
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 06:05:08 +0200
Tobi Aworinde The Nigerian Association of Clinical Psychologists has said that its members are qualified to conduct psychological evaluation for dangerous drivers. Its President, Prof. Benedicta Oladimeji, in a statement made available to our correspondent,...
© The Punch
FMC health workers demand salary arrears from management
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 06:03:45 +0200
Gibson Achonu, Owerri The Joint Health Sector Union of the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri Chapter, has demanded for the payment of the November 2015, November 2016, January 2017 and February 2017 salaries to the workers. This is just as the union also...
© The Punch
Judges must enforce arbitration clause – CJN
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 06:02:28 +0200
Oladimeji Ramon The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, has called on judges in the various high courts to always resist the temptation of assuming jurisdiction over commercial disputes where the parties have an arbitration clause in their...
© The Punch
Arbitration practice Nigeria can copy from UK – Searle
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 06:00:28 +0200
An English arbitrator and consultant to the Association of Young Arbitrators in Nigeria, Nathan Searle, says Nigeria, like the United Kingdom, needs to design a system to limit the possibility of appealing outcomes of arbitral proceedings. This, he said,...
© The Punch
Law school class of 1977 celebrates 40th anniversary
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 05:58:54 +0200
Members of the 1977 class of the Nigerian Law School will on Friday converge on the Lagos campus of the institution to celebrate their 40 years of being called to Bar as barristers and solicitors of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. According to a statement...
© The Punch
Legal perspectives on taxing churches, mosques, NGOs
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 05:57:08 +0200
One of the cardinal principles of every tax system is equity. By this it means the taxpayers, who are subject to the authorities of the state contribute to its upkeep in proportion to their income and ability. By extension, the principle of equity posits...
© The Punch
CSR-in-Action, NEITI, others to examine extractive industries
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 05:54:41 +0200
’Femi Asu CSR-in-Action and the Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, in partnership with the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, and other stakeholders are set to discuss critical issues in the...
© The Punch
C’River to build 26MW power plant in Tinapa
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 05:52:41 +0200
’Femi Asu The Cross River State government has expressed its readiness to commence the construction of another power plant in addition to an ongoing 21 megawatts plant in the state. Funded by the Export-Import Bank of India and the Cross River State...
© The Punch
Japan outlaws restrictions on resale of LNG cargoes
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 05:50:54 +0200
Japan has outlawed restrictions stopping customers from reselling cargoes of liquefied natural gas, in its latest move to liberalise a market where Japanese utilities have long been the biggest buyers. The Japan Fair Trade Commission, concluding an investigation...
© The Punch
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