Court admits dead man’s statement in Fayose’s trial

Adjourns Usoro’s till April 17 A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has admitted in evidence a statement made by the late Justin Erukaa, before his death, in the ongoing N2.2 billion fraud trial of former Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose. Erukaa was personal assistant to Musiliu Obanikoro, who is testifying against the former governor. In a short ruling yesterday,…

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Paris stores looted, bank torched in new ‘yellow vest’ violence

Demonstrators looted and torched shops and businesses on the famed Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on Saturday, on the 18th straight weekend of “yellow vest” protests, characterised by an uptick in violence after weeks of dwindling turnout. A Boss menswear store and the upscale Fouquet’s restaurant — a brasserie popular with politicians and film stars — were among the premises to…

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Supreme Court overturns disbarment of ex-Gov Oyinlola’s lawyer, Kalejaye

The Supreme Court on Friday restored the wig and gown of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Kunle Kalejaye, who was disbarred by the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee in 2015. The LPDC had punished Kalejaye with disbarment for engaging in “conduct unbecoming of a legal practitioner” involving private communication with the Chairman of the Osun State Governorship  Election Petition Tribunal in…

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Buhari shuns meeting with Bauchi, Adamawa governors

President Muhammadu Buhari failed to see Bauchi State Governor Mohammed Abubakar and his Adamawa State counterpart, Jibrilla Bindow, when the duo visited the Presidential Villa yesterday. Both men face an electoral battle in about a week, following a declaration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that the results of the March 9, 2019 gubernatorial election in the states were…

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49 dead in New Zealand mosque shootings

Attacks on two Christchurch mosques left at least 49 dead Friday, with one gunman — identified as an Australian extremist — apparently livestreaming the assault that triggered the lockdown of the New Zealand city. In what appeared to be the worst attack against Muslims in a western country, witnesses spoke of victims being shot at close range, with women and…

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Adamawa, Bauchi govs meet Osinbajo in Abuja

Adamawa State governor, Jibrilla Bindow and his Bauchi State counterpart, Mohammed Abubakar, on Thursday visited the presidential villa, Abuja, where they met with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. Governors Bindow and Abubakar, who are trailing behind their Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) opponents, are facing the battle to retain their positions for second term following a scheduled rerun of last Saturday’s gubernatorial…

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Eight killed, 37 rescued in Lagos building collapse

• Rights body demands audit, prosecution of govt officials • Buhari, Ambode, others condole with victims’ families Eight bodies were pulled out from a collapsed three-storey building in Lagos State yesterday. The structure, which contained a primary school, at 63 Massey Street, Itafaaji, Lagos Island, came crashing down around 10:00 a.m. Thirty-seven persons, mostly pupils, were rescued, according to figures…

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Ottawa professor Pius Adesanmi dies in Ethiopian Airlines crash

An Ottawa professor was among 18 Canadians who died after an Ethiopian Airlines jet, bound for Nairobi, crashed Sunday morning, killing all 157 passengers and eight crew members on board. Pius Adesanmi, the director of Carleton University’s Institute of African Studies and a professor at the school, was on the plane when it crashed shortly after takeoff near the town of Bishoftu, 62 kilometres southeast of…

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Ethiopian Airlines plane crashes on its way to Kenya with 157 people on board, no survivor

An Ethiopian Airlines passenger plane bound for Kenya has crashed with 149 passengers and eight crew members on board. An Ethiopian Airlines spokesman confirmed that the Boeing 737 plane had crashed on a routine flight from Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa to Nairobi on Sunday. The plane took off at 8:38am (0638 GMT) from Bole International Airport and “lost contact” six minutes later near Bishoftu,…

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Ex-Chief of Defence staff Air Marshal Badeh killed by gunmen

A former Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh, is dead. Mr Badeh, a retired air chief marshal, was shot dead along the Abuja-Keffi road. The air force confirmed the death in a couple of tweets on its official Twitter handle. “It is with a heavy heart that I regretfully announce the unfortunate demise of former Chief of Defence Staff, Air…

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