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Tariff hike: Tribunal grants lawyer permission to file fresh N10m suit against MultiChoice

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A Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) Tribunal sitting in Abuja, on Monday, okayed a N10 million fresh suit filed by a lawyer, Festus Onifade, against MultiChoice Nigeria Limited, the operators of DStv and Gotv. Onifade, in the amended originating...

Poor funding may turn Nigeria’s Supreme Court to glorified high court, says ex-CJN

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A former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, has warned that unless the Supreme Court is adequately funded, it may become a glorified high court. Onnoghen made the assertion on Thursday in Abuja at the public presentation of...

Judge stops Kenya from taxing church tithes

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A high court in Kenya has stopped the tax authority from demanding tax on tithes, donations and offerings given to churches, the Daily Nation newspaper reports. The Kenya Revenue Authority *KRA) had demanded 5.5m Kenyan shillings ($47,000; £37,000) from Thika...
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NDLEA files drug trafficking charge against 9 Ghanaians

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Friday filed a two-count of drug trafficking charged against nine Ghanaians in a Federal High Court in Lagos. The charge is against Victor Wuddah, 30; Freeman Gazul, 25; Joseph Adotete, 31; Moses...

Former Miss France charged over ex-Gabon ruler gift

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French prosecutors say a former Miss France has been charged in a long-running inquiry over the alleged ill-gotten wealth by the former president of Gabon, Omar Bongo and his family. Sonia Rolland has been charged with receipt of embezzled public...

Court remands Nigerian presidential aspirant in EFCC custody

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The Federal High Court in Abuja has remanded a presidential aspirant of APC and a former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Justice Inyang Ekwo ordered his remand on...

Nigerian court clears Goodluck Jonathan eligible to contest presidency

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The Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa has ruled that former President Goodluck Jonathan is eligible to contest the 2023 presidential election. The presiding judge, Justice Isa Hamma Dashen gave the judgement on Friday. He also held that Jonathan’s right to...

SERAP sues President Buhari over failure to unblock phone lines of 72 million subscribers

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By Ola Modupe (LAGOS) - Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit against President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria “over the failure to unblock the phone lines of over 72 million telecommunication subscribers barred from making calls on...

CSO sues CBN over failure to release breakdown of its 2022 budget

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A Civil Society Organization (CSO) known as Project 20 Million has dragged the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele over his failure to release the comprehensive and a total breakdown of the 2022 budget of...

SERAP sues President Buhari, Lai Mohammed over ‘failure to publish copy of agreement with...

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By Ola Modupe (LAGOS) - Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit against President Muhammadu Buhari over “the failure to publish copy of the agreement the Federal Government recently signed with Twitter, Inc, and the failure to publish...

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Ignore talk of people disappearances and foreigners – Museveni

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In a country where over three hundred people have reportedly disappeared in just over three months, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni Saturday night urged the...

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