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Corrupt Judiciary: Senior attorneys, civil society groups back brand-new CJN

By Innocent Anaba, Henry Ojelu & Onozure Dania LAGOS—Senior lawyers and civil society groups in the country, yesterday, concurred with the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, SAN, that the nation’s judiciary was deeply enmeshed in corruption but threw him the challenge  of sanitising the system. The CJN had, while being confirmed as…

Makinde advises Muslim pilgrims to avoid illegal acts

By Adeola Badru IBADAN-JUST as the 2019 pilgrims from Oyo State to Saudi Arabia have been bid farewell, Governor Seyi Makinde has warned them to shun illicit acts while on the holy pilgrimage. Seyi Makinde The governor, while speaking at the farewell ceremony held at the state’s Hajj camp, Olodo, Ibadan, on Wednesday, he urged…

CAF chooses single-game finals for club competitors, 12- group AWCON

There are indications the CAF executive committee will scrap the two-legged finals for its flagship club continental competitions. CAF At the Exco round-table which held on Wednesday, it was gathered that there was a consensus on adopting a single final for both the Champions League and Confederation Cup. The decision may not be unconnected with…

Federal governments at UN online forum on advancement advised to close...

Meeting for two panel discussions, respectively on the theme ‘Financing the SDGs: Moving from words to action’, and ‘Four years of Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs): what have we learned on implementing the SDGs?’ the UN High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) heard a diverse group of speakers underscoring the need to more effectively support poorer countries in…

Wednesday’s Daily Short: Ebola Public Health Emergency Situation in DR Congo,...

DR Congo Ebola outbreak now an international Public Health Emergency, UN health agency declares The second worst Ebola outbreak of all time, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was officially declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on Wednesday, with the head of the World Health Organization calling for countries to ‘take…

‘Youths appreciate peace’: UN Youth Envoy provides essential message to Security...

However, Jayathma Wickramanayake made clear that “young women and men still suffer from stereotypes, myths and policy panics that harm their agency and affect realizing their full potential for peace”.  She blamed the susceptibility to being labelled on a “small minority” of young people attracted to extremism and “fueled” by the victimization of youth, “especially…

DR Congo Ebola break out now a Public Health Emergency Situation,...

With the first anniversary of the complex outbreak in the volatile eastern part of the country looming, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that it was time to “work together in solidarity with the DRC to end this outbreak and build a better health system”, for its people. A public health emergency of international concern…

New yam celebration marks end of scarcity in Igboland– HRH Igwe...

By Dennis Agbo ENUGU– CUSTODIANS of Igbo tradition and culture have revealed that the reason Igbo give prominence to celebration of new yam festival in all of their communities was because harvest of new yams in the year marks the end of food scarcity and insecurity in Igboland. Breaking: Gunmen abduct Samson Siasia’s mum in…

Insecurity aggravating under Buhari– Jonathan, Anyaoku

By Soni Daniel, Northern Region Editor & Dayo Johnson ABUJA—Former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, and ex-Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Emeka Anyaoku, yesterday, expressed worries over the high level of insecurity in the country, following the activities of herdsmen, kidnappers, bandits and armed robbers, which have claimed many lives. Emeka Anyaoku,President Buhari and Jonathan While…

Tuesday’s Daily Short: Advancement online forum concentrates on addition; monsoons pound...

Inclusion, equality resonate widely at key UN development forum At the opening of the Ministerial Segment of the UN High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), UN Secretary-General António Guterres said that development is not sustainable if it is not fair and inclusive – warning that rising inequality hinders long-term growth. The Secretary-General said that for development to be…

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