Sri Lanka parliament to elect new president Wednesday

Sri Lanka’s parliament will vote on a new president Wednesday, the speaker’s office said, on Friday, following the resignation of Gotabaya Rajapaksa after he was driven out of the country.

FG approves N400bn for poverty reduction schemes

The Federal Government has approved the sum of N400 billion under the National Poverty Reduction and Growth Strategy.

We’re not aware of N1.2tn proposal, says ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities’ National President, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, on Thursday said the union was not aware of the N1.2tn that the Federal Government said it would need to meet its members’ demands.

PDP sues INEC, APC, seeks Obi, Tinubu’s disqualification

The Peoples Democratic Party has instituted a lawsuit compelling the Independent National Electoral Commission to prevent All Progressives Congress Presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu; and Labour Party standard bearer, Peter Obi, from replacing their running mates with Senator Kashim Shettima and Senator Datti Baba-Ahmed respectively.

WHO to reconvene monkeypox emergency panel July 21

The World Health Organisation said Thursday it would reconvene its expert monkeypox committee on July 21 to decide whether the outbreak constitutes a global health emergency.

Defection: Court stops hearing in Matawalle’s case

Justice Inyang Ekwo of a Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, stopped the continuation of the hearing in a suit filed against Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, over his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress.

Taraba: NIMASA targets education improvement, donates teaching materials

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, on Thursday, moved to improve the quality of teaching in Taraba and donated learning materials for pupils in basic schools in the state.

BREAKING: Kwankwaso considers gov, Moghalu, Idahosa as running mate

The presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, is considering a serving governor and three others as his running mate, The PUNCH has learnt.

BREAKING: ECOWAS Court declares Twitter ban unlawful

Economic Community of West African States’ Court has declared “unlawful” the suspension of Twitter by the Federal Government. The court also ordered the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), “never to repeat it again”.

Court rules today on Oyo deputy governor’s impeachment

Justice Ladiran Akintola of the Oyo State High Court in Ibadan will today give judgment on the impeachment suit against Deputy Governor Rauf Olaniyan.

You fixed lecturers’ wages unilaterally, govt tells ASUU

The Federal Government yesterday accused the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) of unilaterally fixing the salaries of lecturers. It also said there was no Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between parties yet.

Governors: Muslim-Muslim ticket not against Christians

Three governors yesterday gave a robust defence of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential team, saying the Muslim-Muslim ticket is not anti-Christian. The ruling party’s national chairman Abdullahi Adamu also said Christians have no cause for worry.

Breaking: Former Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Chief Akin Olujinmi SAN Endorses Adesina Adegbite, Says He Is Honest, Brilliant, Hardworking and a Team Player.

“Adesina Adegbite has been known to me since his undergraduate days at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile -Ife, when he was the Chairman of Equity Chambers in the Faculty of Law. Even while undertaking his law school chambers’ internship then, he was always in our law firm in Ibadan […]

Adegbite Is The Most Experienced Candidate For NBA General Secretary, He Should Ordinarily Not Have Opposition In This Race. Says Dr. Muiz Banire SAN

Adesina Adegbite is a brother and mentee in whom I’m well pleased. He eminently deserves to be the next General Secretary of NBA being the most competent, efficient and resourceful hand any President should crave to work with.

APC, PDP chieftains: let’s avoid bloodshed

Party chieftains – Chief Adewale Bamigbade (APC) and Prince Dotun Babayemi (PDP) have admonished residents to allow peaceful electoral process on Saturday.