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NSA Denies Backing Deposed Kano Emir


The Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) has denied claims that the NSA, Nuhu Ribadu, facilitated the return of the dethroned Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, to the ancient city on Saturday. The spokesperson for the office of the NSA, Zakari Mijinyawa, described the claims as false.

Nigeria to Receive £2.1m Looted Fund From Bailiwick of Jersey


The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), on Friday, disclosed that Nigeria is set to receive about £2.1m, corruption proceeds from the Bailiwick of Jersey.
Speaking at the sectoral ministerial press briefing in Abuja, Fagbemi, said in line with the cardinal principle of the present administration in the fight against corruption, the proceeds have been approved by the president to be used for the continuation of works on the Abuja-Kano Road project. He said, “The ministry achieved the following successes under its International Asset Recovery and Management efforts.

Reps Seeks Return To Old National Anthem


The Senate has commenced moves seeking to make provision for Nigeria to revert to its old national anthem.

FG to Commence N75,000 Cash Payment to 75m Nigerians

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Minister of Finance, Wale Edun has said the federal government has restarted the provision of conditional direct N75,000 cash transfers to 75 million Nigerians to tackle the impact of inflation. The Minister of Finance and the Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Wale Edun, announced this at the ministerial sectoral briefing to mark the first year in office of the President Bola Tinubu administration in Abuja. He noted that the beneficiaries of the social investment scheme are 15 million households nationwide. Edun who is the chairman of the Presidential Panel of Social Investment programme explained that the cash transfer will improve the living standard of Nigerians in the immediate term.

INEC: CVR Commences In Edo, Ondo

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the commencement of the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) in 397 centres of Edo and Ondo State, ahead of the governorship elections scheduled for 21 September, 2024 and 16 November, 2024 respectively. This was made known on Monday by Sam Olumekun, the INEC National Commissioner and Chairperson, Information and Voter Education Committee.

Kano Emir Tussle: Sanusi Holds Maiden Palace Court

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The 16th Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II, on Sunday, presided over the first emirate council meeting of district heads and senior traditional council members at the Gidan Rumfa palace. The former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) finally assumed the superior responsibility of the emirate by presiding over the maiden edition of the expanded council meeting after his reinstatement on Friday by Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf.

Tribunal Affirms Ododo, Diri As Kogi, Bayelsa, Imo Govs


The Kogi State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, on Monday, affirmed Usman Ododo as the Governor of Kogi State.

FG Institutes Legal Action Against 36 States Govs Over LG Autonomy


The federal government has sued the thirty-six governors before the Supreme Court to ensure the autonomy of the nation’s local governments. In the suit, marked SC/CV/343/2024, was filed on May 20, by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice (AGF), Lateef Fagbemi (SAN) on behalf of the federal government.

Kano Emirate Tussle: CP Vows To Obey Court Order Preventing The Reinstatement Of Sanusi II


Joint security agencies, under the leadership of the Kano Police Commissioner, Muhammad Usaini Gumel, have said they will obey the court order issued by a Federal High Court stopping the Kano State government from reinstating Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II.