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Deregistration: Court dismisses African Peoples Alliance suit against INEC

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, dismissed a suit challenging the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)’s power to deregister the African Peoples Alliance (APA) as political party in the country. Delivering judgment, Justice Taiwo Taiwo, held that he was bound by the decision of the Court of Appeal which upheld the powers of INEC…

EFCC urges court not to vacate order against Maina

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Wednesday, urged the Federal High Court, Abuja not to set aside its order of Nov. 18, 2020 against Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman, defunct Pension Reformed Task force Team (PRTT). Counsel to the EFCC, Mohammed Abubakar, told Justice Okon Abang to reject Maina’s request on the ground that…

Makinde to declare Hijrah holiday from next year

…charges Muslims and non-Muslims to embrace peaceful coexistence …as state marks Mawlud Nabbiyy celebration Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Wednesday, declared that starting from next year, the government would declare Hijrah holiday in line with the yearnings of the Muslim community in the state. Makinde, who made the declaration during the celebration of…

Orlu: Army Recovers Bodies of Soldiers Killed by IPOB

… Dismisses fake video on an impending attack on Market The Nigerian Army has recovered the corpses of four soldiers killed by IPOB Militias in Orlu, Imo State. A senior military officer who confirmed the development to PRNigeria said the military vehicle that was damaged during the attack had also been recovered. PRNigeria had earlier…

Photos: Troops Clear Corpses of ISWAP Terrorists in Marte Communities

Nigerian Troops have cleared members of Boko Haram splinter faction and self-proclaimed Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) from five communities in Marte Local Government Area of Borno state. It will be recalled that the Chief of Army Staff, Maj. Gen. Attahiru, on Sunday, had issued a 48-hour ultimatum for the troops to clear terrorists…

ATPC organizes workshop for French, Arabic-speaking journalists on AfCFTA

The African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC) of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) will be hosting a workshop for French and Arabic-speaking journalists on 25 February 2021 to keep them abreast with developments on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). About 40 journalists from across the continent and beyond have already indicated their interest in participating…

South Africa’s women’s minister seeks voice for women in AfCFTA

South Africa’s Minister of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, today called for women’s voices to be heard in the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement. Ms Nkoana-Mashabane spoke during a virtual conference on leveraging the agreement to boost women’s economic empowerment jointly organized by the African Trade Policy…

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