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Idris Wada

A Kogi State High Court, sitting in Lokoja, yesterday fixed February 23 to rule on a suit brought before it by the former governor of the state, Capt Idris Ichalla Wada, challenging the composition of the commission of inquiry set up by Governor Yahaya Bello to probe past administrations in the state.

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The National Industrial Court in Makurdi on Thursday ordered German construction giant, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc., to pay N2.1 million to its ex-staff, one Mr Innocent Num, as damages.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the N2.1 million awarded was against the N360 million damages the claimant sought following eye injuries he sustained while on duty.

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The police in Abuja on Wednesday arraigned Festus Obidozie and Magnus Miracle before Justice Ahmed Mohammed of Federal High Court, Abuja, over alleged fraud of N627 million.

The suspects pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge of conspiracy to defraud and obtain on false pretext with intent to defraud Cafon Lee Estate, Lugbe in Abuja.

Senator Nelson Effiong

Nelson Effiong, a senator from Akwa Ibom south, has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

‎Effiong announced his decision to leave the PDP on the floor of the senate on Thursday, citing the crisis in the party.

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An Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court yesterday turned down the bail application of two suspects accused of stealing $50,000 from the Ekiti State Government House.

The Chief Magistrate, Adesoji Adegboye, said the court would not grant Temitope Bamidele and Sunday Afolabi bail because the prosecution has signified intention to try the case in the High Court.

President Muhammadu Buhari chats with Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo

President Muhammadu Buhari has written the Senate on his intention to go on ten days medical vacation.

In a letter addressed to the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, President Buhari said he was writing in line with Section 145 (1) of the 1999 constitution as amended.