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CAF orders replay of abandoned African Champions League final

African football’s governing body has ordered the abandoned second leg of the CAF Champions League final between Esperance and Wydad Casablanca to be replayed at a neutral venue after this month’s Cup of Nations.

The turmoil in Africa’s premier club competition comes just over two weeks before the start of an expanded 24-team Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Tunisian club Esperance were initially handed the title after Moroccan side Wydad Casablanca walked off an hour into last week’s return match in Tunis because VAR was unavailable to judge a disallowed equaliser.

Do not sign Water Sector Bill into law, Labour, Civil Rights groups urge Plateau governor

The Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees (AUPCTRE) and the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (AUPCTRE) have asked Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State not to sign the Plateau State water sector law which was passed by the Plateau State Assembly on Thursday May 30, 2019.

Osun election: Appeal Court sets aside judgement which voided Adeleke’s eligibility

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has set aside the judgement by a High Court which voided the eligibility of Senator Ademola Adeleke in the last Osun State governorship election.

Court orders remand of two JAMB officials over missing N35m

An Abuja High Court presided over by Justice Peter Afen has ordered the remand of two officials of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) over missing N35 million cash generated from sales of e-JAMB cards in Makurdi, the Benue State capital. The officials, Mr. Samuel Umaru, and Philomena Chieshe, according to Justice Afen, will be in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), pending the hearing of their bail application fixed for Monday, June 3, 2019.

Age falsification: Court dismisses suit against acting CJN

A Federal High Court sitting in Jabi area of Abuja has dismissed a suit alleging that the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) falsified his age.

The plaintiff, Mr Tochi Michael alleged that the acting CJN, Justice Tanko Mohammed reduced his age by three years.

Mr Michael alleged that the acting CJN was born on December 31, 1950, and has instead been using December 31, 1953, as his date of birth.

Nigeria’s economy ‘a complete disaster’ under Buhari, says Ezekwesili

A former Presidential Candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria in the 2019 elections, Dr Oby Ezekwesili, has blasted the performance of the Buhari Administration, especially in terms of economic and social growth.

Dr Ezekwesili, who is a former Vice President of the World Bank, believes Nigerians have become poorer in the last four years.

“The economy is a complete disaster. What has happened since this government came into office has been a decline,” she said during an appearance on Channels TVs Politics Today on Thursday.

Breaking: PENGASSAN president passes on

The President of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), Francis Johnson, has died.
The PUNCH reports that Johnson died in the wee hours of Friday.

The General Secretary of PENGASSAN, Okugbawa Lumumba, has confirmed the development, saying, members of the union were on their way to pay a condolence visit to the family.
He said a statement would be issued later on the development.

Obi celebrates with elders in Onitsha (photo)

The Vice Presidential candidate of the PDP, Mr. Peter Obi (right), discussing with the elderly at Dr. Alex Obiogbolu’s birthday celebrated with the elderly at Onitsha on Wednesday.

Activists mark World No Tobacco Day

…commend NASS approval of tobacco regulations

Advocates and public health professionals who converged on Abuja Thursday, May 30, 2019 to mark the World No Tobacco Day 2019 have charged the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to give priority attention to the enforcement of the National Tobacco Act, 2015 in his four-year, second term which began on Wednesday May 29, 2019.

Obi congratulates newly sworn-in leaders, advises on the way forward

By Valentine Amanze

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