Coronavirus: Kenya embraces digital court system

Kenya has launched an electronic court filing system that will allow parties to file cases online. Through the digital system, lawyers, prosecutors, and litigants will be able to file cases and serve court papers to defendants from their homes or offices without physically visiting the court premises.Chief Justice David Maraga said the new system, launched[...]

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French PM, Philippe, resigns

The French government led by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe submitted its resignation Friday ahead of a cabinet reshuffle to be announced “in the coming hours,” the presidency said.No reason was given in the short statement, but a shake-up had been widely expected after French President Emmanuel Macron vowed to chart a new course for the[...]

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Lalong’s Chief of Staff tests positive for COVID-19

The Chief of Staff to the Plateau State Governor, Noel Donjur, has tested positive for COVID-19.The Commissioner for Information, Dan Manjang, confirmed the development in a statement on Friday.Donjur’s status came barely two days after the State Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Mr Abe Aku, tested positive for the virus. Manjang said the Chief of[...]

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Edo 2020: No PDP aspirant will be unjustly disqualified — Dogara

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Screening Committee for the Ondo State governorship election has assured the party aspirants that none of them would be unjustly disqualified.The Chairman of the Committee and immediate past Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Yakubu Dogara, gave the assurance while speaking with newsmen shortly after screening the aspirants in[...]

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Messi unwilling to renew Barca contract

FC Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has called off negotiations over renewing his contract with the club, Spanish media report says. FC Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has called off negotiations over renewing his contract with the club, according to a report by Spanish radio station Cadena Ser on Friday.The report added that the Argentina captain was[...]

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Ex-Panama presidents charged with money laundering

Panama’s last two presidents, Ricardo Martinelli and Juan Carlos Varela, were charged Thursday with money laundering, as two separate scandals tarnished the political legacy of the former allies turned enemies.Martinelli was charged with money laundering over the so-called “New Business” case in which a publishing group was allegedly purchased with government funds during his 2009-14[...]

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12 aspirants jostle for Ondo APC gov ticket

As of the close of business on Thursday, July 2nd, 2020, twelve persons including the incumbent Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, had returned their expression of interest and nomination forms to contest the sole ticket of the All Progressives Congress ahead of the October 10 governorship election in the Ondo State.Some of the aspirants[...]

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Kim signals North Korea to keep border closed

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned against the “hasty” relaxation of anti-coronavirus measures, state media reported Friday, indicating the country will keep its borders closed for the forseeable future.The nuclear-armed North closed its borders in late January as the virus spread in neighbouring China and imposed tough restrictions that put thousands of its people[...]

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I’m yet to receive one Naira from FG to fight COVID-19, says Gov Emmanuel

Governor Udom Emmanuel has stated that Akwa Ibom State Government has not received any financial assistance from the federal government in the fight against Covid-19.The governor, who made this known during a routine media chat to update citizens on efforts of state government in tackling the Covid-19 scourge, asserted that it was important to clear[...]

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We’ve no differences to sort out in APC — Tinubu

The APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Thursday night declared that there were no differences to be sorted out at the party.Tinubu, also said, “there is no crisis in the party, hence, no fight to reconcile.”He made the declaration shortly after a closed-door meeting with Gov. Mai Mala Buni, Chairman of the APC[...]

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