Covid19 North America 

Congress Put the Brakes on Cuba Relief to Protect Front-Line Democrat

several House Democrats quietly killed an attempt to roll back aspects of the Trump administration’s sanctions on Cuba, which have exacerbated the economic fallout of the pandemic and hit the country with severe food and medicine shortages to protect a front-line Democrat. Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill had proposed two Cuba-related amendments to the appropriations bill, aimed at alleviating the Trump administration’s efforts to strangle the country’s economy and returning to Obama-era policy. One of the measures would have prohibited officials from blocking food and medicine exports to Cuba, while the…

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Oil and Gas 

Nigeria Expects $200m From The Netherlands, Switzerland- Malami

Nigeria is awaiting the return of $200 million from the Netherlands and Switzerland, as part of OPL 245 Malabu Oil, Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami has said. Mr Malami made this known while declaring open a capacity building workshop and interactive session with Judiciary Correspondents in Abuja on Tuesday. The Attorney-General, who gave a score card of the ministry in the past one year, said due to the anti corruption crusade of the present administration, we facilitated the recovery of $62 billion arrears from oil companies as part of federation…

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Covid19 North America 

Canada court rules US is no longer safe for refugees

A federal court in Canada rules that an asylum agreement with the United States is invalid due to how America treats refugees. An agreement between the United States and Canada for over 15 years is now void after Canadian courts ruled the US is no longer a safe place for refugees. The safe Third Country Agreement (STCA), standard since 2004, requires refugee claimants to request protection in the first safe country they reach. Now the deal has been declared unconstitutional due to the US’ harsh treatment of immigrants. Federal court…

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Africa Financial Services Government 

Nigeria, P&ID in fresh battle over use of bank records

Nigeria is currently secured a fresh legal fight with a controversial British Virgin Island engineering company, P&ID, over making use of bank records acquired by the Nigerian authorities. The fresh crisis is in relation to an alleged bribery plan and subsequent $9.6 billion arbitral claim which the Nigerian government seeks to reverse. Files obtained by PREMIUM TIMES showed the company requested a ‘pre-motion discovery conference’ with the court in its bid to stop the Nigerian federal government from using certain details acquired from banks in the United States. In May,…

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Africa Education 

Dr Babatunde Ajibade Salutes Nigerian Law Teachers, Promises A Re-Reorientation Towards Continuous Improvement In The Quality of Legal Education In Nigeria – Courtroom Mail

Although, as recognized by Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, the life of the law has been more of experience than logic, there is no denying that a sound legal education is the foundation of successful legal practice. I therefore salute our Law Faculties and the campuses of the Nigerian Law School in Nigeria. In your individual and collective capacities, you have contributed towards the academic, professional and personal development of Nigerian lawyers. Your influence and efforts extend far beyond the classroom and well into the future of law practice in Nigeria.…

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