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Nigerian Selected For UN Woman Police Officer Of The Year Award

A Chief Superintendent of the Nigeria Police Force Catherine Ugorji has been selected for an award in peacekeeping. In a press statement by the National Information Officer, United Nations Information Centre, ( UNIC) Nigeria, Oluseyi Soremekun, Ugorji was selected by the United Nations as one of the two runners-up for the prestigious UN Woman Police […]

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53 Persons Arrested In Connection With Kubwa NYSC Camp Looting – IGP

Fifty-three persons have been arrested in connection with the looting at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) camp in Kubwa, the Federal Capital Territory. The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, announced this on Friday during an inspection tour of the camp with the Director-General of the NYSC, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim. The NYSC DG, however, […]

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Senate asks ex-ambassador to refund N48.3m spent on domestic staff

The Senate Public Account Committee has sustained an audit query issued against a former Nigerian ambassador to Israel, for spending $134,400 (N48,388,000 at N360 per dollar exchange rate) on personal domestic staff. The Auditor General of the Federation, Anthony Ayine, raised the query, following a 2015 audit report presented to the National Assembly for consideration. […]

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Canada extends ban on international travellers

Canada on Friday extended a restriction on non-essential international entries until the end of November as Covid-19 cases rise, while easing quarantine rules for some cut-off Canada-US border communities. The travel ban has been in force since mid-March, while Ottawa and Washington have a separate arrangement prohibiting non-essential travel between their two countries set to […]

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People now curse me in mosques –Aisha Yesufu

Activist, Aisha Yesufu, says she has been informed that people now curse her at mosques. Yesufu, however, asked those cursing her why they had not done so when she was protesting against the government of former President Goodluck Jonathan. She tweeted, “I heard I am being cursed in mosques! People finish praying and take time […]

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“Most young people are high on drugs all the time. They go to social media to do all sorts of things” – Lagos Lawmaker, Mojisola Alli-Macaulay says

Honourable Mojisola Alli-Maculay has called for the re-orientation of Nigerian Youths. According to the Lagos State House of Assembly Member, most youths are ‘high on drugs at all times.” Hon. Mojisola represents Amuwo Odofin 1 constituency, and this statement was made during her submission during the House’s deliberation on the crisis that rocked Lagos State […]

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Rohr Invites Musa, Ekong, Etebo, Others For Sierra Leone Clash

Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, has invited Ahmed Musa, William Ekong, Oghenekaro Etebo, and 21 others for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying quick-fire double against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone. Defenders Kenneth Omeruo, Leon Balogun and Chidozie Awaziem, midfielder Alex Iwobi, and forwards Moses Simon, Samuel Chukwueze and Chidera Ejuke, were […]

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Attackers Left Immense Devastation, TVC Boss Tells Sanwo-Olu

Rampaging youths who attacked Television Continental (TVC) left immense devastation as they destroyed the entire interior of the building. The Chief Executive Officer of the TV station, Mr Andrew Hanlon, who stated this on Thursday in Lagos also told the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, that no member of staff died in the incident. While showing […]

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NCC remits N344.71bn into FG’s Consolidated Revenue Fund in 5 years

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), says it remitted N344.71 billion into the Federal Government’s Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF) in the last five years NCC Executive Vice Chairman, Prof. Umar Danbatta said this, when the House of Representatives Committee on Telecommunications, led by its Chairman, Mr Akeem Adeyemi, paid him a legislative oversight visit in Abuja. […]

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Lekki shootings: NBA insists on probe, Amnesty releases evidence linking military

• Invading soldiers prevented ambulances from reaching injured protesters – AI • Stop denials, admit errors, NBA tells FG • We demand accountability – #EndSARS protesters Eniola Akinkuotu, Adelani Adepegba, Ade Adesomoju and Samson Folarin The global rights group, Amnesty International, has collated and released a timeline of the killing of #EndSARS protesters by soldiers […]

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Europa: Bale ready to fly, says Mourinho

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho says Gareth Bale has worked hard to improve his fitness levels. The Portuguese manager added that the Wales forward would be ready to “fly” when he takes the field against Royal Antwerp in the Europa League later on Thursday. Bale had been nursing a knee injury since his return to […]

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Presidency rejects Amnesty’s report on Lekki shootings

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has rejected the report by Amnesty International on the Lekki shootings. Adesina, who is the President’s most senior spokesman, said on Thursday that Amnesty could not have more facts about the country than the Presidency which has a ‘helicopter view’ of things happening […]

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Court rejects EFCC’s plea to issue arrest warrant against Diezani

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, refused to grant the EFCC’s application seeking the court order on issuance of warrant of arrest against former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu held that an affidavit with evidence in support to proof that the earlier court summon granted the agency had failed […]

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FEC approves N4.5bn for printing of examination materials

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved N4.5 billion for printing of examination materials for the Basic Education Certification Examination, Senior Secondary Certificate Examination and National Common Entrance as well as rehabilitation of road projects in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the meeting was presided over […]

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Minister says Nigeria receives $26.9bn foreign support in 6 years

Mr Clement Agba, the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, says Nigeria has received $26.94 billion Development Assistance funds from International Donors between 2015 and 2020. Agba made this known on Tuesday in Abuja while briefing House of Representatives Committee on Civil Society and Development Partners on Donor Funds Receipts, Transfers and Disbursement […]

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Teenage Boy Remains Missing After Arrest By SARS In 2017

Nwachukwu was arrested by the operatives of Awkuzu SARS, Anambra State The whereabouts of 18-year-old Victor Onyenka Nwachukwu remains unknown three years after he was arrested by operatives of the now-defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force. Nwachukwu was arrested by the operatives of Awkuzu SARS, Anambra State. The whereabouts of 18-year-old Victor […]

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Nigerian Army Confirms SaharaReporters Story, Reveals Lagos State Government Invited Soldiers To Attack Peaceful Protesters At Lekki Toll Gate

The Nigerian Army has finally revealed that it was summoned to the scene of protest at Lekki Toll Gate by the Lagos State Government. The army said this after initial denial by both the military and Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, over the involvement of the military in the shooting and killing of protesters. Chief […]

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Buhari nominates Yakubu for 2nd term as INEC chairman

Yakubu was first appointed INEC chairman in November 2015. President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Professor Mahmood Yakubu for a second term as the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). President Buhari’s spokesperson, Femi Adesina, said in a statement on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 that a letter has already been sent to the National […]

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Sanwo-Olu says those responsible for Lekki shooting of peaceful #EndSARS protesters will be punished

A judicial panel has been tasked with investigating the incident. Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says everyone culpable for the shooting will be held accountable [Twitter/@jidesanwoolu] Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says he will do everything within his powers to ensure that soldiers that attacked peaceful #EndSARS protesters last week are held to account. Eyewitnesses […]

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Again, UK Expresses Concern Over Violence In Nigeria, Urges Security Services To Use Restraint, Investigate Lekki Killings

Thugs, who hijacked peaceful #EndSARS protest against police brutality in the country, have operated unhindered, destroying private businesses in the country. The United Kingdom through the British High Commission in Nigeria has expressed concern over violence and looting in Nigeria. Thugs, who hijacked peaceful #EndSARS protest against police brutality in the country, have operated unhindered, […]

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Nigerian Soldiers Kill Two Persons In Osun

Two persons have allegedly been killed by operatives of the Nigerian Army in Ikire, the headquarters of Irewole Local Government Area of Osun State. SaharaReporters gathered that trouble started when some youth, calling for the removal of Akire of Ikire, Oba Olatunde Falabi (Lambeloye III), stormed the palace and drove the monarch out of the […]

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Nigerian Lady Arrested For Allegedly Killing Boyfriend In India

Oge on Sunday afternoon allegedly stabbed Obinna during a quarrel inside their house. The police in India have arrested a Nigerian woman, Oge Florence, over the death of her boyfriend and fellow Nigerian identified as Obinna. Oge on Sunday afternoon allegedly stabbed Obinna during a quarrel inside their house. India Police He died of excessive […]

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No State Hoarded COVID-19 Palliatives, NGF Insists

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has denied allegations that COVID-19 palliatives meant for distribution were hoarded by state governments. According to a statement signed by the forum’s spokesperson Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, on Monday, the governors have held several meetings since the #EndSARS street protests and started to address concerns of members of the public and that […]

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IPOB Directs Members To Resume Peaceful Protests On Monday

He said the IPOB members would embark on cleaning up towns in Benin, Enugu, Aba, Abakaliki, Umuahia, Nnewi, Uyo, Calabar, Onitsha and Igweocha to clear the debris caused by last week’s violenc The outlawed Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) says its members across the country will resume peaceful protests from Monday, October 26, 2020, to […]

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Bandits Kidnap Traditional Ruler, Four Others In Zamfara

“Joint police and military units stationed at Bindin to avert and respond to any invasion in those areas were informed of the incident.” Gunmen suspected to be bandits have kidnapped the district head of Lingyado Village under Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State, Dalha Danjago. Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mohammed Shehu, […]

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We must accept protests as part of national development – Tinubu

Sen. Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), says for Nigeria to attain parity with older and more established democracies, the country must accept protests as part of its national development. According to him, protest is essential because it lends greater depth to the relationship between government and the governed. […]

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Pastor Adeboye given reasons to fire VP Osinbajo from RCCG

Senior pastor of Awaiting The Second Coming Of Jesus Christ Ministry, Adewale Giwa says he would have fired Nigeria’s Vice president, Prof Yemi Osinbajo from the Redeemed Christian Church of God. Giwa, who was addressing his members on the state of the nation, in Akure on Sunday, wondered why the leader of the Redeemed Christian […]

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Tinubu opens up on his alleged ownership of Lekki toll gate, says he didn’t send soldiers to attack protesters

Tinubu asks Nigerians to conduct investigation into the ownership of the toll gate. APC National Leader, Bola Tinubu asks Nigerians to conduct investigation into the ownership of the toll gate. (Punch) Bola Tinubu, national leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied the claim that he sent soldiers to attack peaceful protesters at Lekki […]

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Buhari’s daughter says palliatives in warehouses shows her father isn’t Nigeria’s problem

In the last few days, thousands of Nigerians have been invading warehouses to loot COVID-19 palliatives kept in the buildings. Zahra Buhari says her father is not Nigeria’s problem (JustNaija) President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter, Zahra Buhari-Indimi says the discovery of COVID-19 palliatives in warehouses across the country have shown that her father is not the […]

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SERAP Asks ICPC To Probe ‘Alleged Hoarding Of COVID-19 Palliatives In Several States

A logo of the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP).   Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to “promptly, thoroughly, transparently and effectively investigate the circumstances surrounding the alleged hoarding of COVID-19 palliatives in warehouses in several states, which ought to have been […]

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Food items looted in Ekiti are poisonous – Govt raises alarm

The Ekiti State government have raised an alarm on Saturday warning members of the public not to consume the food items looted in the state. According to the government, residents mistaken the some treated agricultural products as foods yet to be distributed as Covid-19 palliatives. Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mr Akin Omole, said […]

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Samsung Electronics Chairman Lee Kun-Hee Is Dead

In this file photo taken on July 11, 2008 (FILES) Lee Kun-Hee (C), former Samsung Group chairman, leaves after his trial as reporters ask him questions at a Seoul court. Lee died on October 25 at the age of 78, the company said. JEON HYEONG-JIN / AFP FILES / AFP   Samsung Electronics chairman Lee […]

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I’ve asked Sanwo-Olu about who ordered Lekki shootings – Tinubu

  Gbenga Adeniji, Eniola Akinkuotu, Ade Adesomoju, Tunde Ajaja and Olaleye Aluko A former governor of Lagos State and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, said on Saturday that he visited the incumbent governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to ask him if he had anything to do with the killing of protesters at the Lekki Tollgate […]

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Lagos Govt to prosecute 229 suspected hoodlums for arson

The state government says 229 suspected hoodlums have been arrested in connection with destruction of properties in Lagos. Lagos High Court is one of the numerous public properties that were razed down by hoodlums. (Jubril Gawat) Lagos State Government says all suspected hoodlums arrested in connection with the recent destruction of public properties in the […]

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16 SARS operatives indicted for killings in five states –Presidential panel

  • We’re prosecuting 31 policemen for murder, armed robbery, others –Sanwo-Olu • Indicted ex-SARS operatives’ll be punished -Police commission Ade Adesomoju, Adelani Adepegba, Oladimeji Ramon, Afeez Hanafi and Tobi Aworinde Sixteen operatives of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad have been indicted for extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearance in five states and the Federal Capital […]

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Ogun needs 150 doctors to address shortfall, says Abiodun

Daud Olatunji, Abeokuta Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has said that the state needs additional 150 doctors in the junior cadre to reduce the acute shortage of manpower in the state-owned hospitals. The governor disclosed this while speaking with journalists during the National Physicians’ Week of the Nigerian Medical Association in Abeokuta, the state capital. […]

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Obaseki extends ultimatum issued to fleeing prisoners till Oct 30

Obaseki says the new window will allow more prisoners to voluntarily return to the two correctional centres they escaped from. Governor Godwin Obaseki believes the new ultimatum issued to fleeing prisoners will allow more of them to return to the prisons they escaped from. [dailypost] Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has extended the ultimatum […]

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Osinbajo says police reform agenda will end impunity

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the plan of both the federal and state governments on police reform will be a game-changer in ensuring an end to impunity. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says police reform agenda will end impunity. (Guardian) The plan include investigating police brutality as well as providing compensation to victims of the disbanded […]

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Photos showing how Lagos was burnt to the ground by hoodlums

Nigeria’s economic capital is the picture of destruction and black smoke. Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu inspects the damage to his city after hoodlums hijacked EndSARS protests this week (Jubril Gawat) Lagos is in ruins and charred. There is black soot everywhere and the current picture of Nigeria’s most populous, thrumming city looks straight out of […]

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Matawalle says SARS is needed in Zamfara, meets Buhari

He insists SARS has contributed immensely to the peacebuilding efforts in Zamfara. Zamfara’s Governor Bello Matawalle (left) says he’ll discuss the issue of SARS’ dissolution with President Muhammadu Buhari (right) [Twitter/BashirAhmaad] Zamfara governor, Bello Matawalle, has insisted that the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Suqad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) is an important component of […]

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Military, Police Chiefs Must Go – Northern Leaders

They described as disappointing, the President’s failure to appreciate the magnitude of the threats, which the protests posed to national security, stability and unity. group of northern leaders has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately change the leadership and structures of the military and police in Nigeria. They described as disappointing, the President’s failure […]

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Falz speaks to CNN’s Christiana Amanpour on #EndSars protest in Nigeria, says he is not afraid to die

Falz tells Amanpour about the state of decay in the Nigeria Police Force. Falz speaks to Christiana Amanpour on the #EndSars protest in Nigeria [Instagram/FalzTheBadhGuy] Nigerian rapper and activist, Folarin ‘Falz’ Falana was a guest at CNN’s Christiana Amanpour’s show ‘Amanpour’ where he talked about the #EndSars protests in the country. Falz gave a breakdown […]

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#EndSARS: Nigerians Describe President Buhari’s Speech As “12 Minutes Of Nonsense”

After weeks of #EndSARS protests, Buhari in a live broadcast on Thursday evening finally addressed angry Nigerians. Nigerians have expressed their displeasure with President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech on the current security situation in the country. After weeks of #EndSARS protests, Buhari in a live broadcast on Thursday evening finally addressed angry Nigerians. In his less […]

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Tell Nigerians who ordered Lekki shootings, Osundare urges Buhari

  Gbenga Adeniji Poet-laureate, Prof Niyi Osundare, has urged the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) to tell Nigerians the person who ordered soldiers to kill some unarmed protesters in the Lekki Toll Gate area of Lagos State on Tuesday. Some youths across many states in the country have been protesting against police brutality and […]

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#ENDSARS : Nigerians attack Buhari for snubbing Lekki shootings

  President’s broadcast empty, devoid of leadership qualities, says African Bar Association Speech lacks empathy, emotion, short of expectations, contains gaps – #EndSARS protesters, SANs Olalekan Adetayo, Eniola Akinkuotu, John Alechenu, Chukwudi Akasike, Friday Olokor, Adelani  Adepegba, Ade Adesomoju, Samson Folarin, Oladimeji Ramon, Peter Dada and Abiodun Nejo The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.),  […]

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#EndSARS: Foreign countries should seek facts, eschew hasty pronouncements – Buhari

  Sodiq Oyeleke The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has urged members of the international community against making “hasty” pronouncements on issues relating to #EndSARS protests in the country. He said this during a nationwide broadcast on Thursday. Buhari said, “To our neighbours in particular, and members of the international community, many of whom […]

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Full text of Buhari’s speech on #ENDSARS protests

Two days after soldiers shot at #ENDSARS protesters in Lekki on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari finally addressed the nation. President Muhammadu Buhari. [[email protected]] Since the incident happened, Nigerians have been calling on the president to address the nation as hoodlums and arsonists took advantage of the crisis to set public and private […]

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Okowa imposes 48-hour curfew in Delta

  Delta State Governor, Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa has imposed a 48-hour curfew in the state to stem the violence emanating from the End SARS protest as hoodlums have now hijacked the process. The governor announced the protest in his State address today. He said the curfew takes effect as from 6pm today with the exception […]

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Reps probe NDDC N6.2bn COVID-19 fund diversion, N139bn fraud

  Leke Baiyewu, Abuja The House of Representatives has begun investigation into the alleged diversion of N6.2bn meant for COVID-19 palliatives under the Niger Delta Development Commission at the peak of the pandemic. The House is also investigating the mismanagement of N139.317bn between 2013 and 2018, as alleged by the Office of the Auditor General […]

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Burna Boy’s mansion not burnt- Management

  There have been a video making rounds online which speculates that Burna Boy’s mansion has been burnt down by hoodlum. It is believed that the hoodlums targeted the self-acclaimed African Giant’s house because he has been vocal about his support in the ongoing #EndSARS protest. However, contrary to the rumours, the Grammy-nominated artiste’s management […]

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Again, IGP orders withdrawal of policemen attached to VIPs

The IGP says any officer found escorting VIPs will be sanctioned. Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu [Facebook/Nigeria Police Force] Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector-General of Police has again ordered the withdrawal of all police officers attached to Very Important Persons across the country with immediate effect. The IGP, however, exempted officers attached to Government Houses, the […]

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Irate youths set TheNation newspaper on fire

Hours after the head office of Television Continental (TVC) was set on fire, irate youths have also torched the head office of TheNation newspaper at Matori area of Lagos State. The Nation newspaper head office at Matori , Lagos set on fire (firstnews) The two media houses are owned by Bola Tinubu, the national leader […]

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#EndSARS: UN calls for end to attacks, violence on protesters

  Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, has called for an end to police brutality and attack on #EndSARS protesters in Nigeria. The UN scribe, who said he is following the developments in the country, condemned the killing of activists demanding police reforms in Lagos and other parts of the nation on […]

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No death recorded in Lekki shootings —Sanwo-Olu

  Kayode Oyero  Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says no death was recorded in Tuesday night attack in the Lekki toll gate area of Lagos State. The governor made this known in a live broadcast on Wednesday morning, saying two critically wounded victims had been operated on and were in stable condition while others with […]

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Lekki: I will never be part of any carnage, says Tinubu

  Kayode Oyero All Progressives Congress chieftain, Bola Tinubu, says he will never be part of any carnage. Tinubu was reacting to Tuesday night attack which saw security forces open fire on #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki tollgate area of Lagos State. The former Lagos State governor spoke on Wednesday morning in a telephone interview […]

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#EndSARS: It’s time for change in Nigeria -Anthony Joshua

  Sodiq Oyeleke British-Nigerian heavyweight boxing champion, Anthony Joshua, has said that it’s time for change to happen in Nigeria. This is as he expressed displeasure at the shooting of #EndSARS protesters at Lekki toll gate on Tuesday. He made his concerns known in a series of tweets after the incident. Replying to Femi Anikulapo-Kuti’s […]

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Army’s Operation Crocodile Smile most provocative, says PANDEF

Chukwudi Akasike THE Pan Niger Delta Forum has described as “most provocative” the nationwide military exercise codenamed Operation Crocodile Smile by the Nigerian Army. PANDEF also described the deployment of soldiers at a time Nigerian youths were agitating for an end to police brutality as another unnecessary misadventure, adding that the Army shouldn’t have involved […]

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Black Tuesday: 49 killed as protests turn bloody

Violence that rocked #EndSARS protests across the country worsened on Tuesday with 43  protesters and six policemen losing their lives. Protesters calling for the disbanding of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police have been carrying out peaceful demonstrations across the country since October 8. However, the protests assumed a violent dimension last week […]

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#EndSARS: Senate asks Buhari to address Nigerians

The Senate on Tuesday asked the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to address the nation immediately on the current nationwide protests by youths against police brutality and bad governance. The Senate also directed the police to offer protection to the #EndSARS protesters to prevent hoodlums from hijacking their genuine action. The Senate decision was […]

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Governor Sanwo-Olu imposes 24-hour curfew in Lagos as hoodlums hijack #EndSARS protests

No one is allowed on the streets during the curfew, save for essential workers and first responders. Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu. [Twitter/@jidesanwoolu] Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital and most populous city, as protests against police brutality turn violent. Three police stations […]

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#EndSARS: FCT indigenes urge protesters to vacate major roads

The indigenous people of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have urged the #EndSARS protesters to vacate major roads in the FCT. Abuja #EndSARS protesters (SaharaReporters) The indigenes frowned at the continued disruption of economic and social activities in the nation’s capital city, and particularly expressed displeasure and anger at the needless deaths from the protests […]

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Nigerians Players Abroad: Goals in Europe and solidarity with #EndSARS campaign

Some talking points from Nigerian players abroad this weekend. Victor Osimhen joins the campaign to end police brutality in Nigeria (Instagram/Victor Osimhen)Instagram Club football resumed after the international break with several Nigerian players in action, as expected. These are four talking points from Nigerian players abroad this weekend 1. Goals and solidarity Simy Nwankwo also […]

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Ooni of Ife begs #EndSARS protesters to retreat

He urged the youths to give the government the chance to fully attend to their demands. The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja II [Tribune] The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, on Monday, hosted former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, with an appeal to the EndSARS protesters across the country to retreat. […]

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Lai Mohammed says #EndSARS protests will make Nigeria better

He appeals to protesters to give the government the opportunity to implement the reforms. #EndSARS protesters in Lagos The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says he envisions a better Nigeria where fundamental human rights of people will be respected after the #EndSARS protests. The minister, who spoke at a Special NAN Forum […]

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Buhari removes Board Chairman of Nigerian Copyrights Commission

No reason was given for the removal. President Muhammadu Buhari [Presidency] President Muhammad Buhari has approved the removal of the Board Chairman of the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC), Mr Tonye Jaja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the board was inaugurated on May 28, 2019 by the Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN). […]

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15 killed in #EndSARS protests

At least 15 people have been killed, including two policemen, since protests against police brutality erupted in Nigeria this month, according to Amnesty International on Monday. Anger over abuses by Nigeria police’s notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) forced the government to scrap the unit, but protests have continued and snowballed into calls for sweeping changes […]

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EndSARS: Police block road leading to Force Headquarters, Abuja

All vehicles were forced to use the other lane in a bid to stop #EndSARS protesters from coming close to the headquarter building of the police. Also, around 2pm on Monday, armed policemen were seen dispersing some hoodlums numbering over 50 who were sighted with sticks and other harmful materials. Our correspondent observed the hoodlums […]

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EndSARS protesters shut down economic activities in Ado Ekiti

Most business and office activities were on Monday, brought to a halt in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital as protest by youths under the umbrella of EndSARS took a new turn. #ENDSARS protesters at Secretariat Area on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Lagos on Thursday/Illustration. [NAN] The protesting youths, in their hundreds took over every corner of […]

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There’s been a prison break in Benin and inmates have been set free by hoodlums

Benin protesters have closed major roads as well. Illustrative photo of a prison gate (NigerianNews) Hoodlums have stormed a prison facility along Benin-Sapele road, sent the wardens scampering and setting the captives free. The prison break in Benin arrives amid nationwide protests against police brutality and extortion under the #EndSARS banner and hashtag. https://www.instagram.com/p/CGhcQkbjzaI/ The […]

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Thugs attack #ENDSARS protesters in Osun

A group of hoodlums wielding cutlasses have attacked #ENDSARS protesters in Osun State. Nigerian youths have been protesting against police brutality for over a week. The hoodlums were said to have attacked the protesters and disrupted their peaceful demonstration around 9:00 am at Olaiya Junction in Osogbo, the state capital on Saturday, October 17, 2020. […]

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#EndSARS Protests: 6 reasons Buhari cannot afford to shut down the internet in Nigeria [Pulse Contributor’s Opinion]

As the #EndSARS protest continues through its second week, without hope of resolution from both sides, there is widespread fear that Nigeria’s leaders may consider a total internet shutdown soon. #EndSARS protesters in Lagos It is possible for the Nigerian government to pull the plug on the country’s internet. The means and the motivation are […]

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Reps summon IGP over #ENDSARS protests

Despite the dissolution of SARS by the IGP, the nationwide protests have intensified. Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu. [Daily Post] An ad hoc committee set up by the House of Representatives has summoned the Inspector-General of Police, Adamu Mohammed over the ongoing protests against the recently-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force. […]

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Pastor Adeboye backs #ENDSARS protest

Pastor Adeboye has encouraged Nigerian youths to speak up. Pastor Adeboye, The cleric says he wont . Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has expressed his support for the ongoing protest against police brutality in Nigeria. Nigerian youths have been on the streets protesting and demanding an […]

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NNPC’s $200,000 Bribe Against Fuel Price Hike Tears National Association Of Nigerian Students Apart

leadership crisis is currently rocking the National Association of Nigerian Students over a bribe given to the group by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. SaharaReporters gathered that the $200,000 bribe was given to leaders of the association to compromise them on the recent increment in fuel price. On Monday, some members of the association announced […]

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Nigerians Reject Formation Of SWAT To Replace SARS

Nigerians have, however, rejected the creation of the new unit, positing that it will not end the brutalization of citizens. Nigerians have rejected the formation of a new police unit to replace the scrapped Special Anti-Robbery Squad. The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, had announced the setting up of a new Special Weapons and Tactics […]

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Sanwo-Olu presents #EndSARS protesters’ letter to Buhari

Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu (left), and President Muhammadu Buhari (right) [Twitter/@jidesanwoolu] Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Tuesday met behind closed doors with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja where he presented a letter written by some EndSARS protesters to the president. Speaking to State House correspondents at the end of the meeting, the […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo Tests Positive For COVID-19

The statement said the 35-year-old Juventus forward was asymptomatic and feeling fine but he must now undergo a period of self-isolation. Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for Coronavirus, Portugal’s Football Federation confirmed in a statement on Tuesday. The statement said the 35-year-old Juventus forward was asymptomatic and feeling fine but he must now undergo a […]

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EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu sets up N200m compensation fund for victims of police brutality

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday announced the setting up of a N200 million fund to compensate families of victims of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) killings. Lagos State governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu joined protesters to condemn police brutality in Nigeria. [Twitter/@gboyegaakosile] Lagos State governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced this while addressing the EndSARS protesters at […]

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Sanwo-Olu orders Police to release all arrested EndSARS protesters

The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has directed the Police to release all those arrested during the #EndSARS protests. Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu [LASG] To that end, the Police had released the following individuals: Nkemakolam Okpara Felicia, female; Nduka Treasure Chiamaka, female; Adefila Olanrewaju, male; Adeola Adebayo, male; Ayodeji Ayeni, male; and Adebola […]

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Police announce newly-created SWAT team will replace SARS

SWAT will fill the gaps arising from the dissolution of SARS who tackled violent crimes. The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has appealed for patience to implement reforms [Presidency] The Nigeria Police Force has announced the creation of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) unit to replace the recently-dissolved Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). SARS […]

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BREAKING NEWS: IGP Dissolves SARS After Widespread Protests

  The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has dissolved the infamous subunit of the force, the Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS). “The Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigerian Police, otherwise known as SARS, is hereby dissolved across all formations, the 36 state police command and the Federal Capital Territory where they currently exist,” the IGP said […]

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EXPOSED: How Tinubu Diverted N22.4bn, $4.4m From Alpha Beta To Vintage Press, Oando, Purchased Shares In Wema, Starcomms, HITV, Others

In writ of summons marked LD/7330GCMW/2020 deposed at a Lagos high court, Apara, who claims to own 30 per cent stake in the company, alleged that the former governor reneged on certain agreements reached in the past about the management and control of the consulting firm. former Managing Director of Alpha Beta Consulting, Oladapo Apara, […]

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EXPOSED: How Lagos Speaker, Obasa, Fraudulently Collected N32.5m As Travel Allowance To Turkey To Buy Personal Furniture

In a document sighted by SaharaReporters dated July 09, 2018, the Speaker had requested the Assembly to release the funds, so he could attend the summit along with six others. In yet another grand corruption scheme, SaharaReporters has uncovered how Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, fraudulently collected about N32.5m as travel […]

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Falz, Runtown Participate As #EndSARS Protest Enters Day Two

    Nigerian celebrities including Folarin Falana popularly known as Falz; and pop star, Runtown have joined voices calling for an end to police brutality and extra-judicial killings. The music artistes led a group of young Nigerians in a protest calling for the total disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and reform of Nigeria […]

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#EndSarsProtests: DPO Cocks Gun, Threatens Protesters In Imo

There was palpable chaos in Owerri, the Imo State capital where End SARS protesters comprising mainly youths took to the streets to protest against the crimes committed by some members of the police Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). The protesters had gathered around the popular Imo state university junction in Owerri bearing carrying placards with various […]

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106-year-old man weds his 35-year-old lover

A newly married couple have gone viral on social media after images of their wedding went viral online. The photos show a aged groom who is said to be 106 years old and his very young bride at their traditional wedding. In the video making the rounds , the groom and bride were seen dressed […]

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N106b Contract Probe: Okorocha Dares Uzodimma, Panel

Former Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, has reacted to the report that his administration between 2011 and 2019 awarded fraudulent contracts worth N106 billion. The lawmaker representing Imo West challenged Governor Hope Uzodinma to publish the report of the Justice Benjamin Iheka-led panel, which indicted him for contract scams. Speaking on the reports […]

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Hushpuppi’s trial suspended till May 2021

Ramoni Igbalode aka Hushpuppi, was arrested by Dubai Police in June for fraud, among other crimes.   The trial of Nigerian Internet celebrity Hushpuppi, earlier scheduled to commence this month, has been suspended as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The suspension is contained in the orders of a district judge in California, Otis Wright, […]

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FSARS operatives arrested as IGP bans FSARS, others from routine patrols

The IG also directed that no officer should embark on patrols or tactical assignments in mufti or search Nigerians’ mobile phones and laptops. Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu [Facebook/Nigeria Police Force] Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector-General of Police has banned the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) from routines patrols and other duties such as stop and […]

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NLC suspends petrol and electricity increase strike

Labour suspends strike after asking government to roll out palliatives to cushion the effect of new energy costs. Labour and petroleum ministers in talks with NLC representatives in Abuja (Twitter: @fkeyamo) The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has momentarily shelved a planned nationwide strike after a marathon meeting with the federal government. The strike and protests […]

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‘No going back,’ NLC, TUC insist strike will begin on Monday

Labour leaders had earlier said the negotiation between workers and the federal government to prevent the industrial action has failed. Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress insist on planned strike on Monday despite court order (Punch) Following their meeting with Femi Gbajabiamila, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) […]

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Luis Suarez suspected of cheating on Italian exam

Barcelona forward Luis Suarez is suspected of cheating to pass his Italian language test with the help of his teachers, the Perugia prosecutor’s department in charge of the investigation said on Tuesday. Luis Suarez has been told he is not part of Ronald Koeman’s plans at BarcelonaAFP The Italian exam was a first step required […]

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FBI wanted fraud suspect surrenders to EFCC

  Adelani Adepegba, Abuja A fraud suspect on the wanted list of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Felix Okpoh, has surrendered to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Lagos. Okpoh, alongside Richard Uzuh, Alex Ogunshakin, Abiola Kayode and Nnamdi Benson, had been declared wanted by the FBI sometime in 2019 for their alleged involvement […]

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Imo lover sells ex-girlfriend’s twins for N150,000

  Tony Okafor, Awka The police in Anambra State have arrested a 31-year-old man, Chijioke Chukwulota, for allegedly selling twin babies of his ex-girlfriend. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Haruna Mohammed, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Awka, the state capital. Mohammed said the suspect sold the twin babies from […]

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Edo Election: Okowa congratulates Obaseki on his re-election

Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated his Edo counterpart, Mr Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Comrade Philip Shaibu, on their re-election. (Right) Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State congratulates Governor Godwin Obaseki on his re-election (Source Magazine) Obaseki, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was announced winner of Saturday governorship election […]

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Buhari congratulates Obaseki, reiterates commitment to free and fair election

Buhari also commends the people of Edo State, the parties, candidates and security agencies for conducting themselves responsibly. Illustrative Photo : President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Governor Godwin Obaseki on his re-election. (Sahara Reporters) President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the election process which led to the re-election of Governor Godwin Obaseki in Edo State. The […]

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Dubai-bound passenger arrested with 2,886 ATM cards handed over to EFCC

  Oluwatosin Omojuyigbe A Dubai-bound passenger, Ishaq Abubakar, has been handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission following his arrest with 2,886 Automated Teller Machine cards and four Subscriber Identification Module cards concealed inside cartons of noodles. PUNCH Metro learnt that suspect with passport number A08333717 was arrested by the personnel of the […]

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TB Joshua Warns Messi Against Leaving Barcelona With BitternessTB Joshua Warns Messi Against Leaving Barcelona With Bitterness

Barcelona is currently battling to keep Messi as the 33-year-old pushes for a free transfer to reunite with his former manager, Pep Guardiola, at Man City. Prophet T.B Joshua of the Synagogue Church of All Nations has advised Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, against leaving Camp Nou amid interest from Manchester City. Barcelona is currently battling […]

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DSS Quizzes Nigerian Musicians, Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage Over Alleged Political Utterances Against President Buhari’s Government

Details have emerged on how Nigerian music producer, Michael Ajereh widely known as Don Jazzy, and Tiwatope Savage popularly known as Tiwa Savage, were invited by the Department of State Serviced for questioning over alleged political utterances against the administration of President Muhamamdu Buhari. In recent months, following a sharp rise in sexual assault cases […]

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Luis Suarez in shock move to join Ronaldo at Juventus

Juventus are reportedly lining up a shock move for Barcelona striker, Luis Suarez. Suarez’s future at Barcelona is unclear, following the club’s disastrous 8-2 defeat against Bayern Munich in the 2019/20 Champions League last month. Barcelona had put Suarez up for sale with some other senior players after their exit from the Champions League. According […]

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Gunmen kidnap General Hospital’s CMD, two others in Ondo

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted the Chief Medical Director, CMD, of the General Hospital in Idoani, Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State. The kidnappers who laid ambush on the CMD, Dr. Olufemi Adeogun also abducted a record officer with the hospital, Mrs. Foluke Ajibola and another yet to be identified victim. The […]

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COVID-19: Allow me heal them all – T.B Joshua to government

Prophet T.B Joshua of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, has called on the government to gather COVID-19 patients in their different isolation centres for healing. Joshua said he wants to reach out to those in isolation centres for interactive prayers, while recounting how he had healed many in different countries. In a Facebook […]

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NDDC: Cairo Ojougboh opens up on ‘N20m, N15m palliatives to Senators, Reps

Cairo Ojougboh, Executive Director (Projects), Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has refuted claims that the agency gave federal lawmakers money. He allegedly said Senators and House of Representatives members got N20million and N15million respectively as COVID-19 palliatives. Denying the allegation, the Senate dared him to provide proof. In a statement on Tuesday, Ojougboh said he […]

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Buhari sacks Amnesty Programme Coordinator Dokubo; names Dikio as replacement

President Muhammadu Buhari. [Twitter/@BashirAhmaad] Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, confirmed this in a statement in Abuja on Thursday. He said the appointment followed the president’s approval of the disengagement of Prof. Charles Quarker Dokubo from Office as the Coordinator, Amnesty Programme with immediate effect. “Prof. Dokubo […]

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messi submits exit notice to Barcelona

Lionel Messi has informed Barcelona that he wants to “unilaterally” terminate his contract with the Spanish giants, a club source confirmed to AFP on Tuesday. Lawyers for the Argentina star sent Barca a fax in which they announced Messi’s desire to rescind his contract by triggering a release clause. However, the club maintains the clause […]

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EFCC RE-ARREST MOMPHA

I The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has re-arrested alleged Internet fraudster, Ismaila Mustapha, aka Mompha, who is facing money laundering charges before the Federal High Court in Lagos. Mompha was re-arrested last Friday when he went to the EFCC office in Ikoyi, Lagos to reclaim his belongings seized by the EFCC. Justice Mohammed […]

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Ireland to return over N2 billion stolen by Abacha

The asset was frozen by the Criminal Assets Bureau in October 2014. The late General Sani Abacha, who died in 1998, is notorious for having overseen the massive looting of the nation’s treasury [Reuters]Reuters The government of Ireland has signed a memorandum of understanding with Nigeria to return over N2 billion (€5.5 million) misappropriated by […]

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2 kids trapped in another building collapse in Lagos found dead

Oke-Osanyintolu said that the LRT received a distress call at 12.40p.m of a collapsed building at the aforementioned location. Another building collapse in Lagos claims the lives of two children (NAN) The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has confirmed that two children were trapped and died in a collapsed building situated at 46, Gafari […]

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Two-storey building collapses in Lagos

By Bose Adelaja The Two-storey building By Bose Adelaja A Two-storey building in Iju area of Lagos has reportedly recorded partial collapse. The incident was said to have occurred at Shanuaje Street at about 8pm on Sunday. ADVERTISING It was gathered that the back of the building caved in due to an apparent lack of […]

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717 rape cases reported to Police in 5 months, says IGP

799 suspects have been arrested in connection to the cases reported. The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has appealed to members of the public to cooperate with authorities in the fight against rape and other sexual violence [Presidency] The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, says a total of 717 rape cases have been reported in […]

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Price of garri rises by 95% in Enugu

A garri seller says a bag of garri previously selling at N14,000 is now selling at N22,000. A bag of garri previously selling at N14,000 is now selling at N22,000 in Enugu. (Olist)BBC Prices of garri (cassava flakes), a Nigerian staple food, has jumped in some major Enugu markets, according to a survey by the […]

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Fashola says many countries asked Nigeria for food during lockdown

Fashola says the countries requested food from Nigeria because of the success of Agriculture programme of the administration of President Muhammadu. Babatunde Raji Fashola says many countries beg Nigeria fro food during lockdown. (Premium Times) Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola said many countries asked Nigeria to supply them food during the recent coronavirus-enforced […]

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Buhari commiserates with Amaechi over brother’s death

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with Minister of Transportation, Mr Chibuike Amaechi, over the demise of his elder brother, Dede Amaechi. President Muhammadu Buhari commiserates with Amaechi, transportation minister, over brother’s death. (Guardian) In a condolence message signed by Malam Garba Shehu, his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Buhari said that his thoughts […]

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Clark Writes Buhari, Alleges Injustices to South-south

Edwin Clark By Deji Elumoye and Udora Orizu Elder statesman, Chief Edwin K. Clark, has written an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari on alleged injustices to South-south people. In the letter, Clark who is the leader, South-south, said the letter encapsulates his thoughts and feelings of the South-south people whom he said had continued […]

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Boko Haram Attacks 3 LGs in Borno, Kills at Least 29 Persons

•Troops engage insurgents in fierce gun battle Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja and Michael Olugbode in Maiduguri Boko Haram on Saturday attacked three local government areas of Borno State, in audacious attacks barely a day after President Muhammadu Buhari claimed the terrorist group had been massively degraded. Buhari had also said Boko Haram terrorists were taking […]

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Hong Kong protests one year on: The medic

Nok quit his nursing job to join Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests full-time as a volunteer medic. A year on, he keeps his equipment on permanent standby, convinced his skills will be needed again in a city still seething with anger. The crowd size on June 9 was enormous, dubbed “the million march” by Hong KongersAFP […]

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Atiku’s son says ex-VP could run for presidency again in 2023

The former VP has been eyeing the presidency since the 1990s. 73-year-old Atiku Abubakar has made five unsuccessful bids for the presidency, stretching back as far as the early 90s [Medium/@atiku] Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, could contest in the 2023 presidential election, according to his son, Adamu. Adamu, Commissioner for Works and Energy in […]

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Buhari nominates Dongban-Mensem as President Court of Appeal

President Muhammadu Buhari, in-line with his constitutional responsibility has sent the nomination of Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, Acting President, Court of Appeal to the Senate for confirmation as President, Court of Appeal. President Muhammadu Buhari. [Twitter/@BashirAhmaad] The President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, confirmed this in a statement in Abuja on […]

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Federal Government declares June 12 as public holiday

Nigeria celebrates 21 years of unbroken democracy this week. Interior Minister Rauf Aregbesola (Punch) Nigeria’s federal government has declared Friday, June 12 as public holiday to commemorate this year’s Democracy Day. Interior Minister, Rauf Aregbesola, made the announcement on Monday via a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Georgina Ehuriah. […]

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Ebonyi Governor says there are betrayers in his government

Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has openly acknowledged the existence of moles in his government but insisted that his administration had nothing to hide. Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi [thewillnigeria] Umahi’s position is contained in a social media comment posted on Sunday. He was reacting to a post by a WhatsApp group participant accusing the […]

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UK slave trader’s statue toppled in anti-racism protests

British protesters tore down the statue of a renowned slave trader Sunday and threw it in the harbour on the second day of weekend protests against George Floyd’s death. A combination of images from a William Want video shows protesters pulling down a statue of slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol during Sunday’s demonstrationAFP Footage […]

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Borno suspends lockdown, asks churches, mosques to reopen

Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum Kayode Idowu, Maiduguri Borno State Government has called-off the lockdown in the state, The PUNCH reports. The lockdown was imposed three weeks ago after the state recorded its COVID-19 index case. But in a statement on Wednesday night, the Deputy Governor and state Chairman, COVID-19 Response Committee, Usman Kadafur, said the purpose […]

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Court orders Police, Army out of Enugu community land

Magnus Eze, Enugu Enugu State High Court has ordered the Police, the Army and the Department of State Security out of a portion of land allegedly belonging to Obeagu Awkunanaw and Amechi Uwani Awkunanaw communities in Enugu South Local Government Area. Ruling in an ex-parte motion filed by the applicants, Chief Ikechukwu Agbo, Chief Reuben Okafor, […]

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“Most young people are high on drugs all the time. They go to social media to do all sorts of things” – Lagos Lawmaker, Mojisola Alli-Macaulay says

Honourable Mojisola Alli-Maculay has called for the re-orientation of Nigerian Youths. According to the Lagos State House of Assembly Member, most youths are ‘high on drugs at all times.” Hon. Mojisola represents Amuwo Odofin 1 constituency, and this statement was made during her submission during the House’s deliberation on the crisis that rocked Lagos State […]

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Rohr Invites Musa, Ekong, Etebo, Others For Sierra Leone Clash

Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, has invited Ahmed Musa, William Ekong, Oghenekaro Etebo, and 21 others for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying quick-fire double against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone. Defenders Kenneth Omeruo, Leon Balogun and Chidozie Awaziem, midfielder Alex Iwobi, and forwards Moses Simon, Samuel Chukwueze and Chidera Ejuke, were […]

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Attackers Left Immense Devastation, TVC Boss Tells Sanwo-Olu

Rampaging youths who attacked Television Continental (TVC) left immense devastation as they destroyed the entire interior of the building. The Chief Executive Officer of the TV station, Mr Andrew Hanlon, who stated this on Thursday in Lagos also told the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, that no member of staff died in the incident. While showing […]

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Canada extends ban on international travellers

Canada on Friday extended a restriction on non-essential international entries until the end of November as Covid-19 cases rise, while easing quarantine rules for some cut-off Canada-US border communities. The travel ban has been in force since mid-March, while Ottawa and Washington have a separate arrangement prohibiting non-essential travel between their two countries set to […]

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People now curse me in mosques –Aisha Yesufu

Activist, Aisha Yesufu, says she has been informed that people now curse her at mosques. Yesufu, however, asked those cursing her why they had not done so when she was protesting against the government of former President Goodluck Jonathan. She tweeted, “I heard I am being cursed in mosques! People finish praying and take time […]

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Nigerian Selected For UN Woman Police Officer Of The Year Award

A Chief Superintendent of the Nigeria Police Force Catherine Ugorji has been selected for an award in peacekeeping. In a press statement by the National Information Officer, United Nations Information Centre, ( UNIC) Nigeria, Oluseyi Soremekun, Ugorji was selected by the United Nations as one of the two runners-up for the prestigious UN Woman Police […]

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53 Persons Arrested In Connection With Kubwa NYSC Camp Looting – IGP

Fifty-three persons have been arrested in connection with the looting at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) camp in Kubwa, the Federal Capital Territory. The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, announced this on Friday during an inspection tour of the camp with the Director-General of the NYSC, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim. The NYSC DG, however, […]

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Senate asks ex-ambassador to refund N48.3m spent on domestic staff

The Senate Public Account Committee has sustained an audit query issued against a former Nigerian ambassador to Israel, for spending $134,400 (N48,388,000 at N360 per dollar exchange rate) on personal domestic staff. The Auditor General of the Federation, Anthony Ayine, raised the query, following a 2015 audit report presented to the National Assembly for consideration. […]

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NCC remits N344.71bn into FG’s Consolidated Revenue Fund in 5 years

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), says it remitted N344.71 billion into the Federal Government’s Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF) in the last five years NCC Executive Vice Chairman, Prof. Umar Danbatta said this, when the House of Representatives Committee on Telecommunications, led by its Chairman, Mr Akeem Adeyemi, paid him a legislative oversight visit in Abuja. […]

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Lekki shootings: NBA insists on probe, Amnesty releases evidence linking military

• Invading soldiers prevented ambulances from reaching injured protesters – AI • Stop denials, admit errors, NBA tells FG • We demand accountability – #EndSARS protesters Eniola Akinkuotu, Adelani Adepegba, Ade Adesomoju and Samson Folarin The global rights group, Amnesty International, has collated and released a timeline of the killing of #EndSARS protesters by soldiers […]

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Europa: Bale ready to fly, says Mourinho

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho says Gareth Bale has worked hard to improve his fitness levels. The Portuguese manager added that the Wales forward would be ready to “fly” when he takes the field against Royal Antwerp in the Europa League later on Thursday. Bale had been nursing a knee injury since his return to […]

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Presidency rejects Amnesty’s report on Lekki shootings

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has rejected the report by Amnesty International on the Lekki shootings. Adesina, who is the President’s most senior spokesman, said on Thursday that Amnesty could not have more facts about the country than the Presidency which has a ‘helicopter view’ of things happening […]

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Court rejects EFCC’s plea to issue arrest warrant against Diezani

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, refused to grant the EFCC’s application seeking the court order on issuance of warrant of arrest against former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu held that an affidavit with evidence in support to proof that the earlier court summon granted the agency had failed […]

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FEC approves N4.5bn for printing of examination materials

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved N4.5 billion for printing of examination materials for the Basic Education Certification Examination, Senior Secondary Certificate Examination and National Common Entrance as well as rehabilitation of road projects in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the meeting was presided over […]

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Minister says Nigeria receives $26.9bn foreign support in 6 years

Mr Clement Agba, the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, says Nigeria has received $26.94 billion Development Assistance funds from International Donors between 2015 and 2020. Agba made this known on Tuesday in Abuja while briefing House of Representatives Committee on Civil Society and Development Partners on Donor Funds Receipts, Transfers and Disbursement […]

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Teenage Boy Remains Missing After Arrest By SARS In 2017

Nwachukwu was arrested by the operatives of Awkuzu SARS, Anambra State The whereabouts of 18-year-old Victor Onyenka Nwachukwu remains unknown three years after he was arrested by operatives of the now-defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force. Nwachukwu was arrested by the operatives of Awkuzu SARS, Anambra State. The whereabouts of 18-year-old Victor […]

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Nigerian Army Confirms SaharaReporters Story, Reveals Lagos State Government Invited Soldiers To Attack Peaceful Protesters At Lekki Toll Gate

The Nigerian Army has finally revealed that it was summoned to the scene of protest at Lekki Toll Gate by the Lagos State Government. The army said this after initial denial by both the military and Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, over the involvement of the military in the shooting and killing of protesters. Chief […]

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Buhari nominates Yakubu for 2nd term as INEC chairman

Yakubu was first appointed INEC chairman in November 2015. President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Professor Mahmood Yakubu for a second term as the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). President Buhari’s spokesperson, Femi Adesina, said in a statement on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 that a letter has already been sent to the National […]

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Sanwo-Olu says those responsible for Lekki shooting of peaceful #EndSARS protesters will be punished

A judicial panel has been tasked with investigating the incident. Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says everyone culpable for the shooting will be held accountable [Twitter/@jidesanwoolu] Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says he will do everything within his powers to ensure that soldiers that attacked peaceful #EndSARS protesters last week are held to account. Eyewitnesses […]

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Again, UK Expresses Concern Over Violence In Nigeria, Urges Security Services To Use Restraint, Investigate Lekki Killings

Thugs, who hijacked peaceful #EndSARS protest against police brutality in the country, have operated unhindered, destroying private businesses in the country. The United Kingdom through the British High Commission in Nigeria has expressed concern over violence and looting in Nigeria. Thugs, who hijacked peaceful #EndSARS protest against police brutality in the country, have operated unhindered, […]

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Nigerian Soldiers Kill Two Persons In Osun

Two persons have allegedly been killed by operatives of the Nigerian Army in Ikire, the headquarters of Irewole Local Government Area of Osun State. SaharaReporters gathered that trouble started when some youth, calling for the removal of Akire of Ikire, Oba Olatunde Falabi (Lambeloye III), stormed the palace and drove the monarch out of the […]

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Nigerian Lady Arrested For Allegedly Killing Boyfriend In India

Oge on Sunday afternoon allegedly stabbed Obinna during a quarrel inside their house. The police in India have arrested a Nigerian woman, Oge Florence, over the death of her boyfriend and fellow Nigerian identified as Obinna. Oge on Sunday afternoon allegedly stabbed Obinna during a quarrel inside their house. India Police He died of excessive […]

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No State Hoarded COVID-19 Palliatives, NGF Insists

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has denied allegations that COVID-19 palliatives meant for distribution were hoarded by state governments. According to a statement signed by the forum’s spokesperson Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, on Monday, the governors have held several meetings since the #EndSARS street protests and started to address concerns of members of the public and that […]

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IPOB Directs Members To Resume Peaceful Protests On Monday

He said the IPOB members would embark on cleaning up towns in Benin, Enugu, Aba, Abakaliki, Umuahia, Nnewi, Uyo, Calabar, Onitsha and Igweocha to clear the debris caused by last week’s violenc The outlawed Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) says its members across the country will resume peaceful protests from Monday, October 26, 2020, to […]

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Bandits Kidnap Traditional Ruler, Four Others In Zamfara

“Joint police and military units stationed at Bindin to avert and respond to any invasion in those areas were informed of the incident.” Gunmen suspected to be bandits have kidnapped the district head of Lingyado Village under Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State, Dalha Danjago. Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mohammed Shehu, […]

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We must accept protests as part of national development – Tinubu

Sen. Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), says for Nigeria to attain parity with older and more established democracies, the country must accept protests as part of its national development. According to him, protest is essential because it lends greater depth to the relationship between government and the governed. […]

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Pastor Adeboye given reasons to fire VP Osinbajo from RCCG

Senior pastor of Awaiting The Second Coming Of Jesus Christ Ministry, Adewale Giwa says he would have fired Nigeria’s Vice president, Prof Yemi Osinbajo from the Redeemed Christian Church of God. Giwa, who was addressing his members on the state of the nation, in Akure on Sunday, wondered why the leader of the Redeemed Christian […]

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Tinubu opens up on his alleged ownership of Lekki toll gate, says he didn’t send soldiers to attack protesters

Tinubu asks Nigerians to conduct investigation into the ownership of the toll gate. APC National Leader, Bola Tinubu asks Nigerians to conduct investigation into the ownership of the toll gate. (Punch) Bola Tinubu, national leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied the claim that he sent soldiers to attack peaceful protesters at Lekki […]

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Buhari’s daughter says palliatives in warehouses shows her father isn’t Nigeria’s problem

In the last few days, thousands of Nigerians have been invading warehouses to loot COVID-19 palliatives kept in the buildings. Zahra Buhari says her father is not Nigeria’s problem (JustNaija) President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter, Zahra Buhari-Indimi says the discovery of COVID-19 palliatives in warehouses across the country have shown that her father is not the […]

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SERAP Asks ICPC To Probe ‘Alleged Hoarding Of COVID-19 Palliatives In Several States

A logo of the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP).   Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to “promptly, thoroughly, transparently and effectively investigate the circumstances surrounding the alleged hoarding of COVID-19 palliatives in warehouses in several states, which ought to have been […]

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Food items looted in Ekiti are poisonous – Govt raises alarm

The Ekiti State government have raised an alarm on Saturday warning members of the public not to consume the food items looted in the state. According to the government, residents mistaken the some treated agricultural products as foods yet to be distributed as Covid-19 palliatives. Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mr Akin Omole, said […]

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Samsung Electronics Chairman Lee Kun-Hee Is Dead

In this file photo taken on July 11, 2008 (FILES) Lee Kun-Hee (C), former Samsung Group chairman, leaves after his trial as reporters ask him questions at a Seoul court. Lee died on October 25 at the age of 78, the company said. JEON HYEONG-JIN / AFP FILES / AFP   Samsung Electronics chairman Lee […]

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I’ve asked Sanwo-Olu about who ordered Lekki shootings – Tinubu

  Gbenga Adeniji, Eniola Akinkuotu, Ade Adesomoju, Tunde Ajaja and Olaleye Aluko A former governor of Lagos State and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, said on Saturday that he visited the incumbent governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to ask him if he had anything to do with the killing of protesters at the Lekki Tollgate […]

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Lagos Govt to prosecute 229 suspected hoodlums for arson

The state government says 229 suspected hoodlums have been arrested in connection with destruction of properties in Lagos. Lagos High Court is one of the numerous public properties that were razed down by hoodlums. (Jubril Gawat) Lagos State Government says all suspected hoodlums arrested in connection with the recent destruction of public properties in the […]

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16 SARS operatives indicted for killings in five states –Presidential panel

  • We’re prosecuting 31 policemen for murder, armed robbery, others –Sanwo-Olu • Indicted ex-SARS operatives’ll be punished -Police commission Ade Adesomoju, Adelani Adepegba, Oladimeji Ramon, Afeez Hanafi and Tobi Aworinde Sixteen operatives of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad have been indicted for extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearance in five states and the Federal Capital […]

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Ogun needs 150 doctors to address shortfall, says Abiodun

Daud Olatunji, Abeokuta Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has said that the state needs additional 150 doctors in the junior cadre to reduce the acute shortage of manpower in the state-owned hospitals. The governor disclosed this while speaking with journalists during the National Physicians’ Week of the Nigerian Medical Association in Abeokuta, the state capital. […]

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Obaseki extends ultimatum issued to fleeing prisoners till Oct 30

Obaseki says the new window will allow more prisoners to voluntarily return to the two correctional centres they escaped from. Governor Godwin Obaseki believes the new ultimatum issued to fleeing prisoners will allow more of them to return to the prisons they escaped from. [dailypost] Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has extended the ultimatum […]

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Osinbajo says police reform agenda will end impunity

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the plan of both the federal and state governments on police reform will be a game-changer in ensuring an end to impunity. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says police reform agenda will end impunity. (Guardian) The plan include investigating police brutality as well as providing compensation to victims of the disbanded […]

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Photos showing how Lagos was burnt to the ground by hoodlums

Nigeria’s economic capital is the picture of destruction and black smoke. Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu inspects the damage to his city after hoodlums hijacked EndSARS protests this week (Jubril Gawat) Lagos is in ruins and charred. There is black soot everywhere and the current picture of Nigeria’s most populous, thrumming city looks straight out of […]

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Matawalle says SARS is needed in Zamfara, meets Buhari

He insists SARS has contributed immensely to the peacebuilding efforts in Zamfara. Zamfara’s Governor Bello Matawalle (left) says he’ll discuss the issue of SARS’ dissolution with President Muhammadu Buhari (right) [Twitter/BashirAhmaad] Zamfara governor, Bello Matawalle, has insisted that the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Suqad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) is an important component of […]

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Military, Police Chiefs Must Go – Northern Leaders

They described as disappointing, the President’s failure to appreciate the magnitude of the threats, which the protests posed to national security, stability and unity. group of northern leaders has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately change the leadership and structures of the military and police in Nigeria. They described as disappointing, the President’s failure […]

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Falz speaks to CNN’s Christiana Amanpour on #EndSars protest in Nigeria, says he is not afraid to die

Falz tells Amanpour about the state of decay in the Nigeria Police Force. Falz speaks to Christiana Amanpour on the #EndSars protest in Nigeria [Instagram/FalzTheBadhGuy] Nigerian rapper and activist, Folarin ‘Falz’ Falana was a guest at CNN’s Christiana Amanpour’s show ‘Amanpour’ where he talked about the #EndSars protests in the country. Falz gave a breakdown […]

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#EndSARS: Nigerians Describe President Buhari’s Speech As “12 Minutes Of Nonsense”

After weeks of #EndSARS protests, Buhari in a live broadcast on Thursday evening finally addressed angry Nigerians. Nigerians have expressed their displeasure with President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech on the current security situation in the country. After weeks of #EndSARS protests, Buhari in a live broadcast on Thursday evening finally addressed angry Nigerians. In his less […]

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Tell Nigerians who ordered Lekki shootings, Osundare urges Buhari

  Gbenga Adeniji Poet-laureate, Prof Niyi Osundare, has urged the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) to tell Nigerians the person who ordered soldiers to kill some unarmed protesters in the Lekki Toll Gate area of Lagos State on Tuesday. Some youths across many states in the country have been protesting against police brutality and […]

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#ENDSARS : Nigerians attack Buhari for snubbing Lekki shootings

  President’s broadcast empty, devoid of leadership qualities, says African Bar Association Speech lacks empathy, emotion, short of expectations, contains gaps – #EndSARS protesters, SANs Olalekan Adetayo, Eniola Akinkuotu, John Alechenu, Chukwudi Akasike, Friday Olokor, Adelani  Adepegba, Ade Adesomoju, Samson Folarin, Oladimeji Ramon, Peter Dada and Abiodun Nejo The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.),  […]

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#EndSARS: Foreign countries should seek facts, eschew hasty pronouncements – Buhari

  Sodiq Oyeleke The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has urged members of the international community against making “hasty” pronouncements on issues relating to #EndSARS protests in the country. He said this during a nationwide broadcast on Thursday. Buhari said, “To our neighbours in particular, and members of the international community, many of whom […]

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Full text of Buhari’s speech on #ENDSARS protests

Two days after soldiers shot at #ENDSARS protesters in Lekki on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari finally addressed the nation. President Muhammadu Buhari. [[email protected]] Since the incident happened, Nigerians have been calling on the president to address the nation as hoodlums and arsonists took advantage of the crisis to set public and private […]

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Okowa imposes 48-hour curfew in Delta

  Delta State Governor, Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa has imposed a 48-hour curfew in the state to stem the violence emanating from the End SARS protest as hoodlums have now hijacked the process. The governor announced the protest in his State address today. He said the curfew takes effect as from 6pm today with the exception […]

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