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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a joint press conference with Russian President following their meeting in Vladivostok on September 10, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV

Japan’s Shinzo Abe expresses support for better Donald Trump-Kim Jong-un ties

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday voiced support for the rapprochement between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, a Japanese diplomat said, as Washington considers the possibility of a new summit with North Korea's leader.
Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal

CP Lagos assures politicians, parties of adequate security during rallies

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Mr Edgal Imohimi, has assured politicians and political parties in the state of adequate security at their political rallies.
Veronica Onyeke . Benue . Samuel Ortom

Benue gets first female head of service

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Tuesday swore in Mrs Veronica Onyeke as the first female Head of Service in the state.
Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

Comrade Oshiomole: Senator Saraki must vacate the position of Senate president

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomohle, has continued in his insistence that Dr Bukola Saraki must leave his position as the Senate President.
River Niger

NEMA advises communities in Niger, Kwara to shun river banks

The National Emergency Management Agency has advised communities in Niger and Kwara, living on downstream of Shiroro, Kainji and Jebba Dams to stay away from river banks.
Former Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo

Ex-President Obasanjo urges West African governments to decriminalise drugs

West African governments should overhaul their drug laws to decriminalize personal use and prioritize treatment as a response to rising substance abuse in the region, former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo said on Tuesday.

Enugu APC faults foreign affairs minister on direct primaries

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Enugu State chapter, has faulted the statement credited to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffery Onyeama, that their party has adopted direct primaries mode for its forthcoming polls.
Kofi Annan, who has died aged 80. Joel Saget-AFP-Getty Images

Ghana’s public says farewell to Kofi Annan

A steady stream of mourners on Tuesday paid their respects to the former UN secretary general Kofi Annan, as his body lay in state in the capital of his native Ghana.

Senator Ajadi promises to deliver Kwara South to APC

Senator Suleiman Ajadi has promised to deliver his Kwara South senatorial district to the All Progressives Congress in 2019.

Paul Ikonne: Consensus candidate in Abia APC will ensure victory

Former governorship candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in 2011 and now governorship of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia state, Prince Paul Ikonne, has said that if all the stakeholders and the party could settle for a consensus candidate, his party’s victory will be made easy in the coming general election.

Federal government unveils project to improve storage in health facilities

The federal government has assured Nigerians of its commitment to take further measures toward ensuring and improving the storage sections in health facilities in the country through Public Private Partnership (PPP).
Amnesty International

Federal government urged to release report of presidential panel on alleged military human rights...

Amnesty International says the delay of the federal government to make public a report by a presidential panel on the alleged excesses of the army is an affront on citizens who are victims.
9-11 victims honoured at Ground Zero on 17th anniversary

9/11 victims honoured at Ground Zero on 17th anniversary

New York on Tuesday honoured the nearly 3,000 people killed on September 11, 2001, in a ceremony at Ground Zero, the site where hijacked Al-Qaeda planes brought down the Twin Towers.
David Beasley

Donald Trump-nominated UN agency chief says climate change a real threat

The head of a major UN agency, who was nominated to the post by the Trump administration, said on Tuesday that he believes climate change to be a global threat.

Official: 70% Kaduna children have no birth certificates

About 70 per cent of children born in Kaduna State are without birth registration certificates, the state government has said.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang (pic) attributed the arrest of Swedish bookseller Gui Minhai to the 'violation of Chinese laws', without further explanation. – EPA pic, February 6, 2018.

China tells UN rights chief to respect its sovereignty

China on Tuesday called for U.N. human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, to respect its sovereignty, after she urged it to allow monitors into the restive far western region of Xinjiang and expressed concern about the situation there.
Governor of Bayelsa State, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson

Governor Dickson urges federal government to bring killer herdsmen to book

The Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson, has frowned on the inaction of the federal government to bring to justice identified killer herdsmen in the country.
Nigeria Police

Osun guber: Police warns officers against fraternising with politicians

The Nigeria Police has warned its men and officers that will provide security in the Osun Sept. 22 governorship election to eschew fraternising with politicians or collecting bribe from them.

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NHRC to partner UN, AU to implement human rights instruments

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is set to partner with the UN and African Union (AU) to facilitate the implementation of all human rights instruments that Nigeria is party to.

Governor Wike: President Buhari’s refusal to sign Electoral Act plot to rig 2019 elections

The Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has declared that the refusal of President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the amended Electoral Act is part of the plot to rig the 2019 elections.

Governor Ambode: Lagos to develop layout for professional associations

Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State said on Tuesday that the state government was planning to develop a layout in a particular part of the city, to accommodate the corporate offices of professional associations.

Ex-Airtel staff face trial for alleged theft

Two Airtel employees, Isaac Ilupeju and Emmanuel Adeyanju, who allegedly stole N198, 000 under the guise of swapping a customer’s sim card, on Tuesday, appeared before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a joint press conference with Russian President following their meeting in Vladivostok on September 10, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV

Japan’s Shinzo Abe expresses support for better Donald Trump-Kim Jong-un ties

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday voiced support for the rapprochement between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, a Japanese diplomat said, as Washington considers the possibility of a new summit with North Korea's leader.