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We’ll mobilise Nigerians against fuel price increment – CD

The Campaign for Democracy has warned the Federal Government against increasing the pump price of petrol, noting that Nigerians would be mobilised to resist any attempt to do so.

CSOs, others flay NEC for $1 billion ECA approval to fight Boko Haram

The National Economic Council, on Thursday, asked the Federal Government to withdraw $1bn from the $2.3bn currently in the Excess Crude Account and use it to fight insurgency in the North-East.

Protesters lock horns over #EndSARS nationwide

Nationwide demonstrations were held yesterday for and against proscription of the Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS) over which opinion is divided.

Coalition holds #EndSARS rallies nationwide on Monday

A coalition of civic groups will, on Monday, hold rallies nationwide to press home their demand for the dismantling of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad by the police authorities for high-handedness.

Federal govt abandoned ex-VP Alex Ekwueme in London hospital – CD

Campaign for Democracy, CD, yesterday accused the Federal Government of contributing to the death of the Nigeria’s Second Republic Vice President, late Dr Alex Ekwueme in London Hospital, and warned that it should take responsibility for his death.

CD give IGP Ibrahim Idris ultimatum to dismantle road blocks in Onitsha

Campaign for Democracy (CD), a human right group has decried the return of roadblocks in the commercial city of Onitsha, Anambra State.

Nigerian military stops admission of combatant female cadets

In a major policy reversal, the Nigerian military is set to end the admission of female cadets into the combatant course of the Nigerian Defence Academy.

Bailout funds: CD threatens street protects if President Buhari fails to probe governors

Campaign for Democracy (CD), on Saturday, in Lagos, threatened to return to street protests should President Muhammadu Buhari failed to probe state governors over the bailout funds given to them.

IPOB: South East govs averted another civil war – coalition

A coalition of civil society groups has commended the manner the South-East governors handled the rising threat to the nation’s stability and unity, saying they averted another civil war by their action.

CSOs, activists march in Lagos against corruption

Members of the group assembled under the Ikeja Bridge, close to the Computer Village in Lagos from 7am, before moving into the main road by 9am.

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Suspected gunmen allegedly kill army colonel in Benue

Suspected gunmen on Sunday allegedly killed a senior military officer who was said to be in transit along Katsina Ala/Takum highway in Benue State.

Suspended Spanish FA chief Angel Maria Villar blames govt for World Cup threat

Suspended president of the Spanish football federation Angel Maria Villar blamed Spain’s government for a FIFA threat that could lead to the country being thrown out of next year’s World Cup in Russia.

Long queues resurface in Lagos, petrol hawkers back

Lagos residents on Monday saw the return of long queues at petrol filling stations, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Governor Okowa signs Delta’s N308 billion 2018 budget into law

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on Monday signed the Delta State 2018 Appropriation Bill of N308 billion into law, with an assurance that his administration will ensure full implementation of the budget.

PENGASSAN suspends nationwide strike

Oil workers under the aegis of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria have called off a planned nationwide strike.

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Nigeria treasury bills extend rally as sell-off, new issues weigh

Yields on Nigeria’s mid-dated treasury bills rose nearly 1 percentage point to 12 percent on Friday, extending a three-day rally as a sell-off which started this week continued, traders said.

Israeli jets hit Hamas posts in Gaza

Israeli war jets used air-to-surface missiles to strike two Hamas military posts in the northern Gaza Strip early Monday in retaliation for an earlier rocket strike from Gaza, the Israel Defense Force (IDF) said.

“One Lagos Fiesta” to splash cash on talented youngsters

Lagos State Government pledged to give out cash prizes to talented youths in the areas of music, dance and comedy at the forthcoming “One Lagos Fiesta” scheduled to hold from Dec. 24 to Jan. 1, 2018.

Overuse of antibiotics in farming major new threat to human health – UN

The overuse of antibiotics in farming has been highlighted as one of the biggest emerging threats to human health, spreading resistance to vital drugs and endangering millions of lives.

South Africa’s ANC gathers to choose leader to replace Jacob Zuma

South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) is preparing to choose a new party leader to succeed President Jacob Zuma.