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Nigeria Police defend SARS against brutality accusations

A police official defended a unit of the Nigeria Police Force that has been accused of human rights violations, saying many claims of brutality were unfounded and the country needed to be defended against violent crime.

Group plans one week rally against Governor Okorocha’s government

A group known as the Imo People’s Action for Democracy, IPAD, has announced that it will hold a one week rally in Owerri, the Imo State capital against the Governor Rochas Okorocha-led government

Senator Tayo Alasoadura asks President Buhari to suspend Ibe Kachikwu, Maikanti Baru

Alasoadura specifically stated that Baru’s continued presence at the NNPC could jeopardise the Senate investigation into the allegations that he allegedly approved contracts to the tune of $25bn without the approval of the corporation’s board.

Charly Boy sues police over attack during protests in Abuja

Mr. Inibehe Effiong, a Lagos-based legal practitioner and human rights activist and counsel to Charly Boy, in an originating motion dated October 4, 2017 filed the suit at the FCT High Court on Wednesday and joined the Commissioner of Police, FCT Police Command as a respondent in the suit.

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.

Ganduje urges fed govt to probe clashes in Rivers, Abia

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has urged the Federal Government to investigate the Tuesday clashes between soldiers and members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), in parts of Rivers and Abia states.

Charly Boy group vows to take anri-Diezani protest to London

The protesters, led by maverick entertainer Charles Oputa also known as Charly Boy, who called for the extradition of ex-Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, from the UK, have said they will take their protests to 10 Downing street Westminster London which is the headquarters of the Government of the United Kingdom before this week ends.

Those seeking Diezani’s repatriation are ‘very ignorant’ – Buhari’s aide

Lauretta Onochie, personal assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on social media, says those seeking the repatriation of Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum resources, “are very ignorant”.

We’ll extradite Diezani – EFCC tells protesters

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said the commission will extradite a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, from the United Kingdom, though the process may be long.

Charly Boy-led group demands Diezani’s repatriation

Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy, on Monday led a protest to the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja to demand the repatriation of Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum resources, from the UK to Nigeria.

Charly Boy leads protest to EFCC HQ for Diezani’s extradition

Self-styled Area Fada, Charles Oputa, alias Charly Boy, has announced his intention to lead a protest to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, headquarters in Abuja on Monday to demand the extradition of former minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, from the United Kingdom to Nigeria.

Buhari’s return: MURIC chides Fayose, #ResumeOrResign protesters

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) group has slammed Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State and the #ResumeOrResign protesters following the return of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Charly Boy urges Buhari to tackle Biafra agitation

Charles Oputa, an entertainer and activist better known as Charly Boy, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to tackle the Biafra agitation now that he’s back in the country.

ASUU strike, Charlie Boy episodes dominate Google searches

The latest nationwide strike declared by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Charlie Boy episodes in Abuja dominated searches on the internet search engine Google, this week.

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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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“One Lagos Fiesta” to splash cash on talented youngsters

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