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Activist and co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls campaign, Aisha Yesufu has been listed amongst the BBC’s 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world.

Aisha Yesufu makes BBC’s 100 Most Influential Women list of 2020

Activist and co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls campaign, Aisha Yesufu, has been listed amongst the BBC’s 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world.

Family of slain Kogi PDP women leader seeks justice, compensation

The families of the slain former Peoples Democratic Party woman leader in Kogi State, Mrs Salome Abuh, yesterday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to bring to book perpetrators and sponsors of the gruesome murder of the politician, who was burnt alive in her residence to serve as a deterrent in order to avert a future occurrence.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

#EndSARS: Court orders probe of Sam Adeyemi, Davido, Tuface, others

A Chief Magistrate Court in Abuja has ordered the Commissioner of Police in the Federal Capital Territory to launch an investigation into 50 notable persons who promoted the #EndSARS movement.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

#EndSARS: Man sues ‘protest promoters’ for destruction property

Some prominent Nigerians and activists, who took part in or showed support for the #EndSARS protests against police brutality across the country, have been sued at a Chief Magistrate court in Abuja for promoting the protest.
End Sars Protesters gather to barricade the Lagos - Ibadan expressway, the oldest highway and major link to all parts of the country. Photo by Olukayode Jaiyeola-NurPhoto via Getty Images

Nigeria protesters retreat but vow to fight on

Young Nigerians who took to the streets to demand better governance are in shock after a brutal crackdown on their movement but say their resolve for change remains undimmed.

#EndSARS: The generation that said ‘Enough’

The poem quoted above: “The Second Coming” by Irish poet William Butler Yeats (1919) is probably one of the most adapted and quoted poems in world literature, and in politics and culture, to describe moments of anxiety, uncertainty and a seeming “slouching towards” chaos and anarchy in any community.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

Court asked to stop federal government from spending N37 billion to renovate National Assembly...

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), BudgIT, Enough is Enough (EiE) and 583 concerned Nigerians have filed a lawsuit asking the Federal High Court, Abuja to “restrain and stop President Muhammadu Buhari and Mrs Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning from releasing N37 billion allocated for the renovation of the National Assembly complex to the Federal Capital Development Agency and the National Assembly until an impact assessment of the spending is carried out.”

Lawsuit against senators’ official cars‘ll fail – spokesperson

The Senate has described the legal action by some civil society groups against its plan to buy official cars for members, as an effort in futility.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Civic groups, 6,721 Nigerians sue Senate over plan to spend N5.5bn on cars

The 6,721 concerned Nigerians who joined the suit as co-plaintiffs with SERAP, BudgIT and EiE include: Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) co-conveners, Oby Ezekwesili and Aisha Yesufu; Jibrin Ibrahim; Edetaen Ojo; Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, and Deji Adeyanju.
Protesters have converged on NNPC filling station at Guzape over rape allegations levelled against the Founder and Global Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, Biodun Fatoyinbo.

Protest in Abuja over rape allegations against COZA pastor

Protesters have converged on NNPC filling station at Guzape over rape allegations levelled against the Founder and Global Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, Biodun Fatoyinbo.
Some protesters on Saturday stormed the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) police command at Garki over the alleged illegal arrest, detention and rape of some women for alleged prostitution.

Protesters storm police command over alleged arrest, rape of women

Some protesters on Saturday stormed the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) police command at Garki over the alleged illegal arrest, detention and rape of some women for alleged prostitution.

Group, CSOs reiterate calls for release of abducted girls

Catalyst for Global Peace Initiative (CPI) in partnership with Realm of Glory International church and other civil society organisations (CSOs) yesterday reiterated its call for the release of the remaining girls who are still in Boko Haram captivity.
Oby Ezekwesili

2019: Oby Ezekwesili kicks as service chiefs attend Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign launch

The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, has protested against the presence of top military and security officers at the launch of the All Progressive Congress 2019 presidential election campaign.

#BringBackOurGirls kicks against secret burial of soldiers killed by Boko Haram

The #BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) group haS kicked against the continuous secret burial of soldiers killed by terrorists by authorities of the Nigerian Army.

Boko Haram: #BringBackOurGirls faults Nigerian Army’s claim of 1, 000 rescued hostages

The #BringBackOurGirls group has countered claims by the Nigerian Army that its soldiers on counter-insurgency operations rescued hostages numbering about 1, 000 in the captivity of the Boko Haram terrorists.

Oby Ezekwesili: Nigerians have no business being poor

Former minister of education, Oby Ezekwesili, has said Nigerians have no business being poor if quality individuals are voted into leadership positions.

#BringBackOurGirls faults federal govt over handling of Dapchi schoolgirls’ abduction

Leaders of the Bring Back Our Girls group, Dr Oby Ezekwesili and Aisha Yesufu, on Friday, took a swipe at the Federal Government over its handling of the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls.

Not Too Young To Run Bill: A challenge to the Nigerian youth

It is however a parody that according to reports 73% of young people are restricted from running for office even when eligible to vote, and 51% of the population are under 30 years, but only 2% are members of parliament.

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OPU: Security situation in Nigeria coloured with nepotism

The Oodua Progressive Union, OPU, Sunday, lamented that the security situation in Nigeria is being coloured with nepotism, sectionalism, and lack of competence.
Former Super Eagles captain, Austin Okocha, has revealed that the current team lacks ‘natural’ offensive midfielders, newsmen report.

Austin Okocha: Super Eagles don’t have natural offensive midfielders

Former Super Eagles captain, Austin Okocha has revealed that the current team lacks ‘natural’ offensive midfielders, newsmen report.
FILE PHOTO- Turkish seismic research vessel Oruc Reis is seen in Istanbul, Turkey, August 22, 2019. REUTERS-Murad Sezer

Turkish exploration vessel back in port ahead of EU summit

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Sri Lanka coronavirus prison riot leaves eight dead, over 50 wounded

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South Korea considers more vaccine buys as coronavirus cases spike

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