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The Conservator-General of National Park Service, Dr Ibrahim Goni, says all the national parks in the country have been repositioned to serve Nigerians better.

Conservator-general: National parks not haven for criminals

The Conservator-General, Nigeria National Parks Service (NPS), Dr Ibrahim Goni, has said that parks in the country were not hideouts for criminals.
The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, says it is set to complete analogue switch off across Nigeria by end of 2022.

SERAP sues Nigerian government, wants ECOWAS court to declare NBC broadcasting code illegal

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and twenty-four concerned Nigerians have sued the government of President Muhammadu Buhari and National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) at the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice in Abuja over “the arbitrary use of the NBC Act and broadcasting code to target, harass, sanction, and fine independent television and radio stations in Nigeria, and to restrict Nigerians’ freedom of expression and access to information.”
The five governors of the Southeast region, on Sunday, launched Ebubeagu regional security to fight terrorism in the zone. The governors in attendance were, Governor of Abia State, Okezuo Ikpeazu, Anambra, Willie Obiano, Enugu, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Ebonyi, Dave Umahi and the host governor, Hope Uzodinma.

IPOB: South East governors willing tools to imperial powers – Colonel Nyiam

The South East governors have been accused of being willing tools to powerful elements outside the zone which has made them to work against the collective interest of their people.
Following the recent announcement of the Southeast regional Vigilante group, Ebubeagu, the security outfit has made its first public outing in Ebonyi.

Ebubeagu: Southeast security outfit makes first public appearance two weeks after establishment

Following the recent announcement of the Southeast regional Vigilante group, Ebubeagu, the security outfit has made its first public outing in Ebonyi.

HDAN: Worsening insecurity hitting Nigeria’s real estate sector hard

A foremost housing development advocacy group, Housing Development Advocacy Network (HDAN), has said the rising spate of insecurity in the country is hitting the real estate sector hard.
A constitutional rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Mike Ozekhome, has condemned Ebonyi State Governor Dave Umahi’s attack on journalists, saying the governor has no legal, constitutional or moral powers to pronounce “fatwa” against the correspondents of the Sun and Vanguard Newspapers in the ordinary course of their duties.

Mike Ozekhome: Isa Pantami can be prosecuted for terrorism

Lagos lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, has faulted the federal government’s position on whether Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, can be prosecuted for terrorism.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has given a major reason the immediate past Nigerian security heads failed.

Rivers governor hits PDP NWC over Babangida Aliyu

Governor Nyesom Wike has condemned Uche Secondus led National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for not taking stern disciplinary action against former governor of Niger State, Dr Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, over his recent claim that he conspired with others to ensure that President Goodluck Jonathan lost the 2015 presidential election.

Cardinal Onaiyekan: Nobody can stop Bishop Kukah from speaking against bad governance

Emeritus, Catholicolic Archbishop of Abuja, His Eminence John Cardinal Onaiyekan, on Monday, said that nobody can stop the Bishop of Sokoto, Most Rev. Matthew Kukah, from speaking against bad governance in the country.
Ngozika Ihuoma, a defence witness, on Tuesday, said he was not paid to defend Abdulrasheed Maina, Chairman, defunct Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), in the ongoing money laundering charge against him.

I was not paid to defend Abdulrasheed Maina – witness tells court

Ngozika Ihuoma, a defence witness, on Tuesday, said he was not paid to defend Abdulrasheed Maina, Chairman, defunct Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), in the ongoing money laundering charge against him.

Pat Utomi: Nigeria’s electoral processes fraudulent

Renowned Political Economist, Professor Patrick Utomi has again cast aspersions on the current Nigeria’s political processes, arguing that it cannot produce credible political office holders.
At least 317 schoolgirls were abducted by bandits in the Friday morning raid on Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Zamfara State, the police have said.

Angry Zamfara residents protest abduction of 317 schoolgirls

Some aggrieved residents of Jangebe in Talata-Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara have taken to the streets destroying vehicles entering the village.
At least 317 schoolgirls were abducted by bandits in the Friday morning raid on Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Zamfara State, the police have said.

Zamfara school abduction: Angry residents attack journalists, others

Some aggrieved residents of Jangebe in Talata-Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara have taken to the streets destroying vehicles entering the village.

Niger Delta militants threaten to bomb Lagos, Abuja

The last has not been heard of the face-off between the federal government and Niger Delta militants over the continual marginalization of the people of the Niger Delta region.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this at a media briefing on Monday in Lagos, said centres were also built in collaboration with states and the private sector to isolate and treat cases of COVID-19.

Minister: Nigeria safer now than in 2015

For the umpteenth time, Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has told anyone who cares to listen that the country is safer today than it was prior to the coming of the All Progressives Congress (APC) government in 2015.

2023: Niger Delta activist Ann-Kio Briggs makes case for Igbo Presidency

Renowned Niger Delta activist Ann-Kio Briggs has advocated for the emergency of a Nigerian President of the South East geo-political zone in 2023, if the mantra of ‘One Nigeria’ is to be taken serious.
Nobel Laureate Prof Wole Soyinka has formally launched his new novel, titled- Chronicles of the Happiest People on Earth.

Wole Soyinka: Nigerian government has given up on fight against corruption

The Nobel Laureate said this on Wednesday on AIT’s Kakaaki, adding that the system has been so corrupted that cases are stretched out into silence by all kinds of technicalities.
The new ‘The Village Headmaster’ is expected to start airing in April 2021.

9ice, Jide Kosoko join Akin Lewis, Ibidun Allison, others in ‘The Village Headmaster’

Months after it was announced that the Nigerian Television Authority and Wale Adenuga Productions had embarked on a ground-breaking partnership to revive the iconic TV drama series, ‘The Village Headmaster’, it was recently announced that the recording stage of the first season had been successfully-concluded, and the promotional trailer had started airing across Nigeria.
Commissioner of Police, Abdulkadir Jimoh

Cross River police chief dies of pneumonia complications

Mr Jimoh who is from Kwara State died at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, UCTH, repeatedly of pneumonia complications this morning.
(FILES) This file photo taken on November 20, 2017 shows logos of US online news and social networking service Twitter displayed on computers’ screens. – Twitter said July 28, 2020 it had withdrawn a video retweeted by President Donald Trump in which doctors made allegedly false claims about the coronavirus pandemic, after Facebook took similar action. “Tweets with the video are in violation of our COVID-19 misinformation policy. We are taking action in line with our policy,” a Twitter spokesperson said, declining to give details on how many people had watched the video.The video was also removed by Facebook on Monday evening, said a company spokesperson, explaining that the footage shared “false information about cures and treatments for COVID-19.” (Photo by LOIC VENANCE / AFP)

#EndSARS: SERAP seeks probe of ‘false posting’ on ministry’s Twitter

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has asked the Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, to probe false posting on the ministry’s official Twitter handle of court proceedings in a lawsuit against him and the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC.

#EndSARS: Court adjourns suit on attacks on media freedom

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed “to probe false posting on the Ministry’s official Twitter handle of court proceedings in a lawsuit against him and the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).

Minister warns journalists to avoid fake news

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has called on journalists to practice objective journalism in order to be distinguished significantly from fake news bloggers.
The United States and Taiwan signed a five-year agreement Friday in Washington to create an annual U.S.-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue to increase bilateral cooperation.

US, Taiwan increase economic cooperation

The United States and Taiwan signed a five-year agreement Friday in Washington to create an annual U.S.-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue to increase bilateral cooperation.

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The Conservator-General of National Park Service, Dr Ibrahim Goni, says all the national parks in the country have been repositioned to serve Nigerians better.

Conservator-general: National parks not haven for criminals

The Conservator-General, Nigeria National Parks Service (NPS), Dr Ibrahim Goni, has said that parks in the country were not hideouts for criminals.
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.

National Assembly to repeal NIPOST Act

Barring any last-minute change, the National Assembly (NASS) has concluded plans to repeal the establishing law of the Nigerian Postal Services (NIPOST) and re-enact the law to grant the agency the status of a commission.
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Benue governor acknowledges ActionAid’s support for IDPs

Benue Governor Samuel Ortom has acknowledged the support of ActionAid Nigeria to the plight of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Benue, in terms of provision of relief materials, interventions in health and other areas.
Both Governor Simon Lalong and Senator Gyang have noted that the purported invitation for the turbaning of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as Sarkin Kerana is a threat to the peaceful coexistence of the people of the North-Central State.

Plateau governor lauds military, security operatives for rescuing kidnapped student

Governor Simon Lalong has lauded the military for rescuing, Mr Kelvin Eze, a student of the King’s College, Gana Ropp, Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau.
FILE PHOTO- People crowd to get food rations from a charity kitchen in Sanaa, Yemen July 20, 2020. REUTERS-Khaled Abdullah-File Photo

Nearly 20 million more people hit by food crises in 2020

Nearly 20 million more people faced food crises last year amid armed conflict, the COVID-19 pandemic and weather extremes, and the outlook for this year is again grim, according to a report by the Global Network Against Food Crises (GNAFC)

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Maj.- Gen. Lawrence Fejokwu, the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 81 Division of Nigeria Army, Lagos, has reiterated the army’s readiness to work with Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to fight insecurity in Lagos state.

GOC: Enemies of peaceful co-existence would face wars in Lagos

Maj.- Gen. Lawrence Fejokwu, the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 81 Division of Nigeria Army, Lagos, has reiterated the army’s readiness to work with Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to fight insecurity in Lagos state.
22. President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded the cordial relationship existing between the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and the National Assembly.

Group: President Buhari should listen to South-South governors, inaugurate NDDC board

Niger Delta People’s Forum has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to listen to South-South governors and inaugurate governing board.
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has charged governments at all levels to prioritise agriculture and adequately harness the untapped potentials of the sector to fast-track economic growth and development.

Edo governor to partner with workers to expand tax net

Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has expressed the readiness of his administration to partner with Edo workers to expand the tax net in the state following the dwindling revenue from Abuja.
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NBS, ministry bicker over accuracy of unemployment data

The Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment and the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) are currently at loggerheads over the accuracy of unemployment data published by the latter.
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Seme Customs hands over illicit drugs to NDLEA

In continuation of the robust improvement in inter-agency cooperation between the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, and the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, the Seme Customs Command recently handed over seized 232 parcels of Cannabis Sativa otherwise locally known as Indian Hemp to officials of the NDLEA, Lagos Command.