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Couple dragged to court for ‘possession’ of Indian hemp

The Police on Friday arraigned husband and wife, Asaolu Sheu (65) and Asaolu Jemilat (45), before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court over alleged possession of Indian hemp.

Police arraign Osun house-help who attempted to abduct boss

One Olayemi Lawrence, who allegedly attempted to abduct her employer, Eunice Fateye, on Tuesday, appeared before an Osun State Magistrates’ Court, sitting in Osogbo.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

#EndSARS: Eight arraigned in Ekiti over attack on police stations

Eight persons were on Friday arraigned before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court for alleged attacks on police stations and stealing during the recent #EndSARS protests.
The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.

Niger governor committed to ending banditry in state

The governor gave the assurance in Kagara, headquarters of Rafi Local Government Area of the state, when a state government delegation, at the instance of the governor, paid a condolence visit to the Emirate over the recent bandits’ attack which led to the abduction and killing of the District Head of Madaka, Alhaji Zakari Ya’u Idris while the District Head of Gunna, Alhaji Abdulhamid Mohammed Danyaro is still in captivity.
World heavyweight boxing champion, Anthony Joshua, says it is difficult ignoring criticisms from fans and pundits.

Anthony Joshua: I thought #EndSARS protest was about a virus

World heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua who is of Nigerian descent, initially thought the anti-police brutality protests that swept through Nigeria in October of 2020, were about a virus.
Ghana's governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has scheduled an Islamic thanksgiving prayer for President-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Vice President-elect, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia at the Central Mosque in Abossey Okai.

Ghana: NPP accuses opposition NDC of orchestrating recent market fires

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has accused the opposition National Democratic Party (NDC) of the recent fires that destroyed some markets across the country.
The trial of three soldiers accused of orchestrating a massacre — murdering 13 civilians including 10 children in Ntumbaw village, Cameroon in mid-February kicked off on Thursday.

Cameroon seeks justice for massacre in Ntumbaw as trial kicks off

The trial of three soldiers accused of orchestrating a massacre — murdering 13 civilians including 10 children in Ntumbaw village, Cameroon in mid-February kicked off on Thursday.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the quarterly meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) at the State House, Abuja.

#EndSARS: CNN, BBC coverage of protest disgusting – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is disgusted with the coverage of EndSARS protests by foreign media, including the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and America’s Cable News Network (CNN).

Thugs burn Ondo monarch’s palace

Thugs on Tuesday attacked the palace of the traditional ruler of Ode in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State, Sunday Boboye, over a boundary dispute between the community and its neighbour, Isinigbo.
Sequel to the collapse of a school building in Ejigbo in the early hours of Saturday, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has directed the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development to carry out integrity tests on both public and private schools with buildings of 3 floors and above.

#EndSARS: Lagos governor pays N60 million compensation to families of slain police officers

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has compensated the families of six police officers lynched in Lagos State in the wake of the violence that trailed the recent nationwide EndSARS protests with N10 million each, totaling N60 million.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said in terms of business opportunities, employment and earnings, the entertainment industry is an unexplored keg of potentialities.

#EndSARS: Nigerian government have met the demands of protesters – minister

He said the protesters also requested that an independent body oversees the investigation and prosecution of all reports of police misconduct within ten days and the increase of Police salary to adequately compensate for the risks involved in protecting the lives and property of citizens.

PDP berates President Buhari for placing political adventures over national issues

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday berated President Muhammadu Buhari for placing political adventures over national issues.
Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, says he will not allow those he described as misguided persons to unleash attack innocent Nigerians in Rivers State under the guise of Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB.

Governor Wike: I stopped IPOB from starting Igbo versus Hausa war in Rivers

Wike was quoted to have said this when a delegation of Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) paid a solidarity visit to the Government House, Port Harcourt, to commend him for his untiring efforts and dedication to protect the interest of ethnic groups living in Rivers State.
Members of a local vigilante group in Bauchi commonly called ‘Yan Komiti’ were allegedly attacked and sustained various degrees of injuries after suspected thugs called ‘Yan sara suka’ who stormed Kofar Dumi quarters of Bauchi metropolis

Bauchi: Thugs attack community security volunteers, injure many

Members of a local vigilante group in Bauchi commonly called ‘Yan Komiti’ were allegedly attacked and sustained various degrees of injuries after suspected thugs called ‘Yan sara suka’ who stormed Kofar Dumi quarters of Bauchi metropolis with weapons.
A protester holds a Nigerian flag as youths continue their #ENDSARS protest in Lagos, Nigeria, on Monday, October 19, 2020. The protesters are calling for the scrapping of police unit, known as Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) over the squads incessant harassment, brutality and killing of innocent Nigerians. Photo by Adekunle Ajayi (Photo by Adekunle Ajayi/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

#EndSARS: PDP Reps caucus calls for fair handling of protesters case

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the House of Representatives has called on the Federal Government to handle matters arising from the #EndSARS protest with utmost caution and respect for the youth.
Yemi Osinbajo

#EndSARS: Reconstruction must include rebuilding public trust – VP Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has has assured that there would be comprehensive justice for all Nigerians affected by police brutality.

PDP Reps caucus cautions Nigerian government to halt unreasonable actions against #EndSARS protesters

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Caucus in the House of Representatives has called on the federal government to desist from the path of unreasonable and irrational actions against #EndSARS protesters.
Mrs. Riskat Alani, a trader, said that the market opened exactly 10 a.m and many people started patronising the sellers since then.

Prices of foodstuffs soar in Kano, Sokoto, down in Katsina, Kebbi

Notwithstanding the commencement of the harvest season, prices of foodstuffs have gone up about 40 to 60 per cent in Kano, Sokoto and Kaduna states, a market survey by newsmen has revealed.

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This was contained in a statement issued by the Director-General of NAPTIP, Imaan Suleiman-Ibrahim, on Wednesday in Abuja.

NAPTIP seeks partnership with UNODC to fight human trafficking

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) says it will continue to deepen partnership with the UN Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) to fight trafficking in person in the country.
Arsenal have reportedly made a move for Real Madrid playmaker Martin Ødegaard.

Arsenal ‘make approach’ for wantaway Real Madrid playmaker

However, the 22-year-old has played just five minutes in the last six games and earlier today, reports in the Spanish press indicated that the player had told Zinedine Zidane of his intention to leave on loan during the window.
FILE PHOTO - Pope Francis leads the Angelus prayer on Epiphany, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the Vatican, January 6, 2021. Vatican Media-­Handout via REUTERS-File Photo

Pope urges U.S. reconciliation as bishops call out Joe Biden on abortion

Pope Francis told U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday that he was praying that God would guide his efforts to bring reconciliation in the United States, while the nation’s bishops condemned Biden’s pro-choice stand on abortion.
A Deputy Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), DCG John Mrabure, has been appointed as acting Comptroller General of the Service.

John Mrabure emerges new acting correctional chief

A Deputy Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), DCG John Mrabure, has been appointed as acting Comptroller General of the Service.

Jigawa PDP inaugurates 29-member reconciliation committee

The Jigawa State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has inaugurated a 29-member reconciliation committee to unite and bring back its lost glory in the state.