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Plateau council polls: Simon Lalong calls for calm over results

As protest rocked the outcome of the local government elections in the Plateau state, Governor Simon Lalong has called for calm and enjoined citizens of the state not to do anything that may affect the peace of the state.
Laurent Gbagbo

Ivory Coast’s Laurent Gbagbo opens freedom bid at ICC

Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo will Monday ask the International Criminal Court to acquit him of crimes against humanity and free him after seven years in detention.

CSOs hails central bank on fiscal policy, inflation rate

Member of Coalition of Civil Society Groups, at its just concluded 4th All Nigeria Civil Society Economic Conference held in Abuja on Wednesday has commended the management of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on the fiscal policy and urged the apex bank to sustain recent drop of inflation rate which was a result of increase in classifications of individual consumptions.

CSOs laud INEC on Osun guber election

The domestic election observers drawn from Civil Society Groups have commended the Independent National Electoral Commission for its commitment to organise transparent election in Osun State on Saturday (tomorrow).
Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun

Nigerians hail finance minister’s ouster over forgery claim

Nigerians on Saturday welcomed the resignation of finance minister Kemi Adeosun, accused of forging a document to avoid compulsory national service, as the opposition called for her to be prosecuted.
The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Friday attended the funeral service of late Pastor Oluwayemisi Adeloye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).

VP Osinbajo backs quotas for young APC aspirants

Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has expressed support for the request by young aspirants under the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) to be given quotas in elective offices.
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)

Coalition seeks support for EFCC in anti-corruption war

The Movement Against Corruption (MAC), a coalition of civil society groups, on Thursday called on Nigerians to give the necessary support to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in its fight against corruption.
Amnesty International

Amnesty: Federal government must stop unlawful arrests, detentions

Amnesty International on Thursday accused Nigeria’s government of carrying out unlawful arrests and practising “enforced disappearance” — detention without trial — to suppress dissent.

Court strikes out suit against GMOs in Nigeria

The Federal High Court on Wednesday in Abuja struck out a suit filed against the issuance of permits and subsequent release of Genetically Modified (GM) crops including BT cotton in the country.

National Assembly siege: Pyrates demand prosecution of culprits

The National Association of Seadogs, Pyrates Confraternity, has demanded for the arrest and prosecution of those involved in the deployment and siege on the National Assembly by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).

FUTO reinstates nine expelled students

The Federal University of Technology, Owerri, FUTO, has reinstated nine student activists expelled over a year ago for their involvement in a protest against tuition fees hike.

Group: Insecurity eroding Governor Al-Makura, President Buhari’s legacies

A coalition of ethnic youth nationalities in Nasarawa State has warned the state government-led by Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura and President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government of the extensive damage to their credibility and expected political legacy which the expanding indiscriminate killings of innocent citizens had done to them.

Israel’s push to strip Arabic of its official language status

Far-right Jewish nationalists backed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are moving closer to stripping Arabic of its longstanding status as an official language in Israel.

Group calls for immediate confirmation of CCB board members

A group, the Coalition of Civil Society Organizations (CCSO), has called on the Senate, to confirm the nominees of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) board members.

Senator Saraki: 8th Senate has made great impact

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has thanked Nigerians all over the country for their support and encouragement towards the work of the 8th Senate, since it was inaugurated three years ago.

2019: President Buhari to lead 1m Nigerians on democracy walk

The National Democracy Stakeholders Group (NSDG), a pro-democracy and non-profit organisation, says President Muhammadu Buhari will lead the 2018 edition of Democracy Solidarity Walk.

Ex-beauty queen holds children’s peace advocacy concert in FCT

Miss Irene Onwuka, Ex-Miss Ambassador for Peace (MAFP) 2013, said over 2,500 school children, drawn from different background are expected in the Federal Capital Territory for a National Children Peace Concert on May 27.

2019: National Assembly urged to pass presidential transition bill into law

Civil Societies Organisations (CSOs) have called on the National Assembly to pass the Presidential Transition Bill into law ahead of the 2019 general elections.

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Oyo hosts federal government’s special town hall meeting Thursday

Oyo State Government will, on Thursday, host another edition of the Federal Government’s special town hall meeting.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek on October 7, 2018 after his Pyongyang trip. Pompeo held talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang on October 7, before landing in Seoul on a whirlwind diplomatic visit to the region.Jung Yeon-je / POOL / AFP

Chinese media blast Mike Pompeo’s ‘malicious’ Latin America comments

Chinese state media sharply criticised US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday after he made comments in Latin America warning about the hidden risks of seeking Chinese investment amid a growing battle for influence in the region.

Curfew declared in Kaduna after deadly sectarian violence

Nigerian authorities declared a 24-hour curfew on Sunday in Kaduna after clashes between young Christians and Muslims left at least 55 people dead.

Akure Airport manager canvasses completion of cargo terminal in Ondo

Mrs. Cecilia Oguama, the Akure airport manager has called on the Federal Government to ensure the completion of the abandoned cargo terminal at the airport.

University of Ilorin graduates 12,108 students

A total of 12, 108 students would, on Tuesday, graduate at the University of Ilorin as the institution holds its 34th convocation ceremony.