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The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

Nigerian government frees 7,813 inmates in 18 states, FCT

The Federal Government, on Tuesday, said it has released a total of 7, 813 inmates from various Correctional Centers since the outbreak of Coronavirus in the country.
Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai

Kaduna social protection policy will rescue residents from poverty – report

Newsmen report that the draft policy document was made available by the State Steering Committee on Social Investment, headed by Mrs Saude Atoyebi, Focal Person on Social Investment.
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has been granted an order to forfeit 60 buildings linked to a deputy commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

ICPC: How Kwara top shots hijacked public solar street lights for their residences

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission has ordered the relocation of solar street lights from private residents in Ilorin, Kwara State.
Taraba State Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku

Taraba declares three-day holiday for council poll

Taraba Government has declared Monday June 29, Tuesday June 30 and Wednesday July 1, as public holidays to enable residents of the state participate in the local government council poll slated for June 30, 2020.

Foundation warns women to beware of internet scammers, criminal elements

Helpline Foundation for the Needy, an NGO, has urged Nigerian women to beware of internet scammers and criminal elements who may want to take advantage of them.
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has been granted an order to forfeit 60 buildings linked to a deputy commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

ICPC operatives arrive Kwara to track constituency projects

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says it is tracking 250 constituency projects in Kwara.

AU body tasks African leaders on dialogue to achieve goals

The African Union (AU) Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC) has underscored the need for African leaders to use dialogue to achieve “Silence the Guns” goal in Africa.
Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi

Enugu constitutes medical committee on de-escalation of coronavirus

Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has approved the constitution of an ad-hoc Expert Medical Advisory Committee on urgent and effective measures for de-escalation of COVID-19 pandemic in Enugu State.

Enugu CSOs want full implementation of VAPP law

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Enugu State have demanded for proper implementation of Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Law across the country.
Zimbabwean doctors have filed a lawsuit aimed at compelling the government to beef up coronavirus protection for public hospitals and healthcare workers.

CLO appeals to striking resident doctors to resume work

The Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) has urged striking resident doctors to resume work to save the nation from the COVID-19 pandemic and other diseases.
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari summons IGP over surge in rape cases

Disturbed by the upsurge in rape cases in recent times, President Muhammadu Buhari Monday summoned the Inspector-General of Police (IG), Mohammed Adamu, to brief him on what the Nigeria Police have been doing to arrest the menace.
ActionAid Nigeria (AAN)

ActionAid decries poor relocation of almajiri, comatose health facilities, others

A non-governmental and non-partisan organization, ActionAid Nigeria, AAN, Saturday, decried poor relocation of almajiri children, comatose health facilities, insecurity, and gender-based violence, of extrajudicial killings, intimidation, harassment, brutality and other forms of misconduct, and others.

ULC: How labour can handle post-coronavirus challenges

As the nation battles the rampaging coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic, the fear of job insecurity, unpaid wages among others, are major issues that Organised Labour is contending with and will face for a long time to come.
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari: Peace vital for sustainable development in Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for peace on the continent as a prerequisite for sustainable development.
Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

NDDC: Nobody is against forensic audit – Group

Contrary to the claims by the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) that vested interests are against the Forensic Audit ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari in October last year, the Niger Delta Renaissance Coalition (NDRC) has restated that all well-meaning Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and persons across the Niger Delta region and beyond support the long-desired forensic audit.

CSO commends National Assembly move to probe alleged N40 billion fraud in NDDC

A Civil Society Organisation, under the aegis of Niger Delta Movement for Peace & Justice, NDMPJ, has commended members of the National Assembly for setting up an ad-hoc committee to investigate the alleged N40billion fraud levelled against the Interim Management Committee (IMC) in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

ANEEJ, MANTRA partners laud repatriation of $311.7 million Abacha III loot

The Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice, ANEEJ, and partners on the Monitoring Transparency and Accountability in the Management of Returned Assets, MANTRA, Tuesday, lauded another repatriation of $311,797,866 of Abacha III loot to Nigeria from the United States of America and the Bailiwick of Jersey.

Kwara PDP, APC bicker over coronavirus palliatives

Kwara state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) are trading blames over distribution of palliative materials to cushion the effect of the State Government stay-at-home directive.

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Akwa Ibom APC faults President Buhari’s ‘unfamiliar method’ of appointment

Akwa Ibom State Chapter of All Progressive Congress (APC) has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari over what it described as “unfamiliar method” adopted in appointing people from the state to political offices without reference to the party.
Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State 2

Kebbu governor appoints councillor, five new district heads

Gov. Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi State has approved the appointment of five new District Heads and a Councillor in Argungu Emirate Council of the state.
Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Tuesday flagged off the COVID-19 Drive-Walk Through Testing programme in the state aimed at controlling the spread of the virus.

Oyo governor constitutes councils for tertiary institutions

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has constituted the governing councils of tertiary institutions owned by the state.
“Stay at home,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a televised address to the nation, as he unveiled unprecedented peacetime measures after the country’s death toll climbed to 335.

Britain to announce jobs, housing boost for coronavirus-hit economy

Britain is set to announce measures to promote youth employment and stimulate the housing market on Wednesday, as it braces for the severe economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the Emergency National Executive Council, NEC, meeting of the All Progressives Congress, APC, at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari presides over sixth virtual FEC meeting

The ministers at the Council Chambers include Lai Mohammed (Information and Culture), Zainab Ahmed (Finance, Budget and National Planning), Babatunde Fashola (Works and Housing), Hadi Sirika (Aviation), Abubakar Malami (Justice), Godswill Akpabio (Niger Delta), Rotimi Amaechi (Transportation), Geoffrey Onyema (Foreign Affairs), George Akume (Special Duties), Adamu Adamu (Education) and Ambassador Zubairu Dada (Minister of State for Foreign Affairs).