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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.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC states adopt policy framework on child nutrition

The decision was reached as part of their determination to put the issue of child nutrition on the front burner and develop an enduring framework that would not only address the challenge of child nutrition within the shortest time possible, but also ensure that access to food by all vulnerable households is reasonably guaranteed at all times.

Abia governor declares curfew

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has declared a dusk to dawn curfew on the state as part of government efforts to check further spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the state.
Okezie Ikpeazu

Abia orders total lockdown of three council areas

Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia has declared a dusk to dawn curfew on the state as part of government efforts to check further spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the state.
Gombe State Governor, Inuwa Yahaya, has said that he took advantage of his trip to Russia with President Muhammadu Buhari to woo investors and development partners for the state. 2

Gombe prepares 10-year development plan

Gombe State Governor, Inuwa Yahaya, on Friday constituted a steering committee for the preparation of the state’s 10-year development plan.

Adamawa muslims seek prayers against coronavirus

The Adamawa Muslim Council has called on the faithful to pray that God should intervene in the coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world.
FCT Minister of State, Ramatu Aliyu, who had earlier gone on self-isolation in line with the protocols of National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has tested negative to coronavirus.

Minister: 600,000 Abuja households to benefit from coronavirus palliatives

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has said it will soon begin door-to-door delivery of palliative materials to 600,000 households in the six area councils of the territory.

CSOs request to monitor food distribution to pupils during lockdown

A group of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) has requested to monitor the distribution of food by the federal government to households who have children in public schools.
ActionAid Nigeria

ActionAid: Nigeria should track, monitor utilisation of coronavirus response funds

The ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) has called on the Federal Government to track and monitor the utilisation of resources committed to the COVID-19 response by setting up a clear accountability mechanism structure in partnership with Civil Society Organisations.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Danjuma Kashimu, the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), winner of Magama-Rijau Federal Constituency of Niger, in Saturday’s bye-election.

Global pandemic forces INEC, APC, PDP shutdown

Nigeria’s political scene, already in overdrive over the 2023 general election, though most of the current elected leaders are yet to mark their first year in office, has effectively been shut down as cases of coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19, increase in the country.

INEC suspends activities across Nigeria

The electoral commission, INEC, says all regular and non-essential activities will henceforth be suspended for 14 days in its headquarters and offices across the country because of COVID-19.

Human trafficking: Two Nigerians rescued from Lebanon, Lebanese arrested

Barely two months after the rescue of the much publicised victim of trafficking from Lebanon, operatives of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons have rescued two Nigerian trafficked victims from Beirut, the capital City of Lebanon.

Public hearing: CSOs, NGOs, NCC, others reject social media regulation bill

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), student groups, the Media, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), among others on Monday rejected the social media regulation bill.
The Minister of State for Education, Honourable Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, made this known when FLL national championship winners emerged recently.

Minister tasks CSOs on accurate data on out of school children

The Minister of State for Education, Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, has called on civil society organisations to be accurate when giving out data on out of school children in the country.

Coalition raises alarm over trans-fat poison in Nigerian foods

A coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) against trans-fat (TFA) in Nigeria, has urged Nigerians to reject foods made with the hydrogenated oil, especially the industrially-produced trans-fatty acids which it said resulted to 1,300 deaths in 2010.

Freight forwarders accuse agencies of over-concentration on revenue

The Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria, CRFFN, has accused government regulatory agencies in the maritime sector of abandoning their duties to focus on revenue generation.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Judicial officer wants police stripped of prosecutorial powers

The Assistant Chief State Counsel, Edo State Ministry of Justice, (Department of Public Prosecutions), Mrs. Justina Odihirin, has called for striping of the police, the responsibility of prosecution of criminal cases.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest father of six for ‘rape’ of 13-year-old girl

The Police in Jos have arrested a 39-year-old businessman, Abdul Abdul, for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl after buying N20 sachet water in her mother’s makeshift store.
Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu

IGP: Video in circulation of maltreatment of man not Nigerian

The Inspector General of Police (I-G), Mohammed Adamu, says a video in circulation, credited to “NigeriaDream”, showing a security officer meting inhuman treatment on a man, did not happen in Nigeria.
Kalidou Koulibaly has called Napoli's 4-0 Champions League win over Genk on Tuesday night an important victory.

Sadio Mane: I’d be very happy if Liverpool signed Kalidou Koulibaly

Mane believes the 29-year-old Napoli defender would be a huge hit for the newly-crowned Premier League champions.

US judge orders delay of first federal executions in 17 years

A U.S. judge on Monday ordered a delay in federal executions, hours before one was to be carried out for the first time in 17 years, hampering the Trump administration’s plan to revive capital punishment by the federal government.
Lionel Messi on Monday allowed a deadline to pass in his contract that would have allowed him to terminate the deal unilaterally and leave Barcelona on a free, Marca today report.

Lionel Messi future is here, in football and after football – Barca chief

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu is adamant Lionel Messi will not be leaving.