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The Katsina State House of Assembly on Wednesday cleared 17 Commissioner Nominees including President Muhammad Buhari’s Sister Hajia Rabi Atu Mohammed from Daura, submitted to it by Governor Aminu Bello Masari, for appointment as Commissioners.

Katsina assembly passes child protection bill into law

Seventeen years after the presentation of the Child Right Protection Bill by the Katsina State Government to the state House of Assembly and subsequent agitation for its passage by civil society organizations (CSOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and human right activists, lawmakers in the Assembly finally passed the bill into law on Wednesday.

VSF donates N120 million food items to Plateau

A T. Y. Danjumaled group, Victims Support Fund (VSF) taskforce on COVID-19, has donated food items and personal protective equipment (PPE’s) worth N120 million to the vulnerable in Plateau State.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

13-year-old rape victim dies in Bayelsa

According to investigations the deceased was allegedly raped by a 28-year-old teacher, Mr Promise Sylvanus Ogun, attached to Government Secondary School, Toroegbeni in Sagbama Local Government Area of the state.
Executive Director, African Network for the Environment and Economic Justice, ANEEJ, Rev David Ugolor, has said the controversial Water Resources Bill had nothing to do with tribe or religion.

ANEEJ: Nigeria to get fresh £60 million loot from UK

The Executive Director of African Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ), David Ugolor, yesterday, said that the Nigerian government is set to receive a fresh whooping sum of £60 million from the United Kingdom as part of the money starched by the former governor of Delta State, James Onanefe Ibori.
Ebonyi State House of Assembly yesterday set up a seven man ad-hoc Committee to investigate the steady decline in Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of the state.

Ebonyi assembly begins legislation to amend water law

A bill to amend the Ebonyi Rural Water and Sanitation Agency Establishment Edict, 1998 has passed public hearing in the Ebonyi House of Assembly.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

New police law sets diploma as entry qualification

Nigerians seeking to join the Nigeria Police Force, NPF, must possess a minimum of Ordinary National Diploma, OND, if a new law being proposed to reposition the force and strengthen policing in the country sails through.
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NGO, NBA inaugurate digital resource centre for court judgments

Cleen Foundation, an NGO, and the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Kaduna State, have inaugurated a resource centre to host soft and hard copies of judgments on corruption cases in the state to facilitate their access by legal practitioners.
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#EndSARS: Kano governor urged to set up judicial panel of inquiry

Over 190 Civil Society and Community Based Organizations in Kano State have at the weekend called on Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje to set up a Judicial panel of inquiry into the alleged Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, or Police brutality in the state.
Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has accused the federal government of using the instrument of hunger to coarse its members to accept the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).

ASUU accuses federal government of coating its members to enroll on IPPIS

Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has accused the federal government of using the instrument of hunger to coarse its members to accept the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).
Members of the judicial panel of inquiry into police brutality and the shooting of #EndSARS protesters by the police and soldiers in Lagos toured the Lekki tollgate plaza where the incident occurred on October 20, 2020 and found at least five spent bullets in the drainage around the area.

#EndSARS: Group alleges plans to cover up Lekki shootings

A youth platform formed by the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) called Youth Right Campaign (YRC), on Tuesday, alleged plans by the government to cover up Lekki shootings on October 20, 2020.
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Nigeria governors resolve to increase virus testing capacity at local councils

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has resolved to increase COVID-19 testing in all local governments to prevent a second wave of the pandemic in Nigeria.

PDP rejects moves to regulate social media

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the plans by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its administration to regulate social media in Nigeria.
Members of the judicial panel of inquiry into police brutality and the shooting of #EndSARS protesters by the police and soldiers in Lagos toured the Lekki tollgate plaza where the incident occurred on October 20, 2020 and found at least five spent bullets in the drainage around the area.

#EndSARS: CSOs raise concerns over identity of judicial panelists

Civil society organizations, CSOs, have raised concerns over the identity of the members of the Judicial Panels of Inquiry receiving and investigating complaints of Police brutality or related extrajudicial killings.
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 inaugurates panel of inquiry on police brutality

Gombe State government has inaugurated an 11-member commission of inquiry to investigate cases of human rights violations and other related extrajudicial acts by the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in the state.
A coalition of 23 civil society groups and human rights organisations has condemned the recent mass looting and burning down of private and public properties in Plateau State, saying the development which it noted, was strange to the state must not be allowed to reoccur.

CSOs, peace advocates condemn looting of properties in Plateau

A coalition of 23 civil society groups and human rights organisations has condemned the recent mass looting and burning down of private and public properties in Plateau State, saying the development which it noted, was strange to the state must not be allowed to reoccur.
A non-governmental organisation, We the People, has expressed fears that the composition of various State Panels of Inquiry might undermine the genuine intention of federal and state governments to investigate the activities of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

#EndSARS: Group worries panels’ composition may undermine agitators’ demands

A non-governmental organisation, We the People, has expressed fears that the composition of various State Panels of Inquiry might undermine the genuine intention of federal and state governments to investigate the activities of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest 59 ‘looters,’ recover hundreds of items in Kano

The Kano police command in the aftermath of the recent EndSARS protests has arrested 59 suspects accused of looting hundreds of items belonging to members of the public at the Sabon gari quarters in Kano during the recent uncoordinated protest that took place last Tuesday in Kano.
The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered vehicular restriction from 6am – 6pm tomorrow 16 February during the election.

Ondo election: IGP meets civil society situation room

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has assured the nation, particularly the people of Ondo State, of the commitment of the Nigeria Police Force to replicate and advance the gains recorded by the Force and other security agencies during the Edo Gubernatorial Election as the Force prepares for the forthcoming 10th October, 2020 Ondo Guber Election.

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Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

No official data of persons living with disability – minister

The Federal Government has said the country does not have an official data of persons living with disability, maintaining that the 25 million number being bandied around should be taken with a pinch of salt.
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Lagos bye-election: APC, PDP bicker over ‘vote buying’

Ahead of forthcoming Lagos East Senatorial District bye-election that will hold on December 5, both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State have engaged each other on allegations of voting buying.
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Borno holds bye-election for state assembly

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Borno said it has concluded necessary preparations to hold bye-elections for the two vacant seats in the state House of Assembly on Saturday.
Former Chairman of the Cross River State Universal Basic Education Board, Stephen Odey, has picked the Peoples Democratic Party ticket for the Cross River North Senatorial By-election scheduled for October 31, 2020.

Cross River bye-election: Court affirms Stephen Odey as PDP candidate

A Federal High Court sitting in Calabar on Thursday affirmed Dr Stephen Odey as candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the Cross River North Senatorial bye election.
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has described the National Water Resources Bill as another Ruga aimed at creating grazing areas for herdsmen along shorelines.

Governor Ortom: Nigeria leaders have abandoned path of truth

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state Thursday said Nigeria has been plunged into several security, socio-economic challenges because those entrusted with the leadership of the country have abandoned the path of truth, equity, fairness and justice.