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Amnesty International

Amnesty: Military burning villagers’ houses, detaining innocent people in Northeast

Amnesty International, on Friday, alleged that the Nigerian military is deploying unlawful tactics, including the forcible displacement and detention of villagers in its purported fight against insurgency in the North-East.
Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari

Femi Adesina: Nigeria would have been dead, gone

Femi Adesina, President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, has said that Nigeria would have been dead and gone if not for the election of his principal in 2015.
President Muhammadu Buhari has alerted of the threat that the Libyan instability is losing to lives in the Sahel and the Sub-Sahara Africa. 4

President Buhari pledges to stand by Burkina Faso after attacks

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Burkina Faso of Nigeria’s and other West African countries’ solidarity after it was attacked by suspected terrorists.

Bayelsa/Kogi elections: SERAP seeks ICC probe of APC, PDP officials over violence

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) “to investigate whether the persistent crimes of corruption, violence, and killings during elections in Nigeria, most recently in Bayelsa and Kogi states, and the repeated failure of the Nigerian authorities to address the crimes amount to violence against Nigerians and crimes against humanity within the jurisdiction of the ICC.”

US calls for peaceful, free, transparent elections in Kogi, Bayelsa

The U.S. government has called for a free and fair election in the upcoming gubernatorial eletions in Kogi and Bayelsa, stating that it would be paying close attentions to electoral offenders.
Crvena Zvezda, Olympiacos and GNK Dinamo are now in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League, with the last three play-offs decided on Wednesday.

Italy asks UEFA to reconsider 2020 Champions League final in Turkey

Italy’s Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora has urged European football governing body UEFA to reconsider the decision to play next year’s Champions League final in Istanbul after Turkey’s bloody offensive against the Kurds in northern Syria.
At least 33 Boko Haram militants were killed by Nigerian troops in a gunfight on Sunday, according to military sources on Tuesday.

Report: Boko Haram insurgency returning to pre-2015 levels

The Boko Haram crisis is worsening and returning to pre-2015 levels when the insurgents held territories in the north-east, a report by SB Morgen says.
Fighting between a militia allied with Libya's internationally recognised government fight and two rival groups left some families trapped in their homes [Hani Amara-Reuters]

Libya urges ‘effective’ UN action to end Tripoli violence

Libya's internationally recognised government has called on the UN to take "concrete and effective" action to protect civilians and halt fighting near the capital that has killed more than 100 people since late August.

ICC to rule in war crimes appeal by ex-Congolese VP

International judges will on Friday hand down a verdict in the appeal of disgraced former Congolese vice-president Jean-Pierre Bemba, fighting his conviction for war crimes and an 18-year jail term.

Death toll from Cameroon clashes rises to 32

The death toll from a firefight in an English-speaking region of Cameroon shaken by an armed separatist campaign stands at 32, including five "hostages," the government said.

Facebook defines terrorism on platform

Facebook Inc has revealed it had deleted and put a warning label on 1.9 million pieces of extremist content related to ISIS or al-Qaeda in the first three months of the year, as well as also published its internal definition of terrorism for the first time on Monday.

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Bauchi State Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has inaugurated a sixty-six member palliative committee as part of the efforts of his administration to cushion the effect of COVID-19 in the state.

Bauchi government suspends 20 education secretaries

The Bauchi State Government says it has suspended all the Education Secretaries and some principal officers of the Local Education Authorities (LEAs) in the state.
Staff inspecting preparations around the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca, on July 26. Saudi Ministry of Media-AFP-Getty Images

Civil society hails Saudi Arabia for conducting Hajj despite coronavirus

Independent Hajj Reporters, a civil society organisation that monitors and reports Hajj activities both in Nigeria and in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has congratulated the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ably led by the Custodian of the two Holy Mosques, King Salman Bn Abdulaziz and the Crown Prince, Muhammad Bn Salman for successfully organizing Hajj 2020 despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Several major US companies have expressed their concern over the effects of the Trump administration’s executive order targeting WeChat, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.

WSJ: Apple, Ford, and Disney push back on Donald Trump’s WeChat ban

Several major US companies have expressed their concern over the effects of the Trump administration’s executive order targeting WeChat, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. “More than a dozen” companies including Apple, Ford, Walmart, and Disney are all said to have taken part in a call with White House officials on Tuesday where the companies detailed the adverse consequences that a ban on WeChat could have on their own businesses.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi woos foreign investors

The Government of Ebonyi state has expressed its readiness to enhance the ease of doing business with a view to attracting Foreign Investors into the state.
Lai Mohammed is the current Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. A Nigerian lawyer, and former National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress.

Nigeria: World powers deny us weapons to fight insurgency

The Federal Government has appealed to the world powers not to be weighed by unsubstantiated arguments to deny the country vital platforms and weapons to fight insecurity.