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CUPP kicks against reintroduction of toll gates on highways

The Opposition Political Parties under the umbrella of “Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP)” on Saturday kicked against the decision of the Federal Government to reintroduce toll gates on the nation’s highways, describing it as shocking and unacceptable.

Tribunal: Sokoto youths group rejects judgment

Coalition of Sokoto Youths Association has rejected the judgment of the state governorship election tribunal delivered in Abuja.
Omoyele Sowore

#RevolutionNow: Omoyele Sowore to be arraigned Monday

The Federal Government will, on Monday, arraign Sahara Reporters publisher and convener of #RevolutionNow protests, Omoyele Sowore, before the Federal High Court in Abuja.
The Saudi-UAE military alliance at war with Yemen's Houthis says it bombed Sanaa International Airport and an adjoining airbase which were allegedly being used to launch drone and ballistic missile attacks.

Yemeni Houthis accuse Saudi-led coalition of ‘dangerous escalation’

The Yemeni Houthi movement on Friday accused the Saudi-led coalition of a dangerous escalation of the situation around Hodeidah after coalition forces attacked targets north of the port city.
JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reaffirming his pledge to impose Israeli sovereignty on West Bank settlements.

Benjamin Netanyahu’s election gamble backfires

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in a battle for political survival after exit polls following Tuesday’s election showed the race too close to call and the Israeli leader’s decade-long grip on power slipping.
The main party in the former ruling coalition, the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), has since sought to bolster its position by forging closer ties with one-time rival, the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS).

Malaysia’s top opposition parties form alliance

Malaysia's two oldest political parties have formed an alliance, presenting arguably the largest political platform for the majority Malay Muslims at a time of simmering racial and religious tensions.

Nigeria adopts September 16 as National ID Day

The Federal Government of Nigeria has approved the recognition and observance of September 16 of every year as National Identity Day.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha

Nigeria adopts September 16 as National ID Day

The Federal Government of Nigeria has approved the recognition and observance of September 16 of every year as National Identity Day in a move to create awareness on the importance of identification as a modern tool for national development and social cohesion.

Coalition of NGOs, CSOs reject harassment of Imo public property recovery team

The Coalition of Imo State Non-Governmental Organisations and Civil Society Organisations have warned that the committee on recovery of public property should not be restrained by any person or group of persons from performing their duties.

Saudi coalition launches airstrike in Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition said it launched an airstrike Sunday on a Houthi target in southwestern Yemen.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar: Nigerians looking up to judiciary for justice – PDP

Ahead of the September 13 judgement of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday said Nigerians are now anxiously looking up to the judiciary to have the courage to do justice in the petition brought before the tribunal by its candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

CSOs to occupy British, Irish embassies in Nigeria

Coalition of Civil Society Groups will on Monday commence a week long occupation of the British and Irish Embassies in Nigeria to protest the recent $9.6 billion judgment debt awarded against Nigeria by a British court.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Kogi guber: Coalition warns against alteration of APC delegates’ list

Coalition Of Kogi Progressives has warned against alteration of the All Progressives Congress (APC) delegates’ list in the state.

Stakeholders urge Kaduna government to prioritise agriculture, education

Some Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) working around budget in Kaduna State, on Monday, called on the state government to prioritise agriculture, education and youth development in its 2020 budget.
The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered vehicular restriction from 6am – 6pm tomorrow 16 February during the election.

Police: ‘Revolution march’ treasonable felony

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has warned all those planning a ‘revolution march’ on Monday 5 August to force a change of regime in Nigeria that they will be charged with treasonable felony.
The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan has described insinuations that he is a rubber stamp to the Executive as “sentimental and laughable”.

Lawyer urges senate to set criteria for future ministerial screening

The Coalition of Public Interest Lawyers and Advocates (COPA) has urged the Senate to set a parameter or criteria for confirmation and rejection of ministerial nominees and others sent to it by the president, in the future, to ensure transparency.

Urhobo group advises Governor Okowa to send visitation panel to DELSU

Coalition of Urhobo Youths in Delta State has asked the state Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, to as a matter of urgency, send a visitation Panel to the Delta State University, DELSU, Abraka.
Bauchi Governor Mohammed Abubakar

Former Bauchi governor spent N1.2 billion on burials – aide

A social media aide to former Governor of Bauchi State, Mukhtar Jibril, has debunked the allegation that his principal, Mohammed Abubakar, spent the sum of N2.3 billion for the purchase of woods and shrouds for burial of dead bodies at the Bauchi Muslims cemetery saying 1.2 billion was actually expended.

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Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

Don’t associate Christ with criminality – CAN warns MURIC

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has asked the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) to desist from associating criminality with Christ.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

Court suspends NNPC ongoing job recruitment

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the suspension of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) ongoing job recruitment pending determination of a suit filed by one Mr Pelumi Olajengbesi.

Police disperse Shi’ites’ procession with gunshots

The police on Friday dispersed a procession of Islamic Movement in Nigeria members around Wuse Market in Abuja.
Enugu State Commissioner of Police, Mr Ahmad Abdurrahman, has cautioned parents and guardians not to allow their wards and children to be used in truncating existing peace in the state.

Enugu CP directs orderly-room trial of sergeant

The Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Mr Ahmed Abdurrahman, has directed that Sgt. Ebuka Okonkwo face orderly-room trial for alleged involvement in corrupt practices in the discharge of his duty.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC arraigns ECOWAS secretariat staff for N587.7 million fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday, October 18, 2019, arraigned one Muhammad Dangana before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Maitama, Abuja on a 15-count charge, bordering on criminal diversion of funds, misappropriation and money laundering to the tune of over N587.700million.