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Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has condemned what it called the silence of President Buhari over protests against operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, a unit of the Nigeria Police Force, in the past two weeks.

#EndSARS: HURIWA charges President Buhari to set up assets recovery panel

Foremost rights advocacy group, the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has condemned what it called the silence of President Muhammadu Buhari over protests against operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, a unit of the Nigeria Police Force, in the past two weeks.

Nigeria to begin business sample census October 12

The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, is to commence National Business Survey after 22 years.

Group plans $50 million ICT hub in Ondo

A political research and development think-tank group, Pentagon Movement Group (PMG), on Sunday, disclosed that discussions are currently ongoing between it and a top Chinese investor to construct the “biggest Information and Communications Technology (ICT) hub” in Ondo State.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Commercial motocylist commits suicide in Ibadan

A man, known as Sarafa Ayuba, 22, has reportedly committed suicide beside his uncle’s house at Amuloko area of Ona Ara Local Government part of Oyo State.
The Director General, Lagos Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, has confirmed that 30 adults were injured, 23 buildings and 15 vehicles were also destroyed by the Iju-Ishaga tanker explosion.

30 injured, 23 buildings, 15 vehicles destroyed in Lagos tanker explosion

The Director General, Lagos Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, has confirmed that 30 adults were injured, 23 buildings and 15 vehicles were also destroyed by the Iju-Ishaga tanker explosion.

Tony Elumelu named in 2020 TIME100

TIME has named Tony O. Elumelu, one of Africa’s leading investors and philanthropists, in the 2020 TIME100, the annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The list, now in its seventeenth year, recognises the activism, innovation, and achievement of the world’s most influential individuals. Mr Elumelu, who is one of only four Africans on the 2020 list, is recognised for his track record of business turnaround and value creation, and economic empowerment of young Africans.
The Oyo State chapter of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) says Governor Seyi Makinde disappointed himself for failing to fulfil the promises made to the party few days to the 2019 gubernatorial election.

Oyo governor flags off N2.5 billion Ajoda Housing Estate project

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Wednesday, flagged off the construction of 360 units of houses at Ajoda New Town Housing Estate in Ibadan.
John Boyega was replaced with Chinese actor Liu Haoran - Image- A London Gent - Jo Malone London [screenshot]

John Boyega cuts ties with Jo Malone after brand removed him from Chinese ad...

John Boyega has stepped down as a brand ambassador for British cologne company Jo Malone after he was cut out of the Chinese version of an ad campaign he originally conceived and starred in.
Benin Electricity Distribution Plc. (BEDC)

Benin Disco allays fears on new electricity tariff system

The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC), Mrs Funke Osibodu, yesterday, allayed fears of customers in the franchise states over the new Service-Based Tariff, (SBT), saying that they will now pay appropriate rates for services rendered based on its availability.
Pioneer Chairman of the League Management Company (LMC), Hon. Nduka Irabor, has opened up on several challenges facing the Nigeria Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

NPFL: LMC chief insists clubs must be licensed to participate

Following the directive of the Nigeria Football Federation that no club would be allowed to participate in the domestic league without meeting the requirement of club licensing, the organizers of the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL, has invited all the clubs in the elite division to submit their applications for licensing ahead of 2020/2021 season

‘Car thief’ kills pregnant woman, okada rider in Delta

A suspected car snatcher, on Sunday, killed a pregnant woman and a commercial motorcyclist, popularly known as ‘Okada’ in Isselu-Uku, Aniocha North Local Government Area, Delta State.
The popular Costain Bus Stop in Lagos State has been relocated temporarily to an open space in front of the National Theatre, Iganmu, newsmen report.

Lagos drivers protest ‘extortion’ by task force

Some commercial drivers plying the Iyana-Ipaja area of Lagos State and its environs, on Tuesday, protested alleged harassment and extortion by personnel of the Lagos State Task Force on Environment and Special Offences Unit.
The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, IBEDC, has appealed to its customers to go through the proper channel and avoid fraudulent activities in meter collection.

NERC: Electricity tariff increase takes effect September 1

This comes three months after the tariff hike implementation slated for July 1 was halted by the National Assembly, which prevailed on the distribution companies to shelve the date to the first quarter of 2021 due to the current economic challenges in Nigeria.
WORLD Shipping giant, Maersk Nigeria Limited has said that its offices in Lagos and other parts of Nigeria remain open to customers to transact their businesses.

Maersk suspends peak season surcharge on Nigerian bound cargoes

Maersk Line has instructed its commercial department to stop applying the peak season surcharge from 1st September 2020.
The federal government has reopened the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu and urged entrepreneurs from the South-east region to invest in the planned concession of airport facilities.

Enugu airport: President Buhari deserves praises – Senator Kalu

Former Governor of Abia State and Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Kalu, has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for the successful reconstruction and re-opening of Akanu Ibiam International Airport (AIIA), Enugu.

Nigerian students protest closure of schools

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) have scheduled a peaceful demonstration for September 1, to demand the reopening of schools nationwide.

SEC educates investors on ‘investing in difficult times’

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has held a webinar to educate investors in the Nigerian capital market in understanding the rudiments of investing in difficult times.
The Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) has rejected the military coup in Mali and ordered sanctions against its ringleaders.

Ecowas rejects Mali coup, orders sanctions against masterminds

The Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) has rejected the military coup in Mali and ordered sanctions against its ringleaders.

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As the #EndSARS protests turn violent in different parts of the country, a Methodist Bishop, Dr Sunday Onuoha, has called on the demonstrating youths not to take the laws into their own hands.

#EndSARS: Methodist Bishop sues for peace

As the #EndSARS protests turn violent in different parts of the country, a Methodist Bishop, Dr Sunday Onuoha, has called on the demonstrating youths not to take the laws into their own hands.
Some hoodlums have vandalised the Plateau State Secretariat, the Plateau Publishing Company (PPC), publishers of the Nigerian Standard Newspaper, and the State Water Board, all located in Jos.

Hoodlums vandalise Plateau secretariat, others

Some hoodlums have vandalised the Plateau State Secretariat, the Plateau Publishing Company (PPC), publishers of the Nigerian Standard Newspaper, and the State Water Board, all located in Jos.

Gunmen kill two, abduct six in Katsina

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have killed two people and abducted six others in Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State.

Group advocates increase in budgetary allocation to education

A non-governmental organisation, Human Development Initiatives, has enjoined Nigerian government at all levels to devote more percentage of their annual budgetary allocations to education in order to increase the pace of development in the country.
Eric García has decided to return to Barcelona and a deal will be completed after the completion of the Champions League, according to Sport.

Eric Garcia remains determined to quit Manchester City for Barcelona

Eric Garcia remains determined to leave Manchester City.