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Rohingya refugees shop during a rainfall in a market place at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia on September 12, 2019. (Photo by MUNIR UZ ZAMAN - AFP)

UN experts urge probe of Rohingya killings in Bangladesh

UN human rights experts have raised new concerns about the treatment of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh following a deadly backlash over the killing of a ruling party official.
Molumo Yusuf, a 14-year-old student of Heritage Global Academy, Ikorodu, Lagos State, won the N100,000 grand prize shopping voucher at MTN mPulse Kiddies Hackathon app competition in Lagos on Friday.

14-year old wins MTN kiddies hackathon app competition

Molumo Yusuf, a 14-year-old student of Heritage Global Academy, Ikorodu, Lagos State, won the N100,000 grand prize shopping voucher at MTN mPulse Kiddies Hackathon app competition in Lagos on Friday.
Russia-linked sources are using social media in an attempt to influence elections in the European Union, according to a new report on disinformation released today by the European Commission, just one month after parliamentary elections in the union.

EU donates N102 million to tackle child under-nutrition in Northwest

The European Union has donated an additional €300 000 (N102million) in humanitarian aid to provide life saving treatment to undernourished children in Nigeria’s north western states of Sokoto and Zamfara, where violence and forced displacement are leading to a further deterioration of the situation.

Indonesia restores internet in Papua as unrest subsides

Indonesia restored internet services in most of the easternmost Papua regions on Thursday as unrest subsided after more than two weeks of protests, an official said.

OVH Energy sacks 100 workers

OVH Energy Marketing Ltd. has retrenched about 100 of its workforce in order to overcome the problem of salaries payment due to the ongoing challenges in the downstream oil sector.

Orlu elders urges Imo governor to prosecute Senator Okorocha

Elders of Orlu Senatorial Zone of Imo State, under the aegis of Orlu Elders Council, have called on Governor Emeka Ihedioha to probe and prosecute the immediate past Governor of the State, Chief Rochas Okorocha.

Ministers reporting to COS is global practice – group

A pro Buhari group, Buhari Diaspora Support Organisation (BDSO), has expressed worry over the controversies surrounding the recent directive of the president that ministers should report to his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari.
A don, Prof. Leke Oduwaye, on Monday urged Lagos State Government to prosecute owners of buildings blocking drainage right-of -way to guard against flooding.

Flood submerges Yola metropolis

The Adamawa State capital, Yola, was completely submerged as cars were seen floating and thousands of houses and properties destroyed and submerged by the flood which was caused by a heavy down pour which lasted for six hours.

World Bank to spend $62 million on projects in Adamawa

The World Bank, in collaboration with Adamawa State government, says plans have been concluded to disburse 62 million dollars on a number of intervention projects in the state.
The Federal High Court Abuja, on Monday, refused to grant a request stopping President Muhammadu Buhari from inaugurating the 43 ministerial nominees over the exclusion of an FCT indigene from the cabinet list.

President Buhari inaugurates new cabinet, retains petroleum minister position

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday swore in the 43 appointed ministers at the Federal Executive Council Chambers, Presidential Villa, Abuja. Buhari who announced the portfolio of each minister shortly after they were sworn in, urged...

Tax: Why FIRS boss Babatunde Fowler was queried

The Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr. Babatunde Fowler, was queried by President Muhammadu Buhari over variances between budgeted collections and actual collections between 2015 and 2018.
Indian PM Narendra Modi has said his decision to strip Indian-administered Kashmir of its special status will restore the region to its “past glory”.

India premier vows to ‘restore’ Kashmir’s ‘past glory’

Indian PM Narendra Modi has said his decision to strip Indian-administered Kashmir of its special status will restore the region to its “past glory”.
Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Isah Pantami

Telcos accuse NITDA of usurping NCC’s powers

Telcos on Tuesday accused the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) of trying to usurp the regulatory functions of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) under the guise of issuing Frameworks and Guidelines.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Full list of senate committees chairmen, deputy

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has named Chairmen of Senate Committees and their Deputies.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 1

Speaker Gbajabiamila names chairmen of 109 standing committees

House of Representatives Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila on Thursday announced the chairmen of the 109 standing committees.
Emeka Offor

Enugu Disco hails Emeka Offor for contributions polio eradication in Nigeria

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has commended Sir Emeka Offor, Chairman of Chrome Group, for his philanthropic contributions to end polio in Nigeria.

Enugu Disco denies collecting N2 million from estate residents in Aba

Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) is working to replace a faulty transformer in Federal Housing Estate, Ogbor-Hill, Aba, Abia and restore regular electricity supply to the estate, an official has said.
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, gestures during a news conference Buenos Aires [Agustin Marcarian-Reuters]

Venezuelan opposition to continue talks with government

Venezuela’s opposition said on Sunday it will return to Barbados to continue talks with the government of President Nicolas Maduro as part of efforts to resolve the South American nation’s political crisis.

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An Ilorin, Kwara State lawyer Olarewaju Aluko and his client, Taiye Na’Allah, on Thursday sued the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) at a Kwara State High Court for alleged defamation of character.

EFCC nabs gang for impersonating anti-graft agencies

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Uyo Zonal Office, has arrested three men in Uyo for impersonating the staff of the Commission.
Ogun state governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has tweeted his real official portrait, as against the image that is being circulated by street traders in Abeokuta, the capital.

Governor Abiodun: I almost gave up on public office

Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, said on Tuesday, he almost gave up the idea of contesting for public office after his attempts to become governor and Senator in 2003 and 2015 failed .
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has upheld argument by President Muhammadu Buhari that it lacked the jurisdiction to entertain allegation of corrupt practices and voters’ inducement raised against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.

Presidency: VP Osinbajo followed due process in supervision of agencies

The Presidency last night said that Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, followed due process in his supervision of agencies under him.

NECO to release results of 30,000 students as Niger government pays N200 million exam...

The Niger government says it has paid N200 million to National Examination Council (NECO), to ensure the release of results of 30,000 students being withheld by the examination body.
Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has pledged that his administration would be fair, just and equal to all religions in the state, noting that the prayers of Muslim clerics contributed to his election victory.

Oyo governor pledges fairness to all religions

Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has pledged that his administration would be fair, just and equal to all religions in the state, noting that the prayers of Muslim clerics contributed to his election victory.