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The immediate past Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, on Monday, pleaded not guilty to 18-count charge of N3 billion graft.

Ex-HoS Winifred Oyo-Ita, others ask court to adjourn ‘N570 million fraud’ case indefinitely

Former Head of Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, on Tuesday, urged the Federal High Court, Abuja, to adjourn her ongoing trial sine die over alleged Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)’s abuse of court process.
An Upper Shariah court at Kofar kudu in Kano has summoned President Muhammadu Buhari’s popular singer Dauda Kahutu Rarara to appear before it on December 22 over alleged illegal camping and hiding of a married woman, name (withheld) who featured in one of his musical videos.

Court summons Rarara over married woman in his music video ‎

An Upper Shariah court at Kofar kudu in Kano has summoned President Muhammadu Buhari’s popular singer Dauda Kahutu Rarara to appear before it on December 22 over alleged illegal camping and hiding of a married woman, name (withheld) who featured in one of his musical videos.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest man for alleged kidnap, murder of teenager

The Police Command in Kano has confirmed the arrest of one Anas Sa’idu for allegedly kidnapping and murdering a 16-year-old, Tijjani Kabiru, at Kwanar Gwarmai Village in the Bebeji Local Government Area of the state.
The Trump administration moved forward Friday on removing long-standing federal protection for the nation's birds, over objections from former federal officials and many scientists that billions more birds will likely perish as a result.

Donald Trump administration moves ahead on removing bird protections

The Trump administration moved forward Friday on removing long-standing federal protection for the nation's birds, over objections from former federal officials and many scientists that billions more birds will likely perish as a result.

#EndSARS: Ekiti judicial panel approves compensation of N150,000 for victim

The Ekiti State Judicial Panel of Inquiry looking into allegations of Human Rights violations by Police Officers, including officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other persons, has approved 150,000 Naira compensation to a complainant, Mr Adaramola Abiodun Olusola.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Three in police net for ‘stealing’ three-day-old child in Kaduna

The Kaduna State Police Command says it has arrested three suspects for stealing a three-day-old child in Kaduna.
Speaking at a press conference on the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said social media was used to spread fake news and disinformation that catalyzed the violence that was witnessed across the country.

#EndSARS: Nigerian government tasks NBC, media to change narrative on Lekki shooting

The Federal government has tasked the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) and local media in Nigeria to change the narratives on the alleged massacre of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Tollgate on October 20, 2020.
Police officers line up during a protest against what the activists see as excessive police force against protesters during previous demonstrations, near China's Liaison Office, Hong Kong, China July 28, 2019. REUTERS-Edgar Su-File Photo

China wields patriotic education to tame Hong Kong’s rebellious youth

Cua Chiu-fai is on a mission to rid Hong Kong’s classrooms of what he sees as poisonous anti-China bias. His soldiers: mainly parents. He has recruited hundreds of mothers and fathers to monitor and report on teachers deemed guilty of filling their students with hate for China and urging them to take to the streets in protest.
Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed

Why Nigerian government is repackaging social intervention programmes – minister

The Federal Government says it will repackage its social intervention programmes to ensure it reached more people at the grassroots.

LUTH dismisses allege eviction of nursing mothers without notice

Some nursing mothers at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, yesterday decried alleged inhuman treatment melted on them by the hospital management, claiming they were evicted from the hospital lodge without prior notice.
The Bauchi State chapter of Association of Master Bakers says the rising cost of production of bread might force it to increase the price of the product by 20 per cent.

Bread bakers begin strike over high-cost of flour

Bread bakers in Plateau State have begun a three-day strike over a hike in the price of flour and other ingredients used for making bread in the state.
Opposition leader and presidential candidate Zephirin Diabre holds a news conference ahead of the presidential and legislative elections, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, November 21, 2020. REUTERS-Media Colibaly

Burkina opposition candidate alleges ‘massive fraud’ ahead of Sunday vote

Burkina Faso opposition candidate Zephirin Diabre said President Roch Kabore is orchestrating a “massive fraud” to secure re-election in Sunday’s presidential vote, and that he will not accept results marred by irregularities.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest 19 over attack on Bauchi security committee members

The Bauchi State Police Command on Saturday disclosed that 19 thugs, popularly called Sara suka, were arrested by its operatives in connection with last Saturday’s attack on members of the State peace and security committee, known as Yan Committee, at Kofar Dumi.
An outbreak of Covid-19 cases in the Uruguay squad is causing increasing alarm as captain Diego Godin became the 16th member to test positive for the virus on Friday after returning to his club.

Anger grows from clubs after coronavirus outbreak in Uruguay squad

An outbreak of Covid-19 cases in the Uruguay squad is causing increasing alarm as captain Diego Godin became the 16th member to test positive for the virus on Friday after returning to his club.
The National Industrial Court in Abuja has ordered the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading (NBET) to pay a whistleblower, Sambo Abdullahi, all his salaries and other emoluments from December 22, 2017, till date.

Senate queries NBET over N1.5 billion unremitted fund

The Senate has queried the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Company, NBET, over alleged unremitted N1.5 billion as the total amount being accrued as accumulated interests from investments in Treasury Bills.
Facebook has accused Apple of privacy shortcomings and abusing its market power after the iPhone maker took a swipe at the social media platform’s data collection practices.

Apple, Facebook trade accusations over data privacy

Facebook has accused Apple of privacy shortcomings and abusing its market power after the iPhone maker took a swipe at the social media platform’s data collection practices.

Group: DISCOs, NERC conniving to extort consumers

A civil society group, Civil Rights Council (CRC), has accused the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) of allegedly conniving with Distribution Companies (DISCOs) to extort electricity consumers through outrageous estimated billings.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Panel asks police to explain alleged abduction, disappearance of sick boy in Abuja

The Independent Investigative Panel on allegations of human rights violations by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other units of the Nigerian Police on Tuesday asked the Police to get ready and respond to the case of alleged abduction and enforced disappearance of a young boy, Elijah Tanko of Bwari Area Council of FCT.

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FCTA spent N29 billion on coronavirus during lockdown – minister

The Senate has been told that the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA spent a total sum of N28.5billion on some activities within the Federal Capital Territory, FCT during the outbreak of the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, especially during the lockdown.
The Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Professor Adeolu Akande, has said only good governance will silence social media from its criticism of government.

Only good governance will silence social media criticism – NCC chair

The Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Professor Adeolu Akande, has said only good governance will silence social media from its criticism of government.

INEC expresses readiness for saturday bye-elections in 11 states

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has expressed readiness for the conduct of bye-elections across 11 States this Saturday.

APC sets agenda for reappointed INEC chairman, tasks him on fairness

Following the Senate’s clearance of reappointed Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the ruling All Progressives Congress APC has set an agenda for the chief electoral umpire, urging him to be unbiased and apolitical.

Experts identify free zones as key route for economic recovery

As policymakers and investors explore all options available to revive the post-COVID-19 economy, a group of experts have recommended an increased focus on the industrialisation and vibrant trade flows found in Nigeria’s free trade zones.