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Security forces fired in the air and used tear gas to break up anti-junta demonstrations in Myanmar’s two biggest cities on Wednesday, witnesses said, a day after a regional diplomatic push to help end the month-long crisis made little headway.
Oil prices slipped, on Tuesday, as expectations that top producers would agree to raise oil supply in a meeting this week weighed on sentiment, already hit by concerns over slowing Chinese demand.
The Pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, its South-East counterpart, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the Pan-Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, among others, yesterday, condemned stoppage of the supply of foodstuffs and cattle to the south from the north by the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuffs and cattle Dealers of Nigeria.
Myanmar police fired stun grenades to disperse protesters in the city of Yangon on Tuesday, witnesses said, as foreign ministers of neighbouring countries were due to hold talks with the military in an effort to quell deadly violence.
The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company has decried poor payment culture by its post-paid customers in the South-East despite the steady electricity supply improvement.
Catholic archbishop of Kaduna diocese, Mathew Ndago-Manoso, says with the rising insecurity in the country, it appears President Muhammadu Buhari doesn’t care about citizens.
The Commissioner of Police in Rivers, Friday Eboka, dissolved a special police tactical unit code-named Eagle Crack Squad on Friday.
Supporters and opponents of Myanmar’s military clashed on the streets of Yangon on Thursday as authorities blocked students from leaving their campus to march, a day after a first flurry of diplomacy aimed at resolving the crisis.
The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, says as at December 2020, Federal Government recorded 89 per cent release to Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) for capital component of the 2020 budget.
The Borno Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Mr Jibrin Mohammed, has advised the State Government against mass sack of primary school teachers in the state.
The University of Lagos says its current non-physical Post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (PUTME) has achieved 95 per cent success as against reports in some quarters that it was unreliable and inefficient.
The Ikere Ekiti community in Ekiti State has raised the ₦60 million as part of its contribution to the smooth take off of the newly created Bamidele Olumilua University of Education, Science and Technology, Ikere Ekiti (BOUESTI).
Oyo State government has disclosed that it will offset the promotion arrears of its workforce that have been stagnated for four years, saying that there will be no more disparity in elevation of workers in the State.
The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) says the commission received the highest consumer related complaints from the electricity and banking sectors in 2020.
A 73-year-old man identified as Madumeye has been arrested by operatives of the Delta State Police Command for allegedly defiling a seven-year-old girl in Ubulu-Uku, Aniocha South Area of the state.
The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has said that the Thursday military raid of Orlu and Orsu Local Government Areas of Imo State marked the beginning of the second Nigeria/Biafra war.
The Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, on Wednesday ordered the remand of Kamolideen Baale, 28, and Tunde Tawa, 26, over the alleged kidnapping of their neighbour’s five-year-old boy.
A Karu Grade I Area Court on Wednesday, ordered a 25-year-old tailor, Yesmin Abdullahi, to sweep the court premises for two weeks for stealing a pack of Milo, chocolate malt beverage.
Some gunmen suspected to be bandits have abducted the sister in-law and brother of the Commissioner for Youth and Sport Development in Sokoto state, Bashir Gorau.
The North East Development Commission has flagged off the reconstruction of Kudzum, Dilechim and Wuro-Ngaindi Bridges destroyed by Boko Haram insurgents in Adamawa State.
Former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, yesterday, called for a concerted effort to put an end to the myriads of problems facing Nigeria, saying the insecurity challenges in the country were beyond President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Top public relations official for Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has stepped down, the government says on Monday.
Zimbabwe is set to receive a further 800,000 doses of the Covid-19 jab from China, indicating the “excellent relationship” between the two nations and the Asian giant’s willingness to give the southern African state “preferential treatment” amidst a global “stampede” for vaccines, Zimbabwe’s presidential spokesman George Charamba is quoted by the state-owned Herald newspaper as saying.
Twenty locals were killed in different attacks by bandits in Sokoto and Kaduna states, yesterday, while many sustained severe injuries, 10 houses, two motorcycles and 50 bags of ginger were set ablaze.
Former Super Eagles forward Victor Ikpeba says the Golden Eaglets will be the team to beat at the U-17 Africa Nations Cup in Morocco.
As preparations for the conduct of local government election gather momentum in Oyo State, the Peoples Democratic Party screening committee has disqualified 41 chairmanship aspirants for the election.