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Oyo PDP alleges opposition behind fake production of Amotekun uniforms

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Oyo state chapter, yesterday, said that its suspicion of opposition parties in the state having a connection with the imbroglio surrounding the production of fake Amotekun corps uniforms for sponsored hoodlums to cause mayhem in the state with the aim of blackmailing the Makinde led administration was already justified by capturing some of the producers of the fake uniforms.
FILE PHOTO - The logo of Amazon is pictured inside the company's office in Bengaluru, India, April 20, 2018. REUTERS-Abhishek N. Chinnappa-File Photo

Amazon faces backlash from Indian ruling party lawmakers over web series ‘Tandav’

A local official from India’s ruling Hindu nationalist party on Sunday registered a police complaint against an Amazon Prime web series alleging it insults Hindu gods and goddesses, and threatened to launch a protest at the company’s office in Mumbai.

Nigerian Navy intercept 100,000 litres of diesel, arrest 24 ‘oil bunkerers’

The Forward Operating Base (FOB) of the Nigerian Navy in Igbokoda, Ondo State, says it has intercepted six boats loaded with over 100,000 litres of diesel along the Ondo-Lagos coastal axis.
If you’re having trouble sending messages in the secure messaging app Signal, it may be due to technical difficulties the company says are affecting the app on Friday.

Signal outage keeps messages from sending

If you’re having trouble sending messages in the secure messaging app Signal, it may be due to technical difficulties the company says are affecting the app on Friday.
An Alpharetta man who was among those arrested following the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday has killed himself, according to the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Georgia man arrested following Capitol insurrection has died by suicide

An Alpharetta man who was among those arrested following the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday has killed himself, according to the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office.
President Goodluck Jonathan

Ex-President Jonathan confident Mali will return to civilian rule in 18 months

After two days of meetings with Malian political and civil-society figures, the mediator for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), former Nigerian president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, said he had no doubt that Mali’s post-coup interim administration would hand over power to civilians within the agreed 18-month deadline.
The U.S. Capitol as seen on Jan. 11. - Stefani Reynolds-Getty Images

Donald Trump declares state of emergency in D.C.

President Donald Trump on Monday declared a state of emergency in Washington, D.C., citing the “emergency conditions” surrounding President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.
Acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin speaks during a news conference in Washington, Jan. 12, 2021.

US prosecutors expect to charge hundreds of Capitol rioters

U.S. prosecutors say they have identified more than 170 people for potential criminal charges in connection with the January 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol and that they expect that number to run into the hundreds in the coming weeks as a massive nationwide hunt for the pro-Trump rioters continues.
US President Donald Trump spoke to the press as he departed the White House on travel to visit the US-Mexico border Wall [Kevin Lamarque-Reuters]

Capital riot: My speech was totally appropriate – Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has said his speech before last week's deadly Capitol riot, when he urged his supporters to march on Congress, was "totally appropriate".
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Court adjourns #EndSARS protester’s trial due to coronavirus rules

The Chief Magistrate Court in Yaba, Lagos has adjourned the case against #EndSARS campaigner, Eromosele Adene, till February 2021 due to COVID-19-enforced guidelines.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest 318 ‘criminals’ in Yobe

The Police Command in Yobe, on Sunday, said it arrested 318 suspects in connection with various offences in the fourth quarter of 2020.
Tunde Ayeni

Ex-Skye Bank chair Tunde Ayeni accuses Captain Okunbo of stealing, criminal diversion of millions...

A former chairman of the defunct Skye Bank (now Polaris Bank), Mr Tunde Ayeni, has dragged his business partner, Captain Hosa Okunbo, to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged mismanagement, stealing and diversion of funds from their company – Ocean Marine Security Limited. In the petition written by his counsel, Mr Femi Fálànà (SAN), Ayeni gave a vivid account of how Okunbo tried to scheme him out of the company.
The Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Mr Ahmad Abdurrahman, has warned police officers and men to shun unprofessionalism while enforcing restriction orders to check spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Enugu: Police declare notorious robber wanted

The Enugu State Commissioner of Police, Ahmad Abdulrahman, has, for the third time, declared wanted a suspected notorious armed robber, Valentine.
In continuation of its renewed efforts to provide more critical infrastructure in the state, the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has approved the execution of development projects worth over N2.5 billion.

Enugu governor inaugurates panel of inquiry over Oruku crisis

Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has inaugurated a Panel of Inquiry on the recent crisis in Oruku Community in Nkanu East Local Government Area of the state.
DR Congo President Felix Tshisekedi’s office said Saturday that he has pardoned two men convicted over the assassination of former ruler Laurent-Desire Kabila, the father of his political rival Joseph Kabila.

DR Congo frees 26 prisoners for Laurent Kabila’s assassination

Jubilation at the Makala prison in Kinshasa Friday as Congolese president Felix Tshisekedi pardoned at least 26 men, who were convicted for planning the assassination of ex-president Laurent Kabila in 2001.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

#EndSARS: Eight arraigned in Ekiti over attack on police stations

Eight persons were on Friday arraigned before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court for alleged attacks on police stations and stealing during the recent #EndSARS protests.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

EFCC confirms investigation of Cross River commissioner

The Zonal Head, the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) Uyo, Edeh Akpa Uchenna, has confirmed that the Commissioner for Environment in Governor Ben Ayade’s cabinet was being investigated.
The United States (U.S.) reported more than 4,000 Coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in one day for the first time on Thursday, as health systems struggle to cope with the number of sick and dying patients.

US reports over 4,000 daily coronavirus deaths for first time

The United States (U.S.) reported more than 4,000 Coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in one day for the first time on Thursday, as health systems struggle to cope with the number of sick and dying patients.

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NEMA boss promises regular training to equip workers for emergencies

The Director-General of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), AVM Muhammadu Muhammed (rtd), says the agency will continue to organise training to equip the workers for emergencies.

Judges accused of taking over ECOWAS Court’s relocation contracts

The proposed relocation of the administrative offices of the ECOWAS Court of Justice to Gudu area of Abuja has been smeared by allegations of graft and abuse of power.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has said that peace and harmony have returned to the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS.

Nigerian government releases N10 billion for domestic coronavirus vaccines production

The Ministry of Finance has released N10 billion to support domestic vaccines production to tackle COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Plateau: Police kill two ‘kidnappers’, rescue victims

It was learnt that the two suspects had earlier abducted two persons in Mangu Council Area of the state and fled before the police shot them dead in a gun battle and rescued the victims
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Ogun: Police arrest eight cultists for murder

No fewer than eight suspected cultists have been arrested by the police in different parts of Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State for murder.