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Nigeria's police chief ordered the immediate mobilisation of all force resources on Saturday to try to control the worst street violence in Africa's most populous country in two decades stemming from protests against police brutality.
#EndSARS: What President Buhari told ex-Presidents Obasanjo, Jonathan, Gowon, others about protesters – Presidency
President Muhammadu Buhari has told former Nigerian leaders that #EndSARS protesters ‘gradually turned violent’ after the government conceded to their demands.
Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State on Thursday night met with the leadership of civil society groups in the state, as he harped on why peace must continue to reign in the state.
As a way of curtailing the violent nature the #EndSARS demonstration has assumed in Edo state, Governor Godwin Obaseki on Thursday met with leaders of #EndSARS and several civil society groups leaders, social groups, selected youth leaders, and stakeholders across the state where he appealed for an end to violence in the state.
A former Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar, has appealed to the #EndSARS protesting youth to withdraw from the streets and prepare for dialogue and for peace, progress and political stability in Nigeria.
Former United States presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, has made a public appeal to Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari to end the killing of peaceful protesters.
Uche Secondus, National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Anambra Governor, Peter Obi, have congratulated Gov. Godwin Obaseki on his re-election.
In a demonstration to tackle the menace of ghost workers that has continue to drain the coffers of government, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will hold a public parley with all the stakeholders involved in the payment of workers salaries in the state.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s ruling party has dismissed as “rubbish” a statement by Western diplomats warning Zimbabwe’s government not to use the COVID-19 pandemic as a pretext to stifle citizens' rights. The statement was delivered while more than a dozen citizens are in hiding for fear of persecution or prosecution for organizing an anti-government protest.
Authorities had announced the ban earlier this week after an event by the same organizers at the start of the month was broken up because the participants – numbering tens of thousands – were not wearing masks or keeping the required distance from one another.
Employees of Shell companies in Nigeria have launched free feeding programme in COVID-19 isolation centres in seven states under the Shell Employee Care Programme, the General Manager External Relations of Shell Nigeria, Igo Weli, said in a statement on Thursday.
Army colonel Assimi Goita has been introduced as Mali's new military strongman after a mutiny forced President Boubacar Keita out of power.
Former president, Goodluck Jonathan, returned to Mali on Monday to continue his mediation towards resolving the country’s socio-political crisis.
The National Association of Nigerian Students, South-West Zone, has given the Department of State Services till Monday to release detained #RevolutionNow protesters.
Ahead of his inauguration for the second term in office, Ondo State governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, on Friday approved the setting up of a 25-member committee.
Sequel to the recent unrest in Lagos State which resulted in wanton destruction to some government properties, items, and valuables, the state government on Friday directed all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to send the list of all affected properties, items and other valuables in their domain.
Liberian President George Weah on Friday inaugurated a new national carrier for the West African country, named Lone Star Air, about 30 years after the country’s previous airline went bust.
The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Friday urged the African continent to brace itself for possible second wave COVID-19 infections.
The United Nations (UN) has commended the Federal Government on the implementation of its (UN) Security Council Resolutions (UNSCR) 1325 programmes on women, peace and security in Nigeria.
Tragedy struck in the early hours on Thursday, when a tanker loaded with Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, popularly called petrol, suddenly overturned while in the process of navigating through the dilapidated spot at LACASERA outwards Mile-2 Oke, opposite Fatgbems Fuel Station, along Apapa-Oshodi Expressway.
The Presidency on Friday quoted the President of the European Council, Mr Charles Michel, as reiterating Europe’s support for the bid of Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to become the next Director-General of the World Trade Organisation.
Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite” predictably dominated the Asian Film Awards. The dark comedy, which won Cannes 2019 and four Oscars, added four further prizes on Wednesday, including best film and best screenplay.
A Nigerian senator has explained that some of the items stolen from his house were bought with public funds by a government agency which handed it over to him for distribution.
Cross River state governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, has ordered the immediate suspension of transportation of scrap of all categories out of the state.