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The south west leader of the Accord Party, Dr Doyin Okupe, has charged the nations electoral body the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) – and security agencies, including the Department of State Services (DSS) to be fair and just in the way they treat members of other political parties.
Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court, Abuja, has disqualified self from the trial of eight Boko Haram suspects. The development followed allegation of bias levied against him by the defendants.
The Kogi State House of Assembly is to petition the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, and the Department of State Services (DSS) over an alleged publication of collecting N200M bribe from governor Yahaya Bello.
Mr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor, head of the legal team for the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, on Sunday, described a former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, as a drowning man desperately in search of relevance from the Federal Government and relief from prosecution on corruption charges.
The Commissioner of Police in Bayelsa State, Mr. Asuquo Amba, at the weekend, waded into the crisis rocking the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, state chapter.
A former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, has revealed that the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, is in the United Kingdom.
The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin, and the three other Service Chiefs on Saturday, moved to Maiduguri to celebrate the nation’s 57th Independence Anniversary with troops in the frontline.
Trials of Boko Haram suspects in Nigeria will take place behind closed doors with no media present, a justice ministry official with knowledge of the matter told AFP on Friday.
The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, Kogi State Polytechnics chapter, on Friday, called on President Muhammadu Buhari and the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai, to institute a high powered investigation into the alleged invasion and brutalisation of students and staff of the institution by some soldiers on the order of the state government.
Leaders of the organised labour in Benue State including the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), the Joint Public Negotiation Council (JPNC) 1,11 and 111 and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) has resolved to embark on “a total, comprehensive and indefinite strike action” in protest against non-payment of workers salaries in the state.
Troops of the 1 Division of the Nigerian Army in Kaduna on Tuesday recovered additional 510 animals from armed bandits in Zamfara, after engaging them in a fierce battle, according to the army.
The Lagos State Police Command would synergize with other security agencies to ensure a violence-free bye election in Eti-Osa Constituency, Commissioner of Police, Ag. CP Edgal Imohimi, has said.
The Lagos State Government will be meeting with the management of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to discuss on issues of compensation for victims of the January 19 pipeline fire in Abule Egba, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said on Saturday.
The Justice Development and Peace Commission (JDPC), of the Catholic Archdiocese of Jos, on Saturday donated improved seedlings to 50 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at Ban, Barkin Ladi Local Government Area (LGA), of Plateau.
Firebrand Nick Kyrgios scraped past Karen Khachanov Saturday in five thrilling sets to set up a grudge match against top seed Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open fourth round.
Worried by the prevailing security situation in the country, the Speakers of the Six South-West States, under the auspices of Conference of Speakers of South West State Legislatures, have thrown their weight behind the Western Nigeria Security Network (Operation Amotekun), describing it as a supportive security mechanism targeted at curtailing threats and protecting lives and property of the people.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Bauchi State, has described the ongoing supplementary and rerun elections in Zaki and Gamawa councils as an improvement over 2019 polls.
The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the appeal of the All Progressive Congress and its candidate, Ahmed Aliyu, challenging Aminu Tambuwal of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as governor of Sokoto State.
The Ohanaeze Ndigbo on Monday called on the people of Imo State to accept in good faith the Supreme Court judgment that removed Emeka Ihedioha and brought in Hope Uzodinma as the governor of the state.
The Kano State Commissioner for Education, Muhammad Sanusi-Kiru, says over 500,000 out-of-school children in the state are now back to school, as the state’s school enrolment level increases tremendously.
Danish international Christian Eriksen is poised to complete a move from Premier League club Tottenham to Serie A side Inter Milan, according to reports in Italy on Friday.
Soldiers and mobile policemen have cleared the Maiduguri-Damaturu highway off remnants of Boko Haram that have terrorised motorists in the last few days.