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As Islamic State fighters advanced across northern Iraq in 2014, Mazen Shemes’ nine-year-old son was killed by a mortar. The family had to bury him quickly before fleeing the same night, along with thousands of other Christian families.
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.
China’s plan to dramatically reform Hong Kong’s electoral system, expected to be unveiled in a parliamentary session in Beijing starting this week, will upend the territory’s political scene, according to more than a dozen politicians from across the spectrum.
The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Most Rev Ignatius Kaigama, is one of Nigeria’s most respected clergymen. He served as the President of Nigerian Bishops Conference (2012-2018), and currently chairs the Episcopal Conference of West African Catholic Bishops.
Enugu government has imposed a 12-hour curfew on Oruku in Nkanu East Local Government Area, following two community leaders’ killing.
The Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria has called on relevant authorities to ensure the prosecution of the perpetrators of the recent crisis between Hausa traders and Yoruba community at Shasha market in Ibadan, Oyo State.
The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, has distanced its members from the purported killing of six children in Anambra State, describing the allegation as “malicious and mischievous”.
Justice Ayokunle Faji of the Federal High Court in Lagos has granted leave to the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to destroy a 1×20 feet container loaded with 381 bags of Ammonium Nitrate, a Chemical used in producing explosives.
The Police on Monday arraigned five men in Ikorodu area of Lagos State over alleged theft and destruction of property worth N765,000
The Amalgamated Union of Food and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AFUCDN), has given the Federal Government till February 24 to address their demands or face total withdrawal of services nationwide.
Gombe State governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has suspended all proceedings leading to the selection of a new traditional ruler of Tangale Chiefdom until peace is fully restored to the troubled area which has seen days of violent protests.
Property worth millions of naira have been destroyed by fire outbreak, which occurred at the popular Mile 3 Market, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The Chairman of the forum and Governor of Plateau, Simon Lalong, in a statement by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr Makut Macham, on Wednesday in Jos, described the act as a heinous crime.
Udeze cited the recent killing of four people and destruction of property at Ogwu-Ikpele in Ogbaru Local Government Area, over the discovery of crude oil, as one of the instances of trying moments for the state.
Former Federal Commissioner for Information and South South Leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to as a matter of urgency, restore peace and trust to the country.
The Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF), on Tuesday, pledged to help rebuild the Sasa Market, Ibadan, which was burnt down in the wake of the crisis that engulfed the market last week.
The community under the aegis of Oro Descendants Union, in a statement titled, ‘We reject unlawful occupation of land in our community by Bororo/Fulani,’ signed by the National President and National Publicity Secretary of the union, Alhaji Uthman Balogun, and Mr. Kayode Adeyipo, respectively, said that the herdsmen allegedly evicted from Oyo State, had occupied Okerimi-Oro community since the last week of January, 2021.
The House of Representatives has called on the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to conduct a speedy and thorough investigation into the recent violence that erupted in Sasa, Ibadan, Oyo State, to allow for prosecution and punishment of those who instigated and participated in the killings and destruction of property.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday, advocated for stiffer penalties for anyone caught in possession of firearm not legally procured in Nigeria.
Twitter introduced a limited version of the Clubhouse competitor on iOS in January. While any users of Twitter’s iOS app can join and listen to Spaces, only a few can host them at the moment.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Tuesday, brokered a truce between the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom and Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala Mohammed in Port Harcourt.
FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid will have to cut down the costs of their squads by more than 35 million euros ($42.14 million) following new salary limits imposed by La Liga on Tuesday to cope with the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Gov. Douye Diri of Bayelsa on Tuesday proposed that 10 per cent of derived oil revenue be provided in the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) for the host communities.
Police in Nasarawa state Tuesday announced the arrest of two suspected notorious armed robbers who have been terrorising Nasarawa and its environs and recovered fire arms from them.
The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Arc Olamilekan Adegbite, Saturday, urged mining companies to prioritize the welfare of host communities for smooth operations.
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova has tasked the health ministry and the health protection watchdog with studying Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination efficacy for HIV-positive people.
UNICEF representative in Nigeria, Mr Peter Hawkins has described the release of 27 students abducted by gunmen in a government school at Kagara, Niger State over a week ago as a relief.
This was disclosed in a joint statement by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the World Health Organization (WHO) in Abuja.
The Apapa Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) said its officers tracked two containers with Tramadol from India to Togo and finally to Nigeria.g