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WHO hands over refurbished psychiatric hospital to Borno government

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has handed over a state psychiatric hospital it recently refurbished to Borno State government to address the increasing mental health challenges in the area.
Traditional rulers across the country have lent their voice to the call on the youth who staged the recent nationwide protests against police brutality to embrace dialogue in resolving their grievances.

#EndSARS: Traditional rulers push for dialogue to resolve youth grievances

Traditional rulers across the country have lent their voice to the call on the youth who staged the recent nationwide protests against police brutality to embrace dialogue in resolving their grievances.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Suspected bandits behead court staff in Kogi

It was a tale of horror and anguish in Bagana, Omala Local Government Area of kogi state as a court staff was beheaded on his farm in the early hours of Monday, November 30, 2020.
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Why I dumped PDP for APC – Ex-Abia commissioner

Former Commissioner for Works in Abia State Chief George Nnanna Kalu, who recently dumped the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC), has said that the management style of the Okezie Ikpeazu-led PDP administration in the State lacks direction.

Senate confirms Mahmood Yakubu as INEC chairman

About a week after President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for confirmation, the Senate has confirmed Mahmood Yakubu as chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
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MACBAN warn herders to shun banditry, kidnapping

Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), has warned herders and all other members of the group to shy away from committing banditry, kidnapping, and all other forms of criminality in the country.
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Amnesty International urges UN to renew South Sudan arms embargo

Amnesty International is urging the United Nations Security Council to renew its arms embargo on South Sudan, saying violence, atrocities and war crimes against civilians have quadrupled this year despite a cease-fire and formation of a unity government in February.

Bishop: 2021 will witness so many killings of prominent Nigerians

The presiding Bishop of Fire Evangelistic ministries International Abuja, Bishop Paul Samgreen Obafemi, has warned that Nigeria will witness a serious revolution in the year 2021 that will lead to bloodshed and restlessness.
Unknown gunmen on Tuesday night, killed a pregnant woman at Rigachikun, a suburb of Kaduna metropolis.

Delta: Three killed, four buildings razed in renewed cult clashes

One person has been confirmed dead with at least four buildings razed down in what appears to be renewed cult clash in Ughelli, headquarters of Ughelli North local government area of Delta State.
5. President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday night received Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, shortly after he defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progresives Congress (APC).

Governor Umahi: Senator Anyim, others approved defection to APC

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, Sunday night revealed that the plan behind his defection was for the former Senate President, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, and other leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to join him in APC two weeks after he must have successfully defected.
At least 43 people have been killed in what the Nigerian president has described as an insane attack in north-east Nigeria on Saturday.

Nigerian governors condemn killing of Borno rice farmers

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has condemned the killing of over 40 rice farmers in Garin Kwashebe, Jere Local Government Area of Borno State on Saturday, by suspected Boko Haram terrorists.

#EndSARS: Edo lawyer wants judicial panel of enquiry on police attacks

An Edo state-based lawyer and notary public, Olayiwola Afolabi, has called on the federal government to institute a judicial panel of inquiry to investigate attacks on police officers by suspected hoodlums during the #EndSARS protest that went violent leading to the destruction of properties and loss of lives across the country.
The Market Traders Association of Nigeria (MATAN) has appealed to Federal and State Governments to compensate their members whose businesses were either fractured or totally destroyed as a result of the recent EndSARS protest.

#EndSARS: Traders beg Nigerian government, states for compensation

Reeling from the wanton loss of property, the Market Traders Association of Nigeria (MATAN) has appealed to Federal and State Governments to compensate their members whose businesses were either fractured or totally destroyed as a result of the recent EndSARS protest that erupted across the country.
End Sars Protesters gather to barricade the Lagos - Ibadan expressway, the oldest highway and major link to all parts of the country. Photo by Olukayode Jaiyeola-NurPhoto via Getty Images

CSO: Second wave of #EndSARS protest‘ll ground Nigeria

A Civil Society Organisation, Citizen Action for Good Governance (CAGG), has raised the alarm over planned resuscitation of the #EndSARS protest, warning that the country may not survive the civil unrest, following the loss of lives, destruction of public and private property that greeted the previous exercise.

Lagos destroys over 1,700 shanties at Agege

Operatives of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit (Taskforce) over the weekend demolished over 1,700 illegal shanties and containerised shops around Fagba railway lines, Agege.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

Military air strikes knock out more terrorists’ hideouts in Borno

Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole has knocked out more hideouts of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists, killing scores in Borno, Defence Headquarters says.
The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has arrested one James Mbah in Ebonyi, who claimed to be its staff.

NSCDC commandant promises adequate security for Plateau farmers

Mr Stephen Jiyason, the Commandant, Plateau Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), has pledged adequate security for farmers in the state.
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Nigeria needs to pay greater attention to psychiatric health – minister

Minister of State for Health, Sen. Adeleke Mamora, said in Calabar on Saturday that Nigeria must pay greater attention to the psychiatric health of the people as the nation grappled with increased substance abuse.

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Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

No official data of persons living with disability – minister

The Federal Government has said the country does not have an official data of persons living with disability, maintaining that the 25 million number being bandied around should be taken with a pinch of salt.
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Lagos bye-election: APC, PDP bicker over ‘vote buying’

Ahead of forthcoming Lagos East Senatorial District bye-election that will hold on December 5, both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State have engaged each other on allegations of voting buying.
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Borno holds bye-election for state assembly

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Borno said it has concluded necessary preparations to hold bye-elections for the two vacant seats in the state House of Assembly on Saturday.
Former Chairman of the Cross River State Universal Basic Education Board, Stephen Odey, has picked the Peoples Democratic Party ticket for the Cross River North Senatorial By-election scheduled for October 31, 2020.

Cross River bye-election: Court affirms Stephen Odey as PDP candidate

A Federal High Court sitting in Calabar on Thursday affirmed Dr Stephen Odey as candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the Cross River North Senatorial bye election.
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has described the National Water Resources Bill as another Ruga aimed at creating grazing areas for herdsmen along shorelines.

Governor Ortom: Nigeria leaders have abandoned path of truth

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state Thursday said Nigeria has been plunged into several security, socio-economic challenges because those entrusted with the leadership of the country have abandoned the path of truth, equity, fairness and justice.