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NDLEA destroys 34,560 kg of drugs, substances in Ogun

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it has publicly destroyed over 34, 560 kilograms of hard drug in Ogun.

Police urge warring Oyo council chiefs to sheath their swords

As the crisis in local government administration in Oyo State lingers, the State Police Command has enjoined the two contending sides, the sacked local government chairmen and caretaker chairmen, to sheath their swords and allow peace reign.
Simon Lalong

Governor Lalong urged to bring perpetrators of Plateau killings to justice

The Middle Belt Forum has endorsed the arrest of Fulani Ardos and other community leaders in Bokkos, Riyom and other areas over the latest killings in parts of Plateau State.

Gani Adams: President Buhari’s government tainted with nepotism

The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams has described the recent event that played out during the crusade for the establishment of operation Amotekun across Southwest as a blessing in disguise, pointing out that the Yoruba spoke with one voice in their efforts to make sure that the new initiative came alive.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Amotekun: South-west has no plans to secede – Governor Fayemi

The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has again given assurance that the South-west geopolitical zone had no plans to secede from Nigeria by the launch of the regional security outfit, named Amotekun.
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PDP vows to defend Nigeria’s democracy, institutions

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said on Friday it would continue to protect and defend the nation’s democracy and its institutions.

PDP threatens civil disobedience over ‘nation’s drift’

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has threatened nationwide civil disobedience over what it described as dangerous drift in the affairs of the nation.
Protesters hold placards during a climate change rally in Sydney, Jan. 10, 2020.

Protests as Australia’s bushfire crisis continues

Climate change rallies have been held in Australia by thousands of protesters critical of the government’s handling of the bushfire crisis. A demonstration in Sydney has reportedly attracted 30,000 people, while events have also been held in other major cities.

Police give update on Kogi midnight attack

The Kogi State Police Command has said about 28 houses and vehicles were razed by gunmen in Tawari community among other destruction.
The Nigeria Police Command in Rivers says it intercepted and arrested two fake soldiers allegedly involved in a robbery operation within new Port Harcourt GRA on Wednesday.

Police ban street carnivals in Ogun over violence, others

The Ogun State police command on Saturday placed an indefinite embargo on any form of street carnival or public procession across the state following recent series of violence and wanton destruction of valuable properties in the state which were linked to such carnivals.

Gani Adams attacks South-West governors over insecurity

The Are Ona-Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, again on Wednesday attacked South-West governors over their handling of the security of life and property.
The Chairman, Apapa Local Government of Lagos state, Mr Owolabi Adele, has proposed for re-amendment of the assisting laws, in the council, to enhance Internally Generated Revenue and boost business in the community.

Lagos council proposes re-amendment of existing laws to boost IGR

The Chairman, Apapa Local Government of Lagos state, Mr Owolabi Adele, has proposed for re-amendment of the assisting laws, in the council, to enhance Internally Generated Revenue and boost business in the community.

Court dismisses Olisa Metuh’s no-case submission in ‘destruction of evidence’ trial

The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Maitama, Abuja, on Thursday, dismissed the no-case submission filed by a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, to stop his criminal trial for alleged destruction of evidence.

Mining host communities lament neglect by government, companies

Mining host communities under the auspices of the Federation of Nigerian Mining Host Communities, FNMHC, Friday, lamented alleged neglect by government and mining companies operating in their areas.
Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has directed public primary and secondary schools submerged by flood in the state to proceed on three weeks’ holiday from Monday.

Flood: Ondo governor orders three weeks holiday for schools submerged in state

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has directed public primary and secondary schools submerged by flood in the state to proceed on three weeks’ holiday from Monday.

ECOWAS Court orders federal government to investigate mass killings in Benue

The Community Court of Justice has ordered the Federal Republic government to investigate the January 2018 ‘mass killings and destruction of properties’ in some communities in five local government areas of the country’s Benue State.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa make a speech at the official funeral service of the later former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe on September 14, 2019 at National Sports Stadium in Harare. South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa was jeered and whistled during his speech before he apologised for recent xenophobic attacks in his home country. At least 12 people have been killed this month in a surge in violence and mob attacks against foreign-owned businesses in and around Johannesburg, South Africa’s largest city.TONY KARUMBA / AFP

Xenophobia: South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa sends special envoys to President Buhari, others

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa is set to send special envoys to several African leaders including Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari in light of xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals in his country.
The responses to the announcement were immediate and widely varied. Some hailed former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe a liberation hero. Others dismissed him as a monster.

Zimbabwe begins national mourning for hero-turned-despot Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe was on Saturday due to begin a period of national mourning following the death of Robert Mugabe, the former guerrilla hero turned despot who ruled Zimbabwe for 37 years.

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Kano prohibits Almajiri children from street begging

Kano State Government has banned street begging by Almajiri children in a bid to fully consolidate the free and compulsory primary and secondary schools education policy in the state.
Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court, Asaba has sentenced one Tonwerigha Oyintonbra Tombrown to 66 years imprisonment without an option of fine for defrauding one Izabela Glogowska to the tune of ( €55,000) Fifty Five Thousand Euros under the pretext of paying it into her Perfect Money online account.

‘Yahoo boy’ bags 66 years jail term for €55,000 fraud

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court, Asaba has sentenced one Tonwerigha Oyintonbra Tombrown to 66 years imprisonment without an option of fine for defrauding one Izabela Glogowska to the tune of ( €55,000) Fifty Five Thousand Euros under the pretext of paying it into her Perfect Money online account.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Senate berates Ogoni cleanup despite $360 million provision

The Senate on Tuesday expressed disappointment over the slow pace of work on the Ogoniland cleanup project despite the $360m released for it.
Algeria’s President Abdelmadjid Tebboune said on Twitter that he had ordered medical authorities to take maximum precaution after the coronavirus case was announced by the health minister.

Algeria announces first confirmed case of coronavirus

Algeria has reported its first confirmed case of the new coronavirus, after an Italian man who arrived in the country on February 17 was put into isolation.
Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp believes goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi’s experience is coming to the fore, saying the gap left by Itumeleng Khune is slowly getting filled.

Pressure on Kaizer Chiefs manager to drop Daniel Akpeyi for Soweto derby

The pressure is mounting on Kaizer Chiefs Head Coach Ernst Middendorp to drop Daniel Akpeyi as first choice goalkeeper for Itumeleng Khune ahead of the Soweto Derby against Orlando Pirates this weekend.