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CAN supports Oyo government’s threat to shut churches flouting coronavirus protocol

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Oyo State chapter, says it is in support of the state government’s decision to close down any church that flouts the COVID-19 prevention protocols.
The Senate of University of Port Harcourt (UniPort) has expelled eight students over alleged misconduct bordering on plagiarism, extortion and examination malpractices.

UNIPORT SSANU meets over proposed strike

The University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) chapters of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) have convened a congress meeting over a planned nationwide strike.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Coalition blames Nigerian government, states for coronavirus surge

A leading coalition, Alliance for the Survival of COVID-19 and Beyond (ASCAB), led by a human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Femi Falana, has held the federal and state governments responsible for the rise in COVID-19 in the country.

Ohanaeze election: Uche Okwukwu, Richard Ozobu risk contempt of court – Ikedi Ohakim

For asking the court to stop the Ohanaeze general election, former Governor of Imo State, Chief Ikedi Ohakim, has warned that Mr. Uche Okwukwu and Prince Richard Ozobu, risk being dragged to court for alleged contempt.
President Muhammadu Buhari addressing the abducted students in Katsina, December 18th, 2020. Bayo Omoboriowo

President Buhari’s Christmas message to Nigerians — full text

I felicitate with our Christian brothers and sisters in particular and all Nigerians in general on this joyous occasion of Christmas 2020, commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ.

Ex-Edo APC factional chairman, others join Governor Obaseki in PDP

The immediate past factional chairman of the Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Anselm Ojezua, finally led other members of the party to pitch tenth with the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state, citing loss of confidence in the national leadership of the party and alleged disobedience to the party’s constitution.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Edo APC gets new caretaker committee

Edo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday inaugurated its caretaker committee where it said it was poised to reclaim the state.

Anambra IPAC chair resigns

The Chairman of Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC), Prince Isaac Onuka, has resigned from the position, following the de-registration of some political parties by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Participants shout slogans during an opposition rally to demand the resignation of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan following the signing of a deal to end a military conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, in Yerevan, Armenia December 8, 2020. REUTERS

Hundreds block streets in Armenia after premier ignores deadline to step down

Opposition demonstrators blocked streets in Armenia’s capital on Tuesday to mark the start of a protest campaign after Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan ignored their call to step down over a ceasefire deal struck with Azerbaijan.

President Buhari sends 1000 more troops to Cross River

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered extra 1000 soldiers to be drafted to Calabar and other parts of Cross River State to contain rising insecurity and alleged second phase of ENDSARS protest.
Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo

Ousted Ivory Coast president plans to return home this month: lawyer

Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo, who was forced from power after losing elections 10 years ago, has obtained a new passport and plans to return home this month, his lawyer said on Friday.
Ondo State House of Assembly

Ondo speaker, three others risk jail term over ‘contempt of court’

The Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Bamidele Oloyeloogun, and three members of the state Assembly have been summoned by the State High Court to show course why they should not be jailed for disobedience to the court’s order.

Bayelsa lawmakers shoot down water sector bill

Members of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly on Thursday set aside party differences to shoot down a Water Sector Bill which would have imposed taxes/levies on usage of water by residents of the state.
Police officers line up during a protest against what the activists see as excessive police force against protesters during previous demonstrations, near China's Liaison Office, Hong Kong, China July 28, 2019. REUTERS-Edgar Su-File Photo

China wields patriotic education to tame Hong Kong’s rebellious youth

Cua Chiu-fai is on a mission to rid Hong Kong’s classrooms of what he sees as poisonous anti-China bias. His soldiers: mainly parents. He has recruited hundreds of mothers and fathers to monitor and report on teachers deemed guilty of filling their students with hate for China and urging them to take to the streets in protest.
Kola Ologbondiyan

#EndSARS: PDP welcomes possible sanctions by UK government

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has commended the British parliament for standing in defence of human rights during the recent agitations across the country against police brutality.

#EndSARS: Olumba Obu calls for inter-religious harmony

The founder of the Brotherhood of Star and Cross, Olumba Olumba Obu, has called for inter-religious harmony and love to end mass protests and insecurity in the country.
Amnesty International

Group seeks injunction against Amnesty over ‘false, inciting reports’ against Nigerian Military

Following series of reports published by Amnesty International (AI), including alleged abuse of human rights, a child rights advocacy group, Kids In Need Society International, has filed a suit at the Federal High Court in Makurdi to determine if the persistent and false reports against the military does not constitute a national security threat and infringes on the rights to safety of children and citizens.
Ivory Coast’s economic growth is expected to slow to 1.8% in 2020 from a projected 7.2% due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, President Alassane Ouattara said on Wednesday.

Ivory Coast opposition gives conditions for dialogue

Ivory Coast’s two main opposition parties on Friday made a string of demands they want to see met before engaging in further dialogue on the country’s election crisis which has claimed scores of lives.

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Six others were injured in the explosion just two days after the United States completed the withdrawal of 700 military personnel from Somalia who supported security forces with counter terrorism operations.
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Harley and Rainbow Laboratories, which has been licenced and accredited by the Lagos State Government and Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has been approved to offer specialised laboratory tests, including COVID-19 PCR tests to the public, especially travellers.

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