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Abdullahi Ganduje

Kano council polls: APC sweeps all 44 chairmanship, councilorship seats

The ruling party, All Progressive Congress, APC, have won all the 44 Local government Chairmen seats in Kano State.
FILE PHOTO: Pro-Trump protesters react amidst a cloud of tear gas during clashes with Capitol police at a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election results by the U.S. Congress, at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, U.S, January 6, 2021. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

How security failures enabled Donald Trump mob to storm U.S. Capitol

The bloody chaos inside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday came after the police force that protects the legislative complex was overrun by a mob of Trump supporters in what law enforcement officials called a catastrophic failure to prepare.
Drivers stand in front of police officers as they block the exit at the Port of Dover, as EU countries impose a travel ban from the UK following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Dover, Britain, December 23, 2020. REUTERS-John Sibley

Stranded truckers fume as they wait to leave UK after coronavirus blockade

Furious truck drivers scuffled with police and sounded their horns in protest around the English port of Dover as a partial blockade by France designed to contain a highly infectious coronavirus variant has stranded thousands before Christmas.
Director of Public Affairs, Supt Sheilla Kessie Abayie-Buckman, in a signed statement on Wednesday condemned the disturbances noting that the various incidents could have been avoided.

Ghana election: 5 dead, 19 injured in various electoral disturbances – Police

The Ghana Police Service (GPS) has revealed that a total of 21 electoral disturbances were recorded nationwide in the just-ended polls.
Voting in Ghana to elect a president and members of parliament ended 5 p.m. Monday in an election adjudged by several voters and electoral officials as smooth and peaceful.

Voting ends in Ghana’s presidential, parliamentary polls

Voting in Ghana to elect a president and members of parliament ended 5 p.m. Monday in an election adjudged by several voters and electoral officials as smooth and peaceful.
Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the Lagos East Senatorial bye-election, Babatunde Gbadamosi, has won his polling unit.

Lagos by-election: Babatunde Gbadamosi wins polling unit

Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the Lagos East Senatorial bye-election, Babatunde Gbadamosi, has won his polling unit.
Babatunde Gbadamosi, PDP Candidate for Saturday’s Lagos East Senatorial District by-election, has called on governments and political parties to do more to end violence during elections.

Lagos bye-election: Babatunde Gbadamosi votes in Ikorodu, seeks end to electoral violence

Babatunde Gbadamosi, PDP Candidate for Saturday’s Lagos East Senatorial District by-election, has called on governments and political parties to do more to end violence during elections.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

Nigerian government urged to publish names of contractors awarded N2.9 billion printing job

The Chartered Institute of Professional Printers of Nigeria (CIPPON), a regulatory and administrative body of printers in the country, has challenged the federal government to release the names of the contractors awarded a multi-billion naira printing job.
Anih noted that Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi had taken proactive steps in meeting the demands of the protesters, adding that the youths should be patient and give government time to see fulfillment of the programmes.

#EndSARS: Enugu government suspends curfew

Enugu State Government has lifted the 13-hour curfew imposed on Enugu East, Enugu North and Enugu South Local Government Areas, in the wake of the untoward activities of hoodlums and miscreants, who hijacked the otherwise peaceful #EndSARS protests in the state.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

#EndSARS: South East leaders urge youths to embrace peace

The South East leaders on Thursday called on their youths to shun the destruction of government and private property and embrace peace.
Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Tuesday flagged off the COVID-19 Drive-Walk Through Testing programme in the state aimed at controlling the spread of the virus.

Oyo governor cancels mid-term holidays for public, private schools

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has cancelled midterm holidays for schools in the state.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Governor Umahi: We have no unshared palliatives

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi has informed residents of the state that there were no more unshared COVID-19 palliatives in the state as all items meant for them have been shared.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

VP Osinbajo, six governors to engage youths, others

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo will be heading a committee that has six state governors as members to engage youths, representatives of Civil Society Organisations, religious and traditional leaders on the fallout of the recent #EndSARS protests.

IPOB members attack police station in Abakaliki

A protest by the proscribed secessionist group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), turned violent in Ebonyi on Monday as suspected members of the group launched an attack on the Central Police Station in Abakaliki, the state capital.
Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu

#EndSARS: Reps committee visits IGP, seeks justice

Pursuant to its oversight functions, the House Committee on Police Affairs conferred with the Nigerian Police leadership at the weekend, reeling out imminent legislative measures to forestall future reoccurrence of the violence that attended the #EndSARS protests across the country.
Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has threatened to expose corrupt leaders in the north.

IPOB: RUGA settlement, herdsmen killings has justified Nnamdi Kanu’s prophecy on Nigeria’s insecurity

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has claimed that their leader, Nnamdi Kanu, had earlier prophesied on Nigeria’s insecurity challenges when he warned against the proposed RUGA settlement and the incessant Fulani herdsmen disturbances in the country.
According to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in his daily briefing on Sunday, 5 April 5

Lockdown unrest: Lagos orders total clampdown on hoodlums, those flouting directive

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, yesterday ordered a joint security patrol to deal with miscreants and armed gangs attacking innocent citizens.
Nigeria Police

Qassem Soleimani: Nigeria police deploy personnel in hot spots

The Police Command in Plateau said it had deployed its personnel to key areas to prevent the breakdown of law and order following the killing of Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force by the U.S. 0n Friday.

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This was contained in a statement issued by the Director-General of NAPTIP, Imaan Suleiman-Ibrahim, on Wednesday in Abuja.

NAPTIP seeks partnership with UNODC to fight human trafficking

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) says it will continue to deepen partnership with the UN Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) to fight trafficking in person in the country.
Arsenal have reportedly made a move for Real Madrid playmaker Martin Ødegaard.

Arsenal ‘make approach’ for wantaway Real Madrid playmaker

However, the 22-year-old has played just five minutes in the last six games and earlier today, reports in the Spanish press indicated that the player had told Zinedine Zidane of his intention to leave on loan during the window.
FILE PHOTO - Pope Francis leads the Angelus prayer on Epiphany, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the Vatican, January 6, 2021. Vatican Media-­Handout via REUTERS-File Photo

Pope urges U.S. reconciliation as bishops call out Joe Biden on abortion

Pope Francis told U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday that he was praying that God would guide his efforts to bring reconciliation in the United States, while the nation’s bishops condemned Biden’s pro-choice stand on abortion.
A Deputy Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), DCG John Mrabure, has been appointed as acting Comptroller General of the Service.

John Mrabure emerges new acting correctional chief

A Deputy Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), DCG John Mrabure, has been appointed as acting Comptroller General of the Service.

Jigawa PDP inaugurates 29-member reconciliation committee

The Jigawa State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has inaugurated a 29-member reconciliation committee to unite and bring back its lost glory in the state.