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Attackers have opened fire on a private school in Cameroon’s Southwest Region, killing at least four children, according to officials.

Cameroon blames separatists for massacre of children

Cameroon's government on Sunday blamed separatist fighters for the massacre of children in their classrooms in the English-speaking southwest of the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari orders fresh deployment of security agents to Zamfara

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State says President Muhammadu Buhari has given a directive for the deployment of security agents to his state, following the killing of 20 persons in Talata Mafara local government area.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has directed the organizing committee of the 29th Anniversary of Abia State to celebrate frontline workers and honor them for their sacrifices during the coronavirus pandemic.

#EndSARS: Abia governor inaugurates 16-man judicial panel of inquiry

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia on Friday inaugurated a 16-man Judicial Panel of Inquiry to investigate allegations of extra-judicial killings and brutality by security agents in the state.
Men in Military uniform reportedly stormed the venue of the #EndSARS protesters in Lekki area of Lagos, last night, shooting indiscriminately to disperse them.

#EndSARS: EU, Swedish Embassy condemn killings of protesters by soldiers

The European Union and the Swedish Embassy in Nigeria are among the latest international bodies to condemn the killings of unarmed protesters by the Nigerian soldiers.
The police in Lagos, on Thursday, arrested a musician, Superwozzy, and his crew around the Ogudu area of the state and allegedly recovered assorted charms and marijuana.

Police arrest Nigerian musician, recover ‘charms’

The police in Lagos, on Thursday, arrested a musician, Superwozzy, and his crew around the Ogudu area of the state and allegedly recovered assorted charms and marijuana.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Inspector extorting motorcyclist to face trial in Lagos

The Nigeria Police Force, Lagos State Command, Thursday, ordered the immediate orderly room trial of an inspector caught in a widely circulated picture extorting a motorcyclist.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

Truck drivers sue AGF, 36 states over alleged excessive taxation

Heavy Duty and Haulage Transport Association of Nigeria has asked the Federal High Court to compel the Attorney-General of the Federation to stop roadblocks and collection of tax, levies or fees from their members.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police parade 36 ‘kidnappers, armed robbers’ in Adamawa

The police in Adamawa State has paraded 36 suspected criminals including kidnappers, armed robbers and rapists.

Lagos, Ogun residents decry extortion, harassment on community link-bridge

Some residents of Ayetuntun, a border community between Ogun and Lagos states, on Monday, protested alleged extortion and harassment on a link-bridge in the area.

FRSC warns officials against extortion

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has warned its personnel against extortion or any other sharp practices that could tarnish the image of the corps.
Army colonel Assimi Goita has been introduced as Mali's new military strongman after a mutiny forced President Boubacar Keita out of power.

Army colonel Assimi Goita now Mali’s new military strongman

Army colonel Assimi Goita has been introduced as Mali's new military strongman after a mutiny forced President Boubacar Keita out of power.

Petroleum tankers drivers begin strike

Petroleum Tanker Drivers in Lagos State have withdrawn their services as directed by the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) beginning from Aug. 10.

Court remands ‘spiritualist’ for ‘obtaining’ N2 million from woman

A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Geagwalada, FCT, on Tuesday ordered that a 43-year-old man, Friday George be remanded in police custody for allegedly cheating and fraudulently obtaining N2 million from a woman.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

One killed as police, ‘Yahoo boys’ clash in Delta

Youths, suspected to be Yahoo Boys, Monday, went on a rampage in Ozoro, headquarters of Isoko North Local Government Area, Delta State, protesting their alleged brutality and extortion by the police in the area.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC to sue Mexican oil firm over ‘stolen 48 million barrels of crude’

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it is taking legal action against a Mexican international oil firm which it accused of being a crime syndicate, SAMANO SA DE CV, and its officials over attempts to swindle the Nigerian government of over $125 million.
Addressing a news conference in Lagos on Wednesday, Setonji David, the lawmaker representing Badagry Constituency II in Lagos House of Assembly, said that the road had become a “national embarrassment.”

Lagos-Badagry expressway a ‘national embarrassment’ – assemblyman

A Lagos lawmaker and some concerned residents have lamented over the deplorable condition of Badagry Expressway, describing the road as a death trap.

Assemblyman, two others detained over extortion in Nasarawa

A former member of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Sulieman Dan Iyan Gora, and two others have been detained by a Magistrate Court sitting in Kudape, Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.

Okada riders protest incessant extortion, arrest by police in Lagos

Hundreds of commercial motorcyclists, popularly known as ‘Okada,’ on Thursday marched through the streets of Ikorodu, Lagos State, protesting against incessant arrest, extortion and seizure of their motorcycles by the police.

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Peter Obi begs youth to end protest

The Vice-Presidential candidate of the PDP in the 2019 elections, Mr. Peter Obi, has again appealed to the youth across the country, including the youth from the South-East, particularly those from Anambra State, to go off the streets in order not to allow their well thought-out protest which has been supported by people that have the good of the country at heart, to be hijacked by forces of darkness.
Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has confirmed the State recorded one case of COVID-19 on Friday.

#EndSARS: Oyo governor unveils N1 billion package for compensation, MSME scheme for youths

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Monday, announced that his administration has set aside packages totalling the sum of one billion (N1Billion) to cover for compensation for victims of police brutality and injustice and a Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) scheme, for youths.
BBC documentary strand Storyville is moving under the remit of BBC Film, as part of a broader restructuring of the BBC’s filmmaking output.

BBC documentary arm Storyville moves under BBC Film remit

BBC documentary strand Storyville is moving under the remit of BBC Film, as part of a broader restructuring of the BBC’s filmmaking output.
Ace comedian, Ayodeji Richard Makun, popularly known as ‘A.Y’, has condemned those blaming celebrities for the death of protesters.

#EndSARS: AY faults blaming of celebrities for loss of lives

Ace comedian, Ayodeji Richard Makun, popularly known as ‘A.Y’, has condemned those blaming celebrities for the death of protesters.
Aftermath of wanton destruction of lives and properties during #EndSARS protests, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has revealed that Lagos State required a minimum of N1 trillion to reconstruct the wilful extensive damage of properties across the metropolis.

#EndSARS: Speaker Gbajabiamila absolves constituents of vandalism, looting

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Monday, inspected damaged public and private property in Surulere 1 Federal Constituency in Lagos State where he is representing and absolved his constituents of being part of those who vandalised shops and looted them.