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#EndSARS: Ekiti judicial panel orders prosecution of police officer over teenager’s death

The Ekiti State Judicial Panel of Inquiry set up to investigate cases of violations of human rights by the police has ordered the prosecution of an erring police officer.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

CLO: National Assembly’s call for state of emergency on security apt

The Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) says the National Assembly’s call for declaration of a state of emergency on insecurity will allow President Muhammadu Buhari to take extra constitutional actions to address the nation’s security challenges.

Auditor-General indicts MDAs for improper spending of N105.66 billion

The office of the Auditor-General for the Federation (AuGF) has expressed concerns over irregularities and weaknesses in financial regulations across ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) of government, especially in the disbursement and utilisation of public funds.
RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann played down his influence on their 3-2 Champions League defeat of Manchester United.

RB Leipzig boss emerges as Tottenham’s ‘top target’ to replace Jose Mourinho

RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann has emerged as the likely candidate to replace Jose Mourinho, should Tottenham’s current slump continue.
The Eze Igbo of Zamfara, Chief Egbuna Obijiaku, on Saturday commended Gov. Bello Matawalle for tackling the security challenges in the state.

Zamfara governor: Abducted Kagara students, staff found in Kaduna

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has said the students and staff of Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State kidnapped by bandits last Wednesday were being kept in Birni Gwari, Kaduna State, by their abductors.
As reactions continue to trail appointment of Barrister Effiong Akwa as Sole Administrator of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, a group, the Oron Union has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for settling for a man they described as “a leader with capacity and capability to effectively confront the developmental challenges bedeviling the region.”

Coronavirus palliatives: Senate to issue warrant for NDDC sole administrator’s arrest

The Senate on Monday resolved to issue a warrant for the arrest of the Sole Administrator of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Effiong Akwa, over his refusal to appear before it in relation to an alleged mismanagement of N6.2 billion on COVID-19 palliatives by the agency’s management last year.
Christian Coleman (centre) was the fastest qualifier in the men’s 100m heats despite slowing to a trot by the end of his race. Christian Petersen-Getty Images

100 metre world champion Christian Coleman suspended for anti-doping violation

100 metre world champion Christian Coleman has been provisionally suspended after he violated anti-doping rules by missing a third test.

Jimoh Ibrahim wins bid to recover seized assets

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, set aside the interim order through which the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) seized property belonging to a businessman, Jimoh Ibrahim, for an alleged N69.4 billion debt.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP: President Buhari has failed as commander-in-chief

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has said President Muhammadu Buhari no longer deserved the designation of Commander-in-Chief, given his failure to effectively lead from the front against bandits and terrorists ravaging the nation.

Shehu Sani: Shiek Gumi filling the vacuum created by government’s failure

Former Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has said government’s failure to provide adequate security forced the prominent Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, to be discussing with bandits.

VON chief: Livestock commission’ll end herders, farmers’ crisis

The Director General, Voice of Nigeria, VON, Osita Okechukwu, has advised the Federal Government to listen to people calling for the creation of a national livestock commission.
Catholic Archbishop of the Metropolitan See of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins

Archbishop Martins: We must never abandon Leah Sharibu, others

The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev Dr Alfred Adewale Martins, has urged the federal government to secure the release of Leah Sharibu who was abducted by Boko Haram in 2018.
In a demonstration to tackle the menace of ghost workers that has continue to drain the coffers of government, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will hold a public parley with all the stakeholders involved in the payment of workers salaries in the state.

Northern coalition defends Bauchi governor

A coalition of Northern Organisations (CNO) on Saturday defended the statement credited to the Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed that herdsmen bare Ak47 rifles to protect themselves and their cows against rustlers and bandits.

PDP crisis: Oyo PDP chieftain reps Governor Makinde’s ally over comment on Ayodele Fayose

The internal crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the southwest took another dimension, weekend, as a chieftain of the party in Oyo State, Alhaji Bisi Olopoeyan, lambasted Governor Seyi Makinde’s ally, Senator Hosea Agboola, popularly called ‘Alleluyah’ for describing former Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State as more of a liability than an asset to the umbrella party.
French President Emmanuel Macron has proposed that rich Western countries transfer 3-5 percent of their stock of Covid-19 vaccines to Africa, in an interview with the Financial Times published on Thursday.

French leader suggests West sets aside 3-5% of vaccines for Africa

French President Emmanuel Macron has proposed that rich Western countries transfer 3-5 percent of their stock of Covid-19 vaccines to Africa, in an interview with the Financial Times published on Thursday.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

Official: NNPC not owing federation account N3.8 trillion

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC), has said that contrary to reports that it is owing the Federation Account the sum of N3.8 trillion, it is the Federation Account and Allocation Committee (FAAC) that’s owing it the sum of N787 billion from over draft.
Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has denied claims that his government has sold off the Ekiti State Governor’s Lodge in Abuja.

Ekiti denies locking up pupils inside school over ‘tax evasion’

The Ekiti Government on Thursday denied reports alleging that its tax officials locked up a private primary school in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, and made the pupils of the school to suffer for hours.

IPAC condemns abduction of students in Niger

The Inter Party Advisory Council, IPAC, has condemned the abduction of unspecified number of students of Government Science College Kagara, Rafi Local Government Area, Niger State, describing the action as “barbaric, senseless and irresponsible.”
Yekini Nabena

Yekini Nabena: Lai Mohammed now biggest problem to President Buhari administration

The former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Yekini Nabena, has described the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, as a total failure in the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Court rejects EFCC’s request to inspect money seized from ex-NNPC boss

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, refused to grant an application filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to inspect the money seized from the former Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Andrew Yakubu.
New York Attorney General Letitia James sued Amazon on Tuesday, alleging the e-commerce giant failed to provide adequate protection for its warehouse workers during the coronavirus pandemic. (Kathy Willens-AP)

New York State sues Amazon for ‘worker safety failures’ during pandemic

However, leaked meeting notes released last spring by Vice News showed high-level company executives discussing ways to smear Smalls and use him to discredit growing labor movements seeking to unionize Amazon’s various warehouse and Whole Foods workforces. Smalls is now suing Amazon for racial discrimination.
The National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, “He is fully aware of the constitutional implication of his decision to defect to another party; which is that he cannot continue to occupy the seat of the PDP in the Senate.

PDP decries escalation of banditry, urges Nigerian government to tackle scourge

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that it is alarmed by the recent escalation of banditry in Niger State as well as other parts of the country, following the failure of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) administration to take decisive steps to tackle the scourge.

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Court orders Ekiti university to reinstate sacked workers

The National Industrial Court in Akure has ordered the Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, to reinstate 85 non-teaching staff members sacked by the institution in December 2019.

INEC to hold Aba Reps by-election on March 27

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed March 27, for the Aba North/South Federal Constituency by-election in Abia.
Seventy-five members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups have been killed by the military across the North East in the last six weeks.

Troops foil Boko Haram attack, rescue passengers in Borno

Nigerian troops have foiled an attack from Boko Haram and ISWAP and rescued passengers along the Maiduguri-Damaturu highway in the Auno axis of Borno State.

SSANU, NASU suspends strike after three weeks

The Joint Action Committee, JAC, of non-teaching staff unions of universities has announced the suspension of its three weeks old strike with effect from midnight of February 26.
The Chairman- Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa, has urged Nigerians to take ownership of the renewed fight against the menace of drug abuse in the country.

NDLEA boss urges Nigerians to take ownership of war against drug abuse

The Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa, has urged Nigerians to take ownership of the renewed fight against the menace of drug abuse in the country.

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FILE PHOTO - Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon August 14, 2020. Dalati Nohra-Handout via REUTERS

Iran: U.S. must first lift sanctions before talks to revive nuclear deal

Tehran said on Sunday the United States must first lift sanctions on Iran if it wants to talk about salvaging the 2015 nuclear deal, reiterating its stance that it will not make the first move to restore the pact with major powers.

Court remands ‘student cultists’ for assaulting teachers

An Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court, on Wednesday, ordered the remand of three students of Ifeoluwa Co-Educational Grammar School in Ilesa Correctional Centre for allegedly assaulting teachers and students of the school.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Safe School Initiative: Senate begins probe of utilisation of $20 million funding

The Senate has mandated the committees on Education (Basic and Secondary), Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND to investigate the utilisation of over $20 million funding proposed and budgeted for the Safe School Initiative.
Italian club Torino's league game on Friday against Sassuolo has been postponed because of a coronavirus outbreak in the club, the Lega Serie A confirmed.

Coronavirus: Torino game against Sassuolo postponed

Italian club Torino’s league game on Friday against Sassuolo has been postponed because of a coronavirus outbreak in the club, the Lega Serie A confirmed.
34. African champions, Nigeria’s D’Tigers, have extended their winning run at the ongoing 2021 Afrobasket qualifiers in Tunisia. The Nigerian lads outdunked their Malian counterparts by 76-56 points.

AfrobasketQ: D’Tigers devour Mali in Tunisia

They maintained their 100 per cent record at the tournament after having beaten South Sudan and Rwanda in the previous group games