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Malek Salem al-Mejae, who says he lost his leg in the 2011 revolution, takes a group photograph with his friends as he prepares for his wedding in Misrata, Libya February 4, 2021. Picture taken February 4, 2021. REUTERS-Ayman Al-Sahili

Ten years on, Libyan revolutionaries live with wounds and unfulfilled dreams

As revolution swept their region in 2011, three young Libyans joined mass protests against Muammar Gaddafi’s four-decade rule. They now live divided by Libya’s frontlines, their futures irrevocably shaped by the uprising.
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Ogun government moves to stop herdsmen killings

The Ogun State government has commenced the process of finding a lasting solution to the alleged incessant killings and maiming of residents of some villages by suspected herdsmen.
The new State Commissioner of Police, Abia State Command, CP Janet Agbede, has formally taken over the headship of the Command with a stern warning to criminals in Abia to flee from the state or face the full wrath of the law.

Abia journalists warn against police harassment of traditional rulers

Abia Media Forum, a body of media men from Abia State have condemned as double standard, the penchant of the State Commissioner of Police, Janet Agbede who it accused of demeaning traditional institutions in the state and humiliating traditional rulers that she invites to state headquarter at will.
Fulani herdsmen

Miyetti Allah: We’ll expose criminals, collaborators among us

Alhaji Adamu Abache, Chairman, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Ekiti chapter, on Thursday, promised that the association would henceforth expose any member with criminal tendencies to the appropriate authorities in the state.
Former Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), His Eminence Sunday Mbang, has sounded a note of warning to all politicians in Akwa Ibom State, aspiring to govern the state in 2023 to distance themselves from cultism.

2023: No cultist will govern Akwa Ibom – Ex-CAN chair

Former Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), His Eminence Sunday Mbang, has sounded a note of warning to all politicians in Akwa Ibom State, aspiring to govern the state in 2023 to distance themselves from cultism.
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APC factions oppose membership registration in Imo, Rivers

A spokesman for Amaechi’s loyalists, recognised by the APC National Secretariat, Ogbonna Nwuke, said, “What is clear to us is that materials are here, but people are to be trained first before registration starts. After the training, then we will go into operations in the field. But for the avoidance of doubt, by next week we (APC) will start registration.”
Another new variant of the novel coronavirus seems to have emerged in Nigeria, the head of Africa's disease control body said on Thursday, cautioning more investigation was needed.

Anambra monarchs undergo coronavirus test

Traditional rulers in Anambra State have undergone COVID-19 tests as part of measures to stem the tide of spread of the pandemic in the state. The exercise has created anxiety among the royal fathers as they await the result.
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APC: No plan to field Goodluck Jonathan in 2023

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has denied a widespread rumour that it was planning to field former President Goodluck Jonathan as its candidate in the 2023 presidential election.
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[email protected]: Governor Abiodun vows to deepen legacies inherited from past leaders

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has assured all residents of the state that his administration will continue to deepen legacies inherited from past leaders.
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APC denies plan to field ex-President Jonathan in 2023

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has denied widespread rumour that it was planning to field former President Goodluck Jonathan as its candidate in the 2023 Presidential election.
Former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar has called on the federal government to adopt proactive measures to tackle the second wave of the dreaded coronavirus before things get out of hand.

Atiku Abubakar: Nigeria needs urgent rescue

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has declared Nigeria is in dire need of urgent rescue.
National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) Executive Secretary, Dr Faisal Shuaib, at national sensitisation programme on COVID-19 vaccines for Muslim scholars and Imams in Nigeria with His Eminence, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III.

Nigerian government enlists monarchs’ support to correct misinformation about coronavirus vaccines

The federal government on Thursday enlisted the support of traditional rulers to help correct the doubts and misinformation being churned out about COVID-19 vaccines.

PDP chieftain: Older generation of Nigerians can’t solve problems they caused

A chieftain of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Cross River State, Ambassador Ojong Ogbor, has insisted that the problems confronting Nigeria were caused by the mismanagement of the country by its past leaders, saying those who caused the problems can not be the ones to solve them.
The Miyetti Allah has called for the arrest of Chief Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho for the alleged assault on the Seriki Fulani of Oyo state, Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir.

Sunday Igboho: Why Ibarapa residents rejected Fulani herders

Yoruba freedom fighter, Chief Sunday Adeyemo aka Igboho, who issued a seven-day eviction notice to Fulani herders that had been terrorising residents of Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State has said the threat of arrest can never be used to intimidate him.
The All Progressives Congress has named the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello as chairman of its Ondo State Governorship Primary Election Committee.

2023: Governor Bello must accept to run – Kogi Youths

The Governor Yahaya Bello to President Yahaya Bello (GYB2PYB) Youth Support Group, has urged governor Yahaya Bello, to accept the call to contest for the office of the President of Nigeria in 2023, saying that he holds the key to unlocking the door to the foretold future of the youths.
Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti governor seeks extension of Nigerian government’s special jobs scheme

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Thursday commended the Federal Government for the establishment of a 774,000 special jobs scheme, saying a total of 16,000 employments will be generated in Ekiti alone with a sum of N960 million injected into the state’s economy.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Katsina: Police arrest two fraudsters posing as ‘spirits’

A prominent traditional ruler in Osun State, the Eburu of Iba, Adekunle Okunoye Oyedeji II, has described the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi who clocks 50 years on the throne on Tuesday as the symbol of peace and unity in Yorubaland.

IYC decries incessant pirates’ attacks on passengers along Rivers waterways

The Ijaw Youths Council (IYC) Worldwide has decried the rampart attacks on helpless traders and passengers along the Bonny and Andoni waterways in Rivers State by pirates.
The Chief Whip of the Senate, Sen. Orji Kalu, has felicitated with Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, Alaafin of Oyo on his 50th coronation anniversary.

Senator Kalu felicitates Alaafin on 50th coronation anniversary

The Chief Whip of the Senate, Sen. Orji Kalu, has felicitated with Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, Alaafin of Oyo on his 50th coronation anniversary.
The Oku Ibom Ibibio and patriarch of Ibibio people worldwide, His Eminence, Ntenyin Solomon Etuk, has expressed deep disappointment at the rancour generated by the appointment of Mr Effiong Akwa as the sole administrator of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Oku Ibom Ibibio bemoans rancour over appointment of NDDC sole administrator

The Oku Ibom Ibibio and patriarch of Ibibio people worldwide, His Eminence, Ntenyin Solomon Etuk, has expressed deep disappointment at the rancour generated by the appointment of Mr Effiong Akwa as the sole administrator of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has lamented the fate of over 14 million out of school children in Nigeria, declaring that lack of formal education and stagnated development are some of the biggest problems confronting the country.

Ex-President Obasanjo: How General Bajowa saved my life during Colonel Dimka’s coup

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo Sunday, disclosed that it was General Olu Bajowa that saved him from being killed by Lieutenant Colonel Buka Dimka in the February 13, 1976 military coup d’etat.
A freed Nigerian schoolboy plays football as he returns home, after he was rescued by security forces, in Kankara, Nigeria December 19, 2020. REUTERS-Afolbabi Sotunde

Knakara schoolboys narrate kidnap ordeal

Annas Shuaibu says he awoke to the sound of gunshots fired by men who burst into his boarding school in northwest Nigeria in a nighttime raid. He and hundreds of other boys were rounded up and forcibly marched out of the school and into a nearby forest.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police confirm killing of two officers by gunmen in Cross River

The Police Command in Cross River has confirmed that two officers were killed, on Wednesday, by unknown gunmen in Obubra Local Government Area.

Food dealers agree to lift ban on supply to Southern Nigeria

The leadership of Cattle and Foodstuff dealers under the aegis of Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AUFCDN) has agreed to end the blockade of supplies to the south.

Two men remanded over alleged kidnapping of five-year-old boy

The Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, on Wednesday ordered the remand of Kamolideen Baale, 28, and Tunde Tawa, 26, over the alleged kidnapping of their neighbour’s five-year-old boy.

Court orders tailor to sweep premises for 14 days for stealing beverage

A Karu Grade I Area Court on Wednesday, ordered a 25-year-old tailor, Yesmin Abdullahi, to sweep the court premises for two weeks for stealing a pack of Milo, chocolate malt beverage.
Some gunmen suspected to be bandits have abducted the sister in-law and brother of the Commissioner for Youth and Sport Development in Sokoto state, Bashir Gorau.

Gunmen break into residence of Sokoto commissioner, abduct family members

Some gunmen suspected to be bandits have abducted the sister in-law and brother of the Commissioner for Youth and Sport Development in Sokoto state, Bashir Gorau.

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Chelsea will make a move for Erling Haaland “next week” and offer £78 million, according to stunning reports.

Chelsea set to open talks for Dortmund star ‘next week’ with £78 million offer

Chelsea will make a move for Erling Haaland “next week” and offer £78 million, according to stunning reports.
The Chairman of Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC), Mr. Victor Muruako made this case while hosting a delegation from Imo State House of Assembly in his office, Abuja on Friday.

Nigerian government asks states to adopt fiscal responsibility act

The federal government has urged state governments to domesticate the Fiscal Responsibility Act (FRA) to enhance prudence and eliminate wastes and corruption in public finance management.
At least two people were killed after security forces went to arrest Chad’s opposition candidate Yaya Dillo at his home on Sunday morning, Dillo and the government said.

At least two killed in skirmish at Chad opposition candidate’s house

At least two people were killed after security forces went to arrest Chad’s opposition candidate Yaya Dillo at his home on Sunday morning, Dillo and the government said
The Department of State Services, DSS, has denied any involvement in the attempt to arrest Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho, at Ibadan, Oyo State.

DSS denies involvement in ‘attempted arrest’ of Sunday Igboho

The Department of State Services, DSS, has denied any involvement in the attempt to arrest Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho, at Ibadan, Oyo State.

Nigerian government to begin trial of 5,000 Boko Haram suspects in detention

The trial of about 5000 suspected Boko Haram fighters in various detention facilities across the country will commence soon, Aliyu Abubakar, DG, Legal Aid Council, said Tuesday during a courtesy visit to Borno governor Babagana Zulum in Maiduguri.