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South African police arrest 18 suspects after foreign shops looting

The South African police said on Saturday that 18 suspects had been arrested following the Soweto looting of shops belonging to foreigners on Wednesday night.
CAN President, Samson Olasupo Ayokunle

I wasn’t pastor attacked by herdsmen — CAN President

The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Rev. Supo Ayokunle, has said he was never attacked by Fulani bandits.
Catholic Archbishop of the Metropolitan See of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins

Catholic archbishop urges President Buhari to restructure Nigeria

Catholic Archbishop of Lagos Metropolitan See, Most Rev Alfred Adewale Martins, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently commence the process of restructuring the country as this remains the surest way to move the nation forward.

Herdsmen menace/banditry: Lagos, Benue, Ebonyi, five others to acquire drones

There are strong indications that no fewer than nine states will soon acquire remotely piloted aircraft (drones) and other devices as part of measures to tackle kidnapping and killing in their states.

DSS: Omoyele Sowore, foreigners working to destabilise Nigeria

The Department of State Services (DSS) said on Sunday in Abuja that the arrested Omoyele Sowore, the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the last general election, was working with foreigners to destabilise Nigeria.
Benedict Ayade

Cross River governor demands visa waivers for foreigner visiting Calas Vegas city in Calabar

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State, has called on the Federal Government to grant visa waivers to foreigners interested in visiting the new Calas Vegas City in Calabar.
Somali forces have brought to an end an all-night siege on a hotel in which at least 26 people were killed.

26 killed in deadly Kismayo hotel siege

At least 26 people, including several foreigners, were killed and 56 injured in a suicide bomb and gun attack claimed by Al-Shabaab militants on a popular hotel in southern Somalia, a top regional official said Saturday.
Femi Fani--Kayode

Ruga settlements: Fulani want to take over our lands – Femi Fani-Kayode

Former Minister of Aviation, Mr Femi Fani-Kayode, has raised an alarm over plot by the Fulani to take over lands in the country through the establishment of Ruga settlements by the Federal Government.
Oyo State House of Assembly

Oyo assembly seeks return of vigilance groups

Oyo State House of Assembly has advocated the resuscitation of vigilance groups, especially in rural and agrarian communities.
The Nigerian embarked on hunger strike in a detention centre in Nagasaki, south of Japan. Photo Asahi Shimbun

Nigerian national dies in Japanese detention centre, after hunger strike

A Nigerian, yet-to-be-identified, has died in a Japanese immigration detention centre, an official said on Thursday, bringing to an end a hunger strike an activist group said was intended to protest against his being held for more than three years.
Charles Njagua Kanyi

Kenyan MP threaten foreigners, arrested

A Kenyan MP has been arrested after saying he would beat up foreign traders if they did not leave the country.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

EFCC arraigns man for obtaining property through false pretense in Ibadan

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibadan zonal office on Monday arraigned one Paul Afolabi before Justice Patricia Ajoku of the Federal High Court, Ibadan Judicial Division.
Henri Konan Bédié

Ivorian government condemns remarks against foreigners by Ex-President

The Ivorian government on Saturday condemned a remark considered as extreme by its former President, calling for hostility towards foreigners.
Senator Ben Murray-Bruce

Senator Bruce: Some of my colleagues don’t read

A Nigerian senator, Ben Murray-Bruce, is angry at the level of knowledge displayed by his colleagues in the 8th Senate.
Godwin Obaseki

Governor Obaseki targets opportunities in entertainment industry

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has said his administration is collaborating with the private sector and other relevant stakeholders to attract investment and create jobs through the Edo Creative Hub, its new initiative to rejig the state’s entertainment industry.

Taiwan legalises same sex marriage, first in Asia

In what has been touted as the first in Asia, Taiwan’s parliament legalised same-sex marriage on Friday as the government survived a last-minute attempt by conservatives to pass watered-down legislation.
The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has advised former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the Feb. 23 election to come to terms with his loss at the election.

Minister: PDP, Atiku Abubakar beating drums of war

The Federal Government has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, of beating drums of war and “doing everything possible to sabotage” President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reportedly arrested Afeez Fashola, Nigerian singer better known as Naira Marley.

EFCC arrests Naira Marley on his birthday

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reportedly arrested Afeez Fashola, Nigerian singer better known as Naira Marley.

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ActionAid Nigeria

ActionAid seeks greater investment in education in Kogi

Mrs Ene Obi, Country Director, ActionAid Nigeria, has called on the Kogi State government to prioritise education by investing heavily in the sector to mitigate against violent extremism in the state.

Ex-ICPC chief takes over wages commission

Mr Ekpo Nta, former Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Offences Commission (ICPC), has taken over the leadership of the National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission (NSIWC).
20 year old Josh Okogie who plays for Minnesota Timberwolves has expressed his enthusiasm in playing for Nigeria’s D’Tigers over the United States National team, saying the decision wasn’t a hard one as it was influenced by his passion in seeing the Nigeria’s team return to her past glory.

Josh Okogie: D’Tigers can go all the way at the 2019 FIBA World Cup

20 year old Josh Okogie who plays for Minnesota Timberwolves has expressed his enthusiasm in playing for Nigeria’s D’Tigers over the United States National team, saying the decision wasn’t a hard one as it was influenced by his passion in seeing the Nigeria’s team return to her past glory.
Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti governor asks youth to build good character by delaying gratification

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, says teenagers should build good character by delaying gratification.
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

AfDB says risks to growth ‘increasing by the day’

The U.S.-China trade war and uncertainty over Brexit pose risks to Africa’s economic prospects that are “increasing by the day,” the head of the African Development Bank (AfDB) told Reuters.