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Governor Willie Obiano

Igbo leader pleads with Anambra governor to forgive 12 suspended traditional rulers

Ahead of the Christmas and New Year celebrations, a member of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Board of Trustees, Chief Rommy Ezeonwuka, has appealed to the Govenor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano to lift the suspension placed on some traditional rulers in the State as part of government’s gift to the people of the State these seasons.
Ethiopia denied on Saturday that talks on the growing conflict in its northern Tigray region were imminent, just hours after three African former presidents were named to help mediate the two-week-old crisis.

Ethiopia denies talks on conflict after African Union names envoys

Ethiopia denied on Saturday that talks on the growing conflict in its northern Tigray region were imminent, just hours after three African former presidents were named to help mediate the two-week-old crisis.
Bayelsa State Governor Douye Diri has inaugurated the Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality and the Special Security and Human Rights Committee.

Nembe killings: Bayelsa governor directs immediate employment for slain victims’ relations, injured

Gov. Douye Diri of Bayelsa, has directed immediate employment for the survivors and relations of those that lost their lives in the Nov. 13, 2019 dastardly attack on PDP members and supporters in Ogbolomabiri, Nembe.

PDP alleges plot to shield minister over ‘palliatives crisis’

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Sunday, raised alarm over what it called designs by indicted federal government officials to use the invasion of CA-COVID palliative warehouses to escape investigation into the reported stealing and criminal diversion of funds and palliatives provided by the federal government to cushion the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Donald Duke, former governor of Cross River state

#EndSARS: Nigerian youths are bruised; we need their forgiveness – Donald Duke

The former governor of Cross River State, Mr Donald Duke, has said that the nation can not move forward unless Nigerian youths forgive the leaders.
Wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, through her foundation, ‘Future Assured’, has donated 16 trucks of assorted food items and for distribution to 500,000 households in Kano State.

[email protected]: Aisha Buhari calls for prayers

The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has called on Nigerians to continue praying to witness the end of COVID-19 Pandemic as Nigeria prepares to mark her 60th independence anniversary.

NAFRC trainees, retirees urged to be mindful of swindlers

AVM Kingsley Lar, the Commandant, Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre (NAFRC), Oshodi on Sunday urged the trainees/retirees to be mindful of criminally-minded people who may pose as friends.

Cleric cautions Nigerians on dangers of unforgiveness

A Catholic cleric, Rev. Fr. Kingsley Ferdinand, has advised Nigerians to cultivate the spirit of forgiveness as it is the only way to make heaven.

Conflicts: Forgiveness will heal Nigeria – Archbishop Kaigama

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja Diocese, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, has called on Nigerians residing in conflict and violence areas of Nigeria to forgive those who have brought them pain and tears.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

CAN reacts to death sentence on Kano singer

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, in Kano State has reacted to the death sentence passed on a musician, Yahaya Aminu Sharif.
The Director-General of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Moh Lukman, has chided the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Ebun-olu Adegboruwa SAN, for reducing to politics and legality, the issues raised by President Muhammadu Buhari, on measure to tackle the spread of Coronavirus pandemic.

APC losing electoral value – PGF chief

The Director-General of the Progressives Governors’ Forum, Dr. Salihu Lukman, has raised the alarm over what he described as the diminishing electoral value of the All Progressives Congress.
The National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) on Wednesday denied allegations that it padded its 2020 budget with N4 billion worth of fraudulent and non-existent projects.

NIWA to deregister operators over incessant Lagos boat mishap

Certainly disturbed and worried by the incessant but avoidable boat accidents on the Lagos waterways, the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), has warned that it would henceforth deregister and withdraw the operational license of any indicted operator involved in any boat mishap due to flouting of operational rules and guidance.
Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed has lamented how the novel Coronavirus has hindered preparations for local government elections in the state.

Eid-el-Kabir: Bauchi governor calls for self assessment

Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state on Friday urged Muslim faithful to use the Eid-el-Kabir celebration for self-assessment in the last one year.
The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it was ready for fresh and immediate re-trial of the former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu.

Orji Kalu: Nigeria’s diversity must be seen as blessing

Chief Whip of the Senate, Dr Orji Kalu, says Nigeria’s diversity must be seen as a blessing.
The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has arrested one James Mbah in Ebonyi, who claimed to be its staff.

NSCDC arrest suspected human trafficker in Enugu

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Command in Enugu has arrested a suspected human trafficker, Mrs Okafor Chioma, who specialise in recruiting under-aged girls to run prostitution cartel.
Journalist Ruhollah Zam speaks during his trial at the Revolutionary Court in Tehran on June 2, 2020. ALI SHIRBAND-THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Court sentences Iranian dissident blogger to death

The prominent Iranian dissident and blogger Ruhollah Zam was sentenced to death on Tuesday by a revolutionary court in Tehran.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Native doctor arrested for killing a pastor for rituals

Pastor Kalejaiye Ezekiel had allegedly visited the native doctor, Ogunkoya, for some spiritual works concerning his Church and the witchdoctor, 48 , who claimed that he needed a man for rituals decided to use Ezekiel for the rituals.
Kola Ologbondiyan

Eid-el Fitr: PDP sends message to Nigerians

The party in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja urged Nigerians to bring the lessons to bear by living in truth, selflessness, tolerance, forbearance, honesty, and transparency in all their dealings.

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The Kaduna State Government has said that troops carrying out internal security operations, rescued 9 persons kidnapped along the Kaduna-Abuja Road on Sunday afternoon.

Nigerian troops recover 300 cows, kill 12 bandits, arrest 8 others

The Acting Director, Defense media Operations, Brigadier General Bernard Onyeuko, told newsmen during routine updates for the month of November, at the Army Super camp 4 in Faskari, Katsina State, that four additional suspected armed robbers and three cattle rustlers were also nabbed by troops while 300 cows were recovered during the operations.
State Governor Aminu Bello Masari urged security agencies and healthcare professionals to ensure compliance with the directive.

Katsina to shore up investment climate, hosts summit in 2021

The Katsina State Government have declared its determination to shore up her investment climate in the state and have therefore designated 2021 for the take off of its aggressive investment promotion campaigns, aimed at boosting the economic and social development of the state as well promote wealth and employment creation.
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Bye-elections: Yiaga scores INEC average on preparation, predicts low turnout

An election observer, Yiaga Africa, Friday, ahead of bye-election across the six geopolitical zones of the country, scored the Independent National Electoral Commission’s preparedness on average while it predicted low voter turnout.
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Bye-election: Bandits disrupt voting in Zamfara

Suspected armed bandits on Saturday disrupted the voting process during the State Assembly election in Oroji village in Rini ward of Bakura local government area of Zamfara state.
Speaking at a press conference on the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said social media was used to spread fake news and disinformation that catalyzed the violence that was witnessed across the country.

Lai Mohammed: Social media has come to stay

The Federal Government said on Friday that despite that fake news and misinformation on social media fuelled the recent #EndSARS crisis, it would not shut down the internet or stifle press freedom.