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Nigerian Army: Foreign interests undermining peace, scuttle President Buhari inauguration

The Nigerian Army has raised concern about efforts by some unpatriotic individuals, groups and foreign interests determined to cause mischief and exacerbate the security situation in this country in particular and West African sub-region.
Sudanese protesters arrive to join the sit-in outside the army headquarters in the capital Khartoum, April 27, 2019.

Sudan military, opposition agree to joint council

Sudan’s military rulers and opposition agreed in principle Saturday to the formation of a joint body to lead a transition from 30 years of autocratic rule by Omar al-Bashir, but not on the new council’s makeup, two sources said.
Sudanese protesters gather near the military headquarters in Khartoum as they continue to rally demanding a civilian body to lead the transition to democracy one day after a military council took control of the country, on April 12, 2019. – Sudanese protesters angry that army commanders have taken control after removing veteran president Omar al-Bashir in a palace coup defied a night-time curfew to keep up four months of mass demonstrations today. (Photo by – / AFP)

‘It will fall again,’ chant Sudan protesters swelling night demo

Crowds of Sudanese protesters chanting “it will fall again, it will fall again” flocked to the army headquarters Friday where thousands prepared to hunker down for another night defying an army curfew, witnesses said.
(FILES) This file photo taken on March 22, 2018 shows a computer screen displaying the logo of the social networking site Facebook, taken in Manchester, England. Facebook took out full-page ads in European newspapers on April 16, 2018 to trumpet tough new EU legislation that promises "more data protection for you", as the company seeks to win back trust following a damaging privacy scandal. The new law, set to come into effect on May 25, aims to give users more control over how their personal information is stored and used online, with big fines for firms that break the rules. / AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFF

Facebook’s privacy move: major pivot or headfake?

After building the world’s biggest and most powerful social network in history, Mark Zuckerberg says the future of Facebook is something else.
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State

Niger governorship candidates in last minute rush to garner votes

As the Governorship and House of Assembly elections approach, an eleventh-hour attempt to gather votes and solicit the support of the electorates have been embarked upon by the various Governorship candidates in Niger state.

Group calls for ban on genetically modified food in Nigeria

A non-governmental organisation, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), has called on government to ban the importation of Genetically Modified (GM) food products and crops into Nigeria due to their health risks.
France's President Emmanuel Macron, gestures as he delivers his final press conference on the second day of the G20 Leader's Summit, in Buenos Aires, on December 01, 2018. G20 leaders on Saturday found the minimum common ground on the global economy at a summit in Buenos Aires with a closing communique that left divisions on clear display. Ludovic MARIN / AFP

Protesters: Emmanuel Macron’s speech is too late, we are going back

Groups of “yellow vest” protesters across France responded scathingly to the “crumbs” offered by President Emmanuel Macron in a speech intended to defuse their revolt, but others acknowledged his efforts.

Report: Kogi, Osun, Nasarawa dirtiest states in Nigeria

A report conducted by Clean-Up Nigeria, an organisation championing the protection of the environment, has revealed that Kogi, Osun and Nasarawa States remained “the three dirtiest states in the country.”

NIDA set to celebrate icons, catalysts of infrastructural devt in Nigeria

Leading players in infrastructural development, top government functionaries, industry leaders, eminent personalities, development experts, technocrats and diverse economy sectorial leaders both in the public and private sectors of the economy will gather in Lagos to celebrate the best of Nigeria’s icons and catalysts of infrastructural development.

Senator Sunmonu: ADC has gained 80% voting population in Oyo State

Ahead of 2019 elections, Senator Monsurat Sunmonu (ADC-Oyo Central) has said the African Democratic Congress in Oyo State, has gained 80 per cent of voting population.
Leah Sharibu

Catholic Bishops demand release of Leah Sharibu

Seven months after her abduction, the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of Nigeria has reiterated calls for the release of Dapchi schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu.

2019: Oyo CP reads riot act to politicians on firearms

Ahead of 2019 general elections, Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Mr. Abiodun Odude, has warned politicians and their followers in the state against possession of firearms.

Governor Emmanuel: Industrialisation should not be left in the hands of government alone

The governor of Akwa Ibom state, Udom Emmanuel, says industrialisation should not be left in the hands of government alone.

INEC: High voter turn-out will frustrate vote-buying

Prof. James Apam, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Kogi, on Thursday urged voters in the country to always turn out en masse in elections, saying it would discourage vote-buying.
Cyril Ramaphosa

President Ramaphosa: Why I’m in Nigeria

Following the killings of many Nigerians in renewed xenophobic attacks in South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa of that country, on Tuesday, said he was in Nigeria to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari on the disturbing situation which, he said, was capable of hurting the recently-signed Continental Free Trade Agreement (CFTA).

Hadiza Masari: Fight against drug abuse my next target

Following the dangerous new trend in drug abuse and trafficking among women and girls across Katsina State, the wife of the state governor, Hajiya Hadiza Bello Masari, yesterday, declared her ambition to collaborate with traditional rulers, individuals and groups to tame the menace.

JOHESU strike: Group wants implementation of ‘no work, no pay’ policy

As the industrial action embarked upon by the Joint Health Sectors Union (JOHESU) enters its seventh week, a group, Activists United Against Graft and Anti-People Policies, has called on the Nigerian government to implement the ‘no work, no pay, policy on the striking workers.

NITDA embarks on cyber security awareness programme

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has begun to organise workshops, capacity building and inter-agency collaborations to consolidate on nationwide cyber security awareness.

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Medical council validates four coronavirus test kits – registrar

The Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) says it has validated four Rapid Test Kits to determine their suitability for testing SAR-COV-2 infection popularly known as COVID-19 in the country.
Legendary reggae artiste, Majekodunmi Fasheke, aka Majek Fashek is dead. The artiste died in a New York hospital after a protracted illness on Monday about 5-45pm. He was aged 71.

Nigerian celebrities mourn deceased Majek Fashek

Nigerian celebrities have taken to their social media platforms to mourn the death of Music Legend, Majekodunmi Fasheke, a.k.a Majek Fashek.
Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.

Rwanda set to announce new coronavirus restrictions

Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari3

Nigeria declares telecoms facilities critical national Infrastructure

In response to the yearnings of industry stakeholders to declare telecom facilities Critical National Infrastructure, President Muhammadu Buhari, has finally approved and also directed that necessary physical protective measures be put in place to safeguard telecommunications infrastructure deployed across the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country 4

ASCAB: President Buhari’s speech underestimate Sani Abacha’s $5 billion loot

Alliance for Surviv­ing COVID-19 and Beyond, (ASCAB), a group led by prominent Nigerian human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has said that President Mu­hammadu Buhari’s claim that late dictator, Sani Abacha, stole $1 billion con­tradicts the figures earlier released by his own officials.