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Turkey’s highest court on Thursday ruled in favor of Wikipedia, saying the Turkish government’s two-year ban on the online encyclopedia constitutes a violation of freedom of expression, the state-run news agency reported.

Hausa language tops articles content on Wikipedia writing contest

Wikimedia Nigeria Foundation has said that the Hausa language topped the list of articles created by language category on Wikipedia women writing contest.
Malam Ismaila Isa Funtua

President Buhari: Isa Funtua was pillar of support to my government

President Muhammadu Buhari has once again lamented the loss of the late publisher and businessman, Mallam Isma’ila Isa Funtua, describing his demise as a major national loss.
The evil spirit -possessed, blood -thirsty Boko Haram insurgents are on the prowl against troops of the Nigerian Army even as this story is being gathered.

Militants kill 20 soldiers, 40 civilians in northeast Nigeria attacks

Islamic militants killed at least 20 soldiers and more than 40 civilians and injured hundreds in twin attacks in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state on Saturday, residents and a civilian task force fighter said.
Lado Suleja, an All Progressives Congress member representing Guevara-Suleja-Tafa Federal Constituency of Niger State, stated this in a radio interview in his constituency.

Coronavirus: We were forced donate our salaries – Reps member

A member of the House of Representatives from Niger State has stated that he and many other colleagues were coerced into donating two months salaries to the fight against COVID-19.
After an ambush by insurgents which killed over 90 of its soldiers last week, the Chadian military has eliminated dozens of Boko Haram terrorists in a retaliatory operation.

Chadian troops batter Boko Haram terrorists, Abubakar Shekau consoles fighters

After an ambush by insurgents which killed over 90 of its soldiers last week, the Chadian military has eliminated dozens of Boko Haram terrorists in a retaliatory operation.
FCT Minister of State, Ramatu Aliyu, who had earlier gone on self-isolation in line with the protocols of National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has tested negative to coronavirus.

FCTA commences fumigation of Abuja markets, parks to fight coronavirus

The FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, took the sensitisation awareness campaign to Gwarinpa market, where she appealed to traders to vacate the market for the period of the fumigation exercise.

I don’t think twice before killing – cultist

A 32-year-old suspected cultist, Ahmed Kabiru, has told operatives of Anti-Cultism Unit, Lagos State Police Command that he usually does not give it a though before killing his perceived foes.
Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II

Muhammad Sanusi: I have accepted whatever Allah decides

The dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, says he accepts his removal as the will of Allah (God).

Open grazing: Benue court sentences Fulani herder to one-year imprisonment

A Chief Magistrate’s Court in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, has sent a Fulani herder, Muhammad Abdullahi, to one-year imprisonment.

Naval officer urged youths to imbibe reading culture

A poet and a Nigerian Naval officer, Commodore Umar Abubakar-Sidi, has advised Nigerian youths to engage in reading and composing literary materials to enhance their self-development and a brighter future for them.
Kannywood top actresses, Rahama Sadau and Fati Washa, were some of the winners from the Hausa movie industry on Saturday at the 23 Africa Films Award 2019 in London.

Rahama Sadau, Fati Washa win big at Africa Films Award in London

Kannywood top actresses, Rahama Sadau and Fati Washa, were some of the winners from the Hausa movie industry on Saturday at the 23 Africa Films Award 2019 in London.

Sokoto guber: Tribunal affirms Governor Tambuwal’s electoral victory

The Sokoto State election petition tribunal has upheld the election of the state governor, Aminu Tambuwal, as the validly elected governor in the 2019 general elections.
Queens College Lagos

Queens’ College Principal calls for establishment of more girls colleges

The Principal of Queens College, Lagos, Dr Tokunbo Yakubu-Oyinloye, has called on the Federal Government to establish more girls secondary schools in an effort to enhance girl-child education in the country.

TY Danjuma donates N197 million for 17 projects in 9 states

Board of Trustees of the TY Danjuma Foundation, a not for profit organisation, has presented a cheque of N197 million to 24 non-governmental organisations in Nigeria for the execution of 17 projects in parts of the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari has finally reacted to reports that he had been cloned.

2019: APC women leaders drum support for Muhammadu Buhari

The All Progressives Congress women leaders representing Nigeria’s six geo-political zones on Wednesday called for support for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.

2019: Two Gombe traditional rulers suspended for organising prayers for Muhammadu Buhari

Two traditional rulers in Deba district of Gombe State have been suspended from office after they were accused of organising a prayer session for the success of President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 election.

Norway to digitise books in Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba

The Norwegian Ambassador to Nigeria, Kjemprud Jens-Petter, said on Wednesday that the National Library of Norway was interested in digitising literature books published in Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba.

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The founder, Investment Banking and Trust Company (IBTC), Mr. Atedo Peterside, has identified macroeconomic stability, especially low inflation rate regime as a major panacea to attracting all types of investors into the Nigeria’s capital market.

#EndSARS: Atedo Peterside urges youths to start mobilising to take Nigeria back in 2023

He was reacting to the #EndSARS protests against police brutality of the last two weeks and the gory event at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos as well as the widespread violence, arson and destruction of lives and properties in the country.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Reports of Edo 2020 indefinite postponement fake – minister

The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has refuted reports that the National Sports Festival tagged Edo 2020 has been postponed indefinitely, saying the ministry has not taken a final decision on a date for the biennial event.
The death toll in the collapse of a three-story church building in eastern Ghana rose to 21, rescue officials said on Friday, as more bodies were pulled from the rubble.

Death toll in Ghana church collapse rises to 21

The death toll in the collapse of a three-story church building in eastern Ghana rose to 21, rescue officials said on Friday, as more bodies were pulled from the rubble.
President Muhammadu Buhari

#EndSARS: President Buhari consults with former leaders via video conferencing

Those physically present at the Council Chambers with the president include Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha and Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari and National Security Adviser, retired Maj-Gen. Babagana Monguno.
John Ogu

#EndSARS: Super Eagles midfielder calls on players to boycott games

Nigeria John Ogu has called for a boycott of their upcoming games to protest against police brutality amid continuing violence in the commercial capital, Lagos.