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The Director-General of Northern Elders Forum, NEF, Professor Yima Sen in an interview with newsmen stated his confidence in a better Nigeria describing the nation as “traumatized but not a failed state”.

Yima Sen: Nigeria is traumatized, not a failed state

The Director-General of Northern Elders Forum, NEF, Professor Yima Sen in an interview with newsmen stated his confidence in a better Nigeria describing the nation as “traumatized but not a failed state”.

Police arrest inspector for ‘beating widow to death’ in Akwa Ibom

The Akwa Ibom Commissioner of Police, Mr Imohimi Edgal, has ordered the arrest of a Police Inspector attached to the state police command, Bassey Ikpe, for the alleged murder of a widow.
However, Nigeria is not among nine countries that are on track to surpass the FP2020 goals set for growth in modern contraceptive use. Countries on track are Mozambique, Chad, Cameroon, Kyrgyz Republic, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Ghana, Burkina Faso and Sri Lanka.

Expert: Kano records 5.8 percent modern contraceptive use

An expert on reproductive health, Habib Sadauki, disclosed this on Thursday at high consultative meeting on family planning in the state.
A former banker, Seye Onigbinde, has been arrested by men of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly defrauding 354 Nigerians to the tune of over N500m in illegal foreign exchange deals.

Ex-banker ‘defrauds’ 354 Nigerians of over N500 million

A former banker, Seye Onigbinde, has been arrested by men of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly defrauding 354 Nigerians to the tune of over N500m in illegal foreign exchange deals.
Timothy Owoeye

Osun Assembly suspends Osogbo South council chairman

Osun State House of Assembly has suspended the embattled Chairman of Osogbo South Local Council Development Area over gross misconduct.
Funmi Falana

Funmi Falana: Sex offenders’ register can’t stop rapists

A human rights lawyer and the founder, Women Empowerment and Legal Aids, Mrs Funmi Falana, said on Monday that the opening of offenders’ register was not enough to stem incidents of rape and gender-based violence in the country.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP: President Buhari’s administration uncoordinated, ill equipped for governance

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the attack against it by the Presidency in defence of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was a confirmation that President Muhammadu Buhari had abandoned governance to engage in threnody for the APC.
Lionel Messi clashed with Joao Felix during Thursday's semifinal.

Super Cup: We played like children against Atletico – Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi said Barcelona were guilty of playing like children on Thursday after Atletico Madrid staged a thrilling comeback to beat them 3-2 and set up a Spanish Super Cup final against Real Madrid.
The US on Wednesday imposed sanctions on South Sudan’s first vice-president Taban Deng Gai for his involvement in serious violations of human rights “including the disappearance and death of civilians.”

US sanctions South Sudan vice president over human rights

The US on Wednesday imposed sanctions on South Sudan’s first vice-president Taban Deng Gai for his involvement in serious violations of human rights “including the disappearance and death of civilians.”
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Rights group asks court to stop electricity tariff increase

The Incorporated Trustees of Human Rights Foundation has asked the Federal High Court in Lagos to stop the proposed over 40 per cent increase in electricity tariff.
Justice Darius Khobo of Kaduna State High Court, on Thursday, adjourned hearing in the application for permission to travel to India for medical attention filed by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zinat, to July 29.

Shi’ites: Federal government ‘planning to kill’ Ibraheem el-Zakzaky in detention

Members of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Bauchi zone, have raised an alarm, alleging that the Nigerian government wants their leader Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky to die in detention.

Police officer aids rape suspect to escape from court

A police inspector attached to the Elere Police Station, Lagos State, has been detained for allegedly aiding the escape of a rape suspect, Makinde Raheem, from the premises of the Ogba Magistrates’ Court.
The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

President Buhari: My government undertaking projects previous administrations failed to do

In his New Year message titled: ‘A Letter From The President At New Year’s Nigeria’s Decade’, Buhari said many of the projects being undertaken by his administration are projects that previous administrations failed to do despite the resources at their disposal.

SERAP petitions UN over attacks on protesters in Abuja

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has petitioned the United Nations Special Rapporteur, Mr. Clement Voule, on the people’s right to peaceful assembly and association.
Funmi Falana

Funmi Falana tells Nigerians to defend their human rights

The Founder, Women Empowerment and Legal Aid, WELA, Mrs. Funmi Falana, who made the call in Lagos, admonished Nigerians to stand up for human rights for everyone, everywhere and at all times.

CSOs clash in Abuja over Omoyele Sowore, others

Several civil society organisation, CSOs, on Monday clashed in Abuja over calls for the enforcement of the human rights of Omoyele Sowore, the convener of RevolutionNow Movement, and other citizens unlawfully detained by the Department of State Services, DSS.
The Bauchi state governor, Sen. Bala Mohammed, on Friday, inaugurated the newly appointed 20 commissioners as members of the State Executive Council (SEC).

CSOs urges Bauchi governor to conduct council election

The Forum of Executive Directors of Civil Society Organizations in Bauchi state has called on the state Governor, Senator Bala Muhammed to conduct Local Government election in the state.
The order was given by the chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele, during a public hearing on the alleged invasion of the Federal High Court. According to the lawmakers, all parties must submit a written account of what happened within 24 hours, adding that their memorandum would enable them to give report to the Senate.

Court invasion: Senate gives DSS, AGF, others 24 hours to submit memorandum

The Department of State Services (DSS), the office of the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, and counsel for the detained #Revolutionnow campaigner, Omoyele Sowore, were on Thursday given 24 hours to submit written testimonies of the alleged invasion of a Federal High Court in Abuja by security agents.

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15 feared dead, 38 injured in Ogun auto crash

Fifteen people were feared dead while 38 others sustained injuries, yesterday, in Ogun State, in a lone accident involving a Mitsubishi bus that fell into a ditch.
The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, (FCCPC) on Wednesday morning shut Panda Supermarket, Jabi, after a “confirmed allegation” of illegally imported seafood from China was delivered in the stores.

Coronavirus: Federal government closes supermarket in Abuja

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, (FCCPC) on Wednesday morning shut Panda Supermarket, Jabi, after a “confirmed allegation” of illegally imported seafood from China was delivered in the stores
The Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Olakunle Oluomo, has called for more reforms in the electoral system of the nation with a view to “returning power to the people”.

Lassa fever: Ogun speaker calls for cleaner environment, personal hygiene

Mr Olakunle Oluomo, the Speaker, Ogun State House of Assembly, has called on the people of the state, to prevent the spread of Lassa fever by ensuring a clean environment and good personal hygiene.
Stephen Odey

Olympiakos wants Genk’s Stephen Odey on loan

Nigerian striker Stephen Odey might be heading out on loan from Belgian Champions RSC Genk following his inability to break into the first team.
English Championship side Chalton Athletics and Belgian giants Anderlecht have expressed interest in signing Super Eagles forward Issac Success on loan till the rest of the season.

Anderlecht, Charlton Athletic ready to take Isaac Success on loan

English Championship side Chalton Athletics and Belgian giants Anderlecht have expressed interest in signing Super Eagles forward Issac Success on loan till the rest of the season.