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Fuel hike: Workers, students protest in Oyo

Scores of workers, students, traders, and residents trooped out in Ibadan on Monday to protest against the hike in the price of petrol and other policies of the Federal Government.
The governor, Hope Uzodinma, disclosed this in Owerri, after meeting with the leadership of the state chapters of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, NUP, led by Josiah Ugochukwu, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Austin Chilakpu and Trade Union Congress, TUC, at the Government House in Owerri.

Lawyer drags Imo government to court over administration of criminal justice law

Human Rights Activist, Maxwell Opara, has dragged the Imo State Governor and the Attorney General of the State to Court over the provisions of sections 484 and 485 of the Imo State Administration of Criminal Justice Law, 2020.
New evidence obtained by BBC Africa Eye contradicts the official explanation for the cause of an explosion which killed 23 people and destroyed a girls boarding school in Lagos, Nigeria.

Lagos explosion: BBC Africa Eye uncovers new evidence contradicting official position

New evidence obtained by BBC Africa Eye contradicts the official explanation for the cause of an explosion which killed 23 people and destroyed a girls boarding school in Lagos, Nigeria.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Kano judiciary submits blasphemy case file to Femi Falana

Kano State Judiciary says it has submitted certified copies of the Sharia Court judgment to the human rights activist, Femi Falana (SAN), to enable him to appeal the judgment that sentenced Yahaya Aminu to death by hanging for blasphemy.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday asked Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the whereabouts of visiting Chinese medical personnel, saying their activities in the country must the oversighted by the parliament.

Speaker Gbajabiamila: National Assembly leadership not aware of some investigative hearing

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday said that some of the investigative hearing was carried out without the knowledge of the leadership of the National Assembly.
Justice Beatrice Lazarus Iliya

FIDA, activist petition NJC, CJN over Gombe chief judge saga

Support for the erstwhile acting Chief Judge of Gombe State swelled with the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) rising against what they termed recurring discrimination against female law practitioners in some states in the country.
The Nigeria Police Force has quizzed Musician, Dapo Oyebanjo, aka D’Banj, over allegations of rape, according to a report.

Rape: No evidence against D’banj – Police

The Nigeria Police have cleared popular Nigerian singer and songwriter, D’banj, of the rape allegations leveled against him by a twitter user Seyitan Babatayo.
Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

NDDC: 70 percent of Niger Delta problems emanate from leadership – activist

A Renowned Human Rights Activist and President, Centre for Leadership and Justice, Barr. Emmanuel Umohinyang,, has said that seventy percent of the challenges causing the backward development of the Niger Delta region despite the creation of the Development Commission by the Federal Government emanated from leadership.
Malawi’s constitutional court on Monday ordered new elections after annulling the results of a vote that reelected President Peter Mutharika in May, citing widespread irregularities.

Malawi ruling party cries foul over presidential vote re-run

Malawi's governing party has called for a third presidential election, citing irregularities and intimidation in this week's re-run vote as unofficial tallies show incumbent President Peter Mutharika losing to the opposition leader.
Entertainer, Folarin Falana aka Falz, has urged the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammed Babandede, to reconsider the terms of punishment meted out to five female officers of the Service.

Falz asks Immigration boss to reconsider transferring officers

Entertainer, Folarin Falana aka Falz, has urged the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammed Babandede, to reconsider the terms of punishment meted out to five female officers of the Service.
Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE secured approval for Germany’s first human clinical trials of a possible coronavirus vaccine, entering a global race to develop a defense against the pandemic.

Activist accuses governors of reeling out dubious coronavirus statistics

A human rights activist, Chief Mulade Sheriff, has called on state Governors with no real evidences of Covid-19 cases in their states to stop churning out dubious figures from their respective Government Houses, quoting Ministry of Health and NCDC.
As Nigeria celebrates her 59th year independence anniversary, Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has said that though the country is 59 years old, it has not matured.

Taraba orders arrest of blogger, others over ‘defamation’

Taraba state police command has arrested Mr Miracle Mark, a Taraba based blogger, and others for alleged defamation of character, following a complaint against the accused by the state governor Darius Ishaku.
The Kano State Government has appealed to the Federal Government to take urgent steps to reactivate the NCDC COVID 19 testing centre at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital.

Kano governor urged to adopt ‘wartime strategy’ against coronavirus

Aisha Muhammed-Oyebode, development expert and human rights activist, says wartime strategy should be adopted to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Kano state.
Nigerian media entrepreneur and talkshow host, Funmi Iyanda, is back with a new show titled ‘Public Eye’.

Public Eye: Funmi Iyanda returns with new show

Nigerian media entrepreneur and talkshow host, Funmi Iyanda, is back with a new show titled ‘Public Eye’.
The Governor, State of Osun, Adegboyega Oyetola, has announced a foremost human rights activist and Chairman, Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC), Comrade Amitolu Shittu, as the Director-General (DG) of the newly established Amotekun Corps.

Osun appoints head for Amotekun corps

Similarly, he has named as the Director-General (DG) of Bureau of Social Services (BOSS), a trainer and management Consultant, Richard Tinubu, who spent the better part of his working career at an American company, Computing Solutions Outfit, NCR Nigeria Plc, where he rose to the position of Senior Manager, Marketing.

Coronavirus: Femi Falana warns Nigeria against bending rules for politicians

Human rights activist, Mr. Femi Falana, SAN, yesterday, warned the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, not to bend the rules in favour of any politician in the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana: Judges can hear applications via internet

Senior Advocate of Nigeria, (SAN), Femi Falana, has written to the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Hon. Justice Tanko Muhammad requesting that courts be reopened and judges hear applications online via Skype or Zoom.
Wole Soyinka

Wole Soyinka, Femi Falana fault President Buhari on lockdown order

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, and human rights activist, Mr. Femi Falana, SAN, yesterday, faulted President Muhammadu Buhari’s restriction of movement order pronounced on Lagos and Ogun States saying Nigeria is not at war.

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Kano government distributes instructional materials to schools

The Kano State Government, says it has begun the distribution of instructional materials worth over N1.5 billion to primary and junior secondary schools in the 44 Local Government Areas of the state.
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#EndSARS: Shooting as Lagos government imposes curfew

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