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Governor Buni-led APC caretaker committee promises true reconciliation

As part of measure to make progress on its mandate in reconciling all factions in the ruling All Progressives Congress, the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led committee has promised to embark on genuine reconciliation of all party leaders and members ahead of the planned convention.
Sword-wielding militants killed an Indonesian policeman and critically injured another on Monday in what authorities described as a terror attack by suspected Islamic State-linked extremists.

Indonesian policeman killed by sword-wielding militants

Sword-wielding militants killed an Indonesian policeman and critically injured another on Monday in what authorities described as a terror attack by suspected Islamic State-linked extremists.
Alhaji Munir Sanusi, the chief of staff to the Emir of Kano, has confirmed the receipt of the query issued to Emir Muhammad Sanusi II by the Kano state government.

Emir Sanusi and the conspiracy of Northern oligarchy

His background in Islamic Studies at a leading Islamic University in Khatourm, the capital of Sudan, should have ordinarily perverted critical reasoning in him, paradoxically, the recently ‘deposed’ Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi 11, frantically utilized Islamic knowledge as an intellectual instrument to illuminate the dark sides of his society.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) wave flags and chant slogans as they take part in a demonstration to protest against the imprisonnement of a Shiite, in Abuja, on October 29, 2018. - The army and police confronted members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), the group's spokesman Ibrahim Musa told AFP, amid reports of casualties. Rights groups have accused Nigeria's military of killing more than 300 IMN supporters and burying them in mass graves during the 2015 confrontation, a charge the military strongly denies. (Photo by Sodiq ADELAKUN / AFP)

US vs Iran: Group calls for red alert on Ibraheem el-Zakzaky-led Shiite group

The Global Action for Peace has alerted the United States of America and Britain over the safety of its citizens in Nigeria following threat by the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN).
The U.S. killed Iranian general, Qassem Soleimani, in a “defensive action,” the Pentagon says.

Qassem Soleimani’s killing an earthquake with ‘reverberations around the globe’

The U.S. airstrike that killed a top Iranian commander at Baghdad’s airport in Iraq has created an earthquake that will have “reverberations around the globe,” according to Jason Brodsky, policy director of the advocacy group United Against Nuclear Iran.

NIESV, three members clash over expulsion from institution

The NIESV last week, in a notice published in one of the national dailies, announced the expulsion of Mr Olusola Enitan, a fellow of the institution and two associates, Isaac Fabiyi and Bello Faisal, over what it described in the publication as “misconduct and activities inimical to the general interest of the institution.”

General Buratai: Insurgency can’t be defeated by warfare alone

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, Monday said that Boko Haram and other terror groups operating in the country cannot be defeated by warfare alone.

North East elders, stakeholders backs Senator Ndume for Senate President

Elders and stakeholders from the North East geopolitical and the North Central chapter of the National Councillors Forum has thrown their weight behind the candidacy of Senator Ali Ndume for the position of the President of the Senate, saying Ndume was needed at this point in time to stabilise the relationship between the legislature and the executive.
Facebook has banned the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones from its platform. Jim Bourg-Reuters

Facebook bans Alex Jones, other extremist figures

Facebook Inc said on Thursday it was banning Alex Jones and other controversial U.S. political personalities for violating the social media company’s policies on “dangerous individuals and organizations.”
Former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel has faulted the kind of democracy practised in Nigeria as a system that cannot bring about the best in all spheres of our national interest.

Gbenga Daniel: Nigeria’s practice of democracy faulty

Former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, has faulted the kind of democracy practised in Nigeria as a system that cannot bring about the best in all spheres of our national interest.
Jair Bolsonaro. Andre Coelho-Bloomberg

President Bolsonaro fires Brazil’s controversial education minister

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday sacked his education minister, an ultra-conservative who had drawn public ire over a range of controversial proposals including a revision of school textbooks to deny the 1964 military coup.

UNIMAID don knocks federal government’s rehabilitation programme for Northeast

Professor Ibrahim Umara of the University of Maiduguri has criticized the federal government’s rehabilitation and resettlement agenda for the northeast, describing it as Eurocentric ideology not applicable to the northeast situation.
INEC Election Nigeria

Election: INEC declares readiness, speaks on recruitment

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is ready for the conduct of the forthcoming general election.

President el-Sisi: Egypt, Israel in close cooperation against Sinai fighters

Egypt's president has told a US broadcaster his country and Israel are cooperating against armed groups in the Sinai Peninsula, a potentially damaging acknowledgment that could explain a request that the network not air the interview.

2019: Cleric cautions Ndigbo against deceptive politics

General Overseer of Bible Base Assembly, Rev. Jerry Nwachukwu, has cautioned Ndigbo not to allow themselves to be deceived by some top Igbo political class in the forthcoming presidential election.
An Ethiopian tank under Amisom on a mission in south western regions of Somalia.

AU force in Somalia says not involved in ex-al-Shabaab arrest

The African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia says it had no part in the arrest of the former No 2 leader of the al-Shabaab extremist group, who has been a leading candidate for a regional presidency.
President Buhari receives in courtesy call Olujonwon Obasanjo (Son of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo) in State House on 1st Nov 2018 1

2019: Olujonwon Obasanjo defends Muhammadu Buhari’s administration

Olujonwon Obasanjo, son of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, and the National President of Buhari Youth Organisation (BYO), has told Nigerians not to compare the administration of his father to the current President Muhammadu Buhari-led government.

2019: NIPSS, political parties campaign against vote buying

The National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, near Jos, Plateau State and the National Organising Secretaries of various political parties on Wednesday urged the electorate and politicians to shun vote buying in the forthcoming elections.

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The United States of America ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, has said the recent visa ban to Nigerians will be reviewed, if certain conditions are met.

US envoy inaugurates emergency health operation facility in Bayelsa

The US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, has inaugurated a state-of-the-art public health Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
The Vice-President’s daughter, Kiki Osinbajo, has denied owning a property worth N800m in highbrow Wuse 2 area of Abuja.

VP Osinbajo’s daughter denies owning N800 million property

“It may be difficult for people like him to understand that a young woman can work hard and succeed on her own steam. Anyone can verify the ownership of the property of Glamd Africa at AGIS in Abuja. I am a tenant in the property. My landlord’s name is Musa Adams.”
The Benue State House of Assembly has been shut indefinitely to allow members and staff to undergo COVID-19 screening and treatment.

Benue Assembly suspends plenary for members to undergo coronavirus tests

The Benue House of Assembly has suspended its plenary sessions to allow lawmakers and members of staff to subject themselves to COVID-19 screening.

Benue university pro-chancellor, other staffers test positive for coronavirus

The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Benue State University, Makurdi, Prof. Zacharys Gundu has tested positive for COVID-19.
Pep Guardiola says Bernardo Silva is one of the most special footballers he has ever coached despite the midfielder's dip in form this season – something for which the Manchester City boss takes his share of responsibility.

Pep Guardiola: Bernardo Silva’s bad form may be my fault

Pep Guardiola says Bernardo Silva is one of the most special footballers he has ever coached despite the midfielder's dip in form this season – something for which the Manchester City boss takes his share of responsibility.