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Tony Ojukwu, the Executive Secretary of the National Human Right Commission (NHRC)

Human rights commission proposes law for elderly

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has proposed a legal framework to ensure welfare and protection of the rights and wellbeing of the elderly in the society.
Nigeria Police

Police yet to receive report against Christian centre in Edo

The Police Command in Edo says it has not received any complaint about the management of the Internally Displaced Persons Camp (IDP), run by the International Christian Centre (ICC).
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has sent a N27.9 billion supplementary budget for 2019 to the State House of Assembly for approval, increasing the initial budget figure of N390 billion to N417.9 billion.

Rising number of flood victims in IDP camps worries Delta governor

The Delta State Government has raised an alarm over the increasing number of flood victims at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in the state.

Fulani herdsmen set for court over Oyo anti-open grazing bill

Oyo State Open Rearing and Grazing Regulation Bill 2019, which has already passed through second reading at the state House of Assembly, may run into a hitch as Fulani herdsmen in the state have resolved to approach court to stop it.
Aliko Dangote, president of the Dangote Group and chief sponsor of the Dangote Foundation, says he wants to be like Bill Gates and try to give a chunk of his wealth to charity in the next few years.

Aliko Dangote empowers 358,490 women in Sokoto, Kano

Chairman of Aliko Dangote Foundation and Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, yesterday, flagged off a micro-grant scheme to empower and lift 23,990 poor and vulnerable women out of poverty across the 23 Local Government Areas in Sokoto state.

Bayelsa guber: INEC, stakeholders’ meeting ends in chaos

A meeting between the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and stakeholders in Bayelsa State towards ensuring a free, fair and credible governorship election scheduled for November 16 ended in chaos Wednesday.

Bayelsa guber: APC’s, PDP’s clash disrupts INEC meeting

A stakeholders’ meeting organised on Wednesday by the national leadership of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Bayelsa State ended abruptly, following the outbursts of elders from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC).

INEC: Bayelsa, Kogi, ‘difficult states to conduct elections’

Bayelsa and Kogi “are not easy states” when it comes to conducting governorship elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said.
President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Abuja administered oaths of office on members of the newly constituted Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC), and also set an agenda of what they should accomplish in the shortest possible time. 3

President Buhari rejects World Bank, IMF statistics on Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday rejected statistics by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund on Nigeria’s economy.
President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Abuja administered oaths of office on members of the newly constituted Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC), and also set an agenda of what they should accomplish in the shortest possible time. 1

President Buhari urges economic council to brainstorm on how best to move economy forward

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja administered oaths of office on members of the newly constituted Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC).
President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Abuja administered oaths of office on members of the newly constituted Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC), and also set an agenda of what they should accomplish in the shortest possible time. 2

President Buhari inaugurates, sets agenda for Economic Advisory Council — in pictures

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Abuja administered oaths of office on members of the newly constituted Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC), and also set an agenda of what they should accomplish in the shortest possible time.

UNICEF: Malnutrition a threat to children in northern Nigeria

The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has raised concerns that children in some northern Nigerian states, particularly Borno, Adamawa and Yobe, are at risk severe malnutrition.
Catriona Laing

UK probes ‘killing’ of farmers by herdsmen in Benue

The United Kingdom has opened an investigation into the killing of farmers by suspected herdsmen in Benue State and other parts of the country, including two catholic priests and 17 worshippers.
Femi Gbajabiamila

Katsina IDPs: Government won’t abandon you – Speaker Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has assured the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Katsina State that the Federal Government would not abandon them.

MBF: Middle belt not part of north, will fight for its liberation

The Youth Wing of the Middle Belt Forum said the Middle Belt region is never and will never be part of the North but will continue to fight for the liberation of its people.

Chad begs Nigeria for support in conducting elections

Vice Chairman of the Chadian Electoral Commission, CENI, Adam Mahmadu, has sought the assistance of Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in conducting elections in his country, lamenting that most of the countries it had expected support from had shunned its overtures.
NPHCDA Executive Director Dr Faisal Shuaib, addressing journalists in Abuja on the milestone, attributed the success to the collective contributions of stakeholders involved in the fight against the virus, including local and international donor agencies and field workers.

Nigeria celebrate 3 years without Wild Polio Virus

National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) and local and international partners rolled out the drums in Abuja on Wednesday to celebrate three years without a case of Wild Polio Virus (WPV) in Nigeria.
The ruling All Progressives Congress APC has blamed the Peoples Democratic Party PDP for being vicariously responsible for the attack on a former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu by members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB in Germany.

Senator Ekweremadu reacts to Nnamdi Kanu’s threat to attack Igbo leaders

Former deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, has advised South East leaders to feel free to travel abroad, saying his attack on Saturday by members of the outlawed IPOB did not represent the behaviour of the larger Igbo people in the diaspora.

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Gunmen abduct two Catholic priests

Gunmen have reportedly abducted two Catholic priests, Rev Fr Joseph Nweke and Rev Fr Felix Efobi from Awka Catholic Diocese.
Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State has affirmed that said the progress of any nation depends on the development of its youth.

Yobe suspends traditional ruler for defiling a 6-year-old boy

Yobe State governor Mai Mala Buni has directed the suspension of the district Head of Fannami Ward, Lawan Mari from Bade Local Government for alleged sodomy with a six year-old-boy.
Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti governor congratulates SIEC, newly elected councils chairmen

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has congratulated the newly elected chairmen and councillors of the 16 local government councils, following official announcement of Saturday’s council election results by the State Independent Electoral Commission.

Femi Falana: DSS operatives apologized to judge over court’s invasion

A human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), said on Sunday that the leader of the Department of State Service (DSS) team that invaded the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday apologized to Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu over the incident
Nigeria Police

Police arrest three for murder

The police in Ogun State have arrested three suspects over the death of a 27-year-old man who was stabbed in the chest.