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IRC: Nigeria fourth most at risk country for humanitarian catastrophe

New analysis by experts from the International Rescue Committee, IRC, has ranked Nigeria as the 4th most at-risk country for humanitarian catastrophe in 2020 after Yemen, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Syria.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

APC bombs Atiku Abubakar, urges PDP to return stolen resources

The All Progressives Congress (APC), has challenged former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, to start the rebuilding of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) with the return of the resources the party stole during its 16-year rule.
YINKA ODUMAKIN

‘Visa-free entry for herdsmen will complicate Nigeria’s security problems’

Outspoken southern socio-cultural groups, Afenifere and Ohanaeze Ndigbo, have responded to the boastful claims by Miyetti Allah that herdsmen all over Africa will not require visa before entering Nigeria, warning that such grandstanding in the face of the proposed visa on arrival policy of the federal government can only worsen the security challenges currently faced by the country.

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 legislature in defence of our economy and democracy

In the last couple of weeks, the economic and political news coming out of Nigeria has not been positive. It has been about doing things the wrong way, lack of due process, desecration of the rule of law, outright impunity for violators of rights and economic policies that have attracted negative ratings
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC secures conviction of 111 fraudsters in Southeast

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has obtained the conviction of 111 fraudsters in the South East between January and November 2019.
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has called for the arrest and subsequent trial of operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and other security officials involved in the invasion of the Federal High Court in Abuja.

NHRC calls for arrest, trial of security operatives involved in ‘court invasion’

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has called for the arrest and subsequent trial of operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and other security officials involved in the invasion of the Federal High Court in Abuja.

Boko Haram: ICC may open war crime investigations in Nigeria next year

The International Criminal Court (ICC) may open investigations into alleged rights abuses in the decade-long Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria, Netsanet Belay, Amnesty International’s Research and Advocacy Director, has said.

AGF: Impunity has no place in Nigeria

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, has said that acts of impunity had no place and would never be tolerated in Nigeria.

Shehu Sani: Throw away social media, hate speech bills

Senator Shehu Sani has asked his former colleagues at the National Assembly to do away with the controversial Social Media and Hate Speech bills before them.
Supporters cheered late Friday as once-powerful opposition leader and two-time Peruvian presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori left the prison where she had been held while being investigated for alleged corruption.

Peru’s Keiko Fujimori leaves prison to supporters’ cheers

Supporters cheered late Friday as once-powerful opposition leader and two-time Peruvian presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori left the prison where she had been held while being investigated for alleged corruption. Peru’s Constitutional Tribunal approved her release.

Lagos shuts more facilities for noise pollution as thugs attack operatives

The Lagos State Government has warned the general public, particularly unrepentant noise polluters, to desist from attacking its officials on duty or face the full wrath of the law.
An inmate of Oko Medium Correctional Center, in Benin, Edo State, Victor Ogunsuyi, who had spent more than 13 years awaiting trial, was on Wednesday set free by the State Chief Judge, Justice Esohe Ikpomwen.

APC chieftain petitions Edo chief judge

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, Comrade Osahon Imaro, has petitioned the Chief Judge of the State, Hon. Justice Esohe Ikponmwen, over alleged impunity and indecent handling of his suit by Magistrate A.P Saike.

IPPIS: President Buhari dictatorial – ASUU

ASUU spoke on the latest directive by the Federal Government that her officials would move to campuses to begin enrollment of university workers on the Integrated Personnel Payroll and Information System (IPPIS).

Bayelsa/Kogi elections: SERAP seeks ICC probe of APC, PDP officials over violence

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) “to investigate whether the persistent crimes of corruption, violence, and killings during elections in Nigeria, most recently in Bayelsa and Kogi states, and the repeated failure of the Nigerian authorities to address the crimes amount to violence against Nigerians and crimes against humanity within the jurisdiction of the ICC.”

Why Miyetti Allah president must be arrested – Benue governor

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has highlighted reasons the President of Meyetti Allah Kautal Hore must be arrested and prosecuted.
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) rose from several hours of meeting approving the appointment of Yekini Nabena as acting National Publicity of the party.

Bayelsa guber: APC alleges cloning of PVCs by PDP

The drama ahead of the governorship election in Bayelsa got more interesting on Friday as the All Progressives Congress (APC) alleged that the state government had started producing fake Permanent Voter Cards (PVC).
The campaign organisation in a statement said a PDP supporter, Yusuf Seidu Uhiene, was killed in Ayingba, in Dekina local government, when the party’s governership candidate, Engr. Musa Wada, was there for a stakeholders meeting.

Kogi guber: Igala-Bassa group endorses PDP candidate Musa Wada

The Igala Cultural Development Association (ICDA), Ukomu Igala and other cultural organisations of the Igala/Bassa nation, have thrown their weight behind Musa Wada and Sam Aro of the People’s Democracy Party (PDP) as candidates in the November 16 governorship election in Kogi State.

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Police: Gunman kills six in Germany attack

Six people were killed and two seriously wounded in a shooting in southwestern Germany, police said on Friday.

Undergraduate jailed for 13 years in Ondo

A Federal High Court sitting in Akure, Ondo State capital, on Friday, sentenced a final year student of Achievers University, Owo, Fisayo Adetoro, to 13 years imprisonment and a fine of N1m over impersonation, forgery and money laundering.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is facing an anxious wait to learn how long England striker Tammy Abraham will be sidelined with his ankle injury.

Frank Lampard unsure about Tammy Abraham ankle injury

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is facing an anxious wait to learn how long England striker Tammy Abraham will be sidelined with his ankle injury.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the finance bill into law.

President Buhari: It might take time, but we‘ll remedy things in North East

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the European Union (EU) that though it might take a bit longer, the nation will surely put the issues associated with the troubles in the North East in order and move ahead.
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Afenifere warns Police not to cover up Oko Oloyun murder

The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Friday, warned the Nigeria Police not to cover up the murder of renowned alternative therapist, Alhaji Fatai Yusuf, populary known as Okooloyun.