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Speaking at a press conference on the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said social media was used to spread fake news and disinformation that catalyzed the violence that was witnessed across the country.

Minister: Nigerian government’s town hall meeting recommends state police

The town hall meeting on national security organised by the Federal Government has recommended that state police be adopted with the backing of the National Assembly and State Houses of assembly.
Speaking at a press conference on the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said social media was used to spread fake news and disinformation that catalyzed the violence that was witnessed across the country.

Lai Mohammed: We amended national broadcasting code to end monopoly

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says the Federal Government amended the National Broadcasting Code to provide a level playing ground for all stakeholders in the industry to thrive.
1. President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, met with the new Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa, at the State House, Abuja.

EFCC chairman: I will resign If asked to do anything contrary to my conscience

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, has said that he will resign if he’s asked to compromise.
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Dosu Joseph: Clemens Westerhof, Jo Bonfrere best foreign coaches Super Eagles ever had

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Dosu Joseph has described Clemens Westerhof and Johannes Bonfrere as two of the best foreign coaches blessed with technical and tactical qualities the senior national team has ever employed.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has expressed deep sadness over the deaths of his Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Jerome Torshimbe, and his Personal Assistant on Special Duties, Mr. Famous Adejo.

2023: Governor Ortom urged to run for senate

The Special Adviser to Governor Samuel Ortom on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Kenneth Achabo, says Ortom deserves a seat in the Senate in 2023 to represent Benue North-west following his performance as governor of Benue State.
Men of Amotekun Corps in Osun State have arrested two suspects, Friday and Toyib for allegedly stealing female underwear for ritual purposes.

Oyo governor: Amotekun after criminals, not witch-hunting Fulani

Fatai Owoseni, Special Adviser on Security Matters to Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, on Wednesday, says the State Security Network Agency popularly known as Amotekun is after criminals regardless of their ethnic groups.

Oyo Reps member raises alarm over rising insecurity in constituency

The lawmaker representing Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Iwajowa/Kajola Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Shina Abiola (aka Shina Peller), has raised the alarm over worsening insecurity in his constituency.
All Progressives Congress (APC) national stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described as premature, talks about 2023 elections and the successor to President Muhammadu Buhari. To him, those making such calls do not love Nigeria.

2023: Afenifere has not endorsed Senator Tinubu, Pastor Bakare for presidency – spokesperson

The Afenifere spokesman also claimed that the Serving Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church in Lagos, Pastor Tunde Bakare, still wants to run for president in 2023, adding that the group has not given support to anyone.
People attend Ash Wednesday mass inside the Church of the Assumption in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria February 26, 2020. REUTERS-Nyancho NwaNri-File Photo

Coronavirus second wave: Nigerian government reluctant to shut down worship centres – professor

A Professor of Virology, Oyewale Tomori, says the government has not been able to shut down worship centres amid the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic because the government is afraid of religious leaders in Nigeria.
Ex-Nigeria international, Emmanuel Amuneke has qualified Tanzania for its first Africa Cup of Nations since 1980.

Emmanuel Amuneke: Eaglets went to Chile World Cup with slippers, no kits

Former Super Eagles assistant coach Emmanuel Amuneke has opened up on the challenges the Golden Eaglets went through before their victory at the U-17 World Cup in Chile in 2015.
The new President of the National Association of Nigerian Students, Sunday Asefon, has said his victory at the election in Abuja last weekend was designed by God.

Sunday Asefon: Governor Fayemi didn’t sponsor my election as NANS president

The new President of the National Association of Nigerian Students, Sunday Asefon, has said his victory at the election in Abuja last weekend was designed by God.

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Stakeholders in the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, Tuesday, unveiled a new agenda aimed at repositioning the organisation into purposeful, focused and result-oriented opposition body that would champion the cause of governance in Nigeria

De-registration: Supreme Court judgement binding only on NUP – CUPP

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has insisted that the recent Supreme Court judgement affirming the de-registration of 74 political parties is only binding on the National Unity Party (NUP).
Charge d’Affaires of the Embassy of Israel in Nigeria, Mr Yotam Kreiman, who presented the equipment in Abuja, said the donation was timely, in view of ongoing efforts to contain the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).

Ramadan: Israel donates food items to support Nigerian Muslim families

The Embassy of Israel in Nigeria on Monday donated some food items to support some Muslim families in the on-going Ramadan fasting in the country.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos to demolish shanties, takeover abandoned buildings

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday said that the government would continue to demolish shanties across the state.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: 21 officers killed by gunmen in Akwa Ibom

The commissioner of police in the state, Amiengheme Andrew, disclosed this on Monday while briefing Governor Udom Emmanuel who visited the police headquarters in the state to condole with the families of the slain officers and the police over the loss.
Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel says it is unsafe to reopen schools in the state in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Akwa Ibom governor donates N60 million to families of slain policemen

Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has donated N60 million to families of slain policemen by unknown gunmen in the state.

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Stakeholders in the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, Tuesday, unveiled a new agenda aimed at repositioning the organisation into purposeful, focused and result-oriented opposition body that would champion the cause of governance in Nigeria

De-registration: Supreme Court judgement binding only on NUP – CUPP

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has insisted that the recent Supreme Court judgement affirming the de-registration of 74 political parties is only binding on the National Unity Party (NUP).
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Nyesom Wike: Nasir El-Rufai is reaping evil he planned against Rivers

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike on Friday attacked Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, saying he is reaping the evil he planned against Rivers.
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NDLEA intercepts 75.8kg of cannabis in Ondo, Rivers

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it has intercepted 75.8kg of cannabis in Ondo and Rivers states.
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi says the easiest and safest way to end insecurity in the north is to negotiate peace with the bandits that have turned the region into a killing field.

Sheikh Gumi: We’re working to get abducted Greenfield students freed

Renowned Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has expressed optimism that the remaining students of the Greenfield University, Kaduna will soon regain their freedom from their captors.
Nigeria’s Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has held meeting with the chieftains of the Nigeria Football Federation in his resolve to sanitize the country’s football administration.

Minister: NYSC remains major promoter of national unity

The Minister of Youths and Sports, Sunday Dare, says all hands must be on deck to support the National Youth Service Corps as it has been a major promoter of Nigeria’s unity.