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Outgoing US President Donald Trump has “unequivocally condemned” the January 6 breach of Congress by his supporters.

Donald Trump grants clemency to 143 people, but not himself or family members

President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly used his clemency authority as a political tool rather than an act of mercy, issued a final wave of pardons and commutations on his last night in office, delivering relief for a mix of beneficiaries that included former strategist Stephen Bannon, Republican Party and Trump fundraiser Elliott Broidy, and former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, found guilty in 2013 of corruption charges.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Presidency: Ondo governor’s quit order on herdsmen unconstitutional

The Presidency on Tuesday reacted to the controversial order issued by Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to herdsmen to leave Ondo forest reserves in seven days, describing it as unconstitutional.
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell opened the Senate on Tuesday saying the pro-Trump mob that stormed the Capitol was “fed lies” by the president and others in the deadly riot to overturn Democrat Joe Biden election.

Senate GOP leader: Donald Trump provoked deadly Capitol riot

The remarks on the Senate floor came as the Kentucky Republican and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., worked to hash out details on Trump’s impending impeachment trial. Trump was impeached in the Democrat-led House last week in a 232-197 vote, with 10 Republicans voting in favor of impeachment.

MRA launches project to combat impunity for attacks against Nigerian journalists

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) Monday announced the launch of its project to combat impunity for attacks against journalists, warning that those who unjustifiably threaten or undermine the safety or security, freedom and wellbeing of media professionals in Nigeria should expect to be met with robust legal challenges.

Telegram says it ‘shut down hundreds of public calls for violence’ in US last...

Amid rising political tensions in the United States, Telegram founder Pavel Durov says his chat service has taken down hundreds of public calls for violence, in accordance with the platform’s terms of service.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Ebonyi gets new police chief

A new Commissioner of Police (CP) for Ebonyi, Mr Aliyu Garba, assumed duty on Monday, an official has said.
A still image taken from video footage shows law enforcement officers speaking with Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny before leading him away at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow, Russia January 17, 2021. REUTERS-Reuters TV

Russian prosecutors want Alexei Navalny jailed for 30 days

The United Nations and Western nations told Russia to immediately free the opposition politician and some countries called for new sanctions. Moscow told them to mind their own business.
A protester covered in red paint she poured on herself kneels in front of a heap of stationery and bamboo canes during a “Bad Student” demonstration outside the Ministry of Education in Bangkok on January 16, 2021, on the occasion of Teachers’ Day in Thailand. (Photo by Jack TAYLOR / AFP)

Thai students mark Teachers’ Day with paint-soaked protest

Students piled bamboo canes and stationery in front of Thailand’s Ministry of Education and splashed crimson paint on it to protest corporal punishment, one of several protests that took place across the capital on Saturday.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

AGF denies receiving bribe in NDDC administrator’s appointment

The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has described as “fictitious and malicious” reports that he was bribed in respect of the appointment of a sole administrator for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Federal law enforcement officials Thursday say they have taken into custody a man seen in widely distributed pictures carrying a large Confederate flag during last week's siege of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump.

Man seen carrying Confederate flag in US Capitol during siege arrested

Federal law enforcement officials Thursday say they have taken into custody a man seen in widely distributed pictures carrying a large Confederate flag during last week's siege of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump.
Outgoing US President Donald Trump has “unequivocally condemned” the January 6 breach of Congress by his supporters.

Donald Trump condemns Capitol Hill attack

Outgoing US President Donald Trump has “unequivocally condemned” the January 6 breach of Congress by his supporters.
Acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin speaks during a news conference in Washington, Jan. 12, 2021.

US prosecutors expect to charge hundreds of Capitol rioters

U.S. prosecutors say they have identified more than 170 people for potential criminal charges in connection with the January 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol and that they expect that number to run into the hundreds in the coming weeks as a massive nationwide hunt for the pro-Trump rioters continues.
The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has refuted claim that the Minister, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, was reprimanded by the Presidency. 18

Minister pledges support for NAPTIP

The Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouk, has pledged Federal Government’s resolve to continously provide necessary support and resources to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) in a bid to adequately address the issue of human trafficking and other associated humanitarian crisis in the Country.

Gambia discovers 3 tonnes of cocaine in salt shipment

Law enforcement officers in The Gambia discovered nearly three tonnes of cocaine in a salt shipment from Ecuador, its drugs agency said Friday, in the tiny West African country's largest-ever seizure.
After scenes of violent attacks by supporters of President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol that shocked the world, Steve Kerr, head coach of National Basketball Association (NBA) side Golden State Warriors, has gone all out to censure senators he referenced by name for their role in the ignominy.

Golden State Warriors coach slams US senators after attack on Capitol

After scenes of violent attacks by supporters of President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol that shocked the world, Steve Kerr, head coach of National Basketball Association (NBA) side Golden State Warriors, has gone all out to censure senators he referenced by name for their role in the ignominy.
Police officers in riot gear line up as protesters gather on the U.S. Capitol Building, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C., after Trump supporters entered the U.S. Capitol building during demonstrations as a joint session Congress was to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

US Capitol Police confirm death of officer after Donald Trump’s supporters mob action

The US Capitol Police confirmed the death of one of their officers late Thursday from injuries suffered when a mob of President Donald Trump's supporters stormed the Capitol a day before.
Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., stops to look at damage in the early morning hours of Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, after protesters stormed the Capitol in Washington, on Wednesday. (AP Photo-Andrew Harnik)

Capitol riot: Over 50 cops hospitalised with serious injuries – Police

United States Capitol Police on Thursday said over 50 cops sustained serious injuries during Wednesday’s attack on the Capitol by supporters of US President Donald Trump.
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission - EFCC.

EFCC warns Nigerians not to sell their NIN

“As Nigerians struggle to acquire the National Identity Number, NIN, from offices of the National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, across the country it has come to the knowledge of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, that some unscrupulous persons are cashing in on the exercise to induce enrollees to sell their NIN for a fee. The buyers of the numbers are also trading with them to persons whose motives are anything but noble,” the statement reads.

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I’m a ‘herdsman’ — all herdsmen are not bandits

Crime has no ethnic face. When criminality is defined according to ethnic origin or religion, social cohesion is threatened. There are people of criminal inclinations in every group, race, place and religion. In fact, we defeat the fight against insecurity if we lend ourselves to ethnic prejudices.
Lekoil Nigeria Limited, the oil and gas exploration and production company and affiliate of Lekoil Limited Cayman, has announced the appointment of Mrs. Aisha Muhammed-Oyebode as Chairman of the Board.

Lekoil appoints Aisha Muhammed-Oyebode as board chairman

Lekoil Nigeria Limited, the oil and gas exploration and production company and affiliate of Lekoil Limited Cayman, has announced the appointment of Mrs. Aisha Muhammed-Oyebode as Chairman of the Board.

Senator Jang: Amendment of constitution without restructuring, waste of time

Former Governor of Plateau State, Senator Jonah Jang, has decried the socio-economic problems bedeviling the country, blaming it on the operations of the 1999 Constitution.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Director-General of NAPTIP, Imaan Suleiman-Ibrahim, on Wednesday in Abuja.

HEDA kicks against appointment of new NAPTIP chief

The recent appointment of the Director General, National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), is fraught with irregularities, Nigeria’s leading anti-corruption group said on Monday.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the Federal Government needs to revisit the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) amendment of the broadcasting code. 2

VP Osinbajo: Conducive business environment important for econimic growth

In a renewed attempt at further deepening the reforms of the nation’s business environment, the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council, PEBEC, has resolved that CEOs and Heads of some Federal Government regulatory agencies be presented with the outcome of a recent survey that exposes major pitfalls in the operations of the agencies.