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Tanzania opposition rejects presidential result

Tanzania's populist president John Magufuli was declared the overwhelming winner of the elections by the National Electoral Commission on Friday, sparking a backlash by the opposition who allege fraud.

MASSOB, South East governors, Ohanaeze, others demand 2023 Igbo presidency

The entire Igbo leaders, including South East Governors, the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, pro-Biafra group, the political class, traditional and religious leaders of Igbo extraction, have demanded that the Igbo should be given the opportunity to be President of Nigeria in 2023

WTO: Governor Obiano urges President Buhari not to allow Donald Trump to frustrate Ngozi...

The Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari and other African leaders, not to allow US President Donald Trump to frustrate Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s bid to emerge as the next Director-General of the World Trade Organisation.
A knife-wielding attacker shouting “Allahu Akbar” beheaded a woman and killed two other people in what French officials described as a terrorist act at a church in the French city of Nice on Thursday, while a gunman was shot dead by police in a separate incident.

World leaders condemn fatal stabbings in France

“Our hearts are with the people of France. America stands with our oldest Ally in this fight,” Trump tweeted. “These Radical Islamic terrorist attacks must stop immediately. No country, France or otherwise can long put up with it!”
Governor David Nweze Umahi

#EndSARS: South East leaders urge youths to embrace peace

The South East leaders on Thursday called on their youths to shun the destruction of government and private property and embrace peace.
Nnia Nwodo

#EndSARS: Igbo leaders meet in Enugu

Igbo leaders have since Thursday afternoon been locked in an indoor meeting at Enugu government house.

Eid-el Maulud: Nasarawa Speaker seeks prayers for end to national challenges

The Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi, has called on Nigerians to intensify prayers for an end to current national challenges.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has arrested and paraded 201 suspected looters and made recoveries of some looted items.

Police arrest, arraign 201 suspected looters in Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has arrested and paraded 201 suspected looters and made recoveries of some looted items.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest 59 ‘looters,’ recover hundreds of items in Kano

The Kano police command in the aftermath of the recent EndSARS protests has arrested 59 suspects accused of looting hundreds of items belonging to members of the public at the Sabon gari quarters in Kano during the recent uncoordinated protest that took place last Tuesday in Kano.

‘Cultists’ kill one, maim widow in Akwa Ibom

However, it was gathered that the Widow was attacked on Monday when she left the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp, in Church premises, where most of them that fled the community are taking refuge following the violent activities of rival cult groups Debam and Iceland, to her farm in Inen community to look for food for her hungry children.
Ogun Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has set up a committee that will develop guidelines for a safe reopening of schools for students at the final year or transition classes in the State.

#EndSARS: Protest makes state, community police inevitable – Ogun governor

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, and a Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), Adeleye Oyebade, yesterday insisted that the sweeping #EndSARS protest has made the establishment of state and community policing inevitable.
President Muhammadu Buhari at the unveiling of the theme and Logo for Nigeria’s 60th anniversary celebration

President Buhari: My administration respects rights of citizens

The President said his government has put in place measures and strategies to address #EndSARS demands, stressing that the government will do everything lawful to ensure all sides are satisfied with measures taken to achieve peace in the country.
Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal

Governor Tambuwal: Why we delayed distribution of virus palliatives

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has denied hoarding COVID-19 palliatives meant for citizens amid coronavirus pandemic.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has charged the twenty-three council chairmen and youths in the State to identify members of proscribed separatist group Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the State.

Rivers governor tasks council chiefs, youths to identify IPOB members

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has charged the twenty-three council chairmen and youths in the State to identify members of proscribed separatist group Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the State.
Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has threatened to expose corrupt leaders in the north.

#EndSARS: Igbo group dissociates self from Nnamdi Kanu’s statement

Leaders of Ndigbo in All Progressives Congress, APC, Lagos, have condemned the attack on the palace of Oba of Lagos, Rilwanu Akiolu, and the destruction of public, private buildings and monuments in Lagos State, by hoodlums in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests.

Peter Obi begs youth to end protest

The Vice-Presidential candidate of the PDP in the 2019 elections, Mr. Peter Obi, has again appealed to the youth across the country, including the youth from the South-East, particularly those from Anambra State, to go off the streets in order not to allow their well thought-out protest which has been supported by people that have the good of the country at heart, to be hijacked by forces of darkness.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

#EndSARS: Don’t turn protest to Igbo affairs – South East governors

The Chairman of South-East Governors’ Forum and Ebonyi State governor, David Umahi, has warned that the EndSARS protest must not be labelled as Igbo affairs.
President-General, Emeritus Professor Banji Akintoye, said that the decision for change of name was unanimously adopted by delegates of 87 Yoruba Socio-Cultural and Self-Determination Groups within Nigeria and 126 countries.

Yoruba World Congress changes name to honour Obafemi Awolowo’s philosophy

Yoruba World Congress, YWC, has announced the change of its name to “ILANA OMO OODUA” to help propagate the quest for self-determination of Yoruba nation and in honour of Obafemi Awolowo philosophy.

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Some South-West governors and ministers, on Sunday, visited the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, over the destruction of public and private facilities in the state.

Lagos government lifts curfew

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has lifted the curfew he imposed on the state after the #endsars protest was hijacked by looters and hoodlums.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman, Ibrahim Kalin, said on Saturday he had light COVID-19 symptoms and was nearing the end of treatment.

Top Turkish officials close to President Erdogan test positive for coronavirus

Two top Turkish officials who work closely with Turkey’s president have said they tested positive for COVID-19.
Sen. George Akume, Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs made the call at the formal inaugural ceremony of eight members of the Governing Board of the NNMA on Friday in Abuja.

Nigeria to spend N75 billion on youth development in three years – minister

Minister for Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations, Senator George Akume, said the Buhari-led Federal Government plans to spend N75 billion on youth development in form of support for communities, skill acquisition and realisation of their potentials within the next three years.

Nigerian government clarifies position on social media regulation

The Minister of Imformation and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made the clarification on Saturday in Lagos when he inspected the headquarters of The Nation newspaper and TV Continental (TVC) that were attacked during the #EndSARS protest.

Obong of Calabar tells Cross River governor to step aside to learn about governance

The Obong of Calabar, Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi Otu V, has called on Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State to step aside to enable an interim administration teach him how to handle administration and governance.