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Omoyele Sowore

Omoyele Sowore: SERAP petitions UN human rights council

SERAP on Thursday said it had petitioned the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva over the way police authorities clamped down on #RevolutionNow protesters on Monday.

#RevolutionNow: SERAP writes UN Human Rights Council over attacks on journalists, protesters

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to all member and observer states of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, urging them to “urgently convene a special session on Nigeria over arbitrary arrests and repression by officers of the Nigeria Police Force and other security forces of ‘RevolutionNow’ protesters, organizers, activists, and journalists who covered the protests on Monday across the country.”
Protesters gather outside Kwai Chung police station in support of protesters detained with the charge of rioting during recent clashes in Hong Kong on July 30, 2019. (Photo by ISAAC LAWRENCE - AFP)

China warns Hong Kong protesters of ‘dangerous abyss’

China warned Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters Tuesday that “those who play with fire will perish by it”, a day after the most widespread unrest of the two-month crisis.

Alaafin petitions President Buhari over insecurity in South West

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, has written a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari on the negative effect of insecurity in Nigeria, especially in the South West, warning that the pre-colonial military structures of the Yoruba have not been totally collapsed.
Seyi Makinde

Governor Makinde: Oyo can’t pay N30,000 minimum wage

Governor Seyi Makinde took the oath of office alongside his deputy, Alhaji Rauf Olaniyan, on Wednesday with a declaration that the state could not pay the N30,000 minimum wage because of its lean resources.
North Koreans work on a rice field during the harvest outside the North Korean capital of Pyongyang

UN: North Koreans ‘forced to pay bribes’ to survive

North Koreans are forced to pay bribes to officials to survive and are living in a "vicious cycle of deprivation, corruption and repression", a UN report says.
Soccer Football – Championship – Blackburn Rovers v Middlesbrough – Ewood Park, Blackburn, Britain – February 17, 2019 Middlesbrough’s John Obi Mikel in action. Action Images-Craig Brough

Mikel Obi urges Middlesbrough turnaround, optimistic despite recent poor run

John Mikel Obi and his Middlesbrough teammates will be eager to put a stop to their five-game losing streak when they travel to the Liberty Stadium to take on Swansea City today,.
Police in Morocco's capital Rabat has used water cannons to disperse thousands of young teachers protesting for better work conditions.

Police use water cannons against teachers’ protest in Morocco

Police in Morocco's capital Rabat has used water cannons to disperse thousands of young teachers protesting for better work conditions.

Police arrest three suspects over ‘humiliating’ nude woman in viral video in Anambra

The Police Command in Anambra has arrested three persons allegedly involved in production and circulation of a viral video where a nude woman was humiliated.
The Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi, has appealed to the people of Isaba-Ekiti in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State to maintain peace over the vacant kingship stool.

Bisi Egbeyemi: Terrorists, kidnappers use technology to evade justice

Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, yesterday, advised security agencies to consider the application of modern and cutting edge technology in crime prevention and detection.

Muhammadu Buhari ‘the dead’ and his body double

The notorious rumour in circulation on Nigerian streets sounds every bit like a citation from a James Hadley Chase. Chase had a pleasant notoriety with his crime fiction novels that hold you spellbound. With a gloating slide to it, the rumour is trending, with celebrated gusto, about the “death” of the man Nigerians elected into office in May, 2015.
Femi Aborisade

Femi Aborisade: Economic restructuring, solution to Nigeria’s problems

Economic restructuring has been identified as the kind of solution that could solve the problems plaguing the country at the moment.
tangerines

North and South Korea exchange food gifts

South Korea has sent 200 tonnes of tangerines to the North in return for mushrooms Pyongyang gave earlier, Seoul said on Monday, in the latest reconciliatory gesture between the neighbours.

2019: IPOB insist on boycott of election in South-East, South-South

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) said come 2019, all elections would be boycotted until all those with their warped sense of national unity see and agree to a referendum on self determination.
Edwin Kiagbodo Clark

Edwin Clark calls for sports minister’s sack over alleged disloyalty, incompetence

Ijaw leader Edwin Clark has called for sack of the Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Mr Solomon Dalung, for allegedly discrediting Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for recognising Amaju-Pinnick-led Board of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF).

Ishaq Midibbo-Kawu: NBC does not ban songs

The Director-General of National Broadcasting Commission, Ishaq Midibbo-Kawu, has clarified the recent media report that his commission banned some songs.

Narendra Modi: India’s historical struggle closely linked to Africa

Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has said that India’s historical struggle is closely linked to Africa.

Dasuki’s bail and the attorney-general

Section 36(5) of the Nigerian Constitution provides for a presumption of innocence. In the absence of conviction, it is unfair to lock Dasuki up and throw away the key, and to at the same time, take away his dignity and liberty, and prosecute him in the court of public opinion.

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Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti government reiterates commitment to adult literacy

Mr Foluso Daramola, the Ekiti Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, on Thursday gave an assurance that government would promote adult literacy.
The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, IBEDC, has appealed to its customers to go through the proper channel and avoid fraudulent activities in meter collection.

Consumers vow to resist electricity hike

Consumers of Electricity product and other Stakeholders, yesterday vowed to resist implementation of the new power tariff increase announced by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, expected to become effective from July 2020.
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with all the 2019 Nigerian pilgrims over the successful completion of their Hajj rites and the Eid-el-Kabeer celebration.

President Buhari: We’ve invested about N1.3 trillion on education since 2015

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration has invested close to N1.3 trillion in the education section since he came into office in 2015.
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama is on the verge of signing for Club Brugge.

Reports: Victor Wanyama undergoes medical ahead of Club Brugge move

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama is on the verge of signing for Club Brugge.
Nasir Ajanah

Kogi chief judge releases 16 awaiting trial inmates

The Chief Judge of Kogi State, Nasir Ajanah, has unconditionally released 16 inmates awaiting trial in Koton-Karfe and Okene correctional facilities of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCP) in the state.