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Governor el-Rufai decries manipulation of religion, ethnicity for political interests

Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, has decried the manipulation of religion and ethnicity for political interests, saying that it is holding back the progress of Nigeria.

Lagos lawyer asks court to stop “Operation Python Dance”

A Lagos-based Rights Campaingner, Chief Malcom Omirhobo, on Wednesday asked a Federal High Court in Abuja declare as unlawful and unconstitutional, the declaration of “Operation Python Dance” across the nation.
Prabhu Ramamoorthy

Man lands in jail for nine years over airplane sex assault

An Indian national has been sentenced to nine years in prison in the US for a brazen sexual assault of a woman on an airplane while his wife sat next to him.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

US life expectancy drops again as drug overdose deaths climb

Life expectancy in the United States dropped yet again as drug overdose deaths continued to climb — taking more than 70,000 lives in 2017 — and suicides rose, a US government report said Thursday.

NHRC receives 1,106 petitions from 5 states

The North-Central Office of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has received 1,106 cases of human right abuse from five states under its control in the last ten months.
Louis Edozien

Group asks permanent secretary to resign over alleged non-participation in NYSC

The Incorporated Trustees of Center for Pursuit of Legal and Constitutional Rights‎ has threatened to commence legal action against the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Power Works and Housing, Mr. Louis Edozien, if he refused to resign his appointment over his alleged non- participation in the one year compulsory National Youth Service Scheme (NYSC) after graduation.
Matthew Hedges

Wife of UK student jailed in UAE blames London

The wife of a British scholar who was sentenced to life for spying in the United Arab Emirates accused the Foreign Office on Thursday of ignoring her pleas for help.

Imo undergraduate commits suicide after fight with boyfriend

An undergraduate of Imo State University, Jennifer Agomuo, has taken her own life after a fight with her boyfriend, who was simply identified as Johnson.

Femi Falana petitions NHRC over killing of Shi’ites

Human Rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, SAN, yesterday, petitioned the Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission, to investigate the killing of 492 Shiites by the Army and the Police between 2014 and 2018.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana issues NHRC 7-day ultimatum to begin probe into killing of 492 Shiites...

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, on Monday issued seven days ultimatum to the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, to begin investigation into the alleged killing of 492 Shiites by the Nigerian army and police between 2014 and 2018.

Edo government to reward hardworking civil servants

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said his administration will on November 1, reward productivity among civil servants, especially those who have continued to demonstrate commitment to discharging their duties.
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Presidency lists 64 achievements of Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari’s aide, Lauretta Onochie, disclosed this in a statement titled ‘Sixty Four Achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari in Agricultural Sector’, made available on her Facebook page.
Senator David Dafinone

Senator David Dafinone passes on in Lagos

Dafinone obtained his Bachelor of Science in Economics from University in London in 1958 and served in various capacities at the Nigerian Civil Service, Kaduna, 1946-1956.
Pope Francis waves as he boards the plane on his way to the his two-day pastoral trip to Ireland on August 25, 2018 from the Fiumicino airport. Vincenzo PINTO - AFP

Pope Francis: Mafia members aren’t Christians

The head of the Catholic Church told a crowd of 100,000 in the Sicilian city of Palermo on Saturday that he does not believe one can be a member of the Mafia and also a devout Christian.
CSP Chike Oti

Inspector: Why I had a bottle of beer on me while on duty

A Police Inspector caught on camera with a bottle of beer while on duty in Lagos State, Emmanuel Egba, has said he seized it from a motorist who was drinking while driving.

Suspected tricycle operators raze VIO office

An Abuja Area Command Office of the Directorate of Road Traffic Services (DRTS) also known as Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO) has been completely razed by suspected commercial tricycle drivers.
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari condoles Nasarawa over gas fire

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled the government and people of Nasarawa State over the tragic gas fire incident which killed 10 persons on Monday.

NYSC: Zamfara corps members taking orientation course in Katsina not for security reasons

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) says the 700 corps members deployed to Zamfara State currently taking their orientation course in Katsina State has nothing to do with security reasons.

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Election: Governor Akeredolu urges INEC to avoid delay beyond February 23

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State on Saturday appealed to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to avoid any further delay of the Presidential and National Assembly elections beyond next Saturday.

Election: INEC orders withdrawal of sensitive election materials

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kogi said it had started withdrawing all sensitive election materials earlier issued out for the conduct of the presidential and national assembly elections.

Elections postponement: Gbenga Daniel faults call for INEC chairman’s resignation

The Deputy Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Council, South, Gbenga Daniel, has said his party suspects foul play in the postponement of the general elections.
President Buhari visits the Train the Trainer Course organised by the Election Planning and Monitoring directorate of the APC Presidential Campaign Council in Abuja on 28th Jan 2019-4

Election: President Buhari to speak after INEC’s briefing – Presidency

The Presidency has said that President Muhamamdu Buhari, will speak on the elections postponement after Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) briefing.

PDP: Election postponement capable of causing political crisis

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the excuse of logistical crisis given by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the postponement of the presidential and National Assembly elections was not sufficient and describing it flimsy.