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The allegation of marginalisation against Governor Udom Emmanuel by the Oro Think Tank is unfair and has no basis in objectivity, the Akwa Ibom State branch of the Civil Liberties Organisation, CLO, has declared.

Akwa Ibom governor: I won’t go for third term through surrogate

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has told the people of the state not to panic over who will succeed him as the next governor.
A member of the House of Representatives, Rep. Yusuf Gagdi, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the Nigeria Police Bill 2020, into law.

Rep Gagdi: I have no interest in Plateau governorship race

House of Representatives Committee Chairman on Navy, Hon. Yusuf Adamu Gagdi has told his party stakeholders at Pankshin, Kanke and Kanam Federal Constituency that he has no interest to run for the Senatorial and governorship races in Plateau State in 2023.
At least 33 Boko Haram militants were killed by Nigerian troops in a gunfight on Sunday, according to military sources on Tuesday.

Boko Haram fighters pull out of Dikwa

Boko Haram insurgents have pull out of Dikwa hours taking control of the town located in the central part of Borno State.
Governor Willie Obiano

Anambra pensioners reject governor’s rice, want retirement benefits paid

Retirees in Anambra State have rejected Governor Willie Obiano’s annual Christmas rice largesse to them, describing it as a “Greek gift”.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the resumption of all Public Servants on GL 1 -12 with effect from Monday, November 2, 2020.

Lagos to close GRA street, others for rail project

The Lagos State Ministry of Transportation has announced plans to temporarily close Adejobi Street, Agege; Adegbola Level Crossing and Works Road, Ikeja in continuation of the ongoing Nigeria Railway Modernisation Project (Lagos-Ibadan section) with extension to Lagos Port, Apapa.

Osun court remands three for looting local council office

A Magistrate Court in Osogbo, Osun State, yesterday remanded three persons for breaking and looting Egbedore Local Government Secretariat, Ido-Osun.

#EndSARS: Plateau community cry out over massive looting, destruction of council secretariat

The Riyom Development Association has cried out of the massive looting and destruction of Riyom Local Government Secretariat by hoodlums who hijacked the ENDSARS peaceful protests in the state.
Mrs Mojisola Alli-Macaulay, lawmaker representing Amuwo Odofin Constituency 1 in Lagos State House of Assembly, has urged parents to give their children proper training that would help be better citizens.

Lagos assemblyman attributes youth restiveness to poor upbringing

Mrs Mojisola Alli-Macaulay, lawmaker representing Amuwo Odofin Constituency 1 in Lagos State House of Assembly, has urged parents to give their children proper training that would help be better citizens.
Both Governor Simon Lalong and Senator Gyang have noted that the purported invitation for the turbaning of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as Sarkin Kerana is a threat to the peaceful coexistence of the people of the North-Central State.

Plateau designates seven courts to prosecute 307 ‘looters’

The Plateau State Government has designated seven courts to prosecute 307 suspected Covid-19 palliative looters in the state.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Policeman, Boko Haram insurgents killed in Yobe shoot-out

A policeman and six members of the Boko Haram terrorist group have been killed in a gunfight in Yobe State.
Teslim Folarin

#EndSARS: Mob invades Senator Folarin’s residence

The mostly angry youth looted several new motorcycles at the Oluyole home of the lawmaker. Other materials carted away are freezers, grinding machines and other valuables.

#EndSARS: Hoodlums attack Osun council secretariat

During the attack, the hoodlums damaged properties and set a vehicle ablaze, sources at the Oluwo of Iwoland’s palace confirmed.
Residents of Calabar, the Cross River capital, on Friday evening, invaded a warehouse believed to stash a large volume of COVID-19 palliatives yet to be distributed to the people of the state.

#EndSARS: Nigeria boils as hoodlums go on rampage

The protests by the youths against police brutality started on a peaceful note about two weeks ago and gained international attention.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

#EndSARS: Four police stations, council secretariat burnt in Lagos

The Police Command in Lagos State has confirmed that four police stations and the secretariat of Ajeromi/Ifelodun Local Government have been burnt in the course of the #EndSars protests.

Nasarawa council chairman impeached

Chairman, Obi Local Government Council of Nasarawa state, Mohammed Eyigye Iyamoga, has been impeached by the Legislative chamber of the council on Monday, for breach of the constitution and other alleged offences.
Acting Governor Baba Tella made the observation at the weekend while updating reporters on efforts by the state to fight COVID-19.

31 die as floods ravage communities

Thirty-one persons have reportedly died in floods across the country as torrential rains continue to pour.
Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has dumped the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.

Constituents laud ex-Speaker Dogara’s defection to APC

Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the constituency of a former Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, have commended his defection to the party.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Niger has commended the efforts of Mr Hamzat Adekunle with state code number NG-19C-1696, for conducting free diabetes tests for 65 persons in the camp.

68 NYSC members to repeat service year in Lagos

National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) coordinator in Lagos, Eddy Megwa, says 68 corps members in the 2019 Stream I Batch B would have to repeat their service year in the state.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Jigawa bye-election: Musa Muhammadu wins APC Babura/Garki federal constituency primary

Musa Muhammadu has emerged the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the bye-election into the vacant Babura/Garki Federal Constituency of Jigawa.
The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) says it has over 700,000 National e-ID cards yet to be collected by Nigerians from its offices nationwide.

Prospective UTME candidates throng NIN centres

Ahead of the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, prospective candidates on Thursday thronged the National Identity Number registration centre in Omu-Aran, Kwara State, to obtain their numbers.
The state Commissioner for Ministry of Local Government and Community Affairs, Yetunde Arobieke, said this while addressing a press conference to commemorate the Year 2019 Community Day.

Lagos government promises to develop riverine communities

To make people in the riverine communities feel the impact of the Lagos State government more, the areas will witness development, with some of them being turned to tourist hubs.
Lagos State Government says it is convoking a maiden international Coconut Summit that is expected to explore, exhibit and evolve new ideas for sustainable development of the coconut value chain.

Traders protest over seizure 1,450 bags of coconut by Customs

Coconut traders in Badagry on Monday staged a peaceful protest against the seizure of 1,450 bags of locally sourced coconut on Oct. 27 by men of the Nigeria Customs Service along Agbara road, Lagos.

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The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Nigeria’s senate president, others bag NIS fellowship award

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, and the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, were on Wednesday in Abuja presented with the Honourary Fellowship Award of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS) alongside a former Minister of Defence, Brig-General Mansur Dan-Ali (rtd) and the Emir of Nasarawa, HRH Alh. Ibrahim Usman Jibril, at the institution’s 2021 investiture ceremony.
The Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETfund, Alhaji Kashim Ibrahim-Imam, on Wednesday said he and the Executive Secretary of the Fund, Prof. Suleiman Bogoro, took the suspension of the Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, UNILAG, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, personal when he was suspended by the Governing Council of the institution last August.

Official: TETFund spends N120 billion on academic staff training since 2008

Academic Staff from public institutions across the country have so far accessed over N120 billion for training, within and outside Nigeria, from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) since its inception in 2008.
As children across Nigeria join their world counterparts to celebrate Children’s Day, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has called on parents, community leaders, teachers and all involved in children’s upbringing to take mentoring seriously and provide them with a good leadership example.

Payroll fraud: Gombe approves N1.49 billion for biometric system installation

The Gombe State Government has approved the sum of N1.499 billion for the supply and installation of biometric attendance system to check payroll fraud in the state’s civil service.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

2023: APC disowns viral zoning arrangement

The national caretaker/extraordinary convention planning committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has disowned a zoning arrangement list in circulation on the social media.
Euro 2020 is almost certain to be postponed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the globe.

UEFA confirms Rome as Euro 2020 host city

Rome’s Stadio Olimpico has been “fully confirmed” as a venue for Euro 2020 matches after the Italian government guaranteed the presence of at least 25 per cent of fans, UEFA announced on Wednesday.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Rivers: Woman loses pregnancy after beating by police

A Port Harcourt housewife, Mrs Joy Godstime Ihunwo, has alleged that she lost her pregnancy after she was brutalized by officers of the anti-kidnapping unit of Rivers Police Command.
FILE PHOTO: Health workers carry the body of a man who died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), for burial at a graveyard in New Delhi, India, April 9, 2021. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

South Asia surpasses grim milestone of 15 million coronavirus cases

Coronavirus infections in the South Asia sub-region surpassed the grim milestone of 15 million on Saturday, a Reuters tally shows, led by India’s record daily infections and vaccine shortages.
Some victims of the early morning fire, which gutted 28, Ola Str., Ijesa Road, Itire, Lagos, on Friday called on the state government for support to overcome the trauma.

Fire victims urge Lagos government for support

Some victims of the early morning fire, which gutted 28, Ola Str., Ijesa Road, Itire, Lagos, on Friday called on the state government for support to overcome the trauma.
Wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, through her foundation, ‘Future Assured’, has donated 16 trucks of assorted food items and for distribution to 500,000 households in Kano State.

Aisha Buhari: Why I criticise government

Nigerian First Lady, Aisha Buhari, says her passion for good governance is the reason she sometimes criticizes the Buhari administration.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

CAN: Paying ransom, giving amnesty won’t end banditry

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Northern States and and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) chapter, has said that paying of ransom and giving amnesty to kidnappers and bandits will not bring an end to the menace of banditry.