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The Lagos State Government has hinted of intensive efforts being made to abort the planned #OccupyLekkiTollGate protest as well as a competing #DefendLagos rally.

LCC decries bank debts, fate of over 500 workers

The Lekki Concession Company (LCC) has again appealed for the understanding of aggrieved youths who are bent on preventing the company from commencing the evaluation of the extent of the damage done to its assets on the night of Tuesday, October 20, 2020, citing the subsisting bank debts and the fate of its over 500 workers as compelling reasons the process ought to begin now.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Minister urged to wade into Kogi youths-ceramic coy’s crisis

The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr Chris Ngige, has been called upon to immediately wade into the crisis between a youth organisation under the auspices of Pan African United Youth Development Network and an Ajaokuta based ceremic industry to forestall further break down of law and order.
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Abductors of lorry owner in Ilorin demands N30 million ransom

Abductors of 46-year-old lorry owner in Ilorin, Kwara State, Alhaji Musa Garba Atere, who was reportedly kidnapped yesterday morning, have demanded N30 million ransom from the family of the victim for his freedom.

Akwa Ibom court commences trial over Deeper Life School scandal

A Magistrate court sitting, in Uyo, on Wednesday, commenced trial on the alleged molestation and maltreatment of an 11-year-old, JSS1 student of the Deeper Life High School, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State by some Senior Students and School officials.

Joe Oke-Odumakin: Omoyele Sowore, others’ detention illegal

The President, Women Arise and Centre for Change, Joe Oke-Odumakin, has called for the unconditional release of a human rights activist and journalist, Mr Omoyele Sowore.

Ekiti 2022: Segun Oni campaign posters flood Ado-Ekiti

The governorship campaign posters of former governor of Ekiti State, Engr Segun Oni, flooded strategic locations in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, and other towns on Tuesday
Parents of 11-year-old, Don-Davies Archibong, JSS1 student of Deeper Life High School, Idoro Uyo, have demanded the sum of one hundred million naira compensation for the inhuman torture their son was allegedly subjected to in the school.

Police vow to unravel alleged molestation, maltreatment of Deeper Life schoolboy

The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has assured that it would unravel the alleged molestation and maltreatment of Don-Davies, a JSS1 student of Deeper Life High School, Idoro, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State by some students and management of the School.
Parents of 11-year-old, Don-Davies Archibong, JSS1 student of Deeper Life High School, Idoro Uyo, have demanded the sum of one hundred million naira compensation for the inhuman torture their son was allegedly subjected to in the school.

Deeper Life School: Parents of molested student demand N100 million compensation

The Commissioner for Information and Strategy Mr. Ini Ememobong who made this known in a statement made available to newsmen Thursday in Uyo, therefore appealed to the public to exercise patience for a thorough investigation to be carried out by the police and other relevant institutions.
The President of Nigerian Traders Union in Ghana, Chukwuemeka Levi Nnaji, Monday accused the Ghanaian government of inconsistent speech and words on the closure of over 160 Nigerian shops.

Nigerian traders in Ghana raise alarm over fresh shops closure

The National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS) has called on the Federal Government to take urgent action as Ghanaian Authorities embarked on another round of closure of shops belonging to Nigerian traders on Monday.
A statement from the office of the Ekiti State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Olawale Fapohunda, released a Public Notice on the status of Akintewe, who is from Ondo town.

Influential individuals impeding fight against rape in Ekiti – commissioner

The Ekiti State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Olawale Fapohunda, has alleged that battle against rape in the state is being impeded by some influential individuals.
The Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Mr. Olusegun Dawodu, disclosed this during a 2-Day Sexuality seminar for youth and adolescent girls held on Tuesday at the Folarin Coker Clinic Conference Room, Alausa, Ikeja.

Lagos committed to girl child, women’s rights

Lagos State Government has assured Lagosians of its commitment in ensuring that no stone is left unturned in its efforts towards protecting the rights and privileges of the girl child and women in the State.
The Executive Director of Mothers And Marginalised Advocacy Centre, MAMA Centre, Chioma Kanu, has stressed the need to involve school girls in the public outcry against Gender-Based Violence, demanding appropriate policy attention to effective rehabilitation, recovery, and reintegration of victims of gender-based violence

Centre demands appropriate policy for rehabilitation, recovery of gender-based violence victims

The Executive Director of Mothers And Marginalised Advocacy Centre, MAMA Centre, Chioma Kanu, has stressed the need to involve school girls in the public outcry against Gender-Based Violence, demanding appropriate policy attention to effective rehabilitation, recovery, and reintegration of victims of gender-based violence

Governor Umahi: Why I dumped PDP for APC

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has reiterated that his defection to the All Progressives Congress from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party was not to achieve any presidential ambition.

Nigerian government grants Lufthansa, KLM, Air France approval to resume operations

The federal government has lifted the flight ban on Lufthansa, KLM and Air France, paving the way for them to resume operations in and out of the country.
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Nigerian government mulls evacuating traders from Ghana

The federal government said on Thursday that it will not hesitate to bring back its traders from Ghana if that will bring a lasting solution over the protracted business row.

Bauchi NGO advocates special courts to handle cases of gender-based violence

Dr Okafor Emefesi, President of a Bauchi-based non-governmental organisation, Couples Network International (CNI), has advocated the establishment of special courts to handle cases of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in the country.

Abia governor orders probe of alleged maltreatment of workers by Chinese firm

The Internet went agog on Wednesday when a private investigator with the handle, @Truthfully83, in a series of tweets accused the company of physical assault on the workers, sexual harassment and bad working conditions, among others.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), has announced the demise of a former member of the house, Rep. Tony Okey. 7

House of Reps probes immigration documents of Chinese in Nigeria

The investigation which began on July 20 in Abuja, is being conducted by the joint house committees on Interior, Nigeria Content Development and Monitoring and Commerce.

Ogun isolation centre doctors join strike

Resident Doctors at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, Ogun State who are working at the Covid-19 treatment and isolation centre in the state have joined their colleagues in the ongoing industrial action.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

NGO lauds police for handling of child abuse case in Enugu

An NGO, Women Aid Collective (WACOL), has lauded the Police Command in Enugu for the efficient handling of the case of the 10-year-old girl allegedly abused by a couple in Enugu.

NMA laments security maltreatment of members

The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), on Wednesday, lamented the maltreatment of its members on essential duties by security personnel and has directed doctors to leave all official duty and close when it is exactly 4 pm daily.
Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, has advised Nigerians to exercise restraint in accepting and disseminating information on alleged maltreatment of Nigerians and by extension Africans living in China.

Minister: Videos of discrimination against Nigerians in China half truths

Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, has advised Nigerians to exercise restraint in accepting and disseminating information on alleged maltreatment of Nigerians and by extension Africans living in China.

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Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has directed the state’s Commodity, Marketing and Distribution Board to take charge of supplying foodstuff for the boarding secondary school feeding scheme to guarantee its quality.

Zamfara governor hails ‘repentant’ bandits over release of abducted schoolgirls

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara says repentant bandits assisted security agencies in the operation that led to the Jangebe schoolgirls’ rescue.
The Executive Vice Chairman of the now rested Presidential Task Team on Apapa Restoration of Law and Order, Mr. Kayode Opeifa, yesterday dismissed allegations of corruption against its officials.

Apapa gridlock: We’ll sustain call-up system enforcement – Lagos traffic team

Seventy-two hours into the commencement of the new Call-Up System introduced by Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, the Lagos State Special Traffic Management Enforcement Team, yesterday, vowed to sustain the new order in Apapa and its environs, as gridlock eases off.
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Kano intercepts sex enhancement drugs, unhealthy milk

The Kano State Consumer Protection Council (KSCPC) has intercepted a truck loaded with repackaged milk products allegedly salvaged from a recent fire incident.
Prior to the mass vaccination, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Vice President Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and their spouses took the jabs of the vaccines on Monday, March 1.

Ghana begins mass vaccination against coronavirus

The exercise will take off on Tuesday, March 2 in the Greater Accra and Greater Kumasi Metropolitan areas, where a lockdown was imposed last year in the peak of the infections.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Bandits kill 20 in Sokoto, Kaduna communities

Twenty locals were killed in different attacks by bandits in Sokoto and Kaduna states, yesterday, while many sustained severe injuries, 10 houses, two motorcycles and 50 bags of ginger were set ablaze.

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Dutch airline KLM said Friday it would shed up to 5,000 jobs due to a “crisis of unprecedented magnitude” caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

NCAA: Emirates, KLM’ll compensate passengers of cancelled flights

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority on Monday said Emirates and KLM airlines would compensate passengers for cancelling or delaying their flights at short notices.
1. President Muhammadu Buhari looked stunned and went into laughter as the daughter of his former Aide-De-Camp, Colonel M. L. Abubakar, saluted him smartly with all precisions of the military.

President Buhari bursts into laughter as daughter of departing ADC salutes him — in...

President Muhammadu Buhari looked stunned and went into laughter as the daughter of his former Aide-De-Camp, Colonel M. L. Abubakar, saluted him smartly with all precisions of the military.
The Management of the Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, (KSUSTA), Aliero , has announced the indefinitely closure of the institution over the death of a 22-year-old final year Biochemistry student.

Kebbi university closes indefinitely as student’s death sparks outrage – official

The Management of the Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, (KSUSTA), Aliero , has announced the indefinitely closure of the institution over the death of a 22-year-old final year Biochemistry student.
The Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State

Fraud: Court disqualifies lawyer as defence witness

The trial-within-trial of a suspected serial fraudster, Scales Ishola Olatunji was cut short on Thursday following a ruling by Justice Agatha Okeke of the Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State which disqualified one Peter Mba from giving his testimony as a defence witness in the matter.

Gunmen abduct UI undergraduate from father’s poultry in Ibadan

Unknown gunmen on Monday evening attacked a poultry farm at Oke Odan community in the Apete area of Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.