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The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, on Tuesday said that 1,590 suspects have been arrested across the country in respect of the #EndSars protest which turned violent after it was hijacked by hoodlums.

IGP orders deployment of five mobile police units in Edo

Against the backdrop of attacks by suspected cultists and criminal elements, particularly escapee and jailed criminals who escaped from two Prisons facilities in Benin and Oko, the Inspector General of Police has ordered the deployment of Five (5) Mobile Police Units in Edo state.
Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has threatened to expose corrupt leaders in the north.

Nnamdi Kanu’s incisive utterances against Nigerian state worrisome – Igbo group

An Igbo group under the aegis of Conference of Igbo Youth Professionals Worldwide has accused the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu of using his foreign citizenship to instigate crisis for Igbo indigenes living in Nigeria.
The Central Bank of Nigeria was granted permission to freeze the accounts of 20 #EndSARS campaigners after linking the funds in their account to “suspected” terrorism activities.

SMBLF: Nigeria needs healing, not clampdown on #EndSARS promoters

The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders’ Forum (SMBLF) yesterday demanded the release of all #EndSARS protesters being detained across the country or that they should be charged to court without any further delay.
MURIC Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, said this in a statement on Monday in Lagos.

#EndSARS: MURIC kicks amid allegation of mosque burning in South East

The Muslim Rights Concern has raised the alarm over the alleged burning of mosques in the South East following the #EndSARS protest.
Victor Attah

#EndSARS: Nigeria sitting on time bomb – Victor Attah

Former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Victor Attah, expressed dismay that the Panel report of a presidential panel on SARS reforms set up in 2018 by the federal government which recommended the sacking of 37 police officers, and the prosecution of 24 others were not implemented.
Guest Speaker-Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi; delivering a lecture- “Twenty Years of Democratisation; Successes and Challenges “ at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) in Washington D.C., USA on Wednesday

Governor Fayemi: Nigeria needs to be re-created

Ekiti State governor and Chairman, Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Kayode Fayemi, has said that for the country to attain socio-political and economic greatness, it must be re-created to satisfy restructuring agitations.

#EndSARS: The generation that said ‘Enough’

The poem quoted above: “The Second Coming” by Irish poet William Butler Yeats (1919) is probably one of the most adapted and quoted poems in world literature, and in politics and culture, to describe moments of anxiety, uncertainty and a seeming “slouching towards” chaos and anarchy in any community.
Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland said- “I strongly condemn the recent killings of civilians, including women and children in the North-West of Cameroon on 14 February 2020.”

British lawmakers write Commonwealth over killings in Nigeria

Thirteen members of the House of Lords, United Kingdom, have expressed concern over the killings by Boko Haram insurgents in the North-East and Fulani herdsmen in the Middle Belt region.
President Nana Akufo-Addo announced in an address to the west African nation that the authorities were shutting schools and universities “until further notice”.

Ghana president presents 10,000 hospital beds to health ministry

The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Tuesday, 22nd September 2020, presented ten thousand hospital beds, under the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP), to be distributed to hospitals across the country.

Northern governors salute Sultan of Sokoto at 64

The Northern Governors Forum has commended the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, for the peace initiatives and efforts to address illiteracy in Nigeria’s Northern region.
Okwesilieze-Nwodo

Okwesilieze Nwodo: Igbo elites have turned down Nnamdi Kanu’s rhetoric’s to achieve restructured Nigeria

The former National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo, yesterday, said Igbo elites have been trying to tune down the rhetorics of Nnamdi Kanu to achieve a restructured Nigeria.

Self-defence, way out of killings in Southern Kaduna – Christian elders

Dissatisfied that security agencies cannot protect Christians from the raging killings in Southern Kaduna and many parts of the country, the National Christian Elders Forum, NCEF, has urged Christians to defend themselves and avert certain death in the hands of “jihadists.”
The Chinese Embassy in Nigeria has lambasted Oby Ezekwesili, a former Minister of Education, for demanding compensation from China over the Coronavirus pandemic.

2023: Oby Ezekwesili, Femi Falana, Olisa Agbakoba, others launch political movement

Over 30 prominent Nigerian activists, academics, and other professionals, have launched a new political movement ahead of the 2023 general elections.
President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, John Nwodo, elder statesman and Afenifere leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, and former Governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, have described Nigeria’s constitution as illegal.

Ayo Adebanjo: President Buhari not sincere about keeping Nigeria together

President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, John Nwodo, elder statesman and Afenifere leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, and former Governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, have described Nigeria’s constitution as illegal.
THE Nasarawa State government Saturday declared that it has concluded arrangements to evacuate all Almajiri beggers out of the state.

SMBLF asks Nigerian government to declare ‘invasion’ of South, Middle-Belt by Almajiris illegal

Southern and Middle-Belt Leaders Forum (SMBLF) has called on the Federal Government to publicly declare the invasion of the South and Middle-Belt by teenagers, including Almajiris from far North, in spite of the ban on interstate movements imposed by President Muhammadu Buhari as illegal and direct the security agencies to immediately flush them out and ensure that they do not return.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has sent a N27.9 billion supplementary budget for 2019 to the State House of Assembly for approval, increasing the initial budget figure of N390 billion to N417.9 billion.

Forum: Anyone opposed to restructuring is enemy of Nigeria

Southern Leaders and Middle Belt Forum, comprising Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Ohaneze Ndigbo, Afenifere and Middle Belt, has said that anyone opposed to restructuring in Nigeria is an enemy of the country.
Edwin Kiagbodo Clark

$27 billion loan: Southern, Mid-Belt leaders reject Nigeria’s borrowings

The Southern, Middle Belt Leaders Forum (SMBLF) has ex­pressed concern over Nigeria’s worsening debt cri­sis, saying the Federal Gov­ernment should stop engag­ing in reckless borrowings.
National President of the Forum, Dr. Pogu Bitrus, said The forum viewed the current onslaught against these Benue communities as a scheme aimed at decimating our communities and gradual entrenchment of anarchy on the state.

Middle Belt Forum condemns fresh killings in Benue

The Middle Belt Forum, MBF, has condemned in strong terms the renewed killings of innocent people and wanton destruction of property in some parts of Benue State by Fulani herdsmen.

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Gunmen kidnap Edo councillor

Unknown gunmen in the early hours of Wednesday abducted Israel Inyanabor, a councillor representing Ewohimi Ward One in Esan South-East Local Government Area of Edo State.
Facebook on Tuesday said the coronavirus pandemic has users flocking to its services while it undermines ad revenue on which the world’s biggest social network depends.

Man paraded naked as punishment for Facebook post

India Police spokesman, Hirendra Chaudhary, said the 38-year-old victim was kidnapped on Tuesday by the brothers, assaulted and made to walk 45 minutes around the western town of Khambhaliya with no clothes on.
Speaking at the inauguration of a 969-metre `Rebisi’ dual carriage flyover in Port Harcourt, on Saturday, Minister of Works and Housing, by Mr Babatunde Fashola, who made the pronouncement also said that the Federal Government “is not in competition with any state’’ of the federation over project implementation.

FEC approves N117 billion for rehabilitation of major roads in Nigeria

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved N117.6 billion for the rehabilitation of some major roads across Nigeria.
On Wednesday, the Senate Commerce Committee voted to advance the nomination of Nathan Simington, a Republican in favor of greater government oversight of speech on the internet, to the Federal Communications Commission.

Donald Trump’s bias hawk FCC nominee one step closer to confirmation

On Wednesday, the Senate Commerce Committee voted to advance the nomination of Nathan Simington, a Republican in favor of greater government oversight of speech on the internet, to the Federal Communications Commission. Simington’s nomination now awaits a floor vote for final approval.
British race driver, George Russell, will take Lewis Hamilton’s place at Mercedes for this weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix after the seven-time champion tested positive for coronavirus.

Mercedes replaces Lewis Hamilton with George Russell for Sakhir Grand Prix

British race driver, George Russell, will take Lewis Hamilton’s place at Mercedes for this weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix after the seven-time champion tested positive for coronavirus.