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The Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry for Restitution for Victims of SARS related abuses and the Lekki Tollgate Incident, has urged victims of the Oct. 20 shooting of #EndSARS protesters by members of the Nigerian Army to come forward with their petitions.

Lagos official: Most injuries at Lekki tollgate were from machete cuts, stampede

The Lagos State Government yesterday claimed that most of the injuries sustained by protesters at the Lekki tollgate during the October 2020 EndSARS protests were from machete cuts and stampede.
The Spokesperson for the Senate, Dr. Ajibola Basiru, who gave the assurance on Monday, said the amendments to the acts and other relevant laws should not be misinterpreted as an attempt to gag the freedom of speech and free press in the country.

Senate: National Assembly won’t gag media

The Senate has said it was not possible for the 9th National Assembly to stiffen the media in Nigeria with its current amendments to the acts which established the National Broadcasting Commission and the Nigerian Press Council.
The Police Command in Oyo State, on Sunday, confirmed the murder of a popular Ibadan Radio Presenter, Mr Titus Badejo, by unknown gunmen.

MRA condemns killing of Ibadan radio presenter

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) Monday, condemned the killing in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Saturday, June 19 of popular radio presenter, Mr Titus Badejo, by unknown gunmen and called on the Federal Government as well as relevant security and law enforcement agencies, especially the Nigeria Police and the Department of State Services (DSS), to conduct a thorough investigation and ensure that the perpetrators are apprehended and prosecuted.

Coalition: Lauretta Onochie’s nomination unconstitutional

A coalition of civil society groups has petitioned the Senate opposing the appointment of a Special Assistant to the President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie as a National Commissioner for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Femi Falana: No national law on grazing routes

Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Femi Falana, and the Senate spokesman, Senator Ajibola Basiru, have opposed President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive to the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), to reclaim land for open grazing, saying there is no national law on open grazing.
2. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun has become the first governor to receive a dose of coronavirus vaccine publicly.

Nigeria to reopen vaccination for first coronavirus shots

Nigeria is expecting a second shipment of nearly 4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines by early August, and plans to resume giving out first doses, which had been halted to save its supply for second doses.
A pack of AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccines is seen as the country receives its first batch of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines under COVAX scheme, at the international airtport of Accra, Ghana February 24, 2021. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko/File Photo

Nigeria to receive 3.92 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines

Speaking during a media briefing in Abuja on Tuesday to give an update on the COVID-19 vaccination rollout, the Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib, said that government has resumed vaccination of first dose in anticipation of the receipt of the next batch of Astrazeneca vaccines.
Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has pledged to abide by the peace pact he made with political opponents in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Ebonyi governor: No proof South-east is marginalised

Governor of Ebonyi State and Chairman of South East Governors’ Forum, Mr. Dave Umahi, has said it will be difficult to prove that the South-east is marginalised as being perceived by people of the region.
The Chairman-CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa.

Democracy Day: US-based group presents agenda to NIDCOM

A US-based political group, Nigerian-American Public Affairs Committee (NAPAC), has presented an eight-point agenda to the Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) on areas its members can contribute to nation-building.

Don: Twitter ban will enhance misinformation

Following the recent ban on Twitter by the Federal Government, the need to keep all channels of engagement and information, especially social media platforms, with the citizenry open in order for the government to effectively tackle competitive misinformation and the spread of fake news has been emphasised.
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Yiaga Africa expresses dismay over Nigerian government’s ban on Twitter

Yiaga Africa has expressed dismay over the indefinite suspension order imposed by the federal government.

Minister slams NHRC chair over ‘fake tweet’

The Federal Government has berated Prof. Chidi Odinkalu, over his fake tweet and misinformation on the death of the Registrar of National Examinations Council (NECO), Prof. Godswill Obioma.
Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

NFF worries over misinformation on activities

The Nigeria Football Federation has charged its Media and Publicity Committee to confront the menace of misinformation on the organization’s activities and promote and project the countless positive developments in Nigeria Football on a daily basis.
Neha Sharma, 9, daughter of Lalit Kumar Sharma, 38, a non-teaching staff of a school who died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) after he attended his local election duty in April, shows a picture of her father on a mobile phone inside their house in the town of Jewar in Gautam Buddha Nagar district in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India, May 26, 2021. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Many teachers pressed into Indian poll duty became virus victims – families

Suman Lata’s family begged her to refuse a summons to monitor elections in Uttar Pradesh state last month but, worried about losing her job, the 49-year-old mother of three went anyway, just as India’s second coronavirus wave hit a peak.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this at a media briefing on Monday in Lagos, said centres were also built in collaboration with states and the private sector to isolate and treat cases of COVID-19.

Minister urges media to create fact-checking desks against fake news

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has advised media organisations to set up special desks for fact-checking in order to guard against being misled by fake news and misinformation.
Speaking at a press conference on the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said social media was used to spread fake news and disinformation that catalyzed the violence that was witnessed across the country.

Minister: Secession unacceptable in Nigeria

The minister made this known while delivering a speech virtually at the opening ceremony of the 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) held in Bauchi State.
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APC: We’re not yet ready for convention

The Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has said it is not yet ready to organise the national convention of the party.
The APC stated this on Sunday in Abuja in a statement issued by the National Secretary of its Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, CECPC, Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe.

APC: Political jobbers behind misinformation on congresses, convention

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has said it has not fixed dates for its congresses and national convention, saying political jobbers were responsible for the misinformation.
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APC denies releasing timetable for congresses, convention

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied releasing timetable for its Congresses and National Convention.
Commissioner of Police (CP) in Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu has urged residents not to panic over reported plans by criminals to unleash violent attacks during this festive period.

Lagos CP: Omolola Ejioye was not tortured to death

The Lagos State Police Command has rebutted claims that policemen attached to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti tortured Omolola Rotimi Ejioye, aka Eji, to death while in custody.
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Father Mbaka apologises to Catholic church, bishop

The Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Nigeria, Rev Fr Ejike Mbaka on Sunday apologized to the Catholic church and Bishop Callistus Onaga over the vandalization of Bishop’s court by adoration faithful.

NASU: Decision to reduce civil servants salaries ’provocative’

The Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) says plan by the Federal Government to slash salaries of Federal civil servants is “provocative’’.

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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.

‘Armed robbers’ involved in ghastly motor accident in Ogun

Three suspected armed robbers on Saturday were involved a ghastly motor accident at Ode-Remo, Ogun State, while escaping with a car they allegedly snatched at gunpoint.

Russians nationals detained in Chad desert say they are tourists

A group of Russians detained by the police in a part of northern Chad where the army has been battling a rebel invasion from Libya said on Wednesday that they were tourists who had come to sightsee in the Sahara Desert.
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.

Senate vows to expose MDAs refusing to account for public funds

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the upper chamber will publish the names of government agencies that have refused to appear before the Public Accounts Committee to defend the interrogations of the Auditor-General for the Federation in the 2015 report.
Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has addressed the issues surrounding the strike action by some state-owned tertiary institutions, declaring that the state will resolve the matter within the month.

Oyo governor urges council chiefs to strengthen intelligence gathering in their areas

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has urged local government chairmen in the state to upscale intelligence gathering in their respective council areas.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

Super Eagles coach joins NPFL stars in training ahead of Mexico friendly

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

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Japan’s government will approve tighter coronavirus measures for the capital on Friday, weeks after lifting a state of emergency and with just over 100 days until the postponed Tokyo Olympics.

IOC announces details of ‘Olympic Forest’ project

International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced the details of its project to plant the “Olympic Forest” in Mali and Senegal, an element of the IOC’s climate-positive strategy.
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.

Senate president: Abductions, kidnappings worsening education in the North

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has lamented the rising spate of abduction and kidnapping of students in the North has worsened education in the region.
Inter boss Antonio Conte will be forced to watch from the stands when the Serie A side take on Benevento and Fiorentina.

Antonio Conte planning a year off after Inter exit

Antonio Conte has revealed that he will be taking an "unwanted" year off from coaching in 2021-22, with the 51-year-old planning a break after leaving Inter and being linked with Tottenham.

Mikel Obi promises to inspire after appointment as youth ambassador

Former Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel has promised to inspire athletes in Nigeria to realize their goals after being appointed Youth Ambassador by the federal government.
The Super Falcons of Nigeria ended their participation in the 2021 WNT Summer Series with a loss to the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) via two stoppage-time goals at the end of each half to leave the series without a win. They started with a loss to the Reggae Girlz of Jamaica, drew with the Seleccao das Quintas of Portugal before the tie against the USWNT.

Super Falcons show improvement in loss to US Women

The Super Falcons of Nigeria ended their participation in the 2021 WNT Summer Series with a loss to the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) via two stoppage-time goals at the end of each half to leave the series without a win. They started with a loss to the Reggae Girlz of Jamaica, drew with the Seleccao das Quintas of Portugal before the tie against the USWNT.