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Nasarawa Assembly demands justice over killing of state APC chairman

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has called on government and security agents to unravel the killers of Mr Philip Shekwo, the State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
US President Donald Trump has maintained support for Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen [Mark Wilson-Bloomberg]

US mulls Houthi ‘terror’ label as groups say civilians to suffer

United States lawmakers, international aid groups and rights advocates are warning the outgoing Trump administration against reported plans to label Yemen’s Houthi rebel group a “foreign terrorist organisation”, saying it would worsen the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

Bayelsa by-election: Ex-Governor Dickson’s kinsman petitions judge over failure to transmit records

Mr. Owoupele Eneoriekumoh, a kinsman of former Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson, has petitioned the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa over alleged failure to compile and transmit records of proceedings in suit number FHC/YNG/CS/72/2020 within time.
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WTO: Rich countries block coronavirus drugs rights waiver

Wealthy nations on Friday reiterated their opposition to a proposal to waive intellectual property rules for COVID-19 drugs, three trade sources said, despite pressure to make an exception to improve access to drugs for poorer countries.
The National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) on Wednesday denied allegations that it padded its 2020 budget with N4 billion worth of fraudulent and non-existent projects.

Onitsha to become port of final destination soon – NIWA chief

Managing director of the National Inland Waterways Authority, NIWA, Chief George Moghalu has said that efforts had been intensified to ensure that Onitsha River Port in Anambra State became port of final destination before long.

Tiv-Jukun crisis: Plaintiffs seek transfer of suit to Taraba

The Federal High court Abuja has adjourned indefinitely a suit challenging the composition of the panel of investigations into the Tiv/Jukun crisis in Taraba.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ambrose Alli University (AAU) Ekpoma Chapter, has called on the Edo State Government to intervene and settle the crisis of non-payment of staff salaries in the institution.

Strike: Private universities recruiting our members – ASUU

The President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, on Thursday, says the union is losing its members to private universities due to the inability of the Federal Government to meet its demands.
Premier League clubs have twice had the opportunity to vote on the use of five subs and have twice voted the motion down, with the majority believing it would give the bigger, richer clubs an advantage.

Premier League plan U-turn on five substitute ruling

Premier League clubs have twice had the opportunity to vote on the use of five subs and have twice voted the motion down, with the majority believing it would give the bigger, richer clubs an advantage.
The Central Student Disciplinary Committee, CSDC, of the University of Ibadan, UI, has meted various punishments to 22 erring students of different departments.

University of Ibadan graduates 851 students, ranks 401 in global rating

The University of Ibadan has graduated a total of 854 students out of which a total of 528 students graduated with first degrees in various disciplines across all faculties.
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Saka Haruna Audu, gave the assurance during a stakeholder meeting in Lokoja on Tuesday.

Strange disease: No death in Kogi – official

Kogi State government has refuted reports that a strange disease killed 50 persons in the state, stating that the deaths were recorded in neighbouring Enugu State.

Epidemic kills 50 in Kogi community

An outbreak of epidemic disease has claimed over 50 lives in a community in Olamaboro Local Government Area of Kogi State.
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari: Violators of vice chancellors’ selection process will be sanctioned

President Muhammadu Buhari has warned that anybody found violating the processes of selecting vice chancellors for federal universities in the country will be sanctioned.

Kogi assemblyman confirms ‘strange disease’ kills over 50

In spite of the repeated denials by officials of the state government of the outbreak of strange diseases which has claimed lives in some Kogi communities, the lawmaker representing Olamaboro Local Government Area in the state House of Assembly Hon. Ujah Anthony Alewo has confirmed the death of over 50 persons to the unknown illness in his local government area of the state.
The Federal High Court, Abuja, has fixed Feb. 24, 2021, for hearing in a N100 million suit filed by a whistleblower, George Davidson, against the ICPC.

Court fixes date to hear whistleblower’s N100 million suit against ICPC

The Federal High Court, Abuja, has fixed Feb. 24, 2021, for hearing in a N100 million suit filed by a whistleblower, George Davidson, against the ICPC.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Court shifts APC’s certificate forgery suit against Governor Obaseki to November 18

Proceedings in the certificate forgery case against Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has been shifted to November 18, by the Abuja division of the Federal High Court.
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.

#EndSARS: Group reports judge to NJC for freezing campaigners’ accounts

The Coalition in Defence of Nigerian Democracy and Constitution has written a petition to the National Judicial Council accusing a Federal High Court Judge, Justice Ahmed Mohammed, of misconduct.

Nigerian senate moves to invoke antitrust law against DSTV

The invocation of the Antitrust law on Multichoice will help forestall the company’s development into a law unto itself that can influence the economy, determine the nation’s democracy and national life.
DELTA State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, Monday released funds to affected local government areas to purchase food items for the affected communities as part of an effort to cushion the effect of their sufferings.

SERAP wins round one in battle to compel Delta governor, UBEC to account for...

There is prospect Nigerians keen on knowing details of how Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) funds are disbursed and spent by the Delta State Government may soon have some answers, as Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has won the latest round in the legal battle to compel Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and UBEC to publish spending details of the funds collected for primary schools in the state, and the locations of projects carried out between 2015 and 2019.

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PDP inaugurates Ebonyi caretaker committee

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday inaugurated the Caretaker Committee for the Ebonyi State chapter of the party.
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PDP names South-East zonal caretaker committee chairman

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday appointed Chief Ali Odefa as Chairman of its reconstituted South East Zonal Caretaker Committee.

Senator Adeyemi advocates N50 billion bailout fund for airline operators

Sen. Smart Adeyemi (APC Kogi), has called on the Federal Government to provide a bailout fund of N50 billion for airlines operators in the country.
Alan Pardew has joined CSKA Sofia as technical director, the Bulgarian side announced on Monday.

Alan Pardew joins Bulgarian side CSKA Sofia as technical director

A statement on the club’s website said Pardew will “help with his vast experience and contacts in the overall development of the club and attracting players to the representative team. The 59-year-old Briton has already signed his personal contract and started working immediately”.
The state’s Commissioner of Education, Malam Sanusi Kiru said this while declaring open, the 2020 Adolescent Girls Initiative and Empowerment (AGILE) meeting in Kano.

Kano government to recruit 2,000 teachers to teach in girls’ schools

The Kano State Government on Monday said it had commenced plans to recruit and deploy 2,000 teachers to teach in all girls’ schools across the state.