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Colonel Dasuki makes first court appearance after his release

The immediate-past former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki, on Thursday, made his first court appearance after his release from detention.
This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on November 1, 2018 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un inspecting the construction site of the Hot Spring Tourist Area in Yangdok County, South Phyongan Province. (Photo by KCNA VIA KNS / KCNA VIA KNS / AFP) / - South Korea OUT/

North Korea abandons nuclear freeze pledge

North Korea said on Tuesday it was no longer bound by commitments to halt nuclear and missile testing, blaming the United States’ failure to meet a year-end deadline for nuclear talks and “brutal and inhumane” U.S. sanctions.

Raymond Dokpesi opens defence in N2.1 billion alleged fraud charge

Raymond Dokpesi, founder of DAAR Communications Plc, on Tuesday, at the Federal High Court Abuja, opened his defence in the alleged N2.1 billion fraud charge, preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Report: Foreign rice in Nigerian markets now at 37 percent

In the survey and investigations carried out, Nigerian rice namely: Umza and Fursa Crown from Kano, Mama Happy from Niger, Labana Rice from Kebbi, Olam Rice from Nasarawa, Abakaliki Rice from Ebonyi, Ofada Rice from Ogun State, Swomen Dama from Plateau, Lake Rice of Lagos/Kebbi States among others have dominated the Nigerian Rice markets.
Recall that the N10.594 trillion 2020 Budget passed by the National Assembly was on Tuesday assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari. 4

President Buhari approves committees for Mambilla power project

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the constitution of two committees for the Mambilla Hydroelectric Power Project in Taraba State.
Babagana Monguno

NSA: There must be consequences for bad behaviour during elections

National Security Adviser, Major Babagana Mongonu, has said desperate politicians and their agents who indulged in frustrating the electoral process must be prepared to face consequences for their actions.
Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un stand at the military demarcation line dividing North and South Korea

Donald Trump sends birthday greeting to North Korea’s Kim Jong-un

U.S. President Donald Trump sent best wishes to North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un on his birthday, a top South Korean official said on Friday.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana: ICC has agreed to commence probe into IPOB, Shiite killings

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has concluded arrangement, according to Falana, to take over the prosecutorial responsibility, starting with preliminary investigations into the alleged extra-judicial killings of members of the Shiites movement and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
President Donald Trump

Skepticism mounts over evidence of ‘imminent’ threat that Donald Trump says justified Qasem Soleimani...

Top US national security officials continue to defend the Trump administration's claim that it killed Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani in response to an imminent threat to American lives, but the lack of evidence provided to lawmakers and the public has fueled lingering skepticism about whether the strike was justified.
Abubakar Malami

AGF: We had right to hold Omoyele Sowore, Sambo Dasuki despite court orders

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, says the federal government had the right to continually detain Sahara Reporters Publisher, Omoyele Sowore; and a former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), despite court orders.
Several thousand Iraqi protesters attacked the US embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday, breaching its outer wall and chanting “Death to America!” in anger over weekend air strikes that killed pro-Iran fighters.

Iraqi protesters storm US embassy, chant ‘Death to America’

Several thousand Iraqi protesters attacked the US embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday, breaching its outer wall and chanting “Death to America!” in anger over weekend air strikes that killed pro-Iran fighters.

Femi Falana: AGF can’t release anyone on compassionate grounds

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says Abubakar Malami, minister of justice and attorney-general of the federation, does not possess the constitutional power to release anyone on compassionate grounds.

Group urges President Buhari to stop clampdown on ‘perceived enemies’

As reactions continue to trail the release of Omoyele Sowore and Col. Sambo Dasuki (Rtd), the International Human Rights Commission has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to embrace a new model of conflict resolution rather than arresting and detaining political opponents.
The order was given by the chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele, during a public hearing on the alleged invasion of the Federal High Court. According to the lawmakers, all parties must submit a written account of what happened within 24 hours, adding that their memorandum would enable them to give report to the Senate.

Senator Bamidele: National Assembly’II strengthen judiciary, others

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary and Human Rights, Hon Opeyemi Bamidele, has described the release of the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki and the leader of “RevolutionNow”, Omoyele Sowore, from detention, as a testimony to the fact that the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government, respect judiciary.
Abubakar Malami

AGF: We released Omoyele Sowore, Sambo Dasuki out of mercy, obedience to court order

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), said on Friday that the release of Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, and a former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, from detention by the Federal Government was based on compassionate grounds.
The order was given by the chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele, during a public hearing on the alleged invasion of the Federal High Court. According to the lawmakers, all parties must submit a written account of what happened within 24 hours, adding that their memorandum would enable them to give report to the Senate.

Senator Bamidele: Sambo Dasuki’s, Omoyele Sowore’s release shows President Buhari’s respect for rule of...

Chairman of the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Human Rights, Opeyemi Bamidele, has said the release of a former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), and #RevolutionNow Convener Omoyele Sowore from detention proved President Muhammadu Buhari as an apostle of the rule of law.
The former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, has finally reunited with family tonight after four years in the custody of the Department of State Service (DSS)

United Kingdom applauds federal government for releasing Sambo Dasuki, Omoyele Sowore

The United Kingdom has applauded the Federal Government for releasing the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, and the Convener of the #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore.

Omoyele Sowore/Sambo Dasuki: We disagree with court ruling but we want to set an...

The Presidency has reacted to the release of the Convener of the Revolution Now protest, Omoyele Sowore, and a former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, by the Department of State Services (DSS).

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The Federal Government has approved the appointment of Prof. Ikpeme Ikpeme as the new Chief Medical Director (CMD), University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Cross River.

Panic as two ‘Lassa fever’ cases reported in Calabar

There was trepidation, Monday among residents of Calabar, the Cross River State capital over reported case of Lassa fever at University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, UCTH.

Lagos to begin full enforcement of ban on Okada, tricycles February 1

Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotosho, has disclosed that the state would from February 1, commence full implementation of the ban on all motorcycles and tricycles in some major parts of the metropolis.
The inauguration of the much-talked about South West security outfit, Operation Amotekun, is about to begin at the Oyo State Governor’s Office, State Secretariat in Agodi, Ibadan.

Amotekun a covert effort to Christianise Southwest Nigeria – Muslim group

A Muslim group, Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria has described the Western Nigeria Security Outfit tagged “Operation Amotekun” has a subtle effort to Christianise the region.
Yoruba World Congress (YWC), an umbrella body of all Yoruba socio-cultural groups, has threatened to hold a peaceful protest in support of the recently launched Western Nigeria Security Network code-named Amotekun.

Osun government, Muslim group disagree over Amotekun

A Muslim group, Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria has described the Western Nigeria Security Outfit tagged “Operation Amotekun” has a subtle effort to Christianise the region.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Ondo council poll: 101 APC aspirants vie for 18 chairmanship seats at screening

No fewer than 101 aspirants on the platform of All Progressives Congress, Ondo State are vying for the 18 chairmanship seats in the ongoing screening exercise of the party in Akure, the state capital in preparation for the April 18, 2020 local government election.