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UNHCR trains 30 journalists on humanitarian reporting

The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) on Monday commenced a two-day training on humanitarian reporting for 30 journalists in Maiduguri.

IPOB crisis could have led to greatest bloodbath in history – Ikpeazu

Okezie Ikpeazu, governor of Abia state, says the proscription of the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the south-east helped in averting what could have been the greatest bloodbath in history.
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CAN, NUJ appeal for restraint as peace returns to Jos

Leaders of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, and the Nigeria Union of Journalist, NUJ Plateau State council in separate press releases on Saturday condemned the riot in Jos which claimed two lives.

NLC calls for retraining of military personnel

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has called for the retraining of the military to make them more responsible in handling of security issues across the country, especially the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Bauchi gov urges journalists to remain ethical, neutral

Bauchi State Governor, Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar, has reechoed the need for Nigerian journalists covering politics to remain ethical by maintaining their neutrality and refraining from being partisan in carrying out their assignments.

NBA urges COAS to withdraw soldiers from Abia

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Umuahia Chapter, has called on the Chief of Army Staff to immediately redeploy the soldiers deployed to Umuahia under Operation Python Dance to avoid hitting up the polity.

Northern groups support military operation in South East

Some northerners have expressed support for the ongoing military operation in the south-east. But they cautioned against reprisal attacks on Igbo living in their region.

PDP won’t produce next governor of Bayelsa – APC

Fafi stated this in Yenagoa during a call on him by the state executive of the Bayelsa Federated Newspaper Publishers Association (BAFENPA) of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ). The APC leader noted that the party had put behind it the regrettable incidents and crises that rocked the party in the past.

CDHR condemns SSS attack on journalists in Osun

The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, CDHR, in Osun State has described as barbaric and condemnable, the unprovoked attack on journalists by overzealous officers of the State Security Service, SSS.

NUJ rejects monetary compensation to journalists tortured by DSS operatives

The Osun State chapter of the Correspondent Chapel of the Nigerian Union of Journalists has rejected the monetary compensation offered to the correspondent of The Point, Mr. Timothy Agbor, whose mobile phone was destroyed after he was thoroughly beaten up by some operatives of the Department of State Services.

Newly elevated Ibadan kings wearing fake crowns – Olubadan

The drama over the Obaship crisis in Ibadan on Tuesday took another dimension with the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso 1, declaring that the 21 new kings recently crowned by Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State are wearing what he termed as “fake crowns”.

Bauchi spends N5.1bn monthly on salaries – Abubakar

Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State has revealed that he spent about N5.1 billion monthly for payment of the salary of civil servants in the state, leaving the state coffers with little to run government businesses.

Soldiers surround Kanu’s home, invade NUJ office

Tension has returned to Umuahia, the Abia State Capital, as a detachment of soldiers from the Nigerian Army has surrounded the Afaraukwu country home of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.

60% of Nasarawa local council workers paid for doing nothing – official

Haruna Osegba, Nasarawa state commissioner of local government and chieftain affairs, says more than 60 per cent of local government workers in the state receive salaries for doing nothing.

Paris Club refund: 68% of states heed FG’s advice – survey

Many states governments across the federation, have utilised the second tranche of the Paris Club refund they received to clear the arrears of their serving and retired workers’ entitlements.

Ondo Poly lecturers embarks on indefinite strike

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo State Chapter has declared an indefinite strike over non payment of 10 months salary arrears.

NDDC relates with states, LGAs in projects planning, execution – MD

The Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Obong Nsima Ekere, has dismissed insinuations that the Commission was in conflict with some state governments within its areas of coverage in term of project planning and execution.

Abia still crawling at 26 – NLC chief

The Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Abia, Chief Uchenna Obigwe, says at 26 “the state is still crawling like a baby,” in terms of development.

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Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, who stated this yesterday during the daily briefing of the Taskforce, added that the federal government would also put in place measures to control the movement of nomadic herdsmen who go across the border in search of greener pastures for their cattle.

Centre chides coronavirus taskforce on inter-ethnic cohesion

The Centre for Social and Inter-Ethnic Cohesion, CENSIC, has chided the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19, over its indifference to multi-ethnic compositions of the country.
Adele, on Thursday, officially called it quits on her marriage to Simon Konecki, as she filed for divorce.

English singer Adele to pay ex-husband half of £144 million fortune

It will cost English singer and songwriter, Adele half of her $180 million (£144 million) fortune to finalise her divorce proceeding with ex Simon Konecki after a judge ruled in her favour to have the divorce proceedings kept private.
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Coronavirus: Africa death toll hits 383, 792 recovered

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, said there are now 8, 596 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the African continent with 383 deaths.
Nollywood actress Funke Akindele has explained why her husband celebrated his birthday which led to social gathering amidst coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus lockdown: Why Funke Akindele was arrested

The Lagos State Police Command, yesterday, arrested popular actress, Mrs. Funke Akindele-Bello, for hosting a party to celebrate the birthday of her husband, Abdulrasheed Bello aka JJC Skillz on Saturday in contravention of the lockdown order in Lagos State.
Gov Dapo Abiodun made this known while addressing newsmen on Friday night at his residence in Iperu Remo, Ogun.

Ogun: Coronavirus relief packages meant for poor, vulnerable

The Ogun State government, yesterday, insisted that the target of the distribution of its COVID-19 relief food items is poor and the vulnerable, hence its insistence on direct distribution to the intended beneficiaries.