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An Abuja High Court yesterday finally declined to join the names of President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick and the General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi to a case of financial misappropriation brought before it by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Abuja court frees NFF chief over financial misappropriation

An Abuja High Court yesterday finally declined to join the names of President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick and the General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, to a case of financial misappropriation brought before it by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Femi Falana: Nigerians free to sue government for refund of ransom paid to kidnappers

Lagos lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, Wednesday, called on Nigerians paying ransom to secure freedom for their abducted loved ones to feel free to approach the courts to compel the federal government to refund same because in his words, the responsibility for protecting lives and properties lies squarely with government.
Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF)

Senators kick as accountant general fails to explain N2.9 billion IPPIS funds

The Senate Public Accounts Committee adjourned abruptly on Tuesday following the inability of the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation to give details of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System.

Tracka: Gombe computer project executed by federal government

Tracka, a project initiated by pro-transparency group, BudgIT, that tracks the performance of government budgets, has said the N100m budgeted for desktop computers was not executed by the Gombe State Government but by the Federal Government.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF: Violence against children impedes socio-economic development

Mr Murtala Mohammed, a Child Education Specialist, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Lagos Office, says violence against children hampers social and economic development in any society.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

EFCC, NYSC hold anti-corruption awareness rally in Lagos

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on Friday held an anti-corruption rally in Lagos to boost awareness of the fight against corruption.
Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Wednesday took his oath of office to represent Kogi West in the Senate.

Senate summons accountant-general, central bank over N596 billion ecological fund

The Senate, on Thursday, following an audit query from the office of the Auditor General of the Federation, summoned the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, to explain details of an ecological fund totalling N596bn.
A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected hundreds since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December.

Chinese man threatens to torch himself after virus cancels birthday

A man in southwest China doused himself with petrol and tied firecrackers around his waist because authorities cancelled his birthday banquet as a precaution against spreading the coronavirus.

Trafficked woman narrates how she was sexually abused by Lebanese

Operatives of the Lagos State Command of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons have arrested a Lebanese who hoodwinked and trafficked a mother of three to Lebanon after promising her a whooping monthly salary of $2000.

Lebanese promised me $2,000 monthly salary – trafficked woman

Operatives of the Lagos State Command of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons have arrested a Lebanese who hoodwinked and trafficked a mother of three to Lebanon after promising her a whooping monthly salary of $2000.
National Coordinator of the South South Elders Forum, Chief Anabs Sara-Igbe, told news men in Abuja that if the south east insists on having the Presidency in 2023, the north might be forced to hold on to power because of the issue of Biafra

2023: PANDEF spokesman resigns

The Publicity Secretary of Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, His Highness Anabs Sara-Igbe, has relinquished his position as the spokesperson of the group.
Abubakar Malami

Amotekun: No room for regional army in Nigeria – AGF

Despite street protests and widespread outpouring of regional support for it, the Federal Government for the second time in less than two weeks, declared the Southwest Security outfit, Operation Amotekun, as an illegal entity not known to the constitution of Nigeria and which had no license to operate in the country.
The General Officer Commanding(GOC), 8 Division, Sokoto, Major General Hakeem Otiki, has been placed under house arrest, Daily Sun has gathered.

Court orders interim forfeiture of $376,120 traced to General Hakeem Otiki

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Wednesday, ordered the interim forfeiture of the sum of $376, 120 allegedly seized from Major General Hakeem Otiki, to the Federal Government.

Single mother dies of Lassa fever in Delta

A single mother has died in Asaba, Delta State following an outbreak of Lassa Fever virus, Delta Commissioner for Health, Dr Morsi Ononye has said.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu

Governor Sanwo-Olu urged to appoint seasoned sports administrators

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Moshood Salvador, has called on Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to appoint “seasoned and tested” sports administrators to move sports forward in the state.
Gombe State Governor, Inuwa Yahaya, has said that he took advantage of his trip to Russia with President Muhammadu Buhari to woo investors and development partners for the state. 2

Gombe sets up committee to check violation of environmental, traffic laws

In its renewed bid to ensure the implementation of environmental, traffic and related laws and regulations in the state, Gombe State Government has constituted A 14- Man Committee.
R-L- Head of NAN Lagos Editorial Operation, Mr Silas Nwoha, welcoming APC Chieftain, Hon. Moshood Salvador, on a courtesy visit to NAN Lagos Office. With him are Mr Adeleye Ajayi and Mr Wale Ojetimi, both Deputy Editors-in-Chief, NAN, on Monday

Moshood Salvador: Amotekun a good idea, but ….

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Hon. Moshood Salvador, on Monday described the Western Nigeria Security Network, code-named, “Amotekun,” as a good idea capable of addressing the security challenges in the geo-political zone.

PDP office in Enugu set ablaze

Office of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Nsukka local government area of has been burnt down by unknown persons.

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Thich Quang Do, a dissident Buddhist monk who has effectively been under house arrest since 2003 and was nominated multiple times for the Nobel Peace Prize, has died aged 93.

Nobel Prize nominee dies at 93

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