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China running 380 detention centres in Xinjiang – researchers

China’s network of detention centres in the northwest Xinjiang region is much bigger than previously thought and is being expanded, even as Beijing says it is winding down a “re-education” programme for ethnic Uighurs that has been condemned internationally, new research released by an Australian think-tank showed on Thursday.
Athens, Greece – Two aid organisations have asked the European Commission to launch infringement proceedings against Greece for violations of Europe’s asylum law.

Rights groups blast Greece for asylum violations

Two aid organisations have asked the European Commission to launch infringement proceedings against Greece for violations of Europe’s asylum law.
Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

We are prepared for Ondo election – INEC chairman

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has reaffirmed the readiness of the commission for a smooth conduct of the Oct.10, Ondo State governorship election.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NPopC: 57% of Nigerian children under-5 years don’t have birth certificates

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) observed on Monday in Awka, Anambra State capital, that the birth of about 57 per cent of Nigerian children under five years of age was not registered and, therefore, do not have birth certificates.
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the Senate on resumption of plenary will further probe the NNPC on diversion of dividends from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG).

Senator Saraki: Governor Obaseki’s victory has several implications

Immediate past Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has congratulated Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on his re-election, saying it has several symbolic representations for Nigeria and its democracy.
Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello, has set up two committees to spearhead his inauguration for his second term.

Niger governor urges relevant agencies to open up closed roads

The governor gave the directive when he briefed journalists shortly during a meeting Chaired by Professor Ibrahim Gambari, the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Inspector General of Police, the Director-General of the Department of State Services, the Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Minister of Works and Housing all in attendance.
Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), has warned residents to stop building structures on waterways.

Woman delivers baby under bridge in Lagos

Director General, LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, said the “Ambulance team of the agency’s response unit at Eti-osa delivered Ms Blessing Emmanuel, a 35 year-old woman of a live male neonate this afternoon at about 4:30pm under the Ajah Bridge. The lady who has no home nor family in Lagos is from Cross River. Mother and baby are fine and have been taken to Island Maternity where they will get expert care.”
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday presided over a virtual meeting of the National Economic Council (NEC) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

VP Osinbajo: Why we’re supporting small businesses with survival fund

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has explained that the Federal Government is investing in the small businesses sector to sustain the national economy.
Lamine Diack, president of the International Association of Athletics Federations from 1999 to 2015, was found guilty of corruption in a Paris court. Martin Bureau-AFP-Getty Images

Former IAAF chief Lamine Diack guilty of Russian doping corruption

The former head of athletics’ world governing body, Lamine Diack, was on Wednesday found guilty by a French court of corruption in covering up Russian doping cases and sentenced to four years in prison, two of which were suspended.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses supporters of his ruling African National Congress (ANC) at an election victory rally in Johannesburg, South Africa, May 12, 2019. REUTERS-Mike Hutchings

Coronavirus graft scandals fuel South Africans’ anger with ruling ANC

A spate of corruption scandals during the COVID-19 pandemic has further fuelled some South Africans’ frustration with the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party and its failure to tackle graft despite renewed promises from President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Mike Igini

Three university lecturers face prosecution over electoral malpractice

Mike Igini, INEC’s Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Akwa Ibom, on Tuesday said that three university lecturers had been confirmed to have been involved in electoral malpractice during the 2019 general elections.

Imo bye-election: INEC creates result collation portal

The Independent National Electoral Commission says it has created a digital result collation portal for the Imo North Senatorial District election scheduled to hold on October 31.
Obadiah Mailafia

Obadiah Mailafia: If I perish, God help Nigeria

Former Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, and social commentator, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, was late yesterday, released after close to hours interrogation by the officials of Department of State Services, DSS, in their office in Jos, Plateau State.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Police shut down Jigawa APC’s headquarters

As leadership tussle worsening in Jigawa, a combined team of Policemen have cordoned-off the headquarters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Jigawa state chapter.
Dominic Thiem produced a historic comeback to beat Alexander Zverev in a nervy five-setter and win the US Open on Sunday for his first Grand Slam title.

US Open: Dominic Thiem beats Alexander Zverev to win first Grand Slam title

Dominic Thiem produced a historic comeback to beat Alexander Zverev in a nervy five-setter and win the US Open on Sunday for his first Grand Slam title.

WAEC: We have 45 days to release results

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has said it plans is to release the results of the just-concluded school-based West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) within 45 days after the exam has ended.
The Rivers State government has sealed the secretariat of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Port Harcourt, the state capital.

Rivers government reopens NLC secretariat as labour suspends rally

The Officials of the Rivers Government, on Tuesday, unsealed the Nigeria Labour Congress secretariat in Port Harcourt, following collective bargaining agreement signed with the union.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Nigerian government reads out riot act to NFF, clubs over resumption of league

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has read out the riot acts to the Nigerian Football Federation and club owners that no stadium would be opened for any football game without strict adherence to the sports protocols, even as there must be total implementation of the club licensing control before the new football season can resume.

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Katsina spends N1 billion on virus management – official

The Katsina State Government says it spent over N1 billion on the management of the coronavirus pandemic in the state.

Leeds United linked with a move for Fernando Llorente

Leeds United have signed Rodrigo from Valencia earlier this summer.
The Defence Headquarters says the troops of Operation Sahel Sanity have eliminated and arrested scores of bandits, cattle rustlers, kidnappers, and other criminal elements in the entire North West zone in recent time.

Troops neutralise 21 bandits, rescue 8-month-old infant in Katsina

Troops of “Operation Sahel Sanity” on Thursday killed 21 bandits during a foiled attack on Doka village in Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina state.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Governor Wike: Rivers to employ 6, 000 teachers

Determined to improve the quality of learning in Rivers state educational institutions, government is set to employ no less than 6, 000 highly trained teachers to augment the shortfall of the current staff.
The police in Lagos, on Thursday, arrested a musician, Superwozzy, and his crew around the Ogudu area of the state and allegedly recovered assorted charms and marijuana.

Police arrest Nigerian musician, recover ‘charms’

The police in Lagos, on Thursday, arrested a musician, Superwozzy, and his crew around the Ogudu area of the state and allegedly recovered assorted charms and marijuana.