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Governors of the thirty-six states of the country under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF will be meeting tomorrow, with evolving a new national security order that will ensure the safety of lives and property nationwide topping the agenda

Nigerian governors to meet with President Buhari to address security challenges

Governors of the thirty six states under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF have resolved to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari to address the security challenges with continued cases of armed banditry, terrorism and kidnapping across the country.
President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming COVID czar, Jeffrey Zients, is facing new scrutiny over his corporate ties — particularly a two-year stint on Facebook’s board of directors.

Joe Biden coronavirus appointee has cut ties with Facebook – transition team

President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming COVID czar, Jeffrey Zients, is facing new scrutiny over his corporate ties — particularly a two-year stint on Facebook’s board of directors. But the Biden transition team confirmed that Zients liquidated his Facebook stock earlier this year and will retain no equity when he officially begins his White House role.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the resumption of all Public Servants on GL 1 -12 with effect from Monday, November 2, 2020.

President Buhari declares 2020 Lagos trade fair open

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday declared the 2020 edition of the Lagos International Trade Fair open, reiterating the Federal Government’s commitment to revamping Nigeria’s Industrial Revolution Plan (NIRP).
Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA)

NEPZA to commence new free zone registration system next month

The Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA), the agency responsible for promoting and facilitating local and international investments into licensed free export processing zones (EPZ), says it will introduce a new system for free zone registration from January 1, 2021.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

#EndSARS: Police withdraw suit against probe panels

Following street protests across the country by youths in October, the federal government had announced a disbandment of the special squad and immediately directed the establishment of various judicial panels to look into the allegations of rights abuse and other wrongful conduct of police officers in the course of their duties.
Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo

Ousted Ivory Coast president plans to return home this month: lawyer

Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo, who was forced from power after losing elections 10 years ago, has obtained a new passport and plans to return home this month, his lawyer said on Friday.
Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi has held a rare meeting with his Israeli counterpart to press for the restart of stalled negotiations between the Palestinians and the Jewish state.

Jordan, Israel in rare meeting on Palestinian issue

Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi has held a rare meeting with his Israeli counterpart to press for the restart of stalled negotiations between the Palestinians and the Jewish state.

Edo Corrections gets new controller

Mr Felix Lawrence, on Friday, resumed office as the new Controller of Corrections, Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), Edo Command.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF spends N14 million for training of 1,500 Katsina pupils

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in collaboration with the Katsina State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has expended N14 million for the training of 1,500 pupils across the three senatorial zones of the state on School Improvement Plan.
The Nasarawa State First Lady, Hajiya Silifat Abdullahi, has said that girl child education and training of more women especially widows is her number one priority.

Girl child education my priority – Nasarawa first lady

The Nasarawa State First Lady, Hajiya Silifat Abdullahi, has said that girl child education and training of more women especially widows is her number one priority.

Ibadan court dissolves 12-year old marriage over incompatibility, infidelity

A Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan on Friday dissolved a 12-year old marriage between Saheed Adewoyin and Mariam Adewoyin over incompatibility.
Mr John Abang, Commissioner of Police in Anambra.

Yuletide: Anambra CP warns police personnel on adherence to firearms rules

The Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr. John Abang, has warned police personnel in the state to ensure strict adherence to the rules guiding the use of firearms during the yuletide.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the Federal Government needs to revisit the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) amendment of the broadcasting code. 2

VP Osinbajo: Nigeria needs $3 trillion to bridge infrastructural deficit

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says three trillion dollars is needed to bridge the infrastructural deficit in Nigeria over the next 30 years.
Tigrayan forces fighting Ethiopian government troops are standing firm on the southern front and engaging soldiers round the town of Adigrat to the north, said Debretsion Gebremichael, head of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, via text message.

Protests break out in captured Ethiopian city – Tigrayan leader

The leader of Ethiopia's rebellious Tigrayan forces said on Friday that protests were breaking out in the regional capital which fell to federal troops days ago in their month-long war.
The Independent Investigative Panel on alleged Human Rights Violations by the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other units of the Nigerian Police Force, recorded a landmark success following its recovery on behalf of a complainant, Mr. Gabriel Ofoma, of his landed property document.

#EndSARS: Abuja panel recovers land document seized by police monitoring unit

The Independent Investigative Panel on alleged Human Rights Violations by the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other units of the Nigerian Police Force, recorded a landmark success following its recovery on behalf of a complainant, Mr. Gabriel Ofoma, of his landed property document.
The Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, has urged officers and men of the Force to use their firearms for self-defence, not to kill.

#EndSARS: IGP orders probe of suit challenging legality of states’ judicial panel of inquiry

The Inspector General of Police, Muhammad Adamu, has ordered investigations into a purported lawsuit challenging the legality of the States Judicial Panel of Inquiry probing alleged brutalities of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
Aftermath of wanton destruction of lives and properties during #EndSARS protests, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has revealed that Lagos State required a minimum of N1 trillion to reconstruct the wilful extensive damage of properties across the metropolis.

House of Reps asks Police chief to investigate killing of Ondo monarch

The House of Representatives has mandated the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Mohammed Adamu, to order an aggressive investigation into this gruesome murder of the Olufon of Ifon in Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State, Oba Isreal Adegoke Adeusi, by unknown gunmen.
Former Chairman of the Cross River State Universal Basic Education Board, Stephen Odey, has picked the Peoples Democratic Party ticket for the Cross River North Senatorial By-election scheduled for October 31, 2020.

Cross River bye-election: Court affirms Stephen Odey as PDP candidate

A Federal High Court sitting in Calabar on Thursday affirmed Dr Stephen Odey as candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the Cross River North Senatorial bye election.

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The new head of Nigeria's state oil company NNPC, Mele Kyari, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Abuja, Nigeria August 7, 2019. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Kyari assures indigenous shipping coys of support

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has expressed its readiness to support indigenous fleet owners to enjoy greater patronage and participation in the oil and gas maritime business in Nigeria.
Speaking at a press conference on the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said social media was used to spread fake news and disinformation that catalyzed the violence that was witnessed across the country.

Post-EndSARS: Stop scaring police off their beats – minister

The Federal Government on Friday called on Nigerians to empathise with and appreciate personnel of the Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies instead of victimising them.
Governors of the thirty-six states of the country under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF will be meeting tomorrow, with evolving a new national security order that will ensure the safety of lives and property nationwide topping the agenda

Nigerian governors to meet with President Buhari to address security challenges

Governors of the thirty six states under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF have resolved to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari to address the security challenges with continued cases of armed banditry, terrorism and kidnapping across the country.
1. President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday expressed optimism that improvement in relations between Nigeria and South Africa would speed up the process of development on the African continent.

President Buhari: Improved Nigeria-South Africa relations will quicken African development

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday expressed optimism that improvement in relations between Nigeria and South Africa would speed up the process of development on the African continent.
“The agreement ... has some important shortcomings,” EU Crisis Management Commissioner Janez Lenarcic told reporters. “Humanitarian aid should also go to areas not under government control in line with the fundamental principles of humanitarian aid. There may be malnourished children on the other side also.”

Ethiopia aid pact not good enough – EU official

A senior European Union official said on Friday that an agreement between relief organizations and the Ethiopian government for access to the war-hit Tigray region limits aid to federal-controlled areas only and requires too much bureaucracy.