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A protestor gestures as he takes part in a demonstration in Durban, South Africa, on May 30, 2019 during a Freedom March for Biafra held worldwide and organised by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to mark the anniversary of the unilateral declaration of independence in 1967 that sparked a brutal 30-month civil war in Nigeria. (Photo AFP)

Group calls for total clampdown on IPOB

Concerned Igbo elders have called on relevant authorities to deal decisively with members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), saying the current level of force being deployed may not be enough to curb their violent excesses.
Opeyemi Bamidele

Senator Bamidele: Allow governors take charge of security in their domains

The lawmaker representing Ekiti Central Senatorial District at the Senate, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, on Wednesday declared that the only way the incessant security challenges in the country could be addressed is by allowing the Governors to take charge of security in their respective domains.
The National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, “He is fully aware of the constitutional implication of his decision to defect to another party; which is that he cannot continue to occupy the seat of the PDP in the Senate.

PDP urges leaders to emulate late Lateef Jakande’s legacy

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday urged leaders at all levels to emulate the humility, patriotism, selflessness, and life of service exhibited by the first civilian governor of Lagos State, late Alhaji Lateef Jakande.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

NYCN exonerates minister in university contract scam

The National Youth Council Of Nigeria, NYCN, and some civil society organizations have given the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, a clean bill of health in alleged contract scam at the Federal University, Gusau.
Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State

Court rejects suit seeking EFCC to probe ex-Zamfara governor for N900 billion fraud

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, dismissed suit seeking an order compelling the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate former Governor of Zamfara, Abdulaziz Yari, for alleged misappropriation of N900 billion.
Rebel forces advancing on the Central African Republic's capital Bangui have been pushed back and the situation is under control, a spokesperson for UN peacekeeping forces said on Sunday, as tensions mount a week before key elections.

Central Africa government forces retake key town from rebels

Forces loyal to the Central African Republic government have retaken a key town from rebels, the country's prime minister said on Wednesday, as the UN said peacekeepers would maintain a "robust" posture.

APC governors mourn Tony Momoh

The Chairman of the Forum and the Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu, in a statement issued Wednesday said Momoh, being one of the founding fathers of the All Progressives Congress (APC), all leaders and members of the party would continue to celebrate his inspiring leadership, vision and belief in the unity of Nigeria.
Former member representing Igalamela/Odolu State Constituency and Chairman of Public Accounts Committee in Kogi State House of Assembly, Hon. Friday Sani Makama, on Friday, filed a lawsuit at the Federal High Court, Abuja, against the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee, LPPC, for nominating Barrister Abdul Wahab Mohammed for the title of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).

Ex-Kogi assemblymen: Why I dumped PDP for APC

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kogi State caught a big fish in it’s net on Thursday. That day a former two-time member of Kogi State House of Assembly, Elder Friday Sani Makama, announced his defection to the party from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Rudy Giuliani helped marshal the campaign to overturn the election results in favor of Donald J. Trump. Gabriela Bhaskar for The New York Times

Dominion files $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit against Rudy Giuliani

Dominion Voting Systems filed a defamation lawsuit on Monday against Rudolph W. Giuliani, the lawyer for Donald J. Trump and former mayor of New York City who played a key role in the former president’s monthslong effort to subvert the 2020 election.
The Constitutional Court of the Central African Republic on Monday confirmed the re-election of President Faustin-Archange Touadera.

Court confirms re-election of Faustin-Archange Touadera as CAR president

The Constitutional Court of the Central African Republic on Monday confirmed the re-election of President Faustin-Archange Touadera.
Former Nigerian minister, Jubril Martins-Kuye, has died.

PDP: Senator Martins Kuye’s demise a colossal national loss

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has expressed sadness over the death of one of its founding members and former Minister of State for Finance, Senator Jubril Martins-Kuye, describing his demise as a colossal national loss.
The former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has lamented the fate of over 14 million out of school children in Nigeria, declaring that lack of formal education and stagnated development are some of the biggest problems confronting the country.

Ex-President Obasanjo: Coronavirus has depleted ranks of Nigeria’s leadership

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has lamented that the nation’s ranks of dedicated and resourceful patriotic leaders have been depleted by the dreaded Covid-19 pandemic.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos governor mourns former MILAD Ndubuisi Kanu

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has expressed sadness over the death of the former Military Administrator of Lagos State, Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu (rtd).
Rebel forces advancing on the Central African Republic's capital Bangui have been pushed back and the situation is under control, a spokesperson for UN peacekeeping forces said on Sunday, as tensions mount a week before key elections.

UN: Rebels thwarted in attack near Central African capital

Rebel forces in the Central African Republic on Wednesday mounted their closest attack to the capital Bangui before being repelled with the death of a peacekeeper, the country's UN mission said.

Thousands of CAR refugees flee to Cameroon after polls

Close to 5,000 Central African Republic (CAR) refugees have fled to eastern Cameroon following clashes between the army and rebel groups in the country.
Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has imposed a 24-hour curfew on the State.

Kwara APC elders declare support for Governor AbdulRazaq

Several elders and stakeholders in the Kwara State APC on Monday declared total support for the administration of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, who they claimed has changed the narrative of the state across various sectors.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

VP Osinbajo rallies Nigerians to commit to national unity

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has emphasised the need for Nigeria to remain an indivisible entity despite the differences in religion, ethnicity, political affiliations, or other diversities among the citizenry.
Yemi Osinbajo

VP Osinbajo: Nigeria better as one indivisible nation

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has emphasised the need for Nigeria to remain an indivisible entity despite the differences in religion, ethnicity, political affiliations, or other diversities among the citizenry.
A photo illustration shows the suspended Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump on a smartphone in a media board cast tent at the White House in Washington, U.S., January 8, 2021. REUTERS-Joshua Roberts-Illustration

An isolated Donald Trump, cut off from Twitter, faces a new drive for impeachment

An increasingly isolated and angry President Donald Trump, cut off by Twitter in the waning days of his term, faces a renewed drive by Democrats to remove him from office after he incited his supporters to storm the U.S. Capitol.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday night said he had signed the $900 billion (N349.2 trillion) coronavirus relief package.

Twitter ban: There’s conspiracy ‘to silence me’ – Donald Trump

However, Twitter said it had deleted the post, saying, “Using another account to try to evade a suspension is against our rules. We have taken steps to enforce this with regard to recent Tweets from the @POTUS account.”
Apple and Google are facing new pressure to deplatform Parler, a social network founded as a less moderated and more conservative-friendly alternative to Facebook and Twitter.

Apple, Google face pressure to deplatform Parler over calls to violence

Apple and Google are facing new pressure to deplatform Parler, a social network founded as a less moderated and more conservative-friendly alternative to Facebook and Twitter. Activist group Sleeping Giants has called on both companies to ban Parler from their app stores in response to posts calling for violence against elected officials.
Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., preside over a joint session of Congress to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump, hours after a pro-Trump mob broke into the U.S. Capitol and disrupted proceedings. Erin Schaff/Pool/Getty Images

US Congress certifies Joe Biden victory after Donald Trump mob storm the Capitol

Congress certified President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' victory early on Thursday, the end of a long day and night marked by chaos and violence in Washington, in which extremists emboldened by President Trump sought to thwart the peaceful transfer of power that has been a hallmark of modern American history by staging a violent insurrection inside the U.S. Capitol.

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Deeply worried by the spread of arms among bandits in Zamfara State, Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle said he was taking the option of instructing the security to invite former governor Abdulaziz Yari to explain the whereabouts of about 1000 AK47, he, the former governor allegedly purchased with the state’s funds in 2013.

Zamfara governor: Abduction of Jangebe schoolgirls won’t stop my talks with bandits

As the Zamfara government says it is awaiting the release of abducted schoolgirls in Jangebe, Governor Bello Matawalle insists he will not relent in his peace process with bandits despite efforts to stop it.

Deceased Ogun monarch’s daughters sue Ogboni Society for N50 billion ‘hijack’ of corpse

Three daughters of the late the Alaye-Aba of Aba, Aiyepe, Ogun State, Oba Rauf Adebayo Raji-Suleimon, have sued the unincorporated Osugbo Society of Ijebuland (known as the Ogboni) over the alleged hijack of the late monarch’s corpse.
Nicolas Sarkozy leaves the courtroom during his trial on charges of corruption and influence peddling in Paris in December. Benoît Tessier-Reuters

Former French president jailed for corruption

The politician, 66, who was president from 2007 to 2012 was convicted on charges of corruption and influence peddling in a Paris court and handed a three-year prison sentence of which two years are suspended.
The first woman and first African to lead the World Trade Organization on Monday welcomed an apology from a Swiss newspaper that had dismissed the seasoned international professional as a grandmother.

WTO chief accepts apology from Swiss newspaper over ‘grandmother’ remarks

The first woman and first African to lead the World Trade Organization on Monday welcomed an apology from a Swiss newspaper that had dismissed the seasoned international professional as a grandmother.
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President Buhari felicitates with Speaker Gbajabiamila’s mother at 91

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with prominent Lagos politician and mother of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaja Lateefat Olufunke Gbajabiamila, as she celebrates her 91st birthday on March 2nd, 2021.

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United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF: Release of kidnapped Kagara students a relief

UNICEF representative in Nigeria, Mr Peter Hawkins has described the release of 27 students abducted by gunmen in a government school at Kagara, Niger State over a week ago as a relief.
Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo, on Sunday, announced that three coronavirus patients have been discharged after treatment in Imo State.

Imo government set to recover more choice properties from ex-governor

This is definitely not the best of times for the embattled former Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha as there are indications that the present administration in the state is determined to implement fully the government White Paper based on the outcome of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry report.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Royal Spring Palm fracas: Suspect slumps in court, as 14 ex-Imo governor’s aides get...

An Owerri magistrate court was thrown into confusion when one of the fourteen suspects named Darling Ibekwe surprisingly lost consciousness and slumped while being arraigned before the court.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Kwara APC youths beg minister, other aggrieved leaders to close ranks, embrace peace

Coalition of Kwara All Progressives Congress (APC) Young Stakeholders has appealed to the Minister of Information and Culture and APC leader, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, and other aggrieved leaders of the party in the state to forget the past and close ranks in order to move the party forward in the state.
The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni has said the actions or inactions of the committee at this critical stage of the nation’s political life would determine the party’s chances of retaining power at the centre in 2023.

Yobe government shuts down boarding schools

The Yobe State Government has ordered boarding school students in the state to go home amidst fear of a Boko Haram attack.