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Atiku Abubakar urges governors to convene national summit to save Nigeria

Former Vice President Abubakar Atiku last night called on Nigerian Governors to stop waiting on the federal government to make changes that may not happen anytime soon to solve the myriad of problems bedevilling the country.
Both Governor Simon Lalong and Senator Gyang have noted that the purported invitation for the turbaning of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as Sarkin Kerana is a threat to the peaceful coexistence of the people of the North-Central State.

Plateau governor threatens to sack traditional leaders instigating unrest

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has warned that he will remove any traditional ruler who instigates ethnic, religious, political and other forms of discrimination in their domains.

Official: NASRDA to launch another satellite in June

The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) says it is putting modalities in place to launch a Cubesat ‘Edusat-2’ within the first half of the year.

Hausa-Fulani community in Cross River sues for national peace

The Hausa/Fulani community in Cross River has called for peaceful coexistence among various ethnic groups living in the state.
The Lagos State House of Assembly has passed the Unlawful Societies and Cultism (Prohibition) Bill 2020.

Police laud Lagos assembly for taking ‘bold step’ to curb cultism

The Nigerian Police Force (NPF), on Tuesday, commended Lagos House of Assembly for taking `bold step’ to curb the menace of cultism and other vices in the state.
Secretary of the APC Caretaker Committee, Senator John J. Akpanudoedehe in a statement on Tuesday said the 16 years of PDP administration was characterised by “looting of public funds”, adding that the party should spare Nigerians of the trauma of a reminder of the “disaster.”

APC welcomes appointment of new service chiefs

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed confidence that the new service chiefs will consolidate on the remarkable achievements of their predecessors in keeping the country safe and peaceful.
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Amnesty International demands Omoyele Sowore’s release

Amnesty International has called out President Muhammadu Buhari over the arrest of Omoyele Sowore, asking him to stop targeting activists and respect human rights.

Northern groups threaten to drag Bishop Kukah before ICC over utterances

The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG), infamous for Igbo must go quit notice in 2017, have threatened to drag the Archbishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, before the International Criminal Court (ICC) over his recent utterances against the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Senator Sani visits survivors of 2012 Kaduna church bombing

Ex-Senator from Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, on Saturday visited survivors of a 2012 Boko Haram bomb blast at St Monica Catholic Church, in Malali, Kaduna.
Voting has begun in the bye-elections in Kosofe, Lagos state, where voters will pick their choices for the vacant state assembly and Lagos East senatorial seats.

Group lauds free, fair conduct of Lagos bye-election

A civil society organization, the Committee for the Protection of Peoples Mandate (CPPM) has commended the peaceful, orderly, free and fair conduct of the Lagos East Senatorial District/Kosofe II State Constituency Bye-Election held on Saturday 4th December 2020 in Lagos state.

Host communities demand end to gas flaring

The Oben Communities of Orhionmwon Local Government Area, Edo State have demanded an end to gas flaring by Oil and Gas Producing Companies in the area.
As part of its preparation to resist protests in Lagos State, the Lagos police command said it has ordered the withdrawal of police officers and special protection from individuals.

Nigeria police set to clamp down on protests

“In preparation for the proposed Endsars protest to be staged by some individuals and hired groups to cause mayhem and security threats in Lagos State, the Lagos State Police Command has ordered the commanders of the Mobile Police Squadrons and Special Protection Unit in Lagos State to withdraw their men from individuals who are not entitled to police aides and escorts in line with the directive of the Inspector-General of Police, to augment its strength,” the statement reads.

INEC admits challenges in deployment of technology in 2019 elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confessed that the deployment of technology in the electoral process especially during the 2019 general elections came with challenges.
The seven-man panel set up by Lagos State Government to probe police brutality cases in the state. (My celebrity and I)

#EndSARS: Nigerian Army to appear before Lagos panel over Lekki shootings

The Nigerian Army, contrary to its decision last week, will appear on Saturday before the Lagos State Panel of Inquiry probing the alleged shooting of #EndSARS peaceful protesters by soldiers on October 20 at the Lekki tollgate.

ASUU canvasses improved welfare for journalists

The Chiarman, University of Jos chapter of ASUU, Dr Lazarus Maigoro, made the call on Thursday in Jos, during an inaugural lecture organised by the Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Plateau council.
2. Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu said this on Tuesday when he received the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Muhammed Adamu, at the State House in Marina, on a commiseration visit.

Governor Sanwo-Olu: Lagos to promote citizen-police relationship

The Lagos State Government says it will be championing a cause to improve citizen-police relationship in the state.
Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu

#EndSARS: Group urges IGP to arrest ‘protest sponsors’

Abuja Grassroots Youths Forum (AGYF) has urged the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) to arrest the alleged sponsors of the recent EndSARS protests in the country.
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Nigeria immigration prevents protest promoter from travelling

The Nigeria Immigration Service on Monday prevented a promoter of the #EndSARS movement, Modupe Odele, from travelling.
A protester holds a Nigerian flag as youths continue their #ENDSARS protest in Lagos, Nigeria, on Monday, October 19, 2020. The protesters are calling for the scrapping of police unit, known as Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) over the squads incessant harassment, brutality and killing of innocent Nigerians. Photo by Adekunle Ajayi (Photo by Adekunle Ajayi/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Nigerian minister says it’s unclear who shot protesters in Lagos

"Hoodlums" wearing military uniforms may have shot Nigerian protesters campaigning against police brutality and it was too soon to tell if soldiers were involved, the country's attorney general said on Monday.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said the Federal Government would engage the services of members of the National Youth Service Corps to champion the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 at the grassroots.4

President Buhari: I’m against attacks on peaceful protesters by security agencies

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Sunday that he is opposed to attacks on peaceful protesters by security officials.

Archbishop Kaigama: #EndSARS protest will awaken political will in leaders

The Archbishop of Abuja Catholic Diocese, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama has expressed the hope that the EndSars protests recently carried out by the youths of the country would awaken the political will in leaders of the country and in everyone who should do something about it.

Governor Masari: I’d complete all ongoing, outstanding projects

Katsina Governor Aminu Masari has assured his administration will complete all ongoing and future projects before he leaves office in 2023.

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June 12: MKO Abiola represented hope, liberty – Gani Adams

Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land, Chief Gani Adams, has said that the late Chief MKO Abiola represented hope, liberty and freedom during his lifetime.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: No invasion of miscreants into Ekiti

The Ekiti State Police Command has described as untrue the reports that miscreants have invaded Ado Ekiti, the state capital.
Men of Amotekun Corps in Osun State have arrested two suspects, Friday and Toyib for allegedly stealing female underwear for ritual purposes.

South-west governors urged to strengthen Amotekun to prevent attacks

The protem chairman of the Coalition of Yoruba Liberation Movement, Yemi Farounbi, has called on south-west governors to strengthen the Western Nigeria Security Network, codenamed Amotekun.
3. Ghana failed to score for the second straight game as their international friendly encounter against Ivory Coast ended in a goalless draw at the Cape Coast stadium on Saturday.

Ghana and Ivory Coast play out goalless draw in Cape Coast

Ghana failed to score for the second straight game as their international friendly encounter against Ivory Coast ended in a goalless draw at the Cape Coast stadium on Saturday.
Tochukwu Oluehi has revealed Nigeria are raring to bounce back from their defeat to Jamaica when they take on Portugal.

Nigeria goalie blames herself for defeat vs Jamaica, looks forward to Portugal clash

Tochukwu Oluehi has revealed Nigeria are raring to bounce back from their defeat to Jamaica when they take on Portugal.

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Peruvian socialist Pedro Castillo was holding on to a razor-thin lead in the deeply divided country’s presidential election on Wednesday with almost all votes processed, though with a gap of just 70,000, contested ballots could still be decisive.

Peru leftist Castillo inches nearer win in sharply divided election

Peruvian socialist Pedro Castillo was holding on to a razor-thin lead in the deeply divided country’s presidential election on Wednesday with almost all votes processed, though with a gap of just 70,000, contested ballots could still be decisive.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday inaugurated security equipment for the police and other security agencies in Lagos State.

Lagos governor asks security agencies to crush criminals

Lagos State Government has tightened the noose on criminal elements, as Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu fortifies the armoury of the State Police Command with new hardware and gadgets.
The National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) on Wednesday denied allegations that it padded its 2020 budget with N4 billion worth of fraudulent and non-existent projects.

NIWA begins licensing of Lagos boat drivers to end mishaps

As part of the efforts to end incessant boat mishaps on the Lagos inland waterways, the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), has introduced training and licensing of boat drivers, skippers.
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NBS: Internet subscribers drop 6% in Q1 2021

The number of active internet subscribers reduced by 6.06 percent in the first quarter of 2021 (Q1 2021).

PDP urges Ondo government to shelve N2 billion governor’s lodge

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised the Ondo State government to shelve its plans to build a new governor’s lodge at the cost of N2 billion in the interest of the state.