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Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Friday inaugurated a 10-member committee to investigative alleged killing of two persons by men of Nigerian Air Force in Mabera area of Sokoto metropolis.

Governor Tambuwal: APC will slip into oblivion in two years

Uyo, the capital city of Akwa Ibom State, is currently playing host to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors all over Nigeria.
Lagos based entreprenuer Ogechi Egemonu opens the Twitter app on a smart phone at her office in Lagos, Nigeria June 10, 2021. REUTERS-Seun Sanni

Nigeria’s Twitter ban leaves some businesses in the lurch

Lagos-based entrepreneur Ogechi Egemonu was selling more than 500,000 naira ($1,219) worth of watches, shoes and handbags on Twitter per week.
Twitter's suspension in Nigeria will end once the US social media giant submits to local licencing, registration and conditions, the government said on Wednesday, rejecting criticism the ban had stifled freedom of expression.

81% of Nigerians want Twitter suspension resolved quickly

A new study conducted by Culture Intelligence from RED reveals that the majority of Nigerians believe there are political and economic risks to the current Twitter suspension by the federal government, and 81% would rather have the issue resolved quickly.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has felicitated with Nigerians on the occasion of Christmas celebration and urged everyone to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols.

Governor Tambuwal: PDP determined to ‘rescue’ Nigeria

State governors under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have pledged to provide the needed platform for the party to return to power at the national level in 2023.
Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (fifth from the left) and his colleagues during Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum meeting in Ibadan Oyo State on Monday.

2023: PDP governors in strategy meeting, plot APC downfall

State governors under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have converged on Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, to stategise on how to dethrone the governing All Progressives Congress in the 2023 general elections.
As part of the 2021 World Environment Day activities in Nigeria, Sterling One Foundation mobilised 125 volunteers to clean and restore Eleko Beach to its pristine natural state.

Sterling One, 125 volunteers clean Eleko beach

As part of the 2021 World Environment Day activities in Nigeria, Sterling One Foundation mobilised 125 volunteers to clean and restore Eleko Beach to its pristine natural state.
Nigeria’s foremost human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana (SAN) yesterday challenged the federal government to dialogue with various groups agitating for secession from the federation.

Femi Falana charges Nigerian government to dialogue with agitators, secessionists

Nigeria’s foremost human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana (SAN) yesterday challenged the federal government to dialogue with various groups agitating for secession from the federation.
President Muhammadu Buhari has flagged off the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure project in Nigeria, called the Deep Blue Project.

PDP: President Buhari taking credit for projects initiated by past governments

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of laying claims to some projects conceived and set in motion by past presidents elected on its platform.
FILE PHOTO - A man looks at newspapers at a newsstand in Abuja, Nigeria June 5, 2021. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

US calls on Nigeria to end Twitter suspension

“Unduly restricting the ability of Nigerians to report, gather, and disseminate opinions and information has no place in a democracy. Freedom of expression and access to information both online and offline are foundational to prosperous and secure democratic societies,” U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price said in a statement.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has said the southeast cannot get the presidency by “threats or by shouting victimhood”.

Kaduna governor: I don’t have a Koo account

The governor of Kaduna state, Nasir el-Rufai, has disowned an account passed off as his on Koo, an Indian microblogging platform.
Twitter's suspension in Nigeria will end once the US social media giant submits to local licencing, registration and conditions, the government said on Wednesday, rejecting criticism the ban had stifled freedom of expression.

Nigeria says Twitter must register locally for ban to end

Twitter's suspension in Nigeria will end once the US social media giant submits to local licencing, registration and conditions, the government said on Wednesday, rejecting criticism the ban had stifled freedom of expression.
FILE PHOTO - The Twitter logo is displayed on a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., September 28, 2016. REUTERS-Brendan McDermid-File Photo

Minister: Twitter, Facebook, others must register in Nigeria

As part of its controversial move to regulate social media, the Nigerian government said on Wednesday that Twitter, Facebook and other social media giants must register in the country.
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.

Forgery: Court admits certified copy of WAEC’s certificate against Edo lawmaker-elect

An Edo State High Court (Criminal Court 1), has admitted in evidence a certified copy of a certificate issued by the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC), against a lawmaker-elect of the Edo State House of Assembly (EDHA), Mr. Ugiagbe Onaiwu.
Leicester City star Ashleigh Plumptre is open to playing for Nigeria despite representing England at youth level.

Leicester City star Ashleigh Plumptre keen to play for Nigeria

Leicester City star Ashleigh Plumptre is open to playing for Nigeria despite representing England at youth level.

DBN reaffirms commitment to environmental sustainability

The Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN) has reaffirmed its commitment to environmental sustainability, pledging to entrench positive practices in its operations and among its stakeholders.

PenCom to begin verification of prospective retirees soon – official

The National Pension Commission (PenCom) said on Tuesday that it would soon begin digital verification and enrolment of prospective retirees in the South South.
President Donald Trump stands on the balcony outside of the Blue Room as returns to the White House Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, in Washington, after leaving Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in Bethesda, Md. Trump announced he tested positive for COVID-19 on Oct. 2. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Donald Trump congratulates Nigeria for shutting down Twitter

Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday congratulated Nigeria for blocking Twitter. Trump once referred to African nations, of which Nigeria is one, as "s---hole" countries.

2023: North Central Forum demands Presidency

The North Central Peoples Forum has demanded the President to come from the zone in 2023, because according to the forum, the zone represents a rallying point for unity and security since the last civil war.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

Nigeria’s attorney-general deactivates Twitter account

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has restated his stand on the ban of micro-blogging site, Twitter by deactivating his account.

PenCom begins digital verification of retirees

The National Pension Commission (PenCom) announced on Tuesday that it would soon begin digital verification and enrolment of prospective retirees in the South-South.
The House of Representatives has postponed the planned security summit scheduled to hold on Monday.

House summons minister over Twitter ban

The House of Representatives on Tuesday mandated its relevant committees to summon the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, to explain the Federal Government’s decision to ban Twitter in Nigeria and the laws upon which the action was based.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this at a media briefing on Monday in Lagos, said centres were also built in collaboration with states and the private sector to isolate and treat cases of COVID-19.

Minister: Twitter is Nnamdi Kanu’s platform to destabilise Nigeria

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says Twitter is the social media platform of choice for the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, to “destabilise Nigeria”.

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Military high command meets retired officers on South-West insecurity

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Senate president: National Assembly to support INEC to delineate electoral constituencies

President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, has stated that the National Assembly will work with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in its bid to properly delineate electoral constituencies across the country ahead of the 2023 general election.
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One female student was found dead in the forest by troops tracking the kidnappers, Nigerian army spokesperson Onyema Nwachukwu said in a statement. Those who were rescued were freed after an exchange of fire in the early hours of Friday.

One kidnapped student dead, seven rescued in Kebbi – army

One student from a group of dozens abducted from a school in northwest Nigeria this week has been found dead, the army said on Friday, adding it had rescued five students and two teachers.
Justice I.M. Sani of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has convicted and sentenced two false whistle blowers- Dominic Okem and Chukwunonso Igweonu, to two months imprisonment each for conspiracy and giving false information

Court orders Nigerian government to pay $3.3 billion oil revenue to Akwa Ibom, Rivers

Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court on Tuesday, ordered the federal government to pay a total sum of over $3.3 billion to both Rivers and Akwa Ibom States, being their share of revenue from crude oil sales.
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Kaduna governor dares NLC to return to state for protest

Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai has dared the the Nigerian Labour Congress to return to Kaduna for protest again.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Robbers attack commuters on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

Armed robbers on Tuesday night attacked commuters who were stuck in traffic on the three-kilometre bridge, popularly known as Long Bridge, linking Lagos State with Ogun.