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Among the appointees is Salihu Tanko Yakasai (SA Media), Abubakar Sahabo Bawuro (SA Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises), Mamudu Madakin Gini (SA Commerce) and Isa Yunusa Danguguwa (SA Labour Matters)

DSS arrests Kano governor’s aide over ‘tweets’

Salihu Tanko-Yakasai, a media aide of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, is currently in the custody of the Department of State Security (DSS) after calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to tender his resignation, in the wake of a spate of abductions targeting school students.
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LeBron James hits back at Zlatan Ibrahimovic criticism of political activism

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James on Friday fired back at Zlatan Ibrahimovic and vowed to never stay silent about social causes after he was criticised by the AC Milan forward for sticking his nose into politics.
Bandits on Saturday killed three persons and injured one in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna State.

The violence and insecurity affecting Nigeria

The incident is the second such kidnapping in just over a week and the third since December in Nigeria's north, where a surge in armed militancy has led to a widespread breakdown of security.
The seven-man panel set up by Lagos State Government to probe police brutality cases in the state. (My celebrity and I)

Lagos #EndSARS panel summons IGP Adamu

The Lagos State Judicial Panel of Restitution and Inquiry set up to investigate cases of police brutality, especially involving officers of the now-defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad, has summoned the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammad Adamu.
A widow, Dorothy Nnabode on Monday told the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) panel that the police shot and killed her husband in front of her.

#EndSARS: Police officer risks arrest for refusing to appear before panel

The Independent Investigative Panel sitting in Abuja against police brutality has threatened to arrest a police officer, Danjuma Ochejeh, for refusing to appear before the panel.
Several reports have confirmed that Nigerian musicians Davido and Burna Boy got themselves into an all-out brawl after they met at a popular night club in Accra.

Davido named one of the most influential people in the world by TIME Magazine

The Nigerian superstar, Davido, hit another milestone as he was named one of the next 100 most influential people in the world for 2021 by Time Magazine.

#EndSARS: Delta panel admits video clip of suspect’s confession in evidence

The Delta State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality and Extrajudicial Killings has admitted in evidence a video clip where a suspected kidnap kingpin, late Anthony Ogbalor aka Dracula, allegedly owned up to his crime.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos governor orders probe into ‘brutalisation’ of Lekki tollgate protesters

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has directed the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu to institute an investigation into the harassment of some protesters who were arrested during last Saturday’s botched protest at the Lekki Tollgate.
A man detained by the police speaks to the media during a protest against the reopening of the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos, Nigeria, February 13, 2021. REUTERS-Temilade Adelaja

Lagos PDP slams governor over arrest, ‘humiliation’ of Lekki tollgate protesters

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the arrest, humiliation and trial of #OccupyLekki protesters yesterday, as a sad reminder of what Nigerians went through in the hands of military dictators.
A man detained by the police speaks to the media during a protest against the reopening of the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos, Nigeria, February 13, 2021. REUTERS-Temilade Adelaja

Lekki toll gate protesters to be charged to court

Protesters arrested at the Lekki toll gate are expected to be charged to court before the end of the day.
A man detained by the police speaks to the media during a protest against the reopening of the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos, Nigeria, February 13, 2021. REUTERS-Temilade Adelaja

Nigerian police beat, arrest protesters at site of Lekki shootings – witnesses

Nigerian police beat and arrested demonstrators on Saturday as a small group protested over the reopening of the site where activists denouncing police brutality were shot last year in the commercial capital, Lagos, Reuters witnesses said.
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Amnesty urges Nigerian government to protect right to peaceful protest

Global rights group, Amnesty International, has urged the Federal Government to protect the right of citizens to peaceful protest.
No fewer than eighty-three cultists and criminals have been arrested by Benue State Police Command after some black spots were cracked down during the festive period.

Dozens of police officers deployed to Lekki tollgate ahead of protests

The police authorities have deployed a large contingent of officials to the Lekki tollgate ahead of Saturday’s planned protests.
The Lagos State Government has hinted of intensive efforts being made to abort the planned #OccupyLekkiTollGate protest as well as a competing #DefendLagos rally.

LCC: Why we want to reopen Lekki tollgate

The Lekki Concession Company (LCC), the company in charge of the Lekki toll plaza, has appealed to Nigerian youth to refrain from the planned #occupyLekkitollgate protest and the #DefendLagos counter-protest slated to hold at the Lekki Tollgate.

#EndSARS: Kingsley Moghalu welcomes court order to unfreeze bank accounts of protesters

Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and 2019 presidential candidate Prof. Kingsley Moghalu has commended the order from the Federal High Court in Abuja to unfreeze the accounts of #ENDSARS protesters.
Commissioner of Police (CP) in Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu has urged residents not to panic over reported plans by criminals to unleash violent attacks during this festive period.

Lagos CP vows to resist #EndSARS protest

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Mr Hakeem Odumosu, has said the command will vehemently resist any form of EndSARS protest as being planned by some groups of people.
Protesters march at Alausa Secretariat in Ikeja, Lagos State, during a peaceful demonstration against police brutality in Nigeria, on October 20, 2020. Authorities of Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sonwo-Olu has imposed a 24-hours curfew on the state effective 4pm on Tuesday, due to the violent attacks on police officers and innocent Nigerians. (Photo by Olukayode Jaiyeola/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Nigeria government warns Lagos protesters over #EndSARS rally

Nigeria's government on Thursday warned against weekend protests in Lagos to demand justice for victims of a deadly shooting during demonstrations last year.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana: Central bank cannot appeal court order to unfreeze #EndSARS campaigners accounts

Human rights lawyer Femi Falana on Thursday said the Central Bank of Nigeria cannot appeal the court judgment unfreezing the bank account of 20 #EndSARS campaigners.
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Serena Williams continues her long quest for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam when the coronavirus-delayed 2021 Australian Open begins on Monday, four years since her last major triumph in Melbourne.
Comrade Timi Frank, former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on Nigerians not to be deceived by the empty threats being made by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over the recent additional increase in the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), popularly called fuel.

Timi Frank faults nomination of ex-service chiefs as ambassadors

Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, on Friday, faulted the nomination of the immediate past Service Chiefs for appointment as non-career Ambassadors.
His successor Joao Lourenco had raised hopes of change after almost four decades marked by graft and nepotism, but that was shortlived.

Angolan police fire tear gas on anti-govt protesters

Angolan police on Thursday fired tear gas at youths rallying in Luanda against police brutality and economic hardship, days after several protesters were killed in a crackdown in the country's northeast.
The Lagos Panel of Inquiry on Police brutality on Tuesday held its first sitting.

#EndSARS: There’s nothing we can do if Nigerian Army rejects summons – Lagos panel

Doris Okuwobi, chairperson of the Lagos state judicial panel, says there is nothing the panel can do if the Nigerian army refuses to honour summons.

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The leadership tussle within the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, in Ondo State weekend turned bloody as two members sustained matchet injuries.
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EgyptAir declares 50% discount, extra baggage for Easter Holiday

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Clerics eulogise Osun governor for identifying with them

Clerics in the State of Osun has commended the state Governor, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola, for identifying with the christian communities during Covid-19 surge.
The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, on Wednesday, nullified the seven-year jail sentence handed a former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh.

Olisa Metuh: We must address issues behind IPOB agitations

The former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, has said there is need to address the issues that gave rise to the agitations by the Indegenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

CDHR: Shoot-on-sight order will only have meaning if soldiers march into forests

However, in a statement issued on Sunday by Osagie Obayuwana, its national president, CDHR noted that such orders will only have effect if forests are raided, as those who carry AK-47 rifles do not stay at bus-stops or in markets.

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Everton boss lauds Jordan Pickford for keeping a clean sheet against Southampton

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With a population of 6 million, Borno State has just 200 doctors and seven pharmacists, according to Prof. Isah Marte, Chief of Staff to Prof Babagana Zulum, the state governor.

Official: Only 200 doctors, seven pharmacists are attending to six million Borno residents

With a population of 6 million, Borno State has just 200 doctors and seven pharmacists, according to Prof. Isah Marte, Chief of Staff to Prof Babagana Zulum, the state governor.
Nigerian major carrier, Air Peace, has announced that it would commence flight operations to Makurdi, Benue State capital, from Lagos and Abuja on December 7, 2020.

Air Peace resumes Accra flights March 15, set for Ilorin services

The spokesperson of the airline, Stanley Olisa, who disclosed this, stated that the Lagos-Accra flight will depart daily at 07:00hrs while the Accra-Lagos flight will depart at 07:40hrs.
The Director General of the Lagos State Safety Commission (LSC) Mr Lanre Mojola made this disclosure after the sealing exercise in Lagos on Sunday.

Lagos seals 11 night clubs, lounges, event centres for breaching coronavirus protocols

The Lagos State Government on Saturday and Sunday, sealed 11 facilities including Event Centres, Lounges and Night Clubs among others for contravening COVID-19 directives.
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APC boycotts Delta local council elections

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State said it pulled out of the Saturday local council elections in the state.