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IPOB opts for restructuring, sends memorandum to National Assembly

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has disclosed that it sent a memorandum to the National Assembly, requesting for devolution of powers and a restructure of Nigeria into six autonomous regions.
Ogun Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has set up a committee that will develop guidelines for a safe reopening of schools for students at the final year or transition classes in the State.

Ogun governor presents 2021 budget, restates commitment to inclusive governance, PPP

In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Kunle Somorin, on Tuesday, the budget presentation will afford the governor the opportunity to highlight some major achievements of his administration so far and how it intends to chart a new course for the state in the coming year.

2023: We want Presidency to go to North East – Group

A group under the auspices of North East Solidarity Forum (NESF) has said that it will like the 2023 presidency to go to the north east region.
President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday tasked top security officials to beef up security measures at the National Assembly.

Senate president empowers 300 less privileged couples

Senate President Ahmed Lawan on Monday inaugurated empowerment programme for 300 newly wedded couples from less privileged families in Yobe North Senatorial District.
“Without any evidence, the British side has repeatedly cooperated with the United States to discriminate against and suppress Chinese companies under the pretext of unfounded risks,” said a ministry spokesman, Zhao Lijian.

Chinese embassy says Australia ‘misread’ offending social media post

China’s embassy in Australia said politicians there had “misread” a tweet showing a digitally-altered image of an Australian soldier holding a bloodied knife to the throat of an Afghan child, and were trying to stoke nationalism.

‘Electronic voting, best option for credible polls’

According to him, “The Chairman of INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu deserves to be commended for stepping aside and handing over to an acting chairman in anticipation of his confirmation by the Senate. Professor Yakubu has indeed by that singular act proved to be a man of honour who has total respect for the laws of the land. It is difficult to see a government appointee act in such honourable manner – stepping down on his own volition from an office he has been reappointed, to await legislative endorsement as required by law. We have seen cases where appointees whose appointment by law requires Senate confirmation will stubbornly remain in office even when such approval was yet to be granted by the Red Chamber. For instance, you will recall how the embattled immediate past Chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, obstinately remained in office for over four years despite several rejections of his appointment by the Senate.

Bishop: 2021 will witness so many killings of prominent Nigerians

The presiding Bishop of Fire Evangelistic ministries International Abuja, Bishop Paul Samgreen Obafemi, has warned that Nigeria will witness a serious revolution in the year 2021 that will lead to bloodshed and restlessness.
The French government has dropped a controversial security bill that would have curbed the right to film police officers in action after growing opposition and mass protests against it.

French government drops draft law curbing filming of police

The French government has dropped a controversial security bill that would have curbed the right to film police officers in action after growing opposition and mass protests against it.
Helen Gluckman poses with a picture of her father Jan, who died of COVID-19 in a Swedish nursing home in April, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Stockholm, Sweden November 27, 2020. REUTERS-Anna Ringstrom

Sweden’s nursing home coronavirus failures haunt relatives left behind

In April, a nurse at a Stockholm home for the elderly told Helen Gluckman that her 83-year-old father would likely not live for long. He had been stricken by COVID-19 and the home recommended putting him on end-of-life care, she said.
5. President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday night received Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, shortly after he defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progresives Congress (APC).

Governor Umahi: Senator Anyim, others approved defection to APC

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, Sunday night revealed that the plan behind his defection was for the former Senate President, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, and other leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to join him in APC two weeks after he must have successfully defected.
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Group blasts ASCETA provost over attack on APC chieftain

A group, Abia Youths for Good Governance (AYGG), has lambasted the Provost of Abia State College of Education (Technical) Arochukwu, Dr Philips Nto, for his attack on a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Dan Okeke.

2023: Enugu governor promised our zone governorship ticket – Nkanu youths

Youths of Nkanu cultural zone in Enugu state have said that the Governorship rotation practice was the best formula for peaceful transitions in the state.
Dozens of rallies are planned on Saturday against a new French law that would restrict sharing images of police, only days after the country was shaken by footage showing officers beating and racially abusing a Black man.

France gears for more security law protests amid police violence

Dozens of rallies are planned on Saturday against a new French law that would restrict sharing images of police, only days after the country was shaken by footage showing officers beating and racially abusing a Black man.

EFCC: Presidency screens chairmanship candidates

The secret screening of candidates to head the Economic and Finan­cial Crimes Commis­sion (EFCC) began in earnest on Monday – six days ago.
The governor, Hope Uzodinma, disclosed this in Owerri, after meeting with the leadership of the state chapters of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, NUP, led by Josiah Ugochukwu, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Austin Chilakpu and Trade Union Congress, TUC, at the Government House in Owerri.

Igbo Presidency: You don’t get presidential ticket at market square – Governor Uzodinma

Ahead of the 2023 Presidential elections, Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State yesterday said that no one will get ticket at the market square, rather it is the decision of the political party.
Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu

INEC chief wants Senate to accelerate Electoral Act amendment

The nominee for the position of Chairperson for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, has appealed to the National Assembly to expeditiously pass the Electoral Act Amendment Bill before the end of first quarter of 2021.

Politicians’ failure on campaign promises responsible for voter apathy – INEC chief

The nominee for the position of Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has told the Senate that politicians’ failure to deliver on campaign promises is responsible for voter apathy.

Senator screening: Opposition parties canvass support for Mahmood Yakubu

A coalition of opposition political parties led by the National Chairman of Action Alliance, Kenneth Udeze, on Thursday stormed the National Assembly canvassing support for the reappointment of Prof. Mahmood Yakubu as Chairman of the Independent National Election Commission.

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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.2

NEYPA: President Buhari should not resign over insecurity

As pressure continues to mount over the recent brutal killing of farmers in Zabamari, Borno State, the North East Youths Progressive Alliance (NEYPA) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari should not resign over the worsening level of insecurity in the country.

House of Reps accuses NLNG of secrecy, hiding vital documents during investigation

The House of Representatives has accused the General Manager, External Relations and Sustainable Development of NLNG, Eyono Fatayi Williams, and her management team of withholding vital documents on the LNG Train 7 project.
WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 29: U.S. President Donald Trump, followed by his grandchildren walk on the south lawn of the White House on November 29, 2020 in Washington, DC. President Trump spent the weekend at Camp David and at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images/AFP

Donald Trump threatens military spending veto in social media bias battle

Donald Trump has threatened to veto a major military funding bill unless Congress abolishes a liability law protecting social media firms regularly accused of bias by the president.
Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola on project inspection with contractors.

Nigerians government warns residents not to destroy projects sited in communities

The Federal Ministry of Works and Housing (FMWH) has warned Nigerians against destroying the projects sited in their communities by the Federal Government.
The European Union (EU) in collaboration with the German government has donated a solar hybrid system to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)

EU, Germany donate solar hybrid system to NCDC

The European Union (EU) in collaboration with the German government has donated a solar hybrid system to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Daily Times reports.