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The Speaker, Zamfara State House of Assembly, Rt. Honourable Nasiru Muazu Magarya, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene and stop the incessant killings of people by bandits.

Insecurity: Zamfara speaker seeks President Buhari’s intervention

The Speaker, Zamfara State House of Assembly, Rt. Honourable Nasiru Muazu Magarya, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene and stop the incessant killings of people by bandits.
Outgoing US President Donald Trump has “unequivocally condemned” the January 6 breach of Congress by his supporters.

Donald Trump grants clemency to 143 people, but not himself or family members

President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly used his clemency authority as a political tool rather than an act of mercy, issued a final wave of pardons and commutations on his last night in office, delivering relief for a mix of beneficiaries that included former strategist Stephen Bannon, Republican Party and Trump fundraiser Elliott Broidy, and former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, found guilty in 2013 of corruption charges.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has approved the deployment of modern technology in the security system to fight crimes in the State.

Abia warns NURTW, others against creating crisis in the state

The Abia State Government on Monday warned the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and Self Acquired Tricycle Owners Association (SATOA) members against unleashing mayhem in the state.
Five residents of a retirement home near the Italian capital Rome were found dead on Saturday after a suspected carbon monoxide leak, police said.

Carbon monoxide leak kills five at Italy care home

“Unfortunately there are five dead, then there are also five other residents in a serious condition and two care workers, a total of seven people in the hospital,” police told AFP.
Amnesty International is calling for Ugandan officials to lift bans on social media imposed ahead of Thursday’s election.

Rights group urges lifting Ugandan social media ban

“It is alarming that the Ugandan authorities have suspended social media networks including Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp and restricted people’s right to freedom of expression and access to information,” said Sarah Jackson, Amnesty International's Deputy Regional Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes, in a press release.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Gunmen kidnap petrol dealer in Ekiti

Gunmen on Sunday night kidnapped a petroleum product dealer in Ado Ekiti, Alhaji Suleiman Akinbami.
Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

Kano: Labour threatens strike over salary, pension deductions

Kano State councils of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Joint Negotiating Council (JNC), on Friday, said should the state government further deduct from the civil servants’ salary and pension, it would take “appropriate legal and/or industrial action to seek for redress”.
The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, has broken his silence over the heated reactions generated by his statement over the Mayegun title he conferred on the fuji musician, Alhaji Wasiu Ayinde, stating that the context through which he made the statement should be understood.

Alaafin postpones anniversary celebration due to coronavirus

Mr Adeyemi, who is the permanent chairperson of the Oyo State Council of Obas and Chiefs, in a press release signed by him on Friday, cited the need to adhere to the restrictions occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic as the reason behind the postponement.

Ohanaeze election: Uche Okwukwu, Richard Ozobu risk contempt of court – Ikedi Ohakim

For asking the court to stop the Ohanaeze general election, former Governor of Imo State, Chief Ikedi Ohakim, has warned that Mr. Uche Okwukwu and Prince Richard Ozobu, risk being dragged to court for alleged contempt.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Oyo police frown at unlawful possession of firearms, jungle justice

Oyo State Police Command has condemned the unlawful possession of firearms and jungle justice by some citizenry and residents of the State.

LPG: NLNG begins domestic supply of 450,000 MT yearly

Consumers of the Liquefied Petroleum Gas, LPG, would have more domestic supply, as the Nigeria LNG Limited, has started the supply of 450,000 metric tonnes, MT in 2021.
FILE PHOTO - Orthodox faithful raise a wooden crucifix during Epiphany day celebrations in the southern suburb of Faliro in Athens, Greece January 6, 2020. REUTERS-Costas Baltas-File Photo

Greece’s Orthodox Church defies Epiphany lockdown order

Greece’s Orthodox Church said on Monday it would defy a government lockdown order imposed to limit the spread of the coronavirus and open churches to the faithful during the Epiphany celebration on Jan. 6.
Google workers have announced plans to unionize with the Communications Workers of America (CWA).

Google workers announce plans to unionize

Google workers have announced plans to unionize with the Communications Workers of America (CWA). The Alphabet Workers Union will be open to all employees and contractors at Google’s parent company. Its goal will be to tackle ongoing issues like pay disparity, retaliation, and controversial government contracts.
Parents of 11-year-old, Don-Davies Archibong, JSS1 student of Deeper Life High School, Idoro Uyo, have demanded the sum of one hundred million naira compensation for the inhuman torture their son was allegedly subjected to in the school.

UN agency, others seek to join investigation into Deeper Life School ‘child molestation’

A United Nations agency, United Nations Special rapporteur on Human Trafficking is seeking to join the police investigation into the alleged child molestation, starvation and neglect incident in the Deeper Life High School Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.
Lisa Montgomery strangled a pregnant woman in Missouri before cutting out and kidnapping the baby in 2004.

US court okays execution date for Lisa Montgomery

A US appeal court has lifted a stay of execution on the only woman awaiting a federal death penalty.
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

2021: Bayelsa governor to diversify state’s economy

Diri in his New Year Day broadcast titled, ‘Message of Hope and Prosperity’, said his administration would diversify the state’s economy away from the total dependence on oil-related monthly receipts as well as create more jobs to engage the youths.
The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi has tasked Commanding Officers to brace up, be more proactive and ensure immediate deployment of personnel for aggressive sensitization of the motoring public on the need to observe maximum safety precautionary measures in the face of the recent threat of the second wave of COVID-19 in Nigeria.

2021: FRSC chief urges Nigerians to drive safely, stay safe

The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, has urged Nigerians to drive safely and stay safe as they enter into the new year, saying all bad driving habits should be discarded while the good lessons learnt and practiced during the outgoing year should be sustained with commitment to ensuring personal safety and health of the individuals.
Officers of Ogun Police Command have arrested a 35 year woman, Comfort Innocent, over alleged abduction and trafficking of two under aged girls.

Police arrest woman over ‘abduction’ of two girls

Spokesperson for the Command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a press release said the suspect was arrested following reports by two women, Oluwaseun Aduratola and one Sakirat Fasasi at Owode Egba police station that the suspect abducted their daughters, namely Blessing Aduratola, 15 and Hasisat Fasasi 16.

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Ekiti governor felicitates Bishop Kukah on appointment into Pope’s Dicastery

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NIS rescues 40 human traffic victims, arrests 10 offenders in Oyo

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Oyo State Command, has rescued 40 human traffic victims and arrested 10 trafficking offenders in year 2020.
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Kano records 19 new coronavirus infections, discharges 62

The Kano State Government recorded 19 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total active cases in the state to 289.