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Peter Obi

Peter Obi: Corruption, insecurity, economic hardship, threat to Nigeria’s democracy

As the world celebrates International Democracy Day, the Vice Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in 2019 general elections, Mr. Peter Obi, has stated that corruption, insecurity of lives and property and economic hardship stood as greatest threats to Nigeria’s democracy.

General Abdulsalami: Why we are Intervening in Edo election

A former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Alhaji Abubakar (rtd), who is the Chairman of the National Peace Committee, said that his committee is intervening in the Edo State governorship election because of the tension it is generating.
Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, yesterday said local medical institutions in the country absorb only about 20 per cent of medical doctors seeking opportunity for their residency programmes.

JOHESU strike unnecessary, illegal – minister

The Federal Government has described the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) strike scheduled to commence on Sunday midnight as “unnecessary, ill-timed and illegal”.
Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam late Saturday announced she had renounced an honorary fellowship from the University of Cambridge in England, following criticism of the city’s new national security legislation from British politicians.

Hong Kong leader resigns from Cambridge fellowship

Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam late Saturday announced she had renounced an honorary fellowship from the University of Cambridge in England, following criticism of the city’s new national security legislation from British activists and politicians.
Sudanese and Egyptian prime ministers on Saturday called for a permanent agreement on the controversial Ethiopian dam, saying that it will be the only way to end the squabble over waters of the world’s longest river.

Sudan, Egyptian premiers call for permanent deal on Ethiopia dam

Sudanese and Egyptian prime ministers on Saturday called for a permanent agreement on the controversial Ethiopian dam, saying that it will be the only way to end the squabble over waters of the world’s longest river.
Senator Buruji Kashamu

Ex-President Obasanjo: Senator Kashamu used law and politics to evade justice

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says the former lawmaker from Ogun state, the late Buruji Kashamu used law and politics to escape from facing justice on alleged criminal offence.

Group trains agric officers on practices of organic agriculture

The Ibadan GO Organic Multipurpose Cooperative Society, in collaboration with Nigeria Go Organic Project is training agricultural officers, extension officers, producers, among others on the principles and practice and entrepreneurship in organic agriculture.

Peter Esele: Edo Central agenda realisable in APC

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo, Mr Peter Esele, has said that the Edo Central Senatorial District agenda would be realised only in an APC government.
Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has dumped the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.

Segun Bamgbose: Yakubu Dogara wants to replace President Buhari

Olusegun Bamgbose, Esq., National Coordinator, Concerned Advocates for Good Governance, CAGG, has described a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, as a fairweather politician, who does not value principles and good political ethics.

Itse Sagay: Yakubu Dogara’s return, big setback for APC’s image

Professor Itse Sagay, SAN, Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), has described the return of former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, to the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a big setback for the image of the party.
Senator Godswill Akpabio, the Minister of the Niger Delta Affairs, has reacted to what he called “a cornucopia of false, malicious, and libellous press interviews” granted by Ms. Gbene Joi Nuineh, the erstwhile Acting Managing Director of the Interim Management Committee, of the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC) in some news and social media platforms and a “series of concerted vicious campaigns of calumny deviously orchestrated by her” against his person.

SERAP asks President Buhari to suspend Senator Akpabio, set up panel

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to set up a presidential investigative panel to probe corruption allegations in the Niger Delta Development Commission.
Governor of Delta State, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has confirmed that one his daughters has tested positive to coronavirus.

Official: Delta got N30.5 billion as IGR in six months

The State Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, who reeled out the figures for State’s IGR from January to June 2020 while addressing journalists in Asaba, said the State government would not be distracted by hirelings who were bent on derailing it through deliberate misinformation over alleged embezzlement of funds.
Super Eagles striker Henry Onyekuru continued his impressive run of game games as he featured for his Turkish side Galatasary against Besiktas on Sunday.

Super Eagles striker linked with new Turkish club

Fanatik reported that Fener chieftains are determined to supplant their arch-rival in the transfer market and remain undeterred despite coach Fatih Terim’s plans to come up with important roles for Mert Hakan Yandaş and Henry Onyekuru in the new season structure.

Legal practitioner, others urge support for rape victims

A legal practitioner and other concern individuals have called on Nigerians to rally supports for rape victims in ensuring rapid psychological recovery, rather than hurting them more with abuses.
In a statement by its National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and the National Media Affairs Director, Miss Zainab Yusuf, HURIWA alleged that some lawmakers were conniving with armed terrorists to introduce “satanic legislation.”

HURIWA drags President Buhari to court over federal character principle

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has instituted a legal action against President Muhammadu Buhari.

PRAWA trains correctional service officers on handling violators

A nongovernment organization, Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action, PRAWA, Tuesday, organised capacity building for Nigerian Correctional Service, NCS, officers on handling violators of Coronavirus, COVID-19 lockdown order.
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Coronavirus: NCDC outlines principles of engagement with private laboratories

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday outlined the principles of engagement with private sector laboratories as an important resource to accelerate availability of COVID-19 testing in Nigeria.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (r) with those arrested by him as they were being smuggled into the State on Thursday night.

SERAP warns Rivers governor to stop violating people’s right

Following reports that he would auction vehicles impounded during COVID-19 lockdown, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), Friday warned Governor Nyesom Wike to stop using coronavirus as an excuse to trample on people’s right.

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The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, says restriction measures like social distancing, and wearing of face masks need to continue during the period of Ramadan, which is around the corner.

Nigerian government mandates schools to conduct weekly assessments

As the nation prepares for the reopening of schools, the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, has mandated schools to carry out weekly risk assessments while states and local governments are to conduct monthly and quarterly risk assessments.
Worried by the rise in banditry in parts of the state in the last two months, Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has declared an all-out war on the armed criminals terrorising the state.

CACOVID: Niger flags off distribution of items to 47,611 beneficiaries

Over 47,000 households in the 274 wards of Niger State have benefitted from the CACOVID items distributed to cushion the effects of the coronavirus pandemic that has ravaged the world.

Edo election: Loser should accept fate, move on – Primate Ayodele

Ahead of Edo State gubernatorial election, the leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has urged the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Godwin Obaseki, and that of the All Progressives Congress, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, to embrace a peaceful election process.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, said on Wednesday 114 armed robbery suspects were arrested within the first 55 days of his assumption of office.

Lagos CP inspects venue for CBT for new recruits

In a bid to have hitch-free and well-organised Computer Based Test for the Nigeria Police Regular Course 8 Intakes, the Commissioner, Lagos State Police Command, Hakeem Odumosu, has assessed the venue of the examination at JKK House, 229, Ikorodu Road, Ilupeju, Lagos State.
The suspended National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, says he has accepted the Appeal court’s verdict which upheld his suspension.

Comrade Oshiomhole: Many former PDP governor can’t walk on the streets freely without being...

Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, former national chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), says no ex-governor of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) can walk freely on the streets without being stoned.