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The Jigawa Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) is to depoy 285 of its staff to ensure free flow of traffic and carry out rescue operations in the state during the Eid-El-Kabir break.

FRSC rewards patrol staff in Sokoto zone, warns against bribery

The Zonal Commanding Officer in charge of Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states, Assistant Corps Marshal Kayode Olagunju, has charged commanding officers in the Zone to have zero tolerance for corruption and ensure proper monitoring of their staff.
The League Management Company has lifted the one-year suspension imposed on Sunshine Stars coach Kayode Julius.

LMC lifts ban on Sunshine Stars coach, captain

Julius was banned by the LMC for attacking Lobi Stars goalkeeper Ospino Egbe during a warm-up session before the Nigeria Professional Football League encounter between Sunshine Stars and Lobi Stars at the Akure Township Stadium last season.
Sen. Nicholas Tofowomo, representing Ondo South Senatorial District, has condemned Tuesday’s communal clash in the state which left one person dead and several others severely injured.

Senator Tofowomo: Social Media bill ‘a duplication’

The senator representing Ondo South at the National Assembly, Nicholas Tofowomo, has said the “Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulations Bill, 2019” is an unnecessary duplication of laws for Nigerians.
Enugu Rangers’ Bright Silas says his teammates can’t afford to dwell on their recent results if they are serious about stopping the unbeaten streak of Enyimba on their home turf in Aba in a Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clash.

Enugu Rangers protest CAF Cup early kick-off

Enugu Rangers have protested over the afternoon kick-offs of their home games in the African Confederation Cup which they say will negatively affect their performance and their gate receipts.
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.

NGF: No governor supports death penalty as punishment for hate speech

Governors of the thirty-six states of the country under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF have said that no governor has come out to support the death penalty proposed for Hate Speech offenders.

Senate wants NNPC to re-evaluate pipelines surveillance measures

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday, said government officials conniving with criminals involved in vandalising oil pipelines should be sanctioned and prosecuted if identified.
Erelu Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi

Bisi Fayemi: Expelling girls impregnated while in school banned in Ekiti

This was emphasised by the wife of the Ekiti State Governor, Bisi Fayemi, on Tuesday while on an advocacy and women empowerment tour in the state.
Barcelona are reportedly considering dropping their interest in Neymar to pursue the Brazil international’s Paris Saint-Germain teammate Kylian Mbappe.

Neymar’s punishment for ‘attacking’ rival fan made public

Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar has now been handed punishment for ‘attacking’ a rival fan during the 2018-19 campaign.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

Niger, UNICEF to eliminate corporal punishment in schools

The Niger state government on Tuesday said that it is partnering with UNICEF to eliminate corporal punishment in public and private schools across the state.
Kaduna state government said there were at least 77 boys under 18 years old held there. The youngest was five.

Horror stories from Kaduna school of torture

When Jibril tried to escape as a boy from an institution in Nigeria that called itself a place of Islamic teachings, he said he was hung up by his arms until bones in his shoulders broke.
Omoyele Sowore

SERAP: Charges against Omoyele Sowore a mockery of justice

SERAP said: “We urge you to use your role as a trustee of the public interest under section 174 of the Nigerian Constitution of 1999 (as amended) to end several of similar trumped-up cases going on in several states.”
Stella Nyanzi

Ugandan activist Stella Nyanzi appeals against conviction, sentence

Incarcerated controversial Ugandan academic has appealed to the High Court challenging her conviction and sentence.

Teacher arraigned for ‘caning’ pupil in Lagos

Sare Olaleye, a 33-year-old secondary school teacher in Lagos, was yesterday arraigned at an Ogba Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos for allegedly caning a 16-year-old Senior Secondary School pupil and badly injuring his right eye.

Lagos residents threaten kidnap suspect with sniper, cement

Residents of Otto in the Ebute Meta area of Lagos, on Friday, attempted to force a suspected kidnapper to take sniper and mixed cement.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa

Official: We won’t condone attacks on Nigerians in diaspora

The Federal Government has warned that unprovoked attacks on Nigerians living legitimately abroad by the host countries would not be tolerated.

17-year-old girl commits suicide in Kano over mother’s divorce

A 17-year-old girl, Sadiya Shehu of Tudun Murtala quarters, Nasarawa Local Government Area of Kano State has committed suicide on Monday over a misunderstanding between her parents that led to divorce of her mother.
Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia executes 37 citizens for ‘terrorism’

Saudi Arabia said it executed 37 of its citizens on Tuesday after they were convicted of “terrorism” in the kingdom, which is one of the world’s top executioners.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar: British aid worker killing not true reflection of Nigeria

Former Nigeria vice president Atiku Abubakar Monday told the United Kingdom (UK) that the recent killings in Kaduna were not a true reflection of the country’s character but works of criminals.

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APC reports Zamfara Radio to NBC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to call the management of the State Radio and Television to order, over alleged provocative broadcasts against its members.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian soldier kills four colleagues, self in Borno

A corporal of the Nigerian Army attached to Operation Lafiya Dole has opened fire on his colleagues, killing four personnel and injuring two others.
Mauricio Pochettino has calmed fears that Tottenham ace Dele Alli will not be fit enough for the Champions League final, after the midfielder was subbed at half-time during Sunday’s 2-2 draw against Everton.

Dele Alli charged by FA over coronavirus Snapchat video

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli has been charged by the Football Association after posting a video on social media mocking the coronavirus outbreak.
Newly appointed Assistant coach and former Captain of the Super Eagles, Joseph Yobo, says he cannot wait to start in his new position.

Celestine Babayaro faults Joseph Yobo’s Super Eagles appointment

Celestine Babayaro has shared his thoughts on the appointment of Joseph Yobo as Nigeria’s senior national team assistant coach.
President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday tasked top security officials to beef up security measures at the National Assembly.

Senate president to lead delegation to burial of deceased Plateau lawmaker

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, will lead a delegation of Senators to the funeral service of Late Senator Longjan Ignatius Dantong slated for March 2, 2020, in Plateau State.