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Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP: Presidency has no justification barring media houses from Aso Villa

Leading opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the presidency has no justification whatsoever to shut media organisations out from covering activities of the presidency.
National President of the Forum, Dr. Pogu Bitrus, said The forum viewed the current onslaught against these Benue communities as a scheme aimed at decimating our communities and gradual entrenchment of anarchy on the state.

Middle Belt Forum condemns fresh killings in Benue

The Middle Belt Forum, MBF, has condemned in strong terms the renewed killings of innocent people and wanton destruction of property in some parts of Benue State by Fulani herdsmen.
The newly elevated and appointed Honourable Commissioner for Home Affairs, Prince Anofiu Olanrewaju Elegushi

Lagos set to review money lending operations

The Lagos State Government has commenced the process for the review of its proposed laws regulating money lender’s activities in the state, saying there was the need to repose confidence in the industry.
The Imo State governor, Hope Uzodinma, on Monday terminated the Assumpta-Port Harcourt road contract over the abandonment of the project by the contractor handling it.

Govenror Uzodinma: Patriotic forces in APC’ll crumble plot to remove Adams Oshiomhole

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state has declared that the current crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress would not consume the embattled national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

[email protected]: PDP hails ex-president’s patriotism, achievements

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Wednesday, lauded former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, for his undiluted patriotism towards the stability, development and cohesiveness of the nation, as he clocks 83.
Supreme Court of Nigeria

Group hails Supreme Court’s decision to review Imo governorship judgement

Mbaise People’s Congress (MPC), a group of Mbaise Professionals in Imo State, has commended the Supreme Court of Nigeria for their decision to review the judgment delivered on January 14, 2020 on the Imo State 2019 Governorship election which upturned the election of Emeka Ihedioha.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said that the Nigerian Government would use the Forum of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to seek global support fighting terrorism and increasing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).

Nigeria promoting human rights, reintegrating ex-terrorists – minister

The federal government on Wednesday said it was committed to promoting and protecting human rights in the country devoid of discrimination.
Ibraheem Zakzaky

Shiites: Kaduna goes to appeal court on Zaria clashes

Dissatisfied with the discharge and acquittal of Zakzaky’s disciples by a court in Kaduna on Friday, the Kaduna State Government said it will appeal the acquittal of the defendants in the State versus Mahdi Munkaila and 91 others, one of the cases arising from the Zaria clashes of December 2015.

Former Bayelsa governor expresses fear for Nigeria

Former Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, says 20 years after the return of civilian government, the foundation of democracy remains shaky.
A criminal case instituted by the Oyo State Government against Mr Kamil Akinlabi, a former member of the House of Representatives and Chairman, Oyo State Road Maintenance Agency (OYSROMA) has been discontinued and withdrawn by the state.

Oyo withdraws criminal case against ex-federal lawmaker

A criminal case instituted by the Oyo State Government against Mr Kamil Akinlabi, a former member of the House of Representatives and Chairman, Oyo State Road Maintenance Agency (OYSROMA) has been discontinued and withdrawn by the state.

Bayelsa guber: Supreme Court judgement victory for democracy – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has described Thursday’s nullification of the election of David Lyon as Bayelsa state governor-elect, as victory for democracy.
Kola Ologbondiyan

US visa ban: PDP blames President Buhari, APC

The Peoples Democratic Party on Saturday said Nigerians should hold President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress responsible for the negative impacts of the travel sanctions imposed on Nigeria by the United States.

AIG: Community policing only solution to security threats in Nigeria

The Assistant Inspector General of Police Zone 1 Kano AIG Sadiq A. Bello, said Community policing is the only way out of security threats happening in Nigeria.
Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello, has set up two committees to spearhead his inauguration for his second term.

Niger governor blasts APC council chairmen for refusing to swear-in PDP councillors

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has said that the action of some local government council chairmen not to swear-in their elected Vice-Chairmen and or Councilors is wrong and against the rule of law.

World Bank predicts 2.1 percent growth for Nigeria’s economy

Nigeria’s economy will grow by 2.1 per cent for three consecutive years covering 2020, 2021 and 2023, the World Bank has predicted.
Imo State Governor, Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha has charged the leadership of Imo State University Alumni Association to always speak truth to power and engage the Government regularly.

Imo governor swears in nine new judges

Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State on Friday inaugurated nine new judges in the state with the resolve of his administration to uphold the independence of the judiciary and the Rule of Law.
Abubakar Malami

AGF: We had right to hold Omoyele Sowore, Sambo Dasuki despite court orders

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, says the federal government had the right to continually detain Sahara Reporters Publisher, Omoyele Sowore; and a former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), despite court orders.

Femi Falana: AGF can’t release anyone on compassionate grounds

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says Abubakar Malami, minister of justice and attorney-general of the federation, does not possess the constitutional power to release anyone on compassionate grounds.

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Cross River governor issues executive orders on coronavirus response

Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has issued Executive Orders in the state following the prevalence of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) infections in neighbouring Benue and Akwa Ibom.=

NATO ministers to discuss coronavirus response, warn against aggression

NATO foreign ministers are due on Thursday to discuss their countries’ response to the global coronavirus pandemic, while stressing that the defence alliance remains ready to defend itself against any threat.
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US beefs up military on Mexico border over coronavirus concerns

The U.S. is stepping up its military presence on the southern border with Mexico over concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.
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Mikel Obi in talks with Brazilian side Botafogo

It is not easy for Mikel, but Yahoo Sports suggests that he could be closing in on a deal with the Brazilian team.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says it has extended its molecular laboratories with the capacity to detect Coronavirus Disease to six. Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of the NCDC, disclosed this to newsmen on Saturday in Abuja, while giving an update on COVID-19 in the country.

Virologist urges Nigeria to expand coronavirus test capacity

Dr Solomon Chollom, a Jos based Virologist, has called on the Federal Government to increase testing capacity for the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak in the country.