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1. Morocco won the TOTAL African Nations Championship (CHAN) for the second time by overcoming Mali’s bold challenge 2-0 in a thrilling final at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaounde on Sunday night.

Amnesty urges Nigerian government to protect right to peaceful protest

Global rights group, Amnesty International, has urged the Federal Government to protect the right of citizens to peaceful protest.
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, made the declaration on Thursday while deliberating on the strategies put in place with the election monitoring officers deployed from the Force Headquarters, Abuja, to assist and monitor the elections in Lagos State.

Police vow to resist #OccupyLekkiTollGate protest

Ahead of the planned #OccupyLekkiTollGate protest in Lagos on Saturday, February 13, 2021, police operatives in the state have vowed to resist the protest.
Protesters march at Alausa Secretariat in Ikeja, Lagos State, during a peaceful demonstration against police brutality in Nigeria, on October 20, 2020. Authorities of Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sonwo-Olu has imposed a 24-hours curfew on the state effective 4pm on Tuesday, due to the violent attacks on police officers and innocent Nigerians. (Photo by Olukayode Jaiyeola/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Nigeria government warns Lagos protesters over #EndSARS rally

Nigeria's government on Thursday warned against weekend protests in Lagos to demand justice for victims of a deadly shooting during demonstrations last year.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has expressed deep sadness over the deaths of his Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Jerome Torshimbe, and his Personal Assistant on Special Duties, Mr. Famous Adejo.

Benue governor calls for arrest of ‘Fulani spokesman’

Benue state Governor Samuel Ortom has called for the arrest and questioning of a self-acclaimed spokesman of Fulani groups and All Progressive Congress, APC, chieftain, Garus Gololo, over alleged comments on Benue killings.
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has announced the deployment of 200 officers of the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Amotekun to Ibarapa and Oke Ogun zones.

Oyo governor’s aide warns against false social media alarms on security situation

The Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Mr Taiwo Adisa, has warned against false security alarms in the form of fake audio and video posts on social media in the state.
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi (second from right) recently met with bandits in Zamfara to negotiate peace.

Sheikh Gumi advises Nigerian government to use security budget to address bandits’ demands

Popular Islamic cleric in Kaduna State, Sheikh Gumi, has advised the federal government against the use of force in the fight against banditry in the northern part of the country.
Pastor Tunde Bakare of the Citadel Global Community Church (formerly, The Latter Rain Assembly), has announced the donation of two church buildings to the Lagos State Government for use as isolation centres.

Pastor Bakare urges President Buhari to tackle insecurity

Overseer of Citadel Global Community Church, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has thrown his weight behind the calls for a ban on open grazing of cattle and called on President Muhammadu Buhari to tackle the insecurity in the country.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

Nigerian government engages EFCC, ICPC, others to stem corruption in NSIP programme

The federal government said, Thursday, that it had engaged the services of its security and anti-corruption agencies to stem corruption in the National Social Investment Programme, NSIP.
Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai of Kaduna State has reacted to the new the killing of six children and a woman in some herders’ settlements in the Kaura and Lere Local Government Areas of the State.

Kaduna governor: New service chiefs will succeed in fight against insurgency

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has expressed strong optimism that the newly appointed service chiefs will succeed in the fight against insurgency and other crimes in the country.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday night said he had signed the $900 billion (N349.2 trillion) coronavirus relief package.

Donald Trump denies inciting Capitol riots

Former US President Donald Trump, has denied allegations making the rounds that he instigated the Capitol riots that claimed five lives and injured many.
Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has warned workers in the state that the coming months will not be easy despite the health challenges already posed by the global pandemic COVID-19.

Abia governor goes after ‘criminal herdsmen’

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has directed security agents in the state to bring to justice all those involved in criminal activities, including the herdsmen fingered in recent kidnappings in some areas of the state.
The kidnapped wife of a traditional ruler in Oyo State, Funbi Ojo, has regained freedom from her abductors.

Abia council boss decries incessant kidnappings

The Chairman of Isuikwuato Local Government Area in Abia State, Chima Agbeze, has decried the incessant kidnappings and other violent crimes in different parts of the council.

Farmers lament as ‘herders’ destroy maize farm in Ekiti

Some suspected Fulani herdsmen have destroyed a multi-million naira maize farm belonging to members of the Maize Growers Processing Marketer Association of Nigeria (MAGPAMAN) in Ekiti state.
The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu addressing journalist at the state house in Marina, during the Inspector General Police visit to Lagos on November 3, 2020. The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, visit Lagos urged men and officers of the Nigeria Police Force in Lagos State not to be discouraged by the destruction and killings of their men during #EndSARS protest in the state, the IG admitted that the morale of the police was down after the ugly incident, in which six cops were lynched and 36 critically injured (Photo by Olukayode Jaiyeola/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Nigeria police chief directs hospitals to save lives first before asking for police report

Shedding light on the police policy on people with gunshot wounds, Adamu said, “No, we don’t do that, save life first even if it’s an individual, suspected robber or kidnapper, or bandits. If he or she has gunshot wounds and goes to the hospital, his life must be saved first before thinking of any other thing to do.”

SON impounds two containers of used tyres

The products, according to SON in a statement was seized while they were being off-loaded into a warehouse at the Ikoku Motor Spare Parts Market in Port Harcourt and was sequel to an alert provided by a patriotic Nigerian to officials of the SON who moved to the site with the support of security agents.
Abdullahi Ganduje

Kano government directs principals to relocate to schools premises or face sack

Kano State Government on Monday ordered all principals of boarding schools in the state to relocate to the school premises or lose their jobs.

PDP tasks Joe Biden to sanction APC leaders, officials for ‘corruption, assault on democracy’

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has commends United States President Joe Biden for lifting the immigration visa restrictions on regular Nigerians but urged him to impose firm sanctions on leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and officials of the Buhari administration involved in acts of corruption and undermining our nation’s democracy.
Northern elders have condemned yesterday’s disruption of peace summit and attack on participants at Arewa House in Kaduna State by some hoodlums believed to be sponsored.

ACF: Attack on Fulani a social upheaval that may destabilise Nigeria

The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has condemned the attack on a Fulani community in the southwest, insisting that such an act was a social upheaval that may destabilize the country.
Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has said that construction work on the Gusau Airport project would commence this month.

Zamfara governor suspends district heads over killing of Fulanis

Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has ordered the immediate suspension of unspecified number of district and village heads in Maradun emirate where some Fulanis were killed in cold blood on Thursday.
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Kano governor urges council chiefs to treat coronavirus with same gravity as polio

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has called on the Local Government Chairmen in the state to treat COVID 19 pandemic, in the same manner, they treated and eradicate polio.

Uganda election: Femi Falana petitions UN working group over Bobi Wine’s house arrest

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has submitted a complaint to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (UN-WGAD) over the continued house arrest of Ugandan opposition figure, Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine.
Abdullahi Ganduje

Kano bans operation of viewing, event centres

The Kano State Government has announced the imposition of a fresh ban on the activities of viewing and event centres across the state following increasing COVID-19 cases.

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At least 317 schoolgirls were abducted by bandits in the Friday morning raid on Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Zamfara State, the police have said.

Zamfara government negotiating with bandits for abducted schoolgirls safe return – source

Authorities in Zamfara are holding negotiations for the release of 317 schoolgirls kidnapped by criminal gangs last week, sources familiar with the talks said Monday.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says Alisson Becker, Fabinho and Diogo Jota could all feature against Chelsea on Thursday.

Liverpool get triple injury boost ahead Chelsea clash

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says Alisson Becker, Fabinho and Diogo Jota could all feature against Chelsea on Thursday.
Ruben Dias admits, with Manchester City on a run of 20 consecutive wins in all competitions, they stand to be their own “worst enemy” in their relentless pursuit of major silverware.

Ruben Dias: Manchester City are their own ‘worst enemy’

Ruben Dias admits, with Manchester City on a run of 20 consecutive wins in all competitions, they stand to be their own “worst enemy” in their relentless pursuit of major silverware.
Ahead of the March 6 Delta State local government council polls, Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, weekend, reiterated that the elections could only be rigged if electorates go to sleep, insisting that “every vote must count”.

Senator Omo-Agege: Delta council polls can only be rigged if electorates sleep

Ahead of the March 6 Delta State local government council polls, Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, weekend, reiterated that the elections could only be rigged if electorates go to sleep, insisting that “every vote must count”.
Israel’s top court ruled Tuesday the government must curb its use of the domestic spy agency to track coronavirus infections, saying “draconian” surveillance constituted a blow to democracy.

Israeli court limits use of spy agency to track coronavirus cases

Israel’s top court ruled Tuesday the government must curb its use of the domestic spy agency to track coronavirus infections, saying “draconian” surveillance constituted a blow to democracy.

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A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest man for ‘killing’ neighbour

The police in Lagos have arrested a 53-year-old man for allegedly stabbing his neighbour to death. The incident happened on Monday at Mafoluku, Oshodi, the police said.
Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has named Brazil legend Ronaldo as 'the best player in history'.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Brazil legend Ronaldo ‘the best player in history’

Ibrahimovic expressed his admiration towards the World Cup winner ahead of Milan's Europa League clash with Red Star Belgrade on Thursday night, while putting him ahead of modern-day greats such as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the all-time list of top players.
Nigerian international Peter Olayinka was in action for Czech Republic side Slavia Prague in their 3-1 home defeat to Italian giants Inter Milan in UEFA champions league clash on Wednesday.

Peter Olayinka relishes Slavia Prague’s Europa League win vs Leicester

Peter Olayinka has celebrated Slavia Prague’s impressive 2-0 away win against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Thursday night.
Barcelona reignited their title hopes after Lionel Messi and Ousmane Dembele scored in a 2-0 victory over Sevilla on Saturday to put them two points behind Atletico Madrid.

Barcelona brush aside Sevilla to reignite La Liga hopes

Barcelona reignited their title hopes after Lionel Messi and Ousmane Dembele scored in a 2-0 victory over Sevilla on Saturday to put them two points behind Atletico Madrid.
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LeBron James calls out Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s hypocrisy in response

When a second voice, one whom should have known better as an athlete himself, joined American conservative Fox News television host Laura Ingraham to admonish LeBron James to shut up and dribble rather than engage in the politics of the moment, it was obvious to the fans that the consequences were not going to be different because the Los Angeles Lakers star is never one to back down.