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Customers queue outside AbouThai shop, founded by pro-democracy activist Mike Lam, who is facing charges under the city's contentious national security law, in Hong Kong, China April 9, 2021. REUTERS-Jessie Pang

Hong Kong shop founded by pro-democracy activist raided over content labelling

Hong Kong authorities said on Friday they had seized nearly 9,000 Thai cleaning products suspected to have wrong labelling from a shop founded by a pro-democracy activist facing charges under the city’s contentious national security law.
General view of a cross session of lawyers in a court during a hearing of a blasphemy case in Kano, Nigeria January 21, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Nigerian lawyers warned against unethical conduct in arbitration

The President and Chairman of Council of the Institute of Construction Industry Arbitrators (ICIArb), Mr. Kola Awodein (SAN) has warned lawyers against engaging in unethical conduct in the practice of arbitration.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

‘Serial killer’ nabbed for death of policeman, others in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested suspected most wanted serial killer Segun Agodo at the Ikorodu area of the state.

2023: No individual, group will impose next governor on Enugu people – Ben Nwoye

As 2023 general election continues to gather momentum, The Caretaker Committee Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu state, Dr Ben Nwoye, has cautioned political gladiators to desist from any utterances which is capable of causing violence in the state.

Edo mechanic village to create 1,000 direct jobs – investors

No fewer than 1,000 direct jobs are expected to be created from the Mechanic Village, being constructed in Sabongida community, Owan West Local Government Area, of Edo.

Traders weep as fire razes auto spare parts market in Ibadan

Hundreds of shops at the popular Araromi Auto Spare Parts Market at Agodi-Gate, Ibadan, the Oyo State capital have been razed by fire that started in the market at in the early hours of Saturday April 3, 2021.
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Peter Obi: My politics centred on national development, human progress

The Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 elections, Peter Obi, has stated that national development and human progress are the mainstay of his political life, saying he looks forward to a nation where the government will positively touch the lives of the people.
Shoppers leave the Shoprite store in Daveyton, South Africa May 23, 2018. REUTERS-Siphiwe Sibeko

Shoprite workers embark on protests, shut down mall indefinitely

Shoprite workers at Ring Road branch, Ibadan, on Friday, embarked on another round of protest, shutting down the company indefinitely.
Traders at the Bodija market in Ibadan, on Thursday protested the seizure of bags of rice worth millions of Naira by operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS.

Oyo traders protest seizure of rice worth millions of naira

Traders at the Bodija market in Ibadan, on Thursday protested the seizure of bags of rice worth millions of Naira by operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).

Fire razes market in Yobe

Alhaji Ibrahim Faraja, one of the traders at the market, said items such as animal feed, food stuff, timber shades processing machines and cement worth millions of naira, were destroyed in the inferno.
Hundreds of shops were burnt to ashes following a fire outbreak at Katsina Central Market on Monday, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Fire destroys shops, property worth billions of naira at Katsina central market

Hundreds of shops were burnt to ashes following a fire outbreak at Katsina Central Market on Monday, newsmen report.

Quake hits Japan area devastated a decade ago, tsunami alerts lifted

An earthquake struck northeastern Japan on Saturday, hitting areas devastated by the 2011 disaster, generating a tsunami of 1 metre and shaking buildings.
NECA’s Director-General, Mr Timothy Olawale, who made the call on Tuesday in Lagos, called for more specific and direct business sustainability schemes, to save the private sector.

NECA decries increase in Nigeria’s unemployment rate

Dr Timothy Olawale, Director-General, Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA) has expressed concern of the association, at the growing unemployment rate, as released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

Five feared dead as youths attack dreaded Ibadan masquerade

Five people were said to have died on Thursday night when a group of youths attack a dreaded masquerade in Ibadan, Oloolu, while performing its annual rituals in the metropolis. Several others were reportedly injured.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Two arraigned for ‘rape’ of minor in Ibadan

Two suspected rapists have been arraigned before Iyaganku Family Court 2 by the Human Trafficking and Child Protection Unit of the Oyo State Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
The Inspector General of Police, IG Mohammed Adamu, yesterday vowed that the police would arrest the arsonists involved in the inferno that razed the house of Chief Sunday Igboho in Ibadan, Oyo State last Tuesday.

IGP argues that he can remain in office till 2024

Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu, has argued that he may well remain in office until 2024, because the law permits him to do so.

Ondo transport union leadership tussle turns bloody

The leadership tussle within the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, in Ondo State weekend turned bloody as two members sustained matchet injuries.
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 abduct businessman in Abia

Gunmen numbering about four have reportedly kidnapped a businessman in Aba, the commercial hub of Abia State. The victim’s name was simply given as Kenechukwu Okeke.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police intensify manhunt for community leader killers in Delta

The police in Delta state have commenced manhunt for the killers of a 33 years old community youth leader, one Collins Awoture, who was shot at a close range in a provision store at Enerhen junction in Uvwie Council area.

Fire razes over 15 shops in Edo market

Goods worth millions of naira were last Saturday night destroyed by fire, which razed a section of the Ikpoba Hill market in Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area of Edo State.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest 48 suspects over armed robbery, kidnapping other criminal offences

The Nigeria Police says it has arrested 48 suspects in connection with kidnapping, murder, armed robbery, cattle rustling, cyber crimes, unlawful possession of prohibited weapons and other related offences in the country.

Market development: Nasarawa Assembly advise traders, concessionaire to withdraw all court cases

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly Committee on Capital Market, Commerce and Industry has advised the Traders and Marketing Association, Keffi branch, and the Concessionaire of Keffi Modern Market to withdraw all pending court cases against themselves in their interest and for the overall development of the state.

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The highly infectious variant of the novel coronavirus that is predominant in the United Kingdom may be up to 70 percent more deadly than previous strains, according to a report by the government’s scientific advisers.

Nigeria records 57 new coronavirus infections

Nigeria has the least death toll among the top six most affected countries in Africa – South Africa, Tunisia, Ethiopia, Morocco, and Egypt.

Alibaba accepts record fine, vows to change

Chinese tech giant Alibaba said on Monday that it accepted a record penalty imposed by the country’s anti-monopoly regulator.
Minister of Youths and Sports Development Sunday Dare has expressed satisfaction with the level of compliance with COVID-19 protocols by athletes and officials participating in the 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) in Benin.

NSF: Minister charges team FCT to win more medals

Minister of State, FCT, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has charged Team FCT to work harder and win more medals for the nation’s capital at the ongoing Edo 2020 National Sports Festival in Benin City, Edo State.
There are fresh controversies trailing the N2 billion airport project proposed to be built at Wasimi in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State.

Furore over Ogun cargo airport project at Wasimi

Newsmen gathered that the then Minister of State for Transport in charge of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika in 2018, allegedly made a request to President Muhammadu Buhari for the establishment of a passenger airport in Wasimi.

Polytechnic staff warn of ‘industrial disharmony’ over arrears, minimum wage

The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Polytechnics (SSANIP) has warned of “industrial disharmony” should the federal and state governments refuse to implement the new minimum wage, pay promotion arrears and adjust the current tax charged its members by the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS).

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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: Bandits have lost rights to life, must be wiped out

Gov. Nasir El-rufai of Kaduna State says bandits terrorising Nigeria have lost their rights to life under the constitution and must be wiped out.

Anambra election: Idris Wada chairs PDP screening committee

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Working Committee (NWC) has appointed former Gov. Idris Wada of Kogi as Chairman of Screening Committee for its aspirants in upcoming Anambra governorship election.
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.

Father, mother, three children abducted in Ondo

Armed men have kidnapped a man, Mr. Ibrahim Olusa, his wife and their three children in Ondo State while returning to their base after the Easter celebration.
Governor Seyi Makinde has said that he would make history in Oyo State to be the first governor to hand over to a successor

Oyo governor urges monarchs to give titles to only credible Nigerians

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has advised traditional rulers in the country to give titles to only people of impeccable character.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said in terms of business opportunities, employment and earnings, the entertainment industry is an unexplored keg of potentialities.

Nigerian government accuses unpatriotic elements of encouraging insecurity

The Federal Government says some unpatriotic elements are encouraging insecurity in some parts of the country.