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The rallies were called Saturday night after PM Prayuth Chan-ocha ignored the protesters’ deadline to step down [Mladen Antonov-AFP]

Protesters gather in Bangkok after premier snubs call to resign

Demonstrators seeking to keep up pressure on the government ahead of Monday’s special parliament session.
European Union and British negotiators have agreed on an outline Brexit deal that still needs to be backed by EU member states and by the respective parliaments.

British, EU negotiators strike Brexit deal

European Union and British negotiators have agreed on an outline Brexit deal that still needs to be backed by EU member states and by the respective parliaments.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was a special guest of honour at the Supreme Court’s Special Session for the 2019-2020 Legal Year. 1

zP Osinbajo attends Supreme Court special session for new legal year — in pictures

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was a special guest of honour at the Supreme Court’s Special Session for the 2019/2020 Legal Year.
Omoyele Sowore

Omoyele Sowore: SERAP petitions UN human rights council

SERAP on Thursday said it had petitioned the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva over the way police authorities clamped down on #RevolutionNow protesters on Monday.

#RevolutionNow: SERAP writes UN Human Rights Council over attacks on journalists, protesters

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to all member and observer states of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, urging them to “urgently convene a special session on Nigeria over arbitrary arrests and repression by officers of the Nigeria Police Force and other security forces of ‘RevolutionNow’ protesters, organizers, activists, and journalists who covered the protests on Monday across the country.”
Bauchi State House of Assembly - BAHA

Crisis: Bauchi Assembly summons special session at night

The remaining 17 members of the Bauchi State House of Assembly were on Friday night, inaugurated, in what appears to signal a resolution of the leadership crisis bedeviling the House.
President Buhari signs New National Minimum Wage Bill into Law in State House on 18th April 2019 2

President Buhari, UN scribe to raise $50 billion to recharge Lake Chad

President Muhammadu Buhari has welcomed the acceptance of the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, to co-chair a Special Session to raise $50 billion to fund the inter-basin water transfer from Central Africa to revive the Lake Chad, the presidency said in a statement, Tuesday.

Federal government to woo investors to oil, gas sector at CERAWeek

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, will on Wednesday address foreign investors at the CERAWeek, an international energy conference taking place in Houston, United States.

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This was contained in a statement issued by the Director-General of NAPTIP, Imaan Suleiman-Ibrahim, on Wednesday in Abuja.

NAPTIP seeks partnership with UNODC to fight human trafficking

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) says it will continue to deepen partnership with the UN Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) to fight trafficking in person in the country.
Arsenal have reportedly made a move for Real Madrid playmaker Martin Ødegaard.

Arsenal ‘make approach’ for wantaway Real Madrid playmaker

However, the 22-year-old has played just five minutes in the last six games and earlier today, reports in the Spanish press indicated that the player had told Zinedine Zidane of his intention to leave on loan during the window.
FILE PHOTO - Pope Francis leads the Angelus prayer on Epiphany, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the Vatican, January 6, 2021. Vatican Media-­Handout via REUTERS-File Photo

Pope urges U.S. reconciliation as bishops call out Joe Biden on abortion

Pope Francis told U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday that he was praying that God would guide his efforts to bring reconciliation in the United States, while the nation’s bishops condemned Biden’s pro-choice stand on abortion.
A Deputy Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), DCG John Mrabure, has been appointed as acting Comptroller General of the Service.

John Mrabure emerges new acting correctional chief

A Deputy Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), DCG John Mrabure, has been appointed as acting Comptroller General of the Service.

Jigawa PDP inaugurates 29-member reconciliation committee

The Jigawa State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has inaugurated a 29-member reconciliation committee to unite and bring back its lost glory in the state.