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Indonesian police have shot dead more than 70 people this year in a crackdown on petty criminals ahead of the Asian Games, which are due to start this weekend, a human rights group said on Friday.
"Search and rescue teams are still removing victims who were buried beneath collapsed buildings and landslides," said national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho.
The FCT Police Command yesterday dispersed protesting members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) otherwise known as Shiites.
Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has vowed to arrest and prosecute people, including government officials, linked to the communal crisis involving Effium and Ezza Effium indigenes of Ohaukwu Local Government Area of the state.
The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has advised Nigerians to disregard conspiracy theories about COVID-19 vaccines and the various rumours being attributed to them.
Mr Boss Mustapha, Chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, said Nigeria recorded four cases of COVID-19, B117 variant strain, first reported in the UK.
Workers in Imo State have kicked out the state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Austin Chilakpu, after a resolution reached on Monday at the meeting the workers held at the state secretariat in Owerri.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has pledged continuous support for the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) to curb human trafficking.
Mustapha, who is the Chairman of the PTF, anchored the decision to extend all extant measures that were prescribed in the guidelines in phase three of the eased lockdown on the fact that the country had continued to see an increase in COVID-19 cases in recent times.
The Edo State chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) on Sunday differed with the senator that represented Edo North Senatorial District between 2011 and 2015, Senator Domingo Obende, over his appointment as the chairman of Niger State registration committee of the party as it alleged that Obende was no longer a member of the party.
Pfizer and partner BioNTech say in new research published Wednesday that its coronavirus vaccine is likely to be highly effective against a COVID-19 variant first identified in Britain late last year.
Akwa Ibom State Police Command has called on the political class and stakeholders to find an enduring solution to the lingering crises bedevilling communities in Okobo and Mbo local government areas of the state.