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Tony Ojukwu, the Executive Secretary of the National Human Right Commission (NHRC)

NHRC: Presidential panel on SARS receives 103 complaints

The Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Mr Tony Ojukwu, said on Monday that 103 complaints of alleged human rights violations were received by the Presidential Panel on the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun says she was stopped by Saudi and Kuwaiti officials while in transit at Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok. AFP-Getty Images

Saudi asylum seeker in Thailand deletes Twitter account over ‘death threats’

The 18-year-old Saudi asylum seeker who fled her family to Thailand and harnessed the power of Twitter to stave off deportation on Friday abruptly suspended her account, with friends saying she had received death threats.

Amaju Pinnick sure of better host for AFCON 2019

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) are expected to announce 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) hosts after tomorrow’s Executive Committee meeting, and voting for a better-qualified candidate between Egypt and South Africa.

Amaju Pinnick: CAF will pick the best candidate to host 2019 Nations Cup

President of the Nigeria Football Federation and the 1st Vice President of the Confederation of African Football, Amaju Pinnick has pledged that the African football –ruling body will vote for the best –qualified candidate between Egypt and South Africa to host this year’s Africa Cup of Nations finals.

UN highlights alarming trends in drugs use in Nigeria, others

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) says Nigeria, and West and Central Africa face “disruptive and destabilising” new trends regarding drug trafficking, drug use and other crimes.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC urges Nigerians to avoid panic buying

Despite threats by petroleum depot owners to shutdown operations if their unpaid N800 billion subsidy claims were not cleared, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it has sufficient petroleum products in its facilities and urged consumers across the country not to engage in panic buying.
National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)

Enrolment at NOUN hits 515,000

No fewer than 515,000 students are currently enrolled to pursue different courses at the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Abdalla Adamu, has said.

Educationist urges continued advocacy to end exam malpractice

Prof. Abednego Ekoko, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Exam Ethics Marshal International, has called for continued advocacy by stakeholders to end exam malpractice in the country.
President Buhari with R-L: Dr Iyi Uwadiae Registrar WAEC, Olutise Adenipekun Head Nig. Nat. Office WAEC, Head Public Affairs WAEC Abiodun Aduloju and Zonal Coordinator WAEc Abuja Olufemi Oke as he receives Attestation and confirmation of result from West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) registrar in State House on 2nd Nov 2018

2019: PDP tells Muhammadu Buhari, APC to be ready to accept defeat

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has told President Muhammadu Buhari to abide by his undertaking to accept the outcome of the 2019 Presidential election which, by all indices, would be overwhelmingly won by its Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

2019: INEC, WANEP launch election monitoring project

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), in collaboration with the African Union (AU), West Africa Network for Peace-building (WANEP), has launched the 2019 Election Violence Monitoring, Analysis and Mitigation (EMAM) Project.
Governor Ibikunle Amosun

Ogun West APC: Ibikunle Amosun using Adekunle Akinlade to perpetrate third term agenda

Elders and stakeholders of the Ogun West chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Ogun State, have accused Governor Ibikunle Amosun, of “using Yewa Awori person to perpetrate his third term agenda”.
Presidential flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar on Thursday met in Abeokuta with former president Olusegun Obasanjo, David Oyedepo, others.

Olusegun Obasanjo: Atiku Abubakar better than Muhammadu Buhari

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday made a surprising reversal of his stance by endorsing the political ambition of his former vice president, Atiku Abubakar.
A picture taken on September 22, 2018 shows an electoral officer raising a ballot to count results in a ward after the Osun State gubernatorial election in Ede, near Osogbo, Osun State in southwest Nigeria. The Osun election is seen as a litmus test for the president's popularity as he seeks a second term in February. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP

CODER, seven other CSOs endorse Osun governorship poll

The rerun of the Osun State governorship election was held in seven polling units across four council areas on September 27, with the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Gboyega Oyetola, beating the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Ademola Adeleke.

We’ll no longer tolerate intimidation harassment in Anambra – Judiciary

The Judiciary in Anambra State, on Monday, vowed that it would no longer accept any act of intimidation, threats and harassment on its members by any agency or persons.
Nicholas Haysom

UN envoy tasks South Sudan warlords on peace

Warring parties in South Sudan must demonstrate their willingness to a peaceful end to their conflict by “making their guns fall silent, immediately and everywhere”,

Governor Ortom accuses Senator Akume of plot to destabilise Benue

The friction between the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, and Senator George Akume, has continued unabated as the governor has accused Akume of plotting to destabilise the state.
Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar

Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar petitions President Buhari over alleged threat to life

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says he and his family have received death threats via text messages because of his decision to contest the 2019 presidential election.

Femi Falana drags Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni to UN over alleged rights violations

A Nigerian human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has appealed to the United Nations (UN) to investigate Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni over alleged grave human rights violations in Uganda.

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Ethiopia has deployed soldiers against an armed faction of a recently-legalised opposition group that is robbing banks and attacking residents in the country’s remote west, the government said Wednesday.

Ethiopia deploys military against armed opposition faction

Ethiopia has deployed soldiers against an armed faction of a recently-legalised opposition group that is robbing banks and attacking residents in the country’s remote west, the government said Wednesday.

Chelsea to offer role to Petr Cech after retirement

Chelsea are open to offering former goalkeeper Petr Cech a role at the club after he retires from playing at the end of the season.

AGF orders freezing of Justice Onnoghen’s accounts

The Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation has asked the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit to freeze the bank accounts of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

VP Osinbajo: Atiku Abubakar, PDP have always opposed restructuring

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate in February 16 presidential election, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku have always opposed restructuring of the country.
Oby Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili: APC, PDP playing politics with Nigerians’ plight

The presidential candidate of Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, ACPN, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, has again taken a swipe at both the ruling All Progressive Congress, (APC), and the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), of playing politics with the plight of the Nigerian people, lamenting that Nigeria was now known as “the world capital of poverty.”