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Pyrates urge governors to build juvenile centres

The National Association of Seadogs, Pyrates Confraternity, has urged State Governors to renovate and build juvenile centres on Government, Public-Private Partnership so as to provide safe shelters for victims of sexual gender-based violence and domestic violence, especially children and teens.
From right: Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki; Chief Imam of Benin Central Mosque, Alhaji Fatai Enabulele and the Chairman, Edo State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Alh. Ibrahim Oyarekhue, during a courtesy visit by Edo Muslim leaders to the governor at the Government House, Benin City, on Friday.

Edo guber: Governor Obaseki alleges plot to intimidate, arrest supporters

The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has accused the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state of planning violence and importing arms to intimidate and harass his supporters as the September 19, 2020 gubernatorial election nears.
The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) has expressed concern over the increasing cases of rape and other violence against women and girls in Africa, describing it as alarming.

FIDA: Gender budgeting, key to achieving gender equality

The International Federation of Women Lawyers, FIDA, Lagos State Chapter, has called for the implementation of gender budgeting, arguing that it is key to the achievement of gender equality and a part of the National Action Plan on Resource Allocation for Gender.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Edo guber: I’m not a weak governor – Godwin Obaseki

The Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Governors’ Forum, Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto and Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo have called on politicians to embrace peace in the forthcoming Edo gubernatorial polls.

Enugu community youths accuse commissioner of stoking crisis

Youths of Ahani-Achi community in Oji River Local Government Area of Enugu State, Thursday, rejected what they called imposed leadership of youths in the community and accused a serving commissioner in the state of being behind the alleged imposition.
Department of State Service - DSS

DSS uncovers ‘plans to destabilize Nigeria’

The Department of State Services (DSS) says it has uncovered plans to destabilize Nigeria.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC, PDP bicker over skirmishes at Oba of Benin’s palace

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Edo State, yesterday, engaged in a fierce war of words accusing each other of being responsible for last Saturday’s clash between their supporters that left many persons injured and several vehicles destroyed.

UN: Some 120 said to be killed or wounded in attack in Sudan’s Darfur...

More than 60 people were reported killed and nearly 60 others wounded during an armed attack in a village in Sudan’s restive Darfur region on Saturday, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said late on Sunday.
The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has reacted to his victory at the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Governor Akeredolu cautions Ondo PDP on violence

Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has cautioned the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against further deployment of violence and thuggery in the state.
Tony Ojukwu, the Executive Secretary of the National Human Right Commission (NHRC)

NHRC condemns killings in Southern Kaduna, advocates community policing

The National Human Rights Commission NHRC has strongly condemned the incessant killings and wanton destruction of properties in various communities in Southern Kaduna, Kaduna state and some other parts of the country charging the Police and other law enforcement agencies to sit up and stop the blame game so as to bring the perpetrators to book.
Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai

Governor El-Rufai imposes 24 hours curfew Jema’a, Kaura councils

At the request of security agencies, the Kaduna State Government has extended to Jema’a and Kaura LGAs the 24-hour curfew that is in force in Kauru and Zangon Kataf LGAs to help contain violence, restore law and order in the area.
10. The truce-seeking trip of President Muhammadu Buhari to the Malian capital of Bamako on Thursday ended without a deal to soothe the country’s escalating political crisis.

We’ll do all to resolve political crisis in Mali – ECOWAS chairman

Chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS, President Mahamadou Issoufou, has said the sub-regional organisation will do all it can to mitigate political crisis in Mali, after many hours of consultations in the nation’s capital, Bamako, on Thursday.
The Multi National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has received 47 members of Boko Haram-Islamic States West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups who surrendered to its troops in the Lake Chad and surrounding areas.

Multinational force receives 47 repentant Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists

The Multi National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has received 47 members of Boko Haram/Islamic States West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups who surrendered to its troops in the Lake Chad and surrounding areas.

Three persons killed in Kaduna attack

Three persons, including two minors and a 30-year-old man were killed in the early hours of Tuesday during an attack on Fulani herders at Fari village in Kauru local government of Kaduna State.

Presidency: Revenge killings worsening security problems in Southern Kaduna

The Presidency Tuesday said that the security situation in Southern Kaduna was complicated because of the penchant for revenge among different interest groups.
Amber Heard arrives at the high court on Tuesday to testify in Johnny Depp’s libel trial against the Sun’s publisher, News Group Newspapers. Facundo Arrizabalaga-EPA

Amber Heard denies affairs with Elon Musk, James Franco

Amber Heard on Tuesday denied having an affair with billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, as she gave evidence in ex-husband Johnny Depp’s high-profile London libel action.

Peter Esele: We’ll not follow Godwin Obaseki to PDP

Mr Peter Esele, a former staunch APC ally of Gov. Godwin Obaseki, says he has no intention of joining the governor in the PDP.
Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita poses for a picture during the G5 Sahel summit in Nouakchott, Mauritania June 30, 2020. Ludovic Marin -Pool via REUTERS-File Photo-File Photo

Mali opposition rejects ECOWAS proposals on ending political crisis

An influential opposition group in Mali rejected a proposal by regional mediators on Sunday aimed at ending a political crisis in which at least 11 people have been killed this month during protests against President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed telecoms security with US President Donald Trump as he prepares to announce if Britain will use China’s Huawei in its 5G networks, officials said Saturday.

Huawei will stop producing Kirin chipsets on September 15

Huawei will stop making its flagship Kirin chipsets next month, financial magazine Caixin said on Saturday, as the impact of U.S. pressure on the Chinese tech giant grows. U.S. pressure on Huawei’s suppliers has made it impossible for the company’s HiSilicon chip division to keep making the chipsets, key components for mobile phone, Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s Consumer Business Unit was quoted as saying at the launch of the company’s new Mate 40 handset.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on the floor, moving a bill on the Repeal of Quarantine Act, 2004 at plenary yesterday at National Assembly Abuja. . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan. 2

House of Reps uncovers abandoned power projects worth over N156 billion

The Federal House of Representatives, in it’s oversight function, has uncovered many power projects, put together at the cost of N156 billion, that are being abandoned or are yet to be completed by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).

Biafra group warns Miyetti Allah against operating security outfit in South-east, South-south

The Biafra Nations Youth League, BNYL, on Saturday, warned Miyetti Allah Kautal Haure not to allow the Fulani Security group to operate in the Southeast and Southsouth to avoid bloody confrontation by both groups.
Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has fully recovered from coronavirus. 4

Governor El-Rufai: South should produce next President

Barely a week after President Muhammadu Buhari’s closest ally and nephew, Malam Mamman Daura, spoke against zoning of presidency ahead of the 2023 election, Kaduna Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i has said the next President should come from the South.
The Lagos Waste Management Authority on Saturday said plans had been concluded to decommission its Olusosun and Solous landfill sites. The Managing Director of LAWMA, Dr Muyiwa Gbadegesin, said in a statement that the decommissioning was due to urban encroachment and increased human activities around the areas.

LAWMA arrests 13 cart pushers for environmental laws violation

Mr Ibrahim Odumboni, Acting Managing Director, Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), said the authority arrested 13 cart pushers and seized 29 carts for violating environmental laws of the state.