Tuesday, February 16, 2021



NECO fixes new date for 2020 SSCE

The National Examination Council, NECO, has fixed new dates for the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (External).

#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu meets Buhari, says rebuilding of Lagos in progress

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State at the State House, Abuja.

#EndSARS: Panel recommends N1.5m compensation to 6 victims in Ekiti

The Ekiti State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Human Rights Violations has recommended the payment of over N1.5 million as compensation to six complainants who brought their cases before it.

Lagos Assembly passes N1.163 trillion budget for 2021

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Tuesday passed the 2021 Appropriation Bill of N1.163 trillion, seven weeks after the budget was presented to...

#EndSARS: Groups to join in $1bn suit against Twitter

Three groups have indicated their interest to be joined in the one billion dollars suit filed by a Nigerian, Adamu Garba, against the Chief Executive Officer, CEO, and Founder of Twitter International Company, Jack Dorsey.

Buhari inaugurates army cyber warfare building

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday virtually inaugurated the headquarters of Nigerian Army Cyber Warfare Command and housing scheme for the next-of-kin of fallen officers...

#EndSARS: Buhari vows to deal with hoodlums hijacking peaceful protests

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Abuja warned that any act of hooliganism hiding behind lawful and peaceful protests will be dealt with decisively to ensure peace and stability in the country.

FEC approves N487m to procure banking software for Federal Mortgage Bank

The Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari has approved N487 million for the procurement of a banking application software for the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria.

#EndSARS: Chartered Architects to offer free services for rebuilding damaged police stations, others

The Association of Nigerian Chartered Architects, ANCA, has promised to offer free rebuilding technical services for damaged Police stations and other government facilities which were destroyed during the recent #EndSARS protest.

Post-#EndSARS: Group calls for national reconciliation, reconstruction

A non-governmental organization, Citizens Action for Good Governance, has called on the Nigerian government and citizens to join hands for national reconciliation and reconstruction in the aftermath of violence that followed protests against police brutality.

Presidency offers apologises for not attending South-South Assembly

Presidency says the absence of the federal government delegation at the planned meeting with governors and stakeholders of the South-South region was necessitated by Tuesday’s emergency security meeting summoned by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Why we rejected N8m offer from #EndSARS promoters – Group

The Nasarawa state Chairman of local boxers Association “Dambe” Mararaba area of Karu local government, Idris Bambarewa, said his association had rejected an N8 Million offer from EndSARS promoters.

#EndSARS: Celebrities behind protests must face the law – Garba Shehu

The Senior Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has said that the celebrities who promoted the EndSARS protests which led to violence in Nigeria will be made to face the law.

Lekki Massacre: Judicial panel begins review of shooting video

The Lagos State Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution for victims of SARS related abuses and other matters has begun a review of alleged shooting videos at Lekki, during the #EndSARS protest in Lagos.

#EndSARS: IGP urged to arrest alleged protest sponsors

Abuja Grassroots Youths Forum, AGYF, has urged the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, to arrest the alleged sponsors of the recent EndSARS protests in the country.

Nigerian immigration bars #EndSARS promoter from travelling abroad

The Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, on Monday prevented a promoter of the #EndSARS movement, Modupe Odele, from travelling.

#EndSARS: Wike pledges N20m to families of each slain police officers, soldiers

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has announced N20 million compensation each to families of soldiers and policemen allegedly killed by members of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples Organization of Biafra, IPOB, in Oyigbo during the EndSARS protest.

Fake News: Use tracking system to identify perpetrators, Nigerians tell FG

Some Nigerians have advised the Federal Government to introduce tracking systems to trace originators of fake news in the country. Speaking on the impact of...

Visa ban: Buratai dares int’l community, says ‘I was 50 and a General before I started travelling out of Nigeria’

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, has dismissed calls on the international community to impose a travel ban on top military officers over alleged violation of human rights of some Nigerians during the #EndSARS protest.

Looted COVID-19 palliatives kept for vulnerable people – Nigerian govs

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, on Monday said the looted COVID-19 palliative in warehouses in some states were not hoarded but kept for vulnerable.

#EndSARS: Abuja Federal High Court shutdown 

The Federal High Court, FHC, Abuja, was, on Thursday, shutdown amidst the ongoing #EndSARS protests across the country.

‘#EndSARS protest can be resolved without bloodshed’

A Calabar-based legal practitioner, Fidelis Onyebueke, said on Wednesday in Calabar that the on-going #EndSARS protests could be resolved without bloodshed.

#EndSARS: Police confirm destruction of 15 vehicles in Kano

The Police Command in Kano State says no death was recorded during Tuesday’s protest in Sabon Gari area of Kano.

#EndSARS: Ekiti police confirm burning of 3 trucks, raping of 3 girls by protesters

The Police Command in Ekiti on Tuesday confirmed that some hoodlums allegedly gang raped three girls during the ongoing EndSARS protest in the state.

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