Monday, February 15, 2021



Senate invites Emefiele, Yuguda over Cryptocurrency ban

The Senate has mandated its Committees on Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions; ICT and Cybercrime and; Capital Market to invite the Governor of...

‘No going back on #OccupyLekkiTollGate protest – Organisers

Organisers of the planned protest at the Lekki tollgate have said the ban on cryptocurrency accounts among other reasons triggered their action.

Lagos CP bans any protest at Lekki Tollgate

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumoso has declared that no protest will hold at the Lekki Tollgate on Saturday.

Nigerian govt won’t tolerate #EndSARS Season 2 – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and culture has vowed that the Federal Government would not sit by and watch violence in the name of #EndSars Season 2.

Foreign forces planning to destabilise Nigeria through #EndSARS Season 2 – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has alleged that some foreign groups are attempting to destabilize Nigeria through the upcoming 'Occupy Lekki Toll Gate’ protest.

#EndSARS: Court orders CBN to unfreeze protesters bank accounts

The Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, to unfreeze the accounts of 20 #EndSARS protesters.

Lai Mohammed accuses Amnesty Int’l of plot to destabilise Nigeria

The Federal Government has accused Amnesty International, AI, of a deliberate plot to destabilise the country with baseless allegations against the administration and its military.

Bandits up, herdsmen down and the ugly dance to Rwanda, by Amir Bagwanje 

They are called bandits when they kidnap in Zamfara while the media tags them, Fulani herdsmen if the victims are from Ekiti or Ebonyi. The same evil but called different names. For decades, farmers in the North have painfully endured the destruction of their farmlands

Igboho and his teenage appetite for war, by Abdullahi Haruna Haruspice

Every society needs a Sunday Igboho who commands the respect of a war commander. A man with the stoic dexterity of a warrior, that can galvanize other brave minds to the battlefield. Not the war of attrition as being oiled by Sunday Igboho and others gyrating in teenage appetite.

Police Service Commission promotes 20,356 senior officers

The Police Service Commission, PSC, has approved the promotion of 20, 356 senior police officers, the spokesman for the commission, Ikechukwu Ani, said. In a...

#EndSARS protests: Lai Mohammed mocks Amnesty Int’l, says ‘you will soon lose credibility’

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed says Amnesty International, AI, is becoming an irritant with disinformation and double standard and will soon lose its respect and credibility.

Nigerian govt shielding killers of #EndSARS protesters, Amnesty Int’l claims

Amnesty International has accused the Nigerian Government of shielding perpetrators of the killings during the nationwide #EndSARS protest.

233,000 candidates missed NECO exams due to #endSARS protests, to write in February – Official

The National Examination Council, NECO, says that 233,000 candidates who could not write the examinations as a result of the #EndSARS protests will join external candidates to write the examinations in February.

#EndSARS: NHRC panel postpones sitting indefinitely

The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, an independent investigative panel on the violations of human rights by the defunct Special Anti-Robbed Squad, SARS, has postponed sitting indefinitely.

#EndSARS: 8 in court over alleged arson, stealing in Ekiti

Eight youths were on Friday, arraigned before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court for alleged arson of Police Stations and stealing, during the #EndSARS protests

COVID-19 vaccine might be effective against new virus strains, Pfizer-funded research claims

The efficacy of the Pfizer Coronavirus, COVID-19, vaccine (official name BNT162b2) might sustain against the newly-detected mutant strains from the United Kingdom (UK) and South Africa, a group of U.S. scientists said in a research paper.

Lai Mohammed accuses ICC of aggravating Nigeria’s security challenges

The Federal Government says the International Criminal Court, ICC, and some human rights organisations have colluded to aggravate the security challenges facing the country.

Buhari’s New Year address, empty – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has described the 2021 New Year address by President Muhammadu Buhari as empty and directionless.

Nigeria will witness progress, prosperity in 2021, Maharaji prophesies

Satguru Maharaji, founder of One Love Family, a faith-based organisation, says Nigeria will witness progress and prosperity in 2021, after the challenges of 2020.

#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.

COVID-19: Vaccination no guarantee of virus eradication, says WHO

The World Health Organisation, WHO, has listed some of its achievements in combating COVID-19 in 2020, noting that vaccination is no guarantee of virus eradication.

MURIC to Kukah: ‘You’re a tramadolised religious bigot’

The Nigerian Islamic human rights organization, Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has criticised the Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Rev. Fr. Hassan Kukah, for suggesting that there would have been a coup had a Southerner occupied the Nigerian seat of power.

Dangote, Abdulsamad, others donate N50m for ICT hub in Ilorin – AbdulRazaq

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State on Friday announced the donation of N25m by Aliko Dangote of the Aliko Dangote Group and Abdulsamad Rabiu of the BUA Group for the construction of ICT Centre and Skills Acquisition hub in Ilorin.

Widow of #EndSARS protest victim gets N100,000 donation in Lagos

An NGO, Mothers United and Mobilised, MUM, has donated the sum of N100,000 to a widow, Omobolanle Bakare, whose husband was killed by a stray bullet during the #EndSARS protests in Lagos State.

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