Saturday, February 20, 2021



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.

BREAKING: UK’s new COVID-19 variant enters Nigeria – Scientists  

Scientists at the Redeemer’s University, Nigeria, say they have found the United Kingdom’s ‘lineage B.1.1.7,’ a mutant variant of the COVID-19 global pandemic, in Nigeria.

Lagos Third Mainland Bridge to be shut down for 72 hours – FG

The Federal Controller of Works Lagos, Olukayode Popoola, on Tuesday announced a 72-hour total closure of the Third Mainland Bridge to cast concrete on the expansion joints.

#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.

Police Service Commission dismisses 4 senior officers for misconduct

The Police Service Commission, PSC, has dismissed four senior Police Officers for misconduct and acts unbecoming of public officers. This is contained in a statement...

Court dissolves teacher’s 2-year-old marriage over nagging

A customary court sitting at Mapo, Ibadan, on Friday dissolved a two-year-old marriage of a teacher, Alirat Alabi, over constant nagging and oppression by  her  husband, Muideen.

#EndSARS: DJ Switch testifies before International Criminal Court today

Popular Nigerian female Disc Jockey, Obianuju Catherine Udeh, popularly   known as DJ Switch, says she’ll be addressing the International Criminal Court, ICC, today, over the #EndSARS protests that took place in October.

Reps jettison bill seeking age limit for political office holders

A Bill for an Act to alter the 1999 Constitution, to put an age limit on aspirants seeking political offices in the country, has been stepped down at the House of Representatives.

#EndSARS: NPA lost over N1bn to hoodlums – Bala-Usman

The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman, has disclosed that hoodlums vandalised the agency’s property worth N1billion during the #EndSARS protests in Lagos State.

Nigeria ranked low on human rights protection

Paul Ebiala, Chairman, Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Calabar Chapter, has said that Nigeria needed to improve on the protection of its citizens’ human rights.

#EndSARS: I have not seen my brother since his arrest in 2017, petitioner tells Enugu panel

A petitioner before the Enugu State Police Brutality and Extra-Judicial Panel, Miss Uzoamaka Ugwuoke says she has not seen her brother, Nnaemeka Ugwuoke, since he was arrested in 2017.

Again, court adjourns Nadabo Energy boss’ N1.4bn oil fraud trial to December 8

Justice C.A. Balogun of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja, on Monday, December 7, 2020, adjourned further hearing in the trial of...

Buratai asks army generals to launch spiritual warfare against insecurity

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Tukur Buratai, has enjoined Army Officers to be active in military operations and also move closer to...

Account freezing: #EndSARS protesters, sponsors aren’t immune from probe – Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government says being a member of #EndSARS protest is not immunity from being investigated or charged for any offence or breach of the laws.

IGP queries force legal officer over suit challenging legality of judicial panels

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has directed immediate investigations into a suit purportedly challenging the legality of the states judicial panels...

2 victims of police brutality demand N300m compensation

Fubara Briggs, a 72-year-old Chairman of Spy Police, has demanded the sum of N200 million from the Nigerian Agip Oil Company, NAOC, over the...

Obaseki swears-in Osarodion Ogie as Edo SSG

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo has sworn in Osarodion Ogie as the new Secretary to the State Government, SSG.

#EndSARS: Nigerian govt tackles UK parliament over attack on Gowon

The Federal Government has berated a UK parliamentarian, Tom Tugendhat, for accusing a former Nigerian leader, retired Gen. Yakubu Gowon, of stealing during a debate on the #EndSARS protest in the House of Commons.

Nigerian governors to meet Wednesday over insecurity

The 36 states governors are to hold teleconference on Wednesday to evolve a new national security order that will ensure safety of lives and...

#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.

We’re ready for Imo North senatorial by-election — INEC

Retired Air Vice Marshall Ahmed Muazu, acting chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, says the commission is ready to conduct the Imo North senatorial by-election slated for Dec. 5.

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