Rep calls for life, death sentences for killer herdsmen, bandits
Muktar Dan-Dutse says attacks by bandits and killer herdsmen have affected farming in some parts of the country.
Evacuation Of Stranded Nigerians: UK denies Air Peace landing permit – Official
Air Peace has found an alternative carrier acceptable to the UK authorities to carry out the evacuation a day later than scheduled.
COVID-19: Health workers silenced, exposed, attacked in many countries – Amnesty International
“It is especially disturbing to see that some governments are punishing workers who voice their concerns about working conditions that may threaten their lives.”
I slapped Akpabio for sexually harassing me, ex-NDDC chief says
There have been accusations and counter-accusations between the minister and the ex-NDDC boss.
South Africa issues night-time curfew as coronavirus cases rise
“The national “state of disaster” is also to be extended until August 12,” the South African president said.
World risks another virus like COVID-19 if … – UNODC
“The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that wildlife crime is a threat not only to the environment and biodiversity, but also to human health.”
Illegal Dismissal: Nigerian minister, permanent secretary face contempt proceeding
The judge had ordered the army council to reinstate one of the 38 officers compulsorily retired in June 2016.
EFCC: Magu failed to account for 332 recovered properties – Report
“This is also a clear sign that there is a deliberate attempt to hide the exact figures of recoveries, which is an indication of fraudulent intent.”
WAEC: Private school owners, parents disagree with minister over exam postponement
“We are appealing to the education minister to reconsider his earlier position and allow the position of the stakeholders which is to allow the children to sit for the examinations to prevail.”
Nigeria police rescue American woman, held for over a year, from internet fraudster
Police spokesperson, Frank Mba, said the woman was rescued from a Lagos hotel where she had been confined for over a year.
I didn’t campaign for Buhari against Jonathan in 2015 – Dasuki
Mr Dasuki said he was only involved in the unsuccessful attempt at forging an alliance between the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), prior to the 2011 elections.
Magu’s travails, revised 2020 budget top political stories last week
Ibrahim Magu was suspended as EFCC chairman.
In West Africa, harnessing youth workforce could speed economic recovery post-COVID-19 – AfDB
Growth in West Africa, poised to expand by 4.0 per cent in 2020, is now projected to contract by -2.0 per cent in 2020.
COVID-19: UN predicts 71 million more people to live in extreme poverty
The report says the share of the world’s workers living in extreme poverty will rise sharply.
Former NDDC boss speaks on commission’s crisis, accuses Akpabio of wrongdoing
The official, Joy Nunieh, said it was after her refusal to take an oath of secrecy that Mr Akpabio started plotting her removal.
Dadiyata: Nearly a year after, Nigerian authorities ‘unaware’ of abducted critic’s whereabouts
Mr Idris, who is better known as Dadiyata, was abducted by unidentified assailants who seized him from his residence in Barnawa neighbourhood of Kaduna State August 2, last year.
Nigerian govt to privatise public schools ‘not doing well’ — Minister
“For instance, we have a lot of public schools that are not doing well; so, instead of building new schools, let us concession some of these schools to those who have the capacity to adopt and close-manage them very well.”
Broadband penetration increases by five per cent – Minister
The official said the new policy resulted in broadband penetration currently at 40.1 percent, up from 35.1 per cent in August, 2019.
Nigerian whistleblower dismissed by Dutch foreign ministry
Ms Onoghaife alleges she was axed for her whistle-blowing role at the Dutch Embassy in Nigeria.