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HON. DANDUTSE MUNTARI Funtua/Dandume Federal Constituency

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.

Babajide Sanwo-Olu [PHOTO CREDIT: @jidesanwoolu]

COVID-19: Lagos records 12 deaths in a day

NCDC says 16 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours in four states: Lagos has 12, Abuja two, while Enugu and Gombe recorded one death each

Air Peace .... owned by Allen Onyema

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.

Nigeria Police Force

Hairstylist bags 20 years in prison for rape

Tayo Bakare was convicted of kidnapping and raping a student on Industrial Training (IT).

Health workers [PHOTO CREDIT: amnesty.org]

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.”

Joy Nunieh [PHOTO CREDIT: Businessday.ng]

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 on map

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.

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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.”

APC: Mai Mala Buni, Yobe State Governor [PHOTO: Media Office, Yobe State Government House, Damaturu]

Magu: No sacred cow in Buhari’s govt – APC

The APC says “nobody is above the law” in the Buhari led administration.

Zindzi Mandela in 2013. [PHOTO CREDIT: Pete Souza/White House]

Mandela’s daughter, Zindzi, is dead

Zindzi Mandela was South Africa’s ambassador to Denmark

Bashir Magashi was indicted in the report

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.

Sacked EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

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.”

Adamu Adamu

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.”

Police Spokesperson, Frank Mba (Photo Credit: The Guardian Newspaper)

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.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Salvatore di Nolfi/EPA

Major health stories last week

COVID-19 cases globally have more than doubled in the past six weeks, reaching 12 million on Friday, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported.

Former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki

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.

Rape Scandal Protest

Man on the run after raping SS2 student

The police say they are on the hunt for the suspect.

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.

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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.

Mr Godswill Akpabio, Ms Joy Nunieh at the VIP lounge of the Port Harcourt International Airport in January

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.

Abubakar Idris also known as Dadiyata, a social media personality known for his strong criticism of Governor Umar Ganduje. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Facebook page of Dadiyata]

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.

Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba

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.”

Minister of Communication, Dr Isa Ali Pantami

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.

Embassy of the Netherlands in Nigeria

Nigerian whistleblower dismissed by Dutch foreign ministry

Ms Onoghaife alleges she was axed for her whistle-blowing role at the Dutch Embassy in Nigeria.