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Summary killings, human-rights abuses surge in eastern DRC

Summary killings, human-rights abuses surge in eastern DRC

The United Nations has said summary killings in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) soared in August, driven by armed groups but also security forces. In a new conference in the DRC’s capital, Kinshasa, on Wednesday, the UN peacekeeping [...]

September 30, 2021 Human rights, Security
Flourishing Woman set to promote entrepreneurship

Flourishing Woman set to promote entrepreneurship

A non-governmental organisation, The Flourishing Woman, has planned to empower people on professional, entrepreneurial and financial growth and general empowerment. A handful of persons, who are high-fliers in their industries, will be speaking and answering questions on people’s minds in [...]

September 30, 2021 Economy
Buhari replaces nominated CEO of petroleum agency

Buhari replaces nominated CEO of petroleum agency

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Farouk Ahmed as Chief Executive Officer of the board of the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NPRA). Mr Ahmed, according to the president, will replace Sarki Auwalu, who was earlier named for the position. The [...]

September 30, 2021 Economy
Panic As Bandits Kill 30 Residents In Niger Community

Panic As Bandits Kill 30 Residents In Niger Community

No fewer than 30 persons have been killed by bandits at Kachiwe village, Sarkin Pawa in the Munya Local Government Area of Niger State. It was learnt that the gunmen from their hideouts in the dreaded Barnin Gwari forest in [...]

September 30, 2021 Security
Osun Police Give Details Of Bank Robbery In Iragbiji

Osun Police Give Details Of Bank Robbery In Iragbiji

The Osun State Police Command has reacted to the attack by armed robbers on a branch of Wema Bank in Iragbiji, Boripe Local Government Area of Osun State. It would be recalled that a branch of Wema Bank was on [...]

September 30, 2021 Security
Nigeria police arrest 57 in Shia procession, deny casualties

Nigeria police arrest 57 in Shia procession, deny casualties

Nigerian police said they arrested dozens of Shia Muslim followers of an outlawed group at a religious procession in the nation’s capital with a spokesperson of the group claiming eight members were shot dead during the gathering. Abuja police denied [...]

September 29, 2021 Security
Lagos residents lament frequent boat mishaps

Lagos residents lament frequent boat mishaps

Following Monday’s boat mishap that claimed one life in Ikorodu Lagos, residents have called for more safety measures on water transportation. An Ikorodu resident, Babajide Olakunmi, said although 16 people were rescued from the accident, it is becoming too frequent [...]

September 29, 2021 Transportation
Bandits kill “several people” in Sokoto

Bandits kill “several people” in Sokoto

Residents of Sabon Birni in Sokoto State say bandits on Tuesday killed several people and abducted many others in an early morning attack on Gangara community. Hope For Nigeria Online gathered that the bandits arrived at the village minutes before [...]

September 29, 2021 Crime
Buhari Orders Prosecution Of Ex-Research Institute Director

Buhari Orders Prosecution Of Ex-Research Institute Director

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to commence prosecution of former Acting Director, Federal Institute of Industrial Research (FIIRO), Oshodi, Lagos State, Mr. Chima Igwe, for manipulating his educational status to [...]

September 29, 2021 Law
Northern Governors Planning To Break-up Nigeria

Northern Governors Planning To Break-up Nigeria

Pro-Igbo group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has stated that Northern governors are planning to break-up Nigeria. The group’s comment is coming a day after the Northern Governors’ Forum rejected the idea of rotating Nigeria’s presidency to the Southern part in 2023. [...]

September 29, 2021 Government and politics
South Sudan dismisses UN report on corruption

South Sudan dismisses UN report on corruption

South Sudan’s government has dismissed a UN report accusing the country’s governing elite of looting tens of millions of dollars from public coffers, saying it is the victim of an “international campaign”. Last week, the UN’s Commission on Human Rights in South [...]

September 28, 2021 Africa
Rivers government approves N25b loan to fund flyover

Rivers government approves N25b loan to fund flyover

The Rivers State Executive Council, yesterday, approved an N25 billion loan to fund the tenth flyover in Port Harcourt, Oyigbo-Afam road and Chokocho-Igbodo road, among several others. Governor Nyesom Wike gave the approval at the State Executive Council meeting at [...]

September 28, 2021 Finance
34 killed in another Kaduna attack; El-Rufai reacts

34 killed in another Kaduna attack; El-Rufai reacts

At least 34 people were killed on Monday when armed persons attacked Madamai community in Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State, an official has said. Many other residents were also injured in the attack. The Kaduna State Commissioner of [...]

September 28, 2021 Security
Afenifere: Practise Dialogue Preached In UN Assembly

Afenifere: Practise Dialogue Preached In UN Assembly

Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to put into practice what he said about justice, fairness and dialogue on the floor of the United Nations General Assembly when he addressed the world body last Friday. Buhari, [...]

September 28, 2021 Government and politics
Usyk Wants Joshua Rematch In Ukraine

Usyk Wants Joshua Rematch In Ukraine

Oleksandr Usyk wants a rematch with Anthony Joshua — but hopes it will be held in his native Ukraine. Usyk overcame Joshua on Saturday night with a majority decision at The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The judges gave scores of 117-112, [...]

September 28, 2021 Sports
Rights groups demand release of DRC journalist

Rights groups demand release of DRC journalist

Rights groups have called on military authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to release a journalist arrested on “terrorism” charges for the possession of a video showing the killing of two United Nations sanctions monitors in 2017. Sosthene Kambidi, [...]

September 25, 2021 Law
One dead, 12 injured in US supermarket shooting

One dead, 12 injured in US supermarket shooting

A shooter opened fire Thursday at a supermarket near Memphis, Tennessee, killing at least one person and injuring 12 others before he shot himself dead, police said. The rampage occurred at a Kroger grocery store in Collierville, a suburban town [...]

September 25, 2021 Security
Nigerian soldier filmed assaulting female corps member

Nigerian soldier filmed assaulting female corps member

A video clip of a female Nigerian soldier assaulting a female member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Cross River State, Nigeria’s South-south, has caused outrage among Nigerians. The corps member, Ifeyinwa Ezeiruaku, is seen in the 32-seconds clip, kneeling [...]

September 25, 2021 Crime
UN Secretary-General: Use Position To Stabilise West Africa

UN Secretary-General: Use Position To Stabilise West Africa

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to leverage on his leadership position to ensure stability among West African nations, in terms of democracy and good governance. According to a statement by a Presidential [...]

September 25, 2021 Security
Nigeria’s Economy Booming Because People Went Back To Farm

Nigeria’s Economy Booming Because People Went Back To Farm

Amid high unemployment rate and free-falling naira, President Muhammadu Buhari has claimed Nigeria’s economy is booming because “people went back to farm.” Amid a floundering financial status hinged on a loan spree, high unemployment rate and free-falling naira, President Muhammadu [...]

September 25, 2021 Economy
South Sudan’s political elite plundering public coffers

South Sudan’s political elite plundering public coffers

Massive plundering of South Sudan’s public coffers is undermining human rights in the world’s youngest nation and threatening its already fragile peace process, according to a UN report released on Thursday. Since independence a decade ago, South Sudan has struggled to emerge [...]

September 24, 2021 Africa, Human rights
One dies, two injured in Rivers building collapse

One dies, two injured in Rivers building collapse

One person has been confirmed dead, while two others sustained injuries following the collapse of a section of a residential building in the Woji area of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State. Both the deceased and the injured were [...]

September 24, 2021 Incidents
Collection of VAT by FIRS remains – FG

Collection of VAT by FIRS remains – FG

The Federal Government says the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) will continue to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) following the ruling of the Court of Appeal on the matter. The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, told [...]

September 24, 2021 Finance
How Fani-Kayode Said Unforgivable Things Against Buhari

How Fani-Kayode Said Unforgivable Things Against Buhari

The presidency has said that a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, said unforgivable and unpardonable things against President Buhammadu Buhari prior to his (Fani-Kayode) recent defection to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. In a statement by President Buhari’s [...]

September 24, 2021 Government and politics
Olawepo Hashim: Bickering Over 2023, Enough Is Enough

Olawepo Hashim: Bickering Over 2023, Enough Is Enough

Yesterday, the bickering over which region should produce the President in 2023 made the major headlines, adding a corrosively divisive ting to an already badly fractured polity. While we recognise the freedom of expression of every Nigerian, utmost care is [...]

September 24, 2021 Government and politics
UEFA urges FIFA to stop pushing biennial World Cup plan

UEFA urges FIFA to stop pushing biennial World Cup plan

European football’s governing body UEFA has urged FIFA to stop pushing its plan for a two-year World Cup and instead to engage in “genuine consultation” about reform of the international match calendar. FIFA, the governing body of world football, is [...]

September 23, 2021 Sports
Thousands in Mali demonstrate in support of army rulers

Thousands in Mali demonstrate in support of army rulers

Thousands of people demonstrated in Mali’s capital on Wednesday, according to AFP journalists, backing the nation’s military rulers and protesting perceived foreign meddling in the Sahel state. The protest comes as military strongman Colonel Assimi Goita faces growing international pressure [...]

September 23, 2021 Government and politics, Military
Despite controversies, FG targets N2.2trn from VAT in 2022

Despite controversies, FG targets N2.2trn from VAT in 2022

The federal government is looking to get about N2.26 trillion from the Value Added Tax federation account in 2022. It is also expecting another N10.5 trillion from the main federation account. These are contained in the 2022-2024 Medium Term Expenditure [...]

September 23, 2021 Finance
Buhari Government Not Name Sponsors Of Boko Haram Now

Buhari Government Not Name Sponsors Of Boko Haram Now

The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami on Wednesday gave the reason why President Muhammadu Buhari’s government has not published the names of Boko Haram sponsors. He said the Buhari government took the decision so as not to endanger [...]

September 23, 2021 Boko Haram And Terror
Emir Of Gaya, Ibrahim Abdulkadir Is Dead

Emir Of Gaya, Ibrahim Abdulkadir Is Dead

Emir of Gaya, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulkadir, has died. The Senior Special Assistant to Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, the Kano State Governor on Social Media shared the sad news via his known Facebook page on Wednesday. Gaya, which the deceased monarch heads, [...]

September 23, 2021 Government and politics