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#EndSARS Protester, Eromosele Adene says indiscriminate profiling of youths is a problem in Nigeria

An EndSARS protester, Eromosele Adene has expressed his dissatisfaction with the profiling of Nigerian youths as criminals because of the hairstyles or fashion trends.  He spoke when he appeared as a guest on Arise TV on Thursday.  “The issue is profiling. People see Nigerian youths and expect to see violence,[Read More…]

#EndSARS: Join hands for a positive outcome says Okonjo-Iweala

Former Minister of Finance and Economy, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has commended Nigerian youths protesting against police brutality, extrajudicial killings and extortion In a statement published on her Twitter page on Sunday, she commended the youths for being courageous, and advised them to be united. “I applaud the resourcefulness and courage of[Read More…]

Bishop David Oyededo speaks in support of #EndSARS

The General Overseer of Winners Chapel International, Bishop David Oyedepo, has spoken in support of the ongoing #EndSARS protests in the country against the activities of the now disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). For the past 10 days, Nigerians have taken to the streets in major state capitals protesting against[Read More…]

Cross River Governor appoints 18 special assistants on religious matters

The Cross River State Governor, Senator Ben Ayade, has announced the appointment of 18 new Special Assistants on religious matters. The announcement was contained in a press release made available today, Friday, 28/09/2020, and signed by Mr. Christian Ita, Chief Press Secretary, and Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the[Read More…]

Niger State government closes Minna-Bida road to articulated vehicles

Niger State Government has closed down Minna-Bida road to articulated vehicles to allow speedy reconstruction of the road. NewsWireNGR recalls that the state government had announced its decision to restrict movement of articulated vehicles on the road  to allow the contractor handling the project to speed up work. The road[Read More…]

Flood Control: FCTA demolishes over 102 houses

The Nigerian Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has commenced the demolition of over 102 houses built along water channels following last week’s flood incident that claimed a family of 5 in Giri-Kpasere, along Airport Road, in Gwagwalada Area Council. The FCT Department of Development Control said the illegal houses have been marked[Read More…]

Buhari attends ECOWAS meeting to resolve Mali’s political crisis

The Chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of Economic Community Of West African States, President Mahamadou Issoufou says the regional organisation will do all it can to mitigate the political crisis in Mali. He made the declaration after many hours of consultations in the nation’s capital,[Read More…]

Retirement: FG did not approve “rollover” of service for public servants – HOS

The Federal Government says it has not approved extension of service for any officer in the public service due for retirement in 2020. In a statement on Monday in Abuja, Mrs Olawunmi Ogunmosunle, Director, Information, in the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation (HOCSF), quoted the[Read More…]

Nigerian Journalist Detained Over Poem Read On Radio

A Nigerian journalist, Rotimi Jolayemi also known as Oba Akewi, has been detained over a poem read during a radio programme. Jolayemi reportedly turned himself in to the Police Headquarters in Ilorin, Kwara State, on May 6, 2020, and has not been charged to court or granted bail. Sahara Reporters[Read More…]

COVID-19 Lockdown: Bayelsa Relaxes Border Restrictions

Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri on Tuesday relaxed the interstate border closure ordered to check the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) to allow food, drugs and vehicles conveying personnel on essential duty into Bayelsa. Diri granted unfettered passage to their destinations for vehicles conveying foodstuff, medical supplies and personnel on essential[Read More…]