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‘No individual is unlawfully detained’ – Police reacts to Sani’s claim on detention of #EndSARS protesters

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) announced on Sunday, June 16, 2024, that none of the protesters arrested during the October 2020 #EndSARS demonstrations are still in detention. The statement, made by Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, was in response to claims by former Senator Shehu Sani that some …

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Achebe Day 2024 program holds online, Monday, June17 (See log in details below)

Renowned multiple award winning writer, late Professor Chinua Achebe will, again, be honored on the 66th anniversary of the publication of the trailblazing, iconic novel, Things Fall Apart. The masterpiece was published by William Heinemann on June 17, 1958 and has remained evergreen and in continuing high demand till date. …

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‘Minimum wage bill must uphold workers’ right to a living wage’, SERAP tells Tinubu

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Bola Tinubu to “ensure that his government’s proposed bill on new minimum wage for Nigerian workers is entirely consistent and compatible with Nigeria’s international obligations to promote and advance the right of workers to an adequate living wage.” The president had in …

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Tinubu condoles with Chief Emeka Anyaoku over passing of brother-in-law  

President Bola Tinubu has extended his heartfelt condolences to Chief Emeka Anyaoku, GCON, former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, the Kasunmu, Williams, and Coker families over the passing of Chief Adekunle Olaosebikan Kasunmu. The late Chief Kasunmu is the brother of Chief (Mrs.) Olubunmi Anyaoku, the wife of Chief Anyaoku. The …

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Prof. Ezeilo condemns herders’ gang rape of 13-year-old, killing of man who tried to rescue victim; Urges end to open grazing

Professor Joy Ezeilo, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and former United Nations Special Rapporteur on Trafficking of Persons in Africa, has vehemently condemned the recent gang rape of a 13-year-old in the Aku community of Enugu state and the killing of Mr. Emma Nnadi, who tried to rescue the …

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General who retired in protest when Abacha took over after June 12 annulment speaks

Major General Ishola Williams, the only General who retired from the military following the annulment of the June 12, 1993, elections, has asserted that ending insecurity in Nigeria is not difficult but for the corruption entrenched within the political and constitutional framework. Speaking on Channels TV’s “Inside Sources with Laolu …

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ZESPRONET embarks on major tree planting project at ABSU; Inaugurates new EXCO at July AGM

An elite association of alumni of Abia State University (ABSU), known as Zenith Environmental and Social Protection Network (ZESPRONET ), on June 13, 2024, commenced one of its largest legacy projects so far at their Alma Mater. On that historic day, members of the association started a major tree planting …

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IGP decorates DIG Sahabo Abubakar, 9 AIGs, 15 CPs; Tasks Officers to lead with courage, leave lasting legacy  

….Orders posting of DIG Galadanchi to FID, AIGs, CPs to Commands, formations ….Warns against undermining merit-based promotion system for personal gains The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, Friday decorated the newly promoted Deputy Inspector General of Police, DIG Yahaya Sahabo Abubakar, along with nine Assistant Inspectors General of …

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Tinubu meets FBI Director, calls for stronger collaboration to fight cybercrime, terrorism 

President Bola Tinubu has called for stronger collaboration between Nigeria’s law enforcement agencies and the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the fight against cybercrime, terrorism, and other related crimes. The FBI is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States of America, and its principal …

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How Okonjo-Iweala celebrated her 70th birthday; Tinubu, Ohanaeze, Obi hail Amazon, global icon

First female Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Nigeria-born Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala celebrated her 70th birthday on Thursday, June 13, 2024, with her husband, Dr. Ikemba Iweala, an equally internationally acknowledged and celebrated neurosurgeon by her side. The first African to head the WTO, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was …

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