El-Zakzaky wants N2 billion from DSS, AGF over seizure of passports

El-Zakzaky demands the compensation as general and exemplary damages. Leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, filed a N2 billion suit against the Department of State Services (DSS)…

1.3 million Nigerians complete PVC registration since July

INEC has received a total of 5,345,435 applications for all PVC-related issues. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the pre-registration in the second week of the ongoing Continuous Voter…

Positive momentum in Central African Republic must be maintained

Theannouncementlast weekof aunilateralceasefire in the Central African Republicis amongrecent positive steps in the country, the top UN official there told the Security Council on Monday, urging continued support for peace…

Senator Uba seeks court permission to visit Nnamdi Kanu in DSS facility

No date has been fixed to hear the application. The senator representing Anambra South, Ifeanyi Uba, has sought an order of a Federal High Court, Abuja to visit leader of…

Senate President Lawan preaches peace, love, tolerance

Lawan also wants prayers and support for law enforcement and security forces. The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan, has congratulated Muslims on the occasion of the Eid-el-Maulud which…

NGX opens week with N153bn loss on MTNN, Nestle loses

The market breadth closed negative with 21 losers as against 19 gainers. Trading in the domestic bourse resumed for the week on Monday with bearish sentiments due to profit taking…

DSS arraigns teenage girl for circulating nude video of retired Bayelsa Permanent Secretary

She allegedly circulated the nude pictures on social media platforms. The Department of State Services (DSS) on Monday arraigned a teenage girl before the Federal High Court, Yenagoa, for circulating…

Black Panther: Marvel confirms new release date

The change in theatrical release date is reportedly due to slight changes in production. Marvel Studios have reshuffled the release dates for its anticipated titles slated for 2022. Some of…

President Ramaphosa to mark 35th anniversary of the passing of President Samora Machel of Mozambique

His Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa and His Excellency President Filipe Nyusi of the Republic of Mozambique will on Tuesday, 19 October 2021, participate in a commemorative event to mark the…

Delta State teacher Taiye Abanika emerges 2021 Maltina Teacher of the Year

Abanika will receive a total cash prize of N6.5 million. Taiye Abanika, a Technical Drawing teacher with James Hope College, Agbor, Delta State has emerged the winner of the 2021…

Modric ‘doesn’t see the point’ of World Cup every two years

Luka Modric told a press conference ahead of Real Madrid’s Champions League game against Shakhtar Donetsk that he was against making World Cups more frequent. Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric…

Nigeria’s new working conditions for Twitter will affect all social media platforms

FG says engagements with Twitter has been positive and fruitful. The Federal Government says the recommended conditions for the lifting of the suspension imposed on Twitter will be applicable to…

New protected area buffers Mauritania’s shifting sands

Mauritania’s battle against encroaching desertification, which has damaged ecosystems and endangered species, has received a timely boost with the news that 200,000 hectares will be turned into a protected area…

Buhari tells journalists to report ‘declining insecurity’ not ‘rising insecurity’

Buhari says security agencies are reacting appropriately to challenges. President Muhammadu Buhari has called on the journalists to change their tone of reporting on insecurity in the country. The Federal…

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on Senior Administration Official Travel to Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, and Mauritania

Principal Deputy National Security Advisor Jon Finer will travel to Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, and Mauritania for official meetings next week. He will be joined by National Security Council Senior Director…

Colombian Businessman Charged with Money Laundering Extradited to the United States from Cabo Verde

Alex Nain Saab Moran (Saab), 49, a Colombian citizen, will make his initial appearance in federal court in Miami, Florida, today after being extradited from the Republic of Cabo Verde.…

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General – on the situation in the Kingdom of Eswatini

The Secretary-General is following with concern the ongoing developments in Eswatini, including the recent deployment of armed security forces at various schools, reports of excessive use of force in response…

FG takes delivery of final batch of Super Tucano fighter jets

The Federal Government says it has taken delivery of the final batch of the 12 A-29 Super Tucano fighter jets expected from the United States. The Minister of Information and…

Osinbajo says Nigeria, World Bank will raise $30m for vaccine plant

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria and the World Bank are collaborating to raise 30 million dollars to finance a vaccine plant. Osinbajo spoke on Monday in Abuja at the…

Security forces kill 10 bandits, rescue 1 hostage in Kaduna

Those that were not killed escaped with gunshot injuries. Joint security forces killed 10 bandits in an encounter in Giwa local government area of Kaduna State, the government reported on…