Kankara schoolboys: Only 10 students missing – Presidency counters Gov Masari

The Presidency has claimed that only ten students were abducted from the Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State. It made the claim through the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu. This is in contrast to the Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Masari who disclosed on Sunday when... Continue Reading →

Gowon breaks silence on UK Parliament’s claims he ‘stole half of Central Bank’

Former Nigeria head of state, Yakubu Gowon, has denied allegations that he took to the United Kingdom “half of the Central Bank of Nigeria”. A member of the UK Parliament, Tom Tugendhat, made the claims during a debate on the Lekki tollgate shootings of protesters. Tugendhat remarked that “we know that today, even now, in... Continue Reading →

Nigerian Activist, Aisha Yesufu, Makes BBC’s 100 Most Influential Women In The World

Nigerian rights activist and Co-convener of #BringBackOurGirls movement, Aisha Yesufu, has been listed among the BBC’s 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for the year 2020. The activist was listed alongside Sanna Marin, who leads Finland’s all-female coalition government, Michelle Yeoh, star of the new Avatar and Marvel films, and Sarah Gilbert, who heads... Continue Reading →

It’s victory of good over evil, Obasanjo congratulates Biden, Harris

Former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Saturday, congratulated Democrat Joe Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris over their ‘victory’ in the US election. Obasanjo, in a congratulatory letter made by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi, described the ‘feat’ achieved by the two Democrats as “victory of good over evil”. The former Nigerian... Continue Reading →

End SARS: ICC begins probe of shootings, crimes in Nigeria

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has commenced an inquiry into the End SARS protests in Nigeria. On Wednesday, BBC reported that the court confirmed that it is conducting a preliminary examination. The office of the ICC prosecutor said it had received information on alleged crimes. The probe will, “assess whether the legal criteria for opening... Continue Reading →

Nigeria unrest: Protesters ‘shot’ in Lagos as millions put under curfew

Protesters have come under gunfire in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, eyewitnesses and local media say, amid continuing anger over police brutality. Who opened fire and the number of casualties is unclear, but Amnesty International said it had credible reports of deaths. An indefinite 24-hour curfew has been imposed on Lagos, the commercial hub. Other regions... Continue Reading →

#EndSARS protests: Nigeria president commits to ending police brutality

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has said he is determined to end police brutality, introduce reforms and bring "erring personnel... to justice". His comments came after two days of protests sparked by a video of a man allegedly being killed by police. The protest movement initially targeted the federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (Sars), widely accused of... Continue Reading →

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