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Akeredolu dares FG, vows to acquire sophisticated weapons for Amotekun

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has declared that he will activate the ‘doctrine of necessity’ by acquiring sophisticated weapons for Amotekun Corps in order to effectively protect the people. Akeredolu, who fumed at the Federal Government for allegedly giving approval to the Kastina State security outfit to bear arms, said denying Amotekun such right

Kpodoh to Diri: Make names of contractors handing govt projects public

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State, Perekeme Kpodoh, has asked Governor Douye Diri to make the names of contractors handling projects going on in the state public lamenting that they are shrouded in secrecy. The former security adviser asked Diri to publish the cost of some of the projects he

IGP orders prosecution of rights activist law prof. for assaulting police orderly

  The Inspector-General of Police, Usman BABA has ordered that a lady professor who claims to be rights activist be arrested and detained. The woman described as a human rights activist and a professor, Zainab Duke, allegedly brutally assaulted her police orderly in Abuja. Baba strongly condemned the “grievous assault of a female police officer,

Modu Sheriff meets Obasanjo behind closed doors in Abeokuta

  Olufemi Adediran, Abeokuta   The former governor of Borno State, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, on Thursday met former President Olusegun Obasanjo behind closed doors. Modu Sheriff arrived the penthouse residence of Obasanjo at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) in the Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital and went straight into the meeting with the

FIFA President, Infantino, meets Okonjo-Iwuala

    At the sidelines of the 77th  United Nations General Assembly, FIFA President Gianni Infantino met with Nigeria’s Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iwuala who is the Director General of World Trade Organisation. According to FIFA website, both held discussions on a range of topics. Football’s role in unlocking global economic growth potential was among the topics on the

Buhari backs Afro-Arab cooperation for solution to Israel/Arab crisis

  Lawrence Olaoye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his support for the actualisation of the UN resolution proposing a Two-State solution to crisis between Israel and Palestine. This came as he suggested a cooperation between African states and their Arab partners to work hard and be more united to realise common objectives at a

N’Korea denies supplying weapons to Russia

  North Korea says it has never sold weapons to Russia and has no plans to do so in the future, following US reports that Moscow was turning to Pyongyang to replenish stockpiles. US officials said earlier that Russia could purchase rockets and artillery shells from North Korea, reports the. BBC. They said such moves, along

Sri Lanka inflation rate jumps above 70%

  Sri Lanka’s annual inflation rate surged to more than 70% in August as it struggles with its worst economic crisis in over seven decades. Official data also showed food prices rose by 84.6% compared to a year ago, reports the BBC. The South Asian nation of 22m people was plunged into financial and political

Female lawyer found dead in high-profile case

  Ecuador’s president has said a body found by authorities is that of a young female lawyer who went missing after visiting a police training school. He named the woman as María Belén Bernal, 34, who vanished 10 days ago after going to see her husband at the facility in the capital Quito, reports the

US interest rates raised to highest in 14 years

  The US central bank has pushed interest rates to the highest level in almost 15 years as it fights to rein in soaring prices in the world’s largest economy. The Federal Reserve announced it was raising its key rate by another 0.75 percentage points, lifting the target range to 3% to 3.25%. Borrowing costs

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