The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has said that the issue of pardoning the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, is premature. Mr Malami stated this on Wednesday while appearing as a guest on Channels Television’s Politics Today. “Pardon is a function of conviction in the […]

The Federal Government has commenced the enforcement of mandatory vaccination against COVID-19 at the Federal Secretariat. As early as 7:00 am on Wednesday, security men manned the main entrance to the Federal Secretariat where they demanded either a vaccination card or evidence of negative PCR test before allowing the civil servants to enter the Secretariat. […]

Twenty people have been confirmed dead with seven others rescued after a boat carrying passengers capsized in Bagwai River in Bagwai Local Government Area (LGA) of Kano State. According to an eyewitness, the accident happened on Tuesday evening. Authorities of the Kano State Police Command confirmed the incident to Channels Television on Wednesday. Police Public Relations Officer […]

The total number of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 confirmed in Nigeria is now three, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said on Wednesday. NCDC Director-General, Dr Ifedayo Adetifa, who confirmed this in a statement explained that the agency had conducted case and genomic surveillance for inbound international travellers arriving in the country at […]

Fireworks filled the sky over Barbados on Tuesday as the Caribbean island nation declared itself the world’s newest republic, lowering Queen Elizabeth’s flag as it severed colonial-era ties to the British throne to the sound of jubilant gun salutes. “Republic Barbados has set sail on her maiden voyage,” Dame Sandra Mason said in her inauguration speech as the first […]

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Sunday said it was monitoring emerging evidence on the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron, which was first recently identified in Southern Africa. The new variant “is considered highly transmissible” and has already triggered a new wave of travel restrictions targeted at countries in Southern Africa. However, the NCDC in […]

Police have rearrested seven inmates who escaped from the Medium Security Custodial Centre in Jos, authorities at the Plateau State Command have said. This followed the attack on the correction facility in the state capital by a yet-to-be-identified group of gunmen on Sunday. Ubah Ogaba, who is the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, […]

Manchester City beat Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 on Wednesday but both clubs qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League, along with Real Madrid, Inter Milan, and Sporting Lisbon. Gabriel Jesus tapped in from Bernardo Silva’s deft knockdown on 76 minutes to settle an absorbing match at the Etihad after Raheem Sterling had cancelled out […]

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has rejected a planned petrol price hike in the country and the Federal Government’s proposal to pay the sum of N5000 monthly to Nigerians as palliative. NLC President, Ayuba Wabba in a statement on Wednesday described the plan of the Federal Government as a “penny wise-pound foolish” gamble. According to […]

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and civil society organisations on Monday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the Electoral Act Amendment Bill. The National Assembly has passed the bill and transmitted the document to President Buhari on November 19 for assent. While the Executive Director, Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre, Clement Nwankwo, asked […]

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