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The United Nations has warned of possible war crimes in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The warning came in a report released by the UN Joint Human Rights Office (UNJHRO) on Wednesday. It blamed militia mostly from the ethnic Lendu community in the region for barbaric acts such as “widespread and systematic killings, beheadings and rape,” among others. UNJHRO said the atrocities might constitute crimes against humanity and war crimes. According to...

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The southeast Governors Forum on Wednesday resolved its differences with the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, and reaffirmed its support for community policing in the zone. Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi, the forum’s Chairman, disclosed this in Abakaliki while addressing newsmen, after its virtual meeting with the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Adamu Abubakar. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the governors in its meeting on Sunday in Enugu differed with the...

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The Nigeria Governors’ Forum will on Wednesday, meet to discuss the issue of financial autonomy for the states’ judiciary and legislature, code-named the Executive Order 10, 2020. A statement issued by Mr Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, Head, Media, and Public Affairs, NGF, on Tuesday in Abuja indicated that the consultation would be the 9th in the series of teleconference meeting held by the governors since the lockdown, occasioned by the outbreak of COVID-19. President Muhammadu Buhari, on...

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The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Abubakar Sadiq, has renewed the loyalty and support of the Nigerian Air Force to the Commander-In-Chief of the Nigeria Armed Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari. Sadiq gave the assurance at the Chief of the Air Force Eid-el-Fitr Luncheon organised with troops in the North East on Monday in Yola. Represented by Air Commodore Muhammed Yusuf, Commander 153 Base Services Group, Yola, Sadiq said that the get together was a...

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The Rivers State Government has joined issues with the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC). It accuses the commission of engaging in media trial. The state government was reacting to a media report that the government attention of the Rivers State Government has refused to release its top officials for interrogation in connection to the withdrawal of ₦118 billion in cash between 2015 and 2018. The Commissioner for Information and Communication of Rivers State, Paulinus...

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FlairJet, a British private charter company, which is also an affiliate of Flexjet, is to pay one million naira for violating COVID-19 airport directives in Nigeria. The Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, made the disclosure on Sunday via his verified twitter handle. “Flairjet were found to violate our civil aviation regulations IS 1.3.3(a) Table 2(IV) 7(a) and IS 1.3.3 (a) Table 2 (VIII) (4). “The maximum penalty for each is N500, 000. “ We...

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The Defence Headquarters says the Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji has neutralised no fewer than 200 armed bandits in multiple air strikes in Katsina and Zamfara. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in a statement released on Sunday in Abuja said the operations were in continuation of the offensive to rid the country of bandits and other criminal elements. Enenche said that close to 200 bandits were killed in multiple air strikes conducted...

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After being kept in police detention for 17 days, Rotimi Jolayemi, aka Oba Akewi, an Osun-based journalist has been charged for actions deemed to cause annoyance and insulting towards the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed. Five days ago, Segun Adeyemi, Mr Mohammed’s spokesman had denied that the Minister caused Mr Jolayemi’s arrest, according to Punch newspaper. The journalist was arrested for reading a poem during a radio programme which the Minister considered...

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President Muhammadu Buhari has sent his condolences to the government and people of Rivers over the passing of legal icon, author and law professor, Justice Adolphus Karibi-Whyte. The President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, conveyed the message in a statement in Abuja on Saturday. Buhari prayed that God would comfort those mourning the legal luminary, especially his family, the academia, Nigerian Bar Association and Body of Benchers as well as friends...

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The Defence Headquarters says the Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji, has decimated several camps and killed 135 armed bandits in massive air raids at several locations in Katsina and Zamfara States between May 20 and May 22. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in a statement on Saturday, said the air raid was part of the renewed offensive to rid the North-West of armed bandits and other criminal elements. Enenche explained that...