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The Federal Capital Territory Administration says it will decentralise emergency outbreak response through advocacy in the six area councils of Abuja. A communiqué issued on Tuesday in Abuja, said that the resolution was reached at the end of the FCT COVID-19 Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) Intra-Action Review (IAR) meeting. It said that it would also set up emergency operation centres, establishment of sample collection systems and training of human resources for response in the area...

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A coalition of Women civil right groups, Women Intervention Group (WIG), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari and all political actors in the country to urgently respond to all the requests of youths during the #EndSARS Protests. WIG’s Chairperson, Mary Manzo, in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja called on the leaders to urgently expand resources in building a structure that would create an enabling environment for employment and to harness their potential for nation’s...

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Liverpool laboured to a 2-0 win over Denmark’s Midtjylland on Tuesday to secure a hard-fought UEFA Champions League Group D victory at Anfield. Goals from Diogo Jota and a Mohamed Salah penalty kick secured victory for the 2018/2019 champions. The win came at a cost, however, as Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp suffered another defensive blow. Brazilian Fabinho who has been a cover for others in the central defence position limped off in the first half with...

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The minister of information, Lai Mohammed has said the #EndSARS protest is a war fought with the aid of social media. While defending the 2021 budget proposed by his ministry, on Tuesday, Mohammed explained that it is highly important to regulate social media. He noted that although the government is not seeking to shut down social media because the it has come to stay but that there is need to check its excesses due to...

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The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has congratulated Prof. Mahmood Yakubu on his reappointment as the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The CUPP in a statement issued by its Spokesperson, Ikenga Ugochinyere, on Tuesday in Abuja, described Yakubu’s reappointment as the only chance for him to set Nigeria electoral processes on the right path. They also urged him to use this second term appointment, which is novel in the political history of Nigeria,...

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The Federal Government says 10 new airports will be constructed across the country to boost civil aviation. The Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, announced this on Tuesday in Abuja when he appeared before the Senate Committee on Aviation for the 2021 budget defence by the ministry and its agencies. Sirika said that the civil aviation had witnessed growth saying that the number of airports in the country had increased. “There are airports coming up...

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC),  has confirmed 113 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), with three additional coronavirus-related deaths in 11 states and the Federal Capital Territory. The NCDC made this known via its verified website on Tuesday. The public health agency said that the new infections bring the nation’s total number of infections to 62,224. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the data released by the agency shows that 345 new patient...

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Although the US has its police issues, Nigeria can borrow and integrate the acceptable practices of criminal justice reforms from the US and other parts of the world. —Dr. I. D. Onwudiwe Due to the incessant killings of Nigerian youths by SARS and the resulting dilemma, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, Wizkid, a famous young musician, staged the EndSARS protests in London on October 11, 2020.  His efforts and actions exposed police brutality and its accompanying violations...

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By Ibrahim Abdul’Aziz, Regional Correspondent At least 48 of the 110 tractors looted by hoodlums in Adamawa state have been recovered just as Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri threatened that houses looted items are found risk demolition. Hoodlums were reported to have stolen at least 110 tractors and other farm implements from the North East Commodity Association (NECAS) Warehouse In Yola. NECAS is involved in agriculture-related services and human capacity development across the North-East region States...

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Nigerians on the microblog, Twitter, have questioned the oath of secrecy administered on members of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry set up by the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu. The oath of secrecy administered on members read in part, “I solemnly swear/affirm that I will not directly or indirectly communicate or reveal any matter to any person which shall be brought under my consideration or shall come to my knowledge in the discharge of...

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