Niger’s Top Court Confirms Mohamed Bazoum’s Election Win

Niger’s Top Court Has Confirmed Mohamed Bazoum’s Victory In Last Month’s Presidential Runoff, Allowing The Ruling Party Candidate To Be Sworn Into Office Next Month. Bazoum’s Inauguration On April 2 Will Mark The West African Country’s First Transfer Of Power From One Democratically Elected Leader To Another. The Results Were Contested By The Opposition And Two People Died During Violence That Broke Out In The Capital Niamey During Opposition Protests. The Court Said In A Statement That It Had Cancelled The Results From 73 Polling Stations, Without Saying Why. That Very Slightly…

Police Arrests 11 Armed Robbers, “One Chance” Suspects

The FCT Police Command has arrested eleven suspects for one chance, Fraud and armed robbery along Durumi, Wuye and Kafe-Life Camp axis. The Command Public Relations Officer ASP Mariam Yusuf confirmed that amongst the suspects are: Anthony Gambo nd Haruna Musa members of a seven-man robbery syndicate arrested by Police Operatives from Life Camp during routine patrol, after attacking and robbing a school at Kafe-Life Camp. Other robbery suspects are: Mustapha Mohammed, Hamisu Umar and Nazifi Mohammed . Exhibits recovered are: one HP Laptop and one Apple Mac Laptop. Police…

IMF Backs CBN On Cryptocurrency Ban

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has expressed support for the directive    of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) that banks should close all accounts related to cryptocurrency transactions. However, the IMF cautioned the Federal Government (FG) against increasing the tax rate in a bid to generate more revenue, saying, this is not the right time for such a move. IMF Resident Representative for Nigeria, Mr Ari Aisen, stated this yesterday while speaking at a special virtual press briefing on   the recently published   2020 Article IV IMF Staff Report for Nigeria.   …

Nigeria@60: China Awards 49 University Of Abuja Students Education Grant

As part of activities marking Nigeria’s 60th Independence Day celebration and the National Day of the People’s Republic of China, the Chinese government has awarded the sum of N4.9million to 49 students of the University of Abuja to support their education. The students, who were selected based on best CGP and some indigent ones, cut across the entire 11 faculties in the institution and the 36 states of the country and the FCT and included 42 undergraduates and seven postgraduate students. Presenting the award, the Charge D’Affaires of the Embassy…

Nigeria @60: President Buhari Addresses Nigerians

INDEPENDENCE DAY ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE OCCASION OF NIGERIA’S SIXTIETH INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY, THURSDAY 1ST OCTOBER 2020 Fellow Nigerians I speak to you today as your President and fellow citizen on this epoch occasion of our country’s 60th independence Anniversary. As President, I wish to renew my appreciation to Nigerians for entrusting me with your hopes and aspirations for a better and greater Nigeria. Today, it is my unique privilege to re-commit myself to the service of this great country…

Almajirai Relocation: Human Right Commission raises concern, Calls For Program of Action

The National Human Rights Commission has called for the development and implementation of a program of action by Northern States governments to permanently address the challenges posed by the Almajiri system to children and the larger society. In an Advisory Opinion issued in Abuja and signed by the Executive Secretary of the Commission, Mr Tony Ojukwu, the Commission noted that the “Almajirai children are exposed to increased vulnerabilities and risks, including death, trafficking, kidnapping, drug use and addiction, recruitment into terrorism, violent crimes, sexual and other forms of assault and…

Rivers Govt Declares PDP Youth Leader Wanted, To Demolish Hotels

The Rivers State Government, on Sunday, declared Mr Princewill Osaroejiji, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s Youth Leader in Eleme Local Government Area wanted. This was contained in a statement issued in Port Harcourt by Mr Paulinus Nsirim, the state Commissioner for Information and Communications. The statement said that Osaroejiji was declared wanted by the state government over his alleged involvement in criminal activities. It said that N5 million would be given to anyone who provided reliable information that would lead to Osaroejiji’s arrest The state government also said that two…