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Nigeria Will Get Over N/East Crisis - Buhari

[Daily Trust] President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said the nation would surely put the troubles in the North-east in order and move ahead. (AllAfrica)


Amotekun - Recruitment Suspended As States' Attorneys General Develop Legal Framework

[Premium Times] The planned recruitment of personnel and further implementation of the blueprint for the South West regional security outfit named Amotekun are now on hold, PREMIUM TIMES can report. (AllAfrica)


Trump to Impose Travel Ban On Nigerians, Other Nationals - - Report

[Premium Times] President Donald Trump would, later this month, impose travel restrictions on seven countries which include Nigeria, a report said Wednesday. (AllAfrica)


Nigerian Seeks $1 Billion Loan to Boost Mechanised Farming - Minister

[Premium Times] The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, says the federal government will obtain $1 billion from foreign banks to purchase farming equipment for local farmers in the country. (AllAfrica)


Tension As INEC Concludes 2019 Polls Today

[Vanguard] Ekpenyong, Akpabio, Jibrin, Doguwa, others know fate (AllAfrica)


Tiwa Savage, Davido, Wizkid, Others to Headline DJ Kaywise's 'Joor Concert'

[Vanguard] It's another year of excitement as the Nigeria music industry is about to witness another mind-blowing concert tagged 'Joor Concert' today, January 25, 2020. (AllAfrica)


We Haven't Got Money for Ibadan-Kaduna Rail - Amaechi

[Daily Trust] The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, says Nigeria hasn't yet received the loan requested from China for the Ibadan-Kaduna rail project. (AllAfrica)


The Making of the Sought-After Victor Osimhen

[New Frame] From playing barefoot in a poverty-stricken Lagos slum to strutting his stuff in Europe's top football competition, the Nigerian striker is still only at the beginning of his career. (AllAfrica)


Review Restrictive Laws On Abortion, Group Urges FG

[This Day] Ipas, an international organisation that champions the reproductive health and rights of women has called on the federal government to consider a review of the restrictive laws on abortion, saying that the law was costing women their lives in large number in the country. (AllAfrica)


Enugu Bans Sale of Unapproved Water

[This Day] The Enugu State Government has banned the sale and distribution of water by water tankers and other vendors from unauthorised sources in the state "particularly the IBUSA Street Water/Stream in Independence Layout, Enugu". A statement by the Commissioner for Information, Nnanyelugo Chidi Aroh, stated that the ban was in furtherance of the commitment of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi's administration to protect the health and safety of residents of Enugu. (AllAfrica)


Why Trump May Impose Travel Ban On Nigeria, Six Others

[Vanguard] The United States President, Donald Trump, has confirmed that the nation plans on expanding a controversial travel ban to include more countries. (AllAfrica)


Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria Journalist Dies After Attack

[CPJ] Abuja -Authorities in Nigeria should conduct a swift and credible investigation into the killing of Maxwell Nashan, a reporter and newscaster with the government-owned Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), and determine whether his journalism was the motive for the attack, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. (AllAfrica)


U.S. Stops Issuance of Visa for Childbirth

[This Day] The United States Thursday said it would no longer issue visas to foreigners who want to give birth in the country. (AllAfrica)


Govt Stops Lecturers' Salaries Over IPPIS

[Daily Trust] The Federal Government has stopped the payment of salaries of higher institutions' lecturers yet to enrol in the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System. (AllAfrica)


Corruption Index - Your Ranking Is Baseless, Govt Tells Transparency International

[Premium Times] The Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, and the anti-graft agency, EFCC, have condemned the Transparency International 2019 report that ranked Nigeria poorly on the fight against corruption. (AllAfrica)


'Conflict is Like a Cough, If You Don't Treat the Root Cause, It Comes Back'

[allAfrica] Nairobi - With the ongoing conflicts in Cameroon, Somalia, Nigeria, the Sahel and Mozambique, peace on the continent may seem elusive, but Nigerian-based Joy Ada Onyesoh, president of the International Board President of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), is convinced that the continent's peacebuilding goals can be achieved if women and men work together. AllAfrica's David Njagi spoke with her in Nairobi, where a women mediators chapter for Kenya was launched. (AllAfrica)


Mohammed Seeks Foreign Investment in Nigeria's Creative Industry

[This Day] The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has urged investors to take advantage of the burgeoning opportunities in the Nigeria's creative industry. (AllAfrica)


One More Item On Buhari's Plate

[This Day] In his new year message to the nation, President Muhammadu Buhari expectedly reiterated that the focus of his administration would be on the economy, security and fighting corruption. (AllAfrica)


Medical Trips - Reps Seek Court Approval for President, Govs, Other Public Office Holders

[Vanguard] Abuja -A bill to bar the President, Governors and other public office holders from traveling abroad for treatment without court approval, has been slated for second reading in the House of Representatives. (AllAfrica)


Keeping Okada and Keke Off the Highways

[Vanguard] For the umpteenth time, the Lagos State Government has announced plans to tackle the menace of commercial motorcycles (okada), tricycles (keke) and yellow buses (danfo) in the major highways of the nation's economic capital. (AllAfrica)


FAAN, NCC Move Against Copyright Piracy

[This Day] The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) have agreed to work together for the development and implementation of a national anti-piracy strategy to address the sale of pirated books, films, music and other copyright infringing materials in and around the nation's local and international airports. (AllAfrica)


Amotekun - Confusion As Malami Differs With Osinbajo, South - West Govs

[Vanguard] Abuja -The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN, yesterday, insisted that the South West anti crime outfit, Amotekun, was illegal. (AllAfrica)


Insurgency - Rep Urges Military to Improve On Security Intelligence

[Vanguard] Mr. Yusuf Gagdi, member representing Pankshin, Kanke and Kanam Federal Constituency of Plateau, has called on the military to improve on their security intelligence to end insurgency and other criminal activities in the country. (AllAfrica)


How I Was Molested By My Lecturer in His Office - OAU Female Student

[Vanguard] Osogbo -Miss Afolayan Motunrayo, a final year student of the Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, has disclosed how she was allegedly molested by her lecturer, who insisted on having sex with her to avoid failing his course. (AllAfrica)


Investigative Journalist Exposes State Country's Oldest Psychiatric Hospital

[This is Africa] A Nigerian investigative journalist Fisayo Soyombo has exposed the corruption and decrepit state of the country's oldest psychiatric hospital, Yaba Nero-Psychiatric Hospital. (AllAfrica)


TI's Latest Rating of Nigeria Without Basis - Govt

[This Day] Lagos, Abuja -The federal government has rejected Nigeria's rating as the fourth most corrupt country in West Africa based on the 2019 corruption perception index compiled by the Transparency International (TI). (AllAfrica)


Akeredolu's Long Walk to Rid Ondo of Crime

[Vanguard] The security of lives and property of the citizens is universally accepted to be one of the major preoccupations of a responsible government. Security guarantees peace and socio-economic advancement of a society. (AllAfrica)


Edo Crisis - Court Refuses to Stop Oshiomhole As APC National Chair

[Vanguard] Abuja -THE High Court in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja has refused to grant the Exparte Application filed by the National Vice Chairman, North East, of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Mustapha Salihu; former Edo State chairman of the APC, Anselm Ojezua and others, seeking to have the National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole vacate his office. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria Drops Point in Global Corruption Index, Ranked 146 Out of 180 Countries

[Vanguard] The 2019 Corruption Perception Index, CPI, released by Transparency International, TI, yesterday, revealed that Nigeria has further slipped down in the global rating, scoring 26 out of 100 points. (AllAfrica)


SPDC Operations Threatened As Crisis Hits Delta Host Community

[This Day] Warri -The operations of Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) is now under threat following a crisis that engulfed Sokebolou Community Trust in Ogulagha kingdom in Burutu Local Government area of Delta State. (AllAfrica)


Things Getting Out of Hand - Aisha Buhari

[Daily Trust] The First Lady, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, has alerted that things are getting out of hand in the country, noting that her husband alone cannot handle the challenges of the nation and admonished the political class to work together to bail the country of out of the challenges. (AllAfrica)