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I have no Twitter account, says Babangida

Former military president, General Ibrahim Babangida, said he currently has no Twitter or any social media accounts.

  He also disowned all accounts bearing his names and photographs.

  Babangida, in a statement by his media aide, Zubairu Abdulrauf, advised members of the public to ignore claims to that effect.

  The 77-year-old said that the social media accounts were targeted at misleading unsuspecting members of the public.

  His words:

Melaye, others ask court to set aside Police summon, demand N500m damages

The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and two other senators, Dino Melaye and Ben Murray-Bruce have filed a suit asking the Federal High Court to set aside the police summon following their involvement in a protest last week.

The senators have asked the court for an order of perpetual injunction restraining the police from any further unlawful harassment, intimidation or attempt to arrest and detain them in connection with their peaceful demonstration.

Killings: Plateau State gets new Commissioner Of Police

Following incessant attacks and killings in Plateau State, a new Commissioner Of Police has assumed duty.

Austin Agbonlahor, a Police Commissioner of Department of Operations in the Force Headquarters on Tuesday takes over from Andie Undie.

Before he took over as the Commissioner of Police, Plateau State Command, Agbonlahor was the Commissioner of Police Department of Operations, Force Headquarters, Abuja.

The new Commissioner of Police has since resumed duty.

UN earmarks $2.1b as grants for IDPs in Nigeria

The United Nations has earmarked the sum of $2.1 billion to be given out as grants to people affected by the humanitarian crisis in northeast Nigeria.

The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock told journalists in Abuja, on Sunday that the grants is to help victims of the insurgency to recover and build their lives.

NASS legislative aides protest over non-payment of salaries

The legislative aides of the National Assembly are protesting over the non-payment of salaries

The protesters stormed the Assembly Complex on Tuesday morning just before the lawmakers began their closed-door session.

According to them, their last payment was on August 15, 2018.

The protesters are also demanding for their Duty Tour Allowance which they say they have not collected for the past three years.

The protesters further complained about the lack of training.

NASS resumes after long break

The National Assembly on Tuesday resumed after it’s long break which it embarked upon on the 24th of July 2018.

Most of the lawmakers where however absent as the National Assembly is observed to be quite scanty of lawmakers.

Also, there is a rejig of the security at the National Assembly as more police officers and police trucks were sighted.

More security men in unidentified uniform were also on the ground with strict instructions not to allow unauthorised persons into the National Assembly

Nigerian govt to announce new minimum wage –NLC president

The Federal Government is set to announce the new minimum wage as the Tripartite Committee completes its assignment.

The outcome of the Tripartite Committee has been submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Mr Ayuba Wabba, President of Nigeria Labour Congress, made this known while speaking with newsmen on Monday in Abuja.

According to him, the committee used two days to reconvene and deliberate on a new minimum wage that was acceptable to all employers of labour in the country.

SERAP , seeks speedy trial of corrupt past governors

A Lagos based human rights and advocacy organisation, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has written to President Muhammadu Buhari, urging him to use his good offices and leadership position to direct the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami (SAN) to expeditiously take over and prosecute grand corruption cases involving all indicted former state governors and also prosecute indicted serving governors at the expiration of their tenure as governors.

ICC denies meeting with Buhari at Hague

By Valentine Amanze

The Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) has said that the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari did not discuss with ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda.

  This was contrary to what the Presidency stated that Buhari, during a recent visit to The Hague, had discussion with Bensouda on election violence, terrorism,

Hostages and the recent Jos crises.

Fraud! Crisis rocks women sports association

.NAWIS is fraud, members allege

By Musa Abdulai

Kaduna

The Association of Nigerian Women in Sports (NAWIS) is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) and not a platform for every Nigerian sports woman.

   Founder of the outfit, Professor Florence Bola Adeyanju, disclosed this to members at its 10th National Conference, which held at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Centre of Excellence, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, at the weekend.

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