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The President of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Honour Sirawoo, has described the expected visit of Gianni Infantino less than six months after his emergence as FIFA President to Nigeria as a good omen and one that would open new vista for Nigeria in world football. 

Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Dr. Austin Tam George, has urged the Federal Government to base its policy objective on popular debate and wider consultation to enhance participatory democracy and confront the many challenges facing the country.

The Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Alhaji Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, has declared war against Vandals and other criminals in the nation, while promising robust welfare package for personnel as he marks his first year in office.

Gana made the declaration at a prayer session organized in his honour by  members of his outfit.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday engaged in a series of meetings with some former leaders of the National Assembly at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Some of those who met with the President behind closed doors were two former Presidents of the Senate, David Mark and Ken Nnamani as well as a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Masari.

 The immidiate past Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, in Abuja on Monday, July 18, 2016, described as lies the allegation by his successor, Idris  Ibrahim, that he took away 24 police vehicles.

 He advised Idris to cross-check his handover notes which contains every information needed by his successor on vehicles.

Operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command over the weekend arrested the suspected member of an eight-man robbery gang, Abdullahi Olanrewaju, 30, during their operations at Abeje and Onibeju streets, off Capitol road in Agege Local Government Area of the state.

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Osun, Oyo SDP Plan To Unseat APC, PDP In South-West

 

Top chieftains of Social Democratic Party (SDP) from Osun and Oyo states met on Thursday to strategise on how to wrestle power in the two South-West states from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming elections.

Supreme Court Sacks Uba, Oduah, Ekwunife, 11 Reps From Anambra

The Supreme Court on Friday, January 29, 2016, sacked Senators Andy Uba, Stella Oduah and Uche Ekwunife as well as 11 members of the House of Representatives representing Anambra State on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over a pre-election matter.

Court Denies IPOB Leader, Kanu, Two Others Bail

 

Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday, January 29, 2016, refused to grant bail to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and founder of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, and his co-accused.

Boko Haram Blasts Gombi Market

A suicide bomber suspected to be the member of the Boko Haram sect on Friday, January 29, 2016, detonated a suicide vest at a crowded market in Gombi town in Adamawa State.

A security official in Gombi said that a teen about 12 years old was suspected of having led the attack.

Australian Open: Djokovic Crushes Federer In Semifinals

One game -- that's how long it took for all the buzz surrounding the 45th rendition of Federer-Djokovic to completely disappear. That's how ridiculously good No. 1 Novak Djokovic was from the start of his Australian Open semifinal match against No. 3 Roger Federer.

Nigeria, Kenya: Two Countries With Common Challenges

Kenya and Nigeria may be more than 2,000 miles apart but as Nigeria’s Muhammadu Buhari concludes a three-day working visit to Kenya on January 29, 2016, he will likely have realized the two countries could not be any closer with their shared challenges.

Biafra: Why Dutch Lawyers Sued Buhari At The Hague

By Conor Gaffey

 

The pro-Biafran activist group led by the imprisoned Nnamdi Kanu has filed a complaint against Muhammadu Buhari in The Hague, accusing the Nigerian president of war crimes.

EFCC Arrests Ex-Airforce Chief

 

Nigeria's former highest-ranking Airforce officer is being questioned as part of an investigation into the alleged diversion of funds intended to fight Boko Haram, a source close to the probe said on Thursday.

Ekiti Opens Bid For Flyover, New King's Market

By Valentine Amanze,

Lagos

 

Ekiti State

Government on Thursday, January 28, 2016, publicly opened th‎e bids for the construction of a New Oja Oba (king’s market)  and a flyover in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.

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