The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has summoned the Managing Director of the Enugu State Waste Management Authority (ESWAMA), Dominic Okonkwo, over allegations of human rights abuse.

Okonkwo is expected to appear before the NHRC on January 28, 2016 to respond to the allegations leveled against him and his agency.

Rumours of the disqualification of an aspirant in the Anambra Central Senatorial Primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mrs. Uche Ekwunife, who defected to the party few weeks ago, have triggered protests ahead of the primary election.


The federal lawmakers have commenced debate on Nigeria’s 2016 Appropriation Bill after putting behind the controversies surrounding the budget.

The debate session held on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at both the upper and lower chambers of the National Assembly in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

Cameroonian troops pursuing Boko Haram fired rocket-propelled grenades indiscriminately that killed a family of four, then shot and killed two other civilians, trapped Nigerian villagers said Tuesday.

Telecom companies operating in Nigeria should not put their desire to make profits above security concerns, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Tuesday.

Nigeria has been pushing telecom companies to verify the identity of their subscribers amid fears that unregistered SIM cards were being used by criminal gangs in a country facing an insurgency by Islamic militant group, Boko Haram.

The National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, was driven off in a prison pick-up van ‎from the premises of the Federal High Court in Abuja, shortly after he was granted bail in the sum of N400 million by the court on Tuesday.


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