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House of Representatives to separate the Office of the AGF from that of the Minister of Justice

House of Representatives is seeking to separate the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation from that of the Minister of Justice. The house said the separation would remove political interference in the operations of the Attorney-General. A bill to alter the 1999 Constitution to separate both offices, sponsored by House Chief Whip Mohammed Tahir…

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Nigerian Police ranked as the worst human rights violators in Nigeria

In the same vein, survey conducted by NOIPolls has identified the police as the worst violators of human rights in Nigeria. According to the report conducted and unveiled in commemoration of this year’s International Human Rights Day, 83 per cent of Nigerians, who were interviewed, expressed the view that human rights violations were prevalent in…

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East Africa expects to witness Tropical storms

Two tropical storms are expected in East Africa late on Thursday and Friday, according to latest weather reports. Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland is bracing for what authorities have described as a category two storm. Weather experts say at least nine countries in the East African region are experiencing heavier than usual rains as a…

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Senate passes 2020 Appropriation bill

The Senate has passed the 2020 Appropriation bill, with an increase of about three billion naira. This followed the adoption of report of Senate Committee on Appropriation chaired by Senator Jibrin Barau at the plenary today. The budget was increase as presented by President Muhammadu Buhari on October 8, 2019. Senate also increased Oil Benchmark…

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Gunmen kill six people, including the head of Japanese aid agency in Afghanistan

Gunmen killed six people, including the head of a Japanese aid agency in an attack on their vehicle in Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan, officials said. The ambush comes a week after a grenade attack on a United Nations vehicle in Kabul heightened fears for those doing humanitarian work amid one of the world’s longest-running conflicts.…

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IGP stresses the need for complete moral re-orientation in the way police deal with public

Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has stressed the need for complete moral re-orientation and improvement in the way the police deal with the public to gain public trust. Adamu, who was represented by Peter Ogunyanwo, the DIG in-charge of Research and Planning, stated this during his official visit to the Oyo State Police…

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Minister of Works and Housing updates FEC on the construction of roads and bridges nationwide

Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has updated the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on the construction of 524 roads and bridges nationwide, saying 80 are priority projects scheduled for completion in the 2020-2021 fiscal years. The minister explained that additional N255.6 billion would be needed to complete the projects in record time, adding…

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President Buhari launches made-in-Nigeria military war vehicles known as Ezugwu

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday launched made-in-Nigeria military war vehicles known as Mine Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicles (MRAPs). He said the vehicles named Ezugwu and produced by the Defence Industry Corporation of Nigeria (DICON) and Command Engineering Depot (CED), would be launched into the military operation against the insurgents in the north-eastern part of the country. President…

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FRC begins physical verification of selected federal gov’t capital projects across the six geo-political zones

Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC) has begun physical verification of selected federal government capital projects across the six geo-political zones of the country, in line with the dictates of the Fiscal Responsibility Act. According to the Acting Chairman of the FRC, Victor Muruako charged the inspection team to carry out the assignments with great diligence and…

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