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- Nigeria: PDP Urges ICC, Interpol to Probe Olonisakin, Buratai, Othersby Premium Times on 28/01/2021 at 14:00
[Premium Times] Nigeria's main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has called on the International Criminal Court and other world bodies to probe the service chiefs who resigned from their appointments on Tuesday.
- Nigeria: CSOs Set Agenda On Transparency, Accountability, Global Standards Ahead of PIB Passage in Aprilby Vanguard on 28/01/2021 at 13:51
[Vanguard] Abuja -- Want CSOs' involvement in disbursement of revenue process
- Nigeria: Abacha Loot - Court to Give Suit Against Consultant's Appointment Speedy Hearingby Premium Times on 28/01/2021 at 13:48
[Premium Times] The judge says instead of issuing an order of injunction, it is better to give the matter an accelerated hearing.
- Gambia: Drug Squad Operations Director Testifies Before TRRCby Foroyaa on 28/01/2021 at 13:22
[Foroyaa] Ebrima Drammeh, alias Jim Drammeh, Director of Operations at the Drug Law Enforcement Agency The Gambia (DLEAG), has on Wednesday testified before the TRRC.
- Gambia: Attorney General Makes U-Turn in Property Case Involving Anti-Crime Headquartersby Foroyaa on 28/01/2021 at 13:21
[Foroyaa] The Attorney General has made a change in position regarding the property serving as the Anti-Crime Headquarters in Bijilo which is the subject of claim by Global HOMM.
- Nigeria: Denials and Cover Up Mark 100 Days Since Lekki Shootingby AI London on 28/01/2021 at 13:09
[AI London] Nigerian authorities have failed to bring to justice those suspected to be responsible for the brutal crackdown by security forces on peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki toll gate and Alausa in Lagos in October 2020 and have brazenly attempted to cover up the violence, said Amnesty International Nigeria today, 100 days on from the attacks.
- Nigeria: Nigeria, Middle East Trade Volume Hits U.S.$19.3 Billionby Vanguard on 28/01/2021 at 12:55
[Vanguard] The bilateral trade volume between Nigeria and the Middle East reached $19.3 billion in 2019 while Nigeria's export to China was about $2billion in the form of mineral oils and fuels, oil seeds, plastics, rubber, animal products, shipping vessels and fruits.
- Rwanda/Guinea: CHAN 2020 - Rwanda to Face Guinea in Last Eightby New Times on 28/01/2021 at 12:53
[New Times] The national football team, Amavubi, will take on Guinea in the quarter-finals of the ongoing 6th African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Cameroon.
- Africa: Africa Has Lost a Voice That Spoke Truth to Power At a High Level - - UNby GhanaToday on 28/01/2021 at 12:01
[GhanaToday] Not only has Ghana lost a son, but Africa has lost a voice that spoke truth to power at high places, a tribute from the Ghana Office of the United Nations has said.
- Sierra Leone: President Bio Attends State Funeral of Former President Jerry John Rawlings of Ghanaby Sierra Leone Government on 28/01/2021 at 12:00
[Sierra Leone Government] Accra, Ghana, Wednesday 27 January 2021 - His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio has attended the state funeral of the late Flt Lt Jerry J. Rawlings, the first President of the Fourth Republic of Ghana who passed away on 12 November 2020, aged 73.
- Nigeria: Engaging With the LGBT Conundrumby Premium Times on 28/01/2021 at 11:34
[Premium Times] ... how can the Church and people of other faith relate with the LGBT issue to temper down the perceived hostilities toward the LGBT community? I recommend three ways to avoid falling into the trap of hypocrisy or the temptation of playing God. Both acts of hypocrisy and playing God are in themselves weighty sins that carry heavy consequences.
- Nigeria: Civil War Has Not United Nigeria, but a Political Settlement Willby Vanguard on 28/01/2021 at 11:29
[Vanguard] Recently, Nigeria marked the 51st anniversary of the end of its civil war, from July 6, 1967 to January 15, 1970. Too often, retired generals tell us they fought the war to secure Nigeria's 'unity'. But, in truth, all they did was to stop, with lethal force, a constituent unit - the East - from leaving the corporate entity called Nigeria.
- Nigeria: FGM Not a Joke, UNFPA Tells Governorsby Vanguard on 28/01/2021 at 11:29
[Vanguard] Abuja -- The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), has told state governors not to take the lingering practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) as a joke.
- Nigeria: Chief Judge Transmits Reinstatement Notice to Judge Accused of Briberyby Premium Times on 28/01/2021 at 11:10
[Premium Times] The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, John Tsoho, has officially communicated a reinstatement notice to a judge, Mohammed Yunusa, who was accused of bribery and sundry infractions in 2016.
- Nigeria: Critical Sectors to Benefit As First Crowd-Funding Platform Emergesby Vanguard on 28/01/2021 at 11:10
[Vanguard] Giving.ng, a crowd-funding platform, has revealed an upgraded platform that eases the burden of social impact fundraising as critical sectors of the economy are to benefit from the crowd funding.
- Nigeria: Insurgency - Give New Service Chiefs Timeline to Deliver - Senateby Vanguard on 28/01/2021 at 11:08
[Vanguard] The Senate has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to as a matter of urgency, give a timeline to the new service chiefs to nip in the bud the problem of insurgency, kidnapping, armed banditry and other security challenges in the country.
- Nigeria: Buhari Promotes Northerners in Overhaul of Military Leadershipby RFI on 28/01/2021 at 11:02
[RFI] Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has named a new team of military chiefs in a move that follows years of criticism over the government's handling of the war against Boko Haram, and bandits in the north of the country.
- Nigeria: How Nigeria Can Achieve Restructuring - Ex-Presidential Candidateby Premium Times on 28/01/2021 at 10:53
[Premium Times] Mr Olawepo-Hashim says restructuring can only be achieved if all parties calling for it reach a compromise.
- Nigeria: Politicians Applaud Firing of Military Chiefsby CAJ News on 28/01/2021 at 10:36
[CAJ News] Abuja, Nigeria -- NIGERIA'S political parties have welcomed the sacking of the country's service chiefs over their alleged failure to defeat terrorism and other criminalities in the West African country.
- Nigeria: Negotiations On Sale of OMLs 86, 88 Still Ongoing - Chevronby This Day on 28/01/2021 at 10:14
[This Day] Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) yesterday disclosed that negotiations on the planned sale of its stake in Oil Mining Leases (OMLs) 86 and 88, were still ongoing.
- Nigeria: Ozekhome - Former Service Chiefs Failed Massivelyby This Day on 28/01/2021 at 10:11
[This Day] A constitutional lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), has said the outgoing service chiefs failed massively.
- Nigeria: FEC Approves Policy to Stop Rejection of Nigerian Goodsby This Day on 28/01/2021 at 10:09
[This Day] The Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday approved the National Quality Policy to stop rejection of Nigerian goods exported out of the country.
- Liberia: Liberia National Police Online Crime Statistics System Goes Liveby FrontPageAfrica on 28/01/2021 at 10:04
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- An online Crime Statistics Information System (CSIS) has been launched at the headquarters of the Liberia National Police (LNP). The "Go Live" launch of the system held 25, January 2021, was also marked by the beginning of a five-day Training of Trainer's workshop on the crime database system for 15 personnel.
- Liberia: Liberia Land Authority Receives Consignment of Deployment Kitsby FrontPageAfrica on 28/01/2021 at 10:04
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The Liberia Land Authority (LLA), has received a consignment of deployment kits which include equipment, office supplies and eight motorbikes worth over USD$50,000.
- Liberia: Sen. Dillon Proffers Bill for the Amendment of the National Code of Conductby FrontPageAfrica on 28/01/2021 at 10:04
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Senator Darius Dillon (CPP-Montserrado County) has submitted a bill that seeks to amend several portions of the National Code of Conduct, especially relating to the use of government properties for political activities.
- Nigeria: Govt Earns Over U.S.$5Billion From VAT, Tax in 2020by This Day on 28/01/2021 at 09:41
[This Day] Total revenues amounting to about N2.94 trillion were generated as both Value Added Tax (VAT) and Company Income Tax (CIT) in 2020, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
- Nigeria: President Signs Regulations Making Face Masks Mandatoryby This Day on 28/01/2021 at 09:16
[This Day] President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the COVID-19 Disease Health Protection 2021, a regulation which makes the use of face mask mandatory.
- Nigeria: Country is in 'State of Emergency', Buhari Tells New Military Chiefsby Premium Times on 28/01/2021 at 06:34
[Premium Times] The appointment of the service chiefs was announced on Tuesday.
- West Africa: France's Macron Holds Meeting With Mali's Interim Leader Ahead of G5 Sahelby RFI on 28/01/2021 at 04:58
[RFI] French President Emmanuel Macron has met with Mali's interim leader on Wednesday to discuss joint security operations in the region amid a rise in jihadist attacks. This comes on the heels of the dissolution of the National Committee for the Salvation of the People, a military junta which took over after the ousting of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in August last year.
- Nigeria: Increased Risk As Drug Smugglers Rebrand Tramadolby ISS on 28/01/2021 at 04:35
[ISS] Manufacturers in India have rebranded the opioid Tramadol to Tafrodol so as to evade detection by customs officials at Nigeria's ports and borders. While the name change makes the drug look like Tramadol, Tafrodol contains two ingredients that should not be combined and can reportedly cause respiratory infection, coma and even instant death.
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