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Ousted Mali President, Keita, Freed By Junta

Coup leaders in Mali have released ousted President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita from detention, a spokesman for the junta Djibrilla Maiga said on Thursday. Reuters quoted him as saying: “He was freed this morning, (and) he has returned to his home.” He however didn’t offer more details. Former Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was detained during […]

COVID-19: Face Masks Compulsory In Paris As Cases Rise

Prime Minister of France, Jean Castex, on Thursday announced face masks will become compulsory throughout Paris. The Prime Minister who expressed concerns over the rise in coronavirus infections in the country said 19 more departments have been added to a map with “red” zones of active virus circulation, meaning 21 of France’s 94 departments are […]

Adesina Re-Elected AfDB President

Nigeria’s Akinwumi Adesina has been re-elected as the President of the African Development Bank President for a second five-year term. Adesina was re-elected at the election which took place electronically on Thursday at the virtual annual general meeting of the bank. Adesina’s reappointment on Thursday  is coming after a series of  alleged corruption and poor […]

Court Cases: Buhari Proposes 15-Month Time Limit

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday proposed that all civil cases in court should be conclude within 15 months and  that criminal cases from the high court to the Supreme Court should be concluded within a year. President Buhari disclosed this while he spoke at the 60th Annual General Conference (AGC) of the Nigerian Bar Association […]

Mali Suspended From International Francophone Organisation Amidst Coup

The Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) suspended Mali from its membership on Tuesday as part of efforts to mount pressure on the military junta that has seized power in country. The OIF also called for the liberation of the ousted president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who stepped down from power last week after the military […]

Fani-Kayode Withdraws Word “Stupid” Used Against A Journalist, Fails To

A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, in a statement disclosed that he has withdrawn the word “stupid” which he had used against a journalist. It would be recalled that Fani-Kayode had verbally attacked Eyo Charles, a Daily Trust journalist, who asked him a question during a press conference in Calabar, Cross River last week. […]

“Nigeria Has Defeated Polio” – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari described the certification of Nigeria Polio free as a pointer to the fact that with political will, Africa could also defeat Coronavirus. According to a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on  Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, President Buhari said the certification is a fulfilment of his his pledge […]

COVID-19: Nigeria Records 252 New Cases, Over 30,000 Recoveries

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed late Tuesday that Nigeria has recorded 252 new cases of COVID. According to the NCDC in a late-night tweet, Plateau topped the list of states with new cases with 50 recorded infections. The breakdown of other states with newly recorded  cases are as follows:  Enugu – 35, […]

States Clamouring For Community Policing Owe Salaries –Garba Shehu

The Senior Special Assistant to the President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has said many of the states agitating for community policing owe salaries. Shehu, stated this on Tuesday during a live interview Channels Television. Responding to a question on why it took the President some time to approve the community policing […]

NBA: “I Didn’t Get Fair Hearing” – El-Rufai

Kaduna State  Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has accused  the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) on Saturday of not granting him a fair hearing before de-inviting him as guest speaker at the association’s 60th Annual General Conference (AGC). El-Rufai made his grievance known  in a protest letter to the NBA through his counsel, Mr. A.U. Mustapha (SAN). […]