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SOUTH KOREA’S INTELLIGENCE AGENCY FOILED NORTH KOREAN ATTEMPTS TO HACK INTO SOUTH KOREAN COMPANIES DEVELOPING CORONAVIRUS VACCINES, THE NEWS1 AGENCY REPORTED ON FRIDAY, CITING A MEMBER OF THE PARLIAMENTARY INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE. LEGISLATOR HA TAE-KEUNG SAID AFTER BEING BRIEFED BY THE NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE SERVICE THE AGENCY DID NOT SPECIFY HOW MANY AND WHICH DRUGMAKERS WERE TARGETED […]

A PARIS COURT HAS REJECTED A REQUEST TO POSTPONE THE CORRUPTION TRIAL OF FORMER FRENCH PRESIDENT NICOLAS SARKOZY AND TWO OTHER DEFENDANTS, ORDERING THEM TO APPEAR IN PERSON FOR HEARINGS THAT WILL BEGIN ON MONDAY. SARKOZY BECAME FRANCE’S FIRST MODERN HEAD OF STATE TO APPEAR IN THE DOCK THIS WEEK, ON SUSPICIONS HE PROMISED A […]

THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON AIR FORCE SAYS NIGERIA MAY LOSE THE $493MILLION PAID TO THE UNITED STATES FOR THE PURCHASE OF SUPER TUCANO FIGHTER PLANES. THE VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON AIR FORCE, MIKE NNACHI, STATED THIS WHEN HE PRESENTED THE 2021 BUDGET REPORT OF THE AIR FORCE BEFORE THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATION. […]

THE MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND CULTURE, LAI MOHAMMED, HAS DENIED ANNOUNCING AN INCREASE IN THE HATE SPEECH FINE TO N5MILLION. THE MINISTER, WHO STATED THIS IN A COUNTER-AFFIDAVIT FILED IN RESPONSE TO AN ORIGINATING MOTION FILED BY A HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYER, INIBEHE EFFIONG, AT THE FEDERAL HIGH COURT, LAGOS, SAID THE CONSTITUTION ALLOWS FOR THE […]

FORMER SPEAKER OF THE AKWA IBOM STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY, MR. ONOFIOK LUKE HAS BEEN SUMMONED BY THE JUDICIAL PANEL SET UP BY AKWA IBOM STATE GOVERNMENT TO INVESTIGATE INCIDENCES OF POLICE BRUTALITY, HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION AND EXTRAJUDICIAL KILLINGS IN THE STATE. THE JUDICIAL PANEL ORDERED THE FORMER SPEAKER AND ONE DSS PERSONNEL, MR. GODWIN […]

THE ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIMES COMMISSION (EFCC) SAYS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS REACHED OUT TO THE NIGER REPUBLIC AND THE UNITED STATES IN SEARCH OF THE EX-CHAIRMAN OF PENSION REFORM TASK TEAM, ABDULRASHEED MAINA, WHO IS BELIEVED TO HAVE JUMPED BAIL. THE COMMISSION ARRAIGNED MAINA ON SEVERAL COUNT CHARGES OF FRAUD AND MONEY LAUNDERING TO […]

GOVERNORS FROM THE NORTH-EAST PART OF THE COUNTRY HAVE DEMANDED THE TRANSFER OF THE POWERS TO PROSECUTE TERRORISTS TO THE STATE GOVERNMENTS. THE GOVERNORS MADE THE CALL AT THE MEETING OF THE NORTH-EAST GOVERNORS’ FORUM IN YOLA, ADAMAWA. THE MEETING WAS ATTENDED BY GOVERNORS BABAGANA ZULUM (BORNO), AHMADU FINTIRI (ADAMAWA), BALA MOHAMMED (BAUCHI), AND INUWA […]

NORTHERN NIGERIA HAVE BEEN DESCRIBED AS THE WORST PLACE TO LIVE IN THE COUNTRY DUE TO WORSENING INSECURITY SITUATION IN THE REGION. THE SULTAN OF SOKOTO, ALHAJI SA’AD ABUBAKAR, STATED THIS ON THURSDAY AT THE FOURTH QUARTERLY MEETING OF THE NIGERIA INTER-RELIGIOUS COUNCIL IN ABUJA. AT THE MEETING WITH THE THEME ‘QUESTIONING FOR PEACE IN […]

THE INSPECTOR-GENERAL OF POLICE, MOHAMMED ADAMU, HAS ENCOURAGED POLICE OPERATIVES ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO RETURN TO DUTIES WITH COURAGE AND RID THE NATION OF CRIMINALS. ADAMU, WHO MADE THE CALL WHEN HE VISITED THE OYO STATE POLICE COMMAND IN IBADAN, ALSO LISTED CONDITIONS FOR THE USE OF FIREARMS BY MEN AND OFFICERS OF THE FORCE. […]

SCOTLAND ON TUESDAY MADE SANITARY PRODUCTS FREE TO ALL WOMEN, BECOMING THE FIRST NATION IN THE WORLD TO TAKE SUCH A STEP AGAINST “PERIOD POVERTY”. THE MEASURE MAKES TAMPONS AND SANITARY PADS AVAILABLE AT DESIGNATED PUBLIC PLACES SUCH AS COMMUNITY CENTRES, YOUTH CLUBS AND PHARMACIES, AT AN ESTIMATED ANNUAL COST TO TAXPAYERS OF 24 MILLION […]


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