It is Friday, and that means the weekend. You definitely do not want to end this week without catching up on Nigerian news.
Here are ten Nigerian news headlines you should know this week:
1. Court grants Sowore bail at 100 million Naira.
A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted bail to politician and convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore and his co-defendant, Olawale Adebayo Bakare.
The conditions of bail for Sowore include 100 million Naira and two sureties in like sum; prohibition from traveling out of Abuja.
2. Facebook removes accounts from Nigeria, Egypt, others.
Facebook has removed 443 Facebook accounts and 125 Instagram accounts; 200 pages and 76 groups stemming from UAE, Egypt, Nigeria and Indonesia as well.
According to the company, these accounts were involved in coordinated inauthentic behaviour.
3. Buhari and Ramaphosa sign Agreement over xenophobic attacks.
Several weeks after Xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa, Nigerian president, Buhari travelled on a 3 day visit to South Africa on Wednesday.
They agreed that early warning mechanisms will be set to detect hostility between citizens of both countries, and Buhari also assured that there would be compensation for victims.
Up to 32 agreements were signed.
4. IPOB members protest against President Buhari in South Africa.
Indigenous People of Biafra members led protests outside the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa’s seat of presidency, during President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit. The South African police later confronted them with guns and tear gas.
5. Senate to integrate Almajiris into Educational System.
On Thursday, Senate urged the Federal Government to integrate almajiris into the educational system by creating vocational centers for them as a measure of curbing street begging, and making them useful to the society.
6. IGP – Nigeria’s crime profile is reducing.
In a conference with senior police officers at the IGP Conference Hall at the Force Headquarters on Thursday, Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu said that the crime profile of the country has reduced, and the police and the people are now closer than before.
7. Six girls and two staffs kidnapped in Kaduna.
On Thursday, gunmen, who are also suspected to be kidnappers, barged into a private boarding secondary school in kaduna and kidnapped six girls and two staffs.
The Kaduna State Government has assured that all efforts are being gout into their rescue.
8. 33 NYSC members given service extension, 25 others absconded, in Oyo.
The Oyo State NYSC Coordinator, Mrs Eniola Ambekemo, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday, said that about 33 outgoing 2018 batch C NYSC members out of 4,716 in the state had received service extension letters while 25 absconded from service.
She said their offences ranged from absenteeism to abscondment in their places of primary assignments.
9. PDP oppose Buhari’s plans to return to toll gates.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has strongly rejected plans by President Buhari to return toll gates on major highways across the country.
The party argued that the idea was insensitive especially during the economic hardship plaguing the nation. Therefore, it should be scrapped.
In a statement by the spokesman for the party; Kola Ologbondiyan, on Wednesday, said it would also lead to increase in costs of goods and services across the country.
10. Ex FCT Minister Akinjide’s and others’ trial to begin October 11th.
A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday adjourned till October 11 the trial of former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Oloye Jumoke Akinjide and others facing money laundering charges for 650 million Naira.
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