Taliban announce new government for Afghanistan

The Taliban have announced an interim government in Afghanistan, to be led by one of their founders and with an FBI-wanted militant as interior minister. The government will be led by Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund, with Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul…

*Drug Abuse: Lagos building one of Africa’s largest rehab centre (Tribune)*UI, UNILAG, Covenant listed in World Best University ranking (Guardian)

Drug Abuse: Lagos building one of Africa’s largest rehab centre (Tribune) Lagos State government, on Monday, said it is currently building a rehabilitation centre, considered to be one of the largest in Africa, to address issues of increasing victims of…

*Court freezes suspended Abiodun’s aide’s bank accounts, seizes Lekki home (Nation)*Lagos nabs 24 suspects, seals property over wetland reclamation (Vanguard)

Court freezes suspended Abiodun’s aide’s bank accounts, seizes Lekki home (Nation) A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos Tuesday ordered the interim forfeiture of the funds and properties traced to Mr Abidemi Ganiyu Rufai, the suspended aide of the Ogun…

*Wedding photos: Sharia police moves against Buhari’s son’s fiancee (Tribune)*Family, party members eulogise late PDP scribe, Dosunmu-Shodipe (Guardian)

Wedding photos: Sharia police moves against Buhari’s son’s fiancee (Tribune) Kano State’s Sharia police, Hisbah, has prohibited the sharing of the pre-wedding photos of the daughter of the Emir of Bichi, Nasir Ado Bayero, Zahrah, who is also the fiancee…

*Fire guts shops at Ladipo Market, Lagos (Guardian)*Police intensify patrol to curb cult activities (Nation)

Fire guts shops at Ladipo Market, Lagos (Guardian) The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says shops containing car accessories worth millions of naira have been gutted by fire at Ladipo Market, Lagos. Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, NEMA Acting Zonal Coordinator, South-West…

My driver, secretary are Christians, I’m not a terrorist – Pantami

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has said his past controversial comments on terrorist groups including Taliban and Al-Qaeda were misconstrued. The minister also said he has no issues with Christians, adding that his personal driver, secretary and…

*Woman accuses police of demanding N200,000 after releasing missing child to impostor (Punch)*Cattle Rearing: Lagos butchers seek 50,000 hectares of land for ranching (Vanguard)

Woman accuses police of demanding N200,000 after releasing missing child to impostor (Punch) A grieving mother, Joy Iheanacho, has accused policemen attached to the Juvenile Welfare Centre at the Alakara Police Division, Lagos State, of demanding N200,000 from her to…

*Traffic robbers on the rampage in Lagos (Guardian)*Police bust Ogun drug syndicate, recover N10m hard drugs (Punch)

Traffic robbers on the rampage in Lagos (Guardian) There is palpable fear by road users in Lagos over the upsurge in the operation of traffic robbers who have taken advantage of gridlock caused by road construction workers and tanker drivers…

Gunmen storm Kabul University ahead of Iranian book fair

Gunmen have stormed Kabul University ahead of the opening of an Iranian book fair, wounding at least six people, government officials say. Interior ministry spokesman Tariq Arian said several gunmen had entered the campus, sending students fleeing. He said security…

A clarion call to declare World War III against Covid-19 pandemic – Magnus Onyibe

To protect our lives and livelihood, let’s declare world war III against Covid-19 pandemic. The assertion above is underscored by the fact that until medical scientists find a vaccine, which we are told could take between six to 18 months,…

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