[Monitor] President Museveni on Wednesday evening suspended use of public transport for 14 days with immediate effect.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -The victims included 46 children, who were forced into sex work in hostels and slums or sent to beg at markets and bus stations
[The New Humanitarian] Rome -’Everyone is facing danger. Refugees and Libyans.’
[Vanguard] The Nigerian Army says its troops have cleared Boko Haram terrorists’ hideouts and rescued five captives including an octogenarian, three women and a minor across Borno state in the past few days.
[East African] Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have failed to reach an amicable deal on how to fill up the new Grand Renaissance Dam on the Nile.
[The Herald] The Supreme Court is today expected to hear an appeal by former Finance Minister Ignatius Chombo, who is battling to stop his trial on charges of criminal abuse of office.
[Premium Times] The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Sadiya Umar-Farouq, has blamed the failure to end the Boko Haram war on “poor management” of strategy on the part of the military and other international humanitarian agencies working in North-east Nigeria.
[Premium Times] The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) says it will soon introduce various categories of visas for the country as part of its visa reform.
[Daily Trust] Kano -On Monday, August 19, a team of policemen attached to the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team, led by a Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, stormed Layin Mai Allo community at the outskirts of Gezawa Local Government of Kano State and re-arrested a suspected kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Bala, popularly known as Wadume.
[Daily Trust] Port Harcourt -The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, said the Nigerian Air Force is mobilizing assets in its inventory to ensure that Nigeria and Nigerians are secured.