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IPOB orders sit-at-home every Monday till Nnamdi Kanu regains freedom
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IPOB orders sit-at-home every Monday till Nnamdi Kanu regains freedom

IPOB orders sit-at-home every Monday till Nnamdi Kanu regains freedom The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has announced a total lockdown of social and economic activities every Monday starting from August 9 in the South-East region of the country. According to the group, the sit-at-home protest will be observed weekly to demand the freedom of its incarcerated leader, Nnamdi Kanu who has been in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) for a month. The separatist group made this disclosure in a statement by its spokesman, Emma Powerful, made available to SaharaReporters on Friday. In the statement titled, ‘IPOB Declares Indefinite Sit-At-Home Every Monday From August 9, 2021, Until Nnamdi Kanu Is Released’, the group referred to the planned weekly protest ‘ghost Mo...
Kano court prevents lawmakers from investigating Anti-Corruption boss, Rimin-Gado
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Kano court prevents lawmakers from investigating Anti-Corruption boss, Rimin-Gado

A Kano State High Court, on Friday, July 23, restrained the House of Assembly from investigating the suspended Executive Secretary of the State’s Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCAC), Malam Muhuyi Rimin-Gado. The PCAC’s Executive Secretary, Rimin-Gado, on July 22, filed a motion exparte which urged the court to restrain Kano State House of Assembly (KSHA) from investigating the activities of his commission, Daily Trust reports. Rimin-Gado, through his counsel, Mr MK Umar, had prayed the court to restrain respondents from taking any further step pending hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice. At the resumed hearing on Friday, July 23, Justice Sanusi Ado-Ma’aji granted Rimin-Gado’s prayers and restrained the respondents from investigating the activi...
Katsina And Daura Emirates Suspend Sallah Festivities
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Katsina And Daura Emirates Suspend Sallah Festivities

According to a report by The PUNCH, the Katsina and Daura Emirates councils in Katsina State have suspended public activities for the forthcoming Eid-el-Kabir, citing security reasons. Activities affected are public display by horse riders (Durbar) at the palace of the Emir of Katsina, Dr. Abdulmumin Usman; and that of the Emir of Daura, Faruk Umar. The two emirate councils, however, implored residents in the two councils to use the Sallah period in offering prayers for peace in the state and in the country. In May, the Emir of Daura had suspended activities marking the end of the Ramadan fast in the emirate council, also for security reasons. The royal father rather directed district heads to join the people in their domains to pray for peace in Nigeria. Concerning the late...
Ibadan Polytechnic Shuts School Over Insecurity In Oyo
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Ibadan Polytechnic Shuts School Over Insecurity In Oyo

According to SaharaReporters, the management of the Polytechnic Ibadan on Sunday suspended all activities at the institution over rising insecurity in the state. A statement by the public relations officer of the institution, Adewole Soladoye which was signed by the registrar, Mrs Modupe Theresa Fawale, said it is "to monitor the security temperature within the institution and its environment." According to the statement, all public activities including conferences, seminars, and workshops in the institution and its environs have been suspended. The statement reads, "The Authorities of The Polytechnic, Ibadan have suspended all public activities including conferences and seminars and workshops in the Institution and its environment until further notice apart from the ongoing...
18 Al-Shabab militants executed after court sentence
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18 Al-Shabab militants executed after court sentence

Eighteen Al-Shabab militants were executed on Sunday in Galkayo town of Mudug, the Puntland State of Somalia, after being sentenced to death earlier by the court. The Chairperson of Puntland state court, Mohamud Abdi Mohamed, said that the court proceedings followed through different stages before the execution. “Puntland State Court of Armed Forces executed 18 al-Shabab militants this morning. “The convicts were all behind the killings of many of our important people here. “The court took the right action against them,’’ Mohamed said. Al-Shabab militants has carried out a series of assassinations and bombings in Galkayo and other parts of the Mudug region. NAN reports that Puntland officials have vowed to bring to justice any member of the terrorist group or those who en...
#EndSARS: Lagos state government says most injuries from Lekki tollgate were from ‘machete cuts, stampede’
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#EndSARS: Lagos state government says most injuries from Lekki tollgate were from ‘machete cuts, stampede’

The Lagos state government's Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola, appeared before the state's Judicial Panel on Police Brutality on Tuesday, June 22, where he said most of the injuries sustained by protesters at the Lekki tollgate on October 20, 20202, were from machete cuts and stampede. The Cable reports that Muri-Okunola had come to the panel to present a timeline of the activities of the Lagos state government during the #EndSARS protests, including the Lekki tollgate shooting. He said that during the protest, the state government had set up an ad-hoc committee, referred to as the incident command centre, to monitor the security situation in Lagos. Muri-Okunola told the panel that a day after the shooting that took place at the Lekki tollgate, the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-O...
Osun APC overrules self, voids Alimi’s suspension
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Osun APC overrules self, voids Alimi’s suspension

The suspension of Kolapo Alimi, a two-time commissioner and member of The Osun Progressives (TOP), a group within the All Progressives (APC), has been overruled and declared null and void by the APC State Caretaker Committee. The notice of the nullification was contained in a press release signed by Adegoke Ogunsola, APC State Legal Adviser, and made available to DAILY POST on Saturday in Osogbo, the state capital. In the press release titled, “Re: suspension of Barrister Kolapo Maruf Alimi From All Progressives Congress (APC)”, the legal adviser stated that the party observed that the procedure laid down in Article 21 of the APC Constitution, which regulates the decision of the party to suspend its members found guilty of misconduct and anti-party activities, was not strictly follow...
Nigerian man arrested in Malaysia for conning woman out of over N7m in love scam
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Nigerian man arrested in Malaysia for conning woman out of over N7m in love scam

A Nigerian man has been arrested in Malaysia for allegedly conning a 49-year-old woman out of her RM78,000 (N7,825,021.75) savings.   State Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) chief Superintendent E Sundra Rajan in a statement on Tuesday, June 15, said the 38-year-old suspect was arrested during a raid at a condominium in Jalan Tun Razak in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, June 13.   He said the suspect was believed to be involved in Love Scam activities and had used the name Mahmudin Jafaardi on Facebook.   "Investigations found that the suspect is believed to be carrying out the activity along with other criminal associates and efforts to track down the other individuals are underway," he stated.   "The suspect, during interrogation, claime...
US Conglomerate Huffine Global Solutions Partners with Del-York International
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US Conglomerate Huffine Global Solutions Partners with Del-York International

Huffine Global Solutions` (HGS) CEO, Edwin Huffine, is pleased to announce that HGS has entered into a collaborative partnership with Del-York International. The formal agreement took effect on May 12, 2021, to conceptualise and execute projects in Nigeria and across Africa, building on the strength of both companies in fostering excellence and promoting sustainable and environmentally-friendly development.   The US conglomerate employs the most modern technologies to transform the natural resources of nations into sustainable health and prosperity for their people, and supports US-based businesses that wish to increase the scope of their activities and international sales. HGS is a group of cultural interpreters and pioneers that have developed an array of different strategies and ...
EFCC arrests father and son for alleged internet
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EFCC arrests father and son for alleged internet

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is grilling a father, Isa Bola Bakare, and his son, Malik Giles Bakare over alleged conspiracy on computer-related fraud. They were apprehended for allegedly obtaining money by false pretence and retention of proceeds of unlawful activities. Malik was arrested by officers of the Nigeria Police, Force CID, Alagbon in Lagos on May 31, 2021, and handed over to the EFCC. In a statement on Wednesday, EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren said Malik acted as a “middleman”. “He connects internet fraudsters around the globe with pickers, and receives some percentage on every successful transaction”, it read. During preliminary investigation, the father appeared at the EFCC to claim the N46 million Range Rover SUV recovered from Malik. ...
Olu of Warri designate to be crowned on August 21
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Olu of Warri designate to be crowned on August 21

The Olu Advisory Council of the Itsekiri kingdom in Delta state has announced August 21 as the date for the crowning of the Olu-designate, Prince Utieyinoritsetsola Emiko in Ode-Itsekiri, Warri South council area of the state Disclosing this to newsmen today May 27, the acting chairman of the Olu Advisory Council and Iyatsere of Warri kingdom, Chief Johnson Amatserunleghe, said the choice of Emiko as the new monarch came after a “rigorous process, which included a painstaking search within and amongst the descendants of the last three Olu’s, as required by tradition, custom and extant laws “as well as several consultation and eventual confirmation by the Ifa oracle” Chief Amatserunleghe, who is also the chairman of the Warri Council of Chiefs, also announced that the final rites ...
Two Suspected Kidnappers Arrested in Ondo
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Two Suspected Kidnappers Arrested in Ondo

Two suspected kidnappers have been arrested in Akoko area of Ondo state by security operatives including hunters. One of the two suspects was nabbed inside the forest in Ikaram Akunu axis while efforts were on to rescue two farmers who were kidnapped last week. He reportedly appeared as someone with mental disorder but spoke fluent English during questioning about his activities in the area. When searched, ATM cards, soap box, black dresses and black underwears were discovered on him. A source told The Nation that the second suspect was arrested at Ajowa Akoko and an army identity card was found on him Ondo Police spokesman, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro confirmed the arrest and also said they've intensified effort to rescue the two farmers.
Governor Uzodinma sacks 20 commissioners, dissolves State executive council
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Governor Uzodinma sacks 20 commissioners, dissolves State executive council

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state on Wednesday May 12, sacked 20 commissioners and also dissolved the state executive council. Commissioner for Information and Strategy Declan Emelumba who made the announcement on behalf of the Governor, told newsmen that the decision was taken to rejig the activities of the state government after one year in office. Only eight commissioners were left to carry on with their activities and they are the commissioners for Health, Information, Tourism, Women Affairs, Works, Finance, Youths and the Ministry of Technology.
Confusion Grips Sports Sector as COVID-19 Restrictions Return
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Confusion Grips Sports Sector as COVID-19 Restrictions Return

The Nigerian sports sector has been thrown into confusion following the Federal Government’s announcement of new COVID-19 restrictions on Monday, The PUNCH reports. The FG re-introduced a nationwide 12am to 4am curfew as part of efforts to curtail further spread of COVID-19, while mass gatherings in public spaces have been restricted to 50 people at any given time. A member of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, Dr Mukhtar Mohammed, added that “indoor recreational facilities and gyms remained closed until June 11, when the situation will be reviewed while non-contact outdoor sports such as golf, polo and tennis among others are not affected.” Last year, sporting activities were grounded to a halt globally during the lockdown occasioned by COVID-19, with sports in ...
‘It is a Lie”- IPOB Denies Plans to Attack Lagos
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‘It is a Lie”- IPOB Denies Plans to Attack Lagos

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has denied claims that its members are planning to attack Lagos State. On Monday, May 10, the Lagos state police commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu at a security meeting with the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said the command has received intelligence that some members of the secessionist group were planning to attack the state as some of the members have done in some states in the South-South and South-East regions. “The threat of IPOB to attack soft targets in Lagos is equally being put on the radar of the command intelligence gathering and other security services in the State. Strategies are being put in place to neutralise their activities. The Command is using this medium to solicit the support of all and sundry to be vigilant at all t...
No adequate satellite to monitor bandits- National Space Agency DG, Halilu Shaba, says
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No adequate satellite to monitor bandits- National Space Agency DG, Halilu Shaba, says

The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) has said that inadequate satellite and other facilities inhibit the agency's efforts to monitor the activities of bandits and other criminal elements operating in the country. The newly appointed Director-General of the Agency, Halilu Shaba, disclosed this to newsmen at a media parley in Abuja today May 6. According to Shaba, the bandits have become sophisticated in their operations and waves received by the agency from remote areas shows the bandits no longer use Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM) phones, but walkie-talkie. “The Satellite is not static where the insurgency is taking place. That is why one satellite is not adequate. What Nigeria has tthere are some two satellites doing two different things. ...
Mortein, Ogun State Govt Join Forces to ‘Fight To End Malaria
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Mortein, Ogun State Govt Join Forces to ‘Fight To End Malaria

In continuation of its fight against Malaria and as part of activities marking this year’s World Malaria Day, Reckitt Nigeria, makers of Mortein insecticide Brand, has introduced it’s “Mortein Fight to End Malaria” campaign, and joined forces with the Ogun State Government to support in the education and awareness of malaria prevention in Nigeria. As part of the partnership with Ogun State, the drive to eliminate malaria is designed to be achieved through several platforms: On-ground market and Community engagement activities, Digital Education and Radio engagement. Going forward, the partnership also expects to evolve to include various other initiatives including sustained efforts through malaria programmes in schools. The campaign which saw the brand and the ministry evacuate ...
South-East Governors Establish New security Outfit, Ebube Agu, to Tackle Insecurity in the Region
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South-East Governors Establish New security Outfit, Ebube Agu, to Tackle Insecurity in the Region

To tackle the insecurity in region, Governors from the South East of Nigeria today announced the establishment of a security outfit called EBUBE AGU. The governors disclosed this after an emergency meeting held in Owerri, Imo state on Sunday, April 11. According to a communique put out by governors of the Southeast, the agency is to oversee and monitor the activities of vigilante groups in the region. Chairman of the Southeast Governors forum, Dave Umahi who read the statement after the meeting, said the headquarters of EBUBE AGU security outfit will be in Enugu state. Read the full text of the communique below COMMUNIQUE ISSUED BY SOUTH EAST GOVERNORS AND HEADS OF SECURITY AGENCIES AT THE END OF THE FIRST SOUTH EAST SECURITY SUMMIT HELD IN OWERRI ON SUNDAY APRIL 11th 202...
Woman with Guiness World Record for Longest Fingernails Cuts Them after nearly 30Years
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Woman with Guiness World Record for Longest Fingernails Cuts Them after nearly 30Years

The woman who holds a record for having the longest fingernails in the world has cut off her nails. Ayanna Williams, who lives in Houston, Texas, broke the Guinness World Record for the world's longest fingernails in 2017, when they measured nearly 19 feet long. She finally cut her nails over the weekend, after nearly 30 years of not cutting them. Before getting them cut, she measured it one final time and it was 24 ft, 0.7 in. It took her three to four bottles of nail polish and over 20 hours to do her manicure prior to cutting her nails. Williams had her nails cut at a dermatology office in Fort Worth, Texas, where an electric rotary tool was used for her first nail cut since the early 1990s. "With or without my nails, I will still be the queen," Williams ...
NDLEA Intercepts Over N2bn Worth of illicit Drugs at Lagos airport
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NDLEA Intercepts Over N2bn Worth of illicit Drugs at Lagos airport

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have intercepted illicit drugs worth over N2billion at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja, Lagos and three suspected traffickers were arrested. A statement released by the spokesperson of the agency, Femi Babafemi, states that one of the suspects, Aniede Chimezie Bright was arrested on Sunday 28th March 2021, during the outward clearance of passengers on Air Marroc, with 7.1 Kg of Methamphetamine carefully concealed in food spices and packed in a Swiss polo suitcase. The illicit substance was bound for Spain with a street value of over N2 billion. According to the Commander, MMIA Command of the NDLEA, Ahmadu Garba, “Unarguably, the closure of borders occasioned by COVID-19 pandemic is respons...
Update: Governor Ortom suspends traditional chief, youth groups over gruesome murder of widow
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Update: Governor Ortom suspends traditional chief, youth groups over gruesome murder of widow

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has ordered the suspension of a traditional chief, Ortar Agwa Mnyange Kwahar in Buruku Local Government Area of the state, all youth groups and their activities, over the gruesome murder of a widow. LIB reported that Mrs Becky Shaade Aondozungwe Nyihemba, was burnt alive in her home by suspected thugs in Mbagen community, Buruku Local Govt Area on March 5, 2021. The widow, a nurse by profession, had a week earlier raised the alarm about threat to her life by unknown persons for reasons she did not mention. The State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mrs Ngunan Adingi, who disclosed this in a statement issued on Saturday, March 27, said that the suspension of the chief followed the crisis in Mbatyough Council Ward, Mbagen ...
Armed Bandits Assassinate Fulani Community Leader in Kaduna
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Armed Bandits Assassinate Fulani Community Leader in Kaduna

Armed bandits have assassinated a Fulani community leader in Doka, Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna state, Alhaji Lawal Musa, popularly known as Alhaji Maijama'a. The State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed this in a statement on Monday March 21, said that late Musa was brutally killed by armed bandits in his settlement, right before his family on Sunday, March 21. Aruwan said that the deceased worked closely with with other community leaders towards the success of peace building efforts in Doka area of Kajuru. "He was on a motorcycle with his elder brother Alhaji Gide Musa when some assailants opened fire on them. Alhaji Gide Musa escaped with gunshot injuries, while the gunmen got hold of Alhaji Maijama'a and hacked him to...
Tributes Galore As UNIPORT Honours O.B Lulu-Briggs
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Tributes Galore As UNIPORT Honours O.B Lulu-Briggs

Activities marking the funeral rites for late business mogul, industrialist, and oil magnate, late High Chief Olu Benson Lulu-Briggs began on Monday with the University of Port Harcourt organizing an Evening of Tributes, Music, Drama and Art Exhibition at the institution’s campus, Choba. It was an atmosphere of encomiums upon encomiums as members of the academia went down memory lane, detailing the impact the late Kalabari titleholder had on not just the University of Port Harcourt but humanity at large. The Acting Vice-Chancellor of UNIPORT, Professor Steve Okodudu in his tribute titled “Exit Of A Rare Gift To The University Of Port Harcourt And Humanity,” stated that the death of our “benefactor, patron, father and Alumnus is certainly a direct tragedy for the University of...
I Fainted Three Times after I was Arrested – Suspected Kidnap Kingpin, Iskilu Wakili
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I Fainted Three Times after I was Arrested – Suspected Kidnap Kingpin, Iskilu Wakili

Suspected kidnap kingpin, Iskilu Wakili has said that he fainted about three times while being taken to the police station after his arrest on Sunday March 7. Wakili who has been accused of being behind killings, kidnapping and other criminal activities in Ibarapa, Oke Ogun, Oyo State, was arrested by a joint team of Ibarapa security operatives, including Oodua Peoples Congress, Vigilante, and other groups. Recounting his experience at the State Criminal Investigation Department at Iyaganku, Ibadan, Wakili said he was alerted by the women in his compound of the presence of those who arrested him. He said; “I told them to run for their lives, but I stayed back, lying down because I was sick and unable to run. “I fainted several times before we got there. From the police sta...
We Monitored Wakili’s Activities For Months Before His Arrest – Gani Adams
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We Monitored Wakili’s Activities For Months Before His Arrest – Gani Adams

Iba Gani Adams, the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland on Monday refuted the claim that members of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) arrested an elderly man called Iskilu Wakili in a Fulani settlement at Kajola, in Ibarapa area of Oyo State. Speaking in an interview with Daily Independent, Aare Adams described Wakili as a criminal who masterminded and coordinated several kidnap operations in the area before his arrest. He said Wakili only pretended as if he was blind after his arrest to arouse sympathy despite all the atrocious acts he and his gangs have committed for years. According to him, after his arrest, Wakili who was in Ogun state two weeks ago to purchase animal feeds for his cows walked by himself without support from anyone from his house to the vehicle where he was kept f...
FCT Minister Suspends Traditional Ruler for Allegedly Aiding Kidnappers
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FCT Minister Suspends Traditional Ruler for Allegedly Aiding Kidnappers

FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has sacked the Chief of Anagada, Malam Alhassan Musa, in Gwagwalada Area Council for allegedly aiding and abetting kidnappers. The Minister made this known on Tuesday, February 23, during an emergency meeting with traditional rulers and graded chiefs in the Federal Capital to discuss the rising insecurities across the Territory. Dr. Aliyu said the suspension was based on the confirmation of the security report made available to her. "Regrettably, we are starting this gathering with security report indicting one of the royal fathers in Gwagwalada Area Council. I don’t know how it will end, but we must begin to look closely at ourselves or activities," she stated. "Royal stools are now being bastardised by some traditional ...
Act now to Prevent Another Civil War – Arewa Youth Forum tells Buhari
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Act now to Prevent Another Civil War – Arewa Youth Forum tells Buhari

Arewa Youth Forum (AYF) has urged the Federal Government to take urgent actions to douse the tension across the country caused by activities of armed Fulani herdsmen. The group pointed out that another civil war could break out if the government doesn't act. The northern youths said this in a statement signed by its National President, Alhaji Ibrahim Gambo Gujungu, Wednesday, Feb 17, in Kaduna. They said: "The Arewa Youth Forum is worried by the prevailing impasse and rising tension across the country precipitated by the quit notice given to Fulani herdsmen by the Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu and the actions that had trailed that incident. "As it stands, owning to the actions of non-state actors and inaction of state actors, mainly the Federal Government and the sta...
I Inherited Banditry — Governor Matawalle
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I Inherited Banditry — Governor Matawalle

Governor Bello Matawalle has stated that the issue of banditry was one of the challenges he inherited as Governor of Zamfara state. The Governor who met with President Buhari yesterday February 17 to discuss the security situation in his state, said there is peace in Zamfara after he initiated dialogue with bandits. Matawalle also disclosed that most of the people responsible for the criminality in Zamfara are not from the state. He said “I was called by Mr President and I am here to brief him on some issues pertaining to security in my state. “We discussed much about them and I briefed him. All the supports needed from him, he assigned all where to get all the supports. I appreciate his effort for making me proud of what he has been doing for the state. “In terms of se...
Stop Giving Ethnic Colouration to Crimes – FG
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Stop Giving Ethnic Colouration to Crimes – FG

The federal government has asked Nigerians to stop giving ethnic colouration to crimes. Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola who said this as he received a delegation from the Executive Intelligence Management Course (EIMC) 14 of the National Institute for Security Studies (NISS) on Friday February 12, averred that crime is evil to the nation and the morality of the African race and Nigeria in particular, abhors all forms of criminal activities. Aregbesola further asked the institute to think of how it could help Nigerians change the narrative of crime tied to a particular ethnic group and stop prioritising tension and heating up the polity unnecessarily. The statement read;   FG URGES NIGERIANS TO STOP ETHNOCISING CRIMES The Federal Government has called on Niger...
Herdsmen crisis: Arrest, prosecute anyone found with arms – Presidency
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Herdsmen crisis: Arrest, prosecute anyone found with arms – Presidency

The Presidency has revealed the position of President Muhammadu Buhari on the issue of killer herdsmen in the country. Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina said the president’s position is that those found with arms unlawfully should be arrested and prosecuted. Adesina disclosed this while responding to a question from Seun Okinbaloye on Channels Television’s programme, Politics Today. According to Adesina: “If the governor would say he has not heard the president speak on that matter that is what he should make clear, it’s not that the president has not spoken. “Because a number of times the president has spoken on that issue and his position has always been the same, anybody who carries arms unlawfully should be arrested and prosecuted. The president ...
Abia State Government Seals Five Hotels for Violation of COVID19 Protocols, Ban Night Clubs
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Abia State Government Seals Five Hotels for Violation of COVID19 Protocols, Ban Night Clubs

The Abia state government has sealed five hotels in the Aba North Local Government Area of the state for poor compliance to all the COVID10 protocols for hotels in the state. This development comes as the state government banned all night clubs and cultural activities in the state. In a statement released by the chairman of the state COVID19 committee and Secretary to the State Government, Barr. Chris Ezem, the state government threatened that eateries and hoteliers who contravene the COVID19 protocols by the state government would pay N100, 000 fine.   According to Ezem, burials and wedding ceremonies are now restricted to 50 persons while churches are to accommodate 50 persons per stream. This is even as the state government has made wearing of face masks compulsory,...
Kwara Lecturer, Opashola Abdullahi Pleads Guilty to Romance Scam
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Kwara Lecturer, Opashola Abdullahi Pleads Guilty to Romance Scam

Opashola Abdullahi, a lecturer of the Kwara State College of Health Technology, Offa, has pleaded guilty to a charge of romance scam. The Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, February 8, 2021, arraigned him before Justice Adenike Akinpelu of the Kwara State High Court, Ilorin. Opashola was among the 32 internet fraud suspects arrested in Offa on September 14, 2020. His offence contravenes Section 95 of the Penal Code and punishable under Section 324 of the same Law. The charge reads "That you, Opashola Abdullahi, (alias Devin Snow), sometime in the month of August 2020 in Ilorin, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, did attempt to cheat by personation, by portraying yourself as a female named Devine Snow via your em...
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We Have Frightening Evidence Of Heinous Activities – MURIC On Fulani Herdsmen

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has said that it has overwhelming evidence of destructions of farmlands by Fulani herdsmen across all the States of the federation. MURIC wants the Federal Government to compensate farming in all the states where herdsmen invade farms with their animals. PRESS RELEASE: HERDSMEN: COMPENSATE FARMERS FOR LOSS OF CROPS – MURIC TELLS FG The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has called on the Federal Government to compensate farmers whose crops were destroyed by herdsmen’s cows. MURIC suggests that the compensation which may be instalmental, should be paid to farmers whose farms were destroyed in all states of the federation. The group said it now has concrete evidence of the culpability of herdsmen, including video clips in which cows destroyed farms ...
”If you Want Peace to Reign, Miyetti Allah Must be Arrested”- Benue state gov, Samuel Ortom, tells FG and Security agents
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”If you Want Peace to Reign, Miyetti Allah Must be Arrested”- Benue state gov, Samuel Ortom, tells FG and Security agents

Benue state governor, Samuel Oryom, has said that for peace to reign across the country, the Federal government and security agencies need to get the leadership of Miyetti Allah arrested. Governor Ortom who spoke during a meeting in his state today February 3, said the members of the group have owned up to carrying out nefarious activities and wonders why the Federal government is yet to act.   ''This country belongs to all of us and the presidency must act fast because time is going. From North West, North East, North Central, South West, South East, South South, there is general insecurity and this being propelled by herdsmen. I have made it a petition to the President and all security agencies before, that if they want peace, Miyetti Allah must be arrested. These are ...
Former Ondo Governorship Aspirant, Jumoke Anifowose Suspended by APC
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Former Ondo Governorship Aspirant, Jumoke Anifowose Suspended by APC

Mrs Jumoke Anifowose, a former governorship candidate in Ondo state has been suspended by the state's chapter of the All Progressives Congress. Spokesperson of the party in the State, Alex Kalejaiye said Anifowose's suspension was contained in a letter signed by 25 out of the 29 officers of the party at a meeting in Igboroko unit 1, Ward2, Owo Local Government Area of the state. She was accused anti-party activities, not making any contribution to the development of the party and not been attending party meetings in the last four years.
Nigerian police did very well in 2019/2020 – IGP Adamu Mohammed
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Nigerian police did very well in 2019/2020 – IGP Adamu Mohammed

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu has said that the Nigeria Police Force did very well in 2019/2020. The police chief maintained that when he came onboard, there were many issues related to banditry and kidnappings, especially along the Abuja-Kaduna road. He stated that this has been taken care of. Adamu said; "Apart from the insurgency that is being successfully dealt with in the northeast, there were issues in the northcentral in terms of farmers-herders conflicts and even kidnappings. “We restrategized, created an operation, Puff Adder. We retrained our Special Forces, we identified police officers that have been in the theatre of operations in the northeast before they went and came back. “We retrained them and sent them to the field. So we were able to...
FG Orders Immediate Closure Of Enrolment Activities At NIMC Headquarters
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FG Orders Immediate Closure Of Enrolment Activities At NIMC Headquarters

The Federal Government has ordered immediate closure of enrolment activities at the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) Headquarters, Abuja and reactivation of 20 centers within the FCT to make the process of NIN enrolment much easier from Monday, January 18th 2021. A statement signed by the Head, Corporate Communications, NIMC Kayode Adegoke advised members of the public, residents and visitors to the FCT wishing to enrol for the National Identification Number (NIN) to use any of the following NIMC centers: State Office 2nd Floor, Block C, No 4 Maputo Street, Zone 3, Wuse, Abuja. Area Councils: Abaji – Abaji Secretariat Complex, Legislative Section Abaji, FCT -Abuja; AMAC- AMAC Secretariat Annex, Kabusa Junction Apo, FCT- Abuja; BWARI- Area Council Complex Bwari, FCT...
Nigerian government not ‘excited about opening sporting activities’ – Mustapha
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Nigerian government not ‘excited about opening sporting activities’ – Mustapha

The NPFL and other leagues in the country will remain in a hiatus as gatherings of more than 20 people are still prohibited The chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 and secretary to the federal government, Boss Mustapha, has revealed football activities in Nigeria will remain shut down. The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) has been suspended since March following the spread of the coronavirus pandemic to the country. The government only recently eased lockdown in three of the most affected states in the country, Lagos, Abuja and Ogun, and limited social gathering to 20 people.
Police Officer Charged in George Floyd’s Death, Released on Bail
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Police Officer Charged in George Floyd’s Death, Released on Bail

Thomas Lane, one of the four Minneapolis police officers involved in the death of George Floyd, has been released from jail after posting bond. Lane, 37, who had been held on $750,000 conditional bail, was freed from the Hennepin County jail at 5:08 p.m. Wednesday, according to jail records. His family members had set up a fundraising page for the ex-cop earlier this week, asking the public for donations for his 'defense fund' they set at $1 million. Lane's lawyer, Earl Gray, also confirmed he was released on Wednesday afternoon after posting bail. 'Now we can watch what happens next from outside,' Gray told the Tribune. 'We will bring a motion to dismiss and hopefully it will be granted.' Thomas Lane is one of three officers charged with aiding and abetting second-degree ...
I was experiencing a nightmare’ – Fiorentina’s Kouame delighted about football return
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I was experiencing a nightmare’ – Fiorentina’s Kouame delighted about football return

The Ivorian forward can finally look forward to a return to action with Serie A matches set to resume on June 20 Fiorentina forward Christian Kouame has expressed his delight in the hope of being able to play again after months out injured. The 22-year-old Ivorian has been out with an anterior cruciate ligament problem since November last year, and has been unable to make any appearances for his new club after joining Fiorentina on loan from Genoa in January. The return of football activities after the original season schedule because of the coronavirus pandemic gives Kouame hope of getting back on the pitch, having used the lockdown period to intensify his fitness.
Fayemi Relaxes Lockdown, Subjects Reopening Of Worship Centres To Consultation
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Fayemi Relaxes Lockdown, Subjects Reopening Of Worship Centres To Consultation

The Governor of Ekiti State Dr Kayode Fayemi has announced the relaxation of the lockdown imposed on the state. With the relaxation, Ekiti people will now enjoy free movement for their daily activities from Monday to Friday between six in the morning and eight in the evening. Similarly from Monday, public officers on Grade Level 8 and above are to resume for duty while those on Grade Level 7 and below will still remain at home till further notice. The Governor says the dusk-to-dawn curfew will resume from 8pm to 6am daily while lockdown of the state borders remains enforced. Reopening of schools, worship centres and major markets will however be subject to on-going consultations with stakeholders. Governor Fayemi however advised residents of the state to keep to all prescrib...
Jordan Hill celebrates young authors
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Jordan Hill celebrates young authors

Jordan Hill Creative Writing and Reading Workshop, last Wednesday, celebrated young, published authors, as well as hosted the public presentation of their books as part of activities marking this year’s Children’s Day tagged, Story Fest 2020. The event, which held virtually, attracted young authors comprising school children between the ages of six and 13, parents and guest speakers. Speaking at the event, the media adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Reuben Abati, in his keynote, said for Africa to develop and compete with the rest of the world, there is need to be more focus on the young generation, by “catching them young in all spheres of life.” Abati said government at all levels, especially the Ministries of Education, should support institutions like Jordan Hill...
INEC admits COVID-19 truncated Nigeria’s electoral process
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INEC admits COVID-19 truncated Nigeria’s electoral process

The Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu has assured Nigerians that COVID-19 won’t truncate Nigeria’s democracy and the electoral process. Yakubu spoke in Abuja at the INEC’s first virtual meeting with the Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) on Saturday. The INEC Chairman, however, admitted that the virus disrupted INEC’s activities like other national institutions. He said: “For instance, further engagements with the National Assembly and stakeholders on electoral reform and the conduct of some off-season elections have to be suspended because of the global health emergency. “Happily, the PTF has issued guidelines on protective measures for the gradual restoration of normalcy nationwide. ”On that basis, the commission recentl...
Ben Bruce, Zlantan, Omojuwa, others on Ogoloma’s New Generation Africa platform
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Ben Bruce, Zlantan, Omojuwa, others on Ogoloma’s New Generation Africa platform

New Generation Africa is a new youth friendly media platform that is dedicated to youth-oriented conversations and activities. The platform is an offshoot of Interface Africa founded by Daniel Ogoloma, a Nigerian-British youth advocate, community leader and political activist based in London. At inception of New Generation Africa, Ogoloma made it clear that the mission behind the creation of this multifaceted platform is to provide a veritable medium for exceptional and successful youths to express themselves and also inspire their army of followers and fans towards achieving greatness in their chosen fields. He emphasised that New Generation Africa is out to change the negative narratives about young people, change the false perceptions and bring to the fore the impactful contributi...
Benue Reverses Decision To Reopen Worship Places, Markets
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Benue Reverses Decision To Reopen Worship Places, Markets

​Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has rescinded the order allowing churches and mosques in the State to reopen for religious activities. Ortom announced the cancellation of the order on Saturday in Makurdi during the weekly news briefing on activities of the Covid-19 Quick Response Team Recall that on Thursday, Governor Ortom has ordered that churches and mosques to open. He explained that the decision to revert to status quo was based on the apprehension expressed by the Federal Government over decisions by some state governments to reopen religious activities.
Coronavirus: Burundi first East African country to confirm date of football resumption
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Coronavirus: Burundi first East African country to confirm date of football resumption

The country was the last to suspend soccer activities and have made official the day when teams will return to the pitch Burundi Football Federation (BFF) has set May 21 as the date when football action will resume. BFF was the last African federation to halt soccer activities due to the novel Covid-19 pandemic. The announcement means Burundi is the first East African country to have an official day when football matches will be allowed back. Matches had been allowed to go on in the land-locked country with fans allowed too but after taking temperature tests and sanitizing their hands before every match outside the stadiums.
Shehu and Traore resume training with Bursaspor ahead of Turkish league return
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Shehu and Traore resume training with Bursaspor ahead of Turkish league return

The Nigeria and Burkina Faso internationals joined their teammates on Saturday for their first training session since March Abdullahi Shehu and Abdou Razack Traore joined Bursaspor for their first training session since the coronavirus lockdown in Turkey. The Green Crocodiles are set to resume action in the Turkish second division on June 12 following the government's approval of football activities. During the training session on Saturday evening, Bursaspor's coaching crew observed health protocols by wearing protective face masks and gloves while players practised social distancing by training in groups of four.
COVID-19: Africa will lose $65bn to full lockdown – UNECA
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COVID-19: Africa will lose $65bn to full lockdown – UNECA

Mr Stephen Karingi, Director, Regional Trade and Integration, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), says African economy will lose 65 billion dollars if there is a full lockdown of the continent due to COVID-19. Karingi said this during the World Health Organisation (WHO) and World Economic Forum (WEF) virtual joint press briefing on Thursday. The director said that the African economy would contrast as much as three per cent in 2020. According to him, an analysis done by UNECA showed that every month the African economy would lose 2.5 per cent of its GDP if a total lockdown was declared. “This is about 6.5 billion dollars every month based on the intensity and strictness of the lockdown. If we have a full lockdown of the whole continent, we would lose $65 bill...
Coronavirus is Another Boko Haram – Borno Deputy Governor
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Coronavirus is Another Boko Haram – Borno Deputy Governor

The deputy governor of Borno state, Umar Usman Kadafur, has compared the deadly coronavirus disease to Boko Haram. While addressing some residents of the state, Kadafur stated that some people doubted the existence of Coronavirus just as they dismissed Boko Haram activities when it initially started some years ago. “When Boko Haram started, a lot people felt it was something not to be taken seriously, until when it consumed everybody. This covid-19 is another Boko Haram coming, and yet people don’t believe it’s real. I keep saying it’s real. As a response team we’ll continue telling the general public and reaching out with advocacy” Kadafur said He said despite the increasing rate of spread of the pandemic, a large number of people in the state do not believe the existence o...
Obiano Relaxes Lockdown In Anambra, Asks Churches To Resume Activities
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Obiano Relaxes Lockdown In Anambra, Asks Churches To Resume Activities

The Anambra State governor, Willie Obiano, has relaxed the lockdown on the state and has asked churches to commence full activities, MCI reports. The governor stated this in a broadcast to the people of the state on Saturday evening. Before the Saturday broadcast, church activities had been restricted for 14 days as one of the measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. But on Saturday, Obiano asked the churches to resume full service, stating that the worshipers must wear face masks and observe the World Health Organisation’s guidelines about the pandemic during worship. He listed the protocol to include regular hand washing, avoiding handshakes, application of hand sanitizers, and social distancing. The Governor announced that movements around the state were not...

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