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NAPTIP Reunites Human Trafficking Victim with her Family after 20 Years
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NAPTIP Reunites Human Trafficking Victim with her Family after 20 Years

A human trafficking victim has been reunited with her family after 20 years by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Offences (NAPTIP). The victim who was reunited with her mother (name withheld) at the palace of Idu Uruan Village Head in Uruan Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom on Saturday April 24, was taken away at the age of six from Idu Uruan to Benin City by a woman who gave her out to another woman. Ijeoma Uduak, Commander of NAPTIP, Benin Zone said the two women had been arrested by the agency. Uduak said; “Prosecution is ongoing to ensure that justice prevails. “Our task here is to fulfil part of our mandate as an agency that is against human trafficking, and one that rescues and reunites victims with their families. “T...
Centralised Policing System is not Working – Governor Oyetola
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Centralised Policing System is not Working – Governor Oyetola

Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun state has joined the call for a decentralised policing system. Speaking at the 2nd Annual Colloquium of the Sultan Maccido Institute for Peace, Leadership and Development Studies at University of Abuja, Oyetola averred that the current centralised policing system is no longer working. Acknowledging the federal government's effort in tackling insecurity in the country, Oyetola said constitutional provision that assigns the role of Chief Security Officer to governors ought to have provided corresponding empowerment and control of the security agencies to the same governors to enable them to perform their responsibilities effectively. The Osun state Governor who stressed that Amotekun is a child of necessity, noted that security, governance, and s...
4 Suspected Traffic Robbers Arrested During an Attempt to rob RRS Detectives on surveillance Duty
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4 Suspected Traffic Robbers Arrested During an Attempt to rob RRS Detectives on surveillance Duty

Four suspected traffic robbers alleged to have attempted to rob some operatives of the Rapid Response Team (RRS) have been arrested by the police in Lagos. The suspects identified as Adewale Ismaila, 30; Chinadu Okafor 26; Tote Victor 19 and Abdulahi Olalere a.k.a ‘Orobo’ 20, were arrested around Abiola Garden, Ojota, by an undercover police team they wanted to rob on Thursday, March 25. A statement by Muyiwa Adejobi, spokesperson of the police command, says the surveillance policemen were deployed in different parts of the state following complaints by motorists about incessant traffic robbery attacks. “The surveillance team was on a decoy at about 6:30am beside ‘Abiola Garden’ when the suspected criminals came out with dangerous weapons in an attempt to rob the policemen, dema...
I Was One of the First Governors to Reject RUGA Because it was Literally Sneaked in for Reasons We Did not Understand – Lalong
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I Was One of the First Governors to Reject RUGA Because it was Literally Sneaked in for Reasons We Did not Understand – Lalong

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state has explained why he rejected the Rural Grazing Area Programme popularly referred to as RUGA. The Governor who appeared on a Channels Television program on Tuesday February 23, said RUGA was sneaked in for reasons they did not understand after the National Economic Council had adopted the National Livestock Transformation Programme (NLTP). Lalong said that while the council which is headed by the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo saw NLTP as a comprehensive approach to tackling the cattle herder-farmers conflict and associated challenges in Nigeria, RUGA did not have the buy-in of concerned parties and fell short of addressing the concerns of most state governors. He said; “I was one of the first governors to kick against the RUGA programme w...
Arsenal vs Leeds: I was Threatened – Arteta
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Arsenal vs Leeds: I was Threatened – Arteta

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has revealed he and his family received threats on social media. Arteta, addressing a press conference on Friday, called on companies to take decisive action in tackling abuse online. Ahead of Sunday’s game against Leeds, the Spaniard also said the club attempted to deal with an incident. “I’d prefer not to [speak about it] but I think we’re all exposed to that in this industry,” Arteta said. “That’s why I’d prefer not to read [social media] because it would affect me personally much more the moment that somebody wants to touch my family. Because it happened, the club was aware of it and we tried to do something about it. That’s it. We have to live with it. It’s not going to stop tomorrow, we know that, but medium or long-term, can we do somet...
The Military Don’t Want Terrorism to End Because they’re Benefitting From it -Sheik Gumi
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The Military Don’t Want Terrorism to End Because they’re Benefitting From it -Sheik Gumi

Prominent Islamic scholar, Sheik Ahmad Gumi has alleged that the military does not want terrorism to end in the country because they are benefitting from it. Gumi who made the allegation in an interview on Arise TV, also alleged that some top military officials want insecurity to continue because of the huge funds allocated for tackling it. Also speaking on his recent trips to the forest to engage bandits on the need to embrace peace, the Islamic scholar said; “The military is not encouraging matters at all because they are the beneficiaries of this insecurity. “The bandits are ready to drop their arms and return back to the fold if the federal government will accede to their simple demands such as building schools, hospitals and providing water. “They (the bandits) are co...
You Are A Dumbkid — Lauretta Onochie Slams Wizkid For Tackling President Buhari
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You Are A Dumbkid — Lauretta Onochie Slams Wizkid For Tackling President Buhari

Lauretta Onochie, social media aide of President Muhammadu Buhari has described the outburst of pop singer Wizkid on Sunday at the president as “crass ignorance, insensitivity and childishness”. Wizkid had in the heat of the outrage on Twitter against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) told Buhari to concentrate on ending indiscriminate killings by SARS. “Donald Trump is not your business! Old man! Police/Sarz still killing Nigerian youth on a daily! Do something! Nothing concern u for America! Face your country !!” he had written. Responding on Tuesday, Mrs Onochie said the 30-year-old would learn some manners when he grows older. “It’s not disrespectful to call anyone old. It’s the way and manner Ayo Balogun addressed the President that leaves a sour taste in the mouth,” she s...
I Ask For More Patience In Tackling Insecurity – Buhari
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I Ask For More Patience In Tackling Insecurity – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to Nigerians to exercise more patience in his administration’s fight against insecurity. The President made this known in a statement released on Monday August 10, where he disclosed that they are investing heavily in acquiring modern equipment. He added that when the equipment arrive, security operatives will undergo training ahead of deployment to the field. The statement read; We are working very hard to ensure the security situation in every part of Nigeria improves very soon. As part of our efforts, we are investing heavily in acquiring modern equipment. Some have arrived, some are being cleared at the Ports, and we have others still on their way. Our government is doing its best on the question of equipment, and the military kn...
‘Beat Me Or Call Police’ – Actress, Nkechi Blessing Replies Troll After Tackling Her For Doing This
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‘Beat Me Or Call Police’ – Actress, Nkechi Blessing Replies Troll After Tackling Her For Doing This

Popular Nollywood actress, Nkechi Blessing has given a rather hilarious response to an Instagram troll who put it to her that she bleached her skin. The Nollywood actress had initially posted a throwback photo of her self of when she was definitely just getting into the movie game, different comments popped in for the post but one negative comment caught her eyes and she definitely gave it a response. The troll had initially commented: “It’s obvious you bleached ?” The Nkechi Blessing did the reply this way: “Abeg why u dey waste time explain? Make he come beat me na or call police” You can checkout the screenshot below: But with the look of it, Nkechi Blessing didn’t say she did or didn’t bleach her skin but the comment could be read as she actually bleach...
First Bank Salutes Medical Professionals Tackling COVID-19
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First Bank Salutes Medical Professionals Tackling COVID-19

First Bank of Nigeria Limited has saluted medical professionals tackling the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria and the world. The Bank in a series of tweets on its Twitter page on Friday acknowledged the role medical experts are playing to fight the virus. Some of the messages read: “No capes, just heroes. To all the health professionals at the frontline of efforts to tackle COVID-19, we say thank you. Your timeless efforts are much appreciated. The world called and they responded.” “No cape, just lab-coats. No superhuman capability, just dedication, strength, and compassion. As we play our parts of staying at home, we thank our medical professionals for being our ‘Avengers’.” “The world called and they responded. We salute our frontline warriors.” FirstBank has been in the for...
Nigeria’s Second Coronavirus Case Tests Negative
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Nigeria’s Second Coronavirus Case Tests Negative

Health Minister, Dr Osagie Ehanire said Nigeria has recorded success in tackling the Covid-19 virus by recording a negative case. He said the person had contact with the Italian man and the person is now free of the virus. Furthermore, he said the patient will leave soon for home.
Nigeria Ranks 146 Out of 180 on the Annual Corruption Index
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Nigeria Ranks 146 Out of 180 on the Annual Corruption Index

Nigeria has been ranked at 146 out of the 180 countries considered on the annual corruption index published by Transparency International. The report released on Thursday shows that Nigeria dropped two places from its previous position to become the 146th most corrupt country out of 180. According to the report released by Transparency International, "the index ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption, according to experts and business people. "It uses a scale of zero to 100, where zero is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean. More than two-thirds of countries score below 50 on this year’s CPI, with an average score of just 43." Nigeria scored 27 out of 100 points in this year's Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), which is way be...
‘Boko Haram has Gone Beyond FG’s capacity’ – Olusegun Obasanjo
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‘Boko Haram has Gone Beyond FG’s capacity’ – Olusegun Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has spoken on the high level of insecurity in the country, stating that the Federal Government alone cannot tackle the menace. Speaking at the second session of the seventh Synod of the Anglican Communion, Oleh Diocese, in the Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State, Obasanjo called for greater collaborating among several African governments in tackling terrorism. “Intelligence was poor and governments embarked on games of denials while paying ransoms which strengthened the insurgents and yet governments denied payment of ransoms. Today, the security issue has gone beyond the wit and capacity of Nigerian government or even West African governments,” he stated. According to him, insecurity must be taken seriously at all levels and be ...
Greensprings/Kanu Football Camp: Best Player to Get Scholarship
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Greensprings/Kanu Football Camp: Best Player to Get Scholarship

In furtherance to the school’s commitment to the development of young African children, Greensprings School has introduced the Sponsor-A-Star project to encourage corporate organisations sponsor children with potentials to excel in the game of football. Thus at the end of 5 days Greensprings/Kanu football camp,  awards will be issued to the participants based on their performance at the camp. The grand prize of educational scholarship into Greensprings School will go to the most promising player in the camp. Among other benefits, the Union Bank will support enable five football loving children from underserved communities, to experience world class football training and compete for the ultimate prize of an educational scholarship to study at Greensprings School. Greensprings/K...
Cultists Kill Former Ibadan Poly CSO, Student
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Cultists Kill Former Ibadan Poly CSO, Student

A former Chief Security Officer, CSO, of The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyo State, Ahmed Olalekan, and an Ordinary Diploma, OD, student of the institution, identified as Alex Makun, have been killed by cultists. The former CSO was allegedly traced to his residence in Apete, Ibadan, and shot dead. Olalekan, a graduate of the institution, was shot in the neck on Monday by suspected members of Aiye confraternity. An eyewitness said, yesterday, in Ibadan that the suspected assailants inflicted some machete cuts on the deceased before they fled. The death of the former CSO, who had been behind the clampdown on cultism in the institution, enraged his colleagues, who blocked vehicular traffic along the Sango-Eleyele Road, Ibadan. Because of the incident, only few students were on campus yes...
Lawyers Chant ‘Sai Baba’, Hail Him As He Leaves Abuja Conference
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Lawyers Chant ‘Sai Baba’, Hail Him As He Leaves Abuja Conference

On Sunday, president Muhammadu Buhari declared open the 58th Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Abuja, the nation’s capital. The president received a ‘Sai Baba’ farewell from the lawyers when he was leaving International Conference Centre (ICC), after declaring open the event. The lawyers hailed the president who was surrounded by his aides as he made his movement. At the event, the President called on lawyers across the country to sustain the integrity of Nigeria’s judicial system. President Buhari urged the legal practitioners to ensure they work for the peaceful coexistence of the citizens, especially as the nation prepares for the 2019 general elections. He also asked them to join forces with the government in tackling the security challenges...
N’Assembly Pledges Commitment To Tackling Drug Trafficking
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N’Assembly Pledges Commitment To Tackling Drug Trafficking

The National Assembly has pledged commitment to amending the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Act as part of effort at tackling increasing trafficking, production and abuse of drugs in Nigeria. The Chairman, Senate’s Committee on Drugs and Narcotics, Sen. Joshua Lidani, made the promise on Friday at the closing of a three-day workshop on drug control in Uyo, Akwa Ibom. The workshop was organised for members of the Senate and House of Representatives Committees on Narcotics and Drugs by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) with support from the European Union. Lidani, who decried the increasing link between drug trafficking, terrorism and money laundering, said that the national assembly would not rest on its oars until drug menace was brought under cont...
Passports: Mission Tackling Challenges Faced By Nigerians In SA – Envoy
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Passports: Mission Tackling Challenges Faced By Nigerians In SA – Envoy

Nigeria’s Consul General in South Africa, Mr Godwin Adama, says the mission is tackling passport challenges of Nigerians in that country. Adama told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Johannesburg on Wednesday that the mission made it a priority to ensure that Nigerians with such challenges do not suffer to get their passports processed. He said that the initial challenge of inadequate and obsolete data capturing machine had been resolved following the intervention of the Minister of Interior. “On assumption of duty, four months ago, I found a backlog of unprocessed passports because the machines were not in good condition. “When the ministers of Foreign Affairs and Interior visited South Africa in March, the issue was tabled before them. The interior minister promised to do s...

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