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Two killed as OPC, hoodlums clash in Osun

Two persons were reportedly killed during a clash involving members of the Oodua People’s Congress, hoodlums, and vigilante members in Ede, Osun state.

Anambra: PDP kicks against government’s deductions from workers’ salaries

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Anambra chapter, has kicked against the “illegal deductions” from civil servants’ salaries for the recapitalisation of Ndi-Olu Micro Finance Bank Limited (NMFB).
President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, John Nwodo, elder statesman and Afenifere leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, and former Governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, have described Nigeria’s constitution as illegal.

Afenifere: Nigeria will continue to suffer without restructuring

Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has said that Nigeria will continue to suffer insecurity and downturn among others if the country is not restructured before 2023.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest five ‘bandits’ in Zamfara

The Zamfara State Police Command has arrested five notorious bandits who have been terrorising the people of the state as well as neighbouring states of Sokoto, Katsina, Kebbi, and Kaduna.
The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has arrested one James Mbah in Ebonyi, who claimed to be its staff.

NSCDC parades 11 suspects for ‘theft’, ‘rape’ in Ekiti

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ekiti Command, on Friday paraded 11 suspects for alleged theft, burglary, cyber bullying, rape and conspiracy.

One electrocuted, another injured while tampering with wires in Kano

One person died at Hotoro Tsamiyar Boka, Nassarawa Local Government Area of Kano, while the second person, who was with him, was seriously injured when they were tampering with electric wires to enable them restore light to houses in the area.

INEC to harmonise reports from states on polling units expansion

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it plans harmonise reports from states on Polling Units (PUs) expansion, to ensure that they are in conformity with its guidelines.

NAF airstrike neutralises bandits in Kaduna

The Kaduna State Government says the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) airstrike has neutralised bandits in aerial missions in Chikun, Birnin Gwari Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Kaduna.

US chides Nigeria over religious intolerance, insecurity

The United States Department of State, in its 2020 International Religious Freedom Report on Nigeria, noted that the constitution barred the federal and state governments from adopting a state religion, prohibits religious discrimination, and provides for individuals’ freedom to choose, practice, propagate, or change their religion.

Mob beat three suspected kidnappers to death in Delta

Three suspected kidnappers have been lynched to death by an angry mob at Oghara, Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State, following a failed attempt to kidnap a victim, (named withheld).
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Oyo council poll: APC will participate only if elections are conducted in 33 LGs,...

Legal practitioner, Chief Niyi Akintola, SAN, has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) will only participate in the May 22 council election in Oyo State if the election would be conducted in the 33 Local Government Areas and 35 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in the state.
The office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia state has been set ablaze by hoodlums.

INEC seeks measures to secure assets due to incessant attacks on facilities

The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has called for urgent measures to stave off further attacks on its facilities across the country, lamenting that in less than two weeks, three of its offices in the Southeastern part of Nigeria have come under attacks by arsonists.
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Bayelsa imposes 8pm-6am curfew to stem coronavirus

The Bayelsa State Government on Friday imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on the state as part of measures to prevent the spread of the surging trait of the new variants of COVID-19.
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Greenfield: Parents of kidnapped students beg Nigerian government to pay N160 million ransom

Parents of the remaining 16 kidnapped students and three staff of Greenfield University Kaduna have bagged the Federal Government to pay N160 million ransom for the release of their children.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met behind closed doors with Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, at the State House, Abuja.

House: Speaker Gbajabiamila not opposed to restructuring

The House of Representatives has denied reports that Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila was opposed to the call for restructuring of the country by governors of the southern states.
The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has paraded Uduak Frank Akpan, the suspect in the death of a job seeker, Inibong Umoren.

Inibong Umoren’s murder: I hit her with stabiliser – suspect

The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has paraded Uduak Frank Akpan, the suspect in the death of a job seeker, Inibong Umoren.
The Biafra Nations League, BNL have placed ban on all foreign vessels from entering Nigeria through the Bakassi Peninsula coastal line starting from May 30 Biafra memorial day.

Biafra group: We will not allow foreign vessels through Bakassi Peninsula anymore

The Biafra Nations League, BNL, have placed ban on all foreign vessels from entering Nigeria through the Bakassi Peninsula coastal line starting from May 30 Biafra memorial day.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: How Bauchi lady, child were found dead in boyfriend’s sewage

The Nigeria Police, Bauchi Command said it has arrested a suspect, Lamido Gunduma who conspired with his friend Ishaq Abdullahi to dump the body of a decomposing lady, Jamila Saidu and her child inside sewage in Unguwar Yari-Mari, Jamaare local government area of Bauchi state.

WHO cautions on excessive speed to reduce road accidents

World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday cautioned drivers on excessive speed to reduce road accidents globally.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has demanded a public apology from Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe over his negative utterances against Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi.

Senator Abaribe: I want Biafra of the mind, not of land

Senate minority leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe said yesterday in Awka that he advocates Biafra of the mind and not Biafra of territory, arguing that people of the various ethnic nationalities could develop their areas at their pace and still be happy in a united Nigeria.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army demolishes unserviceable ammunition, explosives in Imo

The 34 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army in Obinze, near Owerri, has begun the demolition of unserviceable ammunition and explosives.
The immediate past Governor of Bayelsa State, and Senator representing Bayelsa West, Chief Henry Seriake Dickson, has condemned in strong terms the mindless attacks and killing of policemen and security agents in parts of the country.

Senator Dickson condemns attacks on police formations

The immediate past Governor of Bayelsa State, and Senator representing Bayelsa West, Chief Henry Seriake Dickson, has condemned in strong terms the mindless attacks and killing of policemen and security agents in parts of the country.

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Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara says his administration will continue to embark on people-oriented investments that will be of benefit and reward to the people of the state.
The Lagos State Police Command on Friday, rescued another one-month-old female child that was abandoned at the junction of a popular petrol station, by Orile Bus Stop, Lagos.

Lagos: Police rescue another abandoned one-month-old baby

The Lagos State Police Command on Friday, rescued another one-month-old female child that was abandoned at the junction of a popular petrol station, by Orile Bus Stop, Lagos.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Osun: Five ‘gunmen’ arrested after killing two

Five suspected gunmen have been arrested after they launched an attack on a residence around Arulogun area of Ede in Osun State where they killed two persons.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Pep Guardiola were honoured at the Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai, the duo named player and coach of the century respectively.

Jorge Mendes rubbishes Cristiano Ronaldo’s Sporting Lisbon return links

Former Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo will not be returning to Sporting Lisbon this summer.
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The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), says Nollywood produced 416 movies in Quarter One of 2021 (Q1, 2021) compared to 903 in Q4, 2020.

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President of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation, Daniel Igali has expressed his excitement as well as joy after seeing all 6 of his female wrestlers pick up 5 gold medals and one Silver at the ongoing AAG in Morocco.

Tokyo Olympics: Daniel Igali confident of adequate preparations as wrestlers hit camp

Chairman, Caretaker Committee of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF), Hon. Daniel Igali, is hopeful Team Nigeria wrestlers will get the right kind of preparations that ‘would get them over the hurdle’ at the Tokyo 2020 Games in Japan, as the athletes commenced camping for the global multi-sport fiesta.
Travellers entering the United Kingdom from Nigeria are still expected to observe 10 days self quarantine and take two post-arrival tests.

Britain retains quarantine requirement for travellers from Nigeria

Travellers entering the United Kingdom from Nigeria are still expected to observe 10 days self quarantine and take two post-arrival tests.
Kevin Akpoguma today scored his first-ever goal in the Bundesliga after 67 appearances in the German top league.

Super Eagles’ Kevin Akpoguma scores first-ever Bundesliga goal

Kevin Akpoguma today scored his first-ever goal in the Bundesliga after 67 appearances in the German top league.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has given a major reason the immediate past Nigerian security heads failed.

Rivers governor: We can’t succumb to secessionist agenda

The Governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike, has declared that his state will not be cowed into secessionist agenda.
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World Bank to construct 13.16km Lagos farm roads

Lagos State Government says its World Bank-assisted Agro-Processing, Productivity Enhancement, Livelihood Improvement Support (APPEALS) Project will construct 13.16km Farm Access Roads (FARs) in four cluster areas.